108. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if it is planned to allocate extra members of An Garda Siochána with competent Irish to the western division to ensure that all members allocated to duties in the Gaeltacht will be fluent in Irish; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11438/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy is aware, the manner in which the resources of the Garda Síochána are deployed is solely a matter for the Garda Commissioner and his management team and I, as Minister, have no direct role in this regard.
I have requested the information sought by the Deputy from the Garda Commissioner and I will write to the Deputy on receipt of same.