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106. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí and reservists in each Garda station in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46029/18]

107. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí and reservists in each Garda station in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46030/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 106 and 107 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for the distribution of resources, including personnel, among the various Garda Divisions and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter. Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the optimum use is made of these resources.
The Garda strength by Station for the Laois / Offaly Division and the Kildare Division, as provided by the Garda Commissioner from 2009 is available on my Department’s website through the following link.
The Garda Reserve strength by Station for the Laois / Offaly Division and the Kildare Division, as on 30 September the latest date for which figures are currently available, as provided by the Garda Commissioner from 2009 is as set out in the following table.

Garda Reserve Strength 30 September 2018
Division Station Total
Kildare Naas 4
Leixlip 4
Athy 3
Newbridge 4
Kildare 2
Total 17
Laois / Offaly
Tullamore 10
Birr 1
Portlaoise 5
Total 16

For more general information on Garda Facts and Figures please see the following link.