451. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the funding allocated for high-quality training on domestic and sexual violence to An Garda Síochána in 2017 and 2018; the number of gardaí who received such training in these years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24274/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy is aware the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the training of personnel within An Garda Síochána and I, as Minister have no direct role in the matter.
I have asked the Garda Commissioner for the specific information requested and when it is to hand I will inform the Deputy accordingly.