461. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda staff who were co-located with staff provided by a company (details supplied) in 2016 and who functioned as corresponding resources as per the terms of the 2016 contract for the provision of skilled resources by the company. [24407/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, decisions in relation to the allocation and management of Garda equipment and resources, including ICT, are a matter for the Garda Commissioner. As Minister, I have no direct role in the matter.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that 14 sworn and unsworn Garda members were co-located with staff provided by the company referred to in 2016.
I am further informed that a number of other contract staff would have worked with staff from the referred to company as part of extended multi-disciplinary groups in delivering services to users, but would not have been co-located when doing so.