463. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of staff including Garda in-house and external staff provided by a company (details supplied) allocated to work as service desk analysts on the Garda information technology service desk in 2016. [24421/18]


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.
However, I am informed by the Garda authorities that the number of staff working on the Garda Service Desk in 2016 was 17, comprising 4 in-house Garda staff and 13 staff provided by the company referred to (9 analysts, 3 supervisors and 1 team lead).