31. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of serving members of An Garda Síochána currently absent from work on sick leave due to stress-related factors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21111/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is statutorily responsible for the management of An Garda Síochána, and I, as Minister, do not have responsibility for this matter.
As such I have asked the Commissioner for the specific information requested and I will revert when it is to hand.