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460. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and type of Garda vehicles attached to Dublin metropolitan region north and Dublin metropolitan region north central in each of the years from 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by division, district and subdistrict, in tabular form. [12922/19]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will be aware that there has been an unprecedented level of investment in Garda resources across the State in recent years.
A total of €46 million has been provided by the Government for investment in the Garda fleet between 2016 and 2021, in addition to the investment of almost €30 million in the period 2013 to 2015. This continuing investment is intended to ensure that An Garda Síochána has a modern, effective and fit-for-purpose fleet and that Gardaí can be mobile, visible and responsive on the roads and in the community to prevent and tackle crime.
As the Deputy will appreciate, in accordance with Section 26 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 as amended, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing and controlling the administration and business of An Garda Síochána. Furthermore, the allocation of Garda resources is a matter for the Commissioner, in light of his identified operational demands. This includes responsibility for the allocation of Garda vehicles among the various Garda divisions. As Minister, I have no direct role in that matter. I understand however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure their optimum use.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that the following tables set out the number and type of Garda vehicles attached to Dublin Metropolitan Region North Division and Dublin Metropolitan Region North Central Division by District for the years 2011 - 2019. The number and type of Garda vehicles in these Districts in 2029 and 2010 are available to Divisional level only and those details are included for the Deputy's information.
Garda Fleet, DMR North Division 2009-2019

Cars Vans Motorcycles 4x4 Others Total
Total Total Total Total Total
2019* (to March 2019)
BALBRIGGAN-Y 9 1 0 0 1 11
BALLYMUN 26 10 0 1 2 39
COOLOCK-R 18 3 0 0 0 21
RAHENY-J 16 4 0 0 0 20
DMR NORTH DIVISION 69 18 0 1 3 91
Cars Vans Motorcycles 4x4 Others Total
2018 Total Total Total Total Total
BALBRIGGAN-Y 9 1 0 0 1 11
BALLYMUN 33 17 1 1 3 55
COOLOCK-R 21 3 0 0 0 24
RAHENY-J 16 4 0 0 0 20
DMR NORTH DIVISION 79 25 1 1 4 110
Cars Vans Motorcycles 4x4 Others Total
2017 Total Total Total Total Total
BALBRIGGAN-Y 9 2 0 0 0 11
BALLYMUN 33 19 1 1 3 57
COOLOCK-R 22 2 0 0 0 24
RAHENY-J 19 4 0 0 0 23
DMR NORTH DIVISION 83 27 1 1 3 115
Cars Vans Motorcycles 4x4 Others Total
2016 Total Total Total Total Total
BALBRIGGAN-Y 8 2 0 0 0 10
BALLYMUN 36 24 2 1 5 68
COOLOCK-R 23 3 0 0 0 26
RAHENY-J 19 4 0 0 0 23
DMR NORTH DIVISION 86 33 2 1 5 127
Cars Vans Motorcycles 4x4 Others Total
2015 Total Total Total Total Total
BALBRIGGAN-Y 10 3 0 0 0 13
BALLYMUN 36 21 0 2 2 61
COOLOCK-R 26 2 0 0 0 28
RAHENY-J 16 3 0 0 1 20
DMR NORTH DIVISION 88 29 0 2 3 122
Cars Vans Motorcycles 4x4 Others Total
2014 Total Total Total Total Total
BALBRIGGAN-Y 8 3 0 0 0 11
BALLYMUN 35 17 3 2 1 58
COOLOCK-R 27 2 0 0 0 29
RAHENY-J 18 2 0 0 1 21
DMR NORTH DIVISION 88 24 3 2 2 119
Cars Vans Motorcycles 4x4 Others Total
2013 Total Total Total Total Total
BALBRIGGAN-Y 5 3 0 0 0 8
BALLYMUN 30 16 3 3 1 53
COOLOCK-R 26 3 0 0 0 29
RAHENY-J 15 3 0 0 1 19
DMR NORTH DIVISION 76 25 3 3 2 109
Cars Vans Motorcycles 4x4 Others Total
2012 Total Total Total Total Total
BRIDEWELL 7 3 0 0 0 10
FITZGIBBON STREET 20 4 0 2 1 27
STORE STREET 21 4 4 1 1 31
DMR NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION 48 11 4 3 2 68
Cars Vans Motorcycles 4x4 Others Total
2011 Total Total Total Total Total
BRIDEWELL 9 3 0 0 0 12
FITZGIBBON STREET 22 4 0 2 1 29
STORE STREET 24 4 8 1 1 38
DMR NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION 55 11 8 3 2 79

Figures for 2009 & 2010 are available only on a Divisional basis, as listed in the following table:
Cars Vans Motorcycles 4x4 Others Total
DMR NORTH CENTRAL Total Total Total Total Total
2009 56 13 11 3 1 84
2010 57 14 8 3 0 82
Question No. 461 answered with Question No. 441.