449. Deputy Paul Donnelly asked the Minister for Justice the number and age of the Garda vehicle fleet in the Dublin west division, by district, in tabular form. [60378/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): As the Deputy will be aware, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the administration and management of An Garda Síochána, including the purchase and distribution of Garda resources such as Garda vehicles. As Minister for Justice, I have no direct role in these matters.
I am advised however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review to ensure their optimum use in light of identified operational needs and emerging crime trends.
The Garda authorities have provided me with the below tables showing the strength of the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) West fleet by District and the age profile of the DMR West fleet.
Currently, the total strength of the Garda fleet is at 3,237 vehicles, and 106 of those are assigned to the D.M.R. West Division.
DMR West Division Fleet by District as at 3 December 2021:

District Cars Vans M/cycles 4x4 Other Total
Total Total Total Total Total
BLANCHARDSTOWN 44 6 0 0 1 51
CLONDALKIN 23 4 0 0 0 27
LUCAN 20 3 0 0 5 28
Total 87 13 0 0 6 106

DMR West Division Fleet by Age as at 3 December 2021:
Age Profile No of Vehicles
< 1 year 8
1-2 years 22
2-4 years 28
4-6 years 18
6+ years 30
Total 106