Written Answers - Garda Recruitment.

Wednesday, 3 November 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 591 No. 4

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  119.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Michael McDowell  Zoom on Michael McDowell   his proposals to meet the commitment to provide 2000 extra gardaí; when he expects the net numbers in the force to increase by that number; the locations to which he expects these gardaí to be deployed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27214/04]

  139.  Ms Burton  Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Michael McDowell  Zoom on Michael McDowell   the proposed timetable for increasing Garda numbers to 14,000 in regard to his announcement of 14 October 2004; the moneys that will be allocated for this purpose in 2005; the numbers of gardaí who are expected to leave the force in the period in question; the steps it is proposed to take to ensure completion of the proposed four storey building in Templemore within the timeframe specified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27236/04]

  231.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Michael McDowell  Zoom on Michael McDowell   when he expects to be in a position to deliver the 2000 extra gardaí promised; when the first of the officers will take up duty; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27420/04]

  249.  Mr. Penrose  Information on Willie Penrose  Zoom on Willie Penrose   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Michael McDowell  Zoom on Michael McDowell   when he plans to initiate a recruitment campaign in respect of increasing the strength of the Garda Síochána; [1228]and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27505/04]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. McDowell): Information on Michael McDowell  Zoom on Michael McDowell  I propose to take Questions Nos. 119, 139, 231 and 249 together.

In this regard, I refer the Deputies to my response to Question No. 75 which was put down for answer today by Deputy Costello on this matter.


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