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For Written Answer on : 06/10/2022
Question Number(s): 322 Question Reference(s): 49152/22
Department: Justice
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí who are assigned to the Cobh district and to the Garda stations in the district, by rank; if there has been an increase or decrease in these numbers in the past 12 months; if so, the details of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter.


As the Deputy will be aware, in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended), the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána, which includes decisions on the deployment of personnel among the various Garda Divisions. As Minister, I have no role in these matters.

The Government is committed to ensuring that An Garda Síochána has the resources it needs, with the unprecedented allocation provided in Budget 2023 of €2.14 billion.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that at 31 August 2022, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 340 Garda members assigned to the Cork North Division which represents an increase of 1.5% since end August 2021. I am further informed that as of the same date there were 115 Garda members assigned to Midleton District and 35 Garda members assigned to Cobh Garda station. I am pleased to note that the number of Garda members assigned to Cobh Garda station has increased by 6% since end August 2021.

The table below which has been provided to me by the Garda authorities, sets out the number of Garda members assigned to Cork North Division at 31 August 2022, the latest date for which figures are available.

CORK NORTH DIVISION – 31/08/2022        DistrictStationGDSGINSUCSACTotal
 FERMOY                BALLYNOE                1     1
  CASTLETOWNROCHE          1     1
  FERMOY                  551241  72
  KILDORRERY              1     1
  KILWORTH                1     1
  MITCHELSTOWN            206    26
  WATERGRASSHILL          2     2
  TOTAL811841  104
 MALLOW                BUTTEVANT                2     2
  CHARLEVILLE              183    21
  DONERAILE                21    3
  GLANTAINE                1     1
  KANTURK                  223    25
  LISCARROLL              1     1
  MALLOW                  5474   65
  MILFORD                  11    2
  NEWMARKET                1     1
  TOTAL102154   121
 MIDLETON              BALLYCOTTON              1     1
  CARRIGTWOHILL            41    5
  CLOYNE                  1     1
  COBH                    3041   35
  KILLEAGH                1     1
  MIDLETON                42611  50
  WHITEGATE                1     1
  YOUGHAL                  174    21
  TOTAL971521  115
CORK NORTH   Total  28048102  340

*The above information is based upon operational data which has been provided by An Garda Síochána and may be liable to change.