Dublin South West and Fianna Fail TD John Lahart recently requested information from the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice on the number of Gardai stationed in Tallaght Garda station by position.
This followed the release of figures last month which showed Garda numbers in Tallaght had dropped over the past two years from 245 to 236.
The stats also revealed that overall 3,467 Gardai are currently assigned to Dublin’s beats, a reduction of 41 from 2015.
Commenting at the time, Deputy Lahart said
“Tallaght is nine officers down and that works out as two or three per shift.
“So it could be one less car out on the road.
“Retirements are an issue, but districts should not be down on staffing in this way.”
On Wednesday he received an answer from Minister For Justice Charlie Flanagan on numbers in the local station by position.
“The Deputy will be aware that Tallaght Garda Station forms part of the Dublin Metropolitan Region (D.M.R.) South Division. I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that the number of Gardaí assigned to the D.M.R. South Division on 30 September 2017, the latest date for which figures are currently available was 526 of whom 31 are assigned to Detective duties. There are also 22 Garda Reserves and 34 civilians attached to the DMR South Division. I am further informed by the Commissioner that the Garda strength of Tallaght Garda Station on 30 September was 173 Gardaí including 21 Community Garda.
“The information requested by the Deputy in relation to the strength of Tallaght Garda Station by Rank as on 30 September 2017, the latest date for which figures are currently available, is as set out in the table.”
Strength of Tallaght Station by Rank 30 September 2017