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New Figures Show 7% Increase In No. Of Gardai Stationed In Kildare.

: 05/18/2017 - 10:10

The number of Gardai allocated to the Kildare has increased by 7% since 2014.

The Minister for Justice says there are now 323 Gardai in the county, up from 301 three years ago.

She has also noted that there are 22 Garda Reserves and 30 civilians attached to the Kildare Division.

Of the 981 recruits who have attested recently, 50 been seconded to the county.

Despite the increase, Kildare remains one of the worst resourced Divisions in the state; there is one Garda for every 687 people.

Strength of Kildare Division 2011-2017
Total    Year
318    2011
318    2012
315    2013
301    2014
312    2015
316    2016
323    2017

The Dáil exchange, between Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD, James Lawless, and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, is available here

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