Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of rural Garda stations that have been shut down in the past five years and their locations.
REPLY (Sept 17, 2014)
Minister Frances Fitzgerald:
In 2012 the then Garda Commissioner, with the approval of the Minister, closed 39 Garda stations, many of which had not been opened for several years and most of which were closed for the most part of the day. In 2013, 100 Garda stations were closed. There are still 564 Garda stations in the State. The tables below set out all of the closed stations, both rural and urban.