Sixteen new vehicles have been added to the Gardaí’s fleet in Kerry over the past three years, while 10 have been removed.
That’s according to figures from the Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.
He was responding to a Dáil question from Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris about the number of marked and unmarked Garda cars and vans allocated to the Kerry Garda Division.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says while the allocation of Garda resources is a matter for the Garda Commissioner, he’s been informed that five Garda vehicles will be allocated to the Kerry Division this year.
So far this year, two marked vans have been allocated to Kerry but no cars have been, while two Garda cars were taken off the road.
During 2016, the Kerry Division got 10 new Garda cars and vans, while seven were taken off the road; and during 2017 four marked and unmarked Garda cars were introduced to the Kerry Garda fleet, while one was removed.
As of the 19th of June, the latest figures show that there are 38 cars, 26 marked and 12 unmarked, and 13 vans assigned to the Kerry Garda Division.