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Gardaí are getting hundreds of new cars, did your station get any?

Nearly €29 million has been invested in new Garda vehicles since 2012.

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THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY new Garda vehicles have begun coming on stream since the start of this year.

Dublin Garda stations received 77 new vehicles last year and 69 so far this year.

Since the start of 2015, Tallaght got the most marked cars (4), while Blanchardstown got the most unmarked cars (4) and vans (2).

Here’s the breakdown of marked, unmarked cars and vans allocated to the Dublin Metropolitan Region so far this year:

DMR 2015

The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald said that:

A degree of flexibility in allocating and re-allocating vehicles among stations is essential to the efficient management of the Garda fleet to best match the allocation of resources with policing priorities.

Here’s where the 77 new vehicles went to last year:

dmr 2014

Nearly €29 million has been invested in new Garda vehicles since 2012.

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