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Here's how many unmarked Garda cars are on our roads

Frances Fitzgerald revealed the figures in the Dáil.

These versions are easier to spot.
These versions are easier to spot.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

SOME 45 UNMARKED cars and vans have been assigned to the Garda Traffic Corps so far in 2015.

A total of 110 marked cars and 91 motorcycles have been allocated to the traffic corps during the same period.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald revealed the figures in the Dáil last week, in response to a parliamentary question asked by independent TD Tommy Broughan.

In 2014, 43 unmarked cars and vans were assigned to the traffic corps division, up from 35 in 2013 and 39 in 2012. Some 37 unmarked cars and ten unmarked vans were used for the same purposes in 2011.

Here’s a breakdown of the number of vehicles – marked and unmarked – assigned to the traffic corps since 2011:

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In 2011, 947 gardaí worked in traffic corps. This figure has reduced each year since then – with 877 personnel being assigned in 2012; 811 in 2013; and 749 in 2014.

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