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Finance - General Decision Logs - 2022

Finance - General Decision Logs - 2022

RequesterDescription Of RequestDecisionDecision Details
Public

I wish to make a Freedom of Information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

I wish to know the total costs, which can be made available to me under Schedule 1 Part 1 (n) of the FOI Act 2014, associated with members of the Garda Síochána who issued fines to people who did not wear face masks.

Specifically I only want fines that were issued in the DMR (for public transport purposes where the location on the fine was within the DMR)(but this FOI request encompasses public transport and any incident to happen within the DMR).

Date Range: Since the legislation on fines (What I presume to be the €80 fine) was introduced in 2020 up to the 31st of December 2021.

Any additional information as regards the non wearing of face masks and how it was dealt with only after the 1st 3 warnings were given (when it became a criminal remit).

Part GrantDecision Letter FOI-000001-2022 Revenue received from fines re non mask wearing.pdf
Journalist

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, I would like to request the total amount of overtime Gardai were paid in (i) 2020 and (ii) 2021. I would also like to request the top 10 amounts paid out in overtime to individual officers in each of these years, with the rank of the officer who received the payments.

Part GrantDecision Letter FOI-000008-2022 - Overtime Spend 
Journalist

The overall amount received by Gardai in overtime payments for 2021.

The top 20 amounts received by Gardai in 2021 in overtime payments and the gender of the Gardai in each case

The total pay those Garda made during 2021 in overtime/basic pay/allowance and other payments.

The rank of the Gardai concerned and the division in which they work.

Part GrantDecision Letter FOI-000009-2022 - Total Overtime for 2020 and 2021
Journalists

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, I would like to request:
• The current salaries paid to the people in the following positions: commissioner, deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner, with the number of people filling each position.
• The amount paid in expenses or other allowances, such as overtime, to each of the aforementioned people in (i) 2020 and (ii) 2021, with a breakdown by each position.

GrantDecision Letter FOI-000012-2022 Salaries and Expenses Senior Mgt.pdf
Public

The amount of monies spent on the Garda College for the year 2020 and 2021.

The amount of monies spent on sport and leisure facilities in the College.

The amount of monies spent on R&D in the College.

The amount of monies spent on ICT on the College.

All for years 2020 and 2021.

Part GrantDecision Letter FOI-000015-2022 Spend at Garda College.pdf
Journalists

Under the FOI Act 2014, I am seeking the following:
- a record of how much was paid by the University of Limerick to AGS for carrying out campus patrols in 2021.
- a copy of all correspondence between AGS and UL with regard to payments for carrying out of campus patrols in 2021.
I would prefer to receive this information electronically, ideally in its original electronic format.

Part GrantDecision Letter FOI-000018-2022 Payments for Non Public Duty at University of Limerick.pdf
Journalists

I am seeking the following under the Freedom of Information Act -

Gardai

Can you provide the overall amount received by Gardai in retirement lump sum payments in 2021.

Can you provide the top 20 amounts received by Gardai in 2021 in retirement lump sums and the county in which they operated and their rank?

Can you state how many Gardai last year received lump sum payments last year.

Can you state the rank of those who retired last year?

e.g. Four Chief Superintendents - eight Superintendents, 22 inspectors etc

The amount paid out in pensions last year to Gardai who have retired over the years and the number of former Gardai in receipt of pensions.

(I placed this with the Dept of Justice earlier but i was told the best agency to respond would be An Garda Siochana)

Part GrantDecision Letter FOI-000022-2022 Retirement Lumpsums and Pensions.pdf
Journalists

Could you provide me with the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2014

1) The amount AGS charged FAI for policing their fixture which was held at Aviva Stadium on 11 November 2021; The date(s) AGS invoiced FAI seeking their policing costs; The date(s) AGS received the amount owed to them in respect of policing this fixture from the FAI in tabular form
2) The amount AGS charged IRFU for policing their fixture which was held at Aviva Stadium on 13 November 2021; The date(s) AGS invoiced IRFU seeking their policing costs; The date(s) AGS received the amount owed to them in respect of policing this fixture from the IRFU in tabular form
3) The amount AGS charged GAA for policing their fixture which was held at Croke Park Stadium on 11 September 2021; The date(s) AGS invoiced GAA seeking their policing costs; The date(s) AGS received the amount owed to them in respect of policing this fixture from the GAA in tabular form
4) The amount AGS charged GAA for policing their fixture which was held at Croke Park Stadium on 22 August 2021; The date(s) AGS invoiced GAA seeking their policing costs; The date(s) AGS received the amount owed to them in respect of policing this fixture from the GAA in tabular form
5) The amount AGS charged FAI for policing their fixture which was held at Aviva Stadium on 28 November 2021; The date(s) AGS invoiced FAI seeking their policing costs; The date(s) AGS received the amount owed to them in respect of policing this fixture from the FAI in tabular form
6) The amount AGS charged GAA for policing their fixture which was held at Croke Park Stadium on 14 August 2021; The date(s) AGS invoiced GAA seeking their policing costs; The date(s) AGS received the amount owed to them in respect of policing this fixture from the GAA in tabular form
7) The amount AGS charged GAA for policing their fixture which was held at Croke Park Stadium on 8 August 2021; The date(s) AGS invoiced GAA seeking their policing costs; The date(s) AGS received the amount owed to them in respect of policing this fixture from the GAA in tabular form

GrantDecision Letter FOI-000034-2022 Fees for policing GAA and FAI events.pdf
Journalists

• The annual total spent on firearms by the gardai in each year since 2011; and if possible a breakdown of what weapons were purchased.
• The cost of firearms training incurred by the gardai in each year since 2011.
• The number of weapons decommissioned by the gardai in each year since 2011, and the cost associated with such, if any.

Part GrantDecision Letter FOI-000038-2022 Spend on Firearms.pdf
Journalist

1 How much was spent across all Garda divisions from January 1 to December 31 2020 on take away food for persons held in custody - either when being questioned at a Garda station after arrest or brought to court for charge awaiting their case being heard?
Can I ask for the same information from January 1 to June 31 2021, if available?

2 Where data is available, could I ask what was the most common type of food purchased for those in Garda custody?

Part GrantDecision letter FOI -000040-2022-money-spent-on-food-custody.pdf
Public

I wish for a breakdown on the €360,501 spent on the Cyber Crime Unit of the Garda Síochána between 1 September 2021 and 31 September 2021 please.

GrantDecision letter FOI -000050-2022-spend on-cyber crime.pdf
Public

1. The number of vehicles and trailers owned in the years 2019, 2020 & 2021.
2. The numbers of vehicles leased in the years 2019, 2020 & 2021.
3. The cost of vehicle maintenance in the years 2019, 2020 & 2021.
4. The cost of trailer maintenance in the years 2019,2020 & 2021.

Part GrantDecision Letter FOI 000055-2022-queries-on-vehicles.pdf
Business Interest Group

Under the FOI Act 2014, we are seeking the following:

1. Amount of money spent on ICT each year from 2014 to 2020 by An Garda Siochana. Please also provide the cost for individual Garda Stations as well.

2. For Pearse Street and Store Street Garda Stations, please provide the following information in relation to all ICT including hardware but excluding mobile phones, laptops, desktops and peripheral devices provided to the employees, that has been procured between 1 January and
31 December 2021:

- the names of each company
- the contracts with each company
- name of the ICT provided by each company
- the cost per unit and the total costs for the software/hardware, and
- the duration of contracts and/or licenses.

3. The documents and communication related to the tender process for all ICT related to point 2.

Part GrantDecision Letter FOI-000066-2022 ICT Spend 2014 - 2020.pdf
Journalist

1) The top 12 most language interpreters that An Garda Siochana have used to assist them with suspects or victims of crime who have very little or English in the years of 2021 and to-date in 2022 in tabular form
2) The amount An Garda Siochana have spent on hiring foreign language interpreters in the years of 2021 and to-date in 2022 in tabular form
3) The name of the company that was awarded the contract to provide AGS with interpreters services upon request
4) When the current contract for the provision of interpreters services to AGS is due to expire

GrantedDecision Letter FOI-000184-2022.pdf top 12 most language interpreters
Business Interest Group

Under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014, 1 request:
1. Amount of money spent by An Garda Siochana, between January 1, 2016 to May 26, 2022, on ICT, including hardware, which have facial recognition technology (FRT) and/or biometric identification capabilities;
2. Names of companies which sold this technology to An Garda Siochana;
3. Records and materials related to the solicitation, acquisition, and use of FRT and/or biometric identification technologies and related software and services. The software or services may be provided by any company providing FRT and/or biometric identification services under consideration or contract with the gardai. These records include:
- Procurement and tender documents;
- Contracts, licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, free-trial agreements;
- Records related to meetings or follow-up actions with any vendors, companies, or other private entities marketing FRT and/or biometric identification services to An Garda Siochana for any use;
- Purchase orders and invoices;
- All marketing materials - unsolicited, requested, or otherwise - acquired from vendors of FRT and/or biometric identification technologies;
- Any policy directives, guidance documents, memoranda, training materials, or similar records governing the use of FRT and/or biometric identification technologies for policing, immigration, or other purposes. Any memoranda of understanding between An Garda Siochana and other agencies to share FRT/biometric data, access remote FRT systems and/or biometric identification systems or other forms of information sharing with external agencies; and
- Records, reports, audits, and other documents sufficient to describe validation, accuracy, reliability, and policy compliance of the FRT and/or biometric identification technology systems

Part Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000215-2022.pdf Monies spent in ICT

Records

Public

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014;
1) I would like to request information on all Garda fines/fixed charge notices paid between 1 june 2021 and 27 june 2022, for the area under the Clontarf Garda Station, to include a breakdown by offence type - ie speeding, etc

2) I would like to request information on all Garda fines/fixed charge notices paid between 1 june 2021 and 27 june 2022, for the area under the Coolock Garda Station, to include a breakdown by offence type - ie speeding, etc

3) 2) I would like to request information on all Garda fines/fixed charge notices paid between 1 june 2021 and 27 june 2022, for the area under the Malahide Garda Station, to include a breakdown by offence type - ie speeding, etc

Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000237-2022.pdf - fixed charge notices

Business/Interest Group

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, I request the following:

a. The number of Garda Síochána stations in which adequate and functioning electronic recording equipment that has not been provided with and installed for the purpose of recording interviews under the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 (Electronic Recording Of Interviews) Regulations, 1997 Regulations;

b. The amount spent by An Garda Síochána on electronic recording equipment for the purpose of recording interviews under the 1997 Regulations in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015;

c. The amount spent by An Garda Síochána on training for members in each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 on the usage of electronic recording equipment for the purpose of recording interviews.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically.

Part Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000242-2022.pd spend on training

Journalist

Under the FOI Act 2014, I am seeking the following:
- a database/spreadsheet/record of the cost of the ten most expensive events policed by An Garda Siochana in 2021 and to date in 2022, both in terms of the non-public duty services provided by Gardai and paid for by the host organisations, as well as the cost of associated policing duties performed outside these events that would be deemed additional to those normally performed at the location are not paid by the organisation hosting the event.
- a database/spreadsheet/record of the monies recouped by An Garda Síochána for policing services at each of these ten events.
- a record of how much money AGS has recouped for policing all types of such events in the period above, with a list of the top five organisations that have paid for such services and how much e.g. the GAA, the FAI, MCD, etc.

Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000243-2022 - non public duty and top ten events policied years 2021-2022

Solicitor

Please provide us with all data relating to tenders and payments made in respect of vehicle towing and recovery in Louth, Meath and Monaghan.

Part Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000247-2022 -  tenders & payments for vehicle towing and recovery

Public

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, I request details of FCNs issued for alleged speeding offences at the designated Risk Zone on Coolock Lane, immediately East of the Coolock Lane Interchange, for each year from 2013 to 2022 inclusive, analysed as follows:

- Number issued; Number paid; Amount paid; Number prosecuted; Number convicted

Part Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000255-2022 - fcn paid and issued Coolock Lane2013-2022.pdf

Journalist

- records containing details of all expenses, allowances and other costs paid in respect of the Garda band during 2020, 2021 and 2022 to date; to include the purpose of the payments and the number of recipients

- records showing details of events and engagements at which the Garda Band performed during 2020, 2021 and 2022 to date

Granted

Decision Letter FOI-000256-2022 Garda Band 2022 - 2022

Journalist

-The amount of compensation issued to serving members in both districts for personal injury awards and personal injury costs under the Garda Compensation Act in both districts during the same period.
-The amount similarly paid out under the Occupational Injuries Scheme and under the banner of civil compensation involving garda vehicles and other compensation injuries.

Part Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000281-2022 Compensation Records.pdf

Journalist

The amount that An Garda Siochana have charged for Policing the following events; Please include the date AGS issued the costs for these events and date AGS received the amount requested for Policing the event

1) Westlife concerts at the Aviva Stadium on 8th and 9th July 2022
2) GAA football final at Croke Park on 24th July 2022
3) Horse Racing at the Curragh on 25th June 2022
4) GAA hurling final at Croke Park on 17th July 2022
5) Harry Styles concert at Aviva Stadium on 22nd June 2022
6) GAA football semi finals at Croke Park on 10th July 2022
7) The Eagles Concert at the Aviva Stadium on 24th June 2022
8) Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on 18th April 2022
9) The amount that AGS charge commercial companies for Policing their events eg For every Garda up to the rank of Garda its €35 per hour and VAT at 23% on days between Monday and Friday, Saturdays it's €50 per hour plus 23% VAT, Sundays and Bank Holidays it's €90 per hour plus VAT at 23% etc

Part Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000283-2022 Policing Events.pdf

Journalists

Under the FOI Act 2014, I am seeking the following information on the fleet of cars in use for officeholders, including the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Ministers etc:
• A full list of all cars in the fleet including make, year, mileage and fuel type/electric hybrid etc and which politician the vehicle is assigned to.
• Details of all purchases and disposals of vehicles in 2021 and to date in 2022 including the purchase price of vehicles or sale price/scrappage costs of vehicles that have been disposed of;
• The number of garda drivers currently operating full-time in the provision of transport services for officeholders.
• A record of the cost of running the fleet including drivers' salaries, fuel, maintenance etc in 2021.
I would prefer to receive this information electronically, ideally in its original electronic format.

Part Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000291-2022 Ministers Fleet of Cars 2021 2022.pdf

Journalists

Under the FOI Act, can I get records of all non-public duties carried out by gardaí in Donegal in the past 18 months.
Can I get this broken down by the company/organisation services were provided to.
The date of each event.
The reason gardaí were asked to provide non-public duties.
And how much An Garda Síochána received on each occasion for providing these services.

Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000305-2022 Non Public Duty Donegal.pdf

Journalists

Under the FOI Act, I am requesting details of the amount paid to An Garda Síochána, as well as to individual Gardaí, for performing non-public duty service at League of Ireland games since 2018. I am seeking a breakdown of the amount paid to Gardaí by stadium as well as the 10 highest bills in that time.

Part Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000306-2022 Non Public Duty League of Ireland 2018 to date.pdf

Business/Interest Groups

In accordance with Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act, I request access to records which are related to Human Resources / Finance.

I request the following information:

1)Pay scales for all ranks including sergeants and inspectors for the years 2014 to date;
2)An explanation on the difference between the pay scales for those who joined after October 2013 and for those joined after April 1995;
3)Clarification of how long, on average, is it before a Garda can apply for promotion to Sergeant and Inspector and/or alternatively is there a minimum length of service required before they can apply for each promotion;
4)Details of the process for a Garda to obtain promotion to sergeant and inspector;
5)Clarification if additional pay and/or allowances is payable to those working in CID and if yes what is this?;
6)Clarification if there are standard allowances payable to all ranks and if yes can you provide details for these. We would require the rates applicable from 2014 to date; and
7)Clarification if there are any statistics for the average overtime and allowances payable to each rank. If yes, is it possible to obtain these statistics for the years 2014 to date.

Part Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000313-2022 Payscales & Allowances.pdf

Public

(Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014) Under section 7 of this act I would like to access the records held by An Garda Síochána. This information I am seeking relates to the road traffic enforcement fines revenue relating to Clovers Lane and to the entrance of Clovers Lane when entering from College Street in Killarney, County Kerry(Double yellow lines). I am seeking the monthly monetary amount of all fixed charge notices issued by An Garda Síochána on dates between 1.1.2020 - 18.10.2022 broken down by offence group if possible.

Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000380-2022 FCN Clover Lane Killarney.pdf

Journalist

1) The amount that An Garda Siochana have spent on hiring out vehicle recovery services in each Division within DMR. To be further assistant what I am seeking as vehicle recovery services as when Gardai seized vehicles under Road Traffic Legislation in the years of 2020, 2021 and to-date in 2022 in tabular form
2) The name of the company that was awarded the contract to provide vehicle recovery services on behalf of AGS in each Division within DMR in tabular form
3) When the contract to provide vehicle recovery services on behalf of AGS in each Garda Division within DMR will expire in tabular form

Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000383-2022 Spend on Vehicle recovery services.pdf

Public

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request that a copy of the following documents [or documents containing the following information] be provided to me: The money collected from stated 179,882 Speeding Fines notices between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021 and any documents pertaining to the allocation of this money.

Part Grant

Decision Letter FOI-000393-2022 Speeding Fine Amounts Collected 2021.pdf

Public

I would like to make a FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2014. Under section 7 of this act, I would like access to the records held by An Garda Siochana. The information I am seeking relates the road traffic enforcement fines revenue relating to the R830 Kill Lane, Dublin.

In excel or pdf format, I am seeking the monthly monetary amount of all Fixed Charge Notices issued by An Garda Siochana on this road from 1 August 2022 to 31 October 2022, broken down by offence group (if possible).

Granted

Decision Letter FOI-000398-2022 FCN Kil Lane.pdf

Journalists

Under the FOI Act 2014, I am seeking the following:
- a copy of the credit card statements for all cards held by personnel, units, or offices at Garda HQ for the period 1 Jan 2021 to date of receipt of the request. If there are a very high number of cards, I am happy to take copies of statements for the ten cards that would have had the most transactions (in terms of value) during that period.
I would prefer to receive this information electronically, ideally in its original electronic format.

Part grant

Decision Letter FOI-000426-2022 Credit Card Statements Garda HQ.pdf
Schedule of Records and Corporate Credit Card Chief Administrative Officer.pdf
Schedule of Records and Corporate Credit Card Commissioners Office.pdf
Schedule of Records and Corporate Credit Cards Finance Section 2021.pdf
Schedule of Records and Corporate Credit Cards Finance Section 2022.pdf

Journalists

Under AIE Regulations, I am requesting the records relating to the use of petrol in state cars for the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Minister for Justice and Minister for Foreign Affairs during 2021, specifically:
• The average petrol consumption of each designated car;
• The distance travelled by the Taoiseach and each Minister;
• The total amount spent on petrol/diesel for use in each car (with a breakdown of each)
• The number of times each car was refilled last year.

GrantDecision Letter AIE-004-2022 Use of Petrol State.pdf
Journalists

1. copies of inspection reports, service reports, and all other documentation including invoices provided by pest control companies in respect of services supplied to An Garda Síochána for July 2021 to date for the following properties: Garda HQ at the Phoenix Park, Harcourt Square.


2. the total amount paid to pest control companies and contractors for goods and services supplied during the same period.

Part Grant

Decision Letter AIE-005-2022.pdf - Pest Control in Garda Headquarters

Schedule of records-Estate Management Records

Finance records

Harcourt Square records

Journalists

Under the AIE Regulations, I am seeking the following information on the fleet of cars in use for officeholders, including the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Ministers etc:
• A full list of all cars in the fleet including make, year, mileage and fuel type/electric hybrid etc and which politician the vehicle is assigned to.
• Details of all purchases and disposals of vehicles in 2021 and to date in 2022 including the purchase price of vehicles or sale price/scrappage costs of vehicles that have been disposed of;

Part Grant

Decision Letter AIE-0006-2022 Minister Fleet of cars.pdf