Leitrim TD expresses concern with Garda overtime payments

A Sligo Leitrim TD is calling into question the amount of money spent on garda overtime.


The calls come after it emerged that two gardai and three sergeants received over 50,000 euro each in overtime last year.


According to freedom of information figures, one officer got 61,000 euro.


The total bill for Garda overtime in 2021 was 114 million euro – nearly 15 million more than the previous year.


Sligo Leitrim Sinn Fein TD Martin Kenny is the party spokesperson on justice and equality.


He says a review needs to be carried out how such much overtime can be paid to certain members of the force: