Progress reports on implementation of Garda Inspectorate recommendations published The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr Brian Lenihan TD, today announced that he has asked the Garda Inspectorate to examine the allocation of Garda resources and also to provide advice on the development of a Garda Charter as proposed in the Programme for Government. Progress reports on the implementation of the recommendations of the Garda Inspectorate in their previous three reports have also been published today. Resource Allocation Study The Minister has requested the Garda Inspectorate to examine and report to him on how the allocation of Garda resources can be improved. Announcing the new study, Minister Lenihan said: An Garda Síochána now has more resources people, equipment, transport and finance than ever before in its history. This significant investment of public funds must be used in the most efficient and effective manner to protect public safety and combat criminal activity. The Garda Inspectorate can play an important role in examining resource allocation, bringing its knowledge and experience, and international best practice, to assist An Garda Síochána in improving the way it operates.