Thursday, 23 June 2005
Garda Síochána Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.
Joe Costello (Dublin Central, Labour)
It is good to see the Minister is coming on board and that the points raised by Opposition Members are getting some response from him. We are trying to achieve some insertion in this section to the effect that one of the core functions of the Garda Síochána is to respect and vindicate the rights of individuals. "Vindicating" is probably a better word than "respecting"——