Dáil debates

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Questions

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission

7:00 pm

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

What this Government and the last Government have done is put in place a new Policing Authority with an important role in this country to hold the police to account in a public way. It has started that work, as the country knows, and it is getting on with it. It is examining a whole range of issues regarding the management of the Garda Síochána and having ongoing private and public discussions with the Garda on a range of important issues. That is the biggest reform to the Garda Síochána that this country has seen, so I do not accept the Deputy's description once again. We see major change regarding the role of GSOC, the Garda Inspectorate and the Policing Authority. Implementing the various recommendations is what is important, as well as making sure that the many recommendations - I think there are more than 1,000 at this stage - from the various reports that have been carried out into An Garda Síochána are continued. We are making sure that An Garda Síochána has the resources and that that is what it is doing from a management perspective.


Kevin O'Connor
Posted on 3 Oct 2016 8:28 pm (Report this comment)

If there are over 1000 recommendations as the minister says, it only proves how bad things were within An Gardai

Log in or join to post a public comment.