Thursday, 21 October 2021
Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions
An Garda Síochána
The Deputy will acknowledge that there has been much reform in An Garda Síochána over recent years. I acknowledge that. It is important we engage with the relevant bodies, as I said to the Deputy. We need to work with the Garda Síochána because it is the superintendents, the chief superintendents, the commissioners and everybody else in the Garda Síochána who will have to help us implement these changes. Change is not easy, and I accept that, but it is important there is engagement. There has been engagement and, as this process goes through the Houses of the Oireachtas, there will be further engagement. We want to make sure not only that we can support the Garda in the work it does but also that there is accountability and transparency.