Thursday, 22 September 2022
Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation
Cathal Berry (Kildare South, Independent)
I raise with the Tánaiste today the matter of the deliberate and outrageous ramming of a Garda car in Cherry Orchard on Monday evening, which I utterly condemn. Is it a disadvantaged area? Yes, for sure. Is that an excuse? No. There are plenty of disadvantaged areas across all our constituencies where that type of behaviour would not be accepted or tolerated. Of particular concern to me is that there was a very isolated and vulnerable Garda response. We are very lucky that no member of An Garda Síochána was injured. In light of the budget next week, can the Tánaiste offer any reassurance to the House that An Garda Síochána will be adequately resourced to stamp out this type of thuggery and that those who perpetrate it will individually be held to account?