Thursday, 22 September 2022
Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation
Leo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
I thank the Deputy for raising this issue. I neglected earlier to convey my best wishes to the gardaí subjected to this unprovoked and highly dangerous attack and to the people living and working in the area who I have no doubt were very frightened by the scenes we have all seen. With regard to Garda resources, the total budget will be decided in the Estimates and we will know what it will be on Tuesday. How it will be deployed in different parts of the country is ultimately a matter for the Garda Commissioner. I know the Minister, Deputy McEntee, intends to visit Cherry Orchard in the coming days to hear from the community. I am sure, once that visit is done, she will come back with an increased understanding. I know she is determined to make a difference.