Thursday, 15 November 2018
Domestic Violence Policy
It is rare for a Minister to come into the House to answer questions. The Minister is spot on as the timeframe is clear and unambiguous. As a unit, the women of Ireland should be very pleased with the information he has given, for which I thank him. I again commend An Garda Síochána, in particular the Commissioner, Mr. Drew Harris. I listened carefully to his commentary at the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality and his commitment to ensuring An Garda Síochána is responsive, reflective and flexible to ensure it not just acts against but also seeks to prevent domestic violence is refreshing. I would like the message to be sent to the women of Ireland that the Government and An Garda Síochána are committed to a policy of zero tolerance of any violence against women and vulnerable adults.