Seanad debates

Thursday, 20 December 2018

12:10 pm

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I am sorry but I was not aware. That makes it even more alarming. On behalf of the Government, and as the Leader of the House, I support the independence of the Judiciary and Garda. There can only be one An Garda Síochána, one Army and one courts system. We should always remember that. Irrespective of whether we like, thuggery happened in the Roscommon incident. I reiterate my point that nobody wants people to be evicted or to lose their family property or home. There must be engagement by all sides. All of us condemn violence and thuggery and, as Senator Leyden has said, our gardaí are place in unhelpful and dangerous situations because of the work they do. We must always support them. I welcome the visit of the Garda Commissioner to Roscommon and thank him for what he has done.


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