Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Justice and Equality

Child Abuse

Photo of Cian O'CallaghanCian O'Callaghan (Dublin Bay North, Social Democrats)
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505. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of child sexual abuse referrals received by An Garda Síochána from Tusla in each of the years 2016 to 2019; the number investigated; the number deemed to be unfounded and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6983/20]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois-Offaly, Fine Gael)
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Under Section 26 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 the Garda Commissioner is responsible for carrying on and managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána. In addition, the investigation of suspected crimes is an operational matter within the responsibility of the Commissioner and not for me as Minister.  

The information requested is currently being compiled and I will write to the Deputy directly when it is available.

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