Written answers

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Department of Justice and Equality

An Garda Síochána

Photo of Willie O'DeaWillie O'Dea (Limerick City, Fianna Fail)
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540. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider requesting the Garda Commissioner to allow members of An Garda Síochána who are suspended for alleged offences to at least do duties of a clerical nature in view of the fact that Garda resources are under pressure. [37167/21]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána, including all matters relating to discipline, the distribution of Garda resources and assignments of duties among Garda members. As Minister for Justice, I have no role in these matters.

Comments

Madeline O'Brien
Posted on 15 Jul 2021 2:23 pm (Report this comment)

TO Deputy Minister Willie O'Dea
Does the Deputy wish to include An Garda Síochána who are suspended for alleged offences that abused (women) victims of assault and domestic crimes which have been denied access to basic Irish civil rights to report the crimes against them, while certain members of the An Garda Síochána discarded their valid claims and has ensued that they will not see any justice in Ireland and have to crawl up to the EU citizens courts to be heard.
The Garda Commissioner is also a bottle neck for victims of crimes against women,
This Constance excuse that both the An Garda Síochána and the Garda Commissioner lack resources is outdated and outstated by this government

Can the deputy and minister for justice provide the Irish public clarify on how a Irish citizen can get justice in the manner befitting a real justice system, without having to pay for free legal aid that costs money (therefore its not free).
There are laws for An Garda Síochána
There are laws for Garda Commissioner
There IS NO LAW THAT PROTECTS THE IRISH CITIZEN
e.g. When victims of crimes go to Garda Síochána or Garda Commissioner it is a closed process and closed procedures that leave the victims sitting, wondering, waiting and begging for communication, action, responses, progress, and maybe someday finally only to find that the actual case was never documented or best discarded into an old file system of a cronyism box full of decimation
Where does the responsibility ( BUCK ) Stop
Whom is the responsible person, ministers, and what exactly are your responsibilities to the Irish citizens
Responsible is an oath you both take but what does it mean to you.!!!!!!!

James Patrick
Posted on 9 Sep 2021 10:36 am (Report this comment)

I agree with you!!

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