Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Department of Justice and Equality
An Garda Síochána
473. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will introduce legislation to ensure that the public is informed of disciplinary findings concerning members of An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2894/22]
As the Deputy will be aware, the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland (CoFPI) report made a number of recommendations to reform policing in the State. A Policing Service for our Future(APSFF), the Government's implementation plan for the recommendations of the CoFPI report, contained an action to undertake a review of discipline and the disciplinary process within An Garda Síochána.
I can confirm that this review under APSFF has been completed by An Garda Síochána and the drafting of the Regulations to change the current arrangements is at an early stage, with a view to their coming into effect after the enactment of the Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill. The issue raised by the Deputy will be considered in that context.