Written Answers. - Tyre Slashing Incidents.

Mary Flaherty

Question:

81 Miss Flaherty asked the Minister for Justice if she will make a statement on the recent spate of car tyre slashing in the Dublin area; and the action, if any, the gardaí are taking to deal with this type of crime. [1938/94]

It is not the practice for the Minister for Justice to make statements to the House about the progress of individual investigations except in singular instances where the circumstances of an investigation are so exceptional that such a course is deemed appropriate. All I propose to say in this case is that I have been informed by the Garda authorities that these incidents are the subject of a current Garda investigation.