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Garda Code of Ethics.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 17 February 2010

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Questions (79)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

131 Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the year in which the Garda code of ethics was adopted. [8227/10]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

Section 17(1) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 provides that the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform shall by regulation establish a Code of Ethics that includes standards of conduct and practice for members of the Garda Síochána. Section 17(2) requires the Commissioner to prepare, at my request, a draft Code of Ethics. The Commissioner has submitted this draft Code and the necessary regulations are in the course of being drafted by Parliamentary Counsel.

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