Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Questions (176)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

177 Deputy Jonathan O’Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will examine the possibility of gardaí working with local authorities to conduct women’s safety audits of all city districts, towns and villages. [4294/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

I understand the Deputy has in mind audits which would allow participants to identify spaces in the public domain which are safe and unsafe for women and recommend how the unsafe spaces can be improved. The Deputy will appreciate that An Garda Síochána is involved in a wide range of initiatives to help ensure the safety of people and I will bring to its attention the matters referred to by the Deputy.