Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (566)

Clare Daly

Question:

566. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 169, the legislative basis upon which he believes he is not in a position to comment on the specific property, a braille reader, which is subject to a complaint to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. [31788/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is an independent body which was established under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 to receive complaints made by members of the public concerning the conduct of members of the Garda Síochána. Complaints fall to be examined in accordance with the provisions of the 2005 Act and any related protocols or agreements.

The Ombudsman Commission is independent of the Minister for Justice and Equality in relation to the operation of its functions. Accordingly, it would not be appropriate for me to comment on any matter which is being examined by the Ombudsman Commission.