Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (667)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

667. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if queries have been raised with the Embassy of the United States of America regarding the publication of a security alert relating to a festival (details supplied) on 5 to 7 July 2019, which it published online; if An Garda Síochána made contact with the embassy in advance of the alert; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31742/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, Diplomatic Missions may from time to time issue notices to their citizens with regard to personal safety and related matters.

In the context of policing of events, the arrangements and measures taken are first and foremost matters for the Garda authorities, who have operational responsibility in this regard.

The Deputy will appreciate that for reasons relating to the proper operation of security measures, communications between An Garda Síochána and Diplomatic Missions may not be disclosed.