Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (668)

Seán Fleming

Question:

668. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will make contact in respect of a matter with an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31761/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Private Security Authority (PSA) is the regulatory body responsible for the regulation and licensing of the security industry in Ireland. The Authority is an independent body under the aegis of my Department. I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of the PSA.

I am advised that this incident was investigated by the PSA and in the absence of a criminal conviction, the Authority is not in a position to take action.  A member of the family was advised by the PSA in 2015 that the incident will be reviewed should any criminal convictions be recorded against any PSA licence holder. That remains the position.