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An Garda Síochána

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 26 January 2022

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Questions (132)

Alan Kelly


132. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Justice the costs to date of An Garda Síochána Operation Foray; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3708/22]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is responsible, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended), for the management of criminal investigations as well as for the management and administration of Garda business. The Commissioner is also responsible for the deployment of An Garda Síochána, including to the various Garda Regions/units and operations. As Minister, I play no role in these functions in which the Commissioner is completely independent.

I am advised that the operation to which the Deputy refers relates to a Garda investigation. I am further advised that Garda personnel may be assigned to several investigations or operations in response to operational requirements. It is not possible at the present time to provide costs or resources associated with specific investigations, along the lines sought by the Deputy.