Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Horse Mounted Gardaí.

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asked the Minister for Justice if he will consider the introduction of horse mounted Gardaí for crowd control,et cetera.

This matter has been considered on a number of occasions and successive commissioners have stated that in their view mounted police would not improve police control of crowds. I do not propose to take any action in the matter which, while perhaps colourful, would be both costly and wasteful.

Did you sell off the dogs?

Are you going to buy a charger for yourself?

As far as Deputy Desmond is concerned if they could ride bulls we would have a side product in which the Deputy is an expert.

That might be funny in a pub.