Thursday, 29 January 2004

Ceisteanna (145)

Cecilia Keaveney

Ceist:

145 Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of aggravated robberies which have taken place in a district (details supplied) in County Donegal during the six months to 23 January 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2624/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that there is no offence categorised as aggravated robbery. I assume the Deputy is referring to robberies of an establishment-institution of which there were three in the Garda district referred to by the Deputy during the six month period ending 23 January 2004. These incidents are still under Garda investigation. As I am sure the Deputy will appreciate the investigation of these incidents is an operational matter for the gardaí and it would be inappropriate for me to comment further.