Dáil Éireann - Volume 486 - 03 February, 1998
Written Answers. - Mounted Police.
Cecilia Keaveney Cecilia Keaveney
258. Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform his views on whether mounted police units should be introduced in Irish cities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2667/98]
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue) John O'Donoghue
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): The question of introducing a mounted police unit is being looked at in the context of the requirement for cost effective responses to the challenges facing the Garda and the potential for such a unit to form part of an integrated approach using existing policing methods — CCTV, foot, motor and air patrols.
The Garda authorities have examined the case for a Garda mounted police unit through a working group and this group completed its work in late 1997. Its findings are currently being assessed by my Department.
Dáil Éireann 486 Written Answers. Mounted Police.