Dáil Éireann - Volume 626 - 07 November, 2006
Written Answers. - Garda Investigations.
Mr. Gregory Mr. Gregory
Mr. Gregory asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 113 of 11 October 2006 if the report referred to is available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36532/06]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: I have now received a report from the Garda authorities in respect of the matters concerned.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that local management received the memo referred to on 15 August, 2006. The memo details a number of issues in relation to the area concerned and an incident currently under investigation by the Garda authorities relating to the husband of the person mentioned, an injured party in the incident. The person mentioned expressed dissatisfaction in relation to the response of the Gardaí to the incident.
On the day following the incident a meeting was held between the injured party and local Garda management. No complaint was made against any individual Garda and the Garda investigation into the incident is expected to be completed shortly. Furthermore, the memo acknowledges that there were no incidents in the area mentioned until recently, and that similar incidents they had experienced two years previously had been fully addressed by the Gardaí.
I am further informed by the Garda authorities that the area concerned is regularly patrolled by the Community Policing Unit at Mountjoy Garda Station and by both regular mobile and foot patrols with a view to ensuring a concentrated and visible Garda presence. Garda patrols have been instructed by local Garda management to be proactive in dealing with any complaints from the location mentioned.
Dáil Éireann 626 Written Answers. Garda Investigations.