Dáil Éireann - Volume 640 - 25 October, 2007

Written Answers. - Garda Operations.

Deputy Shane McEntee asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of the Garda Síochána road checkpoints in the period January to June 2007 and in July, August and September 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25820/07]

  Deputy Brian Lenihan: I am informed by the Garda authorities that as part of ongoing policing activity Garda personnel conduct checkpoints both as directed by local Garda management and as considered necessary in specific circumstances. I am also informed that data is not collected on the number of checkpoints conducted and that it would necessitate a disproportionate expenditure of Garda time and resources to collate the information requested.