Dáil Éireann - Volume 667 - 12 November, 2008
Written Answers. - Defence Forces Deployment.
Deputy Ulick Burke Deputy Ulick Burke
Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Defence his views on the provision of Army personnel to replace garda personnel in the provision of security and protection at a development (details supplied) in County Mayo; if a financial saving would be made as a result; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40140/08]
Deputy Willie O’Dea Deputy Willie O’Dea
Deputy Willie O’Dea: The primary responsibility for law and order, including the protection of the internal security of the State, rests with An Garda Síochána.  The Defence Forces pursuant to their role of rendering aid to the civil power, assist the Gardaí as required. The role does not extend to general policing which falls solely within the remit of An Garda Síochána.
Dáil Éireann 667 Written Answers. Defence Forces Deployment.