94. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the reports of attacks submitted by a person (details supplied) have been investigated; if action is being taken; if the family will be assured of their safety; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10712/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that it is An Garda Síochána who are responsible for the investigation into any suspected criminal activity in the first instance and I, as Minister for Justice and Equality, have no direct role in such matters.
However, to be of assistance I have made arrangements for the Deputy's concerns to be brought to the attention of the Garda authorities for whatever action they deem necessary.
This notwithstanding, if anyone has concerns in relation to their personal safety, I would strongly encourage them to contact their local/nearest Garda station as soon as possible. Members of An Garda Síochána will be best placed to advise them on how best to proceed in such instances.
Alternatively, information can be provided to An Garda Síochána by way of the Garda confidential line, Tel: 1800 666 111, which is a monitored freephone line that allows members of the public to contact An Garda Síochána with information of a confidential nature.