764. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Justice the measures that can be taken to address the issue of intimidatory protests outside the homes of public representatives and other such figures; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53024/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The enforcement of the law, including those laws governing protests, is a matter for An Garda Síochána, while the decision to prosecute any member of the public for any crime is a matter for the Director of Public Prosecutions, who is completely independent in the exercise of her functions.
With regard to protests outside the homes of public representatives, I can further advise the Deputy that my Department and An Garda Síochána keep such security matters under ongoing review.