110. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of agreements under section 28 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 and the jurisdictions in which they were made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8822/16]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Section 28 of the Garda Síochána Act provides that the Garda Commissioner may enter into agreements with police services or law enforcement agencies outside the State, with the prior consent of the Government. These agreements may provide for co-operation between the parties, the exchange of information or such matters as the Commissioner thinks fit.
My officials are pursuing enquiries in relation to the information sought by the Deputy, including seeking relevant information from the Garda Commissioner, and I will revert to the Deputy as soon as possible. Question No. 111 answered with Question No. 108