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449. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding all Garda Síochána closed-circuit television cameras; if they are currently working and in proper working order; the frequency at which these cameras are tested and checked; and if he will ensure that they continue in full working order. [34714/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Garda authorities that An Garda Síochána have 27 Garda Town Centre CCTV Systems.
I have been advised by the Garda authorities that 17 of the 27 CCTV systems have Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in place with contractors for the maintenance and repair of the CCTV systems and regular maintenance checks are carried out as part of these SLAs. Maintenance and repair work on the other 10 CCTV systems is carried out as and when required. All of the CCTV systems are fully operational with the exception a small number of cameras in four systems which are awaiting repairs.