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112. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the right of persons with visual impairment to have access to pedestrian pavements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18093/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Deputy will appreciate that I have no direct role in operational road traffic enforcement which is principally a matter for An Garda Síochána. I can, however, assure the Deputy that one of An Garda Síochána's strategic objectives is to provide a safe environment for all road users, including pedestrians, and I have brought the Deputy's particular concerns regarding parking on footpaths at the locations in question to the attention of the Garda authorities.