106. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice if she has signed-off on the approval of the appointment of a person (details supplied) to positions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36602/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, appointments to the positions of General Secretary or Deputy General Secretary of the Association concerned are made by the Central Executive Committee of the Association, in accordance with procedures set down by the Annual Delegate Conference of the Association, and in accordance with Regulations 16 and 17 of the Garda Síochána (Associations) (Amendment) Regulations, 1998 (Statutory Instrument No. 63 of 1998).
These Regulations also provide that, where a person proposed to be appointed to either of these positions is not a member of An Garda Síochána, or is a member of An Garda Síochána but not a member of the relevant Association, the appointment is subject to the approval of the Minister for Justice.
No such request has been received from the Association concerned in relation to the person referred to by the Deputy.