540. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider requesting the Garda Commissioner to allow members of An Garda Síochána who are suspended for alleged offences to at least do duties of a clerical nature in view of the fact that Garda resources are under pressure. [37167/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána, including all matters relating to discipline, the distribution of Garda resources and assignments of duties among Garda members. As Minister for Justice, I have no role in these matters.