424. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 135 of 9 April 2014 when a reply will be provided. [1082/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I regret the delay in reverting to the Deputy in relation to this matter.
I understand from the Garda authorities that the installation of the relevant CCTV system has been undertaken in partnership with Cork City Council which has financed the scheme and, accordingly, the expenditure involved has not been charged to the Garda Síochána. I have also been informed that planning approval for the project was granted.
In addition I have been advised that the cameras in question have been installed in accordance with section 38(3)(a) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005. In that context they are monitored by the Garda Síochána and operated in accordance with the Garda Code of Practice for CCTV facilities.