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467. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on correspondence (details supplied); if her attention has been drawn to the advice being offered by local gardaí about the weakness of legislation and their inability to adequately police this problem; the actions she is taking to address this serious problem; and she will again seek a full report on the problem from An Garda Síochána in order that the legislation can be changed or clarified in order that ultimately the problem may be policed. [1649/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am aware of the issues referred to by the Deputy, which have been the subject of consultations between my Department, the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, and the Garda authorities. I have sought a further report from the Garda authorities in relation to the particular correspondence which the Deputy has brought to my attention.
I will communicate with the Deputy directly when I have received and had an opportunity to consider the Garda report.