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486. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the resources set aside for the operation of the Garda anti-corruption unit; the benchmarks that will be used to ensure it meets international best practice standards in investigating corruption; and if statistics will be gathered and published on the number of allegations and-or reports, detections, investigations and prosecutions undertaken or supported by the unit. [1640/19]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for carrying on and managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.
I have requested the specific information sought by the Deputy from the Garda Commissioner and I will write to her on receipt of same.