126. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will support a matter (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7639/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am aware of the proposed demonstration to which the Deputy refers. I am informed by the Garda authorities that they have met with organisers of the demonstration and they remain in ongoing discussions. It is the responsibility of An Garda Síochána to put in place appropriate and proportionate operational plans for parades and similar events in the public arena, taking account of the needs of all stakeholders and the requirement to ensure public safety.