136. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to provide unmarked motorcycles for the Garda traffic corps; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2901/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Deputy will be aware that decisions in relation to the provision and allocation of Garda vehicles are a matter for the Garda Commissioner in the light of her identified operational demands and the availability of resources.
The Garda authorities have indicated that the motorcycles attached to the Garda Traffic Corps play an important role in An Garda Síochána's strategy of providing high visibility traffic policing. Accordingly, they have no plans to introduce unmarked motorcycles to the Traffic Corps Fleet.