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270. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the best way for members of Dáil Éireann to raise with her Department issues of an administrative, policy or operational nature brought to their attention by the public which might warrant a response from her Department having particular regard to the fact that such issues in the past, when not responded to, in such fashion, were finally decided by way of expensive public enquiry; if every effort is made to clarify to the Oireachtas any policy failings such as the cancellation of emergency and 999 calls; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51932/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): In the first instance, should the Deputy wish to raise issues of an administrative, policy or operational nature with me or my Department at any time, I would recommend you write to my office and include all details relating to the matter at hand.
I can assure the Deputy that any such matters raised in this way will be handled efficiently and appropriately, as is the policy of my Department in handling such matters. I can also assure the Deputy that every effort is made to keep my Oireachtas colleagues proactively informed of matters of relevance.
If the Deputy would like to write to me with further details or clarification in relation to this matter, I will be pleased to consider the matter further.