722. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice if funding has been provided for the purchase of drones for use by An Garda Síochána; the number of drones currently in use by An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9812/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The Deputy will appreciate that the Garda Commissioner is responsible, by law, for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána, and I, as Minister, have no direct role in such matters.
I have requested information from the Garda Commissioner in relation to this question and will write to the Deputy directly with the information sought, when it is available.