321. Deputy Patrick Costello asked the Minister for Justice the details of the Departmental guidance, information manuals and training for peace commissioners; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27016/22]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy James Browne): As the Deputy may be aware, Peace Commissioners are appointed by the Minister for Justice under section 88 of the Courts of Justice Act 1924, for the county in which they reside and adjoining counties. A Peace Commissioner is an honorary appointment and those appointed receive no remuneration or compensation by way of fees or expenses for their services.
Peace Commissioners, upon appointment, are provided with notes on the duties of a Peace Commissioner and Social Media Guidelines. In addition, Peace Commissioners can contact my Department with any queries they may have in relation to their role.
General information in relation to Peace Commissioners, their appointment and duties can be found on my Departments website at www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Peace_Commissioners