326. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if An Garda Síochána uses drones to support policing work; if so, the resources that have been provided for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9600/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is statutorily responsible for the allocation and management of Garda resources in the State and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.
I have requested the specific information sought by the Deputy from the Commissioner and I will write to him on receipt of same.