376. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on correspondence regarding allegations of Garda intimidation and harassment in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12870/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Insofar as the allegations of misconduct by members of the Garda Síochána raised in the correspondence submitted by the Deputy are concerned, it is open to the person concerned to make a complaint to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.
As the Deputy is aware the Ombudsman Commission is an independent body which was set up under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 to receive complaints made by members of the public concerning the conduct of members of the Garda Síochána. It is independent in the operation of its functions and I have no role in its consideration of complaints.