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[Oireachtas] Dáil Éireann debate. Question 449 – An Garda Síochána [22875/24]. (21 May 2024)

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449. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice further to Parliamentary Question No. 506 of 30 April 2024, if she has received the necessary information from the Garda authorities in order to answer the question; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22875/24]

Minister for Justice: As the Deputy will be aware, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the administration and management of An Garda Síochána, including all Garda Operations. As Minister for Justice, I have no direct role in these matters.

I am informed that Operation Satailt focuses on criminality within communities across the DMR North Division and seeks to target those individuals involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs, associated criminality, and money laundering offences and to deprive those involved in such crime of the illegally obtained assets.

Along with bringing persons living off the proceeds of crime before the Courts, this initiative sends a message to the communities that An Garda Síochána are actively targeting persons in their communities involved in criminality.

The Garda authorities have informed me that from September 2023 up until March 2024 a total of 41 people have been arrested and charged under Operation Satailt.

I am advised that this information is operational and may be subject to change.

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