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O’Brien comments on AGSI work to rule

28 October, 2016 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD

Speaking on the AGSI 24 work to rule action today, Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that it was imperative the Minister for Justice provided a public assurance that discussions between her Department and the Gardaí are close to a resolution. 

Deputy O’Brien said:

“I questioned the Minister directly on this matter this week in the Dáil and was not provided with any information beyond there being ongoing discussions with the Gardaí. 

“While we understand industrial relations discussions are of a sensitive nature, this kind of response is not going to provide much assurance to the public who are concerned about public safety in the absence of Gardaí engaging in normal service provision. 

“The public deserve better than this and I am urging the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to provide a meaningful update and tell the public how close we are to a resolution.” 

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