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Written Answers. - Dublin Criminal Activity.

Wednesday, 12 June 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 466 No. 7

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 143. Mr. Callely Information on Ivor Callely Zoom on Ivor Callely  asked the Minister for Justice Information on Nora Owen Zoom on Nora Owen  if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the general public want tough measures introduced to curtail the behaviour of troublemakers and criminals, particularly in the Dublin area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12212/96]

Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): Information on Nora Owen Zoom on Nora Owen The Garda have an extensive range of powers available to them under the criminal law to deal with criminal activity.

I am, of course, prepared to examine any proposals that may be made to strengthen the law. As the Deputy will be aware, I have introduced various legislative measures to that effect. If the Deputy has new and specific reforming measures in mind, I will examine them.

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