Murphy tells Dáil of concern over leaking of water protest charges
Taoiseach tells Socialist Party TD operations of Garda Síochána a matter for the force
Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy has claimed in the Dáil that An Garda Síochána is targeting anti-water charge protesters. Photograph: Dave Meehan.
The day-to-day operations of An Garda Síochána are a matter for the Garda Commissioner, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.
“The issuing of charges or summonses is a matter for the gardaí,” he added.
The Taoiseach was replying in the Dáil on Tuesday night to Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy who claimed the force was targeting anti-water charge protesters.
“That is an outrageous infringement on their right to privacy and with the administration of justice,” he added.
He said it was a very serious matter if anti-water protesters were being spied on by a secret group within the Garda Síochána.