Gardai may be given further clarification on attending evictions

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris says the main role of the gardai who attend at court ordered evictions is to prevent crime, prevent public order offences and keep the peace.

He was commenting in Cavan yesterday where a motion from the Roscommon Longford garda division was debated at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors and which had called for more clarification on their role for gardai who were called to attend these kind of events.

The Commissioner said that guidance had been issued in February this year on the matter, but that a further inspection which has been carried out and has been given to the Policing Authority may provide further material.