Roscommon Garda Sgt hopeful guidelines on evictions and role of Gardai will be developed

A Roscommon Garda Sergeant representative says the role of members of the force in evictions is solely to ensure there isn’t a breach of the peace.

And he said they will only intervene when there is a serious risk to life and property.

Sergeant Paul McDermott, who is representing officers from the Roscommon/Longford division at the AGSI conference, says gardai want a standard set of operating procedures for these events.


He made his comments after a motion from the division was debated at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors calling for more clarification on the role of gardai in eviction situations.