168. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will report on An Garda Síochána's Operation Chain; the number of persons arrested and charged to date; the number of successful convictions obtained to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17138/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of resources and the conduct of Operations.
I have asked the Commissioner for a report on Operation Chain and will revert to the Deputy directly when the information is to hand.