150. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the use of sniffer dogs when searching for missing persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14374/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The use of sniffer dogs, in relation to the search for missing persons, is a matter for An Garda Síochána. However, to be of assistance, I have sought a report into the matter.
I will contact the Deputy directly on receipt of said report.