: Earlier today Deputies FitzGerald and Cluskey raised a question in the House in relation to the killing of Garda Seamus Quaid and asked if I could clarify the situation. The position is that the charge preferred in the case has been withdrawn, for technical reasons, and struck out.
The person originally charged is at present in hospital. I am informed that on his release he will be charged with offences appropriate to the circumstances of the case. My understanding is that these will include capital murder.