Written Answers. - Appeal Trial in Northern Ireland.

Tony Gregory

Question:

93 Mr. Gregory asked the asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs the plans, if any, he has to send an observer to the appeal trial of a person (details supplied) in Northern Ireland. [

I am aware of the case to which the Deputy refers and am also aware that the appeal in this case is due to take place on the date indicated by the Deputy.

It is not the practice for officials of my Department to attend as observers at proceedings in Northern Ireland courts. However, I can assure the Deputy that developments in this case will be closely monitored, as they have been since it was brought to my attention.