Draft Commission of Investigation (Ronan MacLochlainn) Order 2014: Referral to Joint Committee

I move:

That the proposal that Dáil Éireann:

bearing in mind the specific matters considered by Government to be of significant public concern arising from the fatal shooting of Ronan MacLochlainn by members of the Garda Síochána during the course of an attempted armed robbery of a Securicor van in Co. Wicklow on 1st May, 1998;

noting that it is the opinion of the Government that a Commission of Investigation represents the best method of addressing the issues involved; and

further noting that a draft of the proposed Commission of Investigation (Ronan MacLochlainn) Order 2014 and a statement of the reasons for establishing the commission have been laid before Dáil Éireann resolves to approve the draft, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality, in accordance with Standing Order 82A(4)(j), which, not later than 17th July, 2014, shall send a message to the Dáil in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 87, and Standing Order 86(2) shall accordingly apply."

Question put and agreed to.