Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (773)

Seán Crowe


895 Mr. Crowe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has received correspondence from the family of a person (details supplied) killed on 13 April 2002 following a fight in the car park of Naomh Mearnog's GAA Club, Portmarnock in relation to the dissatisfaction of the family with the legal proceedings; and the measures he proposes to take to address their concerns. [1713/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I can confirm that correspondence has been received from the mother of the deceased person to whom the Deputy referred and that a reply has issued directly to her. The substantive issue raised in the correspondence relates to court proceedings arising from the tragic death of the person named. As the Deputy will be aware, the position is that the courts are, subject only to the Constitution and the law, independent in the exercise of their judicial functions and it is not open to me to comment on or intervene in any way in the conduct or decision in any individual court case.