Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (146)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

146 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of incidences in which intimidation of witnesses has occurred in the past 12 months; the action or actions taken arising therefrom; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2632/04]

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

I have had inquiries made with the Garda authorities and the information sought by the Deputy is outlined in the following table.

Intimidation of witnesses 2003.

Convictions Obtained

3

Cases before the Courts

6

Awaiting direction from DPP

3

No proceedings directed by DPP

2

Files being prepared for DPP

1

Non co-operation by Injured Party

3

Complaint withdrawn in Court.

1

Still under investigation

3

Total Incidents reported to Gardaí

22