Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (166)

Joe Costello

Question:

163 Mr. Costello asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the content of urgent reports he has sought from the Garda authorities and the prison authorities about a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27643/04]

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

I wish to confirm that reports have been sought and received on the matter from both the Irish Prison Service and the Garda Síochána. It would appear from examining the reports that there was a breakdown in communications in conveying the fact that the individual concerned had been charged with new offences. The parties concerned are reviewing their procedures to avoid any recurrence of this type of situation.