Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (132, 133, 134)

Michael Creed

Question:

132. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has received any progress report from the Gardaí regarding an investigation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56057/12]

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Michael Creed

Question:

133. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has investigated the circumstances surrounding the theft of a file from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the circumstances under which this file was returned to the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56058/12]

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Michael Creed

Question:

134. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason criminal charges against a person (details supplied) were dropped by the Gardaí; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56059/12]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 132 to 134, inclusive, together.

I am advised by the Garda authorities that the examination surrounding the circumstances of the death of Father Niall Molloy is ongoing. The Commissioner has assured me that each and every line of inquiry is being or will be pursued. Upon receipt of a final report from the Commissioner I will review the situation.

I understand that a number of issues arising out of the theft of the files referred to by the Deputy are being examined by the Garda authorities as part of the above examination and will form part of the final report. In the circumstances, it would not be appropriate to make any further comment at this stage.

Questions Nos. 135 and 136 answered with Question No. 127.