Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (171)

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan

Question:

171. Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will confirm that an inspector, acting on behalf of the superintendent at that Garda station (details supplied) in County Offaly, has instructed a member of the public in writing, on 10 May 2013, that in future all correspondence should be forwarded here through his or her solicitor; if this is acceptable practice; if he will undertake to investigate the circumstances surrounding this case and the reason a member of the public cannot address the gardaí directly; and if this request could impact on any subsequent legal case with regard to the statute of limitations. [29693/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I have requested a report from the Garda authorities in relation to the matter referred to by the Deputy. I will contact the Deputy directly as soon as the report is to hand.