Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (228)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

228. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance his views that the auditors working for Anglo Irish Bank at the time of the banking guarantee, who gave it a clean audit and have since been found to have a prima facie case to answer even by their own regulatory body, the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board, have supplied all of their relevant material, from phone call recordings, minuted meetings, emails and so on to the Garda investigation team on Anglo Irish Bank, and/or to his Department; and if this material has been requested. [31774/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

Under statute the Garda Síochána are the body responsible for criminal investigations in the State. The Department does not have responsibility or insight into the investigations undertaken by the Gardaí or the Central Bank. It would be completely inappropriate for the Department of Finance to act outside of its legal powers and interfere with any investigation that could compromise potential future criminal or civil investigations by the bodies responsible under statute.