Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (209)

Clare Daly

Question:

209. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there are charges pending against executives from Anglo Irish Bank; and the nature and number of those charges. [33710/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that a number of Garda investigation files have been submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions as have several files from the parallel investigation taking place under the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement. The Deputy will appreciate that I have no function in relation to the preferment of charges which is a matter for the Director of Public Prosecutions. However, I understand that three persons are currently charged with offences under section 60 of the Companies Act 1963 and that one of those persons is also charged with offences under section 197 of the Companies Act 1990. A number of files remain with the DPP awaiting her independent directions and there continues to be close contact between An Garda Síochána and the DPP in relation to all matters arising from these cases.