Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (70, 71)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

70. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 220 of 3 July, the exact dates as to when the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation was issued a court order; when it took possession of the evidence outlined in the question response; the date the bank was compelled and the date on which the Nyberg banking commission received the evidence outlined; the dates on which civil litigants were provided with evidence; and if he will list the litigants. [33670/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

71. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the reason the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement used a court search warrant to seize information from Anglo Irish Bank in 2009 while the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation used a court order to seize its information. [33672/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 70 and 71 together.

Neither I nor my Department have any role in the on-going Garda or other regulatory investigations into Anglo Irish Bank or any other Irish 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. I am advised that all of the covered banks are fully complying with those investigations and it would not be appropriate for me to comment any further.