Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (215)

Pádraig MacLochlainn


215. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on whether the Nally report into the Omagh bombing was unsatisfactory; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35758/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that the Nally Group was established by the then Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in 2002 to examine certain issues raised in a report submitted by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. The Nally Group which comprised a former Secretary to the Government, a former Secretary of the Department of Justice, and a former Director of Public Prosecutions reported in 2003 and a redacted version of that report was published subsequently. I have no grounds for believing that the Group did not discharge their function fully and satisfactorily.