Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (393)

Clare Daly

Question:

393. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will support the call for an inquiry into the abuse of Cynthia Owen and the murder of her daughter Noeleen Murphy. [11555/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that the concerns raised regarding this case were the subject of an independent examination by a Senior Counsel who reported in 2007 and whose conclusions were accepted by the then Minister. I have considerable sympathy for the person concerned and fully appreciate the genuine concerns set out in correspondence received by my Department regarding this case. However, in keeping with the review's findings I do not believe that there are grounds for me to take this matter further.