Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (146)

Dara Calleary

Question:

146. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of cases of alleged or suspected misappropriation being investigated against members of staff at the Passport Office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15286/14]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

A joint Passport Office and Garda Síochána investigation is currently taking place into the alleged fraudulent issuing of genuine Irish passports. As the Garda investigations are at an advanced stage, and with the Gardaí currently interviewing in relation to the matters of concern, I am unable to provide detailed comments at this time.