Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (435)

Billy Timmins


435. Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 552 of 19 November 2013, if he has received the information from the Garda authorities with regard to the specific matters raised; if so, whether he will forward it to this Deputy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15281/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As I have previously said, Chief Officer Stack was a dedicated and committed servant of the Irish State and a loyal husband and father. His murder was not only a tragedy for his family but an attack on the foundations of this State.

The murder of Chief Officer Stack is the subject of a review by the Garda Síochána Serious Crime Review Team and a number of meetings have taken place between members of the Stack family and the investigation team.

The most recent such meeting took place in January 2014 at which a full discussion concerning a range of aspects of the investigation occurred. Family members were provided with as much information as possible bearing in mind that this is still an active investigation.

The Deputy will appreciate therefore that I am constrained in the level of detail I can provide at this stage. With regard to the specific matters raised by the Deputy in Parliamentary Question No. 552 of 19 November 2013, I have been advised by the Garda authorities that these issues will be fully addressed by the Investigation Team in their report at the conclusion of this investigation.

In light of this I think it would be best to await the outcome of the Garda review.