I propose to take Questions Nos. 643 to 645, inclusive, and 682 to 684, inclusive, together.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that there are currently investigations relating to 16 complaints in total involving the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). I am further informed that a Detective Inspector from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation (GBFI) has been designated as Senior Investigation Officer in relation to all complaints made by, and against, NAMA.
The Deputy will appreciate that, as investigations into these matters are ongoing, it would not be appropriate for me to comment further at this stage. The Garda Commissioner is responsible for the allocation of Garda resources, including to Garda national units, such as the GBFI. I am advised that Garda management keep this distribution under continuing review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the best possible use is made of these resources. I have not received a request for additional resources in the context of these particular investigations.