Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (657, 700)

Finian McGrath

Question:

657. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an update on a case (details supplied) regarding allegations of Garda corruption; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22371/14]

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Finian McGrath

Question:

700. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding an inquest in a case that raises serious issues regarding evidence found (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23229/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 657 and 700 together.

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family concerned for the tragic loss of life in the case referred to by the Deputy. The Deputy will appreciate that I do not have a role in the investigation of criminal cases or the conduct of inquests. However, the Deputy may be aware that the Garda investigation into the death of the person he has referred to is the subject of a complaint which has been received by my Department. I am currently considering my response and I will contact the Deputy again in relation to it.