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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 17 April 2018

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Questions (167)

Michael Healy-Rae


167. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied) in the United States of America. [15644/18]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

My Department was made aware of this case in March 2018 and officials have been providing all appropriate assistance to the individual and his family since then.

Consular Assistance officials in Dublin and in the Consulate General of Ireland in Boston continue to be in regular contact with the individual, his family, the correctional centre, and the Irish Pastoral Centre.

As the Deputy knows, the Government cannot interfere in a legal process in another jurisdiction. However, my Department will continue to monitor the case closely, providing all appropriate assistance to this individual and his family.