Thursday, 22 November 2018

Questions (95)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

95. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the State Claims Agency has been engaged and-or consulted regarding civil actions initiated against him, the Attorney General and the Garda Commissioner relating to matters which arose during the tenure of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48751/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy refers to a number of civil actions initiated by the last-named person against the Minister for Justice and Equality, Ireland, the Attorney General and the Garda Commissioner.

Given the nature and background of these cases, they are being handled by the Chief State Solicitor's Office on behalf of the State. My priority and that of the Government is for the cases to be settled without undue delay, in the interests of the last-named person and his family.

I wish to inform the Deputy that I have asked the Attorney General to advise on settlement of these cases.