Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (678)

Michael McGrath


678. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 159 of 29 May 2019, the progress made in relation to the commencement of section 13 of the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014; the position that pertains to the recognition and recording here of death certificates issued in other jurisdictions in respect of Irish citizens who died abroad; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28178/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The commencement of section 13 of the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014 is subject to engagement by Civil Registration Service staff in the HSE with training that has been developed by the General Register Office of my Department. Officials from my Department are meeting this week with counterparts from the Department of Health and the HSE to progress the matter with a view to progressing early commencement of section 13 and subsequent implementation of the record of deaths abroad.