Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Questions (246)

Martin Kenny


246. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will extend the brief of an investigation (details supplied) into the payment of protection money to cover other building projects since 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48963/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy refers to a review by a Senior Counsel, appointed by my colleague the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD, in relation to alleged payments by construction companies on specified social housing construction sites in order to address anti-social behaviour.

I understand from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government that the review is being conducted in accordance with Section 224 of the Local Government Act 2001.

The Deputy will appreciate that the review and its scope is a matter for my colleague Minister Murphy.