Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Questions (190)

Michael McNamara

Question:

190. Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Justice if her Department has received a report of the inquiry into the adequacy of the Garda Síochána investigations and disciplinary inquiries that took place between 1984 and 1986 following the death of Patrick Nugent (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35660/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that an inquiry under Section 42 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 was carried out by former Judge Patrick Clyne into the Garda Síochána investigation following the death of Mr Patrick Nugent in 1984.

Judge Clyne completed his inquiry on 31st October 2020. My Department received Judge Clyne’s report on 3rd November 2020 and it has recently been brought to my attention. I am currently considering the report and will be seeking the advice of the Attorney General on its contents.

I have written to the Nugent family to inform them of this progress.

Question No. 191 withdrawn.