Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Questions (728)

Fergus O'Dowd


728. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Justice if the Drogheda scoping report has been completed; the timeframe for when it will be available; if she has made preliminary decisions based on the recommendations as set out; and if she will outline any other relevant details in the matter. [1648/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I wish to inform the Deputy that the report of the Drogheda scoping exercise carried out by Mr Vivian Geiran is expected to be delivered shortly.

Despite the challenges related to the CoVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions, Mr Geiran has been able to engage and meet with over 70 individuals, representing over 30 bodies in the area. My Department will arrange for publication of Mr Geiran’s scoping report in the coming weeks following receipt of the finalised report.

Officials within my Department will carefully consider the actions and recommendations in Mr Geiran’s report and engage with relevant services and stakeholders in Drogheda in order to take them forward.