I am aware of the issues raised in this and previous correspondence from the persons named. These matters have been fully examined on a number of occasions by officials in my Department.
All previous investigations have concluded that the issues raised, which were the subject of a Circuit Court adjudication in 2002, are a private matter between the persons named and a third party. I wish to reiterate that my Department was not a party to the court proceedings and has no role in this matter.
This position has been conveyed to the persons named on numerous occasions in recent years and my Department considers the matter closed.