Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (331)

Catherine Murphy


331. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to correspondence (details supplied); if he will contact the correspondents; and his plans to deal with the matters raised in the correspondence. [7595/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

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.