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State Claims Agency

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 30 November 2021

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Questions (289)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

289. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Defence the number of cases that the State Claims Agency has processed on behalf of the Air Corps from 2007 to date in 2021; the number of cases that have been settled; and the number that are still open. [58336/21]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has delegated authority to manage personal injury claims taken against the Minister for Defence. My Department does not hold the information sought by the Deputy.

The SCA has provided the following information which was extracted from the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

They have advised that they received notification of 80 claims relating to the Air Corps between 01/01/2007 and 31/10/2021.

I am informed that 26 of these claims are currently open and under active management. 54 of these claims have been finalised to date, of which 35 were settled.

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