Wednesday, 27 September 2006

Ceisteanna (286, 287)

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

328 Mr. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when the summons was issued for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 20 to appear in court on 30 May 2006 on foot of which a fine of €200 was imposed; the nature of the offence for which the prosecution was made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29129/06]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

333 Mr. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the origin of the 14 extra summonses served on a person (details supplied) in Dublin 20 in his reply Parliamentary Question No. 580 of 4 July 2006; if these summonses were in respect of alleged offences which took place prior to the court hearing at which the person was deemed to be in contempt of court or at a later date; if the summonses were in retaliation of the pursuit of the case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29135/06]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 328 and 333 together.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the summons referred to was issued on 23 January, 2006 on foot of an application made on 20 October, 2005 in respect of an offence contrary to section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act, 1994, which allegedly occurred on 11 September, 2005.

I am further informed by the Garda authorities that all of the summonses referred to were issued in accordance with directions received from the Law Officers, on the basis of investigation files submitted arising from alleged road traffic offences in 2004 and 2005. All of the summonses were issued prior to 30 May 2006, the date the person concerned appeared before the Court.