Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Ceisteanna (178)

Jack Wall

Ceist:

181 Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding an application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2754/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice and Equality)

The person referred to by the Deputy was appointed to the position of Prison Officer on 23 March, 1998. It was decided to terminate his probationary services in October, 1998 following a period of sick leave and a failure to recommence training.

Prior to this decision being taken, the person concerned was fully informed of the reasons for the termination of his probationary services and given an opportunity to make a case for his retention in the service. He was provided with all relevant documentation, including internal Departmental submissions, which formed the basis of the decision and invited to submit an appeal. Having considered the facts, the then Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform decided to terminate his probationary contract of employment. That decision is final.

The person concerned has been requested on a number of occasions to return his prison uniform and identification card to Mountjoy prison but has failed to do so. Those items remain the property of the Irish Prison Service and should be returned. Further contact will be made with a view to arranging the collection of these items.