Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Ceisteanna (499)

Willie Penrose


499. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the Civil Court of Appeal, which has been promised for the past two years, will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9927/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Government has approved, in principle, the holding of a referendum to allow, inter alia, for the establishment of a new Court of Appeal and for the drafting of the necessary legislative scheme. Work to this end is progressing in my Department. While the precise timing of a referendum is a matter for the Government to decide in due course, the intention is that it will be held on the same day as at least one other referendum.