Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (257, 258, 259)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

257. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the investigations by An Garda Síochána and the Director of Public Prosecutions into the findings of the Flood and Mahon tribunals; the stage the investigations are at; when a decision will be reached; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52625/19]

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Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

258. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the actions and investigations being taken on foot of the Moriarty Tribunal; the stage at which these investigations are at; when a decision will be reached; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52626/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

259. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the investigations by An Garda Síochána and the Director of Public Prosecutions into the findings of the Moriarty tribunal; the stage the investigations are at; when a decision will be reached; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52627/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 257 to 259, inclusive, together.

I would refer the Deputy to my most recent response in relation to this matter, Parliamentary Question 137 on 16 October 2019.  

The Deputy will appreciate that criminal investigations and other operational matters are, in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005, solely a matter for the Garda Commissioner.

Likewise it is a matter for the DPP to decide, independently in the exercise of her functions, if any charges should be brought and I have no role in these matters.