Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (917, 919)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

917. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for a presidential pardon (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15014/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

919. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position in respect of efforts to pardon a person (details supplied); if she will prioritise the continuation of the process initiated by her predecessor in order that they will be pardoned and closure given to their relatives; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15036/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 917 and 919 together.

I want to thank the Deputy for raising this matter with me, which I know he has previously raised with my predecessor as Minister.

The case in question has received detailed consideration by officials in my Department and a relevant academic has been engaged to provide expert opinion on the matter.

I will write to the Deputy directly with a further update.