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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (361)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh


361. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the assistance that has been provided to the family of a person (details supplied) who died in Thailand. [29320/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department has been providing consular advice, support and assistance to the family, through our Consular Assistance Unit in Dublin and our Embassy in Bangkok, since first notified of the case in December 2020.

Embassy officials have liaised extensively with relevant local authorities, including health and police authorities, with a view to ensuring that information is communicated to the family in relation to their concerns.

As noted in our Consular Assistance Charter, my Department is precluded from intervening directly in a legal process in another jurisdiction. Where further inquiries on specific issues require the services of a legal representative, our officials stand ready to provide a list of local English-speaking lawyers. Our officials remain in ongoing contact with the family and will continue to provide all possible assistance in line with our Consular Assistance Charter.