279. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the ongoing delay with a claim for compensation lodged with the State Claims Agency in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42467/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, the role of the State Claims Agency includes management of personal injury and property damage claims brought against certain State authorities.
I understand that the State Claims Agency is managing the claim referred to by the Deputy on behalf of An Garda Síochána.
I am assured by the State Claims Agency that it is in regular contact with the persons referred to in connection with their claim submitted earlier this year, and that it will notify them further when its investigations are complete.