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496. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 396 of 14 January 2015, if she will report to Dáil Éireann on the current situation with regard to the investigations by An Garda Síochána and the Director of Public Prosecutions into the findings of the Flood and Mahon tribunals. [20283/15]

497. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No 397 of 14 January 2015, if she will report to Dáil Éireann on the current situation with regard to investigations by An Garda Síochána and the Director of Public Prosecutions into the findings of the Moriarty tribunal. [20284/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 496 and 497 together.
As the Deputy may recall from my reply to his further question no. 491 of 24 March, the position is that following the examination by An Garda Síochána of the report of the Moriarty Tribunal, the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions was sought with a view to determining whether or not a full Garda investigation should be commenced. The Garda authorities have also been engaged in an examination of the Report of the Mahon Tribunal, which was referred to the Garda Commissioner by the Government. This examination is ongoing at present.