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323. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will confirm that prisoners in Mountjoy prison, or Wheatfield prison, were released prematurely to make room for the four community activists who were jailed for contempt of court on 19 and 20 February 2015. [9028/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I can confirm that no prisoners were released prematurely to facilitate the imprisonment of four people convicted for Contempt of Court.