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411. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the legal costs that have arisen to the State from a case (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34192/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Chief State Solicitor's Office (CSSO) acts on my behalf in civil actions involving my Department and all costs in relation to legal advice or assistance given in relation to such civil actions are borne by that Office. Accordingly, the payment of these legal costs is not a matter for my Department.