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110. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay in making a decision in relation to a Mutual Assistance Request, relating to a prosecution (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18083/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): My Department is obliged to deal in confidence with requests for mutual legal assistance in criminal investigations. However, given that reference has been made in a court in Northern Ireland to the making of a request for assistance in this instance, I can confirm that a request has been received and that it is being dealt with, in accordance with legal requirements, as expeditiously as possible. I am not in a position to make any further comment in relation to this particular matter.