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124. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress of investigations by An Garda Síochána into the 16 complaints involving the National Asset Management Agency which she confirmed were taking place in 2014; the number of investigations that have been finalised and the outcome in each case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22872/15]

125. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if any additional complaints to An Garda Síochána have been made involving the National Asset Management Agency, separate to the 16 complaints she confirmed in 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22873/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 124 and 125 together.
The Deputy will appreciate that as Minister for Justice and Equality I have no direct role in the conduct of criminal investigations by An Garda Síochána. However, I am informed by the Garda authorities that the current position regarding the 16 investigations referred to is that four have been closed, one has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions and eleven remain under active investigation. The Deputy will appreciate that it would not be appropriate for me to comment further on the conduct of these investigations.
I am further informed that no additional complaints involving the National Asset Management Agency, separate to the 16 complaints referred to, have been brought to the attention of An Garda Síochána.