385. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Government's response to the findings of the Moriarty tribunal; if he will provide details of actions already taken and those proposed to be taken, and the timescale for same. [18135/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Insofar as the report of the Moriarty Tribunal made recommendations concerning the future operation of tribunals of inquiry, many of these recommendations are anticipated by the Tribunals of Inquiry Bill 2005 which awaits Report Stage debate in the Dáil. Other recommendations are the subject of consultation with the Attorney General and other relevant Departments.
I am informed by the Garda authorities 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. As this process is ongoing it would not be appropriate for me to comment in further detail at this time.