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437. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will amend the terms of reference of the commission of investigation being carried out by Mr. Justice Kevin O'Higgins to include the examination of a further case (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1291/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Deputy is referring to the Commission of Investigation being established on foot of the recommendations of Mr Seán Guerin, SC, in his report of 6 May 2014 on how allegations made by Sergeant Maurice McCabe concerning certain cases connected to the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division were handled. I published the draft Order proposing the establishment of this Commission of Investigation on 19 December 2014. The draft Order includes the terms of reference for the Commission. All of the matters recommended by Mr Guerin SC for inclusion in a Commission of Investigation are included in the terms of reference.
Separate to the above, I have requested a report on the circumstances of the case referred to by the Deputy from the Garda Commissioner.