130. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if guidance on entitlement to access the Criminal Injures Compensation Tribunal is notified to prison staff injured in the execution of their duties. [7588/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Director General of the Irish Prison Service that information on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal and the other supports available to staff who have been injured on duty is available through the Irish Prison Service Employee Assistance Programme.  A booklet for staff is available in all prisons and on the Irish Prison Service intranet.