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537. Deputy Patrick Costello asked the Minister for Justice if she plans to request an inquiry into the treatment of persons (details supplied) in police custody; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43321/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The Deputy will be aware that this case relates to an offence that was committed over 45 years ago.  The events in question culminated in the overturning of the convictions of two persons in 1980 and a pardon for a particular individual in 1992. I am not aware of any matter of public interest which would warrant reopening the matter, especially given that the Courts have adjudicated on them in 1980.