110. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Justice and Equality for a comprehensive update on the status of a Garda Síochána compensation claim for a person (details supplied), which this Deputy initially raised with her on 12 September 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40798/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Garda Compensation Acts 1941 and 1945 provide for compensation for malicious injury or death inflicted upon members of An Garda Síochána, while they are on duty or related to their service as such members.
An application for compensation for the Garda mentioned was lodged with my Department in 2010 and a report was received from the Garda authorities in 2014. However, the complex nature of this particular case has required extensive assessment by my Department in consultation with the Chief State Solicitor's Office. I would hope that a decision on his application will be forthcoming in the short term, pending clarification of a number of outstanding issues. The member's legal representative will be notified of the outcome on completion.