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344. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on a matter regarding a posthumous pardon to a person (details supplied); her plans to progress this matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2748/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I can inform the Deputy that it is my intention to bring a recommendation to Government in the near future concerning the question of a pardon in this case. The specific issue raised by him will fall to be examined following formal consideration by Government on the question of a pardon. I can, however, advise him that my Department is in contact with family members of the person in question regarding the forthcoming recommendation.