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256. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he and his officials have met the overseeing reform group that was appointed to oversee the implementation of the Toland report; if regular meetings will be held; if a process has been agreed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8751/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): Both the acting Secretary General of my Department and I have met with the Chair of the Change Implementation Group. In line with its terms of reference, the Group will assess progress in implementing the recommendations of the Toland Report as well as review the culture of the Department and examine the relationship between the Department and An Garda Síochána.  I expect that there will be regular meetings throughout this process.
The Group is asked to provide progress reports to the Government and the Oireachtas and the first of these is due at the end of June, with quarterly reports thereafter. I, as Minister for Justice and Equality, will then review arrangements and provide a progress report and recommendations for any further action in the first quarter of 2019.