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332. Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Justice if the report of the inquiry into the adequacy of the An Garda Síochána investigations and disciplinary inquiries following the death of Mr. Patrick Nugent, which she received on 3 November 2020, will be shared with the family. [27214/21]

333. Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Justice when she will share the report of the inquiry into the adequacy of the An Garda Síochána investigations and disciplinary inquiries following the death of Mr. Patrick Nugent, which she received on 3 November 2020, with the Nugent family. [27215/21]

334. Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Justice if the report of the inquiry into the adequacy of the An Garda Síochána investigations and disciplinary inquiries following the death of Mr. Patrick Nugent, which she received on 3 November 2020, will be published. [27216/21]

335. Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Justice when she will publish the report of the inquiry into the adequacy of the An Garda Síochána investigations and disciplinary inquiries following the death of Mr. Patrick Nugent, which she received on 3 November 2020. [27217/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I propose to take Questions Nos. 332 to 335, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that an inquiry under section 42 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 was conducted by former Judge Patrick Clyne into the Garda Síochána investigation relating to the death of Mr Patrick Nugent in 1984.
I can inform the Deputy that Judge Clyne completed his inquiry on 31 October 2020 and my Department received Judge Clyne’s report on 3 November 2020. The advice of the Attorney General was sought on the issue of publication and related matters. That advice is currently being considered within the Department. I expect to be in a position to advise on the timelines further, but unfortunately I am not in a position to do so at this juncture. I do appreciate that Mr. Nugent's family are most anxious to receive the outcome of Judge Clyne's investigation and I will be in touch with them as soon as it is possible to do so. Question No. 333 answered with Question No. 332. Question No. 334 answered with Question No. 332. Question No. 335 answered with Question No. 332.