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106. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she or her Department have received any information on the GSOC report on the death of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14312/17]

Answer

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) are investigating certain matters arising from the case referred to by the Deputy. This arises in part from the fact that my predecessor had referred aspects of this particular case to GSOC.
As the Deputy is aware GSOC is an independent statutory body and the manner in which they conduct their investigation is a matter for them. The last update I received indicated that they had concluded their investigation and that they were reviewing the report. We must now await their final determination.
I have advised the House previously that the question of whether, and if so, what, further action can be taken in this tragic case will be fully considered when GSOC's findings are available.