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102. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Justice and Equality having received further correspondence on behalf of their family, if she will reconsider her decision not to have an inquiry into the death of a person (details supplied). [16014/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, I met with family members of the victim to whom he refers in his question and their legal representative to hear their concerns about aspects of the Garda investigation into the murder of their loved one and their call for an inquiry. The case in question was among those inquired into by the late Mr. Justice Henry Barron.
I reviewed material which the family provided to me and other available material regarding this murder and I wrote to the family recently setting out my conclusion that I could not recommend the establishment of a Commission of Investigation in this case and setting out in some detail my reasoning in this regard. It is a matter of regret to me that my conclusion was a disappointment to the family.
I have recently received further correspondence from the family and am considering the issues raised in that correspondence and, as I am sure the Deputy will appreciate, I will respond directly to the family on those issues.