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702. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Justice the outcome of the review into the conduct of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9585/21]

703. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Justice if it will be ensured that a member of the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (details supplied) does not have their membership renewed given their opposition to Covid-19 restrictions and their views on gay rights; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9586/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): I propose to take Questions Nos. 702 and 703 together.
The International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) is a statutorily independent body and exercises a quasi-judicial function under the International Protection Act 2015.
I can confirm that a decision has been taken not to re-appoint the person concerned to the Tribunal, and the person concerned has been advised accordingly. Given the circumstances, it would not be appropriate for me to comment further.