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728. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice if matters raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; if clarity on these matters will be provided; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9880/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The Deputy refers to correspondence concerning legacy matters related to the troubles in Northern Ireland. The main focus of the correspondence is a series of ongoing independent UK police investigations or reviews into Northern Ireland legacy cases that are collectively described as the Kenova cases and are headed up by former Chief Constable Jon Boutcher.
The Deputy will appreciate that the manner in which these police investigations and reviews are pursued is entirely a matter for Operation Kenova.
I am advised that there are a number of related pieces of correspondence arising in this case, including the correspondence referred to by the Deputy, which are receiving attention and replies are being prepared to issue shortly.