505. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide the up-to-date progress report on matters relating to her Department, regarding the national carer's strategy; on the impact of these initiatives on family carers' lives, since the launch of the strategy in July 2012; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20433/15]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin): There are no specific Department of Justice and Equality actions in the National Carers Strategy. However, officials from my Department met with representatives of the National Carer Strategy Monitoring Group (NCSMG) on 16 December 2014 to discuss issues of interest to them and agreed to continue this engagement and meet periodically as required.