553. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay in the passage of the Tribunal of Inquiry Bill 2005 through the Houses of the Oireachtas; and if she will provide a clear time frame for the completion of this process. [20863/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Tribunals of Inquiry Bill is awaiting Report Stage in the Dáil. Before progressing to this Stage, detailed consideration has to be given to a number of issues relating to developments in the law relevant to tribunals.
I am not currently in a position to provide a clear timeframe to the Deputy for progressing the Bill: much depends on other competing legislative priorities, of which the Deputy is aware.