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131. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will commission an immediate investigation into the leaking of information to journalists by prison authorities regarding the case of a person (details supplied). [42056/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that there has been no evidence or information to indicate that a member of staff of the Irish Prison Service leaked information on the individual concerned.
I am further advised by the Irish Prison Service that there were no journalists present when the person referred to in the question was advised of the arrangements being put in place for the management of his sentence and his continued incarceration.