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123. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date for each of the action points made in the report Measures to Enhance Ireland's Corporate, Economic and Regulatory Framework published in November 2017 that fall under his remit; if each such action point has been completed, not completed or is ongoing, respectively; and the revised deadlines for action points not delivered by the original timeframes in tabular form. [50036/18]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The information requested by the Deputy, insofar as my Department is concerned, is outlined in the table below.

Progress on Measures to Enhance Ireland’s Corporate, Economic, and Regulatory Framework


Action Point No. Action Point Timeline Relevant Bodies Lead/Owner Progress
6 Review anti-corruption and anti-fraud structures. Q2 2018 Department of Justice and Equality, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, Department of Finance, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement. Department of Justice and Equality The Review is being taken forward by former DPP and Anti-Corruption Expert Mr James Hamilton. The Review Group has already had preliminary discussions about the Report (on 1 Nov) and is due to meet again in December and will deliver its findings in June 2019.
7 Establish a Garda-led Joint Agency Task Force on a pilot basis as part of the overall review of structures & procedures Q2 2018 An Garda Síochána, the Central Bank, industry representatives and any other relevant bodies. Department of Justice and Equality The Joint Agency Task Force will be established with the pilot basis examining in particular payment fraud. This will be influenced by the work done by the Steering Group on Invoice Redirection Fraud for which material for an information campaign is being prepared for a launch in early 2019 which will signal the formal commencement of the work of the Task Force.

Enact the Criminal Procedure Bill

8 Publish the Criminal Procedure Bill Q2 2018 Department of Justice and Equality, Office of the Attorney General, Oireachtas

Department of Justice and Equality Currently being drafted by OPC in the Office of the Attorney General.

9 Enact Criminal Procedure Bill Q4 2018 Department of Justice and Equality, Office of the Attorney General, Oireachtas Department of Justice and Equality Related to 8 above.
Transpose 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD)

24 Transpose 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD) Q1 2018 Department of Justice and Equality, Department of Finance, Office of the Attorney General Department of Justice and Equality Enacted 14 November 2018.

Commenced 26 November 2018

Publish and Enact the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill

27 Publish the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill Q4 2017 Department of Justice and Equality, Office of the Attorney General, Oireachtas Department of Justice and Equality Completed.
28 Enact the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill Q4 2018 Department of Justice and Equality, Office of the Attorney General, Oireachtas Department of Justice and Equality Enacted 5 June 2018.

Commenced 30 July 2018.