46. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she or her officials have recently reviewed a case (details supplied); the circumstances that led to this person's death by a person who was repeatedly on bail and who had numerous convictions involving drugs and alcohol; and if the Government is considering a commission of inquiry into the actions that were taken by the Garda regarding all of the convictions of the person responsible for the death of the person. [9546/17]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The position is as set out in my answer to the Deputy's last Parliamentary Question in relation to this tragic case. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) are investigating certain matters which have arisen as a result of the case. This action was taken by my predecessor who referred certain aspects of this particular case to GSOC for investigation. The question of whether, and if so, what further action can be taken, will be fully considered when GSOC's investigation is completed.
As the Deputy is aware, GSOC is an independent statutory body and the manner in which they conduct their investigation is a matter for them. The most recent update which I received indicated that they had concluded their investigation and that the report was being reviewed before it would be issued. We must now await their final determination.