820. Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Justice when the report of the inquiry into the adequacy of the Garda Síochána investigations and disciplinary inquiries following the death of Mr. Patrick Nugent, which she received on 3 November 2020, will be shared with the family; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17089/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The Deputy will be aware that an inquiry under Section 42 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 was conducted by former Judge Patrick Clyne into the Garda Síochána investigation relating to the death of Mr Patrick Nugent in 1984.
I can inform the Deputy that Judge Clyne completed his inquiry on 31 October 2020 and my Department received Judge Clyne’s report on 3 November 2020. The advice of the Attorney General is being sought on the matter of publication and on receipt of those advices I expect to be in a position to advise on the timelines further, but unfortunately I am not in a position to do so at this juncture. I do appreciate however that Mr. Nugent's family are anxiously awaiting the outcome of Judge Clyne's investigation and I will be in touch with them as soon as it is possible to do so.