Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Public Accounts Committee

Business of Committee

10:00 am

Photo of Joe CostelloJoe Costello (Dublin Central, Labour)
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There is one other item. At the last meeting I proposed that we invite the Courts Service and the Office of the Chief State Solicitor to come before the committee to discuss the Ian Bailey case on the basis that matters that were statute barred were only brought to the attention of the court on day 62 of a 64-day trial, which meant that most of the discussions that took place dealt with matters that could not be adjudicated on by the court. The planning of the Courts Service, the recruitment of the jury and all of that was quite a potential waste of taxpayers' money. Has there been any communication on that? Has that invitation gone out?