Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement

Engagement with Justice for the Forgotten

Photo of Fergus O'DowdFergus O'Dowd (Louth, Fine Gael)
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If my memory is good enough, yes. First, we agreed that we would write to the Irish Government on the issues that the witnesses have raised, particularly the commitment they got about prioritising legislation if no progress is made. The clerk has the wording. Ms Urwin spoke about the advice of the Attorney General in her statement, so we will write to the Government urging it to seek the advice of the Attorney General on the issue whereby if legislation is needed that it would deal with it as a matter of urgency. I presume that the Government would prepare legislation if it feels that is the outcome. Is that the advice, Ms Urwin?