Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Department of Justice and Equality
278. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the fees payable to Mr Justice Cooke for work undertaken by him with regard to the completion of the Cooke report into the alleged Garda surveillance of GSOC; and the moneys paid to him to-date. [35521/14]
279. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the backup assistance provided to Mr. Justice Cooke for the work undertaken by him and for the typing up and completion of the Cooke report; and if she will detail any expenses incurred in respect of same. [35522/14]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 278 and 279 together.
The practical arrangements surrounding Judge Cooke's appointment to conduct an independent inquiry into the allegations of unlawful surveillance at GSOC were made by the Department of the Taoiseach.
The payments referred to my Department for payment in respect of the Cooke inquiry were as follows;