Written answers

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Department of Justice and Equality

Prisoner Transfers

Photo of Eoin Ó BroinEoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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110. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied) to transfer to an Irish prison under the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Act 1995; the reason the application has been in the Office of the Chief State Solicitor for at least 12 months; when it will conclude its consideration of the application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49495/19]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by my officials in the Irish Prison Service that they are aware of the application referred to.

I am informed by the Prison Service that the Chief State Solicitor's Office has confirmed that its consideration of the legal issues involved is being expedited.

The Deputy will appreciate that I am not in a position to address the individual case or give a date for completion of consideration of the matter at this time.


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