Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Deaths of Irish Citizens Abroad
I can confirm to the Deputy that we continue to provide all possible support to the family referred to. I personally met with the family previously, and was struck by the traumatic sequence of events that transpired in this case. I can wholly appreciate the toll this situation has taken on the family and support the need for answers to the questions still outstanding in relation to their loved one's passing.
In that regard, I have written to my counterparts in the relevant country to ask for an update on this case and request that the family receives all possible supports locally. I have duly received assurances of assistance from my counterparts, who are also in direct contact with the family. My Department has encouraged the family to also seek legal representation. The Deputy can be assured of our ongoing support where possible and as appropriate.