Written answers

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Deaths of Irish Citizens Abroad

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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102. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide an update on the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53522/21]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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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.


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