Written answers

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Department of Justice and Equality

Registration of Wills

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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110. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she has considered introducing a registration of wills; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41722/23]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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For the Deputy's information, the establishment of a register of wills has been suggested on a number of previous occasions, including in a number of Private Members Bills. It is a matter that has previously been considered, including by my colleague the Minister for Social Protection, in the context of her responsibility for the General Register Office.

I understand that consultations with a number of stakeholders, including the Law Society, have identified important practical and legal obstacles to establishing such a mechanism. As a consequence establishment of a register is not currently under consideration.


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