Written Answers. - Abolition of Death Penalty.

Thursday, 1 March 1990

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 396 No. 5

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  72.  Mr. McCartan  Information on Patrick McCartan  Zoom on Patrick McCartan   asked the Minister for Justice  Information on Ray Burke  Zoom on Ray Burke   if he will respond to the recent proposal of the editor of Garda Review that a minimum sentence of 25 years be imposed on those convicted of attempted murder of a member of An Garda Síochána on the abolition of the death penalty for such an offence.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Burke): Information on Ray Burke  Zoom on Ray Burke  I am aware of this proposal by the Garda representative association and it will be given full consideration in the context of the Bill which I have in preparation to abolish the death penalty.


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