Written Answers. - High Court Cases.

Thursday, 25 April 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 407 No. 5

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  73.  Mr. Shatter  Information on Alan Shatter  Zoom on Alan Shatter   asked the Minister for Education  Information on Mary O'Rourke  Zoom on Mary O'Rourke   the number of High Court cases in which the Minister for Education of the day was named as a defendant in court proceedings in each of the last ten years; the issues involved in such proceedings; the number of such cases successfully defended by her; the number of such cases in which the plaintiff was successful; the amount of legal costs incurred by the State in each year in respect of such cases; and the amount of legal costs paid out by the State in each year pursuant to orders for costs made against her.

Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke): Information on Mary O'Rourke  Zoom on Mary O'Rourke  To obtain the very detailed information sought by the Deputy would mean deferring more pressing and important work in the offices of the Attorney General and the Chief State Solicitor. It would serve no useful public purpose and cannot be justified.

  74.  Mr. Shatter  Information on Alan Shatter  Zoom on Alan Shatter   asked the Minister for Defence  Information on Brendan Daly  Zoom on Brendan Daly   the number of High Court cases in which the Minister for Defence of the day was named as a defendant in court proceedings in each of the last ten years; the issues involved in such proceedings; the number of such cases successfully defended by him; the number of such cases in which the plaintiff was successful; the amount of legal costs incurred by the State in each year in respect of such cases; and the amount of legal costs paid out by the State in each year pursuant to orders for costs made against him.

Minister for Defence (Mr. Daly): Information on Brendan Daly  Zoom on Brendan Daly  I consider that extracting the very detailed information requested would serve no useful public purpose, would mean deferring more pressing and urgent work in my Department and cannot be justified.


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