Written Answers. - EU Beef Fraud.

Tuesday, 25 April 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 451 No. 8

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  193.  Mr. E. Walsh  Information on Eamon Walsh  Zoom on Eamon Walsh   asked the Minister for Justice  Information on Nora Owen  Zoom on Nora Owen   the number of persons involved in the management of beef processing plants involved in EU fraud who are being investigated with a view to prosecution; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7298/95]

[1859]Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): Information on Nora Owen  Zoom on Nora Owen  I am informed by the Garda authorities that, arising from two major investigations into the operations of beef processing plants, six persons have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the Department of Agriculture and Food. In one case, two persons have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentence and the third person in the case is awaiting trial. In the second case, the three persons concerned are awaiting trial.


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