Written Answers. - Organised Crime.

Wednesday, 7 February 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 530 No. 1

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  70.  Mr. S. Ryan  Information on Seán Ryan  Zoom on Seán Ryan   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   if there are any plans to use the Criminal Assets Bureau against paramilitary organisations having regard to strong evidence of the involvement of paramilitary organisations in organised crime; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3196/01]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue  Sections 4 and 5 of the Criminal Assets Bureau Act, 1996, set out the objectives and functions of the Criminal Assets Bureau. It is not the policy of the bureau, nor would it be appropriate for me, to comment on any particular investigation which might be undertaken by the bureau.


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