Thursday, 13 November 2008
Dáil Eireann Debate
46. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the action he has taken or plans to take arising from the report of the Hartnett Inquiry into the death of a person (details supplied) in Clonmel in 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40179/08]
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern): As indicated in my reply to Parliamentary Question Number 99 of 2 October, the findings of the Hartnett Report have been accepted. I am constrained in what I can say due to the fact that civil proceedings instituted by the Rossiter family are still ongoing and an inquest into Brian Rossiter’s death has yet to be concluded. I understand, in fact, that the Inquest is due to resume again on Wednesday next, the 19th.
In my earlier Reply of today I also indicated that a Chief Superintendent had been appointed under the Garda Síochána (Discipline) Regulations 2007 to deal with disciplinary matters arising from the Report. The question of discipline for members is, in the first instance, a matter for the Commissioner and I understand that one member has been dealt with under that process and the process is ongoing in respect of two others.
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