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McCartney to attend Oireachtas meeting on formulation of a Policing and Justice Department.

24 June, 2009 - by Raymond McCartney

Raymond McCartney MLA (Foyle) and Member of the Assembly Executive Review Committee will travel to Dublin this Thursday as part of the ongoing programme of work on delivery of Policing and Justice.

Mr McCartney said: "Assembly Members have been holding meetings with other legislatures over recent weeks as part of the process of identifying best practice for the establishment of a Policing and Justice Department.

"This Thursday 25th June Committee Members will travel to Dublin to meet with and listen to the opinions of among others, Minister Michaél Martin, Justice Minister, Dermot Ahern, An Garda Commissioner and the Oireachtas Justice Committee.

Raymond McCartney concluded:

"This is an important part of the Policing and Justice process of transition and it is essential that we investigate different models in order to inform ourselves of best practice. Once the legislative and other aspects of the transfer of powers from London to the Assembly is in place it is imperative that we are ready to take ownership immediately." ENDS

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