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Victims must be given access to internal garda review of Ó Lubhlaí case – Mary Lou McDonald TD

28 November, 2014 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has called on the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to ensure that the victims of Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí are given access to the report of the internal garda review of the investigation.

Teachta McDonald has reacted to a statement from the Department of Justice which said her claims were incorrect and untrue.

She said;

“We know that the internal garda review concluded in July. We know that the victims have been denied access to that review.

“Minister Fitzgerald should confirm when she received the report and ensure that the victims have access to it.

“It is also our understanding, and the understanding of the victims, that the HSE Tusla inquiry has been delayed because information is required from An Garda Síochana and the Department of Justice.

“I am calling on Minister Fitzgerald and the Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan to ensure that this information is passed on.

“Far from telling untruths or being incorrect, yesterday I raised a very important and specific issue. The Tánaiste decided to deflect attention away by slurring my party.

“If she was not briefed on the issue she would have been better served by giving an assurance to look into the matter rather than engaging in cheap political point scoring with such a sensitive issue.”

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