36. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress of the statutory inquiries initiated after the internal review mechanism. [28882/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy’s question refers to five statutory inquiries which arose out of the recommendations of Counsel of the Independent Review Mechanism. These inquiries were established on 15 May 2017 under Section 42 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005.
A retired judge was appointed to conduct each of these inquiries and the Orders establishing the inquiries prescribe that on conclusion of each one, a report will be submitted to me.
I am pleased to advise the Deputy that since my response to Question 77 of 17 April 2018, two of these inquiries have concluded and reports have been furnished to me.
I can confirm that, following receipt of advice from the Attorney General, a copy of the report compiled by Judge Mary Collins into matters relating to the death of Mr. James Clancy has been provided to the Clancy family, and is expected to be published in the coming weeks.
A report compiled by Judge Daniel Herbert into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. James Kelly and the subsequent Garda investigation has also been received by me, and is currently being considered in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, with a view to making this available to the Kelly family shortly.
Work is continuing in respect of each of the three remaining inquiries. I expect to receive the first of the these reports by the end of September, whilst the two remaining inquiries have been extended until the 31 December 2018.
John didn’t die on the 17th of October, 2008.
John certainly didn’t change his name to James, how could he, he’s DEAD.
If they can’t get the name and date of death of the person who lost their life, correct, what does that tell you?