Dáil Éireann - Volume 597 - 16 February, 2005

Written Answers. - Criminal Prosecutions.

[1837]   208. Ms McManus asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the circumstances and considerations that led to the pending trial of a person (details supplied) in a court in London for the murder of a person (details supplied) alleged to have been committed in Walkinstown, Dublin in May 2003; if this person’s extradition for this offence was sought by the authorities here; if not, the reason therefore the person by whom any relevant decision was made; if the exercise by the English courts of extra-territorial jurisdiction in respect of a murder allegedly committed in this State has any modern precedent; the nature and extent of any co-operation being provided to the English prosecution authorities in relation to the presentation of their case; if assistance will be provided to the family of the victim to meet the additional costs of attending the trial occasioned by the fact that it is taking place abroad; if consular or other assistance will be available to the family during the course of the trial; if he, the Government or the Garda Síochána will have observers or other representatives at the trial; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5127/05]

  Mr. McDowell: I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 448 of 15 February 2005 on the same topic.