Dáil Éireann - Volume 600 - 12 April, 2005
Written Answers. - Omagh Bombing Civil Actions.
Mr. Stagg Mr. Stagg
85. Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the assistance the Government intends to offer the survivors and relatives of the Omagh bombing in pursuit of justice through the civil courts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10791/05]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell:I can assure the Deputy that the Government and I remain willing to assist the survivors and relatives of the Omagh bombing with their civil action to the greatest extent possible, in accordance with law.
In particular, I have agreed that the costs associated with accommodation and security in relation to the taking of evidence on commission in this jurisdiction will be met by the Irish Government. The details will be worked out between the Courts Service and the relevant court in Northern Ireland.
 In so far as the funding of the civil action is concerned, I would remind the Deputy that this civil action has been initiated in another jurisdiction and is already being substantially funded by the British Government. I believe it would be inappropriate for additional funding to be made available from this jurisdiction.
Dáil Éireann 600 Written Answers. Omagh Bombing Civil Actions.