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Written Answers. - Personal Injury Claims.

Tuesday, 8 October 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 469 No. 5

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 181. Ms O'Donnell Information on Liz O'Donnell Zoom on Liz O'Donnell  asked the Minister for Justice Information on Nora Owen Zoom on Nora Owen  the number of cases which are pending against the State claiming damages for personal injuries by persons who allege they were mistreated while in State care; the number of institutions, if any, involved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17653/96]

Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): Information on Nora Owen Zoom on Nora Owen The number of cases pending against the State in respect of persons claiming damages for personal injuries received following alleged mistreatment while in Garda custody is 66.

The number of cases pending against the State in respect of prisoners claiming damages for personal injuries received following alleged mistreatment while in prison custody is 26. The number of institutions involved is five.


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