Dáil Éireann - Volume 578 - 29 January, 2004

Written Answers - Northern Ireland Issues.

  71. Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if the Garda national fraud squad operations against a provisional IRA tax scam in the building trade (details supplied) has implications for the peace process or for the status of Sinn Féin therein. [29672/03]

  Mr. McDowell:As investigations by the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation concerning the fraudulent claiming of repayments of revenue by subcontractors in the building industry are ongoing it is not appropriate to comment at this stage on the investigations or the accuracy, or otherwise, of the particular media report referred to in the details supplied by the Deputy.