It is entirely untrue to suggest that the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD received the internal Garda review report on the O'Lubhlaí case or that any such report has been sitting on her desk.

It is equally incorrect to suggest that the Department has yet to forward information to TUSLA to allow that agency to pursue its investigation. The Department has no request from TUSLA for any information, nor does it have any information which would be relevant to a TUSLA inquiry.

It would not be normal practice for a report of an internal Garda examination to be made public. However, the Department, on behalf of the Minister, is in contact with the Garda authorities with respect to identifying any information in relation to the review which might properly be put into the public domain and which might be shared with victims and their families.

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