289. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason correspondence from an organisation (details supplied) has not received a response; and the further reason a request by it for a meeting has not been agreed to. [30081/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy is aware, the High Court has jurisdiction in Wards of Court matters and management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions under the Courts Service Act 1998. Given the High Court jurisdiction, it is not appropriate for me, as the Minister, to intervene in relation to this matter. 
I would like to inform the Deputy that the issues raised in the correspondence referred to by the Deputy required thorough examination as well as consultation with the Courts Service. A detailed reply has been prepared to the organisation and will be issued in the next few days.