46. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a progress report on the McMahon Report on Direct Provision; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40308/16]
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): To coincide with the first anniversary of the publication of the McMahon Report last June 30th, a comprehensive account of progress on the implementation of the recommendations was compiled. I was pleased to publish and note the considerable progress made at that stage.
I can confirm that a further half-yearly analysis of progress is currently under way in my Department who are also coordinating updates from the other Departments and agencies responsible for implementation. This will be finalised early in the New Year and will be published shortly thereafter.