COVID-19 Related Oireachtas Queries

A new COVID-19 related queries system for TDs introduced on the 7th April by the Oireachtas Business Committee. Responses to Questions raised can be found here: http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Oireachtas-COVID-19-queries

 

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14/11/2017
191. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline his plans to introduce a reduction for those on low income, social welfare or senior citizens regarding the fixed fee when applying for naturalisation; his further plans to abolish the penalty that applies at present to those that are not in a position to pay the fixed rate within a set period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48160/17]
14/11/2017
192. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline his plans to ensure that no restrictions are placed on the type of work that asylum seekers can engage in while waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. [47627/17]
14/11/2017
193. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be ratified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47639/17]
14/11/2017
194. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the revenue-raising functions of section 95 of the Legal Services Regulatory Act 2015 have been implemented; and his views on same. [47650/17]
14/11/2017
195. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when his Department signed off on the expenditure of hiring persons (details supplied) to work as part of the Charleton liaison committee; the amount both persons have cost to date; if the positions were advertised; if the positions went through a public procurement process; if not, the reason therefore; if the human resources division of An Garda Síochána was consulted on the hiring of both persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47652/17]

196. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the Policing Authority was consulted or its attention drawn to at the time of the hiring of persons (details supplied) to work as part of the Charleton liaison committee; if not, the reason therefore; if the attention of the Policing Authority was drawn to or if it was consulted on these appointments; his views on whether they should have been under the legislation in which they were established; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47653/17]
14/11/2017
197. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will request the Garda Commissioner to ensure that the detective inspector post at the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement is filled as a matter of urgency in view of the fact that this post has been vacant for the past 14 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47672/17]
14/11/2017
198. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out in tabular form the number of road fatalities in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017 by month and county. [47682/17]
14/11/2017
199. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to give access rights to natural grandparents in circumstances in which the mother or father of the children is deceased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47685/17]
14/11/2017
200. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to reduce the fee for persons from the UK that are married to Irish citizens and permanently living here to resolve their citizenship issues ahead of Brexit; if his attention has been drawn to the concerns these persons have following Brexit that they may no longer have EU entitlement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47742/17]
14/11/2017
201. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated length of time it would take for a four year driving licence ban that has been reduced to 18 months by the courts to be taken into consideration by An Garda Síochána for vetting purposes for job applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47743/17]