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30/01/2018
266. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to reduce the fee for citizenship for all persons who have been ordinarily resident here for more than ten years and that are married to or a parent of a full Irish citizen. [4108/18]

267. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the fee for citizenship will be waived for holders of a means-tested medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4109/18]
30/01/2018
268. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to provide information to businesses regarding data protection and the implications for data held by companies operating between Ireland and the United Kingdom in the event that the UK leaves the safe harbour framework in the context of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4445/18]
30/01/2018
269. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who arrived here as unaccompanied or separated children who had successful applications for family reunification in each of the years 2015 to 2017. [4665/18]

270. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons that arrived here as unaccompanied or separated children that did not have successful applications for family reunification in each of the years 2015 to 2017. [4666/18]

312. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons that arrived here as unaccompanied or separated children that had successful applications for family reunification in each of the years 2015 to 2017. [4357/18]

313. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons that arrived here as unaccompanied or separated children that did not have successful applications for family reunification in each of the years 2015 to 2017. [4358/18]
30/01/2018
271. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the fees for work permits under the Employment Permits Act 2003 will be waived for IPO applicants in advance of transposition of the Reception Directive 2013/33/EU of 26 June 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3925/18]

272. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if persons applying to the International Protection Office will be permitted to seek work in advance of transposition of the Reception Directive 2013/33/EU of June 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3926/18]

273. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when Ireland will transpose the Reception Directive 2013/33/EU of June 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3927/18]

277. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the recourse available to a person awaiting a decision from the International Protection Office for longer than nine months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3931/18]

281. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if asylum seekers may enter employment if the value of the offer is less than €30,000 per annum; if not, the threshold at which asylum seekers may enter employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4035/18]

282. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if asylum seekers will be excluded from the job categories that exist under the Employment Permits Act 2003 and relevant regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4036/18]

283. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the criteria that will apply to grant permission to asylum seekers to enter self employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4037/18]

284. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the protections that will be introduced to ensure asylum seekers are protected from exploitation incorrectly categorised as self employed in view of the vulnerable position of many asylum applicants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4038/18]

285. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he is satisfied that €21.60 per week respects the dignity of asylum seekers as required under the reception directive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4039/18]

286. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the analysis that has been conducted to evaluate the range and extent of changes needed to ensure Ireland complies with the reception directive; if a copy of such analysis will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4040/18]

302. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the interim right to work for asylum seekers that he proposes to introduce prior to the State's opt-in to the EU reception directive is consistent with the decision of the Supreme Court delivered in May 2017 on the constitutional right of asylum seekers to seek asylum. [4195/18]

303. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he is satisfied that the use of the Employment Permits Act 2003 (as amended) to facilitate asylum seekers in seeking work prior to Ireland opting into the EU reception directive is consistent with the decision of the Supreme Court in May 2017 that asylum seekers have a freedom to seek employment under the Constitution which can be subject to restrictions by the Oireachtas, but not by the Minister. [4196/18]

308. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the implications of the interim scenario for opting in to the Recast Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU) for asylum seekers applying for a work permit; if his attention has been drawn to the restrictive and exclusionary nature of the list of highly skilled and ineligible categories that applies to work permit applicants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4268/18]

309. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to ensure that the interim measure introduced until Ireland fully opts in to the Recast Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU) will not become the permanent provision for asylum seekers accessing employment in view of the fact that the criteria is restrictive and exclusionary; the details of the permanent provisions for the types of work asylum seekers will be eligible for; the salary constraints; if these will be applied in a balanced and effective approach; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4269/18]
30/01/2018
274. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications in the single procedure application system under the International Protection Act 2015; the number of applications that have been processed within the six month target; the waiting times experienced by those persons beyond six months; the length of time to process such applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3928/18]

275. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons awaiting decisions on asylum applications that applied before the provisions of the International Protection Act 2015 came into force; the length of time those persons have been waiting; the length of time to process such applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3929/18]

276. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he is satisfied that the International Protection Office has adequate resources to fulfil its obligations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3930/18]
30/01/2018
278. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress made to date on replacing the Communications Retention of Data Act 2011; if it will be assigned to the relevant Oireachtas committee for pre legislative scrutiny; if the European Court of Justice has set a deadline for a new Bill to be enacted in view of the fact that without new legislation it may impact on certain legal cases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3979/18]
30/01/2018
279. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 130 of 18 January 2018, if it is policy that it is a condition of naturalisation that a person has not been absent from the State for more than six weeks per annum in the years claimed towards the reckonable residency requirement, irrespective of the explanation furnished under Q5.6 of the application form. [3981/18]
30/01/2018
280. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of asylum for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3988/18]
30/01/2018
287. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on a recommendation (details supplied) as contained in the National Competitiveness Council report, Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2017; his plans to implement this policy recommendation; and the timeframe for implementation. [4057/18]
30/01/2018
288. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí stationed in the Garda Wexford division as of 31 December in each of the years 2015 to 2017 respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4064/18]