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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12/02/2015
151. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a self-employed person may obtain Garda vetting for the purposes of providing courses in a secondary level school; if not, her plans to extend Garda vetting to the self-employed and to sole traders; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6381/15]
12/02/2015
152. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there is specific legislation or specific regulations in the equality area which ensure equal access to appropriate public transport for citizens of the country; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6422/15]
12/02/2015
153. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider flying the Amber Flag from her Department buildings, on a chosen day, in order to raise awareness of the Amber Flag programme, which works to raise awareness of mental health issues within second level schools, sports clubs and youth organisations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6434/15]
12/02/2015
154. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide funding for the installation of CCTV cameras in Fethard town, County Tipperary, which has the capacity for matching funding; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6472/15]
12/02/2015
155. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will facilitate members of the Sikh community who want to join An Garda Síochána by allowing them to wear their traditional religious head wear. [6546/15]
12/02/2015
156. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current position in regard to the law on blasphemy; the extent to which it is expected or intended to review and-or repeal it; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6562/15]
12/02/2015
157. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if upgrade of residency status will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6565/15]
12/02/2015
158. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a family re-unification application in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford will be approved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6568/15]
12/02/2015
159. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if family re-unification application will be submitted in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow, who is an Irish citizen; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6569/15]
12/02/2015
160. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the Children and Family Relationships Bill will change the current arrangements for step-parent adoption, for example, where at present the only way a woman's second spouse can adopt her child is by her relinquishing her parental rights and the couple then adopting the child together; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6577/15]

161. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the Children and Family Relationships Bill will provide effect to the recommendation by the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection for a simpler procedure for step-parent adoptions, whereby a step-parent could adopt the child, without terminating the rights of existing parents, as permitted in France and Austria; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6578/15]