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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18/02/2015
115. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide the details of the proposed structural separation of alcohol products by retailers and what this separation entails; if physical barriers or stand-alone units will be required; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7309/15]
18/02/2015
116. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the provision of an open prison option for female prisoners; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7225/15]
18/02/2015
117. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress, to date, in providing supported accommodation and inter-related services for women offenders; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7227/15]
18/02/2015
118. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in providing restorative and reparative initiatives, tailored for women offenders in the community, and in custody; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7228/15]
18/02/2015
119. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012; when it is due to return from Committee Stage; her plans to make amendments, based on recommendations outlined by the Irish Penal Reform Trust, to reform sections of the Bill referring to proportionate rehabilitative periods, number of convictions, maximum threshold, suspended sentencing and relevance of convictions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7231/15]
18/02/2015
120. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to amend the Employment Equality Act 1998 to include the additional ground of discrimination on the basis of criminal conviction, as recommended by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7232/15]
18/02/2015
121. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which she expects to avail of extra Garda numbers, arising from the new recruitment programme, with a view to ensuring increased strength in Garda stations that have experienced a reduction in Garda numbers in the course of the past number of years, and with particular reference to demographic requirements and the need to ensure that An Garda Síochána is completely modernised, in line with other police forces globally, incorporating the best practice of the most efficient and effective; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7233/15]
18/02/2015
122. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which An Garda Síochána is adequately equipped, resourced and strengthened to deal with the new emerging generation of criminals, who seem to have achieved a degree of professionalism, derived from study of their predecessors, and who are capable of inflicting a new reign of terror throughout their respective communities, unless interrupted by preventative and combative action and intervention by the gardaí, who need to be particularly, and specifically, resourced to deal with this threat; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7234/15]
18/02/2015
123. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if legislation will be introduced to permit the use of pepper spray for civil protection; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7265/15]
18/02/2015
124. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide, in tabular form, the number of repossession orders granted, by county, in 2014 and to date in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7272/15]