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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07/07/2015
1. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an update on current Garda Síochána recruitment numbers and internal vacancy competitions; her projections for total Garda numbers in 2015, 2016 and 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27360/15]
07/07/2015
2. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to amend section 30 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 to ensure that local not-for-profit community festivals and sporting organisations are no longer charged significant amounts of money for policing services. [27087/15]
07/07/2015
3. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the independent working group report on asylum seekers that, among other issues, recommends the provision of residency to those who are over five years in direct provision centres and an increase in the weekly allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27088/15]
07/07/2015
4. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the actions she has taken in view of the suicide of a serving member of An Garda Síochána; the steps taken to ensure the independence and integrity of the investigation; the timeframe for the completion of any investigation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27361/15]
07/07/2015
5. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on discussions with her counterparts in the European Union regarding the situation facing migrants entering the European Union via the Mediterranean. [27089/15]
07/07/2015
6. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an update regarding investigations by her Department into the Stardust tragedy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27054/15]
07/07/2015
7. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which she continues to examine the activities of organised criminal gangs, with particular reference to their membership and potential growth; the action taken, or proposed, to deter the growth of such gangs, with particular reference to discouraging young persons from becoming involved; if a particular strategy is to be employed in this regard; if proscription has been considered as an option; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27013/15]
07/07/2015
8. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality in the context of investment in vehicles and information technology, if members of An Garda Síochána are receiving the resources required to facilitate mobile policing, which is particularly relevant in more rural areas and also in locations which experience greater numbers of visitors in the summer months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27053/15]
07/07/2015
9. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 112 of 26 May 2015 the number of cases that were before the internal review mechanism, where additional information was received or sought; her views in relation to the number of cases that have had their review concluded; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27011/15]
07/07/2015
10. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the recently discovered discrepancies in the application of penalty points to driving licences following convictions; if she will provide an update on the way her Department and the relevant agencies are rectifying the issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27077/15]