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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10/06/2015
102. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in determining an application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22520/15]
10/06/2015
103. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason An Grianán was excluded from the Magdalene laundry redress scheme, in view of the fact that evidence had been uncovered in the course of the McAleese inquiry, which showed beyond any doubt that it served as a Magdalene laundry. [22545/15]
10/06/2015
104. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans regarding the review of firearms; the timeframe she expects in relation to recommendations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22574/15]
10/06/2015
105. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has cancelled all prisoner transfers to this State from outside prisons, as per the provisions of the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Act 2008; the reason for doing so; the number of applications that have been affected; the anticipated timeframe for the resolution of this matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22596/15]
10/06/2015
106. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the third section of the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008 was passed in December 2014 six years after the passing of the rest of the Act; the measures that were taken to update this particular section of legislation to ensure that it would adequately reflect the developments in technology and digital rights legislation in those intervening six years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22621/15]

111. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if an assessment was carried out on the recently enacted section 3 of the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008 to ensure that it is in full compliance with the European Charter on Fundamental Rights following the 2014 ruling of the European Court of Justice, which found the European data retention directive to be invalid in view of the fact that it does not uphold the rights to privacy and freedom of expression; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22627/15]
10/06/2015
107. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she or any other Irish governmental officials were aware that the British authorities were monitoring Irish telephone and internet communications for years via underwater cables, as uncovered by a person (details supplied) in 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22623/15]

108. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the revelations of a person (details supplied) in 2014, which alleged that billions of Irish communications, telephone and Internet, were and are being intercepted, recorded and stored through a series of underwater cables by Government Communications Headquarters in Britain; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22624/15]

109. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the actions or investigations that were carried out, or are being carried out, by her Department on foot of the Wikileaks reports in 2014 that large numbers of Irish telephone and-or Internet communications were being intercepted by the General Communications Headquarters in Britain, and were then shared with other intelligence agencies; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22625/15]

110. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the Irish Government authorised the British monitoring or tapping of undersea cables, as reported by a person (details supplied) in 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22626/15]

112. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide details of any communication she has had with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade regarding the reported tapping of the underwater cable by General Communications Headquarters in Britain; if she is satisfied that any such reported surveillance is entirely a matter of within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22628/15]

113. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 3 of 15 January 2015, if she has had any communication with the authorities in the United Kingdom in response to the reports of tapping of the undersea communications cables by General Communications Headquarters in Britain; if she has asked these authorities directly in the interests of transparency and the fundamental right of Irish and all European Union citizens to privacy whether this reported surveillance was authorised by the British Government; if so, under what British legislation is it covered under; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22629/15]
10/06/2015
114. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on the workings of the review mechanism in respect of a complaint from a person (details supplied); if she will confirm that all relevant files in the Department of the Taoiseach, the Department of Finance, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and her Department will be considered in the course of this review, and that the professional staff reviewing this complaint will meet the complainant in question; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22645/15]
10/06/2015
115. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has raised the matter of alleged impunity granted to members of terror groups who acted as informers in Northern Ireland during the Troubles with her British and Northern Irish counterparts; if she has contacted a person (details supplied) regarding these matters; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22653/15]
10/06/2015
116. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the number of staff assigned to the regulator's office at the time of its establishment; the number of staff currently employed there; if any additional staff are scheduled for appointment, and when they will be assigned; if she is satisfied that the regulator's office has sufficient legal and other expertise to undertake its work effectively; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22654/15]
10/06/2015
117. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is aware of allegations of misappropriation of funds of a support group (details supplied); the action she has taken; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22657/15]