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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21/04/2021
1358. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice her plans to change the regulatory framework for gambling; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20996/21]

1384. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Justice the status of the work towards establishing a gambling regulator; if there is a timeline for the introduction of such; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18334/21]
21/04/2021
1362. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice when consideration will be given to naturalisation in the case of persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18110/21]
21/04/2021
1363. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice her plans to implement the Justice Plan 2021 with particular reference to the relevant sections supporting a victim's journey and the availability of counselling; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18117/21]
21/04/2021
1364. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the progress to date in the determination of an application for citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied); when the application can be expected to advance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18119/21]
21/04/2021
1365. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice the number of letters that have been issued and are being issued each month to those in direct provision in tabular form. [18131/21]

1366. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice the number of first instance interviews for asylum seekers that have been postponed from March 2020 to date; the number that are scheduled for 2021; the number of additional interviews that are scheduled monthly to clear the backlog; the number of cases that are assigned to each interviewer; the timeframe given to complete each case; the number that received their first interview in 2020, by month; and the number of interviews with applicants outside of Dublin that have been held by month from March 2020 to date. [18132/21]

1367. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice the accelerated procedures that have been put in place for those seeking asylum given the considerable backlog. [18133/21]

1368. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice the nature of the non-cooperation measures in relation to those seeking asylum. [18134/21]

1369. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice the way in which the return of questionnaires have been speeded up in relation to those seeking asylum [18135/21]

1370. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice if an applicant seeking asylum who wants a speedy interview is placed on a remote interview list; if so, the length of the list; the length of the waiting time for this list; and the way in which applications are made. [18136/21]

1371. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice the way in which the €1.7 million additional funding allocated to improving the processing waiting times is being spent in relation to persons seeking asylum. [18137/21]

1492. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the number of the first instance international protection interviews that were postponed from March 2020 to date; the number of interviews scheduled for April 2021; the number of additional interviews scheduled each month to clear the backlog; the number of cases assigned to each interviewer; the timeframe given to complete each case; the number of applicants that have had their first interview in 2020; the number of interviews that have been held with applicants outside Dublin; the accelerated procedures that have been put in place; the definition of non-cooperation measures; if an applicant who wants a speedy interview will be included on a remote interview list; the length of time waiting for persons on the remote interview list; the way the additional €1.7 million allocated to improving the processing waiting times is spent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20498/21]
21/04/2021
1372. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the current and or expected position in respect of residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18159/21]
21/04/2021
1373. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice the additional resources that will be allocated to the visa application offices nationally to ensure any backlog of applications will be processed as quickly as possible; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18164/21]

1389. Deputy Francis Noel Duffy asked the Minister for Justice the steps she is taking to meet the backlog of registration for first time Garda national immigration bureau applicants; if she will consider increasing capacity to deal with the backlog in Dublin by giving functions to larger Garda stations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18460/21]

1374. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice when the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Acts will be updated to permit the repatriation of Irish prisoners serving sentences in the UK under sentences not recognised in Irish law; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18209/21]
21/04/2021
1378. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice if she will intervene and ensure that the barrier to accessing free legal aid will be removed for all Stardust families involved in the upcoming inquiry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18228/21]
21/04/2021
1379. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Justice the way in which a person with limited or no decision making capacity can be represented by a person with power of attorney and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18249/21]

1380. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Justice the waiting times for first decisions and appeal decisions for applicants for international protection; the number of letters regarding decisions issued each month; the current backlog of numbers as a result of Covid-19 restrictions; the projected time it will take to clear the backlog; the number of interviews taking place each month; the number of first interviews conducted in 2020; the number that were conducted outside of Dublin; the specific measures taken to speed up the process; the number of staff working on this process; her plans to hire additional staff; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18255/21]
21/04/2021
1381. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Justice the changes she has made to the internal process in her Department for the appointment of judges since she came to office. [18279/21]