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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22/06/2021
486. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice if her attention has been drawn to the vetting processes in place for first-time house buyers to arrange viewings which asks for proof of funds; her views on whether these practices are in keeping with GDPR legislation; if not, the steps she is taking to address the matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32917/21]

491. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the underpinning passage of legislation that allows for the Property Services Regulatory Authority to advise estate agents to demand sight of a prospective house buyers exact funds rather than their mortgage approval when arranging viewings and or engaging in a bidding process for a property; and if her attention or that of her officials has been drawn to this practice (details supplied). [32884/21]

495. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Justice the plans she has to strengthen the regulation of estate agents and property management agents to ensure maximum transparency and accountability in the way they operate particularly with respect to information requests and bidding processes for home purchases. [33013/21]
22/06/2021
487. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the extent to which her Department can protect the freedom of speech and at the same time protect against the use of such freedom to incite hatred; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33496/21]
22/06/2021
488. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Justice the number of semi-automatic centre fire rifles that have been licensed by An Garda Síochána in each of the years 2015 to 2020 and to date in 2021; if the proposal to amend legislation to declare any such firearms licensed post 2015 as invalid licences and revoke same with immediate effect infringes on the constitutional rights of citizens; if she will instruct her Department to consult with persons who own such firearms before signing off on such legislation via an appointed group; and if the State will compensate Irish citizens for their loss of property given that this proposal will affect persons who have invested large sums in these firearms in some cases. [32835/21]
22/06/2021
489. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Justice the reason the same visa free travel to Ireland afforded to Israeli citizens is not extended to Palestinian travellers given the need to end discrimination and mistreatment of Palestinians; if she will consider extending equal visa free travel to Palestinians; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32844/21]
22/06/2021
490. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice when cases that fall within the parameters of the European Court of Justice Ruling in the Chenchooliah case will be progressed; the number of cases under active consideration in this regard; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32874/21]
22/06/2021
492. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice his plans to legislate to make stalking a crime; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32907/21]
22/06/2021
493. Deputy Pa Daly asked the Minister for Justice the number of public order arrests in May 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, in tabular form. [32924/21]
22/06/2021
494. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice if steps can be taken to facilitate the regularisation of Brazilian persons resident in Ireland for many years who have sought Irish citizenship. [32948/21]
22/06/2021
496. Deputy Paul McAuliffe asked the Minister for Justice the status of a family (details supplied) which has moved from the International Protections Appeals Tribunal to her discretion; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33059/21]
22/06/2021
497. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Justice the estimated cost of installing a minimum of two defibrillators in each Garda station that is open on a 24/7 basis. [33093/21]