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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31/03/2021
770. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Justice if her attention has been drawn to the banning of loot boxes in a video game (details supplied) in Belgium, Holland and Switzerland due to the introduction of gambling to young children and the misconduct of employees of a company in unfairly distributing such loot boxes; if she has considered implementing such a ban; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16718/21]
31/03/2021
771. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice when a decision will be made for persons (details supplied) to remain here along with their family; when their deportation order will be lifted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17404/21]
31/03/2021
772. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice the procedure regarding the issuing of an employment permit to atypical workers in the fishing industry; if such persons must be in possession of a visa before a work permit can issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17525/21]

834. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice the procedure regarding the issuing of visas to atypical workers in the fishing industry; if an employment permit is required before a visa can issue to such a worker; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17524/21]
31/03/2021
773. Deputy Neasa Hourigan asked the Minister for Justice her plans to grant asylum to persons located in migrant camps on the Greek islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos; the number of persons granted asylum in 2020; the number of persons she plans to grant asylum to in 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16284/21]
31/03/2021
774. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice if consideration will be given to the extension of visas for persons currently residing here whose visas are due to expire but are planning to return on a work visa and have a legitimate offer of employment given current travel restrictions and to avoid unnecessary international travel. [16303/21]
31/03/2021
775. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the progress to date in the determination of an application for residency status and eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16355/21]
31/03/2021
776. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice the average timeline for Garda vetting applications to be processed. [16374/21]
31/03/2021
777. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Justice the number and value of fines by type or grounds issued in 2020 under the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 and Health (Amendment) Act 2020 and consequent regulations in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16393/21]
31/03/2021
778. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice her plans to further extend all immigration permissions beyond 20 April 2021 in view of the ongoing level 5 restrictions, the international travel advice currently in place and the entry restrictions in other countries; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16395/21]

779. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice her plans to further extend all international protection permissions beyond 20 April 2021 in view of the ongoing level 5 restrictions, the international travel advice currently in place and the entry restrictions in other countries; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16396/21]

828. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice if there will be an additional extension allowed for expired immigration permits given the situation with Covid-19 restrictions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17321/21]
31/03/2021
780. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons charged with knife crimes in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16402/21]

781. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons convicted of knife crimes in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16403/21]