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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16/11/2021
452. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of warranted searches involving the use of the ASU nationally that have been conducted in each year since 2015, in tabular form. [55497/21]
16/11/2021
453. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice if a citizenship application process will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [55548/21]
16/11/2021
454. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Justice when an application for Irish citizenship by a person (details supplied) will be finalised; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55571/21]
16/11/2021
455. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Justice if she has considered allocating work visas for foreign students who worked and contributed to the economy throughout the pandemic but now struggle to access work visas and permits; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55580/21]

456. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider introducing a couples visa to allow only one member of the couple to study rather than the current requirement of both partners to enrol in a college; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55581/21]
16/11/2021
457. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice the number of deaths that have occurred among prisoners in the Midlands prison in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the cause of death in each case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55602/21]
16/11/2021
458. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Justice her views on France’s decision to waive some of the period required for citizenship by naturalisation for frontline workers and reduce it to two years which resulted in over 12,000 workers being granted citizenship; if her attention has been drawn to the action Canada took in granting long-term residency for foreign nationals working on the frontlines; and if she will consider extending this to non-EU nationals working in healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic by granting them citizenship. [55614/21]
16/11/2021
459. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Justice the current powers, duties and responsibilities of peace commissioners; the way the system has evolved; the current process including vetting aspects; the number that have been appointed in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55633/21]
16/11/2021
460. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the reason for the ongoing delays in granting probate or processing applications of probate at the Probate Office; if steps can be taken to expedite the process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55648/21]
16/11/2021
461. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice the status of a residency application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55650/21]
16/11/2021
462. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the procedure to be followed by a person (details supplied) to upgrade their residence card; if a fee is owing in this instance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55726/21]