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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21/09/2021
474. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Justice when she plans to accept applications for guest visas for persons who are vaccinated and have evidence of vaccination in their country. [44422/21]

475. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Justice if extra staff will be deployed to her Department to deal with a backlog of applications of guest visas. [44423/21]
21/09/2021
476. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice if any of her predecessors made a request to the Chief Justice to appoint a judge under section 21 of the Courts of Justice (District Court) Act 1946, or any other similar provision, to investigate (details supplied). [44434/21]
21/09/2021
477. Deputy Neasa Hourigan asked the Minister for Justice her plans to prescribe a set minimum sentence for those convicted of domestic violence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44441/21]
21/09/2021
478. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Justice the status of discussions that have taken place within her Department notwithstanding the creation of the community safety innovation fund on whether monies seized under the statutory remit of the Criminal Assets Bureau will be redirected to local frontline community services in areas most affected by criminality; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44447/21]
21/09/2021
479. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice if applications for visas can be treated with urgency in the case of the family of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44448/21]
21/09/2021
480. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons who reoffended while released on bail for other alleged crimes during each of the past five years; the breakdown of the types of crime allegedly committed while on bail; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44525/21]

481. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice the steps being taken to restrict the granting of bail to serial or repeat offenders; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44526/21]
21/09/2021
482. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons that have availed of free legal aid over each of the past five years by category of alleged crime; the proportion of them that have been convicted; the number that had previously been granted free legal aid in respect of other offences; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44527/21]

483. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice the policy measures being considered by her Department to restrict access to free legal aid by repeat offenders including measures such as requiring them to pay a contribution towards the cost of their defence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44528/21]

484. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice the cost of providing free legal aid over each of the past five years by county; the average cost per alleged offender; the average payment to legal practitioners over the same period; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44529/21]
21/09/2021
485. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice the categories of victims of crime that are currently entitled to free legal aid; the number that have availed of this service by year; her plans to extend this to other victims of crime; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44530/21]
21/09/2021
486. 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); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44571/21]
21/09/2021
487. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Justice the steps being taken to combat human trafficking in Ireland; if coordinated work is ongoing between An Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland to tackle this issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44581/21]