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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06/10/2015
420. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if all records held by her Department concerning the tapping of the telephones of persons (details supplied) in 1983 were transferred to the National Archives, in full accordance with the National Archives Act 1986; if not, if she will provide a list of all such records, indicating the corresponding retention authorisation from her Department and the Department of the Taoiseach in each case, in accordance with section 8 of the aforementioned Act; if no such authorisations exist, the reason records have not been transferred as of this date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34232/15]
06/10/2015
421. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications the Garda Commissioner has made for authorisation to intercept under the Interception of Postal and Telecommunications Messages (Regulations) Act 1993 during the past five years; the number granted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34299/15]
06/10/2015
422. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is aware of a surveillance programme within An Garda Síochána named Operation Mizen; if she sanctioned its formation; if she has received a report on its operation; the number of persons who are the subject of this surveillance; if public representatives at local authority or Oireachtas level are subject to this surveillance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34300/15]
06/10/2015
423. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who have been arrested under the Water Services Acts in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34301/15]

425. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who have been arrested at protests against water charges in 2015. [34303/15]
06/10/2015
424. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on spending by An Garda Síochána on surveillance equipment and technology; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34302/15]
06/10/2015
426. Deputy Gabrielle McFadden asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reforms that are being proposed aimed at improving conditions in direct provision accommodation, following the publication of the report of the working group on direct provision and the protection process; if timelines are in place to effect any proposed reforms; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34339/15]
06/10/2015
427. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 267 of 7 July 2015, the number of gardaí injured in the course of their duty in each Garda division district and sub-district, from January 2011 to date in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34342/15]
06/10/2015
428. Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Stamp 0 visas that have been granted, by nationality, for each of the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34374/15]

429. Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Stamp 0 visas that have been granted for persons and which have been renewed, for each of the past five years; the number of persons who have been awarded these visas for two, three, four, five, six, seven, ten and more than ten years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34375/15]

430. Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider extending the duration for Stamp 0 visas for those who have completed three consecutive years of being awarded Stamp 0 visas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34376/15]

431. Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider having an application for Stamp 0 visas by a married couple considered as one application for administrative and fee purposes; reducing the fee for those over 70 years of age; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34377/15]

436. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there has been a recent policy change concerning the naturalisation and immigration service's policy toward retirees from outside the European Union, including the replacement of a Stamp 3 with a Stamp 0; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34506/15]
06/10/2015
432. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to address the high level of queries in the Garda Síochána National Immigration Bureau; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34415/15]
06/10/2015
433. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans ensure that persons who attend the Garda Síochána National Immigration Bureau office are fully informed of the next steps they need to undertake if they are looking for employment, for example, that a job offer is required before they can apply for a personal public service number. [34416/15]