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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08/05/2019
446. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will report on the discussions of the cross-agency group on quads and scramblers; the number of times it has met; the recommendations it is bringing forward; if it is recommending legislative changes regarding the seizure powers of An Garda Síochána; if the cross agency group is considering recommendations regarding legislation providing for a minimum age of ownership, registration and effective deterrents for when they are used in non-legal situations; if these recommendations have been examined by the Office of the Attorney General; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18544/19]
08/05/2019
447. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to ongoing concerns by prison staff regarding bullying and having to work excessive hours without appropriate breaks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18583/19]
08/05/2019
448. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons in direct provision in each of the past five years in tabular form; his plans to address the issues with the direct provision system; if he will consider alternatives to direct provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18589/19]
08/05/2019
449. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18590/19]
08/05/2019
450. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) will be appointed to a role; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18593/19]
08/05/2019
452. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications for citizenship by naturalisation processed within six months from the date received to the date a decision is made for each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18611/19]
08/05/2019
453. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if Ireland has fully transposed the EU Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA; if not, the provisions of this legislation yet to be transposed; when it is planned to do same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18617/19]
08/05/2019
454. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if Ireland has fully transposed the Council Framework Decision 2009/315/JHA of 26 February 2009 on the organisation and content of the exchange of information extracted from the criminal record between member states; if not, the reason therefor; when it is planned to do same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18618/19]
08/05/2019
455. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the rationale for repeat vetting the same person in different organisations; if vetting could be transferable; and his plans to streamline this requirement in order that the same person does not have to undergo the Garda vetting processes numerous times in order to work legally across a number of bodies. [18621/19]
08/05/2019
456. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners that have been questioned and charged by An Garda Síochána for possession of contraband within the prison estate throughout 2018 and the first quarter of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18628/19]