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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23/07/2019
914. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason a person (details supplied) recruited as a clerical officer for An Garda Síochána in March 2019 is still waiting on the outcome of his or her Garda vetting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33515/19]
23/07/2019
915. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the commencement order for the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 in regard to the increase in the number of weeks parental leave will be signed into law and come into effect for parents; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33516/19]

936. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34035/19]
23/07/2019
916. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of pending citizenship applications as of 17 July 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33705/19]
23/07/2019
917. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who have lodged applications for citizenship who do not have a full and unbroken period of time here in the past year as of 17 July 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33706/19]

918. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which he plans to proceed with applications for citizenship and the resources in place to handle same following a recent ruling (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33722/19]

928. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding persons who have an open and pending application for citizenship following a ruling on applicants made on 17 July 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33810/19]

930. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to urgently legislate to amend the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 in light of the recent High Court judgement that applicants for citizenship must not be absent from the country for a single day in the year of application (details supplied); his further plans to instigate a more realistic regime than the prevailing six weeks of absence that was previously the standard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33855/19]

937. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to bring forward an amendment to legislation further to a ruling (details supplied) on section 15(1)(c) of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956. [34068/19]

938. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a recent court ruling will be clarified in the context of applications for naturalisation (details supplied); the impact of the ruling on ongoing applications; its impact on completed applications in cases in which naturalisation was granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34169/19]
23/07/2019
919. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the creation of vulnerability assessment processes for persons in direct provision and available supports compliant with the European Union reception conditions directive will be ensured; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33767/19]
23/07/2019
920. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons resident in direct provision centres for more than one, two and three years, respectively; his views on whether the processing time for asylum applications is acceptable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33768/19]
23/07/2019
921. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the specific improvements implemented in each of the 40 direct provision centres to separate living facilities for families and provide access to kitchen facilities for parents in order that they may cook meals for their children as recommended in the McMahon report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33769/19]
23/07/2019
922. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on whether the commitment to welcome 4,000 persons, 200 of whom are unaccompanied minors, under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme is enough; his plans to increase this number, in particular with regard to unaccompanied minors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33770/19]
23/07/2019
923. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons currently living in the direct provision centre at Balseskin; the capacity of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33773/19]

924. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there are cooking facilities in the direct provision centre at Balseskin; his plans to provide additional cooking facilities there; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33774/19]
23/07/2019
925. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who will have to be rehoused following the closure of Hatch Hall direct provision centre; the direct provision centres in which they will be rehoused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33775/19]

927. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons living in the Hatch Hall direct provision centre who have been granted status; his plans for the accommodation of these persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33777/19]