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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19/02/2019
285. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to introduce legislation providing for a referendum to abolish ground rents here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8065/19]
19/02/2019
286. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 233 of 4 December 2018 and Parliamentary Question No. 432 of 15 January 2019, if he stands over his statement in the reply to Parliamentary Question No. 233 of 4 December 2018 that all lawful gaming in amusement and gaming arcades here is confined to areas in respect of which Part III of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956 is in force in view of the fact that in reply to Parliamentary Question No. 432 of 15 January 2019, he states that he is advised by the Revenue Commissioners that there are two premises in Dublin that either have a gaming licence and are licensed to make available for play or were so licensed up to a recent date in view of the fact that local authorities in Dublin have not passed resolutions to permit such gaming activity under Part III of the Act. [8121/19]
19/02/2019
287. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the eligibility criteria for accessing free legal aid for repossession cases; the average time persons wait to access the service for repossession cases; the amount of funding allocated to and drawn down by the Legal Aid Board in each of the years from 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and the amount that has been allocated for 2019. [8131/19]
19/02/2019
288. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the average stay of residents living in direct provision up to 31 December 2018, in tabular form; the number of persons staying by time range (details supplied); the percentage of the population in direct provision which these figures represent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8138/19]
19/02/2019
289. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the basis on which the 25 refugees that Ireland agreed to take from a ship (details supplied) in the summer of 2018 were brought here; and if they were relocated here as Irish refugee protection programme refugees or otherwise. [8163/19]
19/02/2019
290. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of motorbikes purchased for the roads policing unit of An Garda Síochána in each of the years from 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and the number that were withdrawn from the fleet during same period. [8207/19]
19/02/2019
291. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress being made by the cross-agency group on the issue of illegal use of scramblers and quad bikes; the outcome of the engagement; the steps that will be taken as a result of the recent report issued by the group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8235/19]

298. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the work of the interagency group to consider problems associated with the widespread and dangerous use of quads and scramblers; if advice has been received from the Attorney General in relation to strengthening the law in respect of the use of these vehicles in areas which are not public roads in addition to the question of strengthening Garda powers to confiscate the vehicles; the way in which he plans to proceed in respect of the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8336/19]
19/02/2019
292. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons convicted for possession of drugs with a value of more than €13,000; the number that received sentences of less than one year, one to three years, three to five years, five to ten years and more than ten years, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8237/19]
19/02/2019
293. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide the findings of the working group established to investigate the regulation of private security personnel assisting in the enforcement of court orders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8267/19]
19/02/2019
294. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans for improving Rathmullan Garda station within the Donegal division; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8276/19]