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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21/04/2021
1395. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Justice the cost of free legal aid annually in relation to cases of possession of illegal drugs for personal use and in cases of petty crimes associated with drug use. [18607/21]
21/04/2021
1396. Deputy Johnny Guirke asked the Minister for Justice the status of the strategic review of the Garda reserve due in 2019; the schedule for the recommencement of recruitment to the Garda reserve which was suspended pending the review; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18608/21]
21/04/2021
1397. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Justice the number of judges attached to each court in the judicial system; the number of vacancies in each court waiting to be filled; the process by which it is decided to increase the number of judges at any given time; the number of cases in each court waiting to be processed; the reforms of the judicial system that she is considering; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18635/21]
21/04/2021
1398. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Justice the status of the reopening of visa application centres and mandatory biometric enrolment for applicants; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18709/21]
21/04/2021
1399. Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill asked the Minister for Justice the timeline for the citizenship application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18755/21]
21/04/2021
1400. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice the number of outstanding cases and the likely timeframe to address the backlog of cases in the Dublin District and Circuit Civil Court Office. [18758/21]
21/04/2021
1401. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice when face-to-face interviews for visas will recommence; and the procedure in place for those applying for visas during level 5 restrictions. [18770/21]
21/04/2021
1404. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Justice the number of candidates that were on the An Garda Síochána recruitment panel at 31 January 2021 subject to Covid-19 public health regulations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18790/21]
21/04/2021
1405. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Justice the number of audio-visual appeal hearings which have been conducted by the International Protection Appeals Tribunal in 2020 and in January and February 2021; the number of those hearings which were conducted in a language other than English; the reason her Department has not been in a position to facilitate interpretation services for the Tribunal to conduct appeals in languages other than English; if she is satisfied with the progress of the Tribunal conducting appeals audio-visually; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18791/21]

1406. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Justice the number of appeals currently extant before the International Protections Appeals Tribunal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18792/21]

1407. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Justice if administrative staff, part-time members and full-time members of the International Protection Appeals Tribunal are treated as employees of her Department for any contractual, payroll, pension or administrative purposes; if the administrative staff of the Tribunal are eligible for promotion or transfer opportunities within her Department on the same basis as other civil servants in her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18793/21]
21/04/2021
1408. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice when Ireland was required under EU law to enact legislation giving effect to the EU directive on the repatriation of sentenced persons; when the EU commenced taking enforcement proceedings against Ireland for not enacting such legislation; when she plans to publish a bill to comply with EU obligations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18878/21]