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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13/07/2021
563. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Justice the number of quad bikes, all-terrain vehicles, scramblers and similar types of vehicles seized by gardaí in each Garda division in 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37614/21]
13/07/2021
564. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice if she has considered the report by an organisation (details supplied) relating to easements issued in May 2021; if she is considering on foot of this report extending section 38 of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 for another six years to enable the Law Reform Commission review the whole area of easements and their registration in view of the day to day experience since the commencement of the 2009 Act; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37646/21]
13/07/2021
565. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice if the Irish Prison Service has provided her with a report of an incident which took place in 2021 in Cloverhill Prison during which a male prison guard instructed a female solicitor to remove her underwear when her bra set off a metal detector when attending for a visit with a client on an urgent matter, and if she will meet with the solicitor to discuss the matter. [37748/21]

571. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice if she will commission a review into the practices and policies within the Irish prison system which resulted in a male prison guard instructing a female solicitor to remove their underwear when their bra set off a metal detector in order for them to meet with their client on an urgent matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37821/21]

583. Deputy Réada Cronin asked the Minister for Justice if her Department has been in contact with an organisation (details supplied) in relation to the treatment of women solicitors in the matter of removal of items of underwear in order to be admitted to a prison; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37845/21]

584. Deputy Réada Cronin asked the Minister for Justice if non-solicitor female visitors to prisoners have been required to remove items of underwear in order to be admitted to the visit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37846/21]
13/07/2021
566. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice the number of applicants going through the accelerated process at the International Protections Office; the number going through the non-accelerated process; and the total number respectively in tabular form.. [37800/21]

567. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice the overall median waiting time for applications through the International Protections Office; and the median waiting time for accelerated and non-accelerated applications, respectively in tabular form. [37801/21]
13/07/2021
568. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Justice the number of applications to the new pre-clearance visa scheme that was introduced for UK nationals who came to Ireland after 31 December 2020 and wish to bring their non-EEA family members with them; the number of visas granted in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37802/21]
13/07/2021
569. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice the number of GSOC investigations launched in each of the past five years and to date in 2021. [37803/21]
13/07/2021
570. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice the number of legal cases brought against her Department in each of the past five years and to date in 2021; and if he will provide details on the nature of these cases. [37814/21]
13/07/2021
572. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Justice the progress of a certificate of naturalisation for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37828/21]
13/07/2021
573. Deputy Réada Cronin asked the Minister for Justice if the practices of visiting prisoners have been adjusted and improved in accordance with vaccination levels in the prison and general population given many have been without family visits since March 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37832/21]
13/07/2021
574. Deputy Réada Cronin asked the Minister for Justice if the Irish Prison Service can at this stage of the Covid-19 situation, allow solicitors see their clients in person as opposed to video link, particularly in complex cases and in which interpreters might be needed (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37833/21]

575. Deputy Réada Cronin asked the Minister for Justice if the Irish Prison Service is producing prisoners for video link consultation with their solicitors on every occasion necessary; if not, the reason; her plans to address this; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37834/21]