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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05/10/2021
533. Deputy Ivana Bacik asked the Minister for Justice if her attention has been drawn to reports that appointments with the Garda National Immigration Bureau are being booked and sold online by a non-authorised entity; the steps her Department has taken to investigate this matter since it was raised in a parliamentary question (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48177/21]
05/10/2021
534. Deputy Ivana Bacik asked the Minister for Justice the number of Irish citizenship applicants currently waiting longer than 12 months for a decision on their application; and the number of citizenship applicants currently waiting longer than 24 months for a decision on their application. [48178/21]

535. Deputy Ivana Bacik asked the Minister for Justice the average waiting time for citizenship applications to date in 2021. [48179/21]

536. Deputy Ivana Bacik asked the Minister for Justice the number of citizenship applicants her Department plans to communicate a decision to in 2021. [48180/21]
05/10/2021
537. Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne asked the Minister for Justice her views on whether a specialist domestic violence unit may be warranted in view of the cancellation of domestic violence calls; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48256/21]
05/10/2021
538. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice the status of the review of the Defamation Act 2009; the date for the expected completion of that review; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48325/21]
05/10/2021
539. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Justice the estimated cost in 2022 of increasing the number of sworn gardaí to 15,300 by the end of 2022; the estimated cost in 2023 to increase the number to 16,180; and the estimated cost in 2024 to increase the number of sworn gardaí to 17,100. [48361/21]
05/10/2021
540. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Justice further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 439 and 440 of 6 July 2021, if she has received the necessary information from the Garda authorities to answer the question. [48362/21]