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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19/02/2015
106. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which sufficient provision is being made in terms of resources, technology and appropriate staffing levels, to facilitate An Garda Síochána in tackling the new emerging criminal gangs, who appear to have achieved a high level of criminal professionalism, learned from their predecessors; if a specific response is required in this situation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7561/15]

109. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which she remains satisfied, regarding the ability of An Garda Síochána to respond to new challenges from the criminal world, with particular reference to the availability of modern technology, or other resources required, such an increased strength of the force to cope with new and emerging challenges; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7564/15]
19/02/2015
107. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent she expects to be in a position to increase Garda strength, in line with demographics, in view of the availability of new Garda recruits; if specific crime blackspots will be targeted in this regard; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7562/15]
19/02/2015
108. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which she expects to be able to replenish Garda strength in stations in County Kildare, with particular reference to specific crime blackspots, and stations that have experienced a reduction in Garda strength, over the past six years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7563/15]
19/02/2015
110. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she will take to address the ongoing issue of unlawful killings, generated by organised crime, with particular reference to shootings; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7565/15]

111. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which specific steps will be taken to impede the development of organised criminal gangs, with particular reference to paying special attention to new entrants into this field of activity, and the likely consequences if this is not vigorously challenged; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7566/15]
19/02/2015
112. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the degree to which policing methods in this jurisdiction remain in line with those in other European Union and other non-European Union jurisdictions, with particular reference to the need to achieve best practice, efficiency and effectiveness; whether comparison continues to be made with the best, in this context; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7567/15]
19/02/2015
113. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which Garda transport continues to be updated, in line with requirements, and in keeping with best practice internationally; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7568/15]
19/02/2015
114. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which cold cases continue to receive attention and follow-up; if sufficient resources remain available to An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7569/15]
19/02/2015
115. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the efforts that continue to be made to combat recidivism, with particular reference to crime committed while on bail, more than once; the extent to which resources are available to combat this trend; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7570/15]

116. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of occasions on which crime was committed by those on bail in the past six years to date, by category of crime; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7571/15]

117. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which the law on bail continues to be abused by the criminal fraternity; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7572/15]
19/02/2015
118. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which any drop in Garda strength, through retirement, dismissal and resignation, is being addressed by way of recruitment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7573/15]
19/02/2015
119. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which various promotional posts remain to be filled throughout An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7574/15]