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
1420. Deputy Patrick Costello asked the Minister for Justice if it is official policy that Garda traffic watch do not inform persons calling the service of PULSE numbers for their complaints; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19113/21]
21/04/2021
1421. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice if she has reviewed the pension entitlement of a person (details supplied); if she will arrange to have a fresh medical examination in this case; if consideration has been made as to whether this person could serve again as a garda under the pensions order of 1925; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19135/21]
21/04/2021
1422. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice when she will expect a sheriff to be appointed to County Cavan; the resources that will be available to clear the backlog of cases; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19151/21]
21/04/2021
1423. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Justice when tourist visa applications from South America will be considered by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19167/21]
21/04/2021
1424. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Justice if she will take steps to implement the recommendation of the Catherine Day advisory group to use her discretionary power to grant permission to remain to persons who have been in the asylum process for some time; if she will acknowledge that in granting permission she would significantly reduce the current backlog in the process and ensure that any new system will not inherit this backlog; if she will also review all deportation orders with a view to granting permission as a humane expression of compassion and solidarity to all migrants who have had to contend with the anxiety and precariousness of their situation during an unprecedented public health emergency; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19182/21]
21/04/2021
1426. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Justice when the Probate Office will reopen in order that probate personal applicant appointments can resume; and if personal applicants can receive a grant of representation. [19328/21]
21/04/2021
1427. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice if she will provide certainty for the English language education sector by providing a commitment to a timely return to pre-pandemic visa rules for English language students; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19396/21]
21/04/2021
1428. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice if a citizenship route for non-resident spouses of Irish citizens will be put in place; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19397/21]
21/04/2021
1429. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice the actions her Department has taken to establish a one-off simplified case processing approach applying to all applicants who will have been two years or more in the system by the end of 2020 as outlined in the recommendations of the report of the advisory group on the provision of support including accommodation to persons in the international protection process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19398/21]

1430. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice the actions her Department has taken to establish a temporary, dedicated multi-agency task force to process all backlog cases as outlined in the recommendations of the report of the advisory group on the provision of support including accommodation to persons in the international protection process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19399/21]
21/04/2021
1431. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice if she will reverse the new visa requirements on passport holders from a number of countries which came into effect at midnight on 27 January 2021, due to the commencement of the mandatory hotel quarantining system in the meantime which addresses the public health argument; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19400/21]