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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26/05/2015
509. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the increased number of prison deaths that have taken place in the past number of months; if she will bring forward an outcome of the investigation into these; if action needs to be taken by the prison service; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20457/15]
26/05/2015
510. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress of the independent living programme, announced by the director general of the prison service in February 2015. [20458/15]
26/05/2015
511. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the impact of cutbacks in prison officer numbers, which lead, on a regular basis, to prisoners not being released from their cells at the appropriate time in the morning and going into lock-up earlier in the evenings, resulting in an increase in time spent on lock-up; the action she will take on the matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20459/15]
26/05/2015
512. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the amount of profits generated in each of the tuck shops in all of the prisons; if the profits are used to fund a hardship fund, or prisoner assistance programmes for some prisoners, or if the funds go to the general running costs of the prison; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20460/15]

513. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the way the pricing policy in prison tuck shops is formulated and overseen. [20461/15]
26/05/2015
514. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the action she will take to reduce the legal costs associated with family law cases; her views on fees being charged in such circumstances; her plans to have discussions with the Department of Finance with regard to exempting such fees from value added tax; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20513/15]
26/05/2015
515. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the grounds on which the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service has determined that persons (details supplied) are not fully self-sufficient in the State, or that they can remain self-sufficient into the future; and if she will put a stay on a deportation order issued against these persons, until that determination can be examined. [20518/15]
26/05/2015
516. Deputy Derek Keating asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will investigate a situation whereby a person (details supplied) who applied to the central authority for maintenance recovery, for enforcement under Council regulation (EC) 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and co-operation in matters relating to maintenance obligations from a person who is resident in the United Kingdom, and despite the fact that the relevant maintenance was granted in 2012, no payments have been actioned to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20520/15]
26/05/2015
517. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to the deployment of extra gardaí to a town (details supplied) in County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20522/15]
26/05/2015
518. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the examination into the new evidence recently provided by the Stardust Victims Committee will be completed; if she will provide an update by her Department on the investigation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20524/15]
26/05/2015
519. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda districts within the Dublin region that received additional gardaí, following the recent graduation of additional members of the force; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20554/15]