Geoghegan-Quinn, Máire

Tuesday, 26 April 1994

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 441 No. 8

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Order of Business.

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Written Answers. - Organised Dog-Fighting.

Was asked: if the Garda investigated a reported organised dog-fight and the use of live animals to blood dogs at Brickfield Park, Drimnagh, Dublin 12, at 10.30 p.m. on Saturday 16 April 1994; and the action, if ...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that they have investigated the allegations referred to by the Deputy, but have found no evidence to substantiate them. All reported incidents of alleged organi...More Button

Written Answers. - Peace Commissioners' Role.

Was asked: the role of peace commissioners; and the plans, if any, she has to give peace commissioners a more meaningful role.More Button

Peace commissioners are appointed under section 88 of the Courts of Justice Act, 1924. Their role and powers at present consist of the taking of statutory declarations, and signing certificates under...More Button

Written Answers. - Punishment for Non-Payment of Debt.

Was asked: whether she intends introducing legislation to abolish the practice of imprisonment as a punishment for debt.More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Questions Nos. 1, 3, 12 and 19 of 14 October 1993 in which I indicated that my Department is examining the question of providing alternatives to imprisonment in cases...More Button

Written Answers. - Prisoner Transfer.

Was asked: if she will consider the transfer of a person (details supplied) in County Cavan from Spike Island to Mountjoy Prison, Dublin 7, in view of the fact that he is unable to have visits from his family du...More Button

The Deputy will appreciate that the operational requirements of the prison system necessitate transfers of prisoners between institutions and that it is not always possible to facilitate individual pr...More Button

Written Answers. - Fine Payments.

Was asked: if she will announce, in respect of payment of fines, the introduction of an easy payments system in respect of those on low pay or in receipt of social welfare payments.More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Questions Nos. 1, 3, 12 and 19 of 14 October 1993 in which I indicated that the introduction of a system of payment of fines by instalments is being considered in the...More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin Garda Patrol.

Was asked: if the Garda will be requested to patrol the Royal Canal between Cross Guns Bridge and Binn's Bridge, Dublin 7, so that local residents can enjoy this amenity.More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area of the Royal Canal between Cross Gun's Bridge and Binn's Bridge is policed by the gardaí from Mountjoy station. The area is patrolled on a 24-hour...More Button

Written Answers. - Removal of Abandoned Trailer.

Was asked: if the Garda will take action to have a large abandoned trailer removed from Inisfallen Parade, Dublin 7.More Button

I have been informed by the Garda authorities that, following approaches by local gardaí, the owner of the trailer in question has undertaken to have it removed.More Button

Written Answers. - Child Abuse.

Was asked: the number of persons convicted of child abuse nationally in each of the years 1991 to 1993; and the number of these persons who were convicted in Cork city and county.More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that there is no single crime category of “child abuse”. However, figures for the number of convictions in respect of relevant categories of crime for the years...More Button

Was asked: the plans, if any, she has to appoint psychiatrists to deal with the rehabilitation of child abusers in view of the percentage of abusers who reabuse.More Button

My responsibilities in relation to treatment for sex offenders are confined to such persons given custodial sentences. I share the Deputy's concerns about the potential for recidivism by sex offenders...More Button

Written Answers. - Casino Establishment.

Was asked: the action, if any, required to facilitate the establishment of a casino in the country; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Amendment to the provisions of the Gaming and Lotteries Acts, 1956-1986, would be required to facilitate the establishment here of a casino.More Button


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