Owen, Nora

Wednesday, 28 June 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 455 No. 2

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Order of Business.

I reside there all the time.More Button

Transfer of Sentenced Persons Bill, 1995: Report and Final Stages.

I move amendments No. 1: In page 3, line 26, after “applies” to insert “or a state or territory outside the State designated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs under section 2 of this Act”. We had a ...More Button

For the reasons explained on Committee Stage I cannot go along with the amendment. As Deputy O'Donoghue said, its purpose is to extend the provisions of the Act to alternative penalties imposed in so...More Button

I move amendment No. 5: In page 4, between lines 8 and 9, to insert the following: 2.—Where the State is a party to international arrangements providing for the transfer between the State and a state ...More Button

I move amendment No. 6: In page 4, between lines 8 and 9, to insert the following: 3.—A person on whom a sentence has been imposed in the State and to whom the provisions of this Act concerning a tran...More Button

I thank the Deputies for agreeing to accept the amendment and for their input to this part of the debate. While these provisions are laid down in the convention, which will become applicable when the ...More Button

It will come as no surprise to Deputy O'Donoghue, having listened to my views on Second and Committee Stages, that I am not in a position to accept these amendments because they would substantially re...More Button

I move amendment No. 9: In page 4, line 38, after “consents” to insert “in writing”. As amendments No. 9 is in the name of both myself and Deputy O'Donoghue, I have no doubt that it will recieve immed...More Button

We discussed these amendments in detail in the select committee. The difficulty is that amendments Nos. 12 and 20 are omnibus amendments which cover a number of issues. I said I could not accept cert...More Button

I thank Deputy O'Donoghue for agreeing to withdraw his amendment. If an appeal system is introduced it may be on the basis of somebody being refused and wishing to appeal it on one of the grounds of ...More Button

I am surprised this amendment was put down because we amended the Bill on Committee Stage to take on board the provisions in Deputy O'Donoghue's amendments. I moved the amendment to deal with those p...More Button

Amendment No. 17 is in my name. Deputy O'Donoghue, with clever use of words, implied that the only import of his amendment is to define “national” but he also changed the word “may” to “shall”. He h...More Button

I move amendment No. 17: In page 6, line 27, after “State” to insert the following: “and, for the purposes of this subparagraph, a national of another state shall be regarded as a national of the Stat...More Button

I move amendment No. 18: In page 6, line 40, after “consents” to insert “in writing”. Amendment agreed to.More Button

The debate on this legislation, on Second, Committee and Report Stages, has been marked by unanimity that it is good legislation and it is well past the time when it should have been implemented — Ir...More Button

The legislation is part and parcel of the convention.More Button

Deputy O'Donnell will have an opportunity to reply in a moment. She should guard against intemperate remarks in making the valid point that I must have discretion in considering whether there is spac...More Button

There is one Austrian, one Belgian, one Canadian, three Dutch, 103 English, 31 of whom are in Mountjoy, no French, two Germans, one Indian, one Italian, one Milawian, 57 from Northern Ireland, ten Sco...More Button

I would have given that information on the next amendment.More Button

May I ask, on a point of order——More Button

Deputy O'Donnell again is imputing that I might have hidden some information. I had this information available and would have given it——More Button

I beg your pardon.More Button

I would appeal to you, Chair, that Deputy O'Donnell should guard against imputing that somehow or other I would want to hide information. I have given masses of information. If Deputy O'Donnell had l...More Button

You were impugning my character.More Button

Who is getting upset now?More Button

We do not keep empty spaces.More Button

No. No more than the councils keep empty houses. We do not keep them to one side.More Button

Do you? I wonder.More Button

Yes.More Button

The Deputy might use another few big words.More Button

That is irresponsible.More Button

So the Deputy is not in favour of the Bill.More Button

I have attended many of them.More Button

The Deputy is against the Bill.More Button

The Deputy cannot have it every way.More Button

I move amendment No. 21: In page 8, line 4, after “duration” to insert “, with due regard to any remission of sentence accrued in the sentencing state,”.More Button

This is a complex amendment and relates to one of the most complex parts of the convention. Essentially, Deputy O'Donoghue is trying to combine the two ways in which the convention can be implemented...More Button

Under Article 13 of the convention, the sentencing state alone has the right to make decisions on an application for review of a sentence or an appeal of a conviction. The exclusive competence of the...More Button

I move amendment No. 25: In page 9, between lines 18 and 19, to insert the following: 8.—(1) In deciding whether or not to grant an application under section 2 (1) of this Act or to consent to an appl...More Button

It was accepted on Committee Stage and these amendments are superfluous.More Button

It was my amendment on Committee Stage that incorporated in the Bill a provision under which an annual report would be presented.More Button

Written Answers. - Public Service Vacancies.

Was asked: the number of new and vacant posts in public service agencies under her aegis other than posts in the Civil Service approved since 1 January 1995; the number of such posts approved by her; the number ...More Button

The only non-Civil Service posts, in so far as my Department is concerned, are members of the Garda Síochána.More Button

Written Answers. - International Treaties and Conventions.

Was asked: the international treaties and conventions she intends to sign; the number that have been signed; the number that have been signed but not ratified; the number signed which have been ratified but have...More Button

The information sought by the Deputy in relation to my Department is as follows: Conventions which are in the course of signature/ratification: The European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal...More Button

Written Answers. - Allocation of Garda Manpower.

Was asked: if she will have arrangements made to provide Garda foot patrols at two locations (details supplied) where motorists are being attacked and robbed; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities who are responsible for the detailed allocation of Garda manpower to individual areas that the locations referred to by the Deputy are policed by the gardaí atta...More Button

Written Answers. - Land Registration.

Was asked: if she will expedite a dealing in the Land Registry Office for a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath in view of the fact that the financial affairs of this person are being held up pending t...More Button

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that Dealing No. 94GYO4816 is an application for transfer of part of Folio 24633F County Galway together with an application for a new copy folio and a copy f...More Button

Written Answers. - Allocation of Garda Manpower.

Was asked: if she will have arrangements made with local gardaí to patrol the Sunday morning street market at Finglas, Dublin 11.More Button

The Garda authorities are responsible for the detailed allocation of Garda manpower to individual areas. I am informed by them that the street market referred to by the Deputy is held on Cardiffbridge...More Button

Was asked: the response of the gardaí to the request of the Cherry Orchard Development Council, Dublin 10, for increased Garda foot patrols in this area; and if the gardaí could liaise with Dublin Bus to ensure ...More Button

The Garda authorities are responsible for the detailed allocation of manpower and resources to individual areas. I am informed by the Garda authorities that the Cherry Orchard area is patrolled by ga...More Button

Written Answers. - Motor Vehicles Importation.

Was asked: if there is any significant problem with the increasing use of cars owned by residents of this State but registered in Northern Ireland which do not appear to have any insurance or tax on display; and...More Button

A State resident, who imports a motor vehicle is obliged by law to register it with the Revenue Commissioners by the end of the following working day. Failure to do so may result in the detention an...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Report.

Was asked: the action, if any, which will be taken by the Garda regarding the attacks on and intimidation of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 13 between the years 1991 and 1994; and if so, when.More Button

I have requested a detailed report from the Garda authorities in this matter and I will communicate with the Deputy once the report is to hand.More Button


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