Owen, Nora

Wednesday, 17 April 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 464 No. 1

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Written Answers. - Right to Silence.

Was asked: if the right to silence in our criminal justice system is seriously undermining the best efforts of the Garda Síochána to successfully apprehend and prosecute crime lords and drug barons in our midst;...More Button

While under our criminal law the general rule is that a person is not required to answer any questions in connection with an offence of which he or she is suspected, it would not be correct to say th...More Button

Written Answers. - Women's Prison.

Was asked: the reason proposals for the building of a new women's prison have been abandoned; if her attention has been drawn to the need to have such a facility built for female offenders; if she will ensure th...More Button

In June 1995, the Government decided to defer beyond 1996 the provision of the new women's prison. This decision was taken in the context of a comprehensive review of budget proposals for 1996, condu...More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin Senior Citizen's Complex.

Was asked: if the Garda have apprehended those persons responsible for recent vandalism, attacks and attempted break-ins at a senior citizens complex (details supplied) in Dublin 7; and if the Garda will patrol ...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that since March the following crimes committed in the complex have been brought to their attention: a burglary at one dwelling and the breaking of windows at an...More Button

Written Answers. - Illegal Parking.

Was asked: the reason the Garda have not taken action against the large trucks that daily illegally park on double yellow lines on Beresford Street, Dublin 7; and if appropriate action will now be taken to bring...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the parking problems referred to by the Deputy have been caused by the reconstruction of a section of the road in question and that the Garda is endeavourin...More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin Garda Patrols.

Was asked: the reason the Garda no longer carry out regular foot patrols along Seville Place, Dublin 1, with the result that gangs of youths are congregating at this location attacking motorists and causing seri...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that, in addition to mobile patrols, Seville Place is regularly patrolled by gardaí on foot.More Button

Written Answers. - Land Registry Query.

Was asked: when a decision will be made regarding an application (details supplied) to the Land Registry in County Galway.More Button

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this dealing is an application for first registration. I understand that, due to their complicated nature, these dealings can take some time to process. ...More Button

Written Answers. - Parking Fines Data.

Was asked: the numbers of parking fines in the Dublin Metropolitan Area for the three most recent years available; the number of fines paid before a court case; the number of fines paid late and payment returned...More Button

The most recent statistics in relation to the number of parking fines issued are in respect of the years 1992, 1993 and 1994. These are available in the Garda Síochána annual reports, copies of which ...More Button

Written Answers. - Transfer of Family Home.

Was asked: the steps and costs involved in transferring a family home to a widow who has taken out probate in respect of her late husband; whether the charges are for State services or private legal representati...More Button

Ownership of a family home which is the subject of probate remains in the personal representatives of the deceased until such time as it is formally transferred by means of an assent to those entitled...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Personnel.

Was asked: the number of clerical and administrative positions in the Garda currently being filled on a temporary or other basis by trainee, recently qualified or existing fully qualified gardaí; the number of t...More Button

The allocation of Garda personnel is the responsibility of the Garda authorities. They have informed me that there are no clerical/administrative positions in the Garda Síochána currently being filled...More Button

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