O'Donoghue, John

Tuesday, 3 April 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 533 No. 6

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Written Answers. - Registration of Title.

Was asked: if the Land Commission has duly registered as full and absolute the owner of property identified in correspondence submitted to the commission by a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; if hi...More Button

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this application refers to an application for conversion of title which was lodged on 6 January 2000. Dealing No. D2000XS000754G refers. I am further info...More Button

Written Answers. - Film Censor's Office.

Was asked: if he will consider the appointment of an inspector as part of the film censor's office to target video stores which are not submitting films to the censor for classification.More Button

My Department has recently obtained the approval of the Minister for Finance to the appointment of an additional head of staff for the film censor's office to perform an inspection function in relatio...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Stations.

Was asked: if he will initiate procedures to locate a Garda station in Donaghmede, Dublin 13; and if there are any proposals to increase the staffing levels in Coolock Garda station.More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities, which are responsible for the detailed allocation of personnel and resources to individual areas, that there are no plans to locate a Garda station in Donaghmed...More Button

Written Answers. - Road Traffic Offences.

Was asked: the action which can be taken against drivers of cars registered in Northern Ireland driving on roads in the Republic without insurance and who are involved in traffic accidents.More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that where a vehicle which is registered in Northern Ireland is involved in a traffic accident in the Republic the vehicle is covered by the European Communities...More Button

Written Answers. - People with Disabilities in Ireland.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the controversy surrounding some literature connected with training programmes organised by People with Disabilities in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Was asked: his views on the controversy which has surrounded the organisation, People with Disabilities in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if the organisation, People with Disabilities in Ireland, has succeeded in the forming of a constitution; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the progress the steering group of People with Disabilities in Ireland has made; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 357 to 360, inclusive, together. People with Disabilities in Ireland – PwDI – Limited is an independent voluntary, non-profit organisation which seeks to represent all...More Button

Written Answers. - Proposed Legislation.

Was asked: the legislative proposals he has to amend section 2(2) of the Bail Act, 1997 in order that a previous conviction of an accused person will be taken more strongly into consideration when deciding wheth...More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 572 of 20 March 2001, where I pointed out that section 2(2) of the Bail Act, 1997, already provides that in exercising its jurisdiction under section 2(1...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Investigations.

Was asked: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 541 of 20 March 2001, he will detail the findings and recommendations arising from the investigation of an assistant garda commissioner, referred to in the or...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the investigation to which the Deputy refers pursued every possible line of inquiry and that all of the resulting evidence was contained in the Garda file ...More Button

Was asked: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 66 of 5 October 2000, he will detail the specific findings and recommendations arising from the probative inquiry carried out by an assistant garda commission...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the probative inquiry carried out by an assistant commissioner established that the person in question was lawfully arrested and lawfully detained under the...More Button

Written Answers. - Prisoner Transfers.

Was asked: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 16 of 7 March 2000, a provisional tariff has been communicated to his Department; the length of the tariff; and if a decision has been made regarding the poss...More Button

A formal application for transfer has not been transmitted to the UK authorities and therefore no further information on a possible tariff is available to me. I expect to be in a position to make a fi...More Button

Written Answers. - Dangerous Dogs.

Was asked: the number of prosecutions in 2000 against owners of dangerous dogs which had not been muzzled; if he has satisfied himself that the laws relating to the muzzling of such dogs in public are being enfo...More Button

I have sought a Garda report on this matter and as soon as it is to hand I will communicate further with the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Stations.

Was asked: the number of gardaí allocated to Tallaght Garda station for each of the years 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000; the number assigned as community gardaí for each of the years in question; and if he will make...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities, which are responsible for the detailed allocation of personnel and resources to individual areas, that the manpower strength – all ranks – and number of gardaí ...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Deployment.

Was asked: the reasons for the minimal progress on the decision of 1997 to accord divisional status to the Tallaght Garda region in particular as it relates to manpower; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities, which are responsible for the detailed allocation of personnel and resources to individual areas, that a brief of requirements has been completed to provide an ...More Button

Written Answers. - Female Circumcision.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to any incidents of female circumcision and genital mutilation; if any were reported to the Garda Síochána or the social services in the past 12 months; the plans he ha...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that no such cases have been reported in the past 12 months. I understand that should a case of female circumcision or genital mutilation be reported to the Gard...More Button

Written Answers. - Asylum Seekers' Accommodation.

Was asked: the plans he has to house asylum seekers at Riversdale House, Palmerstown, Dublin 20; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Directorate for Asylum Support Services which was established in November 1999 under the aegis of my Department is responsible, inter alia, for meeting the accommodation needs of asylum seekers. T...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Deployment.

Was asked: the number of gardaí stationed at Blanchardstown Garda station, Blackrock Garda station, Cabra Garda station, Kilkenny Garda station and Wexford Garda station; and the number of people served by each ...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities, who are responsible for the detailed allocation of personnel and resources to individual areas, that the manpower strength – all ranks – of each of these statio...More Button

Written Answers. - Disposal of Vehicles.

Was asked: if he will arrange for the Garda Síochána to take the lead role in a situation where there is uncertainty over who has responsibility for the disposal of company cars (details supplied); and if he wil...More Button

The question on the law governing the disposal of vehicles, often irresponsibly sold on to young people, is governed by the Road Traffic Acts and the Waste Management Act, 1996. This legislation comes...More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Facilities.

Was asked: the discussions he has had with the Western Health Board regarding the provision of additional facilities for the treatment of prisoners at the County Hospital, Roscommon; and if he will make a statem...More Button

The Director General of the Prisons Service has informed me that he has agreed to make a financial contribution towards the cost of a building project at Roscommon County Hospital which involves the r...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Stations.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in refurbishing Clonark Garda station, County Roscommon; when the refurbishment work will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I understand from the Garda authorities that approval has been given to renovate the Garda station and accommodation at Clonark, County Roscommon. The station will be given an appropriate priority lis...More Button

Was asked: the current opening hours to the public of Clonark Garda station, County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities, who are responsible for the detailed allocation of personnel and resources to individual areas, that the opening hours for Clonark Garda Station, which operates...More Button

Was asked: if he has satisfied himself with the level of service being provided by the Garda authorities at Clonark Garda station, County Roscommon; the actions he intends to take to address this issue; and if h...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities, who are responsible for the detailed allocation of personnel and resources to individual areas, that one garda is attached to Clonark Garda station and will tak...More Button

Written Answers. - Court Decisions.

Was asked: if he has any plans to have the court decisions in family law cases reported; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

There are specific legislative provisions applying to family law proceedings – the Family Home Protection Act, 1976, the Family Law (Maintenance of Spouses and Children) Act, 1976, the Judicial Separa...More Button

Written Answers. - Probation and Welfare Service.

Was asked: when he plans to recruit staff into the probation and welfare service so that section 11 of the Children Act, 1997 can be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Section 11 of the Children Act, 1997, inserted new sections 26 – social reports in the District Court – and 28 – appointment of guardian ad litem for a child and provision for separate representation ...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Aid.

Was asked: if he will grant aid the establishment of a play group in the existing building of Ballydonough National School, County Cavan; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a play group located at ...More Button

As the Deputy may be aware, my Department has responsibility for leading the development of child care service delivery in Ireland. Funding of £250 million was allocated to my Department under the na...More Button

Written Answers. - Asylum Applications.

Was asked: when an application for asylum by a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be processed.More Button

The Refugee Act, 1996, as amended by the Immigration Act, 1999 and the Illegal Immigrants Trafficking Act, 2000, was commenced in full on 20 November 2000. Under the Act, two independent statutory off...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Operations.

Was asked: if he will request a report from An Garda Síochána regarding their response to the detailed account of lawlessness outlined in a report by a residents' association in Dublin 7 (details supplied); the ...More Button

Following receipt of this correspondence, the superintendent at the Bridewell arranged for an inspector and sergeant to meet the residents group to discuss their concerns. During a meeting on the 23 M...More Button

Written Answers. - Termination of Employment.

Was asked: the reason his Department has served termination of employment notice on a person (details supplied) in County Kerry only on the day of termination; if he will take steps to remedy the injustice cause...More Button

The person referred to by the Deputy was employed on contract as a temporary clerical officer at Killarney Garda Station on a part-time basis. This contract of employment was to expire no later than t...More Button

Written Answers. - Taxi By-Laws.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in approving by-laws to establish taxi ranks in Mullingar, County Westmeath; and when these by-laws will be approved.More Button

The making of by-laws in relation to the establishing of taxi ranks is a matter for the Garda Commissioner and the Minister for the Environment and Local Government and I have no direct function in th...More Button

Written Answers. - Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

Was asked: the consideration given by him to date to the cost to the Exchequer of reintroducing a criminal injuries compensation scheme to pay compensation to the innocent victims of violent crime; and the total...More Button

A review of the criminal injuries compensation scheme is being undertaken by my Department at present. It is intended that the review will be a comprehensive one, taking into account all relevant ques...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Deployment.

Was asked: the reason the Garda car in a busy border village (details supplied) in County Donegal has been removed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities, who are responsible for the detailed allocation of personnel and resources, that the patrol car at Lifford has not been removed. However, on a very short-term b...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Aid.

Was asked: if he will consider an application for funding for an organisation (details supplied) in County Westmeath which is involved in helping young people at risk; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Was asked: if he has received an application from Mullingar for funding under the special projects for youth at risk scheme as operated by his Department; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there a...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 385 and 394 together. The Government has allocated £16 million under the National Development Plan 2000-2006 to finance an increase in the number of Garda youth divers...More Button

Was asked: if he will reconsider his decision to refuse a grant to a community play school (details supplied) in County Limerick.More Button

As the Deputy is no doubt aware, this Government has committed £250 million to the child care measure under the National Development Plan, 2000-2006. In April of this year, I announced the availabilit...More Button

Written Answers. - Registration of Title.

Was asked: the position in relation to a land registry application for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this application refers to a transfer of part which was lodged on 24 July 2000. The application is in the final stages of completion and is expected to be...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies.

Was asked: the name, remit, budget and responsibility, including its headquarters and staff, of any organisation or agency under the aegis of his Department involved in any type of development in the BMW region;...More Button

Written Answers. - Maintenance and Champerty Cases.

Was asked: the number of complaints, investigations, prosecutions and convictions in relation to the offences of maintenance and champerty over the past decade; if he is concerned at reports that litigation is r...More Button

The information sought by the Deputy regarding the number of complaints, investigations, prosecutions and convictions in relation to the offences of maintenance and champerty over the past decade is n...More Button

Written Answers. - Road Traffic Offences.

Was asked: the value of fines collected for speeding offences detected by camera since the inception of this service; the amount in respect of each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the value of fines collected for speeding by camera detection since the inception of this service is not readily available. It would require a considerable ...More Button

Written Answers. - Closed Circuit Television Systems.

Was asked: if he proposes to provide back-up funding and assistance for provision of closed circuit television for the principal streets of Castlebar, County Mayo in view of the moneys provided by the chambers o...More Button

All applications for Garda CCTV systems must be prepared in co-operation with the local Garda district and divisional officers and receive their full support. Funding for Garda CCTV systems is normall...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies.

Was asked: if he will list every State agency, company, board, group, committee, commission, inquiry or authority which was set up under the aegis of his Department; and if he will give a brief outline of the ai...More Button

In the time available for answering parliamentary questions it has not been possible to compile the detailed information requested by the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Investigations.

Was asked: if he has satisfied himself that all efforts are being made to bring the perpetrators of the Omagh bomb to justice.More Button

As I have stated in this House on many occasions, the investigation by the Garda Síochána is continuing. I am satisfied that the Garda Síochána is making all efforts to bring the perpetrators to justi...More Button

Written Answers. - Convention Refugees.

Was asked: the procedure in granting requests made by convention refugees for family reunification; the criteria under the Refugee Act, 1996, as amended, which are entailed; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Was asked: the policy guidelines used by his Department to determine whether to grant an application to an individual who is a dependent member of the Conventions refugee's family, in particular when the applica...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 395 and 396 together. The procedures in respect of applications for family reunification from family members of persons in respect of whom a declaration of refugee sta...More Button

Written Answers. - Crime Levels.

Was asked: the proposals he has for the reduction of crime, including juvenile crime, in the Clondalkin area; the extra resources which will be made available to the Garda in the area; and if he will make a stat...More Button

The reduction of crime is a complex process with many contributing factors, and it requires inputs not just from the criminal justice system but from other State agencies and from the voluntary and co...More Button

Was asked: the proposals he has for the reduction of crime, including juvenile crime, in the Rathcoole, Saggart, Newcastle and Brittas areas of County Dublin; the extra resources which will be made available to ...More Button

The reduction of crime is a complex process with many contributing factors, and it requires inputs not just from the criminal justice system but from other State agencies and from the voluntary and co...More Button


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