McDowell, Michael

Tuesday, 21 October 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 572 No. 6

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Written Answers. - Registration of Title.

Was asked: the position regarding a Land Commission schedule for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and when this will be dealt with.More Button

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this is an application for a Land Commission vesting order which was lodged on 19 June 1987. Schedule number 89745 refers. Land Commission schedule applic...More Button

Was asked: when a dealing application for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be completed; and if it can be expedited.More Button

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this is an application for a transfer which was lodged on 24 April 2001. Dealing number D2001SMO02849R refers. I am further informed that this application...More Button

Was asked: when dealing applications for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be finalised.More Button

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that these are applications for trans mission which were lodged on 27 February 2003 and 29 August 2003, respectively. Dealing numbers D2003SM001833Y and D2003S...More Button

Written Answers. - Residency Permits.

Was asked: the time it will take to deal with an appeal on behalf of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny to remain here; if that person's application will be expedited and permission granted; and if h...More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 1177 of Tuesday, 30 September 2003. To date, no response has been received from the person in question, and I expect the case file to be su...More Button

Written Answers. - Naturalisation Certificates.

Was asked: the procedure whereby a person born in Australia and who has been living here for approximately three years can apply for Irish citizenship; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am assuming that the person in question is not entitled to Irish citizenship by descent or on the basis of his or her marriage, prior to 30 November 2002, to an Irish-born national. The current legi...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Deployment.

Was asked: when extra gardaí will be sanctioned for Tipperary town.More Button

I have been informed by the Garda authorities, which are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, that the personnel strength of Tipperary town Garda station as at 20...More Button

Written Answers. - Naturalisation Certificates.

Was asked: the status of an application for naturalisation in the name of a person (details supplied).More Button

An application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to by the Deputy was received in the citizenship section of my Department on 15 May 2002. The average processing time of app...More Button

Written Answers. - Irish Prison Service.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to an issue in correspondence (details supplied); if funding will be put in place; when it will be granted; the amount that will be sanctioned; and if he will make a st...More Button

I am aware of speculation in the media and elsewhere about the possible closure of Loughan House, and, indeed, other prisons and places of detention, as part of measures to control prison costs genera...More Button

Written Answers. - Registration of Title.

Was asked: when a dealing for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be completed.More Button

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this is an application for a transfer of part which was lodged on 27 September 2001. Dealing number D2001SM007358Y refers. I am further informed that, fol...More Button

Written Answers. - Closed Circuit Television Systems.

Was asked: the extent to which closed circuit television systems are operational throughout the country; the extent to which local organisations, bodies, local authorities and chambers of commerce, for example, ...More Button

I am advised by the Garda authorities that there are currently four Garda Síochána town centre CCTV systems in operation: O'Connell Street, Dublin city; Temple Bar – Grafton Street, Dublin city; Trale...More Button

Written Answers. - Prisoner Releases.

Was asked: the number of female prisoners in Mountjoy Prison given temporary release from 6 October 2003 to 13 October 2003, inclusive; and the comparable figures for the previous week.More Button

During the period of 6 to 13 October 2003 four female prisoners were granted early release from the Dóchas Centre. That figure compares with a total of three such releases for the preceding week. Shor...More Button

Written Answers. - Registration of Title.

Was asked: when maps will be supplied to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo for their land, as requested three months ago.More Button

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that there is no record of an application pending on the first folio referred to by the Deputy at present and that that a copy filed map application, with resp...More Button

Written Answers. - Children Act 2001.

Was asked: the procedures recently announced that will enable the State to hold parents to account for the unlawful actions of their children; the sections of the Act under which this will be enforced; when thes...More Button

Sections 111 to 114 of the Children Act 2001 introduced provisions in relation to the parents or guardians of children found guilty of offences. Section 113 empowers the court to order the parent or g...More Button

Written Answers. - Probation and Welfare Service.

Was asked: the number of probation officers working in the probation service; the extra resources that have been made available recently or that he plans to make available; his views on the work of the service a...More Button

I wish to advise the Deputy that there are one principal, 13 assistant principal, 48 senior and 208 probation and welfare officers currently employed in the probation and welfare service. An additiona...More Button

Written Answers. - Juvenile Offenders.

Was asked: the number of juvenile liaison officers working in each Garda division respectively; the average number of cases worked on by each in 2002; his plans to reorganise or upgrade the service; the cost of ...More Button

I have been informed by the Garda authorities, which are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, that there are a total of 85 JLO gardaí and eight JLO sergeants work...More Button

Written Answers. - Deportation Orders.

Was asked: when a decision will be made on an application to revoke a deport ation order in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.More Button

The person concerned, a Romanian national, entered the State on 25 July 2001 and claimed asylum under a particular name, purporting to be a Moldovan national. His application was examined by the Refug...More Button

Written Answers. - Stardust Victims Committee.

Was asked: if ?10,000 will be granted to the Stardust Victims Committee, Dublin, in order to develop and continue their valuable work.More Button

My Department has not received any request from the Stardust Victims Committee for funding in relation to the development and continuation of the work of the committee.More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Vetting Procedures.

Was asked: the Departments which are represented on a working group, established by his Department, to examine Garda vetting of people who have significant unsupervised access to children and vulnerable adults; ...More Button

The working group established to examine, inter alia, the extension of the services of the Garda central vetting unit currently comprises representatives of the Garda Síochána, my Department, the Offi...More Button

Written Answers. - Closed Circuit Television Systems.

Was asked: when he will accommodate the application from Mullingar authorities for closed circuit television to be provided in this major urban centre of population; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that 17 locations are set to receive new Garda CCTV systems over the next two years, subject to the availability of funds. These locations are Athlone, Ballyferm...More Button

Written Answers. - Carriage of Weapons.

Was asked: the weapons the US military are allowed to carry while on Irish soil; if they are allowed to carry tear gas or any substance containing tear gas while on Irish soil; the person who controls the weapon...More Button

The Firearms Acts 1925 to 2000 provide that it shall not be lawful for any person to have in their possession, use or carry any firearm or ammunition save in so far as such possession, use or carriage...More Button

Written Answers. - Sexual Offences.

Was asked: the percentage of the current prison population serving sentences for sexual offences; the number who have taken part or are taking part in treatment programmes; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

As of 21 October 2003, there were 298 prisoners serving sentences for sexual offences. This represents approximately 11% of the sentenced prison population. As has been outlined to the House on a numb...More Button

Written Answers. - Land Registry Office.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 196, 198 and 199 of 15 October 2003, if 205 staff will still be required at the Land Registry office, Waterford, when the computerising of all paper based folio...More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 197 of 15 October 2003, if there is a proposal to transfer operations from the Land Registry office, Waterford, back to the Land Registry office in Dublin, partic...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 359 and 360 together.More Button

Written Answers. - Residency Permits.

Was asked: when residency status will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare on foot of an application made over 13 months ago, in view of the fact that they and their spouse hav...More Button

The person in question made an application for permission to remain in the State based on marriage to an Irish national. All relevant information pertaining to the case has only recently been received...More Button

Written Answers. - Land Registry Office.

Was asked: if the reason for the increase in the volume of work being processed by the Land Registry office since the launch of ITRIS and EAS relates to there having been a substantial backlog of work; and if he...More Button

The Deputy will appreciate that the increased productivity in the Land Registry and in Registry of Deeds has been a consistent feature of the performance of both registries for many years and has larg...More Button


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