McDowell, Michael

Wednesday, 10 December 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 576 No. 6

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Written Answers. - Citizenship Applications.

Was asked: if a post-nuptial application for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

A declaration of acceptance of post-nuptial citizenship from the person referred to by the Deputy was received in my Department on 7 July 2003, one of more than 2,200 received to date in 2003. The cur...More Button

Written Answers. - Proposed Legislation.

Was asked: his plans to give a statutory definition to a defence of self-defence for offences involving a fatality; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Law Reform Commission is currently engaged in a comprehensive review of the law of homicide, including the defences. It published a consultation paper on homicide in March 2001 entitled The Mental...More Button

Written Answers. - Consultancy Contracts.

Was asked: the total amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2000, 2001 and 2002; the numbers of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; the steps which have been taken to reduce ...More Button

Was asked: the total amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2000, 2001 and 2002; the numbers of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; the steps which have been taken to reduce ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 238 and 239 together. I inform the Deputy that my Department expended a total of €9,620,645.08 on consultants in 2000, involving 28 consultancy firms, €4,565,205.33 in...More Button

Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the staff or staff representatives in his Department or boards or agencies under the aegis of his Department which were consulted about the proposals on decentralisation set out in the Budget Statemen...More Button

There was extensive consultation with staff unions shortly after the original announcement in 1999 and the existing partnership structures within each Department or agency will now deal with any imple...More Button

Was asked: the selection process used to decide on each such location in respect of each location identified in Phase 1, 2 and 3 of the proposed programme of decentralisation set out in the Budget Statement of t...More Button

The selection process chosen by the Government and the criteria used when making decisions on decentralisation ranged over a wide scope, involving general consideration of the need to decentralise adm...More Button

Was asked: the functions or sections of his Department, boards or agencies under the aegis of his Department it is proposed to decentralise in respect of each location identified in Phase 1, 2 and 3 of the propo...More Button

The Government's decentralisation programme was announced by the Minister for Finance in his Budget Statement on Wednesday, 3 December last. Details of the programme as they relate to the Department o...More Button

Was asked: the legislation required to allow for decentralisation of any section of his Department; the section involved; the legislation which must be amended; the timetable for the publication of the legislati...More Button

There is no requirement for legislation for the decentralisation of sections of my Department.More Button

Written Answers. - Visa Applications.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 164 of 27 November 2003, the position regarding a person (details supplied) seeking a visa to visit their spouse here; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 164 of 27 November 2003. The visa for the person in question was approved by the immigration division of my Department on 25 November 2003....More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Stations.

Was asked: the progress in regard to the provision of the promised new Garda station at Leixlip, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 238 of 13 November 2003 which set out the position with regard to the building of the Garda station in Leixlip. The position has not change...More Button

Was asked: the reason a visa application for a person (details supplied) was refused; and if the decision can be reviewed.More Button

The person in question made an application for a visit visa in September 2003. The application was refused because it had not been established, on the basis of the documentation supplied to my Departm...More Button

Was asked: the reason a visa application for a person (details supplied) was refused; and if the decision can be reviewed.More Button

The person in question made a visa application in August 2003. The application was refused because it had not been established, on the basis of the documentation supplied to my Department, that the ap...More Button

Written Answers. - Child Care Facilities.

Was asked: further to the abolition of the crèche supplement for parents of children attending day nurseries which are part funded by the health boards, the steps he is taking to provide funding from his Departm...More Button

The Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme 2000-2006 makes grant supports available directly to child care facilities towards the provision of child care places which support the child care needs of ...More Button


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