McDowell, Michael

Thursday, 1 December 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 611 No. 69

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Written Answers - Children’s Rights.

Was asked: the reason Ireland’s second report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child refers to the administrative procedures in place for family reunification for migrants not covered under the Refugee A...More Button

The Deputy will be aware that at present there is no specific legislation governing family reunification for migrants who are not refugees. There are a set of administrative procedures in place for no...More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Was asked: the meaning of “false passport” in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 6; if the reference is in respect of different information sought by the immigration authorities; if his attention ...More Button

I refer the Deputy to the answer I gave to Question No. 146 on 20 October 2005. It is a fundamental requirement under the IBC/05 processing arrangements that each applicant submits a valid passport or...More Button

Written Answers - Registration of Title.

Was asked: when a decision will be made on an application for a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon; the reason for the delay in same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I inform the Deputy that I have requested the Land Registry to contact him directly concerning the current position of the application in question.More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations.

Was asked: his plans to provide a new Garda station in Dunmanway, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

There is a project under way to address the accommodation requirements of the gardaí in Dunmanway by way of refurbishment and extension of the existing Garda station. Plans in that regard are being ur...More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Was asked: if he will consider the decision taken in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny and give them leave to stay here on humanitarian grounds; and the status of their case; and if he w...More Button

The person concerned arrived in the State on 10 July 2000 and applied for asylum. His application was refused following consideration of his case by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment.

Was asked: when a Garda sergeant will be appointed for a station (details supplied) in County Donegal; 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 resources, including personnel, that the personnel strength of Malin Garda station as of 29 November 2005 was...More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications.

Was asked: if his Department has retained the passports of persons (details supplied) whose visa applications were approved on 8 November 2005, but who have not been contacted by the Department of Foreign Affair...More Button

I can advise the Deputy that the passports in question have now been sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs and will be forwarded to the individuals concerned immediately.More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences.

Was asked: the number of prosecutions for driving under the influence of drugs other than alcohol in each of the past five years; the number of convictions obtained in each of the past five years; the sentence i...More Button

I regret that the information requested by the Deputy is not readily available and is currently being researched. I will be in contact with the Deputy on this matter in due course.More Button

Written Answers - Closed Circuit Television Systems.

Was asked: if he has received an application for a closed circuit television scheme for an area (details supplied); if same will be progressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The day to day administration of the community based CCTV scheme is undertaken on my behalf by Pobal, formerly Area Development Management Ltd., which has been engaged by my Department to carry out th...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment.

Was asked: the number of gardaí serving in each of the Garda stations in the constituency of Cork South-West; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 475 of 22 November 2005, which provided details of the numbers of Garda personnel serving in every station in County Cork. Constituency boundaries do not...More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Was asked: if he will make a decision on leave to remain here with regard to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The person concerned arrived in the State on 20 November 2000 and applied for asylum. Her application was refused following consideration of her case by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissi...More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences.

Was asked: the grounds on which he has awarded the Garda Síochána the general supervisory role in the management of the calibration and accuracy of privatised speeding cameras; and the reason the NSAI, which is ...More Button

I refer the Deputy to my answer to Parliamentary Question No. 366 of 29 November 2005.More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders.

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 can remain here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The person concerned, a Nigerian national, arrived in the State on 6 May, 2005 and claimed asylum. His application was refused following consideration of his case by the office of the Refugee Applicat...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Investigations.

Was asked: the technical expertise in relation to road surfaces and road engineering within or available to the Garda Síochána for the investigation of fatal road accidents; the number of personnel who are techn...More Button

I regret that it has not been possible in the time available to obtain the information requested by the Deputy. I will be in contact with the Deputy in relation to this matter when it becomes availabl...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Operations.

Was asked: the cost to the Garda Síochána of storing seized vehicles for the past three years for which figures are available; and the estimated cost in 2006.More Button

Was asked: the amount raised by the Garda Síochána through the sale of seized vehicles in the past three years for which figures are available; and his estimate for 2006.More Button

Was asked: the amount raised by the Garda Síochána through fines and penalties against owners of seized vehicles in the past three years for which figures are available; and his estimate for 2006.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 196 to 198, inclusive, together. I have been informed by the Garda authorities that generally seized vehicles are stored on Garda premises and as such there are no inc...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Was asked: when a decision will be reached on the residency application on the basis of an Irish-born child of persons (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The applicants in question applied for permission to remain in the State on the basis of having an Irish-born child prior to 1 January 2005, in accordance with the revised arrangements announced by me...More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders.

Was asked: if he will review the case of a leaving certificate student (details supplied) in County Meath in regard to family unity; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The person concerned arrived in the State on 10 August 2003 and applied for asylum. His application was refused following consideration of his case by the office of the Refugee Applications Commission...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Was asked: the position in relation to a staffing and capital grant for a group (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The equal opportunities childcare programme, EOCP, 2000-06 has an equal opportunities and social inclusion perspective and facilitates the further development and expansion of child care facilities to...More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders.

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) has not been granted leave to remain here, in view of the fact that they are not seeking status here.More Button

The person concerned arrived in the State on 29 September 2001 with a valid work permit and was given permission to remain until 24 April 2002, the date his work permit expired. He has remained in the...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Operations.

Was asked: the plans in place both in the short-term and long-term to provide an increased Garda presence in towns (details supplied) in order to tackle the recurrence of crimes such as burglary and car theft; a...More Button

I have been informed by the Garda authorities, who are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, that the personnel strength of the Leixlip, Celbridge, Maynooth and Ki...More Button

Written Answers - Crime Levels.

Was asked: the number of incidents of burglary and car theft in towns (details supplied) which have been reported to the Garda Síochána each year since 1999; the number of these crimes which have resulted in the...More Button

I regret that it has not been possible in the time available to obtain the information requested by the Deputy. I will be in contact with the Deputy in relation to this matter when it becomes availabl...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Was asked: when a child care grant will issue to persons (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.More Button

Capital grant assistance of €50,790 was approved under the Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme, EOCP 2000-2006, in respect of an application from the private providers in question. This approval i...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications.

Was asked: the procedure to be followed to obtain citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Applications for certificates of naturalisation from the three persons referred to by the Deputy were received in the citizenship section of my Department in September 1999. The applications were cons...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

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

The applicant in question arrived in the State on 2 January 2005 and applied for asylum on 6 January 2005. The child in question was born on 2 January 2005. The applicant submitted an application for ...More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications.

Was asked: when a multi-visit or joint visa will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The visa application was refused at the visa office in Moscow on a number of grounds, details of which have been provided to the applicant. An appeal of the decision to refuse the visa application was...More Button


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