Ahern, Dermot

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 678 No. 3

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Leaders’ Questions.

It went over the Deputy’s head.More Button

Oireachtas Reform: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies.

Was asked: when he proposes to publish the Deloitte & Touche report on the Equality Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The position remains, as indicated in my reply to Questions Nos. 113, 88 and 51 of 25 February 2009, that the Value for Money review of the Equality Authority has not yet concluded. The decision on pu...More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications.

Was asked: the status of visa applications in respect of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I wish to advise that the visa application reference numbers supplied by the Deputy refer to three separate individuals who are not related wishing to join their parents in Ireland. The visa applicati...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Operations.

Was asked: if he will seek from the Garda authorities confirmation of the number of warrants in respect of addresses in Dublin South-West currently held for execution in Garda stations serving the area in Dubl...More Button

I am informed by the Garda Authorities that on 23 March, 2009 there were 26,365 outstanding warrants where the address of the defendant is in the Garda Divisions of Dublin Metropolitan Region West and...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Was asked: the progress made in the application submitted to the general immigration division on behalf of a person (details supplied). More Button

The position in relation to granting long term residency is as follows: persons who have been legally resident in the State for over five years on the basis of work permit/work authorisation/work visa...More Button

Written Answers - Prison Service.

Was asked: the number of mobile phones seized in each of the prisons here in 2008 and to date in 2009; the measures put in place in each prison to prevent mobile phone use by prisoners; the categories of visit...More Button

Details of mobile phone seizures for 2008 and recent figures for 2009 are set out in the following table. Mobile Phone Seizures for 2008 and up to 20.03.09 It is important to note that a large percent...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Operations.

Was asked: the revenue generated by the Garda Síochána from on-the-spot fines in 2006, 2007 and 2008; the follow up for persons who do not pay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the following table shows the revenue generated by An Garda Síochána from on the spot fines and fixed charge notices in 2006, 2007 and 2008: Legislation pr...More Button

Written Answers - Joint Policing Committees.

Was asked: the costs involved in establishing a joint policing committee; the person to whom the costs are borne; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Joint Policing Committees are provided for in the Garda Síochána Act 2005. Their purpose is to provide a forum where An Garda Síochána and the local authority — the two organisations which make the m...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Remuneration.

Was asked: the costs associated with becoming a community garda; the salary of a community garda; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that a Garda employed in a role of community Garda receives his or her normal salary. There is no specific allowance applicable to the role of a Community Garda.More Button

Written Answers - Garda Reserve.

Was asked: the number of garda reservists in each quarter for the past year; the costs of the Garda Reserve in 2007 and 2008; the amount spent on advertising and administration in 2007 and 2008 and projected f...More Button

Expenditure of €154,736 was incurred in 2007 in respect of public information campaigns for recruitment to the Garda Reserve. I am awaiting details of the relevant figure for 2008 and I will communica...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment.

Was asked: when he expects the Garda Inspectorate to publish the report on garda rostering; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I understand that work on the Inspectorate’s report on resource allocation, which will address Garda rostering, is at an advanced stage and I expect to receive it in the near future.More Button

Was asked: the number of staff in County Mayo who input data into the PULSE system; the number and rank of gardaí who input this data; the number of civilians who input this data; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

I presume that the Deputy is referring to the Garda Information Service Centre in Castlebar. I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that the personnel strength of that Centre as at 28 February 2009, ...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Remuneration.

Was asked: the annual salary of a juvenile liaison officer; the associated costs of such a post; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that Gardaí working in the area of Juvenile Liaison receive an allowance of €30.90 per week and a plain clothes allowance of €12.21 per week in addition to the n...More Button

Written Answers - Juvenile Liaison Service.

Was asked: the annual cost since 2004 to date in 2009 of the juvenile liaison programme; the breakdown of these costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment.

Was asked: the progress of the establishment of regional armed response teams; the approximate cost of such a team annually; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the establishment of Regional Armed Response Units was commenced, on a pilot basis, in the Southern Region on 3rd September, 2008. Recruitment is progressin...More Button

Written Answers - Courts Service.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 649 and 329 of 27 January 2009, if he will provide details of the costings of the drugs court on an annual basis as per the previous request; and if he will ma...More Button

I can inform the Deputy that the requested information issued to him on the 24 March 2009.More Button

Written Answers - Probation and Welfare Service.

Was asked: the annual allocation to the Probation Service since 2003 to date in 2009; the extension of services that have occurred within the service since 2003; the reason for the cut in services in budget 200...More Button

I can inform the Deputy that the annual allocation to the Probation Service since 2003 to 2008 is as follows: *It should be noted that in January, 2008 €10.020m of the Probation Service budget was tr...More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Support Services.

Was asked: if accommodation and medical assistance will be offered in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) is responsible for the accommodation of asylum seekers in accordance with the Government policy of direct provision and dispersal. The person referred to in ...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Was asked: when a stamp four will be updated in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question 172 for answer on 12 March, 2009. I am informed that correspondence from the person concerned has not yet been received in my Department. Any s...More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders.

Was asked: the position in regard to residency status in the name of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I refer the Deputy to my detailed Reply to his Parliamentary Question, No. 229 of Thursday 15 May 2008, in this matter. The position in the State of the person concerned is as set out in that Reply.More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Was asked: when an application for long-term residency by a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath will be dealt with; if same will be progressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The position in relation to granting long term residency is as follows: persons who have been legally resident in the State for over five years on the basis of work permit/work authorisation/work visa...More Button


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