O Snodaigh, Aengus

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 706 No. 3

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Taoiseach indicated that the DPP stated there are no staffing issues at this time. However, the perception is — perhaps it is incorrect — that there have been increased delays in the administrati...More Button

Can the Taoiseach assure the House there is no delay in cases before the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions due to a resource or a staffing issue?More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32.

Molaim an Dáil a chur ar athló faoi Bhuan Ordú 32 chun an ghné seo a phlé: the urgent need for the Government to abandon its plans to impose water charges on ordinary households and in particular its ...More Button

Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with Nos. 9 and 10 be agreed to.”
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I attended a meeting of the Joint Committee on European Scrutiny today at which the Secretary General of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform indicated that legislation was being prepare...More Button

The Secretary General asked us to watch this space, as it were, but gave no indication about the timing of legislation or whether measures on head shops would be included in other legislation proposed...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: if his Department has concluded its report on mortgage interest supplement; if not, the reason for the delay; and if the report has been published. More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions.

Asked the minister: his views on whether the pension insolvency payments scheme which came into effect in March 2010 fails to meet the State’s obligation under the EU insolvency directive (EC council directive 80/987/EC...More Button

Asked the minister: if it is equitable to require workers to wait until they are 68 years of age before receiving their State pension, as proposed by the national pensions framework, while others such as ex-Ministers ca...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding.

Asked the minister: further to the decision to cease funding to the Dublin Inner City Partnership following which Pobal indicated its intention to enter into direct funding agreements with the community groups and organ...More Button

Written Answers - National Drugs Strategy.

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 44 of 1 April 2010, the moneys that will be made available for the national campaign on legal highs; and if this campaign will involve TV, radio and billboards. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Asked the minister: the reason persons (details supplied) in Dublin 8 were refused a full medical card in view of the fact that both of them are in need of regular medication and both are on social welfare payments. More Button

Written Answers - Funeral Expenses.

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12 has a debt of €9,000 for funeral expenses in respect of the burial of a family member. More Button

Written Answers - Cancer Screening Programme.

Asked the minister: the process involved in contacting women to remind them of their right to a free cervical cancer smear test; the numbers contacted each year; the way they are contacted; the effort made to ensure the...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 cannot get a surgical procedure for another nine months. More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the scale of and the reasons for different interpretations employed by community welfare officers here in terms of whether they consider the amount of interest to be reasonable when using their discr...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Operations.

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Questions No. 144 of 2 April 2009, and No. 340 of 16 February 2010, the reason it took ten months for his Department to provide a response that they could not answer the init...More Button

Written Answers - Domestic Violence.

Asked the minister: the number of incidents of domestic violence that were reported to the Gardaí during each of the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the number of convictions for domestic violence related offences secured in the courts during each of the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Probation and Welfare Service.

Asked the minister: his views on whether the moratorium on recruitment is reducing the capacity of the Probation Service to implement the post release supervision of high risk offenders. More Button

Asked the minister: his views on whether the moratorium on recruitment is reducing the availability of the Probation Service for the supervision of community service orders and if this will hamper efforts to make non-cu...More Button

Written Answers - Prison Accommodation.

Asked the minister: the number of prisoners here and in each institution that are required to slop out; the number of prisoners who have access to toilet facilities that must be used in the presence of others; the numbe...More Button

Written Answers - Probation and Welfare Service.

Asked the minister: the number of posts in the probation service not filled as a result of the moratorium on recruitment. More Button

Written Answers - Prison Committals.

Asked the minister: the eligibility criteria for greater remission of up to one third of a sentence; the number of applications to date; the number that have been granted such greater remission; and if he will make a s...More Button

Written Answers - Prison Education Service.

Asked the minister: the measures taken to enact the recommendations of the 2002 survey of the level of learning disability among the prison population; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: his plans to conduct another survey of literacy among prisoners; if the effectiveness of measures taken following the prison adult literacy survey 2003 have been assessed; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers - Detention Centres.

Asked the minister: the number of persons held under immigration legislation in 2009; the institutions in which they were held; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Prison Committals.

Asked the minister: the number of prisoners; the number in each institution; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Prison Accommodation.

Asked the minister: the number of cells in each institution; the number that accommodate two, three, four or more prisoners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the number of prisoners here who have less than seven hours out of cell time; the number of hours such prisoners have out of their cells each day; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Prison Committals.

Asked the minister: the number of male prisoners under the age of 21 years here; the number in each institution in which they are held; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the number of female prisoners under the age of 21 years here; the number held in Limerick Prison; the number held in the Dóchas Centre, Dublin 7; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Juvenile Offenders.

Asked the minister: the number of persons under 18 years detained in prisons here; the number in each such institution in which they are held; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Human Rights Issues.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to reports of intimidation in Rwanda in the run-up to the presidential elections in August 2010; if he will be sending election observers; the other actions he has tak...More Button

Written Answers - National Drugs Strategy.

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 308, 309 and 310 of 30 March 2010, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that it is the first time since the first report of the ministerial task force on...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 can only be considered for rent allowance for a bed-sit single person unit even though they have a young child to whom they have overnight access. More Button

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 is only in receipt of €100 social welfare payment. More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Training.

Asked the minister: if joint training exercises have been undertaken by the Defence Forces with the other armies involved in the Nordic Battle Group since its inception; and if so the cost of same. More Button

Written Answers - Animal Diseases.

Asked the minister: the total public spend in response to the threat of foot and mouth disease each year for the past ten years. More Button

Written Answers - Post-Leaving Certificate Courses.

Asked the minister: the number of post leaving certificate places available in each college here; and the number of applicants for each college term 2009/2010. More Button


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