Ahern, Dermot

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 722 No. 3

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Written Answers - Garda Vetting of Personnel

Was asked: the current backlog of applications in the Garda central vetting unit; the way he intends to tackle this backlog; if he is aware that this backlog is preventing persons from taking up employment; and...More Button

The Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) provides employment vetting for a large number of organisations in Ireland which are registered with the Gardaí for this purpose. Since 2004 the vetting service ...More Button

Written Answers - Joint Policing Committees

Was asked: when a committee (details supplied) will be established. 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 - Missing Persons

Was asked: the date on which he gave the go-ahead for the establishment of an AMBER alert system; the progress to date on this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Following my request to the Garda Síochána Inspectorate to assess the need to establish a dedicated Missing Persons Unit within An Garda Síochána, including a response similar to AMBER alert, and to r...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Equipment

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 277 of 5 October 2010, if he will provide further details (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am advised by the Garda authorities that expenditure on the purchase of Garda vehicles amounted to €11.1 million in 2007 and €7.6 million in 2008.More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

Was asked: the length of time it normally takes to change a person’s status from stamp 2 to stamp 3. More Button

It is not possible to provide an accurate answer to the Deputy without further details as the position will vary depending on the facts of the case. If the Deputy has a particular case in mind he sho...More Button

Written Answers - Cash for Gold Schemes

Was asked: his views on the recent proliferation of cash for gold shops; if persons selling gold to these shops need to provide personal identification or receipts for the item they are selling, and if these sh...More Button

The Deputy will be aware that there has been a significant increase in the number of outlets offering to buy gold for cash in towns and cities in the State. I understand that some established jewelle...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Investigations

Was asked: the number of external reports and reviews commissioned by State agencies and boards under his remit in 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010; if he will name each report and review; the spending on externa...More Button

In addition to the information provided to the Deputy in Parliamentary Question No. 204 of 11 November 2010, details of the following external reports or reviews commissioned by State Agencies or Boar...More Button


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