Shatter, Alan

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 729 No. 3

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Bank Bailout and EU-IMF Arrangement: Motion (Resumed)

Amendment put.
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Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Was asked: his plans to amend the Property Services (Regulation) Bill 2009 to set up a national house price register database in order to provide information about the state of the property market; and if he wi...More Button

The position is that the Property Services (Regulation) Bill 2009, which has already passed through the Seanad, is currently awaiting Dail Committee Stage. I intend to bring forward amendments to the...More Button

Was asked: the important role treatment and rehabilitation plays in tackling the drugs crisis, if he will bring forward legislation that will allow the expunging of criminal records for those who have been conv...More Button

In developing the National Drug Strategy 2009-2016 a Steering Group was established to review the progress and impact made under the 2001-2008 Strategy and to make recommendations for the 2009-2016 St...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Training

Was asked: the progress that has been made in implementing recommendation 15.1.9 of A Vision for Change that senior gardaí should be identified and trained in each Garda division to act as resource and liaison ...More Button

Recommendation 15.1.9 of a Vision for Change is being fully implemented within An Garda Síochána. A Memorandum of Understanding on the removal or return of a person to an Approved Centre in accordance...More Button

Written Answers - Legislative Programme

Was asked: when legislation on legal capacity will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Government Legislation Programme announced on 5 April 2011 indicates that the Mental Capacity Bill is expected to be published in late 2011. The Bill will reform the law on mental capacity taking ...More Button

Written Answers - International Agreements

Was asked: the progress that has been made towards Ireland’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I can inform the Deputy that it is the Government’s intention to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) as quickly as possible, taking into account the need to en...More Button

Written Answers - Court Procedures

Was asked: if he will sign and make effective two Statutory Instruments made by the Rules of the Superior Courts committee, namely, the Rules of the Superior Courts (Lodgement of Documents) dated 23 July 2009 a...More Button

Was asked: his plans to sign amended Superior Court Rules which propose to allow non-personal delivery of documents to the office of the High Court; if his attention has been drawn to the impact and potential j...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 116 and 121 together. These matters are currently under consideration in my Department.More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences

Was asked: the number of persons arrested and charged with drink driving in the Garda R and J districts in the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and to date in 2011; the number of drivers convicted in each of the ye...More Button

In the time available it has not been possible for the Garda authorities to supply the information relating to the number of arrested requested by the Deputy. I will be in contact with the Deputy whe...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Was asked: if the reduced naturalisation fee of €200 applies to the widows of naturalised Irish citizens as well as the widows of persons born with Irish citizenship; if not, the basis for the differential trea...More Button

The fees in relation to Irish Nationality and Citizenship are set-out in Statutory Instrument No. 294/2008. This provides that where the application is made by a widow or widower whose spouse was, im...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment

Was asked: the reason the number of community gardaí operating from a location (details supplied) have been cut. More Button

Under the Garda Síochána Act the Garda Commissioner has operational control of the force including responsibility for the allocation of resources. I have been informed by him that Store Street Garda ...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Operations

Was asked: the measures the Garda Síochána will take in order to ensure that there is no repeat of the violence which occurred at the Smithfield horse fair Dublin on the first Sunday of March 2011. More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that an operational policing plan is prepared by local Garda management for each occasion on which this event is held. Following the incidents which occurred at ...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations

Was asked: his proposals for the future of a Garda station (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation around the country is based on agreed priorities established by An Garda Síochána and it is progressed in close co-operation with ...More Button


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