Shatter, Alan

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 733 No. 4

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Leaders’ Questions

It would not work to operate to the standards the Deputy showed in government.More Button

The Deputy should not laugh about the standards.More Button

The Deputy’s party lost 450,000 jobs.More Button

Order of Business

Does the Deputy not feel embarrassed raising this?More Button

The Deputy is so used to dig outs that now that he is in a hole, he cannot stop digging.More Button

Will he get the JLC rate?More Button

We have been in office for ten weeks. Do you think we can enact the entire programme for Government in ten weeks?More Button

Criminal Justice Bill 2011: Second Stage (Resumed)

The Deputy has done very well so far.More Button

That is not necessary.More Button

I hope the three of us do not feature in handcuffs.More Button

I thank the Deputies on all sides of the House for contributing to this debate and for what could correctly be described as the broad support for the measure contained in the Bill. I listened with in...More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications

Was asked: the reason persons (details supplied) cannot receive a visa to visit Ireland from the Philippines in view of the fact their parents have been living in Ireland since 2009; and if he will make a state...More Button

Based on the information supplied by the Deputy, I am informed by officials in my Department that they can find no record of a current visa application for the persons referred to. When completing an...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Investigations

Was asked: when a file is forwarded by An Garda Síochána to the Director of Public Prosecutions and the DPP makes a recommendation for prosecution, if the contents of either the Garda file which was forwarded t...More Button

As Minister for Justice and Equality, I have no role in relation to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions or the conduct of prosecutions. It is also the case that the Director of Public P...More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders

Was asked: the number of deportation orders signed on Tuesday, 8 March 2011. More Button

The signing of deportation orders is the culmination of a lengthy process during which time the full details of each application is examined and due consideration given to all aspects of the case, inc...More Button

Written Answers - Scaoileadh Priosúnaigh

Was asked: an bhfuil an chumhacht aige cead a thabhairt duine atá i bpríosún a scaoileadh amach, ar choinníoll go ndéanfadh an duine sin seirbhís pobail, sa chás go gceapann sé go bhfeilfeadh pionós mar sin nío...More Button

Tá an Dara Céim den mBille um Cheartas Coiriúil (Seirbhís Pobail) (Leasú) 2011, atá ceaptha chun úsáid Orduithe Seirbhíse Pobail a leathnú, curtha i gcrích cheana féin. Cuirfear tús le Céim an Choist...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations

Was asked: if there is a maximum area in square kilometres that a station, with one garda assigned to it, is expected to patrol. More Button

I have been informed by the Garda authorities that there is no set maximum area in square kilometres that a station, with one Garda assigned to it, is expected to patrol. Senior Garda management cont...More Button

Written Answers - Missing Persons

Was asked: the number of children and adults classified as missing; and the position regarding a missing person (details supplied). More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that 230 adults and 311 children were reported missing in the State from 2000 to 2010 who remain untraced. All incidents where people have been reported missing...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Investigations

Was asked: the position regarding a case in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Meath. More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that a statement of complaint made on behalf of the person referred to by the Deputy has been received and the matter is under investigation. An investigation f...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Reserve

Was asked: if he intends to expand the powers of members of the Garda Reserve to include powers attested to all gardaí under sections 4, 6 and 8 of the Public Order Act; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

The range of powers and duties of Reserve gardaí is a matter for the Garda Commissioner to determine under section 15(5) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005. The role of the Garda Reserve has, as recommen...More Button

Written Answers - Organised Crime

Was asked: if any Garda investigation has been undertaken into alleged criminality associated with some operations of the collection and sale of used clothes; the number of used clothes companies or groups in o...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that they are aware of the potential involvement of organised crime gangs in the collection and sale of used clothes and that intelligence-led operations are in ...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Staff

Was asked: the names of the special advisers appointed to his office since 9 March 2011; their specific role and the level of salary they will be earning. More Button

The Public Service Management Act 1997 provides for the appointment of two special advisers to assist Ministers in performing their roles and achieving the objectives of the Government. Ms Jane Lehan...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

Was asked: the position regarding residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Arising from the refusal of his asylum application, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), the person concerned was notified, by letter dated 24 A...More Button

Written Answers - Prison Committals

Was asked: the number of prisoners in Irish prisons aged 80 years or older; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of prisoners in Irish prisons aged 70 years and older; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of prisoners in Irish prisons aged 60 years and older; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 248 to 250, inclusive, together. The information requested by the Deputy, which relates to the number of prisoners who fall into specific age categories, is set out in...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment

Was asked: the projected cost of Garda involvement in the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama. More Button

The Garda Commissioner is the Accounting Officer for the Garda Vote. In that context, I have been informed by the Garda authorities that a large proportion of the financial claims arising in respect ...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Was asked: if he will waive the requirement for a birth certificate for an application for naturalisation in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7; if some other form of identification could be con...More Button

A valid application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to in the Deputy’s Question was received in the Citizenship Division of my Department in June, 2008. Documentation rec...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Investigations

Was asked: the action that has been taken by An Garda Síochána to apprehend those responsible for the ongoing attacks on a home (details supplied). More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area referred to is within the Coolock Garda Sub-District. Local Garda management is aware of difficulties being experienced by the residents referred ...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 259 of 24 May 2011, his plans to ensure that detailed updates are made available by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on individual cases, includi...More Button

As I outlined in response to Question No. 69 of 7 April last, I have initiated steps within my Department to provide for speedier processing of applications for citizenship to bring about a substantia...More Button

Written Answers - Housing Management Companies

Was asked: his plans to amend the Multi-Unit Developments Act to ensure that purchasers are aware of any shortfall in the finances of the management company and any future outlay to rectify building deficits; a...More Button

Section 17 of the Multi-Unit Developments Act 2009 imposes specific reporting obligations on owners’ management companies. Subsection (1) requires such a company to prepare an annual report and to ho...More Button

Written Answers - Adoptive Leave

Was asked: if he will consider amending the Adoptive Leave Act 2005 to allow either parent to take adoptive leave. More Button

The issue of principle raised by the Deputy’s question goes beyond adoptive leave as any proposal to allow either parent avail of such leave would require consideration of maternity leave issues also....More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Was asked: if he will consider making an amendment to section 23 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997 to substitute the word “parent” with “parents”. More Button

There are no plans to amend section 23 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997. Section 23 provides for a minor of 16 or more to consent, as if he or she were of full age, to medical tr...More Button

Was asked: if he will consider legislating to impose sanctions on family law solicitors who have certified but failed to inform their clients about the possibility of mediating dispute as required under section...More Button

Under the law as it stands, a solicitor who falsely certifies that he or she has informed a client of the possibility of engaging in mediation in a child custody, guardianship or access dispute, as re...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment

Was asked: the number of gardaí by rank in the Criminal Assets Bureau, Garda National Immigration Bureau and the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation. More Button

I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that the personnel strength of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and the National Bureau of Criminal Investigati...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Transport

Was asked: the number of marked and unmarked Garda vehicles that are allocated to each Garda station in the Dublin region; and the number of Garda vans allocated. More Button

I have asked the Garda Commissioner for the information sought in the Deputy’s Question. I will revert to the Deputy as soon as the information becomes available.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda public service vehicle inspectors in each Garda district or division; and his plans to increase the number. More Button

I have requested this information from the Commissioner and I will revert to the Deputy immediately upon its receipt.More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment

Was asked: the number of Garda forensic collision investigators in each Garda district or division; and his plans to increase this number. More Button

I am informed by the Garda Authorities that there are currently 54 Forensic Collision Investigators assisting in traffic collision investigation.More Button

Written Answers - Garda Vetting of Personnel

Was asked: his plans to improve the process of Garda clearance in the Sligo region. More Button

The Garda Central Vetting Unit, based in Thurles, provides centralised vetting for all registered organisations nationwide. The organisation of concern to the Deputy is registered with the GCVU. The ...More Button

Written Answers - Liquor Licensing Laws

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the contents of a report (details supplied); his views on the findings and financial conclusions of the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The increase in fees applicable to Special Exemption Orders provided for in the District Courts (Fees) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 202 of 2008) was the first such increase since 2004. The current court fee i...More Button

Written Answers - Earcaíocht Fórsaí Cosanta

Was asked: cén uair a thosóidh earcaíocht san arm arís agus na cathláin den arm a bheidh i gceist. More Button

Cuireadh earcaíocht sna Buan-Óglaigh ar fionraí i dtreo dheireadh 2008 go dtí go mbeadh athbhreithniú déanta ar na bealaí is fearr leis an laghdú 3% ar chostais párolla, a cuireadh i bhfeidhm ar Óglai...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Reserve

Was asked: the reason the Reserve Defence Forces were not used during the recent high profile visits (details supplied). More Button

Security arrangements for the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and the President of the United States were primarily an operational matter for An Garda Síochána. Amongst the roles assigned to the Defence...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Personnel

Was asked: the position regarding the termination of service in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As the person referred to has initiated legal proceedings by way of judicial review in this matter, I cannot comment in regard to any issue in this case. The person would be best advised to consult h...More Button


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