Shatter, Alan

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 738 No. 1

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Written Answers - Garda Vetting of Personnel

Was asked: the position regarding a Garda clearance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 13; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that a vetting application in respect of the person to whom the Deputy refers was received by the Garda Central Vetting Unit on 23 June 2011. The application wi...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the cost of the Garda Síochána’s presence at the Slane concert in County Meath this year, with the cost broken down under the headings of preparation, overtime and number of gardaí present. More Button

I am advised by the Garda authorities that a breakdown of the relevant Garda expenses in the form sought by the Deputy is not readily available and could only be compiled by way of the use of a subst...More Button

Written Answers - Suicide Statistics

Was asked: if the Garda collects suicide statistics; the frequency with which they are updated; the statistics for the collection time periods in 2010; the statistics to date in 2011; and if he will make a stat...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that An Garda Siochana does not collect statistics in relation to suicides in Ireland. I understand, however, that the Central Statistics Office, as the national...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Vetting of Personnel

Was asked: if he will consider amending the Garda vetting process such that it be conducted on the basis of PPS numbers in order to alleviate the potential problems caused by persons receiving Garda clearance ...More Button

The Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) provides employment vetting for a large number of organisations in Ireland registered with the Gardaí for this purpose and which employ/engage persons in a full-t...More Button

Written Answers - Crime Prevention

Was asked: if he will support action to prevent anti-social activity at a location (details supplied) in Dublin 3. More Button

I have requested a report from the Garda authorities in relation to the matter referred to by the Deputy. I will contact the Deputy again when the report is to hand.More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Was asked: if he will indicate the current or expected status in respect of naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 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 January, 2010. The applicatio...More Button

Was asked: if he will indicate the current or expected status in respect of naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 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 January, 2010. The applicatio...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has to amend blasphemy legislation or hold a referendum to amend the constitutional requirement for such legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

There is a commitment in the Programme for Government to consider the question of a Referendum on blasphemy. The Constitutional Convention that is proposed in the Programme will include blasphemy in ...More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications

Was asked: the reasons a person (details supplied) has been refused a visa; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The visa application referred to by the Deputy was received in the Irish Consulate in Manila on 16 May 2011 and was forwarded to the Visa Office in Dublin for decision. It was refused by the Visa Off...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment

Was asked: the population increase since 2006 in the Kildare North constituency of 12.4%, according to census 2011, if he will consider reallocating gardaí to the constituency to deal with this population incre...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that as of 31 December 2006, the personnel strength of all Garda stations in County Kildare was 267. At that time County Kildare formed part of the Carlow/Kildar...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 278 of 10 May 2011, if he intends to review the legislative position in relation to awarding members of An Garda Síochána a special status and protection in view...More Button

The Deputy will appreciate that while I cannot comment on any particular case that may come before the courts, I want to make it clear that no attack on any member of An Garda Síochána or indeed anoth...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Was asked: when an application for naturalisation will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 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 November 2007. The application...More Button

Written Answers - Crime Levels

Was asked: if he will provide a breakdown of the number of gardaí who have been assaulted in each of the years 2009, 2010 and to date in 2011 separately; in this context, the number of prosecutions that are cur...More Button

Following the submission in 2004 of a report and recommendations by an expert group on crime statistics, it was decided that the compilation and publication of crime statistics should be taken over by...More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders

Was asked: the extent to which a full appraisal of circumstances has been undertaken in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person referred to by the Deputy is the subject of a Deportation Order, signed on 20 October 2010, following a compreh...More Button

Was asked: the procedures so far in the determination of entitlement to residency and naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter....More Button

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person referred to by the Deputy has no application pending for residency or naturalisation. The person concerned is ...More Button

Was asked: the procedures undertaken to date in the matter of determination of residency and naturalisation in the case of persons (details supplied) in Dublin 20; and if he will make a statement on the matter....More Button

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the first named person referred to by the Deputy has no application pending for residency or naturalisation. The person co...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

Was asked: the progress made to date in the determination of residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The person concerned was granted leave to remain in the State for a three year period to 26th June, 2011. This decision was conveyed in writing to the person concerned by letter dated 26th June, 2008...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Was asked: the current or expected position in regard to the determination of naturalisation status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 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 August 2010. The application i...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

Was asked: the progress made to date in the determination of residency and citizenship status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The person concerned has been granted Leave to Remain in the State for the period to 12th August, 2011. This decision was conveyed in writing to the person concerned by letter dated 12th August, 2008...More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications

Was asked: if he will review the residency status and procedures in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The persons concerned are a husband and his wife who entered the State on 10th September, 2004, and lodged separate asylum applications on 17th May, 2006. Their asylum applications were considered by...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Was asked: the current position in the matter of determination of naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am advised that an 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 December 2009 and...More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders

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

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person referred to by the Deputy is the subject of a Deportation Order, following a comprehensive and thorough examina...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

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

I am informed by the Immigration Division of my Department that the person concerned made an application for residency in the State on 27 March 2007 on the basis of his being the spouse of an EU natio...More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders

Was asked: if a full review of the circumstances will be undertaken in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am advised that the application for asylum made by the person concerned was fairly and comprehensively examined before a decision to refuse it was arrived at. I am further informed that the represen...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

Was asked: if details of residency permission updates granted since 1998 will be furnished in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State for an initial one year period. This decision was conveyed in writing to the person concerned by letter dated 20th April, 2006. This ...More Button

Was asked: if a record of updated grants of permission to remain will be provided in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State for an initial three year period. This decision was conveyed in writing to the person concerned by letter dated 23rd November, 2004....More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Property

Was asked: his proposals in respect of a property (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Defence property portfolio is kept under review to ensure the most effective use of military resources having regard to the roles assigned by Government to the Defence Forces. The property referr...More Button


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