Shatter, Alan

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 756 No. 1

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Suspension of Member

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Finance Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Written Answers - Visa Applications

Was asked: if he will re-examine the reply to Question No. 519 of 24 January 2012 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The guidance provided in Parliamentary Question No. 519 was appropriate to the circumstances of the particular visa application referred to by the Deputy. It was not specific to an application coming ...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Strength

Was asked: the number of juvenile liaison officers retiring from the Garda at the end of February; if all of them will be immediately replaced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Deputy will be aware that the Commissioner, in consultation with his senior management team, is responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, throughout the organisati...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence

Was asked: if he will outline his correspondence with the IMF on the Legal Services Regulation Bill; his views on the commitments he has given in that correspondence; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

The correspondence under reference between my Department and the IMF about the Legal Services Regulation Bill has, in fact, taken place at official level. My Department’s involvement was the outcome o...More Button

Written Answers - Tribunals of Inquiry

Was asked: if any action will be taken with regard to the findings of the Moriarty tribunal. More Button

Insofar as the Report of the Moriarty Tribunal made recommendations concerning the future operation of tribunals of inquiry, many of these recommendations are anticipated by the Tribunals of Inquiry B...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment

Was asked: the position regarding anti-social activity (details supplied); the steps the Garda is taking to stop this problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area referred to is within the Ashbourne Garda District. Local Garda management is aware of an increase in the number of burglaries recorded in the Sub...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Operations

Was asked: the number of warrants that were outstanding at the end of January 2012; the average time before a warrant is served; if he will provide a breakdown of the number of outstanding warrants by Garda ope...More Button

In the time available it has not been possible for the Garda authorities to supply the information requested by the Deputy. I will be in contact with the Deputy when the information is to hand.More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations

Was asked: his plans to reduce public opening hours of Granard Garda station, County Longford, from 24 hours to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More Button

The Deputy will be aware that the allocation of resources and the general management of the Garda Síochána, including deciding on the opening hours of any Garda station, are matters for the Garda Comm...More Button

Written Answers - Courts Service

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that as a result of the provisions of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011, the Circuit Court no longer has any direct power to enforce mainte...More Button

Two sections of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 relate to the enforcement of maintenance orders. Firstly, Section 31 inserted two new sections into the Family Law (Maintenance of Sp...More Button

Written Answers - Residential Institutions

Was asked: when he will be more specific about the commitment in his reply to Question No. 139 of 8 February 2012, from Deputy Dowds, with regard to the appropriateness and practicality of addressing issues rel...More Button

As stated in my response to Parliamentary Question No. 139 of 8 February, 2012, the Government has charged the inter-departmental committee with clarifying any State interaction with the Magdalen inst...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Was asked: the numbers of persons employed in his Department and agencies thereof whose gross salary as of the latest date available was in each of the bands (details supplied); and if he will make a statement ...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy in respect of the Department and agencies staffed by the Department is set out in the following table. The salary bands include staff employed both on a full-t...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Was asked: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a permit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that in 2011 an application from the individual in question was refused at both first instance and on review. The applicant sub...More Button

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

The person in question made an application for a permanent residence card to EU Treaty Rights Unit of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) on 18 October 2011. This application was ...More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications

Was asked: the extent to which a review of residency can be undertaken in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I refer the Deputy to my detailed Reply to Parliamentary Question No. 183 of Thursday, 17th November, 2011 — copied beneath. The position is unchanged since then. Arising from the refusal of his asyl...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Was asked: the progress made to date and expectation in the determination of residency and naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the mat...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 18th...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

Was asked: the progress made to date and likely outcome in the determination of residency and naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

The person concerned applied for asylum on 28 March 2011. Pursuant to the provisions of Article 13 and Article 16(1)(c) of Council Regulation (EC) No 343/2003 the Office of the Refugee Applications Co...More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications

Was asked: if he will examine the family health and general circumstances in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The positions in these cases are as follows. The first and second named persons lodged separate asylum applications, in 2006 and 2007. Arising from the refusal of their respective asylum applications...More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders

Was asked: the progress made to date in the matter of examination of entitlement to residency and naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

The person concerned, together with the other family members referred to by the Deputy, are the subject of Deportation Orders, made against them, following a comprehensive and thorough examination of ...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

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

With regard to the matter of residency, I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 161 of 13 October, 2011 (a copy of which follows). The position is unchanged since then. In relatio...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Was asked: if he will clarify the position following correspondence between the Office of the Chief State Solicitor and solicitors for the client dated 16 March 2011 in the matter of determination of entitlemen...More Button

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person referred to by the Deputy has never applied for naturalisation. The correspondence referred to by the Deputy b...More Button

Was asked: the reason stamp four has not issued in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I refer the Deputy to my detailed Reply to Parliamentary Question No. 209 of Thursday, 19th January, 2012, a copy of which follows. The position is unchanged since then. The person concerned is a fai...More Button

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

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question 500 on 7th July, 2011. The position remains as stated: Reply to Parliamentary Question 500 of 7th July, 2011 A valid application for a certific...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

Was asked: if he will clarify the position in regard to residency entitlement in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; 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 24th...More Button

Written Answers - Control of Firearms

Was asked: the context of a recent judgment of the High Court concerning a legal challenge against the refusal of restrictive firearms, if he will indicate that if persons who always held such a firearms licenc...More Button

I understand that the cases referred to by the Deputy were settled and there was, in fact, no judgment delivered by the Court. It was agreed, as part of the settlement, that any other person, eligibl...More Button

Written Answers - Equality Issues

Was asked: if he will include a requirement in the Immigration Residence and Protection Bill for the development and publication of gender guidelines in the asylum process; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

The issue raised by the Deputy is being examined by my Department in consultation with the relevant statutory agencies. More Button

Written Answers - Job Initiative

Was asked: when a decision will issue on the successful applicant for a vacancy within his Department (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The position to which the Deputy refers is an internship post which was advertised under the FÁS JobBridge programme. I am advised that 13 applications have been received for the post and these appl...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Recruitment

Was asked: the anticipated levels of recruitment into the Permanent Defence Forces in 2012; the likely level of recruitment for the Western Brigade based at Custume Barracks, Athlone, CountyWestmeath; and if he...More Button

The Government has decided to accept my recommendations that the strength of the Permanent Defence Force will be maintained at 9,500. I believe that this is the optimum level required to fulfil all ro...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Was asked: the numbers of persons employed in his Department and agencies thereof whose gross salary as of the latest date available was in each of the bands (details supplied); and if he will make a statement ...More Button

The bodies under the aegis of my Department are the Civil Defence Board, the Army Pensions Board and the Board of Coiste an Asgard. No staff are attached to Coiste an Asgard. The table sets out num...More Button

Written Answers - Army Barracks

Was asked: if he will produce a comprehensive cost benefit analysis regarding the closure of army barracks, including the costs of leasing extra accommodation as recently advertised in the provincial press. More Button

Following the Government’s decision to further consolidate Defence Forces personnel into fewer locations, four military barracks — Clonmel, Cavan, Mullingar and Castlebar — will close on 30 March 2012...More Button

Was asked: if the military museum in Columb Barracks, Mullingar, County Westmeath, will be retained; if he has reviewed correspondence from the Mullingar Area Committee on this issue; and if he will make a stat...More Button

The museum collection in Columb Barracks is primarily associated with the history of the 4th Field Artillery Regiment. It is presently intended to make provision to house the museum in a suitable loc...More Button


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