Wallace, Mary

Thursday, 22 June 2000

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 163 No. 21

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Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Bill, 1999: Committee and Remaining Stages.

For reasons I will explain, I cannot accept these amendments. I understand the concerns expressed by Senators Connor, Henry and Norris and I accept the principles behind the amendments and what the Se...More Button

I want to clarify what section 4, in particular subsection (3), provides. Section 4 provides that where a person is convicted of an offence of trafficking the vehicle used may be the subject of a forf...More Button

I assure Senators that the provision does not apply to airline pilots, as referred to by Senator Connor, but to owners. It does not impose a requirement to know anything about immigration law. It sim...More Button

If the question of the validity of a deportation order comes up as a critical matter in a criminal prosecution where, for instance, it might be an argument for the defence against a charge of breach o...More Button

I am not sure Senators fully understand what we are doing in practice as distinct from theory. An item in this morning's newspapers will, perhaps, help explain the position. A local resident took a ca...More Button

Yes. In many cases, as I have explained in the football example and the Punchestown concert this weekend, it is more theoretical than real. It does not really matter if it is two or six months, it mus...More Button

At this stage a person will have gone through the appeals process and the details in regard to their reason for entering the country without formal authority to do so. They will have been given legal ...More Button

They have all the avenues in the world open to them at that stage—More Button

The person will have been here for some time, a matter about which the people we represent are complaining. People ask us why the process is so slow and why it takes so long. In another debate on anot...More Button

What the Minister was being accused of today was racism. I do not think it was the Senator's intention to do that – I hope it was not. The Minister has a tough job and he has taken very seriously his ...More Button

The amendment is opposed because it would remove the provisions which confine appeal to the Supreme Court to appeals on a point of law. Subsection (3), which the amendment proposes to delete, confines...More Button

The amendment is opposed. Section 5 of the Immigration Act, 1999, already contains detailed provisions in relation to the detention of persons who are the subject of a deportation order, including the...More Button

It is possible. We are talking about the point at which the person is about to be deported. We spoke about this in the other House. In many cases it will involve the person being detained in a Garda ...More Button

A person in prison in New York who is to be deported to Ireland, and who explains that they have their passport and that the airline ticket could be purchased, could be put on an airplane tonight. If ...More Button

If people co-operate they will not be detained.More Button

If they are co-operative they will have no trouble.More Button

If they are co-operative they will not be detained. A seat will be obtained on a flight and they will be facilitated.More Button

They will not be detained once the travel arrangements are sorted out.More Button

Yes. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Question proposed: “That section 10 stand part of the Bill.”More Button

It was just a comment.More Button

I thank the Acting Chairman, Senators, the staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas and the Department and all those involved in passing this important Bill which seeks to protect from abuse individuals ...More Button

Courts (Supplemental Provisions) (Amendment) Bill, 2000 [ Certified Money Bill ] : Second Stage.

The purpose of the Bill can be stated very briefly. It is to provide that a judge of the High Court, Mr. Justice Feargus Flood, who was appointed to the Bench on 1 October 1991, will qualify for full ...More Button

I thank Senators for their contributions to the debate. The Bill is short, containing only two sections, and is of specific intent. We should focus on that intent because we are concerned with what is...More Button

Courts (Supplemental Provisions) (Amendment) Bill, 2000 [ Certified Money Bill ] : Committee and Remaining Stages. SECTION 1.

As Senator Norris will be aware, I have been 20 years debating the marriage bar. I know of his personal interest in it and he knows of mine. As the Acting Chairman stated, both of us can be ruled out ...More Button

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