COVID-19 Related Oireachtas Queries

A new COVID-19 related queries system for TDs introduced on the 7th April by the Oireachtas Business Committee. Responses to Questions raised can be found here: http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Oireachtas-COVID-19-queries

 

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27/05/2020
303. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to extend paid maternity leave as a result of Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7083/20]

304. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to a temporary extension of maternity leave and maternity benefit in view of the Covid-19 pandemic (details supplied). [7084/20]

305. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has considered extending maternity leave in cases in which the woman has no access to a childminder or spouse at home to mind the child in view of the fact that women on maternity leave have little access to childminding pending the phased opening of the economy; and the way in which the issue can be resolved for women due back from maternity leave that have a childminder or a spouse at home and are finding it impossible in view of the fact the employer cannot put them on the workplace payment nor can they access the pandemic unemployment payment. [7098/20]

306. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consider extending maternity leave if the crèches and childcare facilities do not have the capacity to take on young children due to Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7145/20]

307. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans in place to extend maternity leave and maternity leave benefit in view of Covid-19 and the restrictions this has put on mothers; if consultations have taken place over the impact Covid-19 restrictions have had on mothers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7391/20]

309. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to extend maternity benefit and maternity leave on a temporary basis in view of the difficulties experienced by new mothers in sourcing childcare and returning to work during the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7517/20]

310. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to extend maternity leave for new mothers that have been impacted by Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7688/20]

311. Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if maternity leave and the maternity benefit will be temporarily extended in view of the interruption to patient and new baby support groups caused by the Covid-19 crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7810/20]

314. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if due consideration will be given to extending the period of maternity leave for new mothers who have given birth since the Covid-19 restrictions were introduced. [8154/20]

315. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to extend maternity leave in view of the fact that childcare facilities are closed due to Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8183/20]

316. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if maternity leave will be extended for an additional three months for all current recipients to enable them avail of the benefits of support groups and access to family members. [8201/20]

332. Deputy Emer Higgins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there is flexibility by which maternity leave payments can be extended due to exceptional circumstances during the Covid-19 crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7202/20]

357. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to extend paid maternity leave and benefit due to the Covid-19 crisis. [7863/20]
27/05/2020
312. Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on provisions for distilleries that do not have a licence to sell directly to the public to be able to make online sales and keep their business afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic and to support a necessary change in excise regulations to achieve this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7812/20]
27/05/2020
324. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the resources and trained Garda personnel are in place for each of the divisional protection services units established to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7111/20]
27/05/2020
344. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the peace commissioners appointed from 1 January 2017 to date; the county and subdistrict of each appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7586/20]
27/05/2020
364. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to amend the personal insolvency legislation to ensure that persons who fall into mortgage arrears can avail of personal insolvency arrangements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7996/20]
27/05/2020
384. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8188/20]