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03/10/2017
216. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps he has taken to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; the timeframe for ratification of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41295/17]
03/10/2017
217. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and grade of staff at the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, INIS; the number and grade of vacancies; his views on whether the service is adequately resourced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41312/17]
03/10/2017
218. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the fact that 56% of retail shops in County Westmeath have experienced an increase in rates following the revaluation process whilst 39% will experience a reduction; his views on whether such levels of increases will lead to the widespread closures of local shops especially in rural areas; his plans to ameliorate or deal with these excessive increases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41871/17]
03/10/2017
219. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has given consideration to the creation of a new regional family law judge position for the north west in view of the large number of family law cases there that are leading to long delays in the system and a large number of cases being listed for hearing on sitting days; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41246/17]
03/10/2017
220. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the location a person can get a post nuptial certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41247/17]
03/10/2017
221. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay with acquiring the new building for the new Garda station for the Bailieborough district; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41285/17]
03/10/2017
222. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the timeframe for the opening of the new Garda regional and divisional headquarters in Galway city; the stage the development is at; when it will be fully operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41292/17]
03/10/2017
223. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of open applications for stamp 4 being processed; the average waiting time for a decision to be made on the granting of stamp 4; if he will allocate more resources to ensure applications are dealt with in a more timely fashion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41313/17]
03/10/2017
224. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the asylum application of a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41327/17]
03/10/2017
225. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will examine the case of persons (details supplied) who have applied for naturalisation and due to circumstances outside their control have been unable to advance their application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41458/17]