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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12/03/2019
180. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the smoking ban is not being enforced in prisons including Wheatfield Prison, Clondalkin, Dublin 22; and the steps he plans to take to address the matter in order to protect the health of those working in the prison. [11528/19]
12/03/2019
181. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the areas in which Part III of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956 is in force; the measures in place to ensure that District Courts are kept informed as to the areas in which Part III of the Act is in force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11535/19]
12/03/2019
182. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the legislative proposals to establish a central funds office to provide for the audit of wards of court funds by the Comptroller and Auditor General have not been progressed in view of the commitment made in the Report and Financial Statements of the Office of the Accountant of the Courts of Justice for year ended 30 September 2009 (details supplied). [11646/19]
12/03/2019
183. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 177 of 24 October 2017, if he is satisfied that the court is responding to requests for summaries, specifically that it is the position that the committee of the person is entitled to seek a summary of the overall amount of funds in court in view of reports that persons seeking them are not being responded to. [11657/19]
12/03/2019
184. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps he will take to remedy the situation that the wards of court system is in conflict with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the EU Convention on Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. [11658/19]
12/03/2019
185. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the full commissioning of the decision support service; and the achievements to date. [11659/19]
12/03/2019
186. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when it is planned to bring forward a gambling control Bill in view of the ongoing problems identified with the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956 in a recent District Court judgment (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11674/19]
12/03/2019
187. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of adult applications for naturalisation based on Irish association granted in 2018. [11687/19]

188. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which a person can apply for naturalisation based on Irish descent or Irish association without residing here. [11688/19]

189. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a person is applying for naturalisation based on Irish association, if there are circumstances in which time spent here on a stamp 2 would be considered for the three year residency requirement. [11689/19]
12/03/2019
190. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if An Garda Síochána has recently put out to tender a contract to supply new marked Garda cars and vans to the fleet; if so, when the new vehicles will come into the fleet; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11724/19]
12/03/2019
191. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated full year cost of recruiting two additional forensic anthropologists for Forensic Science Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11725/19]