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Shatter, Alan

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Personal Insolvency Act

Was asked: the annual revenues that will be generated by the new personal insolvency sector being established to deal with the mechanisms in the Personal Insolvency Act 2012.More Button

Section 20 of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 deals with the fees chargeable by the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI). Application fees for the three personal insolvency arrangements have yet t...More Button

Under the Personal Insolvency Act 2012, Approved Intermediaries cannot charge a debtor a fee in connection with Debt Relief Notice applications. In the case of processing Debt Settlement Arrange...More Button

Equality Issues

Was asked: if he will respond to the following query regarding the Employment Equality Act (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The issue here is addressed in the Programme for Government. The two Ministers centrally concerned, the Minister for Education and Skills, Deputy Quinn and myself, as the Minister for Justice and ...More Button

Residency Permits

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

The person concerned has been granted permission to remain in the State for the period to 27th March, 2015. This decision was conveyed in writing to the person concerned by letter dated 27th March,...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this pu...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I wish to inform the Deputy that none of my Department's capital expenditure allocation in 2012 was used for current expenditure purposes.More Button

Was asked: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The 2013 profile of Capital Expenditure within the Justice Group of Votes is set out as follows:

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Was asked: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Department of Defence did not use any of its 2012 capital expenditure allocation of €9.5m (including a capital carryover allocation of €0.5m) for current expenditure purposes.More Button

Was asked: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture;; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The monthly profile for the Department of Defence capital expenditure allocation for 2013 (inclusive of capital carryover of €0.9m) is set out in tabular format below:

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Garda Vetting of Personnel

Was asked: his plans to shorten the completion of the vetting process (details supplied).More Button

The Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) provides employment vetting for approximately 20,000 organisations in Ireland, registered with the Unit for this purpose, which employ personnel to work in a f...More Button

The current average processing time for applications is approximately 12 weeks from date of receipt. However, seasonal fluctuations and the necessity to seek additional information on particula...More Button

Following discussions with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, sanction was granted for an additional 25 staff to be re-deployed from the Department of Agriculture to the Garda Centr...More Button

Visa Applications

Was asked: if he will facilitate the extension of stamp 3 visa in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service that the person in question submitted an application to the General Immigration Division on 14 March 2013. All applications are de...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpos...More Button

Garda Remuneration

Was asked: in view of the fact that the proposals of the Croke Park extension has been rejected by the trade union movement, if he will give consideration to amending the proposed changes in the pay and condi...More Button

Following discussions led by the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform at the Cabinet yesterday, the Government reaffirmed its requirement for €300m of pay and pension bill savings in 2013 and €...More Button

Recognition of Foreign Divorces

Was asked: his views on the fact that certain divorces obtained outside the EU are not recognised here.More Button

The recognition of non-EU divorces in Ireland is governed by the Domicile and Recognition of Foreign Divorces Act 1986. Where domicile is not in question, then a divorce may be recognised if...More Button

Declarations of Insolvency

Was asked: the position of this State recognising bankruptcy declarations in other jurisdictions; and if there are bankruptcy declarations in jurisdictions which this State does not recognise.More Button

The EU Regulation on insolvency proceedings of 2000, which came into effect in 2002, is a mutual recognition instrument. In determining an application for the opening of an insolvency proceeding, l...More Button

Debt Resolution Processes

Was asked: if he will provide an estimate of the number of applications for personal insolvency orders, bankruptcies and debt relief notices that will be made in the State in the first 12 months after the com...More Button

It is difficult to ascertain the likely demand on the Insolvency Service of Ireland. The tentative estimate of applications for the two main debt resolution processes - the Debt Settlement Arrangem...More Button

Proposed Legislation

Was asked: if legislation will be introduced to allow residents the right to light leylandii hedges impacting their own properties;; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The difficulties experienced by property owners arising from trees and high hedges on neighbouring land were raised in both the Dáil and Seanad during passage of the Land and Conveyancing Law Refor...More Button

In England and Wales, for example, complaints about high hedges are dealt with under Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003. This Act makes provision for local authorities to determine comp...More Button

The manner in which problems associated with high hedges and trees are resolved in both England and Wales and Northern Ireland demonstrates a clear preference for the resolution of such disputes ...More Button

Under our existing law, a person may be in a position to seek damages or an injunction requiring the cutting of boundary hedges or trees under the tort of nuisance. In order for the nuisance to b...More Button

It is my intention to bring forward a Mediation Bill to promote mediation as a viable, effective and efficient alternative to court proceedings, thereby reducing legal costs and speeding up the r...More Button

Asylum Applications

Was asked: if he will indicate, pending decision under provision section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and section 5 of the Refugee Act 1996 (as amended), if a decision will issue in the case ...More Button

As explained to the Deputy previously, the person concerned is a failed asylum applicant. Arising from the refusal of his asylum application, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of t...More Button

Given that there was no further contact from or on behalf of the person concerned for some considerable time, processing of his case was put on hold. However, his case file was re-activated in Ma...More Button

The position in the State of the person concerned will now be decided by reference to the provisions of Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and Section 5 of the Refugee Act 199...More Button

The Deputy will appreciate that there is no basis for the making of any form of an interim decision in this, or indeed any other, case and, as such, the Deputy and the person concerned should awa...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this pu...More Button


 

 

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