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Deasy, John

Thursday, 17 October 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 555 Nbr. 4


Ceisteanna – Questions. Priority Questions. - Prison Medical Service.

Asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: the number of convicted sex offenders receiving rehabilitative treatment in correctional facilities; and the number who are currently waiting for treatment.More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply, which appears to indicate that not a great deal of therapeutic treatment is being provided. Does the Minister agree it is extremely worrying that a recent study ...More Button

We have a higher rate of sexual abuse than other country in Europe or state in the US. People with this problem who have offended are not being treated in prisons. The scale of the problem will onl...More Button

I appreciate the Minister's acknowledgement of the problem that exists. He pinpointed the issue when he indicated that 45 applicants applied to participate in the programmes, but of those only 16 r...More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. Priority Questions. - Garda Recruitment.

Asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: his plans to raise the retirement age for gardaí, Garda sergeants and inspectors from 57 years to 60 years; the steps he is taking to stem the rapidly increasing rate of retirement throughou...More Button

The Minister said a commitment was given on Garda numbers and then said it was a matter for the Estimates. Which is correct? I am very concerned about the rate of retirement within the Garda and I ...More Button

Is the Minister giving us a firm commitment of placing more gardaí on the streets? There was a public feud about six months ago between the Departments of Finance and Justice, Equality and L...More Button

Considering the level of violent crime in this country, does the Minister believe there are adequate numbers of gardaí on our streets?More Button

The Minister referred to a number of extremely innovative planned policy changes with regard to superpubs, etc. However, he is missing the point. I inquired about the number of gardaí and he...More Button

I asked if he thought there are enough gardaí on the streets and, frankly, there are not. That is the nub of the issue.More Button

Written Answers. - Closed Circuit Television Systems.

Asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: the moneys which have been allocated for the provision of closed circuit television systems in 2002; the projected figure for 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Reports.

Asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: the reason he has ignored a report completed over two years ago regarding low IQ levels of prisoners; if he has completed his inquiry into the reason the report was not released by his Department's...More Button