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Kelly, Alan

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Garda Commissioner: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

We have a serious issue in regard to the Garda. My party has publicly stated we do not have confidence in the Commissioner or senior management. Of the 145,000 wrongly-issued District Court summo...More Button

We all know what has happened to any gardaí who have spoken out. They have been isolated and targeted. This seems to be a common theme under Garda management. Examples of gardaí who have spoke...More Button

The answers given by Garda management and Commissioners do not stand up to scrutiny and have not for some time. There are many contradictions in various fora and many questions still to be answe...More Button

The Garda Inspectorate has described the Garda as an ineffective structure which is struggling to cope with modern demands. That says it all. The inspectorate's recommendations accuse Garda man...More Button

There are too many bodies. They include the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, the Garda Inspectorate, the Policing Authority, the Department of Justice and Equality and the Tánaiste and...More Button

I welcome the terms of reference that have been published recently by the Tánaiste but they need to be considered.More Button

The audit of the Garda College in Templemore has not received as much attention as the matters I have spoken of thus far. Templemore is a great town with great people and the Garda College has d...More Button

There are some very interesting details yet to come out in regard to the mess of how the Garda accounts for its training college. Recently, I asked the Office of Public Works, OPW, what it owns ...More Button

The Magee and Nolan reports on practices in the Garda College in Templemore were produced in 2008 and 2010. Why were these reports not given to the Department? Why did these reports not get to ...More Button

On 6 July 2015, a report on financial procedures and accounts was prepared by the Garda head of human resources for the Garda head of administration in regard to the accounts in Templemore. It w...More Button

The issue of isolation seems to be a common trend in An Garda Síochána.More Button

On 18 September 2015, the head of human resources, HR, met with the head of administration in the context of this legal advice following the interim report of the Fennelly commission again asking...More Button

I have a number of other questions I want to put to the Minister. Why was the head of the internal audit committee in An Garda Síochána kept in the dark about these financial reports relating to...More Button

Were the head of human resources and the head of legal affairs marginalised over the last two years? Who in An Garda Síochána was told about the requirements under ethics legislation by the Mini...More Button

Was the Department told about the reports in 2008 and 2010? Why did the Commissioner not use section 41, as advised by the head of legal affairs, in regard to the audits that were being prepared i...More Button

With regard to a very disturbing issue over the course of many years, probably decades, why are we saying that only in September 2016 did the Department of Justice and Equality know about any for...More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: his plans to hold a public consultation process on solar farm planning guidelines that his Department publishes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: his plans to publish solar farm planning guidelines to bring clarity to planning authorities when making decisions on these types of planning applications; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: if his Department has deemed it necessary to carry out a strategic environmental assessment on solar farm planning guidelines that it publishes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: if experienced paramedics can be given permission to work over the age of 66 years of age, in view of the shortage of paramedics.More Button