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Daly, Clare

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


Priority Questions - Adoption Services

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: further to his response to questions on access to and safeguarding of records of de facto illegal adoptions (details supplied), the number of such records held by the Health Service Executiv...More Button

I realise how difficult and complicated this issue is but I am not fully sure we are advancing it as we continue to discuss it. My query is not about cases where no records exist. It is about cas...More Button

I do not accept the figure of 99 people which the Minister again quoted in her response. I believe that figure emerged from a newspaper story, that the Adoption Authority of Ireland examined only ...More Button

I have two supplementary questions. One relates to the timescale of the legislation. Is the Minister saying that the problem is the Adoption Authority of Ireland has been legally restricted in pu...More Button

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

European Arrest Warrant (Application to Third Countries and Amendment) and Extradition (Amendment) Bill 2011: Second Stage

With the agreement of the House, I will share my time with Deputy Mattie McGrath.More Button

We will have the matter clarified.More Button

Thank you, a Cheann Comhairle. I am surprised we are discussing the implementation of a procedure that, as Deputy O’Brien said, has been identified as controversial and is under the spotligh...More Button

I was in contact with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties today on the matter. On foot of that it contacted its colleagues in Fair Trials International, a well-respected human rights charity, as...More Button

Despite this, that is what the Minister proposes with the Bill. The organisation has worked with victims of abuse under the existing European arrest warrant. It highlights many instances of peopl...More Button

Given the intention is to expand the legislation to jurisdictions outside the European Union, we can only be guided by what has happened under the legislation to date. Fair Trials International co...More Button

Deputy O’Brien referred to the case of a Polish schoolteacher, but there are other examples of how the arrest warrant we are seeking to extend has operated. A young man from England who is r...More Button

Many similar cases have been highlighted. I will not go through them all but they have been plentiful. A 40 year old British secretary was arrested on foot of one such warrant in 2008 in connecti...More Button

It has also been pointed out that issues arise in extradition cases dealt with in this country. In the case of Sean Garland, for example, if the arrest warrant had been made on foot of a European ...More Button

I note the Minister has said he will introduce changes on Committee Stage, but that is not enough. I seek a commitment from him that when the Bill is considered on Committee Stage, organisations s...More Button

A report to the President of the European Council has noted that European arrest warrants have even been issued for offences such as the possession of three ecstasy tablets, the theft of two car ty...More Button

We must examine the procedure whereby when a state fails in its application for extradition, there has been a tendency for it to reissue applications long after the event. There must be some type ...More Button

It has been pointed out that there is no guarantee of legal representation in extradition cases for people in this country or in the country to where the extradition is sought. There must be an in...More Button

There are no considerations in the Bill for domestic law in the sense that something might be a crime abroad but is not one in this country and that people here would not consider it an offence. I...More Button

Written Answers - Juvenile Offenders

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will provide an update on developments regarding juvenile detention policy and facilities. More Button

Written Answers - Adoption Legislation

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the progress made regarding legislation dealing with adoption. More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will direct the chief executive officer of the National Council for Special Education to respond to the questions raised by e-mail to the CEO (details supplied) dated 21 March 2012. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Procedures

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason for the delay in the publication of the report on symphysiotomy; and when it will be made available to the survivors. More Button