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Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig, Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Garda Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he plans to meet with the representatives of Garda representative organisations in order to address their concerns; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Remuneration (Continued)

The Minister was the Fine Gael spokesperson on justice a couple of years ago when he sat on this side of the Chamber. He would have asked the questions that I am asking and would have had contacts...More Button

Ignoring the political football, there is a crisis of morale in the Garda. These negotiations were the final straw. Gardaí will see an 8% cut in their take-home pay. These are not premium paym...More Button

I will conclude on my next point, as I wish to ask a second question.More Button

Will the Minister clarify the proposal on the five vans? Some 143 Garda stations have closed and there has been a significant reduction in the number of gardaí and vehicles. There are reports tha...More Button

I will be brief.More Button

I did not eat into my time.More Button

I am respectful of the Ceann Comhairle's steer, but I am losing-----More Button

I will revisit the matter later.More Button

Yes.More Button

Garda Deployment (Continued)

Will I have two minutes for each question?More Button

I may not need that long.More Button

That is grand. I submitted these questions because of dialogue with a number of gardaí in different parts of the State. They are concerned that in their districts, the dedicated focus on drugs an...More Button

Garda units with mobile patrols can quickly get on top of burglaries, and there is still good intelligence between communities and gardaí in that regard. Mobile patrols remain a significant dete...More Button

I have received feedback from officers both in an urban setting and in two rural settings. The feedback is that they are seeing less capacity to do their job and these gardaí are very frustrated. ...More Button

I urge the Minister to engage with representative associations. I appreciate the Croke Park agreement issue and the Minister knows our position. We are not happy that those at the high end have...More Button

Domestic Violence Refuges

I, along with many Deputies, attended last year a very moving presentation from SAFE Ireland, the umbrella group for domestic violence centres and groups. Its core crisis concerns the need to have...More Button

Road Traffic Offences (Continued)

I did not realise the Minister was taking them together.More Button

Some of the other Deputies have referred to whistleblowers within the force having brought into the public domain what they claim to be shoddy practice. Apparently, it is limited to a number of di...More Button

This is a most serious matter. Unfortunately, sometimes it gets caught up in persons being named, etc. The bottom line is a significant number of road traffic offences have allegedly been writt...More Button

I appreciate the Minister's response that he will await the report in two weeks' time. I commend him for stating he will publish the report. It needs to be done. At that stage, we need a full ...More Button

Racial Profiling

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if his attention has been drawn to the Fourth Monitoring Report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance on Ireland which found that there is no legislative bar on the use of racia...More Button

State Examinations

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will reconsider a reader for a student (details supplied) due to sit their leaving certificate in view of (details supplied).More Button

National Drugs Strategy Publication

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will outline his strategy to combat the problem of drugs in communities; and his plans to resource this.More Button