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Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig, Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Defence Forces Fatalities

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will outline all efforts by the Defence Forces and his Department to follow up on an initiative from PDFORRA in March 2001 aimed at recovering the body of a person (details supplied) when the...More Button

I have discussed this matter previously with the Minister. Two members of the Defence Forces, Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce, were killed on 27 April 1981 in Dyar Ntar, a village in ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will meet the family of a person (details supplied).More Button

We have discussed this matter previously, which concerns the circumstances that led to the killing of Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce. Their families have requested a meeting with the...More Button

Defence Forces Fatalities (Continued)

As the Minister is probably aware, I had an opportunity to meet some members of the Doherty family in County Donegal. I represent the constituency in which they live and from where Hugh Doherty ca...More Button

It took place in 2001.More Button

I ask that the Defence Forces examine this matter. They may need to contact the people who were involved in the meeting mentioned. Marwan Hamadeh is still alive and I ask that our diplomats in th...More Button

I welcome the Minister’s commitment to meet with the family of Private Doherty. One issue of concern and alarm brought to my attention is that, during the original investigation carried out by Col...More Button

I have met with some of the Defence Forces members who served with the two privates. Would it be possible, because of their expertise in this matter, to have one or two of them present at the me...More Button

For a lay person, as I am in this regard, reviewing matters is important. Some of the former members of the Defence Forces, some of whom I met with the family, have detailed and expert knowledge a...More Button

Restorative Justice (Reparation of Victims) Bill 2013: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I welcome the introduction of this Bill to the House and commend Deputy Halligan on his preparation of it. My party and I welcome the spirit of this Bill and will be supporting its progress to Com...More Button

Sinn Féin sees an increasingly important role for restorative justice in the justice system across the island because we believe that in a great many cases it is more socially effective than retrib...More Button

Although we may agree loosely with the idea that those who commit offences of theft should pay back the costs of the goods they have stolen, the manner in which this Bill suggests that the money ...More Button

In order for this Bill to be fair, we would need to work to ensure that strict conditions are placed on attachment orders. We must also be mindful of the danger of placing an attachment order on...More Button

In the North of Ireland restorative justice practices have come on in leaps and bounds, but here in the Twenty-six Counties we have much more to do. Although there some good examples across this...More Button

I reiterate my initial point that we support the passage of this Bill to Committee Stage. Should it get there, we will work closely with the Deputy to strengthen it and to take into account some...More Button

  The Dáil adjourned at 9.05 p.m. until 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 26 March 2014.More Button

White Paper on Defence

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will provide an update on the White Paper on Defence; and if we can expect to see it published prior to the end of this Dáil session in July.More Button

Military Archives

Asked the Minister for Defence: his plans to make changes to the military records regarding the death of a person (details supplied).More Button

Ministerial Dialogue

Asked the Minister for Defence: when he last met with the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide an annual breakdown, in tabular form, of the amount of money invested on student support services in County Donegal yearly since 2008.More Button

Education Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide an annual breakdown, in tabular form, of the amount of money invested in education services in County Donegal yearly since 2008.More Button

Community Development Projects

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will provide an annual breakdown, in tabular form, of the money invested in the community sector in County Donegal yearly since 2008. More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will provide an annual breakdown, in tabular form, of the amount spent on social welfare payments in County Donegal yearly since 2008. More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 240 and 24 of 4 March 2014, his views that research carried out, using taxpayers' money to fund it as recently as 2010 cannot be listed and made available as...More Button

Water and Sewerage Schemes Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide an annual breakdown, in tabular form, of the amount of money invested by the Government in water and sewerage infrastructure in County Donegal yearly since 2008.More Button

Northern Ireland Issues

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will meet with the Omagh Support and Self-Help Group to receive a copy and a personal presentation of the report they have commissioned into the investigations carried out on both sides of th...More Button

Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal Funding

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if and when a new criminal injuries compensation scheme board will be put in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Garda Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will provide an annual breakdown, in tabular form, of the amount invested in policing services in County Donegal yearly since 2008. More Button

Garda Deployment

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if it is the intention of senior management in An Garda Síochána to remove the gardaí from escort duties for cash in transit deliveries. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of Garda station closures there have been in County Mayo for the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of gardaí who retired and were not replaced in County Mayo for the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. More Button

Garda Career Breaks

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the reason for encouraging current members of An Garda Síochána to take an incentivised career break while at the same time recruiting new members.More Button

Court Accommodation Provision

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of court houses which have closed in County Mayo for the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.More Button

Defence Forces Operations

Asked the Minister for Defence: if it is the intention of senior management in the Defence Forces to remove the Defence Forces from escort duties for cash-in-transit deliveries. More Button

Health Services Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide an annual breakdown, in tabular form, of the amount of money invested in health services in County Donegal yearly since 2008. More Button

Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide an annual breakdown, in tabular form, of the amount of money invested by the Government in roads infrastructure in County Donegal yearly since 2008.More Button