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Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig, Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


White Collar Crime

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: her views on the strategy of An Garda Síochána, working in partnership with other State agencies, and the resources available to them; if she will tackle white collar crime, in view of the recent r...More Button

This question relates to a statement in the strategy of An Garda Síochána on white collar crime and follows the revelations that 350 Irish persons held 892 accounts in HSBC Geneva, at this stage, a...More Button

The Minister will recall that I raised this with her not long after her appointment, in June 2014. It followed the alarming comments of Mr. Remy Farrell SC at the Bar Council's annual conference w...More Button

If I might backtrack, I re-read an article by Dr. Elaine Byrne last night. With Ansbacher, there were 289 cases of illegality and not one person has been prosecuted. Following the DIRT inquiry ...More Button

The concern in all of this is cutbacks. If one looks at the Criminal Assets Bureau, CAB,-----More Button

I will deal with it in a supplementary.More Button

Returning to the occasion to which I referred, Mr. Farrell SC stated that the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation had been swamped since 2011 and that of the cases it had reached only one in ten en...More Button

I repeat that this type of behaviour brought the State to collapse. It is not the behaviour of those who have not paid their small fines or television licences, who we imprison regularly. It is...More Button

I am aware there was a review. There needs to be an urgent independent reappraisal and analysis of all of the different agencies tasked with it. These include the CAB, the ODCE, the Garda Burea...More Button

Garda Operations

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the plans of An Garda Síochána and the resources available to it to tackle the criminal gangs involved in diesel laundering, cigarette smuggling and petrol stretching across the island. More Button

This question is about the plans of An Garda Síochána and the resources available to it to tackle the criminal gangs involved in diesel laundering, cigarette smuggling and petrol stretching through...More Button

Garda Operations (Continued)

In April 2013, I made a speech in this House in which I referenced the presentation of Retail Excellence Ireland to the justice committee. It had brought to our attention that 12% of all diesel so...More Button

The second message I wish to send, as a Sinn Féin spokesperson on justice, is that the people involved in these activities, despite comments from one or two journalists, are not the IRA that suppor...More Button

Spent Convictions Legislation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current delay in completing Report Stage of the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012. More Button

It is over a year since the spent convictions Bill was to be brought back for Report Stage. The UK Court of Appeal case the Minister referred to as delaying it was upheld by the Supreme Court in t...More Button

There is obviously a very lengthy pipeline of justice Bills. I urge the Minister to ensure these amendments are through by the summer and that the Bill is moved through the Houses. Some of the pe...More Button

Legislative Programme

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when the mediation Bill 2012 will be introduced in Dáil Éireann.More Button

Legislative Measures

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: her plans to overhaul the Coroner Service's legislation currently in place in this State.More Button

Garda Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: her plans to meet with the Garda Representative Association to discuss the pay of the new members of An Garda Síochána who are currently training in Templemore Garda College.More Button

Garda Misconduct Allegations

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress of the work of the independent panel of counsel reviewing allegations of Garda malpractice; and when its recommendations are due.More Button

Cancer Incidence

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children who have high medical and / or care needs, while they are fighting cancer, and attending children's wards, in Letterkenny General Hospital, County Donegal and Sligo Regional ...More Button