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O'Brien, Jonathan

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


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

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

I would like first to apologise for being late. I am having one of those days where I wish there were an extra four or five hours in it. I am sure the Minister has had many such days, but I apolo...More Button

From speaking to Deputy Ó Snodaigh about this Bill and from doing my own research on it, I know that some of the concerns raised back then were raised by a number of organisations, including...More Button

I know the Minister has moved to address some of the concerns in this Bill and he has indicated some of the amendments he will put forward. That said, the system as constructed currently is flawed...More Button

The current system is neither robust enough nor human rights centred. Therefore, bringing in any legislation which proposes to extend it beyond designated EU states is wrong. We would be better o...More Button

We heard some of the figures from Deputy Calleary. More than 50,000 European arrest warrants have been issued.More Button

Mr. Hammarberg was correct in his analysis. To press home the point, I cite the example of a Polish schoolteacher and grandfather who lived in Bristol. A European arrest warrant was issued for hi...More Button

The European Commission, in its third implementation report, acknowledged that there were serious problems with the European arrest warrant system and made a number of recommendations to remedy its...More Button

For this to occur, there would need to be a number of changes. We would need to introduce a measure to prevent the misuse of European arrest warrants, especially for minor offences. We would need...More Button

The original framework decision on which the European arrest warrant, EAW, system was constructed was based on a flawed presumption that there were effective equivalent protections between member s...More Button

While Sinn Féin is opposed to the Bill and will attempt to amend it, we agree that a system is needed to allow the extradition of individuals from one member state to another. However, such...More Button

Proportionality is recognised, rightly, as a fundamental principle of EU law and it must be applied to the European arrest warrant system. Without the application of standard proportionality tests...More Button

In his opening speech, the Minister alluded to the fact this process was rushed at the beginning and a review is now taking place. We welcome that. I hope there will be an opportunity for Opposit...More Button

Written Answers - Children’s Rights Referendum

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the date on which she will hold the referendum on children’s rights; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Children’s Residential Centres Inspections

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the inspection regime and standards to which non-statutory private or voluntarily-run residential centres for children are subject; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Data Protection

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if his attention [438]has been drawn to the fact that the Article 29 Working Party have stated that the European Commission is making changes to data protection rules wi...More Button

Written Answers - International Terrorism

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if his statement published on 4 May on MerrionStreet.ie was referring to the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign; the names of the declassified documents which he believes demonstrates Osama Bin La...More Button