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Kyne, Seán, Kyne, Seán

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

I, like others, commend Deputy Halligan on his Bill. It takes a great deal of work, effort and research to publish a Bill such as this. I commend him on the effort he has made. This concept of t...More Button

The principle of restorative justice is to hold the offenders to account and to give them an insight into the real impact of their crimes. We hear of victim impact statements in court and the ha...More Button

It would also allow victims to get answers from offenders and receive an apology. Studies have shown restorative justice delivers up to 85% satisfaction to victims who participate in programmes. ...More Button

The concept is based on who has been hurt, what needs arise and who has the obligation to address these needs. The stakeholders are those who have caused harm and their families, those who have ...More Button

It is worth examining the position in other countries, including New Zealand, where much work has been done on this issue. It began with the introduction of family group conferences for young of...More Button

I am concerned about a number of issues with regard to the Bill, including the consent of victims. A victim may not want to receive compensation and may be of the view that by paying compensatio...More Button

The Government has plans in this area. As Deputy David Stanton stated, the criminal justice (community sanctions) Bill is with the Oireachtas Select Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. I...More Button

The general thrust of the Bill is positive and I welcome it. I welcome Deputy John Halligan's role. I am sure that with his consent some of the ideas could be taken on board and brought into law.More Button

School Textbooks Rental Scheme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if it will be possible to introduce a funding scheme to assist those schools which voluntarily introduced book rental schemes, schemes which have proven to be very successful; and if he will make a...More Button

School Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will report on the progress of establishing a second level school (details supplied) in County Galway on a permanent basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

School Textbooks

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if consideration may be given to introducing bilingual school text books particularly for those based in Gaeltacht areas which are currently using English-language text books; if there is scope for...More Button

School Curriculum

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if the teaching of certain subject areas in non-exam years through the medium of Irish could be introduced on a pilot basis in a number of schools to investigate the way such a measure may be exten...More Button

Legislative Programme

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: when it is proposed to introduce a further Statute Law Revision Bill to repeal outdated laws; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will provide an update on the drafting of the regulation of lobbying legislation; when it is expected to be published; when the regulatory structures contained within will be in operation; an...More Button

Farm Inspections

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason a person (details supplied) did not receive a response nor compensation following an incident at their farm.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he is satisfied that correct procedures were carried out by his Department in the valuation of reactor stock in respect of a person (details supplied); if the second inspector should have recour...More Button

Primary Care Centre Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide an update on the project regarding the upgrade of a health centre (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tourism Industry

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide an update on the progress of the Connemara Greenway project; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mountain Rescue Service

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will report on the progress of his Department at designing a capital grant scheme to assist mountain rescue teams in securing new equipment vital to the tasks they carry out; and if he will m...More Button