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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 Nbr. 3


Other Questions - Organised Crime

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which the necessary personnel, general resources, communications, mobile equipment, intelligence and forensic facilities continue to be available to gardaí to tackle the ongoin...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which adequate provision is being made to tackle organised crime with particular reference to surveillance and monitoring the activities of criminal gangs; and if he will make a state...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which it is expected to concentrate the resources available to the Garda Síochána on the activities of organised crime; the efforts being made to identify the level and ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he is satisfied that adequate resources can be made available to the Garda Síochána to meet the ongoing and increasing threat arising from the activity of criminal gangs; and if he...More Button

I commend the Garda on its ongoing efforts to tackle the problem. The issue I raise is specifically related to organised crime. Has the Minister identified a number of measures which might have t...More Button

Further, in identifying issues to address these matters has the Minister considered the punishment that follows prosecutions and whether that is in line with what is required at present given the t...More Button

Will the Minister indicate the extent to which information is available to the Garda on the total number of people involved in organised crime who have not been brought before the courts, with obvi...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Official Engagements

On a point of order——More Button

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We are dealing with questions to the Taoiseach.More Button

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Order of Business

I wish to raise another health matter and one that is the subject of promised legislation, the health insurance risk equalisation Bill, which concerns quite a number of people. When is it likely t...More Button

The bail Bill, to be taken by the Department of Justice and Equality, is to consolidate and amend the bail laws. There is some considerable body of opinion to the effect that the bail laws, as cur...More Button

Written Answers - Legal Aid Service

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will indicate the number of applications for legal aid, in both a civil and criminal context, in each of the past three years to date in 2012; the number of applications pending; his future p...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if and when an appeal will be decided in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if and when eligibility for disability allowance will be determined in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Question No. 328 of 15 November 2011, the progress made to date in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if and when payment will issue in respect of arrears for a disability application in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the progress made to date in determination of eligibility for rent allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the procedures to be followed to facilitate a visit in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent if any to which redeployment of personnel within the Garda Síochána will take place to ensure adequate policing in areas hardest hit by retirements from the force in the co...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Strength

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the total number of vacancies at all ranks awaiting to be filled at the present time; the extent to which such posts are to be filled in the current year; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Written Answers - Organised Crime

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of prosecutions taken against criminal gangs or members thereof in each of the past four years to date; the number of court appearances; the number of convictions; the number of cases di...More Button

Written Answers - Crime Prevention

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which recidivism has been studied with particular reference to crime prevention and or rehabilitation; the extent to which issues arising from such studies have been implemented in ea...More Button

Written Answers - Prisoner Education Service

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will indicate out of the total number of prisoners serving sentences of three years or more, the number who apply for educational or training scheme places in each of the prisons; the number ...More Button

Written Answers - Prisoner Releases

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the total number of prisoners serving sentences of three years or more; the number of such prisoners who have been released on day, compassionate or supervised or other release in the same period; ...More Button

Written Answers - Temporary Release of Prisoners

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will indicate the number of prisoners that have absconded while on release or otherwise in each of the past four years to date in 2012; the number still at large if any; and if he will make a...More Button

Written Answers - Missing Persons

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the total number of persons listed as missing and reported as such in each of the past five years to date in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the total number of women and children reported and listed as missing in this country at present; the extent to which investigations are ongoing in such cases; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Investigations

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the total number of cold cases currently under examination; the extent to which progress is being made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button