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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Garda Deployment

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which she expects to continue to avail of extra Garda numbers arising from the new recruitment programme with a view to ensuring increased strength in Garda stations that have experie...More Button

My question seeks to ascertain the extent to which the Minister hopes to be able to avail of extra gardaí accruing from the new recruitment programme with particular reference to deployment to area...More Button

I thank the Minister for her comprehensive reply. What is the extent to which the particular-----More Button

To what extent will the areas that have suffered a sharp increase in crime, sometimes of a violent nature, in recent times receive particular attention in the deployment of extra gardaí? I also wi...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

With regard to promised legislation, what is the current position on the Red Cross (amendment) Bill, which has been promised for some time and which is being sought with some considerable interest?...More Button

Midland Regional Hospital: Motion [Private Members]

Are you sharing time, Deputy?More Button

Midland Regional Hospital: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I call the Minister for Health, Deputy Varadkar, who is sharing time with Deputy John Paul Phelan.More Button

I call Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin who has ten minutes. I understand he is sharing his time with Deputy Brian Stanley.More Button

Organised Crime

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which An Garda Síochána is adequately equipped, resourced and strengthened to deal with organised criminal gangs, who appear to have achieved a degree of professionalism derived from ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the degree to which best international policing practices are adopted throughout each European country, including this jurisdiction, with a view to maximising the capability to address the threat o...More Button

Disability Allowance Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if she will review an application for disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Question No. 55 of 30 April 2015, if equality legislation is being observed in cases where separation or divorce has occurred and the family home is divided as per a decisi...More Button

Departmental Contracts

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if she will provide the principles of the service proposed and advertised in the newspaper under the heading provision, maintenance, support and operation of a new online public employment jobs-mat...More Button

Social Welfare Payments Administration

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: the correct procedure to be followed by a person who is in casual employment to ensure that payment for bank holidays in respect of the person's jobseeker's claim is paid on the correct week that i...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if payment will be switched to the appropriate local office in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disability Allowance Payments

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: the correct level of payment in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who is currently unable to work due to illness; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Rates

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: the correct level of weekly payment in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who has no other income; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: the threshold for liability for capital gains tax or capital acquisitions tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Work Permits Applications

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the procedure to be followed in obtaining a reactivation employment permit in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 6; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Naturalisation Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding residency-naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Resources

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which the various forms of reported crimes appear to be on the increase; if adequate resources remain available to her Department to confront such issues; and if she will make a state...More Button

Criminal Law

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if consideration has been given to the proscribing of membership of criminal gangs; if such gangs have been proscribed in other jurisdictions; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the action that can be taken to address the issue of threats and intimidation against individual members of An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if she is aware of threats and abuse directed at members of An Garda Síochána, on and off duty; the extent to which this represents a challenge to the authorities; the most appropriate action in re...More Button

Garda Strength

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which she expects membership of An Garda Síochána to increase over the next 12 months, bearing in mind natural retirements or resignations; and if she will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which the strength of An Garda Síochána in County Kildare is likely to be further augmented, in order to confront organised criminality and other crime; and if she will make a stateme...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of posts remaining to be filled in An Garda Síochána in each division throughout the country; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asylum Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if, in the context of determination of eligibility for refugee or asylum status, due cognisance is given to the circumstances prevailing in the applicant's homeland, with particular reference to tr...More Button

Bail Law

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when it is expected that the bail laws will be amended in line with modern requirements; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Crime Investigation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the degree to which cold cases continue to be monitored, with particular reference to persons who have disappeared; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Firearms Licences

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which she proposes to take on board submissions made by sporting, shooting and gun clubs, with particular reference to the need to ensure that while best practice in terms of storage ...More Button

Prisoner Rehabilitation Programmes

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which all first-time offenders, in respect of all offences, are provided access to educational and rehabilitative training from the outset, thus limiting the extent to which first-tim...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of prisoners in rehabilitative training at any one time in each prison; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which evidence exists that criminal gangs and criminal gang leaders have better access to rehabilitative training than first-time offenders or other prisoners; and if she will make a ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the degree to which prisoners who have completed their sentence are assessed prior to their release to determine their likelihood of re-offending or becoming a threat to the public; and if she will...More Button

Legal Aid Service

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which, if known, the legal aid system continues to be most beneficial to hardened criminals and members of criminal gangs; the extent to which statistics are available which might ind...More Button

Medical Card Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: if a new medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin who has misplaced her card; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the progress to date in determination of eligibility for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if there is any further documentation required in this instance...More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: if and when a much required double hip replacement can be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who has been waiting over six months; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Medical Card Reviews

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will arrange a review of a case in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason the child of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is being discharged from the child and adolescent mental health services in view of the fact that the child has been under its ...More Button

School Playgrounds

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if she will review the decision to refuse funding for a playground surface upgrade, with particular reference to observing health and safety standards and ensuring a safe environment for students a...More Button

Wind Energy Guidelines

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: when the revised regulations in relation to wind farms will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Funding

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent of grant assistance available for local festivals, including the Prosperous Music Festival in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button