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Flanagan, Charles

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Questions on Promised Legislation

That is the spirit.More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

I assure the Deputy that, in accordance with my practice, I will not give an answer that might be regarded as high-handed. The residence the Deputy refers to was closed in 2011. Consideration is ...More Button

On the broader issue raised by Deputy Eamon Ryan, the Government intends to have this matter resolved in accordance with the wishes of the Supreme Court by late spring next year. The Government ha...More Button

I hope the business would facilitate an early debate in the new year on this issue. I acknowledge the interest of Deputy Ryan in particular as well as that of other Deputies but it is the firm int...More Button

Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017: First Stage (Continued)

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McCartan Report on the Stardust Fire: Statements

The Stardust fire of 14 February 1981 was without doubt one of the greatest tragedies which has ever occurred in this State. Forty-eight young people went out that evening to enjoy a night out wit...More Button

The Coffey report identified a way that the public record could be corrected by removing the conclusion that arson was the probable cause of the Stardust fire and this was done by way of a motion...More Button

The programme for a partnership Government agreed in 2016 committed the Government to have full regard to "any new evidence which emerges which would be likely to definitively establish the cause...More Button

The assessment process was governed by the Dáil motion and was conducted by Judge McCartan completely independently of Government. The scope of the assessment process tasked Judge McCartan to me...More Button

Judge McCartan began his work on 27 March 2017 and he was provided with the discretion to afford the committee whatever representation he believed was necessary in order for the committee to pres...More Button

It was envisaged that Judge McCartan would conclude his assessment process within 90 days. At that time, the intention was that the assessment process should commence at the earliest possible op...More Button

This matter and an additional matter involving breach of copyright claims were eventually referred to the Office of the Chief State Solicitor by my Department following contact with that office b...More Button

As a result of these external issues, there was a delay around the submission of the committee's evidence to Judge McCartan; the judge did not receive the submission within the anticipated 90-day...More Button

The Deputies will be aware that Judge McCartan's Stardust assessment represents the third assessment of evidence associated with the Stardust fire. The first assessment was the original tribunal...More Button

McCartan Report on the Stardust Fire: Statements (Continued)

The second assessment was an independent examination of the committee's case for a reopened inquiry and was carried out by Mr. Paul Coffey in 2008, culminating in the production of a revised report...More Button

Commercial Rates

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that private early years services providing full day ECCE, free preschool, are exempt from rates while those providing full day care services or aftersch...More Button

I should point out that the Commissioner of Valuation is independent in the exercise of his duties under the Valuation Act 2001, as amended, and the making of valuations for rating purposes is his ...More Button

The Valuation Act, 2001 as amended by the Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015 provides that all buildings used or developed for any purpose, including constructions affixed thereto, are rateable unles...More Button

Inconsistency in the approach to the exemption from rates for childcare and education facilities and calls to exempt all such providers were among the issues raised at a number of stages during t...More Button

The decision taken by Government in the Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015 to extend the exemption from rates for early childcare and education was taken having considered the views of stakeholders i...More Button

In addition to the exemption of those that provide childcare and early education on a not-for-profit basis, paragraph 10 of Schedule 4 of the Valuation Acts 2001 to 2015 also exempts from rates c...More Button

The Acts are quite specific about the range of exemptions that can be allowed by the Commissioner, who has no discretionary latitude to grant exemptions not covered by Schedule 4. As a matter of ...More Button

Regarding the payment of rates by individual ratepayers, the Deputy will be aware that under Irish law there is a distinct separation of function between the valuation of rateable property and th...More Button

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) was consulted in the deliberations surrounding the extension of the exemption from rates for early childcare and education. Private childcare f...More Button

Finally, I should point out that there are a number of avenues of redress for an occupier of rateable property who is dissatisfied with a determination of valuation made under the provisions of t...More Button

Local authorities are under a statutory obligation to levy rates on any property used for commercial purposes in accordance with the details entered in the valuation lists prepared by the indepen...More Button

Commercial rates form an important element of the funding of all local authorities. The principle of local authorities levying rates based on an independent valuation is well established, and I u...More Button

EU Directives

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to reports that the Government is seeking to delay the implementation of the European Union work life balance directive; his views on the fact that Ireland is one of...More Button

Was asked: his plans in respect of the implementation of the European Union work-life balance directive; his views on the fact that Ireland is one of only six EU member states to not offer employer-paid paren...More Button

Departmental Staff Data

Was asked: the number of departmental staff by departmental premises, and within statutory bodies within his remit, and their grades, employed in Drogheda. More Button

The table sets out the information requested by the Deputy.

Offices...More Button

Immigration Status

Was asked: the status of permission to work and attend college for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

If an application for asylum or subsidiary protection has been made in the State, for confidentiality reasons it is not the practice to comment on such applications and the applicant or their desig...More Button

Section 26 of the International Protection Act 2015, provides that it is an offence to identify an international protection applicant. The offence is punishable by summary conviction to a Class A...More Button

The Supreme Court judgment in the case of N.V.H. v. The Minister for Justice and Equality found, on 30 May last, that in an international protection system with no temporal limits as to when the ...More Button

Following the approval of Government, an Inter-Departmental Taskforce was established in July to examine the wide-ranging implications of the judgment, and to consider appropriate solutions. The...More Button

The Minister for Justice will move the required Motions to seek approval in the Houses of the Oireachtas for participation in the Directive at the earliest opportunity. Following the approval of ...More Button

The Government has agreed to establish an Implementation Group to oversee the opt-in procedure and the practical arrangements for facilitating access to the labour market for eligible applicants....More Button

In relation to access to further and higher education, a Pilot Support Scheme was introduced by the Department of Education and Skills in 2015 for students who are in the Protection System or at ...More Button

- Meet the definition of a protection applicant or a person at leave to remain stage (other than those at the deportation order stage);More Button

- Obtained their Leaving Certificate;More Button

- Have been accepted on an approved Post Leaving Certificate course or an approved undergraduate course;More Button

- Have attended a minimum of five academic years in the Irish school system and have been part of an application for protection or leave to remain for a combined period of 5 years prior to the 31st...More Button

Was asked: the current and-or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as ...More Button

These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and all other applicab...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Was asked: the current and-or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I refer to my previous response to the Deputy on 28 September, 2017 in relation to this issue.   I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Departm...More Button

Was asked: the residency options available in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as ...More Button

These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and all other applicab...More Button

The case of the person concerned is amongst many to be considered by the Minister at present and, as such, at this point in time, it is not possible to provide a specific indication as to when th...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Was asked: the progress to date in the determination of residency entitlement in the case of a person (details supplied) with particular reference to their stamp 4 application; and if he will make a statement...More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as ...More Button

These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and all other applicab...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Was asked: the residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) who has lived here for more than ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was granted leave to remain in the State for the period to 07 December 2017. This...More Button

The person concerned is required to apply in writing for the renewal of this permission. As my Department's records show no evidence of such a renewal application having been made to date, it is ...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Was asked: when residency status in the context of stamp 4 citizenship will be awarded in the case of persons (details supplied); if their case will be urgently considered; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the processing of an application for a certificate of naturalisation on behalf of the first named perso...More Button

There is no record of an application for a certificate of naturalisation from the second person referred to by the Deputy.  A determination on whether an applicant satisfies the statutory criteri...More Button

It is open to any individual to lodge an application for a certificate of naturalisation if and when they are in a position to meet the statutory requirements as prescribed in the Irish Nationali...More Button

Detailed information on Irish citizenship and naturalisation, as well as the relevant application forms, is available on the INIS website at www.inis.gov.ie.  The website also contains guidance o...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Was asked: if the relevant section of his Department has received all papers required in connection with the examination of entitlement to residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will ...More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as ...More Button

These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and all other applicab...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Was asked: the residency status and possible entitlement to naturalisation in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that requests were received for permission to remain in the State in respect of the persons concerned. More Button

However, these cases are among a number of such cases which are currently being held by my Department pending the outcome of the appeal to the Supreme Court of the Court of Appeal judgment in Lux...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Was asked: if he will consider on humanitarian grounds the serious health condition of a person (details supplied) in relation to their case; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned is the subject of a deportation order made on 11 March 2005. More Button

The person was deported from the State on 04 June 2006, however, according to information received from her legal representatives, she returned to this State the year after she was deported. More Button

Representations were received on behalf of the persons concerned requesting that the deportation orders be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as ame...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Was asked: when consideration on humanitarian, compassionate and human rights grounds will be given in the case of a person (details supplied); if their case will be urgently reviewed in view of the circumsta...More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 12 November 2008, following the refu...More Button

Representations were received from the person concerned requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). Fo...More Button

The Deputy might wish to note that the effect of a Deportation Order is that the person named on the Order is legally obliged to leave the State and to remain out of the State. The enforcement of...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Commencement of Legislation

Was asked: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I wish to confirm to the Deputy that the information sought cannot be provided in the time allowed. As soon as the information has been collated I will write to the Deputy on the matter.More Button

Prison Service

Was asked: his views on the criticisms made of the Prison Service in a report (details supplied) concerning the transfer of a certain prisoner.More Button

I wish to advise the Deputy that the Director General of the Irish Prison Service accepted in full the recommendations contained in the Report of the Commission of Investigation into the Death of G...More Button

Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal

Was asked: when a hearing will take place in relation to an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As the Deputy may be aware, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal administers the Scheme of Compensation for Personal Injuries Criminally Inflicted. Under the terms of the Scheme, the Tribun...More Button

Traveller Community

Was asked: if a court ruling (details supplied) will be examined to determine if recognition of Traveller ethnicity will require a legislative basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Disciplinary Proceedings

Was asked: the steps he is taking to ensure that there will be accountability for the estimated two million fake breath tests; if he will publish the statistics of these tests for each district of An Garda Sí...More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, I have previously put on record my deep concern at the serious failures of the Garda organisation in relation to mandatory alcohol testing checkpoints (MATs) and fixed ...More Button

In relation to the particular issue of whether disciplinary action should be taken against individual members of An Garda Síochána arising from the mandatory alcohol testing checkpoints issues, t...More Button

During the most recent public meeting with the Policing Authority on 23 November, the Commissioner apologised for the significant organisational failure and acknowledged the resulting public disq...More Button

At this meeting, the Commissioner stated that, taking into consideration that the Policing Authority examination found that the discrepancy between the PULSE figures and the devices was likely to...More Button

The Commissioner informed the Authority that the decision to take a future-focused, restorative approach allowed An Garda Síochána to focus on strategic reforms, changes to culture and embedding ...More Button

The Commissioner also confirmed that he will be issuing a personal directive to all members stating that distortion of data quality and data breaches will amount to a serious disciplinary matter ...More Button

The Government established the Policing Authority to ensure oversight of policing practices, shed light on problems and identify solutions through its structured engagement with An Garda Síochána...More Button

The Authority went on to indicate that, unless there is prima facie evidence of either a criminal offence or a disciplinary breach having been committed, the core focus for An Garda Síochána shou...More Button

Finally, I would draw the Deputy's attention to page 33 of Crowe Horwath's report, which contains a table, outlining the regional and divisional discrepancies in breath test data across An Garda ...More Button

Residency Permits

Was asked: the current and-or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned applied for residence permission and a right to work based on their parentage of a...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 97 of 28 September 2017, the current and-or expected entitlement to temporary or permanent residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will...More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as ...More Button

These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and all other applicab...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

  Question No. 218 answered with Question No. 195.More Button

Immigration Policy

Was asked: the procedures to be followed to regularise residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as ...More Button

The position in the State of the person concerned will now be decided by reference to the provisions of Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and all other applicable legislation...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Naturalisation Applications

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 121 of 30 November 2017, if on the basis of current circumstances a person (details supplied) is likely to be eligible for consideration for naturalisation in ...More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that there is no record of an application for a certificate of naturalisation from the persons referred to b...More Button

It is open to any individual to lodge an application for a certificate of naturalisation if and when they are in a position to meet the statutory requirements as prescribed in the Irish Nationali...More Button

Detailed information on Irish citizenship and naturalisation, as well as the relevant application forms, is available on the INIS website at www.inis.gov.ie.  The website also contains guidance o...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Was asked: the residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the processing of the application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to by th...More Button

A letter issued to the person concerned on 12 December 2017 requesting certain information. Upon receipt of the requested information the case will be further processed and will be submitted to m...More Button

As the Deputy will appreciate, the granting of Irish citizenship through naturalisation is a privilege and an honour which confers certain rights and entitlements not only within the State but al...More Button

It is recognised that all applicants for citizenship would wish to have a decision on their application without delay. While most straightforward cases are generally processed within six months,...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Leave to Remain

Was asked: if consideration will be given to an application for stamp 4 leave to remain in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that they have received a request for permission to remain in the State from the person concerned. More Button

However, this case is among a number of cases which are currently being held by my Department pending the outcome of the appeal to the Supreme Court of the Court of Appeal judgment in Luximon v. ...More Button

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically establ...More Button

Garda Data

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in counties Laois and Offaly in each of the years 2...More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in counties Carlow and Kilkenny in each of the year...More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Waterford in each of the years 2010 to 20...More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in west County Cork in each of the years 2010 to 20...More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in north County Cork in each of the years 2010 to 2...More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Kerry in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Limerick in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Clare in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Galway in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Mayo in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in counties Sligo and Leitrim in each of the years ...More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Donegal in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in counties Cavan and Monaghan in each of the years...More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Louth in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Meath in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Kildare in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Wicklow in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Westmeath in each of the years 2010 to 20...More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in counties Longford and Roscommon in each of the y...More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Tipperary in each of the years 2010 to 20...More Button

Was asked: the number of gardaí, the number of Garda Reserve, the number of community gardaí and the number of civilian staff assigned to each Garda station in County Wexford in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 219 to 239, inclusive, together.

  As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for the distribution of resour...More Button

Public Relations Contracts Expenditure

Was asked: the details of spending by his Department on external public relations in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

It has not been possible to answer this question in the time available. I will write to the Deputy directly in relation to this matter in due course.More Button

Prisoner Data

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 266 of 5 December 2017, if he will clarify that while the absolute numbers of prisoners on restricted regimes have decreased, the percentage of prisoners on re...More Button

I am advised by my officials in the Irish Prison Service that the census of July 2013 recorded a total prisoner population of 4,180, 339 of which were subject to a restricted regime. Of this 339, ...More Button

The October 2017 census reported a total prisoner population of 3,665. Of this figure, 428 prisoners were subject to a restricted regime. This included a total of 9 prisoners on 22/23 hour lock ...More Button

The Prison Rules 2007 provide that the imposition of restricted regimes is closely monitored by the Irish Prison Service (IPS). The key statistics concerning prisoners on restricted regimes are col...More Button

Legal Services Regulation

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 224 of 14 November 2017, if the reports that the Legal Service Regulatory Authority forwarded to him, a section 119 report of public consultation on multidisci...More Button

I am happy to confirm by way of reply to Deputy Murphy that the two reports to which she has referred have been laid before each House of the Oireachtas as received and will also, I understand, be ...More Button

Cross-Border Co-operation

Was asked: the status of the cross-Border crime agency; the number of staff involved and agencies engaged; the annual budget; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I take it that the Deputy is referring to the Joint Agency Task Force which is led by police and revenue services in Ireland and the Northern Ireland and brings together the relevant law enforcemen...More Button

Gender Equality

Was asked: his plans to introduce gender quotas for the boards of publicly listed companies here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Transport Data

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in counties Laois and Offaly in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in counties Carlow and Kilkenny in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Waterford in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in west County Cork in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in north County Cork in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Kerry in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Limerick in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Clare in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Galway in each of the years 2010 to 2017.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Mayo in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in counties Sligo and Leitrim in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Donegal in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in counties Cavan and Monaghan in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Louth in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Meath in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Kildare in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Wicklow in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Westmeath in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in Counties Longford and Roscommon in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form. More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Tipperary in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Was asked: the number of Garda cars assigned to each Garda station in County Wexford in each of the years 2010 to 2017. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 246 to 265, inclusive, and 267 together.

  As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of Garda res...More Button

Disability Statistics

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to recent research which found two thirds of disabled persons were out of work; the steps he is taking to address this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the photography costs for his Department in each year since March 2011 inclusive of costs incurred from use of the ministerial allowance; the list of occasions for which photographers were booked; ...More Button

I wish to refer the Deputy to the previous Parliamentary Question No. 84 of 13 December 2016 (39474/16), which provides details of photography costs incurred by my Department from 2011 – 2016.
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Public Relations Contracts Data

Was asked: the use of external public relations firms employed by his Department in each year since March 2011; the list of uses of the external public relations firm; the internal Department policy with rega...More Button

During the period in question, my Department has only used the services of external public relations firms to provide training to staff, strategy development, and facilitation services at conferenc...More Button

Departmental Contracts Data

Was asked: the external consultant reports commissioned by his Department since March 2011; the costs per report; the company involved; the title of the report; and the publication date, in tabular form.More Button

I wish to confirm to the Deputy that the information sought cannot be provided in the time allowed. As soon as the information has been collated I will write to the Deputy on the matter. More Button

The deferred reply under Standing Order 42A was forwarded to the Deputy.More Button

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Was asked: the level of expenditure by his Department from 1 January 2017 to date in 2017 on advertising of Government information campaigns published specifically in national and regional newspapers in addit...More Button

In response to the Deputy's question, please see below a table setting out the details of costs in respect of public information campaigns.

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Departmental Agencies Expenditure

Was asked: the level of expenditure by his Department or organisations under the aegis of his Department from 1 January 2017 to date in 2017 on photography, advertising, communications advice, public relation...More Button

I wish to confirm to the Deputy that the information sought cannot be provided in the time allowed. As soon as the information has been collated I will write to the Deputy on the matter. More Button


 

 

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