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Gilmore, Eamon

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Order of Business.

During Question Time on Thursday, the Minister for the Environment and Local Government, following his return from the public launch of the national spatial strategy, confirmed to the House that le...More Button

I am surprised at this—More Button

The Government has been discussing this for five years—More Button

It is not a difficult question regarding legislation. The Government has not even—More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Schools Refurbishment.

That is not what they were told before the election.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Juvenile Offenders.

Thank you, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, for permitting me to raise the decision by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to close Shanganagh Castle open centre for young male offenders aged...More Button

His decision to close Shanganagh Castle is one of the most short-sighted to have been made in a long time and shows very little understanding by him of the need for rehabilitation of young offender...More Button

There are 400 young male offenders aged between 16 and 21 who are now accommodated mainly in closed centres in the prison system. I do not accept that there is not at least 10% of these who would b...More Button

In response to a Dáil question last week, the Minister stated that the average cost of a young offender in Shanganagh Castle is €127,000 while the average cost in the rest of the prison...More Button

Since the Minister is interested in making comparisons, let me offer him some others. Since this facility was opened in 1969, no young offender has committed suicide nor has there been a case of se...More Button

I advise any Fianna Fáil land speculator who may be eyeing up this land for purchase to stay away from it. This facility constitutes part of the green belt between Shankill and Bray. A big f...More Button

Not one word about rehabilitation.More Button

Has the Minister given up on rehabilitation?More Button