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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Inquiry into the Death of Mr. Shane O'Farrell (21 Oct 2021)

Heather Humphreys: I thank the Deputy for his question and thank him also for the work that he has done on this issue. It is, of course, open to the judge to recommend the establishment of a statutory or non-statutory inquiry. I will await the recommendation of Judge Haughton in his final report before making any decision on further inquiries into this matter. I do not wish to pre-empt any advice which...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Reports (21 Oct 2021)

Heather Humphreys: I thank both Deputies for raising these issues. The Minister, Deputy McEntee, who will return on 1 November, is absolutely committed to this implementation plan for Drogheda. It is something on which she has worked very hard. I also acknowledge the work of Martin O'Brien, the CEO of Louth and Meath Education and Training Board. It has agreed to facilitate and support the implementation...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Crime Prevention (21 Oct 2021)

Crime Prevention

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Crime Prevention (21 Oct 2021)

Steven Matthews: 91. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if discussions are expected in the coming weeks with the Garda Commissioner on the plans of An Garda Síochána to ensure a safe Hallowe'en; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51093/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Crime Prevention (21 Oct 2021)

Steven Matthews: This is probably a question that comes up this time every year. Will the Minister make a statement on discussions or actions with the Garda Commissioner and An Garda Síochána on a safe Hallowe'en? I am particularly concerned about the prevalence of fireworks, the nature, scale and size of bonfires and the materials being put on them.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Crime Prevention (21 Oct 2021)

Heather Humphreys: I thank the Deputy for raising this issue regarding safety at Hallowe'en. I am very aware of the distressing impact the improper use and misuse of fireworks has on our communities. Every year, as Hallowe'en approaches, my Department runs a safety awareness campaign aimed at highlighting to the public the very real dangers of illegal fireworks and bonfires. As the Deputy may be aware, I...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Crime Prevention (21 Oct 2021)

Steven Matthews: I thank the Minister. I am reassured to know there is such action on fireworks. I was at Crumlin children's hospital late one night and the amount of fireworks going off was an absolute disgrace. I do not know what kind of an idiot sets off fireworks near a children's hospital that late at night. We really do need to take action on their prevalence. They seem to be going off for weeks...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Crime Prevention (21 Oct 2021)

Heather Humphreys: I thank the Deputy. I know the Garda works closely with communities. Operation Tombola is directly targeted at delivering a range of initiatives to tackle the sale of fireworks and to prevent associated public disorder and antisocial behaviour through the incremental deployment of Garda resources. It engages with communities and through the various fora. It will encourage people not to...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Crime Prevention (21 Oct 2021)

Steven Matthews: I was going to suggest that as something to do. Hallowe'en is a great event for children. People enjoy it and it is fine. We want to have safety and responsibility. I am concerned for people around a bonfire where we do not even know what has been thrown onto it and what could result from something being burned on it and the fumes coming off it. There is nobody to marshal it or monitor...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Crime Prevention (21 Oct 2021)

Heather Humphreys: I agree with the Deputy. The local government sector messages on Hallowe'en, working with the Garda Síochána, place emphasis on fire safety issues with fireworks and encouraging the public to report if they are aware of people gathering pallets or other materials for bonfires in order that they can be safely removed before Hallowe'en, emphasising the environmental damage and the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Victim Support Services (21 Oct 2021)

Victim Support Services

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Victim Support Services (21 Oct 2021)

Pauline Tully: 92. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will put a mechanism in place in Garda stations whereby the victim of a violent crime would be notified of the release of the perpetrator from prison three months in advance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51160/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Victim Support Services (21 Oct 2021)

Pauline Tully: Is the Minister prepared to put in place a mechanism in Garda stations whereby victims of violent crimes are notified of the release of the perpetrator from prison three months in advance?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Victim Support Services (21 Oct 2021)

Heather Humphreys: I thank the Deputy for raising this matter. While the Garda is committed to ensuring that all victims of crime receive information, protection and support throughout the criminal justice process, responsibility for notifying victims of crime of the release of a perpetrator from prison rests with the victim liaison office in the Irish Prison Service. The information currently provided by the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Citizenship Applications (21 Oct 2021)

David Stanton: A number of these citizenship applications are probably from members of the Defence Forces who are foreign nationals. Would the Minister of State and the Department examine the possibility of reducing the fees in cases like that because these people are serving the State?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Citizenship Applications (21 Oct 2021)

James Browne: The Department is bringing in a number of reforms to try to speed up the process and make the application process simpler. Certainly, since I came into the Department I have pushed for all of the applications to be as simple and straightforward as possible and to minimise the need for any kind of legal advice. Many applicants are involved in the system at different stages. I favour the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Citizenship Applications (21 Oct 2021)

Peter Fitzpatrick: I thank the Minister of State for his reply. As I said, communication seems to be the biggest problem. I accept that if a one-stop shop was introduced, it would help everybody. Many of the applicants have been in the country for a long time and have children of their own. They are looking for clarity. The last thing they want is to hear a knock on the door and to be told to go to a...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Citizenship Applications (21 Oct 2021)

James Browne: Our aim is to get the timeframe for processing applications down to six to nine months. Provision has been made in the budget for additional staff in the immigration services to get those numbers down. We are working through ICT and other processes to make the system move more quickly and to streamline the entire system. I understand that the length of time it is taking to process...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Reports (21 Oct 2021)

Departmental Reports

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Reports (21 Oct 2021)

Fergus O'Dowd: 89. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an update on the Drogheda implementation plan following the publication of the Geiran report earlier in 2021 with updated associated timelines; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51513/21]

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