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Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Deployment (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The Garda Commissioner is responsible under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 for the management of An Garda Síochána, including personnel matters and the deployment of resources. As Minister, I have no responsibility for these matters. I am assured however that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Proposed Legislation (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The statement of truth is intended to provide a new means of submitting evidence or verifying documents or information in legal proceedings. However, the statement of truth is not intended to replace all affidavits in all circumstances. The proposal is that the statement of truth, which may be made in an electronic form, is to be used in place of an affidavit or statutory declaration as a...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Crime Data (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The Deputy will appreciate that Ireland does not currently have specific legislation dealing with hate crime, although a hate motive is an aggravating factor that judges can take into account (on a non-statutory basis) at sentencing for any criminal offence. In addition, the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989 Act prohibits certain forms of threatening, abusive or insulting...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Stations (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: As the Deputy will appreciate, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. As a result, all works to the Garda estate involve close cooperation between the OPW and the Garda authorities. This includes identifying and progressing any necessary remedial or refurbishment works required at individual stations. As Minister, I have...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Courts Service (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions. Furthermore, the scheduling of court cases and the allocation of court business are matters for the Presidents of the Courts and the presiding judges who are, under the Constitution, independent in...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Asylum Applications (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The information requested by the Deputy is set out in in the following link. Where the numbers of applications received from individual countries are low (less than 10), a breakdown by country is not provided. This is for reasons of confidentiality, as provided for under Section 26 of the International Protection Act 2015. ">Asylum nos.

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Immigration Data (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: Since the commencement of the International Protection Act 2015 on 31 December 2016, a single application procedure applies where all aspects of a person's application (refugee status, subsidiary protection status and permission to remain) are examined and determined in one process. Prior to this, the three strands were examined sequentially and this could lead to long delays in obtaining a...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Resources (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The Deputy will appreciate that under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the administration and business of An Garda Síochána as well as the efficient use of resources. This includes responsibility for decisions on the allocation of Garda resources across the Divisions, in light of identified operational demands. As Minister, I have no...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Equipment (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: In accordance the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing and controlling the administration and business of An Garda Síochána. The allocation of Garda resources, including equipment and specialist equipment, is also a matter for the Commissioner, in light of identified operational demands. Other than in the case of certain less-lethal...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Operations (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for management of An Garda Síochána and for the allocation and efficient use of Garda resources. This includes responsibility for the distribution of personnel across the various Garda Divisions. As Minister I have no direct role in these matters. I understand, however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Operations (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for management of An Garda Síochána and for the allocation and efficient use of Garda resources. This includes responsibility for the distribution of personnel across the various Garda Divisions. As Minister I have no direct role in these matters. I understand, however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Alcohol Sales (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the direction and control of An Garda Síochána as well as for operational matters such as that referred to. As Minister, I have no direct role in that matter. As the Deputy will appreciate, under the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1988, the holder of a licence shall not sell or deliver, or permit any person to sell or deliver, intoxicating...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Road Traffic Offences (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: My Department, alongside colleagues in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and An Garda Síochána, is acutely aware of the severe difficulties and dangers this activity caused in the communities it impacts and my officials have been working to find solutions to this complex policing issue. It should be noted that targeted enforcement measures have been introduced in a...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Prison Staff (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The Deputy will appreciate that it is the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, rather than my Department, which has overall responsibility for public service pension matters. With regard to the particular question posed, I can inform the Deputy that the retiring age of 60 years for prison officers to whom the Superannuation (Prison Officers) Act, 1919 applies is set out at section...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Citizenship Applications (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The granting of Irish citizenship through naturalisation under the provisions of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, as amended, is a privilege and an honour which confers certain rights and entitlements, not only within the State but also at European Union as well as international level. It is therefore important that appropriate procedures are in place to ensure that the...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Personal Insolvency Arrangements (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: In my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 364 of 27 May, I indicated that my officials are considering certain specific formal or procedural statutory requirements which may be difficult or impracticable to comply with, due to COVID-19 restrictions, including a small number of requirements under the Personal Insolvency Acts, so that any necessary amendments could be addressed in an urgent...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Departmental Funding (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The National Collective of Community based Women's Networks (NCCWN) consists of 17 women's groups located in various parts of the country, and is involved broadly in activation and outreach for disadvantaged women. The Department of Justice and Equality has funded the NCCWN since 2016. Prior to this, funding was provided by the Department of the Environment. Since 2016, my Department has...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Personal Insolvency Arrangements (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: The Insolvency Service of Ireland, (ISI) is an independent statutory body under my remit. I have had the necessary enquiries made and the Insolvency Service of Ireland has provided the information sought by the Deputy. Numbers represent figures available up to 4 June 2020. Statistical Information Number of applications commenced under section 115A of ...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Immigration Status (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: As the Deputy is aware, 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 legal representative should contact either the International Protection Office (IPO) or the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) directly, as appropriate. The IPO...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Immigration Status (9 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: I can inform the Deputy that written representations have been submitted on behalf of the persons concerned in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). 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)...

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