Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (133)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

133. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the public consultations held by his Department in 2018 and to date in 2019; the date on which such consultations were held by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50452/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

My Department routinely consults with the public and key stakeholders to assess the impact of proposed measures on a wide range of issues.

Public consultations are usually conducted through multiple channels including online consultations and questionnaires, individual meetings and forums with stakeholders, and targeted measures for hard-to-reach communities.

The consultation programmes undertaken by my Department during the period specified are set out in the first table below. Notable events associated with these programmes are set out in the second table.

Consultations By Theme

Theme

Year

Hate Speech Public Consultation

2019

National Disability Inclusion Strategy

2019

Public Consultation for the Review Group on Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Structures

2019

Mid-term Review of the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021

2019

National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy

2018-2019

Seasonal Clock Changes

2018

Draft National Standards for accommodation offered to People in the Protection Process

2018

Young Persons Consultation regarding the future operation of Garda Youth Diversion Projects

2018

State Report on the International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Racial Discrimination

2018

Formal Events

Theme

Location

Date

National Disability Inclusion Strategy

Dublin

November 2019

National Disability Inclusion Strategy

Offaly

November 2019

National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy

Limerick

December 2018

National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy

Dublin

November 2018-February 2019

National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy

Galway

November 2018

National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy

Cork

November 2018

National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy

Dundalk

November 2018

Consultation on draft National Standards for Accommodation offered to People in the Protection Process

Multiple regional accommodation centres

August 2018

Young Persons Consultation regarding the future operation of Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Multiple locations

July-August 2018