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Tue, 19 May 2015

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Garda Station Refurbishment
Alan Shatter

229. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the works currently being undertaken at Dundrum Garda station, Dublin 14, will be completed; the estimated final cost of the works; if she will provide details on the new facilities that will result from these works; and the additional technology that will be available as a result to the gardaí stationed in Dundrum. [19287/15]

Tue, 19 May 2015

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Crime Data
Alan Shatter

230. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and category of crimes committed in the Stepaside area, County Dublin, in each of the years between 2005 and 2014; and the crimes committed in 2015 to date. [19288/15]

Tue, 19 May 2015

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Garda Transport Data
Alan Shatter

231. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new patrol cars made available to members of An Garda Síochána undertaking policing within the south Dublin constituency, in the period March 2011 to date in 2015; and the total number of patrol cars attached to each of the relevant Garda stations, as of this date, as compared to those so attached in 2010. [19289/15]

Tue, 19 May 2015

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Garda Reserve
Alan Shatter

232. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of members of the Garda Reserve currently attached to each of the Garda stations engaged in policing within the Dublin South constituency area, compared to the numbers so attached to those stations in 2010. [19290/15]

Tue, 19 May 2015

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Naturalisation Certificates
Alan Shatter

233. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons granted citizenship in each of the following periods: 1 May 2011 to 30 April 2012; 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2013; 1 May 2013 to 30 April 2014; and 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015. [19291/15]

Tue, 19 May 2015

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Schools Building Projects Status
Alan Shatter

407. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Education and Skills in relation to the Dublin South constituency, the new works sanctioned for schools since 9 March 2011; the funding provided, to date, for such works; the schools that received such funding; the new schools, school buildings and-or school extensions completed from March 2011 to date in 2015; the works currently being undertaken, and works expected to commence within the next 12 months; the position regarding school projects for which sanction has been sought; the current stage in respect of each such project, and the schools concerned. [19248/15]

Tue, 19 May 2015

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School Enrolments Data
Alan Shatter

408. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Education and Skills in relation to Dublin South constituency, the number of pupils currently attending primary school or secondary school in 2015, compared to 2010; in respect of each school, the enrolment numbers expected in September 2015; in respect of each school, as compared to 2011, the current number of teachers, resource teachers, and special needs assistants; and in respect of each school, the numbers sanctioned for the next school year. [19249/15]

Tue, 12 May 2015

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Parliamentary Party Allowances Expenditure
Alan Shatter

308. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide, in detail, the sums paid in respect of each allowance to each non-party Independent Member of Dáil Éireann, since the general election held in 2011; and the annual sum in respect of each allowance so paid, including the Leader's allowance. [18274/15]

Tue, 4 Nov 2014

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Tax Agreements
Alan Shatter

290. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Finance if he will engage with the relevant authorities in the United States with a view to concluding an updated double taxation agreement along the lines of the current double taxation agreement in existence between the United States and the UK addressing inheritance tax matters; his views that the more favourable treatment in the United States of UK spouses under the current US-UK arrangements in respect of inheritance tax matters as compared to Irish spouses is anomalous and unfair; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41324/14]

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

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Departmental Contracts
Alan Shatter

57. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Taoiseach to set down the fees payable to a person (details supplied) for work undertaken by him regarding the completion of the Guerin report; and the moneys paid to him to date. [35519/14]

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

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Departmental Contracts
Alan Shatter

58. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Taoiseach to outline the back-up assistance provided to a person (details supplied) for the work undertaken by him and for the typing up and completion of the Guerin report; and if he will detail any expenses incurred in respect of same. [35520/14]

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

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Judicial Investigations
Alan Shatter

278. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the fees payable to Mr Justice Cooke for work undertaken by him with regard to the completion of the Cooke report into the alleged Garda surveillance of GSOC; and the moneys paid to him to-date. [35521/14]

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

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Judicial Investigations
Alan Shatter

279. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the backup assistance provided to Mr. Justice Cooke for the work undertaken by him and for the typing up and completion of the Cooke report; and if she will detail any expenses incurred in respect of same. [35522/14]

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

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Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Expenditure
Alan Shatter

280. Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when she was first informed that GSOC had instructed solicitors to represent them in their dealings with persons (details supplied); and by whom she was so informed. [35523/14]

Tue, 25 Jan 2011

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Departmental Funding
Alan Shatter

245 Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the reason the former Minister for Health and Children, Deputy Harney, and the Minister of State, Deputy Moloney, participated in a series of meetings with the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation during the period May 2010 to December 2010, inclusive, during which the financial needs of the organisation were discussed with regard to its maintaining its services and providing additional services to children between the ages four and six years; to confirm that those who attended the meeting were led to believe that additional funding would be made available to the organisation when no such funding has been so provided; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the organisation has been notified by the Health Service Executive that its funding is to be cut by €10,000 this year; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that it is impossible for this organisation to continue to provide its current level of service without additional funding; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3623/11]

Wed, 19 Jan 2011

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Judicial Reviews
Alan Shatter

154 Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of judicial review cases instituted to review the decisions made by him, or his officials, on immigration matters including entry visas, residence and repatriation applications. [2995/11]

Tue, 18 Jan 2011

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Deportation Orders
Alan Shatter

291 Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of Irish citizen children who left this State in each of the years 2005 to 2010 in the company of their parents deported from Ireland as a consequence of breaching of Irish immigration law or a failed application for asylum; to detail in each year the countries to which such parents, accompanied by their child/ren, were returned; the means of transportation by which such children left the State and, if by air, to state whether by chartered or scheduled flight. [2503/11]

Tue, 18 Jan 2011

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Deportation Orders
Alan Shatter

292 Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform in respect of Irish citizen children who left this State in the years 2005 to 2010 in the company of their parents deported from Ireland as a consequence of breaching an immigration law or a failed application for asylum, to state the efforts, if any, this State has made to remain in contact with such children and or to provide to each such child access to the Irish embassy in their country of residence or to the Irish embassy responsible for handling diplomatic representation in that country [2504/11]

Tue, 18 Jan 2011

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Crime Levels
Alan Shatter

300 Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if his attention has been drawn to the growing concern that the proliferation of cash for gold businesses opening in various parts of the country are causing an increase in thefts and burglaries of gold jewellery; the consideration, if any, given by him to date to the enactment of legislation to ensure such businesses are licensed and required to obtain documentation verifying ownership of items purchased; his views on whether such legislation is desirable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2752/11]

Tue, 18 Jan 2011

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Asylum Applications
Alan Shatter

303 Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of asylum cases pending hearing and determination by the High Court and the average cost to the State of each asylum action taken in the High Court. [2792/11]