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Wed, 23 May 2018

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Court Accommodation Refurbishment
Peter Burke

37. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the ongoing construction work on the upgrade of Mullingar courthouse; when it will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22541/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Coroners Service
John Brassil

39. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will direct the Law Reform Commission to undertake a review of the coroner court system, including a re-examination of the way in which it operates, its operational procedures, the roles involved, the outcome of the jury in the court process and the changes which need to be made (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22379/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Employment Rights
Mick Wallace

40. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consider re-evaluating the restrictions in place on the right to work of asylum seekers with regard to specific occupations in view of a Supreme Court decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22698/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Deployment
Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

41. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to core Garda units in Cork city Garda division compared to 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22687/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Reports
Jim O'Callaghan

42. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which he plans to respond to the recommendation in the recent Garda culture audit (details supplied) that more members be appointed to the rank of sergeant to deal with the perceived supervision vacuum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22647/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Direct Provision System
Mick Wallace

43. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on whether the system of direct provision here is in compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22700/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Resources
Niamh Smyth

44. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the capital investment being made in Garda resources in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22399/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Youth Diversion Projects
Maureen O'Sullivan

45. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there has been consultation with young persons regarding delivering the best and most meaningful programmes in an improved Garda youth diversion programme, especially in disadvantaged areas. [22649/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Resources
Peter Burke

46. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the additional support in equipment and vehicles, in addition to extra Garda numbers, allocated to counties Longford and Westmeath in the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22540/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Gangland Crime
John Lahart

47. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on crime gangs in the Dublin region in 2018 compared to 2017. [22381/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Stations
Seán Sherlock

48. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which stations are manned by single Garda officers; the supports in this regard; the geographic area of each; and the length of time they are planned to be single Garda stations in tabular form. [22692/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Deployment
John Curran

49. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will review the significant decline in the number of gardaí assigned to Rathcoole Garda station since 2014 with the intent to increase Garda personnel at the station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22375/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Family Law Cases
John Brassil

50. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the current family court system will be examined, particularly with regard to County Kerry, to consider specific courts and judges to be assigned to family law cases; if the inclusion of a dedicated court room for family law, with consultation rooms, will be provided in the planning of the new infrastructure for Tralee courthouse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22378/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Procedures
Seán Sherlock

51. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 121 of 4 October 2017, the number of incidents since 2015 in which sums of money, confiscated money or evidence in a case were found to be missing, stolen or lost from a Garda station by the amount of missing, stolen or lost money involved, the date it was reported and the Garda station involved. [22689/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Deployment
John Lahart

52. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of additional gardaí who have been allocated to Tallaght Garda station; and the rank of each. [22380/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Deployment
Niamh Smyth

53. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the ongoing allocation of additional gardaí in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22398/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Reports
Seán Sherlock

54. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he had regard to the independent cultural audit (details supplied); and the measures he plans to pursue to increase and support morale. [22690/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Operations
John Curran

55. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to engage with the Garda Commissioner to progress a dedicated public transport police within An Garda Síochána to ensure public safety and security for public transport users (details supplied); his views on the way in which this dedicated service should be established; the support he and his Department propose to provide to the Commissioner and his staff in the event of such a dedicated service being established; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22374/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

56. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the roll-out of the community CCTV scheme and ensuring schemes can proceed.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22685/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Refugee Resettlement Programme
Catherine Connolly

57. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of Ireland’s commitment to receiving 4,000 persons under the Irish refugee protection programme; the number of persons who have arrived here under the resettlement and relocation programmes as of May 2018, by countries of origin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22377/18]