Dáil Issues

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Dáil Issues, Human Rights, Justice, National, Parliamentary Questions, Rural and Community Development

To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress made to enact the Irish Sign Language Act 2017.

REPLY: The National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021 contains several commitments in respect of the development and expansion of Irish Sign Language (ISL) services for deaf citizens, as follows:

  • Extension of ISL remote interpretation service;
  • Resourcing of the Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) to increase the number of trained sign Language and deaf interpreters, to put a quality-assurance and registration scheme in place and to provide on-going professional training and development for interpreters;
  • Legislation that will ensure that all public bodies provide ISL users with free interpretation when accessing or availing of statutory services.

As the Deputy will be aware, the Irish Sign Language Act 2017 was signed into law in December 2017 and provides for the following:-
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Dáil Issues, Justice, Parliamentary Questions

To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the initiatives taken or proposed by him to tackle rural crime.


As the Deputy will be aware, this Government is committed to ensuring a strong and visible police presence throughout the country in order to maintain and strengthen community engagement, provide reassurance to citizens and to deter crime.

As part of the Garda approach special targeted patrols are carried out with the assistance of Garda National Support Services against criminals who are committing crime inter-regionally. This includes a focus on the use of motorways by criminal gangs so as to disrupt and arrest those involved.  
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Business Enterprise and Innovation, Dáil Issues, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for Business; Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 211 of 24 October 2018, the number of licences that comprised the €120 million of temporary exports of military hardware for maintenance to another EU member state in January to June 2017.


Under the Control of Exports Act 2008, licences are required for the movement out of Ireland of military equipment listed in the Common Military List of the EU.  My Department is responsible for implementing these controls and for processing applications for licences.
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Dáil Debates, Dáil Issues, Education, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of developments to address the shortage of primary school places in areas (details supplied).

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