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Dáil Issues, Justice, Parliamentary Questions

QUESTION NO: 108

DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald)
by Deputy Clare Daly
for WRITTEN on Tuesday, 31st May, 2016.
* To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she is taking to speed up the re-settlement of refugees in Ireland, through re-location and re-settlement programmes, given that Ireland has taken only a small number of refugees over the past year out of the 4,000 agreed; and the consideration that has been given to increasing the number of refugees Ireland has agreed to re-settle, given that the global refugee crisis is continuing to worsen.

– Clare Daly
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Dáil Issues, Human Rights, Justice

Given recent events in a Donegal court last week, whereby a trial went ahead without an ISL interpreter present for  a deaf defendant, Clare asked the Minister for Justice to ensure that this injustice is not repeated.  The recognition of Irish Sign Language is at the core of this issue and is vital in order to protect the rights of deaf people in this state.

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the initiatives She proposes to take to ensure that deaf citizen’s rights to Irish Sign Language interpreters is protected in order to allow them access essential State services, particularly following an incident (details supplied).

Clare Daly
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Dáil Debates, Justice

Clare speaking about the O’Higgins Commission yesterday in the Dáil. She tells the Minister that ‘it is way past time’ for Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to go, saying:
‘Now the dogs on the street know what we have been telling her for two years: nothing has changed. It has just been an illusion.

‘As Deputy Wallace said, we have come in here 18 times over the past two years and given the Minister detailed specific information about the horror being endured by current Garda whistleblowers, not to mind the written questions we have tabled to her, and she has done nothing.’

Full transcript below.
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Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Justice

This morning at approx 6am there was a faith based action at Shannon Airport by Dave Donnellan and

Colm Roddy and DAve Donnellan at Shannon Airport

Colm Roddy and Dave Donnellan at Shannon Airport

Colm Roddy in response to Irelands continuing support of US wars conducted in the middle east. They entered the airfield and sprayed the main runway with red crosses to represent all the innocent blood spilt by these wars. Two planes consecutively took off without them being detected until they reached a US military Lear jet, located on the old runway 11 almost half a mile away,… where they were arrested.

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Dawn was just breaking to the light was not good for photos.

The Learjet is the same one that was mentioned in the previous post last night, and in addition there was another larger US military aircraft number 24452, which took off while Dave and Colm were close to the main runway, carrying a banner and an Irish flag, signifying Irish sovereignty being abuses by US military at Shannon airport. It seems amazing the Dave and Colm were not detected until they had crossed two runways and walked over half a mile waving the Irish flag.

As they walked passed the Irish Army patrol vehicle they were spotted by the soldiers who then alerted the Gardaí sitting in the nearby Garda Patrol car, and they then called the Airport Police who detained Dave and Colm. They were later transferred in to two Garda Patrol cars to Shannon Garda Station where presumably they are now being interrogated. Before Dave and Colm entered the air field, they said some prayers for peace, and for the victims of violence in the Middle East and for the suffering of refugees fleeing these wars being actively facilitated by the Irish Government, An Garda Siochana and the Shannon airport authority.