Justice, Equality & Defence

Investment Stimulus Package

The €2.25 billion Investment Stimulus Package that Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin announced in July is an important component in our Strategy for Economic Recovery. This ambitious economic stimulus package will create up to 13,000 jobs in the construction sector and give much need boost to the economy. The measures include the approval of a new campus for Dublin Institute of Technology at Grangegorman, a Gardá Divisional

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Kevin’s Garda Street Station

Kevin St Garda Station Divisional HQ will be built following the announcement of the Government Stimulus Package. This was a project I had raised with the Minister for Justice recently, seeking a date for when it might be built as progress had been halted for some time due to lack of funds, and the recent closure of the Harcourt Terrace station may have led to a strain on Gardaí office accomoodation. Today's announcement (17th July 2012)  will

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Large number of outstanding warrants not executed

I have concerns at the large number of outstanding warrants in Ireland, with 123,969 warrants waiting to be executed in May 2012. The number in the Dublin area is very high making up 58% of the total, and over 46,000 warrants are over 5 years old. We must ensure that justice is done, and is seen to be done Ordinary law abiding people, especially those in working class areas that suffer most from crime, need to be assured that committal warrants for

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