Minister of State, Department of Justice and Equality
David Stanton T.D., Minister of State, Department of Justice and Equality was appointed with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration in May 2016.
Areas of responsibility include: Equality Division; Gender Equality Division; Office for Promotion of Migrant Integration; Administration of EU and National funding; Reception and Integration Agency; Irish Refugee Protection Programme; Youth Justice policy; Development of a new Gambling Control Bill and; Firearms Legislation
David was elected to Dáil Éireann representing Cork East in 1997
Previously David was Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. Under David’s leadership, this Committee dealt with an array of policy and legislation, such as legal capacity, domestic and sexual violence, prostitution, bankruptcy, firearms, penal reform, new Garda Authority and Human Rights and Equality Commission and numerous pieces of legislation in the criminal justice area. The Committee can be credited with the establishment of a National Missing Persons Day.