Written answers

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by him; the annual salaries in each case; the pension...
    • Departmental Appointments
      Question 2: To ask the Taoiseach all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they were appointed; the terms of office they...
    • State Bodies
      Question 3: To ask the Taoiseach the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46483/10]
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 4: To ask the Taoiseach the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of his Department; when these actions were...
  • Department of Education and Science
    • Higher Education Grants
      Question 5: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if those on back to education allowance are liable to pay the proposed €200 charge for post leaving certificate...
    • FÁS Training Programmes
      Question 6: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an outline of each service provided by FÁS which falls within the remit of his Department; the...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      Question 11: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the number of post graduate teacher training places that have been confirmed for St. Patrick’s College,...
    • School Attendance
      Question 12: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the action that has taken place following the statement by her predecessor that schools closed by the bad winter weather...
    • Departmental Funding
      Question 14: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the sources of funding schools (details supplied) would have to enable them to cost-effectively minimise the risks of...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 15: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by her; the...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 16: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 107 of 4 November 2010 when a response will issue; and if she will make a...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 17: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for improvement works to be carried out to a school (details supplied) in County...
    • School Enrolments
      Question 18: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the options available to persons (details supplied) in terms of securing a placement for their child; and if she will...
    • Schools Recognition
      Question 20: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45905/10]
    • School Placement
      Question 21: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the progress to date towards the realignment of primary school provision at a location (details supplied); if an...
    • Teastas Gaeilge do Mhúinteoirí Iarbhunscoile
      Question 22: To ask the Tánaiste agus Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna Cé mhéad múinteoir nua-cheaptha a rinne an TGMI (Teastas Gaeilge do Mhúinteoirí Iarbhunscoile) i mbliana;...
    • Special Educational Needs
      Question 24: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be facilitated; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 25: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application from a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Grant Payments
      Question 26: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the grants that have been approved in recent years for a national school (details supplied) in County Limerick; the...
    • School Accommodation
      Question 27: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if there are any plans to reform the process by which new Gaelscoileanna are set up and recognised by the State; and if...
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 28: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills in relation to departmental circular 0058/2006, on redundancy arrangements for special needs assistants, with specific...
    • Higher Education Grants
      Question 29: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if she will review an application for a post leaving certificate maintenance grant applied for through Kilkenny...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 30: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills in the context of the second phase of the tendering process for the construction of a school (details supplied) in...
    • FÁS Training Courses
      Question 32: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the amount that has been drawn down of the €56 million that was made available to FÁS for short term courses in...
    • FÁS Training Programmes
      Question 34: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the details of the scheme for redundant apprentices and the rotation of apprentices scheme; the value of these schemes...
    • Post Leaving Certification Courses
      Question 35: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the proposals regarding streamlining the position for post leaving cert students entering further education and the way...
    • Higher Education Grants
      Question 36: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding processing of third level grant applicants on a county and agency basis; the steps she is taking...
    • State Bodies
      Question 37: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the steps she is taking to deal with the increasing reports and concerns regarding the non-handing over of payment to...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 38: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the number of applications currently with her Department for new primary school buildings in County Mayo in tabular...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 40: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills all appointments made by her in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they...
    • Special Education Needs
      Question 41: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be facilitated; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 42: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the progress with the construction of the new school building for an organisation (details supplied); and if she will...
    • Higher Education Grants
      Question 43: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills when education grants will be awarded to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement...
    • Special Educational Needs
      Question 46: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills when special needs assistance to cover full school attendance of a person (details supplied) will be provided; and if...
    • State Bodies
      Question 47: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of her Department; and if she will...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 48: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of her...
  • Department of Finance
    • Election Management System
      Question 49: To ask the Minister for Finance the cost to the State of the Donegal South-West by-election held on 25 November 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45920/10]
    • Garda Stations
      Question 50: To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the new Castleisland Garda station that is being constructed; the way the project is proceeding; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Public Sector Staff
      Question 51: To ask the Minister for Finance the number of staff taken on by the office of the Financial Regulator in the past two years; the terms under which the new contracts were agreed; if...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 52: To ask the Minister for Finance the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by him; the annual salaries in each case;...
    • National Lottery
      Question 53: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide a breakdown of national lottery income by quarter for each year since 2007; the amount disbursed under each heading in each year;...
    • Public Building Projects
      Question 54: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide or secure remuneration for construction companies that are unpaid by liquidated major construction companies for subcontracts...
    • Tax Code
      Question 56: To ask the Minister for Finance when a PAYE rebate will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Carlow [45882/10]
    • Bank Guarantee Scheme
      Question 57: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on recent reports (details supplied) that Anglo Irish Bank is exposed to significant derivative positions; if he will set out in detail the...
    • Debt Card Charges
      Question 59: To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to concerns by retailers regarding the proposed increased fee for the use of debit cards which are to be introduced...
    • Bank Guarantee Scheme
      Question 60: To ask the Minister for Finance of the €42 billion in senior bonds that exist within the Irish banking sector, the reason that €19 billion of this amount is not...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 79: To ask the Minister for Finance the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of his Department; when these...
    • Croke Park Agreement
      Question 80: To ask the Minister for Finance the reason parliamentary questions tabled by this Deputy to each Minister regarding details and outcomes of the Croke Park deal have been answered...
  • Department of Health and Children
    • Medical Cards
      Question 81: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the monetary value attached to a medical card; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45834/10]
    • Job Losses
      Question 82: To ask the Minister for Health and Children her views on the closure of a company (details supplied) in County Kerry resulting in a loss of 31 jobs; if she or her agencies could...
    • Mental Health Services
      Question 83: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she will facilitate an organisation (details supplied) which is a community and member-led project for people with self-experience of...
    • Health Services
      Question 84: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when speech therapy will be offered to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 85: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by her; the annual salaries in...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 86: To ask the Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question No. 159 of 4 November 2010 when a response will issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medical Cards
      Question 87: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be awarded a medical card [45873/10]
    • Hospital Funding
      Question 88: To ask the Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question No. 104 of 14 October 2010 and the reply from the Health Service Executive of 4 November 2010, if she...
    • Hospital Redress Scheme
      Question 89: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when she last met with victims of Michael Neary or their representatives or both; if the issue of the excluded women under the terms of...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 93: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she will reinstate a general practitioner visit card for a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement...
    • Care of the Elderly
      Question 95: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the consideration given by her to the prospect of an intermediate care option for aged and vulnerable persons rather than the current...
    • Health Services
      Question 96: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be facilitated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45921/10]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      Question 97: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the current average and longest waiting times for an MRI in Crumlin Children’s Hospital. [45929/10]
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 99: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding a matter (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45936/10]
    • Health Services
      Question 100: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she will support a matter (details supplied). [45942/10]
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 104: To ask the Minister for Health and Children her views on whether the response of the Dental Council of Ireland to its obligations under the Dentists Act 1985 to auxiliary dental...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 105: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she will review the circumstances in which a person (details supplied) was issued a general-practitioner-visit-only medical card,...
    • Health Services
      Question 106: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Cork on a orthopaedic waiting list will receive an appointment; and if she will make a...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 107: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she will ensure that key community welfare staff, including the two community welfare officials, are maintained at the Darndale...
    • Health Services
      Question 108: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when a child in County Cork will receive an assessment and intervention service from a service provider. [46000/10]
    • Prescription Charges
      Question 109: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the annual savings to be achieved from the prescription charge; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46004/10]
    • Private Rented Accommodation
      Question 111: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has been refused rent allowance even though they are on the waiting list for...
    • Vaccination Programme
      Question 112: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the reason a person (details supplied) in County Clare has not been facilitated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46025/10]
    • Hospital Services
      Question 113: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding a hospital appointment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if she will make a...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 114: To ask the Minister for Health and Children, further to Parliamentary Question No. 161 of 23 November 2010, when the information requested will be provided; and if she will make a...
    • Hospital Services
      Question 115: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the number of persons awaiting endoscopy tests and the length of time they are on the waiting list at a hospital (details supplied) in...
    • Departmental Records
      Question 116: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the date on which she will release all documents relating to the drug thalidomide; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Reports
      Question 117: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if the report that has been prepared on the provision of funding for voluntary agencies by a person (details supplied) has been...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 118: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the total number of persons who could have applied for the voluntary redundancy scheme; the total number of persons who have applied for...
    • Health Services
      Question 121: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she will support the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3. [46194/10]
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      Question 122: To ask the Minister for Health and Children in view of the measures announced in the national recovery plan if she can outline the proposed state of the Kenmare community hospital...
    • Health Services (2 comments)
      Question 124: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when an application will be determined in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 129: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the way she proposes to address the increasing dependence on agencies for employing nurses, considering the extra costs that this...
    • Health Services
      Question 130: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the number of home help hours allocated to County Mayo from 2007 to 2010, inclusive; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Grant Payments
      Question 131: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the plans she and the Health Service Executive are putting in place to ensure the back to school clothing and footwear scheme will be...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 133: To ask the Minister for Health and Children all appointments made by her in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they were appointed;...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 134: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when a decision will issue on an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) [46397/10]
    • Grant Payments
      Question 138: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when funding will be released to a community play group (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Services
      Question 139: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she will carry out an investigation of the claim in a recent service plan for Letterkenny General Hospital that the medical discharge...
    • Health Services
      Question 140: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be facilitated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46419/10]
    • State Bodies
      Question 145: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the total capital spending allocated to the Health Service Executive in 2010; the total allocated moneys spent; the allocated capital...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 147: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of her Department; when...
    • Child Care Regulations
      Question 148: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the discretion, if any, local Health Service Executive officials have to alter, amend or change child-care regulations with reference to...
    • Hospital Services
      Question 149: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the reason an appointment set for 14 October 2010 at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin in respect of a person (details supplied) was cancelled...
  • Department of Transport
    • Rural Transport
      Question 150: To ask the Minister for Transport his plans to enhance the rural transport option with particular reference to areas not covered by public transport; and if he will make a...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 151: To ask the Minister for Transport the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by him; the annual salaries in each...
    • State Bodies
      Question 152: To ask the Minister for Transport the position regarding a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45940/10]
    • Rail Network
      Question 153: To ask the Minister for Transport if funding will be made available over the next year to fund extension of the western rail corridor from Athenry to Tuam; and if he will make a...
    • Road Network
      Question 154: To ask the Minister for Transport if he has received representations in respect of a matter (details supplied); if, on foot of these representations he has contacted the National...
    • State Bodies
      Question 155: To ask the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Dun Laoghaire Harbour Board is seeking a restructuring of the harbour company with substantial...
    • Road Network
      Question 156: To ask the Minister for Transport if he will outline the Government’s motorway strategy over the last decade; the number of motorways that were planned in the last decade;...
    • Public Transport
      Question 157: To ask the Minister for Transport the measures being taken to ensure that Kerry public transport continues to run and the main roads are cleared during the current cold period and...
    • Regional Airports
      Question 158: To ask the Minister for Transport if, following on from the announcement in the national recovery plan that the public service obligation payment to regional airports is to cease...
    • Public Transport
      Question 159: To ask the Minister for Transport the position regarding a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46345/10]
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 160: To ask the Minister for Transport all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they were appointed; the term of...
    • State Bodies
      Question 161: To ask the Minister for Transport the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 162: To ask the Minister for Transport the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of his Department; when these...
  • Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
    • Criminal Prosecutions
      Question 163: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the income that has been derived from the activities of the Criminal Assets Bureau and the way it has been disbursed in each year...
    • Road Safety
      Question 164: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the way the new mobile safety cameras located in Kerry have been performing; the number of driving offences they have been...
    • Criminal Prosecutions
      Question 165: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of persons who have been prosecuted and the number of persons who have been convicted under the Criminal Justice...
    • Asylum Applications
      Question 166: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if there has been a change in policy towards the Pakistani Ahmadiyya community with regard to applications for asylum; if this policy...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 167: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform his plans to bring forward the commencement orders in connection with the Defamation Act to enable the Act to become operational; and...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 168: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by him; the annual...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 169: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 191 of 4 November 2010 when a response will issue; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Asylum Applications
      Question 170: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the position regarding an asylum appeal in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Investigations
      Question 171: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he will seek a report from the Irish Prison Service in respect of an incident on a public road (details supplied); if he is...
    • Departmental Bodies
      Question 172: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the position regarding a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45937/10]
    • Visa Applications
      Question 173: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the recent changes that have taken place to visa processing facilities in Saudi Arabia; the reason these changes were made; the...
    • Garda Reserve
      Question 174: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform his plans to make a Garda vehicle available to community gardaí attached to a Garda station (details supplied) in County Limerick...
    • Citizen Applications
      Question 175: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the position regarding an application for citizenship in respect of a person (details supplied). [46195/10]
    • Asylum Applications
      Question 176: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform when the decision will issue on the application for asylum in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Asylum Support Services
      Question 177: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he will confirm that neither he nor any agency funded by him has any involvement in providing accommodation for clients at an...
    • Crime Levels
      Question 178: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of drug-related offences detected by the Garda Síochána in County Mayo in 2009 and to date in 2010; the locations...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 179: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they were...
    • Prison Committals
      Question 180: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the breakdown of the length of tariffs being served by the current prison population as it stands between 1 May and 1 November 2010...
    • Prisoner Releases
      Question 181: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the recidivist rate of prisoners who have been released over the past five years by length of term served including prison terms of...
    • Garda Training
      Question 183: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform when the next intake of Garda recruits will commence training in Templemore and the reason his June announcement of 100 recruits to...
    • Residency Permits
      Question 184: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he will expedite a visa for a person (details supplied); when this visa will be granted; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Asylum Applications
      Question 185: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the current or expected position in the matter of residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he...
    • Asylum Support Services
      Question 186: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if accommodation transfer can be offered to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Residency Permits
      Question 187: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the procedure to be followed to obtain a Garda National Immigration Bureau card in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin...
    • Citizenship Applications
      Question 190: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the way a person (details supplied) in Dublin 6 can obtain the necessary papers to facilitate naturalisation in view of the fact that...
    • Residency Permits
      Question 191: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the position regarding the status of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46453/10]
    • Garda Strength
      Question 200: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the details of the notification received regarding the number of gardaí who have retired from 1 January 2010 up to 2 December 2010...
    • Prisoner Releases
      Question 201: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of foreign nationals released from prison here in the years 2007, 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010; the number of release...
    • Sexual Offences
      Question 202: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of persons who have been convicted of a sexual offence and who are subject to post release supervision and who cannot be...
    • State Bodies
      Question 203: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement...
    • Refugee Appeals Tribunal
      Question 204: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the extent to which the practice of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal, in scheduling appeal hearings at hourly intervals daily that is at...
    • Subsidiary Protection
      Question 207: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform since the introduction of subsidiary protection in October 2006, under the European Communities (Eligibility for Protection)...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 208: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of his Department;...
    • Garda Complaints Procedures
      Question 209: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he will confirm where a person who has made a complaint to the Garda Ombudsman has died, that the complaint will still be...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
    • Human Rights Issues
      Question 210: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if there has been a change in policy towards the Pakistani Ahmadiyya community; if this policy will be reviewed in view of the persecution...
    • Overseas Development Aid
      Question 211: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs the annual funding he anticipates allocating for overseas development assistance for 2011 to 2014, inclusive, expressed in nominal terms and...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 212: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by him; the annual salaries in...
    • Missing Persons
      Question 213: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will respond to the case of a missing person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45918/10]
    • Misuse of Passports
      Question 214: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has called in the Russian Ambassador to discuss with him the use of Irish passports by persons allegedly carrying out long-term deep...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 215: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they were appointed; the...
    • Garda Investigations
      Question 216: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the fact that seven domestic workers employed by diplomats have complained to the Labour Relations...
    • State Bodies
      Question 217: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 218: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of his Department; when...
  • Department of Social and Family Affairs
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 219: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when applications will be invited for the appointment of registered marriage solemnisers; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Funding
      Question 220: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will ensure that funding remains in place for an organisation (details supplied) in budget 2011; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 221: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will support a matter (details supplied) [46193/10]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 223: To ask the Minister for Social Protection to list all recommendations contained in the report of the special group on public service numbers and expenditure programmes that relate...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 224: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of State agencies under his responsibility; the number of staff within each agency; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 226: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full year spend on supplementary welfare allowance in 2010; if he will provide a breakdown of each category under the...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 228: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by him; the annual salaries in...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 229: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason payment of rent supplement direct to landlords has been refused by particular community welfare officers; his views on the...
    • Social Welfare Code
      Question 233: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated total cost to roll-out a national public services card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45911/10]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 236: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue on the appeal against the decision not to award domiciliary care allowance in respect of a person (details...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 238: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45938/10]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 240: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for mortgage interest supplement in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Sligo; and if...
    • Social Welfare Code
      Question 243: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons refused social welfare payments on the basis of failure to qualify under habitual residence condition rules in each...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 244: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will investigate the social insurance record of a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim as the figures given do not reflect...
    • Social Welfare Code
      Question 246: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the plans to reform the social welfare system to give greater social security for self-employed persons; and if he will make a statement...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 247: To ask the Minister for Social Protection all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they were appointed; the...
    • Social Welfare Code
      Question 248: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will he consider the introduction of a voluntary mechanism whereby self-employed persons can opt to pay a full PRSI contribution...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 249: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position with regard to the entitlement of self-employed persons to apply for and qualify for jobseeker’s allowance; and if he...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 250: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue on an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) [46394/10]
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 251: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reasons rent supplement was discontinued in respect of a person (details supplied) and if this decision will be revisited [46414/10]
    • National Minimum Wage
      Question 252: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he has calculated the cost of reducing the national minimum wage by €1 in view of the likely increased entitlement of those in...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 253: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when rent support will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • State Bodies
      Question 255: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 257: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of his Department; when...
  • Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 258: To ask the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by her; the annual...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 259: To ask the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport the position regarding a matter (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45939/10]
    • Arts Funding
      Question 260: To ask the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport the plans she has to support the traditional music industry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46319/10]
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 261: To ask the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport all appointments made by her in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they were...
    • State Bodies
      Question 262: To ask the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of her Department; and if she will make a...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 263: To ask the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of her...
  • Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
    • Local Government Charges
      Question 264: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in relation to the €200 per annum tax on properties other than the family home, if he will consider...
    • Foreshore Licences
      Question 265: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding the granting of a foreshore licence for the proposed Clifden sewerage scheme, County...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 266: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by...
    • Private Rented Accommodation
      Question 267: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that local authorities have not carried out a sufficient number...
    • Radon Gas Levels
      Question 268: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his plans to introduce a grant-aided scheme to assist homeowners take steps to address radon gas levels...
    • Election Management System
      Question 269: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his plans to allow persons with disabilities and visual impairments the ability to exercise their right to...
    • EU Directives
      Question 275: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the steps he proposes to take to acquire bogs under the Habitat Directive in 2011; the steps being taken to...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 276: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the remit of An Comhairle Leabharlanna; the expenditure of the agency in 2008, 2009 and 2010; the staffing...
    • Election Management System
      Question 277: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if a submission has been made by a person (details supplied) in County Limerick regarding the future usage of...
    • Planning Issues
      Question 278: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his plans to allow successful planning applicants to extend the duration of their planning permission for one...
    • Water Charges
      Question 279: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government given the stated intention to introduce water charges in the recently published National Recovery Plan...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 280: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the size of the underspend, if any, for each of the budget lines or grant aided projects administered by him...
    • Turbary Rights
      Question 282: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 189 of 25 November 2010, the position regarding the sale of bogland in...
    • State Bodies
      Question 283: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the steps he will take to deal with the increasing reports and concerns regarding the non-handing over of...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 284: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to...
    • National Biodiversity Plan
      Question 285: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if there is a national biodiversity action plan in place; the status and progress of same; and if he will...
    • Local Authority Funding
      Question 286: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if the local authority budget for County Leitrim and County Roscommon will remain at the same level for 2011...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      Question 287: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 509 of 6 July 2010, the status of each of these regional water schemes;...
    • State Bodies
      Question 288: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 289: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Fisheries Protection
      Question 290: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will make arrangements to allow the Coonagh licensed fishermen at Coonagh, Limerick to fish for small...
    • Departmental Schemes
      Question 291: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will implement an easy pay system for persons participating in the greener homes scheme; and if he will...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 292: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 293: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question No 227 of 4 November 2010 when a reply will issue; and if he will make a...
    • Telecommunications Services
      Question 294: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when he plans to make available the rural broadband scheme to provide a basic broadband service to individual...
    • Broadcasting Services
      Question 295: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will individually state the legislative and policy requirements on RTE to provide services to the Irish...
    • State Bodies
      Question 296: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question No. 1599 of the 29 September 2010, if he will provide an update on the...
    • Proposed Legislation
      Question 297: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of a statutory instrument for TARIC Code CN 22071000; if it has been drafted; if so, the processes...
    • Telecommunications Services
      Question 298: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when broadband will be made available to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Schemes
      Question 299: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of homes in Kerry who have benefitted under the warmer homes scheme to date in 2010 and if he plans...
    • Postal Services
      Question 300: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to introduce a system of national postcodes and the form such a system will take; and if he will make...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 303: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the breakdown of the applications received by Sustainable Energy Ireland in 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010...
    • Telecommunications Services
      Question 304: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide a breakdown of the provision of broadband services in County Mayo and the rate of broadband...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 305: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to...
    • Telecommunications Services
      Question 306: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the arrangements he has made for Ballyporeen, County Tipperary, to be provided with European economic recovery...
    • State Bodies
      Question 308: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if he...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 309: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by...
  • Department of Agriculture and Food
    • Seafood Industry
      Question 310: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will elaborate on the National Recovery Plan 2011-2014’s reference to the seafood industry; his views on...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 311: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when an application for single farm payment will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny;...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 312: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by him; the...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 314: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive their 2010 payments all relating to sheep; and if he will make...
    • Animal Diseases
      Question 317: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if his attention has been drawn to the large instances of brucellosis outbreaks in the border counties, particularly in...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 318: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reasons for the delay in issuing the payment for the single payment scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in...
    • Animal Welfare
      Question 320: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food his plans to bring forward the Animal Welfare Bill and address the issue of horse welfare given the number of abandoned...
    • Animal Carcase Disposal
      Question 321: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will consider the issuing of a temporary waiver in the implementation of the fallen animal charges scheme to allow for...
    • Sugar Industry
      Question 323: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food his views on the European Court of Auditors report into the closure of the sugar factory in Mallow; his further views on the...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 324: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food further to Parliamentary Question No. 104 of 28 October 2010, when a person (details supplied) will receive payment; and if...
    • Farm Retirement Scheme
      Question 330: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork and if the application is in...
    • Transfer of Lands
      Question 334: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork and if the application is in...
    • Installation Aid Scheme
      Question 335: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork and if the application is in...
    • Rural Environment Protection Scheme
      Question 342: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the way the savings relating to REP scheme of €35.7 million outlined in the Government national recovery plan in 2011...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 343: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the amount that has been drawn down of the €9.5 million that was made available as part of budget 2010 for the...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 344: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they were...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 345: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when single farm payment, disadvantaged area scheme and REP scheme payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in...
    • State Bodies
      Question 348: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 349: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of industrial disputes and industrial actions, including work to rule, presently being engaged in by staff of his...
    • Aquaculture Development
      Question 350: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a comprehensive disclosure on the commercial aquaculture development scheme that includes declarations on...
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 351: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by him; the...
    • State Bodies
      Question 352: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the current processing time for a trade mark; the steps being taken to expedite this process; and if he will make a...
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 353: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their redundancy payment. [45941/10]
    • Proposed Legislation
      Question 355: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation his plans regarding digital copyright law reform; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45996/10]
    • Job Creation
      Question 357: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the number of visits made by the Industrial Development Agency and potential investors they are working with to Kerry this...
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 359: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation when a redundancy payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 360: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they...
    • State Bodies
      Question 361: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 362: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of his...
  • Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
    • Charities Regulation
      Question 363: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs his plans to bring forward the commencement orders in connection with the Charities Act to enable the act to...
    • Ministerial Staff
      Question 364: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the names, titles and duties of each of the advisors, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by...
    • Dormant Accounts Fund
      Question 365: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs further to parliamentary Question No. 561 of 2 November 2010, the measures being put in place to ensure the...
    • National Lottery Funding
      Question 366: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 571 of 2 November 2010; if he will explain the apparent discrepancy between...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      Question 367: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the position regarding a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45935/10]
    • Irish Language
      Question 368: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the investment in supporting the Irish language annually across each Government Department including his...
    • Crime Prevention
      Question 369: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the number of calls to the Dial to stop drug dealing hotline in Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 370: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which...
    • State Bodies
      Question 371: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if he...
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 372: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff...
  • Department of Defence
    • Road Network
      Question 373: To ask the Minister for Defence the liability of members of the public and business owners gritting and salting footpaths and non national roads and if this will be communicated to...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 374: To ask the Minister for Defence the names, titles and duties of each of the advisers, press officers, assistants and secretaries appointed by him; the annual salaries in each case;...
    • Defence Forces Operations
      Question 375: To ask the Minister for Defence the number of times the army bomb disposal experts were called out during 2010; if he will list the incidents on a county basis; and if he will make...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 376: To ask the Minister for Defence all appointments made by him in the past 12 months; the persons appointed; the income received; the body to which they were appointed; the term of...
    • State Bodies
      Question 377: To ask the Minister for Defence the total amount of moneys owed to private firms by public bodies under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Industrial Disputes
      Question 378: To ask the Minister for Defence the number of industrial disputes, industrial actions including work to rule presently being engaged in by staff of his Department; when these...