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Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Schools Administration (21 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: 212. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the course of action taken if practices of a school board of management contradict his Department directives to all schools and circulars from his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49044/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (16 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: 160. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment in the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48542/17]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Inland Fisheries (16 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: 193. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on reports that Inland Fisheries Ireland is considering the leasing of State fisheries to private entities; and if his attention has been drawn to all the relevant facts regarding the matter. [48573/17]

Order of Business (14 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: I raise an issue in respect of commitments in the programme for Government regarding respite and respite care and residential facilities for adult in need. Four families in the north Kerry area have been left in limbo. They are awaiting the approval of an application by St. John of God Kerry services for funding to buy a centre and staff it in order to provide residential facilities for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Treatment Abroad Scheme (14 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: 276. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the cross-border directive and the treatment abroad scheme; the areas under which they are accounted for in the health budget; the cost of the schemes in each of the years from 2011 to 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47693/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (14 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: 300. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect to receive an appointment at University Hospital Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47785/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Home Help Service Provision (14 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: 348. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE will provide extra home help hours for a person (details supplied) who has suffered an injury and does not want to enter a nursing home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48163/17]

Topical Issue Debate: Special Educational Needs (9 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: I thank the Minister of State for his response. It is essential that his colleague, the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, meet the Kerry Deputies so that we can bring to his attention the plight of the parents and their special children. We must find a resolution and try to create a situation in which parents can be confident and secure in the knowledge that their adult children...

Topical Issue Debate: Special Educational Needs (9 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: Last Monday night Deputies John Brassil, Michael Healy-Rae and I met with the parents of the Nano Nagle school in Listowel. They articulated in a very painful way what they are encountering regarding their loved ones, both in terms of the adult services and the lack of respite services in their area. The reality is that, on occasion, an after-service is not available for some months after...

Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (9 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: Sinn Féin opposes the Bill for many reasons. Obviously, we are all very conscious of having to protect our environment and wildlife, and of road safety. I grew up in a rural area and am very much aware of those aspects. I am very concerned over the decline in the bird population. One figure suggests that our bird population has declined by a quarter over a number of years. Much...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Sea Lice Controls (7 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: 893. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to a closed containment of farm salmon agreement to try to eradicate sea lice between Norway and a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45875/17]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Sea Lice Controls (7 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: 894. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he will take to eradicate the sea lice problem as a result of the farm salmon industry. [45876/17]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Sea Lice Controls (7 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: 895. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he will take to regulate the farm salmon industry regarding sea lice and prevent escapes. [45877/17]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Sea Lice Controls (7 Nov 2017)

Martin Ferris: 896. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to an agreement signed between the Norwegian Government and a company (details supplied) regarding salmon farming on 25 May 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45878/17]

Questions on Promised Legislation (25 Oct 2017)

Martin Ferris: For more than a year a state-of-the-art centre for children with autism has been lying idle in Ballyseedy, Tralee, County Kerry. It cost over €1 million but is still lying idle, much to the pain of the parents of autistic children. When will the Taoiseach commit to opening this centre and will he make the funding available for it?

Leaders' Questions (25 Oct 2017)

Martin Ferris: What about the agreement?

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Disability Allowance Eligibility (24 Oct 2017)

Martin Ferris: 382. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) who was approved as qualified for disability allowance was subsequently disqualified. [44576/17]

Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Oct 2017)

Martin Ferris: At a meeting last year of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine about the sustainability of coastal and rural communities an undertaking was given that a pilot scheme for the fishing of spurdog, also known as rock salmon, might be considered in selected areas. We have not yet heard anything about that. I have asked about it several times. Will a spurdog, rock...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Family Income Supplement Eligibility (17 Oct 2017)

Martin Ferris: 573. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she is satisfied that the policy of not awarding FIS to otherwise qualified persons whose renewal date coincides with a period of sick leave is compatible with equality legislation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43614/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (11 Oct 2017)

Martin Ferris: 127. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect to have cataracts removed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43074/17]

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