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Written Answers — Department of Environment, Community and Local Government: Planning Issues (14 Jan 2016)

Anne Ferris: 233. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government , given section 5.2 of the planning guidelines for local authorities, which he issued in June 2013, obligating planning authorities to seek to promote active and healthier lifestyles by ensuring that the exposure of children to the promotion of foods that are high in fat, salt or sugar is reduced through careful...

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Legislative Process (13 Jan 2016)

Anne Ferris: 529. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the safeguards that exist within his Department to ensure that no bias, either subjective or objective, is allowed to taint decisions around legislative drafting and prioritisation, including for example, procedures to ensure that no person who is profoundly adverse to the idea of providing identifying information to adopted persons is...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East Issues (17 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 519. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will raise with the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland the issue of safety for Irish volunteers working in the West Bank, given the increasing reports of settler intimidation and threats towards international volunteers and human rights observers, for example, volunteers working with the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Customs and Excise Controls (16 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 65. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of Customs officials conducting spot-checks on the contents of aeroplanes landing at Irish airports for refuelling purposes to ensure they are not carrying goods or munitions that make the landing contrary to Irish law; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45482/15]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Foreign Military Aircraft Landings (16 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 105. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of An Garda Síochána conducting spot-checks on the contents of planes landing at Irish airports for refuelling purposes to ensure that they are not carrying goods or munitions that make the landing contrary to Irish law; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45480/15]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights Issues (16 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 136. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will recommend to the Government to invite the European External Action Services to oversee the detention of an Irish citizen (details supplied) and any Egyptian trial that may happen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45541/15]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights Issues (16 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 137. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will request the Egyptian authorities to allow Irish family members of a person (details supplied) to accompany Irish Embassy officials on their visits to the Egyptian prison where this Irish citizen is detained as a similar arrangement was facilitated for the family members of an Australian journalist detained under similar...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights Issues (16 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 138. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will confirm that no trial process for an Irish citizen (details supplied) has actually commenced in Egypt and in that respect any action taken by the Irish Government now may not be viewed as an interference in a foreign judicial process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45543/15]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights Issues (16 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 139. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has examined all options for seeking the extradition of a person (details supplied) to stand trial here, given the extraordinary long period of pre-trial detention already sanctioned by the Egyptian authorities, if he has already formally made a request under rule 140 of the Egyptian presidential code for the deportation of this...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Military Aircraft Landings (16 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 175. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of airport security services conducting spot-checks on the contents of planes landing at Irish airports for refuelling purposes to ensure that they are not carrying goods or munitions that make the landing contrary to Irish law; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45481/15]

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Adoption Legislation (15 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 357. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 341 of 8 December 2015, if he will ensure that the Adoption Information and Tracing Bill is brought before Dáil Éireann before the end of this Government, as he did not reply to that aspect of the parliamentary question; his views on the unacceptable nature of the delay that this...

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Legislative Programme (8 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 341. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason for the delay in progressing the adoption (information and tracing) Bill, if he is aware of the effect this delay is having on tens of thousands of persons awaiting personal information and connection with natural family members, if he will ensure that this Bill is enacted during the term of this Government; and if he will...

Written Answers — Department of Environment, Community and Local Government: Marine Plan (3 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 264. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the status of the marine spatial plan; if it will include areas deemed favourable for the location of offshore wind farms; if designations will be preceded by visual impact studies from the shore; if in making such designations the Marine Institute will take on board the tourism value of views off areas such as Bray Head...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights Issues (1 Dec 2015)

Anne Ferris: 484. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will intervene in the case of a person (details supplied) who is imprisoned in Egypt in a manner contrary to the Irish Constitution; if he considers the ongoing and prolonged detention without trial of an Irish person to be acceptable to him as Minister and to the Government and the people of Ireland; the action he will take in...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Coillte Teoranta Lands (24 Nov 2015)

Anne Ferris: 205. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Coillte's plans for the ongoing use of the walled garden at Kilmacurragh in County Wicklow; if those plans include the return of this historic garden and its mature trees to their rightful use as an important contextual element of the adjoining Kilmacurragh Arboretum; if such a transfer will be expedited in the interest of tourism...

Written Answers — Department of Environment, Community and Local Government: Local Authority Functions (24 Nov 2015)

Anne Ferris: 532. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to issue guidance or direction to local authorities regarding the removal of hundreds of out of date public infrastructure development signs littering the countryside, much of it dating back two decades or longer, given that the signage materials and poles are manufactured from metal that has a recycling value;...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network (24 Nov 2015)

Anne Ferris: 577. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the interim strategy for managing traffic volumes on the N11 from Bray north to the commencement of the new stretch of motorway at Rathnew in County Wicklow, being a section of national road that is operating significantly above capacity at peak hours, leading to long tailbacks, increased driver frustration, higher...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Card Data (17 Nov 2015)

Anne Ferris: 421. To ask the Minister for Health the average annual cost of providing an enhanced medical card for hepatitis C sufferers; how this compares with the annual cost of providing a standard medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40439/15]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (10 Nov 2015)

Anne Ferris: 436. To ask the Minister for Health if he is aware of the long delays being experienced with the registration process in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and the pressure these delays are putting on health care service providers; the reason for these delays; if he will ensure that the applications submitted by persons (details supplied) are expedited as quickly as possible, given...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (10 Nov 2015)

Anne Ferris: 453. To ask the Minister for Health in view of the explanation he provided to Seanad Éireann on 3 November 2015 regarding the extent to which parental consent for human papilloma virus vaccines can be considered informed consent, how his Department reconciles the requirement to satisfy average or below-average levels of adult literacy with the obligation placed on parents to navigate an...

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