Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Contracts (12 October 2021)
Catherine Connolly:

673. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number and value all procurement contracts that took place by way of negotiated procedure without prior publication in 2020 and to date in 2021; and the date, value and purpose of each negotiated procedure contract in tabular form. [49723/21]

Department of Health: Hospital Staff (12 October 2021)
Cathal Crowe:

568. To ask the Minister for Health if he in consultation with the HSE will accede to a request to increase the number of neurology nurse specialists at University Hospital Limerick in view of the shortage there (details supplied). [49532/21]

Department of Education and Skills: Student Accommodation (13 October 2021)
Cian O'Callaghan:

80. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the immediate actions that have been taken to alleviate the student housing shortage for this academic year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46014/21]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Payments (7 October 2021)
Marian Harkin:

39. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if consideration will be given to increasing the income disregard for the carer’s allowance until it is in line with average weekly earnings. [48628/21]

Department of Justice and Equality: Naturalisation Applications (14 October 2021)
Bernard Durkan:

154. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a naturalisation application in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50303/21]

Department of Health: Departmental Data (12 October 2021)
Réada Cronin:

482. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons in County Kildare on waiting lists in each of the past five years in tabular form (details supplied).; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49161/21]

Department of Finance: Tax Code (14 October 2021)
Catherine Connolly:

96. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to include special needs assistants on the list of professions entitled to claim flat rate expenses; the reason this profession has not been included in the list to date in view of the fact that teachers are entitled to claim flat rate expenses; the engagement he has had with representative bodies acting on behalf of special needs assistants on this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50226/21]

Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (13 October 2021)
Denis Naughten:

192. To ask the Minister for Health the status of plans to introduce a no-fault vaccination compensation scheme for severe adverse reactions to State-promoted vaccination programmes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48277/21]

Department of Health: Health Services Staff (13 October 2021)
Seán Canney:

208. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to recruit four unfilled epilepsy nurse specialist posts agreed in 2018 for the implementation of the pregnancy prevention programme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49979/21]

Department of Justice and Equality: Courts Service (7 October 2021)
Jim O'Callaghan:

356. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she plans to ensure that the Courts Service is permitted to release photographs of persons convicted of murder and other serious offences; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49047/21]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Pensions Reform (14 October 2021)
Neale Richmond:

131. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if pension contributions will be liable for PRSI; if, when drawing down a pension it will be liable for PRSI; her views on whether it is necessary for the same pension to be charged PRSI on two occasions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50210/21]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Climate Change Policy (7 October 2021)
Holly Cairns:

183. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the 2020 annual transition statement will be published as required by section 14(1) of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49059/21]

Department of Finance: Defective Building Materials (7 October 2021)
Neale Richmond:

209. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to issues of persons whose homes are affected by pyrite and so therefore have no market value and are exempt from paying the local property tax, however as the home is a duplex they are situated above the foundation and have not received the necessary certification required to receive the necessary exemption; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48818/21]

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Court Procedures (12 October 2021)
Louise O'Reilly:

35. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the status of the State’s defence of the Court challenge taken against the employment regulation order for the security industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49664/21]

Department of Health: Health Services Staff (14 October 2021)
Michael Healy-Rae:

171. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding health service worker pensions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50209/21]

Department of Health: Hospital Staff (12 October 2021)
Seán Canney:

585. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide the resources necessary to employ an additional 100 neurology nurses across the health service in Ireland including nine additional nurses at University College Hospital, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49605/21]

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Youth Services (7 October 2021)
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn:

300. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his views on the submission from an organisation (details supplied) with its business plan for the reinvigoration of the voluntary clubs network across the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48850/21]

Department of Education and Skills: School Funding (7 October 2021)
Dara Calleary:

233. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of funding for a school (details supplied) in County Mayo. [48875/21]

Department of Education and Skills: School Accommodation (12 October 2021)
John Brady:

280. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the total costs her Department has incurred on temporary accommodation land, prefabs and former educational buildings in County Wicklow in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021, by municipal district in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49393/21]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Network (12 October 2021)
Dara Calleary:

62. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeline for the carrying out and completion of the All-Island Rail Review; the provisions he has made for the completion of the review within that timeline in the context of elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly and the subsequent formation of an executive; and the way he plans to act on the findings of the review. [49137/21]