Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Local Authority Housing Mortgages (17 January 2017)
Catherine Murphy:

459. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way the variable interest rate is applied by local authorities; if it is linked to ECB rate reductions or increases; if changes are proposed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41026/16]

Department of Finance: Interest Rates (17 January 2017)
Tommy Broughan:

49. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on reports of possible rises in interest rates during 2017 in the eurozone, the US and the UK; the estimates that have been made for the impact on growth here in 2017 from these changing monetary conditions and from the winding down of quantitative easing by the ECB during 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1493/17]

Department of Finance: VAT Rate Application (17 January 2017)
Joan Burton:

320. To ask the Minister for Finance when the 23% VAT on the national car test was introduced; his plans to review it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1843/17]

Department of Finance: Public Interest Directors (17 January 2017)
Joan Burton:

303. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has ceased appointing new public interest directors to the banks; the reform of the procedures for the appointment of bank directors by the State currently being considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1678/17]

Department of Education and Skills: Psychological Assessments (17 January 2017)
Carol Nolan:

361. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of complaints received by the National Educational Psychological Service from either schools or parents between January 2009 and December 2013, regarding the scheme for commissioning of psychological assessment, SCPA, psychologists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41263/16]

Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Admissions Data (17 January 2017)
Carol Nolan:

386. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of EU students that are registered to study here as full time undergraduates in higher education institutions for each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41522/16]

Department of Finance: Economic Growth Rate (17 January 2017)
Bernard Durkan:

342. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which he expects his economic projections to remain on target throughout the course of 2017; if any particular issues have emerged or are likely to emerge in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1964/17]

Department of Education and Skills: Educational Disadvantage (17 January 2017)
Michael Healy-Rae:

415. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the status of an application for a DEIS scheme in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1214/17]

Department of An Taoiseach: Northern Ireland (17 January 2017)
Micheál Martin:

93. To ask the Taoiseach if he has met any leaders of the Northern Ireland political parties since the resignation of the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Mr. Martin McGuinness. [1712/17]

Department of Finance: Economic Competitiveness (17 January 2017)
Bernard Durkan:

243. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which this economy remains competitive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41554/16]

Department of Education and Skills: National Educational Psychological Service (17 January 2017)
Carol Nolan:

372. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools which do not have direct access to a National Educational Psychological Service psychologist for the purposes of carrying out an educational assessment, per county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41321/16]

Department of Finance: Motor Insurance (17 January 2017)
Paul Murphy:

89. To ask the Minister for Finance the measures he will take to reduce the cost of car insurance; his views on the profit levels of companies providing car insurance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1750/17]

Department of Finance: Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme (17 January 2017)
Bernard Durkan:

233. To ask the Minister for Finance if a primary medical certificate will be reviewed in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41400/16]

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Children's Rights (17 January 2017)
Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire:

461. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on comments in the ninth report of the Special Rapporteur for Children that the State is failing to deliver on the right of children to adequate housing and protection against forced evictions and that consequently it is in breach of its international obligations due to the numbers of children in emergency accommodation. [40305/16]

Department of Finance: Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base Proposals (17 January 2017)
Joan Burton:

60. To ask the Minister for Finance the contact he has had with the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Pierre Moscovici, regarding the common consolidated corporate tax base since December 2016. [39709/16]

Department of Justice and Equality: Residential Property Prices Register (17 January 2017)
Seán Haughey:

156. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will ensure that there is consistency in relation to the prices published for houses on the property price register under the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011; if the published prices include or exclude VAT in all cases; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41877/16]

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Local Authority Functions (17 January 2017)
Tommy Broughan:

473. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department will request Dublin City Council (DCC) and Fingal County Council (FCC) to report on audits of community, educational, health, childcare, recreational facilities and district commercial facilities in the north fringe and south fringe area of DCC and FCC under the Planning and Development Act 2000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41422/16]

Department of Justice and Equality: Deportation Orders Re-examination (17 January 2017)
Bernard Durkan:

174. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will review the decision to deport the spouse of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1427/17]

Department of Justice and Equality: Departmental Projects (17 January 2017)
Dara Calleary:

158. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will outline all funding announcements made by her or by her Department for projects in County Mayo since January 2015, in tabular form; the details of each project; the status of the project at 31 December 2016; the amount of funding drawn down at 31 December 2016; and the reason for the delay in the project or funding draw down. [1063/17]

Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Retirements (17 January 2017)
Pearse Doherty:

201. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the numbers of serving gardaí in County Donegal that have retired over each of the years 2006 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form. [1776/17]