Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Swimming Pools (15 February 2024)
Pádraig O'Sullivan:

40. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if there are Department funds or help available specifically for provision of swimming pools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6875/24]

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Disabilities Assessments (15 February 2024)
Violet-Anne Wynne:

316. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will provide the waiting list for assessments of need for children in Clare, by time waiting, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7331/24]

Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (21 February 2024)
Cian O'Callaghan:

89. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will examine a case (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8328/24]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: School Meals Programme (22 February 2024)
Noel Grealish:

182. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection they way in which a company applies to provide school meals under the school meals programme; when applications will open and the way in which applications are made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8570/24]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Provision (15 February 2024)
Richard Boyd Barrett:

125. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the measures he intends to put in place to ensure availability of affordable homes in south Dublin, in particular; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7012/24]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (22 February 2024)
Marian Harkin:

83. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine following the recent power outages in parts of County Leitrim during storm Isha as a result of poorly maintained forests, where some areas in County Leitrim were without power for up to six days, what actions he plans to take to ensure remediation works are carried out as a matter of urgency and furthermore that proper planning is adhered to in the planting of new forests. [8279/24]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Tourism Industry (20 February 2024)
Alan Kelly:

328. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 327 and 328 of 23 January 2024, if she will list the hotels referenced in the PQs that are now closed and/or deregistered, by county and whether closed and/or deregistered, in tabular form. [7866/24]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Sport and Recreational Development (15 February 2024)
Jennifer Murnane O'Connor:

43. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to provide an update in relation to the sports action plan and its requirement to have 40% gender representation on the boards of the National Governing Bodies of Sport. [6712/24]

Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (20 February 2024)
Róisín Shortall:

287. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the consultation her Department carried out with organisations representing people with disabilities in respect of changes to the allocation model for special education teachers, in line with Article 4(3) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (detail supplied); if no such consultation was carried out, to outline her rationale for excluding the voice of people with disabilities from the decision making process, given the direct impact of this decision on children with disabilities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7721/24]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Payments (20 February 2024)
Seán Sherlock:

51. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if, in light of the recent Government decision to grant payments of child benefit, she will work with her counterpart, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, and consider fast tracking the proposed payment to foster carers. [8074/24]

Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (20 February 2024)
Sorca Clarke:

638. To ask the Minister for Health the current waiting list per hospital in tabular form, for gynaecology for both inpatient and outpatient appointments. [8102/24]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (15 February 2024)
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn:

168. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a person in County Donegal (details supplied) can expect an invite for a driving test; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7152/24]

Department of Justice and Equality: Gambling Sector (20 February 2024)
Cathal Crowe:

426. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will make the necessary changes to ensure that bookmakers that are granted a licence to operate in Ireland are required to take the appropriate steps to allow gambling addicts to easily self-exclude from their business (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7695/24]

Department of Health: Dental Services (20 February 2024)
Dara Calleary:

624. To ask the Minister for Health if GMS dental patients who cannot access dentists in Ireland can travel to Northern Ireland (details supplied) to have procedures done and if not, can the HSE refund or part refund the costs. [8020/24]

Department of Health: Medical Cards (20 February 2024)
Bernard Durkan:

617. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) qualifies for ophthalmic assistance via medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7999/24]

Department of Health: Home Help Service (15 February 2024)
Claire Kerrane:

343. To ask the Minister for Health to provide in tabular form the current number of people on waiting lists for home care in counties Roscommon and Galway; and the average time people have been waiting.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7248/24]

Department of Finance: Departmental Schemes (15 February 2024)
Eoin Ó Broin:

181. To ask the Minister for Finance the current status of the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal; the number of appeals awaiting assessment; if an indication of a timeframe to clear the backlog of appeals is available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7260/24]

Department of Health: Medical Cards (22 February 2024)
Bernard Durkan:

296. To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card will be extended for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8576/24]

Department of Education and Skills: School Admissions (15 February 2024)
Róisín Shortall:

198. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills how the Education (Admissions to schools) Act 2018 is enforced, including the processes involved and the number of times it has been enforced in the previous three years; if no such enforcement proceedings have happened to date, if she has plans to begin enforcing the requirements of the 2018 Act; if so, the timeline; the process for reporting non-compliance with the 2018 Act; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7159/24]

Department of Justice and Equality: Legal Services Regulation (20 February 2024)
Noel Grealish:

427. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality what progress has been made in establishing the conveyancing profession; when the results from the Legal Services Regulatory Authority report on the matter will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7696/24]