Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Justice and Equality: Proposed Legislation (13 January 2021)
Catherine Murphy:

718. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current status of criminal justice (repeal of certain provisions of the firearms and misuse of drugs) Bill 2020. [1188/21]

Department of Justice and Equality: Departmental Strategies (14 January 2021)
Christopher O'Sullivan:

164. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the main policy initiatives undertaken by her Department since 27 June 2020; and her main priorities for 2021. [2089/21]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (14 January 2021)
Niall Collins:

26. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if matters raised by a person (details supplied) in correspondence will receive a response; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1964/21]

Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (14 January 2021)
Éamon Ó Cuív:

130. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will have a virtual meeting in January 2021 with the management and parents representatives of a special school (details supplied) that caters for pupils with severe and profound disabilities as they have requested regarding prioritising the reopening of the school as a matter of extreme urgency; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2068/21]

Department of Health: Medicinal Products (13 January 2021)
Thomas Gould:

785. To ask the Minister for Health the status of licensing and reimbursement of Jorveza used to treat eosinophilic oesophagitis. [44769/20]

Department of Defence: Covid-19 Pandemic (13 January 2021)
Neale Richmond:

411. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the roles members of the Defence Forces are currently playing in tackling the Covid-19 crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1281/21]

Department of Health: Health Screening Programmes (13 January 2021)
Robert Troy:

841. To ask the Minister for Health when patients awaiting CervicalCheck and mammogram appointments will be accommodated (details supplied). [45009/20]

Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Staff (13 January 2021)
Neale Richmond:

6. To ask the Taoiseach the number of staff in his Department who have been assigned to the new shared island unit. [1293/21]

Department of Education and Skills: Capital Expenditure Programme (14 January 2021)
Ruairi Ó Murchú:

126. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the capital projects her Department will fund in County Louth over the years 2021 to 2025. [2016/21]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: EU Issues (13 January 2021)
Joe O'Brien:

368. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the decision of the European Council to add two Iranian persons and the directorate for internal security of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the EU terrorist list in the measures set down in common position 2001/931/CFSP in January 2019; the measures Ireland has taken to support this decision since it was made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44719/20]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Afforestation Programme (13 January 2021)
Matt Carthy:

1165. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of hectares nationwide that were newly planted for afforestation in each of the years from 2001 to 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1536/21]

Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Training (13 January 2021)
Catherine Murphy:

736. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the level of firearms training provided to armed Garda personnel in each of the years 2018 to 2020, inclusive, and to date in 2021; the number of gardaí by grade or rank with firearms training; the type of weapon they are trained to carry and or use; the company engaged to provide training; the cost of training on an annual basis; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1809/21]

Department of Justice and Equality: Proposed Legislation (13 January 2021)
Cian O'Callaghan:

702. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if hate crime will be a stand-alone criminal offence under her new proposals; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45161/20]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licences (13 January 2021)
Paul Murphy:

159. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the current extensions for driving licences and learner permits will be extended by six months in order to alleviate the pressure on and risks to National Driving Licence Service, NDLS, staff and to reduce the need for persons to travel long distances and increase the risks of infection in order to renew same in a context of already long waiting times. [1118/21]

Department of Health: Hospital Facilities (13 January 2021)
Seán Canney:

805. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the availability of MRI facilities at University Hospital Galway; his views on the correct capacity; his plans to address the capacity shortfall and address the long waiting lists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44873/20]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Sports Organisations (13 January 2021)
Robert Troy:

301. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if rugby clubs such as a club (details supplied) will be assisted in restarting rugby at senior and underage level. [45143/20]

Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (13 January 2021)
Cian O'Callaghan:

1084. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to raise awareness of the importance of properly disposing of face masks to reduce the spread of Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1766/21]

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Brexit Supports (13 January 2021)
Matt Carthy:

49. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his plans to publish the recipients of the €100 million capital investment scheme for the processing and marketing of agricultural products Brexit fund along with the amount received by each recipient; the conditions to be applied to this funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1538/21]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport (13 January 2021)
Jim O'Callaghan:

145. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there has been progress in conducting a feasibility study into an extension of MetroLink. [45063/20]

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Heritage Sites (13 January 2021)
Neasa Hourigan:

279. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the historical gates of the Phoenix Park removed in summer 2018; when the original gates will be restored and returned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1745/21]