Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Benefit Applications (13 December 2018)
Charlie McConalogue:

215. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will issue on a carer's benefit application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52568/18]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Wind Energy Guidelines (11 December 2018)
Michael Harty:

565. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the criteria which limit the proximity of a wind farm to the nearest occupied residence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52134/18]

Department of Justice and Equality: Prison Security (12 December 2018)
Bobby Aylward:

140. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the report into the circumstances surrounding the escape of a prisoner (details supplied) requested for by his predecessor following the stabbing of two prison officers in Tallaght hospital in February 2018; if the report will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52359/18]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Civil Aviation Regulation (12 December 2018)
Clare Daly:

38. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the consideration given to the possibility of the Commission for Aviation Regulation being selected as the competent authority in relation to EU 598/14; and when that consideration took place. [51985/18]

Department of Finance: Consultancy Contracts Data (13 December 2018)
Richard Boyd Barrett:

56. To ask the Minister for Finance the audit and consultancy fees paid by his Department and agencies or bodies attached to or under the remit of his Department to companies (details supplied) in each of the years since 2009; the percentage of audit consultancy fees that these payments represented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52500/18]

Department of Rural and Community Development: Charities Regulation (11 December 2018)
Bernard Durkan:

506. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the extent to which all charities come within the remit of the Charities Regulator, which is protecting the integrity of the sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52150/18]

Department of Health: Medical Card Applications (13 December 2018)
Bernard Durkan:

157. To ask the Minister for Health when arrangements will be made to issue a full medical card in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52654/18]

Department of Rural and Community Development: Community Development Initiatives (11 December 2018)
Bernard Durkan:

501. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans for meeting the requirements of urban and rural populations by way of direct assistance or otherwise; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52145/18]

Department of Justice and Equality: Court Accommodation Provision (13 December 2018)
Michael Healy-Rae:

83. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans for a new court house in Tralee, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52488/18]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Transfer of Entitlements (11 December 2018)
Michael Healy-Rae:

396. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a farm payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51744/18]

Department of Health: Mental Health Services Staff (11 December 2018)
James Browne:

300. To ask the Minister for Health the number of mental health whole-time equivalents required to be recruited for the full implementation of A Vision for Change in view of demographic changes; and the teams and specialties in which the additional staff are required by CHO area in tabular form. [51589/18]

Department of Health: Hospitals Capital Programme (13 December 2018)
Kevin O'Keeffe:

131. To ask the Minister for Health if the capital submission request from the HSE in respect of the upgrade of St. Patrick’s Community Hospital, Fermoy, County Cork has been approved. [52563/18]

Department of Education and Skills: School Funding (11 December 2018)
Michael Moynihan:

182. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if funding is available to primary schools for the installation of acoustic panels which absorb background noise to assist children with cochlear implants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51654/18]

Department of Health: Appointments to State Boards (11 December 2018)
Tommy Broughan:

389. To ask the Minister for Health the public bodies and entities under the aegis of his Department for which he is responsible for making all or some appointments which are not subject to the guidelines on appointments to State boards, in that the recruitment and selection process is undertaken by his Department and not through the Public Appointments Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52179/18]

Department of Finance: Tax Code (11 December 2018)
Pearse Doherty:

135. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether legislative changes are required to the tax code in view of a Tax Appeals Commission ruling (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51690/18]

Department of Health: Information and Communications Technology (11 December 2018)
Seán Fleming:

376. To ask the Minister for Health the number of information and communications technology contracts in place in the HSE that involve prepayments in respect of work to be carried out by a third party; the amount of prepayments made for works that have not been completed; the companies in respect of each of these cases; the duration of each of these contracts; the overall costs of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51977/18]

Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Child Abuse Reports (13 December 2018)
Catherine Connolly:

29. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of reports being prepared by the national review panel; the subject matter of each; the date on which each review was commenced; the anticipated date of publication of each report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52339/18]

Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Civilian Staff Data (11 December 2018)
Catherine Murphy:

227. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of non-civilian Garda staff forced to retire due to injury sustained in the performance of official duties in the past ten years to date; the number of civilian Garda staff forced to retire due to injury sustained in the performance of official duties the past ten years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51648/18]

Department of Health: Hospital Equipment (12 December 2018)
Martin Kenny:

184. To ask the Minister for Health the cost of hiring a machine from the UK for Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, for a procedure (details supplied); the number of times it is hired in a year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52351/18]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme (6 December 2018)
Éamon Ó Cuív:

26. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to change the rates of payment from 2019 in the ANC scheme so that these rates reflect more the natural constraint of the land farmers are farming; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50978/18]