Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Station Closures (21 February 2017)
Éamon Ó Cuív:

352. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when it is proposed to dispose of a disused Garda station (details supplied); the method by which it will be sold; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8149/17]

Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (21 February 2017)
Danny Healy-Rae:

501. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); when the person will be called for a cataract operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8739/17]

Department of Social Protection: Rent Supplement Scheme Applications (16 February 2017)
Bernard Durkan:

172. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when rent support will be provided in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7983/17]

Department of Education and Skills: Schools Refurbishment (21 February 2017)
Charlie McConalogue:

194. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine a request for funding by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8384/17]

Department of Health: Hospital Beds Data (23 February 2017)
David Cullinane:

330. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to reduce the number of acute beds in the department of psychiatry at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9315/17]

Department of Finance: Tax Exemptions (16 February 2017)
Niamh Smyth:

120. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to review the threshold of the artists exemption; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7952/17]

Department of Finance: Departmental Legal Costs (16 February 2017)
John Deasy:

123. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount spent during 2016 by his Department and by each named public body under his Department’s remit on legal services, by reference to each firm or individual engaged, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8040/17]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Catalan Referendum (22 February 2017)
Seán Crowe:

37. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the pending prosecution of persons (details supplied) for facilitating a non-binding consultation on Catalan independence; and his views on whether the Spanish Government should resolve its disagreements with Catalan politicians, including on an independence referendum, through a process of mutual dialogue and respect rather than through prosecuting democratically elected politicians. [8688/17]

Department of Health: Ambulance Service Staff (21 February 2017)
Timmy Dooley:

398. To ask the Minister for Health when the next advanced paramedic training programme for the national ambulance service will be held; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8101/17]

Department of Finance: Mortgage Book Sales (21 February 2017)
Michael McGrath:

132. To ask the Minister for Finance whether a bank (details supplied) has expressed its intention to sell on performing loans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8172/17]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments (16 February 2017)
Pat Breen:

268. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 306 of 1 February 2017, when payments will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7901/17]

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Arts Centres (21 February 2017)
Jan O'Sullivan:

371. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the names of the organisations from County Louth which have applied for capital funding from her Department under the arts and culture capital scheme 2016-2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8190/17]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Departmental Staff Data (23 February 2017)
Richard Boyd Barrett:

435. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of employees in her Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending an investigation. [9721/17]

Department of Health: Disabilities Data (23 February 2017)
Margaret Murphy O'Mahony:

347. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children currently awaiting a first assessment from the Health Service Executive, HSE, under the Disability Act 2005 for each local health office in tabular form. [9499/17]

Department of Justice and Equality: Organised Crime (16 February 2017)
Bernard Durkan:

99. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the successes of An Garda Síochána in the apprehension of criminal gangs; the degree to which the campaign against such criminal activity is ongoing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7994/17]

Department of An Taoiseach: European Council Meetings (22 February 2017)
Joan Burton:

66. To ask the Taoiseach the items he has sought to have included on the agenda of the next meeting of the European Council meeting of the EU Heads of State or Government. [8528/17]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East Issues (22 February 2017)
Darragh O'Brien:

49. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has raised the issue at EU Foreign Affairs Council meetings of the demolition in Palestine of structures provided for by humanitarian aid and EU member states; if any course of action has been decided upon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8548/17]

Department of Finance: NAMA Debtors (22 February 2017)
Pearse Doherty:

96. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 137 of 14 February 2017, the reason in the reply the value of €956 million classified as written off does not match the 57% average discount as per Parliamentary Question No. 111 of 25 January 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8930/17]

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Departmental Records (23 February 2017)
Catherine Murphy:

282. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off site locations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9301/17]

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Homelessness Strategy (23 February 2017)
Joan Collins:

51. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the progress to date on his commitment to a group (details supplied), that all homeless families in emergency accommodation will be housed by July 2017; and the number of families registered as homeless seeking emergency accommodation since he made that commitment. [8978/17]