Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (21 September 2021)
Kieran O'Donnell:

511. To ask the Minister for Health the plans that are in progress in his Department through his engagement with NPHET, the HSE and the Department of Education to reduce the number of days that students, children and young adults in primary and secondary school that are close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases must isolate which is currently ten days (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45049/21]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Environmental Policy (21 September 2021)
Carol Nolan:

98. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the conditions that must be fulfilled before a person may engage in the commercial sale of peat and-or peat-related products; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44510/21]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Covid-19 Pandemic (21 September 2021)
Paul Murphy:

242. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department will ensure that the updated guidelines in relation to the safe reopening of indoor performing arts classes will be provided to education and training board management when they have been produced by the Arts Council. [44697/21]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Climate Action Plan (16 September 2021)
Bernard Durkan:

162. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the extent to which his Department continues to meet climate change targets in conjunction with the protection of the agri-food business; the main issues of conflict that exist; his proposals for the resolution of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44359/21]

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Data Centres (23 September 2021)
Louise O'Reilly:

191. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of engagements the IDA has had with companies regarding data centres in the past 24 months. [45854/21]

Department of Education and Skills: School Curriculum (22 September 2021)
Emer Higgins:

106. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she plans to introduce digital literacy and online safety into the core education curriculum at primary and secondary school level; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45711/21]

Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (21 September 2021)
Brendan Smith:

559. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied). [44603/21]

Department of Justice and Equality: Covid-19 Pandemic (16 September 2021)
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn:

300. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to issue Irish citizens who are resident in Northern Ireland and who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by the NHS with an EU Digital COVID Certificate. [44361/21]

Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (21 September 2021)
Violet Wynne:

568. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons with diabetes that are waiting on a first appointment to the outpatients diabetes clinic in University of Limerick Hospitals group; and the number of those persons that are waiting over 12, 24, 36 months, 4 years and over 5 years, in tabular form. [44612/21]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Common Agricultural Policy (16 September 2021)
Holly Cairns:

318. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to reduce the administration costs of schemes under the new Common Agricultural Policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44398/21]

Department of Rural and Community Development: Cycling Facilities (22 September 2021)
Kieran O'Donnell:

279. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she will consider extending the three year bike pilot initiative for the provision of high-quality upcycled bicycles and e-bikes for those on low incomes and or those who are most marginalised and disadvantaged to Limerick city given it is the only large city not included in the pilot; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45543/21]

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Budget 2022 (22 September 2021)
Mairead Farrell:

49. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the €51.8 million from the National Training Fund is treated as normal Government expenditure for the purposes of budget 2022; if it will impact the deficit and General Government Balance; the way this expenditure will interact with the budgetary process; and if the same applies to the Social Insurance Fund. [45455/21]

Department of Rural and Community Development: Community Development Projects (22 September 2021)
Mary Butler:

274. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she has plans to introduce a further tranche of community enhancement programme funding given that community centres are incurring additional expense as they move towards reopening within the public health restrictions of the day; the amounts paid to each local authority under the previous tranche of community enhancement programme funding announced in May 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45357/21]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licences (22 September 2021)
Pearse Doherty:

20. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a refund for a replacement driving licence can be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45527/21]

Department of Finance: Sports Organisations (16 September 2021)
Paul Murphy:

193. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will remove fox hunts and an animal shooting organisation from the Revenue Commissioners list of sports bodies that have been granted tax exemption given the fact that they are not involved in promoting athletic or amateur games or sports as required for qualification under section 235 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (details supplied). [44280/21]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Departmental Communications (21 September 2021)
Carol Nolan:

159. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has deleted text messages or email correspondence related to Government or official communications at any point since January 2020 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45046/21]

Department of Education and Skills: School Staff (21 September 2021)
Neasa Hourigan:

354. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will ensure that when her Department negotiates permanent contracts with key administrative school staff such as school secretaries and caretakers that these contracts include enhanced conditions of service such as holiday pay and maternity benefits and the provision of a public service pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44488/21]

Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (23 September 2021)
Michael Healy-Rae:

316. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45764/21]

Department of Finance: Insurance Industry (21 September 2021)
Cathal Crowe:

36. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will take measures to ensure that the insurance sector does not apply the principle of risk equalisation whereby homes that have never been flooded are being denied insurance that incorporates flood protection cover. [44673/21]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Birth Certificates (21 September 2021)
Jim O'Callaghan:

404. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when the relevant section of the Civil Registration Act 2014 will commence whereby it becomes obligatory for a father’s name to be on a birth certificate when the birth is being registered; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44689/21]