Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Health: Hospital Consultant Remuneration (16 April 2019)
Barry Cowen:

285. To ask the Minister for Health the cost in the first and full year of restoring the pay disparity between new entrant consultants recruited post 1 October 2012 and those hired prior to 1 October 2012 for hospital consultants to pre-2012 pay levels; the number of consultants hired in the post 1 October 2012 period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17291/19]

Department of Defence: Army Personnel (17 April 2019)
Clare Daly:

84. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the date on which the last director medical branch conference took place; and the date on which the next conference is scheduled to take place. [17903/19]

Department of Finance: Insurance Compensation Fund (17 April 2019)
Michael McGrath:

71. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason for the delay in bringing another court application for funds to pay claimants involved with the collapse of a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17766/19]

Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (16 April 2019)
Seán Fleming:

196. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the date the revised pre-qualification process in respect of a school project (details supplied) commenced; when it will commence and advertisements will be published in respect of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17599/19]

Department of Health: Mental Health Services Staff (16 April 2019)
Clare Daly:

348. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there are only two permanent positions advertised through the national recruitment panel in March 2019; and if his attention has been drawn to the impact this is having on the inability of the HSE to develop appropriate talking therapies or psychotherapy, particularly in view of the growing demand for same. [17532/19]

Department of Health: HSE Properties (11 April 2019)
Martin Kenny:

140. To ask the Minister for Health if a property (details supplied) has been disposed of; if so, the new owner of the property; if not, the position regarding the property; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17099/19]

Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Station Closures (17 April 2019)
Niamh Smyth:

131. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda stations that have been closed in the Cavan-Monaghan Garda division in the past decade in tabular form; if An Garda Síochána has plans for the remaining stations in State ownership; his plans in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17945/19]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: European Council Meetings (18 April 2019)
Brendan Smith:

53. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the outcome of the most recent discussions at the EU Foreign Affairs Council regarding Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18292/19]

Department of An Taoiseach: Central Statistics Office Staff (16 April 2019)
Clare Daly:

100. To ask the Taoiseach if the competition for a high-level head of international relations at the CSO is restricted to internal candidates only; and if so, the reason therefor. [17208/19]

Department of Health: Services for People with Disabilities (16 April 2019)
Brendan Smith:

316. To ask the Minister for Health if he will instruct the HSE to withdraw recently introduced charges for transport to day care centres and training centres in areas such as counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17410/19]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Exports (17 April 2019)
Kevin O'Keeffe:

200. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the ongoing delay in securing final approval for a number of Irish companies from authorities abroad to commence export of their product; and if he will assist these companies by communicating with the authorities abroad (details supplied). [17954/19]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Brexit Preparations (16 April 2019)
Micheál Martin:

134. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to set up an operations centre similar to the model being established in Northern Ireland to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. [11931/19]

Department of Health: General Practitioner Contracts (11 April 2019)
Stephen Donnelly:

134. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost in 2019 of the first phase of restoration of FEMPI for general practitioners; and the estimated full year cost of the restoration. [17075/19]

Department of Health: Medicinal Products Reimbursement (16 April 2019)
Louise O'Reilly:

408. To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made regarding the availability of Spinraza in view of the fact a new application has been submitted by a company (details supplied). [17756/19]

Department of Health: Medical Card Eligibility (18 April 2019)
Martin Heydon:

168. To ask the Minister for Health if he has considered a review of medical card income limits to take account of recent annual increases in pensions which may in some cases bring pensioners over the income limits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18133/19]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Regional Enterprise Development Fund Data (18 April 2019)
Billy Kelleher:

152. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the 2017, 2018 and 2019 budget allocations to the regional enterprise development fund; the amount of the 2017 and 2018 budget allocations, respectively, expended in each such year; the number of applications for the fund by each stream in each year to date; the number of successful and unsuccessful applications, respectively, in each such year; the amount of approved funding to successful applications in each year; and the number of payments that have issued to date by county. [18299/19]

Department of Health: Hospital Equipment (16 April 2019)
Patrick O'Donovan:

330. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to upgrade the equipment at the radiology department at University Hospital Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17450/19]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Irish Sign Language (16 April 2019)
Clare Daly:

489. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if it is policy to provide Irish Sign Language interpreters under the provisions of the Irish Sign Language Act 2017 at public consultations such as BusConnects and MetroLink. [17664/19]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Departmental Staff Data (18 April 2019)
Barry Cowen:

327. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of persons employed at each level of the Civil Service from Secretary General to cleaner each year since 2016; the number of those at each level who are female in each year since 2016, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18347/19]

Department of Health: Food Safety Authority of Ireland Meetings (16 April 2019)
Billy Kelleher:

327. To ask the Minister for Health when he last met formally with the CEO of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland; the issues discussed; and when he will next meet the CEO. [17434/19]