Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Staff (30 June 2020)
Joan Collins:

106. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to increase the number positions in universities for the academic year 2020-2021 across professions (details supplied); and the intake for these professions in each of the years 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020. [13297/20]

Department of Education and Skills: School Staff (30 June 2020)
Bernard Durkan:

267. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will review the decision to refuse the provision of extra teaching staff to a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13702/20]

Department of Education and Skills: School Funding (30 June 2020)
Pádraig O'Sullivan:

117. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application by a school (details supplied); when a decision will be made on same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12745/20]

Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (30 June 2020)
Cathal Crowe:

469. To ask the Minister for Health if provisions are being made for frontline health workers that have been forced to use up their annual leave for childcare purposes and are facing a situation in which they no longer have time to take off despite fronting the national effort to overcome Covid-19. [13126/20]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (30 June 2020)
Paul McAuliffe:

696. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when guidance will be available for driving instructors on a safe return to work; when driver tests will resume; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13107/20]

Department of Health: Dental Services (30 June 2020)
Ruairi Ó Murchú:

574. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 565 of 23 June 2020, the number of dentists that have given notice to withdraw from the dental treatment services scheme as of 24 June 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13710/20]

Department of Justice and Equality: Road Traffic Offences (30 June 2020)
Michael Healy-Rae:

271. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding speeding detection fines; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13263/20]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Arts Funding (30 June 2020)
Gary Gannon:

928. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to correspondence addressed to An Taoiseach regarding arts and culture funding from a fund (details supplied); if the issues and concerns addressed in same will receive a response; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13623/20]

Department of Health: Respite Care Services (30 June 2020)
Catherine Murphy:

437. To ask the Minister for Health if new initiatives have been provided with respect to respite care in the context of Covid-19 in view of the loss of school time which provided a type of respite for full-time carers of children with disabilities; if he has considered initiatives with the Minister for Education and Skills; if so, the initiatives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12990/20]

Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (30 June 2020)
Joan Collins:

151. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of DEIS schools and special schools, respectively that have to date opted in to provide the July provision; and the number of teachers and SNAs that have opted to provide home schooling July provision for special needs children. [12961/20]

Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (30 June 2020)
Peadar Tóibín:

503. To ask the Minister for Health if children awaiting hospital procedures that had surgery cancelled due to Covid-19 and have turned 16 years of age during this period will still be treated under the child health services and maintain their position on the waiting list such as in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13305/20]

Department of Health: Mental Health Services (30 June 2020)
Catherine Murphy:

470. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons employed in June 2018, 2019 and 2020 in community psychiatry, community psychology and community CAMHS areas in County Kildare by area; and the positions recruited since January 2020 in County Kildare in these sectors. [13134/20]

Department of Health: Cancer Services (30 June 2020)
Claire Kerrane:

438. To ask the Minister for Health when cancer services, including BreastCheck, will resume; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12999/20]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Roads Maintenance (30 June 2020)
James Browne:

695. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the landscaping maintenance of level crossing gates (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13084/20]

Department of Health: Ambulance Service (30 June 2020)
Jennifer Murnane O'Connor:

403. To ask the Minister for Health when the €350,000 allocated to the ambulance base in County Carlow will be provided; when he expects works to begin; when County Carlow will have an ambulance base that is fit for purpose; and his views on whether it is unacceptable for a town the size of Carlow to not have its own ambulance base. [12842/20]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Community Employment Schemes (30 June 2020)
Sorca Clarke:

860. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a group (details supplied) had its community employment scheme workers removed. [13592/20]

Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (30 June 2020)
Verona Murphy:

497. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects more normal visitations with physical contact to resume for residents of public and private nursing homes and their families that have experienced long periods of loneliness and lack of physical contact with their loved ones; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13258/20]

Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (30 June 2020)
Louise O'Reilly:

177. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will amend the summer provision programme to allow children transitioning to mainstream schools from an early years setting that have a diagnosis as laid out in the guidance document to avail of the programme and receive support from a tutor in the same way a child transitioning to a special school or class; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13117/20]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Household Benefits Scheme (30 June 2020)
Catherine Murphy:

836. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing the electricity or gas allowance from €35 per month to €42 per month under the household benefits package. [13142/20]

Department of Health: Dental Services (30 June 2020)
Kathleen Funchion:

490. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE will outsource dental appointments for children in order that waiting times to have urgent dental work undertaken can be significantly reduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13212/20]