Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Schemes (25 March 2021)
Éamon Ó Cuív:

259. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a young farmer who is studying agriculture at third-level and will have a green certificate in two years’ time will be eligible to apply for entitlements as a young farmer from the national reserve and the young farmer's top-up when qualified in cases in which the land is transferred to them or acquired now and in circumstances in which they only claim ANC payments on the land in the meantime; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16201/21]

Department of Health: Health Services (25 March 2021)
Claire Kerrane:

165. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the reconfiguring of services in CHO2; the additional resources that will be put in place in each county to support this reconfiguration; the impact it will have on existing services primarily run by an organisation (details supplied); the way in which the new services will work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15977/21]

Department of Health: Health Services (31 March 2021)
Alan Kelly:

994. To ask the Minister for Health if he will take measures to ensure that all adults have access to a multidisciplinary team in the treatment of spina bifida and hydrocephalus; if he will remedy the lack of co-ordinated care for persons with these conditions who are transitioning from adolescence to adulthood by providing complex needs nurse specialists and administration staff to co-ordinate care across disciplines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16765/21]

Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Admissions (1 April 2021)
Rose Conway-Walsh:

268. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of social care students enrolled in each year of their course; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17731/21]

Department of Health: Palliative Care Services (31 March 2021)
Sorca Clarke:

1104. To ask the Minister for Health if a project team has been appointed to oversee the introduction of two new palliative care units in the CHO8 region; if so, the person or body on the group; and the process in which the selection took place. [17268/21]

Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (31 March 2021)
Neale Richmond:

608. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the works to a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17052/21]

Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (31 March 2021)
David Cullinane:

952. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16658/21]

Department of Finance: Economic Policy (1 April 2021)
Bernard Durkan:

60. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of specific economic interventions that might be needed in the economy if and when Covid-19 is brought under control; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17639/21]

Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (1 April 2021)
Pauline Tully:

378. To ask the Minister for Health if a student who did not avail of the free human papillomavirus, HPV, vaccine in their first year of secondary school can avail of the vaccine at a later date while they are still a student in the school; if not, if this policy will be reviewed in order to encourage as many students as possible to avail of this vaccine before leaving school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18076/21]

Department of Education and Skills: State Examinations (31 March 2021)
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin:

568. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will consider the request for the junior cycle exams to take place in special schools for children at risk in June 2021 to allow children who may otherwise leave school without any qualification to achieve a qualification. [16490/21]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Warmer Homes Scheme (31 March 2021)
Christopher O'Sullivan:

245. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason the waiting time between application and completion of works for the warmer homes scheme has gone from 18 to 24 months; if the waiting time can be shortened; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17541/21]

Department of Education and Skills: Grant Payments (31 March 2021)
Michael Ring:

598. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the remote area boarding grant will be paid to a pupil (details supplied) in County Mayo. [16899/21]

Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (31 March 2021)
David Cullinane:

1176. To ask the Minister for Health the number of applicants for test and trace positions currently on a panel; the status of same on the panels in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17462/21]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (31 March 2021)
Gerald Nash:

253. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views regarding essential workers (details supplied) who have partially completed their mandatory essential driver training lessons but are unable to complete their 12 lessons nor book a driving test due to current Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16327/21]

Department of Finance: Departmental Legal Cases (31 March 2021)
Mairead Farrell:

327. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020. [16592/21]

Department of Health: Disability Services Funding (25 March 2021)
Claire Kerrane:

163. To ask the Minister for Health the number of business plans received by the HSE seeking funding for persons with disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021, by county; the number of these business plans that were made for children; the corresponding number of same approved for funding; the number which are outstanding in respect of which no funding has been approved in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15975/21]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Departmental Expenditure (31 March 2021)
Michael Healy-Rae:

210. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if NPWS provides support annually for an organisation (details supplied); and if so, the cost of same in 2020. [16447/21]

Department of Health: Ophthalmology Services (25 March 2021)
Michael Ring:

227. To ask the Minister for Health when an ophthalmologist will be appointed to an area (details supplied) in County Mayo following the transfer of the previous ophthalmologist to another area. [16225/21]

Department of Education and Skills: Education and Training Boards (31 March 2021)
Neasa Hourigan:

593. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of psychologists employed by the psychological service of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board in each of the years 2018, 2019 and 2020. [16784/21]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Northern Ireland (31 March 2021)
Patrick Costello:

518. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the projected cost to the State of the implementation of the independent commission on information retrieval as committed to by the Government under the Stormont House Agreement. [16583/21]