Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Health: Health Services (5 May 2021)
Éamon Ó Cuív:

516. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is repeatedly requested to provide information that has been fully provided as per their own request; the steps he will take to ensure this matter is resolved expeditiously to ensure that the HSE provide good and efficient service to the public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22656/21]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Civil Registration Service (5 May 2021)
Seán Sherlock:

425. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a research project undertaken by the civil registration unit on the process of registration for babies born outside of the criteria for still birth and related matters; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23216/21]

Department of Finance: Insurance Costs (29 April 2021)
Claire Kerrane:

33. To ask the Minister for Finance the way in which he plans to tackle rising insurance costs for small businesses which are having difficulty sourcing insurance and when sourced are being quoted premiums at double the previous cost and higher; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22462/21]

Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (29 April 2021)
Joan Collins:

128. To ask the Minister for Health if Ireland will send emergency oxygen and PPE to the health service in India as a matter of urgency in response to the crisis there. [22470/21]

Department of Health: Healthcare Policy (29 April 2021)
John Lahart:

159. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the cross-border directive and Northern Ireland planned healthcare scheme beyond 2021 for the Defence Forces. [22559/21]

Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (5 May 2021)
Alan Kelly:

587. To ask the Minister for Health the percentage of persons over 80 years of age who have been given the first and second vaccine in the Covid-19 vaccination programme. [22954/21]

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Equality Issues (5 May 2021)
Jennifer Carroll MacNeill:

445. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the details of his work on the proposal to ban conversion therapy; if there is a timeline in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23191/21]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Recycling Policy (29 April 2021)
Richard Bruton:

7. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when he plans to extend the recycling list to include soft plastics; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22426/21]

Department of Education and Skills: Schools Administration (29 April 2021)
Darren O'Rourke:

68. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the process of oversight for national school financial accounts; if individual school accounts are published; if they are available to trade unions during workplace relations disputes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22464/21]

Department of Education and Skills: School Admissions (5 May 2021)
Mark Ward:

384. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the options open to a student (details supplied) who has been unable to secure a secondary school place in schools in an area. [22994/21]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Local Improvement Scheme (6 May 2021)
Brendan Smith:

44. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will introduce a specific funding programme for the local improvement scheme due to the delay in having such roads repaired as discussed in Dáil Éireann (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23562/21]

Department of Health: Hospital Data (5 May 2021)
David Cullinane:

644. To ask the Minister for Health the number of gall bladder removal operations that took place in each of the past five years; the hospitals in which this procedure is carried out in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23183/21]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Investigations (5 May 2021)
Catherine Murphy:

286. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of staff in his Department that have had access to files and or email restricted and or revoked as part of a disciplinary process or preceding or following a disciplinary process from 1 January 2018 to date in 2021. [22778/21]

Department of Health: Care of the Elderly (5 May 2021)
Jennifer Carroll MacNeill:

649. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a sustainability plan for a centre (details supplied) in County Dublin; if the HSE will consider expediting this plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23189/21]

Department of Health: Medical Aids and Appliances (6 May 2021)
Cormac Devlin:

156. To ask the Minister for Health if a submission for funding to provide the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system to persons with diabetes over 21 years of age based on clinical need in the National Service Plan 2021 was received from the HSE primary care reimbursement service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23302/21]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Common Agricultural Policy (5 May 2021)
Brendan Griffin:

686. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a 2016 Scottish Derogation application by a farmer (details supplied) in County Kerry will be re-examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22789/21]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Production (5 May 2021)
Alan Kelly:

155. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason an application by an organisation (details supplied) for funding for the Community Energy Grant Application for 2021 have had all its applications rejected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23247/21]

Department of Justice and Equality: Citizenship Applications (5 May 2021)
Seán Sherlock:

468. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of citizenship applications that have reached a decision stage in each month from January 2020. [22745/21]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licences (5 May 2021)
Joe Flaherty:

168. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address the case of a person (details supplied) regarding a licence. [22701/21]

Department of Education and Skills: Irish Sign Language (29 April 2021)
Neale Richmond:

70. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she has considered introducing the teaching of Irish sign language into the curriculum of secondary schools given it is Ireland’s third official language; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22501/21]