Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of An Taoiseach: Commissions of Investigation (11 April 2017)
Catherine Connolly:

89. To ask the Taoiseach when the Fennelly commission report will be published. [17738/17]

Department of Social Protection: Community Employment Schemes Eligibility (11 April 2017)
John Brassil:

386. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if he will extend community employment eligibility to self employed jobseekers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18113/17]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Management (6 April 2017)
Joe Carey:

273. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there are planned changes, either through legislation or otherwise, to the rules regarding the felling of forestry and the replanting obligation in the context of a scenario (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17186/17]

Department of Finance: Financial Services Regulation (11 April 2017)
Pearse Doherty:

157. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans following the Central Bank's report of March 2017 expressing concern at the level of outsourcing within the funds industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18267/17]

Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (11 April 2017)
Mattie McGrath:

503. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary will receive a hospital appointment; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin has returned referrals to South Tipperary General Hospital due to the fact that the waiting lists are too long; the steps he will take to address the rheumatology waiting lists in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17636/17]

Department of Health: Orthodontic Services Data (6 April 2017)
Dara Calleary:

258. To ask the Minister for Health to set down the number of school children categorised as the highest priority, that is to say, priority five, for orthodontic treatment in the HSE west region; if category five patients are receiving high priority; the expected timeframe for category five patients to receive treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17303/17]

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Planning Issues (6 April 2017)
Mick Wallace:

38. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to recent reports that Ireland's largest build-to-let apartment development, which is to be built at the former Dún Laoghaire golf course, is to be put up for sale on the international market; the number of these apartments that are to be designated for social or affordable housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17097/17]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Consultancy Contracts Data (6 April 2017)
Niall Collins:

366. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the name, costs, date of commission, date or expected date of publication and name of the external consultant of all external reports commissioned by her Department since March 2011 per annum, in tabular form. [17436/17]

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Library Services (12 April 2017)
Brendan Griffin:

187. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18461/17]

Department of Health: Registration of Nurses (11 April 2017)
Aindrias Moynihan:

511. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that nurses were removed from the active register within two weeks of receipt of a final reminder notice to pay their annual retention fee, ARF, albeit that the reminder notice stated no action would be taken for 28 days following the date of issue from that final reminder; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17655/17]

Department of Social Protection: Illness Benefit Applications (6 April 2017)
Michael Healy-Rae:

175. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for illness benefit by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17148/17]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Payments (11 April 2017)
Robert Troy:

667. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will issue a GLAS 2 payment to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17727/17]

Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs Service Provision (11 April 2017)
Carol Nolan:

200. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of establishing the inclusion support service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17771/17]

Department of Social Protection: Rent Supplement Scheme Data (11 April 2017)
Willie O'Dea:

341. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of households that have been taken off rent supplement as a result of being placed in emergency accommodation in 2016, by local authority, in tabular form; the savings made by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17506/17]

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Housing Loans (6 April 2017)
Bernard Durkan:

163. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when a local authority loan scheme can be put in place to facilitate first-time buyers or those on local authority housing lists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17346/17]

Department of Social Protection: Jobseeker's Benefit (11 April 2017)
Willie O'Dea:

82. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the progress made by his Department to address the situation whereby those that are on contracts which stipulate that they have to retire at 65 years of age are then forced to sign onto jobseeker's benefit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17861/17]

Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Reports (11 April 2017)
Niall Collins:

88. To ask the Taoiseach the name, costs, date of commission, date or expected date of publication and name of the external consultant of all external reports commissioned by his Department since March 2011 per annum, in tabular form. [17448/17]

Department of Social Protection: Maternity Benefit (11 April 2017)
Tony McLoughlin:

338. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if financial assistance is in place for families of premature babies in relation to maternity and paternity benefits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18182/17]

Department of Finance: Public Interest Directors Data (6 April 2017)
Pearse Doherty:

102. To ask the Minister for Finance the name of the public interest directors in State backed banks in each year since the posts were created in tabular form; the total remuneration per director per annum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17168/17]

Department of Justice and Equality: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (12 April 2017)
Brendan Griffin:

66. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on a matter (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on it. [18430/17]