Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Freedom of Information (15 October 2020)
Éamon Ó Cuív:

140. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the date on which a freedom of information request (details supplied) sent to her Department on 2 September 2020 will be replied to; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30807/20]

Department of Defence: Defence Forces (13 October 2020)
Paul McAuliffe:

205. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when will the commission on the Defence Forces be established; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30047/20]

Department of Justice and Equality: International Protection (8 October 2020)
Niall Collins:

232. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider correspondence (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29385/20]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Ministerial Communications (14 October 2020)
Matt Carthy:

300. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has made contact with a retailer (details supplied) regarding the assertion by the new owners of the company that they will not stock Irish beef products; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30609/20]

Department of Education and Skills: National Educational Psychological Service (14 October 2020)
Mark Ward:

152. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the contingency plan in place to respond to the expected rise in schoolchildren presenting with mental health issues following their return to the classroom; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22334/20]

Department of Defence: Departmental Budgets (8 October 2020)
Sorca Clarke:

16. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if Vote 36 of budget 2021 regarding the Defence Forces and his Department's annual expenditure will be amended to include the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces. [28528/20]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Safety Authority (8 October 2020)
Cormac Devlin:

102. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the National Driver Licence Service and the RSA will be instructed to allow ADI driver instructors use toilets and hand washing facilities between lessons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29433/20]

Department of Education and Skills: School Staff (14 October 2020)
Paul Murphy:

81. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will report on the additional resources being provided to support teaching principals in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. [29978/20]

Department of Education and Skills: Public Sector Staff (13 October 2020)
Cian O'Callaghan:

213. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if injury at work leave will be provided to teachers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29625/20]

Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (13 October 2020)
Catherine Murphy:

272. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount due in respect of subcontractors who are due outstanding payment for works carried out at a school project (details supplied) in County Kildare; the number of subcontracts affected by the termination of the contract; the party who initiated and concluded the contract termination; the amount paid to secure the site since March 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30179/20]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Training Support Grant (14 October 2020)
Brendan Griffin:

221. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on an application for a training support grant by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30429/20]

Department of Defence: European Defence Action Plan (8 October 2020)
Rose Conway-Walsh:

34. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the proposed European defence fund constitutes funding from the EU budget being spent in a manner that has military or defence implications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29130/20]

Department of Defence: Defence Forces Data (8 October 2020)
Bernard Durkan:

178. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which the number of women throughout the Defence Forces has fluctuated in each of the past ten years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29542/20]

Department of Health: Mental Health Services (8 October 2020)
John Lahart:

299. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children admitted to adult mental health units to date in 2020. [29496/20]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Defective Building Materials (15 October 2020)
Francis Noel Duffy:

149. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the increasing number of homes impacted by defective building materials in County Clare; if he will consider expanding the pyrite and mica scheme to County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30728/20]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Back to Education Allowance (14 October 2020)
Matt Carthy:

228. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will amend the back to education scheme to allow for recipients of the pandemic unemployment payment, especially those with former employers that closed down (details supplied), to retain the same level of payment if they return to education; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30615/20]

Department of Education and Skills: School Transport (14 October 2020)
Éamon Ó Cuív:

60. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extra funding that will be made available to Bus Éireann to ensure all second level post-primary pupils have access to school transport in compliance with the new guidelines on social distancing on buses; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30259/20]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Postal Services (14 October 2020)
Eoghan Murphy:

103. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he has reviewed trends in the use of postal services since 28 March 2020; and if the trends point to a need to review An Post's current strategy (details supplied). [30490/20]

Department of Justice and Equality: Immigration Status (15 October 2020)
Bernard Durkan:

247. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the date on which it will be possible to obtain information in respect of the residency status of a person (details supplied), with particular reference to the length of time that the person has been in the immigration system; if it is in the interest of transparency and due process not to give information on the person's position within the system in view of the difficulty of some, such as refugees or asylum seekers, to source legal advice, and where they have difficulty with the language, if this person's case might be responded to in order that factual information will emerge at a time of noticeable increase in human trafficking; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30887/20]

Department of Health: Primary Care Centres (13 October 2020)
Alan Farrell:

496. To ask the Minister for Health the level of service provision at a primary care centre (details supplied); his plans for its future use; if hours at the centre will be expanded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30009/20]