Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Finance: Covid-19 Pandemic (29 July 2020)
Michael Fitzmaurice:

125. To ask the Minister for Finance if an explanation will be provided of the working document circulated by the EU Commission to the European Parliament of 27 May 2020 SWD(2020) 98 (details supplied) which identified the recovery needs of Europe; the final debt liabilities that Ireland will be accountable for; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19255/20]

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Standards in Public Office Commission (30 July 2020)
Mairead Farrell:

396. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Standards in Public Office Commission cannot hold investigations unless the six members are in situ and present; and the date by which the two recently retired commissioners will be replaced. [20722/20]

Department of Health: Healthcare Infrastructure Provision (23 July 2020)
Seán Sherlock:

204. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a building (details supplied) in County Cork [17702/20]

Department of Health: Speech and Language Therapy (28 July 2020)
Louise O'Reilly:

908. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of employing 100 speech and language therapists. [18083/20]

Department of Health: Hospital Staff (30 July 2020)
Patricia Ryan:

1459. To ask the Minister for Health the number of vacancies at Portlaoise Hospital; the grade of each vacancy; the length of time each vacancy has been unfilled in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20998/20]

Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Covid-19 Pandemic (29 July 2020)
Róisín Shortall:

264. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the responsibility of her Department for recording and monitoring passengers entering Ireland; the role her Department plays in the passenger locator form and follow-up calls to passengers; the number and grade of staff allocated for this specific purpose; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19277/20]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (28 July 2020)
Cathal Crowe:

299. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the options available to the board of directors of a building (details supplied) that has been closed for three years and has been refused a grant under the rural regeneration and development fund as part of efforts to reopen. [18358/20]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (29 July 2020)
James O'Connor:

74. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the role of her Department in the July stimulus package; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19037/20]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Expenditure (30 July 2020)
Bríd Smith:

530. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the payments for services or goods by his Department to a company (details supplied) since 2015. [20779/20]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Airport Passenger Data (23 July 2020)
Joe Carey:

86. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the recorded passenger numbers at Shannon, Dublin and Cork airports in each the years 2000 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17802/20]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Local Authority Staff (23 July 2020)
Catherine Connolly:

27. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when a person will be appointed as biodiversity officer in Galway City Council in view of the obligations under climate change legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15974/20]

Department of Health: Mental Health Services (30 July 2020)
David Cullinane:

1152. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of increasing funding for CAMHS and jigsaw by 10%, respectively [19912/20]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Issues (30 July 2020)
Pat Buckley:

528. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the large housing development planned for Waterrock, County Cork and the local concerns regarding a history of flooding on the site; the additional work or investigation that has been carried out regarding the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20751/20]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (30 July 2020)
Duncan Smith:

192. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the correspondence he and his officials had with their counterparts in the Northern Ireland Executive regarding an all-Ireland approach to Covid-19 at all rail transport hubs on the island; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19580/20]

Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (28 July 2020)
Emer Higgins:

1014. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 738 of 21 July 2020, the details on the number of users who have chosen to register their location in these areas when signing up for the application, in view of the fact the application requests users to provide their location when they register and that the locations in the question are included in the drop-down list from which users select; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18678/20]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (30 July 2020)
Duncan Smith:

787. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment in April, May, June and July 2020, by Dáil constituency if possible; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19737/20]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (28 July 2020)
Kathleen Funchion:

174. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when driving tests will resume. [18596/20]

Department of Health: Respite Care Services (30 July 2020)
Réada Cronin:

1100. To ask the Minister for Health the number of respite hours provided to families in north County Kildare over each of the past 12 months, in tabular form; the number provided in each month since March 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19767/20]

Department of Education and Skills: DEIS Scheme (29 July 2020)
Michael Moynihan:

201. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a pilot free book scheme will go ahead in 102 DEIS schools in September 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19521/20]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Ministerial Advisers (30 July 2020)
Gerald Nash:

920. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the names and salaries of his special advisers; the salaries paid to each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19713/20]