Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Defence: Overseas Missions (17 November 2020)
Cormac Devlin:

52. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of Ireland’s participation in Operation IRINI. [36626/20]

Department of Health: Departmental Budgets (17 November 2020)
Catherine Murphy:

826. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which his Department’s annual amount for contingent liability is set; the factors considered when setting contingent liability; if forecasting is undertaken regarding setting future amounts; the contingent liability figure for his Department for 2020; and if the contingency provision has been utilised to date in 2020. [36906/20]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Food Waste (12 November 2020)
Fergus O'Dowd:

103. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to a report (details supplied) that highlights the benefits plastic packaging offers with regard to food preservation; and his views on the relationship between food waste and packaging technologies. [35810/20]

Department of Health: Health Services Provision (17 November 2020)
David Cullinane:

795. To ask the Minister for Health the measures taken in 2020 to improve ehealth and ICT systems; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36792/20]

Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Childcare Services (12 November 2020)
Paul Kehoe:

289. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he will provide information on funding for emergency capital works in a childcare facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35912/20]

Department of Health: Nursing Staff (19 November 2020)
Brendan Griffin:

311. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) on nurses pay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37527/20]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Brexit Issues (12 November 2020)
Matt Carthy:

223. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will countenance under any circumstance a border, economic or otherwise, being introduced within Ireland. [35966/20]

Department of Health: Hospital Data (17 November 2020)
David Cullinane:

784. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons over 75 years of age left waiting over 24 hours in emergency departments for hospital beds per quarter in each of the years 2018 and 2019 and to date in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36780/20]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agri-Environment Options Scheme (17 November 2020)
Michael Fitzmaurice:

872. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the budgetary allocations for AEOS payments outlined in budget 2019; the actual amount paid out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36153/20]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Budget 2021 (17 November 2020)
Fergus O'Dowd:

412. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the additional ring-fenced funding to be provided by his Department to domestic violence services in budget 2021 in order that services can respond adequately to the shadow pandemic of domestic violence through Covid-19 and beyond; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36343/20]

Department of Defence: Defence Forces Remuneration (18 November 2020)
Gary Gannon:

95. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the regulations and legislation that governs the rates of pay for members of the Reserve Defence Force; the regulations or legislation that implements a 10% cut compared to the equivalent Permanent Defence Force pay rates; the date such regulation or legislation implementing the cuts was signed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37379/20]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Sports Funding (19 November 2020)
Pearse Doherty:

48. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if specific financial supports are available for small voluntary sports clubs that are being charged business rates by utility companies; if her attention has been drawn to the financial impact of the issue for voluntary sports clubs which must fundraise to cover the higher costs; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37337/20]

Department of Finance: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (17 November 2020)
Robert Troy:

283. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will make changes to the TWSS and EWSS to allow persons over 70 years of age and still working to be in receipt of same (details supplied). [37005/20]

Department of Defence: Defence Forces Equipment (17 November 2020)
John Lahart:

82. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the progress in acquiring a strategic airlift capability, particularly in view of recent difficulties and delays on UN rotations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36617/20]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Brexit Preparations (12 November 2020)
Bernard Durkan:

149. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the degree to which he has had ongoing discussions with the transport sector with a view to providing ready and accessible transport routes to Europe to facilitate the Irish import-export sector post Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36093/20]

Department of Defence: Defence Forces Representative Organisations (12 November 2020)
Matt Shanahan:

233. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will address a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35847/20]

Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment: Regional Development (19 November 2020)
Niamh Smyth:

81. To ask the Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment his plans to create digital hubs to help SMEs modernise in counties Cavan and Monaghan. [37534/20]

Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Departmental Offices (12 November 2020)
Catherine Murphy:

287. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if his Department has lease arrangements with co-working real estate companies; and, if so, the details of the leases, including the terms of the lease, location, price and duration. [35851/20]

Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Budget 2021 (17 November 2020)
Gerald Nash:

606. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of additional ring-fenced funding to be provided to domestic violence services under Budget 2021 in order that services can respond adequately to increased incidence of domestic violence through Covid-19 and beyond; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37124/20]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Planning Guidelines (17 November 2020)
Brendan Griffin:

374. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if published planning exemption guidelines for agricultural storage sheds will be reviewed or removed given instances of planning enforcement by local authorities planning departments following the construction of agricultural storage sheds within the guidelines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36411/20]