Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Departmental Administrative Arrangements (5 July 2018)
Maurice Quinlivan:

190. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the estimated cost of re-establishing the co-operative development unit in her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29894/18]

Department of Justice and Equality: Sexual Offences Data (5 July 2018)
Jim O'Callaghan:

73. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to address the CSO figures which show increases of almost 15% in 2017 in sexual offences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29636/18]

Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects Status (10 July 2018)
Thomas Byrne:

236. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position with regard to the completion of two new secondary schools in Maynooth. [30527/18]

Department of Justice and Equality: Constitutional Convention Recommendations (10 July 2018)
Colm Brophy:

281. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the recommendations of the Constitutional Convention regarding Article 41.2 have been considered; the implications the Convention has identified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30148/18]

Department of Health: Dental Services Staff (5 July 2018)
Stephen Donnelly:

255. To ask the Minister for Health the number of approved clinical dental surgeons in whole-time equivalent terms employed by the HSE; and the equivalent figures for the same date in 2016 and 2017, in tabular form. [29946/18]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: National Lottery Funding Disbursement (10 July 2018)
Peadar Tóibín:

965. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the financial contribution of the National Lottery to arts funding bodies over the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30400/18]

Department of Health: Health Services Reform (12 July 2018)
Róisín Shortall:

456. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the recruitment of a lead executive for the Sláintecare implementation office; if the recruitment process is now complete; if the post has been offered to a person; and when he will announce this appointment [32031/18]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: European Parliament Elections (10 July 2018)
Darragh O'Brien:

919. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when a constituency report for European Parliament boundaries under section 5(1A) of the Electoral Act 1997 will be initiated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30293/18]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Vacant Sites Levy (10 July 2018)
Darragh O'Brien:

924. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of vacant site levy designations that have been appealed to An Bord Pleanála to date; the status of the appeals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30304/18]

Department of Finance: Community Banking (11 July 2018)
Willie Penrose:

101. To ask the Minister for Finance the engagement he has had with an organisation (details supplied) in respect of the public banking investigation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30913/18]

Department of Health: National Cervical Screening Programme Administration (12 July 2018)
Lisa Chambers:

382. To ask the Minister for Health if follow-up appointments have been granted to the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal; the number of women seen in these appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31816/18]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Pensions Reform (11 July 2018)
Aindrias Moynihan:

567. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when legislation to implement the planned changes to the State pension will be introduced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31597/18]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Departmental Staff Recruitment (10 July 2018)
Róisín Shortall:

162. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of public sector jobs offered as internal competitions or restricted to existing civil service or public service staff in his Department in 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31549/18]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: State Pension (Contributory) Appeals (12 July 2018)
Bernard Durkan:

711. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) only qualified for a reduced pension rate; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32349/18]

Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Deployment (5 July 2018)
Brendan Smith:

23. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to the Cavan and Monaghan Garda division at present; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29632/18]

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Project Ireland 2040 Implementation (10 July 2018)
Micheál Martin:

191. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of times he has met his officials regarding Project Ireland 2040 since its launch; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30557/18]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Disability Allowance Appeals (10 July 2018)
Bernard Durkan:

884. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an appeal for a disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30794/18]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Animal Identification Schemes (12 July 2018)
Eugene Murphy:

533. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the increased animal mortality rate for spring 2018 vis á vis spring 2017 nationally, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31633/18]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Electricity Grid (10 July 2018)
Eamon Ryan:

784. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will consider using the Kilbarry project in Waterford city as a pilot scheme to reassess planning restrictions regarding the ESB grid access. [31052/18]

Department of Education and Skills: Brexit Issues (12 July 2018)
Lisa Chambers:

191. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an assessment of the skills that may be required in the short to medium term in the context of Brexit has been carried out; if so, if the areas in which there may be potential skills shortages have been identified; if so, the areas in which skills shortages are foreseen; the specific actions that are being taken to mitigate against such shortages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32300/18]