Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Health: Health Services Provision (17 April 2018)
Clare Daly:

789. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 517 of 20 March 2018, the stage the development of nurse-led clinics is at; the geographical spread of the clinics; and the number of hospitals currently offering nurse-led clinics. [15619/18]

Department of Education and Skills: Education and Training Boards (17 April 2018)
Fergus O'Dowd:

322. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress to date on the construction of a new headquarters for counties Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14943/18]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Living Alone Allowance (17 April 2018)
Tom Neville:

1403. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if payments will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15145/18]

Department of Health: Nursing Homes Support Scheme (17 April 2018)
Mick Wallace:

639. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the large discrepancies in fees payable to the HSE and private nursing homes under the fair deal scheme in County Wexford; when the findings of the review of the pricing system for long-term residential care facilities will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14953/18]

Department of Justice and Equality: Departmental Reviews (17 April 2018)
Róisín Shortall:

486. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the details of the findings of the recent counsel-led review of his Department; if he plans to publish this report; and the timeframe in which he will do so. [15083/18]

Department of Justice and Equality: Penalty Points System Data (17 April 2018)
Tommy Broughan:

540. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of penalty points accumulated for speeding during 2017; the number of speeding fines paid during 2017; the amount in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15634/18]

Department of Health: Medical Aids and Appliances Provision (17 April 2018)
Seán Fleming:

978. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for excluding persons over 21 years of age with type 1 diabetes from accessing the FreeStyle Libre device which will assist in their health situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16439/18]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Departmental Expenditure (17 April 2018)
Alan Kelly:

1157. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in each of the years from 2015 to 2017; the number of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; the names of the consultancy companies awarded contracts; and the steps taken to reduce expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future. [15189/18]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Hare Coursing (17 April 2018)
Clare Daly:

1040. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps his Department will take in view of renewed calls to ban hare coursing and hare hunting following a warning from wildlife experts that the Irish hare is in trouble, with dwindling numbers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15999/18]

Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects Data (17 April 2018)
Tony McLoughlin:

349. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of school places created and capital expenditure, both nationally and by county, on school building projects since 2010, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15301/18]

Department of Health: General Practitioner Contracts (17 April 2018)
Niall Collins:

869. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the difference being quoted by his Department, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the HSE and organisations (details supplied) as to the level of FEMPI cuts imposed on general practitioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15850/18]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Brexit Issues (17 April 2018)
Niamh Smyth:

1142. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to offset the impact of Brexit on farmers in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16765/18]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations (17 April 2018)
Michael Harty:

1051. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on whether it is realistic to expect that a shortfall from Brexit in the Common Agricultural Policy, CAP, 2020 will be made up in full by European Union member states; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15237/18]

Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Staff Data (17 April 2018)
Éamon Ó Cuív:

122. To ask the Taoiseach the number of clerical officers and clerical assistants in his Department on temporary contracts by years of service; and if these officers will be offered permanent positions in the civil service when they have served a fixed period of time. [16437/18]

Department of Justice and Equality: Parental Leave (17 April 2018)
Alan Farrell:

59. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to introduce shared paid parental leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8405/18]

Department of Health: Medicinal Products Reimbursement (17 April 2018)
Clare Daly:

766. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will take to reduce the lead-in time for reimbursement of a new medicine by the HSE in order to ensure speedy access to new and effective treatments through a fair and sustainable system for persons who need them. [15476/18]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Business Regulation (17 April 2018)
Róisín Shortall:

617. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the requirements relating to the publication of accounts in respect of Irish operations by suppliers of energy to domestic and business consumers. [16063/18]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: IDA Ireland Site Visits (17 April 2018)
Maurice Quinlivan:

615. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of individual site visits in County Donegal organised by the IDA for potential investors in each of the years 2000 to 2017 and to date in 2018. [15944/18]

Department of Defence: White Paper on Defence (17 April 2018)
Jack Chambers:

135. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of the 88 projects committed to in the 2015 White Paper on Defence that have been commenced, completed, abandoned and are ongoing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15955/18]

Department of Finance: Tax Reliefs Abolition (17 April 2018)
Noel Grealish:

212. To ask the Minister for Finance if, when the decision was reached in 2011 to abolish tax relief on union subscriptions, there was agreement to have the decision reviewed in 2016; if this review took place; if not, when this review is likely to take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16471/18]