Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Justice and Equality: An Garda Síochána (24 May 2022)
Bernard Durkan:

565. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of gardaí now available at any one given time; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26496/22]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Brexit Supports (24 May 2022)
Matt Carthy:

701. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount that has been allocated to date in direct-aid to farmers from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26251/22]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Diplomatic Representation (24 May 2022)
Niamh Smyth:

321. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will detail the relationships between Ireland and the Republic of Armenia (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26320/22]

Department of Education and Skills: School Curriculum (25 May 2022)
Thomas Gould:

116. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the Good Friday Agreement, the vote on same and the aftermath of the vote are covered on the junior certificate history syllabus. [26827/22]

Department of Health: Healthcare Policy (26 May 2022)
Róisín Shortall:

387. To ask the Minister for Health when the 24 additional lactation posts that were announced over a year ago will be filled; the reason that these posts remain unfilled; his plans to review and update the National Breastfeeding Action Plan which was dated up to 2021 and extended to 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27158/22]

Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Education (19 May 2022)
Cathal Crowe:

101. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the University of Limerick’s development plans for the portion of its campus which is located in County Clare. [25017/22]

Department of Health: Hospital Services (25 May 2022)
Patricia Ryan:

172. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that calls to Naas Hospital from family members enquiring regarding patient welfare are going unanswered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26586/22]

Department of Education and Skills: Question Heading for question(s) 115 (25 May 2022)
Niall Collins:

115. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if assistance will be offered to a family (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26823/22]

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Ukraine War (24 May 2022)
Niall Collins:

491. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will advise on a family relocation matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25689/22]

Department of Health: Hospital Staff (24 May 2022)
Duncan Smith:

590. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of current expenditure provided to fund services and staff at a hospital (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2021, in tabular form; the number of public staff employed in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25729/22]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Payments (26 May 2022)
Seán Sherlock:

271. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the breakdown of exceptional needs payments under the supplementary welfare allowance paid in each month ; the total and individual value of each payment; and the total expenditure by category and month from January 2021 to May 2022, inclusive in tabular form. [26987/22]

Department of Health: Nursing Homes (26 May 2022)
Richard Bruton:

92. To ask the Minister for Health if the concession of a €14,000 disregard on rental income for social welfare purposes will be extended to a disregard of rental income for the fair deal scheme. [26878/22]

Department of Health: Care Services (25 May 2022)
Patricia Ryan:

177. To ask the Minister for Health the progress that is being made with the renovation of a centre (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26592/22]

Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (19 May 2022)
Gary Gannon:

125. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the work to increase SUSI eligibility for students that hold stamp 4 visas in view of the debate in Dáil Éireann on 8 March 2022. [25284/22]

Department of Health: Hospital Services (26 May 2022)
Pearse Doherty:

356. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will be transferred to Galway University Hospital from Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27047/22]

Department of Defence: Prison Service (26 May 2022)
Éamon Ó Cuív:

262. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the annual cost of providing Army security at Portlaoise Prison; the cost of escorting prisoners to medical appointments and court hearings outside the prison; the amount that is reimbursed by the Irish Prison Service to the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26991/22]

Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (19 May 2022)
Paul McAuliffe:

351. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied). [25437/22]

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: International Protection (24 May 2022)
Bernard Durkan:

489. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his attention and that of his officials has been drawn to the situation of the female Afghan journalist (details supplied); if his Department has been able to provide any assistance to them with a view to providing an emergency visa to relocate here given the circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26296/22]

Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (24 May 2022)
Pauline Tully:

354. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a review of the School Inclusion Model Pilot Projects has been undertaken; if not, if a review is planned; the timeframe for the publication of the review; if her Department intends to roll-out this model to all schools; the timeframe for the roll-out; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25687/22]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (24 May 2022)
Michael Fitzmaurice:

709. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his officials have been in contact with their counterparts in the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on the issue of planning permission and ash dieback in the week commencing 9 May 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25919/22]