Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects Status (18 June 2019)
John Curran:

188. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made regarding a school building project for a school (details supplied) following a revised stage 2b report being submitted in January 2019; the timeline for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25046/19]

Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (18 June 2019)
Michael Healy-Rae:

301. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24869/19]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Foreign Policy (18 June 2019)
Bernard Durkan:

59. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which he, along with EU and his UN colleagues, continues to press for humanitarian assistance in the various conflict zones globally; if consideration continues to be given to the provision of safe or protective havens for civilian communities fleeing from war, genocide and terrorism; the extent to which peacekeeping interventions are being considered in the most sensitive war zones; if it possible through the aegis of EU or the UN to motivate the global community into treating refugees, whether political or economic, in a manner which is respectful of their status and dignity and in keeping with international human rights; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25175/19]

Department of Health: Hospital Staff (18 June 2019)
Clare Daly:

342. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) facilitated and aided a junior doctor who has been reported for tampering with notes on several occasions, missing cancer cases, refusing to see urgent patients, unable to assess chronic ear disease safely or known to regularly photograph patients and their notes on their mobile phone without consent being allowed to run clinics unsupervised and remain unreprimanded for their actions. [24962/19]

Department of Justice and Equality: Insurance Industry Regulation (20 June 2019)
Michael McGrath:

110. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 61 of 13 June 2019, the number of instances in each year since 2011 in which the Legal Services Regulatory Authority found cases in which claims harvesters were in breach of the legislation and regulations in advertising for personal injury claims by online and offline breaches; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26037/19]

Department of Health: Protected Disclosures (18 June 2019)
Clare Daly:

417. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether a threat by a person (details supplied) to call the authorities on a whistleblower at University Hospital Limerick to be a form of penalisation. [25307/19]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Protected Disclosures Data (19 June 2019)
Micheál Martin:

274. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of whistleblower complaints in her Department since the legislation was introduced in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25655/19]

Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Delays (13 June 2019)
Éamon Ó Cuív:

134. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment for a urology examination in University Hospital Galway; the reason for the delay; the actions being taken to reduce the waiting times; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24621/19]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times (18 June 2019)
Róisín Shortall:

651. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the average waiting time for social welfare appeals to be heard by the social welfare appeals office; if the average waiting time is calculated from the date on which the appeal by the appellant is received by the office or the date on which the appeal is formally registered by the office; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25604/19]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Taxi Regulations (13 June 2019)
Jackie Cahill:

184. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the National Transport Authority will be instructed to accept applications for new vehicle licences for hackney licence holders in view of the practice by which it will only accept applications for wheelchair accessible taxis, hackneys, local area hackneys and limousines in further view of the fact this discriminates against persons who wish to enter the trade with a standard vehicle and is anti-competition in its nature; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24595/19]

Department of Finance: Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears (19 June 2019)
David Cullinane:

36. To ask the Minister for Finance if the code of conduct on mortgage arrears of the Central Bank will be placed on a legislative basis in order that it can be admitted in court proceedings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25523/19]

Department of Health: Drug Rehabilitation Clinics (19 June 2019)
John Curran:

182. To ask the Minister for Health the number of drug detox beds provided directly by the HSE; the number provided by the voluntary sector; the number of persons waiting for same at the end of May 2019; the number waiting by categories (details supplied); the number admitted to such beds in 2018 and to date in 2019; and the average length of stay in 2018 and to date in 2019. [25701/19]

Department of Health: Health Services Staff Remuneration (18 June 2019)
Stephen Donnelly:

478. To ask the Minister for Health the cost in 2019 of the agreement for healthcare support assistants to be paid for the time it takes them to travel to persons' homes; the estimated full year cost of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25504/19]

Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (20 June 2019)
Peter Burke:

161. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the waiting list for a routine outpatient appointment for ENT of four years at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore, County Offaly; his further views on the routine orthopaedic clinic waiting times of two years; and his plans to reduce the waiting times. [25978/19]

Department of Justice and Equality: Wards of Court (18 June 2019)
Clare Daly:

271. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason fees charged for a ward of court in circumstances in which the General Solicitor is committee for the person and estate and the family or persons other than the General Solicitor is committee for the person and estate, with particular reference to the income included in calculating the amount and the rate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25497/19]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Departmental Offices (19 June 2019)
Joan Burton:

162. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for her Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25913/19]

Department of Health: Speech and Language Therapy Provision (18 June 2019)
Jackie Cahill:

397. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to allocate a speech and language therapist for Thurles, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25239/19]

Department of Justice and Equality: Naturalisation Applications (18 June 2019)
Shane Cassells:

225. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if efforts are being made to ease the high costs faced by UK citizens who have lived and worked here for decades when they are applying for Irish citizenship which they need in order to apply for an Irish passport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25011/19]

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Budgets (20 June 2019)
Barry Cowen:

33. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on the potential overspend at the Department of Health; his further views on whether there will be a supplementary estimate for the Department in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25801/19]

Department of Health: Programme for Government Implementation (19 June 2019)
Denis Naughten:

213. To ask the Minister for Health the progress made on a programme for partnership Government commitment (details supplied); his views on the model of care; when it will be rolled out nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25852/19]