Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Health: National Treatment Purchase Fund Eligibility (18 December 2019)
Robert Troy:

303. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment will be scheduled for a person (details supplied) through the national treatment purchase fund. [53592/19]

Department of An Taoiseach: Civil Service Renewal Plan (11 December 2019)
Brendan Howlin:

96. To ask the Taoiseach the way in which his Department provides collective leadership to the Civil Service renewal programme. [51616/19]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits (12 December 2019)
John McGuinness:

346. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the maximum State pension and free schemes are being paid to a person (details supplied); and if they are in receipt of all benefits. [52313/19]

Department of Justice and Equality: Departmental Staff Recruitment (18 December 2019)
Mattie McGrath:

210. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new staff recruited to his Department from January 2019 to date; the title of each employment position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53647/19]

Department of Health: Community Pharmacy Services (11 December 2019)
Michael Fitzmaurice:

218. To ask the Minister for Health if the pharmacy cuts set to be imposed, which will see the service of phased medication for vulnerable persons significantly reduced or wiped out, will be overturned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51967/19]

Department of Finance: Tax Reliefs Costs (11 December 2019)
Maurice Quinlivan:

117. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated cost of reintroducing the tax relief for trade union subscriptions based on 2010 figures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52001/19]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Trade Relations (18 December 2019)
Bernard Durkan:

59. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which he expects trade talks to proceed in the aftermath of Brexit incorporating the importance of previous trade relations and the ability to retain existing markets and create new market opportunities for the benefit of the island of Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53381/19]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: EU Migration Crisis (18 December 2019)
Bernard Durkan:

105. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which he continues to influence the international community and European countries to ensure they play their part in resolving the refugee crisis throughout Europe; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53808/19]

Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs Service Provision (17 December 2019)
Jan O'Sullivan:

191. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the resources provided to primary schools that establish a special class for children with autism; if the full building, alteration and renovation costs plus fittings and materials are fully covered in addition to redecoration necessary; if the full staffing of such a special class is fully covered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52956/19]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: National Broadband Plan Implementation (12 December 2019)
Willie Penrose:

306. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when broadband will be provided to the greater Ballinagore area, County Westmeath (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52472/19]

Department of Defence: Defence Forces Recruitment (18 December 2019)
Mattie McGrath:

80. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of new staff recruited to his Department from January 2019 to date; the title of each employment position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53640/19]

Department of Health: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (17 December 2019)
Catherine Connolly:

339. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 151 of 21 November 2019, if the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland will be funding the remainder of the digitalised registration system project cost of €2,089,500 from nurses and midwives annual retention fees; the expected go live date of the registration system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52615/19]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits Waiting Times (17 December 2019)
Aindrias Moynihan:

725. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the waiting times for the various payment schemes operated by her Department, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53411/19]

Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Early Childhood Care and Education (18 December 2019)
Martin Heydon:

425. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if consideration will be given to funding structures for ECCE providers to ensure they receive a payment in December 2019 to assist with cash flow; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53823/19]

Department of Justice and Equality: Deportation Orders Re-examination (12 December 2019)
Bernard Durkan:

127. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a review of the decision to deport will be undertaken in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52528/19]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Northern Ireland (18 December 2019)
Michael Moynihan:

54. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has written to or spoken with his UK counterpart regarding a possible amnesty for the 200 soldiers and police officers being investigated for alleged criminal actions during the troubles; and if the Northern Ireland office has reached a conclusion following its deliberations on same. [47449/19]

Department of Education and Skills: Ministerial Meetings (12 December 2019)
Louise O'Reilly:

93. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has met parents or groups from areas in Fingal, County Dublin, to discuss school place provision; if so, the date and location of the meetings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52302/19]

Department of Defence: Defence Forces Expenditure (17 December 2019)
Thomas Pringle:

70. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will consider the proposal to increase the defence budget of the EU in the coming years as mentioned at the recent NATO summit; his views on the proposal that Europe needs to contribute more to NATO defence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52906/19]

Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects Status (17 December 2019)
Paul Kehoe:

201. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a building project for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53041/19]

Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Childcare Services Data (11 December 2019)
Anne Rabbitte:

283. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of unregistered crèches in operation in each county in tabular form; the length of time they have been in operation; if they are in the registration process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51898/19]