Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Justice and Equality: Family Reunification Applications (16 January 2018)
Michael Healy-Rae:

606. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a visa application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1981/18]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Payments (16 January 2018)
Michael Healy-Rae:

1236. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1745/18]

Department of Health: Hospital Services (16 January 2018)
Billy Kelleher:

784. To ask the Minister for Health if a diabetic centre has been provided to facilitate the commencement of a paediatric insulin pump service in Sligo University Hospital. [54843/17]

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Creative Ireland Programme (16 January 2018)
Niamh Smyth:

1855. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the research that was carried out that informed the policy decision to invest €0.9 million in citizen engagement under the Creative Ireland programme budget; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54695/17]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Social and Affordable Housing Data (16 January 2018)
Michael Fitzmaurice:

1771. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of new builds completed by councils only not including houses bought from private or other sources in 2017 for social housing purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1407/18]

Department of Health: Hospital Facilities (16 January 2018)
Billy Kelleher:

788. To ask the Minister for Health the upgrades that were made to infrastructure within the Saolta hospital group for meeting hygiene standards. [54847/17]

Department of Health: Hospital Accommodation Provision (16 January 2018)
Martin Ferris:

821. To ask the Minister for Health if there are pending ward or bed closures at university hospital Kerry; if so, the number of beds that will be affected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54959/17]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme (16 January 2018)
Martin Kenny:

1161. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to retain the current definition of an active farmer from 2018 onwards after the approval of the omnibus rules by the European Parliament; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55116/17]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Appeals (16 January 2018)
Michael Fitzmaurice:

1572. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) who submitted a carer's allowance appeal on 2 August 2017 has not had a decision on this appeal; the reason the file was not submitted to the appeals office until October 2017; the expected date that this file will be allocated to a deciding officer for decision; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54444/17]

Department of Justice and Equality: Bankruptcy Data (16 January 2018)
Michael McGrath:

532. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of bankruptcy cases in which the official assignee has sought or is seeking a payment in respect of the positive equity in the home of the person that has become bankrupt; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54801/17]

Department of Rural and Community Development: Leader Programmes Funding (16 January 2018)
Brendan Smith:

57. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding provided in 2017 for the County Monaghan Leader programme; the value of the drawdown of this funding by the end of 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1615/18]

Department of Rural and Community Development: Town and Village Renewal Scheme (16 January 2018)
Bernard Durkan:

1561. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the extent to which he plans to develop the town and village renewal scheme in order to improve and enhance the standard of living for persons in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2046/18]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Water Charges (16 January 2018)
Seán Fleming:

1823. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if a person must produce a receipt showing they paid domestic water charges now that they are abolished in view of the fact that when persons are selling their houses, including local authorities selling a house under the tenant purchase scheme, persons are required to produce a receipt for a charge that does not exist, especially in situations in which the charge was never paid; the position regarding same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1723/18]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Taxi Regulations (16 January 2018)
Róisín Shortall:

1359. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the regulations of rickshaws in regard to road traffic legislation; his views on serious criminal allegations made in a newspaper report (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54374/17]

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Services Card (18 January 2018)
Joan Burton:

21. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his Department's work with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection in respect of the roll out of the public services card in 2017; the outstanding work to be completed with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection in relation to the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2233/18]

Department of Health: Medical Card Applications (16 January 2018)
Pearse Doherty:

675. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will have a medical card application processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54350/17]

Department of Justice and Equality: Residency Permits (18 January 2018)
Bernard Durkan:

140. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 50 of 26 January 2017 and 216 of 26 September 2017, if temporary or long-term residency will be considered in the case of a person (details supplied). [2705/18]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Grants (18 January 2018)
Charlie McConalogue:

252. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of forest premium applicants that have been paid and not paid respectively for 2017. [2671/18]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Inland Fisheries Ireland (18 January 2018)
Niamh Smyth:

254. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will address a matter (details supplied) in relation to a report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2451/18]

Department of Health: Medicinal Products Availability (16 January 2018)
Tommy Broughan:

912. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the assessment of Kuvan; when a final decision will be made to make Kuvan available to persons with PKU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55246/17]