Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Foreshore Licence Applications (12 July 2017)
Noel Grealish:

258. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the process of assessment leading to the observations submitted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service in its role as a named external consultee, advising the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government in relation to the foreshore lease planning application on Galway Bay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33361/17]

Department of Health: Drug Treatment Programmes Places (13 July 2017)
Jack Chambers:

600. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons in receipt of opioid substitution treatment outside prisons. [33863/17]

Department of Health: Dementia Education Programme (13 July 2017)
Mary Butler:

584. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the delivery of the primary care education, pathways and research in dementia education programme to primary care teams in collaboration with the dementia office and social care services; the number of sites that have been selected for same; and the location of each. [33847/17]

Department of Finance: Financial Services Sector (6 July 2017)
Michael McGrath:

73. To ask the Minister for Finance the details of each investment that has been announced for Ireland in the financial services area since the Brexit vote in June 2016 involving the transfer of operations from the City of London; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31975/17]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Consumer Protection (13 July 2017)
Michael McGrath:

77. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the consumer rights that apply to gift vouchers; her plans to introduce new rules concerning the period of time for which such vouchers must remain valid; her further plans to strengthen consumer rights in this area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34294/17]

Department of Justice and Equality: Citizenship Applications (6 July 2017)
Eugene Murphy:

132. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to waiver the application fee for citizenship applications in relation to UK citizens married to Irish citizens that are residing here for longer than five years. [32054/17]

Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (12 July 2017)
Robert Troy:

317. To ask the Minister for Health if he will schedule an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33281/17]

Department of Education and Skills: Languages Programme (12 July 2017)
Martin Heydon:

182. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the inclusion of the Polish language into the secondary school syllabus from junior cycle upwards, in view of the increase in Polish speaking persons and the growing importance of the language; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33562/17]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Laboratory Facilities (11 July 2017)
Aindrias Moynihan:

593. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding relocating his Department's labs; and the projected timeframe for completion [33075/17]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Enterprise Support Schemes (12 July 2017)
Stephen Donnelly:

113. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of Be Prepared grants issued by Enterprise Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33308/17]

Department of Justice and Equality: Crime Investigation (12 July 2017)
Róisín Shortall:

213. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to a number of knife attacks on transgender sex workers in recent months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33233/17]

Department of Health: Respite Care Services Provision (11 July 2017)
Jack Chambers:

415. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) who is being transitioned to adult services will receive a minimum of six days respite care a month, as recommended by treating physicians; if the person will not receive a reduction in service hours; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32421/17]

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Social and Affordable Housing Data (13 July 2017)
Tommy Broughan:

1309. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of social housing units directly built or provided by each county and city councils in each of the years 2008 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34270/17]

Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (13 July 2017)
Michael Healy-Rae:

907. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a cataract operation for a person (detail supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34632/17]

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Rent Pressure Zones (13 July 2017)
Jan O'Sullivan:

68. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when the next review of rent pressure zones will be carried out; if the general review of Rebuilding Ireland will include more substantial changes to the legislation which defined qualification as a rent pressure zone; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33378/17]

Department of Social Protection: State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility (11 July 2017)
John Lahart:

728. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the options available to persons who have not attained sufficient contributions towards their contributory pensions; the circumstances under which PRSI contributions can be refunded; if a mechanism is in place to provide a person with a pro rata pension based on the number of contributions made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32107/17]

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: National Transfrontier Shipments Office (11 July 2017)
Catherine Murphy:

663. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the position regarding the National Trans Frontier Shipments Office investigation regarding a shipment that was part returned to a port of origin here from Holland in 2017 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33072/17]

Department of Justice and Equality: Residency Permits (13 July 2017)
Bernard Durkan:

420. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will use his discretionary powers to upgrade the residency status of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34449/17]

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Recycling Policy (11 July 2017)
Timmy Dooley:

608. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the estimated cost of operating a deposit scheme for drinks bottles and cans. [32184/17]

Department of Finance: Tax Reliefs Data (13 July 2017)
Michael McGrath:

173. To ask the Minister for Finance the full year cost of reducing the life assurance exit tax from 41% to 39%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34205/17]