Dáil Éireann

Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Greenways Provision (15 July 2021)
Róisín Shortall:

160. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has provided funding for the Santry river greenway; the projected timeline for the commencement and completion of works on the greenway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39040/21]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (15 July 2021)
Sorca Clarke:

40. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he will take to address the imminent crisis in the horticulture and mushroom sectors. [38522/21]

Department of Health: Disability Services (14 July 2021)
Róisín Shortall:

443. To ask the Minister for Health the number of HSE school age teams currently operating nationwide. [31600/21]

Department of Education and Skills: Education Policy (8 July 2021)
Bernard Durkan:

281. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the degree to which he foresees the use of innovation as a means of perfecting the education system as well as meeting the market-based challenges in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37118/21]

Department of Rural and Community Development: Social Isolation (15 July 2021)
Bernard Durkan:

500. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the degree to which her Department continues to address the issue of rural isolation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38978/21]

Department of Education and Skills: EU Programmes (13 July 2021)
Rose Conway-Walsh:

535. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the programmes co-financed by the European Social Fund; the percentage of co-financing; the amount co-financed under each programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37984/21]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Animal Welfare (14 July 2021)
Sorca Clarke:

487. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to potential animal welfare concerns with regard to increased prevalence of liver abscesses in feedlot cattle; and the data that is available with regard to the usage of antibiotics to treat such in Ireland. [38629/21]

Department of Health: Cannabis for Medicinal Use (15 July 2021)
Peadar Tóibín:

434. To ask the Minister for Health when the commencement of the medicinal cannabis access programme will happen in a practical sense; when this medicine will be available to eligible epilepsy patients by prescription who are in urgent need of this medicine; if this medicine will be covered by the long-term illness card and medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32976/21]

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: National Broadband Plan (15 July 2021)
Rose Conway-Walsh:

149. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the National Broadband Plan in County Mayo; the number of premises connected to date; the target for the end of 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39020/21]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (13 July 2021)
Claire Kerrane:

465. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the supports that will be made available to those working on short and freelance contracts in the arts and entertainment sector who cannot receive the pandemic unemployment payment as a result of being considered an employee and who cannot earn a sufficient income whilst their sector is so heavily affected by ongoing public health guidelines; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37831/21]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Departmental Staff (14 July 2021)
Catherine Murphy:

160. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the additional staff by grade that have been recruited by his Department for Expo 2020 in Dubai commencing in October 2021; the staff by grade that have yet to be filled; and when these posts will be filled in tabular form. [38288/21]

Department of Health: Respite Care Services (13 July 2021)
Christopher O'Sullivan:

131. To ask the Minister for Health if approval can be given to reopen the respite services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37583/21]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Local Authorities (14 July 2021)
Aindrias Moynihan:

142. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of Rebuilding Ireland home loans approved and drawn down in each local authority for 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38554/21]

Department of Justice and Equality: Immigration Policy (8 July 2021)
Alan Dillon:

142. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider reviewing the application fees for the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service; if consideration will be given to a weighted reduction in application fees for persons that have been resident in Ireland for significantly longer periods than the minimum eligibility requirements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36814/21]

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Cycling Facilities (13 July 2021)
Paul McAuliffe:

229. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Finglas to Killester cycle route with a breakdown of funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37363/21]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Pension Provisions (15 July 2021)
Duncan Smith:

271. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will furnish a detailed explanation for the significant difference in content of information in relation to the correspondence furnished to a person (details supplied) on 3 September 2020 and 1 July 2021, pertaining to their entitlement to a State pension (contributory); the reason for the difference in the treatment of their reckonable credited contributions for 2005 and 2006 in July 2021 when compared to record and treatment thereof furnished in September 2020; if same will now be reviewed further; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38915/21]

Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (13 July 2021)
Jim O'Callaghan:

148. To ask the Minister for Health the supports he is providing to reduce waiting times for inpatient and day case procedures and outpatient appointments in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37681/21]

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (15 July 2021)
Steven Matthews:

73. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the independent regulatory review on forestry licensing announced recently by his Department. [37091/21]

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Schemes (15 July 2021)
Bernard Durkan:

274. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a one parent family allowance will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32814/21]

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Policy (15 July 2021)
Cian O'Callaghan:

198. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the policy and practical steps that have been taken to support the scale-up of affordable co-operative housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38763/21]