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Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

  • Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
    • Army Barracks
      Question 54: To ask the Minister for Defence the planned developments at Custume Barracks, Athlone, County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17027/11]
    • Irish Red Cross
      Question 57: To ask the Minister for Defence the contacts he has had with the Officers of the Irish Red Cross since he has taken office in pursuit of his plans to initiate a detailed legal...
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      Question 58: To ask the Minister for Defence when the Defence Forces will be recruiting again; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17025/11]
    • Defence Forces Equipment
      Question 59: To ask the Minister for Defence his plans to introduce a Bill listing the types of weaponry the Defence Forces are prohibited from using or facilitating the use of and the list of...
    • Search and Rescue Service
      Question 60: To ask the Minister for Defence the extent to which adequate resources and facilities are available to the Navy and Air Corps to facilitate the fullest possible extent of air sea...
    • Severe Weather Events
      Question 61: To ask the Minister for Defence if he has satisfied himself with the level of support available to the Defence Forces to deal with severe weather emergencies; and if he will make a...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Commemorative Events
      Question 62: To ask the Taoiseach the position regarding plans to set up a 1916 centenary committee; and if local groups and organisations can register an interest in holding an official...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 63: To ask the Taoiseach the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other allowances available to him and his...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 64: To ask the Taoiseach the number of personnel by which he has reduced his Department; the way in which he has transformed his Department to the equivalent of a Cabinet office that...
    • Public Service Contracts
      Question 66: To ask the Taoiseach the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the number of sub-contracts and...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 67: To ask the Taoiseach if he will provide the following information regarding each of the State agencies (details supplied), namely, the total number of staff and their respective...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Passport Applications
      Question 68: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the position regarding a passport application in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3. [17005/11]
    • Citizenship Applications
      Question 69: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the procedure to be followed in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3, whose application for residency...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 70: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17055/11]
    • Trade Missions
      Question 72: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will be leading any trade missions to Japan in 2011; his plans to increase trade to Japan; and if he will make...
    • Consular Services
      Question 74: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the contact he has had with the Russian authorities regarding the security arrangements for Irish fans attending the...
    • OSCE Presidency
      Question 75: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in relation to Ireland's presidency of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2012, if it is...
    • Human Rights Issues
      Question 76: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the situation in Bahrain was discussed at the meeting of European Foreign Ministers this week; if conclusions...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 77: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and...
    • Trade Missions
      Question 78: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the progress made in developing a programme of intensified Taoiseach led trade missions. [16161/11]
    • Passport Applications
      Question 80: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passports issued in 2008, 2009, 2010 and to date in 2011; the amount of revenue collected by issuing...
    • Public Service Contracts
      Question 82: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts...
    • State Agencies
      Question 83: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide the following information regarding each of the State agencies (details supplied), namely, the...
  • Department of Finance
    • Public Service Reform
      Question 84: To ask the Minister for Finance the new skills and rigour he has to date brought into policy making across all Departments as committed to in the Programme for Government and if he...
    • Public Expenditure
      Question 86: To ask the Minister for Finance the criteria by which a Department will decide that an agency board is to be abolished. [17389/11]
    • Financial Products
      Question 89: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on State supported financial institutions increasing interest rates on mortgages outside of European Central Bank rate changes; his views...
    • Tax Code
      Question 90: To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to introduce changes to income tax rates, bands or credits, for 2012. [17011/11]
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 91: To ask the Minister for Finance the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17054/11]
    • Oireachtas Payments
      Question 93: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide a full list of all payments and allowances paid to Members of the Government and the Oireachtas as of April 2011; the changes, if...
    • Financial Products
      Question 94: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on instructions issued by a bank to a person (details supplied) to move from a tracker mortgage to interest only; his further views that...
    • Ministerial Engagements
      Question 95: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide details of meetings he attended, including a list of the attendees, during his recent visit to the United States; and if he will...
    • EU-IMF Fund
      Question 96: To ask the Minister for Finance when he will raise the issue of an interest rate reduction on the European sources of funding as part of the EU / IMF Programme with his Finance...
    • Commercial Property Valuations
      Question 97: To ask the Minister for Finance the progress made to date with the revaluation programme currently being carried out by the Valuation Office; when he expects the nationwide...
    • Banks Recapitalisation
      Question 99: To ask the Minister for Finance if there is any evidence, documentary or otherwise, that, from the time of the negotiation of the EU / IMF deal last November to date, the European...
    • Tax Code
      Question 100: To ask the Minister for Finance in relation to recent changes in VAT, specifically, if retailers who do not pass on the recently announced decrease in VAT will be penalised; the...
    • Appointments to State Boards
      Question 102: To ask the Minister for Finance if the proposed nominees of the Fiscal Advisory Council will have to go before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance for approval. [17204/11]
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 103: To ask the Minister for Finance the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other allowances available to...
    • Credit Availability
      Question 104: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide details of any possible sources of loan finance from European sources including the European Investment Bank in respect of small...
    • Tax Code
      Question 105: To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated impact of the pension levy on pension funds here including, but not limited to, future average worker contributions [17311/11]
    • Job Creation
      Question 107: To ask the Minister for Finance the forecast number of jobs to be created in the next one, two and five years resulting from the jobs initiative, broken down by all categories...
    • Bank Guarantee Scheme
      Question 108: To ask the Minister for Finance the level and type of insurance, for example, credit default swaps for 100% of the bond value which the current holders of senior unguaranteed...
    • Bilateral Loan Facilities
      Question 110: To ask the Minister for Finance the conditions attached to each of the multi-billion euro bilateral loan from the UK, Sweden and Denmark, including the interest rates. [17316/11]
    • Bank Guarantee Scheme
      Question 111: To ask the Minister for Finance the dates of maturity for the various tranches of bonds, grouped by maturity date, outstanding in each of the six covered Irish financial...
    • Tax Code
      Question 112: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether it is appropriate for his officials to withhold information sought through committees and Parliamentary Questions which are...
    • Public Private Partnerships
      Question 113: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether there needs to be more transparency in the public and private partnership negotiations, in particular, publication of the...
    • Departmental Schemes
      Question 114: To ask the Minister for Finance when he will sign the commencement order for section 3 of the Finance Act 2011 to commence the relief scheme for retrofitting insulation. [17320/11]
    • Professional Fees
      Question 115: To ask the Minister for Finance the steps he is taking to address the issue of excessive professional fees in sheltered sectors of the economy; the timeline he envisages for...
    • Flood Relief
      Question 116: To ask the Minister for Finance when funding will be authorised in respect of the Dargle flood protection scheme in Bray in view of the fact that all design, technical and...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 117: To ask the Minister for Finance the gross salaries in respect of the individual Secretaries General and Assistant Secretaries General respectively in each Government Department;...
    • Heritage Sites
      Question 118: To ask the Minister for Finance if the Office of Public Works will agree to opening the Desmond Castle in Newcastle West, County Limerick, to the local community for use; if he...
    • Tax Code
      Question 119: To ask the Minister for Finance the total number of applications (details supplied) received by the Revenue Commissioners, total value, range in amounts, split between number...
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 120: To ask the Minister for Finance the number of Secretary Generals who continue to benefit from added years as applied by the top-level appointments committee and the details of the...
    • Civil Service Staff
      Question 121: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will list each of the primary grades within the following public sectors (details supplied); the grades within primary grades for example...
    • Employment Control Frameworks
      Question 127: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide each detailed Departmental Employment Control Framework up to and including 2014. [17382/11]
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 130: To ask the Minister for Finance the new skills and talent he has brought into his Department as committed to in the Programme for Government. [17386/11]
    • Ministerial Appointments
      Question 132: To ask the Minister for Finance when the Top Level Appointments Commission's new external chairperson and five external appointees will be appointed and if he will provide details...
    • Departmental Programmes
      Question 135: To ask the Minister for Finance if he has instigated a Government wide review to identify and eliminate non priority programmes; and the date by which he hopes to conclude the...
    • Proposed Legislation
      Question 136: To ask the Minister for Finance when he plans to establish the social impact bonds and if he will outline the method by which he intends to share audited Exchequer savings with...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 145: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide the following information regarding each of the State agencies (details supplied), namely, the total number of staff and their...
    • Departmental Properties
      Question 149: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide each and every rental saving achieved by the Office of Public Works as referred to at page 11 of the First Progress Report of...
    • Tax Code
      Question 151: To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding a refund of tax under C45 in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare in view of the fact that this was not...
    • EU-IMF Fund
      Question 152: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide details of the moneys drawn down to date from the EU/IMF support programme including the amounts drawn down on those dates; the...
    • Credit Availability
      Question 154: To ask the Minister for Finance the number of reviews carried out by the Credit Review Office since its inception; the number of reviews that have upheld the banks decision; and...
    • EU-IMF Fund
      Question 155: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will publish the correspondence between the Government and the European Central Bank during the period leading up to Ireland's decision on 21...
    • Budgetary Process
      Question 156: To ask the Minister for Finance if a date has been set for the announcement of Budget 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17488/11]
    • Fiscal Policy
      Question 159: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether new legislation is required to impose losses on unsecured, unguaranteed senior bondholders at Anglo Irish Bank and Irish...
    • EU-IMF Fund
      Question 160: To ask the Minister for Finance when the next draw down of funds under the EU / IMF Programme is due to take place; if he will confirm the source from which the draw down will...
    • Public Service Contracts
      Question 161: To ask the Minister for Finance the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the number of...
    • Fiscal Policy
      Question 162: To ask the Minister for Finance in view of the fact that our banks are effectively State owned and that many young house holders are now under tremendous pressure by the banks as...
    • Proposed Legislation
      Question 163: To ask the Minister for Finance the date on which he will publish the Betting (Amendment) Bill 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17612/11]
    • Tax Reliefs
      Question 164: To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 82 of 29 March 2011, when the economic impact assessment referred therein will be published and when a...
    • Tax Code
      Question 165: To ask the Minister for Finance the reason VAT has been charged to an organisation (details provided) using an area of land on the Curragh, County Kildare, which had not...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Higher Education Grants
      Question 166: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the rates for higher education grants will be finalised; and when the application forms will be available to the public. [17216/11]
    • EU Funding
      Question 167: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will allocate some funding from the national allocation of European Globalisation Fund funding to enable former SR Technic...
    • School Staffing
      Question 168: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will advise of the panel rights of special needs assistants and the level of job security an SNA may expect after three or four...
    • Emergency Works Scheme
      Question 169: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when emergency funding will be available for repairs to a school (details supplied) in County Carlow in view of the fact that their...
    • School Accommodation
      Question 170: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when funding will be available to provide appropriate accommodation for the austic spectrum disorder classrooms in a school (details...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 171: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17051/11]
    • School Staffing
      Question 173: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of special needs assistants employed in County Donegal. [17140/11]
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 174: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a building project in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. ...
    • School Services Staff
      Question 175: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if ancillary staff at a college (details supplied) in County Westmeath, who do not wish to transfer to the new private management...
    • School Transport
      Question 176: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he can advise on a school transport issue (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. ...
    • Irish Sign Language
      Question 177: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the mechanisms he will examine to promote the recognition of Irish sign language; the persons who examine these mechanisms; the...
    • School Staffing
      Question 179: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a school (details supplied) in Dublin 8, having lost it's special class has been...
    • Departmental Funding
      Question 181: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the effectiveness of the financial benefits against the long term repercussions on the education system in respect of a...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 183: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other allowances...
    • Student Loans
      Question 184: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider a programme of State backed low interest loans for students who are struggling to afford the full costs of third...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 185: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will confirm that Stage 2A of the design plan for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 18 has been approved; if he will allow...
    • Departmental Schemes
      Question 186: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding applicants (details supplied) for the springboard scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. ...
    • School Transport
      Question 187: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 145 of 21 June 2011, if the specifics of the case have been looked at as this is an exceptional...
    • School Accounts
      Question 188: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if schools will publish annual accounts for the 2011/2012 academic year as committed to in the Programme for Government. [17397/11]
    • School Transport
      Question 189: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider exempting a school (details supplied) in County Donegal from the school transport charges under the closed school...
    • School Accommodation
      Question 190: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if in view of the projected enrolment and the requirement for additional classroom accommodation in the near future, if there are any...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 192: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a capital funding application for a school building initiative in a school (details supplied) in County...
    • Education Centre Network
      Question 193: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for mainstreaming the salaries and payment for outdoor education centres; if this will involve direct payment by his...
    • Redundant Apprentices
      Question 194: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of apprentices registered with FÁS that are currently unemployed; the initiatives that are in place or are planned by FÁS...
    • Educational Disadvantage
      Question 195: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to widen and improve access to third level education for marginalised groups including students from low income backgrounds,...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 196: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of applications for new school buildings or extensions in County Mayo in respect of post primary schools; the names of...
    • Special Educational Needs
      Question 198: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will clarify the current situation regarding special needs assistants. [17484/11]
    • School Curriculum
      Question 204: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal [17518/11]
    • School Transport
      Question 205: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason persons (details supplied) whose children have been using school transport for the past seven years are now deemed...
    • School Premises
      Question 206: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider directing that all schools funded by the State where practicable make the school premises and halls available to...
    • School Transport
      Question 207: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the proposed changes to the primary school transport scheme will have implications for a particular service (details supplied). ...
    • School Curriculum
      Question 208: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his role regarding the review of the junior cycle being undertaken by the National Council for Curriculum Assessment; the timeframe...
    • School Staffing
      Question 209: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if urgent consideration will be given to a request by a school (details supplied) in County Monaghan in relation to its staffing...
    • Public Service Contracts
      Question 210: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the number...
    • Civil Service Staff
      Question 211: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will list each of the primary grades within the following public sectors (details supplied); the grades within primary grades...
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
    • Enterprise Support Services
      Question 212: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation if grant aid for equipment is available to a new business start up in County Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make...
    • EU Directives
      Question 214: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation the position regarding transposing the EU Directive on Temporary Agency Work 2008 into Irish law; and if he will make a...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 215: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17052/11]
    • Enterprise Support Services
      Question 217: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation if he or a relevant State agency will take a hands-on role in establishing business incubation centres, rather than...
    • Job Losses
      Question 218: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation further to a recent announcement by a company (details supplied) that it is moving more than 130 Irish jobs currently...
    • County Enterprise Boards
      Question 219: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation the position regarding the proposed restructuring or removal of the county and city enterprise boards (details supplied);...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 220: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other...
    • County Enterprise Boards
      Question 221: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation his views on whether there is a high variability in the performance of county enterprise boards; the steps he will take to...
    • Industrial Relations
      Question 222: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation the dialogue he has had with the trade union movement in relation to the proposed changes to the joint labour committees. ...
    • Public Service Contracts
      Question 224: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued,...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 225: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide the following information regarding each of the State agencies (details supplied), namely, the total...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Civil Registration
      Question 226: To ask the Minister for Social Protection her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding Irish citizens born on the island of Ireland in Belfast. [17035/11]
    • Community Development
      Question 227: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if the information, communication and technology community office at a location (details supplied), formerly funded by Pobail which...
    • Community Employment Programme
      Question 228: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the extension of a community employment scheme in respect of a person (details supplied). [17080/11]
    • Social Welfare Code
      Question 229: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if there is grant or funding available to young persons on jobseeker's benefit who are commencing farm courses beginning in September, to...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 231: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will expedite an application for rent supplement in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 232: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue on an application for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 235: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding rent supplement and support in respect of a persons (details supplied) in Dubln 5. [17006/11]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 236: To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question Nos 102 and 103 of the 16 June 2011, if it is possible to give an indicative date for a decision in...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 251: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork was refused domiciliary care allowance; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Social Welfare Code
      Question 252: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost per annum of one person without dependants who is in receipt of an invalidity pension including the cost of all entitlements and...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 253: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal against a decision to deny jobseeker's benefit in respect of a person (details supplied) in County...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 256: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding child dependent allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5 [17203/11]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 257: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an application for disability allowance will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if she will make a statement...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 261: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of her private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other allowances...
    • Social Welfare Code
      Question 263: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the implications for a person's eligibility for a State pension under the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2011 (details supplied). ...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 265: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding qualification for schemes in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 266: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for long-term disability in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5; and if she will...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 268: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position or entitlement regarding job seeker's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 269: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding jobseeker's benefit in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 272: To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 160 of 21 June 2011, the number of retained firefighters that have been refused social welfare...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 273: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for a non contributory State pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [17475/11]
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 275: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons collecting social welfare payments from the post office in Lucan Village and the post office in Dodsboro, County...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 279: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if an oral hearing will be given in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 285: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Longford has been refused a domiciliary care allowance; and if she will make a statement...
    • Community Employment Services
      Question 286: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will review her decision not to grant funding for a security licence course following a FÁS course to enable a person (details...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 287: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason an application for jobseeker's allowance was disallowed in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5. [17659/11]
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 289: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a date can be provided for an oral hearing on a carer's allowance appeal in respect of a person provided (details supplied) in County...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 290: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the number of...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
    • Special Areas of Conservation
      Question 292: To ask the Minister for Arts; Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he was monitoring bogs in designated areas, the reason the authorities were not alerted to the wide-spread mechanical...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 295: To ask the Minister for Arts; Heritage and the Gaeltacht the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17048/11]
    • Natural Heritage Areas
      Question 296: To ask the Minister for Arts; Heritage and the Gaeltacht if Rath Lugh is a recognised national monument and protected structure; the progress being made in his commitment to...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 297: To ask the Minister for Arts; Heritage and the Gaeltacht the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any...
    • Deontais Ranna
      Question 298: To ask the an Aire Ealaíon; Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cén fáth ar cuireadh deontas ar ceal (sonraí tugtha) nuair a bhí míniú cuimsitheach tugtha faoin bhfáth nach raibh...
    • Tionscal na hIascaireachta
      Question 299: To ask the an Aire Ealaíon; Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta an bhfuil i gceist aige a chur in iúl d'Údarás na Gaeltachta nach bhfuil cosc orthu deontais a cheadú d'fheirmeacha...
    • Tionscnamh Post
      Question 300: To ask the an Aire Ealaíon; Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta Chun a fhiafraí den Aire Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta ar lorg sé airgead d'Údarás na Gaeltachta ón Rionn...
    • Arts Funding
      Question 301: To ask the Minister for Arts; Heritage and the Gaeltacht if any funding application has been made by an organisation (details supplied); if an application has been made, if he...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 302: To ask the Minister for Arts; Heritage and the Gaeltacht the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued,...
    • EU Funding
      Question 304: To ask the Minister for Arts; Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will provide details of any possible sources of loan finance from European sources including the European Investment...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Energy Conservation
      Question 305: To ask the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources when an application under the warmer homes scheme was received in respect of a person (details supplied) in...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 307: To ask the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17050/11]
    • Fisheries Protection
      Question 308: To ask the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the increasingly systematic poaching of fish from our rivers, canals and...
    • Energy Resources
      Question 309: To ask the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources in relation to the Commission for Energy Regulation, the specific areas that are key priorities for 2011-12;...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 310: To ask the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments...
    • Wild Salmon Conservation
      Question 311: To ask the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources if he is will allow island based salmon fishermen who did not participate in the salmon hardship scheme to...
    • Telecommunications Services
      Question 314: To ask the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources the position regarding a metropolitan area network in County Donegal (details supplied); the timescale for...
    • Public Service Contracts
      Question 315: To ask the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 316: To ask the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide the following information regarding each of the State agencies (details supplied), namely,...
  • Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
    • Community Development
      Question 317: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the reason he removed the funding under the scheme to support national organisations in the community and...
    • Local Authority Savings
      Question 318: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will provide each and every non pay savings reported by local authorities as referred to at page 11...
    • Local Authority Funding
      Question 319: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will reimburse Kerry County Council for costal protection works at Inch, County Kerry; and if he will...
    • Planning Issues
      Question 320: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will review the process by which local authorities can obtain compulsory purchase orders for lands...
    • Local Authority Funding
      Question 321: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will provide additional funding to Donegal County Council for the provision of social housing, SI...
    • Fire Services
      Question 322: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will allow firemen who are physically fit for duty to remain on in their role to 60 years of age,...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 323: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17053/11]
    • Local Authority Funding
      Question 324: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will provide the necessary funding to Kerry County Council to replace water mains in the County. ...
    • Local Authority Staff
      Question 325: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government his policy in relation to, or directives issued to, local authorities regarding to overtime for their...
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 326: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the reason landlords on the rental accomodation scheme are exempt from the second home tax but those...
    • Environmental Legislation
      Question 328: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will provide an update of the table giving the status of European environmental infringement...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      Question 329: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the position regarding the Waterville sewerage scheme in County Kerry; the timeframe for the project; and...
    • Household Charges
      Question 330: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if water charges are implemented in the future, his plans to give credit to households who have already...
    • Fire Services
      Question 331: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government when the findings of the review of the fire service will be made available; and if he will make a statement...
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 334: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government his plans to allow for the payment of the planned household charge in quarterly instalments or through some...
    • Local Authority Funding
      Question 335: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the position regarding funding applications in respect of an association (details supplied) in County...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 336: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence...
    • Rural Development Programme
      Question 337: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the amount allocated to Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta under each measure under the rural development...
    • Local Authority Services
      Question 341: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the number of jobs that will be created within the planned new National Water Authority including...
    • RAPID Programme
      Question 343: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if dormant accounts funding is available for Mullingar RAPID; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      Question 344: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the source of funding for group water schemes, if same is his Department, the local authority or other; and...
    • Environmental Policy
      Question 346: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the measures he will take to reduce the impact of electromagnetic sensitivity which is estimated to impact...
    • Planning Issues
      Question 347: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government his plans to introduce new ways to assist persons who cannot afford to build now on lands on which planning...
    • Elections Policy
      Question 348: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the date on which the forthcoming Presidential election will be held; the earliest and latest date on which...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      Question 350: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government his plans to implement a scheme for upgrading and replacing ineffective septic tanks and sewerage treatment...
    • Fire Stations
      Question 352: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the position regarding the provision of a fire service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Consultancy Contracts
      Question 353: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those...
    • Local Authority Staff
      Question 354: To ask the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will list each of the primary grades within the following public sectors (details supplied); the...
  • Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
    • Garda Vetting of Personnel
      Question 355: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason there is a delay in the Garda vetting of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17001/11]
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 356: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17057/11]
    • Garda Deployment
      Question 357: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide additional gardaí and resources to counteract the increase in murders, gun crime, tiger kidnapping and crimes in...
    • Visa Applications
      Question 358: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding a holiday visa application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Garda Operations
      Question 359: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of times in 2009 and 2010 that members of An Garda Síochaná have been called to accident and emergency departments in...
    • National Disability Strategy
      Question 360: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the national disability strategy; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 361: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other allowances...
    • Citizenship Applications
      Question 362: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when a person (details supplied) in County Meath will receive a response to their application for naturalisation; the timeframe for an...
    • Garda Investigations
      Question 365: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 477 of 3 May 2011, when the information requested will issue. [17297/11]
    • Proposed Legislation
      Question 366: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No 274 of 7 June 2011, if, in view of the Department of Finance briefing papers to the Minister for...
    • Garda Vetting of Personnel
      Question 367: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding an application for Garda clearance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will...
    • Garda Operations
      Question 369: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the Schengen Agreement with regard to cross border cooperation between the Police Service of Northern Ireland and An...
    • Garda Remuneration
      Question 370: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount he has spent on Garda payslips in 2010 and to date in 2011; his plans to change the system of payment whereby payslips are...
    • Employment Rights
      Question 371: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the rights in place for women in the workplace who wish to breastfeed their children by expressing; if the current legislation in a...
    • Asylum Support Services
      Question 372: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reasons for a reduction of €2.5 million in the cost of the direct provision system in the first two months of 2011 referred to...
    • Residency Permits
      Question 373: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current or expected position with regards to residency status of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      Question 376: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if any prosecutions have been taken against drivers who tested negative for alcohol following a collision but positive for drugs; and...
    • Proposed Legislation
      Question 378: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the Coroner's Bill 2007 will be brought before Dail Éireann for final stages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. ...
    • Garda Complaints Procedures
      Question 379: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consider extending the time limit allowed of six months in order for a complaint to be taken to the Garda Síochána...
    • Inquiries into Garda Activities
      Question 382: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has examined the practice of ex-Gardaí allegedly acting as agents for motor insurance companies in view of the fact the...
    • Juvenile Offenders
      Question 383: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of incidents of juvenile crime recorded in each Garda division in Mayo since 2006 to date in 2011; the number of cases...
    • Deportation Orders
      Question 384: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) in County Sligo. [17486/11]
    • Judicial Staff
      Question 385: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the annual leave that the various grades of judges receive per year; the allowance that judges are paid per year; the travel and...
    • Garda Stations
      Question 387: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to establish a Garda sub station in Palmerstown Dublin 20; his plans to provide the Palmerstown community with an enhanced...
    • Residency Permits
      Question 388: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when an application for a leave to stay will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [17578/11]
    • Asylum Applications
      Question 389: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of the 109 asylum seekers asked by the Reception and Integration Agency to transfer from the Mosney direct provision centre...
    • Legal Aid Service
      Question 390: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when free legal aid will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary [17663/11]
    • Consultancy Contracts
      Question 391: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the number...
    • Civil Service Staff
      Question 392: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will list each of the primary grades within the following public sectors (details supplied); the grades within primary grades...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 393: To ask the Minister for Defence the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other allowances available to...
    • Athbhreithniú Fórsaí Cosanta
      Question 394: To ask the an Aire Cosanta an bhfuil aon ordú tugtha aige i leith An Chéad Chathláin Coisithe nó an bhfuil scaoileadh déanta aige ar an ordú a thug an tIar-Aire ina leith...
    • Defence Forces Review
      Question 395: To ask the Minister for Defence if he has made any order in relation to the retention of the Equitation School in the Defence Forces; or if he has rescinded the order in this...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 396: To ask the Minister for Defence the amount he has spent on Defence Forces payslips in 2010 and to date in 2011; his plans to change the system of payment whereby payslips are...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 397: To ask the Minister for Defence the specific roles and responsibilities of the Minister of State in his Department. [17420/11]
    • Army Barracks
      Question 398: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will confirm the number of army personnel located at Kilkenny military barracks in each of the past five years; his plans to increase this...
    • Industrial Relations
      Question 399: To ask the Minister for Defence if he has received submissions from the various representative groups in the Defence Forces in relation to matters deemed likely to positively...
    • Army Barracks
      Question 400: To ask the Minister for Defence the extent to which the various military barracks and other establishments throughout the country are adequately maintained to the highest...
    • Defence Forces Strength
      Question 401: To ask the Minister for Defence the total strength of the Defence Forces, Army, Navy and Air Corps, the strength of the Reserve in each case; if he has satisfied himself that the...
    • Naval Service Operations
      Question 402: To ask the Minister for Defence the total length of shoreline for which the Navy and Air Corps are responsible for in terms of surveillance; the way this compares with similar...
    • Overseas Missions
      Question 403: To ask the Minister for Defence the extent to which he has had discussions with his EU and UN colleagues in the matter of further peace keeping or peace enforcement engagements;...
    • Naval Service Operations
      Question 404: To ask the Minister for Defence the extent to which the full requirement in terms of sea-going vessels is available to the Naval Service at all times; and if he will make a...
    • Naval Service Vessels
      Question 405: To ask the Minister for Defence if he has satisfied himself that all training facilities and equipment available to and used by the Naval Service is in keeping with best modern...
    • Air Corps Strength
      Question 406: To ask the Minister for Defence if he has satisfied himself that all training facilities and equipment available to and used by the Air Corps is in keeping with best modern...
    • Defence Forces Strength
      Question 407: To ask the Minister for Defence if he has satisfied himself regarding the availability of the necessary resources to facilitate rapid deployment of Navy and Air Corps services in...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      Question 408: To ask the Minister for Defence the number of positions in respect of promotion currently remaining to be filled throughout the Defence Forces at all levels; and if he will make a...
    • Consultancy Contracts
      Question 409: To ask the Minister for Defence the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the number of...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 410: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will provide the following information regarding each of the State agencies (details supplied), namely, the total number of staff and their...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      Question 411: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will list each of the primary grades within the following public sectors (details supplied); the grades within primary grades for example...
  • Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 412: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food his plans to extend the Freedom of Information Act to include Horse Racing Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 413: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if he will reopen, for new applications, the sheep fencing-mobile handling scheme for new applications. [17012/11]
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 414: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17047/11]
    • Grant Payments
      Question 415: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food the position regarding REP scheme 3 payments in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make...
    • Farm Retirement Scheme
      Question 417: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food the reason an applicant (details supplied) under the early retirement scheme has not had their application approved from...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 418: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive their forestry premium grant; and if he will make a statement...
    • EU Directives
      Question 420: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food his plans to extend deadlines to meet obligations set down under COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 1999/74/EC in view of the temporary...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 421: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Louth was refused a full single farm payment; and if he will make a...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 422: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 423: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) will be paid the €10 per ewe which he is waiting for; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Fishing Vessel Licences
      Question 426: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food the position regarding a boat licence in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 427: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food when a single farm payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford [17344/11]
    • Croke Park Agreement
      Question 430: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if he will provide each and every non pay savings to be achieved by him in 2011 as referred to at page 11 of the first...
    • Fisheries Protection
      Question 431: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if his attention has been drawn to the alarming encroachment of gigas oysters (details supplied) on the native oysters in...
    • Aquaculture Development
      Question 432: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if he will address a matter (details supplied), with a view to expediting the application; and if he will make a statement...
    • Milk Quota
      Question 433: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if he will grant the appeal lodged in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a...
    • Fisheries Protection
      Question 434: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if he will provide an indicative time for the announcement of quota for boar fishing; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 435: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Longford is not being paid in full under the agri environment options...
    • Animal Welfare
      Question 436: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if his attention has been drawn to the inadequacies of current policy, legislation, responsibilities, monitoring and follow...
    • Poultry Industry
      Question 437: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if he will list the standing orders and regulations governing the export of poultry, chicks and hatching eggs. [17576/11]
    • Grant Payments
      Question 439: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if a 1% single farm payment penalty in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be reconsidered in view...
    • Commodities Markets
      Question 440: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food the initiative envisaged at EU level to clamp down on excessive speculation in commodities derivatives; and if he will make...
    • Consultancy Contracts
      Question 441: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued,...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 442: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if he will provide the following information regarding each of the State agencies (details supplied), namely, the total...
    • Credit Availability
      Question 443: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if he will provide details of any possible sources of loan finance from European sources including the European Investment...
  • Department of Health
    • Departmental Functions
      Question 444: To ask the Minister for Health the progress made in establishing her new Department; if a Secretary General has been appointed; when she will assume full responsibility for child...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 445: To ask the Minister for Health the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department [17056/11]
    • Foster Care
      Question 446: To ask the Minister for Health the reason guardian payments and fostering payments are different (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17082/11]
    • Child Care Services
      Question 447: To ask the Minister for Health the assistance that will be provided in relation to care for children in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 448: To ask the Minister for Health the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other allowances available to...
    • Proposed Legislation
      Question 449: To ask the Minister for Health his plans to legislate for the tracing rights of adopted children, particularly those adopted in the 1950, 1960s and 1970s; and if he will make a...
    • Child Care Services
      Question 450: To ask the Minister for Health if she proposes to provide capital grant assistance in 2012 towards the provision of child-care facilities, particularly where demand for such...
    • Children in Care
      Question 451: To ask the Minister for Health the number of children under two years of age taken into care in 2010; the reasons they were taken into care, that is, physical abuse, emotional...
    • Departmental Funding
      Question 452: To ask the Minister for Health if she intends running a scheme this year in which voluntary youth groups may avail of much needed funding. [17607/11]
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 453: To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide the following information regarding each of the State agencies (details supplied), namely, the total number of staff and their...
    • Civil Service Staff
      Question 454: To ask the Minister for Health if he will list each of the primary grades within the following public sectors (details supplied); the grades within primary grades for example...
    • Care of the Elderly
      Question 455: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding home help in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17341/11]
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 457: To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is paying the public service pension levy when they are not in receipt of a public service...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      Question 458: To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will issue to approve an application under the nursing home support fair deal scheme in respect of a person (details supplied); and...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      Question 459: To ask the Minister for Health his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the Personal Assistance Act [17853/11]
    • Departmental Functions
      Question 460: To ask the Minister for Health the progress made in establishing a new Department for Children; if a secretary general has been appointed; when will the Minister assume full...
    • Health Services
      Question 461: To ask the Minister for Health the possibility and feasibility of keeping a nursing unit (details supplied) in Newcastle, Galway, open as a public nursing home [16984/11]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      Question 462: To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 509 of 17 May 2011 and in view of the 4,478 orthopaedic patients awaiting outpatient treatment in Cork...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 463: To ask the Minister for Health if he will approve a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health Services
      Question 467: To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will take to reduce the waiting list for orthodontic treatment at Letterkenny General Hospital, County Donegal. [17015/11]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      Question 468: To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure the discontinuation of €3 charge being imposed under the rural transport initiative for patients and elderly persons who attend...
    • Health Services
      Question 469: To ask the Minister for Health if a policy endorsing a framework for the management of haemochromatosis, HH, will be compiled. [17017/11]
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 475: To ask the Minister for Health the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17049/11]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      Question 476: To ask the Minister for Health if funding is in place for all nursing homes in County Kerry for next three years [17068/11]
    • Medical Cards
      Question 482: To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in County Dublin has been refused a medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17085/11]
    • General Practitioner Services
      Question 483: To ask the Minister for Health if he will outline the out of hours general practitioner service provided in the east Cork area; the number of doctors on call; if there are plans...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 485: To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will issue on a medical card appeal and mobility allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon ...
    • Mental Health Services
      Question 487: To ask the Minister for Health if the moratorium on recruitment in mental health services in County Roscommon will be lifted to avoid a crisis; if his attention has been drawn to...
    • Health Services
      Question 488: To ask the Minister for Health if additional assistance will be provided to persons (details supplied) in County Cork [17105/11]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances
      Question 491: To ask the Minister for Health if he is monitoring the replacement of approximately 1,700 faulty hip implants that were made by a company (details supplied); if he has statistics...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 493: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3 [17172/11]
    • Health Services
      Question 494: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding diabetic services for children and adolescents living in Galway East; if a re-organisation of these services is proposed and...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 495: To ask the Minister for Health the date on which the medical card application processing will cease at the Health Service Executive office in Tralee, County Kerry, and be...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 497: To ask the Minister for Health the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of her private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other allowances available to...
    • Assisted Human Reproduction
      Question 498: To ask the Minister for Health the situation regarding the provision and financing of IVF and other fertility services by him and agencies under his remit; if all such services...
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      Question 499: To ask the Minister for Health if he will confirm that the plans for the proposed Mater site for the National Children's Hospital in Dublin was to include a helipad on its roof;...
    • Health Services
      Question 500: To ask the Minister for Health if he will postpone the decision to withdraw the locum service at Doneraile Medical Centre, County Cork, for a period of six months. [17324/11]
    • Medical Treatment Abroad
      Question 502: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding treatment abroad in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry [17357/11]
    • Ambulance Service
      Question 503: To ask the Minister for Health the organisation of ambulance services in the Cork City and county area including the number of ambulances, drivers, paramedics and emergency...
    • Health Service Expenditure
      Question 506: To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide each and every saving achieved by the Health Service Executive as referred to at page 11 of the First Progress of the public...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 507: To ask the Minister for Health if and when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. ...
    • Health Service Expenditure
      Question 508: To ask the Minister for Health the moneys and resources in the letters of allocation, to the Health Service Executive, the ISAs and former local health offices in relation to...
    • Hospital Services
      Question 509: To ask the Minister for Health when will the review of orthopaedic services at St Mary's Orthopaedic Hospital Cork be completed; when the findings will be published; if the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      Question 511: To ask the Minister for Health the way a person will contact the special delivery unit if they have been waiting more than three months for an in-patient procedure; if he will...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 512: To ask the Minister for Health if he will examine a matter of overdue payments in respect of staff (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17470/11]
    • Hospital Services
      Question 513: To ask the Minister for Health the progress made to date and the timetable for the transfer of the Coombe Maternity Hospital to the campus of Tallaght Hospital; and if he will...
    • Mental Health Services
      Question 514: To ask the Minister for Health the number of children and adolescents admitted to adult in-patient psychiatric units in 2009 and 2010. [17498/11]
    • Hospital Services
      Question 518: To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the ongoing delay in the provision of an appointment for an urgent MRI scan at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin in...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      Question 519: To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the three year delay in receiving surgery in Tallaght Hospital, County Dublin in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22;...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 521: To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17519/11]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      Question 522: To ask the Minister for Health the financial assistance available to the carer of a person with a mental disability who provides transport for that person on an ongoing basis; if...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      Question 523: To ask the Minister for Health if an operation will be arranged as a matter of urgency in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; the reason for the delay; and...
    • Health Services
      Question 524: To ask the Minister for Health the financial support available to a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17529/11]
    • Medical Cards
      Question 526: To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card will be approved in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kilkenny [17533/11]
    • Health Services
      Question 527: To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in County Longford who was told in January of this year that they would be called in March or April for an...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 528: To ask the Minister for Health with respect to the proposal to create one central office for the processing of medical cards as of 1 July 2011, if he will confirm the number of...
    • Hospital Staff
      Question 529: To ask the Minister for Health the salaries that are paid to chief executive officers of all hospitals both voluntary and those funded by the Health Service Executive; the annual...
    • Ambulance Service
      Question 530: To ask the Minister for Health if he will examine the protocol that is currently practised regarding the ambulance service both fire brigade and Health Service Executive who...
    • Pharmacy Regulations
      Question 531: To ask the Minister for Health his views and plans on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17555/11]
    • Medical Cards
      Question 532: To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Galway is entitled to have their teeth cleaned once a year under the medical card scheme; and if he will...
    • Health Services
      Question 533: To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will take to assist a person (details supplied). [17572/11]
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 537: To ask the Minister for Health the person to whom applications are made for career breaks, reduced working hours, reduced working year and short-term leave within the Health...
    • General Medical Services Scheme
      Question 538: To ask the Minister for Health with regard to medical cards and the way doctors and patients are assigned to each other, his plans to de-regulate or change the present system; his...
    • Departmental Reports
      Question 539: To ask the Minister for Health the remit of the independent research report into the practice of symphysiotomy in Ireland [17665/11]
    • Accident and Emergency Services
      Question 543: To ask the Minister for Health the provisions he is putting place to ensure that accident and emergency services at Naas Hospital, County Kildare, will continue and be fully...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 544: To ask the Minister for Health the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the number of...
    • Civil Service Staff
      Question 547: To ask the Minister for Health if he will list each of the primary grades within the following public sectors (details supplied); the grades within primary grades for example...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Road Safety
      Question 548: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if there is a checklist for the public to pre-ascertain the roadworthiness of their vehicle in advance of scheduled national...
    • Departmental Functions
      Question 549: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if he will give consideration to hosting a State reception for Rory McIlroy and his family on his return from the United...
    • Taxi Regulations
      Question 550: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on the review of the taxi industry [17007/11]
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      Question 551: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17059/11]
    • Rail Network
      Question 552: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport his views on Irish Rails decision to replace all directly employed labour in the engineering functions with British...
    • Rail Services
      Question 553: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if he has received a response from Irish Rail to his most recent communication requesting them to consider the re-opening of...
    • Rail Network
      Question 554: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if existing legislation allows a third party to purchase or lease existing mothballed or redundant railway lines from Iarnroid...
    • Road Network
      Question 555: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport his plans to include the Bonagee link road in Letterkenny, County Donegal, within a National Roads Authority strategy...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 556: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other...
    • Port Development
      Question 557: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if he will clarify the position regarding the announcement from Dublin Port Company concerning the company's new masterplan...
    • Road Safety
      Question 559: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport his plans to carry out a road safety impact study to assess the impact of the school transport cuts and the possibility of...
    • Sports Capital Programme
      Question 560: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport the number of sport capital grants awarded in 2005, 2006 and 2007; the number of these grants that have yet to be drawn down;...
    • Salvage Regulations
      Question 561: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if the State as registered owner of a vessel can prohibit salvage of that vessel even when an insurance claim has been...
    • Road Network
      Question 564: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport when the bypass for Macroom, County Cork, will commence in view of the fact that the delay caused by having to travel through...
    • Rail Services
      Question 565: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17557/11]
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 566: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if the Railway Procurement Agency and the National Roads Authority are to be merged; if so, the timeframe for the merger; when...
    • Public Transport
      Question 571: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if any public transport price increases are planned or under consideration; when decisions on any price increases are likely;...
    • Departmental Funding
      Question 572: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport when he will be allocating money to various councils under the smarter travel scheme [17609/11]
    • Consultancy Contracts
      Question 573: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 574: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if he will provide the following information regarding each of the State agencies (details supplied), namely, the total number...
    • Business Expansion Projects
      Question 575: To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport if he will provide details of any possible sources of loan finance from European sources including the European Investment...