Written answers

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

  • Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes
      Question 10: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress made to date in advancing investment under the targeted agricultural modernisation schemes under the various...
    • Single Payment Scheme
      Question 11: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has considered capping the single farm payment at €100,000; if he considered bringing single farm payment in line...
    • Discussion Groups
      Question 12: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress made on discussion groups in the beef and dairy sectors, money spent and budgeted for such groups; and if he...
    • Disadvantaged Areas Scheme
      Question 13: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the 2012 disadvantaged area scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14633/12]
    • Rural Development Programme
      Question 14: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to support agricultural development in less favoured areas; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Trade Missions
      Question 15: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to lead a delegation to China in the new year to increase exports of Irish food products and the opening of new...
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      Question 16: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to construct an alliance at member State level to support Ireland’s case for reform of the common...
    • Single Payment Scheme
      Question 17: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers that have applied for the single farm payment online so far this year; if he will provide a breakdown...
    • Livestock Inspections
      Question 18: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will reconsider new livestock inspection in order that they will be more farmer friendly; and if he will make a...
    • Milk Quota
      Question 19: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to milk quota superlevy fines due to a supply surge so far this year; and if he will make a...
    • Artisan Food Sector
      Question 20: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of jobs that are sustained within the artisan food sector; the trajectory of this sector; the level of specific...
    • Food Exports to Iran
      Question 21: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total amount of exports in food products - meat, beef, lamb and fowl - to Iran in 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; the...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme
      Question 22: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will outline the details of the agri environment options scheme 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Draught Horse Passports
      Question 23: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of Irish draught horse passports processed by Horse Sport Ireland in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and if...
    • Animal Welfare
      Question 24: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if minks, cats and racing horses will be included in the upcoming Animal Welfare Bill; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Environmental Schemes
      Question 25: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the level of funding provided for REP scheme and agri-environment options scheme for 2011; the expenditure incurred under...
    • Disadvantaged Areas Scheme
      Question 26: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers who were eligible for disadvantaged area payments in 2011, but will not qualify in 2012 due to...
    • Appointment of Inspector
      Question 27: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to appoint a regional inspector at his Department’s office in Drumshanbo, County Leitrim, following the...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes
      Question 28: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the level of funding provided for the targeted agricultural modernisation schemes for 2011; the amount of expenditure...
    • Food Industry
      Question 29: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he and his EU colleagues have reached consensus on the future development of the food industry...
    • National College of Amenity Horticulture
      Question 30: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the fact that in September of this year all students of the college of amenity horticulture in the Botanic...
    • Ownership of Coillte Lands
      Question 31: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will explain the sense in which the State will retain ownership over Coillte lands if the company is sold and a...
    • Pigmeat Sector
      Question 32: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the proposals he has to assist the pig production sector in view of the particular difficulties affecting that sector; and...
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      Question 33: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is willing to discuss proposals for reform of the Common Agricultural Policy which raise concerns with the flat...
    • Teagasc Rationalisation Programme
      Question 34: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has been briefed by Teagasc on the proposed closure of the Kinsealy research centre, Dublin, and relocation of staff...
    • Fuel Costs
      Question 35: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he agrees that generally speaking agriculture is doing well at the moment but not all farmers are finding it so easy, and...
    • Potato Industry
      Question 36: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to provide support for potato growers who are currently experiencing low prices; and if he will make a statement...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme
      Question 37: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has made any decisions regarding funding for the agri-environment options scheme 2012; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 38: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will report on the operation of Teagasc; the numbers employed by Teagasc each year form 2007 to date in 2012; the...
    • Milk Quota
      Question 39: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the provisions he will put in place for new entrants to the dairy sector after the ending of milk quotas; and if he will...
    • Common Fisheries Policy
      Question 40: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views that sustainable fisheries under Common Fisheries Policy reform cannot be implemented without a comprehensive,...
    • Agricultural College Places
      Question 41: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he intends to look at the issue of agricultural college placements when demand far exceeds supply in view of the strong...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Diplomatic Representations
      Question 42: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will liaise with the United Arab Emirates justice department to find out what is happening with an Irish person...
    • Illegal Israeli Imports
      Question 43: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the percentage of imports that purport to be from Israel but are in fact from...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      Question 44: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade If he has given further consideration to the views of a person (details supplied) regarding the possibility of...
    • Nuclear Disarmament Initiative
      Question 45: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if it is correct that Israel has 400 nuclear warheads; and if he will clarify his position on this matter. [14992/12]
    • Human Rights Issues
      Question 46: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on a matter (details supplied). [15409/12]
    • Proposed Legislation
      Question 47: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if it his intention to bring the ESM Bill and the European Communities Act (Amendment) Bill before the Oireachtas...
    • Departmental Funding
      Question 48: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in view of the proposed budget of the Development Cooperation Instrument for the period 2014 to 2020 amounting to...
    • Diplomatic Representation
      Question 49: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has made representations on behalf of Ashraf residents concerning Iraqi forces taking over the Ashraf hospital...
    • Irish Communities Abroad
      Question 52: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will assist in the case of an Irish national (details supplied) in County Tipperary who was imprisoned in...
    • Departmental Bodies
      Question 53: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide in tabular form a list of all agencies and bodies and internal organisations under his aegis....
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 54: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010;...
    • Overseas Development Aid
      Question 57: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on his recent visit to Ethiopia; if he will provide his assessment of the impact of Ireland’s...
    • Visa Agreements
      Question 58: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the action he is taking regarding a visa agreement between Ireland and the USA. [15760/12]
  • Department of Finance
    • Tax Code
      Question 60: To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to address the charging of VAT on taxi base fees in view of the fact they were not collected until this year and those who are being asked...
    • Disabled Drivers
      Question 61: To ask the Minister for Finance if a decision to refuse a primary medical certificate to a person (details supplied) in County Galway could be overturned in view of the fact that...
    • Financial Services Regulation
      Question 62: To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to any instances of banks refusing to provide student loans; his views that this is a problem at present; if he has...
    • Budget 2012
      Question 63: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the analysis of Callan, Keane, Savage and Walshe as detailed in Figure 1 page 49 and the Conclusion on page 55 of the ESRI special...
    • Disabled Drivers
      Question 64: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding wheelchair accessible vehicles. [15093/12]
    • Motor Vehicle Registration
      Question 65: To ask the Minister for Finance if a person (details supplied) is liable to pay VRT on a vehicle or if they are exempt in view of the situation; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 66: To ask the Minister for Finance his plans regarding the transfer of pension funds (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15229/12]
    • Motor Fuels
      Question 67: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on a submission regarding a fuel rebate scheme (details supplied). [15257/12]
    • Tax Code
      Question 68: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on a proposal to amend the taxation system (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15358/12]
    • Credit Unions
      Question 69: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will supply the numbers of the various staff and their titles and positions with a company (details supplied) and their weekly billable hours,...
    • Official Engagements
      Question 70: To ask the Minister for Finance if he is engaged in negotiations with the ECB regarding the promissory note; if he has been in direct contact with Mr. Mario Draghi on this issue;...
    • Motor Vehicle Registration
      Question 71: To ask the Minister for Finance the factors that are considered in calculating VRT for second hand vehicles imported into the State other than the original value, the age of the...
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      Question 72: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding variable interest rates. [15408/12]
    • Departmental Bodies
      Question 73: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide in a tabular form a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid in 2011 to each of the employees of the Fiscal...
    • Departmental Bodies
      Question 75: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide in tabular form a list of all agencies and bodies and internal organisations under his aegis. [15502/12]
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 76: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Universal Social Charge
      Question 77: To ask the Minister for Finance if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who is in receipt of a pension from their spouses former employer should be deducted the universal...
    • VAT Rates
      Question 78: To ask the Minister for Finance the reason VAT is charged at different rates on the gas, electricity and telephone bills; the reason telephone bills are charged at a higher rate of...
    • Financial Services Regulation
      Question 79: To ask the Minister for Finance the protection he and the Central Bank are going to provide to persons who use bill payment companies that enter receivership (details supplied); the...
    • National Assets Management Agency
      Question 80: To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons employed by the National Assets Management Agency; the number of these individuals paid a salary and the number of individuals...
    • National Assets Management Agency
      Question 83: To ask the Minister for Finance if the National Assets Management Agency has undertaken a study of the number of public infrastructure projects such as schools, harbours, roads,...
    • State Banking Sector
      Question 85: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will clarify if invoice discounting is included in the lending targets to small and medium businesses which banks have agreed with the...
    • National Asset Management Agency
      Question 87: To ask the Minister for Finance the terms of reference of the National Asset Management Agency advisory group; the regularity with which the advisory group meets; and the regularity...
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 88: To ask the Minister for Finance if he intends to amend the pensions acts regarding those who may seek relief to withdraw part of their pension contributions to assist them when they...
    • Disabled Drivers
      Question 90: To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the changes being implemented in the disabled drivers scheme which will come into effect on the 1 May 2012; if he...
    • Tax Code
      Question 91: To ask the Minister for Finance the tax treatment of income from the rental of a taxi licence; the tax liabilities that arise from the sale or transfer of such a licence; and if he...
    • Personal Public Service Numbers
      Question 93: To ask the Minister for Finance the number of PPS numbers that are in existence that have not been registered with the Revenue Commissioners and are in full operation by the...
    • Tax Collection
      Question 94: To ask the Minister for Finance the number of businesses which are currently in arrears with their tax affairs; his estimate of the amounts involved in same; and if he will make a...
    • State Banking Sector
      Question 95: To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who wishes to transfer their mortgage from Permanent TSB to AIB due to a...
    • State Debt
      Question 96: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide a table of the State’s Exchequer deficit, general Government deficit and structural deficit, real and projected, from 2000 to...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 99: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is contemplating a gratuity payment for part-time school bus drivers who retired before 2010; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Special Educational Needs
      Question 100: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when it is proposed to open a special education unit at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement...
    • Youthreach Programme
      Question 101: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of approved Youthreach places in each operating centre in County Kildare in 2012; if he intends providing for additional...
    • Special Educational Needs
      Question 102: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the options available for a person (details supplied) in County Cork who requires a school placement; and if he will make a statement...
    • School Accommodation
      Question 103: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) in County Cork is in breach of the minimum guidelines for classroom size; and if in view of the...
    • Weight of Schoolbags
      Question 104: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the supports and funding opportunities in place for post-primary schools that wish to introduce e-books or e-learning initiatives to...
    • School Staffing
      Question 105: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way the cutbacks on rural DEIS and the other budget cuts will impact on a school (details supplied) in County Donegal in terms of...
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 106: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding redundancy payments in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Meath; if he will expedite the matter;...
    • European Globalisation Fund
      Question 107: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason all the staff of a company (details supplied) were not included in the European Globalisation Fund application. [14904/12]
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 108: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if, in view of his response to Parliamentary Question No 65 of 8 February 2012 if he will explain the reason a school building project...
    • Special Educational Needs
      Question 110: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the special class is being discontinued at a school (details supplied) in County Galway from September 2012; and if he will...
    • Student Loan Facilities
      Question 111: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will discuss with the Department Finance the issue of the provision of student loan by banks; and if there are any situations in...
    • Capitation Grants
      Question 112: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a report (details supplied) regarding a school (details supplied) in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 113: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he intends to establish an all Irish Secondary School in North Kildare; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there are...
    • Scoileanna Oileáin
      Question 114: To ask the Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna an bhfuil sé i gceist aige a chinntiú go mbeidh dhá oide ag múineadh i ngach bunscoil sna hoileán nach bhfuil ceangailte leis an...
    • Foirne Scoile
      Question 116: To ask the Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna an gcreideann sé go mba cheart go mbeadh dhá oide ar a laghad i ngach bunscoil mar gheall ar chúinsí sláinte agus sábháilteachta;...
    • Departmental Reports
      Question 117: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will publish the second implementation report on EGF construction programmes due to be submitted to him on 12 March 2012; and if...
    • Higher Education Grants
      Question 118: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the expenses payable to members of the Garda Reserve are taken into account by local authorities and vocational education committee...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 119: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will release a detailed timeline of when work will proceed on each of the schools on the new school build programme and provide...
    • Special Educational Needs
      Question 120: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the withdrawal of special needs assistants posts from a special needs school (details supplied) in County Cork;...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 121: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) County Roscommon was excluded from his Department’s multiannual capital programme; if he will...
    • School Staffing
      Question 122: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding legacy posts in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Meath. [15079/12]
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 123: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a new school (details supplied). [15080/12]
    • School Enrolments
      Question 125: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills with regard to the ongoing review of school enrolment, when he anticipates publishing the conclusions of this review and bringing...
    • Departmental Schemes
      Question 127: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there is an emergency work scheme for schools with an emergency need for funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • School Accommodation
      Question 128: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to announce another prefab replacement scheme later this year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15205/12]
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 129: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding building projects for school in County Donegal (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Staffing
      Question 131: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a list of primary and secondary schools in County Donegal that have been notified that they will lose a teaching...
    • Educational Disadvantage
      Question 133: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) is not a DEIS school despite being located in a disadvantaged area and a parish where every...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 134: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) in County Westmeath has not been included on the recent major school building projects...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 135: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) in County Westmeath has not been included on the recent major schools building projects list...
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 136: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current pension provisions for vocational education committee chief executive officers. [15307/12]
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 137: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide exact locations for the schools numbered 12, 13, 14 and 19 in the five-year programme of projects to go to...
    • School Staffing
      Question 138: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there will be a reduction in the number of teaching posts allocated to a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; the reason for...
    • Teachers’ Remuneration
      Question 139: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline the full breakdown of cuts to the pay of new entrants to the teaching professions in recent years including cuts to...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 141: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a breakdown of the estimated expenditure in each year for the next years of the new schools building programme; and...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 143: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a full list of new schools building projects announced in the school building programme 2012-16 but not including...
    • School Staffing
      Question 146: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views that sufficient numbers of teachers will be provided over the next five years to meet the increase on the number of school...
    • Departmental Programmes
      Question 147: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline the ways in which he has brought greater transparency to the new schools building programme for 2012; and if he will...
    • Higher Education Grants
      Question 148: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo was turned down for a higher education grant; and if he will make a statement on...
    • School Staffing
      Question 149: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding legacy posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15339/12]
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 150: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will clarify when a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16 will go to construction as it was understood that this school was...
    • School Staffing
      Question 152: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in regard to a school (details supplied) in County Kerry, the next step to keep its teacher and resource teacher; the steps that have...
    • Special Educational Needs
      Question 154: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the counselling services available in respect of special schools for students aged between four and eight years with mild general...
    • Schools Refurbishment
      Question 155: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for a primary school (details supplied) in County Wexford for emergency electrical works; and if...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 156: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for a primary school (details supplied) in County Wexford for a school extension; and if he will...
    • School Staffing
      Question 157: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an appeal for the loss of an EAL teaching post for a school (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if he will...
    • School Accommodation
      Question 158: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the grounds on which reasonable accommodation was refused to a pupil (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Special Educational Needs
      Question 159: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider a matter (details supplied) regarding autistic children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15410/12]
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 161: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the tender process for the construction of new school buildings; the criteria upon which decisions are based; if he intends to...
    • School Staffing
      Question 162: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of vacancies in teaching posts at second level that will become available from September 2012 in respect of the exodus of...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 163: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide in tabular form a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the employees in 2011 of...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 166: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010, inclusive; and if he...
    • Third Level Charges
      Question 167: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if, in cases of clear inability to pay, payment of the third level registration fee can be postponed pending receipt of the grant which...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 168: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the recent publication of the five year school building programme if he will clarify the situation regarding a proposed new...
    • Third Level Fees
      Question 173: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason when a student enters a course in an Irish university or institute of technology their eligibility for State support such as...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      Question 174: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the annual cost to his Department over the past ten years to probate newly qualified teachers at primary level; if he will provide a...
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 176: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the delay in processing redundancy payments for three former special needs assistants in a school (details supplied);...
    • Site Acquisitions
      Question 178: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the owner of the property on which a school (details supplied) is situated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15581/12]
    • Telecommunications Services
      Question 180: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he anticipates that a school (details supplied) in County Meath will benefit from the roll-out of broadband. [15595/12]
    • School Staffing
      Question 181: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way the cutbacks on rural DEIS, changes to resources hours and the other budget cuts impact on a school (details supplied) in terms...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 183: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) was left out of the school building programme announced last Monday; the options available to...
    • School Accommodation
      Question 185: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the money that has been set aside for the extension of a college (details supplied); and when the work programme is due to commence....
    • Special Educational Needs
      Question 187: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for a new class at an ASD unit at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; if he has...
    • Job Creation
      Question 188: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the budget provision for labour market activation measures as provided for in the December 2011 budget; when...
    • Education Schemes
      Question 189: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has conducted any research into the adequacy of the current arrangements for children with a high IQ; the resources available to...
    • Home-School Liaison Scheme
      Question 190: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if we will give his full consideration to the appointment of separate home-school community liaison positions to a school (details...
    • School Transport
      Question 191: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if assistance will be provided to a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15716/12]
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 192: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the progression of a new school building for a school (details supplied) in County Donegal was not included on the five-year...
    • School Staffing
      Question 194: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the action he will take to ensure that a school (details supplied) in Dublin 17 does not lose one of its legacy posts in the staffing...
    • School Staffing
      Question 195: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the action he will take to ensure that a school (details supplied) in Dublin 17 does not lose one of its legacy posts in the staffing...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 196: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the location of the site on which the proposed new building project for a school (details supplied) in County Meath will proceed; and...
    • Youthreach Programme
      Question 198: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a full-time youthreach programme is considered as full-time education for the purposes of family law maintenance payments in respect...
    • School Accommodation
      Question 199: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the file in relation to sanctioning the rent allowance to a school (details supplied) in County Kildare to move onto...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 200: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the stage of a proposed building project for a school in Dublin (details supplied); when the project will proceed to the next stage;...
    • Higher Education Grants
      Question 201: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will give detailed consideration to the concerns outlined by an organisation (details supplied) in relation to the criteria for...
    • Schools Building Projects
      Question 202: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the proposal to provide a new school building (details supplied) in County Dublin; when this project is...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 211: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if, following the request of the Secretary General of his Department asking him to publish online quarterly purchase orders...
    • Flood Relief
      Question 212: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps he will take to protect farmland in Cromane, County Kerry, that is endangered by flooding by seawater; and if he...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 213: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide in a tabular form a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the employees...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 214: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide in a tabular form a breakdown of the number of board members and their respective annual remuneration for...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 217: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010; and if he...
    • Infrastructure and Capital Investment Programme
      Question 218: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount of the €3.9 billion allocated to the infrastructure and capital investment programme for 2012 will go towards...
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      Question 219: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he is currently reviewing health and safety regulations for industries involved in the water sports sector; and if he...
    • Industrial Development
      Question 220: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the support offered by State agencies to support the development of commercial premises at Dromore West, County Sligo....
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 222: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation precisely when he became aware that the Director of Corporate Enforcement intended to tender his resignation; and if he will...
    • Labour Court Recommendations
      Question 225: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will take action to help ensure that Rehab Group implements outstanding Labour Court recommendations given its failure...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 226: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide in a tabular format a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 229: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010; and if he...
    • EU Directives
      Question 230: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide a list of all the written representations made to him or the Minister of State with responsibility for...
    • Science and Technology Groups
      Question 231: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the budget of Science Foundation Ireland each year; the way this is spent; the number of individual businesses that have...
    • Work Permits
      Question 232: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if an application for a work permit will be processed without further delay in respect of a person (details supplied) in...
    • Departmental Functions
      Question 233: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if there is a section within his Department’s set up to promote opportunities for Irish businesses to export to China and...
    • Official Engagements
      Question 234: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when he intends to travel to China to meet Chinese leaders; the specific priorities of this trip; the proposed composition...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 235: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of staff that Enterprise Ireland has based in China; the budget they have for their work on behalf of this...
    • National Minimum Wage
      Question 236: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the action he will take to clarify or add to SI 99 National Minimum Wage Act 2000, relative to the need to include...
    • Enterprise Support Services
      Question 237: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the reason he has not accessed the European microfinance programme which makes available €25,000 for small enterprises of...
    • Work Permits
      Question 238: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will examine an application for a work permit in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 239: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their rebate payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14882/12]
    • Rent Supplement Scheme
      Question 240: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the steps she is taking to ensure that rent allowance is not paid to households that are engaged in anti-social behaviour; and if she will...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 241: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the plans that are in place to fill the two executive officer positions vacant in her Department’s offices in Ballina, County Mayo; the...
    • National Internship Scheme
      Question 242: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the JobBridge scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if she will make a statement...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 243: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an invalidity pension appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a...
    • General Register Office
      Question 246: To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 129 of 19 January 2012, when a response will issue from the Health Service Executive. [14961/12]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 248: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision for review of disability allowance will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a...
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 251: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when the Government insolvency fund will be paid out in respect of workers (details supplied) in County Cork.; and if she will make a...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 252: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue on an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 255: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the childcare supports available to a person (details supplied) in County Dublin. [15276/12]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 256: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if full rate of jobseeker’s allowance will be paid to a person (details supplied). [15296/12]
    • Community Care
      Question 260: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the effects that budget cuts to community employment schemes are having on centres for independent...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 261: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a jobseeker’s payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if she will make a...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme
      Question 263: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the instances in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012 where rent supplement was paid in excess of the rent caps; the average...
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 265: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will urgently clarify a situation (details supplied) in respect of a person; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15376/12]
    • National Internship Scheme
      Question 266: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the timeframe for the extension of JobBridge to persons with disabilities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15416/12]
    • Family Income Supplement
      Question 267: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if it is the case that those completing the An Bord Altranais requirement at the end of a nursing degree to complete a six month paid...
    • Invalidity Pension
      Question 268: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on an appeal for invalidity pension will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 269: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide in a tabular form a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the employees of...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 272: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in her Department for each year from 2005 to 2010; and if she will make a...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 273: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline all the supports, grants and payments payable by her Department to persons who are self-employed and have seen...
    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
      Question 275: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if diabetes sufferers are entitled to apply for the special dietary supplement payable by her Department on account of the modifications...
    • Free Travel Schemes
      Question 276: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a private bus operator (details supplied) is no longer operating under the free travel scheme; and if she will make a statement...
    • Invalidity Pension
      Question 277: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue on an invalidity pension claim in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [15566/12]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 279: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue to an appeal for invalidity pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [15571/12]
    • Community Employment Schemes
      Question 281: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance is eligible to participate in a FÁS or community...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 282: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of recipients of domiciliary care allowance for children on the autism spectrum who have had their allowance withdrawn or...
    • Community Employment Schemes
      Question 285: To ask the Minister for Social Protection her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding community employment cuts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15639/12]
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 286: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a redundancy rebate was paid to an employer (details enclosed) in County Roscommon; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 287: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for rent allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 288: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on an appeal for jobseeker’s will issue in respect of a person (details supplied). [15660/12]
    • National Internship Scheme
      Question 289: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the information available regarding the participants in JobBridge age, gender, nationality and socioeconomic background; if similar...
    • Unemployment Benefits
      Question 290: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of secondary level teachers who made claims for unemployment benefit or assistance during the summer of 2011; the numbers that...
    • Carer’s Allowance
      Question 291: 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); the reason for the delay...
    • Social Welfare Code
      Question 292: To ask the Minister for Social Protection her plans to amend the habitual residence condition as it applies to the carer’s allowance, and instead introduce a system of examining...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance
      Question 293: To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an application for domiciliary care allowance will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if...
    • Maternity Benefit
      Question 294: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if any existing circumstances exist for the return of PRSI contributions in respect of claims made regarding maternity benefit which fall...
    • Personal Public Service Numbers
      Question 295: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of PPS numbers that are in existence that are in full operation by the Department of Social Protection and have not been...
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 296: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the statutory redundancy-insolvency payment applications in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork;...
    • Community Employment Schemes
      Question 299: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if there is any progress proposed by her regarding reversing the 66% cuts to the community employment scheme funding; and if she will make...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 300: To ask the Minister for Social Protection with regard to persons retiring from the Health Service Executive, if their payments are not going to be paid on time if there is any...
    • Civil Registration
      Question 301: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a transgender woman has officially entered a civil partnership with her female partner...
    • Carer’s Allowance
      Question 303: To ask the Minister for Social Protection in recognition of the crucial importance of carer’s allowance in supporting families, that the proposals to include the payment in the...
    • Garda Vetting of Personnel
      Question 304: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the revised Garda vetting procedures which require all participants and those involved in community...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
    • Grant Payments
      Question 305: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if there are any financial supports available to a person who wishes to establish an allotment in a Gaeltacht area; and if...
    • Turbary Rights
      Question 306: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position regarding turbary rights in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon. [14982/12]
    • Arts Funding
      Question 307: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if his attention has been drawn to the fact that funding for three art organisations in County Donegal has been cut by...
    • Film Industry
      Question 309: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the annual cost of promoting the Irish film industry. [15004/12]
    • Turbary Rights
      Question 310: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a person (details supplied) will be entitled to qualify under the new compensation scheme. [15091/12]
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 311: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will provide in a tabular form a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 314: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010; and if...
    • Arts Plan
      Question 315: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will provide an update on the proposed plans to merge the Irish Museum of Modern Art with the National Gallery; and...
    • Turbary Rights
      Question 316: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 315 of 13 March 2012, when he will be establishing the panel to draw upon for hearing...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Gas Exploration
      Question 318: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he proposes to assess the environmental implication of test drilling for gas using hydraulic fracturing at...
    • Energy Conservation
      Question 319: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will initiate an audit on a school (details supplied) for the better energy workplace programme as part...
    • Energy Usage
      Question 320: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding ESB usage. [15092/12]
    • Fisheries Protection
      Question 323: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the fate of the eel fishing industry here (details supplied) [15235/12]
    • Postal Services
      Question 324: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will report progress on the development of a post code scheme; the timescale for inclusion of this...
    • Post Office Network
      Question 325: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of post offices closed in County Mayo in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; the names of same; and if he...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 326: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide in a tabular form a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 329: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to...
    • Telecommunications Services
      Question 330: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he is taking any action to reduce the cost off bandwidth given that Ireland has the second highest cost per...
    • Broadcasting Services
      Question 335: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has reviewed the BCI’s report on the future of digital radio, Digital Radio for Ireland, Competing...
    • Telecommunications Services
      Question 338: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of persons from County Donegal who have applied to the rural broadband scheme; the number of...
    • Energy Resources
      Question 341: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question No. 332 of 13 March 2012, with regard to the Sustainable Energy Authority...
  • Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
    • Motor Taxation
      Question 343: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide comprehensive details of the way classic cars are taxed; and if there are proposed...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 344: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if there are any financial supports available to a person who wishes to establish an allotment in a...
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 345: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he has considered a waiver from the household charge for those who find that they have pyrite in their...
    • Local Authority Funding
      Question 348: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if it has been brought to his attention that Sligo County Council has had the highest overall deficit...
    • Regeneration Projects
      Question 349: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 282 of the 2 November 2011, in view of the delay involved in issuing a...
    • Regeneration Funding
      Question 350: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown of the expenditure of regeneration funding in 2011 in respect of the eastern...
    • Housing Grants
      Question 351: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if it has been brought to his attention that matching funds for the housing adaptation grant for people with...
    • Local Authority Members’ Remuneration
      Question 352: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government in view of the fact that he is responsible for the payment by local authorities of remuneration to its...
    • Architectural Qualifications
      Question 354: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the EC clarification on the grandfathering clause aimed at allowing...
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 355: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if homes that are under control of the National Asset Management Agency are eligible for the household...
    • Planning Issues
      Question 357: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the position regarding securing unfinished estates (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 358: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will introduce arrangements to allow those who pay the non-principal private residence charge to enter...
    • Dormant Accounts Fund
      Question 361: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount of money that remains in the Dormant Accounts Fund; when he expects to distribute this money; the...
    • Water Services
      Question 362: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he has any plans to introduce a grant scheme for premises to install water harvesting facilities. [15282/12]
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 364: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of persons that have paid the €100 household charge as of 9 March 2012; and if he will make a...
    • Waste Management
      Question 365: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if all horse riding establishments must produce an environmental policy or environmental management plan and...
    • Building Regulations
      Question 366: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of times the pyrite committee has met; when the committee is due to report; and if he will make a...
    • Private Rented Accommodation
      Question 367: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total Government expenditure, through the homeless persons unit, on payments to private landlords for...
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 368: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the reason an estate (details supplied) in County Meath has been removed from the list of unfinished housing...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      Question 371: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if it is permissible for local authorities to prioritise persons who are in employment when making offers of...
    • Waste Disposal
      Question 372: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when his plans to provide resources for a bin waiver system will be introduced, which is particularly...
    • Motor Taxation
      Question 373: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he intends to introduce changes to the emissions-based car tax system in the near future; and if he will...
    • Local Authority Housing
      Question 376: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will indicate if a submission by a local authority (details supplied) in County Longford has been...
    • Departmental Bodies
      Question 377: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the reason the expert group examining a possible property tax consists only of civil servants and a retired...
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 378: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if any part of the legislation underpinning the household charge and the non-principal private residence...
    • Planning Issues
      Question 379: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his views on introducing mandatory requirements on local authorities to initiate public consultation...
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 380: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 383 of 13 March 2012, if he will give his views regarding each point...
    • Housing Regeneration
      Question 382: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the position regarding the regeneration application in respect of an estate (details supplied); and if he...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 383: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide in tabular form a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 386: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to...
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 387: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will examine the possibility of utilising An Post’s nationwide network to enable house owners to pay...
    • Noise Pollution
      Question 389: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he or his Department or any body under his aegis is aware of any complaints from persons who are...
    • Radon Gas
      Question 391: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding radon gas; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Private Rented Accommodation
      Question 393: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans, if any, to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 in view of the issues raised (details...
    • Local Authority Charges
      Question 396: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to introduce an exemption of the household charge to those who are already paying the...
    • Water Services
      Question 398: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his views on correspondence regarding reform of the water sector here (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Election Management System
      Question 399: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when a community association (details supplied) in County Wicklow will be paid for use of their hall as a...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      Question 400: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will approve a preliminary report submitted by Roscommon County Council on the upgrade of the...
    • Planning Issues
      Question 401: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the procedures for an individual who wishes to erect a flagpole and the national flag in a public open...
    • Local Authority Housing
      Question 406: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he has been notified of the number of housing estates in each of the local authority areas that have not...
    • Private Rented Accommodation
      Question 408: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the progress made to date in the drafting of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill which aims to reduce...
    • EU Directives
      Question 409: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if EU directives (details supplied) have all been transposed in full; if not the details of those that...
  • Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
    • Criminal Assets Bureau
      Question 410: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of money transferred to the State from the Criminal Assets Bureau in 2009, 2010 and 2011; if these funds are retained or...
    • Execution of Wills
      Question 411: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will review the current situation whereby an executor of a will becomes liable for the payments of maintenance costs, utility...
    • Property Ownership
      Question 412: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he can confirm if lands (details supplied) in County Donegal are still under the ownership of the Land Commission and if not, who is...
    • Garda Stations
      Question 413: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the acquisition of a new premises for Glanmire Garda station, Glanmire, County Cork; and if he will make a...
    • Garda Operations
      Question 414: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will outline the Garda policy of charging for availability and for service at public events that is concerts, parades and so on;...
    • International Agreements
      Question 415: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the date on which he will sign the Council of Europe convention on prevention and combatting violence against women; and if he will...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 416: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide a breakdown of programme expenditure, current and capital, for An Garda Síochána for each of the past three years....
    • Garda Remuneration
      Question 417: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of staff employed in An Garda Síochána; the number of these employees in receipt of salaries in excess of...
    • Garda Reserve
      Question 428: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide a breakdown of spending on the Garda Reserve each year since its introduction; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Garda Operations
      Question 433: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide details of spending on the witness security programme during each of the last three years. [14945/12]
    • Deportation Orders
      Question 436: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality, further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 182 and 183 of 25 January 2012, when a response will issue. [14972/12]
    • Garda Investigations
      Question 437: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason he has not responded to previous parliamentary questions regarding an investigation into fraud at the National Educational...
    • Probation and Welfare Service
      Question 440: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the projects and organisations allocated funding by the Probation Service during each of the past five years; and the amounts allocated...
    • Irish Prison Service
      Question 442: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide a breakdown of programme expenditure under the prisons Vote in budgets for each of the past three years. [15019/12]
    • Legal Aid Service
      Question 457: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of staff employed by the Legal Aid Board; the number that are located in each of the Dublin and Kerry offices; the number of...
    • Courts Service
      Question 461: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of staff employed in the Courts Service; the number of these employees in receipt of salaries in excess of €200,000, in...
    • Property Registration Authority
      Question 472: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of staff employed in the Property Registration Authority; the number of these employees in receipt of salaries in excess of...
    • Garda Deployment
      Question 481: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total cost of the Garda dog unit, Garda mounted unit and the Garda water unit in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 separately; if he will...
    • Garda Transport
      Question 482: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will allocate funding to purchase additional unmarked Garda vehicles and Garda motorbikes; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Crime Levels
      Question 483: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the sunset clause in the 2009 Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act has been renewed on an annual basis since the law was first enacted;...
    • Deportation Orders
      Question 484: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway is to be deported given that they are still married to an EU citizen; and if he...
    • Residential Institutions
      Question 485: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding his consideration of the issues relating to the former Bethany Home, Dublin; and the way he intends to address...
    • Citizenship Applications
      Question 486: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the handling of the case for naturalisation in respect of a person (details supplied); the average waiting time...
    • Crime Prevention
      Question 487: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding anti-social behaviour in an area (details supplied) in Dublin 5. [15341/12]
    • Regulation of Charities
      Question 488: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will detail the sections of the Charities Act 2009 that have commenced in advance of the establishment of the charity regulatory...
    • Legal Services Regulation
      Question 491: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the way the current solicitors disciplinary tribunal will change in the context of the Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011; if staff...
    • Irish Prison Service
      Question 492: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has considered outsourcing any portion of or portions of the prison service; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Proposed Legislation
      Question 493: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he plans to introduce legislation to provide for the expungement of criminal convictions; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Asylum Applications
      Question 494: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will explain the reason in recent years that there has been a consistent drop in Ireland’s first instance positive...
    • Garda Stations
      Question 498: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the situation regarding the future of a Garda station (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15429/12]
    • Road Traffic Offences
      Question 499: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the action he intends to take to address the serious problem of dangerous driving caused by the use of a mobile phone while driving; if...
    • Garda Stations
      Question 500: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will confirm that Garda stations (details supplied) will remain open during 2012 and beyond; and if there has been any discussion...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 501: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide in tabular form a list of all agencies and bodies and internal organisations under his aegis. [15506/12]
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 502: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010; and if he will make...
    • Residency Permits
      Question 503: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current status and progress made to date in the determination of a decision in respect of a person (details supplied) in County...
    • Garda Equipment
      Question 504: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide a breakdown of the number, type and model of firearms and ammunition purchased for use by the Garda during each of...
    • Submissions to Departments
      Question 506: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide the list of bodies and individuals who have made submissions to his Department; and if he will make the contents of...
    • Public Liability Insurance
      Question 507: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason motor insurance is the only compulsory insurance here; if he has any plans to make public liability insurance compulsory;...
    • Garda Disciplinary Proceedings
      Question 508: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality, further to Question No. 296 of 10 May 2011, the outcome of an internal investigation into the alleged non-execution of a bench warrant...
    • Garda Transport
      Question 509: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if any Garda station in the Garda R or J district of the Dublin region will receive an additional Garda vehicle when those vehicles are...
    • Garda Resources
      Question 510: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost of increasing the number of horses in the Garda mounted unit by an additional seven; the cost of increasing the number of dogs...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      Question 511: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of drivers prosecuted for driving a vehicle while holding a mobile telephone in each of the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and to...
    • Drug Courts
      Question 512: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the next review of the Drug Treatment Court will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15622/12]
    • Seized Property
      Question 514: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will indicate, in tabular form, the amount of money raised by An Garda Síochána from the auctioning of seized property in 2009,...
    • Crime Levels
      Question 515: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the legislation or proposals in place to combat the high level of crime that is taking place on a local level around the country and...
    • Legal Aid Service
      Question 516: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide details of current waiting times at each legal aid centre; the measures that have been taken to reduce waiting...
    • Residency Permits
      Question 517: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current or expected position in relation to an application for residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7;...
    • Garda Vetting of Personnel
      Question 518: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will review a matter in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Bodies
      Question 519: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide, in tabular form, a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the employees of the...
    • Citizenship Applications
      Question 521: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding an application for naturalisation in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Tipperary; the current...
    • Defence Forces Reserve
      Question 522: To ask the Minister for Defence the progress he has made in securing alternative premises for the members of the Defence Forces Reserve who are homeless following his decision to...
    • Irish Red Cross
      Question 523: To ask the Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the fact that at a recent meeting of the Committee of Public Accounts it was indicated that the committee may...
    • Departmental Bodies
      Question 524: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will provide, in tabular form, a list of all agencies, bodies and internal organisations under his aegis. [15499/12]
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 525: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010; and if he will make a statement...
    • Irish Red Cross
      Question 527: To ask the Minister for Defence when he next expects to make Government nominations to the central council of the Irish Red Cross; the number of nominees he expects to appoint; the...
  • Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food
    • Millennium Projects
      Question 532: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in his capacity as the major shareholder on behalf of the Irish people in Coillte, if he will make a statement regarding...
    • Single Payment Scheme
      Question 533: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 534: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 159 of 1 February 2012 when a response will issue from the Health Service Executive...
    • Employment Support Services
      Question 535: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider arranging at least one or two courses during the summer months for young farmers to pursue an 18-day...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 536: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive 25% payment of the 2012 agri-environment options scheme; and...
    • Aquaculture Licences
      Question 538: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the publication in the peer-reviewed [i]Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic...
    • Departmental Reports
      Question 539: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there was a report in 1994 by the then Minister with relevant responsibility, which recommended that fish farms not be...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 540: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be paid their REP scheme 2011 payment; and if he will make a...
    • Disadvantaged Areas Scheme
      Question 542: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review a matter in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry. [15383/12]
    • Rural Environment Protection Scheme
      Question 544: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if REP scheme inspectors can call unannounced to farms to make inspections; the health and safety standards these...
    • Animal Welfare Issues
      Question 545: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will investigate into the welfare of the horses owned by a person (details supplied) which have undergone serious...
    • Animal Diseases
      Question 547: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there is definitive evidence that the Schmallenberg virus cannot be transmitted animal to animal and if he has been in...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme
      Question 550: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their agri-environment options scheme payments; and if he will...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 551: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide, in a tabular form, a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 554: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010,...
    • Forestry Sector
      Question 555: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a...
    • Beef Industry
      Question 556: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way the new beef technology adoption programme was devised; when was the contract for it tendered; the number of...
    • Public Procurement
      Question 557: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to ensure that Irish small and medium enterprises can compete for tenders from his Department; and...
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      Question 558: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he proposes to reform all farm payments or supports; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Poultry Industry
      Question 559: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total level of employment in the poultry sector, in each of the past three years and to date in 2012; the potential for...
    • Fishing Industry
      Question 560: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which the tonnage of fish catches landed at Irish ports has fluctuated in each of the past four years to date...
    • Food Industry
      Question 562: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of persons employed in the food industry at all levels - production, processing and services; the extent...
    • Beef Industry
      Question 564: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the current strength of the beef herd; the extent to which he expects growth in numbers over the next three years; and if...
    • Food Industry
      Question 565: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he expects Irish food exports to increase over the next 12 months on European or global markets; and if...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme
      Question 568: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the agri-environment option scheme payment will be available to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he...
    • National Milk Agency
      Question 569: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount it cost the Exchequer to run the National Milk Agency in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Forestry Sector
      Question 571: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will release a record of the 1.2 million trees planted as part of the millennium project in 2000; and if those trees...
    • Harbours and Piers
      Question 572: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount spent by him in the past carrying out public works in Fenit Island, County Kerry; and if he will make a...
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 573: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will examine the calculation of the lump sum payment of a former employee (details supplied) of the Department...
    • Forestry Sector
      Question 574: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans for the future with regards to the ongoing management of existing forest on peat lands in addition to current...
    • Fisheries Protection
      Question 575: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is concerned that plans for a deep sea fish farm off the west coast could pose a risk of epizootics spreading to the...
    • Single Payment Scheme
      Question 576: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if the matter will be expedited. [15663/12]
    • Cattle Identification Scheme
      Question 577: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the requirement of the State to ensure that each bovine animal in the State is properly accounted for and identified by...
    • Irish Land Commission
      Question 578: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the agent to contact on behalf of a land estate (details supplied) to gain consent for the use of a small portion of the...
    • Departmental Offices
      Question 579: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will clarify the plans for his Department office in Raphoe, County Donegal; and if additional clerical staff will be...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 580: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the stocking rate in 2012 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15747/12]
  • Department of Health
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 583: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will review a matter (details supplied) regarding funding; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15509/12]
    • Health Services
      Question 584: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 211 of 12 January 2012, when a response will issue from the Health Service Executive....
    • Child Care Services
      Question 585: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 538 of 15 November 2011, when a response will issue from the Health Service Executive....
    • Health Services
      Question 586: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 10 of 15 December 2011, when a response will issue from the Health Service Executive....
    • Child Care Services
      Question 594: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the date on which she will end the practice of sending children to St. Patrick’s Institution; and if she will make a statement...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 595: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide in a tabular form a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the employees...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 598: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in her Department for each year from 2005 to 2010; and if she...
    • Foreign Adoptions
      Question 599: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the position regarding progress made following her approval for the Adoption Authority of Ireland to examine the feasibility of a...
    • Adoption Services
      Question 600: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, further to Parliamentary Question No. 82 of 14 February 2012 in which she acknowledges that a report in respect of 2009 and the...
    • Health Services
      Question 601: To ask the Minister for Health, further to Parliamentary Question No. 477 of 7 February 2012, when a response will issue from the Health Service Executive. [14962/12]
    • Water Fluoridation
      Question 603: To ask the Minister for Health his views on the fact that 98% of Europe has now rejected fluoridation, the fact that many medical experts throughout the world have strongly voiced...
    • International Agreements
      Question 604: To ask the Minister for Health if Ireland will sign up to Article 5 of the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15626/12]
    • Water Fluoridation
      Question 605: To ask the Minister for Health his plans to instruct local authorities to cease the fluoridation of drinking water until the Department of Health and his Department can be sure of...
    • National Carers Strategy
      Question 606: To ask the Minister for Health when the national carers strategy will be implemented. [15675/12]
    • Health Services
      Question 609: To ask the Minister for Health if he had brought the funding arrangements for the national children’s hospital to the Cabinet this year as promised, ahead of the recent decision...
    • EU Funding
      Question 613: To ask the Minister for Health with regard to pre-commercial procurement strategy, the amount of funding available in 2011 and 2012 at European level; the amount applied for and...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 614: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14881/12]
    • Community Pharmacy Services
      Question 615: To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in reimbursement of vital medicines under the high-tech drug scheme; the likely timescale of decisions in view of the urgent...
    • Hospital Services
      Question 616: To ask the Minister for Health if he will detail the reconfiguration plans for Mallow General Hospital, County Cork, regarding the facilities and services that will remain; and if...
    • Health Services
      Question 617: To ask the Minister for Health if he will seek to have urgently required surgery expedited in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a...
    • Home Help Service
      Question 618: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a home help service (details supplied) in Dublin 13; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14979/12]
    • Diabetes Strategy
      Question 620: To ask the Minister for Health if he is considering bringing forward a new diabetes strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14991/12]
    • Health Services
      Question 621: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a long-term care plan in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3. [14993/12]
    • Departmental Reports
      Question 622: To ask the Minister for Health the actions he will take regarding the plight of all the victims of symphysiotomy. [15005/12]
    • Health Services
      Question 623: To ask the Minister for Health the number of consultant neurologists based in the Health Service Executive south; the average waiting time for a consultation and the way he intends...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 624: To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has been refused a medical card when their spouse has a medical card. [15010/12]
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 625: To ask the Minister for Health his views on reports that some public health nurses are covering up to five areas as a result of the moratorium on staff recruitment; the way he...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 629: To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card will be renewed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15034/12]
    • Health Services
      Question 631: To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 592 of 31 January 2012 when a response will issue from the Health Service Executive [15037/12]
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 634: To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is entitled to a redundancy payment from the Health Service Executive; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 635: To ask the Minister for Health the cost of the treatment of a patient (details supplied). [15070/12]
    • Vaccination Programme
      Question 636: To ask the Minister for Health the number of confirmed Pandermix-related cases of Narcolepsy and/or Cataplexy in Ireland; his plans to address this matter; and if he will make a...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 637: To ask the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15202/12]
    • Hospital Services
      Question 638: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a hospital appointment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Cancer Incidence
      Question 641: To ask the Minister for Health if he proposes to assess the public health implication on local residents due to test drilling for gas using hydraulic fracturing at Gubb,...
    • Liquor Licensing Laws
      Question 642: To ask the Minister for Health if there will be grant aid available to retailers to offset the cost of section 9 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008, namely structural separation...
    • Water Fluoridation
      Question 643: To ask the Minister for Health in view of current scientific and medical findings and the latest information available to him, the threats he considers fluoridation of water...
    • Health Services
      Question 644: To ask the Minister for Health the support and assistance the State gives to a group (details supplied). [15270/12]
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 645: To ask the Minister for Health if former Minister for State, Mary Wallace, is due to receive a Health Service Executive pension. [15273/12]
    • Departmental Properties
      Question 646: To ask the Minister for Health his plans for St. Colman’s Day Care Centre, Achill Island, which has lain incomplete since May 2011 due to the main contractor ceasing to trade;...
    • Hospital Staff
      Question 648: To ask the Minister for Health the reason there is a delay in appointing a consultant endocrinologist to Mayo General Hospital; if the appointee will offer a service to persons...
    • Hospital Services
      Question 649: To ask the Minister for Health if he will examine the possibility of providing the necessary funding to the Health Service Executive Dublin-mid-Leinster to ensure that the mortuary...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 650: To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Health Services
      Question 656: To ask the Minister for Health if he will indicate the possibility of obtaining respite care in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Procedures
      Question 657: To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients, by county, treated for foot ulcerations, which do not require a full or partial limb amputation, in 2010 and 2011; the number...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 658: To ask the Minister for Health if medical expenses will be backdated in the case of a person (details supplied) as they now have received their medical card; and if he will make a...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 662: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the recruitment of podiatry posts at centres (details supplied) in view of the high levels of diabetes related amputations and...
    • Health Screening Programmes
      Question 663: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the development of the national retinopathy screening programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15362/12]
    • Hospital Services
      Question 664: To ask the Minister for Health the reason a positron emission scanner at Cork University Hospital is still lying idle; the reason the posts have not been filled to operate the CT...
    • Health Services
      Question 665: To ask the Minister for Health the specific steps which are being taken to address the crisis in ophthalmic services for children in County Roscommon; the steps being taken to...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 666: To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will issue on a medical card application in respect of persons (details supplied) in Dublin 22; the reason for the delay in dealing...
    • Health Services
      Question 667: To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding patient transport services for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 16; and if he will make a...
    • National Homeless Strategy
      Question 669: To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 504 of 6 March 2012, the Minister of State who has political responsibility for this budget; and if he will...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 670: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding renewal of a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; if it will be expedited in...
    • Nursing Home Repayment Scheme
      Question 671: To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; if he will expedite this case with the long stay charges...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 672: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; if it will be expedited in view of the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      Question 673: To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); if he will confirm the date on which the test will be scheduled; and if...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 674: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Sligo; if he will confirm if the medical card...
    • Primary Care Strategy
      Question 675: To ask the Minister for Health the progress that was made with regard to implementing the primary care strategy from 2001 to 2011; the actions that were taken; the consultation...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      Question 677: To ask the Minister for Health if he and or the Health Service Executive has had discussions with the Rehab Group regarding its employment policy in view of its failure to...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances
      Question 678: To ask the Minister for Health the process by which the Health Service Executive procures wheelchairs and other assistive aids; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medical Cards
      Question 680: To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding medical cards for over 70s; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15456/12]
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 681: To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide in a tabular form a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the employees of agencies (details...
    • Health Services
      Question 683: To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide details of the scoring system that was employed by the Health Service Executive in awarding the tender for home care in County...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 684: To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide in tabular form a list of all agencies and bodies and internal organisations under his aegis. [15504/12]
    • Ministerial Transport
      Question 685: To ask the Minister for Health if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 686: To ask the Minister for Health the number of paediatric neurologists working in the health service; the change since this time last year; the number who have taken early...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 687: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card renewal for a person (details supplied) in County Cork; if he will clarify the situation regarding...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      Question 688: To ask the Minister for Health if he will arrange an outpatients appointment for an operation to be brought forward in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly....
    • Medical Cards
      Question 689: To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will issue on a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement...
    • Cancer Screening Programme
      Question 690: To ask the Minister for Health when the colorectal screening will commence in early 2012. [15574/12]
    • Water Fluoridation
      Question 691: To ask the Minister for Health if he will carry out a public health survey on the effects of fluoridation of public water supplies as no Irish Government has carried out such a...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 692: To ask the Minister for Health if he will confirm the numbers of paediatric neurologists who are currently engaged by the Health Service Executive; if he will detail if there are...
    • Health Services
      Question 693: To ask the Minister for Health the number of children aged five to 18 years awaiting physiotherapy services in the Health Service Executive, especially in the Meath region; the...
    • Accident and Emergency Services
      Question 694: To ask the Minister for Health the average waiting time in the accident and emergency department of Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9 since the start of 2012; the immediate steps being...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 695: To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will issue on a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      Question 696: To ask the Minister for Health when a response will issue to correspondence (details supplied) dated 23 February 2012; if any progress has been made on the issue; and if he will...
    • Health Services
      Question 697: To ask the Minister for Health if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding funding cuts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15630/12]
    • Medical Cards
      Question 698: To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will issue on a medical card application in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Infectious Diseases
      Question 699: To ask the Minister for Health the steps being taken to deal with the situation that has arisen in a location (details supplied) in County Laois; if he will ensure there is direct...
    • Health Services
      Question 700: To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons deemed or expected to need full-time care annually over the next ten years on the basis of population trends; and if he will...
    • Hospital Staff
      Question 701: To ask the Minister for Health if he will renew a contract for a consultant paediatric neurologist at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick; if his attention has been drawn...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 702: To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card will be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny. [15670/12]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      Question 704: To ask the Minister for Health the number of children aged between five and 18 awaiting speech and language services in the Health Service Executive especially in the County Meath...
    • Health Insurance
      Question 705: To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on plans to provide universal free general practitioner care as stated in the programme for Government; and if he will...
    • Hospital Services
      Question 707: To ask the Minister for Health the reasons for the delay in developing new heart failure units in the Health Service Executive South (details supplied) which form part of the HSE...
    • Drugs Payment Scheme
      Question 708: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding hepatitis C medication (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15708/12]
    • Hospital Services
      Question 709: To ask the Minister for Health his plans to upgrade the cardiac and cancer services at Our lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, in view of the outdated nature of the...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 711: To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card will be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Carlow. [15752/12]
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 713: To ask the Minister for Health with regard to the 4,326 persons who retired from the Health Service Executive up until to the end of February, if there is an inability at present...
    • Health Services
      Question 714: To ask the Minister for Health the plans, if any, to establish a national paediatric home nursing care fund; the reason such a fund has not been established to date; and if he will...
    • Hospital Accommodation
      Question 715: To ask the Minister for Health if, in view of the recent threat of closure of St. Anthony’s unit for the elderly, Clonmel, County Tipperary, he will confirm that the unit will...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      Question 716: To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the Health Service Executive plans to cease funding for essential support services for persons with disabilities...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 717: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • HSE Transition Teams
      Question 718: To ask the Minister for Health the number of times transition teams have met; when the meetings took place; the persons who were present; the outcome of the meetings; and if he...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Rail Services
      Question 719: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to any plans that Irish Rail may have regarding improvements to the quality of public lighting...
    • Road Safety Strategy
      Question 720: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the concern in the agricultural industry to proposed weight restrictions on single axle,...
    • Fuel Rebate Scheme
      Question 721: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a submission regarding a fuel rebate scheme (details supplied). [15258/12]
    • Public Transport
      Question 722: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the removal of a bus stop; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Road Safety
      Question 723: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is considering new measures to facilitate the routine checking of telephone records in the aftermath of a fatal or...
    • Road Network
      Question 724: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the 2012 national secondary road funding allocation will be made to Cork County Council; the funding that will be awarded;...
    • Marine Safety
      Question 725: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for all life jackets on fishing vessels to contain a GPS tracking device to make it easier to search for lost...
    • Local Improvements Scheme
      Question 726: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will urgently reinstate the LIS, for the benefit of farmers and residents living in remote rural areas; and if he will...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 727: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide in a tabular form a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the employees...
    • Ministerial Travel
      Question 730: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will set out the mileage claimed by any Minister of State in his Department for each year from 2005 to 2010; and if he...
    • Departmental Agencies
      Question 731: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider having English language training promoted by Enterprise Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Public Transport
      Question 733: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the holder of a licence (details supplied) was refused acceptance as a provider of a feeder service between...