Written answers

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Wind Energy Guidelines
      10. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans or proposals with respect to the review of guidelines in respect of wind farms; if it is intended to proceed...
    • Fisheries Protection
      11. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when he plans to carry out a review of the ban on eel fishing, as promised when the closure of the fishery took place in...
    • Postal Services
      14. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when a report will be forthcoming from the post office business review group. [16294/15]
    • Broadband Service Provision
      15. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the time frame for the roll-out of rural broadband; the funding that will be provided for same; and if he will make a...
    • Broadband Service Expenditure
      16. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the estimated cost for the broadband mapping process, and the projected estimated cost of the fibre roll-out under the...
    • Alternative Energy Projects
      17. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the wave energy developers who had been accepted to participate in the west wave project in 2013, and in each case the...
    • Postal Services
      18. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which he expects An Post to play a role in the communications sector in the future, with particular...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      19. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide a progress update with regard to the Government's commitment to provide fibre broadband to every house...
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
      20. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide an update on the study under way on hydraulic fracturing; if he will re-affirm that no policy decisions...
    • Mobile Telephony Services Provision
      21. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 446 of 15 July 2014 and 579 of 7 October 2014, if he is aware that there has been...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      22. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if this Government is committed to providing fibre broadband to every household in County Donegal; if not, the reason for...
    • Energy Production
      23. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the position regarding the much needed Shannon liquified natural gas project; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Electricity Transmission Network
      24. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if a review of the north-south interconnector is planned, considering changes made to the GridWest and GridLink projects....
    • Broadband Service Provision
      25. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the way he envisages the Government will roll out broadband to those in remote rural areas and areas, not considered...
    • Electricity Transmission Network
      26. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the measures he is taking to address rural concerns regarding EirGrid's revised pylon strategy; and if he will make a...
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
      27. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason the contract for a study on hydraulic fracturing commissioned by his Department was awarded to a consortium led...
    • Renewable Energy Generation Targets
      28. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the steps his Department is taking to meet the European Union target of 12% in renewable energy in the heat sector by...
    • Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
      30. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the process followed for the recent appointments to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's compliance committee; and if...
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
      31. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if there is a conflict of interest by a study by a company (details supplied) into hydraulic fracturing on behalf of...
    • Energy Prices
      32. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on discussions and steps being taken by member states at European Union level to ensure that electricity and gas...
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
      33. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his Department's role in awarding a contract to a company (details supplied) to carry out a two-year investigation into...
    • Energy Policy
      34. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he or his Department have carried out any research into the cost-benefit analysis of using waste-to-energy facilities...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Job Creation Data
      35. To ask the Taoiseach the number of jobs that were created in County Limerick between 2011 and 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16369/15]
    • Emigration Data
      37. To ask the Taoiseach the emigration figures between 2011 and 2014 in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16372/15]
    • Live Register Data
      39. To ask the Taoiseach the current live register figures for Ferrybank in County Waterford; and the live register figures for January 2011, January 2012, January 2013, January 2014 and January...
    • Departmental Bodies Data
      40. To ask the Taoiseach if the Central Statistics Office provided all information required to EUROSTAT in respect of the classification of Government bodies, including Irish Water, in respect of...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      41. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      42. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Money Advice and Budgeting Service
      43. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the proposed cuts to the Money Advice and Budgeting Service and the devastating impact cuts to this important...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      44. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made on an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Community Employment Schemes Places
      45. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide an update on the case of a person (details supplied). [16231/15]
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      46. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a carer's allowance application will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if she will make a...
    • Living Alone Allowance
      48. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a living alone allowance application will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if she will make a...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      49. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an invalidity pension application will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if she will make a...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      50. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a carer's allowance application will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary. [16238/15]
    • Respite Care Grant Appeals
      52. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on a respite care grant appeal will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      54. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a disability allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if she will make a...
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      55. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a decision has been made on an appeal of a decision on a disability allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County...
    • Legislative Measures
      56. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 41 of 22 January 2015, the further progress that has been made in enacting all sections of the Civil...
    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance Applications
      57. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason payment has ceased in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if supplementary welfare can issue as soon as possible,...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Payments
      58. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if rent supplement can be extended in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare, who are currently being considered for rent...
    • Fuel Allowance Eligibility
      59. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Cork is entitled to fuel allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16326/15]
    • National Internship Scheme Data
      60. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which persons move from JobBridge to full-time employment; and in view of the upturn in employment her plans to gradually phase out the...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      61. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on a disability allowance application will be made in respect of a person (details supplied); the reason for the delay in same; and...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Data
      62. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the total funds paid in rent supplement in 2014; the amount paid directly to landlords; the amount of money paid where a refund is sought; and if she...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      64. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if and when carer's allowance will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare in respect of that person's child who has...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals
      66. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will expedite a domiciliary care allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry, in view of the fact that...
    • Social Welfare Payments Administration
      67. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the implications for social protection recipients of the single euro payments area euro payments clearing and settlement system being closed on 1 May...
    • Invalidity Pension Appeals
      68. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a determination will be made on an appeal for an invalidity pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will...
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      70. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will approve and expedite a disability allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      71. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a carer's allowance application will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if she will make a...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      72. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons working in part-time retail positions that needed income support or social welfare benefits in 2014; and if she will make a...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      73. To ask the Minister for Social Protection is she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16473/15]
    • Exceptional Needs Payment Eligibility
      74. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which a person (details supplied) in County Kildare qualifies for an exceptional needs payment; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      75. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if an application for a disability allowance will be expedited in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if she will make a...
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      76. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if an appeal for a disability allowance will be expedited in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if she will make a...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      77. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      78. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect a...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      79. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      80. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect a...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      81. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      82. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect a...
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      83. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      84. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect a...
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      85. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      86. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      87. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for invalidity pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      88. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect a...
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      89. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect...
    • Invalidity Pension Eligibility
      90. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a review of invalidity pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect a...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      91. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can...
    • Invalidity Pension Appeals
      93. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for invalidity pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect a...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      94. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an appeal for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect a...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      95. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a domiciliary care allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility
      97. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be added as a qualified dependant on her husband's pension, as per the option letter issued by...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      98. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is eligible for the dental treatment benefits scheme; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Water Conservation Grant
      99. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline any tendering arrangements that have been commenced, or are being considered, by her Department for work to be carried out by...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      101. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason for the delay in awarding a carer's allowance to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [16717/15]
    • Disability Activation Projects
      102. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide an update on her Department's evaluation of the disability activation project; when the evaluation is expected to be complete;...
    • Social Insurance
      104. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason behind the severing of the half-rate social welfare payment to widows or widowers who are in receipt of a pension payment; the reason for...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      106. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding an application for disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; if same will be...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      108. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will urgently review an application for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a...
    • Pension Provisions
      109. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will take steps to ensure that legislative changes are introduced in order to emphasise employer responsibility for pension schemes, and that...
    • Departmental Staff Remuneration
      110. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the implications for serving and retired public servants, under the aegis of her Department, of the single euro payments area payments clearing and...
  • Department of Finance
    • Property Tax Exemptions
      111. To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding temporary exemption from the local property tax in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a...
    • Mortgage Debt
      112. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to offer further support to those suffering from the current debt and mortgage crisis. [16619/15]
    • Revenue Commissioners Staff
      113. To ask the Minister for Finance if he finds a conflict between the two roles now performed by an assistant secretary within the Revenue Commissioners office, one being a solicitor in the...
    • Loan Books Purchasers
      114. To ask the Minister for Finance if it is legal for Bank of Scotland to sell the debt of a person (details supplied) in County Meath to a company, in view of the fact that the company was...
    • Tax Yield
      115. To ask the Minister for Finance the current rate of deposit interest retention tax; the amount collected in the past three financial years; his plans to alter the operation of the tax; and...
    • Home Renovation Incentive Scheme
      116. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to extend the qualification criteria to benefit from the home renovation scheme for those sons and daughters or family members that may wish to...
    • Financial Services Regulation
      117. To ask the Minister for Finance regarding the regulation of mortgage providers and section 126 of the Consumer Credit Act 1995, where a person cannot get life insurance cover, the options...
    • Tax Code
      118. To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding the eligibility of a fodder unit for special treatment under capital allowances tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Banking Sector
      120. To ask the Minister for Finance the way he plans to exercise his proxy votes, or the way he exercised them if already cast, as a shareholder on behalf of the Irish people in both Bank of...
    • Mortgage Debt
      121. To ask the Minister for Finance when persons who are affected by the Permanent TSB court ruling on tracker mortgages will receive notification of any reimbursements or change to their...
    • Freedom of Information
      122. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason documents released to this Deputy under the Freedom of Information Acts concerning the sale of a company (details supplied) were so heavily...
    • IBRC Operations
      123. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide a list of the number of large transactions undertaken by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation which his Department had concerns over, as...
    • IBRC Liquidation
      128. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason he stated in Dáil Éireann on 6 February 2013 during his opening remarks on Second Stage of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Act...
    • IBRC Operations
      129. To ask the Minister for Finance if he took the advice of his officials who recommended that the chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation be asked to commission a full independent...
    • Banking Sector
      130. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of basic payment accounts that have been opened since the scheme was rolled out; if An Post has been included in the provision of the accounts; if...
    • Bank Guarantee Scheme
      131. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide a breakdown of the €375 billion guaranteed under the Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Act 2008, by covered institution,...
    • Carbon Tax Yield
      132. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the introduction of carbon tax and whether it has reduced the sales of peat-related fuels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16694/15]
    • IBRC Liquidation
      134. To ask the Minister for Finance if his decision to initiate the special liquidation of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation in 2013 was influenced by any concerns he had regarding the...
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      135. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will stall the sale of any more loan books at Permanent TSB, until such time as legislation is enacted to regulate all mortgage book owners. [16761/15]
    • Property Tax Collection
      136. To ask the Minister for Finance if, in the context of correspondence with a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath, he will arrange to have the 2012 local property tax and household...
    • Film Industry Tax Reliefs
      137. To ask the Minister for Finance if, following the amendments to section 481 concerning arrangements for film and television production, any examination on the impact of the changes has been...
    • Living City Initiative
      138. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will report on the current status of the living cities initiative; if approval has been received from the European Commission; and if the initiative,...
    • Tax Code
      139. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 306 of 21 April 2015, if he will confirm the Revenue Commissioners' definition of charitable purposes. [16816/15]
    • Tax Exemptions
      140. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 306 of 21 April 2015, when the last review of charitable status was granted to the Iona Institute; and the outcome of...
    • Departmental Staff Remuneration
      142. To ask the Minister for Finance the implications for serving and retired public servants, under the aegis of his Department, of the single euro payments area payments clearing and settlement...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Flood Risk Insurance Cover
      143. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to expand the memorandum of understanding on flood defence data with Insurance Ireland to a river (details supplied) in County...
    • Commercial Rates Valuation Process
      144. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if consideration has been given to supporting an amendment in the Valuation (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2012, which would remove clause M...
    • Public Sector Pensions Levy
      145. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he will remove the pension levy currently imposed on retired teachers (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Freedom of Information Remit
      146. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Irish Red Cross is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act; if not, the reason; his views on this matter; his...
    • EU Directives
      147. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide an update on the public consultation carried out in 2014 in relation to the transposition of new European Union...
    • Commercial Rates Valuation Process
      148. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will review the issue whereby some local authorities are imposing rates on private turbines attached to enterprises that are...
    • Public Sector Staff Recruitment
      149. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of persons who have applied for the temporary clerical positions in the public service and are currently still waiting; the...
    • Flood Risk Assessments
      150. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 82 of 26 February 2015, when the catchment flood risk assessment and management programme will be...
    • Departmental Staff Remuneration
      151. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the implications for serving and retired public servants under the aegis of his Department of the single euro payments area payments...
    • Heritage Sites
      152. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of annual visitors to the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin 9; the income received for commercial ventures there; his plans to...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      153. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding will be made available to address a flooding threat at a location (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Proposed Legislation
      155. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the Construction Contracts Act 2013; when this will come into force; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Companies Acts
      156. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the existing regulatory framework governing the actions and role of receivers; if he is proposing to amend same; and if he will make a...
    • IDA Site Visits
      157. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the vacant sites in County Donegal which are available for use or purchase by potential investors and are currently owned by the...
    • Employment Data
      159. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide details of the increase in employment numbers by multinationals in County Limerick, from 2011 to 2014; and if he...
    • Enterprise Support Schemes
      160. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding inter-agency support; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16461/15]
    • Industrial Development
      161. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of employees in Industrial Development Agency and Enterprise Ireland companies in the constituency of Louth East Meath for...
    • Job Creation Data
      165. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide, in tabular form, the number of Enterprise Ireland and Industrial Development Agency jobs created in County...
    • Pension Provisions
      166. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will implement legislative changes which would establish the rights of pensioner organisations or associations to represent...
    • Departmental Staff Remuneration
      167. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the implications for serving and retired public servants under the aegis of his Department of the single euro payments area payments...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Fur Farming
      168. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide the number and names of active fur farms at present; if any fur farms have closed in the past three years; if any...
    • Equine Data
      169. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to change the thoroughbred foal levy, which was introduced in March 2000 as a statutory instrument on all thoroughbred...
    • Disadvantaged Areas Scheme
      170. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a farmer (details supplied) in County Cork was overpaid in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16248/15]
    • Single Payment Scheme Appeals
      171. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 245 of 15 April 2015, if he will confirm that an appeal has now been received by the...
    • Single Payment Scheme Eligibility
      172. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding single payment eligibility in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a...
    • Bord na gCon
      173. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when Bord na gCon, the Irish Greyhound Board, will publish its accounts for 2013 and 2014; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      174. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive a payment from his Department. [16408/15]
    • Disadvantaged Areas Scheme
      175. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an application under the disadvantaged areas scheme will be reviewed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway;...
    • Rural Environment Protection Scheme Appeals
      176. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will be made on an appeal submitted to the appeals office in respect of a person (details supplied) in October 2013;...
    • Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Applications
      177. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment will issue under the 2014 disadvantaged areas scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the...
    • Animal Welfare
      178. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to outline his plans to make changes to welfare inspections and standards as a result of the recent situation in Myshall, County...
    • Harbours and Piers
      179. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is aware of the need to dredge the harbour at Helvick Pier, An Rinn, Dungarvan, County Waterford; if he will prioritise and...
    • Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments
      180. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to outline the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received a rural environment protection scheme payment;...
    • Rural Development Plan
      181. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review the situation of the required stocking density for payment for areas of natural constraint and the increase in the...
    • Milk Quota
      182. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be granted force majeure for being over quota; and if he will make a statement on...
    • TAMS Applications
      183. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment will issue to a herd owner (details supplied) in County Cork in respect of a grant for a milking parlour which was...
    • Aquaculture Development
      184. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to explain the reason the maximum funding available under article 50 of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund is €50,000...
    • Domestic Pets
      185. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to set out the change in rules that recently occurred in connection with the commercial movement of dogs, to ensure that each animal...
    • Agriculture Schemes Eligibility
      186. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to explain the reason persons (details supplied) in County Wexford were only able to make one application under the new farmer entry...
    • Horticulture Sector
      187. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to set out the reason a person (details supplied) in County Wexford was not successful in a recent application; and if he will make a...
    • Agriculture Schemes Eligibility
      188. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to set out his Department's official definition of agricultural activity under the 2015 area aid schemes; and if he will make a...
    • Animal Disease Controls
      189. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the concern of farmers regarding the prevalence of tuberculosis in livestock in the mid-Louth...
    • Milk Quota
      190. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has received a response from the Chief State Solicitor's office on an alleged milk quota fraud issue, for which a final report...
    • Departmental Staff Remuneration
      191. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to set out the implications for serving and retired public servants under the aegis of his Department of the single euro payments...
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces Properties
      192. To ask the Minister for Defence in view of the housing and homelessness crisis if his Department will, at least in the short term, desist from the eviction of over-holders at the Curragh...
    • Naval Service Operations
      193. To ask the Minister for Defence if he will verify that Irish territorial waters are not being used by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for any operations; and if he will make a...
    • Irish Red Cross Governance
      194. To ask the Minister for Defence when he expects to announce the new nominees to the general assembly of the Irish Red Cross; if he will ensure that the nominees are committed to the highest...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      197. To ask the Minister for Defence if he will take steps to have a comprehensive investigation on behalf of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath, on whose behalf correspondence was...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Immigration Policy
      198. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to respond to the tragic loss of life of migrants from Africa in the Mediterranean Sea (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Garda Misconduct Allegations
      200. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on a case (details supplied), and the involvement of An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16185/15]
    • Garda Deployment
      201. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide, in tabular form, by county, the number of gardaí assigned, by station, in April of each of the years 2009 to 2014 and...
    • Departmental Reports
      202. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for a delay of almost six months in publishing a report regarding the investigation into the death of a person (details supplied); and...
    • Garda Deployment
      204. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the number of gardaí has been reduced in an area (details supplied) in County Louth in recent years; and if she will make a...
    • Garda Operations
      206. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if An Garda Síochána has any involvement in the attempted repossession of a farm (details supplied) in County Kildare; if she is aware...
    • Citizenship Applications
      207. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the residence requirements to be fulfilled by subsidiary protection holders when applying for Irish citizenship by naturalisation; if these are...
    • Alcohol Sales
      208. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views, especially in the context of public order, regarding the growing trend of home delivery of alcohol; her plans in this regard; and if...
    • Crime Levels
      209. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the particular difficulties of crime in Kildare North and in particular in the Celbridge/Leixlip area; when...
    • Proposed Legislation
      210. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason that the legislation changes planned back in 2010 to allow the Comptroller and Auditor General to become auditor of the Office of the...
    • Crime Levels
      211. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the crime levels in County Limerick in 2013 and 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16385/15]
    • Garda Remuneration
      212. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding Garda sick pay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16421/15]
    • Garda Vetting Applications
      213. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding a Garda clearance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11, which was lodged in January 2015;...
    • Court Procedures
      214. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to regulate to allow the book of evidence be available to victims for their perusal at criminal trials; and if she will make a...
    • Legislative Measures
      215. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to review the legislation dealing with incitement to hatred at any stage in this term of the Government; and if she will make a...
    • Proposed Legislation
      217. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the time frame within which the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014 will be brought through the Houses of the Oireachtas; and if she will...
    • Family Reunification Applications
      218. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will expedite a family re-unification application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath, who applied in October...
    • Prison Accommodation Standards
      219. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an annual breakdown for the years 2010 to 2014 and 2015 to date, of the number of cases filed against the State seeking...
    • Immigration Controls
      220. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a breakdown of the number of inspections of language schools and schools for international students carried out by the Garda...
    • Proposed Legislation
      221. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the advanced health care directives legislation will be brought before Dáil Éireann; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Garda Communications
      222. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views that the status of An Garda Síochána as an impartial, neutral and non-political organisation is being threatened by the...
    • Drugs Dealing
      223. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding drug dealing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16684/15]
    • Northern Ireland Issues
      224. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is aware of an incursion by at least one armed member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland into County Donegal during March 2013; if...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • School Completion Programme
      225. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 322 of 27 January 2015, when he expects the review of the school completion programme to be...
    • Child and Family Agency Remit
      226. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is not in a position to administer the national lottery grant scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Early Child Care Education
      227. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if a child care facility (details supplied) in County Kerry will be given the higher capitation for two early child care and education...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      228. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he will provide figures, in tabular form, for the number of social workers that are actively in employment, and the ratio of these to...
    • National Educational Welfare Board Staff
      229. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 537 of 24 March 2015, when the information requested will be provided by the Child and Family Agency....
    • Child Care Qualifications
      230. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount allocated to the learner fund to assist existing staff in the child care sector meet new qualification requirements; the date on...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      231. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of early years inspectors currently in place; the number of these on sick leave or maternity leave; and the number of early...
    • Inter-Country Adoptions
      232. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 425 of 15 April 2015, the reason the five children adopted from the United States of America to...
    • Youth Services Funding
      233. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he will provide details of grant aid available from his Department, possibly funded through the national lottery, to youth...
  • Department of Health
    • Blind Welfare Allowance
      234. To ask the Minister for Health if he will restore the blind welfare allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry, in view of the fact the unnecessary cut of...
    • Hospital Services
      235. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure a person (details supplied) is provided with out-service occupational therapy from Longford Hospital, as requested by a doctor (details...
    • Medical Card Services
      236. To ask the Minister for Health the reason medical card holders are expected to pay for the use of blood pressure monitoring equipment; the length of time this charge has been in place; his...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      237. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the restoration of medical cards (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16254/15]
    • Medical Card Applications
      238. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a general practitioner card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Applications
      239. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a fair deal scheme application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      240. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a hospital appointment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16273/15]
    • National Lottery Funding Applications
      241. To ask the Minister for Health if funding will be provided to a group (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16299/15]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      243. To ask the Minister for Health if additional home help hours will be provided in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16301/15]
    • Air Ambulance Service Provision
      244. To ask the Minister for Health if the Health Service Executive has met the Irish Aviation Authority to discuss the proposal for the provision of a helipad at Cork University Hospital; if so,...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      245. To ask the Minister for Health if a date for an operation will be provided in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry, who is on a waiting list for the past four years; and...
    • Hospital Services
      247. To ask the Minister for Health the comprehensive review that took place that led to the decision to cease provision of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in St. Vincent's University...
    • Orthodontic Service Waiting Lists
      248. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive orthodontic treatment. [16329/15]
    • Home Help Service
      249. To ask the Minister for Health if he will instruct the Health Service Executive to engage with representatives of home helps, with a view to improving conditions of employment; and if he...
    • Medical Card Applications
      250. To ask the Minister for Health if and when a medical card will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare, who has special needs; and if he will make a statement on...
    • National Cancer Strategy Implementation
      251. To ask the Minister for Health in view of a recent report on cancer survival rates (details supplied), the measures he will take to improve these rates; to improve the cancer survival rates...
    • General Practitioner Services
      252. To ask the Minister for Health when a general practitioner will be appointed under the general medical services scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      253. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to include Crohn's disease on the long-term illness list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16352/15]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      254. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding new equipment and extra hours with home help in respect of a person (details supplied) with mobility impairment in Dublin 3; and if he...
    • Health Services Provision
      255. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding physiotherapy in respect of a person (details supplied) who needs continuous rehabilitation, in County Dublin ; and if he will make a...
    • Disability Services Provision
      256. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the Link programme in St. Michael’s House in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 13; and if he will make a statement...
    • Health Services Provision
      257. To ask the Minister for Health if a decision has been made on an application for a primary medical certificate in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      258. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment for a check up in Letterkenny General Hospital, County Donegal; and if he will...
    • Medicinal Products Expenditure
      259. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 663 of 14 January 2015, when the information requested will be provided by the Health Service Executive. [16362/15]
    • Health Services Provision
      260. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a scan result from a hospital consultant, and the service of the public health nurse in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin...
    • Medical Card Reviews
      261. To ask the Minister for Health when a renewal of a medical card will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Health Services Provision
      263. To ask the Minister for Health the reason patients who test positive for Lyme disease in other European Union countries are not given access to treatment here; and if he will make a...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      265. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding an application for a wheelchair in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Home Help Service
      266. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding an application for home help service in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Nursing Staff Provision
      267. To ask the Minister for Health if 5,200 nursing posts, that is 13.5% of the total, have been cut from the health service since 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16401/15]
    • Speech and Language Therapy
      268. To ask the Minister for Health if 3,000 children are waiting more than 12 months to access the speech and language therapy that they have been assessed as requiring; and if she will make a...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      269. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children who continue to be admitted to adult wards up to the end of March 2015; the number who were placed in adult wards; the number of...
    • Medical Card Applications
      270. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in issuing a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      271. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the case of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person will receive an appointment with the consultant...
    • Hospital Services
      272. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to improve neurology services and facilities within the public health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16422/15]
    • Health Services
      273. To ask the Minister for Health if she will ensure that funding is provided to a foundation (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16425/15]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      274. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive an urgent appointment for heart surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16427/15]
    • Hospital Acquired Infections
      276. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding hygiene in hospitals (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16435/15]
    • Disability Services Provision
      277. To ask the Minister for Health the number of early intervention teams in each local health office; the waiting time for assessment in each team; and the numbers on the waiting lists in each...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      278. To ask the Minister for Health when an appointment in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, will be arranged in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow, who had tests completed on 1...
    • Hospital Staff
      279. To ask the Minister for Health when staff at Letterkenny General Hospital, County Donegal, who lost expensive personal belongings in the flooding at the hospital in July 2013 and who have...
    • Home Help Service
      280. To ask the Minister for Health if she will examine the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; if she will request, in view of the severity of the illness, that a district...
    • Patient Transport Provision
      281. To ask the Minister for Health the role of the ambulance service in transferring elderly sick patients from nursing homes to appointments in outpatient departments in local hospitals; the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      282. To ask the Minister for Health when an operation will be carried out in respect of a child (details supplied) in County Kilkenny who requires surgery for scoliosis (details supplied); and if...
    • National Children's Hospital Status
      283. To ask the Minister for Health the progress in the development of the national children's hospital on the Saint James's Hospital site in Dublin 8; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medical Card Data
      284. To ask the Minister for Health the number and percentage of persons on medical cards in counties Louth and Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16477/15]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      285. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide, in tabular form, details of patients on waiting lists for outpatient appointments, inpatient procedures and other lists, in Our Lady of...
    • Health Services Provision
      286. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to fill the gap in services for older persons left, after the re-assigning of a project worker of 13 years' service to a centre (details supplied) in...
    • Hospital Appointment Delays
      287. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will receive a date for a magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, scan; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Primary Care Centre Provision
      288. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the provision of a primary care centre in Swords, north County Dublin; the stage the project is at; when it will be completed;...
    • Medical Card Applications
      290. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect a decision....
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      294. To ask the Minister for Health if the mental health homeless outreach posts due under the December 2014 20-point action plan to tackle emergency and short-term homelessness have been...
    • Hospital Services
      295. To ask the Minister for Health when every hospital will have an end-of-life co-ordinator appointed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16598/15]
    • Medical Card Applications
      296. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; and when the person can expect a decision....
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      302. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding an appointment at University Hospital Galway in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and when the person will...
    • Disease Management
      303. To ask the Minister for Health if he is aware that the Joint Committee on Health and Children met on 21 November 2013 to discuss the treatment and prevention of Lyme disease; if his...
    • Eating Disorders
      304. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the posts required to set up an eating disorder inpatient service for the child and adolescent mental health services, as indicated in...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      305. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide, in tabular form, the number of persons waiting for colonoscopies in each hospital for the month of March, separately in the following...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme
      306. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide details of the changes to the long-term illness scheme in chapter 47 of Management of the Health Service Executive Vote: Health Service...
    • Home Help Service
      307. To ask the Minister for Health if he will intervene with the Health Service Executive regarding the hundreds of notifications by the executive to elderly, vulnerable recipients of home help...
    • Hospital Groups
      308. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide the details of the trust system to be introduced; the way this transition will take place; the new roles that these trusts will have; the...
    • Departmental Investigations
      309. To ask the Minister for Health if he will order a new independent investigation by a qualified person or persons from outside of the Health Service Executive into the death of a person...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      310. To ask the Minister for Health if he is aware of cuts made by the Health Service Executive to funding for the transport provided for families of children with special needs to bring those...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Data
      311. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who have been approved under the fair deal scheme in County Mayo and County Sligo, in 2015 to date. [16626/15]
    • Nursing Home Services
      314. To ask the Minister for Health if the Health Service Executive transitional care initiative is being implemented in counties Mayo and Sligo to ensure persons requiring nursing home care may...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Applications
      315. To ask the Minister for Health when funding will be sanctioned in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow who has been approved for essential orthotic equipment through the...
    • Hospital Consultants Recruitment
      316. To ask the Minister for Health his views on claims by the former director of the national pancreas transplant programme that Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, is abandoning patients on the...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      317. To ask the Minister for Health if he is aware of the cuts made by the Health Service Executive to funding for the transport provided for families of children with special needs to bring...
    • Home Help Service Provision
      318. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the undershoot of 13.85% against target in the provision of home help hours in counties Cork and Kerry, community health care organisation area...
    • Home Help Service Data
      319. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide, in tabular form, the number of home help hours allocated in each local health office area; and the way this compared to the targeted...
    • Departmental Reports
      320. To ask the Minister for Health when he will publish the international evidence review on independent hospital trusts undertaken by the Health Research Board at his Department's request; and...
    • Home Help Service Data
      321. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide, in tabular form, the number of home help hours provided in County Kerry for the past five years; if he will ensure there will be no...
    • Hospital Services
      323. To ask the Minister for Health if he will support the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16682/15]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      324. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding an insulin pump in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16700/15]
    • Hospitals Expenditure
      325. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 133 of 25 March 2015, the reason the Health Service Executive proposes awarding a contract for services to a company...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      328. To ask the Minister for Health the staffing levels for the child and adolescent mental health services; and if he will confirm if this figure meets the required target. [16741/15]
    • Hospital Services
      329. To ask the Minister for Health if he will retain St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin 4, as the national liver transplant centre of excellence and continue the utilisation of expertise...
    • Hospital Staff
      330. To ask the Minister for Health if he will instruct each hospital group to stagger consultant and key staff holidays during the summer months, to maximise the capacity of hospitals to perform...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      331. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the application received by the Health Service Executive for the inclusion of Fampridine on the community drugs scheme; when it is envisaged a...
    • Tobacco Control Measures
      332. To ask the Minister for Health the current legal position on the sale of cigarettes in packets greater than 20, such as 25, which are available at a price of just 10% more than 20; his plans...
    • Care of the Elderly Provision
      333. To ask the Minister for Health if the Health Service Executive has plans to extend and improve the services available at a certain facility for elderly persons (details supplied) in County...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      334. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide details of psychiatric services available in County Waterford, including the availability of community psychiatric services; if he will...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      336. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a disability service (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16797/15]
    • Medical Card Reviews
      337. To ask the Minister for Health the length of time medical card reviews are currently taking to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16800/15]
    • Mental Health Services Funding
      339. To ask the Minister for Health if he will confirm the current staffing levels for mental health services in County Galway; the budgetary amount for mental health services in the area...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      340. To ask the Minister for Health if the Health Service Executive will provide a family (details supplied) in County Donegal with a hospital bed to enable the family to provide...
    • National Dementia Strategy
      341. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the progress of implementing the national dementia strategy which was introduced in December 2014; if a specific portion of the Health...
    • Departmental Staff Remuneration
      342. To ask the Minister for Health the implications for serving and retired public servants under the aegis of his Department of the single euro payments area payments clearing and settlement...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • EU Issues
      343. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the death in the Mediterranean of migrants from Africa travelling to Europe by boat; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • European Council Meetings
      344. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on his meeting with other European Union Foreign Affairs Ministers in Luxembourg on 20 April 2015; and if he will make a...
    • Diplomatic Representation
      346. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he or his Department is aware of the delay in appointing the French ambassador to the embassy of the Holy See; his position on same;...
    • Debt Restructuring
      347. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the reason for Ireland not participating in the ongoing United Nations Conference on Debt Restructuring; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Passport Services
      348. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the outlets that exist in the six north-eastern counties of Ireland for Irish passport application forms, as ease of access is important; if...
    • Middle East Issues
      349. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he is aware of the recent report produced by Defence for Children International, entitled Operation Protective Edge A War Waged on Gaza's...
    • Departmental Staff Remuneration
      350. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the implications for serving and retired public servants under the aegis of his Department of the single euro payments area payments...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • School Staffing
      351. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will review the decision of the primary staffing appeals board to refuse a school (details supplied) in County Louth the retention of a...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      352. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a reader will be provided for a leaving certificate student with a reading age of ten years (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Schools Refurbishment
      353. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if funding will be provided to a school (details supplied) in County Kerry to address a serious mechanical problem; and if she will make a...
    • Emergency Works Scheme
      354. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the criteria for a primary school for qualifying for emergency works funding; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16296/15]
    • School Staffing
      355. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the status of a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16303/15]
    • School Curriculum
      359. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of professional development courses to train English teachers in the new junior certificate cycle assessments and curriculum that have...
    • School Staffing Appeals Mechanism
      360. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the loss of a teacher from September 2015, in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      361. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current status of a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; when the school will receive approval to proceed to planning; if she will...
    • Site Acquisitions
      362. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills is she has received a report from Donegal County Council assessing the merits of various sites in respect of a school (details supplied) in...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      363. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a reply will issue to her interim response (details supplied); if she will grant access to July provision in this case; and if she will make...
    • Third Level Facilities
      364. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if accounts have been provided for an organisation (details supplied) in Dublin 8; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16377/15]
    • School Curriculum
      365. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the date on which science will become a compulsory junior certificate subject; and the way in which professional development for mathematics and...
    • Third Level Staff Deployment
      366. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a college (details supplied) in Dublin 8; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16381/15]
    • Schools Administration
      367. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way in which she has provided greater freedom and autonomy to school principals and boards to raise educational standards by devolving more...
    • Third Level Facilities
      370. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the report she promised on student accommodation will be published; the measures she plans to introduce to address the crisis; and if she...
    • Language Schools
      371. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service is recommending private language schools that are affiliated to Marketing English in...
    • School Accommodation
      373. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will arrange for an inspector from her Department to visit a school (details supplied) in County Galway in order to make a detailed...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      374. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she is aware of the case of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and her plans to address this matter. [16413/15]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      375. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding recent correspondence in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Third Level Facilities
      376. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a library extension for a college (details supplied) in County Limerick; if she is aware that the current library is...
    • Education and Training Boards Data
      378. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she is aware that some education and training boards are not facilitating the sharing of information with the public, as official e-mail...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      379. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide additional funding and staffing for primary education in 2015 and 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16471/15]
    • Schools Building Projects Applications
      380. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the formally approved allocation of €4.3 million for the proposed link building capital development project at St. Angela's College,...
    • Third Level Facilities
      381. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on the proposal to extend the current library at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick; if she has received...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      383. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update on a planned building project (details supplied) in County Cork; in view of the complexity of issues currently...
    • School Curriculum
      384. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the cessation of the European studies programme for second level schools; her plans to restore funding to this worthwhile...
    • Site Acquisitions
      385. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update on the application for the new Gaelscoil in County Longford; if a site has been acquired, and, if so, when work is...
    • State Examinations Fees
      386. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on whether charging first-time students to sit the leaving certificate €160 and charging repeat students €301 is fair;...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      387. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the circumstances and criteria for students obtaining Student Universal Support Ireland grants for courses that are registered outside the State...
    • Literacy Levels
      388. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an evaluation of the literacy and numeracy strategy has been carried out; and the results of same. [16668/15]
    • National Educational Psychological Service Staff
      389. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of psychologists employed by the National Educational Psychological Service on 1 January each year from 2008 to 2015 . [16669/15]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      390. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the provisions available for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who cannot secure a school place for a son; and if she will make a...
    • Labour Court Recommendations
      391. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the fact that the Labour Court has ruled that the jobs evaluation exercise in the Tyndall Institute, University College Cork, is over,...
    • Further Education and Training Programmes
      392. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on whether it is acceptable that students studying animal science, level 6, in Croom, County Limerick, which is run by Coláiste...
    • School Patronage
      393. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding Educate Together schools in Dublin 13; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Third Level Facilities
      394. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide capital funding to Mary Immaculate College, County Limerick, for the upgrading and development of library services at the...
    • Schools Amalgamation
      395. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an amalgamation application (details supplied) in County Kerry will be granted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16739/15]
    • School Accommodation
      396. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if temporary accommodation will be made available to a school (details supplied) in County Kerry during a construction phase; and if she will...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      397. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will initiate the Trinity early screening test in reading and writing for dyslexic students in view of the fact that this test is designed...
    • Educational Disadvantage
      398. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the publication of the Economic and Social Research Institute, ESRI, report Learning from the Evaluation of Delivering Equality of...
    • School Staffing
      401. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will arrange for a reply to correspondence submitted to her Department in April 2014. [16768/15]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      402. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress to date in advancing an application for a new school in order to meet the long-term accommodation needs of a school (details...
    • Education and Training Boards Funding
      403. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the total amount of funding provided by her Department to Donegal Education and Training Board in 2012 to 2015 to date; and if she will make a...
    • Third Level Facilities
      405. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will address the concerns of students at a college (details supplied) in County Limerick and arrange for the extending of its library, in...
    • Pension Provisions
      407. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the implications for serving and retired public servants under the aegis of her Department of the single euro payments area clearing and...
  • Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
    • Animal Welfare
      408. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government in view of the recent raid on a puppy farm in Myshal, County Carlow, which saw around 350 dogs removed, if data...
    • Wind Energy Guidelines
      409. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the extent to which he has examined the regulations appertaining to wind farms; if he expects to announce any changes in...
    • Housing Adaptation Grant
      411. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the reason Meath County Council has not received its annual grant for housing aid for older persons; when the grant will...
    • Postal Voting
      412. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the State bodies and organisations whose staff are entitled to apply for a postal vote, while stationed outside the state;...
    • Housing Issues
      414. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the reason for the delay in announcing this year's funding allocation to each local authority under the housing strategy...
    • Vehicle Registration
      415. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the recommended or legal limit for the length of time allowed for which a vehicle can be licensed by motor dealers without...
    • Planning Issues
      416. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if it is possible for him to direct or instruct local authorities regarding granting planning permission to fast food...
    • Rental Accommodation Scheme Payments
      417. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the total funds paid under the rental accommodation scheme in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16338/15]
    • Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists
      418. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the number of persons on the housing list for County Limerick in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Seniors Alert Scheme
      421. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he is aware of the consequences that the Pobal senior alert proposal will have on volunteer groups; the rationale for...
    • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme
      422. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the progress in relation to the transfer of responsibility for the National Collective of Community Based Women's Networks...
    • Shared Ownership Scheme
      423. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if consideration will be given to the introduction of a new scheme to help those who are in difficulty meeting their final...
    • Building Regulations
      424. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if, under the building control regulations Statutory Instrument No. 9 of 2014, it is the case that the assigned certifier...
    • Septic Tank Inspections
      425. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the number of septic tanks that have been inspected in County Westmeath, since the introduction of legislation requiring...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes Funding
      432. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government when the funding for group water scheme upgrades and private water scheme upgrades will be made available to the local...
    • Environmental Impact Statements
      433. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he has any environmental or safety concerns regarding the proposed aviation fuel pipeline along the Clontarf Road and...
    • Water Sector Contracts
      434. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide a list, on a regional basis, of the number of design build operate contracts in the water sector that...
    • Local Authority Assets
      435. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government in view of the fact that he expects to provide for the statutory transfer of as many assets as possible from local...
    • Planning Issues
      436. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the planning guidelines in place regarding persons seeking to build over land under which utility companies have lain...
    • Local Authority Functions
      437. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide details, by local authority, of the number of issues logged on the website fixyourstreet.ie in 2014;...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Administration
      438. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide an update on the roll out of the housing assistance payment scheme; and when he expects it to be rolled...
    • Polling Stations
      439. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding polling clerks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16729/15]
    • Local Authority Finances
      440. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he will immediately authorise the payment of the €750,000 balance of the 2014 local government fund grant in...
    • Motor Tax Collection
      442. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the position regarding car tax in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement...
    • Building Regulations
      443. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the recourse available for homeowners in an area (details supplied) in County Kildare who are concerned regarding the...
    • Motor Tax Collection
      445. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if consideration will be given to the use of the post office network for motor tax queries and payments to make further...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Better Energy Communities Programme
      446. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if funding is available for a hotel on an island to upgrade its heating system; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Fisheries Protection
      447. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views regarding the revoked eel fishing licences throughout the country, which are effectively putting fishermen and...
    • Post Office Network
      448. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will take on board the six-point action plan, as presented by the Irish Postmasters' Union; if he will provide an...
    • Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Scheme Eligiblity
      449. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to include solar energy in the next renewable energy feed in tariff, REFIT, programme; his further plans to...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      450. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding fibre broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16342/15]
    • Post Office Network
      453. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he satisfied that his Department has no input or control over decisions taken by An Post in relation to closures of...
    • Trading Online Voucher Scheme
      454. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when funding will be made available to the local enterprise offices for applicants under the online trading vouchers...
    • Postal Codes
      455. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the position regarding proposed legislation in relation to data protection around the post codes project; when this will...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      456. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when Cuanahowan in Tullow, County Carlow, will receive a reasonable quality broadband supply. [16592/15]
    • Energy Prices
      457. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the savings to customers by the proposed removal of the public service obligation in respect of the peat supply contract...
    • Job Losses
      458. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will urgently address the threats to employment, of layoffs, short-term and part-time working and job losses at the...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      459. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which high speed modern broadband is likely to become readily available in all areas throughout the...
    • Telecommunications Services Provision
      460. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which all aspects of the telecommunications sector here are comparable in standard, quality and...
    • Corrib Gas Field
      461. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when the first gas supplies from the Corrib gas field are likely to become available to the national grid; the areas...
    • Electricity Generation
      462. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which electricity generation here is currently dependent on fossil fuels; the percentage of such dependency...
    • Post Office Network
      464. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which he has received communication from the Irish Postmasters Union in the context of promoting the use of...
    • Electricity Transmission Network
      465. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which north-south and east-west interconnectors are likely to become a reality, with a view to ensuring...
    • Exploration Licences Data
      466. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which exploration licences continue to be taken up on and offshore; if promising or commercial discoveries...
    • Pension Provisions
      469. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in the context of the Energy (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act 1995, No. 35 of 1995, if he is aware that the Electricity...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      470. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the sports capital applications that have been received from Dublin City Council in the past year; if they were successful; and if those...
    • Sporting Organisations
      471. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps that were taken by either the Sports Council of Ireland or its subsidiary body, the Athletics Association of Ireland, to ensure...
    • Taxi Regulations
      473. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding national car tests for taxis (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16250/15]
    • Driver Licence Renewals
      474. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views regarding the renewal of driving licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16265/15]
    • Roads Maintenance Funding
      475. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the level of local and regional roads funding provided to a local authority (details supplied) in respect of 2015 will be reviewed and...
    • Tourism Industry
      476. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) concerning the Wild Atlantic Way; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16302/15]
    • Road Safety Authority Staff
      477. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide, in tabular form, the number of staff working in the Road Safety Authority over the past five years; the number of...
    • Taxi Regulations
      478. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide, in tabular form, the pass rate per county of the small public service vehicles entry test for the taxi industry; and...
    • Dublin Bus Vehicles
      479. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number and percentage of the Dublin Bus fleet that are aged over ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16423/15]
    • Tourism Policy
      480. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will visit County Louth and meet with tourism interests; if he will ask Fáilte Ireland to address its omissions regarding...
    • Airport Subvention Payments
      481. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of the operational subvention paid, on an annual basis, to each airport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16526/15]
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      484. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when an outstanding sports capital grant will issue to a club (details supplied) in County Longford; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Aviation Policy
      486. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied with the number of references made to Cork Airport in the current draft national aviation plan; and if he will make a...
    • Sale of Aer Lingus
      487. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider the inclusion of the return of a Cork-Dublin air route as part of any negotiations with International Airlines Group...
    • National Car Test
      488. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is aware that there is a ten-week waiting period for a person waiting to book a national car test online in Portlaoise, County...
    • Public Transport Fares
      489. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will engage with the National Transport Authority to ensure there are no further fare hikes on public bus, rail and Luas commuter...
    • Bus Éireann Staff
      490. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason an agent for Bus Éireann (details supplied) in County Carlow, who provides ticket information and toilet facilities, has...
    • Legislative Measures
      491. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his proposals to introduce legislation to allow local authorities introduce a 20 km/h speed limit in their functional areas, especially...
    • Sale of Aer Lingus
      492. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide details of all payments which will be made to directors and senior management in the event of the sale of Aer Lingus...
    • Wild Atlantic Way Project
      493. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consideration will be given to introducing a concept passport for issue to tourists who visit the Wild Atlantic Way, which could be...
    • Light Rail Projects
      495. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a park and ride facility has been considered for the Broombridge end of the Luas cross-city project; if it was subsequently rejected,...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      496. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will acknowledge the possible need to amend section 47 of the Road Traffic Act of 2004, as inserted by section 11, to take account...
    • Road Traffic Management
      497. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide details of current rush hour traffic flows through Phibsboro, Dublin 7; future projections of same under various...
    • Road Network
      498. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when it was decided to downgrade the N4 at Palmerstown, Dublin 20, to regional road status from national road status, by way of statutory...
    • Fáilte Ireland
      499. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason Adare, County Limerick does not have a Fáilte Ireland tourism office; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Údarás na Gaeltachta Properties
      501. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the vacant sites in County Donegal which are available for use or purchase by potential investors and are currently owned by...
    • Inland Waterways Maintenance
      503. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position regarding the Meelick Weir restoration project, Meelick, County Galway; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme
      504. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she has received submissions from, or made overtures to, traditional turf cutters who found themselves...
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service Staff
      505. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the process and procedure for the appointment of persons to a position (details supplied); when it is expected that this position...
    • Departmental Funding
      506. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if funding is available for a hotel on an island in a Gaeltacht area in order to upgrade its heating system; and if she will make a...
    • Wildlife Conservation
      507. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide a report regarding her plans to re-stock the hare population at Bull Island in Dublin 3; and if she will make a...
    • Departmental Funding
      508. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide details of grant aid that may be available from her Department, possibly funded through the national lottery, to...
    • Arts Funding
      511. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the current position in respect of ability to provide funding for local festivals, including the Prosperous Music Festival, County...
    • National Monuments
      512. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the need for preservation of Saint Naul's Well in Inver, County Donegal; the role of her...
    • Property Registration Authority
      513. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position regarding the imposition of burdens on the land folios, with lands designated as special protection areas or special...
    • Easter Rising Commemorations
      515. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the commemoration of 1916 will include remembering those who lost their lives in Lowestoft and Yarmouth in England, two towns...
    • National Parks Projects
      516. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 286 of 5 March 2015, the reason nothing has been done by her Department to attempt to resolve...
    • Irish Language
      517. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on research conducted by the language centre in Maynooth University, County Kildare, on summer Irish language colleges in...