Written answers

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Building Energy Rating Compliance
      76. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the percentage of houses, business premises, community and public buildings evaluated to date for building energy ratings;...
    • Broadcasting Charge
      77. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the latest plans for the planned introduction of the proposed public broadcasting charge; and if he will make...
    • Renewable Energy Generation
      78. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the progress that has been made regarding research into the development of ocean wave energy; and if he will make a...
    • Energy Policy
      79. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources for an update on his engagements with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in respect of...
    • Television Licence Fee Yield
      80. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views that revenue from the current television licence fee is being proportionately distributed to all public...
    • Offshore Exploration
      81. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his Department has made any submission to the Department of Finance in relation to changes to the taxation regime for...
    • North-South Interconnector
      82. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide an update on his engagements with EirGrid in respect of the proposed North-South energy interconnector;...
    • Postal Codes
      83. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will take action to resolve the issues identified in the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report for 2014...
    • Broadcasting Charge
      84. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to introduce a broadcasting charge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38944/15]
    • Postal Codes
      85. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if the investment in the Eircode postal system has provided value for money; if it is operational with all emergency...
    • Energy Policy (1 comment)
      86. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when his Department will complete the review of the proposals from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      87. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources for an update on the Government's commitment to provide fibre broadband to every house and business in County Donegal; the...
    • Renewable Energy Projects
      88. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the resources and funding he proposes to make available to local energy co-operatives to develop renewable energy projects...
    • Gas Exploration Licences
      89. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he is satisfied with the terms and remit of the study by the Environmental Protection Agency on the environmental...
    • Metropolitan Area Networks Programme
      90. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources regarding the operation of the metropolitan area networks, present in towns such as Clifden in County Galway, if he is...
    • Renewable Energy Generation Targets
      91. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the precise requirement of Ireland's obligations under international agreements in respect of alternative or renewable...
    • Electricity Transmission Network
      92. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the recent decision by Eirgrid to re-route the Grid Link project; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Trade Agreements
      93. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will advocate an ethical labelling policy given that, despite the spin from vested interests, the diamond market...
    • Biofuel Obligation Scheme
      94. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to make biofuel more readily available through fuel pumps in retail garages; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
      95. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the potential conflict of interest by the inclusion of a company (details supplied), which has been involved...
    • Broadcasting Service Provision
      96. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views that the current statutory definition of public service broadcasting is fit for purpose in 2015; and if he will...
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
      97. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will confirm that consultants (details supplied) who are currently working for the oil and gas industry are the main...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      98. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the progress made in delivering the national broadband plan, particularly in regard to the delivery of high-speed...
    • Electricity Transmission Network
      99. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the recent decision by Eirgrid to implement a new regionalisation plan for Grid South; and if he will make a...
    • Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Scheme Funding
      100. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to increase the tariffs applicable to renewable energy resources, other than wind; and if he will make a...
    • Television Licence Fee Collection
      101. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his Department has outlined plans for a change to how the television licence fee is to collected. [38963/15]
    • Metropolitan Area Networks Programme
      102. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the amount of State investment in the metropolitan area networks to date; the number of towns where networks access is...
    • Wind Energy Generation
      103. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources how his Department is abiding by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe convention on access to information,...
    • Renewable Energy Generation
      104. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his Department is planning measures to facilitate community renewable energy generation initiatives; and if he will...
    • Trade Issues
      105. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will impress upon the European Commission, which represents Ireland and all other European Union member states in...
    • National Broadband Plan Expenditure
      106. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources for an update on his Department's engagement with the European Union competition directorate concerning State investment...
    • Post Office Network
      107. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans for the future role of An Post in the context of communications; the extent to which he expects network of post...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Departmental Staff
      108. To ask the Taoiseach the percentage of staff in his Department capable of dealing with the public in the Irish language; if there are training programmes in place for staff to improve their...
    • Departmental Funding
      109. To ask the Taoiseach the amount of funding allocated by his Department to organisations not audited directly by the Comptroller and Auditor General; if he will list those organisations, and...
    • Departmental Staff Redeployment
      110. To ask the Taoiseach the number of applicants awaiting transfer in his Department to locations other than their present location, by location; the rules that apply for such transfers; if an...
    • Census of Population Data
      111. To ask the Taoiseach the projected figures for the number of persons of 70 years of age and over, as at 2016, 2021, and 2026; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38970/15]
    • Jobs Data
      113. To ask the Taoiseach the number of jobs created or lost annually in each of the past eight years to 2015 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38581/15]
    • Taoiseach's Communications
      115. To ask the Taoiseach if he has spoken to the Prime Minister of Australia, Mr. Malcom Turnbull, since his appointment as Prime Minister; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39360/15]
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Payments
      117. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will ensure that rent allowance payments will continue to recipients whose current landlords refuse to migrate to the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      118. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of children whose legal guardians are deemed eligible for orphan payment of €161; if she could provide a tabular...
    • Disability Allowance Eligibility
      119. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of weeks holiday persons on a disability allowance are entitled to; if their allowance is deducted from them if they...
    • Unemployment Benefits
      120. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of weeks holiday persons with a disability who are on unemployment benefit are entitled to; if their benefit is...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      121. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if an application for a domiciliary care allowance will be expedited for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she...
    • JobPath Implementation
      122. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the current roll-out of JobPath services; the status of JobPath offices; if they are fully operational and taking referrals; when...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      123. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if the inspector assigned to consider an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare, in...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      124. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will examine and expedite an application for a review of a disability allowance by a person (details supplied) in County...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      125. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a decision on a carer's allowance will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement...
    • Carer's Allowance Payments
      127. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the estimated cost of extending the payment of a carer's allowance for six weeks; for 12 weeks; and for six months, after the...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      128. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when an application for a carer's allowance will be finalised for a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary. [39060/15]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      129. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when an application for a domiciliary care allowance will be finalised for a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if...
    • JobPath Implementation
      130. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a vetting process was completed to assign JobPath - Seetec to support unemployed persons, given allegations of human rights...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      132. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in determining an application for a disability allowance by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare;...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Payments
      133. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in determining the eligibility for an increase in the payment of rent allowance, from €750 to...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      134. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if an appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny, relative to that person's current means, will be expedited and...
    • Fuel Allowance Applications
      135. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when an application for a fuel allowance by a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary will be finalised; and if she will...
    • Illness Benefit Applications
      136. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will examine and expedite an application for illness benefit by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals
      137. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a decision on an appeal on a claim for a jobseeker's allowance will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and...
    • Illness Benefit Applications
      138. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Cork is entitled to illness benefit; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      139. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection why a person (details supplied) with a disability has been discriminated against in respect of a disability allowance; and if she...
    • Water Conservation Grant Applications
      141. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason a water conservation grant has not issued to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if she will make a...
    • Disability Allowance
      143. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when arrears of a disability allowance will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if she will make a...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Payments
      144. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the position regarding payment of rent supplement to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Eligibility
      145. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will review eligibility for rent allowance to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare whose stipend is an allowance...
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      146. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if all social protection recipients who qualify for free Electricity Supply Board units are being paid at the appropriate rate per...
    • Social Welfare Payments Administration
      147. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the procedure for social protection recipients in changing their payment from their bank account to their local post office; her...
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      148. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when payment of arrears to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be made; the amount payable; and if she will make a...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      150. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding arrears; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39333/15]
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      151. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason the family of a deceased person (details supplied) are not entitled to six weeks payment from the person's disability...
    • Illness Benefit Applications
      152. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be approved and granted illness benefit. [39357/15]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      153. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a decision has been made on an application for a domiciliary care allowance by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and...
    • Public Sector Staff Redeployment
      154. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question Number 200 of 22 September 2015, if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      156. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for carer's allowance by a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a...
    • Fuel Allowance Applications
      157. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a fuel allowance by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      159. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a decision on an application for a carer's allowance; and if she will...
    • Pension Provisions
      160. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if pension schemes that were initially set up as defined benefit schemes but which subsequently became buy-out bonds will be...
    • Water Conservation Grant Applications
      161. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will accept a late application for a water conservation grant from a person (details supplied) in County Galway given that...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      162. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      164. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will ensure a person (details supplied) who is currently suffering with prostate, throat and tonsils cancer receives a...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      165. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will expedite approval of a disability allowance to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a...
    • Illness Benefit Eligibility
      166. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her plans to provide for access to illness benefit payments by the self-employed; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      167. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the community employment scheme. [39519/15]
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      168. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will reinstate the telephone allowance on the household benefits package. [39604/15]
  • Department of Finance
    • Universal Social Charge Application
      169. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will commit to applying the universal social charge to retired public servants on the same basis as currently applies to other retired workers, in the...
    • Credit Unions Regulation
      170. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to ease lending regulations on credit unions, in particular for loans of €1,000 or less; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39011/15]
    • Credit Unions
      171. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will increase the lending limit of €25,000 by credit unions; if his officials have examined the possibility and implications of this; and if he...
    • Credit Unions Regulation
      172. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will defer regulation Consultation Paper 88 for credit unions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39013/15]
    • Departmental Meetings
      173. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has met with the Irish League of Credit Unions to discuss the possibility of setting up a credit union supported, State-backed fund for...
    • VAT Rate Reductions
      175. To ask the Minister for Finance if it is possible to calculate the amount of annual value added tax receipts from the sale of a certain good (details supplied). [39016/15]
    • VAT Payments
      176. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of value added tax receipts from the sale of new residential units in 2013, 2014 and in 2015 to date. [39077/15]
    • Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears
      177. To ask the Minister for Finance the options available for a couple in mortgage distress who have been working with the Irish Mortgage Holders Association for the past two years but who are...
    • Tax Yield
      180. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason expected receipts for corporation tax in October 2015 were profiled in the Exchequer returns as minus €3 million; his views on the...
    • Revenue Commissioners Audits
      181. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of audits the Revenue Commissioners carried out in respect of self-employed contractors, including those who operate through a company structure,...
    • IBRC Mortgage Loan Book
      182. To ask the Minister for Finance the number, and the overall value, of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation's principal dwelling houses residential mortgages sold by the special liquidator;...
    • Personal Public Service Numbers
      184. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 286 of 3 November 2015, the reason a deceased foreign person, who never held Irish citizenship and who left a legacy to...
    • National Payments Plan Implementation
      185. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank of Ireland has a policy on whether bank ATMs should dispense €10 notes to customers; if he will confirm the practice of retail...
    • Tax Credits
      186. To ask the Minister for Finance if a PAYE tax credit is available to a married couple where a qualified adult dependant payment is paid directly to the qualified adult in respect of that...
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      188. To ask the Minister for Finance if a remission or repayment of vehicle registration tax and value added tax paid may be claimed in respect of the purchase and adaptation of vehicles for use...
    • Tax Credits
      189. To ask the Minister for Finance if a person who has an off-farm PAYE job is eligible for the €500 self-employed tax exemption on farm self-employment income; and if he will make a...
    • Construction Contracts
      191. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of workers registered with the Revenue Commissioners as self-employed for the purposes of electronic relevant contracts tax within the construction...
    • Protected Disclosures in the Public Interest
      193. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 331 of 3 November 2015, regarding a case (details supplied), if he has been informed of the case and the wrongdoing...
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      196. To ask the Minister for Finance if the refund of excise on petrol and diesel due to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny has been made in full; the consultation that took place...
    • Tax Reliefs Eligibility
      197. To ask the Minister for Finance his proposals for tax relief for farmers who bought milk quotas prior to 2000, or single payments between 2005 and 2013; the workings of this relief relating...
    • Tax Code
      198. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to introduce tax saver schemes for persons (details supplied) who have no access to public transport to travel to work; and if he will make a...
    • Universal Social Charge Application
      199. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to cut the universal social charge for retired pensioners. [39605/15]
    • Tax Code
      200. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 324 of 3 November 2015, where he refers to a representative body making a claim on behalf of individual sectors or...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Office of Public Works Projects
      201. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he is aware that in a museum beside Leinster House, a contractor (details supplied) engaged by the main contractor only engages...
    • Community Employment Schemes Operation
      202. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if new severance packages for supervisors of community employment schemes have been agreed; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Garda Stations
      203. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will consider granting an allocation of funding, through the Office of Public Works, from the sale of Inistioge Garda...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      204. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on the concerns of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 20, and the changes in the financial emergency measures in the public...
    • Proposed Legislation
      205. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on correspondence regarding supporting teachers in the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2015 (details...
    • Public Sector Pensions Data
      206. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of persons who have paid the public service pension reduction in each year since its introduction; the projected number who...
    • Public Sector Pay
      207. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the analysis his Department has undertaken of the impact of the creation of a two-tier public service pay structure; his plans to review...
    • Local Authority Rates
      208. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if premises used solely and exclusively for the purposes of delivering services for the Department of Social Protection are liable for...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      209. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost of meeting additional demographic pressures on services and entitlements by his Department in the period 2017 to 2021; and if...
    • Government Publications
      210. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on matters (details supplied) regarding the closure of the Government publications sales office bookshop in Dublin 2; if he is...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      211. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he is aware of the concerns of the Alliance of Retired Public Servants in relation to the slowness of the pension restoration, as...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • IDA Site Visits
      212. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of Industrial Development Agency Ireland visits to counties Longford and Westmeath for each of the years 2011 and 2014....
    • Employment Rights
      213. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in view of the exposure of the abuse of migrant workers in the fishing industry here (details supplied), the steps he will take in...
    • Minimum Wage
      214. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the minimum wage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39366/15]
    • Work Permit Applications
      215. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of an application for a work permit by a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Employment Rights
      216. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of Irish work permits for migrant workers in the fishing industry, and allegations in a newspaper (details supplied) that...
    • IDA Site Visits
      219. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of Industrial Development Agency Ireland sponsored visits, by county, in 2013; in 2014; and in 2015; and the agency's...
    • State Claims Agency
      221. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the progress made on his proposal to establish a medical injuries assessment board, along the same method as the Personal Injuries...
    • Human Trafficking
      222. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when his Department first acted on reports of the trafficking of migrants to work on Irish fishing vessels and allegations of the...
    • Workplace Safety
      223. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the steps he took when recently contacted by an organisation (details supplied) over concerns on the treatment of migrant workers on...
    • Workplace Relations Services
      224. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of inspections carried out by the Workplace Relations Commission on Irish fishing vessels; of prosecutions undertaken by...
    • Work Permit Criteria
      225. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the way a non-European Economic Area migrant can apply for an Irish work permit to work on an Irish fishing vessel that operates in...
    • Workplace Relations Services
      228. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of inspections carried out by the Workplace Relations Commission in Irish meat processing plants; of prosecutions...
    • Work Permit Criteria
      229. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the process that a non-European Economic Area migrant must undertake to apply for an Irish work permit in order to work in an Irish...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Human Trafficking
      230. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the inter-departmental working group on allegations of trafficking migrant workers in the fishing industry;...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      232. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payments under the basic payment scheme and the areas of natural constraint scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in...
    • Fisheries Protection
      233. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the rationale and justification for the actions of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority in seizing the catches of a company...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      237. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will receive payments under the single payment scheme and the areas of natural...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      238. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reasons for the delay in granting a farm payment to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; if he will process the...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      239. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the single payment scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      240. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payments under the basic payment and areas of natural constraint schemes will issue to a person (details provided) in County...
    • Aquaculture Development
      242. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to the proposal in Food Wise 2025 to review his Department’s aquaculture licensing system, if he will confirm, the...
    • Aquaculture Data
      243. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the public moneys paid to shellfish aquaculture operators and finfish aquaculture operators from national and EU funds in each of the...
    • Fishing Industry Development
      245. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the criteria applied for the award of organic status to salmon farms. [39040/15]
    • Fisheries Protection
      246. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is satisfied that the treatments used for the control of fish diseases on salmon farms are compatible with the organic status...
    • Aquaculture Licence Applications
      247. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is satisfied that no conflict of interest exists for his Department and for Bord Iascaigh Mhara in the assessment of Bord...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      250. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the single payment scheme 2015 will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a...
    • GLAS Administration
      251. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is aware of the case of persons (details supplied) who applied for the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme, who wish to...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      252. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive payments under the single payment and disadvantaged areas schemes; and...
    • GLAS Applications
      253. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive a decision on an application under the green low-carbon agri-environment...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      254. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payments under the agri-environment options scheme will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      255. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway did not receive full payment under the areas of natural constraint scheme...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      256. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received farm payments for 2015; when will the payments issue; and if...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      258. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a payment under the single payment scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      261. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for a substantial cut to a payment to a person (details supplied) in County Sligo under the basic payment scheme; and if...
    • Pension Provisions
      262. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason modified pension contributions only were applied in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      263. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payments under the 2015 areas of natural constraint scheme and the basic payment schemes will issue to a person (details...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      268. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a single farm payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Movement of Dogs
      271. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of dogs exported from Ireland; the number of dogs imported into Ireland each year since 2011; the earnings of this...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      272. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to roll out the locally led agri-environmental scheme to facilitate farmers in hen harrier areas; if he will expedite the...
    • GLAS Eligibility
      273. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme plus payment for hen harrier designated lands in the sum of €370 per...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme
      275. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application under the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme 2 will be processed for a person (details supplied) in...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      277. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 523 of 22 September 2015, the progress that has been made since his response in relation to the...
    • Teagasc Courses
      278. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a green certificate course will be postponed until 2016 without sanctions by his Department given the inability of the course...
    • Agriculture Scheme Eligibility
      279. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if farmers participating in cattle discussion groups and in sheep discussion groups are eligible for two payments; if so, the rate of...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      280. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application for a payment under the agri-environment options scheme by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry;...
    • Herd Numbers
      281. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a herd number has not been transferred given that the application (details supplied) was submitted over six months ago;...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      282. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the significant reduction in the rate of payment under the single payment scheme to a person (details supplied) in...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      283. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a penalty imposed on a person (details supplied) in County Cork in relation to a specific scheme for 2013 and 2014....
    • Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments
      284. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will arrange to issue payments under the disadvantaged areas scheme and the single payment scheme to a person (details...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      285. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive farm payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39362/15]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      286. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the basic payment scheme and areas of natural constraint scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in...
    • Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments
      288. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received a payment under the rural environment protection scheme for...
    • Single Payment Scheme Applications
      289. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a single payment for persons (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      290. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of payments under the basic payment scheme, the areas of natural constraint scheme, and the agri-environment options...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme
      292. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to facilitate old young farmers, who have just failed to qualify as young farmers, to access the 60% grants under the...
    • Single Payment Scheme Transfers
      293. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a payment under the single payment scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      294. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary No. 121 of 30 April 2015, when a reply will issue to the European Commission in response to its request for...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      295. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payments will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39464/15]
    • Grant Aid
      296. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 399 and 407 of 3 November 2015, if he will confirm, pursuant to his reply, that in...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      297. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payments will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Galway under the areas of natural constraint scheme and the basic...
    • Workplace Safety
      299. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if it is mandatory for all fishermen and other persons working on Irish fishing vessels, including persons from outside the European...
    • Marine Safety
      300. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine for a breakdown of the number of persons from the European Economic Area persons and non-EEA persons awarded BIM-approved safety...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      302. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the continuing delay in issuing a payment to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo under the disadvantaged areas...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      303. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a payment under the single payment scheme will be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; if all payments under...
    • Ministerial Correspondence
      304. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a final response to correspondence (details supplied) received by his office on 26 August 2015 will be issued; and if he will...
    • Beef Data Programme
      305. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is satisfied with the details of the new suckler grant scheme, which outline that if the land on a holding decreases by more...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      306. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a payment which is due under the single payment scheme will issue as soon as possible to a person (details supplied) in County...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      307. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for his Department's underspend of €95 million against profile at the end of October 2015; the breakdown of this...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      308. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants under the areas of natural constraint scheme and the basic payments scheme in 2016; the number of farmers...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      309. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when his Department will issue payment under the 2015 single payment scheme to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      311. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he will announce the allocations under the Young Farmers National Reserve Scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      312. To ask the Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question Number 20 of 25 June 2015, the progress on this matter which he indicated almost six months ago that the conclusions of his...
    • Defence Forces Veterans
      313. To ask the Minister for Defence why a person (details supplied) in County Cavan was not informed regarding the application process for a disability pension, specifically the timeframe...
    • Defence Forces Deployment
      314. To ask the Minister for Defence if his Department received any request in 2011 from any other Department for the Defence Forces to be stationed at bank ATMs; and if his Department has...
    • Defence Forces Ombudsman
      315. To ask the Minister for Defence the steps he will take to immediately implement the findings of the investigation, decisions, and recommendations of the Defence Forces Ombudsman in respect...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      316. To ask the Minister for Defence the position regarding back pay owed to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39391/15]
    • Defence Forces Deployment
      317. To ask the Minister for Defence the correspondence or communications received in his Department in 2011 or 2012 from the Office of the Taoiseach, or from the Governor of the Central Bank of...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Youth Justice Strategy
      318. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of young offenders who reoffend; the estimated number of young offenders who enter the criminal justice system each year, and the...
    • Garda Station Refurbishment
      320. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide funding for windows in a Garda Síochána station (details supplied) in County Kerry to bring the building's facade...
    • Policing of Events
      321. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount that An Garda Síochána received from the Gaelic Athletic Association; the Football Association of Ireland; and the Irish...
    • Garda Operations
      322. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda Síochána call-outs made in the Dublin region on Hallowe'en night in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Migrant Workers
      323. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has asked An Garda Síochána to investigate disturbing allegations in a newspaper (details supplied) of abuse and maltreatment of...
    • Residency Permits
      324. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 415 of 20 October 2015, the procedure to be followed to regularise the status of a person (details...
    • Rehabilitation Services
      325. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) in County Cavan has been in a position to access rehabilitative training and education suitable for first-time...
    • Garda Strength
      326. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí stationed in Garda Síochána stations in locations (details supplied) in County Dublin in each of the years...
    • Refugee Numbers
      327. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the 4,000 refugees agreed with the European Union as part of this State's response to the refugee crisis will arrive here; and if she will...
    • Drugs Seizures
      328. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the recent increase in the level of heroin seizures in Cork city and County Cork; the volume and value of heroin seizures in Cork...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      329. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to her meeting with the family of a person (details supplied) in July 2015, if she will report on the progress to date on the issues...
    • Rights of Way Registration
      330. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality with regard to the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009, the necessity to register a right of way; if rights of way detailed in land...
    • Migrant Workers
      331. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when members of An Garda Síochána first went to Scotland to help in the investigation into the link between the trafficking of migrants...
    • Garda Remuneration
      333. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39507/15]
    • Garda Station Refurbishment
      334. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress made on the refurbishment of the Garda Síochána station at Fitzgibbon Street in Dublin 1; and if she will make a statement...
    • Housing Provision
      335. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if individual families can offer shelter on a short-term or on a long-term basis to orphaned children from the Syrian crisis; how individual...
    • Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal
      336. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the timeframe for processing an application to the criminal injuries compensation board; how often the board meets; if an application by a person...
    • Firearms Licences
      337. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the review of firearms licensing legislation: if the concerns of the National Association of Regional Game Councils and the Sports...
    • Visa Applications
      338. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for a visa by the spouse of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Garda Investigations
      339. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress made in relation to a full investigation into the bombing in Belturbet in County Cavan in December 1972, which resulted in the death...
    • Cabinet Committee Meetings
      340. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the next Cabinet sub-committee on social policy and public service reform will take place; its analysis of the report of the working group...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • School Completion Programme
      341. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of young persons who benefit from the school completion programme. [38978/15]
    • School Absenteeism
      342. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of pupils who have been permanently excluded from school; who have failed to attend school, from 2011 to date; the...
    • Child and Family Agency
      343. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if all of the professional reports relative to the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny will be concluded without delay,...
    • National Lottery Funding Disbursement
      344. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if national lottery funding will be available from his Department in 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39090/15]
    • Early Childhood Care Education
      345. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs how the recently announced preschool child care provision will be implemented; if he has had representations from existing preschool...
    • Child Care Services Expenditure
      347. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the grant aid available for the child care sector, where care providers are planning to upgrade, enhance, or expand their operations; and...
    • Foster Care Supports
      348. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of foster parents who are eligible for the rate of €325 under the foster parent allowance scheme, by age of child, by...
    • Seirbhísí Chúram Leanaí
      349. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs maidir le bearta Bhuiséad 2016, cad iad na céimeanna atá á dtógáil chun a chinntiú go ndéanfar...
    • Children in Care
      350. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of young persons who were accommodated under section 5 of the Child Care Act 1991 in 2013; and in 2014; the number of these...
    • Adoption Authority of Ireland
      351. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs why he did not include representatives of adoptees, or natural parents, in his appointments to the board of the Adoption Authority of...
    • Child Care Costs
      353. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs his views on the provision of a tax credit to assist with the cost of child care; if his Department has researched the international...
    • Early Childhood Care Education
      354. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason for delaying the introduction of the expanded preschool programme; if he is aware that the delay will exclude some families...
  • Department of Health
    • Mobility Allowance Review
      355. To ask the Minister for Health when the replacement to the mobility transport grant is likely to be delivered, with particular reference to the fact that this has been suspended now for a...
    • Hospital Services
      356. To ask the Minister for Health for details of the baby friendly hospital initiative; the background to it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38972/15]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      357. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 18 has to wait 18 months to have a cataract operation in Saint Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin; and if...
    • Medicinal Products Expenditure
      358. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding an application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39017/15]
    • Medical Card Appeals
      359. To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card will be reinstated for persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39022/15]
    • Hospital Equipment
      360. To ask the Minister for Health when the teledoc machine purchased under the TRASNA stroke programme will become operational in the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar; and if he will...
    • Addiction Services
      361. To ask the Minister for Health the programmes and supports available to persons suffering from alcohol addiction; the amounts spent on providing these programmes for each of the years from...
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      362. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide 80 to 100 extra beds in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin 9 as a matter of urgency which will address the current trolley situation; and if he...
    • Medical Card Applications
      363. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there is a continuous delay in the processing of a medical card application for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; if the application will...
    • Medical Card Drugs
      364. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry who is being billed for medication, despite being a Medical Card holder; and if he will...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      365. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a cataract operation in the South Infirmary in County Cork for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Advance Health Care Directives
      366. To ask the Minister for Health his legislative plans in respect of the issue of the do not resuscitate code, particularly in cases where a person is at end-of-life and there are no written...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      367. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite the provision by the Health Service Executive of a piece of equipment for a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a...
    • Disability Services Provision
      368. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there is no database for persons with disabilities such as autism in operation; how it is possible to forward-plan the provision of services in the...
    • Disability Support Services
      369. To ask the Minister for Health how his Department and the Health Service Executive forward-plans the provision of services for children with special needs such as autism; and how his...
    • Disability Services Provision
      370. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children diagnosed with autism in the Health Service Executive community care organisation 7 area who are on waiting lists for the early bird...
    • Prescription Charges
      375. To ask the Minister for Health if it is possible to seek a refund for prescriptions (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39105/15]
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      376. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39108/15]
    • Health Insurance Claims
      377. To ask the Minister for Health the value of outstanding health insurance claims in each acute hospital; the steps he will take to address this problem; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      378. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a cataract operation for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry who is waiting to be seen in the South Infirmary Hospital in County Cork;...
    • Hospital Appointment Delays
      379. To ask the Minister for Health if he is aware of a child (details supplied) in County Meath who is awaiting a scan to determine whether the child is suffering from long QT syndrome; that the...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      380. To ask the Minister for Health the number of beds in intensive care units, by hospital, in each of the years 2011 to 2015 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Dementia Strategy Implementation
      381. To ask the Minister for Health when the key elements of the national dementia strategy, such as the roll-out of intensive home supports and home care packages for persons with dementia, will...
    • Drug and Alcohol Task Forces
      382. To ask the Minister for Health if funding for the permanent position of co-ordinator for the Tallaght drugs and alcohol task force will be reinstated; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medical Card Applications
      383. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied ) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39132/15]
    • Hospital Admissions
      384. To ask the Minister for Health the number of times Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, has had to be taken off call; the reason this has occurred; and the steps that have...
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      385. To ask the Minister for Health the number of ambulance vehicles available in the north east region, by location, for each year since 2011. [39139/15]
    • Emergency Services
      388. To ask the Minister for Health if he is satisfied with the effectiveness of the classifying of 112 and 999 emergency calls by clinical status. [39142/15]
    • Ambulance Service Response Times
      389. To ask the Minister for Health the time allocated for ambulance response times for clinical status 1 echocardigram calls in 2014 and 2015; and the percentage of ambulances that achieved this...
    • HIQA Reports
      391. To ask the Minister for Health the number of Health Information and Quality Authority recommendations contained in its review of pre-hospital emergency care services to ensure high...
    • Home Help Service Provision
      392. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cavan is not in receipt of home help hours; his plans to make provision for this service; and if he will make...
    • Medical Card Applications
      393. To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card will be urgently granted on discretionary grounds to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • General Practitioner Training
      394. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of increasing the number of general practitioner training places from 157 to 180; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39169/15]
    • Hospital Procedures
      395. To ask the Minister for Health when a child (details supplied) in County Dublin will receive a much needed grommets operation in the eye and ear hospital in Dublin 2. [39171/15]
    • Hospital Staff Data
      396. To ask the Minister for Health the number of junior doctors working in Mullingar Regional Hospital in County Westmeath for each of the years from 2011 to 2014. [39173/15]
    • HSE Funding
      397. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of funding provided to St. Christopher's day centre in County Longford for each of the years from 2011 to 2014. [39174/15]
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage
      398. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the multiple sclerosis drug, Fampyra, in the drugs payment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39176/15]
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      399. To ask the Minister for Health the reason was not provided between two hospitals within the Saolta group in advance of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied) in County...
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      400. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to extend the national breast cancer screening programme, BreastCheck, to make it available to women from 45 years of age; from 40 years of age; from...
    • Pyrite Issues
      403. To ask the Minister for Health the action the Health Service Executive has taken to tackle pyrite in a day centre (details supplied) in County Sligo. [39212/15]
    • Accident and Emergency Departments
      404. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Number 459 of 20 October 2015, the number of the additional 440 beds to ease the pressure on emergency departments that, are...
    • Home Care Packages
      405. To ask the Minister for Health if a dedicated report into inadequate and unreliable home care provision for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal has been compiled; the progress that...
    • Orthodontic Service Provision
      407. To ask the Minister for Health the action he will take to prioritise the improvement of access to orthodontic treatment in Saint James' Hospital in Dubiln 8, given the concerns of many...
    • Hospital Services
      408. To ask the Minister for Health if submissions have been made to the Health Service Executive from Saint James's Hospital in Dublin 8; and from Tallaght Hospital in Dubiln 24, to have these...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      409. To ask the Minister for Health when a child (details supplied) in County Cork will receive a hospital appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39306/15]
    • National Lottery Funding Applications
      410. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for his Department's lottery grant by a group (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      412. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for a nine-month waiting period for patients who have been referred to visit a hospital (details supplied) in County Sligo; and if he will make a...
    • Primary Care Services Provision
      413. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the tender process for the 24-hour general practitioner co-operative service for Sligo and Leitrim; when this service will commence; and if he...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      414. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 will be given a hospital appointment. [39341/15]
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      415. To ask the Minister for Health the number of outpatient appointments at Cork University Hospital that were missed in each of the years 2011 to 2015 to date; the costs of these missed...
    • Hospital Services
      418. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to develop a community geriatric team at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Consultants Recruitment
      419. To ask the Minister for Health why a second palliative care consultant has yet to be appointed for the Midlands; the reason for the delay; when the post will be filled; and if he will make a...
    • Hospitals Capital Programme
      420. To ask the Minister for Health for an update on the emergency department upgrade works at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar; when it will be completed; when the other capital...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      421. To ask the Minister for Health the circumstances by which he will consider extending the list of qualifying illnesses for the Long Term Illness Scheme; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health Services Provision
      422. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the services and clinics available to assist persons born with, and persons with, the condition known as neurofibromatosis type 1 (details...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      423. To ask the Minister for Health the reason no extra hours were allocated to the personal assistant service for people with a disability; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39365/15]
    • Health Services Provision
      424. To ask the Minister for Health if he will extend the operation of the Roscommon medical assessment unit to a seven-day service in line with other level 2 hospitals; why this service is only...
    • Nursing Staff Recruitment
      425. To ask the Minister for Health the incentives, including funding, that are available to encourage a qualified nurse (details supplied) to return to Ireland and take up a position here; and...
    • Health and Social Care Professionals Registration
      426. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the registration of physiotherapists under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005. [39375/15]
    • Medical Card Applications
      427. To ask the Minister for Health if a discretionary medical card will be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who has recently been diagnosed with complex regions pain...
    • Hospital Facilities
      428. To ask the Minister for Health the tender process undertaken by the Health Service Executive for the procurement of rooftop helipads for Cork University Hospital and for Galway university...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      429. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Galway, who is in considerable continuous pain and who was referred several weeks ago, will be scheduled for an...
    • Health Services Access
      430. To ask the Minister for Health the length of time a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be waiting for an assessment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and if he will...
    • Accident and Emergency Department Waiting Times
      431. To ask the Minister for Health the action being taken to restore public confidence in Tallaght hospital in Dublin 24 following a recent incident (details supplied); to implement all the...
    • Hospital Appointment Delays
      432. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath, who is waiting for an outpatient appointment at Tullamore hospital in County Offaly and...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      433. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath is provided with an outpatient appointment at Tullamore hospital in County Offaly at an...
    • Hospitals Discharges
      434. To ask the Minister for Health the number of delayed discharges in each of the Dublin hospitals; and the action he is taking to reduce these numbers. [39415/15]
    • Health Services Access
      435. To ask the Minister for Health the assistance available to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 6; if such assistance will be made available, given the difficulties being experienced; and...
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
      436. To ask the Minister for Health if he is aware of the long delays being experienced with the registration process in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and the pressure these delays...
    • Suicide Prevention
      437. To ask the Minister for Health if the recommendation in seventh report on the high levels of suicide in Irish society, which was published by the Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      439. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a property (details supplied) in County Kerry for adults with autism; his plans to open the facility without further delay; and if he...
    • Respite Care Grant Eligibility
      440. To ask the Minister for Health if respite care will be reinstated for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if this matter can be investigated as a matter of urgency; and if he will...
    • Health Services
      441. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the relocation of a day care facility (details supplied) in County Kerry; his views on the suitability of the facility; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Services
      442. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the operation of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning facility at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin 9, specifically regarding the numbers on...
    • Medical Card Applications
      443. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for a medical card for persons (details supplied) in County Westmeath who are from a low-income family with significant health...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments
      444. To ask the Minister for Health the analysis that has been carried out of the principal reasons for attendances at hospital emergency departments; and if he will provide a percentage...
    • Nursing Home Services
      445. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department will request the Health Service Executive to take the operation of Áras Ghaoth Dobhair community nursing home in County Donegal in...
    • Primary Care Services Provision
      446. To ask the Minister for Health further to Question No. 330 of 7 October 2014, if he will provide an update on the review of assistance for stoma care; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Primary Care Centres
      447. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of a primary care centre in Tullow in County Carlow. [39559/15]
    • Respite Care Services
      448. To ask the Minister for Health the funding granted over the past five years to a school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny for the provision of respite care; why this respite care service...
    • HSE Properties
      449. To ask the Minister for Health if he will request the Health Service Executive to respond to a proposal from a local Kilkenny-based sports group regarding the use of lands owned by the...
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      450. To ask the Minister for Health if a hip operation and an appointment for an eye assessment will be provided at Waterford Regional Hospital for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny,...
    • Prescription Charges
      451. To ask the Minister for Health his views on reducing the current cap on prescription costs for seriously disabled persons from €25 to €10. [39573/15]
    • Hospital Appointment Status
      452. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment in Croom Hospital in County Limerick for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Vaccination Programme
      453. To ask the Minister for Health in view of the explanation he provided to Seanad Éireann on 3 November 2015 regarding the extent to which parental consent for human papilloma virus...
    • Medical Card Applications
      454. To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on an application for a medical card by persons (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Primary Care Centre Provision
      455. To ask the Minister for Health the up-to-date position regarding the proposal to provide a new primary care unit (details supplied) in County Cavan; when this project will proceed to the...
    • Autism Support Services
      458. To ask the Minister for Health the support services available from his Department for home support services for autistic children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39610/15]
    • Pharmacy Services
      459. To ask the Minister for Health further to Question No. 636 of 15 April 2015, the progress his Department has made on examining the issue of introducing a minor ailments scheme for pharmacies...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Foreign Awards to Irish Citizens (1 comment)
      460. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the instances, since 9 March 2011, where the Government considered a request by an Irish citizen to accept a title of nobility or honour, in...
    • Foreign Policy
      461. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the differences between China, Japan and the United States of America concerning islands in the East China Sea; and if he will...
    • Human Rights Issues
      463. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he or his officials have raised the case of two labour activists in Myanmar (details supplied) who are under detention with the...
    • EU Treaties
      464. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question Number 873 of 3 November 2015, his position on the issue of the free movement of persons between the...
    • Departmental Staff Allowances
      465. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the monthly rent allowance paid to public servants and officials of his Department who are serving the State in the United Kingdom and in...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      466. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he is aware of remarks made (details supplied) regarding the recouping of portions of the costs associated with the recent visit of...
    • EU Membership
      467. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the recent Economic and Social Research Institute Report regarding a possible British exit from the European Union; and if he...
    • Overseas Travel Advice
      468. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has updated its advice for Irish visitors to some regions in Egypt; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39606/15]
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      469. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in the event of parents being forced to pay for the hiring of a teacher to provide extra instruction to primary school children with a diagnosis...
    • Juvenile Offenders
      470. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the education system within the juvenile justice system has the same inspection regime; standardised testing; supports, as other schools; the...
    • Schools Data
      471. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the percentage of pupils who leave secondary school with no qualification. [38977/15]
    • Schools Building Projects Expenditure
      473. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will prioritise the extension of a school (details supplied) in County Dublin and make funding available immediately to ensure the...
    • Autism Support Services
      474. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans for increased investment in special autism units and increased teacher supports and Special Needs Assistants for children with Autism...
    • Physical Education
      475. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the efforts being made to establish physical education as an examination subject; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39088/15]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      476. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an extension of a school (details supplied) in County Louth; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39101/15]
    • Schools Building Projects Expenditure
      478. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current capital spend on school building in County Louth, by cost per school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39103/15]
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      480. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a teacher employed in a community school who is promoted to the position of deputy principal is automatically entered into the relevant...
    • School Equipment
      481. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she is aware of the case of a child (details supplied) in County Meath whose school laptop was removed on 12 October 2015 for an upgrade; the...
    • Teaching Council of Ireland
      482. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 205 of 17 June 2015 if she has made a decision on the matter; if not, when she will make a decision; and if...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      483. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 219 of 1 October 2015 if a decision has been made on the matter. [39186/15]
    • State Examinations Commission
      484. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if extra concessions will be made for the Leaving Certificate (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39190/15]
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      485. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if, given the necessity to maintain health and safety standards in accordance with the highest requirements, she plans to include restoration of...
    • Schools Building Projects Applications
      487. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline her views on representations received from the principal of a school (details supplied) in County Louth; and if she will make a...
    • Pupil Data Collection
      488. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of persons attending full-time education in secondary schools who have attained the age of 18 years or who will do so...
    • School Accommodation
      489. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set down in tabular form the capital budget for new school buildings for the years 2009 to 2015 to date. [39274/15]
    • School Funding
      490. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when she will grant the application for additional funding to a school (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if she will make a statement...
    • School Transport Tendering
      491. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline her views on whether the current tendering process for school transport (details supplied) is equitable; and if she will make a...
    • School Transport Eligibility
      492. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) in County Donegal is classified as an all-Irish school when assessing the eligibility of applicants for the...
    • School Accommodation
      493. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills for a detailed update on the procurement of a permanent site for a planned new school (details supplied) in County Cork; on the provision of...
    • Student Grant Scheme Applications
      494. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will examine and expedite an application for a non-adjacent rate of maintenance grant to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and...
    • Educational Disadvantage
      495. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to explain the reason a school (details supplied) in County Kerry has lost its Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools, DEIS, status...
    • Education and Training Provision
      496. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will confirm whether only approximately €500,000 of the €2.49 million of the European Commission's contribution to the...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      500. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a child (details supplied) is being refused a full-time special needs assistant in order to attend school; if the decision not to...
    • Gaelscoileanna Issues
      501. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on the establishment of a gaelcholáiste in North Kildare; if her Department has analysed figures from the area that indicate the...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      502. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps she will take to ensure that a suitable school place is available, in line with the professional recommendation, for a child with...
    • School Patronage
      503. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there are any obstacles to Steiner secondary schools in Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39426/15]
    • Disadvantaged Status
      505. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to award Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools status to a school (details supplied) in County Leitrim. [39432/15]
    • School Staffing
      506. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the temporary English as an additional language post will be retained in a school (details supplied) in County Sligo, due to the circumstances...
    • School Accommodation
      508. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if two new classrooms will be provided for a Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she...
    • Special Educational Needs Staffing
      509. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she is aware of the case of a child (details supplied) in County Meath; if, given the exceptional circumstances, she will grant additional...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      510. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a contractor has been appointed for the construction of a replacement building for a school (details supplied) in County Galway. [39603/15]
    • School Curriculum
      511. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a reply will issue to this Deputy, further to her interim reply (details supplied), regarding physical education in the Junior Cycle; and if...
    • Irish Language
      512. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress of reviewing and renewing the Irish language curriculum, both at primary level and, within the context of junior certificate reform,...
  • Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
    • Local Authority Funding
      513. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 187 of 30 April 2015, the reason his Department has not advised on funding to...
    • Motor Tax Collection
      514. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if a rebate or compensation will be given to haulage companies which have to tax their vehicles in either November or...
    • Animal Breeding Regulations
      515. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the number of dog breeding establishments; the licensing and inspection regimes in place under legislation for these dog...
    • Animal Welfare
      517. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the number of dogs abandoned; abandoned and euthanised; rescued, in each year since 2011; and if he will make a statement...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme Data
      519. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the number of mortgage-to-rent transactions that have been fully completed, to date; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Seniors Alert Scheme
      520. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the reason he met a bidder during the tendering process for a contract to supply personal alarms to older persons; why no...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme Administration
      521. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government for an update on the roll-out of a new tenant purchase scheme for local authority tenants; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Funding
      523. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government when a decision will be made on funding for a community group (details supplied) in County Galway through the recreational...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      524. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government his views on correspondence (details supplied) which includes positive proposals to progress and accelerate the...
    • Waste Management
      525. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government his position on the introduction of a proposed new waste tyre levy or producer responsibility initiative which could see...
    • Rural Development Programme
      528. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he will identify alternative funding initiatives to those iniatives under Pobal that award rural development grant...
    • Rainwater Harvesting Systems Provision
      529. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if plans are in place to change the planning regulations to make rainwater harvesting a mandatory requirement in new...
    • Planning Issues
      530. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if the inquiry into issues related to planning matters in County Wicklow has been completed; if he will make the report...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility
      532. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if a person in the process of getting a divorce who has no beneficial interest in the family home may be deemed in need of...
    • Rural Development Programme Projects
      533. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if the new round of Leader funding will allow for the provision of funding to applicants aiming to provide additional...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      534. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the funds drawn down, by county, for housing construction since 1 January 2015; and if he will provide a similar breakdown...
    • National Heritage Plan
      535. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government for an update on the national walkway scheme; the number of walkways established; the number of applications awaiting...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      536. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the membership of the social housing clearing house group; the organisations that made submissions and presented their...
    • Local Authority Housing Mortgages
      538. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government for a detailed breakdown of local authority mortgage arrears including, for example, the number in arrears for more than...
    • Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas
      539. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the total amount of money spent on Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas projects in 2015 to date; the...
    • Development Contributions
      541. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the local authorities that have revised their development contribution schemes in order to put more reasonable levies in...
    • Seniors Alert Scheme
      542. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the Senior Alerts Scheme and its registration with Pobal; and if he...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      543. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the initiatives and funds available to local authorities in County Galway to develop social housing; if there is a budget...
    • Local Authority Housing Mortgages
      544. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the proportion of the €60 paid by affordable home owners in the mortgage protection insurance scheme that is...
    • Environmental Regulations
      545. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government in relation to a report compiled in 2010 by the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East...
    • Departmental Investigations
      546. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if a substance (details supplied) in County Cavan has been investigated; if so, if he will indicate what the substance is,...
    • Water Charges Exemptions
      547. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government his views, that commercial premises with no public water supply should be exempt from a charge by the local authority for...
    • Register of Electors Administration
      548. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government his views on a motion passed by Ballybay and Clones municipal district in County Monaghan regarding the register of...
    • Waste Disposal
      550. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding waste; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39522/15]
    • Local Authority Functions
      551. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government his views that the development management guidelines of 2007, the intention and spirit of which seems to be to avoid...
    • Planning Issues
      552. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the percentage of planning applications invalidated by the different local authorities in September 2015, with the...
    • Motor Tax Collection
      554. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he will consider collecting commerical road tax on heavy vehicles once per year, rather than every three months or six...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Natural Gas Grid
      555. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a gas line in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Programmes
      556. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason it took until June 2015 for his Department to publish the low carbon energy roadmap produced for it in...
    • Renewable Energy Generation
      558. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources how he is ensuring, in accordance with the policy set out in One World, One Future, that the development of low carbon...
    • Community Radio Stations Funding
      559. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the support and funding his Department provides for community radio; his views that it offers a vital service; and if he...
    • Renewable Energy Projects
      560. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent of research into wave energy harnessing his Department has conducted, given the abundance of wild coastline;...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      561. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the procurement procedures his Department has in place to ensure an open and transparent tender process in awarding the...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      562. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the position regarding Internet access for a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a...
    • National Broadband Plan Expenditure
      563. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the amount of the €34.756 million, included under the total programme expenditure for communications in his...
    • Energy Schemes
      565. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the supports available to the hotel and hospitality sector for reducing energy costs; his plans to provide additional...
    • Renewable Energy Incentives
      566. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when he will launch the renewable heat incentive being developed by his Department; and if it will include an incentive...
    • Renewable Energy Generation Targets
      567. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which he can precisely identify the extent to which, based on current and projected economic growth,...
    • Alternative Energy Projects
      568. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which research continues into the development of the alternative energy sector, including wind, wave, and...
    • Renewable Energy Generation Targets
      569. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the progress to date towards reaching targets arrived at by the previous Administration in respect of renewable energy,...
    • Telecommunications Infrastructure
      570. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which any initiatives are afoot to address deficiencies in the telecommunications sector with a view to...
    • Corrib Gas Field
      574. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when gas from the Corrib gas field will become available to the national grid; the economic benefit that will accrue in...
    • Post Office Network
      576. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the full extent to which the post office system will be adapted using modern technology to provide a complimentary range...
    • Exploration Licences Data
      577. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which oil, gas, and other exploration licences have been activated on a monthly basis over the past six...
    • Broadband Service Speeds
      578. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which improvements in quality and speed of broadband is envisaged over the next two years, with particular...
    • Electricity Generation
      579. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the degree to which the electricity requirement of the national grid has been determined over the next eight years, given...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Departmental Funding
      580. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the provision of funding to a project (details supplied) in County Kerry. [39477/15]
    • Aviation Issues
      581. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when each of the runways at Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Ireland West-Knock, Kerry, Shannon, Sligo and Waterford airports last had...
    • Commencement of Legislation
      582. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of consultations with the National Transport Authority regarding the Vehicle Clamping Act 2015; when he expects the Act to be...
    • Driver Licences
      583. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason for the change to the driving licence of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Noise Pollution
      584. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the noise mitigation measures that are being taken by Transport Infrastructure Ireland to prevent noise pollution or disruption for the...
    • Road Projects
      585. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the proposed Cork North Link Road that was proposed to go from Glanmire to Ballincollig; and if he will make a...
    • Hotel Accommodation
      586. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of inspections, cases of compliance, cases of non-compliance, the action taken in such cases in 2013, and in 2014, to ensure...
    • Road Traffic Legislation
      587. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department regularly reviews the operation of legislation in relation to driving under the influence of alcohol; and if he will...
    • Community Involvement Scheme
      588. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the moneys drawn down for the community involvement schemes, compared to the original allocation, by county. [39279/15]
    • Swimming Pool Projects
      589. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to reopen the opportunity for local authorities to apply for funding for municipal swimming pools; and if he will make a...
    • Road Safety Authority
      590. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the Road Safety Authority plans new regulations regarding farm trailers for transporting livestock being pulled by a jeep or tractor;...
    • Greenways Funding
      591. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider the extension of an existing walkway (details supplied) in West Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Sports Capital Programme Expenditure
      592. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has been asked for details of the financial support pledged at national level for the Páirc Uí Chaoimh...
    • Land Acquisition
      593. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when funding will be provided for the construction of a planned new road (details supplied) in County Cork. [39326/15]
    • Sports Capital Programme Eligibility
      594. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the Sports Capital Grant application submitted by a school (details supplied) in County Limerick was deemed invalid due to a...
    • Sports Funding
      595. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide financial support to a memorial fund (details supplied); if sports funding will be made available for this cause; and...
    • Road Tolls
      596. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views that road users are receiving a fair deal with regards to tolls, given the recent media reports of the enormous profits being...
    • Shannon Airport Facilities
      597. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 8 of 23 September 2015, if he will provide specific details of each of the occasions that munitions...
    • Rail Services
      598. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will meet with this Deputy to discuss the lack of progress of the Navan to Dublin rail line. [39395/15]
    • State Airports
      599. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the profits of the Dublin airport authority; the return that has been made to the Exchequer for the past five years, in tabular form; and...
    • Public Transport Provision
      600. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the benefit-to-cost ratio of the revised metro north project announced in the capital plan 2016 to 2021, when measured using traditional...
    • Fáilte Ireland Expenditure
      601. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if unspent moneys awarded by his Department for festivals will be allocated to other festival committees, even though the festival would...
    • Public Transport Fares
      602. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied that the planned fare increases for public transport services will not act as a disincentive for public transport use;...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Wildlife Regulations
      604. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as the Minister for the Department with overall responsibility for the entry into the State of invasive species and the control of...
    • Infrastructure and Capital Investment Programme
      605. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the planned Cork events centre; the role of her Department in advancing the project; if her Department has been...
    • National Deer Cull
      606. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to a recent announcement regarding the culling of deer in Killarney National Park in County Kerry, how many deer are going to...
    • Special Areas of Conservation Management
      607. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she will honour the commitment given to the Irish Farmers' Association on 28 May 2015 to reconvene a meeting on the issue of the...
    • Road Safety
      608. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department is aware of the increased threat caused by deer from the national parks transgressing onto public roads in County...
    • National Library
      609. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to increase funding to the National Library of Ireland to ensure that its collections are properly preserved and protected...
    • EU Culture Programme
      610. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason Ireland has not nominated two persons to the panel of Judges for the European Capital of Culture designation. [39325/15]
    • National Monuments
      611. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for an update on requests to her office from Clondalkin Tidy Towns in Dublin 22 to have Mount Saint Joseph Cemetery on Monastery Road...
    • Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme
      612. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39469/15]
    • Architectural Heritage
      613. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to provide for a new Government policy on architecture subsequent to the current policy's expiry; and if she will make a...
    • National Archives
      614. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in relation to the operation of the National Archives Act 1986, her views on figures obtained through a Parliamentary Question from...