Written answers

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Employment Data
      1. To ask the Taoiseach the way in which his Department characterises the south-east region in terms of geography and population mass. [29488/16]
    • Departmental Agencies Funding
      4. To ask the Taoiseach if a use it or lose it by year end rule is or has been in operation within his Department when devolving funding to agencies under his remit on an annual basis; and if he...
    • Cabinet Committee Meetings
      5. To ask the Taoiseach when the Cabinet sub-committee on Brexit met; when it will meet again; the members of same; and the persons entitled to attend. [29298/16]
    • Ministerial Staff
      6. To ask the Taoiseach the staff and advisers employed by him in his Department, listing name, title, salary and terms of employment; the functions carried out by staff members, including his...
    • Programme for Government Implementation
      8. To ask the Taoiseach the way in which staff, civil servants and political advisers are retained to manage relationships with Members of Dáil groups, including groups and parties involved...
    • Citizens Assembly
      9. To ask the Taoiseach the timetable for the Citizens' Assembly and referendum concerning the eighth amendment of the Constitution. [29304/16]
    • Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge
      10. To ask the Taoiseach cá mhéad uair a tháinig an fochoiste Rialtais ar an Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge le chéile ó bunaíodh é. [29315/16]
    • Census of Population Data
      11. To ask the Taoiseach the population serviced by each local authority, in tabular form. [29173/16]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Wards of Court
      12. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the implementation of the Committee of Public Accounts recommendations relating to wards of courts' funds that were lost in the...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      13. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when commitments will be honoured to increase Ireland's intake of refugees fleeing the crisis in Syria as part of a wider European response; and...
    • Disability Support Services
      14. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to re-establish the group People with Disabilities in Ireland, PWDI, or a similar county by county service users organisation to ensure...
    • Visa Applications
      15. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality regarding the need for biometric information to be submitted in advance of getting a tourist visa for Ireland in certain nations and her plans to...
    • Wards of Court
      16. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the budget which has been allocated by her Department for the effective implementation of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act; if...
    • Probate Applications
      17. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason there is no probate officer for County Westmeath; as a consequence the lack of a probate officer is causing a delay in the courts...
    • Immigrant Investor Programme Administration
      19. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if a company can receive formal written pre-approval that it does qualify as an enterprise here, for the purposes of the immigrant investor...
    • Departmental Staff
      21. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 175 of 16 September 2016, the reason her Department breached the terms and conditions of its own regulations...
    • Probate Applications
      22. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the action which can be taken with regard to backlogs in the probate system; her attention to the fact that current applications are taking on...
    • Residency Permits
      23. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a person waiting on a GNIB card (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29290/16]
    • Cross-Border Co-operation
      24. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the actions the cross-Border crime agency has taken to combat illicit trade, specifically with regard to tobacco smuggling and fuel laundering;...
    • Visa Applications
      25. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a waiver in place to facilitate the application for a visa for a spouse for persons with limited financial means, or any other means...
    • Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Remit
      26. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to extend the powers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29332/16]
    • Community Alert Programme
      27. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will facilitate making a grant available to communities who wish to set up their own community text alert scheme. [29364/16]
    • Direct Provision System
      28. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress being made on her commitment in February 2015 to allow asylum seekers living in direct provision to have their complaints...
    • Immigration Controls
      29. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the necessary equipment will be installed in Dublin Airport for biometric information to be obtained from those travelling here from outside...
    • Visa Applications
      30. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will expedite a visa application for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29424/16]
    • Liquor Licensing Laws
      31. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to a practice whereby alcohol is being served free of charge to customers in certain services; if a licence is...
    • Court Accommodation Refurbishment
      32. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when it is envisaged the court building in Kilcock will be reopened following ongoing renovations; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      33. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality with regard to the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency, when the health and safety policy of each was...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      34. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in respect of all commercial and...
    • Probate Applications
      35. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and grade of staff allocated to the Probate Office; and the number of individual probate applications they have dealt with during each...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      36. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to when she spoke at the UN summit on refugees and migrants in New York when she indicated the Government will have resettled 870 migrants...
    • Legal Aid Service Data
      37. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the top earning free criminal legal aid solicitors, and their earnings, for each of the years 2012 to 2015; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Garda Investigations
      38. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she or her Department is concerned about the recent reports - weekend of 25 September - of allegations of sex abuse in Waterford being known...
    • Organised Crime
      39. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to meet her Spanish and Dutch counterparts to discuss strengthening ties in tackling organised crime; and if she will make a statement...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      40. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the commitments that the Government has made in terms of accepting refugees and unaccompanied minors to Ireland; the number of persons to date who...
    • Garda Deployment
      41. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to reintroduce a dedicated drugs unit in the Cavan-Monaghan Garda division; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29780/16]
    • Judicial Appointments
      42. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of judicial vacancies that exist currently in each of the courts; the timescale envisaged to fill these vacancies; and if she will make...
    • Immigration Status
      43. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29803/16]
    • Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
      44. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the French Government has pledged to demolish the refugee camp in Calais; and if her Department...
    • Prison Medical Service
      45. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the services which are provided to persons with a mental illness while in prison; the personnel who provide the services and their qualifications;...
    • Prison Dental Services
      47. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the waiting periods for prisoners who require dental treatment and orthodontic dental services; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Prisoner Data
      48. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons with a disability who are in prison at present; when the assessment of their needs is carried out; the level of specific...
    • Recidivism Rate
      49. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her Department monitors the effectiveness of community service in place of incarceration of prisoners; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Prison Accommodation
      50. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prison places available in each prison in the prison system in 2016; the budget allocated to each prison; if she will provide...
    • Prison Service
      51. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total allocation for the Prison Service in 2015; the comparison figures for 2005 and 1995; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Prisoners Temporary Release
      52. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the basis on which temporary release of prisoners is granted; the number of prisoners who have availed of temporary release in 2015; and if she...
    • Prisoner Data
      53. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners which were granted one third remission in each of the years 2012 to 2015; the person who is the arbitrator of such...
    • Irish Prison Service
      54. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the allocation for the Irish Prison Service, IPS, in 2016, 2011 and 2006; the detail of the management structure of the IPS; the salary structure...
    • Prison Medical Service
      56. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the level of maternity and midwifery service provided within the prison system; the nursing and baby protocols which are in place; the number of...
    • Prison Education Service
      57. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the level of training and upskilling that is provided to prisoners in the prison system; the prisons which provide such services; if there is a...
    • Prison Drug Treatment Services
      58. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total cost for the provision of drugs to prisoners in the prison system; the way such drugs are provided to prisoners; if her attention has...
    • Prisoner Data
      59. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners currently serving a life sentence; the average time a life prisoner serves incarcerated in prison; and if she will make a...
    • Inspector of Prisons Remit
      60. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress being made to allow the Office of the Ombudsman to be given jurisdiction to deal with complaints relating to the prison service; and...
  • Department of Finance
    • Property Tax Administration
      61. To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding payment of the household charge of €100 that was introduced prior to the local property tax where an elderly person did not...
    • Small and Medium Enterprises Supports
      62. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has given consideration to regional specific targets for bank lending to small and medium enterprises; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Home Renovation Incentive Scheme Administration
      63. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has examined the possibility of extending the home renovation incentive scheme beyond the current deadline of 31 December 2016 for homeowners and...
    • House Purchase Schemes
      64. To ask the Minister for Finance the value of the new housing plan to a first-time buyer; if there are conditions; if it is available to everyone or if there are restrictions; and if it will...
    • Tax Collection
      65. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will examine the case of a person (details supplied) and advise on the best course of action; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29223/16]
    • Tax Residency
      66. To ask the Minister for Finance if there is a separate test for tax residency through the immigrant investor programme and approved with the tax authorities here, namely the 183 day rule; and...
    • Tax Code
      67. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will introduce a vehicle registration tax, VRT, relief on vehicles purchased by community and voluntary groups in budget 2017; and if he will make a...
    • Tax Credits
      68. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will introduce a home carer's credit in budget 2017 to support parents who stay at home to care for their children, thereby giving greater parental...
    • Tax Code
      69. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has investigated expanding urban renewal and living over the shop initiatives, to encompass a tax break for first time purchasing...
    • Banking Sector
      70. To ask the Minister for Finance the advice he has taken and received in respect of the reported difficulties of a bank (details supplied); the likely implications for Ireland and the euro of...
    • Tax Avoidance
      71. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps being taken by his Department to remove Ireland from a blacklist of tax havens by the Department of Federal Revenue of Brazil; and if he will make a...
    • EU Budget Contribution
      72. To ask the Minister for Finance the likely increase in the Irish contribution annually to the EU budget in percentage and euro values; and when that will commence in the event of a UK Brexit...
    • Budget Targets
      73. To ask the Minister for Finance if the forthcoming budget will take into account the potential impact of excise increases on consumer behaviour; if Exchequer projections factor in potential...
    • VAT Rate Application
      74. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will extend the 9% VAT rate available in the hospitality sector to owners of beauty salons who at present are excluded from this measure and are...
    • Banking Operations
      75. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a bank (details supplied) recently closed the account of the Irish Palestine solidarity campaign, IPSC; and if...
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      76. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will legislate to ensure that Irish collective asset-management vehicles are used for their purpose of investment by funds rather than as a tool for...
    • Tax Credits
      77. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason a person (details supplied) has had their tax credits adjusted by the Revenue Commissioners and are deemed to owe tax according to their employer....
    • Tobacco Control Measures
      78. To ask the Minister for Finance given that under Statutory Instrument No. 271 of 2016 roll-your-own tobacco must come in minimum 30g sized packs, previously 12.5g or 25g, if the Revenue...
    • Social Insurance Rates
      80. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will increase the employer PRSI rate to 13.75 % on incomes in excess of €100,000 to be used in budget 2017 as a part of the proposed funding of...
    • Insurance Costs
      81. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the steps he is taking to reduce the increasing insurance costs for farmers for buildings and machinery; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Tax Credits
      82. To ask the Minister for Finance if the incapacitated child tax credit will be restored in view of the fact it was reduced during the recession. [29511/16]
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      85. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agencies; when the health and safety policy of each was last reviewed;...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      86. To ask the Minister for Finance to set out details of the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in respect of all commercial and...
    • Banking Sector
      87. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the progress made on implementing the programme for Government commitment to thoroughly investigate the German Sparkassen model for the development...
    • Tax Code
      89. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the way in which capital gains tax is calculated on easements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29607/16]
    • Insurance Industry Regulation
      91. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the position regarding insurance claimants against a company (details supplied); when payments will be made to these persons; the reason for the...
    • Tax Code
      92. To ask the Minister for Finance if a person (details supplied) will be liable for a clawback of agricultural relief in respect of inheritance tax; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Excise Duties Collection
      93. To ask the Minister for Finance to set out the total revenue income from excise and taxes on alcoholic drinks per annum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29675/16]
    • Tax Collection
      94. To ask the Minister for Finance to set out the amount the investigation of underpayment of taxes by various groups, for example, medical consultants, has resulted in the recovery of taxes,...
    • Stamp Duty
      95. To ask the Minister for Finance to set out the additional yield in a full year if the stamp duty on shares was increased from 1% to 1.5%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29761/16]
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      96. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline his views on reports that a bank (details supplied) has shut the accounts of an organisation for political reasons, amounting to an attack on the...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      97. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will arrange for a response to be issued to correspondence (details supplied) submitted to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • VAT Yield
      98. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the reason the VAT receipts to September 2016 are 2.7% or €278 million behind profile; his views on the matter; and if he will make...
    • Stamp Duty
      99. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the reason the figures regarding stamp duties are 13%, or €110 million, behind year-on-year on receipts and 10.5%, or €87 million,...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • School Transport Applications
      101. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will issue a final response to a query that was directed to his office in July 2016 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      102. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will allocate additional SNA hours to a person (details supplied) who suffers from a number of learning difficulties and is currently in...
    • School Staff
      104. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the money allocated for guidance counsellors in schools has been ring-fenced to ensure it is used to fund only that service; and if he will...
    • Youth Guarantee
      105. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has drawn down the Youth Guarantee EU funding for 2016; if not, the reason this money has yet to be drawn down; and if he will...
    • Further Education and Training Programmes
      106. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the initiatives in place to increase female job upskilling and female training and apprenticeship opportunities; and if he will make a statement...
    • National Educational Psychological Service
      107. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) can have a psychological report done; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29228/16]
    • School Services Staff
      108. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the positions relating to the appointment of caretakers and cleaners to schools will be filled (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      109. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a walkway being developed (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29279/16]
    • Higher Education Schemes
      110. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the report by his Department on the barriers to lone parents accessing higher education will be published prior to the budget 2017. [29282/16]
    • Teachers' Professional Development
      111. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new school principals coached per annum since 2010. [29283/16]
    • Minor Works Scheme (1 comment)
      114. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the minor works scheme funding will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29318/16]
    • School Services Staff
      115. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of school secretaries employed by boards of management and paid from the ancillary services grant; the number who are on the 1978-79...
    • School Patronage
      117. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the development of a new secondary school (details supplied); if he will update the issue of patronage of the new secondary school...
    • Schools Building Projects
      118. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the building of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29380/16]
    • Third Level Facilities
      119. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider allocating funding to a third level college (details supplied) for a new library to replace the existing building,...
    • Student Support Schemes
      120. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will make the Student Universal Support Ireland grant scheme, the disability access route to education scheme and the HEA student...
    • Road Safety
      121. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the pedestrian lights facilitating pupils getting to and from a school (details supplied) have...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      122. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has identified a permanent site for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29400/16]
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      123. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of applications by a school (details supplied) for special needs assistants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29427/16]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      124. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the construction of the new national school in Kanturk, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29429/16]
    • State Examinations
      125. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way he plans to address, for the student, the discrepancy between those on the junior cycle who are being assessed by classroom based...
    • Third Level Facilities
      126. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to fund the development of the physical infrastructure of a college (details supplied) as has been promised by his predecessors; and if...
    • Schools Building Projects
      127. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will expedite the construction of a new school (details supplied). [29456/16]
    • Student Grant Scheme Design
      128. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the protocols in place at SUSI for students such as a person (details supplied) where SUSI will not accept a change of...
    • Technological Universities
      129. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the delivery of a technological university for the south east; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29496/16]
    • Education Policy
      130. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the strategies in place in the south east to align economic policy with educational policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29497/16]
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      131. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) can be included in the DEIS scheme for the 2017-2018 academic year; the procedure to be followed by the school in...
    • Nursing Education
      132. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the options open to a person (details supplied) who wishes to return to study nursing here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29545/16]
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      133. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of each was last reviewed;...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      134. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in respect of all commercial and...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      135. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if degree courses (details supplied) are run in collaboration with private for-profit providers; if eligible students on these courses are...
    • School Patronage
      137. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will identify the nine schools awaiting the nomination of a patron by his Department; when he plans to let the communities know the outcome...
    • Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile
      139. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills an gcinnteoidh sé go mbeidh teacht ag aon dalta scoile ar an gcuraclam nua atá le teacht isteach i scoileanna Gaeltachta, más rud...
    • Scrúduithe Stáit
      140. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills cén socrú a bheidh le cur i bhfeidhm don Ghaeilge mar ábhar Ardteistiméireachta nuair a thiocfaidh an córas nua don...
    • Oideachas trí Ghaeilge
      141. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills an dtabharfaidh sé uasdátú ar an mbeartas páirt-tumoideachais a ndéantar tagairt dó i dTuarascáil...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      143. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the construction in Midleton of an Educate Together facility; when the start date for construction will be met; and when the...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      145. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for an SNA by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29670/16]
    • Autism Support Services
      146. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a person (details supplied) with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis who received a satisfactory service with the Roscommon early...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      147. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of part-time and full-time staffing roles in each grade and area of responsibility which are filled by participants by their...
    • Autism Support Services
      148. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the preschool special ASD classes in Cork city and county; his plans to roll out further such classes; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Schools Building Projects Applications
      149. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a school (details supplied) will receive written confirmation of the approval of its building application; and if he will make a statement...
    • Education Funding
      150. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide funding for a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29696/16]
    • Schools Building Projects Applications
      151. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) can be assessed for a capital investment programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29708/16]
    • School Accommodation
      152. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a request by a school (details supplied) to his Department for assistance with the removal of disused infrastructure at the school;...
    • Institutes of Technology
      153. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department favours putting in place a borrowing framework for institutes of technology or for technological universities that give...
    • Research and Development Data
      154. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of research grants won by bidders in each higher level institution from Science Foundation Ireland, the Higher Education Authority,...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      155. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the new secondary school for Swords in north county Dublin; when this school will be delivered; if he will provide a map to...
    • Brexit Issues
      156. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the situation with respect to student fees for cross-Border students in view of Brexit; if he will guarantee currently enrolled students from the...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      157. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he or any of his officials have met with any survivors of school sex abuse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29722/16]
    • Education Funding
      158. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he or any of his officials have approached any finance companies here or outside Ireland in respect of the prospect of the introduction of...
    • State Examinations
      159. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the review of the reasonable accommodation scheme for State examinations has been published; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • School Transport Review
      160. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the review of the school transport scheme will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29725/16]
    • Access to Higher Education
      161. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the review of the barriers to education for lone parents will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29726/16]
    • Departmental Strategies
      162. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the Gaeltacht education strategy will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29727/16]
    • Industrial Relations
      163. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way his Department intends to deal with non-union members in relation to the application of FEMPI legislation on those outside of the...
    • Student Assistance Fund
      165. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the review on the student assistance fund will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29730/16]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      166. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps his Department has taken to introduce the in school speech and language therapy model; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • School Staff
      167. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there are any subject areas in which there is currently a shortage of teachers with sufficient competence to teach to a high standard; the...
    • Psychological Assessments
      168. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the total number of assessments undertaken by both NEPS and the scheme for private assessment for the previous school term; and if he will make a...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      169. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe for the establishment of the inclusion support service; the remaining steps to be taken to complete the establishment of the...
    • Industrial Relations
      170. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on his discussions with ASTI; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29735/16]
    • Industrial Disputes
      171. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps his Department has taken to limit the impact of escalated industrial action on students, particularly in the event of strike action;...
    • State Examinations
      173. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing access to reasonable accommodation for the leaving certificate on the same basis as junior certificate students;...
    • Departmental Funding
      174. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students that have applied and availed of funding under the pilot scheme for those who have come through the direct provision...
    • School Funding
      175. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the urgent need for the capital development of a school (details supplied); if his Department will make...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      176. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps being taken by his Department to address the shortage of teachers qualified to teach through Irish; if his Department has any...
    • School Transport Eligibility
      177. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a family (details supplied) has to pay for school transport; if his Department will consider waiving the school transport fee in the...
    • Schools Site Acquisitions
      179. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the site selection process for the three school campus at Buncrana, County Donegal, which incorporates new schools for a school...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      180. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to make grants available to schools to upgrade ICT equipment; the timeframe for the introduction of same; and if he will make a...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      181. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the situation whereby a school (details supplied) has not been included in the DEIS programme due to an administrative error...
    • School Curriculum
      182. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will provide the necessary supports to allow an aonad be established at a school (details supplied); if he will meet the group...
    • School Patronage
      183. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the methodology being utilised by his Department to identify the areas of demand for school diversity in respect of patronage for existing...
    • State Examinations
      184. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a new governing circular and application forms have been issued to schools in respect of the reasonable accommodation scheme for State...
    • National Educational Psychological Service Staff
      185. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there has been a decline of experienced psychologists willing to participate in the scheme for private psychological assessments; and if he...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      186. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will consider granting urban DEIS status to a school (details supplied) that currently is categorised as a rural DEIS school;...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      187. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the detailed design and tender documents for a school (details supplied) have been submitted to his Department; when tenders will be invited...
    • Cáilíochtaí Múinteoireachta
      189. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills cén fáth ar íslíodh an riachtanas Gaeilge le haghaidh iontráil i gcúrsaí bunmhúinteoireachta i...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      190. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 227 of 21 June 2016, the number of applications for incremental credit for non-teaching service his...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Motor Tax Collection
      199. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the motor tax efficiency report submitted by Dublin City Council; and his views on the various...
    • Local Authority Housing Rents
      200. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will commit to raising the issue regarding subsidiary earners on disability allowance being assessed for rent...
    • Security of the Elderly
      201. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the alarm system for elderly persons and persons residing alone can be provided for persons who do not have a...
    • Commercial Rates Calculations
      202. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the consideration which is being given by his Department to rebalance the burden of commercial rates between large...
    • An Coimisiún Toghcháin
      203. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government an bhfuil sé ar intinn aige le linn shaolré an rialtais seo Coimisiún Toghcháin buan a chur ar...
    • Údaráis Áitiúla
      204. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas maidir le seasamh an rialtais i dtaobh an athbhreithnithe ar struchtúir...
    • Toghcháin Áitiúla
      205. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government an bhfuil sé ar intinn aige Coimisiún a chur ar bun chun teorainneacha na dtoghcheantar do na...
    • Coimisiún na Teorann
      206. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government an bhfuil sé ar intinn aige Coimisiún a chur ar bun chun teorainneacha na ndáilcheantar a...
    • Library Services Staff
      208. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total number of staff vacancies in the public library service per local authority, which have not been filled...
    • Library Services
      211. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason the four Dublin local authority library services are not participating in the so-called nationwide...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme
      212. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to letters sent to persons who are local authority occupants (details supplied); if...
    • Rural Resettlement Scheme
      213. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount of moneys granted to rural resettlement Ireland each year for the past 20 years; the number of families...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Expenditure
      214. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the level of Exchequer funding provided for social housing across all programmes between 2006 and to date in 2016 in...
    • Homeless Accommodation Funding
      215. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the level of Exchequer funding provided for homeless services between 2006 and to date in 2016 in tabular form....
    • Housing Assistance Payments Data
      216. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of tenancies which have been delivered in 2016 to date under the homeless housing assistance payment...
    • Local Authority Housing Data
      217. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of units of social housing which have been acquired or completed by local authorities under the social...
    • Local Authority Housing Provision
      219. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of units of rapid build housing which have been delivered to date in 2016; and if he will make a...
    • Library Services
      220. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the national tender for public library services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29355/16]
    • Library Services Provision
      221. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the public library services that are currently practising staff-less hours; the public libraries which plan to use...
    • Library Services Funding
      222. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the cuts in funding to the State's public library services by local authorities in each of the past five years in...
    • Severe Weather Events Response
      224. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to assist local councils with extra resources for preventative measures if the same level of flooding...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      225. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide affordable and non-speculative social housing units through the development of models such as the...
    • Library Services Staff
      227. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the position regarding the obligation on applicants for positions as librarians in county libraries to be fluent in...
    • State Bodies Data
      228. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agencies; when the health and safety...
    • Planning Issues
      230. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to introduce legislation to extend planning permission for developments that are approaching their...
    • Local Authority Housing Provision
      231. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the locations in which his Department gives approval for projects to go to tender and in which tender documents...
    • Planning Issues
      233. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the various allegations detailed to him by a person (details supplied) in a county council that allege...
    • Local Authority Housing Data
      234. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total number of local authority voids returned to stock in each year from 2010 to 2015 and to date in 2016; the...
    • Local Authority Assets
      235. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount of land which is owned by the county and city councils in Cork; the amount of land in acres owned by the...
    • Local Authority Housing Maintenance
      236. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 130, 135 and 136 of 29 September 2016, the number of local authority homes...
    • Animal Breeding Regulations
      239. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to change the regulations in respect of protected dog breeds in view of the recent report received by him...
    • Urban Renewal Schemes
      240. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government whether, as part of the Limerick regeneration programme, Tipperary County Council provided costings of its proposal...
    • Homeless Persons Data
      241. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has considered an outreach programme in an attempt to identify hidden homeless persons here who may require...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Social Insurance Data
      242. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the amount which would accrue to the State if employers' PRSI was increased by 1%, 1.5% and 2% on all businesses and on businesses...
    • Back to Education Allowance Eligibility
      243. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason for refusal of back to education allowance for a person (details supplied). [29459/16]
    • Employment Support Services
      245. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if he will extend the Tús scheme from one year to two years to allow further progression and experience by the employee and...
    • Illness Benefit Applications
      246. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for illness benefit by a person (details supplied) and when they can expect a decision on their case....
    • Programme for Government Initiatives
      247. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the steps he has taken to introduce a working family payment as promised in the programme for Government to ensure that social...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      248. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when he will stop the practice of 65 year olds having to sign on for jobseeker's payment until they reach the age of 66 years; and...
    • Back to Work Allowance Applications
      249. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if an appointment in respect of back to work enterprise allowance with a new officer can be facilitated in the case of a person...
    • Social Insurance Payments
      250. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if he will consider disallowing casual or short term work early in a person's life that causes a large gap in their work history...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Delays
      253. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork has not yet received an outcome to an appeal that was assigned to an appeals...
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      254. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) employed as a supervisor on a community employment scheme will be offered redundancy should their...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      255. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      256. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason an application by a person (details supplied) has not been decided in view of the fact that the application has been...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      257. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made on an application for a review of a decision to refuse carer's allowance to a person (details...
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      258. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath will be paid disability allowance. [29384/16]
    • Back to Education Allowance Eligibility
      259. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection his plans to reverse the decision to means test persons receiving back to education allowance, which was implemented in April 2016...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals
      261. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a decision has been made on the review of further information submitted in support of a domiciliary care allowance appeal in...
    • Carer's Benefit Payments
      262. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) who was granted carer's benefit on 17 July 2016 has still not received payment; and if he...
    • Widow's Pension
      263. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if all entitlements are being paid in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      264. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of each was...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      265. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in respect of all commercial...
    • Invalidity Pension Payments
      267. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a qualified adult payment of an invalidity pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be backdated;...
    • Community Services Programme
      268. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when funding will be provided to an organisation (details supplied). [29616/16]
    • Jobseeker's Benefit Payments
      269. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of jobseeker's payment in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29667/16]
    • Carer's Benefit Payments
      270. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when the child dependent allowance and arrears due will be paid to a person (details supplied) who is in receipt of carer's...
    • Social Insurance
      271. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if persons who were in paid employment and left their work after they got married to run the family farm with their spouse were...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      275. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if an application for an invalidity pension by a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Applications
      276. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made pertaining to a partial capacity benefit claim by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Clár na mBéilí Scoile
      277. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection maidir le Ceist Dála Uimhir 290 i gcomhair freagra scríofa an 4 Deireadh Fómhair 2016, cad chuige nach i nGaeilge a...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Data
      278. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the annual cost of reversing from 1 January 2017 the cuts made to the rates of payment of the State pension contributory where the...
    • Live Register Data
      279. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of persons on the live register two months before and two months after the Young Ballymun Youth Guarantee pilot scheme...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Consular Services Provision
      280. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if any person from his Department has been in touch with a person (details supplied). [29336/16]
    • Advocacy Groups
      284. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a bank recently closed the account of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, IPSC, and...
    • Human Rights Cases
      285. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a person's (details supplied) trial was postponed for the fifteenth time on 2 October 2016...
    • Syrian Conflict
      286. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been brought to the huge devastation and violence in Aleppo and the fact that the fighting has created a huge...
    • Consular Services Provision
      287. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will intervene in the case of a person (details supplied) regarding their passport and rights abroad as an Irish citizen; and if he...
    • Departmental Agencies
      289. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency under the aegis of his Department; when the health and...
    • Colombian Peace Process
      291. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the peace proposal in Colombia was narrowly rejected in a referendum; his plans for his...
    • Syrian Conflict
      292. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on his recent meeting with the Russian ambassador and the issues discussed at the meeting; and if he will make a statement...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      293. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the EU is seeking to send persons back to war-torn Afghanistan as a part of a broader...
    • Passport Data
      294. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the estimated number of persons resident in Great Britain who are eligible for Irish passports through descent from Irish parents...
    • European Court of Human Rights Judgments
      296. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the progress made to date in the case being taken by the Government in the European Court of Human Rights against the UK in respect of the...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Labour Court Recommendations
      299. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress to date on the implementation of LCR 19293 regarding pension claims for community employment supervisors; the number of...
    • Public Sector Staff Retirements
      300. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if persons will be allowed to work until they reach 66 years of age (details supplied). [29431/16]
    • Public Procurement Regulations
      301. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if, under EU procurement regulations, Irish SMEs will be precluded from tendering for public contracts, which they have been...
    • Public Sector Staff Recruitment
      302. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to recruit for public service positions in the Galway region; and if so, when this recruitment will begin; and if he will make...
    • Inland Waterways Maintenance
      303. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW will investigate dangerously hanging trees on the river embankment of the River Camac in Dublin 8 (details supplied). [29239/16]
    • Public Sector Staff Data
      304. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding the provision and availability of payslips for persons who are retired from the public service and who need proof...
    • Pension Provisions
      305. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on a query regarding pension entitlements by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29296/16]
    • Labour Court Recommendations
      306. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he will recognise and implement the community supervisors-assistants pension claim, LCR 19293, in view of the fact this is now...
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      307. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of each was last...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      308. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in respect of all commercial and...
    • Community Employment Schemes Review
      309. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the chairperson of the community high-level forum, which was set up in November 2015,...
    • Public Private Partnerships
      310. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the current position regarding the revised Manual on Government Deficit and Debt, MGDD, published by EUROSTAT on 4 March 2016; the...
    • Tourism Industry
      311. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason an OPW-controlled tourist attraction such as Boyle Abbey has a shorter opening season than other OPW venues such as King...
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      312. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the efforts being made to open up State procurement contracts to smaller companies and SMEs by breaking down contracts; and if he will...
    • Ministerial Functions
      313. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason a position (details supplied) was not externally advertised before it was given to a person (details supplied); the person...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      314. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the OPW will complete its work in preparing stage 2A of the school building project for a school (details supplied). [29705/16]
    • Flood Relief Schemes Applications
      315. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW is in receipt of any funding application for minor flood relief works from Dublin City Council; and if he will make a...
    • Institutes of Technology Funding
      316. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department favours putting in place a borrowing framework for institutes of technology, or technological universities, that give...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      317. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the cleaning out of rivers (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29781/16]
    • Departmental Staff Remuneration
      318. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on the severance package of €1.119 million received by a senior civil servant between 2011 and 2013; and his further...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Special Areas of Conservation
      319. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will publish a map of the precise location in a case (details supplied). [29274/16]
    • Cúrsaí Gaeilge
      324. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil an Rialtas sásta tacú go hoifigiúil le Bliain na Gaeilge, 2018, ina ndéanfar comóradh agus...
    • Stratéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge
      325. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén uair a fhoilseofar an tuarascáil a rinne Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge in 2015 ar dhul chun cinn na...
    • Invasive Plant Species
      326. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the measures being taken to control the spread of Japanese knotweed. [29458/16]
    • Gorse Burning
      327. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will investigate the need to extend the time deadline for the burning of gorse on the Knockmealdown Mountains, County...
    • Community Development Initiatives
      328. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when a co-ordinating unit to work with communities to develop co-operative structures to keep vital local services in place and to...
    • Maoiniú d'Eagrais Ghaeilge
      329. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil sí sásta glacadh leis an Phlean Infheistíochta, a comhaontaíodh idir breis agus 80 grúpa Gaeilge...
    • Cúrsaí Gaeilge
      331. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén fáth nach bhfuil sí sásta bualadh le heagraíochtaí Gaeilge, go háirithe Conradh na Gaeilge...
    • Local Authority Funding
      332. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if Roinn na Gaeltachta has considered funding the provision of a footbridge on the R257 at Bunbeg, County Donegal; and if she will...
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      333. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of each was...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      334. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in relation to all commercial...
    • Financial Services Regulation
      335. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress made on implementing the programme for Government commitment to thoroughly investigate the German Sparkassen model for...
    • Scéimeanna Teanga
      336. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén fáth a bhfuil breis agus €41,000 bainte de dheontas Mhuintearais (An tIarthar/An tIarthuaisceart agus Contae na...
    • Departmental Funding
      337. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to a query (details supplied) to acknowledge that my office is fully aware of the application for Leader funding and the...
    • Fostaíocht sa Ghaeltacht
      338. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cé na socruithe atá déanta maidir le baill foirne a earcú chun an t-ionad nua oidhreachta atá á...
    • Heritage Sites
      339. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when it is intended to publish, in either an academic form or a popular form, details of all works carried out on Skellig Michael;...
  • Department of Health
    • Occupational Therapy
      341. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) does not have occupational therapy despite being assessed as needing it; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Psychological Services
      342. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) does not have psychological therapies despite being assessed as needing this; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Human Rights Cases
      343. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department is taking the lead, on behalf of the Government, in responding to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in respect of its decision on a...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      345. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which children who need special needs assistant, SNA, support to enter into a second ECCE preschool year can do so when the budget...
    • Medicinal Products Data
      346. To ask the Minister for Health the names of the licensed importers, wholesalers, marketing company and the distributors of the drug Lariam-Mefloquine here. [29825/16]
    • Health Research Board Data
      347. To ask the Minister for Health the number of research grants won by bidders in the Health Research Board in each of the years 2010 to date in 2016, in tabular form. [29714/16]
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      348. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an appointment and hip operation for a person (details supplied). [29224/16]
    • Home Care Packages Data
      349. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting home help or a home care package in County Tipperary; the time they are waiting; if further funding will be approved for the...
    • Disability Services Funding
      350. To ask the Minister for Health the funding for respite services in County Tipperary, both adult and children services over the past five years; the number of persons awaiting services in the...
    • Mental Health Services Funding
      351. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that additional funding will be provided for residential placements for persons with enduring mental health issues in budget 2017, with a...
    • Disability Services Funding
      353. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the area of early intervention services will receive increased funding in budget 2017 to ensure that the Government's increased...
    • Disability Services Provision
      354. To ask the Minister for Health if he will make the funding available to St. John of God Kerry services in order that they can build the required additional houses on the existing site in...
    • Civil Registration Documentation
      357. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite the marriage application of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29245/16]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      358. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an operation for a person (details supplied). [29253/16]
    • Respite Care Grant Applications
      359. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a respite care application for a person (details supplied). [29255/16]
    • Nursing Staff Recruitment
      360. To ask the Minister for Health the efforts that will be made in budget 2017 to ensure a reduction in the use of agency staff and to improve the working conditions of nurses to ensure that...
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment
      361. To ask the Minister for Health when a third ENT consultant will be recruited to the department of paediatric otolaryngology at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin; and if he will make a...
    • Disability Services Provision
      362. To ask the Minister for Health if he will investigate an application for full-time care for a person (details supplied). [29267/16]
    • Medicinal Products Expenditure
      363. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE will cover the cost of pembrolizumab for a person (details supplied) who needs this drug; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29268/16]
    • Hospitals Funding
      364. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide the funding to Dublin Dental University Hospital to enable the hospital provide the urgent care needed for a person (details supplied)....
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      365. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure a person (details supplied) receives a wheelchair and the necessary assessments to receive a wheelchair; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      366. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the regulation issued by the Health Products Regulatory Authority, HPRA, that medicine packs containing more than 720mg of pseudoephedrine will...
    • Medicinal Products
      368. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider a programme to educate the public regarding the importance of following the recommended dosage of medications on packets or from their...
    • Disability Services Funding
      369. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the lack of capital investment in intellectual disability since 2006 by making an extra €100 million available annually for the next...
    • Mobility Allowances
      370. To ask the Minister for Health the grants that are available to families for the purchase of adapted vehicles, since the motorised transport grant is closed; the assistance that can be...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      371. To ask the Minister for Health the reason persons (details supplied) are waiting over a year for an appointment for surgery for their child in Galway University Hospital; and if he will make...
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      372. To ask the Minister for Health when a full-time rheumatologist will be posted to University Hospital Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29324/16]
    • Autism Support Services
      373. To ask the Minister for Health if he will allocate additional funding to alleviate the waiting lists for ASD assessment at St. Joseph's Foundation, Charleville, County Cork (details...
    • Disability Services Funding
      374. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the urgent need to provide funding for the administration of disability services, where assessment reports are being typed,...
    • Medicinal Products Prices
      375. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that if three items (details supplied) were implemented, it would have a significantly positive income effect for...
    • Health Services Staff Recruitment
      376. To ask the Minister for Health if he will immediately appoint a Parkinson's disease nurse specialist for the south east in view of the circumstances (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Facilities
      377. To ask the Minister for Health when the Wexford dialysis unit will be open in view of the pre-election promise to provide a facility; if Wexford County Council blocked planning permission...
    • Disability Services Funding
      379. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the perilous financial position of a disability service (details supplied); his plans to increase funding for the service;...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      380. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29379/16]
    • Home Care Packages Funding
      381. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to allocate increased funding for the provision of home care for those suffering from dementia; his views that appropriate home care can keep...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      382. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a treatment plan for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29386/16]
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      383. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to plans to build a primary care centre in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      384. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to support the further roll-out of Jigsaw drop-in centres around the country and if so, the locations and under what timeline; whether funding is...
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      385. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide sufficient funds to ensure that adequate home care package hours can be provided to persons in need of this package; if his attention has...
    • Primary Medical Certificates Provision
      387. To ask the Minister for Health when the next clinic is scheduled in County Clare for the assessment of applicants for primary medical certificates; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      388. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide sufficient funds to ensure that adequate home care package hours can be provided to persons in need of this package; if his attention has...
    • Primary Care Centres Data
      389. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a list, county by county, of planned HSE primary health care facilities that have not yet been delivered; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Thalidomide Victims Compensation
      390. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a report on his Department's dealings with survivors of thalidomide since 2011 following the commitment in the programme for Government that...
    • Disability Services Data
      391. To ask the Minister for Health the number of individual placement services the HSE funds for persons with disabilities by county and cost per location; the number of persons per location;...
    • Youth Services Data
      392. To ask the Minister for Health the number of youth workers specifically allocated to drugs task forces per county and designated to work with young persons at risk of offending or having...
    • Health Care Professionals
      393. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the serious concerns raised by organisations (details supplied) regarding CORU registration for a profession that will allow...
    • Ambulance Service Data
      394. To ask the Minister for Health the operative period stated in the terms and conditions of the service level agreement, ref.no.HSE 021/12, between the HSE and private ambulance companies for...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      403. To ask the Minister for Health the psychiatric services available in County Louth for children with disabilities; his plans or provisions to address this service; and if he will make a...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      404. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the HSE's consideration of the NCPE report on Translarna; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29451/16]
    • Protected Disclosures
      406. To ask the Minister for Health if he will examine the behaviour and the failure of the HSE to properly investigate and protect a person (details supplied) in County Clare as a whistleblower...
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      407. To ask the Minister for Health if he will grant night-time respite care for the 12 week period for a person (details supplied) as requested by their family; and if he will make a statement...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments
      408. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there is no policy on patients self-medicating in accident and emergency departments in Our Lady of Lourdes...
    • Mental Health Services Data
      410. To ask the Minister for Health the number of child and adolescent psychiatrists employed at University Hospital Waterford; the number of those posts which are vacant and operational; and if...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      411. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that appointments for children and adolescents referred by general practitioners to UHW to see a child and...
    • Hospital Staff
      414. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there is no SHO-registrar in place at UHW; his plans to rectify this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29478/16]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      415. To ask the Minister for Health if he will meet with a group (details supplied) as a matter of urgency to discuss issues relating to the provision of respite services for adults with...
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      417. To ask the Minister for Health the current respite options in County Louth for adults with high support needs and challenging behaviour; the access to respite outside of County Louth which...
    • Pharmacy Regulations
      419. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding pharmacists who dispense prescriptions on a phased basis (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29521/16]
    • Health Services
      420. To ask the Minister for Health the arrangements which were put in place by the SEHB and now the HSE to manage the affairs, financial and otherwise, of a person (details supplied); if a...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      421. To ask the Minister for Health the reasons certain staff have been suspended with pay from St. Patricks, Kells Road, Kilkenny; if he is aware of the concerns of parents and staff relative to...
    • General Practitioner Services
      422. To ask the Minister for Health if a general practitioner with a contract for a rural area is not turning up to facilitate the clinics at the agreed times, the follow up action which is...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      423. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be given an appointment in a hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29544/16]
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      424. To ask the Minister for Health the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of each was last reviewed; when the...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      425. To ask the Minister for Health the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in respect of all commercial and non-commercial agencies;...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Applications Data
      426. To ask the Minister for Health the average length of time a person would be waiting to secure a wheelchair; if there is variation in the length of time waiting to secure a wheelchair in...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility
      427. To ask the Minister for Health if he is considering adding Alzheimer's disease to the long-term illness scheme; if he will consider liaising with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and...
    • Mental Health Services Staff
      428. To ask the Minister for Health the number of psychiatrists currently employed in mental health services in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29587/16]
    • Mental Health Services Data
      429. To ask the Minister for Health the total number of referrals made to psychiatrists working in the Donegal mental health service for each of the years 2013 to 2016 to date in tabular form;...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      430. To ask the Minister for Health the number of beds which are available in the psychiatric unit in Letterkenny University Hospital; the measures which are in place for persons requiring...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      432. To ask the Minister for Health if all persons which are discharged from the psychiatric unit at Letterkenny University Hospital may avail of services provided by the community psychiatric...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      433. To ask the Minister for Health if the FreeStyle Libre, a sensor for measuring blood sugars, will be made available on the GMS and long-term illness card; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Hospital Procedures
      434. To ask the Minister for Health the number and nature of the non-elective procedures that have been cancelled per month since January 2016 to date in Galway University Hospital; and if he...
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      435. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons that have been identified as appropriate for discharge but cannot be discharged due to inadequate follow-up services, including the...
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      436. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the BreastCheck mobile screening service in a number of locations (details supplied). [29606/16]
    • Health Services
      437. To ask the Minister for Health if he has examined funding options for a centre (details supplied); if he will speak to the HSE regarding a funding partnership between Soilse and the centre...
    • Autism Support Services
      438. To ask the Minister for Health the measures which have been taken to appoint a new autism liaison nursing councillor in the Wexford area following a recent retirement; when a new autism...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      439. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an outpatient appointment for a person (details supplied) at Beaumont Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29622/16]
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      440. To ask the Minister for Health if there will be no building works on the graveyards at St. Loman's Hospital, Mullingar, and whether there are no plans for building works or sale of the...
    • Home Care Packages Administration
      441. To ask the Minister for Health if the seven point home care criteria (details supplied) are standard criteria throughout the country or unique to County Roscommon; the reason the issue of...
    • Home Care Packages Data
      442. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons in counties Roscommon and Galway currently awaiting implementation of a home care package for 2015 and 2016, in tabular form; the average...
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      443. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for increased home care package hours for a person (details supplied); and the expected timeframe for delivery of the approved...
    • Disability Support Services Provision
      444. To ask the Minister for Health if extra home nursing hours will be provided for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29659/16]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      445. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be seen for an appointment; the waiting time until they are seen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29662/16]
    • Home Care Packages Funding
      446. To ask the Minister for Health the amount which was provided specifically to County Kerry from the €20 million allocated to maintain home help hours and home care packages; and if he...
    • Mental Health Services Funding
      447. To ask the Minister for Health the total annual spend currently on mental health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29676/16]
    • Departmental Staff Data
      448. To ask the Minister for Health the number of part-time and full-time staffing roles in each grade and area of responsibility which are filled by participants by their registration for the...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      449. To ask the Minister for Health the considerations that are being made to ensure any increases in pension payments for those aged over 70 will not result in these persons losing their...
    • Disability Support Services Provision
      450. To ask the Minister for Health if there has been a change of policy in respect of the supports to children diagnosed by a service provider after a certain date (details supplied); and if he...
    • Health Research Board
      451. To ask the Minister for Health if there is any research being carried out on muscular dystrophy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29686/16]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      452. To ask the Minister for Health if a drug that has recently come on the market in the USA will be available to persons with muscular dystrophy; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Cancer Services Funding
      453. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department provided funding to the Irish Cancer Society in each of the years 2010 to 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29689/16]
    • Vaccination Programme
      454. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the findings of the European Commission which endorsed the conclusion of the European Medicines Agency on 12 January 2016 that there is no need to...
    • Hospital Services
      458. To ask the Minister for Health when theatre space will be made available at University Hospital Waterford for children in the Waterford area with special needs and who have dental...
    • Cancer Research
      459. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of funding available to cancer trial research units in hospitals around the country; the amount of funding which is going to each cancer trial...
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      460. To ask the Minister for Health the number and location of primary care centres currently undergoing construction but due to open to the public by end of quarter 1 of 2017; and if he will...
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      461. To ask the Minister for Health the full year cost of increasing the number of inpatient rooms at the cystic fibrosis unit from four to 15 at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9; and if he will make...
    • Health Services Staff Data
      462. To ask the Minister for Health the number of student nursing places and student doctor places available in each of the years 2013 to 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Pension Provisions
      463. To ask the Minister for Health when the gratuity payment due to certain home help workers will be made in lieu of pension payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29766/16]
    • Autism Support Services
      464. To ask the Minister for Health if he will convene a national health consultative forum, as allowed for under section 8 of the Health Act 2004, to gather knowledge, insights and expertise...
    • Health Insurance Cover
      465. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the unfairness regarding private health insurance upon admittance to a public hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • EU Directives
      466. To ask the Minister for Health the outstanding EU directives that his Department or agencies under its remit are responsible for implementing, in tabular form; if the implementation of any...
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      470. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the long waiting times for speech and language therapy services for children in County Wexford; the number of staff available to carry out these...
    • Vaccination Programme Data
      474. To ask the Minister for Health the percentage of girls who are currently being vaccinated with the HPV vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29794/16]
    • Vaccination Programme
      475. To ask the Minister for Health if there are any ongoing studies here to examine any adverse reaction to the Gardasil vaccination, not just directly after the injections but for at least five...
    • Autism Support Services
      479. To ask the Minister for Health if he will examine issues relating to an appointment for autism diagnosis assessment in County Louth as per correspondence from a person (details supplied);...
    • Driver Licences
      480. To ask the Minister for Health the costs involved in the recurring renewal of driving licences required by those aged over 70 years; and if any support is available for those with difficulty...
    • HSE Properties
      481. To ask the Minister for Health if the disused HSE clinic site behind Dundrum library is available for use by local community groups. [29810/16]
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
      482. To ask the Minister for Health if a person, who is a registered nurse with NMBI and provides care for persons in his or her home in a private capacity, is required to register as a care...
    • Home Care Packages Administration
      483. To ask the Minister for Health if it is the case that from 1 September 2016, all HSE home care package tenders have been awarded solely to private companies; if this is part of the...
    • Hospitals Capital Programme
      484. To ask the Minister for Health the total amount spent on capital projects at University Hospital Galway since 1 January 2006; the hospital's official bed capacity on that date; and the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      485. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients by clinical speciality who have been on outpatient waiting lists for Galway University Hospital for less than six months, between six...
    • Hospital Procedures
      487. To ask the Minister for Health the number of operations or procedures by clinical speciality that were scheduled but cancelled at University Hospital Galway since the beginning of 2016....
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      489. To ask the Minister for Health the total cost of civil, architectural and structural design in respect of the new 75 bed ward block at University Hospital Galway; if the design is...
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      491. To ask the Minister for Health the current bed capacity of Merlin Park Hospital; the complete range of specialties and services offered at the hospital; and his views on whether the hospital...
    • Hospital Procedures
      492. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) from County Donegal who, having been admitted to Galway University Hospital, can expect to be scheduled for surgery; and if he...
    • Health Services Provision
      496. To ask the Minister for Health when rehabilitative care might be offered in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29884/16]
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Sugar Industry
      497. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if consideration has been given by his Department to reviving the sugar beet industry and specifically the construction of a...
    • GLAS Payments
      498. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) who is a participant in the GLAS scheme from County Wexford will be paid their premium for 2015 and...
    • Sheep Census
      499. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide the latest information at hand on updating the sheep census; the number of flock owners that have provided data;...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      500. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a person's (details supplied) area aid payment. [29323/16]
    • Hen Harriers Threat Response Plan
      502. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the current position with respect to TRPs on the hen harrier; when he expects to be in a position to conclusively deal with the issue...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      503. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will ensure that an outstanding ANC payment due to a registered farm partnership (details supplied) will be paid out...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Applications
      504. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will be made on a 2015 BPS application for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [29365/16]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      505. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive their single farm payment for 2015 and 2016; and if he will make a...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      506. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a person's (details supplied) 2015 area aid payment. [29385/16]
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Applications
      507. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an area aid payment application by a person (details supplied). [29416/16]
    • Mushroom Industry
      508. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures being taken to protect the Irish mushroom Industry in the wake of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • TB Eradication Scheme
      509. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review and assist a person affected by TB (details supplied); the procedures in place to prevent TB recurring...
    • Compensation Schemes
      510. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which compensation paid to vegetable farmers whose crops were destroyed by the cold snap of late 2009 and early 2010 was...
    • Organic Farming Scheme Payments
      511. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied ) will have to wait until November 2016 to receive payment under the organics programme 2015;...
    • GLAS Issues
      513. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider implementing a scheme to promote the growth of hedgerows on farms considering the positive environmental benefits...
    • Brexit Issues
      515. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the impact of Brexit on the food industry in Waterford city, county and the south east; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Applications
      516. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person (details supplied) will have farm payments processed; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Equine Industry
      517. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an application for funding (details supplied) has been successful; if so, when moneys will be made available; if not, the reasons...
    • Aquaculture Licences
      518. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the location or bays in County Donegal where appropriate assessments have been carried out in respect of special areas of...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      520. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a payment of €30,000 was withheld from a person's (details supplied) single farm payment for 2014; if he will...
    • Dairy Equipment Scheme Applications
      521. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications received for dairy equipment under the TAMS; the number which have been processed to date and in respect...
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      522. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of each was...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      523. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sports or musical events during 2015 in regard to all commercial and...
    • Aquaculture Licences
      524. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to concerns from the fishing community that the size and scale of the activities to which an...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      525. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of areas of natural constraint scheme payments for a person (details supplied). [29639/16]
    • GLAS Payments
      526. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied). [29640/16]
    • Animal Culls
      527. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to introduce a scrappage scheme for horses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29656/16]
    • Departmental Records
      528. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason an application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal in respect of a certificate of compliance for the movement...
    • Meat Processing Plants
      529. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his officials at meat processing plants are aware of cattle being paid for under the meat processor-run insurance scheme; the...
    • Bovine Disease Controls
      530. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total amount of departmental expenditure allocated in 2016 to provide financial supports for farmers faced with the removal of...
    • Aquaculture Licences
      532. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the concerns from the fishing community that the size and scale of the activities for which an...
    • Animal Identification Schemes
      533. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the arrangements in place to ensure a supply of EU-approved cattle tags for farmers after November 2016, in view of the withdrawal of...
    • Animal Welfare
      534. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider making the installation of CCTV in abattoirs here a mandatory requirement in order to protect against potential...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Waste Disposal
      535. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the measures he intends to put in place for the elderly and also for persons who are unable, due to infirmity or storage...
    • Landfill Sites
      536. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the tonnage of waste being dumped in a location (details supplied) in County Kildare for each of the past five years; the...
    • Waste Disposal
      537. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the tonnage of waste exported for disposal for each of the past five years; the destinations of this waste and the port...
    • Climate Change Policy
      538. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the proposed timeline for ratification of the Paris climate agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Fisheries Protection
      539. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will consider lifting the draft net fishing ban for two weeks in the year in order that children and teenagers can...
    • Waste Disposal Charges
      540. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the exemptions in place for households with medical grounds following the introduction of pay-by-weight refuse collection...
    • Electricity Transmission Network
      541. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has received a report on the break in the east-west electricity interconnector between Dublin and Wales; the reason...
    • Bioenergy Strategy
      547. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when the public consultation on the strategic environmental assessment of the draft bioenergy strategy will take place....
    • White Paper on Energy
      548. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the position regarding the White Paper on renewable energy. [29420/16]
    • Electricity Generation
      549. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if the Government will encourage all the electricity providers to pay domestic producers of electricity either by solar...
    • Strategy for Renewable Energy
      550. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if the current system and prices of microgeneration can be improved to encourage more persons to invest in renewables and...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      552. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to roll out dark fibre broadband in the south east; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29502/16]
    • Renewable Energy Incentives
      553. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on concerns raised in a document (details supplied); his plans in this regard; and if he will make a statement...
    • Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Scheme
      555. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to extend the closing date of the REFIT 3 scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29547/16]
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      556. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      557. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in respect of all...
    • Electric Vehicles
      558. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of the national electric car network; the number of fast charge points there are here; the number currently...
    • Broadband Service Provision (1 comment)
      559. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when fibre broadband will be rolled out in Dundrum and Knockavilla, County Tipperary, and residents will have access to a...
    • Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Scheme Applications
      566. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to a query (details supplied) if the person concerned has already received REFIT approval from his Department; if...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      567. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if an area (details supplied) in County Kerry will be included in the upcoming fibre broadband roll-out; and if he will...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Road Safety
      568. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of schools both primary and secondary that are located in 30 km/h zones and 50 km/h zones; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      569. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ensure that funding for local roads will be dramatically increased in budget 2017; if the local improvement scheme will be...
    • State Bodies Property
      570. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the costs spent by the National Transport Authority in maintaining the site formally known as the Johnstown Garden Centre, Johnstown,...
    • Sports Capital Programme
      571. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the sport capital programme will be announced. [29262/16]
    • Driver Licence Applications
      572. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will examine the case of a person (details supplied) regarding a driver licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Cycling Facilities Funding
      573. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the capital project on the Royal Canal in Dublin 15; when the works will commence; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Roads Authority Projects
      574. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the progress of the proposed M20 Cork to Limerick motorway; his views on the importance of this piece of infrastructure to...
    • Road Projects Status
      575. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the proposed western bypass of Ardee, County Louth, in view of the most recent safety and traffic congestion concerns; if...
    • Maritime Safety
      576. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will direct a naval architect in the Marine Survey Office to confirm the failed stability tests carried out on a vessel (details...
    • Cycling Policy
      577. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the urgent need to address cycle safety here; his plans to bring forward legislation relevant to cyclist safety; and if he will make a...
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      579. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that inappropriately designed and constructed cycle lanes can result in fatal outcomes for...
    • Bus Éireann Staff
      581. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to a section in Bus Éireann's articles of association that does not allow for a transfer of...
    • Bus Services
      582. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the bus service (details supplied) from Callan, County Kilkenny, to Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, has discontinued; his...
    • Electric Vehicles
      583. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to allow electric vehicles to use bus lanes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29401/16]
    • Bus Éireann Staff
      585. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the rationale for not providing Bus Éireann drivers in County Cork with a hepatitis C vaccination when bus inspectors are provided...
    • Public Transport Initiatives
      586. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to extend the use of the Leap card on Irish Rail outside Dublin. [29457/16]
    • Road Safety
      587. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to set up a licensing system for car sellers to regulate the industry and put a stop to unregulated sellers who may be selling...
    • Car Theft
      589. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to make vehicle trackers mandatory to ensure stolen vehicles can be recovered; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Public Transport
      590. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects the heads of the planned bill on the regulation of rickshaws to be published; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Olympic Games Ticketing Arrangements
      591. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the projected timeline of the State's inquiry into the Rio Olympic ticketing scandal; when the inquiry is due to begin; and when it is...
    • Road Projects Status
      592. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the plans in place to complete the Enniscorthy and New Ross bypass; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29495/16]
    • Road Network
      593. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to improve the N25 road network; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29499/16]
    • Tourism Funding
      594. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the supports and resources, both human and financial, provided by the State to the south east to support tourism as an economic driver;...
    • Rail Services Provision
      595. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to increase capacity for a train service (details supplied); his plans to upgrade the rail line from Greystones to Bray from a...
    • Roads Maintenance Funding
      596. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider providing funding for the road to Aranmore Island lighthouse, Tory Island lighthouse and the Aranmore Island ring...
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      597. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of each was last...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      598. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in respect of all commercial and...
    • Dublin Airport Authority
      600. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the daa's growth incentives for 2017; when these will be notified; the reason for the delay in revealing these incentives; and if he will...
    • Airport Development Projects
      601. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason for the 30% rise in the projected cost of the second runway at Dublin Airport; if the planned length of the runway is...
    • Tourism Funding
      602. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider an application for funding by a group (details supplied) which has applied for funding under the Fáilte Ireland...
    • Airport Development Projects
      604. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the nature of his engagement with Waterford Regional Airport since his announcement to commit extra capital funding to the airport; if...
    • Haulage Industry Regulation
      606. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to sign the 42 tonnes derogation on vehicle weights for five axle articulated vehicles into legislation in line with France and...
    • Ports Development
      607. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the marketing strategies or programmes in place to support Waterford and Rosslare ports; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Greenways Development
      608. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the development of the west Clare railway greenway from Ennis to Lahinch in County Clare; and if he will make a statement...
    • Public Transport Initiatives
      609. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of times he has met Transport Infrastructure Ireland to discuss the metro north project since he became Minister; and if he...
    • Road Safety
      611. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures he is taking to ensure that road safety around schools is improved and that speed limits around primary and secondary...
    • Road Network
      612. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address an issue with regard to the lay-by areas on motorways (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
      613. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the discussions she has had at European Council level on the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement; and the proposed timeline for...
    • Research and Development Grants
      615. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of research grants from Science Foundation Ireland won by bidders in each higher level institution in each of the years...
    • IDA Site Visits
      616. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of IDA Ireland sponsored visits in each county in 2016 up until 30 September 2016; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • IDA Data
      617. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will provide on a county basis all vacant IDA Ireland sites; if she will provide a list of all IDA sites being used per county,...
    • Job Creation
      618. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the implementation of the south east economic development strategy published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs,...
    • IDA Staff
      619. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the offices or headquarters and associated staff IDA Ireland has based in the south east; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • IDA Data
      620. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the level of IDA Ireland investment aid for each region under the regional aid guidelines from 2014 to 2020; and if she will make a...
    • Tourism Promotion
      622. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the supports and human and financial resources provided by the State to the south east to support tourism as an economic driver; and...
    • IDA Data
      623. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of IDA Ireland jobs created and lost in the south east, broken down by county, for each of the years from 2008 to 2015 and...
    • Enterprise Ireland
      624. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of Enterprise Ireland jobs created and lost in the south east, broken down by county, for each of the years from 2008 to...
    • Housing Issues
      627. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been brought to an issue (details supplied); the steps her Department has taken to ensure that this issue does...
    • Job Trends
      628. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to increase female entrepreneurship; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29537/16]
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      629. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of inspections carried out by the workplace relations bodies on a county basis in each month in 2014, 2015 and to date in...
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      631. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of each was last...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      632. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in respect of all commercial and...
    • Local Enterprise Offices
      633. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if consideration has been given to expanding the role of the local enterprise offices to include businesses with more than ten...
    • Enterprise Support Schemes
      634. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the policies, supports and programmes in place to support more women getting into business; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Enterprise Support Services Provision
      635. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if the Import X Initiative of the former enterprise boards, now LEOs, is still in place; her views on its effectiveness; and if she...
    • Prompt Payments
      636. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she has given consideration to reviewing prompt payment legislation as called for by ISME; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Research and Development Supports
      637. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the supports, strategies and processes in place to support companies operating in the life sciences sector in dealing with specific...
    • Company Closures
      638. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the actions she has taken to protect jobs at a company (details supplied); the State services which will be made available to affected...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Departmental Funding
      640. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she has considered applications from Scouting Ireland regarding capital funding on the projects they are undertaking at Larch Hill and...
    • Youth Services
      641. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of youth workers specifically allocated to drugs taskforces per county and designated to work with young persons at risk of...
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      642. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of each was last...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      643. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the gifts or hospitality given to employees to attend overseas sporting or musical events during 2015 in respect of all commercial and...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Funding
      644. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the substantial changes to the ECCE payment structure to child care facilities operating the ECCE...
    • Youth Services Provision
      645. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of further development of a Kerry diocesan youth service centre (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Child Care Costs
      646. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the measures she is taking to ensure the provision of affordable child care; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29775/16]
    • Departmental Agencies Funding
      647. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extra money which has been made available to fund Tusla's current upgrade of their ICT system; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Family Resource Centres
      648. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if money in the 2016 budget shall be ring fenced by Tusla for the family resource centres nationwide; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      651. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she has considered attempting to reduce the ratio of staff to children on the ECCE scheme; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Foster Care
      652. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the procedures and policies currently in place with regard to the vetting of both potential foster parents and foster parents with a child...
  • Department of Defence
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      653. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the health and safety framework of each commercial and non-commercial State agency; when the health and safety policy of each was last reviewed;...
    • Air Corps
      655. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the recommendations of the external safety management system review of the Air Corps in 2013, in tabular form; and the recommendations which...