Written answers

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Childcare Education and Training Support Programme
      34. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if those persons availing of CET childcare will not face any increased costs in the years ahead. [40176/16]
    • Child Protection
      36. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to reports from the HSE of Tusla discriminating against children with disabilities in the provision of child...
    • Child Care Services Provision
      42. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the progress made in providing the 60,000 child care places that the Government committed to by April 2017; and if she will make a statement...
    • Legislative Measures
      43. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the changes to existing legislation that the introduction of the new affordable child care scheme will necessitate; the timeline that she...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      44. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide an update on the current situation, from her Department's perspective, on the status of the 200 unaccompanied minors...
    • Homelessness Strategy
      45. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will report on her Department's actions in respect of the record levels of child homelessness; her views on the long-term impact on...
    • Child Protection Services Provision
      46. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason children in care at a residential centre run by Tusla in County Tipperary were exposed to behaviours and...
    • Child Protection
      47. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason senior child protection sources who spoke to RTÉ said apparent discrimination by Tusla, reported by the HSE, which may have...
    • Youth Services Provision
      48. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the details of the expansion of youth services that support, in particular, early school leavers into employment; and if she will make a...
    • Industrial Disputes
      49. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the efforts being made to avoid the 3 January 2017 all out strike in Oberstown; the contingency plans in place for the care of the young...
    • Youth Services Provision
      50. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide support to the youth services sector, acknowledging their work; and her plans to restore their funding in line with...
    • Child Poverty
      51. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will report on any and all discussions with the Department of Social Protection as to the way in which to reduce child poverty in...
    • Industrial Disputes
      52. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide an update on the current situation in Oberstown; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39931/16]
    • Child Care Costs
      53. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the measures she will take to reduce child care fees in view of the findings of the early years sector profile report published by Pobal...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      54. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will report on the work her Department has completed in respect of the welfare of children of asylum seekers; and if she will make a...
    • Addiction Treatment Services
      57. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 30 of 8 November 2016, her views on whether her Department with the Department of Health should...
    • Direct Provision System
      58. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she has satisfied herself with the care of children in the direct provision system and with the work of Tusla in this regard; and if she...
    • Child Protection Services Provision
      59. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her department plans any specific measures to give particular attention to vulnerable children in the Christmas period; and if she will...
    • Homelessness Strategy
      61. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the responsibility her Department has for children that are placed in emergency homeless accommodation; the steps her Department is taking...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      62. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of unaccompanied minors here; and the supports her department has in place to assist them. [40182/16]
    • Industrial Disputes
      63. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the implications for the children detained in Oberstown of the decision to put ancillary staff on protective notice in respect of the...
    • Juvenile Offenders
      64. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which she and her Department can positively intervene to provide rehabilitation, education and support services for juvenile...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Cyberbullying Issues
      65. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which she and her Department continue to monitor incidents of cyberbullying; the procedures in place to detect and deter; and if she...
    • Employment Support Services
      66. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will confirm having received correspondence from a person (details supplied); the facilities available to the person under the...
    • Garda Stations
      67. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the names of all Garda stations within urban centres with populations in excess of 20,000 persons which are not capable of holding prisoners due...
    • Anti-Racism Measures
      68. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the latest iReport from the European Network Against Racism Ireland and that this report details 190 reports of...
    • Criminal Law
      69. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to introduce legislation on hate crimes. [40208/16]
    • Garda Expenditure
      70. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the annual cost of policing the Banagher horse fair in County Offaly; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40253/16]
    • Mortgage Resolution Processes
      71. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will clarify an issue for persons engaging the services of a personal insolvency practitioner as part of the recently announced Abhaile...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      72. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which the additional 21% provided in the 2016 budget to fund sexual violence victims' services has been allocated; and if she will make...
    • Departmental Funding
      73. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the way she will ensure the implementation of the minimum standards outlined by the 2015 EU victims' directive in respect of adequate funding for...
    • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
      75. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when she expects the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities to be ratified; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      76. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on introducing a humanitarian admission programme similar to the the Syrian humanitarian admission scheme that could enable refugees,...
    • Legislative Measures
      77. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on claims that once the International Protection Act 2015 is commenced there will be no safety net for refugees to bring their extended...
    • Family Reunification Policy (1 comment)
      78. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her Department has an option to exercise exceptional discretion on family reunification decisions for non-refugee and naturalised citizen...
    • Crime Data
      80. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of prosecutions and convictions, separately, for trespass on private property, in the courts for each of the years, 2011 to 2016,...
    • Immigration Status
      81. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will clarify a matter regarding residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); the current position in relation to this...
    • Immigration Data
      83. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of foreign nationals deported from this jurisdiction in the past six months; the number of such deportees who had worked for more than...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      84. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the commitments the Government has made, in terms of accepting refugees and unaccompanied minors to Ireland, and the dates by which those...
    • Deportation Orders Re-examination
      85. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 121 of 1 December 2016, the efforts being made to ensure their safety and protection of a person (details...
    • Garda Deployment
      86. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if Kildare Garda division will see any dedicated community Garda positions filled in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40459/16]
  • Department of Finance
    • Tax Credits
      87. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the future of the home carer tax credit. [40259/16]
    • Tax Code
      88. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding patronage shares; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40210/16]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      89. To ask the Minister for Finance the annual cost of providing customs presence at the Banagher horse fair in County Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40255/16]
    • VAT Rate Reductions
      90. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider reducing the VAT on adult motorcycle helmets and cycle helmets from the standard 23% rate in line with the zero rate on children's safety...
    • Tax Reliefs Costs
      91. To ask the Minister for Finance if, in respect of appendix D of the Green Paper on Pensions, he will provide the same information in respect of PRSAs and RACs for the past three years for...
    • Property Tax Assessments
      92. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons that have had their local property tax liability adjusted downwards, arising from an initial over-valuation of the property in each of...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      93. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an SNA will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40393/16]
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      94. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason Christmas holiday pay in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown to part-time teachers that was paid as rolled up holiday payment previously is now...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      95. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the processes and expected timeframe for a permanent school building for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Educational Psychological Service Staff
      96. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of the Government's commitment to an additional 65 psychologists in the National Education Psychological Service (NEPS); the reason...
    • School Funding
      97. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason special funding was not paid to a school (details supplied) in view of serious difficulties which arose in early 2016. [40219/16]
    • Information and Communications Technology
      98. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the grants available or in the near future to assist primary schools in the purchase of ICT equipment for their schools; the application...
    • Education and Training Boards Data
      99. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of persons that participated in english for speakers of other languages classes in each of the 16 education and training boards, ETBs,...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      100. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason SUSI has failed to address a query lodged by this Deputy's office six weeks ago in respect of person (details supplied) except for a...
    • Third Level Costs
      101. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he proposes to carry out a technical study on the merits or otherwise of the income contingent loan model of funding put forward as an option...
    • Third Level Staff
      102. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has satisfied himself with current student staff ratios in universities; and if he has current figures for these ratios and figures for the...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      103. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on equal pay scales for teachers. [40367/16]
    • Legislative Measures
      104. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on whether various pieces of proposed legislation from his Department will only add to the bureaucratic and administrative burdens on...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      105. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an extension and new building for a school (details supplied). [40369/16]
    • Teaching Council of Ireland
      107. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will facilitate the post-qualification professional practice inspection, probation inspection, for a person (details supplied)...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Approved Housing Bodies
      108. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will liaise with approved housing bodies regarding the purchase of available houses (details supplied) in...
    • Election Management System
      109. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department will extend the borough boundary in the Sligo urban area in view of the fact the current...
    • Commercial Rates
      110. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the details of all local authorities that currently charge rates on vacant commercial properties; the percentage...
    • Housing Data
      111. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide the information his Department has on the percentage of land zoned for residential development in...
    • Traveller Accommodation
      112. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a copy of the report on the consultation that took place between Traveller organisations in...
    • Private Residential Tenancies Board Enforcement
      116. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the efforts the Residential Tenancies Board makes to carry out or undertake to assist a service user in the recovery...
    • Irish Water
      117. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the progress in establishing an expert advisory committee on a statutory basis to review Irish Water; and if he will...
    • Local Authority Staff Data
      118. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of staff employed in the building control section in each local authority in tabular form; and his...
    • Building Regulations
      119. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the percentage of self-builds and extensions that are exempt from the building control regulations, SI 9 of 2014,...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      120. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 111 to 113 of 8 December 2016, the reason his Department has declined to...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      121. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the eligibility for a community employment scheme in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40205/16]
    • Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times
      122. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the average waiting time for a decision on appeal for social protection payments paid on a weekly basis in cases where there is no...
    • Departmental Reports
      123. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the external consultant reports commissioned by his Department since he came into office, in tabular form; the cost per report; the company...
    • Youth Unemployment Data
      124. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of young persons not in education, training or employment; the current percentage of youth unemployment; the way this number compares to...
    • Programme for Government Implementation
      125. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of commitments made in the programme for partnership Government that fall within the remit of his Department; the commitments which...
    • Poverty Data
      126. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the rate of severe material deprivation for lone parent households here as measured by EUROSTAT, in tabular form; the way in which this rate...
    • Exceptional Needs Payment Data
      127. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of exceptional needs payments paid in 2016 to date; the cost of such payments; the reason, if available, such payments are made; and if...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      128. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason persons receiving illness benefit will not receive a Christmas bonus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40228/16]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals
      129. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied). [40231/16]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      130. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in determination of an application for the domiciliary care allowance in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      131. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) is entitled to the Christmas bonus in view of the fact their long-term social protection payment was recently changed...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Payments
      132. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason just €100 per week is being paid to a person (details supplied); if the level of weekly payment will be revised; and if he will...
    • Exceptional Needs Payment Applications
      133. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if an exceptional needs payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40269/16]
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Payments
      134. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason the jobseeker's allowance of a person (details supplied) was reduced. [40270/16]
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      135. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) qualifies for illness benefit or an invalidity pension. [40468/16]
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Syrian Conflict
      136. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the conflict in Syria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40258/16]
    • Foreign Conflicts
      137. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 778 of 26 May 2015 and 313 of 21 June 2016, and notwithstanding the ongoing democratic transition,...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      138. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will consider extending the scope of works along the Dunkellin River for a further three kilometres towards Kilconeiron (details...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Hare Coursing Regulation
      139. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of times the NPWS has been present at the release of hares after coursing meetings so far this season; and if there are...
  • Department of Health
    • Motorised Transport Grant Closure
      141. To ask the Minister for Health the stage that has been reached in respect of the preparation of legislation to reintroduce the motorised transport grant scheme. [40234/16]
    • Medical Card Applications
      142. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40268/16]
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      143. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide funding directly to the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and Dublin City Council for the operation of the...
    • Self-Harm Prevention
      145. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which follow up and early intervention is arranged in cases of children between the ages of eight and 14, presenting with suspected self-harm at...
    • Psychological Assessments
      147. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which psychological assessment services continue to be made available to parents of teenage children when requested; the regions in which such...
    • Mental Health Policy
      148. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which depression amongst young persons is monitored, whether at school, at work or at play; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40413/16]
    • Health Services Provision
      149. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the particular circumstances in the case of persons (details supplied) and the urgent need for them to access appropriate...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      150. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider approving the freestyle libre on the long-term illness scheme (details supplied) [40211/16]
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      151. To ask the Minister for Health if he will arrange for an urgent appointment to be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [40216/16]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      152. To ask the Minister for Health if the drug Respreeza is to be discontinued in January 2017; the plans in place to offer persons a replacement treatment; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Departmental Reports
      153. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the Developing a Policy on a Trauma Network for Ireland document which was originally due before the end of 2015; and if he will make a statement...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      154. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the issues in the case of a person (details supplied) with regard to a place in residential accommodation; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Occupational Therapy
      155. To ask the Minister for Health if early treatment is available in respect of required occupational therapy in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Staff
      156. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons outsourced at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for each the years, 2013 to date in 2016 in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments Data
      157. To ask the Minister for Health the number of emergency department attendances at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for each the years, 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Hospitals Data
      158. To ask the Minister for Health the outpatient waiting times at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for each the years 2011 to date in 2016, by year and by speciality and in the wait...
    • Hospitals Funding
      161. To ask the Minister for Health the operating budget for the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for each the years 2009 to date in 2016 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      162. To ask the Minister for Health the capital budget or total capital spend at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for each the years, 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will...
    • HSE Agency Staff Expenditure
      163. To ask the Minister for Health the total agency spend at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for each the years, 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement...
    • Hospitals Data
      164. To ask the Minister for Health the number of WTE nursing positions in place at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for each the years, 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      165. To ask the Minister for Health the number of beds operational at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for each the years, 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Hospitals Data
      169. To ask the Minister for Health the number of theatres operational at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for each the years, 2011 to date in 2016; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medicinal Products Prices
      173. To ask the Minister for Health when negotiations will take place between the HSE and a company (details supplied) regarding the drug Kalydeco; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Disease Awareness
      174. To ask the Minister for Health his plans regarding the prevention and public awareness with respect to Lyme disease in view of recent developments in the United States (details supplied);...
    • Health Strategies
      175. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to develop and adopt a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health policy for adolescents that would ensure sexual and reproductive health...
    • Crisis Pregnancy Services
      176. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the implementation to date of the requirement in section 5(b)(iii) of the Regulation of Information (Services outside the State for...
    • Health Care Policy
      177. To ask the Minister for Health if he will legislate against medical professionals and hospitals accepting money from pharmaceutical companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medicinal Products Prices
      182. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the drug Kalydeco; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40291/16]
    • Disability Services Funding
      184. To ask the Minister for Health the status of funding for a project (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if the HSE will be forthcoming with the initially agreed funding for the project...
    • Hospital Equipment
      185. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of equipment for a hospital (details supplied). [40326/16]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      187. To ask the Minister for Health if the clinical trial of the Respreeza drug which assists persons that suffer from emphysema will continue to be made available to persons who are currently in...
    • Hospitals Data
      188. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons outsourced at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments Data
      189. To ask the Minister for Health the number of emergency department attendances at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      190. To ask the Minister for Health the outpatient waiting times at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years 2011 to date in 2016, broken down by year and by specialty and in the wait time...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments Data
      191. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital for each of the months of 2015 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospitals Funding
      193. To ask the Minister for Health the operating budget for Sligo University Hospital for each of the years, 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      194. To ask the Minister for Health the capital budget or total capital spend at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • HSE Agency Staff Expenditure
      195. To ask the Minister for Health the total agency spend at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Staff Data
      196. To ask the Minister for Health the number of WTE nursing positions in place at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years, 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      197. To ask the Minister for Health the number of beds operational at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years, 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Hospitals Data
      198. To ask the Minister for Health the number of outpatient hospital cancellations at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years, 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      200. To ask the Minister for Health the number of inpatient and outpatient "did not attends", at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years, 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Hospitals Data
      201. To ask the Minister for Health the number of theatres operational at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years, 2011 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement...
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      204. To ask the Minister for Health the number of times the full capacity protocol was initiated at Sligo University Hospital for each of the years, 2011 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if...
    • Hospital Staff Data
      207. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons outsourced at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years, 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments Data
      208. To ask the Minister for Health the number of emergency department attendances at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years, 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      209. To ask the Minister for Health the outpatient waiting times at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years, 2011 to date in 2016, in tabular form, broken down by year and by...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments Data
      210. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the months of 2015, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement...
    • Hospitals Funding
      212. To ask the Minister for Health the operating budget for Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years 2009 to 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      213. To ask the Minister for Health the capital budget or total capital spend at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years, 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he...
    • HSE Agency Staff Data
      214. To ask the Minister for Health the total agency spend at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Staff Data
      215. To ask the Minister for Health the number of WTE nursing positions in place at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      216. To ask the Minister for Health the number of beds operational at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years 2009 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Hospitals Data
      217. To ask the Minister for Health the number of outpatient hospital cancellations at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years, 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and...
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      223. To ask the Minister for Health the number of times the full capacity protocol was initiated at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years, 2011 to date in 2016; and if...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      224. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a cataract operation in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40395/16]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      226. To ask the Minister for Health the status of negotiations on the drug, Orkambi; the other countries he has been liaising with on this; if they responded to him yet on acquiring this drug;...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      227. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment in Our Lady's Hospital, Crumlin following the HSE directing such a referral as...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      228. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment for surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40431/16]
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      229. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide funding to develop fully the facility of Castlecomer Community Hospital, County Kilkenny; if homes for elderly persons will be provided as...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Departmental Expenditure
      231. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the annual cost of providing additional staff for the Banagher horse fair; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40254/16]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      232. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will examine the case of a person (details supplied) in which an allocation of a basic payment allowance was made in respect of...
    • Pesticide Use
      233. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the links made between the herbicide farmers use to spray their crops containing glyphosate, a...
    • TAMS Payments
      235. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive grant aid under TAMS II for agricultural machinery; and if he will make a...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Departmental Funding
      236. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of the application by the PURE project managed by the Wicklow uplands council for multiannual funding to...
    • Tax Code
      237. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the new stealth tax on tyres; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Energy Schemes
      238. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when the warmth and well-being energy efficiency upgrade scheme will be extended to Dublin 3, 5, 13 and 17; and if he...
    • Waste Disposal
      239. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will confirm that Knockharley dump in Kentstown, County Meath will not be used again for emergency dumping, in...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Road Projects Status
      240. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeframe for upgrading the N17 Sligo to Galway national road; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40229/16]
    • Sports Capital Programme Administration
      241. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the application process for the sports capital grant will commence; the closing date for submission of applications; and if he will...
    • Road Safety
      242. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will commission Transport Infrastructure Ireland, TII, to conduct a review on the N24 between Carrick on Suir and Mooncoin,...
    • Haulage Industry Regulation
      243. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the rationale for the introduction of a maximum weight limit for 5 axle rigid trucks; if his attention has been drawn to concerns within...
    • Sports Capital Programme Data
      244. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the detail of the resource allocation model for the allocation of funds under the sports capital programme at the last round; and if he...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Departmental Staff Data
      245. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 271 to 273, inclusive, of 8 December 2016, the reason her Department has declined to provide...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Departmental Funding
      246. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the way in which the money from cuts to funding of the Rape Crisis Network of Ireland in 2015 has been reallocated; and if she will make a...
    • Child Care Services Staff
      247. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if, having launched the report Doing the Sums: the Real Cost of Providing Childcare in Ireland, compiled by Early Childhood Ireland, she...
    • Homeless Persons Supports
      248. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 24 of 8 November 2016 regarding the supports she was making available to homeless children, if she...
    • Child Protection Services Provision
      249. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which procedures are now in place to identify children at risk at an early stage; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Youth Services Funding
      250. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which youth services in County Kildare have been able to access supporting funds in 2016; if this is in line with...
    • Youth Services Provision
      251. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which she has identified the areas of child support services deemed to be most deficient and needing attention; when she...
    • Direct Provision System
      253. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which she and her Department continue to identify children at risk while in direct provision or whose parents are...
    • Child Protection
      254. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which her Department continues to monitor the welfare of children in the various forms of State care; if she continues to be...
  • Department of Defence
    • Ministerial Correspondence
      256. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will reconsider a request in correspondence (details supplied); and if the reply provided to Parliamentary Question No. 1212 on the 17 May...