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Written answers

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Institutes of Technology Funding
      39. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address the ongoing funding issues regarding institutes of technology across the country and in County Donegal; and if he will make a...
    • Special Educational Needs
      41. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the disparity between primary and secondary level education in the number of school places for children with...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      42. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress of the development of the new plan for education inclusion. [1889/17]
    • Third Level Staff
      43. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the Action Plan for Education will address the increasing use of precarious contracts and poor work conditions and pay in the third level...
    • Schools Building Projects
      44. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the development of an education campus comprising three schools at Ballinrea, County Cork, in association with the Cork...
    • Education Policy
      45. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Action Plan for Education will address pay inequality and ensure that workers in the education system receive equal pay for equal work; and...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      47. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the review of the DEIS programme; when the review will be published; the details of the expansion of the programme; the methods by...
    • Schools Healthy Living Strategies
      48. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will make recommendations and provide support to schools to include certain advertisements in their school journals that promote health and...
    • Teacher Recruitment
      49. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will approve the resources that may be necessary for the allocation of a temporary teaching post until June 2017 for a school (details...
    • School Patronage
      50. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a progress report on the divestment programme commenced by the last Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Special Educational Needs Staff Contracts
      51. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address the concerns regarding special education teachers who cannot complete their probationary requirements due to the lack of...
    • School Patronage
      52. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has satisfied himself with the processes in place to determine patronage of new schools, particularly in areas with religious and cultural...
    • School Curriculum
      53. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to introduce a subject on education regarding religions, beliefs and ethics in primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Admissions
      54. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he will take to alleviate the inordinate waiting lists faced every year by students applying for first-year places in secondary schools...
    • Third Level Participation
      55. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he is taking to address the inequalities seen in the league tables of students' accession to universities; and if he will make a...
    • School Admissions
      56. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to end the baptism barrier; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2009/17]
    • Multidenominational Schools
      57. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he will announce his action plan objective to map new approaches to reach the target of 400 multidenominational schools by 2030; and if he...
    • Education Grants
      58. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the position regarding SUSI grants whereby persons are finding it extremely difficult every year to prove independent living as...
    • National Educational Psychological Service Administration
      59. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the length of time it takes for children to be publicly assessed by the National Educational Psychological Service; his further views...
    • Special Educational Needs Data
      60. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of autistic spectrum disorder, ASD, units attached to primary and post-primary schools in the Clondalkin catchment area and the Lucan...
    • Schools Establishment
      61. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will establish a second level educational campus in Enfield, County Meath, to cater for the accelerating population growth in this area of...
    • Skills Shortages
      62. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which he remains satisfied regarding the adequacy of sufficient persons with suitable skills to meet the requirements of the modern...
    • National Training Fund
      63. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans relating to the surplus of the national training fund. [1890/17]
    • School Equipment
      64. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the decision of the education procurement service, which is his Department's sector sourcing hub, to issue a tender (details...
    • Schools Refurbishment
      65. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that the budget granted to a school (details supplied) for its new classroom extension will be increased to cover the current...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      66. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the services and schools available for children who have been diagnosed with dyspraxia and DCD in the greater Dublin area; if the current services...
    • Industrial Relations
      67. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he has taken to resolve ongoing serious industrial relations concerns in second level education highlighted by the ASTI trade union; and...
    • Literacy Levels
      68. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps being taken to improve adult literacy levels in view of the comparability of the Irish sample in PIAAC with that of other participating...
    • Education Schemes
      69. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the interventions his Department makes to assist the educational needs of asylum seekers and refugees; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Staff
      70. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide the extra resources as a matter of urgency to a school (details supplied) to end the current situation where there are 33...
    • School Transport Eligibility
      71. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that the decision to use a route over Mamore Gap when calculating the nearest school for children living in Urris, County...
    • Departmental Reports
      72. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he will publish the report of the review which his Department commissioned to identify the supports and barriers to accessing higher...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      73. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the delivery of a new school building for a school (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Institutes of Technology
      74. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the impending strike of caterers in a college (details supplied) arising from a ten year pay freeze endured by...
    • School Curriculum
      75. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the 300 hours of mental health classes to be provided to students in schools will commence, as announced by the Minister of State for Mental...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      76. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for developing apprenticeship opportunities for persons with disabilities. [1898/17]
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Departmental Functions
      77. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the functions of the parliamentary liaison unit in his Department; and the way in which these differ from the Office of the Government Chief Whip....
    • European Council Meetings
      78. To ask the Taoiseach the issues discussed at the European Council in December 2016. [1990/17]
    • Northern Ireland
      79. To ask the Taoiseach if he has sought a meeting with the DUP. [1992/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      80. To ask the Taoiseach the bilateral meetings he has had with foreign Heads of Government outside of European summit meetings since the UK referendum to leave the EU took place at which the...
    • Departmental Investigations
      81. To ask the Taoiseach the cost to the Exchequer of any ongoing investigations or inquiries in his Department. [2397/17]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Traveller Culture
      82. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans and an anticipated timeframe on the issue of recognition for Traveller ethnicity; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2037/17]
    • Crime Investigation
      83. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the actions she has taken since she has met persons (details supplied) in November 2016; if further meetings are to take place; and if she will...
    • Visa Applications
      84. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for a holiday visa in respect of a person (details supplied). [2103/17]
    • Garda Deployment
      85. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí in the County Kildare region on 1 January 2013 and on 1 January 2017; the proportion of the proposed additional recruits...
    • Garda Resources
      86. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if additional Garda resources will be allocated to the Cavan and Monaghan Garda division in view of the urgent need to re-establish a dedicated...
    • Departmental Investigations
      87. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost to the Exchequer of any ongoing investigations or inquiries in her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2395/17]
  • Department of Finance
    • VAT Rate Reductions
      88. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason radon barriers are taxable at the higher rate of VAT and treated as a luxury item when it is an essential item for the health and safety of persons;...
    • Vehicle Registration
      89. To ask the Minister for Finance if moneys will be issued to a person (details supplied) without further delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2130/17]
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      90. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has considered any of the implications of a television programme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2192/17]
    • Tax Reliefs Costs
      91. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of claims made by companies for correlative adjustments for each of the years 2005 to 2016; the number of claims for...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Third Level Charges
      93. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the action he and his Department are taking to ensure that all unpaid charges are paid to colleges; his views on whether the present...
    • Emergency Works Scheme Applications
      94. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will prioritise an early response and approval in respect of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Cork under the...
    • School Accommodation
      95. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has received an application for capital funding for a school (details supplied); if he has considered the request; if he will include the...
    • Education and Training Boards
      96. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has received the tender report for the Maynooth education campus, Maynooth, County Kildare following the re-tendering of the project; if he...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      97. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the design team for a school (details supplied) has submitted its assessment of the changes that are required to tender documents for the...
    • Gaelcholáistí Issues
      100. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 157 of 16 December 2016, when he expects to be in a position to accept the sufficient feasibility of the...
    • School Staff
      102. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address the anomaly whereby non-departmental school secretaries are on inferior contracts and will receive no pension compared to...
    • School Enrolments
      103. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details on section 29 appeals against refusals to enrol pupils to primary schools in each of the years from 2011 to 2016 inclusive, broken...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      104. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when his Department will give approval for the construction of a new school (details supplied) in view of the need for a new school in this area;...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      105. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the efforts being made to ensure that children that are currently attending an ASD unit at preschool level will have their needs met in their...
    • Schools Building Projects
      108. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which the school building programme at primary and second level in County Kildare continues to proceed as planned, having...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      109. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which his Department continues to monitor the special needs teaching requirements in terms of teachers and SNAs at primary and...
    • Departmental Strategies
      114. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made in respect of the National Skills Strategy 2025 with particular reference to meeting the skills requirements of...
    • Bullying in Schools
      115. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which ongoing efforts continue to be made to combat school bullying within school premises; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Pupil-Teacher Ratio
      116. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which the pupil-teacher ratio at primary and second level throughout the country is a matter of concern; the extent to which he...
    • Student Accommodation
      119. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which student accommodation requirements can be met in the short to medium term with particular reference to putting in place the...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      120. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has received submissions from the school authorities in respect of grant aid for a new school in Newtown; the progress to date in...
    • Schools Building Projects
      121. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider the need for a new school build to replace an existing school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      122. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the need for an accelerated school build for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; if the project can be...
    • Departmental Investigations
      123. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost to the Exchequer of any ongoing investigations or inquiries in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2391/17]
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Foreshore Issues
      124. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 175 of 1 December 2016, the names of the members and chair of the marine...
    • Private Rented Accommodation Evictions
      125. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when Part 3 of the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 will be commenced; the...
    • Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists
      126. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of households on the waiting list for social housing in Galway city since 2002; the categories the...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      135. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of local authority and AHB new build social homes that were completed in quarter 3 and quarter 4 of 2016....
    • Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility
      137. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to improve the income eligibility limits for social housing in 2017 in view of the fact numerous families...
    • Planning Issues
      139. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to a proposal contained in the Dublin City Draft Development Plan 2016 - 2022 to...
    • Local Elections
      140. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a review of the composition of district electoral divisions, which continue to be delineated as they were in the...
    • Emergency Accommodation Data
      141. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of three bedroom units which were offered to families in emergency accommodation in 2016; and the number...
    • Motor Tax
      142. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the actions the Government has taken with regard to the international emissions scandal surrounding a company...
    • Local Authority Housing Provision
      143. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of local authority houses which were constructed by the four Dublin local authorities in 2016; and if he...
    • Departmental Investigations
      144. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the cost to the Exchequer of any ongoing investigations or inquiries in his Department; and if he will make a...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance Applications
      145. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if interim supplementary welfare payment will be provided as matter of urgency to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Community Employment Schemes Review
      146. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when he will bring a memorandum to Government on the review of the community employment programme; when he will publish same, as outlined by...
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      147. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a transfer from a community employment scheme will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Pension Provisions
      148. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of his proposed reforms to pension and retirement policies that would see an end to the compulsory retirement age; the work that has been...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      150. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a disability allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied); when it is expected a decision will be made; and if he...
    • Invalidity Pension Eligibility
      151. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when the announcement of illness benefit for the self-employed will be implemented (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Investigations
      152. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost to the Exchequer of any ongoing investigations or inquiries in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2396/17]
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Northern Ireland
      153. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the possible assembly elections following the resignation of the deputy First Minister of Northern Island; his views on whether...
    • Human Rights
      155. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); the efforts that have been made to date to assist this person;...
    • Registration of Births
      156. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a foreign births registration application will be expedited to allow a person (details supplied) to provide proof of nationality for...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      157. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will approve funding for the Lower Morrell River flood scheme in County Kildare, to enable Kildare County Council to seek planning...
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      158. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a meeting will be scheduled in view of the fact that a chairperson has been appointed to the high-level community and voluntary...
    • Public Sector Staff
      159. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will put in place a more worker-friendly transfer system for public and civil servants (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Investigations
      160. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost to the Exchequer of all ongoing investigations or inquiries in his Department. [2163/17]
    • Civil Service Reform
      161. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the current status of proposals to amalgamate the SO grade of the Civil Service with the EO grade; if such an upgrade takes place, that...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Waterways Issues
      162. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she is taking in conjunction with Waterways Ireland to bring to an end an issue that is occurring with increasing frequency...
    • Gaeltacht Policy
      163. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans for the Ráth Cairn Gaeltacht in County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2063/17]
    • Post Offices and Credit Unions Merger
      164. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the work undertaken by his Department to date on the development of public banking here as envisaged in the programme for Government;...
  • Department of Health
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      165. To ask the Minister for Health the measures that have been taken to date to progress the commitment in the HSE's mental health operational plan 2016 to invest in the design and development...
    • Medical Card Reviews
      166. To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card review application will be reopened for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal who encountered difficulty in securing and returning a...
    • Nursing Staff Recruitment
      167. To ask the Minister for Health the actions he is taking to address the shortage of nursing staff in the short, medium and long term; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2043/17]
    • Hospital Beds Data
      168. To ask the Minister for Health the number of long stay beds that have been closed in the past six years on a county basis, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Primary Care Services Provision
      169. To ask the Minister for Health if he will include the provision of primary care psychology and counselling in primary care in the new primary care centre for Celbridge, County Kildare, in...
    • National Positive Ageing Strategy Implementation
      170. To ask the Minister for Health if he has communicated the revised arrangements for the implementation of the national positive ageing strategy to stakeholders; if stakeholders views on same...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      171. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be provided a date for hip replacement surgery in St James's Hospital. [2057/17]
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      172. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the primary care reimbursement department takes all steps necessary to ensure that the freestyle libre system of glucose monitoring...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      173. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the hospital waiting lists in County Donegal that have availed of health care under the NTPF or the cross-Border health care directive...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      174. To ask the Minister for Health the number of beds that were operational in Carndonagh Community Hospital, County Donegal, for each of the years 2006 to 2016, inclusive, and to date in 2017,...
    • Health Services Staff Data
      184. To ask the Minister for Health the number of nurses employed at Carndonagh Community Hospital, County Donegal, for each of the years from 2006 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form....
    • Labour Court Recommendations
      204. To ask the Minister for Health the steps the HSE has taken to implement a recommendation of the Labour Court from 2011 (details supplied) in respect of a specific issue; the current position...
    • Medicinal Products
      205. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the work being completed by his Department in respect of medicinal cannabis products; the status of the work being completed to review the...
    • Drug and Alcohol Task Forces
      206. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase the funding allocation in 2017 for the North East Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force in view of the increase in the number of persons...
    • Health Care Policy
      207. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the health care system here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2159/17]
    • Hospice Services Provision
      208. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the full human resource requirements for the new dialysis unit at University Hospital Limerick will be provided by the HSE; and if his...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      209. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect an appointment at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. [2194/17]
    • Residential Institutions Data
      210. To ask the Minister for Health the number of State-owned residential homes for persons with disabilities by county, in tabular form; and the number of residents in each at the end of 2010,...
    • Nursing Home Beds Data
      211. To ask the Minister for Health the number of State-owned nursing homes in each county and the bed capacity in each at the end 2010 and at the end of 2016, in tabular form. [2217/17]
    • Departmental Investigations
      212. To ask the Minister for Health the cost to the Exchequer of any ongoing investigation or inquiry in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2393/17]
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Departmental Staff Relocation
      213. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application (details supplied) under the central applications facility; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • GLAS Applications
      214. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive a GLAS payment. [2028/17]
    • TAMS Administration
      215. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the problems that are arising with TAMS II, whereby co-ops are providing loans to farmers to purchase equipment but the...
    • Aquaculture Data
      217. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures his Department has taken to ensure that the organic status of fish products at a number of aquaculture sites is still...
    • Aquaculture Development
      218. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures in place within his Department to ensure that the regulatory function in relation to aquaculture is conducted separately...
    • Aquaculture Licences
      219. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he expects to amend the aquaculture licence held by a company (details supplied) at Lough Altan following the company's breach...
    • Sea Lice Controls
      220. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider establishing an independent assessment body incorporating appropriate environmental representatives to oversee...
    • Semi-State Bodies
      221. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the scientific advice available to his Department from the Marine Institute can be regarded as truly independent in view of the...
    • Aquaculture Licence Applications
      222. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number times his Department's aquaculture licensing division met with a company (details supplied) during 2015 and 2016; and if...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      223. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive an AEOS payment. [2142/17]
    • Laboratory Facilities
      224. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department is conducting a review of the network of regional veterinary laboratories; the status of any review being...
    • Departmental Staff Recruitment
      225. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the publicjobs.ie recruitment campaign for technical agricultural officers; the place on the order of merit from stage...
    • Fishing Industry
      226. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the future of Ireland's fishing functions in a post-Brexit, newly configurated EU context; and if he will make a...
    • Aquaculture Licences
      228. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if all the submissions made to the group reviewing aquaculture licensing will be published. [2220/17]
    • Departmental Investigations
      229. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the cost to the Exchequer of any ongoing investigations or inquiries in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Gas Networks Ireland
      230. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide the full remit of Bord Gáis in terms of gas safety, including any responsibility with regard to...
    • National Broadband Plan
      231. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if upgrade works on the national broadband scheme will take place in the Gaeltacht area of Lambay, Cill Bhríd, Trim,...
    • Energy Usage
      232. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has satisfied himself that the ESB is in compliance with EU Directive 2004/ 22/EC and CER/13/281 (details supplied)...
    • Departmental Investigations
      233. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the cost to the Exchequer of any ongoing investigations or inquiries in his Department; and if he will make a statement...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Coras Iompair Éireann
      234. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount that was taken as reasonable profit by each of the three CIE constituent companies in each year from 2011 to 2016; the...
    • Brexit Issues
      235. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the impact the result of the UK referendum on exiting the EU will have on TEN-T funding for current road and rail projects including the...
    • Transport Policy
      236. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether there will be increased opportunities for Ireland to be eligible for TEN-T designations and funding for the...
    • Road Projects
      237. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide a list of all roads that are currently in receipt of TEN-T or INTERREG 111A/IVA funding from the EU with a column...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      238. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects to announce decisions on the review of the transport elements of the capital plan announced in September 2015; and if he...
    • Planning Issues
      239. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are any set rules or guidelines with regard to the N11 to preclude a developer putting access to a new housing development from...
    • Bus Services
      240. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a bus service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2060/17]
    • Tourism Policy
      241. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the policies he and his Department are pursuing to ensure that County Kildare benefits from the increase in tourist numbers occurring...
    • Bus Éireann Services
      242. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ensure that there is no reduction in Bus Éireann Expressway services in view of the importance of these services for...
    • Anti-Social Behaviour
      243. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to ongoing vandalism and anti-social behaviour that could jeopardise the provision of services to green...
    • Departmental Investigations
      244. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost to the Exchequer of any ongoing investigations or inquiries in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Child Protection Services Provision
      246. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 50 of 8 November 2016, if the evaluation report has been reviewed, as suggested by her; if so, the...
    • Child Care Services Regulation
      247. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will re-examine the 2016 child care regulation stipulating that only staff with a major level 5 qualification in early childhood...
    • Garda Vetting of Personnel
      249. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in view of the fact that Tusla currently applies for Garda vetting for its employees, that is, for the preschool inspectorate and that...
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      251. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when back pay will issue to certain members of the Defence Forces (details supplied). [2116/17]
    • Defence Forces Medicinal Products
      252. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on a statement made by the German Minister of Defence (details supplied) regarding Lariam; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Investigations
      253. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost to the Exchequer of any ongoing investigations or inquiries in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2390/17]