Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Child Care Services Staff (1 comment)
      47. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the difficulties being experienced by the operators of private creche facilities in recruiting and...
    • Youth Services Funding
      53. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the cuts in funding that many organisations in the youth services sector have experienced since 2011; and if she will make a...
    • Child and Family Agency Services
      54. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the steps that can be taken to increase resources to the Tusla specialist team for separated children. [7020/17]
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      55. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the additional matters that are delaying the publication of the second interim report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and...
    • Child Care Services Funding
      56. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the fact that the single affordable child care scheme will not take rent or mortgage payments into consideration when...
    • Child Care Services Provision
      57. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the further supports she will introduce to support community child care providers' work towards sustainability following the changes whereby...
    • Homeless Persons Supports
      58. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans with the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to monitor and protect the well-being of children...
    • Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
      59. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the services her Department will be making available to unaccompanied minors arriving here; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Child Care Services Provision
      60. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the affordable child care scheme will be available to parents from September 2017 through an online information technology system; the...
    • Youth Services Provision
      61. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to support the youth services sector and acknowledge the work being carried out by organisations within the community; her further...
    • Children and Family Services Provision
      63. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the details of any study and research undertaken by her Department in association with the Department of Justice and Equality regarding the...
    • Family Resource Centres
      64. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to review and increase the number of family resource centres in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Child Detention Centres
      65. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children currently in adult prisons; the reason they remain in inappropriate facilities; the steps being taken to end this...
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      67. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. [7089/17]
    • Family Support Services
      68. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans for the evaluation of outcomes from the ABC programme; the arrangements being made for the future funding of the work being done...
    • Aftercare Services Provision
      69. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to widespread reports that a large number of those children leaving foster care here on their 18th birthday...
    • Youth Services Funding
      70. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason funding has been withdrawn from an organisation (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6713/17]
    • Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
      71. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the integration and mental health services being made available for refugee children upon entering Ireland; the number of child refugees...
    • Child Care Services
      72. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the supports that have been put in place towards the re-opening of a centre (details supplied) in County Longford. [7050/17]
    • Family Resource Centres
      73. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on whether family resource centres are provided with adequate funding and supports to carry out their responsibilities; and if she...
    • Youth Services Funding
      74. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason funding has been withdrawn from an organisation (details supplied) in respect of a number of youth projects, namely Roscommon...
    • Child Care Services
      75. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on whether the child care settings will be equipped to cope with the roll out of the single affordable child care scheme; and if...
    • Commencement of Legislation
      76. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the progress which has been made in the commencement of the outstanding sections of the Children First Act 2015, particularly in relation to...
    • Election Management System
      77. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on lowering the voting age to 16 years of age in local, general and European elections. [7088/17]
    • Youth Services Expenditure
      78. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if a commitment will be made to the value for money scheme post-2017; if more resources and funding will be allocated to this initiative...
    • Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
      79. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the resources, existing or additional, that have been allocated to Tusla to facilitate the arrival and integration of unaccompanied child...
    • Child Poverty
      80. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will establish an urgent interdepartmental task force to address the escalating national crisis of child poverty in view of the fact...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Departmental Expenditure
      81. To ask the Taoiseach the level of expenditure by his Department or any organisations under the aegis of his Department for each of the years from 2005 to 2016, in tabular form, on...
    • Job Creation Data
      82. To ask the Taoiseach the total number of jobs created here in the past five and a half years. [6640/17]
    • Ministerial Staff
      83. To ask the Taoiseach if each of the Ministers of State in his Department has appointed a programme manager and policy adviser; the date for each such appointment; and the remuneration and...
    • Census of Population Data
      84. To ask the Taoiseach the total current de facto official population, both residential adult and child inhabitants, in the city of Galway as of 31 December 2016; and the projected population...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      85. To ask the Taoiseach the actions his Department is taking to strengthen against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for several hours after a suspected hacking attack....
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Data Protection
      86. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will make concerns regarding the potential effect of President Trump's executive order (details supplied) on the privacy of Irish and EU...
    • Internet Safety
      87. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the ongoing efforts by her Department to counteract internet bullying in respect of children and young adults outside of an educational...
    • Garda Reports
      88. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 101 of 24 January 2017, if, as part of the report she has requested from the Garda Commissioner, she has a...
    • Garda Recruitment
      90. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if there are any exceptions to the upper age limit for a person wanting to apply to An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement...
    • Citizenship Applications
      91. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for citizenship by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6697/17]
    • Garda Procedures
      92. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current policy for gardaí when called to domestic incidents by a family member whereby the incident involves a child or young adult with...
    • Traveller Community
      93. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on the work on recognition of the Traveller community's ethnicity; the expected timeframe for recognition of ethnicity; and if...
    • Domestic Violence Incidence
      94. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on the statistics on domestic violence; her views on whether there is under-reporting of the figures here in view of the...
    • Prison Drug Treatment Services
      95. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans for immediate treatment for prisoners who have drug or alcohol problems as a key means of reducing recidivism in view of the fact that...
    • Garda Investigations
      96. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she or her Department has requested a report from the An Garda Síochána on allegations of rape, sexual and physical assault made by a...
    • Periodic Payment Orders
      97. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the decision was taken to index link periodic payments in catastrophic injury cases to the consumer price index, CPI, in the Civil...
    • Student Visas Administration (1 comment)
      98. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the third level graduate scheme has been extended to 24 months as stated on the Education Ireland website; if so, the date that this will come...
    • Leave to Remain
      99. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will facilitate extra time to allow persons (details supplied) to apply for leave to remain; the correct procedure to be followed when...
    • Asylum Applications
      100. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the audit undertaken to assess the skill or educational levels obtained by asylum seekers and refugees in their home country prior to registering...
    • Legislative Programme
      101. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay in publishing the Gambling Control Bill; when it will be published; the anticipated date it will be signed into law; and...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      102. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the actions her Department is taking to strengthen against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for several hours after a...
    • EU Issues
      103. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the EU ESTA proposal; if she has discussed it with her UK counterpart; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6917/17]
    • Road Traffic Offences
      104. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an update on the mutual recognition of penalty points between the State and Northern Ireland; the procedures she has in place...
    • Immigrant Investor Programme Administration
      105. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the rules of the start-up entrepreneur programme run by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service will be changed to allow funding into...
    • Legislative Measures
      106. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the heads of the general scheme of the Bail Bill published in July 2015 that have not been incorporated in the Bail (Amendment) Bill 2016, in...
    • Garda Training
      108. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí who have been trained to drug test suspected drivers who are impaired by narcotics and-or prescribed medicines; and if...
    • Commissions of Investigation
      109. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the final costs to the Exchequer of each commission of investigation that has been completed to date in her Department, in...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      110. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 107 and 108 of 7 February 2017, if the refugees currently in Mosney as part of the relocation strand of...
    • Garda Procedures
      112. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on members of An Garda Síochána passing information held on Garda databases to private investigator companies; the procedures...
    • Data Protection
      113. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if data protection breaches by a private investigations company (details supplied) were reported to her in 2014; her views on the fact that this...
    • Garda Training
      114. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and location of specially designated training stations for Garda recruits which have the required training and development structures...
    • Citizenship Applications (1 comment)
      115. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of current citizenship applications by year the applications were made, in tabular form. [7198/17]
    • Garda Data
      116. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of incidents of ramming of Garda vehicles over the past ten years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7243/17]
    • Residency Permits
      118. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current residency status and permission to remain in the case of persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Family Reunification Applications
      119. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the processing of family reunification visa applications can take approximately 12 months to determine from the date they are received...
    • Court Accommodation Refurbishment
      120. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the re-opening of the courthouse in Tipperary town; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7271/17]
    • Crime Data
      121. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of adult disclosure cases which were reported from 2013 to 2016 for each Garda division, in tabular form; and if she will make a...
    • Judicial Appointments
      124. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to make any further appointments to the Judiciary based on the current system of appointments; the number of current vacancies broken...
    • Court Accommodation Refurbishment
      125. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if Wicklow town courthouse is one of the seven courthouse refurbishment works included under action No. 102 of the action plan for rural...
    • Probation and Welfare Service Staff
      126. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of full-time probation officers employed in each individual prison from 2012 to 2016 and currently employed in each individual prison;...
    • Residency Permits
      127. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of the application for residency status and permission to remain as the spouse of an Irish citizen in...
    • Garda Stations
      128. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if there is any update or indication of an advancement or movement in legal negotiations regarding the acquisition of a new site for...
    • Ground Rents
      129. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 45 of 2 February 2017, if consideration is being given to a constitutional amendment pertaining to ground...
  • Department of Finance
    • Non-Principal Private Residence Charge Administration
      130. To ask the Minister for Finance the measures being put in place for the allowance of the retrospective tax deductibility of the non-principal private residence, NPPR, in view of the recent...
    • Customs and Excise Protocols
      131. To ask the Minister for Finance if he is receiving legal advice from officials within his Department regarding possible customs and excise laws after Brexit; if this information can be...
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      132. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason that those who are appealing their denial of disabled driver status must travel to Dublin for a medical review when this causes undue hardship and...
    • Property Tax
      133. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding local property tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6665/17]
    • Tax Collection
      134. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the European Commission's investigation into overclaim of VAT within the poultry sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6682/17]
    • Mortgage Interest Rates
      136. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to introduce legislation forcing the banks to lower mortgage interest rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6774/17]
    • NAMA Debtors
      137. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 111 of 25 January 2017, the total amount written off in debt for each row in the table; and if he will make a statement...
    • Living City Initiative
      138. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of successful applications to date in each relevant area under the living city initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6785/17]
    • Tax Code
      140. To ask the Minister for Finance if there are incentives for landowners to lease their grounds to sports clubs on a long-term basis; if not, his plans to introduce such measures; and if he...
    • NAMA Portfolio
      141. To ask the Minister for Finance if the apartments in need of remedial work in an area (details supplied) include apartments which completion of same was financed by NAMA; and if he will make...
    • European Fund for Strategic Investments
      142. To ask the Minister for Finance the scope that exists to use the European Fund for Strategic Investments, EFSI, to increase Exchequer investment in public infrastructure by making better use...
    • Insurance Costs
      144. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps he has taken to regulate the providers of car insurance here to combat the excessive premium increases being quoted over the past 12 months; and if...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      145. To ask the Minister for Finance the actions his Department is taking to defend against cyber attacks after the National Treasury Management Agency, NTMA, website was temporarily down for...
    • Insurance Costs
      146. To ask the Minister for Finance when the recommendations of a working group (details supplied) will be complete; the agreed timelimes; if they will be delivered within those timelines; and...
    • Property Tax Administration
      147. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider allowing VAT paid on maintenance fees on apartments to be offset against the local property tax in budget 2018; and if he will make a...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Data
      148. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the operation of the help-to-buy scheme in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6975/17]
    • VAT Exemptions
      149. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will give consideration to allowing a not-for-profit organisation (details supplied) to be made VAT exempt; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Revenue Commissioners Resources
      150. To ask the Minister for Finance the current operational status of a local Revenue Commissioners' office (details supplied) in County Tipperary; if there any plans to close the front office...
    • Financial Services Sector
      152. To ask the Minister for Finance the total number of persons who received a refund and-or compensation from financial institutions following the Central Bank's summary report on payment...
    • Tax Data
      153. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of appeals before the Tax Appeals Commission on the first day of each of the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7181/17]
    • Legislative Measures
      154. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department or the Revenue Commissioners have identified any issues of concern with regard to the Finance (Tax Appeals) Act 2015; and his plans to amend...
    • Financial Services Sector
      155. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an equity fund (details supplied) is offering significant debt write-offs to mortgage holders; and if he will...
    • Tax Code
      160. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason a married couple with one spouse working can earn up to €42,800 taxed at 20% while a single parent begins to pay the higher rate of tax...
    • Tax Exemptions
      161. To ask the Minister for Finance the current number of applications for charitable status; the length of time it is typically taking for applications to be processed; and if he will make a...
    • IBRC Operations
      162. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 193 of 7 February 2017, if he will provide details of the use of section 110 companies by the Irish Bank Resolution...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      163. To ask the Minister for Finance if help-to-buy scheme applicants can claim the rebate retrospectively in the event of the contractor not being registered for the scheme with the Revenue...
    • Ireland Strategic Investment Fund Investments
      165. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No.193 of 7 February 2017, the details of the use of section 110 companies by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, ISIF,...
    • Home Repossessions
      166. To ask the Minister for Finance in respect of each regulated bank, the number of habitable residential properties they own or control which are currently vacant; the reasons such properties...
    • Banking Sector
      168. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the timeframe for the deployment of Apple Pay non-cash payment facilities by Irish banks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7460/17]
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Further Education and Training Programmes
      169. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out in tabular form the number of tourism and hospitality skills training positions allocated in each county in the State in 2015 and...
    • Special Educational Needs
      170. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the funding available for the inclusive learning initiative with NUI Maynooth and an organisation (details supplied) to enable...
    • Educational Disadvantage
      171. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a school in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6672/17]
    • Third Level Costs
      172. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the individual cost to the State to train a medical doctor, nurse, occupational therapist and speech and language therapist in third...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      173. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline when a school building project (details supplied) will be progressed in view of the fact the school is currently operating between two...
    • Junior Cycle Reform
      174. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the details of plans to change the history course in the junior cycle; and the timeframe during which this will be implemented. [6710/17]
    • State Examinations Commission
      175. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to specify the person or body that is responsible for providing and funding readers for children with dyslexia who are undertaking State...
    • School Admissions
      177. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address the concerns of a school (details supplied); the timeframe for the consultation on school admissions; the reason this...
    • Summer Works Scheme
      178. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills whether mechanical works will be short listed under the summer works scheme 2016-17 with regard to building works for the construction, extension...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      179. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on an application for funding to insulate the section of a school building (details supplied) under the summer works...
    • School Accommodation
      183. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the reason a school (details supplied) has not received grant aid for the provision of an extra classroom; the status of this...
    • Third Level Participation
      184. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the action being taken to support schools in which less than 65% of students continue education to third level, to ensure more of...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      185. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the actions his Department is taking to strengthen against cyber attacks after the National Treasury Management Agency website was...
    • Commemorative Events
      186. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the efforts being made to encourage schools to continue to embrace and reflect on all aspects of the 1916 Easter Rising, including its...
    • School Accommodation
      187. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the extent to which he expects to be in a position to accede to the request for extra facilities including a much needed sports hall...
    • Schools Building Projects Applications
      188. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the design team for a new school (details supplied) has submitted the review of the impact to tender documents for the project arising from...
    • School Enrolments
      190. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the position regarding the future of school placements in Swords in view of the growing population; the construction work scheduled;...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      192. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when an announcement will be made regarding the summer works scheme for 2017; the amount of funding which will be available for the scheme; the...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      193. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide a school (details supplied) with a new school building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6985/17]
    • Higher Education Authority Funding
      194. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the detail of the current borrowings in excess of €1 million only of all HEA funded higher education institutions here, in tabular form;...
    • National Educational Psychological Service Data
      195. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide the names and addresses of the 47 schools in County Cork which do not currently have access to a NEPS psychologist for the...
    • National Educational Psychological Service Expenditure
      196. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost to NEPS in County Cork under the scheme for commissioning psychological assessments each year for the past five years for private...
    • National Educational Psychological Service
      197. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of pupils in County Cork currently awaiting an educational assessment under the scheme for commissioning psychological assessments;...
    • National Educational Psychological Service Staff
      198. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of whole time equivalent NEPS positions which will be recruited in County Cork under the recruitment competition put in place by the...
    • Disadvantaged Status
      200. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to his correspondence (details supplied), the status of the review of the DEIS programme; when the review will be finalised; and if he...
    • School Curriculum
      201. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason history is no longer a core subject in the junior cycle; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7077/17]
    • School Accommodation Provision
      202. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on an application by a school (details supplied) in view of the fact that the school will need to start construction...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      203. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the stage the tendering process is at for permanent buildings for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Student Accommodation
      204. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of meetings he has had with relevant parties in developing the national student accommodation strategy, which was assigned to his...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      205. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if, with regard to the pay deal which was rejected by the ASTI, he will provide clarification on whether the proposed deal would apply to members...
    • Education and Training Boards
      207. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made to date in examining a submission by the GRETB in relation to the redevelopment of Galway Technical Institute, which was...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      208. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person with a recognised teaching qualification that is employed as a youthreach resource person applies for a position within the...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      210. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new school premises for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7236/17]
    • School Admissions
      212. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the consultation period regarding the schools' admission policies has been significantly reduced from 12 weeks to four weeks; if he...
    • School Patronage
      213. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress to date in the Government reaching its target of 400 non-denominational and multidenominational schools by 2030; the number of such...
    • Disadvantaged Status
      214. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the target under DEIS 1 to extend the library project to 50 schools has not been met (details supplied); the proposed timeframe in...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      216. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to an application (details supplied) under the summer works scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Site Acquisitions
      217. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made to date by his Department in providing a suitable site for a school (details supplied) which is scheduled to be built in...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Commercial Rates Calculations
      218. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the details of the terms of the proposed rural rates alleviation scheme recently announced; and if he will make a...
    • Community Development Projects
      219. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the new community development schemes for rural areas that have been launched since the Government was formed, in...
    • Local and Community Development Programme
      220. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the local community development committee in each local authority territory will be accorded the role promised to...
    • Local Authority Housing Mortgages
      221. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason a reply has not issued regarding a council loan query which had been marked as urgent (details supplied)....
    • Urban Renewal Schemes
      222. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of urban regeneration schemes and the projected cost of these for 2017. [6692/17]
    • Register of Electors Administration
      223. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the legislation in place which allows a local authority to remove persons from the register of electors; and if he...
    • Foreshore Licence Applications
      224. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if an environmental impact assessment for a foreshore lease application (details supplied) on Galway Bay...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes Funding
      225. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide funding for a group water scheme at Coosan, Athlone, County Westmeath; if he will arrange for an...
    • Rent Controls
      226. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 152 of 2 February 2017, if he has requested that the Housing Agency undertake...
    • Repair and Leasing Scheme
      227. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the operation of the repair and leasing scheme in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Local Authority Housing Provision
      228. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the operation of the buy and renew scheme in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Housing Estates
      229. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount of the €9 million allocated in 2016 under the national taking-in-charge initiative to assist in...
    • Housing Data
      230. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of households that had their social housing needs met in County Wicklow in 2016; and if he will make a...
    • Derelict Sites
      233. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will request that empty houses in County Kildare owned by Waterways Ireland will be either taken out of...
    • Rent Controls
      234. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the detail of the report of the Residential Tenancies Board relating to rent inflation in Maynooth in the past six...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme
      236. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the expected timeline regarding the review of the tenant purchase scheme following the public consultation; and if...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      237. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the actions his Department is taking to strengthen against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down...
    • Septic Tank Inspections
      238. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the estimated completion date of the national plan for septic tanks based on the current rate of inspection. [6890/17]
    • Local Authority Functions
      239. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that most local authorities do not publish or make the monthly chief...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme Data
      240. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of applications that have been made for the mortgage to rent scheme since its inception; the number of...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      242. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason a person on a social housing waiting list for five or six years, who moves a few miles to a different...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Expenditure
      243. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of Part V units paid for by each local authority in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017;...
    • Control of Dogs
      244. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 147 of 2 February 2017, the details of the appropriate body to deal with...
    • Local Authority Housing
      245. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Irish Water
      246. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if revenue raised by Irish Water through domestic water charges is used to fund the operational costs of the...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme
      247. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason a person with sufficient funds is not allowed to purchase their home from Tipperary County Council under...
    • Local Authority Functions
      248. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when Sligo County Council will be given permission to proceed with works in respect of a person (details supplied)...
    • Foreshore Licence Applications
      249. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the names and the qualifications of his Department's internal technical advisers who will be assessing a foreshore...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      251. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of one-off privately owned houses or apartments Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has purchased...
    • National Planning Framework
      256. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide an itemised breakdown of all expenditure to date on the development of the national planning...
    • Rent Controls
      257. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the towns in County Kildare that are covered by the new rent controls; and if there are plans to extend these...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      258. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of households that are currently on social housing transfer lists nationally; if he will provide a...
    • Local Authority Boundaries
      259. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if changes to the boundaries of county and city council areas require legislation; and if he will make a statement...
    • Emergency Accommodation Provision
      260. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has requested the local authorities to report to him on the reporting mechanisms in place to ensure...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Administration
      261. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if property owners residing outside Ireland can allow their property to be rented under the HAP scheme; and if he...
    • National Planning Framework
      262. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if it will require an amendment to existing legislation to put the new national planning framework on a statutory...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme
      263. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to expand the mortgage to rent scheme and improve the conditions for this scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Irish Water Administration
      264. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when the full completion of the transfer of commercial water rates to Irish Water will take place; and if he will...
    • Housing Data
      265. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of single occupancy houses in the Dublin region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7424/17]
    • Housing Assistance Payments Expenditure
      266. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the cost of the HAP in the Dublin region in 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7427/17]
    • Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists
      267. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of persons on the housing lists for the Dublin local authorities in each of the years 2010 to 2016,...
    • Local Authority Funding
      268. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount of funding allocated to Fingal County Council in 2016 and 2017; the sources of this funding; the way in...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Poverty Data
      270. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection his views on the recently published survey on income and living conditions by the Central Statistics Office, which showed a...
    • Community Services Programme
      271. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason a programme provider (details supplied) in County Donegal has been informed by Pobal that its previous funding levels,...
    • School Meals Programme
      272. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for funding in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Work Placement Programmes
      273. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of Gateway participants in Kilkenny County Council for each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular...
    • Free Travel Scheme Administration
      274. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if private bus operators can now request a review of their existing free travel pass allocation relative to their current fare...
    • Social Insurance
      276. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the purpose of reckonable credits if they are not taken into account when calculating eligibility for various social welfare...
    • Disability Allowance Eligibility
      277. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the guidelines regarding the circumstances considered by his Department when a person on disability allowance applies to work for...
    • Social Welfare Schemes Data
      278. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the estimated full year cost in 2017 of all schemes under the remit of his Department in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      279. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if his Department has conducted any recent analysis of traps, such as poverty traps and unemployment traps, within the social...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Reviews
      280. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when his Department expects to complete the review of changes to the one-parent family payment, as committed to during passage of...
    • Poverty Data
      281. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection his views on the recently published survey on income and living conditions data; his further views on the fact that there has been...
    • Departmental Websites
      282. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the JobsIreland website is the only online vacancy and job matching service...
    • Carer's Allowance Payments
      283. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6779/17]
    • Rural Social Scheme Data
      284. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the total number of participants in the rural social scheme, RSS, over the period 2014 to 2016 by county in tabular form; the...
    • Rural Social Scheme Eligibility
      285. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if he will consider reviewing the new duration limits introduced for new participants in the rural social scheme in 2017 in the...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      286. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the actions his Department is taking to strengthen against cyber attacks after the National Treasury Management Agency website was...
    • JobPath Implementation
      287. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection his views on concerns regarding a service provider (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6896/17]
    • Exceptional Needs Payment Applications
      288. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if he will review the decision not to award financial assistance for cost of flooring under the supplementary welfare allowance...
    • Rural Social Scheme Eligibility
      289. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the details of the eligibility requirements and conditions that apply to participate on the rural social scheme; and if he will...
    • Defined Benefit Pension Schemes
      290. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if he is putting any protections in place for employees on a defined benefit pension scheme whose employers are trying to move to...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Data
      291. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of households in receipt of rent supplement, with a breakdown according to the reason for the reduction in the numbers...
    • National Internship Scheme
      292. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the assistance he will provide in a circumstance (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7175/17]
    • Money Advice and Budgeting Service
      293. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if his attention has been drawn to the plans to regionalise the MABS services; if a cost benefit analysis has been carried out on...
    • Maternity Benefit
      294. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if the decision on the application for maternity benefit by a person (details supplied) could be reviewed in view of their...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      295. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7312/17]
    • Youth Unemployment
      296. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if his attention has been drawn to the fact that in the progress report of the Limerick regeneration framework published in...
    • Labour Activation Measures
      297. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if there are any other schemes to replace the Gateway scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7409/17]
    • Jobseeker's Benefit
      298. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of persons on jobseeker's benefit in Dublin and specifically in Dublin South West; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      299. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when an application for a disability allowance by a person (details supplied) will be processed; and if he will make a statement...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Passport Applications Data
      300. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of applicants for Irish passports from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2014, 2015 and 2016, in tabular form....
    • Cyber Security Policy
      301. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the actions his Department is taking to strengthen against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for several hours after...
    • Middle East Issues
      302. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the actions, above and beyond the public statement issued by his Department on 25 January 2017, he will take in response to Israel's...
    • Visa Agreements
      303. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has discussed issues regarding the J1 visa programme during his recent trip to Washington DC; if he has raised the matter with the US...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      304. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the actions of the Fulani in Nigeria; the efforts being made by the international community to address...
    • Missing Persons
      305. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that 7 February 2017 would have marked the twenty-fifth birthday of a person (details supplied)...
    • Human Rights Cases
      306. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied) who has been incarcerated in Evin prison in Iran and who has been...
    • Foreign Policy
      307. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on recent events in Turkey, including the dismissal of thousands of public servants in recent days; and if he will make a...
    • Counterfeit Passports
      309. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a case pertaining to the passports of two persons (details supplied) has been referred to his Department for investigation following the...
    • Diaspora Issues
      310. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the funding allocated in 2017 to the emigrant support programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7292/17]
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Public Sector Allowances Payments
      312. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when members of the Defence Forces who took part in the Mediterranean Sea missions will be paid their extra allowance which was already...
    • Public Sector Pay
      314. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the public sector pay increase due on 1 April 2017 will apply to all public sector staff in all positions; if this will apply to...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      315. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if public sector pension liabilities are calculated using the same formula and assumptions as private sector defined benefit pension...
    • Public Procurement Regulations
      316. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason decentralised Government Department offices are precluded from purchasing office supplies locally in favour of centralised...
    • Superannuation Schemes
      317. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will pay a superannuation pension and gratuity to retiring supervisors of community employment schemes; and if he will make a...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Status
      318. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the flood relief works which have been carried out on the River Clare in County Galway as part of the Clare river, Claregalway, drainage...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      319. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the actions his Department is taking to strengthen security against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Status
      320. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he has formally approved funding for the lower Morrell river flood relief scheme in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      321. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he will update the Civil Service pension scheme for new entrants (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Office of Public Works Properties
      322. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide a list of Office of Public Works buildings in Dublin that are not currently in use; and if he will make a statement...
    • Garda Stations
      324. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if there is any update or indication of an advancement or movement in legal negotiations regarding the acquisition of a new site for...
    • Brexit Issues
      325. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to review the capital programme with a view to increasing investment in infrastructure, such as the road network, in the...
    • Pension Provisions
      326. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if State sponsored bodies can extend employment by one year for long-serving employees on reaching 65 years of age, who on retirement at...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas
      327. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the total annual funding expended on each CEDRA programme initiative since being established, in tabular form; the 2017 budget...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      328. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the actions her Department is taking to strengthen security against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for...
    • Land Acquisition
      329. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to purchase lands (details supplied); if her attention has been drawn to the importance of these lands to hikers and to...
    • Special Areas of Conservation
      330. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of hectares in each county that are designated special areas of conservation, special protection areas and natural...
    • Departmental Funding
      332. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide a list of all public grant and bursary schemes for arts, culture and heritage from her Department and bodies of...
    • Rural Development Plan
      333. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the approved local action groups delivering Leader will be requested to take a role in delivering some of the actions outlined in...
    • CLÁR Programme
      335. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to run a programme under the CLÁR scheme to provide bus shelters in CLÁR areas with co-funding from Transport...
    • Register of Cultural Objects
      337. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the register for protected cultural items was most recently reviewed; the criteria by which additional items can be added to the...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      338. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the profile of expenditure of her Department, provided in euro and broken down by subhead, for the month of January 2017; the actual...
    • Údarás na Gaeltachta
      339. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil feighlí fostaithe ag Údarás na Gaeltachta ar ionad (sonraí tugtha); cén chaoi ar...
  • Department of Health
    • Voluntary Sector Funding
      340. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide financial assistance to a body (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6656/17]
    • Health Insurance Levy
      341. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding health insurance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6702/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      342. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review correspondence (details supplied); if he will schedule the relevant assessment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6736/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      344. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive a date for a spinal operation at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin; and if he will make a...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      345. To ask the Minister for Health if those who are in receipt of domiciliary care allowance are automatically entitled to a medical card; and if not, his plans to introduce measures to make...
    • Disability Services Provision
      346. To ask the Minister for Health the reason children in County Galway are failing to access early intervention in occupational therapy and speech and language services despite the new AIM...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      347. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which adequate resources continue to be made available to children or their families at risk through self-harm; if any particular requirements...
    • Hospital Staff
      348. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the under-staffing in Cork University Hospital, which is resulting in bed shortages and cancellations of elective surgeries;...
    • Primary Care Centres
      349. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 286 of 1 February 2017, in which he stated that his Department has not submitted any projects for consideration to the...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      350. To ask the Minister for Health if he or the HSE has received correspondence from an organisation (details supplied) regarding funding; if he will work with this organisation and the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      351. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an operation in Tallaght Hospital. [6662/17]
    • HSE Expenditure
      352. To ask the Minister for Health the rate per kilometre for taxi drivers who are paid by the HSE for east Cork and Cork city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6664/17]
    • Occupational Therapy
      353. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there is no occupational therapist on a child development team (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6666/17]
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      354. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the building of a community hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6673/17]
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
      355. To ask the Minister for Health the current average waiting time in weeks for processing overseas registration applications by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland from...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      359. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an appointment for a person (details supplied) at University Hospital Waterford. [6685/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      360. To ask the Minister for Health the status of surgery in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6698/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      361. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 147 of 30 November 2016, the details of the HSE disbursement of the financial allocation by CHO between...
    • Nursing Home Services
      362. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who transferred from HSE acute hospitals to private nursing homes under the transitional care initiative during 2016 and under the winter...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      367. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and when the person can expect an appointment at Tallaght Hospital. [6711/17]
    • Dental Services Provision
      368. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for braces in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6721/17]
    • Hospital Services
      369. To ask the Minister for Health the status of orthopaedic services in Tullamore Regional Hospital; the reason only one of the orthopaedic wards on this site is currently operational; and if...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      370. 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. [6723/17]
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      371. To ask the Minister for Health the number of respite beds and their location in County Wexford for persons with intellectual disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6728/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      374. To ask the Minister for Health if a wheelchair will be provided for a person (details supplied). [6741/17]
    • Professional Qualifications
      375. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for the qualification as a diagnostic radiographer in respect of a person (details supplied). [6742/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      376. To ask the Minister for Health if an operation will be arranged as a matter of urgency for a person (details supplied). [6743/17]
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      377. To ask the Minister for Health if he will arrange a review of an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied). [6745/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      379. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a rescheduled appointment for surgery at St James's Hospital following the cancellation of an appointment on 31...
    • Disability Services Provision
      380. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the three year pilot project for a day care centre to address the complete lack of adequate ongoing therapy and social integration of the severe...
    • Home Help Service Provision
      381. To ask the Minister for Health the options open to families for whom the HSE pays substantial amounts of money to a third party to assist in providing care for a person in their home but the...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Waiting Times
      382. To ask the Minister for Health if he has requested that the National Treatment Purchase Fund, NTPF, be used for treating adolescents who have scoliosis, particularly those who now have other...
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      383. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the gynaecological waiting lists in Cork University Maternity Hospital, CUMH; the way in which the consultants assess the clinical needs...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      384. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will secure an appointment in Beaumont Hospital for lumbar epidural injections; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Staff Data
      385. To ask the Minister for Health the number of advanced excision surgeons there are here who can carry out surgery on a person with stage 4 endometriosis; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Patient Data
      386. To ask the Minister for Health the support and care plans that are in place for patients with endometriosis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6789/17]
    • Disease Awareness
      387. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that there is an investment in highlighting and informing the public about the dangers of endometriosis which is a particular issue with...
    • Nursing Education
      389. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether there is a need for accelerated nursing degrees similar to those available in the UK in order to address the shortage of applicants for...
    • Nursing Staff
      390. To ask the Minister for Health the number of nursing posts that were submitted for approval and advertised by the HSE for nursing vacancies in the Cottage Hospital, Drogheda, since October...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      391. To ask the Minister for Health the number of step down and transitional care beds that are provided in the Cottage Hospital in Drogheda; the number of those beds that are occupied; the...
    • Hospital Equipment
      394. To ask the Minister for Health if funding allocated for an MRI scanner in a hospital (details supplied) is to replace an existing MRI scanner. [6806/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      395. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied) who has been referred to Tallaght Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6811/17]
    • Medical Card Administration
      396. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review procedures in his Department regarding medical card applicants (details supplied); and if his attention has been drawn to the current...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      397. To ask the Minister for Health when the HSE will consider including a new blood glucose monitoring system using skin sensors; the status of the review of the formal application to add the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      398. To ask the Minister for Health the reason planned surgery at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin, was cancelled on two separate occasions for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal;...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      399. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have an appointment to assess their deteriorating condition and determine treatment going forward; and if he will make a...
    • Maternity Services Provision
      400. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to make non-invasive prenatal testing available through the public health system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6843/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      401. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) who is on a waiting list will have a video EEG; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6847/17]
    • Hospital Services
      405. To ask the Minister for Health the reason funding has not been provided for the endoscopy unit, new physical medicine, physical therapy, oncology services and day procedure departments at...
    • Disabilities Assessments
      406. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be granted a date for an assessment of needs to be carried out. [6865/17]
    • Cyber Security Policy
      407. To ask the Minister for Health the actions his Department is taking to strengthen against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for several hours after a suspected...
    • Maternity Services
      408. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 509 of 12 July 2016 (details supplied), the details of each of the recommendations, in tabular form; if same have been...
    • Hospital Procedures
      409. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there have been no orthopaedic surgeries carried out in the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, since before December 2016 [6893/17]
    • Medical Card Administration
      410. To ask the Minister for Health if an MRI scan is covered by the medical card scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6897/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      411. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients on the waiting list for knee and hip operations at University Hospital Waterford in each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to date in 2017,...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      413. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a hospital appointment. [6909/17]
    • Food Safety Standards Regulation
      414. To ask the Minister for Health the number of times the European Union’s rapid alert system for food and feed has received a notification from Ireland from 2010 to 2016 per annum, in...
    • HSE Waiting Lists
      416. To ask the Minister for Health if he is considering any sanctions to higher tier management structures in the HSE and hospitals for mismanagement of waiting lists, for failure to reduce...
    • Hospital Staff Data
      417. To ask the Minister for Health the ratio of managers to consultants and managers to nursing staff in each acute hospital; if efficiencies can be made at administrative management level,...
    • Health Services
      418. To ask the Minister for Health the consultative process that exists within his Department to receive input, feedback, complaints and suggested solutions from health care staff on the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      419. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department and the HSE have estimated the cost of reducing hospital waiting lists below nine weeks; if he has requested that a review of waiting lists...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      420. To ask the Minister for Health the number of acute hospital beds in hospitals in 1987, 1997, 2007 and 2017; the number of consultants or specialist doctors per capita in 1987, 1997, 2007 and...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      421. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a programme (details supplied), which showed a number of children in severe pain due to waiting lists for surgeries; the immediate action he is...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund
      425. To ask the Minister for Health the annual cost of running the national treatment purchase fund, NTPF; the outcomes of the NTPF; the way in which it is meeting its aim of supporting...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Data
      426. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the National Treatment Purchase Fund, NTPF, pre-admit procedures list for between three months and six months, six months and nine...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      427. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a specialised wheelchair to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6943/17]
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      428. To ask the Minister for Health when previously available respite services will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6944/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      429. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for orthopaedic shoes by county; and the waiting time for these shoes by county. [6951/17]
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Data
      430. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons currently on pre-planned and pre-admit waiting lists for Galway University Hospital; the number currently on waiting lists published by...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      431. To ask the Minister for Health if a drug can be supplied to a person (details supplied) as recommended by a consultant neurologist at Cork University Hospital; and if he will make a...
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      432. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to assist parents who are unable to access the free general practitioner scheme for children under six years due to lack of availability in certain...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      433. To ask the Minister for Health if emergency surgery will be scheduled for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6957/17]
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      434. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to ensure the continuing operation of an ambulance service based in Midleton, County Cork, and increase its hours of operation from the current 12...
    • Ambulance Service Data
      435. To ask the Minister for Health the number of ambulance call-outs for services in each area of Cork, particularly Midleton and Youghal, for 2015 and 2016, in tabular form. [6962/17]
    • Meals-on-Wheels Services
      436. To ask the Minister for Health the amount his Department spent on grant aid to the meals on wheels project in 2016; and the projected amount of spend for 2017, by county. [6968/17]
    • Ambulance Service
      437. To ask the Minister for Health if a report into the HSE’s ambulance service handling of a 999 call on 28 October 2010 (details supplied) has been completed following a full review; if...
    • Dental Services Provision
      438. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of primary school dental services by Health Service Executive region, with particular reference to the waiting times and...
    • Narcolepsy Issues (2 comments)
      441. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the plan to fund the establishment of a national service for narcolepsy in St. James's Hospital; if he will expedite this plan to avoid further...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      442. To ask the Minister for Health the immediate efforts that he will take to address the four plus years waiting time for a urology appointment in University Hospital Waterford; when the two...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      443. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been left for four years without clinical supports, which is holding back their educational development; and if he...
    • Hospitals Data
      444. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a list of all public hospitals here; if he will identify which of these public hospitals is or is not resourced with one or more occupied...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      445. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an occupational therapy appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7006/17]
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      446. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children on the waiting list for speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy in Dublin north west; the length of time the...
    • Medical Card Reviews
      447. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the HSE is withdrawing medical cards, as happened in the case of a person (detailed supplied); his plans to instruct the HSE to inform itself of...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      448. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the ongoing provision of the Alzheimer's centre in west Sligo which is run with the assistance of the HSE to the benefit of the entire community...
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      449. To ask the Minister for Health the number of additional clinical nurse specialist posts in diabetes care for adults approved for recruitment at Beaumont Hospital; if those posts have yet to...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      451. To ask the Minister for Health the acute hospital bed numbers in the health service, broken down by inpatient and day patient beds, area and employer over the past ten years; and if he will...
    • Hospital Staff Data
      452. To ask the Minister for Health the staffing levels in the health service, broken down by area and employing agency, both public and private, over the past ten years; and if he will make a...
    • Ambulance Service
      453. To ask the Minister for Health the ambulance response times for emergency call outs, by area, for the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7070/17]
    • Departmental Agencies Data
      454. To ask the Minister for Health the membership of four committees (details supplied) and the community representative members on each. [7073/17]
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Data
      455. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients on the National Treatment Purchase Fund pre-planned list for the end of each year from 2002 to 2010, in tabular form; and the numbers...
    • Haddington Road Agreement Implementation
      457. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the recent agreement under which the time and one-sixth twilight payment to nurses working in the evening was restored in return for...
    • Mental Health Services Data
      459. To ask the Minister for Health the 24-7 emergency facilities that are available to persons presenting with mental health issues here out of hours; the region that these are provided in; and...
    • Primary Care Centres Administration
      461. To ask the Minister for Health if he will extend the opening hours of the primary care centre at Clonbrusk, Athlone, County Westmeath to include evening and weekend appointments. [7114/17]
    • Primary Care Centres
      462. To ask the Minister for Health if he will put in place a freephone telephone number for the primary care centre at Clonbrusk, Athlone, County Westmeath. [7115/17]
    • Dental Services Provision
      463. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide dental care for children at the primary care centre Clonbrusk, Athlone, County Westmeath. [7116/17]
    • Public Transport Provision
      464. To ask the Minister for Health if he will liaise with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in order to provide a bus service from Athlone town centre to the primary care centre at...
    • Medical Card Administration
      465. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the current medical card system with a view to returning the automatic medical card entitlement to persons over 65 years of age. [7118/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      466. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a 24 hour mental health service at the primary care centre Clonlbrusk, Athlone, County Westmeath. [7119/17]
    • Primary Care Centres Administration
      467. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide additional disabled parking spaces at the entrance to the primary care centre Clonbrusk, Athlone, County Westmeath. [7120/17]
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      468. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a general practitioner home visit service at Clonbrusk primary care centre, Athlone, County Westmeath, for persons who are not well enough...
    • Motorised Transport Grant Closure
      469. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects the motorised transport scheme grant will be replaced in view of the fact this scheme was discontinued in February 2013 and has not received...
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      470. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the proposed establishment of an ambulance base in Buncrana; when and the way in which this will be set up; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Food Prices
      471. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration has been given to reducing the cost of food incurred by coeliacs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7146/17]
    • Ambulance Service Response Times
      472. To ask the Minister for Health the measures the Government is implementing to improve ambulance response times in rural areas, particularly those which have been identified as black spots...
    • Health Services Provision
      473. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the HSE hydrotherapy pool situated in Navan has been closed for the past 18 months; his plans to reopen this facility soon; and his views on the...
    • HSE Funding
      474. To ask the Minister for Health if extra funding will be allocated to the HSE in order for it to be ring-fenced to a group (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medical Card Applications
      475. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a medical card form in respect of a person (details supplied). [7161/17]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      476. To ask the Minister for Health if he will arrange to have a person (details supplied) assessed for the provision of home help. [7162/17]
    • Health Services Charges
      477. To ask the Minister for Health if a person on a medical card with a long-term illness, such as coeliac disease, is liable for a €20 individual charge for each blood test, urine test...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      478. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied), including when they can expect an appointment at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin. [7168/17]
    • Health Services Staff Recruitment
      479. To ask the Minister for Health if a position (details supplied) in the CHO1 area has been filled by the HSE. [7176/17]
    • HSE Funding
      480. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding his Department and HSE national lottery grants for 2017; the closing date for applications; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health Services
      481. To ask the Minister for Health his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding services at Cork University Hospital. [7185/17]
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      482. To ask the Minister for Health when children who are recipients of domiciliary care allowance will be approved for full medical cards without assessments, as promised in July 2016; and if he...
    • Dental Services Provision
      483. To ask the Minister for Health the number of dental screenings that have been provided in schools, by county, for each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2016 in tabular form; and if...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      485. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will have cataract surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7194/17]
    • Medical Records
      486. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the medical records of a person (details supplied) were not updated to include a specific injury. [7196/17]
    • Departmental Correspondence
      487. To ask the Minister for Health if he will issue a final reply to a query (details supplied) that was recently sent to his office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7197/17]
    • Hospitals Data
      488. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients outsourced at Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, for each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017 in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments Data
      490. To ask the Minister for Health the number of emergency department attendances at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, for each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017 in tabular...
    • Hospitals Data
      492. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on trolleys at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, for each month of 2015; and if he will make...
    • Hospitals Funding
      495. To ask the Minister for Health the capital budget or total capital spend at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, respectively, for each of the years...
    • Hospital Equipment
      506. To ask the Minister for Health the number of instruments used in the detection and treatment of cancer of a value of over €500,000 that are not functioning within the HSE; the number...
    • General Practitioner Data
      507. To ask the Minister for Health the number of Healthlink referrals from general practitioners that have been classified as received but not yet acknowledged; and the average time period...
    • National Children's Hospital Expenditure
      508. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of money that has been spent to date on the national children’s hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      509. To ask the Minister for Health when it is expected a drug (details supplied) will be available here; if the HSE has to date received a pricing and reimbursement application.; and if he will...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      510. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an accurate current list of the number of persons waiting for cataract operations; the number waiting from the Kerry and Cork regions; the...
    • Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists
      511. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for orthodontic treatment and the wait time on the list; the number of those waiting from County Kerry; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      512. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list at present for heart surgery in the coronary care unit at CUH; the length of time persons are kept waiting for...
    • Health Services
      514. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to introduce pre-natal testing and pre-natal genetic screening; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7260/17]
    • Occupational Therapy
      516. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for occupational therapy in health centres in County Wicklow; the average waiting time for persons to be seen; and if he will...
    • Speech and Language Therapy Waiting Lists
      517. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for speech and language therapy in health centres in County Wicklow; the average waiting time for persons to be seen; and if he...
    • Services for People with Disabilities Waiting Lists
      518. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for access to the early intervention team in health centres in County Wicklow; the average waiting time for persons to be seen;...
    • Mental Health Services
      519. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a list of mental health services available in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7287/17]
    • Departmental Properties
      520. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for the Central Mental Hospital site in Dundrum; if a notice to sell has been served by the trustees to his Department or the HSE; if the site has...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      521. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether a planned review of a school (details supplied) is still warranted in view of the fact the terms of reference have not yet been agreed...
    • National Oral Health Strategy
      524. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to develop and implement a new oral health strategy as recommended by the Irish Dental Association; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Dental Services
      525. To ask the Minister for Health the number of dental surgeons currently employed by the HSE, by county; and in each of the years since 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Patient Transfers
      526. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase the limited budget for patient transport services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7310/17]
    • Dental Services Waiting Lists
      527. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children and adolescents who have been waiting less than six months; between six and 12 months; between 12 and 18 months; between 18 and 24...
    • Ministerial Correspondence
      528. To ask the Minister for Health the reason no substantive reply was received to a letter (details supplied) which was acknowledged by his Department on 8 September 2016; the number of other...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      529. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons currently on a waiting list to see an ear, nose and throat specialist in the CHO area 2, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, with a breakdown of...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      530. To ask the Minister for Health the position of a person (details supplied) on a waiting list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7319/17]
    • Autism Support Services
      531. To ask the Minister for Health the guidelines and timeframes set out by his Department, under the access and inclusion model, AIM, programme for cases in which a child has been diagnosed...
    • HSE Staff
      532. To ask the Minister for Health the staffing levels in the occupational therapist department working in early intervention teams for each of the years 2013 to 2016, by county, in tabular...
    • Speech and Language Therapy
      533. To ask the Minister for Health the staffing levels in speech and language early intervention teams for each of the years 2013 to 2016, by county, in tabular form. [7395/17]
    • HSE Staff
      538. To ask the Minister for Health the number of days lost to certified and uncertified illness, maternity, unpaid leave and force majeure on the speech and language early intervention teams for...
    • Hospital Procedures
      541. To ask the Minister for Health the number of scoliosis surgeries for public patients carried out in 2016; and the hospitals in which they were performed, in tabular form. [7412/17]
    • Hospital Staff Data
      542. To ask the Minister for Health the details of all posts at Letterkenny University Hospital for which the incumbent post holder remains in situ but has served formal notice of their intention...
    • Hospital Services
      544. To ask the Minister for Health if, with regard to the 51 cancer patients who have so far been referred to Galway University Hospital following the suspension of chemotherapy services for all...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Scéim Comhshaoil ​​Talmhaíochta Carbóin Glas Íseal
      547. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine cén uair a dhéanfar íocaíocht faoi Scéim GLAS le feirmeoir i gContae na Gaillimhe (sonraí leis seo);...
    • Nitrates Action Programme Implementation
      550. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is satisfied that there is sufficient regulation for the large-scale storage of slurry; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Applications
      552. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive a single farm payment; the reasons for delay in payment; and if he will make a...
    • Aquaculture Licence Applications
      553. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will be made in respect of an application for an aquaculture licence (details supplied) in County Donegal; and...
    • Poultry Industry
      554. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of confirmed cases of avian influenza by county over the past period; the steps he is taking, or is considering, to...
    • Land Reclassification
      555. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when compensation will be given to persons with designated lands in hen harrier areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Applications
      556. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 545 of 24 January 2017, when payments will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Eligibility
      557. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 1445 of 17 January 2017, the reason the date cited by him in the reply regarding when a sheep...
    • Food Exports to China
      558. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will expedite progress on an issue (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6824/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      559. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6825/17]
    • Departmental Staff Recruitment
      560. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to increase the number of departmental personnel at Rosslare Harbour in view of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on...
    • GLAS Payments
      561. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the GLAS scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [6844/17]
    • Cyber Security Policy
      562. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the actions his Department is taking to protect against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for several hours...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Data
      563. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 460 of 16 December 2016, when a reply will issue; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • GLAS Administration
      564. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the grant aid available for persons under current schemes for the protection and maintenance of historical and archaeological...
    • Brexit Issues
      565. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the detail, since taking office, of each specific Council of EU agriculture Ministers meetings at which he made the case for a Brexit...
    • Beef Exports
      567. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the export refunds that are in operation currently for beef exports; if he has discussed this at EU level; and if he will make a...
    • GLAS Payments
      568. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the way in which some GLAS payments are being delayed for persons that had their land severely damaged from previous...
    • Agriculture Scheme Administration
      569. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated cost to the Exchequer to have payment rates (details supplied) for farmers in mountain and more severely handicapped...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme
      570. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated cost to the Exchequer to have payment rates and payable areas (details supplied) based on current participation levels...
    • Agriculture Scheme Data
      571. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of applicants per country to the new sheep welfare scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6907/17]
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Data
      572. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of participants in the areas of natural constraint scheme according to each area designation, that is mountain type...
    • GLAS Payments
      575. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [6945/17]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Applications
      576. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review an application for the 2015 single farm payment in the name of a person (details supplied); if the application...
    • Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme Applications
      577. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a young farmer top-up payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Pesticide Use
      578. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 24 of 2 February 2017, if chlorpyrifos is still approved for use here in a form (details...
    • Fisheries Protection
      579. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 300 of 1 February 2017, if he will place a temporary ban on pair trawler fishing within Irish...
    • Brexit Issues
      581. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the effect Brexit will have on the fishing industry if Britain regains full control of its waters after exiting the EU; if Ireland...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Appeals
      582. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an appeal in respect of persons (details supplied). [7177/17]
    • Coillte Teoranta
      583. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of private investigation firms hired by Coillte in 2015 and 2016; the names of the firms; the amount they were paid; and...
    • Agriculture Scheme Administration
      586. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if equine will be included in the low-cost agricultural loan scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7263/17]
    • Poultry Industry
      587. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the situation with regard to the impact of emergency regulations put in place to tackle avian influenza to free range status poultry...
    • GLAS Payments
      588. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal under the GLAS scheme; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Food Safety Standards Regulation
      589. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there is a plan in place to monitor the presence of mineral oil hydrocarbons in food; if his Department actively sought the...
    • Pesticide Use
      590. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to whether any Irish food and drink brands were among those that tested positive for excessive...
    • Legislative Reviews
      592. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the review of the Fishery Harbour Centres (Rates and Charges) order 2012 (SI No. 214 of 2012) is complete; if it is still intended...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Waste Tyre Disposal
      593. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the tyre industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6805/17]
    • Litter Pollution
      594. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if Kildare County Council can publish the names of those charged and convicted of committing littering offences. [6849/17]
    • Fisheries Protection
      595. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if steps are in place to cease the proliferation of dace fish here. [6852/17]
    • Waste Tyre Disposal
      596. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the tyre industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6941/17]
    • Fisheries Protection
      599. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the impact exploration and seismic vessels undertaking activities in Irish waters are...
    • Illegal Dumping
      601. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has any extra funding coming onstream to assist Cavan and Monaghan county councils to deal with illegal dumping and...
    • Telecommunications Services Provision
      602. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the poor mobile telephone coverage provided by a company (details supplied) in County...
    • Bord na Móna
      603. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the possible reduction in the number of jobs in Bord na Móna. [6851/17]
    • Cyber Security Policy
      605. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the actions his Department is taking to protect against cyber attacks after the NTMA website went down for several hours...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      606. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question No. 515 of 22 November 2016, if he will provide an update on the stage the procurement...
    • Bord na Móna
      607. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the policies his Department is putting in place on the future use of Bord na Móna bogs and facilities at Kilberry,...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      608. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when a property (details supplied) will receive an Internet connection under the national broadband plan or otherwise....
    • Waste Disposal
      611. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the policy of the Government concerning commercial incineration; his views on two recent European Union reports (details...
    • Offshore Exploration Licences
      613. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if Directive 2013/30/EU on offshore safety has been transposed into law; the way in which this is applied to applications...
    • Better Energy Communities Programme
      614. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if grant aid is available to install solar panels in a local authority estate (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if...
    • Legislative Measures
      615. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will implement the recommendations of the Law Reform Commission on the dissemination of abusive material on social...
    • Fisheries Protection
      616. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to reports that invasive fish species are to be introduced in various rivers and lakes;...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Passport Controls
      617. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will put in place US border preclearance at Cork Airport as is in place at both Shannon and Dublin airports. [7265/17]
    • Sports Funding
      618. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of funding for a boxing centre of excellence in Knocknaheeny, County Cork, to which his Department committed. [6661/17]
    • Driver Licences
      619. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he plans to introduce legislation to ensure that drivers inform the Road Safety Authority of a change of address, along the lines of...
    • Road Network
      620. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will make funds available from his Department to Transport Infrastructure Ireland to sanction works at Reen Cross, N70 and L11602...
    • Transport Infrastructure Provision
      621. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has had any discussions or meetings with investors with a view to his Department or a body under its aegis co-financing transport...
    • Aviation Industry Regulations
      623. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn by the Irish Aviation Authority to an airline's application (details supplied) for an Irish air operator...
    • Tourism Funding
      625. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding that was allocated to the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency for tourism and hospitality skills training in 2015 and 2016...
    • Railway Stations Upgrade
      626. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will make an improvement to the facilities available to commuting rail passengers in stations in Dublin such as increased number of...
    • Sports Funding
      627. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of the Government eligible expenses scheme as it relates to the sports division of his Department; when it was initiated; the...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      628. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the actions his Department is taking to protect against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for several hours after...
    • Road Safety
      629. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the recent spate of accidents on the M18 between Crusheen and Gort is solely caused by speeding drivers through localised hail showers...
    • Rail Network Safety
      630. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the person who controls and manages the warning sign fail on approach to a level crossing; if it is a member of Irish Rail staff; and if...
    • Railway Stations Upgrade
      631. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are any proposals or plans in place to install cameras and monitors at Mullingar train station. [6959/17]
    • Rail Services Staff
      632. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a station operative can be transferred from Mullingar. [6960/17]
    • Road Projects
      633. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a request for funding for the design of a new replacement bridge at a location (details supplied) in County Donegal has been received...
    • Olympic Games Ticketing Arrangements
      634. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 527 of 22 November 2016, if he will provide a further update in relation to the non-statutory...
    • Brexit Issues
      635. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to enforce the Road Traffic Act 2016, which gives effect to an agreement with the UK on mutual recognition of driver...
    • Cycling Policy
      636. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 332 of 2012) were to make cycle...
    • Commencement of Legislation
      637. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the Acts currently in force for which he has lead responsibility that have parts or sections yet to be formally commenced, including the...
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      639. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to upgrade routes (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7111/17]
    • Sports Capital Programme
      640. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding applied for by, and granted to, a stadium (details supplied) for each of the years 2015 to 2016 and to date in...
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      641. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an Irish Rail employee hired private investigators regarding the suspected theft of...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      642. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to this Deputy's request at a recent committee meeting on sport, if he will outline the delegated functions to the Minister of...
    • Tax Code
      643. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will confirm his commitment during his speech at the National Tourism Awards on 3 February 2017 to reduce the 9% VAT rate; and if...
    • Sports Capital Programme
      644. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of application workshops which were held to help groups applying for sports capital grants; the counties in which these were...
    • Motor Insurance
      646. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when this Deputy will recieve a detailed reply to an issue referred to his Department on 7 September 2016 (details supplied); the reason...
    • Road Safety
      647. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to implement a crash barrier on a route (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7408/17]
    • Road Projects
      648. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the road infrastructure projects undertaken in the Dublin region since 2011; the amount expended on same; and if he will make a statement...
    • Infrastructure and Capital Investment Programme
      649. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure undertaken on infrastructural projects in the Dublin region in tabular form in each of the years 2007 to 2016;...
    • Electric Vehicles
      650. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the plans for electrically-powered buses for the Dublin area; the number of non-conventionally fuelled-powered vehicles operating in the...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Legislative Process
      652. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 will be enacted (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7142/17]
    • Company Law
      653. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on a discrepancy between the European Economic and Social Committee approved wording of the EU Company Law Directive of 2003...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      654. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the actions her Department is taking to protect against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for several hours...
    • Job Losses
      655. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the actions she has taken to protect jobs at a company (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7064/17]
    • Legislative Programme
      656. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 will be enacted (details supplied). [7229/17]
    • Work Permits Eligibility
      657. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if persons from Pakistan are entitled to work here; if so, the criteria for same; the way in which they should apply for authorisation...
    • Legislative Programme
      658. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the expected timeline for publication of the general scheme of the Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill; and if she will make a statement...
    • Company Law
      659. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will expedite the proposed extension to section 279(2) of the Companies Act 2014 via an amendment to the Companies (Accounting)...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      661. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the companies that she had direct bilateral meetings with during the IDA investment mission to the west coast of the USA in October...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Tusla Payments
      662. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if outstanding payments due to a person (details supplied) will be granted without delay. [6744/17]
    • Child Poverty
      663. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the actions which have been taken to tackle child poverty by increasing community based early intervention programmes as specifically...
    • Child Care Services
      664. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the actions she is taking to ensure that child care providers in the community setting have the resources to ensure adequate staff to...
    • Child Care Services Staff
      665. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of child care providers in the Cork city area may potentially not be able to...
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      666. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on proposals from survivor groups to provide for memorials for those that were incarcerated at mother and baby homes, as promised...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      667. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the actions her Department is taking to protect against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for several hours after a...
    • Child and Family Agency Staff
      668. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of staff in Tusla who have been designated as child protection trainers. [6947/17]
    • Commencement of Legislation
      670. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans in terms of training and support to ensure full implementation of the Children First Act 2015. [6949/17]
    • Child and Family Agency Funding
      671. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the position regarding the funding by Tusla for the provision of counselling services in national schools and specifically relating to a...
    • Family Support Services
      672. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department has undertaken any study or research in association with the Department of Justice and Equality regarding the damage to...
    • Homeless Persons Supports
      673. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the mental health or counselling supports her Department is providing to the over 2,500 homeless children across the country; and if she...
    • Youth Justice Strategy
      674. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the high number of young persons held on remand here which, according to her Department, reached 263 in 2015 and of whom 93...
    • Child Poverty
      675. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will establish a cross-departmental task force to address a crisis (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • School Expulsions
      676. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of post-primary expulsions by school in County Louth in 2014-15 and in 2015-16. [7238/17]
    • Foreign Adoptions
      679. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the documentation that must be supplied in order that the adoption of a child from Morocco be recognised here. [7282/17]
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      682. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if, with regard to eligibility for the second ECCE year, an application can be considered in respect of a child whose date of birth falls...
    • Child Care Costs
      683. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the maximum subsidy a person would receive under the new affordable child care scheme 2017 in circumstances (details supplied). [7377/17]
    • Education Welfare Service
      699. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs arising from reports her Department may have received from school authorities throughout the country appertaining to the health and welfare...
    • Child Protection
      700. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the steps she will take or proposes to take to ensure a more rapid response to reported abuse of children, whether of a physical or sexual...
    • Counselling Services Provision
      701. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which she envisages improved counselling services for children at risk and their families; and if she will make a statement...
    • Juvenile Offenders
      702. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which adequate accommodation remains available or is likely to become available in respect of juvenile offenders with...
    • Youth Services Provision
      703. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which her Department has received applications for financial support from various youth organisations throughout the country...
    • Child Poverty
      704. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which she can foresee the possibility of addressing the underlying issues contributing to child poverty or affecting child...
    • Children in Care
      705. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the total number of children currently in residential or foster care; the extent to which adequate resources remain available to meet the...
    • Juvenile Offenders
      706. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which her Department continues to engage with juvenile offenders with a view to providing rehabilitative or educational...
    • Mental Health Policy
      707. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which she and her Department have studied the issue of depression in young persons with particular reference to the...
    • Youth Services Provision
      708. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which a co-ordinated youth support service exist throughout the country; her plans to address such issues; and if...
    • Child Care Services Provision
      709. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in view of the fact that, currently, school age child care services cannot register with Tusla but are able to avail of schemes offering...
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      710. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason persons in receipt of social welfare payments have received letters inviting them to join the Army; the authorisation which was...
    • Defence Forces Medicinal Products
      711. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question No. 292 of 17 November 2016, if he will provide the information promised which has been outstanding for over...
    • Air Corps Operations
      713. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason for the loss of the 24-7 Air Corps air transport service for the national aero medical co-ordination centre to transport Irish...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      714. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the actions his Department is taking to protect against cyber attacks after the NTMA website was temporarily down for several hours after a...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      715. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to improve pay levels for new recruits to the Permanent Defence Force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7456/17]
    • Defence Forces Properties
      716. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to regenerate the area of the Curragh Camp taking into account its many historical areas of interest; and if he will make a statement...