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Written answers

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Ministerial Meetings
      20. To ask the Taoiseach if he discussed immigration and border security with the British Prime Minister, Ms Theresa May, when they met on 30 January 2017. [5772/17]
    • Immigration Controls
      22. To ask the Taoiseach the person or body that will undertake the review of the preclearance agreement in Dublin and Shannon airports; and when he expects it to be completed. [5773/17]
    • Cabinet Committee Meetings
      23. To ask the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee on Arts, Irish and the Gaeltacht last met. [5820/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      33. To ask the Taoiseach the details of the CSO report on Brexit published on 7 December 2016. [40118/16]
  • Department of Defence
    • European Defence Action Plan
      47. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the matters discussed during the December 2016 meeting of the European Council in Bratislava; and if he stated that Ireland would oppose any...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      48. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question No. 1733 of 17 January 2017, his views on the low morale in the Defence Forces in view of the high rates of...
    • Air Corps Strength
      49. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to fill important vacancies across the Air Corps; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7106/17]
    • Defence Forces Operations
      50. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of times aid to the civil power functions were carried out by Defence Forces personnel in Shannon Airport with regard to US military...
    • Defence Forces Properties
      51. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if consideration will be given by his Department to the provision of a site for a new school campus for the existing three Curragh schools that...
    • Protected Disclosures Data
      52. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the length of time it has taken his Department to respond to all protected disclosures made by members of the Defence Forces. [7335/17]
    • Overseas Missions
      55. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on the presence of Defence Forces personnel on the Golan Heights in essence protecting illegal Israeli occupation; and if he will make...
    • Defence Forces Medicinal Products
      56. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the subject of informed consent has been considered by the working group on Lariam, specifically whether Defence Forces members were in a...
    • Defence Forces Medical Services
      57. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to commission an independent review of mental health services for the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Defence Forces Strength
      58. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which optimum strength of the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps continues to be achieved; the number of personnel who retired in...
    • Air Corps Strength
      59. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of vacancies in the Air Corps, by role, in 2016 and to date in 2017; the length of time required to fill each role; and if he will...
    • Defence Forces Allowances
      60. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when Naval Service personnel who served in the Mediterranean Sea will receive the additional hazard allowance of €15 per day; the number...
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      63. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if health and safety investigations have been initiated by the other branches of the Defence Forces, whether by themselves or by external health...
    • Defence Forces Ombudsman
      64. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to extend the remit of the Defence Forces Ombudsman by removing the restrictions to its remit as per the Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Act...
    • Air Corps Operations
      66. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to bring Baldonnel air traffic control up to full operational capacity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7343/17]
    • Health Insurance Community Rating
      67. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on the Health Insurance Authority consultation paper with respect to lifetime community rating and its application to Defence Forces...
    • Defence Forces Reserve
      69. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to launch a recruitment campaign for the Reserve Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7333/17]
    • Naval Service Operations
      70. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason the hugely successful Naval Service rescue mission in the Mediterranean was scaled back over the most dangerous winter months; and if...
    • Defence Forces Properties
      71. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to develop a schools campus on his Department's lands. [7098/17]
    • Air Corps Strength
      72. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will report on the progress made with filling personnel vacancies in the Air Corps which are urgently required for the transport service...
    • Defence Forces Equipment
      73. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps continue to be upgraded in terms of military equipment, transport including aircraft,...
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      75. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to initiate a new recruitment campaign for the Permanent Defence Force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7332/17]
    • Defence Forces Training
      77. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of the development of a peace and leadership institute at the Curragh Camp; the next steps relating to this project; and if he will...
    • Proposed Legislation
      78. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will consider introducing legislation similar to the Defence Forces (Second World War Amnesty and Immunity) Act 2013 to pardon Free State...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Appointments to State Boards
      79. To ask the Taoiseach the number of non-Irish nationals who have been appointed to State and semi-State boards. [7536/17]
    • Legal Services Regulation
      81. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the Legal Services Regulatory Authority will commence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7462/17]
    • Court Judgments
      82. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who received custodial sentences for the non-payment of fines broken down by period of sentence, for example, less than one...
    • Child Abuse
      84. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Question No. 1682 of 17 January 2017, the role the Garda will have in the process of creating a national service model for sexual abuse...
    • Youth Justice Strategy
      85. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the annual reports of the committee appointed to monitor the effectiveness of the diversion programme for 2015 and 2016 will be published;...
    • Probation and Welfare Service
      86. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the details of the budgets provided to the Probation Service for dealing with graffiti in the Dublin region; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Residency Permits
      87. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in determination of an application for stamp 4 on the basis of de facto relationship with an Irish citizen in the case of a...
    • Garda Deployment
      88. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a requirement for any security by An Garda Síochána at a hotel (details supplied) since President Trump was elected; and if...
    • Prison Service
      89. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to establish an office of the prison ombudsman. [7649/17]
    • Court Accommodation Refurbishment
      90. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans for a building (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7659/17]
    • Garda Investigations
      91. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will establish an inquiry into the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7667/17]
    • Ministerial Travel
      92. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of trips outside the State taken by either her or her Minister of State, in tabular form; the locations they were to; the purpose of...
    • Direct Provision System
      93. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the Government's ongoing rationale for preventing persons in direct provision from working in gainful employment. [7734/17]
    • Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Staff
      94. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the type of training members of her Department or those working with asylum applicants have received in cultural awareness when dealing with...
    • Immigration Controls
      95. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is satisfied with waiting times at passport control in Dublin Airport; and if she has been in contact with the authorities such as the DAA...
    • Garda Resources
      96. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is considering additional resources to allow gardaí to issue summonses to cyclists found to break road laws; and if she will make a...
    • Human Trafficking
      97. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the safeguards and supports in place for persons found to be the victims of trafficking; the procedure in place for persons residing here...
    • Prisoner Releases
      98. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the way a person (details supplied) was allowed to leave the State and travel to Egypt in 2009 while under the supervision of the Prison Service;...
    • Visa Applications
      99. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the restriction on applications for Irish visas from Libyan nationals has been in place from 2014; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Visa Data
      100. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the numbers of D join family visas refused for visa applicants applying from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Yemen to join...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      102. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of fines issued to motorists apprehended having more than 50 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood but less than 80 mg, for each year...
    • Brexit Issues
      103. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if there has been discussions between his officials and officials of the British Government regarding policing borders after the Brexit...
    • Stardust Fire
      104. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on the commitment in the programme for Government on setting up an inquiry into the Stardust tragedy. [3074/17]
    • Programme for Government Initiatives
      105. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on the commitment in the programme for Government on extending Garda oversight and accountability. [4121/17]
    • US Preclearance Facilities at State Airports
      107. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 338 of 2 February 2017, if she has received the report requested on a review of US preclearance here. [7027/17]
  • Department of Finance
    • Motor Tax Exemptions
      110. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will drop VRT on vehicles specially adapted for disability to assist ongoing access to public transport for those with disabilities and to financially...
    • Financial Services Regulation
      111. To ask the Minister for Finance if there is a limit of the number of live loans that a customer can have with an individual licensed moneylender at any point in time; and if he will make a...
    • Data Protection
      116. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps he will take to address a situation whereby any errors in a person's credit rating as published by the Irish Credit Bureau may remain uncorrected...
    • Revenue Commissioners Powers
      117. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 137 of 24 January 2017, if he will reply in full to the question in view of the fact section 851A(8) of the Tax...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      118. To ask the Minister for Finance the details of the meetings he or officials of his Department have had in each of the years 2011 to 2014 in relation to private equity funds, investment funds...
    • Legislative Programme
      119. To ask the Minister for Finance when the financial services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7572/17]
    • Financial Services Ombudsman
      120. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to remove the six year rule on financial complaints; if this removal will be retrospective in nature; if so, the way this will be achieved; and if...
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      121. To ask the Minister for Finance the legal and regulatory measures that have been put into place since the banking crash to ensure that the culture of reckless behaviour that contributed to...
    • Banking Licence Applications
      124. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of applications that have been revived for banking licences in each of the past five years; the number of licences granted; and if he will make a...
    • Bank Restructuring
      125. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps being taken to attract a greater range of banks here to ensure consumers have a choice of banks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7584/17]
    • Mortgage Schemes
      126. To ask the Minister for Finance if the staff of banks who are of the view that they were wrongfully moved off or denied a tracker rate mortgage are to be included in the tracker review being...
    • Revenue Documents
      127. To ask the Minister for Finance if P60s in each of the years 1984 to 1987 or a similar statement will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) who requires such documents for pension...
    • Budget 2016
      128. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason his Department did not pursue positive steps to ensure that the clause of the VAT system engaged by penalty processors was immediately halted, in...
    • Tax Code
      129. To ask the Minister for Finance if there are specific tax incentive schemes available to provide assistance in the refurbishment and upgrading of buildings in town centres or villages for...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Adult Education Provision
      130. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has been reviewing the need for new premises for a group (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Philanthropy Initiatives
      131. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there will be scope to scale up Music Generation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7664/17]
    • School Patronage
      132. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills whether there are grounds for opening a national school in an area in which a lack of choice has been identified; and if so, the steps a...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      134. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a school (details supplied) in County Clare will receive approval for construction works to commence; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Weight of Schoolbags
      135. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the steps that will be taken to address the issue with regard to the recent survey conducted by the National Parents’ Council...
    • Junior Cycle Reform
      136. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the situation whereby history is not deemed to be a core subject of the new junior cycle. [7515/17]
    • National Educational Psychological Service
      137. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out in tabular form the name of each school in Dublin which does not have direct access to a National Educational Psychological Service...
    • Teacher Data
      138. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out in tabular form the gender breakdown of teachers in primary and post-primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • School Patronage
      139. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide the breakdown of primary schools here under the headings of Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Protestant,...
    • School Accommodation
      141. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to a new school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7551/17]
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      142. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason teachers who work in an ASTI school but choose not to join a union have not received pay increments, with collective bargaining...
    • Schools Mental Health Strategies
      143. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 30 of 18 January 2017 and his commitment to review the proposal to have an advertisement for Pieta House...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      144. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason no primary schools in an area (details supplied) have an autistic spectrum disorder, ASD, unit; if there has been a review of this;...
    • Schools Refurbishment
      145. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when necessary funding will be allocated for essential roof repairs to a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Transport Provision
      148. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding funding for a school bus in County Kerry. [7727/17]
    • Ministerial Travel
      149. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of trips outside the State taken by either him or his Minister of State, in tabular form; the locations they were to; the purpose of...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      150. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a promised new school (details supplied) in County Wexford; if the building will still be completed within the timeframe of the...
    • School Staff
      151. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on correspondence regarding a school (details supplied) in Dublin 8; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7766/17]
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Superannuation Schemes
      152. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to provide pension entitlements to retained fire fighters who are paying a pension levy; and if he will...
    • Capital Assistance Scheme
      153. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if €86 million was allocated to capital assistance scheme (CAS) projects in 2016; the amount of this...
    • Library Services
      154. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 264 of 7 February 2017, if he will ascertain directly from the LGMA (details...
    • Capital Assistance Scheme
      155. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of an application for capital assistance scheme funding (details supplied); if his attention has been...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme Eligibility
      156. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of persons in counties Cavan and Monaghan who applied for Part V of the tenant purchase scheme in the...
    • Housing Policy
      158. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his Department's policy relating to the housing of homeless families in family type accommodation; if he has...
    • Water Conservation Grant Data
      159. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of applications that were received for the water conservation grant since its introduction; and if he...
    • Local Authority Boundaries
      160. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a detailed explanatory brief and timeline to outline the process of examining the report of the...
    • Animal Welfare
      162. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the Revised Draft of Dog Breeding Establishment Guidelines, November 2016, which have been published recently...
    • Water Services
      163. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 268 of 24 January 2017, the annual cost to the Exchequer if the existing...
    • Planning Issues
      164. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has reviewed the exempted development provisions to ensure that hard landscaping or off street car parking...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      165. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the basis on which an appeal for jobseeker's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) was disallowed and the original decision upheld;...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      166. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review an application for invalidity pension in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Social Welfare Schemes Data
      167. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons on Tús, the rural social scheme, RSS, and community employment, CE, schemes who carried out duties in community child...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      168. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7585/17]
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      170. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of the pilot scheme for social protection assistance for artists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7666/17]
    • State Pension (Non-Contributory) Applications
      171. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for a State non-contributory pension in the case of a person (details supplied) who has...
    • Social Welfare Overpayments
      172. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 186 of 2 February 2017, the length of time of non-payment before 5 October 2016 in the case of a person...
    • Ministerial Travel
      173. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of trips outside the State taken by either him or the Minister of State at his Department, in tabular form; the destinations; the purpose...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Office of Public Works Projects
      174. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the details of, and his views on, recent projects completed at Rathfarnham Castle and the Pearse Museum in Rathfarnham; if further...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      175. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the discussions that have taken place to allocate the remaining €2.5 billion left in the capital plan budget ahead of a mid-year...
    • Land Acquisition
      176. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will fast-track the purchase of land (details supplied) from his Department by Fingal County Council and allow the land to be...
    • Public Sector Pensions Levy
      177. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason public servants in receipt of a public service pension have the pension levy deducted from their pensions; the rate at which...
    • Office of Public Works Projects
      180. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the action the Office of Public Works plans to take to address a building (details supplied). [7660/17]
    • General Elections Expenditure
      182. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost of registered post for ballot papers in the National University of Ireland constituency in the general election to...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Land Acquisition
      185. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the way in which the State proposes to utilise the lands at Glenasmole-Featherbeds which were purchased recently; and if she will...
    • Cultural Policy
      186. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the way in which culture will be defined and the way the arm's length principle will be maintained in regard to Creative Ireland...
    • Arts Funding
      188. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the delivery mechanisms for the individual art forms under pillar 1; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7663/17]
    • Community Development Projects
      190. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding a redevelopment project in County Clare; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Cultural Policy
      191. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the plans for setting up Creative Ireland; the person or body that will be making decisions in this regard; the...
    • Arts Funding
      192. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if Creative Ireland will see an increase in the existing funding for the arts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7702/17]
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      193. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide any reports, research documents or plans regarding the issue of social protection payments for artists; and if...
    • Cultural Policy
      198. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans for Music Generation; if the success of this will mean similar initiatives for other art forms; and if she will make a...
    • Culture Ireland
      200. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if, under pillar 5, she will consider reinstating the board of Culture Ireland and recruiting a new external director when the...
  • Department of Health
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      201. To ask the Minister for Health when the FreeStyle flash glucose monitoring system (details supplied) will be made available to persons here through the medical card or through the long-term...
    • Home Help Service Provision
      202. To ask the Minister for Health if there will be any increase in the number of home help hours provided in 2017 in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7476/17]
    • General Practitioner Services
      203. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding general practitioners charging a person (details supplied) for blood tests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7484/17]
    • Hospital Facilities
      204. To ask the Minister for Health if the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in hospitals have been reviewed in the context of minimising hospital acquired infections; if any...
    • HIV-AIDS Programmes
      207. To ask the Minister for Health if he will make pre-exposure prophylaxis available through the health service in order that the risk of contracting HIV is reduced; and if he will make a...
    • Redundancy Payments
      208. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the redundancy payments for employees of a company (details supplied) in County Carlow; his views on the failure of their employer and the HSE to...
    • Medical Card Applications
      209. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied). [7506/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration
      210. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to lower the premium placed on land and property assets of persons availing of the nursing homes support scheme from 7.5% to its previous level of a...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Data
      211. To ask the Minister for Health the number of residential properties that have had to be sold at the request of the HSE legal department in order to make a settlement for the health care...
    • General Practitioner Data
      212. To ask the Minister for Health the number of general practitioners who are practicing in Dublin South West per capita; the way this compares with other constituencies; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Staff Data
      213. To ask the Minister for Health the number of nurses, doctors and consultants employed at AMNCH, Tallaght since 2011, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7547/17]
    • State Claims Agency
      214. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 45 of 1 February 2017 and 207 of 8 February 2017, his views on the fact that the year-on-year increase in damages...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      216. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have surgery in Kerry University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7554/17]
    • Hospital Services
      218. To ask the Minister for Health the number of MRI and other scans outsourced to external service providers by Galway University Hospital during each of the years 2014 to 2016; the details of...
    • Hospital Equipment
      219. To ask the Minister for Health if the requirement for a second MRI scanner at University Hospital Galway, UHG, has been brought to the attention of his Department; if a request for resources...
    • Hospital Services
      220. To ask the Minister for Health the theatre utilisation rate for each of the acute and non-acute hospitals here for 2017 and for each of the past five years; if data is collected in respect...
    • Health Care Policy
      221. To ask the Minister for Health if he will announce a date for the publication of the national policy for the development of a trauma network for Ireland in view of the fact that a public...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      222. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be called for hip replacement surgery; and the expected timeframe in view of the fact that this person has been on the...
    • Hospital Facilities (1 comment)
      223. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the decision to cut funding for the centre for narcolepsy in St. James’s Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7569/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      225. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an orthopaedic consultation in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7575/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      226. To ask the Minister for Health the reason an orthopaedic operation was not provided for a person (details supplied) in view of the exceptional medical circumstances in this case; and if he...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      227. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7587/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      228. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7592/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      229. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the fair deal scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7651/17]
    • Hospitals Data
      230. To ask the Minister for Health the operating budget for Beaumont Hospital in each of the years 2009 to 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7654/17]
    • Hospital Staff Data
      233. To ask the Minister for Health the number of whole-time equivalent nursing positions in place at Beaumont Hospital in each of the years 2009 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form; and...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      234. To ask the Minister for Health the number of beds operational at Beaumont Hospital in each of the years 2009 to 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7658/17]
    • National Drugs Strategy
      235. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration has been given to drug checking services (details supplied); the amendments to existing legislation that would be necessary to enable a pilot...
    • Ministerial Travel
      236. To ask the Minister for Health the number of trips outside the State taken by either him or his Minister of State, in tabular form; the locations they were to; the purpose of each trip; the...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Waiting Times
      237. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 198 of 9 February 2017, if the information provided within the National Treatment Purchase Fund preplanned list data...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      238. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect to be called for surgery at St. James's Hospital. [7747/17]
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      239. To ask the Minister for Health the current waiting time for an appointment with a speech therapist and with regard to speech therapy services in Dublin South Central; and if he will make a...
    • Speech and Language Therapy
      240. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children under 18 years of age on the waiting list for speech therapy in Dublin South Central, in tabular form; the number of children that have...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Fish Farming
      241. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding salmon farms here; if there are any plans for the future regulation of the industry and the current position...
    • Agriculture Industry
      242. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to selling products overseas; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Scéim um Roghanna Comhshaoil Talmhaíochta
      243. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine cén uair a dhéanfar íocaíocht faoi Scéim na Roghanna Agra-Chomhshaoil (AEOS2) le feirmeoir i gContae na...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      244. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) did not receive payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7466/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      245. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will receive the 2016 GLAS payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • GLAS Applications
      246. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7474/17]
    • Teagasc Courses
      247. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the action being taken to deal with the backlog of 3,600 young farmers who are seeking places in agricultural colleges to obtain...
    • Young Farmers Scheme
      248. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the action that will be taken to assist the young farming community in view of the fact that no young farmer received an entitlement...
    • Aquaculture Licences
      249. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine whether the claimed separation of duties in his Department between regulation and development was breached in the case of his...
    • Departmental Bodies
      250. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 221 of 18 January 2017, the division of his Department which has responsibility for governance...
    • Fish Farming
      251. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine whether overstocking of salmon farms negates the organic status of the fish produced. [7490/17]
    • Aquaculture Development
      252. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if consideration will be given to commissioning an independent analysis of the benefits of onland closed containment systems for fish...
    • Basic Payment Scheme
      253. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number and value of penalties imposed on farmers under the basic farm payment scheme in County Cork in 2015 and 2016. [7496/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      254. 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. [7502/17]
    • Teagasc Courses
      255. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on reports that the green certificate course is being discontinued for the 2017-18 academic year; the steps he is taking to...
    • TAMS Eligibility
      256. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a farming query in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7576/17]
    • Greyhound Industry
      257. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the closing of Shelbourne Park on certain dates; and if he will make a statement...
    • TAMS Eligibility
      258. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the rationale for young qualified farmers, less than 25 years of age, being prevented from availing of the 6% grant for fencing and...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      259. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7744/17]
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Environmental Protection Agency
      260. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the timeframe for the granting of an EPA licence to a person (details supplied). [7479/17]
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      261. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will address the persistent lack of progress in the provision of broadband to a location (details supplied); if his...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      262. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when he will next meet the director general and board of RTE; the issues that are likely to form the agenda of that...
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      263. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason Irish mobile telephone customers are paying more than other European customers for making calls when abroad;...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Rail Services
      265. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to increase rail services along the Maynooth-Connolly line at peak commuter times; his further plans to increase the number of...
    • National Driver Licensing Service
      266. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered utilising the network of post offices across the State as locations for the National Driving Licence Service. [7473/17]
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      267. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider the reintroduction of the local improvement scheme to facilitate local authorities such as Donegal County Council to...
    • Military Aircraft Landings
      268. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 60 of 8 February 2017, the details of the standard consultation procedure carried out regarding the...
    • Bus Services
      269. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of bus operators, including private operators, that are operating on regular commuter routes in Dublin; and if he will make a...
    • Dublin Bus Fleet
      270. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the passenger capacity of the Dublin Bus fleet for each of the years 2010 to 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on...
    • National Transport Authority Funding
      276. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding provided by the NTA towards projects in Dublin South-West in 2016 and 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Tourism Project Funding
      277. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of any tourism initiatives being undertaken in south Dublin county and Government funding being provided for same; and if he...
    • Rail Services
      278. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a person (details supplied) under 18 years of age cannot receive a valid student card when travelling on Irish Rail; the...
    • State Airports
      279. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the review of the capacity at the three State airports will be completed; the details of the terms of reference of this review; the...
    • Road Safety Authority Staff
      280. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if all employees in the Road Safety Authority have access to the cycle to work scheme; if there are employees without access to the...
    • Motor Tax
      281. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason, despite the closure of many motor tax offices, 20,000 SPSV motor tax licence holders cannot tax their vehicles online; and if...
    • Motor Insurance
      282. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the specific proposals he has to deal with the particular and extreme difficulties facing taxi drivers who face rises in their car...
    • Public Service Vehicles
      283. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will allow for appeals to the rule that PSV licences lapse after one year and one day as many taxi drivers have legitimate reasons...
    • Wild Atlantic Way Project
      284. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a village (details supplied) in County Kerry will be incorporated into the Wild Atlantic Way route; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Ministerial Travel
      285. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of trips outside the State taken by either him or his Minister of State, in tabular form; the locations they were to; the...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Company Law
      286. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 187 of 7 February 2017, if she will provide the date that Article 3(2) of Regulation 1606 of...
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      287. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been drawn to the severe restrictions imposed on community and voluntary groups and community work placement...
    • Small and Medium Enterprises Supports
      288. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the funding and financial supports that are available for a small business with fewer than ten employees; and if she will make a...
    • Enterprise Support Schemes
      289. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the details of the projects supported by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland in the constituency of Dublin South-West; and if she will...
    • Job Creation Data
      290. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of jobs provided by a company (details supplied) at its new facility in Tallaght; the purpose of the facility in Tallaght;...
    • IDA Supports
      291. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of future developments at a company plant (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7653/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      292. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she had any formal engagement with the scientific community, particularly with SFI, on the potential ramifications of Brexit for...
    • Science Foundation Ireland
      293. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of SFI awards that have been made to HEIs for collaborations between the North and South under the CSET, SRC, PICA and...
    • Brexit Issues
      296. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on whether the departure of the UK from the EU will have a negative impact on successful funding applications by Ireland to...
    • Ministerial Travel
      298. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of trips outside the State taken by either the Minister or Ministers of State in her Department, in tabular form; the...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • LGBT Issues
      299. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the LGBT youth strategy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7498/17]
    • Child Abuse
      300. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 1682 of 17 January 2017, the reason the Garda is not an agency involved in the process of creating a...
    • Children in Care
      301. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when refurbishment works currently being carried out to a children and young person's residential care unit (details supplied) are likely...
    • Child and Family Agency
      302. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the allocation of funding will be approved for the new Tusla building in Carrick-on-Shannon in view of the current state and condition...
    • Child Care Services Funding (1 comment)
      303. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when she plans to announce funding that will be allocated to preschool providers nationwide; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
      304. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 1709 to 1712, inclusive, of 17 January 2017, her views on a matter (details supplied); and if she...
    • Child and Family Agency Investigations
      305. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the false information in Tusla relating to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7724/17]
  • Department of Defence
    • Air Corps Operations
      307. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps he has taken to increase the capacity of the Air Corps in view of the fact that eight cadets are in training and ten are retiring in...
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      308. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which promotional vacancies remain to be filled in the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Defence Forces Reserve Training
      309. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the degree to which all members of the Reserve Defence Forces have access to training on an annual basis; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      310. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of women currently serving in the Defence Forces; the number that have been promoted over the past five years; and if he will make a...
    • Air Corps Equipment
      311. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which all military aircraft, fixed wing and helicopters remain available and in operational order to the Air Corps in the event of...
    • Defence Forces Deployment
      312. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which Irish troops currently serve overseas or are likely to so do in the near future; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • UN Missions
      314. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which the United Nations has paid for all deployments of Irish troops overseas in the past five years; the extent of any moneys...
    • Defence Forces Strength
      315. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the current strength of the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps including Reserves; the degree to which the numbers have fluctuated, in the past...
    • Naval Service Operations
      316. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which Naval Service personnel have been involved in rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea over the past five years; and if he...
    • Defence Forces Deployment
      317. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which the Army, Naval Service or Air Corps can be deployed to assist the civic authorities in the event of a terrorist attack; and...