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Written answers

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

  • Department of Social Protection
    • Youth Guarantee
      31. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of the implementation of the Youth Guarantee. [7086/17]
    • Social Welfare Benefits Reviews
      39. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of the review being carried out on the effects that cuts to relevant social protection payments have had on seasonal workers in counties...
    • State Pensions Payments
      41. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost of reversing the changes to PRSI pension bands from 2012; the cost of backdating this change to the 36,000 plus recipients of the State...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Administration
      42. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will take steps to ensure that persons applying for means-tested social protection payments following family law settlement in respect of the...
    • Labour Activation Projects
      46. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to reduce funding for labour activation schemes as recently reported in the context of the review of Government expenditure; his plans to...
    • Free Travel Scheme Administration
      47. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to charge an annual fee to persons who avail of the free travel pass; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8362/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      48. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to allow the Tús scheme and the community employment schemes to retain current participants even if their term is complete, in view of...
    • Pension Provisions
      49. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if his Department will consider the institution of a unified State-wide defined benefit occupational pension scheme as a means of addressing the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      50. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the refusal rates for those applying for carer’s allowance and disability allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8417/17]
    • Free Travel Scheme Administration
      51. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to make any changes to the free travel pass; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8361/17]
    • Social Welfare Rates
      53. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to recognise the additional costs faced by those persons with a disability; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8358/17]
    • Money Advice and Budgeting Service Administration
      54. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will be proceeding with plans to abolish the local boards of 51 Money Advice and Budgeting Service, MABS, companies and 42 citizens information...
    • Mortgage Arrears Information and Advice Service
      55. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he remains satisfied regarding the adequacy of resources available to his Department to deal with the fallout from the housing crisis, with...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      57. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of casual part-time employees in receipt of social welfare payments, such as jobseeker's allowance, jobseeker's benefit and family income...
    • State Pensions
      58. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if the cost of backdating the homemaker’s scheme to encompass periods before 1994 has been estimated by his Department at €290 million;...
    • Child Poverty
      59. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to address child poverty; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8357/17]
    • Paternity Leave Scheme
      60. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the take up of the paid paternity scheme and if the scheme is operating as planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8410/17]
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      61. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if his attention has been drawn to the fact that almost 36,000 new applicants for the State pension (contributory) have received smaller pensions...
    • Child Poverty
      62. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if consideration has been given to implementing an anti-poverty strategy with a specific focus on children (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
      64. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the review process in place for the supplementary welfare allowance scheme being issued from community welfare offices; and if he will make a...
    • Brexit Issues
      66. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the action he has taken on preparing for Brexit. [8426/17]
    • Defined Benefit Pension Schemes
      67. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on the decline of occupational defined benefit occupation schemes over the past thirty years. [8456/17]
    • JobPath Implementation
      69. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the evaluation of service delivery undertaken in respect of the rolled-out JobPath programme contract; the outcomes that are recorded and reported...
    • Pension Provisions
      70. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will consider extending the eligibility for the widow's, widower's or surviving civil partner's (contributory) pension to include unmarried...
    • State Pensions Reform
      71. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to reform the pension system which it is perceived currently discriminates against persons, mainly women, who took time out of the...
    • Poverty Data
      72. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on the recently published SILC, survey on income and living conditions, data which showed that the at risk of poverty rate, the deprivation...
    • Bereavement Grant
      73. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will reinstate the bereavement grant and make additional funds available to the exceptional needs payment, which were cut in January 2014; and...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Data
      75. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on the prevalence of persons coming off rent supplement due to becoming homeless; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8454/17]
    • State Pensions
      77. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to reinstate the State transition pension; his further plans to prevent persons forced to retire at 65 years of age having to apply for...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      78. To ask the Taoiseach the amount spent during 2016 by his Department and by each named public body under his Department’s remit on legal services, by reference to each firm or...
    • Employment Data
      79. To ask the Taoiseach if the CSO has any estimates for the number of Irish or EU citizens who are resident here and employed in Northern Ireland; and if the CSO has estimates for the number of...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      80. To ask the Taoiseach the cost of upgrading information technology systems and or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; and if the use of Eircode is mandatory in his department. [8639/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      81. To ask the Taoiseach if he will provide the documentation regarding the agreement he referred to with the British Government that there will be no return to the Border of the past. [8714/17]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Court Accommodation Provision
      82. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of efforts by the Office of Public Works to identify a site for the development of a new courthouse in Galway city; the criteria being...
    • Road Safety
      84. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the Road Safety Authority will consider the use of mobile unmarked speed detection vehicles to gather accurate information on speeding...
    • Garda Recruitment
      85. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay for a person (details supplied) to enter into An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Garda Complaints Procedures
      86. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has been notified of a complaint (details supplied) regarding An Garda Síochána and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman...
    • Gambling Legislation
      87. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the date on which she will introduce the gambling (miscellaneous provisions) Bill 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8125/17]
    • Garda Complaints Procedures
      88. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on issues raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding the death of a person; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Naturalisation Applications
      89. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will review correspondence (details supplied); the status of this matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8128/17]
    • Prison Staff
      90. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prison officers who currently suspended with pay while they are being investigated for misconduct; the total amount paid to these...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      95. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress of the commitment to accept more refugees from the Syrian conflict; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8274/17]
    • Commencement of Legislation
      97. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the timings for the enactment of the Domestic Violence Bill 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8288/17]
    • EU Directives
      98. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the fire arms Directive has been implemented here (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8305/17]
    • Garda Strength
      99. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda numbers for the Malahide Garda station in north Dublin for each of the years 2005 to 2010, inclusive; and if she will make a statement...
    • Garda Deployment
      100. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí by rank in the serious crime review team; if additional personnel and equipment will be allocated to the team in the...
    • Garda Operations
      101. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on Garda Operation Respite; the number of persons arrested and charged to date; the number of successful convictions obtained...
    • Family Law Cases
      102. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the fact that equal recognition is not being afforded to both parents in family law child access cases; her plans to review the...
    • Sentencing Policy
      104. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to introduce mandatory sentences for those persons convicted of burglary where the victim is an elderly person; and if she will make a...
    • Court Judgments
      105. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the overturning on appeal of the ruling in her favour and the subsequent removal of a judgment mortgage by order of the Court of...
    • Family Law Cases
      106. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if court ordered access to children in family law will be reviewed in view of the persistent breaches by the parent with custody that go without...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      107. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost of upgrading information technology systems and or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is mandatory in...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      108. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to provide a support scheme for community alert groups that wish to erect CCTV cameras in their locality to follow on from the...
    • Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
      110. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the measures which have been taken to ensure that there will be no future underspend of the asylum, migration and integration fund (details...
    • Property Services Regulatory Authority
      111. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the income figures for the Property Services Regulatory Authority, PSRA, from property service licences per annum; if he will provide a breakdown...
    • Refugee Status Applications
      112. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the international protection questionnaire is not publicly available; when the questionnaire will be made available; if she will...
    • Parental Leave
      114. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her Department has any means of monitoring the uptake of parental leave across all employment sectors; if so, the details of the uptake rates...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      115. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of speeding penalties over the past five years in 60 km/h, 100 km/h and 120 km/h zones; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • EU Funding
      116. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the EU funds her Department accesses; the plans she is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit; if she will...
    • Departmental Funding
      117. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out in tabular form the public funding supplied to trade unions and representative bodies in 2015 and 2016 from her Department; and if she...
  • Department of Finance
    • Disabled Drivers Grant
      118. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the financial supports available to assist a wheelchair user to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      119. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline his plans to include first-time buyers that are buying second-hand homes in the help-to-buy scheme; if not, the reasons for same; and if he will...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Data
      120. To ask the Minister for Finance to set down the number of applications to date for the help-to-buy scheme as announced in budget 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8086/17]
    • Tax Reliefs Data
      124. To ask the Minister for Finance to set down the savings and yield to the Exchequer from standardising at 20% the rate at which all persons receive tax relief on contributions to occupational...
    • NAMA Operations
      126. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the spending commitments or paying down of debt that the Government has entered into with regard to the profits arising from the winding down of...
    • State Banking Sector
      127. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the spending commitments or paying down of debt the Government has entered into with regard to the profits arising from the partial sale of the...
    • Betting Licences Data
      128. To ask the Minister for Finance to set down in tabular form the amount of funding granted to Horse Racing Ireland directly from betting receipts for the past three years; and if he will make...
    • Additional Voluntary Contributions
      129. To ask the Minister for Finance if additional access will be given to persons who have built up funds through voluntary contributions towards their occupational pensions; and if he will make...
    • Banking Sector
      130. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 93 of 2 February 2017 if he will provide the definition of "consultation" in this case; if it involves feedback or...
    • Mortgage Book Sales
      132. To ask the Minister for Finance whether a bank (details supplied) has expressed its intention to sell on performing loans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8172/17]
    • NAMA Staff Remuneration
      133. To ask the Minister for Finance if any staff members of the National Treasury Management Agency or National Asset Management Agency are to receive a bonus payment for 2016; if so, the total...
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      134. To ask the Minister for Finance to outline the amount paid by the National Treasury Management Agency and the National Asset Management Agency for public relations in 2016; the amount paid...
    • Exchequer Revenue
      135. To ask the Minister for Finance to set down the total amount of revenue received by the State in 2016 through the entertainment industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8184/17]
    • Commercial Property
      137. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the study by a company (details supplied) which reported that nearly half of the office space leased in Dublin during the...
    • Banking Sector Remuneration
      138. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will be monitoring proposed regulations in the UK on payments to bank executives; if he will introduce similar measures after reports showed that 26...
    • Insurance Industry Regulation
      139. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that insurance companies are discriminating against certain professions (details supplied) in refusing to insure...
    • VAT Rate Application
      142. To ask the Minister for Finance the services and sectors that attract a 9% VAT rate due to the fact they are related to the tourism sector; the tax foregone to date and in the past year as a...
    • Primary Medical Certificates Eligibility
      143. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to expand the constrained assessment criteria for primary medical certificates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8254/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      144. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide a breakdown of all costs due to consultancy and other external contracts with regard to his Department's financial services policy...
    • Vehicle Registration
      145. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of cherished numbers registered with the Revenue Commissioners in each of the past ten years; the cost and the revenue associated with this...
    • Property Tax Administration
      146. To ask the Minister for Finance if local property tax deduction at source will be extended to persons over 66 years of age in receipt of deserted wives benefit in view of its availability to...
    • Betting Legislation
      147. To ask the Minister for Finance the legal basis on which on-course bookmakers are treated differently for tax purposes than high street bookmakers; if there is any impediment to implementing...
    • Home Repossessions Rate
      148. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of vacant homes State-backed banks have in their possession as of 14 February 2017 by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8290/17]
    • Revenue Commissioners
      150. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will address an issue in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8295/17]
    • Financial Services Regulation
      151. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated savings that would accrue from moving the entire cost of regulation of the financial sector onto the industry, as opposed to the current 50%;...
    • Tax Credits
      152. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider introducing a tax credit at the standard rate for renters to help alleviate the pressure on persons who find themselves paying a large...
    • Tax Settlements
      153. To ask the Minister for Finance the maximum period of time that a person can be given for a repayment schedule in which exceptional personal circumstances apply in relation to the repayment...
    • Tax Reliefs Abolition
      154. To ask the Minister for Finance the position in relation to tax relief at source, TRS, ending in 2017; the other avenues of financial support open to persons (details supplied) who purchased...
    • Tax Reliefs Costs
      155. To ask the Minister for Finance the total amount claimed in each of the years 2009 to 2016, inclusive, with regard to tax relief on the full cost of maintaining a person in a nursing home...
    • Consultancy Contracts
      160. To ask the Minister for Finance the external consultants paid by his Department to aid in the preparation of the Central Bank consolidation Bill; and the amount of moneys paid to them; and...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      161. To ask the Minister for Finance when a reply will issue to an interim response (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8436/17]
    • Tax Avoidance
      162. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of voluntary disclosures made and received to date since the Finance Act that are related to offshore tax evasion; the estimated total in penalties...
    • Tax Reliefs Data
      163. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons who have availed of the rent-a-room relief in each of the past five years; the number who have applied since the increase in the...
    • VAT Exemptions
      164. To ask the Minister for Finance if voluntary community organisations involved in the extension and maintenance of local graveyards can be exempted from VAT; and if he will make a statement...
    • Customs and Excise Controls
      166. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps the Revenue Commissioners have taken to identify possible customs posts on the Border; the locations that have been examined for these posts; and if...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      167. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost of upgrading information technology systems and-or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is mandatory in his Department;...
    • Tax Code
      168. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether it is appropriate for accounting companies (details supplied) to advertise the facilitation of payment of 0% tax rates to foreign...
    • Motor Insurance Regulation
      169. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will address an issue with regard to spiralling insurance costs for the road passenger industry (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • NAMA Assets Sale
      170. To ask the Minister for Finance if NAMA has been requested to provide information to the Comptroller and Auditor General in 2016 or to date in 2017 in relation to certain sales it has been...
    • Brexit Issues
      172. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide the documentation regarding the agreement he referred to with the British Government that there will be no return to the Border of the...
    • Pension Provisions
      173. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has plans to reduce the threshold of €12,800 to qualify for an approved minimum retirement fund pension; and if he will make a...
    • EU Funding
      174. To ask the Minister for Finance the EU funds his Department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit; if he will outline...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      175. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if persons are required to hold a valid CSCS, construction skills certification scheme, trainee card during the time they are building up their...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      178. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the names and addresses of the 110 schools he plans to provide with additional supports through the DEIS programme 2017 which he announced...
    • School Enrolments
      179. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he will take to relieve high levels of over-subscription in schools in the Swords area (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Teacher Recruitment
      180. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if any of the permanent teaching posts announced in budget 2017, in particular special needs assistance or resource teaching, will be advertised...
    • Teacher Exchange Scheme
      181. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will investigate the possibility of a specialised transfer system in teaching to allow a change in location for permanent teachers, due to...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      182. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide all of the information used in the assessment of primary schools in County Tipperary under the new DEIS programme; the reason...
    • Scoileanna Oileáin
      183. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills an bhfuil sé i gceist aige an leithroinnt múinteoirí ex cuóta speisialta do mheánscoileanna ar oileáin a...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      184. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to extend the July provision scheme for autistic children to children with Down's syndrome in 2017, in view of their urgent need for...
    • Student Grant Scheme Applications
      185. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will expedite a SUSI grant application in respect of a person (details supplied). [8153/17]
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      186. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools that are in the DEIS programme by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8198/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      188. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); if this person is entitled to one to one support; if he will provide clarity on an...
    • Adult Education Provision
      189. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the supports that are available to persons suffering from dyslexia who are returning to adult education; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Schools Amalgamation
      190. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for a school (details supplied) following amalgamation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8355/17]
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      191. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the summer works scheme application from a school (details supplied); when decisions on applications for summer works scheme will...
    • Disadvantaged Status
      192. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) in County Donegal had its DEIS status withdrawn some years ago; the reason the school has not been...
    • Schools Refurbishment
      194. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine a request for funding by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8384/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      195. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extra provision available for students already enrolled who now present with a specific diagnosis from this point forward with regard to the...
    • Disadvantaged Status
      197. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the detail of the criteria for admission of schools to DEIS. [8390/17]
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      200. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will grant full funding to a school (details supplied) as applied for under the summer works scheme 2017; and if he will make a statement...
    • Disadvantaged Status
      201. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the exact criteria used by his Department in determining the eligibility of additional schools to be added to the DEIS scheme; if eligibility is...
    • Education and Training Boards Administration
      202. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made on the acquisition of a suitable location for the shared payroll service centre for the education training boards...
    • Education and Training Boards Staff
      203. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made in the resourcing of suitable staff to work in the shared payroll service centre for all education training...
    • Disadvantaged Status
      204. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will be putting in place an independent review mechanism, as was put in place after the initial assessment for DEIS in 2006, to address the...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      206. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address concerns of some schools over the new resource and learning support teaching hours allocation model, in particular concerns...
    • Industrial Disputes
      211. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the fact that a number of schools will not meet the minimum of 167 teaching days in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      212. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the evidence his Department or a body under its aegis has to support the claim made by the NCSE that the current allocation model for resource...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      213. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the letter of intent to the successful contractor for the building of a school (details supplied) will be issued; when the contracts will be...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      214. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the serious lack of primary school places in Swords, County Dublin, where hundreds of children cannot gain...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      216. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status regarding progress being made on the following schools (details supplied). [8541/17]
    • School Accommodation Provision
      218. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the assessment process for an application for a school (details supplied) will be complete; when moneys are likely to be granted; and if he...
    • Third Level Admissions Assistance
      219. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way he will facilitate greater access to third level education for young asylum seekers as recommended in the McMahon report in 2015; and if...
    • Educational Disadvantage
      221. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if, with regard to the staffing schedules outlined in the DEIS programme, his attention has been drawn to the consequences of applying the...
    • Junior Cycle Reform
      222. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the efforts being made to resolve the ongoing dispute between his Department and the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland on changes to...
    • Disadvantaged Status
      223. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter with regard to a school (details supplied) in County Kerry that was not included in the DEIS scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      224. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extra supports that are being put into schools to deal with an issue (details supplied); if he has met with the Minister for Health on this...
    • Education Grants
      225. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the hardship being imposed on students that apply for a higher education grant through SUSI, whereby they are...
    • Capital Assistance Scheme Funding
      227. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for a grant by a school (details supplied); if there is a backlog in assessing grant applications for construction...
    • Schools Building Projects Applications
      228. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the delays for a new build for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8593/17]
    • Disadvantaged Status
      229. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason schools (details supplied) were not included in the DEIS plan 2017- new DEIS schools list published on 13 February 2017; and if he...
    • Junior Cycle Reform
      230. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to rectify a situation for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8614/17]
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      231. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine an application by a school (details supplied) for the summer works scheme; when the school might expect to find out if they...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      232. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost of upgrading information technology systems and or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is mandatory in...
    • Disadvantaged Status
      234. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will publish a detailed outline of the new assessment framework now used to determine if a school qualifies for DEIS supports; if he will...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      237. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the new secondary school for Swords, due to open in September 2017; if this school will open on time and if temporary accommodation...
    • School Admissions
      238. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine the strict access criteria in place in special reading schools in view of the refusal by a school (details supplied) to accept...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      239. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will correct the record of Dáil Éireann in regard to his response to Parliamentary Question No. 35 of 18 January 2017,...
    • Clár Tógála Scoileanna
      241. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills cén uair a cheadófar an togra tógála atá beartaithe le tamall do scoil (sonraí tugtha); cén chúis...
    • EU Funding
      242. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the EU funds his Department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit; if he will...
    • Legislative Measures
      243. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the Technological Universities Bill 2015; if he still favours the amalgamation of AIT with Dundalk; if his Department is...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      244. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which efforts continue to be made to create apprenticeship opportunities under various trades; the degree to which specific...
    • Departmental Funding
      245. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the public funding supplied to trade unions and representative bodies in 2015 and 2016 from his Department, in tabular form; and if he will make...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Departmental Agencies Data
      246. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the Docklands oversight and consultative forum, including membership, meetings to date and its...
    • Rent Controls
      247. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the 4% rent limits included as the new rent pressure zones apply to the rental accommodation scheme, housing...
    • Traveller Accommodation
      248. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department will in principle approve funding under the Traveller accommodation programme for a two bedroom...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes Grants
      249. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount of money paid by his Department in 2016 to local authorities for the upgrade of private wastewater...
    • Ambulance Service
      250. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he or his Department have been briefed on any proposed changes by the Dublin city manager to the current...
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      251. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason the Local Government Management Agency, LGMA, decided to rush the execution of the framework agreement to...
    • Rent Controls
      253. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to add the Drogheda and greater Louth area to the rent pressure zones, RPZs, in view of the new...
    • National Planning Framework
      255. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the Drogheda boundary review; when the final decision will be made; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Data
      256. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of households and the equivalent number of persons that are in receipt of rent supplement, HAP and RAS in...
    • Renewable Energy Projects
      257. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when his Department will issue the official guidelines to regulate solar energy projects; and if he will make a...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme
      258. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a long-term 30 to 60 years plus cost benefit analysis of the proposed new mortgage-to-rent scheme was carried out...
    • Rent Controls
      259. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the penalties applicable to landlords that violate the maximum allowable rent increases in rent pressure zones, the...
    • Local Authority Housing Data
      260. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason for the alteration in the numbers of social housing builds for 2016 between Wednesday 8 and Friday 10...
    • Energy Efficiency
      261. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when the technical guidelines for near energy zero buildings will be published; the detail of these guidelines and...
    • Private Rented Accommodation Costs
      262. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the measures he is taking to deal with the problem of escalating rents in the private rental sector; and if he will...
    • Private Rented Accommodation Standards
      263. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the measures he is taking to deal with the problem of substandard accommodation in the private rental sector; and if...
    • EU Directives
      264. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the person or body that is the designated authority dealing with the EIA and SEA directive for offshore energy...
    • Land Issues
      265. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way in which land costs for residential developments are measured and tracked by his Department or any agency...
    • Local Authority Housing Mortgages
      266. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of local authority loans, on a national basis, that are in arrears; if there is a policy to deal with...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme Administration
      267. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way the procurement and tendering process for the new mortgage-to-rent scheme using private investors is...
    • National Planning Framework
      269. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the nature and detail of the relationship between existing regional planning frameworks and guidelines and the new...
    • Construction Industry
      271. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when he expects the national audit of construction costs to be completed; and his views on whether there is a need...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      272. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on whether mixed tenure and sustainable community planning principles that are in use throughout local...
    • Local Authority Housing Maintenance
      274. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department provides grants to support the installation of back boiler heating systems; and if he will make a...
    • Shared Ownership Scheme
      276. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the timeframe involved for a revision of shared ownership; and if retrospective issues are being considered. [8591/17]
    • Wind Energy Guidelines
      278. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way in which a legal case (details supplied) may affect wind energy guidelines here; if it may mean that local...
    • Wastewater Treatment
      279. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of efforts to prevent raw sewage being pumped into rivers across the State and to address the associated...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      280. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the cost of upgrading information technology systems and-or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use...
    • Protected Disclosures
      281. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has received a protected disclosure (details supplied); the action he proposes to take arising from this; and...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes Funding
      283. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total funding available from his Department in 2017 for new group sewerage and water schemes respectively; the...
    • Deposit Protection Scheme Establishment
      284. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason a deposit protection scheme has not been introduced, given the fact it was promised five years ago; the...
    • EU Funding
      285. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the EU funds his department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in...
    • Departmental Funding
      286. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the public funding supplied to trade unions and representative bodies in 2015 and 2016 from his Department in...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      287. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if his Department has received a sum of £836.39 sterling from the UK Department for Work and Pensions in respect of a payment due to a person...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      288. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a disability payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8119/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Payments
      289. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason arrears due are being retained by his Department in respect of a person (details supplied) who was recently awarded carer's allowance....
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      290. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on a carer's allowance application will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8177/17]
    • State Pensions
      291. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the total number of persons, broken down by gender, who were awarded a contributory State pension in 2015 and 2016; the total number of lifetime...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      292. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of jobseeker's allowance and jobseeker's benefit by gender and age; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      293. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on a disability allowance application will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8257/17]
    • JobPath Implementation
      294. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if the referral of persons on jobseeker's allowance to An Turas Nua is automatic or if a selection process is undertaken; and if he will make a...
    • Poverty Data
      295. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on the latest CSO survey on income and living conditions, SILC, data which showed a rise in the rates of deprivation and consistent...
    • Treatment Benefit Scheme Eligibility
      298. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when access to the treatment benefit scheme will be extended to the self-employed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8475/17]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      299. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an oral hearing will be facilitated in respect of an appeal against alleged overpayment in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      300. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the social protections that are available to a person (details supplied); if the action the person has been requested to take is correct; the social...
    • Labour Activation Measures
      301. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on recent reports in the media that his Department is considering ending the labour activation schemes, including Tús and gateway; if...
    • Invalidity Pension Eligibility
      302. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in determination of application for invalidity pension in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      303. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the qualifying criteria and eligibility conditions for a person who wishes to participate in a community employment scheme and who is over 50 years...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme
      304. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons in County Kildare who are in receipt of rent support; the number of those persons that have received an uplift in their rent...
    • Gender Recognition
      305. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the precise legal basis on which persons applying for a gender recognition certificate and wishing to use a name different from that on their...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      306. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will expedite an application for carer's allowance for a person (details supplied). [8620/17]
    • Information and Communications Technology
      307. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost of upgrading information technology systems and or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is mandatory in his...
    • Paternity Leave
      308. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the plans his Department has to incentivise expectant fathers to apply for paid paternity leave; if he will consider a mandatory system of paid...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Data
      310. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the annual figures since 2005 for appeals lodged with the social welfare appeals office querying a refusal based on the habitual residence...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      311. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an application will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8748/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Eligibility
      312. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an application will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8749/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      313. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an application will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8751/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      314. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an application will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8753/17]
    • One-Parent Family Payment Data
      315. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of applications for one-parent family payment refused on whatever grounds, on a monthly basis over the past 12 months; and if he will...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Data
      316. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the applications for various social protection payments which are most commonly refused on application and referred to appeal or oral hearing; the...
    • Youth Unemployment Measures
      317. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which the various youth unemployment alleviation measures have resulted in successful full-time job placements; and if he will make a...
    • Community Welfare Services Provision
      318. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which community welfare services remain readily accessible in all areas throughout County Kildare with particular reference to meeting...
    • Unemployment Benefits Data
      319. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons currently in receipt of unemployment assistance or unemployment benefit in County Kildare; the extent to which such numbers...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times
      320. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which he can continue to improve the time taken to process appeals in respect of various social protection payments; and if he will...
    • Social Welfare Payments Waiting Times
      321. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which backlogs have been addressed in respect of various headings and payments operated by his Department; and if he will make a...
    • Employment Support Services
      322. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which he and his Department have examined issues preventing or discouraging unemployed persons from obtaining employment; if he has...
    • Live Register Data
      323. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which he and his Department continue to monitor the age profile of those on the live register long term with a view to initiating...
    • EU Funding
      324. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the EU funds his Department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit; if he will...
    • Departmental Funding
      325. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the public funding supplied to trade unions and representative bodies in 2015 and 2016 from his Department, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Passport Applications Data
      326. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passport applications processed by the passport office in January 2017; if there is an increase or decrease on January 2016...
    • Diplomatic Representation
      327. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a person (details supplied) is currently a diplomat accredited to a foreign embassy here. [8105/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      328. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to any plans by the UK Government to install border controls on the Border of Northern Ireland and the...
    • Missile Tests
      329. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the launching of a missile by North Korea on 12 February 2017 which landed in the waters between South...
    • Passport Services
      330. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to set up a direct help desk for Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas at the passport office in order to allow Members to have...
    • Middle East Issues
      331. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 308 of 14 February 2017, and recent media reports (details supplied), if he will outline the...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      332. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the cost of upgrading information technology systems and-or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is mandatory...
    • EU Funding
      333. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the EU funds his Department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit; if he...
    • Official Engagements
      334. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has spoken to the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, recently. [6717/17]
    • Good Friday Agreement
      335. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the Government's current position on the Good Friday Agreement. [4117/17]
    • Israeli Settlements
      337. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the most recent settlements in Israel will be discussed at the next European Council meeting; and if he plans to speak on the issue. [5774/17]
    • Official Engagements
      338. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has contacted the foreign Minister of Mexico recently. [5776/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      340. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the comments of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on ruling out special status for Northern Ireland in view of the...
    • Ministerial Travel
      342. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a Minister will be visiting Russia as part of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. [7361/17]
    • International Agreements
      343. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the way in which the EU Council is monitoring activities in Turkey on the EU-Turkish immigration deal done on refugees. [7360/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      344. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the discussions he has had with the Scottish Government since the UK Supreme Court judgment on the role of the Scottish Assembly in the...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Ministerial Pensions
      346. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide a breakdown over the past ten years of pensions paid to former taoisigh and Ministers. [8180/17]
    • State Pensions Reform
      347. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated impact in 2021 and 2022 on fiscal space from the increase in the qualifying age for State pension recipients with...
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      348. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timeframe for the minor flood works grant scheme. [8059/17]
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      349. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the measures in place to prevent contractors from below cost tendering and failing to pay subcontractors. [8081/17]
    • Public Sector Pensions Legislation
      350. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timeframe for the full restoration of the public service pensions cut under FEMPI. [8109/17]
    • Feachtais Turasóireachta
      351. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform cé mhéid cuairteoir a thug cuairt ar Theach an Phiarsaigh, Ros Muc, i 2016; cad iad na pleananna atá ann lena...
    • Garda Station Closures
      352. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when it is proposed to dispose of a disused Garda station (details supplied); the method by which it will be sold; and if he will make a...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      353. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps being taken to ensure that an adequate flow of water can get from Lough Mask to Lough Corrib to avoid the type of flooding...
    • Departmental Funding
      354. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the public funding supplied to trade unions and representative bodies in 2015 and 2016 from his department, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Departmental Staff Grades
      355. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the terms on offer to staff officers with regard to the merger of the staff officer and executive officer grade, in view of the fact...
    • Public Sector Pay
      356. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if public service retirees will be considered in the Public Service Pay Commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8203/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      357. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if, in view of the particular challenges that will arise for areas such as counties Cavan and Monaghan due to Brexit, consideration will...
    • State Properties
      358. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the OPW's plans for the Westgate House in Drogheda; if the OPW will invest much needed funding to restore the building due to its...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      359. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the OPW will carry out works which will strengthen flood resilience and reduce the risk of flooding in view of the updated models...
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      360. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when flood relief works will be carried out in Huntsgrove, Ashbourne, County Meath. [8316/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      361. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on community employment supervisors that have retired with no pension; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8323/17]
    • Public Sector Pensions Data
      362. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings that would accrue if a €100,000 salary cap was placed on all civil servants including the Judiciary, public...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      364. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost of upgrading information technology systems and or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is...
    • Wild Atlantic Way Project
      365. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the discussions that have taken place between the OPW and Fáilte Ireland to have Teach an Phiarsaigh included as a signature...
    • EU Funding
      366. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the EU funds his Department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit; if...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Arts Centres
      367. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the tender price for the Cork events centre submitted by a company (details supplied); if €20 million of public money has been...
    • Scéimeanna Rannach
      368. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil sé i gceist aici athnuachan a dhéanamh ar scéim na mbóithre pobail, scéim na gcéibheanna...
    • CLÁR Programme
      369. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to have a special module under the CLÁR programme in 2017 for local improvement scheme non-county roads; the...
    • Invasive Plant Species
      370. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason for the withdrawal of the best practice management guidelines for Japanese knotweed in November2016; when it is intended...
    • Arts Centres
      371. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the names of the organisations from County Louth which have applied for capital funding from her Department under the arts and...
    • CLÁR Programme
      372. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if consideration will be given to the request of a local authority for CLÁR funding (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • World Heritage Sites
      373. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position in respect of the submission of Kells, County Meath, and its monastic site as part of the tentative list of locations...
    • Deer Culls
      374. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the solutions her Department proposes to take to tackle the issue of wild deer in County Donegal, in view of the fact that they are...
    • Cultural Policy
      375. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the administration and management structures in Creative Ireland; the way in which the Creative Ireland advisory...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      376. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the cost of upgrading information technology systems and or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is...
    • Arts Centres
      377. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if funding is available to open an arts centre in Tralee, County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8652/17]
    • Appointments to State Boards
      378. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of female members on the boards of all national cultural institutions in tabular form. [8724/17]
    • Museum Projects
      379. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to introduce a national agency to fund and promote local authority museums; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Gender Balance
      380. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she is taking any steps to promote gender diversity in Ireland's national theatres. [8726/17]
    • Invasive Plant Species
      381. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to control and eradicate the spread of the invasive plant species rhododendron ponticum (details supplied) from peatlands...
    • EU Funding
      382. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the EU funds her Department accesses; the plans she is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit;...
    • Departmental Funding
      383. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the public funding supplied to trade unions and representative bodies in 2015 and 2016 from her Department, in tabular form; and if...
  • Department of Health
    • Gambling Sector
      384. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to regulate persons and or groups that offer advice on responsible gambling; his further plans to regulate the setting up of awareness and education...
    • Nursing Home Beds Data
      385. To ask the Minister for Health the capacity of each community hospital in County Kerry; the number of beds that are occupied and vacant respectively, at present; the staff numbers in each...
    • Injecting Facilities
      386. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost to the Exchequer if a decision is taken to grant a licence for a supervised injecting facility on a pilot basis (details supplied); and if...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      387. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied) at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8061/17]
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme
      388. To ask the Minister for Health the criteria that determine the medicines available under the long-term illness scheme; if panhypopitutitarism medication is covered; if not, the reason; and...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      389. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect an appointment. [8078/17]
    • Hospital Staff Data
      392. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons outsourced at Letterkenny University Hospital, by speciality, for each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form;...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments Data
      393. To ask the Minister for Health the number of emergency department attendances at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form; and...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      394. To ask the Minister for Health the number of inpatient and day procedure beds respectively at Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8094/17]
    • Hospitals Funding
      395. To ask the Minister for Health the operating budget for Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years 2007 to 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      396. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal can expect to receive an appointment for an operation at Beaumount Hospital; and if he will make a statement...
    • Medicinal Products Regulation
      397. To ask the Minister for Health the way and when the necessary regulations will be put in place with regard to the provision and regulation of medicinal cannabis for certain categories of...
    • Ambulance Service Staff
      398. To ask the Minister for Health when the next advanced paramedic training programme for the national ambulance service will be held; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8101/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      399. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is waiting a significant time for a second procedure after the initial procedure was unsuccessful; and if he will make a...
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      400. To ask the Minister for Health the stage at which the primary care centre planned for Bray is at; the timeframe for its development; if funding for the project is ring fenced; the services...
    • Hospital Services
      403. To ask the Minister for Health when mammogram services were discontinued in Tallaght hospital; the reason for same; the number of persons that were using this service; and the locations...
    • Audiology Services Provision
      405. To ask the Minister for Health if a person who does not qualify for a medical card can access HSE audiological services and purchase audiological equipment; and if he will make a statement...
    • Autism Support Services
      406. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children diagnosed with autism and other behavioural conditions such as ADHD and so on in the HSE community organisation 7 area that are on...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      407. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children that have been diagnosed with thoracic scoliosis and are awaiting corrective surgery; the rate at which surgeries are currently being...
    • Orthodontic Services Provision
      408. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be scheduled for an appointment for braces. [8154/17]
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      409. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there was no ambulance or rapid response car in east Cork available to respond to an emergency involving a...
    • Ambulance Service Staff
      410. To ask the Minister for Health if the ambulance service in Midleton, County Cork has been fully staffed each day for the past year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8157/17]
    • HSE Staff Data
      411. To ask the Minister for Health the number of electricians who are employed by the HSE in County Roscommon; the locations that they are based in as their place of employment; and if he will...
    • Industrial Disputes
      413. To ask the Minister for Health the contingency plans in place to deal with the upcoming industrial action being taken by nurses and by support staff across the country; and if he will make a...
    • Medicinal Products
      414. To ask the Minister for Health the assistance he has provided to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8192/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      415. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and when the person can expect an appointment. [8226/17]
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      416. To ask the Minister for Health the services available for children with speech and language difficulties in County Tipperary; if speech and language therapy drop-in clinics are available in...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      417. To ask the Minister for Health if further consideration has been given to making the life enhancing drug Nivolumab-Opdivo available to cancer patients; the discussions his Department has had...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      418. To ask the Minister for Health if he will sanction financial support for cancer patients undergoing life saving treatment (details supplied) in private hospitals, which is currently not...
    • Speech and Language Therapy
      419. To ask the Minister for Health how many of the nine speech and language therapists allocated to the Louth and Meath services in 2016 that have started in their roles; if any other staff...
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      420. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the waiting list for counties Louth and Meath for speech and language therapy assessment and intervention for each of the years 2015 and...
    • Nursing Staff Data
      421. To ask the Minister for Health the age profile of public health nurses by age decile; the numbers per head of population; the geographic area covered by public health nurses, by county; and...
    • HSE Staff Data
      422. To ask the Minister for Health the number of community paramedics employed by the HSE, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8263/17]
    • HSE Data
      427. To ask the Minister for Health the numbers of persons in nursing homes run by the HSE, by county; number of persons accommodated in private nursing homes as a result of financial supports...
    • HSE Staff Data
      428. To ask the Minister for Health the number of staff employed directly by the HSE to provide community dental services, by grade and by county; the number of persons receiving treatment paid...
    • Health Services Provision
      429. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8273/17]
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      430. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has no language or speech therapist. [8275/17]
    • Primary Medical Certificates
      431. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will receive an appointment for the primary medical certificate; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Misuse of Drugs
      432. To ask the Minister for Health if under existing legislation products containing CBD oil could be provided to patients here without breaking the law under the Misuse of Drugs legislation....
    • HSE Staff Remuneration
      433. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address an issue regarding the HSE not providing payslips to employees (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8279/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      434. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect an appointment at St. James's Hospital, Dublin. [8281/17]
    • Medical Card Administration
      435. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the HSE cancelled a medical card application, as happened in a case (detailed supplied); his plans to open the application taking into the...
    • Treatment Abroad Scheme
      436. To ask the Minister for Health the procedure that persons must follow to secure funding for lifesaving treatment which is not available here; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • HSE Funding
      437. To ask the Minister for Health the total number of contracted service providers from the NGO, charity, religious bodies and voluntary sectors to the HSE; and the total sum provided for that...
    • National Children's Hospital Expenditure
      438. To ask the Minister for Health the detail of all funding provided for the construction of a national paediatric hospital since 2006, including the proposed Mater Hospital site; and if he...
    • Medical Card Applications
      439. To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made in respect of a medical card application for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medical Card Administration
      440. To ask the Minister for Health if certain expenses such as travel costs and medical staff care expenses can be given to medical card holders that are resident in nursing homes, in situations...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review
      441. To ask the Minister for Health if certain issues (details supplied) are being considered in the fair deal scheme review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8320/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      442. To ask the Minister for Health the national policy on the provision of transport for school leavers with special needs who are participating in an adult day service; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      443. To ask the Minister for Health if he will assist in having an admission date arranged for a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [8325/17]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      445. To ask the Minister for Health the reason home help was reduced and then removed from a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8345/17]
    • Meals-on-Wheels Services
      446. To ask the Minister for Health the allocation made for the meals-on-wheels project in 2016 by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8347/17]
    • Food Allergies
      448. To ask the Minister for Health his plans regarding the cost being incurred by coeliacs on food; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8349/17]
    • Patient Data
      449. To ask the Minister for Health the outpatient waiting times for the Cavan Monaghan hospital group for each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017 broken down by treatment and in wait...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments Data
      450. To ask the Minister for Health the number of emergency department attendances at Cavan General Hospital for each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      451. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons from counties Cavan and Monaghan waiting on the public waiting list for hip operations; the hospital they are waiting for this procedure...
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      452. To ask the Minister for Health the number of respite care beds available in counties Cork and Kerry for adults with special needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8380/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      453. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been refused more resource hours for their child in view of the stress caused to the family in providing care; if he...
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      455. To ask the Minister for Health the respite facilities in counties Sligo and Leitrim that are currently being reconfigured; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8396/17]
    • Death Certificates
      457. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a death certificate is not available in respect of a person (details supplied); if the matter will be investigated in order that the next of kin can...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      458. To ask the Minister for Health the services available for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24. [8404/17]
    • Hospitals Funding
      459. To ask the Minister for Health if any supplementary budget allocation was sought by or granted to Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2016; if so, the details of same; and if he will make...
    • Audiology Services Data
      460. To ask the Minister for Health the staffing levels within the community audiology service in CHO Area 9; the current vacancies within these services; the total spend in respect of audiology...
    • Health Services Access
      462. To ask the Minister for Health if intervention will be provided by his Department to support a request for a person (details supplied) to be moved to another facility in view of the breath...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      463. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8476/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      464. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding medical card applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8477/17]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      465. To ask the Minister for Health if a review will be carried out of PKU products on the long-term illness card that have been assessed and are waiting to be assessed; when the products...
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      467. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the recently revealed plans by the HSE to withdraw the Dublin Fire Brigade from delivering ambulance services in north County Dublin. [8505/17]
    • Medicinal Products Licensing
      468. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address concerns with regard to the use of medical marijuana (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8506/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      469. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the provision of Jigsaw facilities in Limerick as per an announcement in recent months. [8507/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      470. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8540/17]
    • Medical Card Administration
      471. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider making the application and review process for medical cards less onerous for persons with mental health issues; and if he will make a...
    • Nursing Staff Recruitment
      472. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to ending the mandatory retirement age for those persons involved in nursing in the public sector in order to help improve...
    • National Children's Hospital Location
      473. To ask the Minister for Health if he will revise the location of the children's hospital in view of the increase in costs for the hospital at the St. James's site; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      474. 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 Children's Hospital, Crumlin; and if he will make a...
    • Patient Data
      475. To ask the Minister for Health the number of public patients who are waiting for ophthalmology assessment and the number that are waiting for cataract operations at Cork University Hospital...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      476. To ask the Minister for Health the extra supports that are being put into schools to deal with an issue (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8578/17]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      479. To ask the Minister for Health for the position regarding the negotiations with a company (details supplied) over the provision of Orkambi; when a decision will be made by the HSE in respect...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      480. To ask the Minister for Health if he will request the HSE immediately to carry out a risk assessment with regards to a person (details supplied) and to make the results available to their...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      481. To ask the Minister for Health when a cataract operation will be scheduled for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8611/17]
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Eligibility
      482. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) can access treatment through the national treatment purchase fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8619/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      483. To ask the Minister for Health the total number of persons who are registered as visually impaired as of December 2016. by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      484. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider extending the fair deal scheme to allow persons to remain in their homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8622/17]
    • Nursing Staff Recruitment
      485. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a panel for mental health nurses (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8624/17]
    • Information and Communications Technology
      486. To ask the Minister for Health the cost of upgrading information technology systems and or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is mandatory in his Department;...
    • HIV-AIDS Programmes
      487. To ask the Minister for Health the measures he is taking to support the use of the combination of the drugs emtricitabine and tenofovir for pre-exposure prophylaxis as part of a...
    • Maternity Services Provision
      488. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that every woman and baby has the right to high-quality care (details supplied); if he will further ensure that the governance of...
    • Hospital Deaths
      489. To ask the Minister for Health if he will assist a person (details supplied) to bring finality to a matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8661/17]
    • Medicinal Products Licensing
      490. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter raised by a person (details supplied) in relation to the HPRA report on cannabis for medical use [8664/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      491. To ask the Minister for Health if he will assist in having an adult day placement arranged for a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      492. To ask the Minister for Health the reason persons (details supplied) cannot get a medical card for their child despite holding one themselves; the legislation which precludes this; his plans...
    • Disability Services Provision
      493. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the emergency list for residential and respite cases respectively in County Kerry; the reason this information is not readily...
    • Healthy Eating-Active Living Programme
      494. To ask the Minister for Health the status of his engagement with the HSE regarding the implementation of their healthy eating, active living programme; when funding streams will open up for...
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      495. To ask the Minister for Health if he will request the HSE, in support of the programme for Government commitment to introduce a new in-school speech and language service, to provide speech...
    • Hospital Services
      496. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 432 of 18 October 2016 and 339 of 6 December 2016, when the national steering group established by him to develop...
    • Child Abuse Reports
      497. To ask the Minister for Health if a meeting took place, as requested by a HSE counsellor dealing with an alleged child abuse case in 2013 (details supplied); if the HSE has a record of the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      498. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and when the person can expect an appointment in St James's Hospital, Dublin 8. [8729/17]
    • Hospital Staff Data
      499. To ask the Minister for Health the number of staff employed by Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital , Drogheda, in tabular form; the number of vacancies at the hospital; the complete range of...
    • Medicinal Products Regulation
      500. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the progress made to provide for the reimbursement of the cannabis-based medical product Sativex for the treatment of symptoms of sufferers of...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      501. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); when the person will be called for a cataract operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospitals Funding
      502. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase funding for St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar, Lifford Community Hospital and Ramelton Community Hospital in County Donegal; his...
    • EU Funding
      503. To ask the Minister for Health the EU funds his Department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit; if he will outline...
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      504. To ask the Minister for Health the number of respite beds and their locations in counties Cork and Kerry; the number of residential places for persons with intellectual disabilities...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Horse and Greyhound Fund
      505. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of funding provided to the horse and greyhound racing fund in the past five years, by year and amount; and if he will make...
    • Departmental Investigations
      506. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if any investigation is ongoing into the matter of alleged fraudulent milk metering at a co-op (details supplied) between 1986 and...
    • TAMS Eligibility
      507. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an application can be made to TAMS without providing a quote for the fencing work in view of the fact the fencing will be carried...
    • Bord na gCon Funding
      508. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of funding committed to Bord na gCon for the past five years to date in 2017, in tabular form; his plans for further...
    • Greyhound Industry
      509. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he and or his officials have met with the Irish Greyhound Board and the Dublin GOBA regarding the disposal of the Harold's Cross...
    • GLAS Payments
      510. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) has not been paid a GLAS payment despite there being no errors on their file. [8068/17]
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      511. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will be paid an AEOS payment which is due to them. [8069/17]
    • Transfer of Entitlements
      512. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a payment in respect of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8071/17]
    • Trade Agreements
      513. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the US review process to reinstate trade sanctions on agricultural products, which would have a direct impact on Irish...
    • Anti-dumping Measures
      514. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress to date at EU level to remove all anti-dumping duties and tariffs on fertiliser prices; and if he will make a statement...
    • Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies
      515. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a recent technical note by the European Parliament’s agriculture committee, which outlined the way in which...
    • GLAS Payments
      516. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive their outstanding GLAS payment for 2016; and if he will make a...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      517. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); the status of the payment that was due in December 2016; and if he will...
    • Agricultural Colleges Courses
      518. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of green certificate courses which were scheduled to take place in 2017 that have been subsequently cancelled by county,...
    • GLAS Payments
      519. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in issuing a payment that a person (details supplied) was due to receive in early December 2016 and has not...
    • Fish Farming
      520. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the growing international concern regarding the increasing use of hydrogen peroxide in the...
    • Aquaculture Licence Eligibility
      522. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to aquaculture licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8127/17]
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme
      523. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the criteria that apply to adding areas in the review of the areas of natural constraint scheme under the specific constraints...
    • GLAS Payments
      524. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons who have not yet received their first payment under GLAS for 2016; the reason for the delay in payments; and if...
    • Commonage Land Use
      525. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has issued any guidelines on the optimum sustainable management of heather and other palatable vegetation on uplands and...
    • Fire Safety
      527. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps being taken by his Department to minimise the risk of severe damage by fire on abandoned uplands, mountains and commonages;...
    • Invasive Plant Species
      528. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if persons that have committed to the eradication of Japanese knotweed as part of their GLAS plans will be released from this...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      529. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8169/17]
    • Forestry Management
      530. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if all the provisions of the Forestry Act 2014 have been implemented; if not, when all provisions will be operational; and if he will...
    • Horse Racing Ireland
      531. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the setting up of a betting committee within Horse Racing Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8195/17]
    • Greyhound Industry
      532. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the closure of Harold's Cross greyhound stadium; the discussions he has had with the Irish Greyhound Board in this...
    • GLAS Payments
      535. 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 Mayo; the reason for the delay in issuing this...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Data
      536. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of persons who had received no 2016 AEOS payment by 1 January 2017, in view of the commitment to have all AEOS...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      538. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Question No. 249 of 25 January 2017, when payments will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Greyhound Industry
      539. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans for the future of the Harold's Cross greyhound stadium; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8237/17]
    • Animal Welfare
      540. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the legislation governing the sale, importation and welfare of exotic animals; his plans to update this legislation; if a record...
    • Transfer of Entitlements Application
      541. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in transferring herd entitlements to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme Applications
      542. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application for TAMS II by a person (details supplied); when the application will be processed; and if he will make...
    • GLAS Payments
      543. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the 2016 GLAS payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • TAMS Applications
      544. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when approval can be expected with regard to TAMS applications by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Wildlife Conservation
      545. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding trawling; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8483/17]
    • Fish Farming
      546. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 439 and 440 of 9 June 2015, the progress made on overstocking since his predecessor stated on...
    • Departmental Investigations
      547. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 240 and 241 of 25 January 2017, if procedures for applying conditions to felling licences are...
    • Dairy Equipment Scheme Applications
      548. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application will be processed for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8508/17]
    • GLAS Applications
      550. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8535/17]
    • Bord na gCon Administration
      551. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the person or body that appointed a person (details supplied) as interim chief executive of the Irish Greyhound Board; and if he will...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      552. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of farm payments in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8568/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      553. 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. [8572/17]
    • Dairy Equipment Scheme Applications
      554. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a payment under TAMS II in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8573/17]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      555. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application under the 2016 basic payment scheme greening payment for a person (details supplied); the reason his...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      556. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has received correspondence from a community-based committee (details supplied) in which a suspected breach of the...
    • Registration of Title
      557. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied); when title will be executed in view of the fact that it is ongoing since 1998 and has never...
    • Departmental Funding
      558. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of all funding that the Irish Greyhound Board has received from his Department for each of the years 2011 to 2016; and if...
    • GLAS Payments
      559. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied) is being held up in view of the fact the life scheme has been paid already;...
    • Horse Racing Ireland Funding
      560. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of funding given to Horse Racing Ireland from the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund in each of the past five years; and if...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      561. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the cost of upgrading information technology systems and-or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is...
    • Direct Payment Scheme
      562. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the developments with regard to an issue (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8656/17]
    • Agriculture Cashflow Support Loans
      563. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if more concise and clear details can be provided to farmers on the way they can apply for the low cost loan scheme being facilitated...
    • An Scéim Ghlas ar Bheagán Carbóin do Chomhshaol na Talmhaíochta
      564. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine cén uair a dhéanfar íocaíocht faoin scéim ghlas ar bheagán carbóin do chomhshaol na...
    • Aquaculture Licence Applications
      565. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he expects BIM to furnish aquaculture licences to oyster farmers who have applied for licences but to date have received no...
    • Control of Horses
      566. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding that has been offered and drawn down by Galway City Council and Galway County Council under the animal welfare provisions...
    • Knowledge Transfer Programme
      567. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to reopen the knowledge transfer programme in 2017; if so, when this scheme is likely to commence and when persons will be...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Applications
      568. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8734/17]
    • GLAS Applications
      569. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has received a GLAS application from a person (details supplied); the status of the application; if all necessary documentation...
    • GLAS Payments
      576. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payments will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8747/17]
    • Pesticide Use
      577. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has sought an exemption from the European Commission for the use of imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, which are...
    • Brexit Issues
      578. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a recent publication on the impact of Brexit on the agrifood sector (details supplied); his further views on the need to...
    • GLAS Payments
      579. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he will take to ensure that a GLAS payment to a person (details supplied) is granted; and if he will make a statement on...
    • EU Funding
      580. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the EU funds his Department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit;...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Waste Management Regulations
      581. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he is satisfied there is sufficient regulation for the large scale storage of sludge; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Schemes
      583. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of negotiations on the new tyre compliance scheme which will replace the TRACS system in the new year; the new...
    • Energy Regulation
      584. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason the provision of bulk liquefied petroleum gas, LPG, remains the sole energy utility not under scrutiny of the...
    • White Paper on Energy
      585. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the intended date of publication of the first annual update of the energy White Paper, as undertaken at paragraph 14...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      586. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when a business (details supplied) can expect the upgrade works to the broadband line which were promised in September...
    • Fisheries Protection
      587. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the position regarding the practice of trolling in a lake (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a...
    • Information and Communications Technology (1 comment)
      588. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of Departments, State bodies and-or agencies using the Eircode system; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • EU Funding
      591. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the EU funds his Department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view...
    • Departmental Funding
      592. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the public funding supplied to trade unions and representative bodies in 2015 and 2016 from his Department in tabular...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Military Aircraft Landings
      593. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an aircraft (details supplied) which arrived at Shannon Airport on 12 February 2017, but which left Shannon on 13 February 2017,...
    • Greenways Development
      594. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of greenways that are completed and under construction on a national level; if there is a national policy to expand on the...
    • Garda Powers
      595. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will give gardaí the power to seize vehicles of unaccompanied learner drivers that have been stopped at that moment in which...
    • Sports Capital Programme Data
      596. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of grant aid allocated by way of sports capital and RAPID programme funding towards the provision of the sports facilities in...
    • Tourism Data
      597. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the total number of visitors on the Wild Atlantic Way in 2014, 2015 and 2016; the percentage of visitors that visited counties Sligo and...
    • Action Plan for Rural Ireland
      598. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he proposes to take to ensure the commitment in the Action Plan for Rural Ireland to promote funding for local improvement...
    • Drugs in Sport
      599. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide a breakdown of WADA-approved drug testing of Irish athletes and sports categories over the past five years; and if he...
    • Transport Infrastructure Ireland Funding
      600. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Transport Infrastructure Ireland will fund a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8230/17]
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      601. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the proposed Ardee bypass; when work on the bypass will take place; the available details surrounding the project; and if...
    • Ports Development
      602. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Drogheda Port Company has invested a substantial sum in its 50% stevedoring subsidiary;...
    • Drogheda Port Company
      603. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has allocated, or plans to allocate further funding to the Drogheda Port Company's stevedoring subsidiary in 2016 and...
    • Córas Iompair Éireann
      608. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 656 of 7 February 2017, the reason the joint receivers were entitled to an extension under the...
    • Driver Test
      609. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will expedite an application for a driving retest for a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement...
    • Taxi Licences Renewals
      613. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that taxi drivers in Waterford city have to go to Kilkenny city in order to have their...
    • Driver Licensing Exchange Agreements
      614. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if driving licences are accepted from some Canadian provinces in view of the fact the holder of a licence from the province of British...
    • Road Projects
      615. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a road (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive funding for bridge works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8481/17]
    • Transport Policy
      616. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the proposed nature of the relationship between the NTA's transport strategy for the greater Dublin area and the new national planning...
    • Bus Éireann
      617. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps his Department is taking regarding the Bus Éireann dispute; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8582/17]
    • Information and Communications Technology
      618. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost of upgrading information technology systems and or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is...
    • Driver Licences
      619. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 619 of 14 February 2017, if he will also legislate for the prompt return of the old licence to...
    • Traffic Calming Measures
      620. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider providing for the traffic calming measures on the N2 on the south Monaghan side of Emyvale and the introduction of...
    • Driver Test Centres
      621. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the current waiting time period to sit a driving test in the Athlone driving test centre and the Loughrea driving test centre; his views...
    • Air Navigation Orders
      622. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an aircraft (details supplied) obtained a permit to carry weapons through Irish airspace recently; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Road Safety
      623. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consideration will be given to colour coding road markings to reflect changes in speed limits between national and regional roads; and...
    • Cycling Policy
      624. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he or his Department have produced any progress reports or implementation reports on the actions envisaged in the ​national...
    • EU Funding
      625. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the EU funds his Department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit; if he...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Local Enterprise Offices Data
      626. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total number of local enterprise office and previously county enterprise board supported jobs on a county basis, and in the case...
    • Pharmaceutical Sector
      628. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the discussions she has had with a company (details supplied) regarding ensuring an investment goes ahead, further to reports that the...
    • Work Permits Applications
      631. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the position regarding an application for a work permit by a person (details supplied) in County Cork; when she expects the...
    • IDA Portfolio
      632. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will provide additional information on a matter (details supplied); the benefits it will bring to County Cavan in employment;...
    • Enterprise Ireland Funding
      633. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the overall figure, not individualised by company, for Enterprise Ireland funding made available each year to the three remaining...
    • IDA Data
      634. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of IDA Ireland business parks in north Dublin; the number of companies and workplaces involved; and if she will make a...
    • Job Creation Data
      636. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the counties in which the 5,600 jobs were created as stated in the progress report published in December 2016 as part of the regional...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      637. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the cost of upgrading information technology systems and or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is...
    • Industrial Disputes
      638. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will assist a group of persons (details supplied) in their dispute with their employer either directly or through the State's...
    • EU Funding
      639. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the EU funds her Department accesses; the plans she is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit,...
    • Departmental Funding
      640. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the public funding supplied to trade unions and representative bodies in 2015 and 2016 from her Department, in tabular form; and if...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Child and Family Agency Funding
      641. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will rescind the withdrawal of counselling grants in the interest of vulnerable children; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Staff (1 comment)
      642. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding early years education; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8797/17]
    • National Youth Strategy
      643. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide a list of the members of the taskforce for the LGBT youth strategy, their title and their organisation. [8100/17]
    • School Discipline
      644. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the post-primary student population by individual school in County Louth for the school year 2013-2014; the number of post-primary pupil...
    • Child Care Services Staff
      645. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if those persons working in the child care sector have been made aware of a 1997 High Court ruling (details supplied) which notes that...
    • Child Care Services Data
      646. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children who had previously been living in direct provision who were subsequently placed in care; and if she will make a...
    • Care Orders
      647. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason for the large divergences in the granting of care orders by different courts; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      648. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the irregular nature of payments under the ECCE scheme; if she will arrange for such payments to be made...
    • Child Care Services
      649. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the national child care information system will be fully rolled out in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Information and Communications Technology
      650. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the cost of upgrading information technology systems and-or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is mandatory...
    • Child and Family Agency Services
      651. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she is satisfied that the current out-of-hours social work system meets the needs of children and families nationwide that are in need...
    • Child Abuse
      652. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if a meeting took place as requested by a counsellor dealing with an alleged child abuse case in 2013 (details supplied); if Tusla has a...
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      653. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will publish the September 2016 interim report from the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes; and if she will make...
    • EU Funding
      654. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the EU funds her Department accesses; the plans she is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit; if she...
  • Department of Defence
    • Army Training Programme
      655. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if, regarding job activation programmes for persons on jobseeker's allowance, any person in his Department or on behalf of his Department is...
    • Military Honours
      656. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will instruct the military authorities to convene a military medals board to review the entitlement of the 155 men of A Company of the...
    • Air Corps Recruitment
      658. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when additional air traffic controllers and Air Corps pilots will be recruited for Baldonnel Airport; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Naval Service Staff
      659. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of vacancies currently in the Naval Service; his plans to expand the service up to 2021; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Defence Forces Reserve Strength
      660. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the measures being taken to strengthen the Reserve Defence Force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8538/17]
    • Army Barracks
      661. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the level of consultation he had with the Department of Education and Skills or Cavan-Monaghan ETB regarding the future use of the Dun Ui Neill...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      662. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost of upgrading information technology systems and-or databases to incorporate the use of Eircode; if the use of Eircode is mandatory in...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      663. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the current position regarding Army Ranger Wing backpay (details supplied); if the minimum pay raise has or will be applied and the pay review...
    • Air Quality
      664. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the date of the most recent air quality test carried out within the Air Corps main technical stores, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, and...
    • EU Funding
      665. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the EU funds his Department accesses; the plans he is putting in place to access these funds to a greater degree in view of Brexit; if he will...
    • Defence Forces Representative Organisations
      666. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the public funding supplied to trade unions and representative bodies in 2015 and 2016 from his Department in tabular form; and if he will make...