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Written answers

Thursday, 23 February 2017

  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists
      9. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on whether the reduction in numbers on the housing list in Cork following the recent social housing needs...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme
      11. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his Department's involvement in reforming or designing a successor to the mortgage to rent scheme with the Department...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      14. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the fact that a large proportion of the social housing solutions promised in the Rebuilding Ireland plan...
    • Homeless Accommodation Provision
      17. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 159 of 8 February 2017, if he will not be setting up any sort of hostel type...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      18. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the latest figures that suggests the number of social houses built in 2016 were among the lowest in the...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      19. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the scheme details of the 350 rapid build homes which were advancing through various stages of delivery at the end of...
    • Planning Issues
      20. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way in which his Department proposes to review planning legislation to allow the change of use of vacant...
    • National Planning Framework
      21. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way in which he and his Department will ensure that the Departments of Health, Education and Skills, Transport,...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      22. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way in which the planned construction of 14 social housing units in County Galway will address the housing crisis...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Funding
      23. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide funding for the roll-out of a social housing building programme on lands in County Louth in view...
    • Shared Ownership Scheme
      24. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the changes being considered in respect of shared ownership loans; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Private Rented Accommodation Price Controls
      25. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will consider legislation to bring rents back to 2010 levels in view of the recent report by a company (details...
    • Housing Assistance Payments
      26. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on whether changes to the housing assistance payment could be beneficial in tackling the housing crisis;...
    • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme Funding
      27. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the investment of €37.5 million as outlined in point 50 of the Action Plan for Rural Development to...
    • Local Authority Housing
      28. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the precise acreage, value and location of residential land owned by Galway City and County councils which has been...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme Administration
      30. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the review of the tenant purchase scheme; when this review will be completed; and if he will make a...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Funding
      31. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the proposed changes to the social housing current expenditure programme to facilitate larger institutional private...
    • Rent Controls
      32. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will have County Laois included in the areas to be covered by rent caps in view of the rapid increase in rents...
    • Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists
      33. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of households and the total number of persons on the housing waiting list for Galway City and County...
    • Local Government Reform
      35. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the proposed amalgamation of Galway City and Galway County Councils in view of the unanimous opposition...
    • RAPID Programme
      36. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the structure and timeline for delivery of selected projects of the reactivated RAPID scheme; and the way the budget...
    • Private Rented Accommodation Price Controls
      37. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to enforce the 4% annual rent increase limits in rent pressure zones; his views on reports of an increase...
    • Local Authority Housing
      38. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to amend the Residential Tenancies Acts to bring local authorities tenants under the terms of the acts and...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Funding
      39. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when he expects to announce details of the infrastructure housing activation fund; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      40. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the position regarding a small development of social houses in Kells, County Meath; and if he will make a statement...
    • National Planning Framework
      41. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if, in the context of the national planning framework or any spatial strategy review, provision will be made to...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      42. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total number of new local authority housing starts completed or under way in the past 12 months; the number of...
    • Homelessness Strategy
      43. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of tenancies provided under the housing first model; his plans to expand the use of this model here in...
    • EU Directives
      45. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the decision of the European Commission to launch legal proceedings against the Government for breach of...
    • Derelict Sites
      46. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to address the high level of vacant and derelict buildings in town centres in County Offaly such as...
    • Wind Energy Guidelines
      48. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when he will publish the new guidelines for wind farms. [9040/17]
    • Emergency Accommodation Provision
      49. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status on the action plan target for removing the use of commercial hotels for short-term emergency homeless...
    • Local Authority Boundaries Review
      50. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a detailed explanatory brief and timeline to outline the process of examining the report of the...
    • Homelessness Strategy
      51. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the progress to date on his commitment to a group (details supplied), that all homeless families in emergency...
    • Housing Data
      52. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the progress being made on putting in place a survey and register of vacant private properties in each...
    • Housing Issues
      53. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the potential that refurbished or converted spaces above commercial properties in town and city centres...
    • Housing Data
      54. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has received returns from all local authorities regarding the audit of empty houses in their administrative...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      55. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to introduce an affordable housing scheme; and if so, the timeframe. [8995/17]
    • Local Authority Staff Recruitment
      57. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will recruit new staff to ensure each local authority has a housing assistance payment, HAP, team that will...
    • Children's Rights
      58. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on comments in the ninth report of the special rapporteur on child protection that the State is in breach...
    • Departmental Investigations
      59. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has reviewed the findings of the expert panel set up to review the mica issue; the details of those findings;...
    • Wind Energy Guidelines
      60. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the concerns of many rural communities regarding the outdated and inadequate guidelines for windfarms;...
    • Homelessness Strategy
      61. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he is satisfied with the accuracy and timeliness of the housing and homelessness statistics published by his...
    • Housing Finance Agency Funding
      62. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount that has been lent to local authorities from the Housing Finance Agency for public housing build since it...
    • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme Administration
      63. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the review of SICAP, social inclusion and community activation programme; and his plans to review the...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Expenditure
      64. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the latest phase of rapid build social housing projects are costing on average €240,000 per unit; and his...
    • Rent Controls
      65. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the application of the rent pressure zone scheme to rental accommodation scheme, housing assistance payment and...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Funding
      66. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount of funding each county will receive for the buy and renewal initiative and the repair and leasing...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      67. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if, in view of the fact developers can deliver the social housing Part V requirement of any given development in a...
    • Housing Data
      68. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department is considering different methods of gathering housing completion data in view of the concerns...
    • Homeless Accommodation Funding
      69. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will revisit the level of funding provided to midlands homeless service. [9041/17]
    • Housing Assistance Payments Administration
      70. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 157 of 8 February 2017, if local authorities are responsible for rehousing...
    • Local Authority Housing Rents
      71. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if carer's allowance is assessed as income when local authorities are determining rents to be charged under the...
    • Alternative Energy Projects
      74. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when he proposes to issue guidelines to local authorities regarding the installation of solar energy farms; and if he...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Legislative Measures
      75. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the mechanism that exists for occupants of multiple unit developments who have difficulties with their management company or managing agent to...
    • Magdalen Laundries
      76. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will backdate the pensions of Magdalen survivors participating in the ex gratia scheme to retirement age. [9124/17]
    • Magdalen Laundries Report
      78. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress that has been made on the establishment of the dedicated unit as recommended by a person (details supplied) in the Magdalen...
    • Garda Recruitment
      79. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the annual targets to increase the civilian component of An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9143/17]
    • Garda Retirements
      80. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of gardaí likely to retire in the course of 2017 and 2018 in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency; the likely number of...
    • Garda Strength
      81. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which the Garda numbers throughout counties Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan and south Donegal are likely to be increased over the next 12...
    • Garda Operations
      82. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an update on the success of Operation Thor; if this has had any impact on crime levels in the Sligo-Leitrim division; and if...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      83. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if there are any capital funding streams for the provision of new public CCTV systems; if there are any current funding streams to assist...
    • Direct Provision System
      84. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to the need for an independent complaints mechanism for those persons living in direct provision; and if she will...
    • Magdalen Laundries Report
      85. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the archive of the interdepartmental committee on the Magdalen laundries will be made available. [9177/17]
    • Refugee Status Applications
      86. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who have been issued with IPO 2 forms to date; the process being followed for the issuing of these forms to persons in...
    • Garda Deployment
      90. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí in County Waterford assigned to the drug squad for the years 2014, 2015, 2016 and to date in 2017, by rank, in tabular...
    • Student Visas Administration
      91. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the regulations and guidelines in place for international students arriving here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9194/17]
    • Visa Applications
      92. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress of a visa application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9214/17]
    • Garda Stations
      93. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans for a Garda station in County Mayo (details supplied); her further plans to reinstate the Garda numbers at the Garda station following...
    • Prison Staff
      94. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the rationale in not considering past experience or qualifications in the recruitment of prison officers until stage three of the recruitment...
    • Garda Operations
      96. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality about the requirement that members of An Garda Síochána display markings notifying road users that they are carrying out speed checks...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems
      97. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a source of funding for community groups to apply for CCTV facilities to assist in tackling crime and anti social behaviour; and if...
    • Departmental Records
      98. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off-site locations; and if she will make a...
    • Magdalen Laundries
      99. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has established the fund to provide access for Magdalen laundries survivors to complementary therapies under the ex gratia scheme (details...
    • Alcohol Sales Legislation
      100. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to amend licensing laws to allow vintners the option of normal trading on Good Friday; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Judicial Matters
      101. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if further consideration will be given to a case (details supplied); if she will review her previous responses; her views on whether the matter...
    • Departmental Records
      103. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and or files on cloud storage or third party servers; and if she will make a...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessments
      104. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if all regulatory impact assessments for her legislative proposals are published on her Department's websites; the web address for each such...
    • Family Reunification Applications
      105. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when a family reunification will be approved in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9470/17]
    • Naturalisation Eligibility
      106. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the residency status and potential eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on...
    • Immigration Status
      108. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of eligibility for residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Naturalisation Eligibility
      109. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current residency status and potential for eligibility to qualify for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she...
    • Residency Permits
      110. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if urgent restoration of Stamp 4 will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Family Reunification Applications
      111. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when a spousal family reunification will be approved in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Drugs Seizures
      112. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the value of illegal drugs seized and destroyed, respectively, in each of the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Staff Data
      113. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of employees in her Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending an...
  • Department of Finance
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Administration
      114. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department will review the help-to-buy scheme whereby the first time buyers 5% tax rebate from purchasing a property is paid back to developers; if...
    • Public Private Partnerships
      115. To ask the Minister for Finance the rationale for the imposition of a restriction on public-private partnerships whereby private investment cannot be more than 10% of the final project cost;...
    • European Fund for Strategic Investments
      116. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 164 of 22 November 2016, if he will expand on the statement (details supplied) [9109/17]
    • Revenue Commissioners Legal Cases
      117. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of companies or officers of companies that have been prosecuted for delivering to the Revenue Commissioners incorrect accounts in connection with...
    • Corporate Governance
      119. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of officers of companies who have been prosecuted for causing a company to fail to keep proper books of account within the meaning of section 202...
    • Capital Allowances
      120. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the living over the shops scheme in respect of County Louth; if there are plans to implement the scheme in Drogheda or Dundalk; and if he will...
    • Revenue Documents
      121. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners have directed local revenue offices to return paper based, posted med1 forms to senders; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Records
      122. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off site locations; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Tax Yield
      123. To ask the Minister for Finance the yield from inheritance tax in each of the years 2011 to 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9321/17]
    • Tax Reliefs Data
      129. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons or mortgage accounts in receipt of tax relief at source in each of the years 2012 to 2016 in tabular form; the projected cost in 2017;...
    • Tax Credits
      130. To ask the Minister for Finance the tax expenditure associated with research and development tax credits in each of the years 2012 to 2016 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on...
    • General Government Debt
      131. To ask the Minister for Finance the current composition of the general government debt in terms of exchequer debt borrowings under the European Union and Ireland's European...
    • Tax Yield
      132. To ask the Minister for Finance the annual corporate tax and other named taxes paid by the revenues generated by aircraft leasing firms based here in each of the years 2010 and 2016 in...
    • Tax Code
      133. To ask the Minister for Finance the taxation provisions in legislation that are due to expire at the end of 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9333/17]
    • Revenue Commissioners Audits
      134. To ask the Minister for Finance the position to date for 2017 on the Revenue Commissioner audits of self-employed contractors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9334/17]
    • Public Interest Directors
      135. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has reviewed the role of public interest directors in State supported financial institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9335/17]
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      136. To ask the Minister for Finance if permission is required from the European Commission prior to a bank (details supplied) recommencement of dividend payments; and if he will make a statement...
    • Living City Initiative
      137. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of successful applications by relevant area under the living city initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9337/17]
    • Tax Yield
      138. To ask the Minister for Finance the interest the Revenue Commissioners levied and collected from the late payment of tax liabilities by tax category in each of the years 2012 to 2016; and if...
    • Prize Bonds
      139. To ask the Minister for Finance the total value of prizes paid and the percentage this represents of the total prize bonds outstanding in each of the years 2012 to 2016; and if he will make...
    • State Banking Sector
      140. To ask the Minister for Finance the fees his Department has paid to third parties relating to a possible flotation of a bank (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Revenue Commissioners Investigations
      141. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners have concluded its investigation into the tax affairs of medical consultants; the lessons learned for tax compliance; and if he...
    • IBRC Liquidation
      142. To ask the Minister for Finance when he expects to receive an interim and final dividend from the special liquidator of IBRC; the amount of the expected dividend; and if he will make a...
    • Customs and Excise Protocols
      143. To ask the Minister for Finance the restrictions in place for the import of fuel products both fuel for vehicles and household fuel products from Northern Ireland; and if he will make a...
    • Revenue Commissioners Resources
      144. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 158 of 14 February 2017 (details supplied), that the public can continue to call to the Thurles office without...
    • Tax Code
      145. To ask the Minister for Finance if nursing homes and primary care centres here owned by Irish Real Estate Funds, IREF, will be classified as IREF assets and accordingly subject to...
    • Economic Data
      146. To ask the Minister for Finance if, regarding the CSO's new measurement of economic performance, which is designed to remove the distorting effects of multinational companies, to be known as...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Eligibility
      147. To ask the Minister for Finance if consideration will be given to backdating the help-to-buy scheme to 1 July 2016 in order that the scheme will cover the entire second half of 2016; and if...
    • Departmental Records
      148. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and or files on cloud storage or third party servers; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      149. To ask the Minister for Finance if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department's websites; the web address for each such site; and if he...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Administration
      150. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department will review the help-to-buy scheme whereby the first-time buyer's 5% tax rebate from purchasing a property is paid back to developers; if...
    • Small and Medium Enterprises Supports
      151. To ask the Minister for Finance the action he is taking to increase the rate of credit lending to businesses via the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland; the level of take-up from the...
    • Licensed Moneylenders
      152. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 111, 112 and 115 of 15 February 2017, the up-to-date information available other than the 2013 data provided in regard...
    • House Prices
      153. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which he is satisfied that the first-time buyer grant provisions will not inflate house prices; if an alternative methodology may be required to...
    • Central Bank of Ireland Staff
      154. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of Central Bank employees dedicated to financial regulation; if this includes employees dedicated to credit union regulation; and if he will make a...
    • Central Bank of Ireland Investigations
      157. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide a breakdown of the 289 firms found to be unauthorised by the Central Bank regarding the services they provided; if they were financial...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      158. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of employees in his Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending an investigation. [9719/17]
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      159. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the schools, if any, in the Dublin Mid-West constituency that are set for additional supports and or resources from the recently announced DEIS...
    • Psychological Assessments
      160. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools in Dublin that do not have access to psychological services such as NEPS; the number of students this impacts upon; and if...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      161. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of schools building projects (details supplied) based on time to proceed to construction, type of accommodation to be provided and the...
    • School Enrolments
      162. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an explanation for his reply to parents who contacted him regarding the shortage of places in a school (details supplied)....
    • Home Tuition Scheme Eligibility
      163. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) who was recently expelled from school can avail of the home tuition scheme. [9199/17]
    • Disadvantaged Status
      164. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) did not receive DEIS status; if there will be any further announcements regarding schools receiving more...
    • Departmental Properties
      165. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will release his interest in a property (details supplied) in view of the fact that this former school closed 35 years ago and it is now...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      166. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of restoring the rural co-ordination service under DEIS; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9230/17]
    • National Educational Psychological Service Expenditure
      168. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of ensuring that every school has access to a NEPS psychologist for the purposes of carrying out an assessment; and if he will...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      169. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the data sources his Department utilised in order to establish the new schools under the DEIS plan 2017; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Educational Psychological Service Data
      172. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of DEIS schools that do not have direct access to a NEPS psychologist for the purpose of carrying out an assessment; and if he will...
    • School Textbooks
      173. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if all DEIS schools currently avail of a school book grant; the number that do not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9237/17]
    • EU Funding
      174. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of projects in receipt of EU funding under his Department in which partnership between an institution here and in the North was...
    • Third Level Funding
      175. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount his Department has provided for demographic growth in the higher education sector for the next five years; the amount provided in...
    • Third Level Staff Data
      176. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the total number of staff in the higher education sector in each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9241/17]
    • Capitation Grants
      177. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the average rate of capitation per primary and post-primary pupil over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      178. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated costs of providing an administrative principal to all urban DEIS schools and for rural DEIS schools with more than 100 pupils; and...
    • School Staff
      179. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated costs of the establishment of 100 assistant principal posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9244/17]
    • Higher Education Schemes
      180. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated costs of extending the HEAR and DARE schemes to students undertaking level 6 and level 7 courses; and if he will make a statement...
    • Modern Language Teaching
      181. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an estimated cost of the re-establishment of the modern languages in primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Guidelines on Obesity
      183. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to implement policy measures in schools to tackle the growing issue of obesity and to encourage healthy eating and awareness of a...
    • Physical Education
      184. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has put in place a strategy to encourage children to be more physically active in schools; the resources that have been...
    • School Curriculum
      185. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a breakdown of all funding allocated to his Department over the past ten years in order to implement curriculum reform, either...
    • School Staff
      186. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teaching posts as additional English language posts over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • School Transport Eligibility
      187. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an estimated cost of extending free school transport to concessionary pupils who hold a medical card; and if he will make a...
    • School Transport
      188. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has put in place guidelines or issued circulars to schools on the standards of vehicles to be used when transporting children...
    • Disadvantaged Status
      189. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) was not included on the DEIS list; if he will reconsider the exclusion in view of the fact that the...
    • International Study Opportunities
      190. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an Irish citizen, enrolled on a course of study in an Irish university, should be subject to the same fees in an institution in another EU...
    • School Enrolments
      192. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the establishment of a third stream in a school (details supplied) to meet local demand for the children to be...
    • Junior Cycle Reform
      193. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will reinstate history as a core subject for the junior cycle; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9289/17]
    • Departmental Records
      194. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off site locations; and if he will make a...
    • Education Expenditure
      195. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the level of public spending on education institutions per pupil here; the position of Ireland in this regard among the OECD and EU nations; and...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      196. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive funding under the summer works scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Records
      197. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and-or files on cloud storage or third-party servers; and if he will make a...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      198. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department websites; the web address for each such site;...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      199. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of ASD units at secondary level in County Kildare; the number of ASD places available at secondary level in County...
    • School Enrolments Data
      200. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of primary schools here which were oversubscribed for admissions for entry to junior infants in August and September 2015 and 2016;...
    • Narcolepsy Issues (3 comments)
      202. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the supports available for children in the education system that have been diagnosed with narcolepsy; and the funding for these supports in each...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Motor Tax
      203. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if there are any exceptions to the requirement to have a VAT number in order to tax a vehicle under the commercial...
    • Security of the Elderly
      204. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if there are any grants available to old age pensioners for the installation of a house alarm; and if he will make a...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Funding
      205. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on an off balance sheet funding mechanism in relation to the supply of housing; the sources of the...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      206. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of social housing units in each of the 31 local authorities as of 31 January 2017; and if he will make a...
    • Local Authority Housing Data
      207. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of housing units built or purchased by each of the 31 local authorities in 2016; and if he will make a...
    • Housing Data
      209. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of residential units starts that were registered with a company (details supplied) in 2016; and if he...
    • Departmental Schemes
      210. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the possibility of participants in the fair deal scheme being able to rent out their homes tax free up...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      211. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of residential units the Housing Agency has purchased for social housing from January 2016 to date in...
    • Derelict Sites
      212. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if each local authority has now established a derelict sites register and has the necessary resources to prioritise...
    • Local Authority Assets
      213. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if each of the 31 local authorities have a complete property assets register in place; and if he will make a...
    • Housing Policy
      214. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the progress on a national taking in charge initiative as set as a key objective in Pillar 5 of the housing policy...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      215. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the progress made on implementing a choice based social housing allocation system across all 31 local authorities as...
    • Repair and Leasing Scheme
      216. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when he will extend the repair and leasing initiative (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Applications Data
      217. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the original date of application for each application for social housing made to his Department; the number of units...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Data
      218. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the annual number of persons in receipt of HAP; the annual cost since its introduction; and if he will make a...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Water Charges
      219. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has requested local authorities to ascertain the number of swimming pools that are in private residences...
    • Local Authority Housing Applications
      220. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when a decision will be made on an application for final approval on funding for a local authority house to be built...
    • Departmental Records
      221. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off site...
    • Local Authority Housing Maintenance
      222. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the timeframe for maintenance to be carried out on housing for tenants already living in social housing; and if he...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Funding
      223. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if additional funding will be provided to the local authorities to provide social housing for the waiting lists in...
    • Departmental Records
      224. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and or files on cloud storage or third party...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      225. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department websites; the web...
    • An Bord Pleanála Review
      226. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the implementation of the An Bord Pleanála review group report; the actions taken to date; the...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      227. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total number of houses acquired by the various local authorities for reletting to tenants on their housing lists...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      229. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans for the provision of modular housing in County Kildare in view of the extraordinary numbers on the housing...
    • National Planning Framework
      230. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he is satisfied that the recently announced national planning framework will facilitate the granting of planning...
    • Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists
      231. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total number of persons struck off the local authority housing list for whatever reason in 2016 in each local...
    • Emergency Accommodation Data
      232. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total number of emergency housing units or accommodation available to Kildare County Council on an ongoing...
    • Planning Issues
      233. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the extent to which a priority status will be awarded to Naas, County Kildare, in view of the need to ensure a...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      234. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the extent to which the construction and erection of modular housing of a high quality has been perfected with a...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility
      235. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the extent to which he can liaise with the local authorities with a view to ensuring that local authority housing...
    • Housing Policy
      236. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has examined the existing restrictions in respect of meeting the housing needs of the indigenous...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      237. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to introduce a new affordable housing scheme in view of the fact that as part of the delivery of new...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      238. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of employees in his Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • School Meals Programme
      240. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of schools that currently do not have a school meals programme in place per county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9238/17]
    • Redundancy Rebates
      241. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on restoring redundancy rebates to businesses which previously facilitated small businesses to hire staff; and if he will make a statement...
    • Mortgage Interest Supplement Scheme Data
      243. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of mortgage interest supplement; when he plans to finish this scheme; the measures he will put in place for those...
    • Carer's Benefit Applications
      245. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for carer's benefit in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9191/17]
    • Farm Partnerships
      246. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding joint partnership; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9270/17]
    • Departmental Records
      247. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off-site locations; and if he will make a...
    • Carer's Allowance Eligibility
      248. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the way in which farming income is calculated when applying for carer's allowance (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • National Internship Scheme
      249. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when he expects to launch the work experience programme which will replace JobBridge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9395/17]
    • Departmental Records
      250. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and or files on cloud storage or third party servers; and if he will make a...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      251. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department's website; the web address for each such site;...
    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance Applications
      252. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will have details regarding their application for supplementary welfare. [9432/17]
    • Social Insurance Fund Data
      253. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost of extending social protection supports to the self-employed and permitting such persons to opt into the existing class A structure, paying...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      255. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a deferral of their JobPath meetings will be undertaken in the case of a person (details supplied); if provision will be made whereby jobseeker's...
    • Maternity Benefit
      256. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if maternity benefit is payable in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9473/17]
    • Rent Supplement Scheme
      257. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will facilitate urgent restoration of rent support incorporating an increase in rent to €1,000 per month in the case of a person...
    • Disability Allowance
      259. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an urgent restoration of disability allowance will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      260. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of employees in his Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending an...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Passport Services
      261. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps and measures in place to facilitate increased demand for Irish passports following the British referendum to leave the European...
    • Israeli Settlements
      262. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the actions he is taking at EU level to advance the cause of the Palestinian people throughout the occupied West Bank and to curb the...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      263. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps the Government is taking together with the international community in order to support a two-state solution for Israel and...
    • International Agreements
      264. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the position of the Government regarding a potential EU-Cuba pact especially following the visit of President Michael D. Higgins with Cuban...
    • Departmental Records
      265. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off-site locations; and if he will make...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      267. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department's websites; the web address for each such...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      268. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of employees in his Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending an...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Public Sector Pensions
      269. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding TUI and INTO members; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9225/17]
    • Departmental Staff Data
      270. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of employees in his Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending an...
    • Departmental Records
      271. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off-site locations; and if he will...
    • Public Sector Pay
      272. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the employment status and remuneration levels will be finalised in respect of personnel that were redeployed from the National...
    • Departmental Records
      273. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and-or files on cloud storage or third party servers; and if he will...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      274. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department's websites; the web address for each...
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      275. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the flood defence plan for Cork as proposed by the OPW was the cheapest plan proposed; if the OPW will amend the designs to ensure no...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      276. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of negotiations with PDFORRA; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9465/17]
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Rural Development Plan
      277. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which the various towns throughout the country and in County Kildare have been earmarked for benefit from the recently...
    • Cultural Policy
      278. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if there are any specific community grants available for multicultural integration events under her Department for towns such as...
    • National Museum
      279. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has received allegations of inappropriate behaviour relating to certain staff in the National Museum of Ireland;...
    • CLÁR Programme
      280. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the administering of the CLÁR funding scheme for 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9204/17]
    • Rural Development Plan
      281. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the timeline for the roll out of the recently announced action plan for rural development; the criteria to be used in choosing towns...
    • Departmental Records
      282. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off site locations; and if she...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      284. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if all regulatory impact assessments for her legislative proposals are published on her Department websites; the web address for each...
    • EU Programmes
      285. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has assessed or had contact with her EU colleagues on the potential relocation of the European Union Youth...
    • Brexit Issues
      286. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has assessed the potential for creative industries relocating here as a result of Brexit; and if she will make a...
    • EU Programmes
      287. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the total number of Irish applications made under the EU creative Europe framework per annum since its inception; the total number of...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      288. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of employees in her Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending...
  • Department of Health
    • Dental Services
      289. To ask the Minister for Health the number of claims under the dental treatment services scheme in each of the years 2012 to 2016 in tabular form; the annual cost of the scheme; and if he...
    • Magdalen Laundries Report
      290. To ask the Minister for Health the progress that has been made to date on the mechanism to deal with health care for survivors of the Magdalen Laundries that live overseas, as referred to by...
    • Treatment Abroad Scheme
      291. To ask the Minister for Health the assistance he will provide to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9121/17]
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      292. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding respite care in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9122/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      293. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he has taken to reduce waiting lists for children in the Children's Hospital Group since a programme (details supplied), detailed the seriousness...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      294. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9168/17]
    • Antimicrobial Resistance
      295. To ask the Minister for Health the date for the publication of the national action plan on antimicrobial resistance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9169/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      299. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide urgent funding to a facility (details supplied) in County Louth for the care of persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health...
    • Disability Services Provision
      301. To ask the Minister for Health the current statutory position of the provision of personal budgets as an alternative to institutional care for vulnerable adults. [9192/17]
    • Health Services Staff Data
      303. To ask the Minister for Health the current levels of security staff at the Ballyfermot, HSE-run and operated, mental health facility; if he will address suggestions of a shortfall in...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      304. To ask the Minister for Health the progress that has been made by the HSE in making the drug Orkambi available to cystic fibrosis sufferers through having it included on the medical card;...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      305. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide for the libre testing device (details supplied) for sufferers of diabetes on the medical card; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medical Card Administration
      306. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects to deliver on the commitment to provide a medical card to every child in receipt of a domiciliary care allowance. [9206/17]
    • Health Services
      307. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a refund in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9213/17]
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      308. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE review of the list of products available to phenylketonuria patients under the reimbursement scheme has been completed; and if he will make a...
    • HSE Staff
      311. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the early intervention psychologist post in County Offaly, which has been vacant since February 2016, has not been filled; when the vacancy will be...
    • HSE Waiting Lists
      312. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children in County Offaly who are currently awaiting assessment by a psychologist for early intervention; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Rare Diseases Strategy Implementation
      313. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has introduced a strategy to effectively manage rare diseases; the progress under this plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      314. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a cataract operation in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9224/17]
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Administration
      316. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a policy change or a directive sent from the HSE to pharmacies advising that persons are to collect their medications on a...
    • Health and Social Care Professionals Registration Boards
      317. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for a nursing personal identification number in respect of a person (details supplied). [9229/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      318. To ask the Minister for Health the overall spend by his Department on health and well-being initiatives each year since 2012 in tabular form; the individual initiatives in health and...
    • Occupational Therapy
      319. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that 105 children in the HSE Dublin west area, under five years of age are waiting more than six months for first...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      322. 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. [9281/17]
    • Disability Support Services Provision
      323. To ask the Minister for Health the policy of his Department and the HSE on the provision of home based supports to assist families meet the care needs at home of severely disabled children...
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      325. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a consultant paediatric psychiatrist at Cork University Hospital; if not, his plans to ensure this is replaced; the paediatric psychiatry services...
    • HSE Staff
      327. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a psychiatrist designated in a full time capacity specifically for the Togher and Ballyphehane areas of Cork city, South Lee. [9297/17]
    • Disability Support Services Provision
      328. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be provided a date for an assessment of needs appointment under the Disability Act 2005. [9299/17]
    • Departmental Records
      329. To ask the Minister for Health the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off site locations; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      330. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to reduce the number of acute beds in the department of psychiatry at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      331. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an assessment and operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9317/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      332. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of a prosthesis for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9318/17]
    • Health Insurance Data
      333. To ask the Minister for Health the number of health insurance policies offered in the market here as at December 2011, December 2012, December 2013, December 2014, December 2015 and December...
    • Cross-Border Health Initiatives
      334. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the cross-Border health care directive; to make the details of this scheme more widely available particularly for persons that are on long...
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      335. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the Health Service Executive, HSE, could not upgrade and refurbish a building (details supplied) to accommodate the provision of future services...
    • HSE Properties
      336. To ask the Minister for Health the future plans the Health Service Executive, HSE, has for a property (details supplied). [9359/17]
    • Health Services
      337. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9360/17]
    • Respite Care Services
      338. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide respite services to children with complex needs and life-limiting conditions on a cross-Border basis through greater collaboration with...
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      339. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 257 of 2 February 2017 (details supplied), if the business case has now been finalised and submitted to the relevant...
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      340. To ask the Minister for Health if he or his departmental officials have met with international funds (details supplied) regarding investing in primary care centres; and if he will make a...
    • Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists
      341. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will remain on the waiting list for orthodontic treatment or if the person will be referred to adult services...
    • Maternity Services Provision
      342. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department will take measures to tackle the lack of services available to women who suffer with severe depression after childbirth; and if he will make...
    • Departmental Records
      343. To ask the Minister for Health the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and or files on cloud storage or third party servers; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Use
      344. To ask the Minister for Health if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department websites; the web address for each such site; and if he will...
    • Medical Card Applications (3 comments)
      345. To ask the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9482/17]
    • Disabilities Data
      347. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children currently awaiting a first assessment from the Health Service Executive, HSE, under the Disability Act 2005 for each local health office...
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      348. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons currently on the speech and language therapy assessment waiting list; and the number waiting less than four months, four to 12 months and...
    • Occupational Therapy
      350. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons currently on the occupational therapy first time assessment waiting list; the number waiting less than four months, four to 12 months,...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      352. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to media reports (details supplied); if the Health Service Executive, HSE, has considered the suitability of this system to...
    • Ambulance Service Data
      353. To ask the Minister for Health the number of ambulance attendances at each emergency department nationwide in January 2016, in tabular form; the number of such ambulances that waited longer...
    • Hospital Procedures
      354. To ask the Minister for Health if an operation for a person (details supplied) can take place in University College Hospital Galway, UCHG; and if there is the capability in UCHG for this...
    • Narcolepsy Issues (1 comment)
      355. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 441 of 14 February 2017, when the centre of excellence for narcolepsy based in St. James's Hospital will open; when the...
    • Health Care Policy
      361. To ask the Minister for Health if, with regard to inhome paediatric nursing supports, inhome paediatric palliative care and inhome respite services provided to children with complex needs...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      362. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment will issue to persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9167/17]
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      363. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) has not received an AEOS 2 payment; when this will be received; and if he will make a...
    • GLAS Payments
      364. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9198/17]
    • Organic Farming Scheme Payments
      365. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an organic payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9205/17]
    • Agriculture Scheme Eligibility
      366. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a Level 3 extended diploma in agriculture (details supplied) qualifies a person for the young farmers exemption. [9212/17]
    • Departmental Records
      368. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off site locations; and if he...
    • Departmental Bodies Reports
      369. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason he will not sanction the participation of an organisation (details supplied) in monitoring committees associated with his...
    • Farmers Charter Review
      370. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will include representatives of an organisation (details supplied) on the monitoring committee for farmers' charter of rights;...
    • Agrifood Sector
      371. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a recent publication (details supplied) in relation to the need to implement a range of measures to ensure that the...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Eligibility
      372. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an appeal (details supplied) will be decided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9357/17]
    • European Investment Bank Loans
      373. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to provide EIB cheap loan finance for the purchase and the planting of land in forestry in view of the importance of...
    • Departmental Records
      374. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and-or files on cloud storage or third party servers; and if he...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Submissions
      375. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department websites; the web address for each...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      376. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of participating persons who make CAP Pillar1 and RDP scheme Pillar 2 applications online or via paper based on...
    • Fishing Industry Data
      377. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total amount of Irish fishing waters out of total EU fishing waters on a percentage basis; the total amount of UK fishing waters...
    • GLAS Payments
      378. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the average annual payment persons will be able to draw down, based on current participation rates in the green low carbon...
    • GLAS Data
      379. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of persons in receipt of GLAS 1 and GLAS 2 that have received 85% of their total 2016 payment, by county, in tabular...
    • Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations
      380. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the specific Council of EU Agriculture Ministers meetings at which he made the case that CAP funding levels must be maintained post...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Data
      381. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of persons who applied for AEOS who have received their total 2016 payment by county in tabular form; the number of...
    • Laboratory Facilities
      382. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if, following the recently completed review of the veterinary laboratory services, he will ensure that all such facilities remain...
    • GLAS Data
      383. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of persons who have enrolled to date in GLAS 3; if he will provide a breakdown between tier 1, 2 and 3; and if he...
    • Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Funding
      384. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total amount drawn to date under the SBCI agri-loan fund by county in tabular form; the total number of participants; and if he...
    • Crop Losses
      387. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the date for the next national tillage forum with stakeholders with a view to the introduction of a crisis aid fund for tillage...
    • Derogation Applications Data
      388. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons who availed of the nitrates derogation in 2016; the number expected to do so in 2017; and if he will make a...
    • Nitrates Usage
      389. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons who breached the nitrates regulations in 2015 and 2016; the total number of fines incurred; and if he will make...
    • Fodder Crisis
      390. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total amount expended on the scheme of assistance for persons who suffered fodder losses as a result of the severe flooding in...
    • Live Exports
      391. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to change the current restrictions regarding the holding standstill period for sheep prior to export; and if he will make a...
    • Fur Farming
      392. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to abolish fur farms here within the lifetime of this Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9504/17]
    • Departmental Staff Data
      393. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of employees in his Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Internet Safety
      394. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to introduce a digital safety commissioner; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9459/17]
    • Gas Exploration Licences
      395. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to the LNG, liquefied natural gas, project; and if he will make a...
    • Energy Efficiency
      396. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will report on the success or otherwise of the warmth and well-being pilot programme that commenced in 2016 and...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      397. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of the national broadband plan; if the roll-out of this plan is on schedule; and if he will make a statement...
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      398. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason persons in an area (details supplied) cannot access 4G coverage when there is a mobile phone mast in the area...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      399. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when an area (details supplied) will be connected with fibre broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Records
      400. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off site locations;...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      401. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide the most up-to-date information on the level of fixed broadband connections and subscriptions per 100...
    • Departmental Records
      402. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and or files on cloud storage or third party servers;...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      403. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department websites; the web...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      404. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of employees in his Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Cycling Facilities Funding
      405. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the percentage of his annual budget that is allocated to cycling; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9139/17]
    • Cycling Policy
      406. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to implement the national cycle policy framework; the steps and timeframe to its full implementation; and if he will make a...
    • Climate Change Policy
      407. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the actions, including timeframes, he will take to reduce transport emissions in order that Ireland fulfils its obligations under the...
    • Road Projects Contracts
      408. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of the financing structure of the New Ross bypass PPP project, including the level of Exchequer funding; the level of private...
    • Bus Services
      409. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for the future of a bus service between Sligo and Dublin, which will incorporate the towns of Dromod and Rooskey. [9180/17]
    • CLÁR Programme
      410. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if additional money for the CLÁR programme will be provided for all roads outside national schools in south Monaghan that are...
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      411. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding roads on the Wild Atlantic Way; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9268/17]
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      412. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide for dedicated space for cycle lanes in cities and towns separate from bus lanes in view of the rise in cycling; and if...
    • Departmental Records
      413. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off site locations; and if he will...
    • Air Services Provision
      414. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if, in view of the evidence that an airline (details supplied) will not be employing crew or pilots in Cork or Shannon Airports, he will...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      415. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to alter the existing sentencing range for persons convicted of dangerous driving causing death; if he will explain the current...
    • Departmental Records
      416. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and-or files on cloud storage or third party servers; and if he will...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      417. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department's websites; the web address for each...
    • Brexit Issues
      418. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has discussed the impact of Brexit on the single aviation market with his EU colleagues or UK counterpart; and if he will make a...
    • Sports Funding
      420. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of State funding provided to the Olympic Council of Ireland in 2015, 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement...
    • Olympic Games Ticketing Arrangements
      421. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he is taking to ensure the internal report into ticketing arrangements at the Rio Olympic Games is completed by the Olympic...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      422. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of employees in his Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending an...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Departmental Records
      423. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off-site locations; and if she...
    • Research and Development Funding
      424. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will provide the most up to date per capita spend on public sector research and development; the position of Ireland in this...
    • Industrial Relations
      425. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when a sectorial employment order for the bus transport industry will be implemented; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Employment Rights
      426. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will report on the continuing serious allegations of illegal pay and conditions for workers in the fishing industry; and if she...
    • Departmental Records
      428. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the cost per year for the past three years for the storage of data and-or files on cloud storage or third party servers; and if she...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      429. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if all regulatory impact assessments for her legislative proposals are published on her Department's websites; the web address for...
    • National Minimum Wage
      430. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the latest EUROSTAT figures regarding national minimum wage levels in the EU and Ireland's ranking; and if she will make...
    • Third Level Funding
      431. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total amount of funding allocated to the programme for research in third level institutions on an annual basis from 2010 to 2016...
    • Credit Guarantee Scheme Data
      432. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the current drawdown levels issued under the credit guarantee scheme, including the total value of approvals on the same...
    • Microfinance Loan Fund Scheme Data
      433. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total value of drawdowns issued under the microfinance scheme on 31 December 2015 and on 31 December 2016; the total value of...
    • Credit Guarantee Scheme Data
      434. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total value of drawdowns issued under the credit guarantee scheme on 31 December 2015 and on 31 December 2016, by county; the...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      435. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of employees in her Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending an...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Child Care Services
      436. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will arrange for an official of the HSE to update a care plan in respect of a person (details supplied). [9127/17]
    • Commissions of Investigation
      437. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if consideration will be given to the wishes of a group (details supplied) to see a draft report, due to its concerns about the issue of...
    • Visiting Teacher Service
      438. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost of restoring the teacher service for Travellers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9246/17]
    • School Completion Programme
      439. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the total amount of funding allocated to the school completion programme over each of the past ten years; and if she will make a statement...
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      440. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason the publication of the second interim report of the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes has been delayed; and...
    • Child Care Services
      443. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if, with regard to the affordable child care scheme, the current programme implementation platform, PIP, system and the new information...
    • Child Care Services Funding (1 comment)
      444. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the fact that early years practitioners have had to learn new systems and programmes with no additional funding; if there will...
    • Child Care Services Regulation
      447. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason parents are means-tested on their net income and not their disposable income with regard to the affordable child care scheme;...
    • Departmental Records
      448. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the cost per year for the past three years for the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off-site locations; and if she will...
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      449. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of witnesses who have given evidence to the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes confidential committee. [9361/17]
    • Adoption Records Provision
      453. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will grant adopted persons unfettered access to their birth certificates and adoption records. [9365/17]
    • Adoption Legislation
      455. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason the compelling reasons ground for refusing the release of information in the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016 only...
    • Post-Adoption Contact Register
      457. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will ensure that the national adoption contact preference register is put on a statutory footing in the Adoption (Information and...
    • Adoption Records Provision
      458. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will ensure that information sources holding records pertaining to illegal adoptions, particularly instances in which no adoption...
    • Post-Adoption Contact Register
      459. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the plans in place to reach out to the more than 2,000 persons who were sent from Ireland to America for adoption from the 1940s to the...
    • Adoption Legislation
      460. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will reinstate the stakeholder adoption advisory groups established by her predecessor (details supplied). [9372/17]
    • Departmental Records
      461. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the cost per year for the past three years of the storage of data and-or files on cloud storage or third-party servers; and if she will...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      462. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if all regulatory impact assessments for her legislative proposals are published on her Department websites; the web address for each such...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      463. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of employees in her Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending an...
  • Department of Defence
    • Departmental Records
      464. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost per year for the past three years of the retrieval and return of hard copy files stored at off-site locations; and if he will make a...
    • Health and Safety Inspections
      465. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the Health and Safety Authority inspections of the Air Corps at Casement Aerodrome were by invitation or as a result of complaints regarding...
    • Departmental Records
      466. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost per year for the past three years of the storage of data and-or files on cloud storage or third-party servers; and if he will make a...
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      467. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if all regulatory impact assessments for his legislative proposals are published on his Department websites; the web address for each such site;...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      468. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will provide, with regard to Article 31 of the Defence Forces Regulations, R5 (New Series) Reserve Defence Forces, October 2005, which...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      469. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of employees in his Department and under its aegis who are suspended from work without prejudice and on full pay pending an...