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Written answers

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Cultural Policy
      32. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of Creative Ireland; the way in which this programme links with the Action Plan for Rural Development in terms of promoting...
    • Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge
      33. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén dul chun cinn a dhéanfar i mbliana maidir le cur i bhfeidhm na Straitéise Fiche Bliain don Ghaeilge, cad iad na...
    • Arts Funding
      34. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps taken and grants provided in each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017 to address the shortage of affordable studio...
    • Heritage Sites
      35. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the degree to which she and her Department continue to support, maintain, preserve and promote heritage sites throughout the country,...
    • Arts Funding
      36. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the concerns raised by members of the artistic community here regarding the increasing role of her...
    • Heritage Sites
      37. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason the draft National Biodiversity Action Plan 2017-2021 contains no actions in relation to the network of natural...
    • Hen Harriers Threat Response Plan
      38. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the hen harrier threat response plan; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11355/17]
    • Arts Centres
      39. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the conference centre in Cork; the value of the shortfall; if the State is obliged to meet the funding shortfall; if the...
    • Arts Funding
      40. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to provide more performance spaces and exhibition spaces using properties held by NAMA; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      41. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount which has been paid to companies (details supplied) by Government Departments and-or State agencies in the past five years....
    • Rural Recreation Policy
      42. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the benefits of investing in recreation infrastructure in rural counties; the way in which this will help to attract more...
    • Cultural Policy
      43. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she will take to bring about the transformational change and to take Ireland off the bottom of the European table in view of...
    • Wildlife Protection
      44. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department measured the impacts of allowing hedge cutting in August and the impact it may have on wildlife; and if she will...
    • Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge
      45. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht ós rud é gur léiríodh sa tuarascáil is déanaí ó Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, breis...
    • Rural Transport Services Provision
      46. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has made representations to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport for an increased subsidy to Bus Éireann and to...
    • Rural Development Plan
      47. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the way the Action Plan for Rural Development can act as a catalyst for renewing rural areas; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Arts Funding
      50. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps taken and grants given to provide income for artists, in view of the recent findings from a study (details supplied); and if...
    • Irish Language
      51. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to support the Irish language and Irish language facilities outside of Gaeltacht areas, such as the recent allocation of...
    • Rural Development Plan
      52. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the plans she has developed to facilitate the return of Irish emigrants to help rejuvenate rural Ireland. [11760/17]
    • Cultural Policy
      53. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to use the medium of the arts to project a positive national image, promote tourism and generate renewed economic activity;...
    • National Gallery
      54. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the renovation of the National Gallery of Ireland will be complete and the gallery fully open to the public; the cost of the...
    • Scéim na mBóithre Áise
      55. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil sé i gceist aici airgead faoi leith a chur ar fáil faoi scéim na mbóithre aise chun cúnamh a...
    • Rural Development Policy
      56. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress made on the roll-out of the regional and rural portion of her Department's remit in 2017; and if she will make a...
    • Arts Funding
      57. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the €9 million in capital funding for arts and culture centres throughout the country announced by her on 13...
    • Cultural Policy
      58. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the way arts and culture can play a role in revitalising rural areas in places such as Counties Sligo and Leitrim; and if...
    • Rural Development Policy
      59. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she expects to launch the town and village renewal scheme 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11356/17]
    • Regional Development Initiatives
      60. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans for the creation of a Border development zone, similar to the Atlantic economic corridor, to ensure proper regional...
    • Hare Coursing
      61. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the methodology behind the figure that more than 99% of hares used for coursing meetings are released unharmed back...
    • Arts Funding
      62. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the system used in determining approvals during the assessment process of the creative arts and culture capital scheme...
    • Cultural Policy
      63. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to obtain the maximum benefit from the European year of cultural heritage in 2018; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • CLÁR Programme
      64. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the 2017 CLÁR programme will open for applications; the types of projects that will be supported under the scheme; and if...
    • EU Directives
      65. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the total fines imposed on Ireland to date for breach of the habitats directive; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11362/17]
    • Tourism Policy
      66. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to instigate an artist's trail in County Wexford as a pilot scheme, similar to the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s...
    • Cultural Policy
      67. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to make departmental funding available for multicultural integration events to communities such as Kildare town which have a...
    • Rural Development Policy
      68. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she has identified the primary issues deemed to hinder rural development, with particular reference to the need to...
    • Departmental Funding
      69. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the total amount of funds allocated by her Department received by each county. [11765/17]
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
      70. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to an investigation by the National Parks and Wildlife Service regarding the loss of high calibre...
    • Rural Development Plan
      71. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the new elements of the Action Plan for Rural Development that were not already in train before the launch of the plan and that will...
    • Cultural Policy
      72. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of funding that will be delivered under pillar 2 of the Creative Ireland plan; and her views on whether this is sufficient....
    • Post Office Network
      73. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she has undertaken to secure the rural post office network; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11610/17]
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Exports Data
      74. To ask the Taoiseach the Irish exporting firm to active enterprises ratio in 2014, 2015 and 2016; and the corresponding EU average rate. [11554/17]
    • Unemployment Data
      76. To ask the Taoiseach the total number of young persons here aged between 15 to 29 years of age who are classified as NEETs, that is, not in employment, education, or training; the percentage...
    • Brexit Issues
      77. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his most recent bilateral meeting on Brexit. [11617/17]
    • Regulatory Impact Assessment Data
      78. To ask the Taoiseach if regulatory impact assessments for legislative proposals published by his Department include impacts (details supplied); the impact categories not included; and if he...
    • Unemployment Data
      80. To ask the Taoiseach the proportion of jobless households on a percentage basis; and the corresponding EU average rate. [11031/17]
    • Employment Data
      81. To ask the Taoiseach the female employment rate, in addition to the corresponding EU average rate, based on latest data at hand. [11033/17]
    • Unemployment Data
      82. To ask the Taoiseach the total number of long-term unemployed, based on latest data at hand, over a one year duration; the percentage of unemployed persons this represents; and the...
    • Employment Data
      85. To ask the Taoiseach the number of persons employed in low-paid jobs, with "low-paid" defined as earning below two thirds of the median wage, broken down by percentage. [10941/17]
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      86. To ask the Taoiseach the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016. [11436/17]
    • Construction Industry
      87. To ask the Taoiseach the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in respect of construction projects and...
    • Employment Data
      90. To ask the Taoiseach the number of jobs, or if not available, the estimated number of jobs here that are supported by exports. [10814/17]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Commercial Rates Valuation Process
      92. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the measures she proposes in conjunction with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation under point 76 of the Action Plan for Rural...
    • Garda Data
      93. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 130 of 1 December 2016, if the information requested was a major part of wage agreements and therefore...
    • Road Safety
      94. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of mandatory alcohol testing checkpoints performed in each of the years 2012 to 2016; the number of breath tests performed; and the...
    • Garda Reserve
      95. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to expand the role, powers and duties of the Garda Reserve; her plans to review the present functions of the Garda Reserve with a view...
    • Probate Applications
      96. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will ascertain from the Courts Service when the grant of probate will issue in a case (details supplied) in view of the fact the delay is...
    • Garda Operations
      97. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the details of the Garda divisions with protective services units; and the number of staff in each, in tabular form. [11269/17]
    • Garda Deployment
      98. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of staff in each Garda division that assigned to each Garda victim service office, in tabular form. [11287/17]
    • Visa Applications
      99. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when a decision will be made on an application for the spouse of a person (details supplied). [11288/17]
    • Naturalisation Applications
      100. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when a determination will be made on a citizenship application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Prison Staff
      101. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if new entrants to the position of prison officer will be in receipt of rent allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11302/17]
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      102. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of roadside checks of heavy goods vehicles in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the number of heavy goods vehicle...
    • Property Registration
      105. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for land registry by a person (details supplied). [11348/17]
    • Peace Commissioners
      106. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if a stamp issued by her Department can be given to appointed peace commissioners to allow them to carry out their duties in a professional...
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      107. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount her Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if she will make...
    • Gambling Legislation
      108. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if, following the Taoiseach's commitment on 14 December 2016 that he would make the gambling control Bill a priority, she will confirm that her...
    • Prison Service
      112. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the Prison Service will recruit staff in the near future; the procedures to be used; her views on the fact that applicants that already hold...
    • Immigration Status
      113. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the detail of the application process for a non-EU person applying for a de facto visa; the rules pertaining to the granting of a de facto visa;...
    • Bail Law
      114. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if electronic tagging of prisoners on bail has been implemented; if there are plans to expand its usage; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      115. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of repeat offenders under the Road Traffic Act 2012 that previously were fined for having more than 50 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of...
    • International Students
      116. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the regulations and guidelines in place for teenage international students arriving here that live with a host family and attend secondary...
    • Construction Industry
      117. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by her Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in respect of...
    • Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal
      118. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the value of each payment awarded by the criminal injuries compensation scheme for each of the years 2012 to 2017; the budget allocated to the...
    • Garda Reserve
      119. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current strength of the Garda Reserve; and the estimated full year cost of increasing it to 2,500. [11626/17]
    • Garda Strength
      120. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the full year cost of increasing enlisted membership of An Garda Síochána to 15,000. [11627/17]
    • Garda Civilian Staff
      121. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the full year cost of providing an extra 2,000 civilian staff in An Garda Síochána. [11628/17]
    • Visa Applications
      122. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied). [11803/17]
    • Maternity Leave
      123. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to extending the basic 26 week maternity leave for families with multiple births; and if she will make a statement...
    • Probate Applications
      124. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to delays in the processing of probate claims; and her plans to alleviate these delays. [11850/17]
    • Alcohol Sales Legislation
      125. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017, which aims to reverse the mandatory closure of pubs and all licensed hospitality...
    • Garda Reserve
      126. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda Reserves in counties Cavan and Monaghan in tabular form; the way they are being utilised, in view of the shortages of...
    • Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal
      127. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a secure measure for advanced payments in relation to the operation of English language schools and the difficulties associated with...
    • English Language Training Organisations
      128. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of English language schools which were inspected under the Interim list of eligible programs in each of the past three years; the...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      129. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans, by way of legislation or ministerial order, to allow INIS provide refunds or waive fees when clerical mistakes have been made in INIS...
    • Stardust Fire
      130. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the terms of reference have been developed within the remit of the recent Dáil Éireann motion on the Stardust fire; the process...
    • Peace Commissioners Appointments
      132. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the appointment of peace commissioners; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11981/17]
    • Crime Prevention
      133. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the grant assistance available towards the installation of CCTV in towns; her plans to roll out such initiatives; and if she will make a...
    • Garda Data
      134. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí by rank attached to the Garda North Dublin Divisional Drugs Unit in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017;...
    • Visa Applications
      135. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the extreme hardship her decision to continue with a blanket restriction on visa applications from Libya is...
    • Garda Data
      137. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current Garda numbers per head of population for the cities of Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork, Waterford and Kilkenny, in tabular form; and...
    • Visa Applications
      142. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will address the serious concerns of a person (details supplied) in relation to their ongoing INIS application issues; and if she will...
  • Department of Finance
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      143. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the European Commission's report on the economy, which criticised the help-to-buy scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11876/17]
    • Tax Reliefs Availability
      144. To ask the Minister for Finance the tax incentives and reliefs that will be available to owners of properties in rural towns and villages following on from the Government's launch of the...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Administration
      145. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will review various scenarios (details supplied) with regard to the help-to-buy scheme; if he will address the disadvantages for those planning to...
    • Excise Duties Yield
      146. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of excise duty collected, by amount and fuel category, on light oil, heavy oil, liquified petroleum gas and substitute fuels in each of the past...
    • Mortgage Interest Rates
      147. To ask the Minister for Finance the measures he will take to reduce the interest rates being charged by the so-called subprime mortgage lenders; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Credit Availability
      148. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding financing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11222/17]
    • Tax Exemptions
      150. To ask the Minister for Finance when an application for VRT by a person (details supplied) will be approved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11310/17]
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      152. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      153. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of applications received for the help-to-buy scheme in the Tipperary revenue district; the number of applications processed and approved to date;...
    • Brexit Issues
      154. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has conducted any analysis of the potential impact of cross-Border smuggling on the economy as a result of Brexit; and if he will make a...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      156. To ask the Minister for Finance the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in respect of construction...
    • Insurance Industry Regulation
      157. To ask the Minister for Finance the countries which have compensation schemes in place for collapsed insurance companies; if these schemes would compensate Irish claimants in the event of a...
    • Tax Reliefs Application
      163. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has considered extending similar tax treatment to persons that are renting out rooms in a house they are living in through a company (details supplied),...
    • Tax Yield
      164. To ask the Minister for Finance the total tax take from residential property landlords derived from their rental income; and the total value of the residential property rental market here....
    • Banking Sector
      165. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 55 of 28 February 2017, the reason his Department acted as a guarantor for a bank (details supplied) regarding the...
    • Tax Reliefs Application
      166. To ask the Minister for Finance the progress of his plan, which he announced as part of his 2017 budget speech, to extend mortgage interest relief; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • VAT Yield
      167. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of VAT collected in 2015 and 2016 by the Revenue Commissioners from a retail service (details supplied). [11867/17]
    • Corporation Tax Regime
      168. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the European Commission's report on the economy, which highlighted the State's dependence on corporate tax revenue as a concern; and if he will...
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      169. To ask the Minister for Finance if a UK citizen living in the UK and purchasing a property here is required to have an Irish bank account as part of any requirements; and if he will make a...
    • Tax Rebates
      170. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 130 and 156 of 14 February 2017, if he will make provision for refunds to be issued to persons outside of the four-year...
    • Revenue Commissioners Investigations
      171. To ask the Minister for Finance the final findings of the Revenue Commissioners' investigations into the incidences of petrol stretching that occurred across County Mayo in 2014; and if he...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      172. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has initiated the process of carrying out an independent impact assessment on the help-to-buy scheme introduced as part of budget 2017; if this will...
    • Tax Rebates
      173. To ask the Minister for Finance when a person (details supplied) can expect to receive payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12155/17]
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • School Enrolments Data
      174. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the post primary student population nationally for the school year 2013 to 2014. [11292/17]
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      175. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the State has adopted the European Commission's European alliance for apprenticeships, which was a key element of the youth guarantee; and if...
    • Third Level Data
      176. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount allocated and also needed for demographics, which relates to higher education funding in each of the years 2010 to 2021, in view of...
    • Child Protection Services Provision
      177. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department institutes procedures and training for the mandatory reporting of child protection concerns by home tutors; and if he will make...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      178. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a request by a school (details supplied) for a link corridor for connectivity between various buildings in the school; and if he...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      179. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of ​the construction of a new school (details supplied) County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11208/17]
    • School Accommodation Provision
      180. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status and timeframe for an application in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11232/17]
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      182. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the additional resources which will be made available to a school (details supplied) as a result of being awarded DEIS status; the date those...
    • Famine Commemorations
      194. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will, noting prior approval by the Minister for Education in Northern Ireland, approve by means of a letter of recommendation that schools...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      197. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the total capital funding provided to schools during 2016, by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11330/17]
    • Foireann Roinne
      198. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills cad é an stádas maidir le bunú an Aonaid Gaeltachta tiomnaithe nua sa Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna chun maoirseacht a...
    • Clár Oiliúna Tosaigh Múinteoirí
      199. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills an bhfuil tús curtha leis an bpróiseas tairisceana chun soláthraí an Chláir Oiliúna Tosaigh Múinteoirí a...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      201. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a new build for a school (details supplied); if the works will be put out to tender in March 2017 as previously indicated; if the...
    • Famine Commemorations
      202. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to introduce the lumper project as part of the green school project, as suggested by the Committee of the Commemoration of the Irish...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      203. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the way in which a person (details supplied) in County Louth who has been privately assessed and diagnosed as meeting the DSM V...
    • Schools Building Projects Data
      205. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of schools in Dublin mid-west that have applied for the 2017 summer works scheme; when decisions on applications for the...
    • School Enrolments Data
      206. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out in tabular form the number of planned new primary schools in Dublin that are due to open in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by area; the...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      208. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if, in the case of the family of a person with special needs on the home tuition scheme that is offered a placement in a religious school or a...
    • Bullying in Schools
      209. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the action a person (details supplied) can take in a situation. [11412/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      210. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the amount the Department has spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if...
    • Education and Training Boards
      211. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will put in place appropriate courses for the local community of north Kilkenny to assist persons to prepare for the employment potential...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      212. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of portacabins in use in schools here; the length of time each portacabin is in place; the total cost involved; and if he...
    • Student Accommodation
      213. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline his plans to combat the accommodation crisis for students attending UCD in 2017-18; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Third Level Admissions Data
      214. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of students attending UCD from outside County Dublin for the each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement...
    • School Staff
      216. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the details of the staffing levels at a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Schools Building Projects
      217. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      218. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of incremental credit years that can be carried forward by a person who is employed as a Youthreach resource person and who...
    • Special Educational Needs Expenditure
      220. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the funding available for special units in terms of sensory needs and occupational therapist needs, including soft padding and soft...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      221. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the specific training teachers in special needs units are required to have to teach. [11585/17]
    • Intellectual Property Management
      222. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the national policy that exists to guide institutes of technology and universities on intellectual property policy; and if he will...
    • Educational Disadvantage
      227. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the exact scores on the Pobal HP index of deprivation that have excluded a school (details supplied) from inclusion in the 2017 DEIS...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      230. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will award a grant under the summer works scheme to a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11595/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      231. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department and the NCSE will accept a private diagnosis to enable children join a waiting list for a place in a special school with regard...
    • School Transport Applications
      232. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the position regarding school transport for a person (detail supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      233. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will take into account recent concerns that have been raised in relation to a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; if this will be...
    • Autism Support Services
      234. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of ASD units in County Dublin. [11795/17]
    • Higher Education Authority Staff
      235. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he will fill the eight vacancies that currently exist on the Higher Education Authority; and if he will make these appointments a priority...
    • Scoileanna Gaeltachta
      236. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills cén toradh a bhí ar an bplé a rinneadh ag an bhFochoiste Rialtais ar an nGaeilge a bhí ar siúl ar an 27 Feabhra maidir...
    • English Language Training Organisations
      237. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there is a secure measure for advanced payments in relation to the operation of English language schools and the difficulties associated with...
    • Autism Support Services
      238. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children in County Kildare availing of autism spectrum specific services, by the type of service, in tabular form; and if he will...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      239. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a school building project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11953/17]
    • School Staff
      240. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the operations of a company (details supplied) in schools are kept under review, with a view to ensuring that the work carried out by the...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      242. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the rationale for a situation whereby a couple with one working parent (details supplied), that have seven children, can qualify for FIS yet will...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      243. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when schools will be advised of their special needs supports in view of the implementation of the new model; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Traveller Education
      244. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he will take to ensure Traveller history and culture features in the national curriculum in view of the recognition of the Traveller...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      245. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will reconsider the decision to omit Cork south-west from the list of new schools appointed to the DEIS scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Garda Vetting of Personnel
      246. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to deal with the delay in Garda vetting procedures for special needs assistants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12173/17]
    • Higher Education Authority Staff
      247. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on his meeting with the University of Limerick whistleblowers; the feedback provided to them; the course of action...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Archival Material
      248. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the supports in place for development and protection of county archive services to preserve local cultural...
    • Library Services
      249. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has considered re-evaluating the criteria for tendering and considered the regionalisation of tenders to allow...
    • Turf Cutting
      250. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when legislation governing peat extraction is due before the Houses of the Oireachtas to provide clarity for the EPA...
    • Housing Adaptation Grant Expenditure
      251. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the expenditure on the housing adaptation grant scheme from 2011 to date; the cost of restoring expenditure to 2011...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Eligibility
      252. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a single person that has access or joint custody of a child or children can access the family rate of the housing...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      253. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the situation and prospects for funding in 2017 of the Milltown group sewerage scheme in Monaghan...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme Administration
      254. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will address the anomalies in the tenant purchase scheme, in particular the exclusion of Part V dwellings, in...
    • Irish Water Staff
      255. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if Irish Water or local authorities are responsible for the payment of superannuation benefits for local authority...
    • Tenancy Protection Scheme
      256. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way in which he proposes to regulate the rent a room scheme in view of the fact there is very little regulation...
    • Homeless Accommodation Provision
      257. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 17 of 23 February 2017, if the supported temporary accommodation initiatives...
    • Wind Energy Guidelines
      258. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a strategic environment assessment is required in respect of drafting new guidelines for the wind energy...
    • Irish Water Administration
      259. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if payment of domestic water charges to Irish Water is a criteria for eligibility for the current tenant purchase...
    • National Planning Framework
      260. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total cost of marketing for the Ireland 2040 campaign; the details of any payments made to persons to act on...
    • Local Authority Housing Data
      261. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of local authority houses built in County Donegal in each of the years 2007 to 2016, inclusive; and if he...
    • Housing Provision
      263. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the measures his Department has taken to encourage the supply of housing in the private sector in County Donegal;...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      264. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs...
    • Planning Issues
      265. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown of all local authorities across the State that have granted planning permission for...
    • Unfinished Housing Developments
      266. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way in which the residents of an unfinished housing estate (details supplied) in County Sligo can make their...
    • Local Authority Housing Eligibility
      267. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the details of the financial criteria to quality for a local housing list; if he will review the financial limit for...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      268. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to grant funding in relation to the cases of persons (details supplied); and if his attention has been...
    • Fire Stations Provision
      269. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the position regarding the development of a new fire station at Crossmolina in County Mayo. [11471/17]
    • Library Services Provision
      270. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the position regarding the development of a new library in Crossmolina in County Mayo. [11472/17]
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme
      271. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he is reconsidering the tenant purchase scheme to allow the tenant and the subtenant to purchase jointly. [11502/17]
    • Construction Industry
      272. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past six years and to...
    • Water Supply
      273. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of households that have had their water supply restricted arising from the introduction of section 56 of...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme
      275. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a tenant can obtain a valuation in respect of their house that they reside in under the 2016 tenant incremental...
    • Asbestos Remediation
      276. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if there is grant assistance available to community groups to remove asbestos from a community building; and if he...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      277. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of persons here that avail of group water schemes; if there is a breakdown by county of these numbers;...
    • Housing Assistance Payments
      278. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the position regarding tenants who are receiving rent support and are now being told they must move to HAP (details...
    • Tax Code
      280. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if consideration will be given to introducing a vacant property tax as outlined by a charity (details supplied); and...
    • Pyrite Remediation Programme
      281. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to make more provision for the inclusion of level 1 homes in the pyrite remediation scheme; and if he will...
    • County Development Plans
      282. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has received an application from Cork County Council to secure funds for the development of Monard, County...
    • Seniors Alert Scheme
      283. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of persons availing of the senior alert scheme in each of the years 2013 to 2016; and if he will make a...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      284. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of social housing units his Department estimates will be delivered each year through the Part V mechanism...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Free Travel Scheme
      285. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position of Irish and EU law with respect to State subventions for the free travel pass scheme being paid to private transport operators; if...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      286. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a long-term disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      289. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11214/17]
    • Invalidity Pension Payments
      292. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the details of arrears due to a person (details supplied) with regard to an invalidity pension; when payment will issue; and if he will make a...
    • Employment Support Services
      293. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the options that are available for self employers that wish to take on an employee for a vacant post; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Labour Activation Projects
      295. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the penalty clauses that apply to his Department under the agreement with Turas Nua and Seetec; the circumstances in which they arise; and if he...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      296. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a domiciliary care allowance for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11275/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      298. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a disability allowance for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11286/17]
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      299. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount spent by his Department and other Government agencies in helping workers of a company (details supplied) take their case to the European...
    • Education Funding
      300. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if there are specific programmes or schemes under the remit of his Department that support those 40 years of age and over that are long-term...
    • Exceptional Needs Payment Applications
      301. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons that have applied for an exceptional needs payment to date in 2017, in tabular form; the number that have been awarded a...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Data
      302. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of households by county that have had their rent increased above the prescribed rent supplement limit, in tabular form; and if he will...
    • National Internship Scheme Review
      303. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the evaluations he will carry out on JobBridge, Springboard and MOMENTUM in view of the recent EU Commission review; and if he will make a statement...
    • Free Travel Scheme
      304. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to make any changes to the free travel pass; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that many persons are concerned regarding this...
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      305. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if he will make a...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      306. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will expedite a request for a review of an application for disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied), in view of the...
    • Community Employment Schemes Operation
      307. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will give consideration to removing the year 2000 rule to community employment schemes, which is proving to be a barrier to recruitment. [11447/17]
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Applications
      308. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11458/17]
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      309. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review the savings limit of €20,000 for a single person that is in receipt of the State pension non-contributory (details...
    • Community Employment Schemes Data
      310. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of community employment scheme projects for each of the years 2012 to 2016, by county, in tabular form; the total number of participants...
    • Invalidity Pension Appeals
      312. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a decision has been made on a review of an invalidity pension application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      313. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason for the refusal of a domiciliary care allowance for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11493/17]
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      314. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of old age pensioners whose weekly State pension payment is affected by his Department's practice of averaging contributions; his views...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      315. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision on a disability allowance will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11501/17]
    • Disability Allowance
      316. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive credited contributions for the period they have been in receipt of disability allowance;...
    • Construction Contracts
      317. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in respect of...
    • Labour Activation Projects
      318. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the total number of participants at 31 December 2014, 31 December 2015 and 31 December 2016 from each activation scheme currently in operation; the...
    • Rural Social Scheme
      319. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost of increasing the rural social scheme to levels of 3,500, 4,000, 4,500, 5,000, and 5,500 places; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Data
      320. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of recipients of jobseeker's allowance in County Kerry at 31 January in each of the years 2004 to 2011, by age, in tabular form; and if...
    • Community Employment Schemes Operation
      321. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the procedures that are in place to ensure that sponsors of community employment, CE, schemes manage and operate in accordance with the guidance as...
    • Pensions Data
      324. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will address concerns that persons eligible for the €5 pension increase may subsequently become ineligible for supplementary welfare...
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      325. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when community employment projects are being amalgamated; the reason assistant supervisors are not being approved to supervise larger projects; the...
    • Community Employment Schemes Data
      326. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if his attention has been drawn to changes to job specification and terms and conditions for community employment supervisors due to larger numbers...
    • Pensions Data
      327. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the details of any pension schemes, occupational, private or public, which have requirements that potential payees under the widow's benefits...
    • Community Employment Schemes Operation
      328. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when he will announce the reforms to the community employment and Gateway schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11807/17]
    • Public Transport Subsidies
      329. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount paid in subventions from his Department to Bus Éireann for the past five years to date in 2017, by scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Pensions Data
      330. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person that is over 80 years of age and is a qualified adult on their spouse's pension is not eligible for the over 80 age allowance;...
    • Passport Applications Fees
      331. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if consideration will be given to subsidising or making a grant available to persons over 70 years of age applying for passports; and if he will...
    • Youth Guarantee
      332. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will provide a breakdown of participants in the youth guarantee nationally in the past three years; the number of participants that were...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      336. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will provide a breakdown of communication and advertising costs spent by his Department to promote employment services and supports over the...
    • Maternity Benefit
      338. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of application for maternity benefit in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility
      340. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on the difficulty caused by the 2012 changes to the contributory State pension rates of payment, in view of the fact that the immediate...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility
      342. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to amend eligibility criteria for jobseeker's allowance; in regard to a person who has invested in a private pension fund and is out of...
    • Child Benefit Eligibility
      343. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if child benefit is payable to fifth and sixth year students in secondary school that have reached 18 years of age; if he will review this situation...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      344. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the supports available to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11986/17]
    • Social Welfare Code
      345. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of the lone parent report committed to in the Social Welfare Bill 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11992/17]
    • Rent Supplement Scheme
      346. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if persons in receipt of rent allowance that refuse to transfer to a HAP payment for reasons including losing the time spent on the housing waiting...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      347. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a decision has been made on the review of a disability allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      348. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12165/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      349. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) with regard to a carer's allowance appeal; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Foreign Conflicts
      350. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the latest military clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh; his views on whether such incidents could lead to a...
    • Emigrant Support Services
      351. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the action his Department is taking to assist returning emigrants address the obstacles they find, in particular the cost of insurance, when...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      352. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if he will...
    • Human Rights Cases
      353. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); his views on the fact this person is facing two separate trials...
    • Construction Industry
      354. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past 6 years and to date in 2017 in respect...
    • Human Rights
      355. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will clarify his response to Parliamentary Question No. 155 of 22 February 2017 (details supplied). [11786/17]
    • Passport Services
      357. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the production cost of each passport; if volume reduces the marginal cost in a given year; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Passport Data
      358. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passport applications received from Irish citizens and those entitled to Irish citizenship based in South African, United Arab...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      359. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans in conjunction with the OPW to strengthen the engagement with the insurance industry to improve the availability of flood...
    • Coastal Protection
      360. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a decision will be made in respect of an application made by the local authority for coastal defences at Maghery, County Donegal;...
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      361. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the process in place for the public procurement of legal services; if the process is overseen by the Office of Government Procurement;...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      362. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when his Department will be carrying out an actuarial valuation in respect of the accrued liability of public service occupational...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      363. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if he...
    • Community Employment Sector Staff
      364. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 172 of 19 January 2017, if the high level forum on the community employment sector, as referred to...
    • Construction Industry
      365. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past 6 years and to date in 2017 in...
    • Public Sector Staff
      366. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason that the current interdepartmental AP higher competition is confined to specific grades working in the Civil Service when...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      367. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to restore the pensions of the public sector workers who retired after March 2012 and whose pensions are above...
    • Tribunals of Inquiry
      368. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to bring in a cap on the amount legal representatives can earn and the number of representatives any witnesses can have in the...
    • Brexit Issues
      369. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to establish dedicated units in each Department to deal with Brexit; when recruitment will commence to fill those units with...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      370. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the Civil Service pension scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Coastal Protection
      371. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the application of Wexford County Council to co-fund coastal protection works at Rosslare Warren Middle, County Wexford;...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      372. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if persons that have given long service as temporary veterinary inspectors with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food will...
    • State Bodies
      373. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform regarding the position of CEOs of State and semi-State bodies when an initial contract expires, if there is an opportunity to reapply...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      375. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of a flood defence scheme (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11997/17]
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Hedge Cutting Season
      377. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the negative impact on the welfare of the bee population, if there is an extension of licences to...
    • Leader Programmes
      378. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will review the policy in her Department of excluding equine-based or equine-related projects from assistance or financial...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      379. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount her Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if...
    • Special Protection Areas
      380. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason Ireland has the very restrictive red zones on hen harrier-designated land when other EU countries do not in view of the...
    • Leader Programmes Funding
      381. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the moneys spent on the Leader programme in each year since 2014, by county, in tabular form; the status of these payments versus...
    • Leader Programmes Administration
      382. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the percentage of the Leader budget which has been spent on administration costs to date; the way this compares to each other country...
    • Rural Development Plan
      383. 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 selected for benefit from the recently...
    • Construction Industry
      385. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by her Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in...
    • Action Plan for Jobs
      386. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the actions of the 2017 Action Plan for Jobs to support entrepreneurship and job creation in the Gaeltacht. [11591/17]
    • Arts Funding
      387. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has agreed to carry over funding for the 1916 commemoration to the general arts, culture and film programme to 2017; and if...
    • Artists' Remuneration
      391. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will liaise with the Minister for Social Protection to examine the supports for working artists in the social welfare system;...
    • Heritage Sites
      392. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to pursue more applications for UNESCO world heritage status for more of Ireland's national landmarks (details supplied)....
    • Irish Language
      393. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the way she will work with her colleague the Minister for Education and Skills to ensure that parents can access second level...
    • Arts Funding
      395. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the way she plans to ensure arts funding is used to ensure minority and new Irish voices are heard as part of cultural output. [11685/17]
    • Cultural Policy
      396. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to support the development of the creative industries sector; if she has reviewed the report from the previous Joint...
    • Arts in Education Charter
      397. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has liaised with the Minister for Education and Skills on the development of contemporary art education at primary and...
    • Cultural Policy
      398. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to develop a national cultural strategy up to 2025. [11689/17]
    • Arts Funding
      400. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has examined proposals to facilitate on a national basis the use of vacant retail premises by exhibiting artists, based on...
    • Heritage Promotion
      401. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department will examine a nationwide plan for the development of village design statements that would ensure all future...
    • Arts in Education Charter
      404. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans in place to ensure the better integration of the arts into education and broadening the focus on science, technology,...
    • Cultural Policy
      405. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will begin preparation of the global arts forum for Ireland, similar to the structure of the global Irish economic forum,...
    • Departmental Functions
      406. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if Arts, Heritage and Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is the title of her Department and if she anticipates there will be any...
    • Brexit Issues
      407. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the role she will have in the Government’s post-Brexit strategy, in view of her responsibility for regional affairs and the...
    • Arts Promotion
      410. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will appoint an expert panel of artists and cultural managers to advise her as proposed by the National Campaign for the Arts;...
    • Cultural Policy
      411. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on proposals that would mandate all local authorities to publish individual arts plans and cultural strategies and for...
    • Rural Development Plan
      412. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to deliver on action point 250 of the Action Plan for Rural Development to work with island communities to assess and...
    • Post Office Network
      413. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the way she proposes to oversee and monitor the implementation of actions to support the post office network, arising out of the...
    • Rural Development Plan
      414. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the investment of €37.5 million as outlined in point 50 of the Action Plan for Rural Development to implement the social...
    • Irish Language
      415. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to increase the number of Irish speakers across the Civil Service. [11769/17]
    • Commemorative Events
      416. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to reconvene the all-party consultation group for the decade of centenaries programme; and if she will make a statement on...
    • National Heritage Plan
      417. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she is planning on publishing a national heritage plan; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11799/17]
    • Arts Funding
      418. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has announced the breakdown of funding that will be given to support the various initiatives outlined in the Creative Ireland...
    • Museum Projects
      420. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has implemented any of the recommendations outlined in the Irish Museums Survey Report 2016; and if she will make a statement...
    • Deer Culls
      421. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the fact that there has been considerable controversy and concern by deer hunters in County...
    • Deer Hunting
      422. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a survey of deer hunters and those involved in deer management carried out by an...
    • Animal Diseases
      424. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the fact that her advisory group, the Irish Deer Management Forum, stated on 30 January 2017,...
    • Deer Culls
      425. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of female, male and juvenile red deer and sika deer respectively that will be culled during the current cull in Killarney...
    • Turf Cutting
      426. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to put a preservation order in place to prevent the extraction of peat from the Moyne Bog, Coole, County Westmeath, at...
    • Seirbhísí Oileán
      427. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil sé i gceist aici fóram a bhúnú ar a mbeidh ionadaithe ó na hoileáin amach ón gcósta...
    • Natural Heritage Areas Designation
      428. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the designation of various bogs as national heritage area bogs will be lifted or be in effect de-designated in accordance with...
    • Rural Development Plan
      429. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the grants for refurbishing old buildings in rural communities that were announced in the Action Plan for Rural Development...
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      430. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has considered re-evaluating the criteria for tendering and consider the regionalisation of tenders to allow booksellers and...
    • CLÁR Programme
      431. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if additional money for the CLÁR programme will be provided for all roads outside national schools in south Monaghan that are...
    • Scéimeanna Tacaíochta Gaeilge
      432. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an aontaíonn sí go bhfuil sárobair á déanamh ag an eagraíocht Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta chun...
    • Turf Cutting
      433. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which discussions are ongoing with representatives of traditional turf cutters with a view to resolving difficulties in...
    • Film Industry Promotion
      434. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she continues to encourage internationally the use of Ireland as a film location with obvious beneficial economic...
    • Arts Promotion
      435. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she continues to encourage the development and promotion of the arts with particular reference to the...
    • Philanthropy Initiatives
      436. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which the sector continues to attract support from philanthropists; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Waterways Ireland
      437. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she either by direction or through Waterways Ireland has reached agreement with traditional canal dwellers and...
    • Heritage Sites
      439. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which various at risk heritage sites and buildings continue to be protected; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Arts Funding
      441. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she continues to provide funding for the arts at local and community level, directly or indirectly; and if she...
    • EU Funding
      442. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which local community-based festivals have benefited from EU grant aid directly or indirectly with particular reference...
    • Census of Population Data
      445. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the 1926 census figures will be made available for the public; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12178/17]
  • Department of Health
    • Brexit Issues
      446. To ask the Minister for Health if he has raised the future status of the UK as a member of the European Food Safety Authority with his UK and EU counterparts; and if he will make a statement...
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      447. To ask the Minister for Health the details of any analysis of the national paediatric hospital project that has been carried out by his Department as per its guidelines for the appraisal and...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      448. To ask the Minister for Health the resources that continue to be made available to children or their families at risk through self-harm or symptoms of suicidality; and if he will make a...
    • Mental Health Services Data
      449. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children availing of beds in adult residential settings; the number in receipt of CAMHS-related services; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Food Safety Authority of Ireland Reports
      450. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the report published by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland that showed an increase in the number of food alerts for 2016 which was the highest...
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      451. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the lack of out-of-hours general practitioner cover for an area (details supplied) in County Cork. [11179/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      452. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied) who is awaiting full-time residential care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11180/17]
    • General Medical Services Scheme
      453. To ask the Minister for Health the commitment required of a GMS doctor to fulfil a full GMS contract in regard to surgery hours and availability; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medicinal Products Prices
      454. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE has removed the subsidy for blood test strips; if so, the reason; the way it is expected that diabetics will be able to afford the strips without...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      455. To ask the Minister for Health the timeframe for a final decision on the reimbursement of translarna in view of the fact that it was originally submitted for health technology assessment in...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      458. To ask the Minister for Health if he will schedule a person (details supplied) for a procedure without further delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11198/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      459. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in receiving treatment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11200/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      460. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an assessment appointment in CUH in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11201/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      461. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the lack of focus on diagnostic waiting lists, such as those for MRI, resulting in the huge deficit in MRI capacity across...
    • Home Help Service
      462. To ask the Minister for Health the status in law and practice of an EU directive that recognises travel time as payable work time for those engaged in the provision of home help and caring...
    • Health Services Provision
      463. To ask the Minister for Health the additional supports in place for persons not in possession of, and who do not qualify for, a medical card while in receipt of illness benefit and who have...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      464. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be issued with a date for an orthopaedic operation; the reason for the delay in issuing a date for surgery in view of the...
    • Health Services Provision
      465. To ask the Minister for Health if he will arrange for an emergency treatment place for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11219/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      466. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a date for surgery. [11220/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      468. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in a hip operation in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11225/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      469. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have a diagnosis for their condition. [11226/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      470. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been seen only once in two and a half years by CAMHS in Sligo. [11227/17]
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      472. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the lack of ambulance cover in the town of Millstreet, County Cork, at night; the action he will take to ensure that there...
    • Autism Support Services
      473. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) had to privately seek a diagnosis of autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sensory processing disorder....
    • Vaccination Programme
      475. To ask the Minister for Health the current position regarding the shortage of the BCG vaccine here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11240/17]
    • Medical Card Administration
      476. To ask the Minister for Health the current status of medical cards being issued to children in receipt of the domiciliary care allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11241/17]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      477. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application by a company (details supplied) for the FreeStyle Libre to be considered by the HSE for inclusion on the long-term illness scheme;...
    • Medical Products
      478. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding the removal of the subsidy for blood test strips; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11246/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility
      479. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties experienced by persons applying to the nursing home support scheme who have transferred assets within the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      480. 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. [11255/17]
    • Disabilities Assessments
      482. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the care plans, including the weekly hours allocated, which have been identified as being required by each child that was formally assessed as...
    • Hospital Services
      484. To ask the Minister for Health when a response will issue to an interim reply (details supplied) regarding urology; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11284/17]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      485. To ask the Minister for Health if he will order a review of the decision made by the NCPE not to fund a licensed drug which targets a genetic disorder (details supplied); and if he will make...
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      487. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to extend free general practitioner care, especially to children over six years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11296/17]
    • Autism Support Services
      488. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is not receiving autism services. [11308/17]
    • Pension Provisions
      489. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address an issue regarding a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11312/17]
    • Medical Card Data
      490. To ask the Minister for Health the expected number of additional persons who are currently in receipt of the domiciliary care allowance who will receive a medical card once the necessary...
    • Home Help Service Data
      491. To ask the Minister for Health the total number of home help hours provided during 2016, by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11328/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      492. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11332/17]
    • Hospital Facilities
      493. To ask the Minister for Health if any renovations or upgrading works were carried out at the acute psychiatric department at UHW; if so, the nature and cost of such works; the unit bed size;...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      494. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to re-open psychiatric services at Wexford General Hospital, in view of capacity issues at UHW as identified by the Mental Health Commission; and if...
    • Hospital Facilities
      499. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which UHW and the South/Southwest Hospital Group will provide both planned and emergency PPCI work at the cardiac unit at UHW with one laboratory;...
    • HIQA Reports
      502. To ask the Minister for Health if he has examined a report from HIQA into medication safety arrangements in hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11342/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      508. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied). [11376/17]
    • Hospital Beds Data
      509. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the necessary resources are provided to have the full complement of beds utilised in Monaghan General Hospital; the number of beds in...
    • Occupational Therapy
      510. To ask the Minister for Health the average waiting time for children who have been queried by their schools as potentially having dyspraxia to be assessed by the HSE's occupational therapy...
    • Hospital Procedures
      515. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide information on the HSE action plan for scoliosis that was to be prepared by the end of February 2017 (details supplied); the number of...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      516. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal can expect to receive a date for an appointment at Sligo University Hospital; and if he will make a...
    • HSE Data
      517. To ask the Minister for Health the number of official complaints lodged to the HSE about access delays or unsatisfactory services from early intervention teams across the country; the number...
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      518. To ask the Minister for Health the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations in 2016; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      519. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide respite services in Mullingar, in view of the fact Mullingar currently has no respite services available. [11448/17]
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      520. To ask the Minister for Health of the number of portacabins planned to be used at hospitals; the location of each one; the costs involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      521. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the subsidy for blood testing strips remains in place; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons suffering from...
    • Home Care Packages Funding
      522. To ask the Minister for Health the detail of the distribution of funding for home care packages, which will be divided between hospital and community sectors under the supervision of the...
    • Blood Donations
      523. To ask the Minister for Health his views on correspondence that was recently submitted to his office by a person (details supplied) in County Cork regarding the Irish Blood Transfusion...
    • National Children's Hospital
      524. To ask the Minister for Health if plans for the new National Children's Hospital will be reviewed in view of the fact that the hospital will be the most expensive children's hospital in the...
    • Health Insurance Community Rating
      525. To ask the Minister for Health the reason previous health insurance cover taken out in other countries, for example the UK, is not taken into consideration with respect to the lifetime...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      526. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the ten Irish sufferers of MPS IVA morquio disease cannot receive the medication Vimizin for treatment through local hospital based care or home...
    • Commissions of Investigation
      527. To ask the Minister for Health if he will extend the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to hospitals in which infant deaths occurred and in which the circumstances of the...
    • Nursing Staff
      528. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to encourage more nurses to work for the HSE as opposed to working for private care companies or emigrating. [11497/17]
    • Food Safety Authority of Ireland
      529. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to recent studies both in France and the United States that cast doubt over the safety of the food additive titanium dioxide,...
    • Medical Card Administration
      530. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) had a medical card revoked subsequent to having gained employment following the requisite period of unemployment and...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      531. To ask the Minister for Health the number and proportion of public ward beds occupied by persons with private health insurance in each of the years 2014 to 2016; the number or the proportion...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme
      532. To ask the Minister for Health if SuperCheck test strips, as used with the SuperCheck two glucometer, are available free of charge under the long-term illness scheme; if not, his plans to...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      533. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for access to early intervention services in County Tipperary; the average waiting times for assessment of needs; the reason the...
    • Health Services Data
      534. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting to see a paediatrician or a geriatrician in counties Meath and Louth both publicly and privately; and the...
    • Hospital Facilities
      535. To ask the Minister for Health if the five new operating theatres and emergency departments will be fully equipped and commissioned to function as per planning permission when the phase two...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      536. 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. [11520/17]
    • Pharmaceutical Sector
      537. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the consultation process regarding temporary absence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11525/17]
    • Health Care Infrastructure Provision
      538. To ask the Minister for Health the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in respect of construction...
    • Hardship Grant Scheme Applications
      539. To ask the Minister for Health if required support will issue under the hardship scheme for shoes in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medical Card Applications
      540. To ask the Minister for Health when a full medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11583/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      541. To ask the Minister for Health if a hospital appointment can be scheduled for a person (details supplied). [11601/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      542. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost of providing an additional 1.5 million personal assistant hours for persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Home Care Packages
      543. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost of providing an additional 200 intensive home-care packages for persons with dementia; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medical Card Expenditure
      544. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost of increasing the weekly income limits for the GP-visit card by 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% respectively. [11622/17]
    • General Medical Services Scheme Expenditure
      545. To ask the Minister for Health his Department’s current estimated full-year cost of providing free general practitioner care to all the population. [11623/17]
    • Hospital Beds Data
      546. To ask the Minister for Health the full-year cost of increasing the number of critical care beds to 579, as recommended by a 2009 report; and the number of additional beds this would entail....
    • Occupational Therapy
      548. To ask the Minister for Health further to parliamentary question number 427 of 14 February 2017, if he will provide additional resources to occupational therapy services in counties Longford...
    • Nursing Staff Data
      549. To ask the Minister for Health the number of nurses newly recruited in 2016 in public and voluntary hospitals; the number of nurses newly recruited to date in 2017; the full-year cost of...
    • Health Services Staff Recruitment
      550. To ask the Minister for Health the number of speech and language therapists recruited in 2016; the number recruited to date in 2017; the sectors of the health service under which they have...
    • Health Services Staff Data
      553. To ask the Minister for Health the number of speech and language therapists currently employed in each CHO, in tabular form; and the equivalent figures for the same date in 2015 and 2016....
    • Hospital Staff Data
      556. To ask the Minister for Health the number of approved consultant posts currently in each public and voluntary hospital; and the equivalent figures for the same date in 2015 and 2016. [11644/17]
    • Health Services Staff Data
      560. To ask the Minister for Health the current number of approved clinical dental surgeon posts currently employed by the HSE; and the equivalent figures for the same date in 2015 and 2016....
    • Nursing Staff Data
      563. To ask the Minister for Health the current number of approved registered intellectual disability nurse posts currently employed by the HSE; and the equivalent figures for the same date in...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      564. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full year running costs of providing an additional 500 extra acute hospital beds, 1,000 extra acute hospital beds and 2,000 extra acute hospital...
    • Health Services Data
      565. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full year running costs of opening all medical assessment units on a seven day basis. [11653/17]
    • Health Services Staff Data
      566. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of recruiting an extra 500 hospital consultants, including an average estimate for any support staff required per consultant....
    • Prescriptions Charges
      568. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of abolishing prescription charges. [11656/17]
    • General Practitioner Data
      569. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of increasing the general practitioner rural practice allowance to €25,000. [11657/17]
    • Health Services Data
      570. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of implementing the national maternity strategy. [11658/17]
    • Mental Health Services Data
      573. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of completing the recruitment required for the full implementation of A Vision for Change. [11661/17]
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Data
      574. To ask the Minister for Health the full year cost of reducing the drug payment threshold from €144 to €100. [11662/17]
    • Health Services Data
      578. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of recruiting an additional 50 dental surgeons. [11666/17]
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      585. To ask the Minister for Health if the diabetes flash monitoring device, the Freestyle Libre, will be added to the long-term illness scheme. [11725/17]
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      586. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration will be given in cases of persons with mental health conditions who are taking up employment for rehabilitative purposes to letters from a...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      587. To ask the Minister for Health the length of time a person (details supplied) can expect to wait for an appointment with a consultant at Tullamore Hospital. [11728/17]
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage
      588. To ask the Minister for Health the status of his negotiations regarding the provision of the drug Orkambi; if there is a timeframe for its introduction; and if he will make a statement on...
    • National Maternity Hospital
      589. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the ownership of the National Maternity Hospital building and site; the plans for the use of the existing building once the hospital moves to...
    • Vaccination Programme Data
      590. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the uptake rates for the infant vaccination and screening programmes by health office. [11732/17]
    • Orthodontic Services Provision
      591. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive an appointment to have braces fitted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11734/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      592. To ask the Minister for Health the length of time a person (details supplied) can expect to wait to have an MRI scan carried out. [11738/17]
    • Health Services
      593. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether it is acceptable that on 15 February 2017 an incident (details supplied) took place. [11739/17]
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      594. To ask the Minister for Health the reason medication (details supplied) is not available to medical card holders when it is necessary on medical need; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Mental Health Services Staff
      595. To ask the Minister for Health when a consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry will be appointed to the north Lee area in Cork; the reason there has been such a delay; the additional...
    • Maternity Services
      596. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the proposed move of the Rotunda Hospital to a site at Connolly Hospital, Dublin 15; the amount this will cost; if there is a timeline for the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      597. To ask the Minister for Health when a medical assessment appointment will be provided for a person (details supplied); the reason for the delay in issuing a date for this appointment; and if...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      598. To ask the Minister for Health when the bed capacity review is starting or if it has started; the detail of its terms of reference; the stakeholders that have been consulted; if they will be...
    • Audiology Services Provision
      599. To ask the Minister for Health the audiology cover currently available to patients in areas (details supplied); if there is to be increased cover provided to reduce waiting times; and if he...
    • Injecting Facilities
      600. To ask the Minister for Health if Merchants Quay in Dublin 8 has been selected as the location for an injecting facility pilot scheme; and if not, the procedures for selection and timeframe...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      601. To ask the Minister for Health the number of service users who are currently on the waiting list to access full-time adult residential care places in County Wexford; and if he will make a...
    • Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists
      602. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be issued with a date for an orthodontic appointment; the reason for the delay in issuing this...
    • Medicinal Products Licensing
      603. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 455 of 24 January 2017, the number of exemptions sought to date in 2017 from the law on the usage of cannabis for...
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
      604. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in the provision of a nursing pin for a person (details supplied) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland; and if he will make...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      606. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an appointment for an angiogram for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11863/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      607. To ask the Minister for Health if he will reverse a decision to cancel a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the fact that...
    • Dental Services Provision
      608. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the HSE's plans for the transfer of dental patients to Dundalk, Navan and Ardee for treatment due to the lack of dental services for primary...
    • Medical Card Administration
      609. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the application and appeal forms for medical cards for elderly persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11880/17]
    • Cross-Border Health Services Provision
      610. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding eye cataract surgery for a person (details supplied) in Dublin; if this person would be entitled to the cross border health care scheme;...
    • Hospitals Expenditure
      611. To ask the Minister for Health the costs incurred to construct the purpose built maternity theatre at Letterkenny University Hospital's obstetrics unit; the number of occasions, per year,...
    • Hospitals Data
      612. To ask the Minister for Health the number of births which have taken place at the maternity unit at Letterkenny University Hospital for each of the years 2011 to date, in tabular form; and...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      613. To ask the Minister for Health if will ensure access to cysteamine bitartrate, otherwise known as procysbi, to all patients here; the stage at which the process is at and the efforts he and...
    • Disability Support Services Provision
      614. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE will make funds available for a nursing package for a school (details supplied), in view of the admission of two children with life limiting...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      615. To ask the Minister for Health if the new medication freestyle libre system from a company (details supplied) has been approved for persons with type 1 diabetes; if this will be included on...
    • Ambulance Service Data
      616. To ask the Minister for Health the number of phone calls to the ambulance service that were made from the Killarney district, in 2014, 2015 and 2016, by month, in tabular form; the number of...
    • Home Help Service Expenditure
      617. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of funding provided in 2016 for the provision of home help hours in County Kildare; the amount of funding allocated to County Kildare in 2017, in...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund
      618. To ask the Minister for Health if additional funding will be made available to County Kildare for 2017 in view of the fact that funding is being exhausted in catering for existing clients...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Data
      619. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons placed in nursing homes through the fair deal scheme in 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11938/17]
    • Organ Donation
      620. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding and timeframe for the proposed organ transplant opt-out scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11939/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      621. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect to have a cataract operation at Cork University Hospital. [11956/17]
    • Treatment Abroad Scheme
      622. To ask the Minister for Health if he will sanction funding through the treatment abroad scheme for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11958/17]
    • Disability Support Services
      623. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a nursing package; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11967/17]
    • Hospitals Funding
      624. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the provision of funding to a hospital (details supplied) in County Cork. [11974/17]
    • HSE Reports
      625. To ask the Minister for Health the information the HSE has in respect of a foster care home (details supplied); if any follow-up interviews were conducted; if there are any matters of...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      626. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been refused a discretionary medical card despite the fact that they have provided extensive medical documentation...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      627. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the medical case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11993/17]
    • Vaccination Programme
      628. To ask the Minister for Health his views on Gardasil; if treatment plans have been worked out for the cohort of girls affected by adverse reactions; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Dental Services
      629. To ask the Minister for Health the number of claims under the dental treatment service scheme in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Chronic Disease Management Programme
      630. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the intense struggle endured by many persons suffering from chronic Lyme disease; his plans to adequately support the...
    • Disease Management
      631. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties encountered by persons living with Ménière's disease; if his attention has been further drawn to...
    • Vaccination Programme
      632. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to introduce a vaccination programme for children born before 1 October 2016 to receive meningitis B and rotavirus immunisation; and if he will make...
    • Patient Transport
      633. To ask the Minister for Health the options available to a person (details supplied) who must be transported by ambulance for treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12156/17]
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      634. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 415 of 6 May 2015, if he will provide an update on the appointment of an orthopaedic surgeon, anaesthetist and support...
    • Maternity Services Provision
      635. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the maternity theatre at Letterkenny University Hospital has gone unused and uncommissioned since its construction over a decade ago; the measures...
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      636. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an appointment for corrective spinal surgery for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12162/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      637. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who have been on the waiting lists for scoliosis surgery in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, for six, 12, 18 and 24 months. [12167/17]
    • Medicinal Products Regulation
      638. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for paediatric neurologists here to have access to training and prescribing medicinal cannabis products; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Disabilities Assessments
      639. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will have an assessment of need carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12181/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      640. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the difficulty many parents are having in accessing child and adolescent mental health services for their children even when...
    • Industrial Disputes
      641. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department will support a settlement with nurses and other health care workers who are due to take industrial action on 7 March 2017; and if he will...
    • Disabilities Assessments
      642. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the delays in assessments for children attending school who have developmental issues and may require specialised support;...
    • Home Care Packages Funding
      643. To ask the Minister for Health the level of funding for home care packages; the additional funding that is required which would help alleviate pressures on hospitals by allowing patients to...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      644. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a situation whereby a person (details supplied) was subject to a set of circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11794/17]
    • Hospitals Discharges
      645. To ask the Minister for Health the measures he is taking to ensure that beds are not being taken up at weekends by persons who are physically fit to go home on a Friday but due to the lack...
    • Electronic Cigarettes
      646. To ask the Minister for Health his Department's position on vaping; if there are any measures to introduce regulation of vaping in public places; if so, the details of these measures; and if...
    • HSE Reports
      647. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there has been such a significant delay in the publication of the external review into mental health services in County Roscommon, in view of the...
    • Cancer Services Funding
      648. To ask the Minister for Health if he will source some level of State funding towards the remuneration of a centre manager and full-time office administrator for a vital cancer support centre...
    • Legislative Process
      651. To ask the Minister for Health if he will treat with urgency the outstanding issues preventing the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act, relating to tablets, from being implemented and thus...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      652. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which he remains satisfied that the various initiatives taken to address overcrowding at accident and emergency departments throughout the...
    • Mental Health Services
      653. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has carried or will consider carrying out a review of mental health services and supports for children and young persons in view of the fact...
    • Medicinal Products
      654. To ask the Minister for Health the advice he has received from the Chief Medical Officer, as referred to in Dáil Éireann on 28 February 2017, with regard to compassionate access to...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      655. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether the deadline regarding action 1.15 of Rebuilding Ireland, which commits to providing mental health services to those in homeless services...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      656. To ask the Minister for Health the progress of the commitments he made in respect of reducing surgery waiting times for children suffering from scoliosis; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Home Care Packages Data
      660. To ask the Minister for Health the number of intensive home care packages provided for persons with dementia in 2015, 2016 and the number currently in place in 2017; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      661. To ask the Minister for Health the action that will be taken to address the delays in ophthalmology appointments in Cork University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Beds Data
      663. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase the acute bed capacity of Sligo University Hospital. [12087/17]
    • Nursing Home Services
      664. To ask the Minister for Health the procedures in place for transporting private and non-private nursing home residents by ambulance for emergency and non-emergency treatment; and if he will...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      665. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide additional acute psychiatric beds in Roscommon County Hospital, in view of the fact it is operating at maximum capacity; and if he will make...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Food Exports
      667. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the ban on a product (details supplied) in the US state of Wisconsin; his further views on whether this could have wider...
    • State Bodies
      668. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an issue (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11996/17]
    • Bord na gCon
      669. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the financial arrangement with a State agency (details supplied) in the interests of transparency; and if he will make...
    • GLAS Applications
      670. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS 3 application by a person (details supplied); when the person will receive confirmation of acceptance into the...
    • GLAS Payments
      671. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in payment of GLAS 2 for a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; when payment will issue; and if he...
    • Farm Retirement Scheme
      672. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to reintroduce the farm retirement scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11301/17]
    • Agriculture Scheme Appeals
      673. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an appeal will be held for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11309/17]
    • GLAS Applications
      674. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason with regard to a GLAS 3 application by a person (details supplied), protection of watercourses was not an option; if...
    • Laboratory Facilities
      675. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department is accepting submissions from the public on the network of regional veterinary laboratories; if so, the date from...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      676. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total CAP payments made to persons during 2016, by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11329/17]
    • Agriculture Schemes
      677. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address matters with regard to the low cost loans facilitated through €150 million in EU finance under the auspices...
    • Harbours and Piers Funding
      678. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the level of investment in a project (details supplied) from commencement date of the project to 2011, inclusive, by year, in tabular...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      679. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the payments that are outstanding to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; the reason for the delay in payments being...
    • Livestock Inspections
      680. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if all valuers that are on his Department's approved list of valuers in respect of the depopulation of part or full herds due to...
    • TAMS Applications
      682. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding a TAMS II application in respect of persons (details supplied). [11410/17]
    • GLAS Applications
      683. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an application under a specific scheme has been accepted in respect of a person (details supplied). [11414/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      684. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if he...
    • TAMS Administration
      685. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 508 of 7 February 2017, the progress that has been made on the upgrade of his Department's...
    • Agriculture Industry
      686. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide, based on the latest information available, the annual amount of fertiliser used by farmers in County Donegal; the...
    • Organic Farming
      687. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 251 of 15 February 2017, his plans to investigate the organic status of the fish produced at...
    • Departmental Functions
      688. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 250 of 15 February 2017, the way he can claim that his Department's regulatory function is...
    • Aquaculture Licence Data
      689. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to his decision not to revoke the aquaculture licence held by a company (details supplied) for its Lough Altan site in view...
    • GLAS Payments
      691. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in green, low-carbon agriculture scheme, GLAS, payments to a person (details supplied); and if he will make...
    • Construction Industry
      693. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in...
    • Beef Data and Genomics Programme
      695. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a reply, as promised in reply to Parliamentary Question No. 226 of 9 February 2017, will issue; and if he will make a statement...
    • Agrifood Sector
      696. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will immediately implement recommendation 21 and review Food Wise 2025 following the publication of the all party report by the...
    • Beef Data and Genomics Programme
      697. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the additional actions required by participants if current funding levels were increased over the amount which has been ringfenced...
    • GLAS Data
      698. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of persons per county that have enrolled to date in the green, low-carbon agriculture scheme, GLAS 3; if he will...
    • TAMS Administration
      699. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme, TAMS, IT system will process payments to participants that have incurred a...
    • TAMS Eligibility
      700. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to introduce a targeted agricultural modernisation scheme, TAMS, grant for underpasses; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme
      701. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his palns to amend the 2014 to 2020 rural development programme in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11564/17]
    • TAMS Administration
      702. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total amount of expenditure incurred to date under the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme, TAMS, 2 scheme since it was...
    • GLAS Administration
      703. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 383 of 23 February 2017, the timescale for the processing of the 1,400 applications that...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme
      704. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the timeframe to produce maps and for discussions with stakeholders and the European Commission in relation to the areas of natural...
    • Knowledge Transfer Programme
      705. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a review is envisaged in relation to the knowledge transfer group scheme to take account of concerns with regard to veterinary...
    • GLAS Payments
      706. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a green, low-carbon agriculture scheme payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make...
    • Dairy Equipment Scheme Applications
      707. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 548 of 21 February 2017, if he will address an issue (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Agriculture Scheme Data
      708. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the approximate additional annual increase in funding needed for the sheep welfare scheme to attain compensation at...
    • Rural Development Programme Funding
      709. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total amount of moneys allocated and expended under the pilot waste processing facilities scheme of the Rural Development...
    • Deer Culls
      711. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there has been considerable controversy and concern by deer hunters in County...
    • Deer Hunting
      712. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a survey of deer hunters and those involved in deer management carried out by an...
    • Horse and Greyhound Fund
      713. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the allocation of public moneys to the horse and greyhound fund will be scrutinised as part of his Department's 2017 expenditure...
    • Deer Hunting
      714. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that reported incidents of the illegal killing of wild deer in Cork North-West are...
    • Deer Culls
      715. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a report (details supplied) supported by his Department confirmed only ten deer were...
    • Young Farmers Scheme
      717. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the young farmers scheme is currently open for applications; if not, his plans to reopen the scheme for young farmers in 2017; and...
    • Teagasc Courses
      718. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a green cert course can be completed online; the process involved with applying for same; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Greyhound Industry
      720. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of appointments he directly makes to the board of Bord na gCon; if in the course of making such appointments he takes...
    • Fishing Industry
      722. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason he has failed to consult with representatives of the fishing industry that have serious issues to address in the context...
    • Nitrates Action Programme Implementation
      723. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to extend the transitional arrangements for the nitrates directive, in order that their eventual discontinuation can be...
    • Agriculture Industry
      724. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the waiting times for agricultural appeals; if extra staff have been drafted in to deal with the backlog; and if he will make a...
    • Forestry Management
      725. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the percentage of lands in counties Cavan and Monaghan used for forestry or involved in the State forestry and planting programme;...
    • Agriculture Industry
      726. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the average age of those persons working in the farming sector; the initiatives that are being taken on board by his Department in...
    • Young Farmers Scheme
      728. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the incentives there are for young farmers who are considering working in their home farm after completing their agricultural...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      730. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive their AEOS 2 payment. [12002/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      731. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person, (details supplied) will received their GLAS payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12003/17]
    • Young Farmers Scheme
      732. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive a young farmers payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12004/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      733. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive a 2016 GLAS payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12005/17]
    • GLAS Applications
      734. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a GLAS application was received on behalf of a person (details supplied); the date this application was received; the date that...
    • GLAS Payments
      735. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the current status regarding altering IT inputs for a person (details supplied) that is awaiting GLAS 2 payment; when payment will...
    • Harbours and Piers Development
      736. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has received a request from a local authority for funding to develop a pier (details supplied) in County Donegal; if he will...
    • GLAS Payments
      737. 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. [12164/17]
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Air Quality
      738. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason there is no air pollution monitoring in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11197/17]
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      739. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his role in the implementation of the national broadband plan; the number of homes in each county he expects to have with...
    • Metropolitan Area Networks Programme
      740. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the percentage of commercial customers that have availed of the of the metropolitan area networks, MANs, installed in...
    • Alternative Energy Projects
      741. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the amount it would cost to create feed in tariffs for community and farm based solar, wind and biomass electricity...
    • Postal Codes
      742. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason the website for the Irish national postcode is hosted in the UK by a company (details supplied); and the...
    • Carbon Budget
      745. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the steps he is taking to ensure that Ireland's views on the European emissions trading scheme are represented in EU...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      747. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the steps he is taking to ensure that Ireland's views on the European non ETS carbon emission scheme are represented in...
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      748. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in...
    • Rural Broadband Scheme
      749. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if the roll-out of high speed broadband under the rural broadband scheme will include a village (details supplied) in...
    • Renewable Energy Incentives
      750. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the date by which he anticipates the renewable heat incentive scheme will be opened; if he has considered grandfathering...
    • Construction Industry
      751. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past six years and to date...
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      752. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the derogation that has been given to mobile phone operators which allows them to...
    • Telecommunications Infrastructure
      755. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the action local authorities can take when companies (details supplied) leave redundant telecoms boxes in villages and...
    • North-South Interconnector
      756. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the skills of the implementation of a motion that was passed by Dáil Éireann regarding the North-South...
    • Brexit Issues
      757. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he or his officials have discussed the impact of Brexit on Ireland's energy security with his UK and EU counterparts....
    • Overseas Development Aid Expenditure
      759. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the expenditure from the overseas development aid budget spent on the green climate fund from 2014 to 2016; if any of the...
    • Energy Efficiency
      760. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide a detailed breakdown and report of the areas of expenditure of the energy efficiency fund since 2014;...
    • Rural Broadband Scheme
      761. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to upgrade the broadband telecommunications infrastructure in an area (details supplied); if the requests of...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Education and Training Provision
      762. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost to re-establish CERT; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11556/17]
    • Regional Airports
      763. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the work his Department has carried out to date regarding the investment of €10 million in regional airports in particular...
    • Alternative Energy Projects
      764. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered installing hydrogen refuelling stations for vehicles. [11973/17]
    • National Transport Authority
      765. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans in conjunction with the NTA to deliver on action points 251 to 254 of the Action Plan for Rural Development to work with rural...
    • Road Network
      766. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of ​the proposed M20 Cork to Limerick motorway;​ his views on whether this is a critical piece of...
    • Road Signage
      767. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided for replacement warning signage on regional roads in County Galway in 2017; if so, when this funding is...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      768. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of an application by a group (details supplied) for a sports capital grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      769. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided in 2017 towards the provision of necessary road improvement works on a national route (details supplied)....
    • Driver Licences
      770. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to recognise the driving licences of other EU countries; and his further plans to develop a system whereby holders of EU...
    • Brexit Issues
      771. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has raised the status of the UK's future membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency with his UK and EU counterparts; and if...
    • Sports Injuries Guidelines
      772. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to implement a national concussion strategy; and if his attention has been drawn to publications (details supplied) that both...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      773. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if he...
    • Sports Funding
      774. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if, other than the sports capital grant, there are other sources of grants available to a club (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Regional Road Network
      776. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of the submissions he received from Mayo County Council in relation to funding applications for the 2017 regional roads...
    • Public Service Vehicles
      777. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address the anomaly in relation to the age of a taxi whereby a car being used as a taxi must be taken out of service at ten...
    • Road Traffic Legislation
      778. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the penalties in place if a manufacturer produces a five axle 39 tonne vehicle after 1 March 2017; the law under which action be taken;...
    • Driver Licences
      779. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the assistance given to persons that apply for a HGV licence at certificate of professional competence stage and onwards, who cannot read...
    • Transport Costs
      780. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in...
    • National Transport Authority Data
      781. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of applications for a variance to a license agreement between the National Transport Authority and Bus Éireann in respect...
    • Search and Rescue Service Provision
      782. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of contracts in place in relation to search and rescue helicopter services; if such contracts were put in place as a result of...
    • Regional Airports
      783. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital and non-capital support given to regional airports since 2008, broken down by year and by airport, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Road Tolls
      785. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount paid in each of the years 2008 to 2016 in respect of public private partnership, PPP, operational payments as compensation to...
    • Swimming Pool Programme Data
      786. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department compiles information in relation to the condition and age profile of the stock of public swimming pools; and if he will...
    • Rail Services Provision
      787. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to increase capacity on commuter trains from all regions surrounding Dublin; if he has satisfied himself that Irish Rail are...
    • Cycling Facilities Funding
      788. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the current programmes which are directly funded by his Department and which provide in whole or in part cycle infrastructure or cycle...
    • Aviation Issues
      789. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the operating conditions of an Irish Aviation Authority, IAA, facility (details supplied); if he is satisfied that all good practice is...
    • Taxi Regulations
      791. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the names and corresponding categories of the members of the Taxi Advisory Committee; the vacancies there are; when it is expected that...
    • Driver Licensing Exchange Agreements
      792. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 614 of 21 February 2017, and in view of the fact that the licence exchange agreement is already...
    • Sports Facilities Provision
      793. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for the provision of a velodrome at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown; if funding has been identified for this; if a...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      794. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the allocation of funds for the sports capital programme will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11933/17]
    • Bus Éireann
      795. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the current state of Busáras; if he will support greater investment in improving Busáras for bus passengers; his...
    • Maritime Training
      796. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Marine Notice No. 06 of 2017, the reason he will not recognise under EU mutual recognition rules training certificates issued...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Brexit Issues
      797. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she has raised the future status of the UK as a member of the European Chemicals Agency with her UK and EU counterparts; and if she...
    • Copyright Legislation Review
      798. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will undertake a full review of the rights of artists here, including a thorough examination of existing copyright laws and the...
    • Personal Injury Claims
      799. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if consideration will be given to a consultation process to amend the injuriesboard.ie book of quantum in an effort to tackle high...
    • Construction Industry
      800. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the measures her Department has put in place to combat bogus self-employment in the construction industry; and if she will make a...
    • Brexit Issues
      801. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she has raised the UK's future membership of the European Space Agency with her UK or EU counterparts; and if she will make a...
    • Jobs Data
      802. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the cost per job in taxpayer support of jobs created by IDA Ireland and ConnectIreland respectively. [11405/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      804. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the amount her Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if she...
    • Community Enterprise Centres
      805. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the details of the 2017 plans for the Enterprise Ireland community enterprise centre initiative; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Construction Industry
      806. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by her Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in...
    • EU Funding
      807. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 332 of 1 February 2017, if she will provide a list of projects put forward by her Department in...
    • Exports Data
      808. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total annual number of exporting firms broken down between Enterprise Ireland client companies and IDA supported companies over...
    • EU Directives
      809. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the position regarding the transposition of the EU Accounting Directive into law; his views on the fact that the application of...
    • Gender Equality
      810. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the latest report which showed that the gender pay gap has widened by 6.5% in the past five years; and if she will make a...
    • Skills Development
      811. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if the State has adopted the European Commission's Quality Framework on Traineeships, which was a key element of the youth guarantee;...
    • Industrial Development
      812. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a facility (details suplied) is up for sale in Carrickmacross; if any State agencies...
    • Employment Data
      813. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of persons employed in total in two industrial estates (details supplied). [11970/17]
    • Job Creation Data
      815. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total number of job announcements for the south east for each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017 , by county; the total...
    • Consumer Protection
      816. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the rights available to a person that does not use a gift voucher before the stated expiry date; her plans to introduce legislation to...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • School Completion Programme
      817. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of school completion programmes in schools that do not have DEIS status (details supplied); the way these programmes will be...
    • Early Start Programme
      818. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if there is a taskforce for the development of the early years strategy; and if so, the detail of the members of the taskforce, their title...
    • Child Protection
      819. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department in co-operation with the Department of Education and Skills institutes procedures and training for the mandatory...
    • Commercial Rates Impact
      820. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on whether new Government supports for financially challenged private creches nationwide should be considered in order to reduce...
    • Pupil Data Collection
      821. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of post primary suspensions listed by name of individual school in County Louth for the school year 2013/2014 (details...
    • Child and Family Agency Staff
      822. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the total number of persons employed by Tusla; and the numerical breakdown of these staff, according to region and job title. [11297/17]
    • Guardians Ad Litem
      823. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the fact that certain guardian ad litems have been paid over €100,000 each for their services;...
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      824. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount her Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if she will...
    • Community Services Programme
      825. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 602 of 25 October 2016, if the decision to discontinue the community mothers' scheme in Clondalkin...
    • Cyberbullying Issues
      826. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the systems that are being rolled out to combat the dramatic increase in cyber bullying, as outlined by the ISPCC to the Oireachtas...
    • Child Abuse
      827. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of reports of abuse of children across each category of abuse received in each of the past three years to date; and if she will...
    • Foster Care
      828. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if Tusla will put in place a universally agreed allegations procedure for use by families that foster children; the reason such a procedure...
    • Construction Industry
      829. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by her Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in...
    • Human Rights
      830. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if, with regard to the case of a person (details supplied), the State is in a position to offer an apology on the basis of the subsequent...
    • Community Childcare Subvention Programme
      831. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if consideration has been given to the concerns raised by the community child care sector that the proposed new affordable childcare scheme...
    • Community Services Programme
      832. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the areas in which the community mothers programme is still in operation; the number of staff allocated to this programme; and her plans...
    • Child Care Services Expenditure
      833. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the full year cost of the ACS as currently modelled. [12028/17]
    • Child Care Services Provision
      834. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children she expects to avail of the ACS in total and broken down between the targeted and universal schemes. [12029/17]
    • Child Care Services Expenditure
      835. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the full year cost of the ACS in the event that the wage rate for educators is revised upwards from the current proposed wage rate to...
    • Child Care Services Provision
      838. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children that availed of centre based child care, both community and private, in 2016. [12150/17]
    • Child Care Services
      839. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children anticipated to avail of targeted subsidies in the ACS scheme in year one; and the estimated cost for that number....
    • Child Care Services Funding
      841. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost of reinstating the childminding advisory service. [12153/17]
  • Department of Defence
    • Military Medals
      843. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if a person (details supplied) who took part in the military parade for the 100th anniversary 1916 commemoration and who has since left the...
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      844. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount his Department spent on public relations consultants and all matters relating to public relations costs in 2016; and if he will make...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      845. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the past six years and to date in 2017 in respect of...
    • Defence Forces Strength
      846. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number currently serving in the Permanent Defence Forces; and the full year cost of increasing the numbers from this current level to 9,500,...
    • Defence Forces Reserve Strength
      847. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number currently serving in the Reserve Defence Forces; and the full year cost of increasing the numbers from this current level to 3,000,...
    • Air Corps
      848. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of persons that have submitted protected disclosures regarding hazardous working conditions at Casement Aerodrome; and if he will...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      850. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the position regarding the issue of payment of backpay to certain members of the Defence Forces (details supplied). [11987/17]
    • Defence Forces
      851. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the position regarding members of the Defence Forces who were injured seriously in the line of duty and have been accommodated with their...
    • Defence Forces Operations
      852. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question No. 68 of 15 February 2017 and Parliamentary Question No. 846 of 28 February 2017, the reason for the longer...