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Written answers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Air Quality
      38. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the steps he is taking to improve Ireland's air quality; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13893/17]
    • Waste Tyre Disposal
      42. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of the tyre industry regarding the monopoly on collection and recycling...
    • National Broadband Plan
      43. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to tackle broadband deficits in blackspots such as Legan and Ardagh, County Longford, in the period while the...
    • Energy Policy
      44. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which his plans have progressed to develop the alternative energy sector in view of international trends and...
    • Recreational Angling Sector
      45. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans for further funding in 2017 to develop and enhance infrastructure associated with angling (details supplied);...
  • Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
    • Earnáil na Slatiascaireachta.
      46. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government an mbeidh maoiniú breise ar fáil faoin gciste caipitil Oibreacha um Fhorbairt na Slatiascaireachta cosúil...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Wind Energy Guidelines
      47. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the discussions he has had with the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government on new planning...
    • Environmental Protection Agency Reports
      48. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the action which has been taken to address the concerns regarding the low level of prosecutions of big business polluters...
    • Bioenergy Strategy Implementation
      49. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of the draft bio-energy plan; when he anticipates publishing this plan; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Brexit Issues
      50. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the way the mobile phone and broadband task force plans to deal with the impact that Brexit will have on coverage and...
    • Climate Change Negotiations
      51. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has had any contact or discussions with his US counterpart on the issue of climate change and targets contained in...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      52. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of the current projected commencement date and completion date for the national broadband plan; and if he will...
    • National Emergency Plan
      56. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the actions he is taking to ensure, in the event of a nuclear accident related to the generation and storage of nuclear...
    • Electric Vehicles
      57. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will report on the additional measures he has taken to increase the proportion of electric vehicles here; and...
    • Gas Networks Ireland
      59. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of proposals to establish a gas pipeline in County Longford; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Waste Disposal Charges
      60. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the progress he is making with the waste industry to ensure when proposed pay-by-weight charges for refuse collection are...
    • Geological Survey of Ireland
      62. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the policy on supporting stakeholders in the creation and maintenance of geoparks, such as the Burren and Cliffs of Moher...
    • Brexit Issues
      63. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the effects he anticipates Brexit will have on Ireland's gas supply; and the measures he is taking to deal with this....
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      65. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when he first announced plans to introduce the awaited national broadband plan; the dates on which various Ministers held...
    • Recreational Angling Sector
      66. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the actions taken to meet the objective of recognising angling as a key leisure and recreation pursuit, which is one of...
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      67. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of the implementation of the mobile phone coverage audit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13040/17]
    • Legislative Measures
      69. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will fast track the legislation to introduce a permanent ban on the dangerous practice of hydraulic fracturing here;...
    • Bord na Móna
      70. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the way the acquisition of a company (details supplied) by Bord na Móna will provide a sustainable solution for its...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      71. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the way Ireland will meet its EU 2020 CO2 emission reduction targets; if it is expected that Ireland will not meet those...
    • State Bodies Code of Conduct
      73. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he is satisfied that the oversight role of his Department with regard to adherence to the revised codes of practice for...
    • Inland Fisheries Ireland Investigations
      74. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of times since 2007 Inland Fisheries Ireland has inspected a privately operated tailrace at Clohamon on the...
    • Media Mergers
      75. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has reached a decision on whether to grant permission for a company (details supplied) to purchase a media group;...
    • Television Licence Fee Collection
      77. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of his plans for the television licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13038/17]
    • Post Office Closures
      80. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has been provided with information on the proposed closure of 200 post offices; the estimated effects this will have...
    • Renewable Energy Generation Targets
      81. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will report on the forecast level for renewable energy generation in the heat, transport and power sectors by 2020;...
    • Fisheries Protection
      82. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the precise factors affecting salmon and eel stocks on the River Slaney; the reasons ten years after net fishing licences...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Official Engagements
      83. To ask the Taoiseach if he has held meetings with Ireland's religious leaders or orders recently. [13177/17]
    • Departmental Staff Data
      84. To ask the Taoiseach the number of staff that were employed in his Department in 2015, 2016 and 2017. [13179/17]
    • Freedom of Information Fees
      85. To ask the Taoiseach the number of freedom of information requests received by his Department in respect of which the Chief State Solicitor's Office has incurred expenses for the past...
    • Cross-Border Training Initiatives
      86. To ask the Taoiseach the number of persons that travel from here to Northern Ireland in tabular form; and the number of persons that travelled from Northern Ireland to here to work in 2015...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Remuneration
      87. To ask the Taoiseach if he will confirm that in line with the one person one salary principle no public servant that is a member of a State board or agency under the control of his Department...
    • Legal Costs
      88. To ask the Taoiseach the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the barristers, junior and senior, that...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      89. To ask the Taoiseach if he will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under his remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for staying in Dublin. [14570/17]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • European Disability Strategy
      90. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on calls for the strengthening of the European Accessibility Act at European Parliament level to ensure the legislation protects the...
    • Visa Applications
      91. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of visas that were applied for in 2014, 2015 and 2016; the categories under which; the waiting time for each category; her plans to...
    • Property Registration Authority
      92. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the Registry of Deeds at Henrietta Street maintain a strict policy of no digital photos, which is contrary to the policy of the...
    • Family Law Cases
      93. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated full year cost of setting up an agency comparable to the child maintenance service in Northern Ireland. [13854/17]
    • Commercial Rates Calculations
      94. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the method of calculation new wind farm developments are subject to in order to calculate the rateable valuation of the development; and if she...
    • Data Protection
      95. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her position in relation to the challenge by a person (details supplied) to the stand contractual clauses for the transfer of data from the...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      97. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider the installation of CCTV cameras on the bridges over the River Shannon at Termonbarry, Roosky, Ballyleague and Lanesborough...
    • Office of Public Works Properties
      98. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her Department or the Garda has any claim to the ownership in full or part to a golf club (details supplied); and if she will make a statement...
    • Airport Security
      99. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the role of Garda and immigration officials in the US pre-clearance process to ensure that in the exercise of their public functions, a person's...
    • Office of Public Works Properties
      101. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the property and land the Garda owns in an area (details supplied); if the property and land have been rented or sold; and if so,...
    • Garda Investigations
      102. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will meet with a person (details supplied) and respond directly to a matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12853/17]
    • Legislative Process
      103. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the interdepartmental working group preparing heads of Bills and legislation on providing access for An Garda Síochána to the...
    • Visa Applications
      104. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for a visa in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12872/17]
    • Garda Remuneration
      105. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason third level degrees attained by members of An Garda Síochána over a period of more than four years are not accepted for the...
    • Commercial Rates Valuation Process
      106. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if a business undergoing a revaluation for the purposes of commercial rates and which decides to appeal the results of the revaluation process...
    • International Time Zones
      107. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if further consideration has been given to bring forward the start of summer time to the last weekend in February; and if she will make a...
    • Inquiries into Garda Activities
      108. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the proposed inquiry into allegations made by a person (details supplied) and which the Government previously indicated would be...
    • Immigration Policy
      110. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will respond directly regarding the current financial rules that apply to American retirees wishing to retire here (details supplied); her...
    • Prison Facilities
      111. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to close or move the training unit in operation in Mountjoy Prison; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13001/17]
    • Community Policing
      112. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to increase the number of community gardaí based at Lucan, Ronanstown, Ballyfermot, Leixlip and Clondalkin Garda stations; and if...
    • Garda Equipment
      114. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to replace or upgrade the PULSE system (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13016/17]
    • Direct Provision System
      115. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the methodology used for awarding points to persons in a location (details supplied) to purchase food on the new on-site supermarket; and if she...
    • Prison Facilities
      120. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the investment plan for the training unit in Mountjoy Prison; and her plans for the unit and its long-term role in the...
    • Garda Stations
      121. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a Garda station in Dromahair, in view of the national review of An Garda Síochána stations; and if she will make a...
    • Garda Training
      122. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if all members of An Garda Síochána will receive diversity training; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13125/17]
    • Departmental Bodies Contracts
      123. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the contracts entered into by her Department and its agencies with a company (details supplied); the nature of these contracts; and if she will...
    • Criminal Assets Bureau
      125. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the detail of the assets seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau, CAB, in Cork city and county or assets located elsewhere but owned by persons in...
    • Crime Data
      126. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of burglaries reported in Drogheda, Dundalk, Ardee, Dunleer, Laytown and Bettystown by quarter over the last 12 months, in tabular...
    • Prisoner Data
      127. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the percentage of the prison population made up of non-nationals; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13229/17]
    • Courts Service Data
      128. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 53 of 16 February 2017 (details supplied), if each driver was convicted of just one offence of...
    • Insurance Fraud
      129. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an update on the establishment of a new fraud database as set out in the report of the cost of insurance working group and...
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      130. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will confirm that, in line with the one person, one salary principle, no public servant who is a member of a State board or agency under...
    • Garda Data
      131. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí in the Louth division currently on long-term leave or sick leave; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13331/17]
    • Garda Operations
      132. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will have the Dáil Éireann records corrected with regard to Parliamentary Question No. 623 of 28 June 2005, in which it was...
    • Legal Costs
      133. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority; if it will have a role in adjudicating on claims that currently involve the taxing master;...
    • Commencement of Legislation
      134. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when Part 7 of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 relating to enduring powers of attorney shall be commenced; and if she will make...
    • Visa Applications
      135. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will expedite a join family visa application for a person (detail supplied) whose application for a visa was made on 29 February 2016 and...
    • Garda Deployment
      137. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when a resident garda will be provided in Rathdowney, County Laois; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13502/17]
    • Penalty Points System Data
      138. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of fixed charge penalty point notices issued to drink-drivers detected at blood alcohol concentration, BAC, levels between 50 mg...
    • State Visits
      139. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has the final figures of the precise costs to the State in facilitating Prince Charles's visit here in 2016; and if she will make a...
    • Visa Applications
      140. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for a join family visa in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Crime Levels
      141. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to the rise in crime in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13543/17]
    • Private Security Authority Administration
      142. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding applications that are under appeal with the private security authority in respect of a private security licence; if the...
    • Garda Vetting of Personnel
      143. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the fact that persons whose work involves visiting different schools, for example, a yoga instructor, must...
    • Property Registration Authority Administration
      144. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide details of an IT fault at the Dublin offices of the Property Registration Authority; when the fault was first detected; when...
    • Courts Service
      145. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her role in setting down the claim limit that applies to the Small Claims Court; and her plans to increase this limit. [13701/17]
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      146. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when it is proposed to begin the new round of community CCTV schemes as announced in budget 2017. [13735/17]
    • Naturalisation Applications
      147. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed to apply for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Naturalisation Eligibility
      149. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed by a person (details supplied) whose initial application was refused due to previous offences; and if she will make...
    • Residency Permits
      150. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the expected residency status in the case of persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13798/17]
    • Naturalisation Applications
      151. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied); if his new address can be...
    • Coroners Service
      153. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the average waiting time for cases to be heard at each of the country's coroner courts in tabular form; the number of cases currently awaiting...
    • Legal Aid Service Reform
      154. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when she plans to introduce legislation to compel criminals to pay a contribution to their legal aid; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Courts Service Administration
      155. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has commissioned an annual study of court efficiency and sitting times, benchmarked against international standards, to provide accurate...
    • Family Reunification Applications
      156. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a family reunification application in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Immigration Status
      157. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in determination of eligibility pursuant to section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) in the case of a person...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      158. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position in respect of an application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Family Reunification Applications
      159. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in respect of an application for family reunification in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Crime Data
      160. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of crimes reported in the Dublin 9 and Dublin 18 areas in the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Garda Remuneration
      161. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to an issue regarding incremental pay increases within An Garda Síochána (details supplied); if she...
    • Migrant Integration
      162. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the grants for integration projects are cut down to €600 million in her Department compared to €1,321 million in 2015;...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      163. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentry Question No. 113 of 23 February, if she will provide details with regard to each suspension in tabular form (details...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      164. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current wait times for applications for naturalisation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14100/17]
    • State Pathology Service
      165. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if all pathology cases conducted by a person (details supplied) in 2012 and 2013 will be reviewed; and if the case of a person (details supplied)...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      166. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 76 of 16 February 2017, if the balance of refugees, 261 in total, to be resettled here from Lebanon by...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      167. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total amount spent externally by her Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitor firms involved; the barristers,...
    • Bail Law
      168. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will review the conditions for bail for those convicted of sexual assault offences; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14145/17]
    • Ministerial Remuneration
      169. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under her remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for staying in Dublin. [14568/17]
  • Department of Finance
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      170. To ask the Minister for Finance if diagnosed severe autism will be included on the criteria for a primary medical certificate. [12966/17]
    • Commencement of Legislation
      171. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans regarding the commencement of the section 46 flat rate addition amendment (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13276/17]
    • Betting Regulations
      172. To ask the Minister for Finance if there is legislation or rules on the number of bookmakers that can open in any town at the one time; the legislation there is on this issue at present; and...
    • Tax Credits
      173. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has explored the possibility of introducing a disability tax credit similar to the blind persons tax credit; if so, the estimated costs of setting up...
    • National Debt
      174. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the State's national debt in tabular form; the interest rate and redemption date on each component of the national debt; and if he will make a...
    • National Debt Servicing
      175. To ask the Minister for Finance the annual interest rate of the debt he plans to redeem from the proceeds from the sale of a bank (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Central Bank of Ireland Investigations
      176. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 235, 243 and 244 of 28 February 2017, if he will confirm, in respect of each financial institution involved in the...
    • Revenue Commissioners Audits
      177. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of audits conducted by the Revenue Commisioners in 2015 and 2016, by county, in tabular form; the average time in each county in each year for the...
    • Vehicle Registration
      178. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding VRT on imported cars; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12848/17]
    • Tax Credits
      179. To ask the Minister for Finance the details of the incapacitated child tax credit and the dependent relative tax credit; the conditions necessary for a person to apply and the amount...
    • Tax Collection
      180. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners have discretion to allow tax defaulters who have built up debts to some extent due to mental illness or addiction to alcohol or...
    • Mortgage Book Sales
      181. To ask the Minister for Finance the rights of mortgage holders in respect of the ownership or changed ownership of their mortgage; and the way in which a person may seek this information....
    • Mortgage Interest Relief Extension
      183. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the plan which he announced in budget 2017 to extend mortgage interest relief; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13124/17]
    • Credit Union Regulation
      184. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of credit unions that, as at 31 January 2017, have had their AGMs delayed by the Central Bank for more than nine months. [13153/17]
    • Banks Recapitalisation
      186. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans regarding the proceeds of a proposed dividend from a bank (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13158/17]
    • Sale of Aer Lingus
      187. To ask the Minister for Finance the total amount of the proceeds from the sale of the State's stake in Aer Lingus; and the use for which the proceeds of the sale were used. [13159/17]
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Administration
      188. To ask the Minister for Finance if persons eligible for the help-to-buy scheme are paid in one lump sum by the Revenue Commissioners or on a phased basis through their tax; if so, the period...
    • Commercial Property
      189. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the fact that commercial property investors are predominately international REITs and equity funds and that prime office rents increased by 14%...
    • Central Bank of Ireland Investigations
      190. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank is currently investigating the incorrect disclosure in advertisements of annual percentage rates by certain financial institutions; the...
    • Credit Union Restructuring
      191. To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding the amalgamations of credit unions; when approvals for amalgamations are expected to be completed; if credit unions involved in the...
    • Tax Avoidance
      192. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners have assessed the value of the over claim of flat rate addition in the poultry sector between 2004 and 2016; and if he will...
    • Mortgage Interest Rates
      198. To ask the Minister for Finance if each State supported bank offers, in certain circumstances, an interest rate to an existing mortgage customer which is outside of the advertised rates for...
    • Property Tax
      199. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Revenue Commissioners is adopting a position when dealing with self employed people who are due a tax...
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      200. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will confirm that in line with the one person, one salary principle, no public servant who is a member of a State board or agency under the control of...
    • Legislative Programme
      201. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the proposed legislation following the receipt of submissions as part of the public consultation on a sugar sweetened drinks tax; and if he will...
    • Fiscal Data
      202. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide, using the most up-to-date economic and fiscal information available, an estimate of the final deficit as a percentage of Gross Domestic...
    • Tax Avoidance
      206. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether the flat rate addition which has been in use the poultry industry, whereby the cost of inputs are artificially inflated for the purpose...
    • Stability Programme Data
      207. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to publish a stability programme update in April 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13387/17]
    • Revenue Commissioners Enforcement Activity
      208. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of taxpayers that have been prosecuted by reason of delivering to the Revenue Commissioners an incorrect income tax return when the taxpayer has a...
    • Tax Reliefs Data
      211. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide a breakdown by county of the 297,800 mortgage accounts estimated to be in receipt of tax relief at source in respect of mortgage interest...
    • Pensions Data
      212. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason an owner of a minimum approved retirement fund who cannot withdraw it until 75 years of age is not allowed to freeze the account to prevent any...
    • Non-Principal Private Residence Charge Administration
      213. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will confirm that in circumstances where the Revenue Commissioners deemed and directed an expenditure, in this case Non-Principal Private Residence...
    • Bank Guarantee Scheme Data
      214. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 165 of 7 March 2017, the details of every occasion his Department acted as guarantor in which facility deeds were...
    • Tax Code
      215. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the review of the operation of the betting tax regime as part of the 2017 tax strategy group process, in particular the areas that...
    • Insurance Costs
      217. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the serious concerns of the hospitality sector in relation to the increasing costs of insurance; the measures he proposes...
    • Pensions Data
      218. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide a copy of the rule book of every Revenue Commissioner staff pension scheme commenced in the 1970s and 1980s which would affect staff...
    • Vehicle Registration
      219. To ask the Minister for Finance the total vehicle registration tax to be paid on a camper van (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13541/17]
    • NAMA Operations
      220. To ask the Minister for Finance the details, including the aggregate value of such transactions if individual transaction values cannot be provided, of the list of NAMA loan or asset...
    • Revenue Commissioners Investigations
      221. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 104 of 9 March 2017, if he will address a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • VAT Exemptions
      225. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the measure introduced in the last budget to charge VAT on training and development activities is having the...
    • Tax Credits
      226. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason an application for incapacitated child tax credit for a family (details supplied) was unsuccessful; if a new application can be submitted in this...
    • Pension Levy
      227. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to provide relief for holders of private pensions that were subjected to the Government levy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13634/17]
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Eligibility
      228. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will review the case of persons (details supplied); if they are eligible under the help-to-buy scheme; if not, the reasons; and if he will make a...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      229. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will review and address concerns (details supplied) in relation to the help-to-buy scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13767/17]
    • VAT Exemptions
      230. To ask the Minister for Finance if a newly developed graveyard becomes exempt from 13.5% VAT once it is five years old; the person or body that pays the 13.5% VAT on the grave; and if he...
    • Revenue Commissioners
      231. To ask the Minister for Finance if extra public car parking spaces will be provided at public offices, Hebron Road, Kilkenny; if appropriate plans for car parking will be put in place to...
    • Home Renovation Incentive Scheme Administration
      232. To ask the Minister for Finance if the tax benefit of the home renovation incentive scheme can be carried forward for more than two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Credit Unions
      233. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether Government policy is constraining the future potential of the credit union movement; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Appointments to State Boards
      236. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of applications received by his Department for the recent positions available on the Central Bank Commission; the number of these applications...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      237. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 158 of 23 February 2017, if he will provide details with regard to the two members of staff currently suspended in the...
    • Home Renovation Incentive Scheme
      238. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to reintroduce the home renovation incentive scheme which ceased at the end of December 2016; and if any other such scheme similar to this scheme is...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      239. To ask the Minister for Finance the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the barristers, junior and...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Disadvantaged Status
      240. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) has not been included as a DEIS school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13547/17]
    • Student Accommodation
      241. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the disparity between rents being charged in private purpose built student accommodation (details supplied) and the average rent...
    • Special Education Review
      243. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when new arrangements for the NCSE model for special education needs in schools will be released to primary schools in view of the fact the...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      244. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the length of time a school building project (details supplied) has been at stage 2B, detailed design; the average time a new school construction...
    • Teaching Council of Ireland
      246. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) can use their current teaching position in France as an NQT probation for the purposes of qualifying as a primary...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      247. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) classes in primary and secondary schools respectively in County Donegal; the number of ASD places in...
    • Teaching Council of Ireland
      248. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 484 of 2 February 2016, if he has made a decision on the matter; if not, when he expects to make a...
    • National Educational Psychological Service
      249. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when an assessment by a child psychologist of the National Educational Psychological Service will be carried out in respect of a person (details...
    • School Curriculum
      250. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that the leaving certificate applied programme is made available to students for the 2017-2018 academic year in County Leitrim;...
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme
      251. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the deficit in communication between Caranua and members of the deaf community regarding making available the...
    • Special Educational Needs
      252. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine the current position of the special needs allocation in a school (details supplied) in order to ascertain the need for...
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme
      253. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the review on Caranua; and the expected date of completion for the report. [12896/17]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      254. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of applications for works submitted by schools (details supplied). [12950/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      257. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will allocate the appropriate staffing levels to a DEIS band 1 school (details supplied) which was recently upgraded from DEIS band 2...
    • Parental Leave
      258. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a teachers parental leave can be transferred from siblings in a case in which there is a exceptional health requirement by one person; and if...
    • School Curriculum
      259. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the annual breakdown between the number of female and male graduates in each of the years 2014 to 2016 in third level graduate courses in...
    • Special Educational Needs
      260. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way in which a person(details supplied) can continue education; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13002/17]
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      262. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) is not designated as a DEIS school. [13008/17]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      263. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will be able to open its extension by September 2019; and if approval to proceed to stage 2B will be forthcoming...
    • School Staff
      264. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to rectify the situation whereby school secretaries not being employed directly by his Department have generally not received a pay...
    • Special Educational Needs
      265. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for refusal of a special needs assistant for a person (details supplied). [13051/17]
    • Schools Review
      266. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 311 of 28 February 2017, when the review in question will take place; and when the decisions based on this...
    • School Patronage
      267. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on proposals to transfer patronage of schools through reconfiguration (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Institutes of Technology
      268. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will allocate direct once-off funding to the Mayo campus in Castlebar of Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, similar to the Killybegs...
    • Schools Building Projects Data
      272. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has received the supplementary tender report regarding a school (details supplied); if final approval has now issued to sign contracts...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      273. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the design team for a school (details supplied) have submitted the stage 2b submission, including a review arising from changes in public work...
    • Gaelcholáistí Issues
      275. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the enrolment to the Irish medium Aonad at a school (details supplied) for September 2014, 2015 and 2016 demonstrates sufficient viability for...
    • Army Barracks
      276. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the Dún Uí Neill barracks site at Cavan town is no longer intended as an extended campus facility for Cavan Institute; his...
    • Intellectual Property Protocol
      277. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Questions Nos 222, 223, 224, 225 and 226 of 7 March 2017, if his attention was drawn to breaches of policy in relation...
    • Teacher Training Provision
      279. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to ensure greater opportunities and courses are provided to train teachers to teach through the Irish language; and if he will make a...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      280. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current levels of demand for places in gaelcholáistí across the country; the extent to which his Department's recent demographic...
    • International Students
      282. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 116 of 7 March 2017, the regulations and guidelines in place for teenage international students arriving...
    • Industrial Relations
      284. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) has any rights with regard to the FTC in 2010, including maternity leave cover, job sharing and so on. [13224/17]
    • School Curriculum
      286. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the actions his Department is taking to promote STEM third level education among female secondary level students; and if he will make a statement...
    • Education Policy
      287. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the actions his Department is taking to promote entrepreneurship among female secondary level students; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • International Students
      288. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to a survey (details supplied) which listed Ireland 47th out of 80 countries for studying abroad; his views on...
    • Third Level Funding
      289. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the percentage of the funds allocated to third level institutions that is set aside for legal defence against student complaints; and if he...
    • Schools Building Projects
      291. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new secondary school for the Malahide and Portmarnock areas of County Dublin as announced in November 2015; if...
    • Residential Institutions Statutory Fund
      294. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will reply to a person following a meeting with him (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13281/17]
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      295. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will confirm that in line with the one person one salary principle, no public servant that is a member of a State board or agency under the...
    • School Accommodation
      296. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for additional accommodation for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      297. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the total number of DEIS schools throughout counties Sligo and Leitrim over the past five years; the number planned; the number of unsuccessful...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      298. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which the school building programmes at primary and second level in counties Sligo and Leitrim continue to proceed as planned...
    • Teacher Recruitment
      301. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which primary and secondary level teaching posts have been approved in respect of primary and second level schools in counties...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      302. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of places for special needs students available at primary and second level schools throughout counties Sligo and Leitrim; the extent...
    • School Patronage
      307. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to continue support for smaller urban or rural schools with a denominational ethos in counties Sligo and Leitrim; and if he will make a...
    • Further Education and Training Programmes
      308. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he is taking to ensure the education system at all levels is in a position to meet the skills demand in the workplace with regard to...
    • Education Grants
      311. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of higher education grant applications received, pending, approved and refused for the current academic year in counties Sligo and...
    • Teacher Recruitment
      313. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of available substitute teachers in County Kildare; his plans to address the serious shortage of available substitute teachers...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      314. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) in County Kildare has been notified of the removal of DEIS status; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Meals Programme
      315. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department is responsible for informing the Department of Social Protection of increased pupil numbers in primary schools that are in...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      316. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school (details supplied). [13441/17]
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      317. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the names of schools in counties Longford and Westmeath that applied for DEIS status or for enhanced DEIS status; the reason these applications...
    • Home Tuition Scheme Eligibility
      318. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if special consideration can be given to the family of a person (details supplied) in order to allow payment of the July provision for 2017 to be...
    • Schools Establishment
      319. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an Educate Together school will be built in the Whitehall area of Dublin north west; if so, the timeframe set out for the building of the...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      320. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools which, following amalgamation, have received reduced DEIS related supports, that is not full DEIS status; and if he will...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      322. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school (detail supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13522/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      323. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding special needs assistants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13523/17]
    • School Transport
      324. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cases in which taxis are engaged to transport children to schools; the number of school children involved; and the amount spent annually per...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      325. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the assessment process for an application for a school (details supplied) will be complete; when moneys are likely to be granted; and if he...
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme Data
      326. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a detailed breakdown by religious order of the money and assets transferred to date to the State in respect of the agreement...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      327. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) was not included on the recently announced rural DEIS schools list; if he will re-examine this decision;...
    • Student Universal Support Ireland Data
      328. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of appeals received by SUSI in each year since the authority was introduced in 2012; the number of these appeals which were successful...
    • Superannuation Schemes
      330. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) who has submitted a completed SHF1 form regarding service as a part-time teacher may expect to have service...
    • Garda Vetting Legislation
      331. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons whose work involves visiting different schools, for example a yoga instructor, has to...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      332. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) was not approved for DEIS status; the criteria used to make the decision; the reason the school did not...
    • Third Level Institutions Mergers
      334. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to progress in talks between Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow Institute of Technology regarding the...
    • National Educational Psychological Service Data
      335. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of assessments that have been carried out by the National Educational Psychological Service for each class level for primary school...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      338. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if any of the 900 additional resource teachers recruited to implement the new resource allocation model will form part of the inclusion support...
    • Special Educational Needs Data
      341. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if details of the resource allocation for each school will be published; the date on which; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13593/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      342. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an appeals mechanism will be available for parents under the new resource allocation when they are of the view their child is not receiving...
    • Higher Education Institutions
      346. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline his plans to increase the employer's contribution to higher education; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13598/17]
    • Higher Education Institutions Staff
      347. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set down the estimated costs of recruiting a retention officer for each higher education institution; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff Remuneration
      348. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the records that must be provided in order for special needs assistants to avail of incremental credit for previous relevant work...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      349. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the reasons a school (details supplied) was refused an application for funding under the summer works grant; if he will reconsider...
    • School Enrolments
      350. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 339 of 28 February 2017 (details supplied) whether it is expected that the likely provision can be made to...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      351. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will report on contacts his Department has had with the board of management of a school (details supplied) that provides education...
    • School Accommodation
      354. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application to his Department by a school (details supplied) for an extension to include new classrooms and a hall in view of...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      355. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when work on the new school buildings for a school (details supplied) will commence; the status of this project; and if he will make a statement...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      357. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the reason funding was refused by the HSE to supply a nurse to a person (details supplied) who has been out of school since February...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      358. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of colleges providing courses for apprentice mechanics; if all colleges charge the apprentices for courses provided or if...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      359. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the procedure that should be followed under the new resource allocation model when a child with special needs transfers to a new...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      360. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if further schools will be added to the DEIS programme in the coming 12 months; the process and timeframe for this; and if he will make a...
    • School Staff
      362. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department's circular 0017/2017 concerning appointment of additional teachers in primary schools has any element of flexibility or appeal...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      364. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the reason a primary school (details supplied) in County Mayo is deemed ineligible for urban and rural DEIS status; and if he will...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      365. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) can appeal allocated hours and receive more hours with regard to the new system of special educational needs...
    • School Accommodation
      366. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for additional space made by a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary; when a decision will issue on this...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      368. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13788/17]
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      369. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the inclusion of a school (details supplied) for DEIS status, taking into account the socio-economic profile and marginal...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      370. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) is still waiting to fill positions for special needs assistants despite the board of management attempting...
    • Schools Property
      371. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the lengthy delay in coming to an agreement with a club and school (details supplied) on a land swap that will benefit the club,...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      372. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will clarify the position of the DEIS programme in view of recent errors being discovered in the DEIS list. [13897/17]
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      378. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills whether a person (details supplied) can continue to remain in position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13907/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      379. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 217 of 29 November 2016, when a response will issue from the NCSE (details supplied). [13913/17]
    • School Staff
      380. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there will not be a reduction in the number of teachers allocated to a school (details supplied). [13954/17]
    • Teaching Contracts
      382. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the reasons teachers employed on a full-time basis for two years or more under a fixed-term contract fulfilling a job share post are...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      383. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) can be provided with an additional four special needs assistants to make up the allocated numbers to alleviate the...
    • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme
      384. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the precise criteria used by his Department to evaluate the DEIS supports to be made available to a school (details supplied); and if...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      385. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if all autism spectrum disorder units at primary level will employ a special education teacher to ensure that the appropriate skills are...
    • Public Sector Staff
      386. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set down in tabular form the number of employees across his Department and each agency or organisation under the aegis of his Department who...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      387. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set down the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the...
    • School Discipline
      389. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline his views on policies on the appropriate usage, utilisation and measure of forced absence sanctions or punishments, suspensions and...
    • School Staff
      393. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will not lose a teacher for the year 2017-2018; if this school will retain its existing allocation of teachers;...
    • School Enrolments
      394. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a request for additional funding (details supplied) will be given urgent consideration in view of the fact the present reduced allocation for...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      395. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under his remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for staying in Dublin. [14565/17]
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Wind Energy Guidelines
      396. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to the ongoing review of the wind farm planning guidelines; and...
    • Property Tax Administration
      399. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the percentage of property tax that is retained by each local authority; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Housing for People with Disabilities Provision
      401. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of adapted units that will be allocated to housing persons during phase 2 and phase 3 respectively of a...
    • Water Meters
      402. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of local authorities that had a water metering policy for new house builds prior to the establishment of...
    • Planning Issues
      403. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if prior to the establishment of Irish Water, as part of the approval of a planning application for a new house...
    • Building Control Management System
      404. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total number of valid commencement notices lodged with the building control management software since 1 March...
    • Irish Water Remit
      406. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department is providing funding to Dublin City Council for the north city arterial watermain as part of the...
    • Grant Payments
      407. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if there are grants available for the removal of asbestos roofs from community centres; and if he will make a...
    • Private Rented Accommodation Price Controls
      408. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to commence the national differential rents framework provided for in section 31 of the Housing...
    • Commercial Rates Yield
      409. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on whether local authorities have become significantly more reliant on revenues from commercial rates in...
    • Housing Provision
      410. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has analysed the optimum mix of social and private housing dwellings in large scale developments such as...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      411. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to review the 10% social mix in housing developments provided for under current legislation; his plans to...
    • Building Control Management System
      412. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total number of on site inspections carried out by local authorities on construction projects entered onto the...
    • Private Rented Accommodation Price Controls
      413. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 355 of 28 February 2017, if he will consider further amending the Residential...
    • Housing Provision
      414. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of potential development sites in each local authority that are publicly owned or controlled; the total...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme Eligibility
      415. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the rules and flexibility applying to the tenant purchase scheme in relation to the amount that can be paid by way...
    • Derelict Sites
      416. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will request that empty houses in County Kildare owned by Waterways Ireland will be either taken out of...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Expenditure
      417. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the cost of the housing assistance payment, HAP, scheme in County Kildare in 2017; and if he will make a statement...
    • Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists
      418. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of persons on the housing lists for County Kildare in each of the years from 2010 to 2016; and if he will...
    • Community Enterprise Centres
      419. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when a project (details supplied) under the Limerick regeneration programme can proceed to construction now that the...
    • Housing Assistance Payments
      420. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government is the position regarding a tenant that is being moved to the housing assistance payment, HAP, scheme but wishes to...
    • Commercial Rates Valuation Process
      421. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department has undertaken an analysis of the costs of operating the commercial rates system; the estimated...
    • Local Authority Housing Funding
      422. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the annual support from his Department to each local authority to the housing capital programme in each of the years...
    • Rent Controls
      423. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 65 of 23 February 2017, if the application of the rent pressure zone scheme to...
    • Wastewater Treatment
      424. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13197/17]
    • Unfinished Housing Developments
      425. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of the estates in County Galway (details supplied) on his Department's unfinished housing estates list...
    • Pyrite Remediation Programme
      426. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans for homes that are affected by pyrite but have been left out of the current remediation scheme; and if he...
    • Local Authority Boundaries
      428. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the boundary extension from County Waterford into south Kilkenny (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Implementation
      429. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the actions he will take to promote the acceptance by landlords of the HAP scheme in order that they will be more...
    • Traveller Accommodation
      430. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department has received an application for funding under the Traveller accommodation programme from Galway...
    • Emergency Services
      431. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason Meath fire services are not being dispatched to assist the ambulance and paramedic services in County...
    • Wastewater Treatment
      432. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the estimated amount it would cost to adequately upgrade the infrastructure in the wastewater plants in the 38...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Administration
      433. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 160 of 8 February 2017, the reason a housing assistance payment, HAP, was...
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      435. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will confirm that in line with the one person one salary principle, no public servant that is a member of a...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      436. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to assist families that have out grown their affordable homes and cannot sell without clawback or rent...
    • Housing Assistance Payments
      437. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department regularly inspects homes rented under the housing assistance payment scheme to check if they are...
    • State Properties Data
      438. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will make all leases of buildings taken out by councils and Departments transparent and post them online....
    • National Procurement Service Framework Agreements
      439. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that some local authorities publish the details of the companies that...
    • Departmental Staff Recruitment
      441. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when the assistant principal officer position in his Department, previously held by a person (details supplied) will...
    • Departmental Bodies
      442. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when the report of the expert panel examining problems that have emerged in the concrete blockwork of certain...
    • Register of Electors
      443. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will undertake a review of the register of electors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13421/17]
    • Regeneration Projects
      444. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will consider a submission by a residents' association (detail supplied) to his Department; and if he will...
    • Local Authority Housing Maintenance
      445. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a person (details suppled) can have essential maintenance performed on their council home. [13496/17]
    • Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility
      446. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to introduce a scheme to assist those persons working but earning a low income to secure housing; and if...
    • Local Authority Members' Remit
      447. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the level of funding provided by his Department or agencies under its remit to individual local authorities for the...
    • Regeneration Projects Expenditure
      448. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the original budget planned for a project (details supplied); the final amount spent; and if he will make a...
    • Building Control Management System
      449. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a monthly housing completions record on the building control management systems from March 2014...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Administration
      450. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to amend the new housing assistant payment website www.hap.ie to make it explicit that families that take...
    • Public Participation Networks
      451. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the criteria used to allocate funds to local authorities under public participation networks; the scheme the funds...
    • Housing Provision
      452. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of residential units that will be commenced in County Kildare in 2017; and if he will make a statement on...
    • European Court of Justice Rulings
      453. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of voids in Kildare County Council that are currently under refurbishment; and if he will make a...
    • Local Authority Housing Provision
      454. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the current turnaround time for voids in each of the local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Local Authority Housing Data
      455. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the level of funding that has been approved for Kildare County Council for the construction of houses in 2017 in...
    • Repair and Leasing Scheme
      456. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the allocation to Kildare County Council under the repair and leasing scheme announced recently; and if he will make...
    • Commercial Rates
      457. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the timeframe for any forthcoming legislation to reform the commercial rates system; and if he will make a statement...
    • Rent Controls
      458. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the position in relation to the ability of a landlord to increase the rent by more than the rent pressure zone limit...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes Funding
      459. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the funding scheme a rural water programme liaison officer's salary, rural water programme group water scheme...
    • European Court of Justice Rulings
      460. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to a 2013 European Court of Justice decision in regard to planning (details...
    • Electoral Reform
      461. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to review the boundaries for the next local elections; if he will introduce changes to the new districts...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      463. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when the first bundle of 520 new social housing homes across six sites, which had approval granted by the then...
    • An Bord Pleanála
      465. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the body or person to which An Bord Pleanála is responsible; the number of An Bord Pleanála's decisions...
    • Rental Accommodation Standards
      466. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the need to increase and enforce health and safety regulations in respect of...
    • Housing Data
      467. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the fact that only 4.6 % of households spend more than 40% of their disposable income on housing, which...
    • Grant Payments
      468. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the application to his Department by a person (details supplied) for part funding for the re-thatching...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme Data
      469. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of mortgage to rent applications granted since its introduction, by county; and if he will make a...
    • EU Directives
      470. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the date of publication of the legislation transposing the provisions of Directive 2014/52/EU of the European...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      471. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms...
    • Housing Data
      472. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the CSO figures which highlight the decline in home ownership in Dublin; his further views on the...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      473. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under his remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Jobs Initiative
      474. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the JobsPlus scheme; the number of hours a person has to work before the employer can avail of this scheme; if a person can...
    • Registration of Marriages
      475. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a marriage (details supplied) has not been allowed to proceed; when a decision will be made on this issue; and if he will make a...
    • Carer's Benefit Payments
      476. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will, in the case of permanently disabled persons that employ full time or part time carers, make them exempt from PRSI and employer...
    • Social Welfare Offices
      477. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of staff on temporary contracts in the social welfare offices in Carrick-on-Shannon for each of the years 2013 to 2016, inclusive, and to...
    • Citizen Information Services Funding
      478. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the funding that has been made available in 2017 per county for a specific project; and the person or body that is the manager of three specific...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      479. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated total additional annual cost of ensuring via social welfare increases that all household types currently in receipt of a weekly social...
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      484. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review the social welfare rights of survivors, widows and widowers under 60 years of age in view of the fact that those over 60 years of...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Data
      485. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of payments by county that have been made to families by the community welfare officers as top ups to the rent supplement scheme; and if...
    • Pensions Legislation
      486. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which he has been alerted to the possibility of the reduction of benefits to various pension fund subscribers throughout either the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      487. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of funding for elderly persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12852/17]
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Payments
      488. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review the recent decision to suspend jobseeker's payment with a view to reinstatement in the case of a person (details supplied); and if...
    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance Applications
      489. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if basic supplementary welfare will issue to a person (details supplied). [12862/17]
    • Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Eligibility
      490. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Wexford can claim under the partial capacity benefit scheme retrospectively; and if he will make a...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      491. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a renal diet allowance was reduced by €5 a month in respect of a person (details supplied); and if it will be restored. [12933/17]
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Payments
      492. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a rent allowance payment will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12955/17]
    • Illness Benefit Applications
      493. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will make illness benefit MC1 applications available online; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12964/17]
    • Carer's Benefit Data
      494. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) was in receipt of carer's benefit and if they received PRSI credits; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Social Welfare Offices
      495. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if plans are in place to securely share information in real time within Intreo and related Departments in order that hours of individual staff...
    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
      496. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if there are discretionary payments available for families with wheelchair users that need access to a suitably adapted car in view of the fact that...
    • Pension Provisions
      497. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if his attention has been drawn to the financial hardship on those in co-ordinated occupational pension schemes that have retired early, in...
    • Mortgage Arrears Proposals
      498. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number and percentage of bank refusals of proposals put forward by mortgage advisers within the Abhaile, PIPs and ISI schemes. [13091/17]
    • Legislative Measures
      499. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if forthcoming legislation on ending the compulsory retirement age will extend to those taking part in community employment schemes. [13093/17]
    • JobPath Scheme
      500. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) still has to attend Turas Nua to complete the programme, even though they will be signing off jobseeker's...
    • Youth Guarantee
      501. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans regarding the youth guarantee; if there are plans for targeted initiatives; if he will be drawing down further funding for the scheme; and...
    • Illness Benefit Eligibility
      502. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason illness benefit is no longer paid to working widows in receipt of the widow's pension; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Citizen Information Services
      503. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will clarify media reports regarding the centralisation of the MABs and CIS services (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      504. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 325 of 7 March 2017 (details supplied) if, by the logic contained therein, the national average supervisor...
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      505. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will confirm that in line with the one-person-one-salary principle, no public servant who is a member of a State board or agency under the...
    • Family Income Supplement Payments
      506. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if arrears due to a person (details supplied) in relation to their claim for family income supplement will be paid out immediately; and if he will...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      507. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a carer’s allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13419/17]
    • Exceptional Needs Payment Data
      508. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of applications made for exceptional needs payments between January 2014 and December 2016; the number and percentage of those...
    • Motor Insurance
      512. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the procedure followed by his Department if a traffic accident occurs whereby an employee of a community employment scheme is driving their own...
    • Social Welfare Offices
      513. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to his recent meeting with district representatives, the progress that has been made in the relocation of a Department agency to Ballybay in...
    • Departmental Staff
      514. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of temporary staff that are being employed at each local and divisional office throughout the country, in tabular form; and if he will...
    • Carer's Benefit Applications
      516. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an application for carer's benefit for a person (details supplied) will be processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13462/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      517. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a disability allowance for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13463/17]
    • JobPath Scheme
      518. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons currently participating in the JobPath scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13477/17]
    • Departmental Reviews
      520. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if JobPath will form part of the review to be carried out by his Department of activation programmes; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      521. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will expand the level of dental services available in view of the concerns of dental care professionals regarding the levels of oral health...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Applications
      522. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will receive a reply to a lone parent application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13527/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      523. 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. [13549/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      524. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an appeal on a decision on carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      525. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for a disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); when payment will...
    • Child Benefit Data
      526. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated cost per annum of extending entitlement to child benefit up to a person reaching their 19th birthday provided they are still in...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Payments
      527. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a jobseeker's allowance payment will issue in the case of a person (detail supplied) who is awaiting payment for nine weeks; and if he will...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      529. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13620/17]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals
      530. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a domiciliary care allowance for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13622/17]
    • JobPath Data
      531. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the budget allocated to Seetec Ireland in each of the past three years, in tabular form; the total money budgeted for allocation for 2017; and if he...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      533. 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. [13632/17]
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      534. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for an invalidity pension for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13635/17]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      535. 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. [13641/17]
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      536. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) who has lodged an appeal against a decision to grant them a disability allowance will have the appeal decided; the...
    • Occupational Injuries Benefit Appeals
      537. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an injury benefit application for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13652/17]
    • Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Payments
      538. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Donegal had their partial capacity benefit reduced despite having supplied his Department with a...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      539. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry was refused disability allowance; if their case is open for further medical evidence to be...
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      541. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person registered with Turas Nua cannot take part in a community employment scheme which could lead to full-time employment; if so, the reason...
    • Carer's Benefit Appeals
      542. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a carer's benefit appeal by a person (details supplied); when the appeal was registered; the date the relevant departmental...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Payments
      543. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the first date when a person (details supplied) was allowed rent supplement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13748/17]
    • Illness Benefit Payments
      544. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13756/17]
    • State Pensions
      545. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if the figure he gave to Dáil Éireann on 7 March 2017, estimating the cost of reverting to the State pension rate bands that existed prior...
    • Money Advice and Budgeting Service
      546. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans in place to centralise the operation of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service and the Citizens Information Service; the reason for this...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      547. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when the carer's allowance section of his Department will send a file to the appeals office for a person (details supplied) who is appealing a...
    • Carer's Allowance Payments
      548. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will have a decision on a review of their carer's allowance. [13801/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      549. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will consider granting an extension to a person (details supplied) participating in a community employment scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Expenditure
      550. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of reinstating the full payment of €193 for those aged under 26 in receipt of jobseeker's allowance,...
    • Departmental Contracts
      551. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of exiting the JobPath contract early. [13845/17]
    • Local Employment Service
      553. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of an increase in funding required by the local employment service to facilitate a referral increase of 5%. [13847/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Funding
      554. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of an additional 4,000, 5,000 and 10,000 community employment places. [13848/17]
    • Rural Social Scheme
      555. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of an additional 500 rural social scheme places. [13849/17]
    • Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme
      556. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of restoring the back to school clothing and footwear allowance in full. [13850/17]
    • Social Welfare Benefits Expenditure
      557. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of allowing lone parents in employment whose children are aged between seven and 14 to receive both the jobseeker's...
    • Child Benefit Data
      559. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing child benefit by €3, €5 and €10 for children aged 12 and over. [13853/17]
    • One-Parent Family Payment Expenditure
      561. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of raising the cut-off age of the one-parent family payment to 12 years and increase the earnings disregard to...
    • State Pensions
      563. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of restoring the State pension band rates to their pre -September 2012 position. [13858/17]
    • Family Income Supplement Expenditure
      564. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of extending the family income supplement payment to those engaged on job activation schemes. [13859/17]
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      566. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of reinstating the household benefits package in full. [13875/17]
    • Community Care Provision
      567. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will assess the feasibility and costs for the provision of a nationwide database that would co-ordinate services providers, both public bodies...
    • Labour Activation Projects
      568. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) can be released from their obligations to Turas Nua; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13912/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      569. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if disability benefit will be approved for a person (details supplied). [13914/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Data
      571. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing the hours carers can study or work while in receipt of social welfare from 15 to 20 hours per week....
    • Bereavement Grant
      575. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of introducing a bereavement grant of €500, €700 and €1,000. [14036/17]
    • State Pensions
      576. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of reinstating the State pension transition payment. [14037/17]
    • Fuel Allowance Expenditure
      578. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing the fuel allowance payment by €3 and €5. [14039/17]
    • Departmental Staff Data
      579. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 260 of 23 February 2017, if he will provide details with regard to the five members of staff currently...
    • Departmental Surveys
      580. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the details of the survey he has issued to a number of self-employed persons in relation to extending social welfare entitlements to the...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      581. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the barristers, junior...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      582. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14158/17]
    • Community Services Programme
      584. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a community group (details supplied) can expect to receive a response from Pobal to correspondence it sent to the body in which it queries the...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      585. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under his remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for staying in Dublin. [14569/17]
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Overseas Development Aid Expenditure
      586. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding contributions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12808/17]
    • US Executive Order
      588. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12963/17]
    • Diaspora Issues
      589. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps being taken in the diaspora policy to engage and support the Irish LGBT plus community abroad; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Visa Agreements
      590. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on a law passed by the Israeli Government which will ban entry of foreigners who call for the boycott of the country; and if he...
    • Diplomatic Representation
      591. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the fact that the US Administration has failed to name a new US Ambassador to Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      592. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will confirm that in line with the one person one salary principle, no public servant who is a member of a State board or agency under...
    • Departmental Funding
      593. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if there is an expenses grant to assist students who have been selected for a one week Iveagh scholarship with his Department as part of...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      594. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps Ireland is taking to encourage Ethiopia to lift the state of emergency and to encourage the Ethiopian Government to address the...
    • Overseas Development Aid Provision
      595. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the action he is taking to ensure that development assistance is reaching the most vulnerable Ethiopians, regardless of their political...
    • Passport Applications
      596. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the average waiting time for Passport Express applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13507/17]
    • Human Rights Cases
      597. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Bahraini Government revoked the nationality of a person (details supplied) on 20 June...
    • Diaspora Issues
      598. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the way in which a submission to the inter-departmental committee on the Irish abroad can be made; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Passport Applications
      599. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 138 of 2 March 2017 and in view of the fact it is claimed that these birth certificates were not...
    • Passport Applications Data
      600. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of Irish passports issued outside the State in each of the years 1997 to 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Passport Applications
      601. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when passports for the children of a person (details supplied) will issue; if any outstanding documentation is remaining; and if he will...
    • Human Rights
      602. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the referendum taking place in Turkey in April 2017, which could give President Erdoğan more powers; his further views on...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      603. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 268 of 23 February 2017, if he can provide details with regard to the one member of staff currently...
    • Food Imports
      607. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if consideration will be given to banning goods produced in Israeli settlements in Palestine, in view of the fact these settlements are...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      608. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the barristers,...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Flood Relief Schemes Funding
      609. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW is providing funding to Dublin City Council for the flood defence project as part of the S2S footway and cycleway interim...
    • Sale of State Assets
      610. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the total number of State assets sold since 2011; the use of the proceeds of these sales; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Public Sector Pensions Data
      611. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of pension restoration for retired public servants; if retired public servants in receipt of a public service pension will be...
    • Departmental Funding
      612. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he has been consulted by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment regarding potential proposals to provide...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      614. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount already allocated and the initiatives and programmes implemented with regard to the €5 billion extra funding allocated...
    • Office of Public Works Properties
      616. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the ownership of a golf club (details supplied); and his plans for same. [12809/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      617. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason community employment supervisors were treated differently from CDP workers who were employed by community projects in...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      618. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on whether it is required in the public spending code that projects included in the capital investment plan should have...
    • Roads Maintenance
      619. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Rosscullane Road, Castlemaine, County Kerry (details supplied) will be refurbished; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Pension Levy
      620. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to discontinue the public service pension reduction; and if so, when will it be discontinued. [13011/17]
    • Public Service Pay Commission Reports
      621. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the Public Service Pay Commission report will be published; and when a decision will be made to reverse the cuts in pay and...
    • Public Sector Pay
      622. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the full year cost of unwinding FEMPI cuts for all public sector workers currently earning less than €65,000 gross per year; and...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      627. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated full year saving as a result of reducing all TD salaries to €75,000 and all Senators' salaries to €60,000;...
    • Public Sector Pay
      628. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the full-year costs of increasing gross pay of all public sector workers under €30,000 by 1%, 2%, 3% and 5%, in tabular form; and...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Status
      629. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason for the delay in the OPW formally approving the lower Morell River flood relief scheme and the funding of same in County...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      630. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Questions Nos. 479 and 480, if he will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under his remit since 2011 has claimed...
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      631. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will confirm that in line with the one-person, one-salary principle, no public servant who is a member of a State board or agency...
    • Public Sector Staff Recruitment
      632. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which he expects recruitment in specific vital areas of the public sector to become a policy initiative in the future,...
    • Departmental Staff
      633. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the outcome of the arbitration between his Department and the CPSU in relation to the integration of the staff officer and executive...
    • State Properties
      634. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide a list of all State properties sold in County Kerry between 2011 and February 2017; and the valuation of each at the...
    • Garda Station Refurbishment
      636. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the OPW's discussions on the refurbishment of a Garda station (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Inland Fisheries
      637. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a fish counter will be provided as promised by IFI and the OPW on the River Nore, Kilkenny city; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Departmental Staff
      638. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Question No. 270 of 23 February 2017, if he will provide details with regard to the one member of staff currently suspended...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      639. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Question No. 270 of 23 February 2017, the reason he requested answers to the question from each Department except the...
    • Departmental Schemes
      640. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the Civil Service spouses and children's superannuation scheme was introduced by way of circular letter P18/12/67, dated 18...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      641. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors' firms involved; the...
    • State Bodies
      642. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if it is standard practice for a private consultant to be used to recruit for non-commercial State employment vacancies; and if he will...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Leader Programmes Funding
      643. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason not-for-profit community child care centres are not permitted to apply for Leader funding under the current rural...
    • Animal Welfare
      644. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the report submitted by Dublin Zoo to the National Parks and Wildlife Service which detailed that the zoo had over 100...
    • National Parks
      645. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to increase the number of national parks here (details supplied); her views on whether more national parks would have a...
    • Architectural Heritage
      646. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which the built environment continues to be protected for the benefit of present and future generations; and if she...
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
      647. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the NPWS will make available the conservation rangers' reports, vet reports and hare capture reports for the 2016-17 hare...
    • Waterways Ireland Remit
      648. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has considered the implications of increasing powers to Waterways Ireland, as proposed in the Heritage Bill 2016; and if she...
    • National Museum
      649. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the process by which an association (details supplied) can have the Ardagh Chalice put on display in the village of Ardagh as part of...
    • Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme Payments
      650. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason for the delay in providing already approved compensation to a person (details supplied) and others in similar situations...
    • Rural Development Policy
      651. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she has taken to identify and ameliorate the primary issues hindering rural development, especially in regard to counties...
    • Arts Promotion
      652. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she continues to encourage the promotion and development of the arts, with particular reference to the...
    • National Heritage Plan
      653. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which various at-risk heritage sites and buildings within counties Sligo and Leitrim continue to be protected; and if...
    • Arts Funding
      656. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which local community-based festivals within counties Sligo and Leitrim have benefitted from EU grant aid, directly or...
    • Philanthropy Initiatives
      659. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the arts sector continues to attract philanthropic support; the extent to which this support occurs; if she will provide a...
    • Departmental Schemes
      660. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the 2017 town and village renewal scheme will be announced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13147/17]
    • Irish Language
      661. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the action she is taking to support the Irish language; the initiatives she will enact to make the use of the Irish language more...
    • Commemorative Events
      662. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht his plans to re-establish the all-party consultation group on the decade of commemorations; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Arts Funding
      663. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the charge to the Exchequer of a 10% increase to the arts budget of her Department. [13278/17]
    • Compensation Schemes
      664. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to pay compensation to any farmer who has designated land which they cannot sell; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • National Museum
      665. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the National Museum of Ireland's Museum of Country Life in Castlebar has the necessary funding and resources to remain open to the...
    • Departmental Staff Remuneration
      666. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will confirm that in line with the one person one salary principle, no public servant that is a member of a State board or...
    • Film Industry Promotion
      668. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she encourages internationally the use of Ireland, particularly counties Sligo and Leitrim, as a film location;...
    • Arts Funding
      669. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide details on local authority contributions to the arts including their definition of arts funding and a breakdown...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      671. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason that €3.8 million of the capital carryover from 2016 into 2017 arising from an underspend on the decade of...
    • Built Heritage Investment Scheme
      673. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the criteria under the built heritage investment scheme; if an historical site (details supplied) would qualify for...
    • Local Authority Funding
      674. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when local authorities will receive funding under the structures at risk fund; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13673/17]
    • Departmental Staff Data
      675. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide details of employment within her Department including the number of persons that are employed in each office or...
    • Arts Council
      676. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of staff employed by the Arts Council. [13675/17]
    • Consultancy Contracts Expenditure
      677. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount her Department has spent on external consultant reports since 1 January 2011 in tabular form. [13676/17]
    • Heritage Council Funding
      678. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the application to the Heritage Council by a person (details supplied) for part funding for the re-thatching of a listed...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      679. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the total amount spent externally by her Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the...
    • Foreshore Licence Applications
      680. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 236 of 1 March 2017, if her Department's observations dated 13 May 2016 requested by the...
    • Greenways Development
      684. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress made in discussions between Irish Rail, Fingal County Council and her Department on the provision of a pedestrian and...
    • National Gallery
      685. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason a decision was made to appoint a director of the National Gallery of Ireland on a permanent basis rather than a...
    • Departmental Agencies Board Appointments
      686. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason the Public Appointments Service was not used when appointing a director of the National Gallery of Ireland and the...
    • Built Heritage Investment Scheme Applications
      687. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has received any application under the built heritage investment scheme or the built heritage jobs leverage scheme...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      691. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under her remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for staying in...
  • Department of Health
    • Home Help Service Provision
      692. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to part-time home help; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12876/17]
    • Commissions of Investigation
      693. To ask the Minister for Health the person or bodies at all levels that will be held accountable for the Grace case and the findings of the subsequent Devine and Resilience reports; and if he...
    • Abortion Legislation
      695. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the actions of an organisation (details supplied) that has been openly advertising and distributing abortion pills at various locations here...
    • Water Fluoridation
      697. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on fluoride in water and the research the Government relies upon that justifies the use of fluoride in water. [13504/17]
    • Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors Remuneration
      699. To ask the Minister for Health the total cost of the deal reached between the Health Service Executive and the Irish Medical Organisation for the restoration of the living out allowance for...
    • Hospitals Data
      700. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons currently waiting for ophthalmology assessment in the Mater hospital. [12796/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      702. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Cork can expect to have an assessment of need carried out. [12810/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      703. 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. [12813/17]
    • Health Reports
      704. To ask the Minister for Health his plans on publishing the primary eye care services report; if he will be publishing a national strategy to deal with the unacceptable levels of...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      705. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will have an assessment of need; the number of persons currently ahead of them on the list; and if he will make...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      706. To ask the Minister for Health the status of plans to grant automatic qualification to a medical card for children in receipt of domiciliary care allowance; and if he will make a statement...
    • Health Services Provision
      707. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a service which had been available to a person (details supplied) for a number of years is no longer available; and if he will arrange to have this...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      708. 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. [12837/17]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      709. To ask the Minister for Health if home help will be provided to a person (details supplied) who is urgently in need of same. [12841/17]
    • HSE Legal Cases
      710. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of money spent by the Health Service Executive in settling legal claims, that is, the total amount of combined settlements; the total amount spent...
    • Health Services Provision
      711. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is not being provided with a nurse on call service; his views on whether it is acceptable that the person has remained...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      712. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12854/17]
    • Mental Health Policy
      713. To ask the Minister for Health if the practice of face down restraint is permitted in HSE-run mental health inpatient units; and if records are kept and collated as to each instance in which...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      714. To ask the Minister for Health if a person that is ordinarily resident here but is currently a student in Hungary can qualify for a medical card; the reason a person studying in Hungary may...
    • National Lottery Funding Applications
      715. To ask the Minister for Health the lotto funding available through his Department that a centre (details supplied) can make an application for; the way this application can be made; and if...
    • Health Services Funding
      716. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the funding made available from his Department and the HSE to a centre (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Health Services Provision
      717. To ask the Minister for Health if he will request the HSE to revisit the decision to cease the public health nurse based in Tipperary town, County Tipperary, from calling weekly to a centre...
    • Occupational Therapy
      718. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has to wait 15 months to see an occupational therapist; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12873/17]
    • Medicinal Products Supply
      719. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the negotiations his Department is conducting with the relevant stakeholders for the provision of the respreeza therapy for persons...
    • Accident and Emergency Services Provision
      720. To ask the Minister for Health when the new emergency department will open with regard to University Hospital Limerick; his plans for the recruitment of staff for this unit; the number of...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      721. To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on whether to add the free style libre flash glucose monitoring system to the reimbursement list; and if he will make a statement...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      722. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a medical card ceased in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12885/17]
    • Health Services
      723. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12886/17]
    • Hospital Transfers
      724. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) is eligible to receive a transfer to Mallow General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12892/17]
    • Cancer Services Provision
      726. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons in County Donegal who have been referred to the northwest radiotherapy unit at the Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Derry to undergo...
    • European Health Insurance Card
      727. To ask the Minister for Health if an Irish citizen currently studying in an EU-EEA state can use their European Health Insurance Card, EHIC, for medical treatment here; if in Hungary dental...
    • Medicinal Products
      745. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to grant an importation licence for medical cannabis containing THC for a person (details supplied) [12922/17]
    • Health and Social Care Professionals Regulation
      746. To ask the Minister for Health the number of social workers who have been investigated and prosecuted to date for operating with the title of social worker but without being registered with...
    • Health and Social Care Professionals Registration Boards
      747. To ask the Minister for Health the number of HSE managers that have been disciplined or sanctioned since 2013 as a consequence of a discovery that a social worker or social workers operating...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      748. To ask the Minister for Health when surgery will be provided for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12934/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      749. To ask the Minister for Health the further measures he is taking to ensure the safety of vulnerable children and adults in the care of the State in day care settings and residential; and if...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      750. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite surgery for a person (details supplied) at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12938/17]
    • Home Help Service Data
      753. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who have been approved home help or a home support package but who are currently on a waiting list to receive either due to a lack of...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      754. To ask the Minister for Health if he will schedule an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12949/17]
    • Hospital Services
      755. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has not had their x-rays read and was informed that they would not be looked at any time soon. [12953/17]
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage
      756. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the change in the type two diabetic test strips reimbursement. [12954/17]
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      757. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the absence of certain equipment and training to the national ambulance service in County Cork which is critical to the...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme
      758. To ask the Minister for Health if he will include Crohn's disease and epi pens under the long- term illness scheme. [12962/17]
    • Maternity Services Provision
      759. To ask the Minister for Health if a clinical director for maternity services has been appointed for the South-South West Hospital Group; the name of that person; if the role is clearly...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      761. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be facilitated with cataract surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12971/17]
    • Maternity Services Provision
      762. To ask the Minister for Health the capital investment allocated into specialised equipment for diagnostics for pregnant women in CUMH over the past five years; and if he will make a...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      764. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for improvement of mental health services in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12979/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      765. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a medical card for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12984/17]
    • Freedom of Information Requests
      766. To ask the Minister for Health the reason his Department has not provided correspondence between him and a person (details supplied) and any other person regarding plans for, discussion of,...
    • Medical Card Applications
      770. To ask the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12995/17]
    • Hospital Equipment
      771. To ask the Minister for Health the annual running costs of the mobile MRI scanner unit at South Tipperary General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12996/17]
    • Orthodontic Services
      773. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment for orthodontic treatment. [13000/17]
    • Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists
      774. To ask the Minister for Health the detail of the orthodontic treatment waiting lists with the Health Service Executive Offaly division. [13005/17]
    • Accident and Emergency Departments
      775. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to liaise with the Ministers for Finance and Social Protection regarding penalties or programmes for otherwise healthy persons that cost the State...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      776. To ask the Minister for Health the dates and the criteria that will be followed for a person (details supplied) waiting for two hip operations. [13061/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      777. To ask the Minister for Health if there are data available on patient waiting list numbers and waiting times for a number of procedures (details supplied). [13062/17]
    • Health Screening Programmes
      778. To ask the Minister for Health if there are data available to support a matter (details supplied) in terms of the number of persons that receive a negative diagnosis from a biopsy, having...
    • Health Services
      779. To ask the Minister for Health if there are data available on the number of diagnoses of coeliac disease that are confirmed in the absence of such a biopsy, in view of the need to...
    • Health Screening Programmes
      780. To ask the Minister for Health if the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE, guidelines are still the agreed protocols in place for medical management of coeliac disease...
    • Health Services
      783. To ask the Minister for Health if there are tools and resources in place to collect, analyse and evaluate data in terms of both patient compliance post-diagnosis, for example, diet, annual...
    • Health Services Expenditure
      784. To ask the Minister for Health if there are figures available that can quantify the cost to the health service of patient care for those living with coeliac disease, in terms of direct...
    • School Curriculum
      786. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a plan in place to develop educational supports within junior and senior schools possibly under the CSPE curriculum to support needs (details...
    • Health Services Funding
      787. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to review funding or the appropriateness of managing funding for persons with coeliac disease within the disability section of a service rather than...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      788. To ask the Minister for Health the total saving achieved per annum by removing the cost of gluten free products from medical cards since the cut was introduced in 2012; and his plans to...
    • Health Services Funding
      789. To ask the Minister for Health the criteria for funding voluntary day-care centres; if it is per number of service users or percentage of running costs; if there is a national standard for...
    • Hospital Staff Data
      790. To ask the Minister for Health the number of consultant neurologists currently employed and serving the north west region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13082/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      791. To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made in respect of a medical card application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13084/17]
    • Orthodontic Services
      792. To ask the Minister for Health the status of orthodontic treatment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13086/17]
    • HSE Governance
      793. To ask the Minister for Health the number of monthly meetings of the HSE's national performance oversight group which have taken place to date and the dates of such meetings. [13088/17]
    • Hospital Staff
      794. To ask the Minister for Health the number of occasions on which any senior manager or CEO of any hospital or hospital group has been brought before the HSE's national performance oversight...
    • Occupational Therapy
      795. To ask the Minister for Health the number of adults who have been waiting less than three months, between three and six months, between six and nine months, between nine and 18 months, and...
    • Medical Card Data
      796. To ask the Minister for Health the number of medical cards as of 1 March 2017; the number of general practitioner cards on the same date; and the number for each type of card issued on a...
    • Respite Care Services
      797. To ask the Minister for Health the number of respite beds and their location in County Kildare for persons with intellectual disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      798. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children on the waiting list for speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy in County Kildare; the length of time the...
    • Care of the Elderly Provision
      799. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of the Alzheimer's day care centre for south Kildare which is currently being housed in Moore Abbey; if there are plans to move...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      800. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for a three-year delay in patients being seen by the weight-management multi-disciplinary team in St. Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown; and if...
    • Medicinal Products Prices
      801. To ask the Minister for Health the status of negotiations between his Department and pharmaceutical companies to secure an agreed price for the drug Savitex (details supplied). [13166/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      802. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the lack of regulation for the sale and supply of hearing instruments and hearing assessments; his plans to address the...
    • HSE Waiting Lists
      803. To ask the Minister for Health the number of adults and children currently on HSE waiting lists, by region and county, for hearing assessments and or the fitting of a hearing aid; and if he...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      805. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the addition of the drug Questran light to the GMS scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13172/17]
    • Maternity Services Provision
      806. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for the introduction of the anomaly scan at Cavan General Hospital; if it will be available full time at the hospital; the number of days per week it...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      807. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a hospital appointment. [13193/17]
    • EU Directives
      809. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that in 2016 the EU cross-border health-care directive, which allows Irish citizens obtain treatment in other...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      810. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment and treatment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13207/17]
    • National Children's Hospital Expenditure
      811. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 524 of 7 March 2017, the details of the mechanism by which inflation in construction costs from 3% to 9% accounts for a...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Applications
      813. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be provided with a wheelchair which they applied for in January 2017. [13218/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      814. 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. [13222/17]
    • Psychological Services
      815. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that only one child psychologist is employed by the HSE in Cork south to deal with over 200 referrals per year...
    • Departmental Properties
      816. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the public health centre in Knockanana, County Wicklow which has been unused for a number of years; the prospects of it being used for community...
    • Health Reports
      817. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the fact that 73% of respondents to a research study by an organisation (details supplied) are of the view that drinking to excess is part of...
    • General Practitioner Data
      818. To ask the Minister for Health the details of general practitioners in the Ballybrack and Shankill area that have a GMS list and are still accepting new patients; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      819. To ask the Minister for Health the number of hospital beds per 1,000 of the population; if there is data relating to these figures in a comparable context in respect of other OECD countries;...
    • Disability Services Provision
      820. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of needs assessments by assessment of needs officers in areas (details supplied) in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health Reports
      821. To ask the Minister for Health when the national review of cardiac services will be undertaken; when the terms of reference will be published; the person or body that will be carrying out...
    • Hospital Services
      830. To ask the Minister for Health if the option of having two distinct PPCI centres here namely a 24-7 service or a 9 to 5 service as per the model of ACS services will remain in place; and if...
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      840. To ask the Minister for Health if he will confirm that in line with the one person one salary principle, no public servant that is a member of a State board or agency under the control of...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      841. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a MRI scan for a person (details supplied). [13332/17]
    • Accident and Emergency Departments
      843. To ask the Minister for Health if he has satisfied himself that the various initiatives taken addressing overcrowding at accident and emergency departments throughout the country and...
    • Regional Health Forums
      844. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to review the standing orders of the regional health forums across the State; the frequency of their meetings; and if he will prioritise a national...
    • HSE Staff Data
      845. To ask the Minister for Health the number of HSE staff that have been removed from employment following reviews of services or assessment of practices since 2010. [13370/17]
    • Primary Care Centres
      847. To ask the Minister for Health the designated number of health and social care professionals allocated to the East City Primary Health Centre, Doughiska, Galway; and if he will make a...
    • Primary Care Services Provision
      848. To ask the Minister for Health the outpatient services that are available for older persons at the East City Primary Health Centre, Doughiska, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Primary Care Centres
      849. To ask the Minister for Health the number of whole-time equivalent staff positions that have been approved for the East City Primary Health Centre, Doughiska, Galway; the number that are...
    • Hospital Services
      852. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will take to have a person (details supplied) admitted to the rehabilitation unit in Mullingar, County Westmeath, for necessary rehabilitation...
    • Speech and Language Therapy
      853. To ask the Minister for Health the number of speech and language therapists employed by the HSE that are providing services in Dublin north west and Dublin north central; his views on...
    • HSE Staff Data
      854. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a breakdown of vacancies in the HSE that are based in Dublin north west and Dublin north central. [13390/17]
    • Maternity Services Provision
      856. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons currently waiting on gynaecological referrals in the Rotunda Hospital, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      858. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to include, by statutory instrument, persons with severe chronic pain and persons that suffer spasticity from cerebral palsy in accessing medicinal...
    • Medicinal Products
      859. To ask the Minister for Health the actions his Department can employ to prevent the dissemination of illegal abortion pills here; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      860. To ask the Minister for Health the targets in place for reducing outpatient waiting times in Naas General Hospital in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13404/17]
    • General Practitioner Services
      861. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children that have been refused access to their first choice of general practitioner service for children under six years of age; and if he will...
    • Parking Charges
      862. To ask the Minister for Health if the policy of charging cancer patients car parking fees in Naas Hospital will be abolished; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13409/17]
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Administration
      863. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13410/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      864. To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on a medical card application by a person (details supplied); if he will take into consideration the urgency in processing this...
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      865. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7 will receive an appointment for speech and language therapy. [13422/17]
    • Drug Treatment Programmes Availability
      866. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a new pilot scheme for an MS drug; the procedure to get on such a scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13426/17]
    • Health Services Staff Data
      867. To ask the Minister for Health the current registered nurse-to-patient ratios and doctor-to-patient ratios, respectively; the safe levels required; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Maternity Strategy
      868. To ask the Minister for Health the cost of implementing the national maternity strategy; the current funding allocated for same; the funding earmarked to implement it across the next couple...
    • Midwifery Services
      869. To ask the Minister for Health the current standard (details supplied) for midwifery staffing; the cost of bringing the current Irish levels in line with this; and if he will make a...
    • Health Services Staff
      870. To ask the Minister for Health the current international and best practice standards for consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists; the cost of bringing the current Irish levels in line...
    • Medicinal Products Regulation
      871. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the orphan medicinal products regulation; if his attention has been drawn to the monopoly that pharmaceutical companies can hold for orphan...
    • Prescriptions Charges
      872. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of abolishing prescription charges; the estimated cost of lowering the drug payment scheme threshold in €20 intervals; and if he will...
    • Medical Card Data
      873. To ask the Minister for Health the current average cost of a GP visit card; the current average cost of a GP visit card for under six years of age; the current average cost of a GP visit...
    • Hospital Transfers
      874. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which a person (details supplied) will be transported to Galway university hospital for an emergency procedure if not by the HSE national ambulance...
    • Ambulance Service
      875. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a concluded review on the HSE's ambulance service handling a 999 call on 28 October 2010 (details supplied) will not be published by the HSE; and if...
    • General Practitioner Services
      876. To ask the Minister for Health if he will encourage the HSE to support the innovative plan put together by the general practitioners in Thurles, County Tipperary to maintain the patient list...
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      877. To ask the Minister for Health the progress in the sourcing of a replacement general practitioner for the retiring general practitioner in Cappawhite, County Tipperary; and if he will make a...
    • General Practitioner Services
      878. To ask the Minister for Health the progress being made in negotiations with general practitioners that will see the problem of replacing retiring rural general practitioners resolved; and if...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      879. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of providing a single property to accommodate a children's health facility, at which a school age team would deliver services, at the HSE's...
    • Health Services Data
      880. To ask the Minister for Health the current cost of accommodating children's health services in Roscommon town at the multiple sites in which services are currently being delivered by school...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      881. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to add pain amplification syndrome and chronic fatigue to the long-term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13466/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      882. To ask the Minister for Health the resources he is providing to assist persons with Prader-Willi syndrome and their carers (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      883. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase the number of mental health teams to assist persons with Prader-Willi syndrome (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      885. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase the provision of medical cards for persons with Prader-Willi syndrome (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      888. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied). [13481/17]
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      889. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of a primary health care centre (details supplied) in Dublin; the timeline for its construction and completion; and if he will make...
    • Long Stay Residential Units
      890. To ask the Minister for Health if he will have a long-term stay bed made available to a person (detail supplied) in County Cork. [13486/17]
    • General Practitioner Services
      891. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the proposal from general practitioners in Thurles, County Tipperary to replace a general practitioner that is due to retire very soon; and if he...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      892. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there is no physiotherapist in a school (details supplied) since September 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13490/17]
    • Ministerial Meetings
      893. To ask the Minister for Health if he has met with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, including representatives of individual companies, in the past year; if the Cannabis for...
    • Hospital Services
      894. To ask the Minister for Health the consultations he has had on the development of MRH Portlaoise emergency department; the consultations he has had regarding 24-7 mental health cover,...
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      895. To ask the Minister for Health the actions being taken (details supplied) to resolve the respite issues of disabled children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13495/17]
    • Health Services Staff Recruitment
      896. To ask the Minister for Health when funding will be provided to an organisation (details supplied) in order to allow it to recruit a person, who was appointed pending funding, for the...
    • Medical Card Applications
      897. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the HSE is now requesting weekly travel receipts from students that are attending third level overseas (details supplied) in the assessment of their...
    • National Children's Hospital Location
      898. To ask the Minister for Health his views regarding the logic to developing the new children's hospital, without ensuring the co-location of the new maternity hospital, in view of the...
    • Occupational Therapy
      899. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) can access an appointment with an occupational therapist to assess accommodation needs; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      900. 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. [13530/17]
    • Ministerial Meetings
      901. To ask the Minister for Health further to the meeting that took place on 6 December 2016 with a person (details supplied), if he will contact the person directly and outline any steps that...
    • Disabled Drivers Grant
      902. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to grant funding for persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13532/17]
    • Child Abuse Reports
      903. To ask the Minister for Health the number of allegations of sexual abuse made to the HSE or the previous health boards by persons that were fostered or by their families in respect of time...
    • Hospital Procedures
      904. To ask the Minister for Health if he will arrange to have an urgent date provided for a medical procedure in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health Services Data
      905. To ask the Minister for Health the length of time persons have to wait from general practitioner referral for an appointment for initial examination and breast screening check at the Mater...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      906. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a grant available to help persons with sight issues to purchase equipment (details supplied). [13574/17]
    • Health Services Funding
      907. To ask the Minister for Health the level of funding that has been provided by his Department or agencies under its remit to individual local authorities for the provision of life-saving...
    • Medical Card Applications
      909. To ask the Minister for Health if an application for a medical card by a 21 year old full-time student living at home with their parents is assessed on household income or only on the income...
    • Health Insurance Cover
      910. To ask the Minister for Health the action he will take regarding insurance companies refusing to provide cover for neurological paediatricians prescribing medicinal cannabis; the way he will...
    • Medicinal Products Licensing
      911. To ask the Minister for Health if any person that has applied to his Department regarding the new cannabis legislation succeeded in getting the required drug to treat epilepsy or Dravet...
    • Health Services Staff Training
      912. To ask the Minister for Health if the sponsorship of nursing and midwives third level education initiatives is still available within the Health Service Executive; and if he will make a...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Eligibility
      913. To ask the Minister for Health if he will request that South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital refer a person (details supplied) for treatment in a private hospital via the National...
    • Hospital Procedures
      914. To ask the Minister for Health if he will confirm that the next appointment for surgery will take place in respect of a person (details supplied); and the way the person can receive priority...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Eligibility
      915. To ask the Minister for Health when the next initiative of National Treatment Purchase Fund funding will be made available to South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, for persons...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Data
      916. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of the National Treatment Purchase Fund €5 million funding that has been provided to the South-South West Hospitals Group for the day case...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      917. 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. [13636/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      918. 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. [13640/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      919. To ask the Minister for Health when a comprehensive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services service will be provided to a person (details supplied); the provision made to ensure that all...
    • Hospitals Data
      920. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of public money spent in each of the past five years in respect of treatment in hospitals by the Health Service Executive (details supplied); if...
    • Departmental Funding
      921. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide details of all State funding allocation in relation to AIDS/HIV prevention to LGBT and non-LGBT organisations over the past ten years, in...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      922. To ask the Minister for Health the steps being taken to address the growing waiting times in Naas hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13655/17]
    • Hospital Records
      923. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide medical assessment records in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry in view of the fact person has experienced difficulty...
    • Medical Card Applications
      924. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal can expect to have a decision made in respect of a medical card; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Procedures
      925. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied ) will have surgery. [13666/17]
    • Vaccination Programme
      926. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 446 of 13 December 2016, if he will ensure that a final reply is issued as soon as possible in view of the fact no...
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      927. To ask the Minister for Health when the position of the sarcoma specialist at St. Vincent's Hospital will be filled; the current status of the recruitment process; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Procedures
      928. 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. [13709/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      929. To ask the Minister for Health the reason funding was refused by the Health Service Executive to supply a nurse to a person (details supplied) who has been out of school since February 2017....
    • Home Help Service Data
      930. To ask the Minister for Health the number of home help hours provided by the Health Service Executive for each of the years 2011 to 2016, by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility
      931. To ask the Minister for Health the reason long term illness benefit is cut off at 16 years of age for mental illness but not for other illnesses; the reason the medical card is withdrawn for...
    • Hospital Procedures
      932. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have surgery arranged. [13741/17]
    • Health Services Expenditure
      933. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to alter the living donor reimbursement scheme in order that stay at home parents would be compensated for child care costs which will ensue as a...
    • Health Services Provision
      934. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13749/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      935. To ask the Minister for Health if an urgent hospital appointment in the neurology department will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      936. To ask the Minister for Health the 33 residential centres run by St. John of God for persons with disabilities that are currently deemed by HIQA to be non compliant with regulations, in...
    • Mental Health Services
      939. To ask the Minister for Health the dementia services available for the under 65s nationally and specifically in the Dublin South West constituency; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Procedures
      940. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be admitted to hospital for a procedure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13757/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      941. To ask the Minister for Health if any adult cystic fibrosis, CF, patients were accommodated in wards within University Hospital Limerick other than in the CF unit since the unit opened; if...
    • Primary Care Centres
      942. To ask the Minister for Health if the works to be carried out at a health centre (details supplied) are significant; if it will affect the services provided; and if he will make a statement...
    • General Medical Services Scheme Administration
      943. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding making translarna available through the general medical scheme scheme following additional data which has been given to the Health...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review
      944. To ask the Minister for Health the progress to date in implementing the recommendations contained in chapter five of the review of the nursing home support scheme and, specifically, work...
    • Medical Card Data
      945. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which a person (details supplied) in County Sligo has access to a medical card to cover costs associated with treatments prior to March 2017; and...
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      946. To ask the Minister for Health the number of women that have availed of the screening for cervical cancer in each the years 2010 to 2016. [13803/17]
    • Vaccination Programme
      947. To ask the Minister for Health the age groups that receive the free meningococcal B vaccine; his plans to extend the free meningococcal B vaccine to all children; if his attention has been...
    • Health Services Provision
      948. To ask the Minister for Health when a €75 public charge was introduced for an appointment for necessary chemotherapy treatment; and if this is a policy of any hospital that provides...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Payments
      949. To ask the Minister for Health further to parliamentary question numbers 499 and 500 of 14 February 2017 the reason Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, do...
    • Hospitals Data
      950. To ask the Minister for Health the number and which hospitals do not collect inpatient and outpatient cancellation data; the reason this data is not being collected; if there are plans to...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      951. To ask the Minister for Health the information relating to waiting lists which exists for Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, in view of problems with...
    • Nursing Home Services
      953. To ask the Minister for Health the details of all meetings between his Department and Nursing Homes Ireland from 2011 to date, in tabular form. [13821/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      956. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to allocate funding to service providers that accommodate children with disabilities moving into adult services; if so, when this funding will be in...
    • Hospitals Capital Programme
      957. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the Susie Long project planned for St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny; if the HSE plans to provide funding for the project; the section within the HSE...
    • Hospital Services
      958. To ask the Minister for Health if angiogram services will be provided at St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny, in view of the number of persons from the area who must travel to Dublin for the...
    • Drug and Alcohol Task Forces
      960. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of funding made available to each local and regional drug task force for each year from 2012 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Hospital Services
      961. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to implement the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism's recommendation that an eight-bed national centre for patients suffering and...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      962. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be called for an operation, having had it cancelled twice already; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13873/17]
    • Home Care Packages Funding
      965. To ask the Minister for Health the reason legislation has not been put in place with regard to HIQA (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13908/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      966. To ask the Minister for Health the position with regard to a closed respite house in Listowel County Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13909/17]
    • Home Help Service
      967. To ask the Minister for Health when the gratuity payment due to certain home help workers will be made in lieu of pensions payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13915/17]
    • Departmental Bodies
      968. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the national steering group established to develop policy on a major trauma system for Ireland; if any of the proposals include closing emergency...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      969. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children with disabilities in receipt of home support services in each LHO for each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and the number...
    • Departmental Funding
      971. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the business case of the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, IrSPEN, with the HSE; when same is likely to be progressed; and if...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      972. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13965/17]
    • General Medical Services Scheme
      973. To ask the Minister for Health if he will permit two children (details supplied) to attend their choice of general practitioner under the GMS scheme; and if his attention has been drawn...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      974. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which the benefit of the single market applies throughout all European countries (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      977. To ask the Minister for Health the additional funding that was allocated to respite services for persons with disabilities in County Louth in budget 2017, as per commitments made by the...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      979. To ask the Minister for Health the level of funding allocated to the Mo Shaol initiative in County Louth in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14018/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      982. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment for a CT angiogram at Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a...
    • Housing Policy
      983. To ask the Minister for Health if, in a case (details supplied) whereby there is a lien on a home in lieu of medical bills and the person dies but there are still relatives in the house, it...
    • HSE Properties
      984. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for the disused health centre in Shillelagh, County Wicklow; the avenue for submitting a proposal for its future use as a community facility; and if...
    • Medical Card Applications
      986. To ask the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14030/17]
    • HSE Expenditure
      987. To ask the Minister for Health the exact annual cost of leasing a new premises for the HSE (details supplied). [14031/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      988. To ask the Minister for Health if he will instruct the HSE to find a residential placement for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14051/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility
      989. To ask the Minister for Health the supports, financial or otherwise, that are in place for a family to take a person (details supplied) home to Ireland from England; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      990. To ask the Minister for Health the number of employees across his Department and each agency or organisation under the aegis of his Department who are suspended from work without prejudice...
    • Health Products Regulatory Authority
      991. To ask the Minister for Health the way the HPRA is funded; the proportion of that funding which is from pharmaceutical companies; the measures taken by his Department to prevent undue...
    • Proposed Legislation
      992. To ask the Minister for Health if the HPRA has met representatives of the pharmaceutical industry or other interested parties to discuss the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016;...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      993. To ask the Minister for Health the funding for HSE and other voluntary agencies which is provided for residential care for persons with disabilities; the way the level of service is agreed...
    • Health Services Expenditure
      994. To ask the Minister for Health the indirect State funding, through tax deductible medical expenses, including health insurance or other tax breaks, on building or developing health...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments
      995. To ask the Minister for Health the reasons persons with private health insurance are now charged for using emergency departments in public hospitals; the reason for this practice; and if he...
    • Hospital Services
      996. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the minor injuries unit at Louth County Hospital can only treat persons over the age of 14; his plans to enable the unit to treat persons below age...
    • Hospitals Data
      997. To ask the Minister for Health the number of surgical beds located in Louth County Hospital; the number of surgical procedures which have been undertaken in Louth County Hospital in 2016 and...
    • Hospital Services
      998. To ask the Minister for Health if oncology outpatient treatment is available at Louth County Hospital; if not, if he will consider introducing oncology outpatient clinics at the hospital for...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      999. To ask the Minister for Health the current waiting time for each relevant hospital for MRI scans under the public system. [14090/17]
    • National Maternity Hospital
      1000. To ask the Minister for Health if governance issues have been resolved regarding the proposed new national maternity hospital at a site owned by a religious group (details supplied); his...
    • Hospital Services
      1001. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the paediatric and maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital; if they are to be downgraded, the locations these services will move to; and if...
    • Vaccination Programme
      1003. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the efforts undertaken to date to raise awareness concerning the dangers of meningitis with particular reference to ongoing or planned...
    • Hospital Services
      1004. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the electro encephalogen service has been reduced from a four day to a two day service in Sligo University...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      1005. To ask the Minister for Health the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the barristers, junior and...
    • Professional Qualifications
      1006. To ask the Minister for Health when an application with the NMBI will be finalised for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14155/17]
    • Home Help Service
      1007. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on waiting lists for home help in counties Laois and Kildare; and the length of time they are on those lists. [14157/17]
    • Ambulance Service
      1008. To ask the Minister for Health if there is any policy or procedural item which prevents a first response responder paramedic working with the ambulance service in Northern Ireland from...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      1009. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to reduce the costs of the fair deal scheme in 2017 or 2018; if the scheme can be expanded to include care being provided in the home; and if he...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      1010. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if methane emissions can be reduced or capped without harming the agricultural sector; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Climate Change Policy
      1011. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if Ireland will be represented at the global symposium on soil organic carbon being held in Rome under the auspices of the FAO...
    • Installation Aid Scheme Applications
      1012. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) who applied for installation aid in 2003 did not receive it; if their application will be...
    • GLAS Payments
      1013. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the GLAS scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason for the delay in issuing...
    • Forestry Grants
      1015. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the case of a person (details supplied) who is requesting compensation for forestry that was burnt; and if he will...
    • Single Payment Scheme Expenditure
      1016. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12863/17]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      1017. 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. [12898/17]
    • Maritime Jurisdiction
      1018. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for and the consultation process behind the decision to legislate to allow Northern Ireland registered vessels access to...
    • Installation Aid Scheme Applications
      1019. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons under 40 years of age with a green certificate that started farming between 2000 and 2008 and did not draw...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Data
      1020. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons under 40 years of age with a green certificate that started farming between 2000 and 2008 that received...
    • Animal Welfare
      1022. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if consideration will be given to introducing legislation to provide for a licence for those selling pets irrespective of the number...
    • Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies
      1023. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of each of the sub sectors of agriculture to which the Common Agriculture Policy 2014 - 2020 is allocated; the...
    • Exceptional Needs Payments
      1025. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the other subsectors within farming that have received allocations from the European Commission for each of the years 2015, 2016,...
    • Brexit Issues
      1026. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the figures highlighted in a presentation by an organisation (details supplied) with respect to Ireland's percentage...
    • GLAS Data
      1027. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in receipt of GLAS 1 and GLAS 2 that have received 85% of their total 2016 payment, by county, in tabular...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Data
      1028. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons that applied for AEOS that have received their total 2016 payment, by county, in tabular form; the number of...
    • Greyhound Industry
      1029. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the Irish Greyhound Stud Book is the property of the State; the annual revenue it generated from 2000 to 2016 and to date in...
    • Aquaculture Licence Appeals
      1030. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the organisation responsible for the nomination of each of the current members appointed to the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      1031. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will increase the level of funding available for the cashflow support loan for farmers following reporting from banks due in...
    • GLAS Data
      1032. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in counties Cavan and Monaghan that have received GLAS payments since the start of 2017, in tabular form; if...
    • Coillte Teoranta
      1033. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of all Coillte owned sites in counties Cavan and Monaghan; the previous occasion investment took place at these sites;...
    • GLAS Applications
      1034. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will investigate a GLAS issue (details supplied) and make the required changes to the mistakenly inaccurate GLAS application;...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      1035. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an AEOS payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13195/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      1036. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13199/17]
    • Direct Payment Scheme
      1037. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address matters (details supplied) with regard to the European Commission's figures on direct payments for 2015. [13202/17]
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      1038. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of persons in county Tipperary that have not received 85% of the total 2016 payment for GLAS 1, GLAS 2 and AEOS;...
    • Animal Welfare Bodies
      1039. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the Government will increase its funding to an organisation (details supplied) to assist the organisation in tackling animal...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme
      1040. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding negotiations with the EU Commission on specific measures (details supplied); and when he expects these...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      1041. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person (details supplied) will qualify for a top up from the national reserve; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      1042. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will confirm that in line with the one person one salary principle, no public servant that is a member of a State board or...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      1043. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if due to the demand for the low cost loan scheme which resulted in all moneys being allocated within four weeks, he will make more...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      1044. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive their outstanding 2016 AEOS payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Rural Development Programme
      1045. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address calls from an organisation (details supplied) and its 6,000 membership for representation on the EU monitoring...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      1046. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive their AEOS 2 payment. [13420/17]
    • Veterinary Inspection Service
      1047. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if persons that have given long service as temporary veterinary inspectors with his Department will have public service pension...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme
      1048. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 703 of 19 July 2016, the status of a TAMS application by a person (details supplied) in view...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      1049. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive the final year AEOS 2 payment. [13506/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      1050. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will be made on a review of a GLAS 2 application submitted by a person (details supplied) in County Galway; when a...
    • Coillte Teoranta Activities
      1051. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which Coillte has fully complied with all of its own consultancy processes and procedures in respect of development...
    • Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations
      1053. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there are proposals to be considered under the CAP negotiations which would suggest that persons on pensions should not receive...
    • GLAS Payments
      1054. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment will issue to a person (details supplied). [13552/17]
    • Energy Policy
      1056. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if persons who use sludge for the growth of energy crops can still qualify for quality assurance in view of the fact the crop does...
    • Food Exports
      1057. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which a small farm (details supplied) may engage with the Food and Drug Administration agency in the United States with a...
    • Agriculture Scheme Data
      1058. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons applying for the basic payment scheme, single payment scheme, disadvantaged area scheme and areas of natural...
    • GLAS Data
      1064. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications received in the latest tranche of the GLAS scheme; the number of these that have been or will be admitted...
    • GLAS Payments
      1067. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13656/17]
    • GLAS Administration
      1068. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will rectify a records anomaly in the context of GLAS in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will...
    • GLAS Payments
      1069. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13667/17]
    • Laboratory Facilities
      1070. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the fit-out costs for the newly designed containment laboratory at the Backweston facility in County Kildare are included in the...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      1073. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an agri-environment options scheme payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Organic Farming Scheme Payments
      1074. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question Number 538 of 21 February 2017, when payments will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      1075. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 529 of 21 February 2017, when payments will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he...
    • GLAS Data
      1076. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of outstanding GLAS 1 and GLAS 2 payments to be paid in County Kildare and nationally; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility
      1077. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the criteria for entry to the national reserve recently changed; his views on whether the new criteria discriminate...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      1078. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a 2016 basic payment scheme and young farmers scheme payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if...
    • GLAS Payments
      1079. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13746/17]
    • GLAS Data
      1081. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in counties Cavan and Monaghan and throughout the country awaiting a GLAS payment, by county, in tabular form;...
    • Animal Diseases
      1082. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of cases of mycoplasma bovis that have been brought to the attention of his Department for each year since...
    • GLAS Payments
      1085. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive a GLAS payment. [13787/17]
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      1087. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive an AEOS payment. [13870/17]
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme
      1088. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the preparation of maps for the areas of natural constraints scheme review; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • GLAS Payments
      1090. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a GLAS payment. [13952/17]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Applications
      1091. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if it is possible for a person (details supplied) to submit a late basic payment scheme application for 2015 and 2016, in view of...
    • GLAS Data
      1092. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in County Westmeath who have not received 85% of their total 2016 GLAS 1, GLAS 2 and AEOS payments; the...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Data
      1093. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in County Westmeath enrolled in the areas of natural constraint scheme; his plans to update the process of...
    • GLAS Payments
      1094. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13981/17]
    • Departmental Staff Data
      1095. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 393 of 23 February 2017, if he will provide details with regard to the one member of staff...
    • Sugar Industry
      1096. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to reintroduce the growing of sugar beet and the manufacture of sugar therefrom here; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      1097. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors' firms involved; the...
    • Agriculture Scheme Appeals
      1098. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 210 of 22 February 2017, if he will review the case of a person (detail supplied). [14187/17]
    • Revenue Commissioners Investigations
      1099. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision was made that inspections being carried out by the Revenue Commissioners on behalf of his Department under the...
    • Fishing Vessel Licences
      1100. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the review of replacement capacity requirements under the sea-fishing boat licensing policy will be completed; when the...
    • Basic Payment Scheme
      1101. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason he did not impose some percentage clawback on leasing of entitlements without land to help fund the national reserve, as...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      1103. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to ANC payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14258/17]
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Funding
      1104. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to the funding of ANC payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      1105. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a suggestion with regard to the payment rates of ANCs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14260/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      1106. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a GLAS payment. [14265/17]
    • Ministerial Allowances
      1107. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under his remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for staying in...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Waste Disposal Charges
      1108. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when a final agreement will be reached in relation to bin charges; the measures that will be put in place for families...
    • Fisheries Offences
      1109. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the way in which his attention was drawn to Inland Fisheries Ireland not having the power to prosecute offences under...
    • Alternative Energy Projects
      1110. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if there will be a price set and some form of price regulation put in place to allow persons assess the economic...
    • Postal Services
      1111. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on whether the increase to €1 on the price of a postal stamp will deter persons using stamps and...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      1113. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of plans to extend broadband cover to a location (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a...
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      1116. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has contacted ComReg regarding the decision by some mobile phone companies not to make available to their...
    • Better Energy Homes Scheme
      1119. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason window replacement is not covered in the better energy warmer homes scheme; and if he will make a statement...
    • Energy Efficiency
      1121. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if the Government has participated in an energy efficiency audit on buildings owned by the State in an effort to save...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      1122. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of the availability of fast broadband to Lynn Cross, Mullingar, County Westmeath. [13267/17]
    • Ambulance Service
      1123. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason for the removal of an ambulance call centre (details supplied) from a new and revised contract agreement...
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      1124. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will confirm that in line with the one person one salary principle, no public servant that is a member of a State...
    • Broadcasting Service Provision
      1125. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans for the longwave mast at Clarkestown, County Meath; the nature of its functions; if it will be...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      1126. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when he envisages the roll out of fibre broadband to the area of Hollymount, Ballinrobe, County Mayo; and if he will...
    • Illegal Dumping
      1128. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the full details of a new initiative launched on 13 March 2017 to crack down on illegal dumping that will include the...
    • Bituminous Fuel Ban
      1130. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if an exemption can be granted to a society (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13780/17]
    • Post Office Network
      1131. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his assessment of the value and range of services which post offices provide to local communities; and if he will make a...
    • Fisheries Protection
      1133. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of protection staff assigned to the river Nore and Nore estuary, Kilkenny; if vacancies created by retirement...
    • Salmon Conservation Scheme
      1134. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to fund the works required on the river Nore, Kilkenny to remove blockages along the river for the safe...
    • Fisheries Protection
      1135. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if a compensation package will be put in place for eel fishermen that can no longer fish for eel due to restrictions for...
    • Fishing Licences
      1136. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the amount of money collected by IFI relative to fishing licences; the number of fisherman paying the extra...
    • Salmon Hardship Scheme
      1137. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the provision of a compensation package to buy out snap net fishermen on the river Nore; and if he will...
    • Inland Fisheries
      1138. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if a fish counter will be provided as promised by IFI and the OPW on the River Nore, Kilkenny City. [13874/17]
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      1139. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if a low-cost option for persons telephoning Government Departments and offices from mobile phone networks could be...
    • Geological Survey of Ireland
      1142. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the counties in which his Department or its agencies have conducted groundwater mapping investigations; and if the data...
    • Better Energy Homes Scheme
      1143. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if there will be any changes to the current criteria of the SEAI's better energy homeowner scheme which may cause an...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      1144. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms...
    • Bioenergy Strategy
      1146. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when the strategic environmental assessment of the draft National Bioenergy Plan, which was drafted in 2014 and has...
    • Climate Change Policy
      1147. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the roles he envisages in national climate policy for a number of provisions (details supplied); and his...
    • EU Directives
      1149. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if the Environmental Protection Agency has plans to act upon calls from interested stakeholders regarding reducing...
    • Water Pollution
      1150. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the health risks of spreading dog faeces on fields (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Climate Change Policy
      1151. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the measures being taken to offset the effects of climate change with particular reference to the encouragement of the...
    • Departmental Priorities
      1152. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his priorities under the headings of communications, climate action and the environment; the extent to which targets are...
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      1153. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which improvements have taken place in the quality of mobile telephone service with particular reference...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      1154. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the progress in relation to the provision of high quality and high speed broadband in all areas throughout the country...
    • Waste Management
      1155. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the guidelines or regulations appertaining to the dumping of various forms of waste at landfill facilities throughout...
    • Quarrying Sector
      1156. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which procedures to restore disused or exhausted quarries are in force having particular regard to the...
    • Climate Change Policy
      1159. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the progress to date in the meeting of international targets and agreements on carbon reduction; and if he will make a...
    • Environmental Protection Enforcement
      1160. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the degree to which he remains satisfied that adequate measures continue to be taken to ensure environmental protection...
    • Air Pollution
      1161. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which the levels of air pollution continue to be monitored; if the results are in keeping with best...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      1162. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under his remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Bus Éireann
      1163. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has consulted the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform regarding potential proposals to provide financial assistance to Bus...
    • Rail Services Provision
      1164. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether the decision to include the revised metro north project in the Government's Capital Investment Plan 2016 to 2021 is...
    • Aviation Issues
      1165. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has waived all traffic costs on military flights; if so, when this decision was made; and the cost to the Exchequer as a result of...
    • Road Tolls
      1166. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost of removing slip road tolls upon entry and exit to towns across the State. [13074/17]
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      1167. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has studied the proposed plans in Norway and the Netherlands to ban conventional vehicle sales in 2025; and if he will...
    • Airport Development Projects
      1168. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has analysed the recent decision of the Austrian Federal Administrative Court in relation to a proposed third runway at Vienna...
    • Electric Vehicles
      1169. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has proposed amending legislation to allow electric cars utilise preferential public parking and pay reduced parking fees on...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      1170. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if possible restrictions to diesel fuel motor vehicles could come into effect here, as seen in continental Europe; and if he will make a...
    • Railway Stations
      1172. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if CIÉ accepted a €3 million facilitation fee in 2016 in order to grant consent to the assignment of a development agreement...
    • Road Network
      1174. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the M3 motorway was not constructed as far as Cavan town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12887/17]
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      1175. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department or the National Transport Authority is providing funding to Dublin City Council for a cycle track as part of the S2S...
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      1176. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide funding for local improvement schemes for rural roads in view of the fact that the Minister for State with...
    • Road Projects Status
      1177. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the proposed M4 from Mullingar to Longford and onto Sligo due to the significant need and demand; and if he will make a...
    • Rail Network Expansion
      1178. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding that has been allocated to progress the metro north project since the publication of the capital plan. [12957/17]
    • Road Safety
      1180. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will arrange a review of safety issues in a location on a national primary route (details supplied) with a view to improving...
    • Driver Test Waiting Lists
      1181. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will expedite the scheduling of a driving test for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Swimming Pool Programme Status
      1182. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of funding for the Lucan swimming pool project; if draft architectural plans have been received and a final timescale given...
    • Public Transport Provision
      1183. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the Government policy regarding the provision of public transport infrastructure along existing transport corridors designated as...
    • Sports Facilities Provision
      1184. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to calls for a nationwide audit of sports facilities and the benefits of providing same in terms of more...
    • Roads Maintenance
      1185. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 1518 to 1520, inclusive, of 17 January 2017, which confirm the mandatory use of the design...
    • Rail Accidents
      1187. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide information on vehicular collision data to a bridge (details supplied) located in Sligo town; and if he will make a...
    • Road Projects Status
      1190. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the money allocated to date for the construction of a road (details supplied); when further funding will be allocated for the next...
    • Airport Security
      1191. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 308 of 1 March 2017, the conditions under which a business case for a preclearance facility...
    • Driver Licences
      1193. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to change the driver licence criteria for those over 70 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13204/17]
    • Seirbhísí Iompair
      1194. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport an tionscnamh 'Metro North’ i ndiaidh a bheith bogtha chun tosaigh, an aontaíonn sé gur chóir ainm Gaeilge a...
    • Sports Organisations
      1195. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attentions have been drawn to the comments made by a person (details supplied) on ladies football and camogie coming under the...
    • Sports Funding
      1196. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there is legislation in place to enforce sporting bodies to employ a certain number of women in senior positions or risk losing...
    • Taxi Licences Renewals
      1198. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will amend regulation 31 of the Taxi Regulation (Small Public Service Vehicles) Regulations 2015 for the age of SPSVs in order...
    • Roads Maintenance Funding
      1199. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will make the necessary funding available to carry out specific works (details supplied). [13266/17]
    • Ministerial Meetings
      1200. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will meet with a person (details supplied) in Waterford city the next time he visits the city; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      1202. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address the growing problem of uninsured drivers on roads; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9545/17]
    • Road Signage
      1203. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will review a matter (details supplied) and bring it to the attention of Transport Infrastructure Ireland, TII; if he will request...
    • Departmental Bodies Board Remuneration
      1204. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will confirm that in line with the one-person one-salary principle, no public servant who is a member of a State board or agency...
    • Roads Maintenance
      1205. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a junction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13340/17]
    • Railway Stations
      1206. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are train stations in south Kildare that are being considered to become unmanned stations. [13368/17]
    • Cycling Policy
      1207. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has examined international practice, specifically the Dutch model, whereby the majority of children, before they start secondary...
    • Rail Services Provision
      1208. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount that was spent on the interconnector, DART underground project which did not proceed; the percentage of the project that can...
    • Departmental Schemes
      1209. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps Fáilte Ireland and his Department took to ensure compliance with the terms of the grant scheme for large tourism projects...
    • Rail Services Provision
      1211. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide information on the project to extend the DART to Balbriggan, also serving the Skerries, Rush and Lusk and Donabate...
    • Public Transport Provision
      1212. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the action he will take to improve transport services and connectivity to and from the city centre for commuters, in view of capacity...
    • Ferry Services Expenditure
      1213. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department can fund the Buncrana to Rathmullan and the Greencastle to Magilligan ferries in County Donegal to build on the...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      1214. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has met with an organisation (details supplied) since assuming office; and if not, his plans to meet this organisation. [13563/17]
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      1215. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a capital sports grant application by a club (details supplied); when an announcement of funds allocated is expected under...
    • Local Authority Funding
      1216. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the level of funding provided by his Department or agencies under its remit to individual local authorities for the provision of life...
    • Road Safety
      1217. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will expand on recent reports to introduce testing for tractors over four years of age with regard to road safety; and if he will...
    • Swimming Pool Programme Funding
      1218. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13623/17]
    • Coast Guard Services
      1219. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of personnel working for the Coast Guard indicating whether workers are volunteers, part time or full time. [13628/17]
    • Road Projects Expenditure
      1222. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided for a road junction (details supplied) in view of the fact there has been an increase in road traffic...
    • Bus Services
      1224. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of increases in licences for routes (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13657/17]
    • Coast Guard Services
      1225. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to ensure that paramedics working with the Coast Guard shall be offered the opportunity to undergo further upskill training to...
    • Patient Transfers
      1226. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will meet officials from the Department of Health to examine the possibility of ensuring that, irrespective of the person's...
    • Sports Capital Programme Administration
      1227. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 711 of 31 January 2017, if he will publish the finalised scoring and weighting system for the...
    • Rural Transport Services Provision
      1228. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the policy he is pursuing or implementing relative to Bus Éireann and public transport services for rural Ireland; his plans to...
    • Taxi Data
      1229. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of taxis currently licensed and in use that are over ten years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13864/17]
    • Public Transport Provision
      1230. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of the proposed NTA plans to improve the public transport system with a network of park and ride sites; if he will identify...
    • Road Safety Strategy
      1231. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the specific initiatives he plans to introduce to address the issue of serious disimprovement in road safety in 2016; the timeline for...
    • Rail Services Provision
      1233. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to the contents of the NTA's Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area 2016-2035, if he will provide a timeframe for the...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      1234. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the detail of the types of fuel used by Irish Rail; the steps Irish Rail has taken to adopting a more environmentally friendly fleet; if...
    • Sport Ireland Expenditure
      1235. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of taxpayers' money that Sport Ireland has spent on legal fees in 2016 to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Olympic Games Ticketing Arrangements
      1236. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 421 of 23 February 2017, if he will ensure that the internal report by the Olympic Council of...
    • Road Projects Status
      1237. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the compulsory purchase order documentation has been published in respect of a specific realignment...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      1238. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the...
    • Civil Defence
      1239. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if members of the Civil Defence units are precluded from assisting in directing public traffic or assisting local authorities with...
    • EU Regulations
      1241. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to go ahead with his stated intention to transfer functions of noise regulation to the Irish Aviation Authority; and the...
    • Cycling Policy
      1244. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress on implementation of the national cycle policy framework received from local authorities and other stakeholders in 2013 and...
    • Rail Network
      1249. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of submissions on hand with the Commission for Rail Regulation from Iarnród Éireann which have not yet had a...
    • Tourism Data
      1250. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of successful applications of the most recent capital grants scheme for large tourism projects administered by Fáilte...
    • Rail Services
      1251. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of delays to commuter and DART services in Dublin between 2014 to 2017 to date due to signal faults or failures; and the...
    • Noise Pollution
      1252. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the failure of the Dublin Airport Authority to provide the community liaison group with the longitudinal measurements of...
    • Rural Transport Services
      1253. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the impact of the cuts sought by Bus Éireann management on rural connectivity. [11745/17]
    • State Airports
      1254. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the person or body that has been appointed to review the preclearance agreements in respect of Dublin and Shannon Airports. [8553/17]
    • Sports Facilities Provision
      1255. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ensure full completion of the national sports complex in Abbotstown; the timeframe for doing so; and if he will make a...
    • Sport and Recreational Development
      1256. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the national physical activity plan; his views on whether it has been effective; and the further actions and initiatives...
    • Traffic Calming Measures
      1257. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his general policy when it comes to funding traffic calming measures at schools; if there are proposals being considered by his...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      1258. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under his remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for staying in...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Legislative Programme
      1259. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 will be enacted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12992/17]
    • Low Pay Commission Expenditure
      1261. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total annual running costs of the Low Pay Commission. [13810/17]
    • Legislative Programme
      1263. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 will be enacted (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13911/17]
    • Manufacturing Sector
      1265. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of a manufacturing industry (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12803/17]
    • IDA Portfolio
      1266. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on a matter (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12826/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      1267. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of meetings she has had with British companies which wish to retain access to the Single Market after Brexit and wish to...
    • Job Creation Data
      1268. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of jobs created in the enterprise park, Kilmallock, County Limerick since 2014. [12882/17]
    • Work Permits Applications
      1269. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the review of the work permit for a person (details supplied); if assistance will be offered taking into account the...
    • Legislative Programme
      1270. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when she envisages the Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 will be enacted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13144/17]
    • Work Permits Applications
      1271. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of an application for a work permit by a person (details supplied) whose services are required urgently by a medical...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      1272. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of meetings and engagements she has had with the Industrial Development Agency, Enterprise Ireland and InterTrade Ireland...
    • Legislative Programme
      1273. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of legislation on a general scheme of copyright approved by the Government (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Departmental Programmes
      1274. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the actions her Department is taking to increase the levels of female entrepreneurship; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Brexit Issues
      1276. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she has read a report on Brexit (details supplied) which indicates that Ireland is among two countries whose GDPs will suffer the...
    • Departmental Bodies Board Remuneration
      1277. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will confirm that in line with the one person-one salary principle, no public servant who is a member of a State board or...
    • Residency Permits
      1278. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department has a record of any employer making an inquiry regarding employing and sponsoring the residency of a person...
    • Business Regulation
      1279. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will ensure more regulation in the beauty industry (details supplied). [13538/17]
    • Small and Medium Enterprises Supports
      1280. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if there is grant assistance or other supports available for SME companies in the services sector towards the cost of helping them...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      1281. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of staff employed within her Department for each of the years from 2012 to 2016 and to date in 2017 in tabular form;...
    • Third Level Education
      1282. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the drop in the number of students applying for third level courses in engineering and technology; her further views on...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      1283. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 308 of 8 March 2017, the number of workplace inspections and total amount of wages recovered in...
    • Job Losses
      1284. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the contact she had with the owners and or management of a company (details supplied) in Nenagh over the past 18 months; and if she...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      1290. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total amount spent externally by her Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Recruitment
      1291. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if it is standard practice for a private consultant to be used to recruit for non-commercial State employment vacancies; and if she...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      1292. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under her remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for staying in...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Child Care Services Funding
      1293. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if a community group (details supplied) can apply for funding and support to her Department in the provision of a community crèche...
    • Child Protection
      1294. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on a matter (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12824/17]
    • Child Care Services Funding
      1295. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding early years education; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12842/17]
    • Child Care Services Staff
      1297. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding early years education; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12920/17]
    • Child Care Services Funding
      1298. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the financial supports available to parents that return to work regarding child care; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Child Care Services Staff
      1299. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if consideration will be given to the circumstances of a person (details supplied) who now falls outside of the criteria outlined in the...
    • Departmental Bodies Board Remuneration
      1300. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will confirm that in line with the one person-one salary principle, no public servant who is a member of a State board or agency...
    • Schools Amalgamation
      1301. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department has been notified of changes in circumstances in a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a...
    • Youth Services Funding
      1303. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding arrangements for a group (details supplied) post July 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13570/17]
    • Child Care Services Staff
      1304. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if early years practitioners working in Government-funded early years settings are entitled to claim flat rate expenses in the same manner...
    • Adoption Legislation
      1305. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the constitutional right to privacy of the birth parent will be affected by the commencement of the Adoption (Information and...
    • Youth Services Funding
      1306. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if there is grant aid available to a scout group (detail supplied) to assist it in acquiring some land or the use of some land to further...
    • Foster Care
      1308. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the volume of cases handled by the Irish foster care association for 2016 has seen a...
    • Youth Services Funding
      1310. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if there is funding available through her Department for a one-off build for new premises for a play group (details supplied); if funding...
    • Child and Family Agency Investigations
      1311. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 815 of 28 February 2017, if the specific issue of the initial non-response of Tusla to the complaint...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      1312. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 463 of 23 February 2017, if she will provide details with regard to the seven members of staff...
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      1313. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the total amount spent externally by her Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the...
    • School Discipline
      1314. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on policies on the appropriate usage, utilisation and measure of forced absence sanctions or punishments, suspensions and...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      1318. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under her remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for staying in Dublin....
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      1319. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the savings that accrued to the Exchequer from the cuts to the Defence Forces personnel made under the Financial Emergency Measures in the...
    • Naval Service Vessels
      1321. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on a matter with regard to a vessel being named after a person (details supplied). [13262/17]
    • Civil Defence
      1322. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will address concerns that members of the Civil Defence can no longer assist gardaí with assisting in road traffic management; the...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      1323. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the progress that has been made in developing the role of women in peacekeeping functions, as has been highlighted by the Secretary General of...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      1324. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to address the increased threats to the State from cyberattacks and terrorism as identified in the Government’s White Paper on...
    • Air Corps Equipment
      1325. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to equip the Air Corps with fighter jets that are capable of defending Irish airspace; and if he has considered leasing options...
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      1326. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will provide a progress report on increases to personnel in the Army, Air Corps, Naval Service and Reserve to meet the proposals in the...
    • Defence Forces Strength
      1328. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will provide a comparative breakdown of Defence Force personnel from 2009, prior to the introduction of cuts arising from the Financial...
    • Defence Forces Medicinal Products
      1330. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question No. 48 of 9 November 2016, if he considers the development of the potential side effects of mefloquine,...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      1331. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number and ranks of the Defence Forces personnel who served in sub-Saharan Africa in 2015; and the duration of their posting. [12967/17]
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      1332. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost to the Exchequer of returning the Reserve Defence Forces to pre-2009 levels. [13044/17]
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      1333. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost of restoring retrospectively the weekly €50 increase for members of the Army Ranger wing back to 2006 as awarded by the...
    • Defence Forces Funding
      1335. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will provide an incremental breakdown of the cuts that have been imposed on the Defence Forces since 2010. [13050/17]
    • Protected Disclosures
      1336. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if Defence Forces regulations as they currently stand allow for military personnel to contact the Health and Safety Authority directly. [13271/17]
    • Defence Forces Equipment
      1337. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if technical personnel in the Army and Air Corps are permitted to bring home issue overalls and other uniform clothing that have been...
    • Commemorative Medals
      1338. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when a person (details supplied) will receive a 1916 Centenary Commemorative medal. [13319/17]
    • Departmental Bodies Board Remuneration
      1339. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will confirm that, in line with the one person one salary principle, no public servant who is a member of a State board or agency under...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      1340. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence will make a decision regarding the payment of an Army Ranger wing allowance that was the subject of an arbitration in 2010 (details supplied)....
    • Defence Forces Strength
      1341. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the most up-to-date figures for the strength of the Permanent Defence Force with regard to all three services and all ranks; the gender...
    • Defence Forces Reserve Strength
      1342. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the most up-to-date figures for the strength of the Reserve Defence Forces with regard to all three services and all ranks; the gender...
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      1343. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of additional recruits the Defence Forces recruited in 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Defence Forces Veterans
      1344. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will provide a service medal for members of the Defence Forces that were involved at Jadotville; if members of the Defence Forces will be...
    • Commemorative Medals
      1345. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will review an application for a service medal (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14108/17]
    • Departmental Legal Costs
      1346. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the total amount spent externally by his Department on legal advice for each year since 2015; the solicitors firms involved; the barristers,...
    • Ministerial Allowances
      1347. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will confirm that no Minister or Minister of State under his remit since 2011 has claimed overnight expenses for staying in Dublin. [14564/17]