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Written answers

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

  • Department of Defence
    • European Defence Action Plan
      9. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if Ireland will block progress towards the establishment of a common European fund for military research and co-operation to prevent the further...
    • Overseas Missions Data
      10. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of members of the Defence Forces who are currently serving overseas; the missions they are on; if he expects that number to rise or...
    • Air Corps Strength
      13. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to bring the Air Corps up to its staffing levels needed to perform all of its existing functions and reach its stabilised strength; and...
    • Defence Forces Reserve
      15. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to enhance the numbers and roles undertaken by the Army Reserve; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15428/17]
    • Air Corps Strength
      17. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to undertake an independent cost-benefit analysis of the cost of contracted air services as against a fully staffed and resourced Air...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      18. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when the Public Service Pay Commission analysis on the most appropriate pay levels for the public service, including the Defence Forces, will be...
    • Defence Forces Representative Organisations
      19. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to honour the terms and conditions of service of the representative association professional staff under Defence Forces regulation S6...
    • Air Corps Operations
      20. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the measures he will take to enhance the search and rescue capacity of the Air Corps as a back-up to the Coast Guard and RNLI; and if he will...
    • Defence Forces Funding
      22. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the way in which he plans to meet the 2% of GDP spending target on defence agreed by EU member states; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Defence Forces Training
      26. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason adequate warning and notice signage has not been upgraded in the area of the Hollow Road on the Curragh, which is regularly closed to...
    • Air Corps
      27. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will establish a review to determine if the chronic illnesses suffered by former Air Corps staff were as a result of exposure to chemicals...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      31. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Defence Forces personnel currently in receipt of family income supplement and housing assistance payments; his views on pay levels...
    • Defence Forces Strength
      33. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which the Air Corps has sufficient personnel, equipment and training to meet all emergencies as required on land or sea, including...
    • Defence Forces Reorganisation
      34. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if consideration is being given to a reorganisation of the Permanent Defence Forces with particular reference to the security needs of the Border...
    • Air Corps Operations
      35. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason the Air Corps could not provide top cover for the Coast Guard in north County Mayo on 15 March 2017 but was able to provide two...
    • Brexit Issues
      37. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of persons in Northern Ireland with Irish passports who wish the join the Defence Forces not just here but in the UN on missions...
    • Defence Forces Deployment
      38. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans for the reinstatement of troops in the Border counties following the triggering of Article 50 and in view of a hard Border being...
    • Military Medals
      39. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans for the establishment under Defence Force regulations of a board of military officers to re-examine and review the recommendations made...
    • European Defence Action Plan
      40. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will block progress towards the establishment of a common European military headquarters in order to prevent the further militarisation of...
    • Defence Forces Deployment
      43. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the current strength of the Defence Forces at Custume Barracks, Athlone; and his plans for same. [15489/17]
    • Defence Forces Reorganisation
      45. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on criticism of the efforts to reorganise the Army, which in view of unprecedented retirements and resignations have left a significant...
    • Defence Forces Operations
      46. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the Army was called on to perform aid to the civil power duties at Shannon Airport on 23 and 24 January 2017; and if aid to the civil power...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      47. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Defence Forces personnel who have left the three branches since 2013, in tabular form. [15273/17]
    • Foreign Naval Vessels
      48. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the basis on which permission was granted to a US warship (details supplied) to dock in Cobh in March 2017; and if Defence Forces personnel were...
    • Air Corps Operations
      49. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of requests for assistance made to the Air Corps in 2016; the number of requests that were and were not fulfilled; the reasons the Air...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      52. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of discussions between the Workplace Relations Commission and PDFORRA on the Public Service Pay Commission. [15268/17]
    • Health and Safety
      54. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of the health and safety assessments that have been carried out into procedures and protocols at Casement Aerodrome prior to the 2016...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Garda Deployment
      55. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí currently serving in the drugs squad located in the Kerry Garda division; the number serving in each of the years 2012...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      56. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); when the application is...
    • Immigration Policy
      57. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to introducing a humanitarian admission programme that would enable refugees, migrants and naturalised citizens...
    • Family Reunification Policy
      58. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to enabling Irish citizens and organisations to co-sponsor a family reunification application; and if she will make...
    • Legislative Programme
      59. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will support legislation which would establish hate crime as a specific and punishable crime (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Administration
      60. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total spend on translation services used to translate the new application form for international protection, IPO2. [15610/17]
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      63. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to provide funding to community CCTV schemes around the country, in particular the Killorglin community CCTV committee; and if she will...
    • Garda Operations
      64. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a total breakdown by Garda division and District Court area regarding the discrepancies disclosed on 23 March 2017 between...
    • Immigration Status
      65. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of young foreign national persons who have been in full-time education for at least three years. [15644/17]
    • Direct Provision System
      66. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the establishment of an independent complaints mechanism for those living in direct provision. [15645/17]
    • Voluntary Sector Funding
      67. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount allocated to voluntary and community organisations in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017 by her Department, including a...
    • Departmental Reports
      68. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on progress in implementing the recommendation of the report of the interdepartmental working group on fuller working lives to...
    • Garda Procedures
      69. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the rules or protocols regarding the search of children in Garda custody, including strip searches. [15721/17]
    • Visa Applications
      72. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the documentation and other requirements a Syrian national would be required to provide in order to obtain a category C visitor's visa for 90 days...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      73. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of private investigation firms hired by her Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms; the amount...
  • Department of Finance
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      74. To ask the Minister for Finance the supports available through his Department to persons with disabilities or limited mobility who wish to buy a car or adapt an existing car to hoist and...
    • Pension Levy Yield
      76. To ask the Minister for Finance the total amount received through the levy introduced on private pension funds on a yearly basis; the amount he had originally planned to raise through this...
    • Bank Branch Closures
      77. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will prevent the closures of banks (details supplied); if he has met with officials regarding the latest announcement of closures; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      82. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of private investigation firms hired by his Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms; the amount they were...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      83. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a new development (details supplied); the works expected to take place in 2017; if staff have been notified of this; if so, the...
    • Further Education and Training Programmes
      84. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15670/17]
    • School Transport Eligibility
      85. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school bus ticket will be provided to a person (details supplied). [15712/17]
    • Departmental Properties
      86. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter regarding a college (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15541/17]
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      87. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will sanction a summer works scheme application for a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; his views on whether this school is in...
    • Schools Refurbishment
      88. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the funding application by a school (details supplied) for additional classroom space; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Playgrounds
      89. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there are grants available for a school (details supplied) in County Wexford to construct a playground in its grounds; and if he will make a...
    • Education and Training Provision
      90. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of negotiations (details supplied); when talks are likely to conclude; when this facility will be in place; and if he will make a...
    • Third Level Funding
      91. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the core funding for each institute of technology and university in each of the years 2008 to 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Intellectual Property Protocol
      93. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to an internal review under way in a third level institution in respect of intellectual property policies and...
    • Youth Employment Initiative
      95. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if moneys allocated to the State under the youth employment initiative allocation had to be reimbursed to the European Commission; if so, the...
    • Departmental Properties
      96. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of his Department's ownership of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15599/17]
    • School Closures
      97. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the official timeline for phasing out a school (details supplied); his plans for providing four extra classrooms for a school (details supplied)...
    • Site Acquisitions
      98. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the land acquisition for access to the site of a new school building at a school (details supplied) between stakeholders; if...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      99. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of services for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15614/17]
    • Teacher Retirements
      100. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) will be permitted to defer their pension and lump sum to allow them to remain in employment after 65 years of age;...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      101. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of the school community at a school (details supplied) with regard to the move by his Department...
    • Site Acquisitions
      102. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of plans to secure a site for a school (details supplied). [15671/17]
    • National Educational Psychological Service
      104. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a NEPS assessment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be carried out; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Reports
      105. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on implementing the recommendation of the report of the interdepartmental working group on fuller working lives to develop appropriate...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      106. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of private investigation firms hired by his Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms; the amount...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      107. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will alter plans regarding social housing delivered by the private sector after it emerged that only 64 social...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme Eligibility
      108. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason local authority tenants are exempt from purchasing their house while receiving social welfare payments...
    • Voluntary Sector Funding
      109. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount allocated to voluntary and community organisations in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      110. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of private investigation firms hired by his Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      111. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a €5 increase will be applied to a social protection payment in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Job Losses
      112. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to meet with employees at a bank (details supplied); the supports his Department can offer in this situation; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Staff
      113. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if there will be in increase in the number of community welfare officers employed in the Drogheda Intreo centre in view of the recent closure of...
    • Jobseeker's Benefit Eligibility
      114. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person who, in the relevant year, was both self-employed and employed as a PAYE worker and made 52 paid S class contributions and in excess of...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      115. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of private investigation firms hired by his Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms; the amount...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Public Private Partnerships Data
      117. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the contractual capital value of PPPs entered into to date; the expenditure pre-2016 on these projects: the unitary payments made in...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      118. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of private investigation firms hired by his Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms;...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Post Office Network
      119. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will consider exploring the option of giving the post office service responsibility for the compilation of the electoral...
    • Departmental Schemes
      120. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if applications are still being accepted for the town and village renewal scheme; if not, when this scheme will be accepting new...
    • Post Office Network
      121. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she will take to ensure that rural post offices remain open and functioning in view of the difficult financial position of...
    • Rural Development Plan
      122. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she expects applications to open for the rural renewal schemes, specifically CLÁR; the amount of funding allocated to each...
    • Voluntary Sector Funding
      123. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount allocated to voluntary and community organisations in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017 by her...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      124. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of private investigation firms hired by her Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms;...
  • Department of Health
    • Mobility Allowance Review
      125. To ask the Minister for Health when the schemes devised to replace the mobility allowance grant and the motorised transport grant will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review
      126. To ask the Minister for Health when the review process of the fair deal scheme in respect of farmers will be concluded and its recommendations published; if the changes made to equalise the...
    • Hospital Services
      127. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, with regard to services in the paediatric unit and maternity unit arising from the recent...
    • Ambulance Service Data
      128. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 616 of 7 March 2017, if he will ensure a reply issues as soon as possible [15549/17]
    • Nursing Home Services
      129. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 184 of 22 March 2017, the person or body that a person working in a nursing home, who has concerns regarding abuse or...
    • Hospital Facilities
      132. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the lack of an obstetric unit in UHK; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15556/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      133. To ask the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15559/17]
    • Health Services Staff
      134. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to introduce theatre technicians into the health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15560/17]
    • Hospital Beds Data
      135. To ask the Minister for Health the number of private beds in each public hospital in each month for the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15561/17]
    • Hospitals Data
      136. To ask the Minister for Health the number of elective surgeries performed by speciality, by month and by hospital, for each of the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • HSE Reports
      137. To ask the Minister for Health if he will direct the HSE to release immediately a report into complaints made by persons (details supplied); if he will direct the HSE to present the report...
    • Hospital Facilities
      138. To ask the Minister for Health the class or model of helicopters that are licensed to land on hospital helipads or on hospital grounds; the situation with regard to a specific helicopter...
    • Medical Card Applications
      139. To ask the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • General Practitioner Data
      140. To ask the Minister for Health the percentage and number of general practitioners who have signed up to the free general practitioner cards for the under sixes scheme, by county; and if he...
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      142. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has not received an appointment; if he will expedite this request; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15575/17]
    • Health Care Professionals
      143. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the regulation of psychotherapists and counsellors [15577/17]
    • Mental Health Services Data
      144. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children and adolescents who were admitted to the adult section of the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in 2016; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Disability Services Provision
      146. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for further investment at a training centre (details supplied); the services available there at present; the number of staff working at this facility...
    • Health Action Plan
      147. To ask the Minister for Health the budgetary increases the eight point plan to reform the HSE will require; the timeline over which these goals are expected to be delivered; and if he will...
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      148. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider launching an incentive programme to recruit graduating medical students to stay in the medical system here; and if he will make a statement...
    • Health Action Plan
      149. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which he will ensure that persons in need of medical procedures are not left behind during the process of reforming the HSE; and if he will make a...
    • Medical Card Applications
      150. 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. [15613/17]
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
      151. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an overseas registration application (details supplied) which is with the NMBI since August 2017. [15622/17]
    • General Practitioner Training
      153. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to continue the GP training scheme currently operating successfully at Tralee Institute of Technology and co-ordinated by a local GP group; and if he...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      154. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE will cover the costs of a medical device required after an operation for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a...
    • Ambulance Service
      155. To ask the Minister for Health the role of the national ambulance service in providing transport to hospital appointments for those that have no alternative transport available to them; the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      156. 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. [15674/17]
    • Voluntary Sector Funding
      157. To ask the Minister for Health the amount allocated to voluntary and community organisations in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017 by his Department, including a breakdown of...
    • Hospitals Data
      158. To ask the Minister for Health the number of babies who have had to stay in neonatal intensive care units in each of the past three years; the average length of stay for each year; and if he...
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      159. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons with disabilities awaiting respite beds in County Dublin, in tabular form; the number waiting six months, 12 months and more than 18...
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      160. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a hospital appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15717/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      161. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the outpatient waiting list for appointments to attend the service of the urology department in St. James's Hospital for six months,...
    • Health Promotion
      162. To ask the Minister for Health the details of a HSE campaign (details supplied); the planned duration of the campaign; the cost of the campaign for its duration; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      163. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an appointment for surgery for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15727/17]
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      164. To ask the Minister for Health the number of private investigation firms hired by his Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms; the amount they were...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Brexit Issues
      165. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to counteract the negative effects of Brexit on agricultural communities; if a county projection of impact on associated...
    • Agriculture Scheme Data
      166. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of persons in County Clare who have not received 85% of the total 2016 payment for GLAS 1, GLAS 2 and AEOS; the...
    • GLAS Payments
      168. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15590/17]
    • TAMS Payments
      169. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) has not received a TAMS application; and if he will review it without delay. [15616/17]
    • Fishing Industry Development
      170. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will approve the natura fishing plan for Castlemaine Harbour 2016-2026 in view of the fact studies by the Marine Institute and...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      171. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in an AEOS 2 payment in respect of a person (details supplied); if he will expedite payment; and if he will...
    • Control of Dogs
      173. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to microchipping dogs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15675/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      174. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 1067 of 21 March 2017, when a GLAS payment in respect of persons (details supplied) will be...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      177. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of private investigation firms hired by his Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms;...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Inland Fisheries Regulation
      178. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to reopen the rivers Nore and Suir for snapnet fishing for this season (details supplied); and if he will make...
    • Electricity Transmission Network
      179. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will consider investing in infrastructure to prevent future power outages following snow events; his views on...
    • Postal Codes
      180. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if insurance companies are permitted to use eircodes in assessing the eligibility of a person for insurance purposes and...
    • Post Office Network
      181. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will consider exploring the option of giving the post office service responsibility for the compilation of the...
    • Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Scheme
      182. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when a feed in tariff for electricity generated via solar photo voltaic systems will be introduced. [15635/17]
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      183. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of private investigation firms hired by his Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Driver Test Centres
      184. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide details of operating driver test centres nationwide under the headings of the rent paid for each location and the...
    • Transport Infrastructure Provision
      185. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of meetings of the dedicated project steering group for metro north to date; the details of the membership of the steering...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      186. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a capital sports grant application by a company (details supplied); when an announcement of funds allocated is expected...
    • Road Projects
      187. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to upgrade the N24 road between counties Waterford and Limerick; if he has given consideration to bypassing towns on this route...
    • Swimming Pool Programme
      188. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a project (details supplied) in County Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15584/17]
    • Greenways Funding
      189. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will allocate funding to Kerry County Council to allow it to proceed with the Tralee to Fenit greenway now that all land ownership...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      190. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a sports capital grant application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15617/17]
    • Public Private Partnerships Expenditure
      192. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost incurred from the Vote of his Department to meet payments to PPP companies in respect of performance clauses contained in PPPs,...
    • Driver Test Data
      193. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of tests carried out at each location in 2016 with regard to each operating driver test location nationwide; the success and...
    • Voluntary Sector Funding
      194. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount allocated to voluntary and community organisations in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017 by his department,...
    • Road Projects (2 comments)
      195. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans and the timeframe for planning and delivery of a western Dublin orbital route link between the N4 and N7; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      198. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of private investigation firms hired by his Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms; the...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Job Losses
      199. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the measures she will take regarding the announced 220 job losses in a bank (details supplied); if she will meet with the bank and the...
    • Employment Rights
      200. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the Workplace Relations Commission in preparing a code of practice under section 42 of the Industrial Relations Act 1990...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      201. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of private investigation firms hired by her Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms;...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Child Care Services Funding
      202. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the grants that are available to private or community crèches to allow them improve their facilities; and if she will make a statement...
    • Child Protection Guidelines
      203. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 282 of 21 March 2017, the regulations and guidelines in place through her Department for teenage...
    • Family Resource Centres
      204. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the precise level of funding to be allocated to the family resource centre programme in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Voluntary Sector Funding
      205. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount allocated to voluntary and community organisations in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017 by her Department,...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      206. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of private investigation firms hired by her Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms; the...
  • Department of Defence
    • Air Corps Equipment
      207. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the type of aircraft which the Defence Forces plan to purchase in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15551/17]
    • Defence Forces Fatalities
      208. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason for the delay in publishing the report of Judge Roderick Murphy, ordered by his office in December 2014, into the death of a person...
    • Military Medals
      209. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason a person (details supplied) has not been issued their services medals due. [15678/17]
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      210. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of promotional positions waiting to be filled throughout the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15700/17]
    • Emergency Planning
      211. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which discussions continue to take place at EU level with a view to assuring a high degree of preparedness in the event of a...
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      212. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the progress to date in respect of proposed recruitment to the Defence Forces; the way in which each branch of the Defence Forces is likely to...
    • Defence Forces Training
      213. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which Army, Naval Service and Air Corps training continues to be in line with modern and international best practice; if...
    • Air Corps Operations
      214. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which the Air Corps is adequately equipped to detect and-or intercept any activity posing a threat to national security; and if he...
    • Defence Forces Training
      215. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which specialist skills in dealing with security threats remain available to the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps; and if he will...
    • Defence Forces Equipment
      216. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which Army, Naval Service and Air Corps vehicles, vessels or aircraft are upgraded on an annual basis; the extent of such...
    • Overseas Missions
      217. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which he has had discussions at EU and UN level with regard to future deployment of the Defence Forces overseas; and if he will...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      218. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of personnel at all ranks, male and female, who have retired from the Defence Forces in each of the past four years and to date in...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      220. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of private investigation firms hired by his Department in the past five years and to date in 2017; the names of the firms; the amount...