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Written answers

Thursday, 30 March 2017

  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Garda Promotions
      13. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is satisfied with the process undertaken by the Policing Authority regarding the recent competition and selection for the rank of assistant...
    • Immigration Policy
      14. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the hardship the visa restrictions on Libyan citizens is causing a number of applicants; if these restrictions...
    • Magdalen Laundries Report
      15. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the archive of the interdepartmental committee on the Magdalen laundries will be made available. [15637/17]
    • Legal Aid Service
      16. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 87 of 23 February 2017, the names and positions of the additional 15 full-time staff at the Legal Aid Board;...
    • Asylum Support Services
      17. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has received legal advice as to Ireland's and the United States' obligations to refugees under the Geneva Convention. [15512/17]
    • Garda Deployment
      18. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of the new Garda recruits assigned to the Kildare Garda division in each year since Garda recruitment resumed in 2014; and the attested...
    • Garda Station Closures
      19. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if any of the Garda Stations closed in counties Carlow and Kilkenny in 2012 and 2013 are included in the six stations being examined for reopening...
    • Garda Procedures
      20. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is satisfied that Garda senior management is still capable of performing its duties to the highest standard following the revelation that...
    • Court Accommodation Provision
      21. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the long-term plans for the Courts Service in counties Meath and Louth. [15533/17]
    • Road Traffic Offences
      22. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on the remedy there will be for 14,700 persons wrongly convicted of road traffic offences due to errors in Garda records; and...
    • British-Irish Co-operation
      23. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has raised issues or concerns regarding Irish sovereignty in the context of foreign agents, with particular reference to British operatives...
    • Garda Deployment
      24. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to the Waterford Garda division in each year since Garda recruitment resumed in 2014; and the attested...
    • Data Protection
      25. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps that have been taken to prepare for the implementation of the GDPR in 2018; the level of preparedness among industry; and if she will...
    • Policing Authority
      26. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to strengthen the current legislation which established the Policing Authority, in particular with regard to oversight and...
    • British-Irish Co-operation
      27. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the issue of British undercover agents operating here was raised with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire; and if...
    • Garda Resources
      28. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the action being taken to address the 41% fall in the number of Garda traffic corps in the Dublin northern metropolitan region since 2011. [15763/17]
    • Asylum Applications
      29. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the administrative deadline for the return of IPO2 forms; the number of forms which were returned within the deadline of 20...
    • Garda Procedures
      30. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the actions An Garda Síochána is taking to improve the workings of the fixed charge notice system and the recording of breathalyser...
    • Garda Industrial Relations
      31. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will include the Garda representative organisations in the working group that is examining industrial relations structures for An Garda...
    • Direct Provision System
      32. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to reform the direct provision system in view of the continued problems experienced by asylum applicants in this system; and if she will...
    • Garda Station Closures
      33. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if any of the Garda stations closed in County Wexford in 2012 and 2013 are included in the six stations being examined for reopening under the...
    • Garda Resources
      34. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the capital investment being made in Garda resources in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15593/17]
    • Policing Issues
      35. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which the Policing Authority has taken over its full responsibilities relating to An Garda Síochána; if the authority's...
    • Property Registration Authority Administration
      36. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delays in processing some transactions in the Land Registry; the reason more staff cannot be delegated to deal with the backlog...
    • Garda Reserve
      37. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda Reserve numbers in each Garda division for each of the past five years and to date in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Garda Deployment
      38. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to the Wexford Garda division in each year since Garda recruitment resumed in 2014; and the attested...
    • Gambling Legislation
      39. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider introducing legislation enforcing gambling debts to be paid by casinos, bookmakers and online gambling services to customers...
    • Good Friday Agreement
      40. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will ensure that adequate resources are provided for the Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains in view of the urgent need to make...
    • Immigration Policy
      41. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to assist undocumented Brazilians resident here. [15526/17]
    • Garda Procedures
      42. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which internal system failures have been identified in An Garda Síochána with particular reference to recent revelations;...
    • Data Protection
      43. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the need for research data to enjoy a wider arc of potential future usage than standard data gathering practices may permit; if she...
    • Garda Station Closures
      44. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if Rush Garda station is included in the six stations being examined for reopening under the pilot programme. [15762/17]
    • Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations
      46. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she or her officials have recently reviewed a case (details supplied); the circumstances that led to this person's death by a person who was...
    • Visa Applications
      47. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will review the present restrictions on visa applications from Libya especially in the cases of medical personnel that could make a...
    • Garda Deployment
      48. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to the Sligo-Leitrim Garda division in each year since Garda recruitment resumed in 2014; and the...
    • Policing Issues
      49. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has full confidence in the Garda Commissioner. [15692/17]
    • Traveller Community
      50. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on her statement on 1 March 2017 regarding Traveller ethnicity here; and if she will elaborate on the matter. [11616/17]
    • Anti-Social Behaviour
      51. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is satisfied with the level of security and policing on the Luas red line; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15687/17]
    • Magdalen Laundries
      52. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she will take to ensure the 19 women who have received awards under the ex-gratia scheme for survivors of the Magdalen laundries receive...
    • Garda Resources
      53. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the measures she is undertaking to increase Garda resources in County Meath in line with the programme for Government commitments. [15532/17]
    • Crime Levels
      54. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on a recent report (details supplied) that indicates that two thirds of farming families have been affected by crime relating to their...
    • Court Accommodation Provision
      55. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if a new courthouse for Portlaoise has been included as a priority for capital funding. [10491/17]
    • Garda Investigations
      56. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress on the investigation into the bombing in Belturbet in December 1972; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15663/17]
    • Garda Station Closures
      57. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if Tarmonbarry Garda station on the national primary route N5 along the River Shannon and on the border of counties Longford and Roscommon can be...
    • Asylum Support Services
      58. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on the implementation of the provisions of the International Protection Act 2015; if she is satisfied that asylum seekers are...
    • Garda Deployment
      59. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of the new Garda recruits assigned to the Carlow-Kilkenny Garda division in each year since Garda recruitment resumed in 2014; and the...
    • Anti-Racism Measures
      60. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to a study undertaken by the European Network Against Racism which noted there has been an increase in the number...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      61. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 33 of 16 February 2017, if the report is now to hand indicating the number of prosecutions in 2016 and to...
    • Garda Station Closures
      63. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if any of the Garda stations closed in counties Sligo and Leitrim in 2012 and 2013 are included in the six stations being examined for reopening...
    • Direct Provision System
      64. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to address the concerns and fears of those persons living in direct provision who are applying through the single procedure process....
    • Domestic Violence
      65. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will address the concerns expressed by an organisation (details supplied) regarding the gaps in the Domestic Violence Bill. [15748/17]
    • Departmental Funding
      66. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason 47.1% or €3,933,413 of the €8,244,939 allocated to Ireland from the European fund for the integration of third-country...
    • Visa Applications
      67. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the current restrictions on visa applications for citizens from Libya can be justified in the case of a person (details supplied) who has been...
    • Policing Issues
      68. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is satisfied that the Garda Commissioner will be able to fully commit to her role as head of policing and security services while a...
    • Commercial Rates
      69. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to recategorise the equine industry for the purposes of commercial rates; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15794/17]
    • Visa Applications
      71. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a visa application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15772/17]
    • Community Return Programme
      72. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to review the criteria for the community return programme with a view to extending it to prisoners with sentences in excess of eight...
    • Prison Facilities
      73. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the timeframe for the closing of the training unit in Mountjoy Prison; the plans that are in place to provide a fit for purpose replacement unit...
    • Prison Service Data
      74. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Irish Prison Service personnel provided with mobile telephones; the cost of same in each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to date in...
    • Prison Building Programme
      75. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total cost to date of the Thornton Hall project; the status of this project; the purpose of this project; her future plans for this site; and...
    • Prison Inspections
      77. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the measures taken following the Inspector of Prisons report in April 2016 and the recommendations of same; the actions still outstanding; when...
    • Prison Service Expenditure
      78. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the Exchequer allocation to the Irish Prison Service, IPS, in 2006, 2011 and 2016; the current management structure of IPS; the salaries and...
    • Gender Equality
      79. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is satisfied that no gender discrimination exists in the prison system; the measures she will take to ensure that it does not exist; and if...
    • Prison Medical Service
      80. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the maternity and midwifery services provided in each of the women's prisons, by prison; the protocols in place in each for when babies are born...
    • Prison Education Service
      81. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the education and training provided to prisoners during their sentences, by prison; the budget for the provision of such services in each of the...
    • Prison Medical Service
      82. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total cost of administering medication to prisoners, by prison, in each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the amount that...
    • Prisoner Health
      83. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the dietary provision of meals to prisoners, by prison; the budget allocation for catering, by prison, in 2011 and 2016; and if she will make a...
    • Prison Service
      84. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the services within prisons that are provided by, or have been tendered for service by, private companies, by prison; if other areas of service...
    • Prisoner Data
      85. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners serving a life sentence, by prison; the number of life sentence prisoners who were released from prison each year since...
    • Prisoner Complaints Procedures
      86. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the details of the review and management of the complaints services in prisons; if her Department completes audits of these systems; if she has...
    • Prison Medical Service
      88. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the services provided to persons with a mental illness while in prison; the personnel numbers and levels providing such services, by prison; and...
    • Prison Inspections
      89. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the person who or body that carried out the inspections of hospital or medical areas within prisons in each of the years 2012 to 2016, inclusive,...
    • Prisoner Health
      90. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the waiting periods for prisoners who require dental and orthodontic dental services in each prison in each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to date...
    • Prisoner Welfare
      91. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons with disabilities who are currently serving sentences in prisons; the level and frequency of assessment and supports...
    • Community Service Orders
      92. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the review and monitoring she undertakes in regard to community service orders and the effectiveness of same; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Prison Facilities
      93. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prison places, by prison, in 2016; the budget allocated to each prison with the comparative figures for 1996 and 2006; and if she...
    • Prison Service
      94. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total Exchequer allocation to provide prison placements in each of the years 1995, 2005 and 2015; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Prisoners Temporary Release
      95. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners, by prison, who were granted temporary release in 2015, 2016 and to date in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Prisoner Data
      96. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners granted one third remission, by prison, in each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the process of decision...
    • Garda Operations
      97. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to An Garda Síochána's statement of 24 March 2017 regarding the number of drivers breathalysed and the numbers recorded, whereby...
    • Direct Provision System
      98. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she is taking to address the long delays in the processing of persons in the direct provision system; if she is satisfied with the...
    • Citizenship Applications
      99. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed to obtain Irish citizenship resulting in Irish and US dual citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied);...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      100. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) who has applied for naturalisation; and if she will make a...
    • Deportation Orders
      102. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will set aside an order to deport in the case of persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15908/17]
    • Residency Permits
      103. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will review the case for residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15911/17]
    • Asylum Applications
      104. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will update and extend the residency status in the case of persons (details supplied) who have lived and worked here for many years; and...
    • Naturalisation Eligibility
      105. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she will take, to include grant naturalisation, to protect a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Residency Permits
      106. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which persons (details supplied) will be facilitated in their efforts to update and regularise their residency here; and if she...
    • Deportation Orders
      107. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the possible procedure to be followed in the case of a person (details supplied) in respect of whom a deportation order is proposed; and if she...
    • Residency Permits
      108. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of regularisation of residency or eligibility for naturalisation in the case of persons (details...
    • Immigration Status
      109. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and-or expected residency status and potential for eligibility for naturalisation in the case of persons (details supplied); and if...
    • Residency Permits
      110. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the application for update of stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied) who has complied with statutory...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      111. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Residency Permits
      113. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will regularise the residency in the case of persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15923/17]
    • Deportation Orders Re-examination
      114. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration by way of study of their history here in the case of a person (details supplied) will be undertaken with a view to...
    • Garda Procedures
      115. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which the person directly responsible for management of recently released Garda statistics in regard to road alcohol checks has...
    • Garda Deployment
      120. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of extra gardaí likely to become available to augment policing in all areas with particular reference to County Kildare in the...
    • Garda Retirements
      121. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí at all ranks retiring in 2017 and over the next two years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15932/17]
    • Garda Training
      123. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she has taken to increase the number of gardaí training in Templemore and likely to become available for duty over the next three...
    • Garda Resources
      124. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which adequate resources remain available to An Garda Síochána for the pursuit of organised and drug related crime; and...
    • Deportation Orders
      125. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the basis on which a person (details supplied) has been arrested and imprisoned, presumably on residency grounds. [15938/17]
    • Garda Misconduct Allegations
      126. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which a full examination of the circumstances surrounding the road death of their only child in the case of a person (details...
    • Visa Applications
      127. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason an application for a three-month visitor visa by a person (details supplied) has been refused; and if she will make a statement on the...
  • Department of Finance
    • Tax Yield
      128. To ask the Minister for Finance the annual tax income for the Exchequer from inheritance tax since 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15777/17]
    • Consumer Protection
      129. To ask the Minister for Finance the way a consumer complaint against An Post for a breach of the consumer protection code with regard to financial products is treated by the Financial...
    • Tracker Mortgages
      130. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of customers of a bank (details supplied) who have been identified by the IBRC liquidators as having possibly been affected by the tracker mortgage...
    • Financial Services Regulation
      133. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will review the cases of persons having difficulties accessing the savings of deceased relatives in bank accounts (details supplied); if the Central...
    • Central Bank of Ireland Investigations
      134. To ask the Minister for Finance the way in which Article 5 of the European directive on unfair terms in consumer contracts, Directive No. 93/13, is factored into the Central Bank's...
    • Insurance Costs
      135. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which the motor insurance market in particular and the insurance market in general has been influenced by statistics produced by An Garda...
    • Tax Code
      136. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the Government's appeal of the European Commission's state aid investigation ruling in a case (details supplied); if the backdated tax has been...
    • VAT Yield
      137. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 226 of 1 February 2017, the steps he will take to ensure that the correct money due is paid in a timely fashion; and if...
    • VAT Rate Application
      138. To ask the Minister for Finance the way in which the change to the TBE rules have added to GDP and GNP in 2016 and his Department's estimate of the likely influence they will have in 2017 on...
    • Tracker Mortgages Data
      139. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of affected mortgage accounts under the Central Bank's tracker mortgage examination, by lender; the number of mortgage accounts with interest rates...
    • Tracker Mortgages
      140. To ask the Minister for Finance the methodologies used by each lender under the Central Bank's tracker mortgage examination to arrive at a redress rate of interest and compensation; the way...
    • Credit Union Regulation
      142. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 76 of 29 September 2016, if he will clarify the meanings when he states that no concrete business model development...
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      145. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on reports that a State owned bank expects to increase its share of the personal lending market by specifically targeting the business of credit...
    • Credit Union Regulation
      146. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 78 of 29 September 2016, if consideration has been given to increasing the oversight in view of the extent of powers...
    • Central Bank of Ireland Supervision
      147. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank has set up an advisory group to advise on the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers in respect of credit unions as...
    • Credit Union Regulation
      149. To ask the Minister for Finance if there is a mechanism in place whereby he can update or change the 2016 Regulations with regard to credit unions; if legislation is required if such changes...
    • Credit Union Services
      150. To ask the Minister for Finance if the consumer advisory group attached to the consumer protection division of the Central Bank has expressed any concerns regarding the negative impact that...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Schools Building Contractors
      151. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the successful contractor for the Maynooth education campus project, Maynooth, County Kildare, has responded to the letter of intent issued by...
    • DEIS Applications
      152. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an appeal for DEIS status in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15813/17]
    • Further Education and Training Programmes
      153. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of tourism and hospitality skills training positions that were allocated to County Limerick in 2015 and 2016; and if he will make a...
    • DEIS Applications
      156. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration is being given to a DEIS application from a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; if he will prioritise it for inclusion on...
    • Oibreacha Feabhsúcháin do Scoileanna
      157. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills cad chuige nach bhfuil aon dul chun cinn déanta fós chun na fadhbanna atá ag scoil i gContae Dhún na nGall a shárú...
    • School Accommodation
      158. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to facilitate the students of a school (details supplied) that is currently over-subscribed while waiting for a new building...
    • Summer Works Scheme Data
      159. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he will announce the schools that have qualified for works under the summer works programme 2017; and if he will include a school (details...
    • Summer Works Scheme
      160. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the school summer works scheme will open for new applications for 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15899/17]
    • Parental Leave
      161. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a teacher's parental leave entitlement can be transferred from one of the teacher's children to another in a case whereby there is an...
    • State Examinations
      162. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that a person (details supplied) who has applied for reasonable accommodation in the junior certificate examination is granted...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Planning Issues
      163. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the guidelines that are necessary when planning the construction of a solar energy farm; and if he will make a...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      164. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if local authorities nationwide have the power to purchase, outside of the Rebuilding Ireland strategy, homes that...
    • Unfinished Housing Developments
      165. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15860/17]
    • Freedom of Information Remit
      166. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if business improvement districts established under the Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006...
    • Fire Service
      167. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when a project will proceed to the next stage (details supplied); if he will ensure that this project will be given...
    • Commercial Rates
      168. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the likely impact of a dramatic increase in rates arising from revaluation of...
    • Private Rented Accommodation
      169. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the working group review of a company (details supplied) and regulations; and if he will make a...
    • Commercial Rates
      170. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to reform the commercial rates system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15961/17]
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      171. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be approved for and granted carer's allowance. [15778/17]
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      172. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15797/17]
    • Jobseeker's Benefit Eligibility
      173. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will change the regulations so persons applying for jobseeker's benefit payments will be assessed on the most recent complete tax year, in...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      174. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an oral hearing will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied) in respect of a recent appeal; and if he will make a statement...
    • Citizen Information Services
      175. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the details of all plans to restructure the Citizens Information Services and MABS; the cost of this restructure, including any reports he has on...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Data
      176. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons claiming widow’s, widower’s and surviving civil partner’s (contributory) pension in 2015 and 2016; the...
    • Widow's Pension Data
      177. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons claiming a widow’s, widower’s or surviving civil partner’s - non contributory pension - in 2015 and 2016;...
    • One-Parent Family Payment Data
      178. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of widows, widowers and surviving civil partners claiming the one parent family payment in 2015 and 2016; the number of female claimants...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      179. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons receiving a death benefit in 2015 and 2016; the total paid in death benefits in 2015 and 2016; and if he will make a statement...
    • Social Welfare Schemes Data
      180. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons claiming the widowed or surviving civil partner grant in 2015 and 2016; the number of these persons in 2015 and 2016 who were...
    • Social Welfare Payments Administration
      181. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which a secure and reliable procedure for deduction at source of social protection payment can be effected to facilitate a building...
    • Disablement Benefit
      182. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the determination of eligibility in respect of an application for constant attendant allowance in the case of a person...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Applications
      183. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) who has applied for rent support; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15920/17]
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Payments
      184. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will clarify the way in which it transpires that a person (details supplied) is in receipt of a reduced level of payment in respect of their...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility
      185. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to implement changes to the State contributory pension criteria to ensure that persons who had a break in their insurance contribution...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Waiting Times
      186. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if social welfare payments that are due to persons who are placed on temporary layoff by their employer (details supplied) in County Kildare can be...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      187. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason there is no independent appeals mechanism available, such as the social welfare appeals officer, when a decision is being reviewed by his...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      188. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an application for disability allowance by a person (details supplied) will be adjudicated upon; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Payments
      189. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is only getting a part payment on their social welfare payment; and if he will make a...
    • Illness Benefit Payments
      190. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is in receipt of the correct illness benefit payment; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Employment Support Services
      191. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if further consideration will be given to the request made to him by a delegation (details supplied) relating to the provision of services by his...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Freedom of Information Legislation
      192. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to extend the remit of the Freedom of Information Acts to cover the Citizens’ Assembly in view of the absolute need for...
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      193. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the high level forum on the community employment sector has established a position in respect of an...
  • Department of Health
    • Hospital Services
      194. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the tender process for the satellite dialysis unit in County Wexford; when the process will be complete and contracts awarded; and if he will...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      195. To ask the Minister for Health the reason funding has been reduced in respect of a service (details supplied); if provision has been made for the reduction in service for users; and if he...
    • National Maternity Hospital
      196. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1,000 of 21 March 2017, his plans for a site (details supplied) upon completion of the proposed new maternity hospital;...
    • Medicinal Products
      201. To ask the Minister for Health the status regarding a drug (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15788/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      202. 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. [15789/17]
    • National Cancer Strategy Publication
      203. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the publication of a new national cancer strategy in view of the fact that it is over 15 months since the previous strategy expired; and if he...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      204. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an appointment for an angiogram for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15802/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      206. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a specialised wheelchair to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15804/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      207. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that 8% of all persons requiring an endoscopy here are on the waiting list at Naas General Hospital, County...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      208. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15810/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      209. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which the HSE plans to support the development of much-needed Jigsaw projects in counties such as Sligo and Leitrim in the last quarter of 2017; the...
    • Historical Records
      210. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a person's records; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15814/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      211. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15817/17]
    • Health Services
      212. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a mislaid file in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15832/17]
    • Hospital Services
      215. To ask the Minister for Health the timeframe for the purchase and installation of the robotic da Vinci surgical system in public hospitals in Dublin, Leinster and Munster, by hospital in...
    • Dental Services
      216. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a decision on their application to the HSE for dental work [15874/17]
    • Vaccination Programme
      217. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15878/17]
    • European Health Insurance Card
      218. To ask the Minister for Health the percentage of medical costs that is reimbursed to persons who claim under the European health insurance card; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage
      219. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects the HSE to make a decision regarding the addition of the diabetes flash monitoring device, FreeStyle Libre, to the reimbursement list; and if...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      220. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase funding to develop new residential care facilities in areas identified with a need or an alternative policy to meet identified needs...
    • Psychological Assessments
      221. To ask the Minister for Health if a child psychological assessment will be arranged in respect of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15924/17]
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      222. To ask the Minister for Health if an emergency medical card will be issued in the case of a person (details supplied) who previously held such a card and who has no income other than...
    • Health Services Provision
      223. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding an ophthalmology appointment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15940/17]
    • Pharmacy Regulations
      225. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to introduce a law whereby a pharmacist must provide a detailed receipt including the price of each medication on the prescription. [15942/17]
    • Disability Support Services
      226. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an inspection to approve a house and to ensure that staff are employed on a contract between the HSE and an organisation for a person...
    • Occupational Therapy
      227. To ask the Minister for Health the current waiting lists for occupational therapy provision here, by county, in tabular form; if he will provide a breakdown of these lists into persons...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • GLAS Payments
      228. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will receive GLAS payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15776/17]
    • Commencement of Legislation
      229. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the Forestry Act 2014 will be commenced; the effect this will have on setback distances of trees from public roads; if possible...
    • Knowledge Transfer Programme
      230. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter (details supplied) with regard to a discussion group; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Afforestation Programme
      231. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review an application (details supplied); the stage at which this application is; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      232. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in payment being issued to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal under the basic payment scheme...
    • Knowledge Transfer Programme
      233. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if it is possible to proceed to add additional participants to the knowledge transfer group up to the maximum level of 18 persons...
    • Laboratory Facilities
      234. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the working group reviewing his Department's general laboratory services and its recommendation to close three regional...
    • Knowledge Transfer Programme
      235. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if consideration will be given to extending the 31 May 2017 deadline for completion of works and actions under the knowledge transfer...
    • GLAS Data
      236. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in receipt of GLAS 1 and GLAS 2 who have received 85% of their total 2016 payment, by county, in tabular form;...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Data
      237. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons who applied for AEOS who have received their total 2016 payment, by county, in tabular form; the number of...
    • TAMS Data
      238. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of expenditure incurred to date under the TAMS, targeted agricultural modernisation scheme, 2 scheme since it was launched...
    • Crop Losses
      240. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if tillage farmers who suffered crop damage due to the weather conditions in the past season will be considered for monetary...
    • European Council Meetings
      241. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the specific EU Council of Agriculture Ministers meetings at which he made the case for the need of a Brexit financial...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Postal Codes
      242. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will address a matter (details supplied) with regard to Eircode; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • North-South Interconnector
      243. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if EirGrid has been instructed to cease work on the proposed north-south interconnector following the passing of motions...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Departmental Funding
      245. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding allocated to County Limerick for tourism and hospitality skills training in 2015 and 2016 by his Department; and if...
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      246. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are plans in place to compensate business owners located along the closed stretch of road on the N52. [15826/17]
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      247. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a sports capital grant (details supplied) in respect of a club; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15870/17]
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Science and Technology Groups
      248. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been drawn to a report (details supplied); her views on whether membership of the ESO, European Southern...
    • Employment Rights
      249. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the potential for employers to abuse the temporary lay-off situation provision available in legislation to delay or...
    • Joint Labour Committees
      250. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the joint labour committee of the security guards sector has recently issued...
    • IDA Supports
      252. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to build an advanced technology building in an area (details supplied). [15893/17]
    • Public Sector Staff Recruitment
      253. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of full-time and part-time staff hired on a Department-wide basis and in each State agency under her auspices since 1...
    • Departmental Staff
      255. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of full-time and part-time staff in her trade policy section; the staff increases she is considering for 2017 to deal with...
    • European Council Meetings
      256. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the details of each specific EU Competitiveness Council Ministers' meeting at which she made the case for the need for a revision of...
    • Brexit Issues
      258. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will provide a breakdown of all companies by sector, in tabular form; the number of meetings she had with representatives of...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Child Protection
      259. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if information requested (details supplied) is with the management of Tusla; and if so, if she will provide the information. [15825/17]
    • Youth Cafés Provision
      260. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if consideration will be given to providing grant aid to complete a youth development project (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if...
    • Occupational Therapy
      261. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the impact of waiting lists on children waiting for occupational therapy provision; if she has raised this matter with the...
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces Medicinal Products
      262. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence to confirm that if any member of the Defence Forces who was prescribed Lariam subsequently presents with symptoms, Lariam will immediately be...