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Written answers

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

  • Department of Finance
    • Brexit Issues
      46. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans for operations along the Border by the Revenue Commissioners, including the Customs division, as a result of Brexit; and if he will make a statement...
    • Bank Branch Closures
      47. To ask the Minister for Finance the contingency plans in place to counteract the negative effects on rural communities brought on by the latest closures of banks (details supplied) in County...
    • Carer's Allowance Eligibility
      49. To ask the Minister for Finance the policy objectives that are achieved by rendering the carer's allowance, which is already subject to a means test by the Department of Social Protection,...
    • Central Bank of Ireland Supervision
      50. To ask the Minister for Finance if he is satisfied with the Central Bank's response to the placing of 2,141 SME customers into a global restructuring group by a bank (details supplied); his...
    • Banks Recapitalisation
      51. To ask the Minister for Finance if there were concerns raised within his Department regarding the due diligence information made available to a person (details supplied) when considering a...
    • Tax Code
      52. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will maintain the hospitality industry's 9% VAT rate further to comments by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport at the Tourism Awards; and if...
    • State Banking Sector
      53. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to sell a bank (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16468/17]
    • NAMA Operations
      54. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Comptroller and Auditor General has raised concerns regarding the issues associated with IAS39; if the Comptroller and Auditor General has raised IAS39...
    • Revenue Commissioners
      55. To ask the Minister for Finance if he is satisfied that the Revenue Commissioners are providing a suitable service for those persons who are not overly Internet efficient; and his views on...
    • Illicit Trade in Fuel and Tobacco Products
      56. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to implement additional measures to deal with the smuggling of diesel and tobacco products and other illicit trade; and if he will make a statement...
    • Brexit Issues
      57. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to provide financial support to companies and SMEs that may be adversely affected by Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16374/17]
    • Tax Collection
      60. To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding the tax repayment in respect of a company (details supplied); his views on the direction of the OECD's centre for tax policy that other...
    • Tax Reliefs Eligibility
      61. To ask the Minister for Finance if he is satisfied with the way Revenue Commissioners have applied tax relief at source to mortgages; if he is further satisfied that it has been correctly...
    • Tax Avoidance
      62. To ask the Minister for Finance the measures he is taking to ensure banks operating here are paying the correct effective tax rate in view of a recent report (details supplied) that shows...
    • Northern Ireland
      63. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on recent estimates from the UK Parliament of the net annual cost to the Irish Exchequer of a united Ireland; if his Department has carried out any...
    • Motor Insurance
      64. To ask the Minister for Finance the next steps for the motor insurance industry in view of the recent report on the cost of motor insurance; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Renewable Energy Projects
      65. To ask the Minister for Finance the level of renewable energy projects and green technology currently in the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund. [16452/17]
    • NAMA Operations
      66. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether the NAMA policy of deleting e-mails of former staff who are not deemed business-critical will impact on the ability of any future...
    • Brexit Issues
      67. To ask the Minister for Finance the way his Department and officials are promoting Ireland as an alternative location for various sectors, particularly the financial sector, following Brexit....
    • NAMA Operations
      69. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has requested NAMA to comment on claims made in a recently published report by a person (details supplied) produced for a developer regarding...
    • Banking Sector
      71. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the proposals set out by a group (details supplied) for an alternative banking model which would combine the existing services and capacities of...
    • Tracker Mortgages
      72. To ask the Minister for Finance when the persons affected by the tracker mortgage scandal will receive full redress and compensation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16435/17]
    • Banking Sector
      74. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the legal advice referred to by the former Central Bank Governor (details supplied) in respect of his statement regarding...
    • Construction Sector Strategy
      75. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of lending carried out by a company (details supplied) to the construction sector to date; his views as to whether the State can do more to ensure...
    • State Banking Sector
      76. To ask the Minister for Finance when he expects the partial sale of a bank (details supplied) to be realised; if, in view of the shortage of capital investment here, he will commit to using...
    • Credit Unions
      78. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the possibility of the credit union movement providing funds for investment in social and affordable housing; the engagement that has taken place...
    • Fiscal Policy
      81. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will seek an exemption from the fiscal rules in the context of the economic impact of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16434/17]
    • Mortgage Arrears Proposals
      82. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will engage with the Central Bank with a view to the introduction of a statutory code of conduct to be operated by lenders and borrowers to give...
    • Financial Services Sector
      83. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has discussed at a recent European Council meeting or at any bilateral he attended concerns that Ireland has regarding creeping regulatory arbitrage by...
    • Eurozone Issues
      86. To ask the Minister for Finance his views as to whether recent comments by the chair of the eurozone finance Ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, that certain eurozone member states spent their...
    • Motor Insurance
      89. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the implementation of the motor insurance compensation framework announced by his Department in July 2016. [16415/17]
    • Economic Growth
      90. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which he remains satisfied regarding the ongoing progress of economic recovery; if he has identified particular issues requiring further...
    • NAMA Transactions
      91. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will commission an independent value-for-money review of NAMA's sales processes to date and, pending its report, direct that all NAMA sales be suspended;...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Exports Data
      92. To ask the Taoiseach the total number of Irish SMEs that export, broken down between goods and services, by country, in tabular form. [16233/17]
    • Cabinet Committee Meetings
      93. To ask the Taoiseach the number of Cabinet committee meetings he has attended since the start of 2017. [16403/17]
    • Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
      95. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his audience with the Pope in Rome on 24 March 2017. [16730/17]
    • Departmental Information
      96. To ask the Taoiseach the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years from 2014 to 2016; the number of these requests...
    • Seanad Reform
      97. To ask the Taoiseach the actions the Government has taken to reform Seanad Éireann; the results to date; and the timeline of when reform plans will be implemented. [16688/17]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Commercial Rates Valuation Process
      98. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a breakdown of the business categories covered under the revaluation 2017 programme; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Drugs Crime
      101. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the provisions in place to tackle drug dealing in the midlands area generally and specifically in Counties Westmeath and Longford; and if she...
    • Road Traffic Legislation
      102. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she will take to reduce the incidence of learner drivers driving unaccompanied; if she is satisfied with the current capacity of An...
    • Commercial Rates
      103. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to extend commercial rates to all bed and breakfasts and guest houses, including a company (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Sex Offenders Treatment Programme
      104. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount it costs the State annually since an institute (details supplied) closed down to treat or to offer treatment to adult child sex...
    • Human Trafficking
      106. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding statistics with regard to human trafficking; the way in which these statistics are obtained; and if she will make a...
    • Family Reunification Applications
      107. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if a review will be undertaken and consideration given to the case of a person (details supplied); if the application for a family reunification...
    • Garda Deployment
      108. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to each station, division and department in the Dublin region; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Garda Equipment
      109. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda vehicles assigned to each station, division and department in the Dublin region; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Garda Data
      110. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí who were stationed in Stepaside Garda station in each of the five years prior to its closing; and if she will make a...
    • Crime Data
      112. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who have been arrested for dealing tablets since January 2017; the number charged; and the number before the court in the...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      113. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the date on which the Medical Bureau of Road Safety notified An Garda Síochána of discrepancies between its figures for breath tests...
    • Citizenship Status
      114. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality in view of the referendum result in June 2016 and the triggering of Article 50 for Brexit the status of foreign nationals residing permanently in...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      118. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the step-by-step process and protocols involved from the moment a driver's roadside breath test exceeds the legal limit. [16114/17]
    • Drugs Seizures
      126. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 112 of 23 February 2017, when she will receive and share the report; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Garda Data
      127. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of deputy and assistant commissioners there are in An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16170/17]
    • Courts Service Data
      128. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total value of court fines imposed from 2011 to 2016; and the amount of same which remains unpaid for each year. [16182/17]
    • Residency Permits
      129. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a visa application for a person (details supplied); and the timeframe for the processing of this application. [16222/17]
    • Refugee Status Applications
      130. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the criteria that are used for selecting refugees; the way in which persons are prioritised; and when the resettlement programme will begin in...
    • Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Reports
      131. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the GSOC report with regard to a person (details supplied) will be published; and the reason for the delay. [16309/17]
    • Garda Deployment
      132. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if additional gardaí will be posted in a town (details supplied) in County Kerry to allow the community policing programme to be reinstated;...
    • Garda Expenditure
      133. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the expenditure by An Garda Síochána on media training and consultancy services with a company (details supplied) and any other...
    • Human Trafficking
      135. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of convictions there have been for human trafficking here since 2008; her views on the current legislation to tackle the issue; her...
    • Departmental Information
      137. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of requests her Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016; the number...
    • Tax Rebates
      138. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the details of a rebate scheme (details supplied); the number of community alert groups, neighbourhood watch groups and non-aligned text alert...
    • Courts Service Administration
      139. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to a case (details supplied) in which translation services in court were deemed to be insufficient; if the Courts...
    • Road Traffic Accidents Data
      140. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of fatal collisions in 2015, 2016 and to date in 2017; the number of drivers involved in these road traffic collisions, RTCs, that...
    • Garda Forms
      141. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the CT68 form will be updated to include the Dräger number and breath test details; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Garda Data
      143. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the other areas of data collection and collation that will be audited in the Government's external examination of An Garda Síochána;...
    • Garda Policing Plans
      144. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the consultation that she and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport had with the Garda Commissioner prior to her announcement of an...
    • Garda Training
      145. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the training for the new MIT tests that has been carried out in each Garda division; if members in all divisions have been trained to report on...
    • Garda Data
      150. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the way a person can access records (details supplied) to see if their details are among them; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Ministerial Correspondence
      151. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has received contact from a person (details supplied); and if so, her response to same. [16628/17]
    • Garda Compensation
      152. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a Garda compensation case (details supplied). [16629/17]
    • Immigration Controls
      153. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the regular lengthy delays being experienced by passengers entering Ireland through Dublin Airport due to the long queues at...
    • Commencement of Legislation
      154. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when she will make commencement orders for the remaining sections that fall under her remit of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015;...
    • Office of Director of Public Prosecutions
      155. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the person to whom the Director of Public Prosecutions reports; the provision which is made within constitutional structures to provide...
    • Commercial Rates Valuation Process
      156. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the rationale and legal basis behind the decision of the Valuation Office to reclassify racing stables and other bloodstock operations that have...
  • Department of Finance
    • Primary Medical Certificates Applications
      157. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of a primary medical certificate in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16110/17]
    • Carbon Tax Collection
      158. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider introducing a derogation from carbon tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16192/17]
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      159. To ask the Minister for Finance if the cost price of a new build house is taken into account when calculating loan to value for the purpose of the help-to-buy scheme rather than the...
    • Supreme Court Rulings
      160. To ask the Minister for Finance when the Supreme Court will give a judgment on an appeal (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16038/17]
    • State Bodies
      161. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent of the NTMA or other State bodies' investments in the defence industry; the nature of this investment; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Credit Unions
      163. To ask the Minister for Finance if Regulation 35, as outlined in SI No. 1 of 2016 regarding the Credit Union Act 1997, applies to the accounts of charitable associations that use the credit...
    • Drugs Seizures
      164. To ask the Minister for Finance the value of illegal drugs seized and destroyed respectively in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16156/17]
    • Tax Data
      165. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost of putting in place a full refund of VRT and VAT for the purchase of 1,000 wheelchair accessible taxis in the CO2 band A9 and an average price of...
    • Cáin Chorparáide
      166. To ask the Minister for Finance an mbeadh sé sásta fiosrúchán a sheoladh ar cé acu ar chóir lacáiste cánach a chur ar fáil do chuideachtaí a...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      167. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost that the expenses associated with an IPO of a bank (details supplied) will amount to; the cost of financial, legal, communications and auditing...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Data
      168. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of applications to date for the help-to-buy scheme as announced in budget 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16226/17]
    • Corporation Tax Regime
      174. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether international banks are booking their profits through the State for the purpose of tax efficiency; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Financial Institutions Levy
      175. To ask the Minister for Finance if consideration has been given to extending the bank levy to banks that book profits here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16264/17]
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      176. To ask the Minister for Finance if an application by a person (details supplied) for tax relief under the scheme for drivers with disabilities will be expedited by his Department; and if he...
    • Tax Data
      177. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of VAT collected from tolls from each of the tolled roads here by year, location and amount collected for each of the past five years and to date...
    • VAT Exemptions
      178. To ask the Minister for Finance if, following a recent ruling of the European Court of Justice that VAT should not be applied to tolls on State owned motorways, he will consider calling on...
    • Consumer Protection
      179. To ask the Minister for Finance the proposals he is considering to ensure that mortgage holders, tenants and small and medium enterprises that have loans or credit from non-bank lenders or...
    • Ireland Strategic Investment Fund Management
      180. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of funding that has been made available through the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund for social and affordable housing provision; if he is...
    • Brexit Issues
      181. To ask the Minister for Finance the preparations and contingency plans his Department has put in place in the event of a British exit from the European Union; and if he will make a statement...
    • Financial Institutions Levy
      182. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide a full report on the way in which the annual €150 million banking levy will be calculated as it extends to 2021; and if he will make...
    • Mortgage Arrears Rate
      183. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has requested the Central Bank to procure an independent assessment of the arrears and negative equity loan books of the banks as per the recent...
    • Public Interest Directors
      184. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has ceased appointing new public interest directors to the banks; the reform of the procedures for the appointment of bank directors by the State that...
    • Fuel Laundering
      185. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to increase enforcement and sanctions for fuel laundering in view of the programme for Government commitment and the estimates in the British-Irish...
    • Tax Code
      186. To ask the Minister for Finance when a new tax on sugar drinks will be introduced; the estimated annual yield from such a tax; the rate at which the new tax should be set and the types of...
    • Credit Availability
      187. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has reviewed the most recent quarterly bank watch study from ISME on the ability of small and medium firms to receive loan approval and access to...
    • Corporation Tax Regime
      188. To ask the Minister for Finance when the European Commission will make a final report on the tax affairs of a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16360/17]
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      189. To ask the Minister for Finance the discussions his Department has had with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs regarding the establishment of a local...
    • European Investment Bank Loans
      190. To ask the Minister for Finance the discussions his Department has had with the European Investment Bank and other Government Departments to establish an off balance sheet special purpose...
    • Credit Union Regulation
      191. To ask the Minister for Finance the progress his Department has made in respect of the EUROSTAT investigation into the establishment by the Government of a bond to finance social housing...
    • Brexit Issues
      193. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps the Revenue Commissioners have taken to identify possible customs posts on the Border; the locations that have been examined for these posts; and if...
    • Departmental Reports
      194. To ask the Minister for Finance when the results of the consultation process into the impact of bogus self-employment arrangements will be published; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base Negotiations
      195. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps he has taken in the interests of protecting Ireland's tax sovereignty in view of the recent developments in respect of the common consolidated tax...
    • Credit Unions
      196. To ask the Minister for Finance the progress he has made in the establishment of the credit union advisory committee; when the first meeting of the implementation group will take place; and...
    • Credit Union Services
      197. To ask the Minister for Finance the progress his Department has made with the Central Bank on the request by a number of credit unions to expand their debit card and mortgage services; and...
    • Departmental Information
      198. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 - 2016; the number of these...
    • Mortgage Resolution Processes
      199. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16393/17]
    • NAMA Operations
      200. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 125 of 31 January 2017, if he will provide an update on his reply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16436/17]
    • House Prices
      201. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will review recent measures, including the introduction of the help to buy tax scheme and the relaxation of the Central Bank's lending rules, in view of...
    • Insurance Coverage
      202. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to current problems faced by potential home buyers in traditionally flood prone areas that have had substantial remedial works...
    • Fiscal Policy
      203. To ask the Minister for Finance the tax changes that are already programmed through legislation, such as the decrease in DIRT year on year; the way these changes are factored into the fiscal...
    • Mortgage Interest Relief Data
      204. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost of retaining mortgage interest relief in its current form post 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16477/17]
    • Tax Data
      205. To ask the Minister for Finance if there is a €1,520 fine for the submission of the F11 self return tax form in paper format; if a person is fined this amount if they do not have...
    • Tender Process
      206. To ask the Minister for Finance further to his Department’s press release on 23 March 2017, the criteria applied during the tender competition for the firms selected as bookrunners;...
    • NAMA Operations
      208. To ask the Minister for Finance the total expected profits arising from NAMA by the time it winds up; if the proceeds will be used to repay the national debt; his other plans for the use of...
    • Tax Data
      209. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of income taxpayers; the total income and total tax paid across the earnings and income tax bands based on the most recent information that is...
    • Mortgage Interest Rates
      210. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason Irish citizens have to pay almost double the average European interest rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16614/17]
    • Banking Sector
      211. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will address matters (details supplied) with regard to the banking system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16615/17]
    • Betting Regulations
      214. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of revenue received in 2016 from the betting levy; the portion of this revenue that was from online bets and physical bets respectively; and if he...
    • Tender Process
      215. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount groups (details supplied) will each be paid for assistance in the flotation of a bank; when and the way the tenders were advertised for these...
    • Brexit Issues
      216. To ask the Minister for Finance if he is committed to a non negotiable €58 billion Brexit bill; his views on whether that sum is up for negotiation; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Mortgage Repayments
      218. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which the lending institutions are expected to accommodate by way of extension of mortgage repayment period for borrowers in arrears in respect...
    • Economic Competitiveness
      219. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which he remains satisfied that Ireland remains a competitive economy and attractive to indigenous investors and foreign direct investors; and...
    • House Prices
      221. To ask the Minister for Finance the degree to which he monitors house property prices with a view to prevention of inflation through that sector; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Credit Availability
      224. To ask the Minister for Finance if he remains satisfied regarding the extent to which adequate credit facilities continue to be available to the small and medium sized business sector to...
    • House Prices
      226. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which he remains satisfied that first-time house buyers or the purchasers of a family home are not being priced out of the market; and if he...
    • Small and Medium Enterprises Supports
      227. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which he expects to continue to encourage the banking sector to meet the requirements of small and medium sized industry, the retail or...
    • Disabled Drivers Grant Eligibility
      228. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to change the medical criteria for disabled drivers and disabled passengers scheme 1994 with regards to persons that are blind; and if he will make...
    • Tracker Mortgages
      230. To ask the Minister for Finance the basis upon which banks are deciding on the definition of a prevailing tracker rate for persons being offered a tracker rate as a result of the Central...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • European Court of Justice Rulings
      232. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has read the submission of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, IHREC, on the O'Keeffe ruling; if his attention has been drawn...
    • School Transport Provision
      233. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if private contractors providing school transport during the bus strikes will be paid as normal, particularly those which may have covered extra...
    • DEIS Administration
      234. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason rural areas have been removed from the current revised list of DEIS schools. [16014/17]
    • Institutes of Technology
      235. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the internal review at Waterford Institute of Technology, as mentioned by officials from his Department at the Committee of Public...
    • School Enrolments
      240. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an offer of a place in a school to meet the medical needs of a person (details supplied) will be granted. [16033/17]
    • Teacher Recruitment
      241. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a teaching panel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16104/17]
    • School Enrolments Data
      242. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the detail of the enrolment figures in a school (details supplied) for the past six years; and the estimated enrolment figures for the next...
    • Teaching Council of Ireland
      243. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the report on teacher supply will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16198/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      244. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools which have been offered funding to establish ASD units or special units in the past five years and have refused; the...
    • DEIS Data
      245. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools which have appealed their allocation under the new resource allocation model; the number that have been received by his...
    • Higher Education Institutions
      246. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the lone parents barriers to education report will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16202/17]
    • National Council for Special Education
      247. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he has taken to implement the policy advice of the NCSE, National Council for Special Education, regarding children with autism; if he...
    • Intellectual Property Protocol
      248. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 112, 114 to 116, inclusive, and 118 of 9 March 2017, the name of the institution involved in the internal...
    • DEIS Data
      249. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools per county that have contacted his Department to request that they be included in the new Delivering Equality of...
    • Intellectual Property Protocol
      250. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 112, 114 to 116, inclusive, and 118 of 9 March 2017, if there is a legal obligation on employees of third...
    • Youthreach Programme
      253. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if Circular 0055/2014 (details supplied) is applicable to the position of Youthreach programme resource person; and if he will make a statement...
    • Youthreach Programme Funding
      254. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the budget allocation for Youthreach programmes in 2014, 2015, 2016 and to date in 2017; the number of Youthreach centres; the budget allocation...
    • School Transport Provision
      256. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of pupils affected by the bus strike who have been allocated seats under the school transport scheme on normal Bus Éireann...
    • School Accommodation
      257. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the actions taken by his Department to date in relation to an extension of a school (details supplied); the timeframe for completion of the...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      258. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will review Circular 0015/2015 in respect of the requirement for rolled-up holiday pay, in view of the difficulties faced by...
    • School Patronage
      259. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way he will address the role of faith in determining the admission to minority faith based schools and the concerns of parents of minority...
    • School Funding
      263. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the provisions that exist for continued and full information technology funding in view of inequalities between funding allocations for majority...
    • Schools Site Acquisitions
      264. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that his Department has a permanent site for a proposed school (details supplied) due to open in September 2018; if a temporary...
    • Schools Establishment
      265. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the new schools establishment group has submitted its report and recommendations on the establishment of four new schools during 2017 and 2018...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      266. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the model being used for the allocation of learning support and resource teaching hours to take account of the needs of a...
    • Departmental Information
      267. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016; the number...
    • School Catchment Areas
      268. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the policies pursued for school building capacity to cater for the increased demand for school places that is emerging, in view of the increase...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      269. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a letter of intent; if it been issued to the preferred bidder for the contracts for tender in respect of a school (details...
    • Springboard Programme
      270. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a previously self-employed person wishing to participate in a Springboard course must first unregister for tax as a self-employed person with...
    • English Language Training Organisations
      271. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if end of course exams are a mandatory requirement for visa required students on interim list of eligible programmes, ILEP listed courses; if...
    • School Funding
      272. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will approve funding for a specific project by a school (details supplied). [16561/17]
    • Emergency Works Scheme Applications
      273. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a recent application by a school (details supplied) for funding for security measures following a recent fire on its premises....
    • School Accommodation
      274. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will approve funding in respect of a school (details supplied). [16581/17]
    • Educational Disadvantage
      275. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the details of the matrix used and the results allocated to the matrix when determining the status of a school (details supplied) for...
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      276. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will grant a speech and language teacher to a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16647/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      277. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if it is his Department's policy to include provision for an autism spectrum disorder unit or units in all new primary and secondary school...
    • Education and Training Boards Places
      278. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the reason a person (details supplied) who applied for a course was refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16652/17]
    • Education and Training Boards Funding
      279. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the amount of other non-pay budget granted to County Cavan VEC and County Monaghan VEC for the years 2012 and 2013; and the ONP budget...
    • School Equipment
      281. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to provide details of the number of schools that provide a choice for pupils between books and tablets; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Youthreach Programme Staff
      282. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if revised pay scales and allowances for persons recruited to certain direct entry grades are applicable to the position of Youthreach resource...
    • Gaelcholáistí Issues
      284. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline his plans to provide County Kildare with more Gaelcholáiste spaces (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      285. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the status of the progression of phase 2 of a college (details supplied); the timeline for the delivery of the project; and if he will...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      286. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide investment to a school (details supplied) for a new roof and to a school (details supplied) for the necessary maintenance...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      287. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the actions he is taking to progress the proposed new building programme at a school (details supplied); if his attention has been...
    • Institutes of Technology
      288. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology plans to advertise and hold an open competition to fill the position of campus director for the Mayo...
    • Educational Disadvantage
      293. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if additional schools have been added to the DEIS list since the announcement of 13 February 2017; if so the details of same; the number of...
    • Skills Shortages
      294. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will report on the programme for Government commitment in respect of ensuring an ambitious and implementable plan to identify and address...
    • Programme for Government Review
      296. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will report on the programme for Government first year priorities in education and the role his Department played. [16455/17]
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Housing Loans
      297. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); the action he will take with regard to this case; and if...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes Funding
      298. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to outline the protections in place to maintain water supply for persons living in rural areas on group water...
    • Valuation Office
      299. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to set out the amount by which the annual rate of valuation will have to be reduced by in each local authority as...
    • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme Funding
      301. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if national lottery funding is available at present through his Department to support the work of community groups;...
    • Land Ownership
      302. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the details of the ownership of land (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16039/17]
    • Freedom of Information Remit
      305. 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...
    • Local Authority Housing
      306. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when phase 2 of the insulation programme for Dublin city council tenants will be announced; and if he will make a...
    • Local Authority Services
      307. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he is satisfied with the operation of the business improvement district initiatives to date; and if he will make...
    • Departmental Investigations
      309. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when the report of the panel established to investigate the problems that have emerged in concrete block work in...
    • Commercial Rates
      310. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if local authorities will be requested to suspend all further charges, that is, levy for street furniture and...
    • Planning Issues
      311. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will consider a revision of planning laws to shorten or restrict the time allowed for unfinished building...
    • Local Authority Housing Rents
      312. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the nationwide harmonisation of rents for local authority tenants; the studies that his Department has...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme
      313. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the recently published report following the review of the mortgage to rent scheme for borrowers of...
    • Local Authority Housing Maintenance
      314. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of dwellings owned by local authorities that have been retrofitted in the past three years and proposed...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility
      315. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the outcome to persons' status on the social housing list as a consequence of taking up the housing assistant...
    • Local Authority Rates
      316. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a value for money report to businesses affected by Revaluation 2017; his views on whether...
    • RAPID Programme
      317. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the level of RAPID programme funding on annual basis over the 2010 to 2016 period in tabular form; the allocation...
    • Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund
      318. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason no projects in counties Sligo and Leitrim were approved under the local infrastructure housing activation...
    • Local Authority Rates
      319. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of local authorities that operate a long-term vacant property incentive scheme for commercial rates; and...
    • Action Plan for Rural Development
      320. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the commercial rate alleviation schemes currently being considered by his Department as part of the Action Plan for...
    • Local Authority Rates
      321. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the commercial rate waivers and or rate alleviation schemes that are used in each local authority to date in tabular...
    • Shared Ownership Scheme
      323. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of persons nationally who have availed of the county council shared ownership loans to date in 2017 to...
    • Departmental Information
      325. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in braille format in each of the...
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      326. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to provide funding to extend the Clane ring road in County Kildare, in view of the increased number of...
    • Capital Assistance Scheme Applications
      327. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of a CAS2 application by a group (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16518/17]
    • Repair and Leasing Scheme
      328. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a landlord who avails of the repair and lease scheme can also avail of the home renovation incentive when...
    • Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund
      330. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when local infrastructure housing activation funding will be made available for projects in south Kildare; and if he...
    • Animal Breeding Regulations
      331. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the review of guidelines on welfare standards for dog breeding establishments which commenced in...
    • State Properties Data
      333. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a list of land in public ownership or held in trust for the State, such as, but not exclusively,...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      334. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a list of local authority new builds for 2016 and to date in 2017; the proposed builds and number...
    • Fire Service Staff
      335. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason that retained fire fighters have to retire at 58 years of age; his views on whether this is...
    • Constitutional Convention Recommendations
      336. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on holding a right to home referendum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16791/17]
    • Local Authority Functions
      337. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the rules regarding claims which need to be revised to prevent more spending by bodies such as Dublin City Council...
    • Housing Policy
      338. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will consider implementing legislative controls on short-term rentals such as those implemented successfully...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Labour Activation Projects
      340. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if the normal qualifying conditions for a Tús scheme can be wavered for persons that has been referred through a drug treatment programme such...
    • Community Employment Schemes Operation
      341. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when the proposed rules governing community employment schemes will be enforced in order that the period of assessment commences in January 2007...
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      342. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will extend community employment eligibility to self-employed jobseeker's in view of the fact that persons in receipt of farm assist are...
    • Citizen Information Services
      343. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he has approved the creation of 16 new senior manager posts in the context of the Citizens Information Board planned restructuring of MABS and...
    • Legal Costs
      345. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount spent on legal and other fees helping workers of a company (details supplied) take their case to the European courts; and if he will make...
    • Disability Allowance Eligibility
      346. 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. [16174/17]
    • Social Welfare Code
      347. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a carer can continue to receive the full allowance if she is on maternity leave and in receipt of maternity benefit but still fulfilling her...
    • Money Advice and Budgeting Service
      348. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the detail of the proposed changes to the structure and function of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service; the reason this restructuring is being...
    • School Meals Programme
      349. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of schools that have applied for school meals funding since 2009; the number of these that have been refused; and if he will make a...
    • Bereavement Grant
      350. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated annual cost of the reinstatement of the bereavement grant; if he will consider the reinstatement of this grant in the context of the...
    • Carer's Allowance Waiting Times
      352. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the current waiting time for processing carer's allowance and carer's benefit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16259/17]
    • Treatment Benefit Scheme
      353. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to introduce a dental cleaning and payments towards glasses scheme in budget 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16265/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      354. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an application for carer's allowance will be processed for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16275/17]
    • Social Insurance
      355. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) will receive credited contributions for the period they were in receipt of a carer's allowance. [16282/17]
    • Training Support Grant
      356. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if one-day fork truck operator renewal or refresher courses are available in County Wexford to experienced fork truck drivers that are currently...
    • Jobseeker's Benefit Eligibility
      358. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to amend the number of contribution requirements needed by seasonal and part-time workers in order to be eligible for the jobseeker's...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      360. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a domiciliary care allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16311/17]
    • Departmental Information
      361. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016; the number of...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      362. 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. [16390/17]
    • Humanitarian Assistance Scheme
      363. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount of money paid out under the humanitarian assistance scheme per annum from 2010 to 2016 and to date in 2017 in tabular form; and if he...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      365. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal can expect a decision on an invalidity pension; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Public Services Cards
      366. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the exact statutory provision which is preventing a public services card being issued in the case of a person (details supplied). [16567/17]
    • International Agreements
      367. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reciprocal social security arrangements that were put in place prior to Ireland and Britain joining the EEC in 1973; the present-day status of...
    • Brexit Issues
      368. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of British citizens living here and in receipt of a British state pension which is updated on an annual basis; if he has met with his...
    • JobsPlus Scheme
      370. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the expenditure on JobsPlus from 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form; the number of long-term unemployed who have gained employment...
    • Child Benefit Data
      372. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing the cut-off point for eligibility for child benefit from 16 to 18 years of age; and if he will make a...
    • Back to Education Allowance Data
      373. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the average cost per participant on the back to education allowance; the cost of increasing the number of places on the allowance by 5%,10%,15% and...
    • Back to Education Allowance Eligibility
      374. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if there have been internal recommendations in his Department to change the criteria for accessing back to education allowance; if he will consider...
    • Homemakers Scheme
      375. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to extend the homemakers credits scheme prior to 1994; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16627/17]
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      376. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a disability allowance payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 17; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16644/17]
    • JobPath Data
      377. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the details of all the courses, including course providers, for which JobPath does and may provide funding in County Donegal, in tabular form; and...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      378. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when consideration will be given to granting invalidity pension in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Rural Social Scheme Data
      379. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of participants on the rural social scheme at present; his plans to increase participation throughout 2017 and 2018; and if he will make...
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      380. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will consider reinstating the phone allowance for older persons in view of the fact that for areas with poor reception it was suitable to have...
    • Exceptional Needs Payment Data
      381. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of exceptional needs payments made under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme towards funeral expenses in excess of €1,500...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Northern Ireland
      383. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps he will take in the event of the electorate of Northern Ireland voting to join the Republic; if a referendum is required here to...
    • Passport Applications
      384. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact police officers in the UK have been ordered to refuse to sign passport renewal applications for...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      385. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the efforts being made to address the ongoing conflict in Yemen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16134/17]
    • UN Resolutions
      388. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the developments at EU and international level since the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was adopted on 23 December 2016; and if he will...
    • Brexit Issues
      389. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has received any additional funding or requested additional funding to help meet the challenge of Brexit; and if he will...
    • Consular Services Provision
      390. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the discussions he has had on new embassies opening here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16237/17]
    • EU Migration Crisis
      391. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the EU Libya deal on migration and refugees; if he has satisfied himself that Libya is a safe country; and if he will make a...
    • Overseas Development Aid
      393. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the way in which the level of overseas aid is decided each year; and the criteria that determine the eligible projects. [16315/17]
    • EU Issues
      394. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has or is in the process of preparing an analysis on a country basis of the way and the sectors in which Ireland can build...
    • Brexit Issues
      395. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if consideration has been given to the need for new formal structures to be established to facilitate dialogue between the British and Irish...
    • EU Conventions
      396. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a firm commitment has been received from the UK Prime Minister, Mrs. May, on Britain's intention to remain in the European Convention of...
    • Irish Prisoners Abroad
      397. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on his efforts to secure the release of a person (details supplied) from prison in Egypt; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Information
      398. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016; the...
    • Dublin-Monaghan Bombings
      399. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 69 of 25 January 2017, if he has had further discussions with the Secretary of State for Northern...
    • Passport Services
      400. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the reason the passport service is not meeting timelines with the passport express service (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Communications
      402. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if either the permanent representative or deputy permanent representative to the European Union received or engaged in communications with...
    • Diplomatic Representation
      403. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when the Irish embassy in Tehran, Iran, will be reopened; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16676/17]
    • Passport Applications Data
      404. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the turnaround time for online passport applications for adult renewals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16776/17]
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • National Monuments
      405. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which a full examination has been undertaken into the improvements required at Taghadoe Abbey and Round Tower; when...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      406. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he expects the mid-term review of the capital plan to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16002/17]
    • Garda Station Closures
      407. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated amount it would cost to reopen Stepaside Garda station in terms of work required to the existing building; and if he will...
    • Freedom of Information Remit
      408. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to include business improvement districts established under the Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006...
    • Departmental Information
      409. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016;...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      410. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to fully restore pensions of retired public sector workers, which were reduced as a result of FEMPI legislation; when this...
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      411. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of proposals for a voluntary home relocation scheme for domestic dwellings affected by flooding and unable to receive...
    • Office of Government Procurement
      420. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost of the cancellation of a number of competitions (details supplied); if he is satisfied that due process has been followed in...
    • Departmental Legal Cases Data
      422. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of legal cases that have been taken or are in the process of been taken against the Office of Government Procurement, OGP;...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      423. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to his response when taking questions on promised legislation on 29 March 2017, the details of the projects and programmes...
    • Regulation of Lobbying
      424. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if as part of the review of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, his officials have reviewed the volume and level of returns made by...
    • State Properties
      425. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans under section 31 of the State Property Act 1954, to waive property at a site owned by a dissolved company (details supplied)....
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • National Parks
      426. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a facility will be improved (details supplied). [16122/17]
    • National Monuments
      427. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to substantial bridge rehabilitation works which are to commence on Ardfinnan Bridge in County...
    • Commemorative Events
      428. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Thomas Ashe in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16214/17]
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      429. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress in meeting actions under the mobile phone and broadband task force implementation group, in tabular form; and if she...
    • Action Plan for Rural Development Implementation
      430. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress on the actions to date for each of the 276 actions in the Action Plan for Rural Development; and if she will make a...
    • CLÁR Programme
      431. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the level of CLÁR programme funding on an annual basis over the period 2008 to 2016; the allocation in 2017; and if she will...
    • Architectural Heritage
      432. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the grants available for a church in County Limerick to put in an alarm system in view of the fact the church was broken into...
    • Departmental Information
      433. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of requests her Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016;...
    • Departmental Schemes
      434. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the scheme announced by her on 23 January 2017 to assist in the restoration of older buildings in towns and villages across the...
    • Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge
      435. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén t-ardú atá ceadaithe do na “mná tí” don bhliain 2017 faoi Scéim na...
  • Department of Health
    • Brexit Issues
      437. To ask the Minister for Health if persons with modest UK pensions, which entitle the recipients of the pension to a medical card here under EU law, will be affected with the onset of Brexit;...
    • Ambulance Service
      438. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there was no ambulance available for dispatch on the night of 18 March 2017 from Sligo University Hospital; the availability of ambulance services...
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      439. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a cataract operation in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16006/17]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      442. To ask the Minister for Health the reason lutein omega 3 was taken off the medical card list in view of the fact that medical card holders now have to pay €21.50; and if he will make...
    • General Medical Services Scheme Administration
      443. To ask the Minister for Health the procedures in place overseeing the removal of medical card holders from patient lists upon death; the scrutiny that is undertaken to ensure that doctors...
    • General Medical Services Scheme
      444. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of money refunded in each year since 2011 by general practitioners that were paid under the medical card scheme for persons that had died; if he has...
    • Dental Services Waiting Lists
      445. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the excessive waiting times for primary school children accessing dental treatment; the detail of waiting lists in counties Cavan and...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      446. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16013/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      451. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16029/17]
    • HSE Complaints Procedures
      452. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 170 and 171 of 26 January 2017, and correspondence (details supplied), the reason no contact has yet been made with the...
    • Hospital Records
      453. To ask the Minister for Health if the medical records from Waterford University Hospital and St. Patrick's Hospital relative to the case of a person (details supplied) will be made available...
    • Ambulance Service Data
      454. To ask the Minister for Health the number of ambulance attendances at each emergency department nationwide in January 2017, in tabular form; the number of such ambulances that waited longer...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      455. To ask the Minister for Health when children in receipt of domiciliary care allowance will be issued with a full medical card as announced in budget 2017; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review
      457. To ask the Minister for Health when the review of the fair deal scheme will be published and implemented as outlined in the partnership programme for Government; the timeframe for this...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      458. 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. [16071/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      459. To ask the Minister for Health the individual funding that was allocated to a training centre for adults with disabilities in County Donegal for the provision of services, training and...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      464. 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. [16083/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      482. 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. [16102/17]
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      484. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who applied for the position of sarcoma specialist at St. Vincent's University Hospital; the number of persons who made up the interview...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      485. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will be scheduled for a procedure at Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medicinal Products Prices
      486. To ask the Minister for Health if he will reverse the decision in 2012 to remove gluten-free products from the medical card scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16125/17]
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      487. To ask the Minister for Health if the FreeStyle Libre diabetes device will be added to the long-term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16126/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      488. To ask the Minister for Health if he will request the HSE to provide home support for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16137/17]
    • Health Services
      490. To ask the Minister for Health if the case of a person (details supplied) can be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16142/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      491. To ask the Minister for Health if he will make additional resources available to the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital to prevent waiting times for ophthalmology in view of the...
    • HSE Documents
      492. To ask the Minister for Health the procedure and policy in place within the HSE for obtaining signatures on forms from patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16148/17]
    • Hospital Admissions
      493. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a policy for staff who oversee the completion and signatures on forms from patients in public hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      496. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the request to expedite an ophthalmology appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16153/17]
    • HSE Correspondence
      497. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the inconsistency in the evidence of the chief executive of the HSE to the Committee of Public Accounts on 23 March 2017 regarding the...
    • Parking Charges
      498. To ask the Minister for Health the detail of the hospitals in which reduced-rate parking rates for long-term patients and visitors apply (details supplied); if this scheme is available to...
    • General Practitioner Services
      499. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who have contacted the HSE client registration unit to have a GP in County Louth assigned to them over the past two years; and if he will...
    • Health Services Provision
      500. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for ensuring Parkinson's disease services are available throughout all regions, specifically the midlands region. [16181/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Appeals
      501. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the request by a person (details supplied) to the authorities of the fair deal scheme for a review of their monthly contribution to the scheme;...
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage
      502. To ask the Minister for Health the progress in the provision of the Orkambi drug for those persons diagnosed with cystic fibrosis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16193/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      503. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the current waiting lists for children with scoliosis; the number of children on the waiting list for treatment; the steps he is taking to...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      504. To ask the Minister for Health when the new legislation will be introduced to provide for the replacement scheme for the motorised transport and mobility allowance; the reason for the delay...
    • Hospital Services
      505. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding University Hospital Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16223/17]
    • Hospital Staff
      506. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that St. Anne’s Day Hospital in Limerick has been without one of its clinical psychologists since August...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      507. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the case of persons (details supplied) who have been approved for ten hours of home support since November 2016 but have yet...
    • Audiology Services Provision
      508. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the waiting list for audiology tests in Ennis, County Clare, is now only dealing with referrals from 2014; the...
    • Medical Card Applications
      510. To ask the Minister for Health the current waiting time for the processing of medical card applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16260/17]
    • Medical Card Reviews
      511. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is subject to a full review of a medical card application due to the fact they mistakenly ticked the wrong box on a...
    • Health Services
      512. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to the future direction of health care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16272/17]
    • Child Care Services Provision
      515. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the quoted CAMHS standard operating procedure. SOP, in terms of the proportion of CAMHS staff, including consultant child psychiatrists, that...
    • Drugs Payment Scheme
      516. To ask the Minister for Health if a drug (details supplied) will be covered under the drugs payment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16279/17]
    • Health Services
      518. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite a physiotherapy appointment through the HSE in respect of a person (details supplied). [16281/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      519. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) and schedule an urgent appointment for this person; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Suicide Prevention
      520. To ask the Minister for Health if 95% of general practitioners with whom suicidal persons are registered will receive a completed emergency care plan within 24 hours as recommended by the...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments Data
      521. To ask the Minister for Health if, based on current individual emergency department data, a target has been set for each emergency departments to reduce the proportion of persons leaving...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments
      522. To ask the Minister for Health if all persons that arrive in the emergency department are triaged for mental health difficulties in view of the evidence that mental health triage scales...
    • Suicide Prevention
      527. To ask the Minister for Health the number of suicide crisis assessment nurses that are in place for the Dublin south west area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16301/17]
    • Mental Health Services Expenditure
      529. To ask the Minister for Health if there is now an information system in place to account for public expenditure on mental health care in view of the fact that it is ten years from the...
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      530. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied). [16306/17]
    • Food Safety Standards
      531. To ask the Minister for Health if he will increase the capacity of the HSE to conduct medicated food testing in order to benefit persons such as those that suffer from PKU; and if he will...
    • Drug Treatment Programmes
      532. To ask the Minister for Health the drug treatment services available in the midlands area generally and specifically in counties Westmeath and Longford; the services that have ceased in the...
    • Mental Health Services
      533. To ask the Minister for Health the mental health services available to young persons in the midlands area generally and specifically in counties Westmeath and Longford; and if he will make a...
    • Organ Transplant Services
      534. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expand the availability of organ transplant services for children here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16347/17]
    • Organ Donation
      535. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will take to increase the level of organ donation here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16348/17]
    • Translation Services Provision
      537. To ask the Minister for Health the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016; the number of these...
    • Vaccination Programme
      538. To ask the Minister for Health the way he has ensured the availability of the meningitis B vaccine from the HSE in order to prevent the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in the UK and...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      539. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a cataract operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16536/17]
    • Registration of Nurses
      541. To ask the Minister for Health the status of and the reason for the delay in processing a nursing registration application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      542. To ask the Minister for Health if he will schedule an appointment for a person (details supplied) [16579/17]
    • Health Services
      543. 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. [16587/17]
    • Hospital Services
      544. To ask the Minister for Health the process and services that are available to persons living with intestinal failure transitioning from the national paediatric unit at Our Lady’s...
    • Home Help Service
      545. To ask the Minister for Health the way home help care workers' pensions are assessed; when these pensions wereintroduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16608/17]
    • Hospital Staff Data
      546. To ask the Minister for Health the number of orthopaedic surgeons currently based at University College Hospital Galway; if there are current vacancies, when the orthopaedic surgery posts...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      547. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect to receive an appointment for pain management injections at University Hospital Galway's orthopaedic department....
    • Hospital Services
      548. To ask the Minister for Health if the administration of pain management injections is currently available at University College Hospital Galway; if not, the expected timeframe for this...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      549. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect an appointment. [16623/17]
    • Medicinal Products Regulation
      550. To ask the Minister for Health if the HPRA has a report of roaccutane being used for its intended purpose, which is cancer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16624/17]
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      551. To ask the Minister for Health the progress in locating modular patient accommodation on the South Tipperary General Hospital campus to alleviate the overcrowding situation at the hospital;...
    • National Children's Hospital
      552. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 340 of 28 March 2017, the basis for his view that the final construction elements of the project compare favourably to...
    • Hospital Facilities
      553. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost to the Exchequer of carers supporting family members living with severe intestinal failure due to the lack of a dedicated national adult...
    • Voluntary Sector Remuneration
      554. To ask the Minister for Health the provision which has been made for section 39 organisations providing social care services to meet the various pay restoration requirements now falling due...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      555. To ask the Minister for Health when medical cards will be provided to all children in receipt of domiciliary care allowance; if these children will automatically receive the medical card...
    • National Lottery Funding Data
      557. To ask the Minister for Health if national lottery funding is available at present through his Department to support the work of community groups; if so, if there are specific programmes...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      559. To ask the Minister for Health if he will issue a final reply to a query that was sent to his office in January 2017 by a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      560. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons in each region who are currently on a waiting list to have cataract removal procedure, in tabular form; when he expects these lists to be...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      561. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review and organise an appointment in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16681/17]
    • Alcohol Sales
      564. To ask the Minister for Health the actions he has undertaken to date in tackling underage alcohol consumption; the results to date; his views on figures which showed an increase of the...
    • Commencement of Legislation
      565. To ask the Minister for Health when he will make commencement orders in respect of the remaining sections that fall under his remit of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015; and...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      566. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) may expect an appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16754/17]
    • Legislative Measures
      567. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to legislate for the regulation of surrogacy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16755/17]
    • Cross-Border Health Services Provision
      568. To ask the Minister for Health if funding under the EU INTERREG IVA programme is secure for the work of CAWT in view of the importance of this programme for the delivery of some health...
    • Ambulance Service Data
      573. To ask the Minister for Health the number of ambulances and staffing levels for County Donegal in the years 2008, 2012 and 2016; the distribution of ambulances within the county throughout...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      574. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in County Louth that have not received 85% of their total 2016 payment under GLAS 1, GLAS 2 and AEOS; the...
    • Animal Welfare
      575. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the KSPCA refused to attend the scene of an incident (details supplied) in Kilkenny...
    • GLAS Payments
      576. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive outstanding GLAS payment for 2016; and if he will make a statement on...
    • An Scéim Ghlas ar Bheagán Carbóin do Chomhshaol na Talmhaíochta
      577. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine cén uair a dhéanfar íocaíocht faoi scéim GLAS le feirmeoir i gContae na Gaillimhe (sonraí leis seo);...
    • Aquaculture Licence Applications
      578. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if licences will be renewed for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16123/17]
    • Agricultural Colleges Data
      579. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of young persons currently enrolled on green cert courses that will not be eligible for the national reserve, by county;...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      580. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 635 of 31 January 2017, the reason incorrect information was provided (details supplied); and...
    • Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme
      581. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there will be an aid package for tillage farmers in the future; and if so, the details of same. [16167/17]
    • Animal Welfare
      582. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to animal welfare issues to puppy mills in County Cavan; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Public Sector Staff Recruitment
      583. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of full-time and part-time staff hired since 1 January 2017 in his Department and in each State agency under his auspices;...
    • GLAS Payments
      584. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an outstanding 2016 GLAS payment; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Departmental Bodies Properties
      585. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a vacant building (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16190/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      586. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons who have had their GLAS payments delayed; when the payments will be made; the steps he is taking to ensure that...
    • Gorse Burning
      587. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of investigations that have taken place in the past ten years into illegal gorse fires and the illegal burning of uplands;...
    • Fodder Crisis
      588. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will report on the establishment of a winter feed crisis fund or other similar fund to assist farmers; if it was established;...
    • GLAS Applications
      589. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment will be received by a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; the reason for the delay in processing 5,000...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      590. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 249 of 25 January 2017 and 538 of 21 February 2017, when payments will issue to a person...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      591. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if on signing up to CAP II he agreed to the implementation of a clawback on the leasing of entitlements; if so, the reason he has not...
    • Food Imports
      592. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the quantities of beef and sheep meat imports by country of origin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16284/17]
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      593. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a 2016 AEOS payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Beef Imports
      594. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the action taken by his Department in view of the Brazilian beef and poultry producer scandal which has seen allegations of shipment...
    • International Agreements
      595. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if discussions have taken place and if so, the details of same with signatories to the 1964 London Fisheries Convention regarding the...
    • Agrifood Sector
      596. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the specific Council of EU agriculture ministers meetings at which the revision of State-aid rules for primary producers was on the...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme
      597. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding an AEOS 1 inspection; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16336/17]
    • Departmental Information
      598. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016;...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      599. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when outstanding payments for GLAS and AEOS will be issued to persons in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement...
    • GLAS Payments
      600. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [16557/17]
    • Fishing Industry
      602. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of Irish registered fishing vessels according to vessel size (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme
      603. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons from County Wicklow enrolled in the areas of natural constraint scheme; the process of reviewing qualifying...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      604. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons from County Wicklow that have not received 85% of their total 2016 GLAS 1, GLAS 2 and AEOS payment; the reasons...
    • Forestry Grants
      605. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when approval in respect of a forestry proposal as submitted will be approved in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he...
    • Fishing Industry
      606. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps which have been taken to ensure the importance of retaining Irish access to British waters (details supplied); and if he...
    • Common Agricultural Policy Reform
      607. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter with regard to discussions on the next reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (details supplied); and...
    • Laboratory Facilities
      610. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if service users and providers will be permitted to have an input in the terms of reference for the cost benefit analysis of the...
    • Food Imports
      611. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps which have been taken to deal with the unfolding meat scandal in Brazil; the steps which have been instigated at EU level...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Waste Disposal
      612. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the amount it cost to dispose of contaminated recycled waste recently returned here; the way in which it was funded; if...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      614. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the assistance he will provide to a community in County Kerry to establish a fibre optic line from locations (details...
    • Broadcasting Charge
      615. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16164/17]
    • Broadband Service Provision
      616. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question No. 284 of 16 February 2017, the number of premises forecasted to be covered by the...
    • Alternative Energy Projects
      617. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if there is a policy in place on the burning of significant quantities of wood for commercial purposes; and if he will...
    • Fuel Poverty
      618. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when the stay warm savings scheme will be rolled out to locations (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      619. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when a business (details supplied) in County Louth will have access to high-speed Internet; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Information
      621. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years...
    • Nuclear Plants
      622. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the correspondence he has received from the United Kingdom on the proposed nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C; and...
    • National Broadband Plan Administration
      624. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to reduce the number of homes and businesses to be covered by the national broadband plan in an agreement...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      625. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on a recent ComReg publication (details supplied) and the finding that only 7,623 premises are connected with...
    • Carbon Tax Implementation
      626. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will consider implementing here something similar to the UK’s carbon tax (details supplied); and if he will...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Swimming Pool Programme Expenditure
      627. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated spend or cost for the new Castlebar swimming pool; the amount spent to date; and the estimated cost of each phase. [16124/17]
    • Departmental Reports
      628. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the report based on the NTA public consultation on rail here will be due for publication. [16017/17]
    • Sports Capital Programme Data
      629. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the names of all organisations that have applied under the 2017 sports capitation grant, by county, in tabular form. [16036/17]
    • National Car Test
      630. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ensure when a motorist avails of a voluntary early national car test as invited and encouraged to do so that the new...
    • Industrial Disputes
      631. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding persons who have purchased tax-saver commuting tickets who have had to pay for private or alternative transport to...
    • Road Safety Authority Data
      632. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether the recent overestimation of breath testing by the Garda will distort the Road Safety Authority's drink-driving...
    • Road Projects Expenditure
      634. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to a public consultation process which was to have involved the local community and businesses in...
    • Drug and Alcohol Testing
      637. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the plans for roadside drug testing will proceed as planned or if there will be any changes in view of the recent discoveries...
    • Tourism Capital Investment Programme
      638. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a company (details supplied) was not approved for funding under the 2016 Fáilte Ireland capital investment programme; and...
    • Sports Capital Programme
      641. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the planned all-Ireland national indoor cycling velodrome construction will commence at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown...
    • Road Tolls
      642. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will instruct Transport Infrastructure Ireland to postpone the 23% increase on toll costs on the M50 from 1 April 2017 following...
    • Driver Licences Renewals
      643. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a person (details supplied) will be permitted to renew their drivers licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16330/17]
    • Sports Capital Programme
      644. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of funding for a centre (details supplied) from the capital programme. [16334/17]
    • Departmental Information
      646. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016; the...
    • Cycling Policy
      647. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the lack of safe cycling infrastructure in place in view of the high percentage of road deaths among cyclists; and if he...
    • Mountain Rescue Service
      649. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reporting mechanism within his Department of the national co-ordinating committee for mountain and cave rescue; and if he will make a...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      650. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the current or recent levels of greenhouse gas emissions, expressed in Mt CO2e, in the greater Dublin area which were used as the...
    • EU Regulations
      652. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he plans to release for public consultation the draft statutory instrument which will transpose EU Regulation 598/2014. [16480/17]
    • Olympic Council of Ireland
      653. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to meet the Olympic Council of Ireland President in advance of the publication of the internal report into the ticketing...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      654. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a sports capital grant application (details supplied); when an announcement of funds allocated is expected under the sports...
    • Public Transport Fares
      655. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the rationale behind the policy which does not include the commuter towns Newbridge and Kildare in the short hop zone train fare zone...
    • Road Network
      656. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 620 and 624 of 14 February 2017, if he will arrange for a reply to issue without delay. [16580/17]
    • Driver Test
      657. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position with regard to an Irish citizen that was the holder of an Irish driving licence prior to emigration for employment purposes...
    • Bus Éireann Services
      658. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for the Clonmel to Dublin Expressway bus route, X7, following the decision to axe the service from midnight on Saturday, 1...
    • Bus Éireann
      659. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the actions he will take following the lockout of drivers from Bus Éireann facilities in Clonmel which occurred from 1am on Sunday,...
    • Public Transport
      661. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the projects and programmes regarding public transport which have been submitted by him to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      662. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a sports capital funding application by a club (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16661/17]
    • Sports Capital Programme Eligibility
      663. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if State-owned community schools can apply for the sports capital grant; if not, if there is an alternative under which these particular...
    • National Car Test
      664. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to alter the arrangement whereupon if a person accepts the national car test offer for early testing that this then results in...
    • Transport Infrastructure Provision
      665. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ensure more funding for the installation of electronic timetables across Dublin city in view of the fact the National...
    • Road Projects Status
      666. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a project (details supplied) will be progressed to the next stage; if funding has been provided by his Department to Transport...
    • Sports Capital Programme Data
      667. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of sports capital grant applications received in 2017; the total value of grants which have been applied for; the value of the...
    • Road Safety
      668. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of current road safety laws that provide for the passing of cyclists by motorists on roads; and if there is statutory...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Brexit Issues
      669. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department in conjunction with other Departments, has or is in the process of examining or conducting an analysis on a country...
    • Low Pay
      670. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the progress that has been made in reviewing the amount of money allowable for the cost of bed and board which can be deducted from...
    • Job Creation
      671. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to provide jobs in a town (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16037/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      672. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the value of work contracted out by her Department to an agency (details supplied); and the nature of that work. [16158/17]
    • Data Protection
      674. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she is satisfied that data protection issues do not arise when work contracted out to a consultancy that involves departmental...
    • Jobs Initiative
      675. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if applications for funds (details supplied) will be available to private entities; the criteria for same; and if she will make a...
    • Departmental Information
      676. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of requests her Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016;...
    • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
      677. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when she envisages Dáil Éireann ratifying the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, as is required in order for it to...
    • Intellectual Property Protocol
      678. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the name of the body tasked with the oversight of the national intellectual property protocol; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Defence Forces Contracts
      679. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if there are circumstances whereby the active service exemption from the relevant statutory obligations can be applied in the month...
    • Employment Rights
      680. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will examine the redundancies announced at a company (details supplied) under the Protection of Employment (Exceptional...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      681. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 201 of 29 March 2017, if she will provide a copy of all the reports submitted to her by private...
    • Brexit Issues
      682. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of meetings she has had with British companies that are looking to retain access to the Single Market after Brexit and are...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Qualifications Recognition
      683. 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. [16047/17]
    • Child Care Services
      684. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if there is a specific grant scheme available to assist with the provision of child care facilities for preschool children with autism; and...
    • Child Care Services Funding
      685. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost to increase the average subsidy under the new universal scheme for every €50 million per annum increase in...
    • Departmental Information
      687. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of requests her Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016; the...
  • Department of Defence
    • Air Corps Equipment
      688. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the detail of the 2017 opening stock figure, current stock figure, cumulative new stock figure to date in 2017 and cumulative issued stock...
    • Air Corps
      690. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will provide a detailed listing of all the toxic chemicals currently in possession of and being used by the Air Corps. [16145/17]
    • Departmental Information
      692. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of requests his Department received for material to be made available in Braille format in each of the years 2014 to 2016; the number...
    • Defence Forces
      693. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if there are circumstances, whereby the active service exemption from the relevant statutory obligations can be applied in the month prior to...
    • Defence Forces Medicinal Products
      694. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Lariam tablets and other anti-malaria drugs issued to Defence Forces personnel for the duration of overseas deployments since...
    • Defence Forces Expenditure
      696. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount of money spent annually in Ireland’s participation in the Partnership for Peace, European Defence Agency programmes, EU Common...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      697. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the estimated cost of restoring the option of allowing personnel to do an extra four years service upon completion of their 21 years contract,...
    • Air Corps
      698. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the Air Corps at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel receives moneys from the annual harvesting of silage on the airbase; and if he will make a...