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Written answers

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

  • Department of Social Protection
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      43. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to allow the Tús scheme and the community employment schemes to retain current participants even if their term is complete in view of...
    • Departmental Reports
      51. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when the report on the consultation on bogus self-employment and disguised employment will be published; and the policy changes he plans to pursue....
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      52. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will ensure that the contracts for new community employment supervisors will be of the same duration as existing contracts; and if he will...
    • Maternity Protection Entitlements
      53. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to amend the rules on maternity benefit and maternity leave to allow for mothers of preterm babies by the time between the delivery date of...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility
      54. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on the fact that changes to the contributory State pension introduced in 2012 will result in tens of thousands, if not hundreds of...
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      55. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding his Department's review of the operation of the Tús and community employment schemes; the difficulties caused to these...
    • Disability Support Services
      56. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the role his Department is playing to address the reality that persons with a disability are less likely to get a job and more likely to leave...
    • Citizen Information Services
      57. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to promote local governance, management and independence of all MABS and CIS centres (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Eligibility
      58. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review FIS means testing with the rent allowance payment in view of the fact prior to 2012 FIS was not calculated when means testing for...
    • Social Welfare Code
      59. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans for a basic income as outlined in the speech of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      60. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a percentage of the €400 million surplus in the social insurance fund will be used to backdate pension payments to the 43,000 pensioners...
    • Public Services Card Provision
      61. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if it is expected that his Department will meet the target of issuing 3 million public service cards by the end of 2017; the reason for the four-year...
    • Public Services Card Authentication
      62. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which other public bodies can authenticate the public service cards; the regulation involving such data sharing; the level of privacy...
    • Departmental Staff Redeployment
      64. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which adequate personnel remain available throughout his Department to ensure a speedy seamless process for dealing with all...
    • Departmental Reports
      65. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on the contents of his Department's report into seasonal workers in County Donegal and the barriers in accessing basic social welfare...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility
      66. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to implement changes to the State contributory pension criteria to ensure that persons that had a break in their insurance contribution...
    • Artists' Remuneration
      67. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he has had discussions with the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs regarding the establishment of a specific...
    • Pension Provisions
      68. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the assurances he can give to persons living here receiving a pension payment from the UK as a result of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on...
    • One-Parent Family Payment Eligibility
      69. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to raise the cut off age of the one-parent family payment to 14 years of age or to introduce additional measures to assist lone parents...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Data
      71. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the average time it takes for a file to be sent from the carer's allowance section in County Sligo to the social welfare appeals office in Dublin...
    • Budget 2017
      72. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the proposals announced for his Department in budget 2017 that have yet to be implemented; and when they will be implemented. [17590/17]
    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance Expenditure
      73. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the budget allocated for supplementary welfare allowance from 2014 to date; his views on whether the budget is sufficient to meet demand; and if he...
    • One-Parent Family Payment Eligibility
      74. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review the way maintenance is calculated for lone parents; the detail of the policy of cutting the income of lone parents that are not...
    • Social Welfare Payments Waiting Times
      75. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will expedite waiting times for jobseeker's benefit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17459/17]
    • Housing Assistance Payments Data
      76. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons or families that were in receipt of rent allowance that have moved to a HAP tenancy in 2017; the number in 2016; and if he will...
    • Rural Social Scheme
      77. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the changes made to the rural social scheme since 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17611/17]
    • JobPath Implementation
      78. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the oversight his Department has on the operations of the private companies contracted to operate the JobPath initiative; and if he will make a...
    • Direct Provision Payments
      79. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the way in which persons in direct provision having been granted asylum status can communicate with his Department using their hostel address; and if...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times
      80. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which long waiting periods in respect of appeals affecting various social welfare payments can be addressed in the short term, with...
    • Citizen Information Services
      81. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will issue a policy directive to the Citizens Information Board to ensure that the MABS and Citizens Information Services are retained as they...
    • Jobseeker's Benefit
      82. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the progress made by his Department to address the situation whereby those that are on contracts which stipulate that they have to retire at 65 years...
    • JobPath Implementation
      83. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if his attention has been drawn to the use of psychometric tests by operators of JobPath; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that...
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      84. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if his attention has been drawn to the fact that those that are offered a place on a community employment, CE, scheme and then subsequently referred...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Departmental Reports
      88. To ask the Taoiseach the name, costs, date of commission, date or expected date of publication and name of the external consultant of all external reports commissioned by his Department since...
    • Commissions of Investigation
      89. To ask the Taoiseach when the Fennelly commission report will be published. [17738/17]
    • Cabinet Committee Meetings
      90. To ask the Taoiseach the number of meetings of the Cabinet committee on arts, Irish and the Gaeltacht that have taken place since the formation of the Government; and the dates these meetings...
    • Departmental Properties
      91. To ask the Taoiseach the amount spent across his Department over the past five years on maintaining vacant or unused State-owned properties, including security arrangements; and if he will...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      92. To ask the Taoiseach the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2016 and to date in 2017 that have not...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Commercial Rates
      93. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, in County Kildare are being forced to pay for the reduction in rates given to large companies and...
    • Garda Stations
      96. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the OPW will take steps to increase the operational capacity at Tubbercurry Garda station, County Sligo; and if she will make a statement on...
    • National Car Test
      97. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if vehicles that currently have an appeal of an NCT decision lodged are flagged under the Garda automatic number plate recognition system; if so,...
    • National Car Test Data
      98. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of cars which have been seized due to driving without a valid NCT certificate since 2006. [18155/17]
    • Parental Leave
      99. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the statutory allowance period available for maternity benefit for mothers of premature babies; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Gender Equality
      102. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider implementing a policy to address the pay gap (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18218/17]
    • Garda Compensation
      103. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of compensation cases brought by gardaí against her Department for injuries suffered or losses incurred in the line of duty which...
    • Garda Station Expenditure
      104. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider additional investment in An Garda Síochána for the delivery of Garda stations in Donabate and Portrane, in view of...
    • Parental Leave
      105. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to amend legislation in order that the parents of children born through surrogacy may avail of maternity and paternity leave, in view...
    • Garda Investigations
      106. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) was subject to an investigation by An Garda Síochána; and if so, the outcome of this investigation....
    • Extradition Arrangements
      107. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of times extradition proceedings have been initiated by foreign governments against persons sought to stand trial for crimes committed...
    • Garda Code of Ethics
      109. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the detail of the recommended code of ethics for An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17525/17]
    • Garda Inspectorate Reports
      110. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which each of the recommendations of the Garda Inspectorate for An Garda Síochána has been implemented up to April 2017; and...
    • EU Regulations
      111. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on preparations for the introduction of the general data protection regulations in 2018; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Valuation Office
      112. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the details of the administration cost of the revaluations process to date; and the estimated final cost when the first round of rolling...
    • Garda Data
      113. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of incidents which were initially entered on the Garda PULSE system as a crime and subsequently reclassified as attention and...
    • Family Law Cases
      114. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if judges of the Circuit Court are empowered to refuse to hear the voice of the child in family law proceedings, in view of the fact that...
    • Extradition Arrangements
      115. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which a person (details supplied) can be extradited to the USA to face trial in respect of crimes committed here; and if she will make...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Expenditure
      116. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the €1 million funding announced in budget 2017 for the provision of CCTV cameras; and when local communities can apply for...
    • Asylum Applications
      117. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of pre-International Protection Bill 2015 asylum seekers still waiting to be processed; the number which have been given papers since...
    • Garda Investigations
      118. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the review into the allegation of abuse made by a person (details supplied) and the Garda handling of the case; and if she will...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      119. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position in respect of the provision of public CCTV in County Kildare; if Clane, County Kildare, can be considered in respect of any pilot...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      120. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the commitments the Government has made in terms of accepting refugees and unaccompanied minors here; the number of persons to date who have been...
    • Residency Permits
      121. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the case of a person (details supplied) who has been having difficulties obtaining the relevant stamps to remain here; and if she...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      122. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding local organisations applying for funds for CCTV cameras in rural areas and villages; and if she will make a statement on...
    • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
      123. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated annual cost for the proper implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities once ratified; and if she...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      124. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 33 of 16 February 2017 and 61 of 30 March 2017, the number of convictions resulting from each of these...
    • Probation and Welfare Service
      125. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of housing units operated by the Probation Service in each respective local authority area, in tabular form; and the relevant services...
    • Direct Provision Data
      127. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who are currently in direct provision; the number of persons granted asylum over each of the past ten years; the waiting...
    • Departmental Properties
      128. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of vacant buildings in her Department’s ownership or control; the locations of same; and the time they have been unoccupied in...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      129. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of cases involving her Department and agencies under the aegis of her Department that have been the subject of adjudications by the...
    • Prison Facilities
      130. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if all pregnant women who may be in prison during their pregnancies have access to structured appropriate antenatal care education classes...
    • Prisoners Treatment
      131. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if pregnant women that may be in prison are not restrained or shackled when making visits to hospital clinics for antenatal care. [17962/17]
    • Immigration Status
      135. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position in respect of residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18025/17]
    • Departmental Reports
      136. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Leaders' Questions on 19 October 2016, Parliamentary Questions Nos. 74 of 2 November 2016 and 121 of 15 November 2016 (details...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      137. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality to comment on the recent decision by a District Court judge to refuse to hear any motorist prosecution cases involving GoSafe speed detection...
    • Tracker Mortgages
      138. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider guaranteeing civil lawyers to persons undergoing disputes over their tracker mortgages in view of the fact these persons are...
    • Legal Aid Service Data
      139. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications for free legal aid granted in each District Court and Circuit Court area in the past three years; and the cost of the...
    • Garda Data
      140. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of officers in each Garda division currently off work due to work-related stress or injury. [18329/17]
  • Department of Finance
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      142. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to fact that the waiting list for a primary medical certificate appeal is six to seven months; the efforts being taken to...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      143. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether the introduction of the help-to-buy scheme has contributed significantly to recent house price increases; his plans to review the scheme...
    • Universal Social Charge
      144. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact there is an unfair anomaly for persons earning just over the universal social charge threshold amount of...
    • Tax Agreements
      145. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners recently received information from the Netherlands authorities or another country regarding tax evasion through a bank (details...
    • Tax Credits
      146. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost of a 20% tax credit on expenditure incurred of up to €950 by taxpayers for Gaeltacht courses for their children for 1,000 applicants. [17596/17]
    • IBRC Liquidation
      147. To ask the Minister for Finance the way customers that may be eligible for redress as part of the tracker mortgage review will be treated in terms of a hierarchy in the liquidation process...
    • Tax Credits
      148. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost of reintroducing the one-parent family tax credit for parents who do not qualify for the single person child carer tax credit if they have overnight...
    • Insurance Industry Regulation
      149. To ask the Minister for Finance the requirements for operating an insurance company here; if there is a need to conform with a set of regulations laid down by the relevant Department; the...
    • Government Bonds
      150. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 40 of 4 April 2017, if he will issue a direction that bonds due to mature in 2019 and 2020 be bought back now and re...
    • Mortgage Applications Approvals
      151. To ask the Minister for Finance if any oversight is being conducted to ensure that mortgage approvals, which have jumped by 42%, are being made in a cautious and responsible manner to...
    • Tax Collection
      152. To ask the Minister for Finance if capital gains tax is payable on the surplus compared with the original cost of land that would have been purchased in 1989 in circumstances (details...
    • Inflation Rate
      153. To ask the Minister for Finance the actions he is recommending to rein in the price inflation that is slowing down the growth of the manufacturing industry; and if he will make a statement...
    • Tracker Mortgages Examination
      154. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider criminalising the act of overcharging on a tracker mortgage with a stiff financial penalty for banks (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Economic Policy
      155. To ask the Minister for Finance if a contingency plan is in place to minimise disruptions in the economy if President Trump were to start enacting some of the trade policies he has...
    • Film Industry Tax Reliefs
      156. To ask the Minister for Finance the number and detail of section 481 film industry relief applications by year since 2011, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Financial Services Regulation
      157. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans following the Central Bank's report of March 2017 expressing concern at the level of outsourcing within the funds industry; and if he will make a...
    • Tax Code
      158. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the bespoke legal structures in place here for some investment funds that are being used by funds that are not tax liable and do not employ...
    • Debt Collection
      161. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount paid by a bank (details supplied) to a company for each of the years 2012 to 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18310/17]
    • Banking Sector Redundancies
      164. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of staff made redundant by a bank (details supplied); the cost of those redundancies for each of the years 2012 to 2016; and if he will make a...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      165. To ask the Minister for Finance the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2016 and to date in 2017...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      166. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the supports available through his Department to assist a person in financing the cost of transporting a child with a learning disability to a...
    • School Accommodation
      167. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the policy in which there is no provision or obligation to provide a general purpose hall when providing for renovations in a...
    • Pupil-Teacher Ratio
      168. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an appeal for a school (details supplied); if he will ensure that this school will not lose a teacher; and if he will make a...
    • Teacher Data
      169. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teachers employed in the voluntary secondary sector who are in receipt of a salary from his Department; the number of these that...
    • Teacher Redeployment
      171. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will apply the same criteria for the awarding of contracts of indefinite duration and access to the redeployment scheme to all...
    • School Accommodation
      172. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application made by a primary school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17482/17]
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      174. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the income thresholds for which applications for a third level grant can be applied for in respect of the academic year 2017-2018; and if he will...
    • Digital Strategy for Schools
      175. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17515/17]
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme Data
      176. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a copy of all ministerial orders to the Residential Institutions Redress Board, pursuant to section 28(5A) of the Residential...
    • Preschool Services
      177. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will expedite a decision on an application to open a preschool on the premises of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Language Schools
      178. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a list of LTIs across the State. [17547/17]
    • Teacher Data
      179. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teachers in voluntary secondary schools in receipt of the supervision and substitution allowance. [17551/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      180. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied) for assistive technology; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17556/17]
    • Teaching Qualifications
      181. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans regarding the DIP after September 2017 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17561/17]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      182. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new community school in the Mungret area; the current stage it is at; when he expects the school to be...
    • School Textbooks
      183. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the projected funding an organisation (details supplied) will receive for 2017 to develop primary and secondary school textbooks and resources in...
    • School Curriculum
      184. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools that have developed a sruth whereby an Irish language stream is established within an English speaking school; the schools...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      185. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review his decision to refuse funding to a school (details supplied) for two extra classrooms; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • DEIS Administration
      186. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will meet representatives of a school (detail supplied) to discuss the exclusion of the school from the recent extension to the DEIS...
    • Institutes of Technology
      187. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of the working group which he has established to look at the GMIT Mayo campus; the persons that will sit on the working group; if...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      188. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17696/17]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      189. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the developments to date on the proposed new school at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17733/17]
    • School Accommodation Provision
      190. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will expedite the provision of a school project (details supplied). [17736/17]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      191. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the new secondary school in Croom, County Limerick will go to tender. [17740/17]
    • School Funding
      192. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding funding to purchase equipment for a person (details supplied) in accordance with circular 0010/2013; and if he will make a...
    • SOLAS Administration
      193. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the lack of permanent contracts in SOLAS and FÁS; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17753/17]
    • National Training Fund
      195. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a person (details supplied) is alleging that they are not being paid for services provided in 2014 and 2015 by a training company...
    • Pupil-Teacher Ratio
      196. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on pupil-teacher thresholds in schools (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17763/17]
    • School Textbooks Rental Scheme
      197. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the capital and current allocation over each of the past ten years for school book rental; the number of schools that received a capital...
    • Third Level Charges
      198. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of reducing the student contribution charge by €250, €500, €1,000, €2,000 and €3,000,...
    • Special Educational Needs Data
      199. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of special needs assistants required to meet projected demographic increases over the next five years; the estimated cost of providing...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      200. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of establishing the inclusion support service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17771/17]
    • National Educational Psychological Service Expenditure
      201. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing an additional 100 NEPS psychologists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17772/17]
    • Teacher Training Provision
      202. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the allocation to various bodies within his Department to provide for the education and training of teachers in special education; the number of...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      203. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of increasing the low incidence proportion of the special needs allocation to schools under the new resource allocation model...
    • Third Level Expenditure
      204. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing 100 higher education places for students of returning emigrants or those that came through the direct provision...
    • Student Assistance Fund
      205. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current allocation to the student assistance fund and the scheme for students with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Momentum Programme
      206. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost of providing 100 places for persons with disabilities on the momentum scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17777/17]
    • Adult Education Provision
      207. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the detail of the allocation to provide training places for adults with literacy problems and learning difficulties; and if he will make a...
    • Modern Language Teaching
      208. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the detail of the allocation that was made to the modern languages in primary schools programme in the last year of its existence; and if he will...
    • Teacher Data
      209. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teachers at second level to teach a modern foreign language; the cost of increasing this by 10%, 20% and 30%, respectively; and if...
    • School Curriculum
      210. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of introducing a computer science curriculum at primary and secondary level, including staff and equipment, if such a...
    • Education Expenditure
      211. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the annual cost of the active schools flag initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17782/17]
    • Third Level Expenditure
      213. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing 100 additional places at higher education for subjects (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      214. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of restoring all teachers to the 2010 payscale; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17820/17]
    • Departmental Reports
      215. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of the implementation of the Ward and Cush reports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17821/17]
    • Croke Park Agreement
      216. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of allowing teachers to use extra curricular activities to fulfil Croke Park hours; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Staff
      217. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing one release day per week for teaching principals for schools of more than 100 pupils, 200 pupils, 300 pupils, 400...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      218. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the detail and value of all previous leadership or management allowances for teachers; the cost of restoring each to 2009 levels; and if he will...
    • School Guidance Counsellors
      219. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing one guidance counsellor per 500 pupils at secondary level on an ex-quota basis; and if he will make a statement...
    • Teachers' Professional Development
      220. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current level of funding allocated to teachers for continuous professional development; the current allocation for employment support; if...
    • Pupil-Teacher Ratio
      221. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of reversing the changes to the staffing schedule for small schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17792/17]
    • School Staff
      222. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing 100 additional English as additional language posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17794/17]
    • DEIS Expenditure
      223. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of extending the DEIS programme by 20% in addition to the new schools announced; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Pupil-Teacher Ratio
      224. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the pupil-teacher ratio in all DEIS schools; the cost of reducing this by one point at primary and secondary level; and if he will make a...
    • Student Grants Data
      225. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of increasing the special rate of the student grant by €10, €20, €30 and €40 per week; and if he...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      226. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of reversing changes to the distance criteria in the student grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17798/17]
    • Capitation Grants
      227. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the rate of capitation per pupil in primary schools, post primary schools, youth reach and VLOS; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Pupil-Teacher Ratio
      230. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of reducing the pupil-teacher ratio at primary level by one point; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17802/17]
    • Third Level Staff Data
      231. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of reducing the academic staff to student ratio at third level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17803/17]
    • Third Level Funding
      232. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of increasing the core funding to institutions by 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30%, respectively; and if he will make a...
    • National Training Fund
      233. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the allocation to the Skillnets programme for the past five years; the number of persons that participated in the programme; and if he will make...
    • Student Grant Scheme Expenditure
      234. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of increasing the rate of the student grant by 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17807/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      237. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of enacting all provisions of the Children First legislation in the education sector; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Legal Cases Data
      238. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of litigants that had initiated legal proceedings against the Department in respect of a claim of sex abuse in school; the number of...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      239. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the assessment by his Department of the number of prefab units being used in schools with a view to replacing these has commenced; the date on...
    • Third Level Admissions Data
      240. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students from direct provision that have been offered places in higher education through the specific pathway offered by his...
    • Departmental Reports
      241. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the actions taken by his Department to implement the report of the forum on pluralism and patronage; the number of recommendations that are...
    • School Curriculum
      242. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the proposals of the NCCA in respect of the teaching of religion, ethics and beliefs; if this new model will be rolled out to all...
    • School Patronage
      243. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the reconfiguration process of primary school patronage will be open to all patrons; the process that will be put in place to ensure that the...
    • UN Committees
      244. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will implement the recommendations of the United Nations committee on the elimination of discrimination against women (details supplied);...
    • School Enrolments
      245. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the decision to refuse a second stream for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17891/17]
    • Departmental Properties
      246. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of vacant buildings or accommodation units in his Department’s ownership or control; the locations of same; and the time they...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      247. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine issues raised by persons regarding a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17936/17]
    • School Accommodation Provision
      248. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if additional accommodation will be provided for a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Expenditure
      249. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person that commenced employment as a Youthreach resource person in 2010 while covering sick leave in late 2010 and early 2011 can have this...
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      250. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of classes that have been established to date and his plans to further expand a service in 2017 and 2018 in line with the commitment...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      251. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he will allow the filling of the remainder of a school's (details supplied) allocation of special needs assistants in view of the fact that...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      252. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will sanction funding for a school (details supplied) for upgrade works that were deferred in summer 2016 and are due to be completed in...
    • European Court of Justice Rulings
      253. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing all survivors of sex abuse in schools with compensation in line with the O'Keeffe ruling; and if he will make a...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      255. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school building project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18057/17]
    • Youth Work Projects Data
      256. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of young persons under 25 years of age who commenced a Youthreach programme in 2015 and 2016, in tabular form. [18080/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      263. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if research has been carried out on the need to expand the number of places for children with autism spectrum disorder at primary school level in...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      264. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to plans to expand the provision of services at primary school level in the Skerries area; and if he will make a...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      266. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the allocation model for resource and learning support for children with special needs that will apply in newly founded schools. [18111/17]
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      267. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application by a school (detail supplied) under the summer works scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18117/17]
    • Army Barracks
      268. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 276 of 21 March 2017, the reason his Department is apparently unaware that Cavan and Monaghan Education and...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      269. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 189 of 16 December 2016, when a building project at a school (details supplied) will proceed to the next...
    • Summer Works Scheme
      270. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of the summer works scheme 2016-17; if there are planned works for summer 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18165/17]
    • Home School Community Liaison Scheme
      271. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a DEIS band school (details supplied) will have exclusive access to a full-time home school community liaison teacher; and if he will make a...
    • Youthreach Programme Staff
      272. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if revised payscales and allowances for persons recruited to certain direct entry grades are applicable to the position of Youthreach resource...
    • Lansdowne Road Agreement
      275. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way a secondary teacher who is in an ASTI affiliated school, but who is not a member of the ASTI or other trade union, can sign up to and...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      276. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the enrolment procedures that pertain to early intervention units that are part of certain primary schools; the role of the NCSE and the school...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      277. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) will be provided with a special needs assistant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18257/17]
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      278. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will adjust the income reckoner limits for the SUSI grant process to net reckonable earnings to make it fair on PAYE workers; and if he...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      279. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has received an application for building works on a school (details supplied); the status of the application; and if he will...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      280. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will provide 4G broadband via the NCTE to schools that are not on the fibre wire network (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      281. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount spent across his Department over the past five years on maintaining vacant or unused State owned properties, including security...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      282. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2016 and to...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Renewable Energy Projects
      283. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to streamline the guidelines for planning the construction of solar energy farms; and if he will make a...
    • Local Authority Housing Mortgages
      284. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans for local authority mortgages for house extensions in situations in which it would cater for overcrowding...
    • Housing Policy
      285. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans for persons that purchased starter homes and have now outgrown them due to family size; the measures being...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      286. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of applicants for social housing, per dwelling type, for the four Dublin local authorities; the average...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Data
      289. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of housing assistance payments, HAP, tenancies per county; the length of time that each HAP tenancy has...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      290. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of the 750 rapid build homes targeted for on-site commencement in 2017 in the Rebuilding Ireland Action...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility
      291. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the guidelines for the qualification criteria for specific instances houses from local authorities; the cases in...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme
      292. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will review the tenant purchase scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Irish Water
      293. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to a case (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17650/17]
    • Foreshore Issues
      295. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 190 on 1 March 2017, the details of the role, operation and membership of the...
    • Planning Issues
      298. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the bond that was required by the then Minister for Local Government in the context of planning permission for a...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      299. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of times and dates he has met with the CEO or chairperson of every organisation under his remit since he...
    • Irish Water
      303. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way he intends to honour the commitments given in Irish Water's capital plan out until 2021; the areas from...
    • Register of Electors
      305. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to review the electoral register (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17904/17]
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      306. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of social housing units that have been built in County Offaly over each of the past ten years; and if he...
    • Local Authority Staff Data
      307. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of engineers employed in the roads department of Galway County Council; if they are allocated by...
    • Development Contributions
      308. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amounts of development contributions which have been collected and unspent by local authorities; if arrangements...
    • Property Tax Administration
      309. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the year in which the assessment of needs were done that now inform the distribution of local property tax; his...
    • Animal Breeding Regulations
      310. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when the final dog breeding establishment guidelines will be published following the closure of the public...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      311. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the development and delivery of housing in locations (details supplied); the amount of funding and...
    • Planning Issues
      312. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the options available for persons in estates that cannot be taken over by county councils in view of the fact that...
    • Water Quality
      313. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the regulations in place with regard to car washes and disposal of related toxins. [18115/17]
    • Water Services
      314. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on whether, under the Water Services Strategic Plan 2015- 2040, the increased compliance with the drinking...
    • Local Authority Housing Data
      323. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of fire and safety inspections that have been carried out in each local authority, in tabular form, on...
    • Wind Energy Guidelines
      324. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the steps necessary prior to the undertaking of a strategic environment assessment in view of the revised wind...
    • Commercial Rates
      326. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will consider introducing a reduction in commercial rates as an incentive for new businesses; and if he will...
    • Housing Policy
      327. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the challenges which are standing in the way of increasing the housing supply at a faster than normal rate in view...
    • Local Elections
      328. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a review of local electoral area boundaries will take place ahead of the local elections scheduled for 2019; and...
    • Local Authority Housing Provision
      332. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the ratio of residential to commercial to mixed use developments as per lodged valid commencement notices since 1...
    • Fire Stations Provision
      334. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the extension of a fire station at Bypass Road, Killarney, County Kerry, will be prioritised; and if he will make...
    • State Properties
      335. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount spent across his Department over the past five years on maintaining vacant or unused State-owned...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Social Insurance
      336. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will, in the case of permanently disabled persons that employ full-time or part-time carers, make them exempt from PRSI and employer...
    • School Meals Programme
      337. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated cost of increasing the school meals programme by 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 30% and 40% respectively; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Maternity Benefit
      338. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if financial assistance is in place for families of premature babies in relation to maternity and paternity benefits; and if he will make a...
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      339. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) who is registered with Seetec is not allowed to apply for a community employment scheme; if the position will...
    • Free Travel Scheme Eligibility
      340. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the free travel pass for pensioners who have permanent residence here and are citizens but out of the State for a number of...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Data
      341. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of households that have been taken off rent supplement as a result of being placed in emergency accommodation in 2016, by local...
    • JobPath Data
      342. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of job applications per week a person on JobPath's Seetec scheme will have to make; and the number of interviews they must attend. [17512/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      343. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person can receive an extension to their community employment scheme if they are over 62 years of age; if this extension can be up until...
    • Data Protection
      344. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on communications between an elected representative and Turas Nua regarding a person engaged with Turas Nua with the person's consent; and...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      345. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to reinstate a diet supplement payment; the way in which persons, particularly those in receipt of social welfare payments, are to manage...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      346. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if an invalidity pension will be approved for a person (details supplied). [17585/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      347. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an appeal for a carer’s allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17609/17]
    • Equal Opportunities Employment
      348. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the annual cost of running the WALK PEER programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17616/17]
    • Rural Social Scheme
      349. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to change the structure and nature of the rural social scheme to include an element of training for the participants; and if he will make...
    • Community Employment Schemes Operation
      350. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to phase out crèche and play school service provision by community employment schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      352. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will consider increasing the additional supplement provided to community employment participants in view of increased transport costs; and if...
    • JobPath Implementation
      353. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if it is his Department's policy objective to place jobseekers in JobPath in preference over community employment; and if he will make a statement...
    • Employment Schemes
      354. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the precise criteria required for a person to transfer from JobPath to community employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17626/17]
    • Local Employment Service
      355. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if it is his Department's policy to replace local employment service mediators; if so, his plans to replace them; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Applications
      356. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for supplementary welfare allowance and one-parent family allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if...
    • Youth Guarantee
      357. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount of youth guarantee funding spent to date; and the amount of money drawn down from 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017. [17663/17]
    • Employment Schemes
      358. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) who is working on a gateway scheme can transfer on completion of their term on this scheme to either the Tús...
    • Disability Allowance Eligibility
      360. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will examine the case of a person (details supplied); if compensation they received will be excluded from the calculations for disability...
    • JobPath Implementation
      361. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount the JobPath programme has cost to date, including the entire tendering process, the use of economic research specialists and legal costs;...
    • Child Benefit Eligibility
      364. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will change the guidelines of the child benefit payment to include 18 year olds that are still in school to be in receipt of the payment; and...
    • Community Employment Schemes Operation
      366. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans for a two-stream approach to community employment; the changes that are planned in this regard; the responsibilities this will place on...
    • Departmental Properties
      367. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of vacant buildings in his Department's ownership or control; the locations of same; and the length of time they have been unoccupied in...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals
      368. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an appeal in the case of a person (details supplied) in respect of an application for jobseeker's...
    • Community Employment Schemes Funding
      370. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position in regard to the equipment grant for community employment schemes; and his plans to increase the rate payable under the grant; and if...
    • Disability Allowance
      371. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will examine the case of a person (details supplied) who was in receipt of disability allowance; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • JobPath Data
      372. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the whole number totals used to calculate percentages for employment progression rates for unemployed persons on JobPath and not on JobPath,...
    • JobPath Implementation
      374. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 531 of 21 March 2017, the commercial sensitivities preventing the publication of individual payments to the...
    • Farm Partnerships
      377. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when an application for a retrospective farm partnership will be approved for persons (details supplied). [18031/17]
    • JobPath Implementation
      378. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the detail of discussions between his Department and the management of a company (details supplied) regarding the company's operation of the JobPath...
    • Job Assist Scheme
      379. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number young persons under 25 years of age that commenced a JobBridge placement in 2015 and for the period the scheme was in operation in 2016,...
    • Momentum Programme
      380. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of young persons under 25 years of age that commenced a Momentum programme in 2015 and 2016, in tabular form. [18072/17]
    • Back to Education Allowance Data
      381. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of young persons under 25 years of age that successfully applied for support under the back to education allowance scheme, excluding...
    • Back to Work Allowance Data
      382. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of young person under 25 years of age that successfully applied for support under the back to work enterprise allowance scheme in 2015...
    • Community Employment Schemes Data
      383. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of young persons under 25 years of age that commenced a community employment placement in 2015 and 2016, in tabular form. [18076/17]
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Data
      384. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons receiving a reduced 25 year old rate and a reduced 18 to 24 year old rate of jobseekers allowance respectively in the most...
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      385. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason there are now three schemes for the long-term unemployed (details supplied). [18099/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      386. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will extend community employment eligibility to self employed jobseekers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18113/17]
    • JobPath Implementation
      389. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review a situation whereby a person (details supplied) who is on JobPath is disqualified from taking up a position on a community...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility
      391. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to amend the legislation and regulations for eligibility for the State contributory pension (details supplied); if his attention has been...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      392. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18308/17]
    • Social Welfare Appeals Delays
      394. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the current backlog in respect of appeals for means tested payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18334/17]
    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
      395. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will ensure that provision is made whereby emergency payments are made available in cases of extreme hardship by way of exceptional needs...
    • Treatment Benefit Scheme Data
      397. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the degree to which dental and ophthalmic benefit have been availed of in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18337/17]
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Eligibility
      398. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will undertake to review and amend by way of legislation, if found necessary, the situation whereby a person following family law issues may...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility
      399. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to previous parliamentary questions in this regard, his proposals to address issues whereby persons who opted out of the workforce to rear...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Data
      401. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the applications for various social welfare payments which are most commonly refused on application and referred to appeal or oral hearing; the...
    • Youth Unemployment Measures
      402. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which the various youth unemployment alleviation measures have resulted in successful full-time job placements; and if he will make a...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      403. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which the self-employed can qualify for various social welfare supports now and in the future; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      406. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2016 and to date...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Anti-Terrorism Measures
      407. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the attention of the Coast Guard and Civil Defence was drawn to an arrangement between the RAF and the State to facilitate the shooting...
    • Irish Prisoners Abroad
      409. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the welfare of a person (details supplied) currently detained in Egypt in view of renewed concerns for their health and...
    • European Council Meetings
      410. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on his most recent meeting at the European Foreign Affairs Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17631/17]
    • Syrian Conflict
      411. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide an update on the situation in Syria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17632/17]
    • Northern Ireland
      412. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide an update on the current political situation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17633/17]
    • Passport Services
      413. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will address concerns with regard to the passport express service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Properties
      414. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of vacant buildings in his Department’s ownership or control; the locations of same; and the time they have been...
    • Northern Ireland
      415. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has raised with the US Administration the appointment of a special envoy to Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Acht na Gaeilge
      416. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade an n-aontaíonn sé go gcaithfidh stadás oifigiúil don Ghaeilge a bheith mar chuid d’aon Acht Gaeilge ó...
    • Registration of Births
      417. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of foreign birth registrations from 2012 to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18136/17]
    • Middle East Issues
      418. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the circumstances surrounding the resignation of a person (details supplied) as Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social...
    • Foreign Naval Vessels
      419. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has received reports of US Navy personnel berthed in Cobh, County Cork, bearing arms onshore in March 2017; and if he will...
    • International Relations
      420. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has discussed the general strike and mass demonstrations in French Guiana with the French authorities which has been organised against...
    • Syrian Conflict
      422. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the communication he has had with other foreign Ministers or Governments about the savage chemical attack in Syria in recent days; and if he...
    • Irish Prisoners Abroad
      423. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide a further progress report on his most recent actions and communications regarding a person (details supplied); and if he...
    • Northern Ireland
      424. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the ongoing outstanding requests with the British Government regarding inquiries into the Dublin-Monaghan bombings, the...
    • North-South Ministerial Council
      425. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the North-South Ministerial Council and ensure that the treaties and agreements between Ireland and the UK will be...
    • Brexit Issues
      426. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has met the UK Secretary of State for Exiting the EU. [10425/17]
    • Middle East Peace Process
      427. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if officials in his Department are reviewing the two-state solution in Israel and Palestine as they support international policy, as...
    • Undocumented Irish in the USA
      428. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on comments made by the Boston mayor during St Patrick's Day festivities in the USA on the undocumented Irish. [15141/17]
    • Northern Ireland
      429. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he and his departmental officials are preparing legislative scenarios required for working towards a united Ireland in the context of the...
    • White Papers Publication
      430. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the publication of the European Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe published on 1 March 2017....
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Garda Station Closures
      431. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding the sale of a Garda station (details supplied) which is now closed; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Monuments
      432. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 285 to 289, inclusive, of 28 March 2017, the reason the Office of Public Works is not in a...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      433. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department is considering an application made by Donegal County Council for a seawall at Machaire Rabhartaigh, County Donegal;...
    • Garda Stations
      434. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the new Bailieborough Garda station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17559/17]
    • Civil Service Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme
      435. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason a union (details supplied) which by their own published financial accounts for 2015 and 2016 has provided funding (details...
    • Industrial Relations
      436. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if action can be taken to ensure that members of an association (details supplied) can have access to the State's dispute resolution...
    • Public Sector Staff
      437. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the legislative basis for established positions in the Civil Service; the essential rights and entitlements of such employees; and if he...
    • Public Sector Staff Retirements
      438. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when it is intended to extend the mandatory retirement age across the public service and Civil Service; and if he will make a statement...
    • Office of Public Works Properties
      439. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of vacant buildings or units in the ownership or control of the Office of Public Works; the locations of same; and the length...
    • Workplace Relations Services Data
      440. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2016...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      441. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding will be made available for a flood protection scheme (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Inniúlacht sa Ghaeilge sa Státseirbhís
      443. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform i bhfianaise thuarascáil nua an Choimisinéara Teanga a cháineann an Stát go láidir ó thaobh...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      446. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on increasing pensions of retired public servants in line with the pay rises being implemented for serving public servants;...
    • Departmental Properties
      447. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount of money spent across Departments over the past five years on maintaining vacant or unused State-owned properties, including...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Commemorative Events
      448. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason members of the fire services were not awarded with 1916 commemorative medals along with other front-line emergency...
    • Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge
      449. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status regarding implementing the numerous components of the 20-year strategy for Irish language report; and if she will make a...
    • National Parks
      450. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of unfilled permanent positions at Glenveagh National Park; the details of the permanent job positions currently vacant;...
    • Deer Culls
      452. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the measures a person can take in respect of the culling of deer that are trespassing on their land (details supplied); and if she...
    • Dormant Accounts Fund
      453. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount in unclaimed life insurance policies; and her plans to deal with these unclaimed policies [17720/17]
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
      454. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason the NPWS did not comment on the lack of an NIS and or an EIS in its observations advising on the protection of surrounding...
    • Departmental Staff Training
      456. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department provides rural proofing training to officials; the number of officials that have undertaken rural proofing...
    • Departmental Properties
      457. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of vacant buildings in her Department’s ownership or control; the locations of same; and the time they have been...
    • CLÁR Programme
      458. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the specific areas of the electoral divisions in the Kells municipal district that are designated within the CLÁR area. [17959/17]
    • Appointments to State Boards
      459. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the board membership by gender of the national cultural institutions, the Irish Film Board, the Arts Council and Culture Ireland; her...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      460. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the gender balance of her Department’s staff by percentage, in tabular form; the gender balance of senior officials and...
    • National Monuments
      461. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason relevant officers from her Department did not conduct a full investigation into the cause of the structural damage which...
    • Gorse Burning
      465. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of investigations that have taken place in the past ten years into illegal gorse fires and the illegal burning of uplands;...
    • Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme Applications
      466. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if an application for compensation with regard to cessation of turf cutting by a person (details supplied) will be processed. [18119/17]
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      467. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the mobile and broadband task force; the number of meetings that have been held since January 2017; the action points...
    • Environmental Regulations
      468. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position regarding the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES, in respect of...
    • Action Plan for Rural Development Funding
      469. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the scheme for restoring old dwelling houses in rural areas; the amounts available; the application process; and if...
    • Scéim na mBóithre Pobail
      470. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuarthas comhfhreagras ó choiste i gcontae Dhún na nGall (sonraí curtha ar fáil) ina bhfuil drochstaid an...
    • Commonage Land Use
      471. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason a person (details supplied) in County Donegal has not received compensation for the accommodation of controlled sheep...
    • Foras na Gaeilge
      472. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will refuse permission to Foras na Gaeilge to sign a long lease on a proposed headquarters in Dublin in view of the...
  • Department of Health
    • Health Insurance Community Rating
      474. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that employees of the State posted abroad as part of their duties are not disadvantaged by the health insurance lifetime community rating...
    • Health Services Provision
      475. To ask the Minister for Health the person or agency that when an adult, male or female, is allegedly raped is responsible for carrying out a forensic sexual medical examination; and if he...
    • State Claims Agency
      476. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 45 of 1 February 2017, the criteria used by the State Claims Agency in building the actuarial models which indicated that...
    • Home Help Service Provision
      477. To ask the Minister for Health when it is envisaged that home help hours allocated to counties Kildare and west Wicklow will reach the level that was available in 2011; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      478. To ask the Minister for Health when a person in (details supplied) County Kerry will receive a date for a spinal operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17483/17]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      479. To ask the Minister for Health the amount the HSE spend on private agencies for hiring home help carers; if he will provide a breakdown of these payments for counties Louth and Meath. [17486/17]
    • Health Services Staff Remuneration
      480. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a gender pay gap in the rates of pay made between male and female carers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17499/17]
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      481. To ask the Minister for Health if he will instruct the HSE or ShannonDoc to respond to a data request (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17505/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      483. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) will be provided a hospital appointment. [17510/17]
    • Health Services Staff
      484. To ask the Minister for Health the staffing situation regarding a children's eye clinic at a location (details supplied); if children from County Laois will be treated in nearby other...
    • Mental Health Services Staff
      485. To ask the Minister for Health the extent of the staff shortages in the CAMHS services in Cork; the efforts being made to resolve this; the interim measures he and HSE officials are putting...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Expenditure
      487. To ask the Minister for Health if additional funding will be released to ease the waiting list of more than 200 persons who are waiting on walking aids with a charity (details supplied); and...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      488. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) will be provided with additional foot orthotics to assist with alignment resulting from cerebral palsy; and if he will make a...
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      489. To ask the Minister for Health if works will commence on an extension for a health centre in Clonroche, County Wexford in view of the fact planning was approved more than one year ago. [17554/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      490. To ask the Minister for Health the supports that are available to persons with polio; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17563/17]
    • Infectious Disease Incidence
      491. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who have polio here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17564/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      492. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address waiting times for persons who potentially may be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease to see a neurologist regarding changes to medication and...
    • Disability Support Services Provision
      493. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that 12,000 persons are living with Parkinson's disease here; the reason there are only five specialist nurses to...
    • Voluntary Sector Funding
      494. To ask the Minister for Health the reason an association (details supplied) does not receive State funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17577/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      495. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the Health Service Executive has not responded to the Dublin Dental Hospital regarding two applications for funding to cover the treatment for a...
    • Infectious Disease Screening Service
      496. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the results of tests for Lyme disease carried out by a laboratory (details supplied) are not accepted by the Health Service Executive; if the same...
    • National Lottery Funding Applications
      498. To ask the Minister for Health if he will investigate the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17593/17]
    • Orthodontic Services Provision
      499. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect an appointment for orthodontic treatment under the HSE, Tullamore, County Offaly. [17605/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      500. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect an appointment in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin. [17606/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      501. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal may change consultant with the Donegal mental health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Mental Health Services Funding
      502. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated annual cost for providing a mental health nurse in all accident and emergency departments 24 hours a day, in every custody suite, in every Garda...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      503. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary will receive a hospital appointment; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Our Lady's...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      507. To ask the Minister for Health the consultation process with persons regarding the residents of a centre (details supplied) due to its upcoming closure; the care plan involved in putting...
    • Medicinal Products Data
      508. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the monitoring of trends in the prescription of psychoactive psychotropic drugs here, especially to children, over the past 20 years; if his...
    • Ambulance Service
      510. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 414 of 7 February 2017, if the decision to be made in quarter 1 of 2017 to go to tender to build the new permanent...
    • Registration of Nurses
      511. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that nurses were removed from the active register within two weeks of receipt of a final reminder notice to pay...
    • Nursing Home Services
      515. To ask the Minister for Health if the policy in relation to the provision of convalescent care for persons leaving hospital has changed from patient choice to a tendering system whereby only...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      516. To ask the Minister for Health when medical equipment will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17680/17]
    • Care Services Provision
      518. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a request for full-time residential care for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17682/17]
    • Public Sector Staff Recruitment
      519. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) who applied for a position of student paramedic with the HSE was refused on educational grounds even though they were...
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment
      520. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to hire a myalgic encephalomyelitis specialist consultant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17684/17]
    • Patient Data
      521. To ask the Minister for Health the number of myalgic encephalomyelitis patients here; the source of this information; the way in which it is collated; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Care Services Provision
      522. To ask the Minister for Health the supports in place to assist diagnosed myalgic encephalomyelitis patients in the community to assist them with their everyday lives; and if he will make a...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility
      523. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to introduce a 90% agricultural relief to farm business assets under the financial assessment of the nursing home support scheme in order that the...
    • Care Services Provision
      526. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the cuts to a service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17707/17]
    • Primary Care Services Provision
      527. To ask the Minister for Health the number of addiction counsellors working in primary care in each of the years 2008 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and the annual expense incurred by these...
    • Medical Card Applications
      528. To ask the Minister for Health when a full medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17726/17]
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund
      529. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a query regarding a person and conditions of appointment (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17750/17]
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility
      530. To ask the Minister for Health if the condition known as bilateral recurrent serpiginous choroiditis may be added to the long term illness scheme due to its progressive nature and the need...
    • Vaccine Damage Compensation Scheme
      531. To ask the Minister for Health the details of research undertaken by his Department to ensure the safety of the Gardasil vaccine; his plans to engage with the advocacy groups for those that...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      532. To ask the Minister for Health when the interdepartmental group which is currently reviewing the fair deal scheme is expected to conclude its review; when will the findings be brought before...
    • HSE Data
      533. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17817/17]
    • Occupational Therapy
      534. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on waiting lists to see an occupational therapist in health centres in County Wicklow, including Baltinglass and Blessington; the average...
    • Health Insurance Prices
      535. To ask the Minister for Health the efforts being made to alleviate the spiralling costs of health insurance; the supports available to those under 35 years of age who are of the view that...
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      536. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that respite beds offered by an organisation (details supplied) have been greatly reduced in the past ten years;...
    • National Cancer Strategy Implementation
      539. To ask the Minister for Health when the publication of the national cancer strategy is expected; to his views on the delay in the publication of the strategy; if his attention has been drawn...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      540. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the national cancer control programme's opinion on the cancer treating drug nivolumab also known as Opdivo; his views on making this drug...
    • Suicide Incidence
      541. To ask the Minister for Health the number of suicides that have been recorded on the grounds of public hospitals following a presentation to accident and emergency departments in the past...
    • HSE Data
      542. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied). [17878/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      543. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention and the attention of the HSE has been drawn to the benefits of medical equipment (details supplied); and his plans to roll this out in...
    • Disability Services Funding
      544. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to restore funding to an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17881/17]
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      545. To ask the Minister for Health if he will include the process of blood removal for haemochromatosis patients, venesection, by general practitioners for medical card holders to be covered by...
    • Mental Health Services Funding
      546. To ask the Minister for Health the funding provided by the exchequer for patient advocacy in mental health for each respective body from 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017. [17890/17]
    • National Maternity Hospital
      547. To ask the Minister for Health the precise nature of the ownership and governance structure of the new national maternity hospital. [17895/17]
    • Disability Support Services Funding
      548. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of filling all vacancies in early intervention and school age disability teams; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17896/17]
    • Disability Services Data
      549. To ask the Minister for Health the number of complaints that have been made to the disability complaints officer in relation to failure to provide an assessment within the timeframes...
    • Ambulance Service Data
      550. To ask the Minister for Health the number of private ambulances being used to service public hospitals or to provide an inter hospital service; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Ambulance Service Staff
      553. To ask the Minister for Health the number of ambulance staff over each of the past ten years; the arrangements in place to provide holiday cover for ambulance staff; the number of requests...
    • Ambulance Service
      554. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of money spent on private ambulances by the HSE over each of the past ten years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Properties
      555. To ask the Minister for Health the number of vacant buildings in his department’s ownership or control; the locations of same; and the length of time they have been unoccupied in each...
    • Suicide Prevention
      556. To ask the Minister for Health the number of suicide crisis intervention nurses positions filled here; the number currently being advertised for; his future plans for new positions; and his...
    • Mental Health Services Data
      557. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of establishing a crisis house for crisis intervention in mental health; the number currently in operation here; and the cost of these...
    • Primary Care Centres
      558. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding persons in County Laois that attend the local health centre (details supplied) in a location in which blood tests are taken; the...
    • Hospital Services
      559. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the Herity report (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17940/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility
      560. To ask the Minister for Health the criteria used to determine the subvention allowed or granted under the fair deal scheme for private nursing homes; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Nursing Home Services
      563. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide extra bed capacity in nursing homes going forward in view of the fact the State has an ageing population (details supplied); and if he...
    • Maternity Services Provision
      564. To ask the Minister for Health if, in view of the fact that the maternity and infant care scheme last had a full review in 1994 when the reported costs of the general practitioner element of...
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      566. To ask the Minister for Health the number of general practitioners that are receiving HSE payments for employing practice nurses to carry out antenatal care, including routine checks. [17968/17]
    • National Maternity Hospital
      568. To ask the Minister for Health the exact location of the proposed site for the first new midwifery led unit to be built as part of the national maternity strategy; and when it is due to be...
    • Maternity Services Provision
      569. To ask the Minister for Health when all 19 maternity units will have a whole time or whole time equivalent perinatal mental health midwife specialist in place in view of the fact that the...
    • HSE Data
      571. To ask the Minister for Health when the HSE will publish as part of its monthly maternity safety statements a metric on the monthly use of admission CTGs, in view of the fact that the...
    • Maternity Services
      572. To ask the Minister for Health the average cost of an emergency caesarean and of an elective caesarean as paid for under the maternity and infant care scheme. [17974/17]
    • HSE Staff Remuneration
      573. To ask the Minister for Health if there are top-up payments still being paid to senior management staff in the country’s four largest maternity units; and if so, the breakdown of...
    • HSE Staff Data
      574. To ask the Minister for Health the number of new contracts that have been issued to fill posts of CMM1, CMM2 and CMM3 since the removal of the existing embargo in May 2016. [17976/17]
    • HSE Staff
      576. To ask the Minister for Health if he will confirm the existence of and explain the purpose of so-called confidentiality, non-disclosure or gagging clauses in HSE contracts issued to...
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      577. To ask the Minister for Health the cost of recent refurbishments to private patient accommodation in the Coombe Women’s and Children University Hospital. [17979/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      579. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect a hospital appointment. [17981/17]
    • Nursing Home Services
      580. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a nursing home charging a person (details supplied) for a mattress. [17998/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      581. To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made in respect of a medical card application for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medical Card Expenditure
      582. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of providing a medical card to all persons that require long-term treatment for mental health problems. [18018/17]
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      583. To ask the Minister for Health the process, decisions and submissions in respect of the proposed primary care centre for Baltinglass, County Wicklow since 2011, including sites identified,...
    • Health Services Provision
      584. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has not been given help from the HSE. [18029/17]
    • HSE Funding
      585. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the shortfall in funding from the HSE to a facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18053/17]
    • Hospital Groups
      586. To ask the Minister for Health if he will facilitate and attend a follow-up meeting with members of a group (details supplied) to discuss the issues facing diabetes services in Saolta Group;...
    • HSE Properties
      587. To ask the Minister for Health the addresses of properties acquired in County Louth by the HSE or the local authority for the purposes of decongregation; and the purchase price of each...
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      589. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the availability of services at a respite centre (details supplied) in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Health Services Staff
      590. To ask the Minister for Health the procedures available to health service staff for debriefing following a critical or traumatic incident; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review
      593. To ask the Minister for Health when it is planned to publish the interdepartmental working group report on the fair deal scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18100/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      594. To ask the Minister for Health the outstanding documentation required in respect of an application for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied); if the application can be...
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment
      595. To ask the Minister for Health if a replacement has been selected to fill a soon to be vacated paediatric endocrinologist consultant post based in Sligo University Hospital; if so, the date...
    • Organ Donation
      596. To ask the Minister for Health his views on an issue (details supplied); if there is anything being done at present by his Department to encourage more persons to carry organ donation cards;...
    • Patient Data
      597. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients in acute hospital beds awaiting transfer to a nursing home facility as a percentage of the total acute hospital beds in the system; and...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      598. To ask the Minister for Health if he will publish the evidence relied upon by the HSE to change the criteria for reimbursement of test strips for type 2 diabetics, if general practitioners...
    • Ambulance Service Response Times
      599. To ask the Minister for Health the average waiting time and the maximum waiting time in each quarter of 2016, for an emergency ambulance in Connacht, Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Dublin, in...
    • Legislative Measures
      600. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider amending the Health Act 2007 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18141/17]
    • Home Help Service
      601. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE will provide details of the pilot home help scheme which is currently being undertaken in an area (details supplied) in County Kerry; when it...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments
      602. To ask the Minister for Health when the new accident and emergency department in University Hospital Limerick will be opened. [18144/17]
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      603. To ask the Minister for Health when the new ward in Nenagh Hospital will be completed and operational. [18145/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      604. To ask the Minister for Health the use to which the contingency of €36 million in his Department is being applied. [18146/17]
    • Maternity Services
      605. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether the national maternity strategy will be implemented in time and on budget. [18147/17]
    • Hospital Services
      606. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to change services that are provided in Portlaoise General Hospital [18148/17]
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
      607. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a person's (details supplied) application for a nursing pin [18163/17]
    • Hospital Procedures
      608. To ask the Minister for Health the number of orthopaedic operations carried out in the Regional Hospital Tullamore in 2015 and 2016 and to date in 2017 in respect of hip replacement...
    • Vaccination Programme Data
      609. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of money spent on the pandemrix vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18167/17]
    • Vaccination Programme
      612. To ask the Minister for Health when the meningitis B vaccine catch-up programme will be rolled out to older children (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18170/17]
    • Health Insurance Data
      613. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons with private health insurance; the number of persons covered by policies in which there is a 10% group discount available through their...
    • Air Navigation Orders
      614. To ask the Minister for Health if HSE emergency co-ordinators were informed of an agreement which was entered into allowing the RAF permission to shoot down hijacked planes over Ireland; and...
    • General Practitioner Data
      615. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a sufficient number of doctors in Dublin 7 for persons on medical cards. [18184/17]
    • Cancer Services Provision
      616. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to make proton beam therapy available here. [18185/17]
    • Respite Care Services
      619. To ask the Minister for Health the number of respite beds available for persons with intellectual disabilities under 18 years of age and over 18 years of age, respectively, by location,...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      622. To ask the Minister for Health if funding at present is allocated to services (details supplied) in counties Cavan and Monaghan; his plans for investment in either county; and if he will...
    • Organ Donation
      623. To ask the Minister for Health the process which would be implemented for the families of the deceased to veto organ donation in view of the fact that organ harvesting takes place as quickly...
    • Psychological Services
      626. To ask the Minister for Health if approval has been given to counselling or psychological services (details supplied) at primary care level for 2017; if so, the number that have been signed...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      628. 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. [18256/17]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      629. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the availability of Orkambi for persons with cystic fibrosis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18258/17]
    • Health Services Funding
      631. To ask the Minister for Health if extra funding will be made available for cataract operations in 2017 and, if so, when. [18264/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      632. 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. [18271/17]
    • Hospitals Funding
      633. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase funding for hospitals (details supplied) in County Donegal; his plans to maintain long-term bed capacity at all three community hospitals...
    • Hospital Services
      634. To ask the Minister for Health the progress made to date since his meeting with a group at a hospital (details supplied) in County Donegal on 12 December 2016; his plans to meet that group;...
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      635. To ask the Minister for Health the current nursing respite available for children with life-limiting and terminal conditions; the palliative care in the home available for such children on a...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      638. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will take to have a person (details supplied) seen by the vascular clinic surgeon at a hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      639. To ask the Minister for Health if he will liaise with the HSE to provide services for persons with additional needs (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18315/17]
    • Home Help Service Eligibility
      640. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be allocated home help; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18316/17]
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      642. To ask the Minister for Health the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2016 and to date in 2017 that...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • GLAS Eligibility
      643. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason whereby in a GLAS 3 application by a person (details supplied) and as administered by his Department, protection of...
    • Forestry Grants
      644. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the forestry premium will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason for the delay in...
    • Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme
      645. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on correspondence (details supplied); the assistance that can be provided to this person; and if he will make a statement...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      646. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding computer issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17508/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      647. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures he is taking to protect Irish timber exports to the UK during and after the EU-UK Brexit negotiations; and if he will...
    • Young Farmers Scheme Eligibility
      648. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to an issue concerning persons who have started the green certificate course (details supplied); and...
    • Agriculture Scheme Eligibility
      650. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason he has not provided funding to persons classed as forgotten farmers; if he will provide a copy of correspondence from the...
    • TAMS Eligibility
      651. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason contractors that supply services to farmers are not included in TAMS for building sheds or for grants for slurry...
    • Programme for Government
      652. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason there is no facility in TAMS for a MATS grant to provide two bays per year for three years as agreed in the programme for...
    • Aquaculture Licence Applications
      653. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if approval will be given in respect of an application for an aquaculture licence (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if...
    • Animal Identification Schemes
      654. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of herdowners who ordered cattle tags between 1 October 2016 and 31 March 2017; the percentage who have not paid the ICBF...
    • Departmental Funding
      655. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to provide funding to the ICBF in view of the funding shortfall from the ICBF levy; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme
      656. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when low-cost loans for tillage farmers will be available following the announcement in October 2016. [17607/17]
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      657. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive an AEOS 2 payment. [17617/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      658. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive a GLAS payment. [17618/17]
    • Fur Farming
      661. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the treatment of minks in mink farms; if he will consider revoking licences for this activity; and if he will make a...
    • Organic Farming Scheme Payments
      662. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding organic farm payments; the reason there is a delay in payment; the expected timeframe for recipients to...
    • GLAS Payments
      663. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment will issue to a person (details supplied). [17679/17]
    • Departmental Staff Retirements
      664. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if employees in his Department who reach the age of 65 must retire or if they can work to 66 years of age; and if he will make a...
    • Aquaculture Licence Appeals
      665. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an independent review on the granting of a licence (details supplied); when he expects a decision to be made; and if he...
    • Departmental Bodies
      666. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17725/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      667. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will issue a GLAS 2 payment to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17727/17]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility
      668. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if 70% of the land needs to be retained for entitlements when using solar panels; if solar farming will be taxed or if it will come...
    • Registration of Title
      669. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of obtaining the required consent from his Department for the transfer of property to persons (details supplied) in County...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility
      670. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the current ceiling in place for annual basic scheme payments under pillar 1 in CAP 2014-2020; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Rural Development Programme Funding
      672. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 267 of 1 December 2016, if the ex-ante evaluation was completed in December 2016; if not, when;...
    • EU Funding
      675. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total amount of assigned revenues in the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund on an annual basis over the period 2011 to 2016,...
    • Irish Cattle Breeding Federation
      677. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to make the currently voluntary contributions which farmers can opt to pay to the ICBF when ordering tags compulsory; and...
    • Departmental Properties
      679. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of vacant buildings in his Department’s ownership or control; the locations of same; and the time they have been...
    • GLAS Applications
      680. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17934/17]
    • Organic Farming Scheme Payments
      681. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a farm payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17956/17]
    • Poultry Industry
      682. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to put in place a fund to support persons who are effected by the drop in eggs sales in view of recent reports of avian...
    • GLAS Payments
      686. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive a GLAS payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17987/17]
    • TAMS Administration
      688. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason payments under the TAMS scheme have been delayed due to computer issues (details supplied); the timeframe for these issues...
    • GLAS Payments
      689. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive a GLAS payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17996/17]
    • Agriculture Scheme Appeals
      692. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will be notified of the decision on their appeal in view of the fact that the oral hearing in this...
    • GLAS Payments
      693. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment will issue to a person (details supplied). [18035/17]
    • Fodder Crisis
      694. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 588 of 4 April 2017, his views on whether this reply is a suitable response (details supplied);...
    • Livestock Issues
      695. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of livestock cattle dealer numbers his Department has issued to each county in each of the years 2009 to 2016 and to date...
    • Single Payment Scheme Payments
      696. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18110/17]
    • Young Farmers Scheme Eligibility
      697. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person who started green certificate education in September 2016 will qualify for the young farmer national reserve scheme in...
    • Land Ownership
      698. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18157/17]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      699. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a single farm payment for a person (details supplied). [18160/17]
    • Fish Quotas
      700. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the consultation process relating to the proposed sharing arrangement between the RSW pelagic fleet and the polyvalent...
    • Brexit Issues
      701. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if fisheries will be a priority for the Government in view of the hearing of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and...
    • Aquaculture Licences
      702. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the aquaculture licensing review; if he will provide an overview of the submissions made; the next stages in the...
    • Young Farmers Scheme Eligibility
      703. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an exception was made which allowed persons to qualify under the 2015 national reserve scheme before completion of their...
    • Agriculture Scheme Administration
      704. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if participants under the national reserve who receive a top-up of entitlements on land for which they hold no entitlements can keep...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      705. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount spent across his Department over the past five years on maintaining vacant or unused State owned properties, including...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      706. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      707. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will ensure broadband roll-out in Ballinakill, Enfield, County Meath, under the national broadband plan; and if he...
    • Waste Disposal Charges
      708. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to offer an allowance for pay-by-weight refuse collection to those households where the elderly and sick are...
    • Renewable Energy Generation
      709. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the policy and targets with regard to solar farms and solar energy output in view of the large increase in applications...
    • Fishing Licences
      710. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will sanction the public commercial draft net licence for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Environmental Protection Agency
      711. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of the 58 recommendations of a review of the Environmental Protection Agency of May 2011 that are fully,...
    • National Broadband Plan
      712. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if a fibre broadband solution be provided at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Postcode System
      713. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be allocated an Eircode; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Air Quality
      714. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the position in respect of air quality standards regulation in respect of whether these apply or if some other...
    • Emergency Services
      715. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of the progress of the tender for the national emergency 999 service; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Energy Schemes
      716. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the details of a scheme (details supplied); the areas in which it is operational; and the steps he is taking to draw the...
    • Departmental Properties
      717. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of vacant buildings in his Department’s ownership or control; the locations of same; and the time they...
    • National Broadband Plan
      718. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when Milltownpass, County Westmeath, will be catered for in the recently announced broadband scheme. [17997/17]
    • Broadcast Advertising Standards Regulation
      719. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the World Health Organization protocol on monitoring food and beverage marketing to...
    • North-South Interconnector
      720. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if a scenario (details supplied) is correct in view of the passing of the Fianna Fáil Oireachtas motion concerning...
    • Commission for Communications Regulation
      721. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the total spend by ComReg in 2016 on outside legal services. [18164/17]
    • Broadband Service Provision
      722. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason a person (details supplied) is unable to access high-speed fibre broadband. [18171/17]
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      723. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the length of time he envisages the tender process taking in relation to the national broadband plan; and if he will make...
    • Departmental Properties
      727. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the amount spent across his Department in the past five years on maintaining vacant or unused State-owned properties,...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Driver Licences
      728. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if actions by his Department could be considered with regard to assisting persons that are living abroad who lose their driving licenses...
    • Road Tolls
      729. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to reduce the rate of tolls in order to comply with the ruling of the European Court of Justice (details supplied); the...
    • Sports Capital Programme
      730. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the sports capital grants will be allocated; the basis upon which the applications are reviewed in 2017; and if he will make a...
    • Industrial Disputes
      731. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will appoint a respected intermediary to bring the parties involved in the Bus Éireann dispute together for mediation and...
    • Aviation Issues
      732. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the detail of the licensing and invigilation of the operation of drones by the IAA; the current number of drones weighing above 1 kg and...
    • Shannon Airport
      733. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to plans to change the categorisation of Shannon Airport from category nine to category seven in view of...
    • Bus Éireann Services
      734. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if bus route X7 from Clonmel to Dublin was revoked; if it was revoked by Bus Éireann or the National Transport Authority; and if he...
    • Public Transport
      736. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an evaluation has been carried out into the fitness to drive guidelines in respect of public service vehicle drivers; if so, if...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      737. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of an application for a sports capital grant by a club (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Programme for Government
      739. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for potential investment projects to be submitted to the EU's special task force on investment in the EU for the European fund...
    • Ferry Services
      740. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will meet a cross party delegation from Donegal county council to examine options for funding the Rathmullan to Buncrana and the...
    • Road Network
      741. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ensure that funding for the N56 Letterkenny relief road will be included in the updated Government capital plan 2016 to 2021....
    • Ports Policy
      742. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to publish statutory instruments designating Dún Laoghaire and Galway ports as ports of regional significance; if so, when...
    • Railway Stations
      743. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the underpass at Skerries train station has been closed; if the decision to close the underpass was as a result of a safety...
    • Driver Test
      744. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the scheduling of a driving test can be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Sports Capital Programme
      745. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the person that has responsibility in his Department, whether it is himself or the Minister of State, in respect of funding for the...
    • Sport Ireland Funding
      746. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if grant aid is available for a person (details supplied) competing on behalf of Ireland but not receiving funding from the Sports...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      747. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of times and dates he has met with the CEO or chairperson of every organisation under his remit since he took office, in...
    • National Roads Authority Projects
      748. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the engineering options that have been considered or implemented in respect of a junction in County Kerry (details supplied); and if he...
    • Dublin Bus Services
      749. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will liaise with Dublin Bus to improve the reliability of the number 16 route, Ballinteer to Dublin Airport. [17958/17]
    • Park and Ride Facilities
      750. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of the locations for bus based park and ride facilities which are being assessed by the NTA and delivery of which is...
    • Sport Ireland Funding
      751. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding is available to avoid the cancellation of an international event (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Car Test Data
      752. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of decisions made by NCT testing centres which have been appealed since the introduction of the test; and the number of these...
    • Regional Road Network
      758. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will sanction funding to resurface the N24 regional road through Tipperary town, County Tipperary; when funding will be made...
    • Road Safety
      759. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to review speed limits on the N60 and, in particular, at its junction with the L55393, which has been the scene of numerous...
    • Road Safety Data
      760. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide a breakdown of road fatalities by category or cause for the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Road Signage
      761. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount spent on roadside signage to promote the Wild Atlantic Way since the initiative was launched. [18324/17]
    • Tourism Funding
      763. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the Exchequer funding allocated to each of the three geoparks here in the past five years; and the purpose of this funding. [18326/17]
    • Heavy Goods Vehicle Levy
      764. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of UK registered heavy goods vehicles, and other UK registered non HGV commercial vehicles, entered and exited the Republic of...
    • Departmental Properties
      765. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount spent across his Department over the past five years on maintaining vacant or unused State-owned properties, including...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • National Employment Rights Authority
      766. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of inspections carried out by the National Employment Rights Authority examining conditions for individual employees in...
    • IDA Data
      767. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when she expects a pharmaceutical company (details supplied) to open in Dundalk; if it will be on a new greenfield site or an existing...
    • European Fund for Strategic Investments
      768. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans for potential investment projects to be submitted to the EU’s special task force on investment in the EU for the...
    • Brexit Issues
      769. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the member states that have representatives on the EU’s advisory committee on state aid; if she made any representations since...
    • Company Law
      770. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the reason she put forward the amendment under section 3(1)(j) of the Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016; if this will significantly...
    • Work Permits Appeals
      771. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the review sought by an employer into a decision to refuse a work permit will be completed in view of the unusual and unique...
    • Work Permits Eligibility
      772. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the reason a person (details supplied) was refused a work permit; if her attention has been drawn to an issue here regarding skilled...
    • Departmental Properties
      773. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of vacant buildings in her Department’s ownership or control; the locations of same; and the time they have been...
    • Enterprise Support Services Expenditure
      774. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the grants, subsidies or supports of any other kind including favourable lease terms that have been made available to the online...
    • Brexit Issues
      775. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of face-to-face or telephone conversations and the dates of these conversations she has had with companies currently based...
    • IDA Site Visits
      776. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the work of the IDA in marketing County Cavan as a jobs location in the past six years; the number of site visits that...
    • Workplace Safety
      777. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will provide examples of appropriate identification as described in SI 291 of 2013 - Safety, Health and Welfare at Work...
    • Local Enterprise Offices Data
      779. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of young persons under 25 years of age supported by the county enterprise boards youth entrepreneurship training and...
    • Enterprise Ireland Funding
      781. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the value of the commercialisation fund of Enterprise Ireland for each of the years 2006 to 2016, in tabular form; and if she will...
    • Business Regulation
      786. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the regulations in place regarding car washing businesses; and her plans for further regulation and licensing of the industry. [18114/17]
    • Work Permits Eligibility
      787. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if a person (details supplied) can be designated as having the required skills that will enable them to seek work without being...
    • Trade Agreements
      788. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will consider the passage of new trade laws requiring more stringent food safety checks in order that trade agreements such as...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      789. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the amount spent across her Department over the past five years on maintaining vacant or unused State-owned properties, including...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      790. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2016...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • School Completion Programme
      791. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the allocation to the school completion programme over each of the past ten years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17793/17]
    • Preschool Services
      792. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the difficulties being experienced by crèches and preschools in recruiting trained staff; her plans...
    • Foster Care
      793. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the HSE payment per week per foster child. [17502/17]
    • Child Care Services Regulation
      796. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will review the guidelines in relation to employing persons under the better start access and inclusion model in view of the fact...
    • Capitation Grants
      797. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost of increasing the capitation grant for the free preschool year by €5 per week per child for both existing lower...
    • Preschool Services
      798. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost of employing ten new special needs assistants working for early years services at five hours per day five days a week...
    • Child Care Services
      799. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 839 of 7 March 2017, the estimated cost for the number of children anticipated to avail of targeted...
    • Aftercare Services Provision
      801. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 29 of 28 March 2017, the specific date on which she hopes to have the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2015...
    • Traveller Community
      802. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will report on progress by her Department to date since the publication of Better Outcomes Brighter Futures, to fulfil Commitment...
    • Child and Family Agency Data
      803. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of high priority cases that have not been allocated a social worker to date. [17666/17]
    • Foster Care
      804. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the portion of the €37 million additional funding secured for Tusla for 2017 that has been allocated to improving foster care. [17667/17]
    • Children in Care
      805. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when a supervised residential unit (details supplied) in Letterkenny, County Donegal will be reopened; and if her attention has been drawn...
    • Child and Family Agency Funding
      806. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the details of funding for counselling for students affected by bereavement (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • School Funding
      807. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of schools in County Kerry, both secondary and primary, that have been affected by the cut to the counselling grant. [17728/17]
    • Children in Care
      810. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the average cost per child of caring for children in State care; the cost on an individualised basis to the State of the top ten cases...
    • Youth Employment Initiative
      811. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the evaluation of the youth employability initiative; when she expects to receive the report of the evaluation; and if she...
    • Youth Services Funding
      812. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the proposed review of the youth service grant scheme; the purpose and timetable for this review; if she will ensure...
    • Expenditure Reviews
      813. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the actions of her Department with regard to the comprehensive spending review announced in October 2016, including engagement with the...
    • Child and Family Agency Investigations
      814. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason €2.5 million was set aside for third party legal costs for the inquiry into the Grace case; and if she will make a...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Staff
      815. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on restructuring the contract process for early years educators in order to improve retention of the most qualified candidates;...
    • Education Grants
      816. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 311 of 8 March 2017 (details supplied), her plans to allocate an aftercare worker to the remaining...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      817. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2016 and...
  • Department of Defence
    • Air Corps
      818. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Air Corps pilots currently grounded for being intoxicated on duty. [17888/17]
    • Defence Forces Drug Tests
      819. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of members of the Defence Forces that have failed or missed the mandatory drug testing in the past five years; the position of each...
    • Defence Forces Operations
      820. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on active service exemption in the Defence Forces (details supplied). [18142/17]
    • Departmental Properties
      821. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount spent across his Department over the past five years on maintaining vacant or unused State owned properties, including security...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      822. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2016 and to...