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Written answers

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Cabinet Committee Meetings
      13. To ask the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee on Housing last met; and when it will next meet. [17911/17]
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Arts Promotion
      46. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to address the deficit in affordable artist studio space around the country, in particular in Dublin city; if she will...
    • Heritage Projects
      53. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will consider a minor grant scheme for local authorities to administer to community projects aimed at preserving old...
    • Illegal Dumping
      55. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to illegal dumping at the Glenveagh National Park in an area situated within the park and opposite the...
    • Heritage Projects
      56. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the timeframe for the completion and full opening of Killarney House; her plans for 2017; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla
      57. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cad é stádas Bhille nua na dTeangacha Oifigiúla atá beartaithe; agus go háirithe, cén dáta a...
    • Invasive Plant Species
      58. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if rhododendron plants can be banned from sale (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13685/17]
    • Arts Funding
      59. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of funding that will be made available to regional arts centres across the country; the criteria by which these funding...
    • Wild Fires
      60. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her Department's estimation of damages caused, loss of habitat and loss of wildlife in view of the recent and ongoing spate of...
    • National Concert Hall
      61. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans for the development of the National Concert Hall; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20084/17]
    • Departmental Correspondence
      62. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has received correspondence from a group (details supplied) regarding the sale of Luggala Estate, County Wicklow, the adjoining...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      63. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the expenditure to date of the capital carry over from 2017; the value of work carried out to date with the €28...
    • Arts Funding
      64. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to ensure that the allocation of funding being provided for the arts by her Department is decided by the Arts Council only;...
    • Creative Ireland Programme
      65. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she will take to implement pillar 4 of the Creative Ireland programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20087/17]
    • Rural Development Plan
      66. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which it is anticipated progress can be made towards providing and extending vital services in rural and urban areas...
    • Built Heritage Investment Scheme Administration
      67. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when successful applications under the 2017 structures at risk and built heritage investment schemes will be announced; and if she...
    • Cúrsaí Gaeilge
      68. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an ndeimhneoidh sí go bhfuil athbhreithniú práinneach ag teastáil maidir leis an Straitéis Fiche Bliain i...
    • National Monuments
      69. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to work on and implement recommendations while acknowledging her role in establishing the Moore Street Consultative Group;...
    • Creative Ireland Programme
      70. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the estimated numbers in attendance at Cruinniú na Cásca events nationwide; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Arts Funding
      71. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of funding being provided for the arts in 2017; the amount that will be allocated by the agencies or organisations under...
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service Staff
      72. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of National Parks and Wildlife Service officers currently monitoring the illegal snaring of badgers around the country....
    • Wildlife Regulations
      73. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the procedures within her Department for concerned persons to make observations and complaints regarding breaches of legislation by...
    • Arts Council Funding
      74. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to have discussions with the Arts Council regarding proposed cuts to grants for non productive artists; and if she will make...
    • Rural Development Plan
      75. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the way her Department proposes to oversee and monitor the implementation of actions to support the post office network arising out of...
    • Town and Village Renewal Scheme
      76. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the town and village renewal scheme 2017; the type of projects that can be supported under this scheme; and if she will...
    • Foras na Gaeilge
      77. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an dtabharfaidh sí soiléiriú ar chinneadh Fhoras na Gaeilge bogadh as oifig laistigh d'fhoirgneamh Oifig na nOibreacha...
    • Community Development Initiatives
      78. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she and the Minister for Finance will bring forward firm proposals for community banking following the recent public consultation...
    • Proposed Legislation
      80. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has received or sought a legal opinion on whether sections of the proposed Heritage Bill may contravene EU directives such as...
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
      81. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the deadline for the publication of all the reports of hare capture and hare returns for all hare coursing meetings for the 2016 and...
    • Arts Funding
      82. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the pilot scheme to be run by her Department and the Department of Social Protection to establish a specific social...
    • CLÁR Programme
      83. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she expects to announce successful applications under the 2017 CLÁR programme; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Heritage Sites
      84. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has had discussions with Coillte or South Dublin County Council regarding proposals they have for the heritage sites of Masseys...
    • Built Heritage Investment Scheme
      85. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she expects to announce successful applications under the built heritage investment scheme; and if she will make a statement on...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Job Creation Data
      86. To ask the Taoiseach the number of jobs created since he took office to date in 2017, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20124/17]
    • CSO Data
      87. To ask the Taoiseach the planned publication date for Irish Life Tables 17 by the Central Statistics Office. [20229/17]
    • Census of Population Data
      88. To ask the Taoiseach the reasons for the ethnic and cultural categorisations currently used in the census, in view of concerns that they do not reflect the diversity of modern Ireland. [20854/17]
    • Official Engagements
      89. To ask the Taoiseach if he travelled abroad as part of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations; if so, the locations he travelled to; the duration of the trip; and the total cost of the trip...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      90. To ask the Taoiseach the amount of funding provided under the capital plan for the information technology infrastructure across his Department; the amount spent to date; the progress to date;...
    • Cabinet Committees
      91. To ask the Taoiseach the name, composition and functions of all Cabinet Committees and when they meet. [19394/17]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Proposed Legislation
      92. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider making an appropriate legislative amendment to enable the same maternity leave and paternity benefits to be made available...
    • Data Protection
      93. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider requiring data sensitivity training for companies which breach data protection laws; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      94. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the proposed introduction of a new community CCTV scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19556/17]
    • Visa Agreements
      95. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the European Union visa waiver for Ukrainians does not apply here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19931/17]
    • Garda Operations
      96. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will address concerns raised in regard to security at events (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20127/17]
    • Garda Vetting Applications
      97. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedures regarding the vetting of young persons in order to take up transition year work experience in situations that require Garda vetting...
    • Garda Vetting Applications Data
      98. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons on a list in 2017 to be cleared of Garda vetting for the purpose of working in early years services. [20639/17]
    • Valuation Office
      99. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has satisfied herself with the time period within which Valuations Office Ireland responds to requests for the revaluation of properties,...
    • Visa Applications
      100. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the requirement for Afghan nationals applying for Irish visas (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Equality Issues
      101. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to introduce legislation which demands a mandatory statutory retirement age in the private sector; the expected timelines for enactment...
    • Garda Strength
      102. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the substantial reduction in Garda numbers in the Cavan and Monaghan district since 2008; her plans to replace...
    • Garda Operations
      107. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider including Rathcoole in Operation Thor in an effort to increase night time patrols; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Courts Service Data
      108. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 53 of 16 February 2017 and further replies of 7 March 2017, 28 March 2017 and 6 April 2017, the number of...
    • Departmental Schemes
      109. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if there are schemes within her Department which provide funding for the LGBT community; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19227/17]
    • Valuation Office
      110. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated cost to date of the national revaluation programme; the estimated cost of Reval 2017; and the estimated cost of the entire national...
    • Garda Station Closures
      111. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to reopen the Garda station in Bansha, County Tipperary; her plans for the building if it is not being reopened; and if she will make a...
    • Garda Investigations
      112. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is satisfied that An Garda Síochána is adequately equipped and specifically skilled to carry out investigations into complex...
    • Direct Provision System
      114. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans for self catering facilities in other direct provision centres in view of the fact that a self catering system at the Mosney direct...
    • Direct Provision Payments
      118. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider increasing the residential income maintenance payment for persons living in direct provision here; and the reason for this...
    • Naturalisation Eligibility
      119. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if a person in receipt of farm assist can apply for citizenship; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19398/17]
    • Coroners Service
      120. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on a matter (details supplied) with regard to a person and their position; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19434/17]
    • Asylum Applications
      121. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19439/17]
    • Garda Equipment
      122. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the person or body which checks the stocks of Garda breath testing kits; the locations the unused kits are stored; and if she will make a...
    • Parental Leave
      123. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 126 of 11 April 2017, if children born through surrogacy have their constitutional rights to have their...
    • Family Reunification Applications
      124. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the six month delay in the processing of join family visa applications; the reason for the delay in the...
    • Departmental Investigations
      125. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of reports and complaints made to her Department by a person (details supplied); if the reports and complaints were ever investigated...
    • Wards of Court
      126. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the wards of court and their representatives will be given a comprehensive report on a regular basis on the way their funds are managed; the...
    • Protected Disclosures Data
      127. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of protected disclosures received by her from serving and retired members of An Garda Síochána; the process applied to each...
    • Visa Applications
      128. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19511/17]
    • Garda Station Refurbishment
      129. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the plans to upgrade Newcastlewest Garda station. [19512/17]
    • Stardust Fire
      130. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the assessment of evidence has begun by an independent person in respect of the recent Dáil Éireann motion on the Stardust tragedy...
    • Garda Deployment
      131. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if additional Garda will be provided to the Killarney Garda area; if Barrduff Garda station will be provided with more Garda hours in order to be...
    • Prisoner Health
      132. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of women in each of the years 2011 to 2016 who, upon receiving a custodial sentence and going to prison, have had entered on their...
    • Court Accommodation Refurbishment
      134. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a commencement date for the refurbishments to Wicklow courthouse; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19537/17]
    • Crime Data
      136. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of thefts recorded in 2016; the number recorded per station; the number that were solved, in tabular form; and if she will make a...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      137. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 133 of 7 March 2017, when details will be published and applications sought in respect of the provision of...
    • Direct Provision System
      138. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the names of the new companies that have taken on contracts for direct provision centres in the past 24 months; and the names of the companies...
    • Garda Vetting Applications
      139. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay in the Garda vetting process for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19589/17]
    • Garda Operations
      140. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if DNA swabs for roadside drug testing which return negative are destroyed; if a record is kept of negative results; if the destruction of...
    • Departmental Meetings
      141. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of meetings her officials have had both internally and externally in relation to the financial management of Templemore Training...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      142. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of correspondence from a person (details supplied); if the concerns raised have been dealt with; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Immigration Status
      143. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a visa renewal for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19672/17]
    • Garda Reserve
      145. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will allow entry into the Garda Reserve to persons that had an exemption from languages in school; if this exemption will be allowed to...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      146. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the specific outcomes and deliverables achieved by a charity (details supplied) since it was asked to co-ordinate public pledges of support under...
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme
      148. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the payments due by religious orders to the various redress schemes; the steps taken to recoup moneys owed; when she expects...
    • Refugee Data
      149. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of the 4,000 persons committed to under the Irish refugee protection programme that have arrived here to date; the number of such...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems
      150. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the body which is administering the community based CCTV grant aid scheme; when the scheme will be open; the bodies which can apply; the closing...
    • Child Abduction
      151. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the supports in place for families at risk of international child abduction; if she will review the supports in place and ensure that assistance...
    • Direct Provision Data
      152. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons currently living in each direct provision centre, in tabular form; the number of persons that have been granted leave to...
    • Criminal Law
      153. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to amend the law in relation to the defence of provocation in line with the Law Reform Commission's recommendations; and if she will...
    • Garda Station Closures
      155. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 43 of 2 March 2017, if she will provide a further update on the status of a pilot scheme for the reopening...
    • Prison Building Programme
      156. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 75 and 76 of 30 March 2017, when the working group on the future of Thornton Hall will report; if major...
    • Immigration Status
      157. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for naturalisation by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19974/17]
    • Garda Training
      158. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the percentage of Garda that have received counterterrorism training; the reason counterterrorism training is not required for first responders;...
    • Land Issues
      160. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the legislation that protects the relationship between the sharers of boundaries and the overgrowth of trees along same; and if she will make a...
    • Court Accommodation Provision
      162. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a new courthouse in Tralee, County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20121/17]
    • Garda Civilian Staff Recruitment
      163. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when a competition will take place for the appointment of three civilian managers for An Garda Síochána which has been promised in...
    • Road Traffic Accidents Data
      164. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of fatal road accidents caused by farm machinery, by county, in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form....
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      165. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prosecutions for breaches of the weight restrictions on Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown, Dublin 20, between March 2016 and March...
    • Garda Strength
      166. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to the traffic corps in March 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20282/17]
    • Garda Investigations
      167. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to establish an inquiry into the circumstances of the death of a person (details supplied); if so, the nature of this inquiry; and the...
    • Traveller Community
      170. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to launch a national Traveller and Roma inclusion strategy; and the resources that will accompany it for implementation. [20314/17]
    • Direct Provision System
      171. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will commission a nutritional audit of direct provision centres. [20315/17]
    • Ombudsman for Children Remit
      177. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to extend the remit of the Ombudsman for Children to include complaints from children in direct provision. [20321/17]
    • Youth Justice Strategy
      178. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which the Council of Europe guidelines on child-friendly justice are implemented here. [20322/17]
    • Children's Rights
      179. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to establish a high-level interdepartmental group tasked with ensuring that the rights of children online are balanced and protected....
    • Garda Vetting of Personnel
      180. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to ensure that information on time spent outside of Ireland is sought and considered in the Garda vetting process. [20325/17]
    • Victim Support Services
      181. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to ensure that child victims of crime have immediate access to adequate, free and confidential supports services. [20326/17]
    • Driver Licences
      183. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has discussed with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport plans to improve the driving-related convictions being recorded on...
    • Courts Service Administration
      184. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to link the Courts Service database to the national vehicle driver file. [20331/17]
    • Garda Operations
      185. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps being taken to rectify problems in the recording systems in breath-testing used by An Garda Síochána to identify...
    • Drugs Seizures
      189. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the value of drugs seized by An Garda Síochána in each of the years 2010 to 2016, broken down by type of drug and quantity in...
    • Immigration Status
      192. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the naturalisation application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20458/17]
    • Citizens Assembly
      193. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total cost of operating the Citizens Assembly (details supplied); the reason only 100 persons were selected originally; and the demographic...
    • Garda Deployment
      194. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the public order unit in each division. [20463/17]
    • Garda Strength
      195. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to various sections and divisions within An Garda Síochána (details supplied). [20464/17]
    • Garda Resources
      198. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí trained in the operation of new roadside drug-testing machines; the number of full-time trainers for the machines; and...
    • Interdepartmental Working Groups
      199. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will convene an interdepartmental group involving An Garda Síochána, Tusla, the Health Service Executive, the Courts Service and...
    • Visa Applications
      200. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of visa applications for persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20492/17]
    • Courts Service Data
      201. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of senior clerks in the probate offices of the Courts Service; and the waiting time for processing of cases. [20513/17]
    • Policing Issues
      202. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to members of non-domestic policing or security agencies operating here; if so, the state of origin of each; and...
    • Prisoners Temporary Release
      205. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the revocation of full temporary release of the four life-sentence prisoners recall during 2016; and if she will make a statement...
    • Garda Strength
      206. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of community gardaí assigned to the Donegal division; if this is a reduction on the position in October 2016 (details supplied);...
    • Inquiries into Garda Activities
      207. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the inaccuracies that have been uncovered in homicide cases following a review of 41 sample cases; the number of cases that were wrongly...
    • Garda Strength
      208. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on whether three armed gardaí at Dublin Airport is adequate for the policing of the airport; the number of gardaí assigned...
    • Direct Provision Data
      209. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons moved out of direct provision in each of the past ten years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20819/17]
    • Deportation Orders Data
      210. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of letters of intention to deport under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 issued in each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in...
    • Leave to Remain
      211. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons granted leave to remain on humanitarian grounds under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 in 2016 and to date in 2017, in...
    • Deportation Orders Data
      212. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of deportation orders signed under section 3 of the Immigration Act in 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form; if they were...
    • Voluntary Repatriation Schemes
      213. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who agreed to voluntary repatriation under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 in 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular...
    • Banking Sector Investigations
      214. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will instruct An Garda Síochána to investigate alleged systemic fraud and to question all current and former chief executives of...
  • Department of Finance
    • Property Tax Data
      215. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount collected in local property tax, broken down by local authority area for each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a...
    • VAT Rate Reductions
      216. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will review the merits of a temporary targeted reduction of the rate of VAT in view of the continuing shortage of supply of new housing and continuing...
    • Brexit Issues
      217. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has expressed an interest in Ireland hosting the European Banking Authority if it is relocated following Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Vehicle Registration Data
      218. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost of extending the vehicle registration tax rebate for electric vehicles until 2018 and 2020 respectively. [19140/17]
    • Banking Sector Remuneration
      220. To ask the Minister for Finance the fees to date and the anticipated fees paid by a bank (details supplied) to advisers regarding the initial public offerings of the company; the details of...
    • Banking Sector Data
      221. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of investors the Government’s advisers have met to discuss the initial public offering of a bank (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • National Debt
      222. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated impact on Ireland's debt ratio of the 25% and 100% sale, respectively, of a bank's (details supplied) shares at current market value; and if he...
    • Banking Sector Remuneration
      223. To ask the Minister for Finance the bonus or incentive plans in place for a bank's (details supplied) executives or staff linked to the initial public offerings of the bank; and if he will...
    • VAT Rebates
      224. To ask the Minister for Finance if a full VAT return has been paid to a person (details supplied); and the reason for the delay in payment. [19204/17]
    • Foreign Direct Investment
      225. To ask the Minister for Finance the engagement he has had with the American Treasury Department and the American Secretary of the Treasury on the impact of US tax reform on Irish businesses;...
    • Exports Data
      226. To ask the Minister for Finance the engagement he has had with IBEC on US tax reform and the impact on Irish exporters. [19233/17]
    • VAT Exemptions
      227. To ask the Minister for Finance if financial initiatives exist to assist community groups to buy defibrillators for local areas; if not, if he will consider introducing such a scheme; and if...
    • Corporation Tax Regime
      229. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has explored proposals for setting up a vehicle with the objective of hypothecating or smoothing annual revenues from corporation taxes, in...
    • Revenue Commissioners Investigations
      230. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of private investigation firms hired by the Revenue Commissioners in the past five years to date; the names of the firms; the amount they were...
    • Tobacco Control Measures
      231. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider the recommendation in Tobacco Free Ireland to introduce a levy on the tobacco industry; the discussions his Department has had with the...
    • Banking Sector Data
      233. To ask the Minister for Finance if, in view of the potential sale on part of the State investment in a bank (details supplied), his Department has made an assessment on possible future...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Administration
      234. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of a payment under the help-to-buy incentive scheme for persons (details supplied); when payment will be made; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Tax Rebates
      235. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of a claim for a tax refund for 2016 by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19369/17]
    • Insurance Coverage
      236. To ask the Minister for Finance his views regarding the very few insurers now willing to insure Irish hotel liability insurance; the reason there is no Irish insurer that will insure hotels...
    • VAT Exemptions
      237. To ask the Minister for Finance the basis on which the VAT rate for disability equipment and mobility aids is decided; the scope that is available to reduce VAT rates for disability...
    • Tax Code
      239. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has assessed the impact of the coming into effect of Chapter 4A of Part 12 of the Taxes Consolidation Act providing a termination of the...
    • Insurance Industry
      240. To ask the Minister for Finance the status in terms of resolving the outstanding claims associated with a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19389/17]
    • Banking Sector Investigations
      241. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank is responsible for enforcing the unfair contract terms directive 1993 and the European Communities (Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts)...
    • Corporation Tax Regime
      242. To ask the Minister for Finance if the independent review on corporate taxation will include an analysis of the European Commission's common consolidated corporate tax base, CCCTB, proposal;...
    • Tax Code
      243. To ask the Minister for Finance the areas to be covered by his Department's tax strategy group for 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19392/17]
    • Tax Rebates
      244. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of a refund for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19445/17]
    • Credit Union Lending
      245. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to enable credit unions to provide loans for social housing, SMEs and mortgages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19566/17]
    • Tax Reliefs Availability
      246. To ask the Minister for Finance the availability of agricultural relief from capital acquisitions tax, in which the farming land that is the subject of the relief has an already commissioned...
    • Protected Disclosures
      247. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether the whistleblower procedures for banks and other financial institutions are sufficiently strong and that they give adequate protection to...
    • Tax Collection
      250. To ask the Minister for Finance the grounds on which a CAT payment could be delayed or paid in instalments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19600/17]
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      252. To ask the Minister for Finance if changes have been made to the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Regulations 1994 (SI 353 of 1994), as amended, to confine the...
    • Tracker Mortgages Examination
      254. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent of the legal rights of persons who are in the scope of the tracker review to compensation above and beyond redress; the way the scale of such...
    • VAT Rate Application
      256. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason counselling and psychotherapy services are treated differently from services provided by doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists in terms of VAT;...
    • Tracker Mortgages Examination
      257. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of appeals that have been made to the customers appeals panel section relating to a bank (details supplied) in view of the tracker mortgage issue;...
    • Tax Code
      258. To ask the Minister for Finance the consultation his Department has had with his counterparts in the UK in respect of the sugar sweetened drinks tax; if his attention has been drawn to...
    • Motor Insurance Coverage
      259. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to situations in which, when applying for insurance, a driver's experience is not taken into account in circumstances in which...
    • Brexit Issues
      260. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated cost of the reintroduction of border posts along the Border with Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19890/17]
    • Interest Rates
      262. To ask the Minister for Finance his Department's current assessment of future likely developments in interest rates during 2017 and 2018 and of the likely impacts on the economy; and if he...
    • Tax Data
      263. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners publish the figures for uncollected income tax for each previous year and the total amount written off to date by each year; if...
    • Vehicle Registration
      264. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the impact the recent opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice in a case (details supplied) will have on the issue of...
    • Insurance Industry
      265. To ask the Minister for Finance when the recommendations in the insurance report will have an effect on insurance premiums in 2017. [19952/17]
    • Tax Rebates
      266. To ask the Minister for Finance the annual cost of increasing the rebate under the Med 1 scheme from 20% to 25%, 30% and 33.5%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19956/17]
    • Motor Insurance
      267. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the false figures for the number of Garda breath tests having had an impact on the rising cost of car insurance; and if he...
    • Road Tolls
      269. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider providing an annual rebate, similar to the Med 1, on toll fees paid by persons commuting to and from work; the estimated cost to the...
    • Motor Insurance Regulation
      270. To ask the Minister for Finance the timeline for the implementation of the recommendations to reduce motor insurance premiums; the measures which have been implemented to date; the priority...
    • NAMA Assets Sale
      271. To ask the Minister for Finance the sales process engaged in by NAMA in respect of Project Nantes; if the process was an open and competitive process; the number of bidders or potential...
    • NAMA Staff Data
      273. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of NAMA staff who have taken voluntary redundancies in each of the years from 2010 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form; the cost...
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      274. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will expand the range of ailments and the degree of disability in order to qualify for the primary medical certificate for automobile purchase; and if...
    • NAMA Transactions
      275. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of transactions completed by NAMA which involved vendor finance; the names of the companies in receipt of vendor finance; the names of the loan...
    • Tax Avoidance
      276. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of declarations received by the Revenue Commissioners following the enactment of section 56 of the Finance Act 2016, by source of income and or...
    • VAT Yield
      279. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of VAT received by the Revenue Commissioners in respect of electronic services provided to unregistered customers resident in other EU states under...
    • Tax Code
      281. To ask the Minister for Finance the progress being made on the commitment in the programme for Government to introduce a new tax on sugar sweetened drinks; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Bank Branch Closures
      282. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has received an update from a bank (details supplied) regarding its recent branch closures; the number of redundancies there have been in Arva,...
    • Vehicle Registration
      283. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide an exemption from VRT charges for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20491/17]
    • Mortgage Lending
      284. To ask the Minister for Finance the policies in place for banks dealing with circumstances in which persons who are joint mortgage holders separate and the agreement provides for the...
    • Insurance Coverage
      285. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to introduce measures to assist older persons take out insurance policies to cover the cost of funeral expenses which are not too expensive; if this...
    • Property Tax Exemptions
      286. To ask the Minister for Finance the way in which it is possible for new home owners to avail of the DIRT incentive for first-time buyers, in view of the fact that the incentive is only...
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      287. To ask the Minister for Finance if there is a provision to allow a person retain the tax relief for drivers and passengers with disabilities within the prescribed timelines without clawback...
    • Tax Code
      288. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department will carry out a feasibility study on a tax incentive scheme for the region surrounding Ireland West Knock Airport similar to...
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      290. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will recommend that an urgent amendment to the 2013 Act mentioned by a person (details supplied) be undertaken to give the Central Bank all necessary...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Gaelscoil Issues
      291. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the costs involved in changing the status of English speaking schools, both primary and secondary, to Irish medium schools. [19208/17]
    • Education and Training Provision
      292. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps taken to verify authenticity of training and referees as listed by applicants on their CSCS application forms; the steps taken to...
    • School Transport Provision
      293. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the supports he will put in place for persons who are facing losing their school transport due to lack of numbers in a school availing of the bus...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      294. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to end the inequality regarding payment for teachers; his views on whether new entrants to the teaching sector are being disadvantaged...
    • Teacher Recruitment
      295. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to allow a school (details supplied) to recruit a teacher from beyond the immediate education and training board...
    • Teaching Contracts
      296. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of the timeframe or average time for releasing post inspection reports for probationary year teachers; and when a person (details...
    • Croke Park Agreement Implementation
      297. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the oversight role played by his Department in ensuring that the 36 extra hours of work per school year for teachers, that is, the Croke Park...
    • National Training Fund
      298. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the specific training grants supplied to industry from the national training fund in each of the years 2015 and 2016. [19197/17]
    • SOLAS Funding
      300. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the programmes for which his Department provides funding to SOLAS in each year since its establishment; and the number of participants on each...
    • Skills Development
      301. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on whether there is scope to reduce funding to the Springboard or information and communication technology skills conversion course...
    • SOLAS Training and Education Programmes Places
      302. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of participants on training programmes for the unemployed run by SOLAS in each of the years from 2007 to 2016; if funding to these...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      303. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the approximate cost of the programme for Government commitment to achieving cumulative apprenticeship registrations and traineeship enrolments...
    • Third Level Funding
      304. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the €600 million core funding requirement by 2020 referenced in the Cassells report includes or excludes provision for demographic...
    • Third Level Scholarships
      305. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of all scholarship programmes open and common to students of third level institutions; the process by which programmes can be...
    • Third Level Courses Feedback
      306. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the treatment of pharmacy students in universities (details supplied); if he was consulted regarding this...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      307. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been brought to concerns raised by authorities of a school in (details supplied) County Donegal regarding the ongoing delays...
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      308. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19304/17]
    • School Accommodation Provision
      309. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when funding will be provided for the accommodation requested by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • School Admissions
      312. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19360/17]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      313. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the delay in construction of a new school building project under the capital programme for a school (details supplied); the...
    • Site Acquisitions
      314. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 157 of 1 December 2016, if he has made contact with the education and training board in respect of a...
    • Teachers' Professional Development
      315. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the concerns in the mid-west that the support for the reading recovery programme provided through a college...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      316. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his officials will be in a position to carry out an assessment of a school (details supplied) in view of prefab replacement; if after the...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      317. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for the summer works scheme by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19421/17]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      318. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) has not been allocated enough SNA teacher hours to meet the demand within the school. [19422/17]
    • Summer Works Scheme
      319. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 160 of 30 March 2017, if he will extend the school summer works scheme for 2018; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Staff
      320. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a statement of service from his Department in respect of a person's employment (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Teaching Council of Ireland
      321. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the public competition for the position of director of the Teaching Council will be publicly advertised in view of the fact that the term of...
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      322. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to introduce an initiative to provide a cycling helmet to every child in national school as part of a cycle safety programme; and if he...
    • SOLAS Training and Education Programmes Data
      323. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a list of local training initiatives across the State. [19583/17]
    • Community Training Centres
      324. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if management staff on local training initiatives have a pay relationship with and are proportionally linked to community training workshop...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      325. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has received correspondence from the chairpersons of an association (details supplied) in which concerns relating to the new model of...
    • Reading Recovery Programme
      326. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there will continue to be a teacher leader for Reading Recovery in a centre (details supplied). [19626/17]
    • School Curriculum
      328. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current strategy for applied maths as a subject at secondary level; his plans to increase the availability of this subject or to reduce it;...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      329. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teachers for each science subject on the secondary school curriculum who have an undergraduate qualification in that subject; the...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      330. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the school building projects, including extensions, that are currently under way and which have been requested but are awaiting approval, which...
    • School Transport Eligibility
      331. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a child is attending a primary school that is being relocated and is no longer the nearest national school as determined by the Department or...
    • Third Level Funding
      332. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 163 of 5 July 2016, if a response will be provided to the question (details supplied) in view of the fact...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      333. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider mandating that teachers' pay depends on holistic evaluations of performance instead of on their start date; and if he will...
    • Bullying in Schools
      335. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps taken by his Department to address bullying in schools; the number of cases of bullying reported to schools in the past five years; the...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      336. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the second level schools in the Dublin 7 and 15 areas that will have autism specific classes in the academic year 2017-2018; the number of...
    • National Educational Psychological Service Staff
      337. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the recruitment of a new National Educational Psychological Service, NEPS, psychologist for assignment to a school...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      338. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the challenges a designated developing school (details supplied) is having in relation to provision of...
    • Departmental Properties
      339. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding efforts to agree the provision of a site to a local authority (details supplied). [19747/17]
    • School Transport Provision
      340. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide specialised school transport for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19761/17]
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme Data
      341. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of money outstanding for the redress schemes from an organisation (details supplied); and if he will report on any recent discussion...
    • Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board
      342. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of staff that ceased their employment with Caranua in each month in 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form. [19774/17]
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      343. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for the school summer works scheme by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Student Universal Support Ireland Administration
      344. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he will take in view of the fact that due to SUSI having introduced a system whereby Eircode postcodes are used instead of a programme...
    • School Management
      345. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position with regard to a timeframe for the full restoration of posts of responsibility in primary schools; and if he will make a statement...
    • Schools Establishment
      346. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide the data sets used in the geographical information system when identifying areas under increased demographic pressure; the...
    • School Curriculum
      348. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the policy of allowing schools to alter their relationship and sexuality education according to their ethos and instead...
    • Schools Extra Curricular Activities
      349. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will disallow the secondary school practice of bringing in outside unvetted and unaccountable third parties to give lectures on sexual...
    • Suicide Prevention
      350. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if counselling services for teens at risk of suicide are provided by the Government, the HSE, and his Department; the percentage of school...
    • School Funding
      352. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an increase in the capitation fees paid to schools can be expected; if so, the timeline for same; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      353. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the commencement of the heavy goods vehicle driver apprenticeship programme; the expected timeframe for qualified drivers to come...
    • School Transport Eligibility
      354. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his proposals to make amendments to the criteria applicable to the post-primary school transport scheme (details supplied); his views on whether...
    • Home Tuition Scheme Provision
      355. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine the pay discrepancies incurred by a person (details supplied) when employed by his Department to provide home tuition; and if...
    • Home Tuition Scheme
      356. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the difficulty for parents in sourcing tutors to provide home tuition for children with special educational...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      357. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will restore teachers' pay and conditions in order that there is not an inferior pay scale for newly qualified teachers; the timeframe for...
    • Education and Training Boards Administration
      358. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of internal auditors employed by the Education and Training Boards, ETBs, at national level; if the reports on audits completed are...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      359. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe to end the pay inequality between newly qualified teachers and more experienced teachers; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Suicide Prevention
      361. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if suicide prevention classes will be introduced in schools (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20117/17]
    • State Examinations Exemptions
      362. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills following an appeal by a person (details supplied) who is seeking accommodation for either a reader or a waiver from the assessment of spelling,...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      363. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a new education campus in Maynooth; if his officials have evaluated the tender report; if a builder has been awarded the contract;...
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme Data
      365. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the unpaid finances due to the State by religious organisations under the redress scheme; and if he will make a statement...
    • DEIS Data
      366. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason no education performance or educational outcomes data from individual schools was used in the identification process for DEIS status;...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      370. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a school (details supplied) will be made a priority for his Department. [20419/17]
    • School Funding
      371. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a funding request by a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20470/17]
    • DEIS Scheme
      373. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount his Department or bodies under its aegis has paid to a company (details supplied) for consultancy and ongoing use of intellectual...
    • Preschool Services
      374. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason pre-schools are precluded from registering for etwinning (details supplied); his plans to review this policy; and if he will make a...
    • Inquiry into Child Abuse
      375. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills whether recent reports that an organisation (details supplied) has paid the amount it owes to victims of abuse are accurate; if so, the manner in...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      376. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the position regarding the provision of a new secondary school for the Malahide and Portmarnock areas of County Dublin, as announced...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      377. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the position regarding the provision of a new secondary school for the Swords area of County Dublin, as announced in November 2015; if...
    • Seirbhísí Leathanbhanda
      379. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills cén uair a chuirfear córas ceart leathanbhanda ar fáil do scoil (sonraí tugtha); cén fáth nach raibh sé ar...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      380. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline his plans to locate an autism or ASD class in a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20533/17]
    • Educational Disadvantage
      382. 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; if his attention has...
    • Primary Online Database
      383. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the level of completion of primary online database questionnaires by parents; if completion rates are low in certain schools or in...
    • School Staff
      385. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 109 of 13 April 2017 to set out the number of retirements confirmed for the school; the number of these...
    • School Accommodation
      386. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the status of the provision of a permanent site for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20563/17]
    • Educational Disadvantage
      389. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if all DEIS band 1 primary schools are allocated one home school liaison officer (HSCL) each; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that...
    • Qualifications Recognition
      391. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a bachelor’s degree obtained by a person (details supplied) in Bucharest, Romania, is recognised as equal in value and status to a...
    • Child Safety
      392. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the rules of governance set out by his Department that boards of management, teachers and parents associations must adhere to as the...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      393. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the introduction of the new special educational needs model was the determining factor in the closure of a school (details supplied); and the...
    • School Closures
      394. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when his attention was first drawn to the fact that a school (details supplied) was not to take first years for 2017; and if he will make a...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      396. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the reason a school (details supplied) in County Kerry has not received DEIS status despite the profile of both students and parents;...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      397. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the new apprenticeship programmes that have been introduced in 2016 and to date in 2017; and the new apprenticeship programmes that...
    • Apprenticeship Data
      401. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set down the development, capital and annual cost, respectively, per apprentice of new apprenticeship programmes introduced in 2016 and to...
    • Youth Guarantee
      403. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to set down the allocation from the EU youth guarantee; and the amount of money received from the EU youth guarantee initiative in each of the...
    • Public Service Pay Commission Reports
      405. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the Public Service Pay Commission will issue its initial report; to outline the timeframe to end inequality in teachers pay structures; and...
    • School Enrolments
      406. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline his plans to deal with the crisis for persons on the waiting list for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin in September 2017...
    • Schools Health and Safety
      407. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the way in which action 1.4 of A Healthy Weight for Ireland will be advanced; the status of the provision of potable water in all...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • EU Directives
      409. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to list the Departments that have statutory responsibilities as competent authorities in respect of EU directives...
    • Archival Material
      410. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if supports are in place for the development and protection of county archive services to preserve local cultural...
    • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme Funding
      411. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the investment of €37.5 million, as outlined in point 50 of the Action Plan for Rural Development, to...
    • Action Plan for Rural Development
      412. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to outline his plans to review planning legislation to allow the change of use of vacant commercial properties in...
    • Planning Issues
      413. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to outline the plans the Government and local councils have in place to ensure that all car wash sites are licensed...
    • Water Abstraction Regulation
      414. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to outline the current legislation and statutory instruments by which groundwater is accessed for commercial bottled...
    • Housing Provision
      416. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to set out the number of housing units that have been purchased in County Cork for a specific reason (details...
    • Regional Development Funding
      417. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to set down by county the amount of the €28 million allocated to the BMW region in 2016 that was drawn down....
    • Housing Provision
      420. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to outline the way in which families may avail of family-friendly temporary accommodation units; the way in which...
    • Housing Data
      423. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to set down the number of multi-unit commencements in the four Dublin local authorities from quarter 1 2014 to...
    • Repair and Leasing Scheme
      425. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Kildare County Council is unable to begin the repair and lease...
    • Irish Water
      426. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to outline his views on Irish Water's engagement with local authorities in view of its capital investment project...
    • Foreshore Licence Conditions
      427. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to outline the reason only nine working days have been granted from the date of public notification, 24 March 2017...
    • Housing Policy
      428. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to set down the amount that has been spent to date on the consultation, communication and engagement strategy...
    • Building Regulations Compliance
      429. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of building inspections by local authority which took place in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date...
    • Local Authority Staff Data
      430. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of building inspector staff employed by each local authority; and the estimated cost of employing an...
    • Local Authority Boundaries Review
      432. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the estimated cost of the Waterford boundary review process. [19260/17]
    • Local Authority Rates
      434. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to improve consistency in collection rates for commercial rates revenues across local authorities; and if...
    • Housing Issues
      435. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will engage with representatives of the parish of Templederry, County Tipperary who wish to make parish owned...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme Eligibility
      436. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if local authority approval is required under the tenant incremental purchase scheme if a person wishes to rent a...
    • Home Renovation Incentive Scheme Eligibility
      437. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a person who has inherited an old derelict house which requires renovation can avail of the home renovation...
    • Local Authority Housing Funding
      438. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if funding has been allocated to Dublin City Council for extensions to local authority residences to help alleviate...
    • Planning Issues
      439. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a local area plan requires to be recommenced rather than material changes going on public display, the...
    • Housing Assistance Payments
      440. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will direct local authorities to source available accommodation for HAP tenancies; and if he will make a...
    • Water Meters
      441. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 402 of 21 March 2017, the number of meter boxes that were not reused by Uisce...
    • Regeneration Projects
      443. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has received a submission made by persons (details supplied); if he will include these properties in the...
    • Traveller Accommodation
      444. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the annual budget for Traveller specific accommodation for County Wexford for each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility
      445. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if family income supplement will be excluded from the assessment of income for social housing; and if he will make a...
    • Non-Principal Private Residence Charge Exemptions
      446. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if, in relation to the additional family accommodation exemption clause in respect of the non-principal private...
    • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme
      447. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 305 of 29 November 2016 and Parliamentary Question No. 53 of 8 February 2017,...
    • Water Services Data
      448. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of new water connections for houses in County Tipperary in each of the years 2014 to 2016, in tabular...
    • Water Charges Yield
      449. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total revenue annually in each of the years 2014 to 2016 for commercial non-domestic use water, in tabular form...
    • Water Charges
      450. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the charging structure for each county for persons with multiple meters; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Planning Issues
      451. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will consider using his powers under section 166 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 to develop the Athy...
    • Housing Estates
      453. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will liaise with Tipperary County Council in resolving the unfinished entrance to an estate (details...
    • Homeless Persons Data
      454. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reasons for homelessness of each household accepted by local authorities as homeless over the past two years;...
    • Housing Data
      455. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the reason his Department does not use data on compliance certification from the building control management system...
    • Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund
      457. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if funding from LIHAF may be available to progress a second bridge over the River Liffey in Celbridge and provide...
    • Pension Provisions
      458. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will address pension concerns with regard to fire fighters (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Public Procurement Regulations
      459. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the procurement rules for the tendering process for services such as drain cleaners; the reason local contractors...
    • Irish Water
      460. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the rationale used by Irish Water to set connection fees for water and sewage in the case of new builds for both...
    • Homelessness Strategy
      461. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on claims by the chief executive of a charity (details supplied) that Brexit will have a major effect on...
    • Private Rented Accommodation
      462. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to increase the number of landlords which accept HAP tenancies; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Pension Provisions
      464. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the process available to fire fighter representative organisations that wish to have the mandatory retirement age of...
    • Rental Accommodation Scheme
      465. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way in which the affordable rental scheme will function; if the affordable rental pilot scheme which was...
    • Architects Register
      467. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to make changes to the Building Control Act; if he is considering a proposal received by a body (details...
    • Housing Issues
      469. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the estimated impact of a hard Brexit on purchasing and-or renting a house in the greater Dublin area; and if he...
    • Local Authority Housing Funding
      471. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the criteria used to allocate funding to local authorities for housing; the allocations to each local authority in...
    • Water Services Funding
      472. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the criteria used to allocate funding to local authorities for water services; the allocation to each local...
    • Local Authority Funding
      473. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he is considering revising the way local authorities are funded in view of the fact that there appears to be an...
    • Local Authority Boundaries Review
      474. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the way in which the administrative structure to oversee the strategic development of parts of south Kilkenny and...
    • Credit Union Lending
      475. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will engage with the Irish League of Credit Unions to explore the possibility of a joint financial venture...
    • Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists
      481. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of persons on the housing list in County Kerry; the number of persons on the housing list in each of the...
    • Irish Water Funding
      482. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the cost to the State of Irish Water since its establishment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20106/17]
    • Repair and Leasing Scheme
      483. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount allocated to each county to date in 2017 under the repair and leasing scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      484. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of houses that will be constructed in 2017 in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Control of Dogs
      485. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will make available the written submissions made to his Department by organisations (details supplied) and...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      486. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of housing units bought in County Cork by Cork County Council with the intention of using for social...
    • Housing Data
      487. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when he expects to publish a new national vacant housing re-use strategy; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      488. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide on a scheme-by-scheme basis, each local authority and each approved housing body housing scheme...
    • Housing Assistance Payments
      491. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has directed his officials to examine reports that parents in receipt of the one-parent family payment and HAP...
    • Grant Aid
      495. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if assistance is available for persons resident in a housing estate (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he...
    • Pyrite Issues
      496. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of known category 1 properties affected by pyrite; the average cost of remediation under the pyrite...
    • Planning Issues
      497. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on allegations detailed to him by a person (details supplied) alleging breaches of planning regulations;...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme Data
      498. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of applications received in relation to the mortgage to rent scheme since its inception; the number of...
    • Repair and Leasing Scheme
      499. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when local authorities will be accepting applications for the repair and leasing scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Capital Assistance Scheme
      500. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the mechanism for applying for the capital assistance scheme, CAS; the total amount available in 2017 under this...
    • Traffic Management
      501. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his views on the accuracy and effectiveness of a system (details supplied) used for predicting traffic changes for...
    • Housing Data
      503. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when the housing data analytics group was established; the names of the persons that sit on the group; the number of...
    • County Development Plans
      504. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the action he has taken or plans to take as a result of the decision of Fingal councillors (details supplied) to...
    • Local Authority Leases
      505. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the process of finalising a sublease for Sligo County Council for a local company (details supplied) can be...
    • Planning Issues
      506. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if planning authorities, under the planning Act or lobbying Act, are required to record details of consultations or...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      508. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if further measures will be introduced to address housing affordability and specifically the reintroduction of an...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      509. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the steps he will take to give Dublin City Council greater flexibility in deciding the levels of social housing in...
    • Housing Data
      512. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the monthly totals of housing units for which local authorities have received planning permission commencement...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Mining Industry
      514. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the compensation or grants available for miners that lose their hearing through their work in the mining industry; and if he will make a statement...
    • Redundancy Payments
      515. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the timeframe that companies must adhere to while going through the process of voluntary liquidation in order for employees to be paid their...
    • Departmental Staff
      516. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if consideration will be given to sanctioning permanent contracts for clerical officers employed on continuous temporary contracts for over five...
    • Local Authority Members' Remuneration
      517. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person elected as a councillor that is already paying an S stamp will receive additional credits or benefits when they begin paying the new S...
    • Community Employment Schemes Operation
      518. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will address concerns raised (details supplied) in relation to community employment schemes. [19147/17]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      519. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when departmental papers and the comments of the deciding officer regarding a State pension contributory claim by a person (details supplied) will...
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      520. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will address issues with regard to pensions for community employment supervisors (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      522. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19296/17]
    • Employment Support Services
      523. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason for the refusal of a turas nua extension in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19298/17]
    • Pension Provisions
      524. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if the 22 years spent working in the public sector by a person (details supplied) can be weighted to pension entitlement following commencement of...
    • Community Employment Schemes Data
      525. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of community employment scheme placements in County Donegal that are currently vacant and waiting to be filled; the number of such...
    • Maternity Benefit Applications
      527. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason maternity benefit was refused in the case of a person (details supplied); if time spent in full-time education and employment with a...
    • Fire Service Staff
      528. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the rules that apply in relation to the eligibility of persons that are retained fire fighters for jobseeker's benefit and allowance; and if he will...
    • Family Income Supplement Applications
      529. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for family income supplement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19395/17]
    • Social Welfare Appeals Status
      530. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19473/17]
    • Rural Social Scheme
      531. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if supervisors of the rural social scheme will be engaged with as part of the consultation process being undertaken by his Department on proposed...
    • Rural Social Scheme Eligibility
      532. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason the spouse, partner, sibling or child of a fishing licence holder in receipt of fish assist is not allowed participate in the rural...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      533. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons currently in receipt of invalidity pension, invalidity benefit, disability allowance, blind pension, disablement benefit and...
    • UK Pension Benefits
      535. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons resident here that are in receipt of a winter fuel payment from the UK. [19578/17]
    • Rural Social Scheme
      536. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year additional cost of an additional 500 rural social scheme places, net of qualifying social welfare payments. [19579/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Funding
      537. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full year additional cost of an additional 4,000, 5,000 and 10,000 community employment scheme places respectively, net of qualifying...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Expenditure
      538. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated net cost in respect of social welfare spending of reinstating the State pension transition payment in 2018 to 2022 respectively,...
    • Foster Care
      541. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on the suggestion that foster carers should be granted some acknowledgement under the social welfare benefit system; and if he will make a...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      542. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19679/17]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      543. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a domiciliary care allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19682/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      545. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason community employment supervisors were treated differently from CDP workers that were employed by community projects in relation to their...
    • Social Welfare Fraud Investigations
      546. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the estimated cost of the new special investigation unit for welfare fraud; if it will ultimately yield a cost savings; and if he will make a...
    • Social Welfare Overpayments
      547. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of control related reviews undertaken in 2016; and the number of cases in which an overpayment was identified. [19750/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      554. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19765/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      555. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost of his anti-fraud publicity campaign. [19770/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      558. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if changes have been made to the means test to allow the...
    • Social Welfare Fraud Investigations
      559. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of allegations of social welfare fraud recorded by his Department in each of the years from 2006 to 2016; the number of investigations...
    • Social Welfare Fraud
      560. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of cases of persons using makeup in order to claim welfare payments illegally in each of the years 2006 to 2016 respectively, in tabular...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      563. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a domiciliary care allowance can be expedited for a person (details supplied). [19801/17]
    • Treatment Benefit Scheme
      564. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a contribution towards the costs of a hearing aid under the treatment benefit scheme will be given to a person (details supplied) in County...
    • Social Welfare Payments Administration
      566. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the legislation in place in 1984 regarding married women signing for credits. [19934/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      567. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will expedite the response or provide an oral...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      569. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason the relevant papers requested for an appeal lodged on 22 November 2016 have not been forwarded to the appeals office despite numerous...
    • Social Welfare Fraud
      572. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of fraud reports received by his Department in 2016; the number of these reports which resulted in social welfare payments being ceased;...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Status
      573. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an appeal for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20013/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      574. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will consider changing the rules for participation in community employment schemes in order that persons 55 years of age may continue to...
    • Fuel Allowance Applications
      575. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason his department failed to notify a person (details supplied) of the outcome of a review, submitted on 16 December 2016; if his attention...
    • One-Parent Family Payment Applications
      576. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a one parent family payment can be restored in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20033/17]
    • Maternity Benefit
      577. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a recently awarded maternity benefit payment includes a dependent allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Status
      578. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20072/17]
    • Illness Benefit Applications
      579. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for illness benefit by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20080/17]
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      580. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for invalidity pension by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20081/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      581. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) was refused disability allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20110/17]
    • Employment Support Services
      582. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons by county currently on employment schemes (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20113/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      583. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20116/17]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      584. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if an appeal date will be scheduled for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20123/17]
    • Maternity Benefit Applications
      585. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the waiting times for maternity benefit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20143/17]
    • Invalidity Pension Appeals
      586. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position in relation to a social welfare appeal by a person (details supplied) which was allowed in relation to an application for invalidity...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      587. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20160/17]
    • Family Income Supplement Applications
      588. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a FIS application by a person (details supplied). [20161/17]
    • Social Insurance Fund
      589. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the date a tender was published (details supplied); the name of the body which has been appointed to carry out the review; and the likely date of...
    • Pensions Reform
      591. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he is in receipt of expert advice regarding the pension age; his plans to increase the pension age further than currently indicated; and if he...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Data
      593. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons currently in receipt of the full rate of contributory State pension who have made total contributions or credits of under 900,...
    • Departmental Staff Recruitment
      594. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when the full complement of staff will be restored for County Cavan due to a vacancy arising from the retirement of a person (details supplied); if...
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      595. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to increase the payments made to participants on community employment schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20378/17]
    • JobPath Implementation
      596. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason unemployed persons in Cashel, County Tipperary are expected to travel up to 20 miles to meet with their Turas Nua personal adviser at...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      597. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason for the delay in arranging an interview with a social welfare inspector for a person (details supplied) regarding their application for...
    • Community Employment Schemes Data
      598. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of community employment projects currently in operation in each county, in tabular form; the number of community employment supervisors...
    • Departmental Records
      601. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his views on the way in which the ERIN recording system calculates data and its potential to record individual claims numerous times thereby...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      602. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason for the refusal of a domiciliary allowance application by a person (details supplied); if he will review this application; and if he will...
    • Family Income Supplement Applications
      603. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for family income supplement by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20481/17]
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      604. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if an emergency payment can be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20488/17]
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Payments
      605. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason not all rent arrears in respect of rent allowance payments for January, February and March 2017 were not paid in the case of a person...
    • Maternity Benefit
      606. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost of increasing the weekly maternity benefit payment by €20 for one year based on maternity leave uptake numbers in 2016. [20497/17]
    • Family Income Supplement Applications
      607. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a family income supplement, FIS, application by a person (details supplied). [20559/17]
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Appeals
      608. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review upwards the rent allowance being paid to persons (details supplied); the reason the rent allowance was reduced from €112...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      609. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance application for a person (details supplied). [20613/17]
    • Rural Social Scheme
      610. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when his Department will appoint a supervisor for the Portumna and Woodford area of south Galway (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Employment Support Services
      611. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person who goes out on Tús must do 19 hours work and a person who signs up with a company (details supplied) only has to complete...
    • JobPath Data
      612. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount of new jobs which have been created by JobPath in east Galway in 2015 and 2016. [20671/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      617. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason for the delay in processing a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal which was submitted in...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      618. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to have social welfare payments to be made through the post office and discourage receipt of social welfare payments by direct debit; and...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • EU Issues
      619. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the fines the State currently pays for breach of EU law; the annual amount of each fine; the amount paid to date, the reason for each fine,...
    • Irish Prisoners Abroad
      620. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the actions he is currently taking regarding the case of a person (details supplied). [19921/17]
    • Israeli Settlements
      621. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 353 of 24 January 2017, if he will give consideration to the imposition by the State of a boycott of...
    • Human Rights
      622. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the news from Chechnya regarding the arrest, detention and murder of men due to their sexuality; the...
    • Departmental Staff
      624. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 474 of 11 April 2017, if his Department will make or has made a submission to the Health Insurance...
    • Passport Services
      625. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to acknowledge the many persons from the UK who have been living here for ten years or more who may wish to now apply for an Irish...
    • Human Rights
      628. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that in May 2017 the human rights situation in Morocco will be examined in the framework of the...
    • Irish Prisoners Abroad
      629. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the deteriorating health of a person (details supplied); the representations made by his Department to...
    • Human Rights
      631. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will raise the situation facing the Guarani-Kaiowá people with the authorities of the Federal Republic of Brazil; his views on...
    • Brexit Issues
      632. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the agreement with Spain regarding Gibraltar contained within the EU's draft guidelines for Brexit...
    • Passport Services
      633. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a person (details supplied) that is a UK passport holder living here for 12 years and married for 17 years to an Irish citizen who has...
    • Israeli Settlements
      634. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views and those of the EU to the demolition of Palestinian homes in the so called Area C of the West Bank territories; his further views...
    • Middle East Issues
      635. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the 2016 report of a group (details supplied) which states that 97 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in...
    • Humanitarian Aid Provision
      636. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the supports his Department is giving to assist local populations in drought regions of Somalia; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Diaspora Issues
      637. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to introduce incentives to Irish emigrants returning home from abroad to help them to reintegrate into society, for example, to...
    • Passport Services
      639. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will consider establishing a third national passport office based in the north west region at the former Government offices of the...
    • Passport Applications Data
      640. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passport applications being processed as of 24 April 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20114/17]
    • Passport Services
      641. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to hire further staff in the Passport Office in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20115/17]
    • International Agreements
      642. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he inadvertently or intentionally misled Dáil Éireann regarding the existence of an agreement with the Royal Air Force, RAF,...
    • Humanitarian Aid
      646. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the organisations to which the Government provided funding in Syria, with particular reference to the oversight and scrutiny which took...
    • Passport Services
      647. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to accommodate the increase in passport applications; the waiting times for applications and renewals to the normal waiting...
    • Passport Applications Data
      648. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the current residency for those applying for Irish passports both within and outside the State in tabular form for the period 20 April 2016...
    • Passport Services
      649. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will consider the establishment of a passport office in the north west, in view of the distance of this region from Dublin and Cork...
    • Election Monitoring Missions
      651. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 112 of 26 January 2017, the steps that have been taken to prepare a new call for roster members; if he...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Flood Relief Schemes Expenditure
      656. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount allocated to flood relief measures in budgets 2015 and 2016; the amount which was spent in each year; and if he will make a...
    • National Monuments
      657. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the funding schemes available for works at Carrowkeel megalithic complex, particularly for a park and turn area; if funding will be made...
    • Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision
      658. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans, in conjunction with the OPW and the Department of Finance, to strengthen the engagement with the insurance industry to...
    • Pension Provisions
      659. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the discrepancy that applies in the context of pension adjustment orders issued as part of family law...
    • Public Sector Pensions Levy
      660. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the details of the reversal of cuts to date to the pensions of public service pensioners; the schedule of future reversals that have...
    • Trade Union Recognition
      661. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the Civil and Public and Services Union, which by its own published financial accounts 2015 and 2016 has provided funding of...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      662. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress his Department has made in relation to the adjustment of the post award value of public service pensions referred to in the...
    • Garda College
      664. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of meetings his officials have had both internally and externally in relation to the financial management of Templemore...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      665. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the flood relief measures in place near Ballinagare Bridge, Ballyduff at which pumps installed by the OPW that operate to...
    • Public Sector Pay
      666. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding the equalisation of pay scales for public sector workers who are on reduced pay rates in comparison to their...
    • Homeowners Voluntary Relocation Scheme
      667. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the relocation grant scheme for farmers affected by flooding along the river Shannon will be finalised; and the timeframe for its...
    • Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision
      668. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding development of flood relief measures and proposals in relation to individual property protection, IPP, assistance...
    • Garda Station Refurbishment
      669. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regrading the upgrade of Tubbercurry Garda station in County Sligo; if the proposals submitted regarding the extent of the...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      670. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he expects the Public Sector Pay Commission to complete its work and publish a report. [20053/17]
    • Public Sector Pay
      671. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will restore public sector pay to eliminate inferior pay scales and pension schemes for newer workers; and if he will make a...
    • Public Sector Staff Remuneration
      672. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if persons recruited to direct entry positions in the public sector are paid an allowance for holding a level 8 qualification; and if he...
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      673. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the action being taken to address the provision of pensions for community employment supervisors; his views on the need to rectify this...
    • State Pensions Reform
      674. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the options for persons in the teaching profession forced into retirement at 65 years of age and thus denied an extra year's salary...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      677. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when correspondence from a person (details supplied) will be replied to in full; the reason for the delay in replying to this...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      678. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding a storm protection scheme (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Capital Expenditure Programme
      679. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he expects the mid-term review of the capital investment plan to be finalised and published; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Applications
      680. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a minor works application been submitted from Galway County Council on behalf of a group (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Flood Risk Assessments
      681. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason run-off water was not included as part of the scope of works in the terms of reference for the Gort CFRAMS study; the cost in...
    • Office of Public Works Projects
      682. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to remove cost benefit criteria for applications for funding for minor or major capital works projects in Gort (details...
    • Drainage Schemes Expenditure
      683. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the funding provisions in place for persons that need to carry out riverbank management and preservation on their lands (details...
    • Public Service Pay Commission Reports
      684. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the Public Service Pay Commission will issue its initial report; the timeframe to end inequality in teachers pay structures; and if...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Western Development Commission Data
      685. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the operational activities and costs to the State of the Western Development Commission. [19191/17]
    • Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas
      686. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the meetings her Department has had on the CEDRA report both internally and externally in tabular form. [19632/17]
    • Scéim Áiseanna Pobail agus Teanga
      687. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding sources available for a Gaeltacht community to construct a roadside sign and to print maps outlining the location of each...
    • An Teanga Gaeilge
      688. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the estimated cost of rolling out a programme here equivalent to Líofa which is a government sponsored Irish language programme...
    • Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga
      689. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén costas a bhainfidh le scéim na gcúntóirí teanga a chur i bhfeidhm don scoilbhliain 2017/2018 agus gach...
    • Inland Fisheries Ireland
      690. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has satisfied herself that an altered application by Inland Fisheries Ireland (details supplied) complies fully with all...
    • Town and Village Renewal Scheme
      692. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the scheme which is planned to encourage persons to take up residential occupancy of premises in towns and villages as part of the...
    • Post Office Network
      693. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she envisages rolling out the share value post office pilot scheme to post offices across the country; when a review will be...
    • Gorse Burning
      694. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of investigations into illegal gorse fires taking place in 2017; the procedures her Department currently follows to ensure...
    • Rural Development Programme Funding
      695. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of all projects in County Tipperary that applied for funding in 2016 and to date in 2017 under the rural development...
    • Heritage Sites
      696. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to plans for development at a location (details supplied); if her attention has been further drawn to...
    • Arts Funding
      697. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if funding will be made available to an organisation (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19433/17]
    • Departmental Bodies Reports
      698. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 454 and 455 of 11 April 2017, the detail of the document being referred to as the proponents...
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
      699. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason the nature conservation unit of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NPWS, declined to participate in the marine...
    • Town and Village Renewal Scheme
      700. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if street lighting needed in a village will be considered for funding under the village and town renewal scheme; and if she will make...
    • Creative Ireland Programme
      701. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will report on her Department's involvment in Creative Ireland. [18286/17]
    • Forbairt Calaí agus Céanna
      704. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén dul chun cinn atá déanta leis an réamhobair chun síneadh a chur le céibh Inis Oírr; cad iad na...
    • Air Services Provision
      706. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans for the airstrips in Inishbofin and Cluain Leacht an Abba, Cleggan; her plans to keep them in public ownership; her further...
    • Commemorative Medals
      707. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason members of the fire service did not receive 1916 Commemorative medals unlike their colleagues in the Defence Forces; and...
    • Departmental Funding
      708. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to carry over funding for the 1916 commemoration to the general arts, culture and film programme to 2017; and if she will...
    • Arts Funding
      709. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to commit to the long-term goal of increasing arts funding to the European average of 0.6% of GDP. [19718/17]
    • Social Welfare Code
      712. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will liaise with the Minister for Social Protection to examine the supports for working artists in the social welfare system;...
    • World Heritage Sites
      713. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to pursue more applications for UNESCO world heritage status for national landmarks (details supplied). [19722/17]
    • School Admissions
      714. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to co-operate with the Minister for Education and Skills to ensure that parents can access second level education through...
    • Gaeltacht Policy
      715. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide additional funding to Gaeltacht areas to encourage greater use of the Irish language and better economic...
    • Arts Funding
      716. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to ensure arts funding is used to ensure minority and new voices are heard as part of the cultural output. [19725/17]
    • Creative Ireland Programme
      717. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to support the development of the creative industries sector; if she has reviewed the report from the previous Joint...
    • Arts in Education Charter
      718. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has liaised with the Minister for Education and Skills on the development of contemporary art education at primary and...
    • Arts Funding
      719. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to develop musical education and instruments available to young persons and the general population through facilitating...
    • Arts Promotion
      720. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will examine proposals to facilitate use of vacant retail premises by exhibiting artists based on successful schemes such as...
    • Heritage Promotion
      721. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will examine a nationwide plan for the development of village design statements that would ensure all future planning and...
    • Arts Funding
      722. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to co-operate with the Minister for Health to develop an arts and health strategy across acute and children’s...
    • Cultural Policy
      725. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to begin preparation of a global arts forum similar to the structure of the Global Economic Forum. [19736/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      726. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the role she will have in the Government’s post-Brexit strategy in view of her responsibility for regional affairs and the...
    • Departmental Budgets
      727. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to ensure that the €50 million spent in 2016 on commemoration will be retained in the arts budget for 2017; and if...
    • Arts Promotion
      728. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will appoint an expert panel of artists and cultural managers to advise her as proposed by an organisation (details supplied)...
    • Cultural Policy
      729. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on proposals that would mandate all local authorities to publish individual arts plans and cultural strategies and for...
    • Inland Waterways Development
      730. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to carry out a full feasibility study in relation to the proposed extension to the Erne navigation from Belturbet to...
    • Post Office Network
      731. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the responsibility she has in relation to the post office network; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19870/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      732. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide this Deputy on a regular basis copies of the expenditure reports prepared by her Department for the management...
    • Arts Funding
      733. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding streams available for a festival (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19954/17]
    • Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge
      736. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén uair a dhéanfar cinneadh ar iarratas ó chuid de na meánscoileanna ar na hoileáin ar bhreis...
    • Proposed Legislation
      737. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position regarding the stage and details of provisions of proposed legislation governing hedge cutting; the way the interests of...
    • Arts Council
      738. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the Arts Council will be publishing a new arts and disability policy in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Arts Funding
      739. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to ensure the allocation of funding being provided for the arts by her Department is decided by the Arts Council only; and...
    • Arts in Education Charter
      740. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she will take to increase the provision of arts education to schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20090/17]
    • National Concert Hall
      741. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans for the development of the National Concert Hall; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20091/17]
    • Arts Funding
      742. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding that is being provided for the arts in 2017; the amount which will be allocated by the agencies or organisations under...
    • Creative Ireland Programme
      744. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she is taking to implement pillar four of the Creative Ireland programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Town and Village Renewal Scheme
      745. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of funding allocated to the town and village renewal scheme by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
      746. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the approved recreational activities at a location (details supplied); the process for obtaining permission for a recreational...
    • Heritage Sites
      747. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the application for UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the ancient royal sites in Rathcroghan, County Roscommon;...
    • Arts Funding
      748. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding given to Aosdána in the past six years and in 2017 to date; the number of members there have been over the same...
    • Western Development Commission Membership
      749. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the new board of the Western Development Commission is to be appointed in view of the fact it has been vacant since 20 February...
    • Western Development Commission Remit
      750. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress which has been made on the commitment in the programme for Government in developing an enhanced role for the Western...
    • Dormant Accounts Fund
      752. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of an application for funding (details supplied) under the Dormant Account Fund; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • National Parks
      753. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has examined increasing the number of national parks in line with other European countries as a means of encouraging active...
    • Cultural Policy
      755. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has engaged with stakeholders in the music industry in terms of the establishment of a music industry taskforce with wide...
    • Banking Sector
      756. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position regarding the investigation by her Department with regard to the establishment of a public banking system; and if she...
    • Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge
      757. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cad a dhéanfaidh an rialtas chun na gníomhartha ón Straitéis Fiche Bliain atá curtha i bhfeidhm a thomhas;...
    • Arts Promotion
      759. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she has taken to ensure artists have an income to allow them live while they develop their craft. [20624/17]
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      760. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the discussions between the NPWS and Iarnroid Éireann which need to be concluded in order to allow the council to submit an EIS...
    • Rural Development Policy
      761. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her priorities and plans in regard to the provision of strategic investment rural areas in view of ensuring a high quality of life...
    • Rural Development Plan
      762. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the degree to which she expects to encourage investment in the services and manufacturing sectors in rural areas in view of creating...
    • Heritage Projects
      763. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of heritage projects identified as being important in rural areas with particular reference to the need to encourage...
    • Job Creation
      764. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she can foresee job creation in rural areas through investment in the arts sector and heritage projects with...
    • Town and Village Renewal Scheme
      765. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the degree to which she expects to be in a position to allocate funding for specific projects throughout the country towards...
    • Waterways Issues
      767. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she and her Department have achieved a satisfactory understanding with persons living on canals with particular...
    • Arts Funding
      769. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the various local community-based festival groups such as musical and dramatic societies which have benefited from grant aid in the...
    • Heritage Sites
      770. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on "The Moore Street Report - Securing History", presented to her by a group (details supplied) on 29 March 2017; and if...
  • Department of Health
    • Tobacco Control Measures
      771. To ask the Minister for Health the actions being taken in view of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Illicit Trade Protocol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19341/17]
    • Nursing Education
      772. To ask the Minister for Health his views on nursing students on work placements not being paid; if he will consider a review of this practice; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Proposed Legislation
      773. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to introduce legislation regarding surrogacy allowing couples to be recognised as a child’s legal parents; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      775. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied); if he will schedule the relevant assessment; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Child Abduction
      776. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to make funding available to establish a second 24 hour State service providing forensic examinations for child victims under the age of 14; and if...
    • European Medicines Agency
      777. To ask the Minister for Health if he has expressed an interest in Ireland hosting the European Medicines Agency if it is relocated following Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • General Practitioner Services
      778. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons that are eligible for the free under six general practitioner scheme; the number of persons that have registered under the scheme to...
    • General Practitioner Data
      779. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to bring in a national register of general practitioners as recommended in the HSE document on medical workforce planning future demand for GPs 2015...
    • Health Care Professionals
      782. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the different treatment of members of the Medical Council and the Dental Council of Ireland who are over 65 years of age by...
    • General Practitioner Services
      783. To ask the Minister for Health the safeguards in place in order that general practitioners administering the maternity and infant care scheme cannot claim fees twice (details supplied); the...
    • Nursing Home Beds Data
      784. To ask the Minister for Health the number of public nursing homes, private nursing homes and voluntary nursing homes, respectively, in existence in each of the years 1997 to 2016; the number...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      785. To ask the Minister for Health his views regarding persons here that hold a full medical card by virtue of time spent working in the United Kingdom and who do not receive a social welfare...
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      786. To ask the Minister for Health the appeal mechanism in place for subcontractors on a hospital project to ensure they get paid for works carried out when there is a dispute between the...
    • Health Services Data
      787. To ask the Minister for Health the amount charged in 2016 to the NHS for Britons being treated here by the HSE; the number of persons this charge applied to; the cost to the HSE for Irish...
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      788. To ask the Minister for Health when a replacement ophthalmologist will be recruited to replace a person (details supplied) in the children's eye clinic in Portlaoise hospital. [19182/17]
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      789. To ask the Minister for Health the status of plans for a major trauma centre in Dublin; if the project has been sent to tender; the tender criteria for the project; the hospitals which have...
    • Legislative Reviews
      790. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 14 of 8 March 2017, the status of the promised review of the provisions in the Health (Amendment) Act 2013 for the...
    • Hospitals Discharges
      791. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the roll-out of the new early supported discharge teams as part of the national stroke programme; the details of the staffing team for...
    • National Stroke Programme Implementation
      792. To ask the Minister for Health the cost of providing one whole-time equivalent physiotherapist, occupational therapist and nurse and a 0.5 whole-time equivalent occupational therapist and...
    • Hospitals Discharges
      793. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons across each operating site that have been discharged home via early supported discharge for stroke patients since the first ESD rollout...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      794. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a hospital appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19211/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      795. To ask the Minister for Health his plans regarding removing a service from a health centre (details supplied) in County Laois. [19212/17]
    • Departmental Funding
      796. To ask the Minister for Health the LGBT groups and organisations that have received funding from his Department or the HSE in 2016 and to date in 2017; the amount of funding that has been...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      797. To ask the Minister for Health if the budget for the nursing home support scheme affects in any way local HSE service budgets on a yearly basis; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      798. To ask the Minister for Health when surgery will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [19237/17]
    • Motor Tax
      799. To ask the Minister for Health the body or organisation which pays the motor tax on vehicles (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19239/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      800. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied). [19250/17]
    • Dental Services Provision
      801. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to expand the range of dental services for persons with special needs; if his attention has been drawn to concerns from dentists on the lack of...
    • Vaccination Programme
      802. To ask the Minister for Health the steps which were taken to advise parents of children born in 2016 prior to 30 September that the HSE was embarking on the vaccination programme for...
    • Mental Health Services Staff
      803. To ask the Minister for Health the number of whole-time equivalent staff that currently work in Louth-Meath mental health team; and the average per capita number of staff. [19271/17]
    • Mental Health Services Expenditure
      804. To ask the Minister for Health the per capita spend on mental health by county in each of the past five years. [19272/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      805. To ask the Minister for Health the locations and capacity of each residential facility for persons with mental health issues, both acute and chronic, in County Louth; and if there is a...
    • HSE Properties
      807. To ask the Minister for Health the rationale for selecting the operational lease delivery method for Dundalk primary care centre; if he will consider utilising the HSE's current properties...
    • Hospital Facilities
      808. To ask the Minister for Health if he will instruct the HSE to issue national general guidelines for all hospitals on car parking fees at hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      809. To ask the Minister for Health if the S38 service arrangement documentation is signed by both the HSE and an organisation (details supplied). [19279/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      812. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a cataract operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19294/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      813. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children currently waiting for a full diagnostic assessment for autism in University Hospital Waterford; the composition of the team; if all the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      814. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal seeking an appointment from Temple Street Children's University Hospital for a...
    • Departmental Properties
      815. To ask the Minister for Health his views on concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19307/17]
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      816. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the provision of medical cards to all persons in receipt of the domiciliary care allowance as set out in A Programme for a partnership...
    • Prescriptions Charges
      817. To ask the Minister for Health if prescription costs have been decreased for medical card holders as set out in A Programme for a Partnership Government; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Primary Care Centres
      818. To ask the Minister for Health the status of tax instruments and other incentives to support investment by general practitioners, dentists and other professionals in primary care centres;...
    • Dental Services Provision
      819. To ask the Minister for Health the status of dental health packages for persons under six years of age and comprehensive preventive dental health programmes for persons under 12 years of age...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      820. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19324/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review
      821. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the review being carried out into the nursing support scheme and the manner in which the current scheme is discriminating against farmers and...
    • Health Services Provision
      822. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19326/17]
    • Health Products Regulatory Authority
      823. To ask the Minister for Health the enforcement cost for the Health Products Regulatory Authority since 2014 and to date in 2017; the number of premises that have been visited under its...
    • Patient Deaths
      824. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Action Against Tobacco Industry
      826. To ask the Minister for Health if he will advance the proposal to introduce a levy on the tobacco industry; the discussions his Department has had with the Department of Finance on this...
    • Disability Support Services
      827. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 330 of 28 March 2017, if all the provisions being undertaken by the HSE will apply to organisations funded by the HSE but...
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      828. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a hip operation was postponed three times for a person (details supplied); if an early date will be arranged for surgery; and if he will expedite...
    • Vaccination Programme Data
      829. To ask the Minister for Health the unit administration cost of the HPV vaccine in each of the years 2010 to 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19355/17]
    • Vaccination Programme
      831. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to approach the providers of the HPV vaccine to contact persons affected by the vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19357/17]
    • Disability Support Services
      833. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider re-evaluating or providing further clarity on the role of the HSE, EITs and NEPS, in general and specifically, when transition reviews are...
    • Health Care Policy
      834. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for a change of policy by the HSE west (details supplied) to convalescent care discharge from UCHG and Portiuncula hospital; and if the HSE will...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      835. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of money that has been paid to private care providers, such as (details supplied) for respite and residential care for persons with intellectual...
    • Prescriptions Data
      836. To ask the Minister for Health the data collected on trends in the prescribing of psychoactive psychotropic drugs here, especially to children, over the past 20 years; if the collected data...
    • Hospitals Funding
      837. To ask the Minister for Health further to parliamentary question numbers 239 and 240 of 8 March 2017, and in view of the recent reply (details supplied) if he will address the matter; and if...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      838. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied). [19408/17]
    • Health Services
      840. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a review for a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [19414/17]
    • Obesity Strategy
      841. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the National Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016 – 2025; the actions undertaken to date in relation to an agreement on food...
    • Audiology Services Provision
      842. To ask the Minister for Health if hearing tests are carried out by public health nurses within the HSE for children aged 18 to 24 months and 3 to 4 years. [19418/17]
    • Cancer Services Provision
      843. To ask the Minister for Health his views on correspondence from an organisation (details supplied); if he will address the need for a second breast surgeon, a breast radiologist,...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      844. To ask the Minister for Health the number of applications made to the HSE for drug reimbursement since 2012; the number of these applications that were for drugs with rare disease orphan...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      854. To ask the Minister for Health the status of respite care for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19436/17]
    • Legislative Process
      855. To ask the Minister for Health when Parts 2 and 3 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 are due to be enacted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19437/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      856. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied). [19438/17]
    • Occupational Therapy
      857. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons currently on the waiting list for the occupational therapy service of Meath primary care; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Health Services Staff
      859. To ask the Minister for Health the reason two occupational therapists who have left the occupational therapy service of Meath primary care have not been replaced; and if he will make a...
    • Health Services Staff Recruitment
      860. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the recruitment of occupational therapists in Meath primary care service; if these posts have been advertised; and if he will make a...
    • Occupational Therapy
      861. To ask the Minister for Health if the current waiting times in the occupational therapy service of Meath primary care are similar to those in other areas; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Tobacco Control Measures
      862. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider allocating funds to the prevention of smoking as a way to reduce the €460 million that smoking costs the health system each year;...
    • Data Protection
      863. To ask the Minister for Health the cause of the record number of data protection breaches within the HSE; the reason doctors and nurses are allowed to take confidential files out of the...
    • Health Services Expenditure
      864. To ask the Minister for Health if increases in spending on stroke care are necessitated to keep up with the aging population; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19455/17]
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      865. To ask the Minister for Health if he will incorporate the freestyle libre glucose monitoring unit into the long term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19456/17]
    • Health Screening Programmes
      866. To ask the Minister for Health the timelines for the retendering and procurement of a provider for the diabetic retinopathy screening service which is due for renewal in 2017; and if he will...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      867. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19459/17]
    • Vaccination Programme Data
      868. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 609 to 611 of 11 April 2017, the reason he has stated that there was more vaccine produced by a company (details...
    • Vaccination Programme
      871. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 611 of 11 April 2017, the reason pandemrix continued to be used after 2009 when the Irish Medicines Board was in...
    • Health Services
      875. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the ongoing concern regarding access to new pump start ups for children in County Donegal with type 1 diabetes, in view of the departure of...
    • HSE Agency Staff Data
      876. To ask the Minister for Health the number of new managerial staff appointed in the HSE in 2015, 2016 and to date in 2017; the overall increase in managerial staff compared with the...
    • Health Services Staff
      877. To ask the Minister for Health the number of physiotherapists available in a location (details supplied) in each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017; his plans to reinstate the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      878. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal can expect to be called for an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19485/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      879. To ask the Minister for Health if it is now mandatory for the next-of-kin of adults with special needs resident in HSE institutions who have managed their personal finances over the years to...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme
      880. To ask the Minister for Health if the range of food products available through the reimbursement scheme will be expanded for sufferers of PKU and BH4; the status of engagements he may have...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      881. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the clinical effectiveness of the drug respreeza; and if he will now include respreeza for reimbursement. [19504/17]
    • Health Screening Programmes
      882. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration has been given to blood screening for severe and potentially fatal allergic reactions to a drug (details supplied). [19505/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      883. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an assessment of need for a person (details supplied); the services which can be provided to the person in the intervening period; and if he will...
    • Medical Card Applications
      884. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a medical card application by a person (details suppled). [19513/17]
    • Health and Social Care Professionals Registration Fee
      885. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the criteria laid down for registration with a body in view of the costs to persons who have studied overseas, at enormous costs to their...
    • Health Services
      886. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the issues regarding services as raised in correspondence (details supplied); his plans to enhance these particular services; and if he will...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      887. To ask the Minister for Health if an urgent appointment can be arranged for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19517/17]
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      888. To ask the Minister for Health if additional respite care weeks will be allocated to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [19520/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      889. To ask the Minister for Health when the sanctioning of funding for supports for a person (details supplied) will be approved; and the allocation and timing of funding for these supports....
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      893. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a referral for a person (details supplied) for ophthalmic surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19571/17]
    • Disability Services Funding
      894. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of disability capital programme funding which was allocated to County Louth in 2016; if funding is to be allocated in 2017; and the agency or...
    • Health Services Funding
      895. To ask the Minister for Health the procedure for accessing and allocating service reform funding; and if funding from this source has been requested or allocated to organisations in County...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      896. To ask the Minister for Health the number of the 200 emergency residential places provided as part of the HSE's National Service Plan for 2016-2017 that were delivered; if any were located...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      900. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied). [19594/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      902. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a medical card application for persons (details supplied). [19605/17]
    • Chaplaincy Services Provision
      904. To ask the Minister for Health if he will reconsider extending the availability of chaplaincy services and support services to the existing chaplains at South Tipperary General Hospital; and...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      905. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19608/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      908. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address issues the sufferers of myalgic encephalomyelitis wish to raise and implement with a working group (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Dental Services Provision
      909. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a dental appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19616/17]
    • Hospital Staff Data
      919. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons employed at management level by grade in tabular form in University Hospital Kerry. [19628/17]
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      920. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE has carried out the environment assessment and the planning assessment for the proposed health centre on Inishbofin Island in order that the work...
    • Ambulance Service Funding
      921. To ask the Minister for Health the total amount of funds that the HSE paid to private ambulance service providers to provide interhospital patient transport services in each of the years...
    • Health Services
      922. To ask the Minister for Health the number of intermediate care vehicles currently in service in County Mayo; and the hours of operation of each. [19644/17]
    • Respite Care Services
      923. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address concerns regarding respite care in County Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19657/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      924. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19658/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      925. To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made regarding an independent review of scoliosis services in view of a commitment to a group (details supplied) on 29 March 2017 that...
    • Hospital Services
      926. To ask the Minister for Health the reasons persons who are deemed to be urgent cases attending the urology department of University Hospital Waterford are being told that they will not be...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      927. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied). [19663/17]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      928. To ask the Minister for Health if home help devices will be provided for a person (details supplied); and if the occupational therapist will inspect the house. [19666/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      929. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a heart operation for a person (details supplied). [19667/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      931. To ask the Minister for Health the reason facilities (details supplied) in Clonmel and Grange, County Tipperary, are only operating on a part-time basis; if these facilities will be...
    • Electronic Health Records
      932. To ask the Minister for Health if a person's medical records are secure with the expansion of the ehealth system; if it is possible to opt out of the system; and if he will make a statement...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      933. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost to restore the former gross income limits for the over 70s medical card (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Services
      934. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to address the record number of persons left on trolleys in view of the fact that the €40 million winter initiative was not effective in...
    • Disability Services Funding
      935. To ask the Minister for Health if grants are available for home gym equipment for persons with Down's syndrome; if not, if he will consider creating such a programme; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Services
      936. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider implementing a time maximum at which hospitals must release a body to relatives for burial; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospitals Data
      937. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who had their pre-scheduled operations at Cork University Hospital cancelled over the Easter weekend; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Health Services Provision
      938. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the HSE has neglected to offer paediatric heart transplant services (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19700/17]
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      939. To ask the Minister for Health when the HSE decided not to reimburse persons for a drug (details supplied); when the HSE informed the company of this decision by letter; and if he will make...
    • Health Services Provision
      940. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be moved to a rehabilitation facility in order to begin their rehabilitation; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Maternity Hospital
      941. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the ownership of the National Maternity Hospital; his further views on whether it should be retained in State ownership and control; and if he...
    • HIQA Investigations
      944. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an investigation into the death of a person (details supplied); if correspondence sent to HIQA by a person (details supplied) will be...
    • Vaccination Programme Data
      946. To ask the Minister for Health the targets in place for the uptake of the winter flu vaccine among front line Health Service Executive, HSE, staff; the number of front-line HSE staff that...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      947. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to introduce regulations to oversee the provision of hearing aids; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19789/17]
    • General Medical Services Scheme Administration
      948. To ask the Minister for Health the position in relation to the approval of a drug (details supplied) under the general medicinal services and the drugs payment schemes; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Procedures
      949. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19799/17]
    • Medicinal Products Licensing
      950. To ask the Minister for Health the action he proposes to take to ensure that cannabis for medicinal use is available via prescription to persons suffering from chronic pain in which there is...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      951. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) will be able to gain access to the early intervention team services beyond summer 2017 in view of the delays they have...
    • Health Services
      953. To ask the Minister for Health the reason no financial support is being made available to an organisation (details supplied) when other similar services in County Tipperary are fully funded;...
    • Medical Card Applications
      954. To ask the Minister for Health when persons (details supplied) will receive a decision on a medical card application. [19820/17]
    • Hospital Services
      958. To ask the Minister for Health when his department will provide the required additional staff for the diabetic unit in Portlaoise hospital. [19833/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      959. To ask the Minister for Health the average waiting time for admission to the National Rehabilitation Hospital for each of the past five years, in tabular form; the number of persons on the...
    • Health Services Provision
      960. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the work of the implementation group established on foot of the sexual health action plan for 2015-2016; the timeline it is working to; when he...
    • Health Action Plan
      961. To ask the Minister for Health the actions contained within the sexual health action plan for 2015–2016 which have been completed; the remaining actions to be completed; the reason...
    • Medical Conditions
      962. To ask the Minister for Health if he will instruct the Health Service Executive, HSE, to update its diagnostic and treatment procedures for persons suffering with myalgic encephalomyelitis,...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      965. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will take to review all the evidence relating to the drug Respreeza objectively and enter into meaningful discussions with a company (details...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      966. To ask the Minister for Health when an appointment will be scheduled for a person (details supplied); the routine waiting list time to see persons for assessment at the hospital; and if he...
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      967. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase the number of respite beds in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19855/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      968. To ask the Minister for Health when a project (details supplied) will proceed to the next stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19856/17]
    • HIQA Reports
      970. To ask the Minister for Health the number of HIQA reports into residential services for persons with disabilities, per county, which have found instances of non-compliance of regulations, in...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      971. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment for surgery will be scheduled for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19922/17]
    • Health Services
      972. To ask the Minister for Health if he will clarify an issue (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19928/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      973. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 215 of 9 March 2017, the details of the services that will be moved; the precise timeframe; his plans to establish a...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility
      974. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) having received compensation following the death of their spouse is not entitled to nursing home support under the fair...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      975. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a cataract operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19937/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      976. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19938/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      978. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) who requires a wheelchair; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19940/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      979. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19945/17]
    • Dental Services Waiting Lists
      980. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children and adolescents that have been waiting (details supplied) for initial referral for a full dental examination at a HSE clinic in County...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      981. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal can have an appointment expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19957/17]
    • Maternity Services
      982. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to extend the baby box scheme to all maternity hospitals; when the scheme will be available at South Tipperary General Hospital; and if he will make...
    • Assisted Human Reproduction
      983. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19967/17]
    • Suicide Prevention
      985. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider implementing a suicide prevention program similar to a program in Detroit, USA (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health Services Staff Training
      986. To ask the Minister for Health if nurses are required to undergo grief training; if so, the percentage of nurses that have undergone grief training; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration
      987. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to allow existing persons on the fair deal scheme to be able to move back to their own homes; when the plans will be implemented; and if he will make...
    • Wards of Court
      988. To ask the Minister for Health the number of cases in which a HSE staff member is acting or has acted as a committee for a ward either in a residential setting or in the community setting in...
    • National Maternity Hospital
      989. To ask the Minister for Health the availability of IVF, sterilisation and abortion procedures allowed by law in the new National Maternity Hospital; and if this will be affected by the...
    • Primary Care Centres
      990. To ask the Minister for Health the services that will be available in the new primary care centre in Balbriggan; the services which will be directly provided by HSE staff, in tabular form;...
    • HSE Staff
      991. To ask the Minister for Health the HSE staff by grade that will be employed in the new primary care centre in Balbriggan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20001/17]
    • General Practitioner Data
      992. To ask the Minister for Health the number of additional general practitioners that will provide services in Balbriggan as part of the new primary care centre; and if he will make a statement...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      993. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20008/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      996. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); the person's position on the waiting list; if the operation can be referred to another hospital...
    • HSE Staff Remuneration
      998. To ask the Minister for Health the details of performance related bonus schemes in operation in the HSE; the numbers who have participated in each of the past 12 years and to date in 2017;...
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      999. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase funding to the Irish Cancer Society to increase the uptake rate of bowel screens for people between the ages of 60 and 69; and if he will...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      1000. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20027/17]
    • Mental Health Commission Reports
      1001. To ask the Minister for Health the corrective and preventative actions that have been implemented to address the non-compliant findings outlined in the 2016 Mental Health Commission's...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      1002. To ask the Minister for Health the expected completion date of the new acute mental health unit at Sligo University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20038/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      1003. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 387 of 25 October 2016, if a consultant appointment and hip replacement will be expedited; and if he will make a...
    • Mental Health Services Data
      1004. To ask the Minister for Health the number of beds available for children in need of psychiatric inpatient care at Sligo University Hospital, Galway University Hospital, Cavan General...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      1005. To ask the Minister for Health the services available in counties Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Cavan for children and adolescents who present with suicidal ideation and are turned away due...
    • Mental Health Services Staff
      1006. To ask the Minister for Health when critical vacancies in CHO1 child and adolescent mental health services will be filled with particular reference to early intervention and identification;...
    • Health Services Provision
      1007. To ask the Minister for Health if funding will be approved for a person (details supplied) in order to be admitted to a facility urgently. [20046/17]
    • Hospital Facilities
      1008. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20047/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      1009. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in the treatment of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20048/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Applications
      1010. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application by a person (details supplied). [20058/17]
    • Home Help Service Eligibility
      1011. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for home help by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20063/17]
    • Voluntary Sector Remuneration
      1012. To ask the Minister for Health if the cost of the increase in the minimum wage from €9.15 per hour to €9.25 per hour and the cost of sleep-overs on assignments from...
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      1013. To ask the Minister for Health if respite care is available for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20075/17]
    • Occupational Therapy
      1014. To ask the Minister for Health the number of occupational therapists in the north Dublin region; the number of occupational therapists by area in north Dublin; the number of persons...
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      1015. To ask the Minister for Health the outcome of his recent meeting in Galway with a group (details supplied); the steps he will take to improve the ambulance service in this region; when he...
    • Disability Services Provision
      1016. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for mandatory safety measures to be installed on transportation services for disabled persons accessing day care centres or other regular services...
    • Hospital Groups
      1017. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of funding allocated to each hospital within the South-South West hospital group since February 2016; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health Services Provision
      1019. 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. [20122/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      1020. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting cataract operations under the South-South West hospital group as of 24 April 2017; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • HSE Reports
      1021. To ask the Minister for Health the timeline for publication of the primary eye care services review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20165/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      1022. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on waiting lists for services (details supplied) at University Hospital Galway, in respect of both outpatient and inpatient...
    • Obesity Strategy
      1023. To ask the Minister for Health the work being undertaken by his Department in respect of food product improvement; the expected date for publishing the national plan for food product...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      1025. To ask the Minister for Health the position of a person (details supplied) on a waiting list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20173/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      1026. To ask the Minister for Health the status of funding for a chair for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20175/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      1027. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20176/17]
    • Medicinal Products Regulation
      1028. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which the process of compassionate exemption for access to medicinal cannabis operates; when the process is relevant, the persons eligible to...
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      1029. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the inadequate ambulance service in north-west Connemara; and if so, his plans to address this issue. [20179/17]
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility
      1030. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in the long-term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20182/17]
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Administration
      1031. To ask the Minister for Health if he has given consideration to updating the long-term illness scheme in view of the fact that the scheme has not been reviewed in the past 45 years; if...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      1032. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment can be expedited for a person (details supplied). [20184/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      1033. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment can be expedited for a person (details supplied). [20185/17]
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      1034. To ask the Minister for Health the steps being taken to ensure that an ambulance service is in place to meet the needs of an area (details supplied) in County Galway; if he will request the...
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage
      1035. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a drug is not being covered by a medical card for a person (details supplied); his plans to review these changes; and if he will make a statement...
    • Health Services Provision
      1036. To ask the Minister for Health the details of all bodies in receipt of public funds that have refused to provide treatments, conduct medical procedures, supply medical or other items or...
    • HSE Staff Remuneration
      1037. To ask the Minister for Health if clerical employees recruited to direct entry positions within the HSE are paid an allowance for holding a degree within the terms of the National...
    • HSE Legal Cases
      1038. To ask the Minister for Health if it is the practice of the HSE to insist on the property being sold rendering the persons living in the house homeless as in the case of a person (details...
    • Hospital Services
      1039. To ask the Minister for Health his or the HSE's plans for the provision of a day hospital in Swords; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20250/17]
    • Primary Care Centres Administration
      1040. To ask the Minister for Health the methods used by his Department to identify communities in need of primary care centres; the selection criteria for such communities; and if he will make a...
    • General Practitioner Services
      1041. To ask the Minister for Health if a general practitioner can charge a medical card holder a cost for blood tests when those blood tests are required to monitor an ongoing medical condition;...
    • Disability Support Services Expenditure
      1042. To ask the Minister for Health the way the €16.2 million emergency funding in budget 2017, that was to assist providing home supports and personal assistant hours for new cases for...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      1044. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20268/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      1046. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a bed for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20270/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      1047. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20271/17]
    • Disability Support Services
      1051. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children’s disability network teams established; the number currently in place in each CHO; and the number expected to be in place in...
    • Drug and Alcohol Task Forces
      1052. To ask the Minister for Health the progress being made regarding the development of a new national drugs and alcohol strategy; the timeframe for its publication; and if he will make a...
    • Health Services Staff
      1053. To ask the Minister for Health if the four vacancies in a clinic (details supplied) have been filled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20298/17]
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      1054. To ask the Minister for Health the progress being made in providing a primary care centre in Rowlagh, Clondalkin, Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20299/17]
    • Disability Services Provision
      1057. To ask the Minister for Health the number of new home support and in home respite supports for emergency cases in place for persons with disabilities in each LHO, in tabular form [20308/17]
    • Disabilities Assessments
      1058. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Cork can expect to have their assessment of need carried out under the Disability Act 2005; and if he will make a...
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      1059. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the HSE providing home care support to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20342/17]
    • Vaccination Programme
      1060. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the fact that a group (details supplied) has lodged a complaint to the EU Ombudsman regarding the poor quality of EMA research regarding HPV...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      1061. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding making the immunotherapy drug nivolumab available to cancer patients on the reimbursement scheme; the costs associated with treating...
    • Health Services
      1062. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department will establish a forum for persons with myalgic encephalomyelitis and their organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      1063. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied). [20422/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      1064. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied). [20460/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      1066. To ask the Minister for Health if an operation for a person (details supplied) can be expedited. [20482/17]
    • Health Services
      1067. To ask the Minister for Health if entry to a hospital for a person (details supplied) can be arranged; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20498/17]
    • Disabilities Assessments
      1068. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a needs assessment by a multidisciplinary team; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20503/17]
    • Disability Support Services
      1069. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for full time care by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20506/17]
    • Drugs Payment Scheme
      1070. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure the provision of a drug (details supplied) is considered at the next HSE drugs committee meeting on 18 May 2017 in view of the length of...
    • Health Services Staff
      1075. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to improve inadequate levels of nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical nutritionists and speech and language therapists...
    • Hospital Staff
      1076. To ask the Minister for Health the number of hospitals that have access to a medical social worker and a neuropsychologist, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Home Care Packages
      1078. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons under 65 years of age now account for one in every four strokes, yet home care packages are not...
    • Health Services Staff
      1079. To ask the Minister for Health the number of psychologists serving stroke patients here; his views on whether this is adequate to treat the often complex emotional and psychological impacts...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      1080. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have a procedure carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20555/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      1081. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for back surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9; the average waiting time for this type of surgery; the immediate steps being...
    • Health Services
      1082. To ask the Minister for Health if a comprehensive care plan will be provided by the HSE for a person (details supplied); and if their general practitioner's report confirming that they have...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      1083. To ask the Minister for Health if funding approval for a specialised motorised wheelchair for a person (details supplied) will include all of the features they currently enjoy on their...
    • Medical Card Applications
      1084. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been forced to make three applications for a medical card due to information being lost or misplaced; if he will...
    • Health Care Policy
      1085. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for more supports and services for those that are deafblind here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20590/17]
    • Home Help Service
      1091. To ask the Minister for Health when the Government will provide intervenors for older persons that may develop combined hearing and vision problems as part of the aging process to assist...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      1093. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to ensure that deafblind persons have access to assistive technologies that facilitate their access to information and expression (details...
    • Programme for Government Implementation
      1100. To ask the Minister for Health the progress of the commitments in the programme for Government on mental health issues. [18284/17]
    • Care Services Provision
      1101. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the consultation process of a home care scheme; the steps he will take to support the share the care campaign in 2017; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      1102. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied). [20607/17]
    • Disabilities Assessments
      1103. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children in each county and each HSE area who are awaiting assessment under early intervention, in tabular form; the length of time they are...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      1104. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a situation in which residents of a care home (details supplied) in County Louth are being requested to make a contribution...
    • Legislative Programme
      1105. To ask the Minister for Health the stage at which the dental Bill is at; the timeframe for the completion of this legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20612/17]
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      1106. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the HSE commissioner of the Roscommon mental health service review did not use a standard HSE procurement process, but instead used a systems...
    • Hospital Consultant Contracts
      1111. To ask the Minister for Health the number of consultant psychiatrists that are currently employed by the HSE; the number previously employed by the HSE, including their dates of termination...
    • Mental Health Tribunals
      1112. To ask the Minister for Health the number of registered private psychiatrists qualified to offer independent approval in mental health tribunals as set up under the Mental Health Commission...
    • Medical Card Applications
      1117. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a medical card application by a person (details supplied) was closed, in view of the fact that all the information that was requested from the...
    • Medical Goods Regulation
      1118. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the licence approval of a drug (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20655/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Expenditure
      1119. To ask the Minister for Health the underspend in the fair deal scheme in each of the years 2011 to 2016 on the basis of approval versus spending, by county, in tabular form. [20661/17]
    • Hospital Services
      1120. To ask the Minister for Health if the management of UniversityHospital Galway has outsourced bed management; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20662/17]
    • Nursing Home Services
      1122. To ask the Minister for Health the overall budget for providing nursing home care and convalescent care provision in HSE provider settings as opposed to private and voluntary care settings...
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      1123. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the medical board of appeal was unable to issue a certificate under disabled drivers and disabled passengers (tax concession) regulations 1994 to a...
    • Health Services
      1125. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding charges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20685/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      1126. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment for a person (details supplied) in Beaumont Hospital can be backdated to the date when the original referral should have been made. [20706/17]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      1127. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide extra home help hours for a person (details supplied) in order for them to remain in their home; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Mental Health Policy
      1128. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the review of A Vision for Change; and the timeframe for consultation on the review. [20797/17]
    • Hospital Services
      1129. To ask the Minister for Health the basis on which the HSE may contemplate action likely to result in the closure of or down scaling of activity at St Brigid's Hospital, Crooksling, in view...
    • Obesity Strategy
      1130. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which action 1.4 of A Healthy Weight for Ireland will be advanced; the status of the provision of potable water in all learning centres; if a...
    • Physical Education
      1135. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to roll out national initiatives to increase physical activity for children in schools as part of the national physical activity plan; if he will...
    • Health Services
      1137. To ask the Minister for Health if he has given consideration to the resourcing of lymphedema services in Dublin; the number of persons that are being treated for both primary and secondary...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Coillte Teoranta
      1138. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will make funding available through Coillte for required repair and maintenance of paths at an amenity (details supplied); and...
    • GLAS Administration
      1139. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the 2017 traditional farm building grants scheme will open for applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Beekeeping Industry
      1140. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the grant aids, incentives and other supports which are currently available to persons and organisations (details supplied); and if...
    • Veterinary Inspection Service
      1141. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 297 of 2 March 2017 and based on 2016 figures, the amount of revenue that would be forgone in...
    • Agriculture Scheme Applications
      1142. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19171/17]
    • Animal Feedstuffs
      1143. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of animal feed imported in each of the years 2010 to 2015; the top five countries of origin of the feed, in tabular form;...
    • Sugar Quotas Abolition
      1144. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that from 1 October 2017, the quota for sugar and the minimum price for sugar...
    • GLAS Applications
      1145. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application by persons (details supplied) in County Wexford for a GLAS payment; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Irish Land Commission
      1146. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to make historical Land Commission records available to the public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19263/17]
    • Diplomatic Representation
      1147. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 512 of 28 March 2017, the number of attachés stationed at each embassy indicated; and if...
    • Bord Iascaigh Mhara Staff
      1148. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if provisions are in place to allow holders of BIM lifejackets to take these jackets off the boats they were originally registered...
    • Horse Racing Ireland
      1151. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider changing back the name of a horse racing track (details supplied) in view of the fact its previous name was more...
    • Rural Development Plan
      1152. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to extend the pilot scheme with regard to pearl mussels to bring in new members; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme Applications
      1153. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) who has completed a project will have a field inspection in order to progress a grant payment; and...
    • Animal Welfare
      1154. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 439 of 28 March 2017 regarding greyhound exports, the specific countries which do and do not...
    • Laboratory Facilities
      1155. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the names of the persons that wrote the report to close the three regional veterinary laboratories in counties Kilkenny, Limerick...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Administration
      1159. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to fund the national reserve in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19367/17]
    • Departmental Staff Recruitment
      1160. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when recruitment of staff to the veterinary laboratories will commence; and his plans to return staff numbers to previous levels....
    • Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme
      1161. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to continue the agriculture cashflow support loan scheme in budget 2018. [19372/17]
    • Greyhound Industry
      1162. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the greyhound industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19399/17]
    • Aquaculture Licence Applications
      1163. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will be made on an aquaculture and foreshore licence application by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and...
    • Harness Racing Industry
      1164. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the report by a company (details supplied) into harness racing here; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Fish Quotas
      1165. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider changing the criteria relating to the allocation of herring and mackerel quotas (details supplied); and if he...
    • Fishing Industry
      1166. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the actions that need to be undertaken to protect illegal workers in the fishing industry from exploitation; and if he will make a...
    • Agriculture Scheme Payments
      1167. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding payments under the 2016 basic payment scheme and the 2015 and 2016 GLAS schemes; the status of GLAS payments...
    • State Bodies
      1168. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the filling of the vacancy for the CAO of the Irish national stud; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Live Exports
      1169. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to an issue regarding live animal exports to non-EU states (details supplied); his views on the...
    • Animal Welfare
      1170. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of prosecutions initiated under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 since its introduction in March 2014 by category...
    • Live Exports
      1172. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will suspend the export of live cattle to countries outside the European Union until such time as an investigation can be...
    • Greyhound Industry
      1173. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the greyhound industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19508/17]
    • Organic Farming Scheme Payments
      1174. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a farm payment to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19519/17]
    • Export Controls
      1175. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 662 on 31 January 2017, if the authorities in China have now formally completed a review of...
    • GLAS Payments
      1176. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons awaiting GLAS payments nationally, and in County Kerry specifically (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Greyhound Industry
      1177. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the meetings that his Department has had, both internally and externally, with regard to the Irish Greyhound Board or the greyhound...
    • Sea Angling Sector
      1178. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the review of replacement capacity requirements under sea fishing boat licensing will be completed; if consideration of the 26...
    • Forestry Sector
      1179. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his approval is required for the sale of a forest park (details supplied). [19684/17]
    • Tourism Promotion
      1180. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider introducing a project to support activities (details supplied) in counties Cavan and Monaghan in order to boost...
    • Harbours and Piers
      1181. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application for funding for a pier (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19748/17]
    • Agriculture Scheme Data
      1182. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the gross claim value in euros of schemes (details supplied) for the Nenagh, County Tipperary office for each of the years from 2010...
    • Live Exports
      1183. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department is tracking whether greyhounds exported to other countries were then exported on to Pakistan in each of the years...
    • GLAS Applications
      1184. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application for GLAS 2 by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19810/17]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      1186. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a basic payment scheme payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19825/17]
    • Live Exports
      1187. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of inspections of transport vehicles of exporters of live animals in each of the years from 2013 to 2016 and to date in...
    • Forestry Sector
      1195. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated impact of a hard Brexit on the forestry sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19892/17]
    • Fishing Industry
      1196. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated impact of a hard Brexit on the fisheries sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19893/17]
    • Greyhound Industry
      1197. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the proportion of the total number of greyhounds that tested positive for prohibited substances, from 2013 to 2016 and to date in...
    • Herd Number Applications
      1198. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the average waiting time for the processing of herd number applications; if his Department has a statutory timeframe for the...
    • GLAS Payments
      1199. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when persons (details supplied) will receive a GLAS 1 payment; the reason for the delay in making the payment; and if he will make a...
    • Harbours and Piers Development
      1202. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will meet a group (details supplied) from County Donegal. [20035/17]
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme
      1204. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the timeline for the areas of natural constraint scheme review; the steps he will take to protect farm incomes in peripheral...
    • GLAS Payments
      1205. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the numbers of persons awaiting GLAS payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20107/17]
    • GLAS Data
      1206. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in receipt of GLAS 1 and GLAS 2 who have received 85% of their total 2016 payment, by county, in tabular form;...
    • GLAS Payments
      1207. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20125/17]
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      1209. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an agri-environment options scheme payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • GLAS Payments
      1211. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20136/17]
    • Fish Quotas
      1212. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review the way in which mackerel quota is currently allocated by his Department, in the context of a very detailed...
    • Animal Welfare
      1213. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an information technology system will be put in place for the health herd programme; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Harbours and Piers Development
      1214. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of funding for a pier (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20159/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      1215. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a payment under the GLAS scheme for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20224/17]
    • TAMS Applications
      1220. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a grant application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20247/17]
    • Agriculture Scheme Data
      1221. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons that have applied under the agriculture cashflow support loan scheme; the number of dairy, tillage, beef...
    • Fishing Licences
      1222. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a fishing licence for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20375/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      1223. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20376/17]
    • Transfer of Entitlements Application
      1225. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the transfer of entitlements to a person (details supplied). [20437/17]
    • GLAS Appeals
      1226. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an appeal in relation to a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied); when the appeal will be finalised; and if he...
    • GLAS Payments
      1227. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied); the reason for the delay with regard to the remaining applications for...
    • TAMS Applications
      1228. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application will be processed for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20514/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      1229. 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. [20518/17]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Applications
      1232. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to provide support to a person (details supplied) in County Galway to assist them make an online 2017 basic payment scheme...
    • GLAS Payments
      1234. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim will be issued outstanding payments under the green low-carbon agri-environment...
    • Rural Environment Protection Scheme Appeals
      1235. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an appeal lodged by a person (details supplied) relative to a REPS payment which was acknowledged on 5 August 2016 will be...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      1236. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 469 of 28 March 2017, if he will check his Department's records, in view of the fact no...
    • GLAS Payments
      1237. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the 2016 GLAS 2 scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason for the delay in...
    • Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments
      1239. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason moneys are being withheld from a person (details supplied) in respect of the rural environment protection scheme and the...
    • GLAS Payments
      1240. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim will receive a GLAS payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20574/17]
    • GLAS Applications
      1242. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS application by a person (details supplied) in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Agricultural Colleges Courses
      1243. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports he will put in place to assist a person (details supplied) complete courses; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments
      1244. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the agri-environment options scheme 3 will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason...
    • Single Payment Scheme Appeals
      1245. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding a 2014 appeal by a person (details supplied) under the single payment scheme; and if he will make a statement...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Applications
      1246. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason documentation in relation to a person (details supplied) has not been released by his Department, in view of the fact it...
    • School Milk Scheme
      1247. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of funding provided for the EU school milk scheme in terms of EU financing and Irish funding; and if he will make a...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Departmental Agencies Data
      1250. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the digital hubs that exist here that are in receipt of public money; the location of same; the details of State funds...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      1251. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the Ministers and their Departments that now have statutory responsibilities regarding the environment, detailing each...
    • Waste Management
      1253. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the details of the agreement he reached with waste management companies in relation to the introduction of a...
    • Commission for Communications Regulation
      1254. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the legal firms contracted to work for ComReg on a consultancy basis; and the amount in fees paid to them since 2013....
    • Better Energy Communities Programme
      1255. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the specific projects funded in 2016 by SEAI under its better energy communities programme; the projects that were...
    • Vehicle Testing
      1256. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when the new nitrogen oxide emissions test will be introduced here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19168/17]
    • National Broadband Plan
      1257. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the current stage of the tendering process for the national broadband plan. [19228/17]
    • Television Licence Fee
      1261. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the aim of the new proposal to implement a television licence fee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19452/17]
    • Broadcast Advertising Standards Regulation
      1262. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question No. 719 of 11 April 2017, the role his Department has with the on-demand audiovisual...
    • Electric Vehicles
      1265. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will consider introducing a scheme by which his Department would subsidise the cost to employers of installing car...
    • Better Energy Communities Programme
      1266. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason a grant application (details supplied) under the better energy communities scheme was declined; the total...
    • Inland Fisheries Ireland
      1267. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of prosecutions taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland against persons or groups in each of the years 2010 to 2016...
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      1268. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on phone reception in County Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19613/17]
    • Broadband Service Provision
      1269. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to provide broadband to persons residing at addresses (details supplied). [19645/17]
    • Inland Fisheries Ireland Staff
      1272. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of staff of Inland Fisheries Ireland in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the job...
    • Inland Fisheries Data
      1274. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the detail of each of the 12 completed environmental prosecution cases taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland in 2016; the...
    • Illegal Dumping
      1275. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will allocate extra resources to Monaghan County Council in view of a recent incident (details supplied); and if...
    • Trading Online Voucher Scheme
      1276. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of trading online vouchers allocated in the first quarter of 2017; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Recycling Policy
      1279. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will consider implementing a refundable deposit scheme for recyclables; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Better Energy Homes Scheme
      1280. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the details of specific home upgrades covered in the warmer homes scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Inland Fisheries Stocks
      1281. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to increase the number of wild salmon available for high-value angling in lakes and rivers, his views on...
    • Fisheries Protection
      1282. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason persons are being prevented from selling fish to local restaurants even if legally caught; the steps to be...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      1284. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of new homes by county that have been connected to broadband in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Post Office Network
      1287. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to secure the future of post offices with particular reference to post offices in Fingal; and if he will make...
    • Media Mergers
      1290. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has provided an update on the proposed media merger involving the acquisition...
    • Biofuel Availability
      1291. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the EU Commission's policy to cap and phase out all conventional biofuels produced in the EU in spite of...
    • Motor Fuels
      1292. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the priority he attaches to reversing the trend of dieselisation of road transport; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Bituminous Fuel Ban
      1295. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to ban or limit the use of bituminous fuels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20478/17]
    • Broadband Service Provision
      1296. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of plans to extend broadband cover to a location (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a...
    • Mining Licences
      1297. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the position regarding a new application to mine coal (details supplied); when this matter will be dealt with; and if he...
    • National Mitigation Plan
      1298. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on Germany's request that accounting for managed wetlands be obligatory for EU member states for their 2030...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Road Tolls
      1299. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to the ruling of the European Court of Justice earlier in 2017 which stated that VAT should not be applied to tolls on road...
    • Road Traffic Legislation
      1301. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if owners of motorised buggies on golf courses come within the Road Traffic Act; if they require insurance (details supplied); and if he...
    • Bus Services
      1302. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether the public bus service is a vital piece of infrastructure in rural communities; his plans to support such services;...
    • Garda Equipment
      1303. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the guidelines issued to An Garda Síochána on use of the equipment (details supplied) provided in roadside drug tests in order...
    • Driver Licences
      1305. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to introduce incentives to Irish emigrants returning home from abroad to help them to reintegrate into society, for example,...
    • Road Tolls
      1306. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if sea and river search and rescue vehicles are charged when travelling through road tolls; if the boats they tow are charged...
    • Road Safety Authority Data
      1307. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the operating costs, staff numbers and annual budget of the Road Safety Authority. [19192/17]
    • State Airports
      1308. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if capital investments are planned at Cork Airport in each of the years 2017 to 2020; his views on whether extending the runway at Cork...
    • Road Network
      1309. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the percentage of the road network which is designated as country road and urban road, respectively. [19231/17]
    • Rural Transport Programme
      1310. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the division within his Department that has responsibility for local link services operated under the rural transport programme; and if...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      1313. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when applicants for the sports capital programme can expect to be notified regarding their application for funding. [19295/17]
    • Departmental Bodies Expenditure
      1314. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of money that Sport Ireland has spent on legal fees in 2016 and to date in 2017. [19359/17]
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      1315. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the functions and responsibilities he has in his role as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport by each area of his full ministerial...
    • Road Traffic Legislation
      1316. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will, in conjunction with the NRA, consider reduced speed limits at junctions from motorways at which there is a build up of...
    • Coast Guard Services
      1317. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost of increasing funding for the Coast Guard by 5% in 2017. [19524/17]
    • Vehicle Registration
      1319. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will introduce a system of licensing and regulating the use of horse-drawn vehicles on public roads in a number of areas (details...
    • Ports Policy
      1320. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to publish the order to transfer the ownership of Galway Port to the local authority; if there will be local consultation on...
    • Airlines Charges
      1321. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are regulations in place in relation to the fees that airlines can charge for changing a name on an airline ticket; and if he...
    • Brexit Issues
      1323. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has met with the Dublin Airport Authority to discuss Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19550/17]
    • Joyriding Offences
      1326. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the phenomenon of older, uninsured and untaxed cars being bought by persons who then use the car to joy ride; if he will...
    • Greenways Development
      1327. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects the Glenbeigh to Renard greenway to be completed. [19629/17]
    • Coast Guard Services
      1328. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a new Coast Guard facility will be provided on lands owned by his Department in Cleggan; if planning permission has been sought to...
    • Penalty Points System
      1329. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the process by which drivers can determine when penalty points have expired; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19673/17]
    • Penalty Points System Data
      1330. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if all historic penalty points have now been removed from a driving licence in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal;...
    • Road Projects
      1331. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation from the exchequer and other sources under the capital plan to the Cork Limerick road; the estimated cost of the project;...
    • Parking Regulations
      1334. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the penalties for illegally parking in a disabled persons parking place; and the specific statutory basis for the offence and the...
    • Bus Éireann
      1335. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a bus driver with a previous road traffic conviction is precluded from employment with Bus Éireann (details supplied); and if he...
    • Sports Capital Programme
      1336. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a sports club can make a late submission for sports capital funding; and if not, when this scheme will be open for new applications....
    • Road Projects
      1337. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be made available for a bridge replacement (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Driver Test Waiting Lists
      1338. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will appoint a second driving tester to a driver testing centre (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the fact...
    • Sport Ireland Expenditure
      1339. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 1235 of 21 March 2017, if he has satisfied himself that this expenditure was a proper and...
    • Road Projects
      1352. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a scheme (details supplied) can be included in the capital investment plan 2016 to 2021; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Rail Network
      1354. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a cost benefit analysis has been carried out on the possibility of building a high speed railway line between Dublin and Belfast; and...
    • Road Network
      1356. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has received a submission from Monaghan County Council (details supplied); the specific projects that he plans for...
    • Sport Ireland
      1360. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the fact that the Irish Sports Council have no database on file of participants in sports nationwide; his further views on...
    • EU Regulations
      1361. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the legislation will be in place for the Irish Aviation Authority to become the noise regulator for airports; and if he will make a...
    • Road Signage
      1362. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if signage indicating the direction of the Wild Atlantic Way will be erected on the exit routes from Shannon Airport; and if he will...
    • Tourism Ireland Funding
      1363. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding received by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland to date in 2017 from his Department or other sources. [20074/17]
    • Road Projects
      1364. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if TII will provide funding to extend a footpath at a location (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Aviation Industry
      1365. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 732 of 11 April 2017 and the referred response from the IAA of 19 April 2017, the number of drones...
    • Light Rail Projects Status
      1366. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the construction of metro north will commence; the timeframe for construction; the target date for completion of the project; and...
    • Sports Capital Programme
      1367. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of applications received under the sports capital programme by local authority area, in tabular form; the level of engagement...
    • Greenways Funding
      1369. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details on the upcoming competitive funding round for greenways for 2017 as announced at the recent opening of the Athlone greenway;...
    • Road Tolls
      1370. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the annual revenue lost by traffic failing to pay tolls on the M50 with regard to vehicles which are registered in Northern Ireland or...
    • Public Transport Review
      1371. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether it would not have been prudent and advisable to have undertaken a full review of public transport policy in advance...
    • Road Safety Data
      1372. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of times the ministerial committee on road safety has met; the persons that attended these meetings; the outcome and...
    • Public Transport Provision
      1373. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the expected number of buses to be added to the Dublin Bus fleet for each of the next five years to meet the growing public transport...
    • Road Projects
      1374. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to provide a proper road intersection at the junction of Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 and the N4; and if he will...
    • Road Safety
      1375. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on current and future initiatives of further safety measures regarding pedestrian crossings around the country; and if...
    • Road Projects
      1376. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 642 of 5 July 2016, if his views have changed on a matter (details supplied); and if so, his plans...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      1377. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a sports capital programme grant application by a club (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Greenways Development
      1378. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for a railway line (details supplied) in County Cork. [20421/17]
    • Greenways Funding
      1379. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of funding for the next stage of the construction of the greenway along the Royal Canal from Kilcock to west County Meath;...
    • Bus Services
      1380. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will liaise with the National Transport Authority with a view to providing additional bus services for a specific route (details...
    • Driver Test Waiting Lists
      1381. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason for the long waiting time to take a driving test in a test centre (details supplied) in County Limerick; the number of...
    • National Transport Authority Staff
      1382. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to potential conflicts of interest within the NTA; and if he will ensure that no staff or member of the...
    • Sports Capital Programme Administration
      1383. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the sports capital programme grants for 2017 will be announced. [20587/17]
    • Parliamentary Questions
      1384. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a response will issue to an interim reply (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20606/17]
    • Wild Atlantic Way Project
      1385. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of money that has been spent under the capital plan on the Wild Atlantic Way; the amount expected to be spent in 2017; the...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      1386. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the protection which exists under the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2016 to protect persons that are on prescribed medication that contain...
    • Dublin Airport Authority
      1387. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the sudden cancellation of the Dublin Airport Authority's annual general meeting that was due to be held on 25 April...
    • Drug and Alcohol Testing
      1388. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has satisfied himself that the equipment (details supplied) selected for use in the conducting of drug tests for drivers is fit...
    • Road Projects
      1389. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason provision for a new footpath on the L4501 has not been awarded funding for upgrade and extensions; the reason a costing could...
    • Marine Tourism Promotion
      1390. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the marine tourism strategy report will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20798/17]
    • Rail Services Provision
      1391. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to increase services on the Maynooth and Dunboyne M3 parkway lines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20843/17]
    • Cycling Policy
      1392. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps that have been taken by his Department or agencies under its aegis to ensure that road designers cycle all routes for which...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Copyright Legislation Review
      1395. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will undertake a full review of the rights of artists here including a thorough examination of existing copyright laws and the...
    • Rural Development Policy
      1396. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the degree to which she can encourage indigenous and foreign direct investment in rural areas in order to achieve a national balance;...
    • Legislative Process
      1397. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the Hallmarking (Amendment) Bill 2016 and the proposal by an organisation (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      1398. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 345 of 5 April 2017, if her attention has been drawn to the fact that only 10% of cases from...
    • IDA Portfolio
      1399. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans for a site (details supplied) in County Cork.​ [19203/17]
    • Retail Sector
      1400. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to establish a North-South retail forum; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19205/17]
    • Departmental Operations
      1401. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the guarantees in terms of using local providers and staff the funds industry has entered into with the IDA or other bodies; and if,...
    • National Training Fund
      1402. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the proposed introduction of an employer Exchequer mechanism and associated increase in the national training fund levy...
    • Enterprise Ireland Expenditure
      1403. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the annual cost of funding the high potential start-up programme; and the expenditure in this regard. [19221/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      1404. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 366 of 6 April 2017, when the report entitled Brexit - The View of Irish SMEs will be...
    • Fishing Industry
      1406. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if the permit system for fishing workers from outside the European Economic Area can be replaced; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Third Level Funding
      1407. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on whether the decision to fund the programme for research in third level institutions on an annual basis in 2016 and 2017,...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      1408. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 348 of April 2017, the number of staff hired and to be hired with the additional €3...
    • Science Foundation Ireland Data
      1409. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the amount of funding paid out by an organisation (details supplied) in each of the years from 2007 to 2016 respectively, in tabular...
    • Employment Rights
      1410. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will consider addressing the State's non-compliance with the EU part-time workers directive by implementing the French model...
    • IDA Supports
      1411. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the specific incentives in place or extra measures available to the IDA to attract foreign direct investment into regional locations...
    • Departmental Functions
      1412. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department is responsible for providing a mandate to allow a consortium to deliver a project (details supplied); and if she...
    • Brexit Issues
      1413. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the estimated number of firms and full time equivalent jobs which will relocate to the United Kingdom as a result of a hard Brexit;...
    • Science Foundation Ireland Staff
      1415. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of staff in Science Foundation Ireland with specific responsibility for issues related to Brexit; and if she will make a...
    • EU Directives
      1416. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will report the implementation of the 1993 EU Directive on Unfair Terms Consumer Contracts here and its transposition into...
    • Trade Agreements
      1417. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the sectors most vulnerable to future free trade agreements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20166/17]
    • IDA Site Visits
      1418. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of times the IDA has visited County Roscommon in the past year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20189/17]
    • Company Closures
      1419. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the steps that were taken to try to avert the closure of a factory (details supplied) in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon; and when...
    • Job Creation Data
      1420. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of jobs created by companies supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Industrial Development Authority between 2015 and to...
    • IDA Data
      1423. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the level of IDA exports by sector to each of the 27 EU countries. [20676/17]
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Child and Family Agency
      1425. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the advice which can be provided to a person (details supplied) to access records; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19268/17]
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      1426. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the proposed scope of the mother and baby home investigation; the other sites that will be investigated; and if she will make a statement...
    • Guardians Ad Litem
      1428. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to bring forward legislation that would clarify the role of a guardian ad litem a representative to the court rather than...
    • Child Care Services Provision
      1429. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied) in relation to the affordable child care scheme in County Louth; and if...
    • Child and Family Agency
      1431. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to parliamentary question No. 830 of 7 March 2017, if she will answer the question referred to in her reply in view of additional...
    • Education Welfare Service
      1432. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the budget allocation to educational welfare services in her Department in each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and the...
    • Child Protection
      1433. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will address the allocation of social workers (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19656/17]
    • Child Care Services Provision
      1434. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason her Department cannot access income information from the Revenue Commissioners; the estimated number of families which will...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      1435. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will address a matter (details supplied) in relation to the early childhood care and education, ECCE, eligibility of a person; and...
    • Early Years Sector
      1436. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of discussions on a new workforce plan for the early years sector; and when a revised plan is expected to be issued. [19809/17]
    • Adoption Data
      1437. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children, by county, that have been placed in adoption in 1986, 1996, 2006 and 2016; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Foster Care
      1438. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of foster families, by county, in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the number of children placed in foster...
    • Children in Care
      1439. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of private and State residential care settings, by county, in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the number of...
    • Child and Family Agency
      1441. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when she envisages the records as presented by an organisation (details supplied) will be available in workable format to those persons...
    • Children in Care
      1443. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason for the vast differences in child care orders between towns; if she will address the concern that children in care are subject...
    • Child and Family Agency Staff
      1445. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if Tusla has held interviews for the position of manager at the Cleary House supervised residential unit in Letterkenny, County Donegal,...
    • Inter-Country Adoptions
      1446. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her position on the establishment of a programme for inter-country adoption with Haiti; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Child and Family Agency Staff
      1447. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of duty and intake workers under the employment of Tusla in County Donegal for each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in...
    • Child Care Services Expenditure
      1448. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the cost of the increase in the minimum wage from €9.15 per hour to €9.25 per hour and the cost of sleepovers on...
    • Child Care Services
      1449. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the automated online system necessary for the full rollout of the targeted portion of the new affordable child care scheme will be...
    • Child Care Services Data
      1450. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department has developed a privacy impact assessment as part of the establishment of the eligibility assessment system for the...
    • Child and Family Agency Funding
      1451. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the portion of the €37 million extra funding allocated to Tusla in 2017 which has been allocated to improving the emergency...
    • Garda Vetting Applications Data
      1452. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of extra funding allocated to an organisation (details supplied) to shorten the backlog of Garda vetting; when that extra...
    • Capitation Grants
      1453. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost to increase both lower and higher capitation rates by €9 to all registered service providers engaging in the...
    • Child and Family Agency Data
      1454. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children that were in child residential services in each of the years 2014 to 2016; the number of social care workers and...
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      1456. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will ensure a pay agreement reached (details supplied) will be fully implemented as part of the planned unwinding of the FEMPI...
    • Civil Defence
      1457. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status and condition of the purpose built training range in use by Civil Defence at Ratra House, Phoenix Park; if structures at the range...
    • Military Medals
      1458. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to parliamentary question number 634 of 28 March 2017, if he will consider reintroducing a mechanism whereby the issuing of a 1916...
    • Defence Forces Medicinal Products
      1459. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the remaining number of Lariam tablets held by the Defence Forces is less than 200; and if when exhausted, the stockpile of Lariam will be...
    • Air Corps
      1460. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Air Corps pilots grounded without formal disciplinary proceedings being issued within the past 12 months for being intoxicated on...
    • Commemorative Medals
      1461. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if arrangements are in place whereby a family can have old IRA medals that have been lost over the years replaced; the provisions in place to...
    • Defence Forces Strength
      1462. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the estimated cost of increasing the Defence Forces personnel to a compliment of 9,500 and 10,500. [19542/17]
    • Defence Forces Reserve Strength
      1463. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the estimated cost in increasing the Reserve Defence Forces to 5,500. [19543/17]
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      1464. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans for specific measures to increase female participation in the Defence Forces over the next three years; and if these plans include...
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      1465. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the measures that have been taken or are planned to develop employment opportunities in the Defence Forces for young persons in the 18 to 24...
    • Military Medals
      1467. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to award military medals to members of "A" Coy 35th Infantry Batallion, ONUC, UN Congo that took part in the siege of Jadotville in...
    • Air Corps Operations
      1468. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason the Casa Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Casa CN235, was not dispatched when top cover was originally requested on the night of 13 March...
    • Defence Forces Allowances
      1469. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount paid per mile to Defence Forces personnel who qualify for the travel allowance when official military transport is unavailable to...
    • Army Barracks
      1472. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of available beds in each Army barracks to billet military personnel during each of the years 2009 to 2016, in tabular form. [19857/17]
    • Defence Forces Investigations
      1473. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the Air Corps made a settlement in the Workplace Relations Commission on 19 April 2017 as compensation for the bullying and mistreatment of...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      1474. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of full-time equivalent Defence Forces personnel for each of the years 2008 to 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      1476. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the figure used for hours worked in one week for one full-time equivalent position in the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      1477. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of full-time equivalent Defence Forces personnel who earned a basic pay of less than €24,518 per annum for each of the years...
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      1480. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the age at which a person is deemed ineligible for recruitment to the Defence Forces; his plans to further reduce the age for recruits; and the...