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Written answers

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

  • Department of An Taoiseach
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Criminal Law
      51. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the prosecution of those soliciting or procuring sexual services, in accordance with Part 4 of the Criminal Law (Sexual...
    • Garda Strength
      52. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will request an update from An Garda Síochána regarding the current number of personnel serving Edgeworthstown...
    • Workplace Relations Services
      53. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the provision of an independent ombudsman for members of An Garda Síochána akin to the Ombudsman for the...
    • Garda Reserve
      54. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the action being taken to increase Garda Reserve numbers in County Mayo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24346/17]
    • Road Traffic Legislation
      55. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider introducing or amending legislation to make it a requirement that all quads are registered at purchase to a...
    • Garda Strength
      56. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the increase in Garda numbers the Dublin region can expect in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24349/17]
    • Garda Stations
      57. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the provision of the new regional Garda headquarters in Sligo; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      58. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress which has been made to date on the commitment in the programme for Government to support investment in...
    • Garda Deployment
      59. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the Loughrea Garda district division can expect a new full-time superintendent; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Domestic Violence Policy
      60. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her views on establishing a criminal offence of domestic violence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24390/17]
    • Cyber Security Policy
      61. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the role her Department and the agencies under its remit play in cyber security; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • International Terrorism
      62. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of additional initiatives being taken in the wake of the various international terror attacks over the past 18...
    • Commissions of Investigation
      63. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the follow-up action she proposes to take arising from the findings of the Fennelly report which demonstrated evidence of...
    • Refugee Data
      64. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the criteria used by her officials to determine whether a person is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning when the...
    • Dublin-Monaghan Bombings
      65. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider funding for counselling for victims of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings for a number of sessions and as...
    • Garda Deployment
      66. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if additional resources will be provided for the Cavan-Monaghan Garda division in 2017 in view of the reduction in Garda...
    • Garda Procedures
      67. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the action she has taken regarding the errors in Garda breath testing and reports provided on same. [23557/17]
    • Garda Deployment
      68. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which Garda numbers have increased over the past two years; the extent to which this increase manifests itself in...
    • Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Reports
      69. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider a public inquiry into the death of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Garda Inspectorate Reports
      70. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the review of Garda districts as promised under the programme for Government will be published. [24328/17]
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      71. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if refugees who come here as a convention applicant will be provided with the same supports that are afforded to programme...
    • Garda Reserve
      72. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to enhance the role of the Garda Reserve within An Garda Síochána in dealing with Garda shortages; and if...
    • Garda Deployment
      73. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new gardaí allocated to Mullingar Garda station and all Garda stations in counties Longford and Westmeath;...
    • Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations
      74. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to a case in which a member of An Garda Síochána filmed the arrest of a vulnerable...
    • Drug Treatment Court
      75. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the juvenile drug treatment court guidelines issued to juvenile drug treatment courts in...
    • Protected Disclosures Data
      76. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of members of An Garda Síochána who made protected disclosures and are off work on work-related stress; the...
    • Crime Levels
      77. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her views on an ICSA, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association, report that suggests that two thirds of farming families have...
    • Proposed Legislation
      78. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an overview of the general scheme of the Data Protection Bill. [24354/17]
    • Commission on the Future of Policing
      79. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to create a separate security apparatus to divide the police and State security functions; and if she will make a...
    • Constitutional Amendments
      80. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to hold a referendum to repeal the constitutional provision concerning blasphemy. [23559/17]
    • Asylum Support Services
      81. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on the implementation of changes to the asylum system following the commencement of the International...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      82. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her Department has access to statistics regarding the level of intoxication of persons arrested and-or tested for drink...
    • Garda Strength
      83. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which she proposes to ensure Garda numbers are increased in County Meath. [24329/17]
    • Garda College
      84. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the recent public disagreements between senior civilian staff in An Garda Síochána and the Garda...
    • Communications Surveillance
      85. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she has received details of the phone tapping allegations highlighted in a newspaper (details supplied); if she has spoken...
    • Garda Reorganisation
      86. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her views on reforms required in An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24392/17]
    • Direct Provision System
      87. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of recommendations from the McMahon report that have been implemented and that have not yet been implemented...
    • Domestic Violence Policy
      88. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her views on providing for out-of-hours interim barring orders and protection orders; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Commercial Rates Valuation Process
      89. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to recategorise the equine industry for the purposes of commercial rates; if her attention has been drawn to the...
    • Garda Stations
      90. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she has met or liaised with local gardaí regarding the new station in Bailieborough, County Cavan, in view of the...
    • Surveillance Operations
      91. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality with regard to the designated judge under the 1993 and 2011 Acts and the interception of postal packages and retention of data,...
    • Garda Inspectorate Reports
      92. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason no implementation update reports have been published by the current Garda Commissioner with regard to the...
    • Direct Provision System
      93. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will review the prices being charged in the shop in Mosney to persons in the direct provision system to determine if...
    • Departmental Schemes
      94. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the case of a person (details supplied). [24052/17]
    • Garda Investigations
      95. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the investigation into the bombing in Belturbet, County Cavan, in December 1972 which caused the death of...
    • Northern Ireland
      96. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the progress being made on the way to address the concerns of the families of the victims of the Kingsmill...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Cabinet Committee Meetings
      97. To ask the Taoiseach the number of times each of the Cabinet committees has met since the formation of the current Government. [24142/17]
    • Taoiseach's Communications
      98. To ask the Taoiseach if he has spoken to the new French President, Emmanuel Macron, since his election. [24400/17]
    • Cabinet Committee Meetings
      99. To ask the Taoiseach the number of times to date in 2017 and the dates that the Cabinet committee on Brexit has met since its formation; and the dates on which it is anticipated that the...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Commercial Rates Calculations
      100. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a valuation visit for a property (details supplied) in County Limerick by an official from the Valuation Office;...
    • Surveillance Operations
      101. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons taken to the complaint referee under the Interception of Postal Packets and Telecommunications Messages...
    • Garda Vetting Legislation
      102. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to facilitate transition year students who have not reached 16 years of age to secure work experience in schools in...
    • Independent Review Mechanism
      103. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of the 311 plus cases referred to the independent review mechanism which have been reopened; the number which have...
    • Commissions of Investigation
      104. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if commission of investigation reports and evidence gathered by commissions of investigation cannot be used as evidence in...
    • Citizenship Status
      105. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will grant family citizenship to persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24003/17]
    • Garda Transport Provision
      106. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the Newcastle West Garda district in County Limerick will receive a replacement public order vehicle; and if she will make...
    • Proposed Legislation
      107. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her Department's rationale for not advancing the facilitation of the Coroners Bill 2015; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Leave to Remain
      108. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the options available to a person applying for permission to remain here on the basis of being the spouse of an Irish national...
    • Garda Oversight
      109. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the annual financial returns submitted to her Department by the Garda Training College in the years prior to the transfer of...
    • Garda Vetting Applications
      116. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she is taking to ease the backlog of Garda vetting applications for entrants into Templemore; and if she will make a...
    • Cyber Security Policy
      117. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she will take to tackle cyber crime; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24156/17]
    • Garda Recruitment
      118. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to abolish the upper age limit for persons wishing to join An Garda Síochána; her views on the fact that...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems
      119. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new CCTV installations at key locations along the road network and in urban centres in each county or local...
    • Commercial Rates Valuation Process
      122. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the Valuation Office will carry out revaluations in respect of commercial rates in local authorities; if the amounts paid...
    • Commercial Rates Exemptions
      123. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if green waste facilities which compost green waste into fertiliser that is sold for commercial purposes is a rateable activity...
    • Programme for Government Implementation
      124. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress in the programme for Government on justice issues, particularly regarding extending Garda oversight and...
    • Crime Data
      125. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the latest CSO statistics on crime. [16719/17]
    • Immigration Policy
      126. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she has discussed the new immigration policy being suggested by the UK Government with the UK Prime Minister, Mrs. May....
    • Visa Applications
      127. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the measures which have been taken to review the ban on Libyan citizens obtaining visas for Ireland; her views on whether this...
    • Legal Costs
      128. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider implementing legislation, a scheme or a grant to ensure pensioners can access the legal system at a...
    • Visa Applications
      129. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a visa application for a person (details supplied) can be processed, in view of the fact it is required by the person to...
    • Garda Deployment
      130. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí deployed at Blanchardstown Garda station for each of the past ten years; her plans to address the...
    • Ministerial Correspondence
      131. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she has used a private email account (details supplied) for official business in her role as Minister for Justice and...
    • Deportation Orders Data
      132. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of letters of intention to deport under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999, issued by nationality in each of the...
    • Leave to Remain
      133. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons, by nationality, granted leave to remain on humanitarian grounds under section 3 of the Immigration Act...
    • Deportation Orders Data
      134. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of deportation orders signed under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999, by nationality, in 2016 and to date in...
    • Voluntary Repatriation Schemes
      135. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who agreed to voluntary repatriation under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999, by nationality, in 2016...
    • Garda Expenditure
      136. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the amounts expended to date in 2017 by An Garda Síochána to a company (details supplied) and other public relations...
    • Courts Service Administration
      137. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the increasing number of cases for hearing in Cavan District and Family Courts; the steps...
    • Garda Operations
      138. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 64 of 29 March 2017, if she has the report available on the breakdown by Garda district...
    • Immigration Policy
      140. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which immigration determinations are made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24601/17]
    • Garda Transport Data
      141. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of kilometres a Garda car would need to have reached for it to be declared no longer roadworthy; and if she will...
    • Garda Strength
      142. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which she anticipates to be in a position to increase the strength of An Garda Síochána at all ranks...
    • Garda Deployment
      143. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which the policing methods of An Garda Síochána are synchronised with those in other jurisdictions,...
    • Garda Equipment
      145. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which the Garda will benefit from the new forensic science laboratory at Celbridge, with particular reference to...
    • Garda Resources
      146. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to the policing experience of An Garda Síochána over the past number of years, including injury and loss of...
    • Anti-Terrorism Measures
      147. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which An Garda Síochána continues to be upgraded and supported to combat acts of terrorism; and if she...
    • Garda Reorganisation
      149. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the likely extent of reorganisation of An Garda Síochána in the aftermath of various inquiries, with a view to...
    • Garda Operations
      150. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which An Garda Síochána has access as required to Interpol and Europol; and if she will make a...
    • Legal Aid Service
      151. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which evaluation has taken place of the utilisation of free criminal legal aid by professional criminals to...
    • Crime Data
      152. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which the various forms of crime continue to be monitored and appropriate action taken to address trends emerging...
    • Prison Service Strategies
      155. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she has taken to ensure first-time offenders in prison are segregated during recreation or rehabilitative training...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      156. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the State has not taken asylum seekers from Italy under the relocation programme; the efforts that are being made to...
    • Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
      158. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress that has been made to date in 2017 in accepting unaccompanied minors from the now dismantled Calais camp as agreed...
    • Garda Deployment
      159. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí serving in Counties Westmeath and Longford to date in 2017; her plans to assign a significant number...
    • Direct Provision System
      160. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the alleged food shortages in the Mosney resident's shop over the Easter weekend; if persons donated milk and...
    • Asylum Applications
      161. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will report on the single procedure changes and provide a numerical breakdown of the different categories of persons...
    • Direct Provision System
      162. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if asylum seekers are entitled to open a bank account by right here; the acceptable forms of proof of identity and proof of...
  • Department of Finance
    • VAT Rebates
      163. To ask the Minister for Finance if plans will be implemented to allow VAT to be claimed back on the purchase of public access defibrillators; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Small and Medium Enterprises Supports
      164. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has submitted proposals to the EIB or the European Commission to deploy financial instruments that would provide loan facilities for SMEs....
    • Brexit Issues
      165. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the latest EIB group survey on investment and investment finance published on 10 April 2017 and the way in which firms here were the most...
    • Insurance Coverage
      167. To ask the Minister for Finance if insurance companies can refuse persons over 75 years of age [24543/17]
    • Disabled Drivers Grant Eligibility
      168. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will review an application under the disabled drivers and disabled passengers (tax concessions) scheme for a person (details supplied) in view of the...
    • Tax Rebates
      169. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will approve the retention of €1,500 hybrid VRT rebate until 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24051/17]
    • VAT Rebates
      170. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to allow a VAT rebate on petrol and diesel fuel for companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24053/17]
    • Pension Levy
      171. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason a pension levy is imposed on certain pensions; the way in which the proceeds from this levy are spent; his plans to abolish this levy; and if he...
    • Tax Code
      172. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will include hybrid in any BIK reduction to incentivise the move to low emission vehicles or other soft incentives that may be considered; and if he...
    • VAT Rebates
      173. To ask the Minister for Finance the additional cost to the Exchequer to provide a VAT rebate on petrol powered company cars; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24058/17]
    • Small and Medium Enterprises Supports
      174. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of SME loans given by financial institutions in 2016; the number of these that were non-performing; the value in monetary terms; and the number of...
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      175. To ask the Minister for Finance the regulatory framework with regard to crowd funding as a non-bank source of finance. [24075/17]
    • Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland
      176. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 62 of 11 May 2017, the name of each bank and non-bank lender of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland funds in 2016;...
    • Money Laundering
      177. To ask the Minister for Finance the organisation that will be publishing the register of financial vehicle corporations, FVCs, including special purpose vehicles, SPVs, and their ultimate...
    • Stamp Duty
      178. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps he has taken to ensure that foreign companies' assets in Ireland, including loan book acquisitions, are correctly recorded with stamp duty recorded...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Data
      179. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons who have applied under the first-time buyers scheme as announced in budget 2017 by county in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • IBRC Liquidation
      180. To ask the Minister for Finance if tendering or procurement was required for companies or persons hired to assist with the liquidation of IBRC, Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, such as in...
    • Mortgage Transfers
      183. To ask the Minister for Finance if those whose mortgages were sold to foreign owned vehicles will now be entitled, as per the code of practice on the transfer of mortgages, to know the...
    • Insurance Industry
      184. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of recent developments regarding insurance claimants of a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24126/17]
    • Living City Initiative
      185. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will extend the living city initiative to Drogheda and Dundalk; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24147/17]
    • Central Bank of Ireland Staff
      186. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons employed by the Central Bank. [24157/17]
    • Central Bank of Ireland
      187. To ask the Minister for Finance the operational cost of the Central Bank in 2015. [24158/17]
    • Banking Sector Data
      188. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of revenue earned by domestic banks in 2015. [24159/17]
    • Insurance Industry Regulation
      191. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to allegations of aggressive behaviour by a company (details supplied) and its refusal to comply with disability...
    • Banking Sector
      192. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied) on the possible initial public offering of a bank. [24280/17]
    • Insurance Coverage
      193. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding no claims bonuses for returning emigrants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24294/17]
    • Company Liquidations
      194. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the liquidation of a company (details supplied); the number of Irish policyholders affected; the amount of compensation or refunds owed to...
    • Tax Data
      195. To ask the Minister for Finance the numbers of live PAYE tax payers who are registered with the Revenue Commissioners, that is, PAYE tax payers who are not designated as deceased, unemployed...
    • Fiscal Data
      196. To ask the Minister for Finance if the purchase by the State in the form of a special purpose vehicle, SPV, or other such wholly owned State instrument, of distressed principal private...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Eligibility
      197. To ask the Minister for Finance if a person who was part-owner of a family home prior to separation and transferred their share to their spouse on separation can qualify for the help-to-buy...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      198. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to ensure that there is equality in pay and that teachers who qualified after 2010 will not be discriminated against in terms of pay;...
    • National Educational Psychological Service
      199. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if NEPS, National Educational Psychological Service, has a policy with regard to assessing younger siblings if a child has been diagnosed with a...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      201. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the technical survey of the future site of a school (details supplied) been carried out; if he will publish this assessment; the estimated...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      202. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the proposed Malahide and Portmarnock Educate Together secondary school; if a suitable location has been identified and...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      204. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide extra temporary accommodation to a school (details supplied) for the academic year 2017/2018; and if he will make a statement...
    • School Staff
      205. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) was not allocated with an EAL teacher in 2017 in view of the fact that the school requested and was...
    • Institutes of Technology Funding
      206. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of surplus or deficit recorded by Waterford Institute of Technology, WIT, in each of the years 2007 to 2016 and to date in 2017,...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      207. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied). [24239/17]
    • Institutes of Technology Expenditure
      210. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the income received and expenditure incurred by WIT, Waterford Institute of Technology, and TSSG Telecommunications Software and Systems Group in...
    • Institutes of Technology
      211. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the enrolment figures for WIT, Waterford Institute of Technology, by graduate and undergraduate in each of the years 2007 to 2016 and to date in...
    • Student Data
      214. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the overall non-progression rates at WIT, Waterford Institute of Technology, in each of the years 2006 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in both...
    • Institutes of Technology Staff
      216. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the whole time equivalent positions at WIT, Waterford Institute of Technology, by category in each of the years 2007 to 2016 and to date in 2017,...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      217. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the eligibility criteria for children to qualify for the July provision; the reason those children with a particular diagnosis (details supplied)...
    • School Uniforms
      219. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on capitation fees paid to schools in circumstances in which the school requires uniforms to be of a certain style and these are...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      220. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a grant allocation for a school (details supplied) under the summer works scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Schools Building Projects Applications
      221. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when his Department will make a decision on whether a new secondary school facility is required for a school (details supplied); the reason the...
    • School Transport Eligibility
      222. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there is a precedent for children eligible for school transport but who are unable to attend their nearest school due to bullying to allow...
    • Teacher Retirements
      223. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of retirements confirmed for a school (details supplied); the number of these retirements that relate to management or non-teaching...
    • Arts in Education Charter
      224. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has carried out a qualitative analysis of the distinctive contribution arts in education has made to school based arts...
    • Education and Training Boards Staff
      231. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the actions he has taken to establish arts education officers nationally in the education and training boards as are successfully operating in...
    • School Transport
      234. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will recommend steps, including the use of trackers, cameras and chaperones, to the HSE to protect disabled children travelling...
    • Site Acquisitions
      236. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the research and analysis undertaken by his Department's site acquisition and property management section that led to the decision to make a...
    • Schools Building Projects Applications
      248. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a school in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24511/17]
    • Schools Site Acquisitions
      249. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding locating a suitable site to progress the development of a new school (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will...
    • Technological Universities
      256. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of the deal he has reached with a union (details supplied) regarding the Technological Universities Bill 2015; and if he will make a...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      257. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to maintain the apprenticeship of cabinet making. [24603/17]
    • Apprenticeship Data
      264. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the budget allocation to the Apprenticeship Council in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form. [24610/17]
    • School Guidance Counsellors
      265. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of guidance counsellors employed in the State in each of the years 2007 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form. [24611/17]
    • Education and Training Boards
      270. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he is taking with the Department of Education and Skills on research and development at institutes in Counties Cavan and Monaghan on...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      271. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the criteria and application process for an autistic unit in a primary school with vacant class rooms; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      272. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an appeal by a school (details supplied). [24752/17]
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      273. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider an appeal for a summer works application from a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement...
    • State Examinations
      274. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a mater with regard to a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24770/17]
    • Information and Communications Technology
      275. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the funding that is available for the provision of information technology access and training for older persons (details supplied) [25049/17]
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Nitrates Action Programme Implementation
      276. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will review the issue of restrictions on slurry spreading times in view of the implementation method in other...
    • Housing Provision
      277. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the steps he will take to bring vacant houses back into the housing market in view of the census 2016 figures...
    • Bord na Móna
      278. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the changes to the planning status of large scale peat extraction will be designed to ensure that there is no...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      279. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to amend the rules with regard to clawback for houses that were sold under the affordable housing scheme;...
    • Planning Issues
      280. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans for the regulation of a company (details supplied); if he or his officials have met with the company and...
    • Fire Safety Regulations
      282. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the person or organisation that is legally responsible in the event of an apartment complex having been issued with...
    • Commercial Rates Valuation Process
      283. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the organisations that are subject to global valuation for commercial rate purposes to local authorities; the...
    • Traveller Accommodation
      284. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the funding which was available to Louth County Council to develop Traveller accommodation in 2016; the amount of...
    • Housing Adaptation Grant Funding
      285. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the moneys allocated to each local authority for housing adaptation grants and housing aid for older persons in each...
    • Housing Provision
      286. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the steps he is taking to develop an accurate system for assessing the number of new housing units that are...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      287. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the funding that is available for the provision of information technology access and training for older persons...
    • Housing Provision
      288. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to review the eligibility criteria for house purchase loans available from local authorities in order that...
    • Irish Water Administration
      290. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the transfer of information between local authorities and...
    • Local Authority Services
      291. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the estimated cost of introducing a scheme that would make central funding available to local authorities for the...
    • Water Charges Refunds
      292. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the position regarding the reimbursement of Irish Water customers who are solely connected to a sewerage system and...
    • Housing Data
      293. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of family hubs per local authority; the number of units in each hub; the time each family is expected to...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Data
      294. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of landlords rejecting HAP tenancies per local authority in 2016 and to date in 2017 in circumstances in...
    • Deposit Protection Scheme Establishment
      295. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to enact the relevant section of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 to begin the tenancy...
    • Housing Policy
      296. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he has directed or will direct the Housing Agency to monitor tenancies ended through eviction when the landlord...
    • Departmental Schemes
      297. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to introduce a grant scheme to assist those on low income and in receipt of Department of Social...
    • Health and Safety Regulations
      298. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 126 of 9 February 2017, the specific actions taken and progress since he...
    • Protected Disclosures
      299. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24570/17]
    • Local Authority Funding
      300. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when funding will be provided to Galway County Council by his Department to enable it to process applications under...
    • Local Authority Housing Data
      302. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of proceedings for possession that were undertaken by local authorities in each of the years 2010 to...
    • Housing Assistance Payments Implementation
      303. 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...
    • Water Charges
      304. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the rationale used by Irish Water to set connection fees for water and sewerage in the case of new builds for both...
    • Septic Tank Grants
      305. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to expand the grant application process to individual property owners where it has been identified that...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      306. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made on a person's (details supplied) appeal of the decision not to award them a disability allowance. [24032/17]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      308. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) regarding a domiciliary care allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Carer's Benefit Applications
      309. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made on a carer's benefit claim by a person (details supplied). [24038/17]
    • Social Welfare Appeals Data
      310. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of appeals against decisions made for various payments and entitlements which have been allowed; the number of cases in which the...
    • Deserted Wife's Benefit Eligibility
      311. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason the deserted wife's benefit was terminated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      312. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24066/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      314. 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 make a statement on the matter. [24068/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      315. 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. [24071/17]
    • Social Welfare Payments Waiting Times
      316. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason for the delay in moving social welfare payments for a person (details supplied); if he will expedite the process; and if he will make a...
    • Labour Activation Measures
      317. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons that have been subject to sanctions for non-engagement with activation services in each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to date...
    • Poverty Data
      318. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the rate of severe material deprivation for lone parent households here as measured by EUROSTAT in tabular form; the way in which this rate compares...
    • Unemployment Levels
      319. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the long-term unemployment rate here; the way in which this compares to the EU average; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24084/17]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      320. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made on a domiciliary care allowance claim by a person (details supplied). [24093/17]
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      321. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24127/17]
    • Disability Allowance
      324. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if, in the event of a person in receipt of disability allowance taking up employment that places them above the means threshold, there is a period...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      325. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of a domiciliary allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24212/17]
    • Social Welfare Fraud
      326. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the way in which fraud is being tackled in his Department; the number of persons he has sanctioned to investigate claims; the number of licensed...
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      327. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will receive a decision regarding disability allowance arrears; and the reason for the delay. [24232/17]
    • Information and Communications Technology
      328. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the funding that is available for the provision of information technology access and training for older persons (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Social Welfare Payments Administration
      329. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of legislation to exclude compensation awards arising from the Stardust fire as means for social welfare purposes; and if he will make a...
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      330. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made on an appeal of the decision not to award disability allowance to a person (details supplied). [24279/17]
    • Farm Assist Scheme Applications Data
      331. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of applications in respect of the farm assist payment that have been submitted; the number of those which have been granted; and the...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications Data
      332. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of applications in respect of invalidity pensions that have been submitted; the number of those which have been granted; and the number...
    • Disability Allowance Data
      333. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of applications in respect of disability allowance that have been submitted; the number of those which have been granted; and the number...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      334. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24298/17]
    • JobPath Implementation
      336. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if JobPath providers (details supplied) hired 10% of their staff from the live register; if not, the percentage of staff that were hired from the...
    • Pension Provisions
      342. To ask the Minister for Social Protection his plans to reinstate the State transition pension; his further plans to prevent persons forced to retire at 65 years of age having to apply for...
    • Carer's Allowance Eligibility
      343. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the alternative income available for a person (details supplied) following loss of their one-parent family allowance; and if he will make a...
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      344. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will review a matter (details supplied); his plans to reform the pension system which discriminates against persons, mainly women, who took...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      345. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the expected date for submitting the file relating to a disability allowance claim by a person (details supplied) to the social welfare appeals...
    • Family Income Supplement Data
      346. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 300 of 9 of March 2017, the areas which the 117 persons in receipt of family income supplement work in the...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      348. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for a carer’s allowance by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24540/17]
    • Social Welfare Overpayments
      354. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 140 of 11 May 2017, the number of persons who owe his Department less than €1,000, between...
    • Memoranda of Understanding
      356. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 139 of 11 May 2017, if there is a memorandum of understanding between his Department and the Revenue...
    • Social Insurance Fund Data
      357. To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 138 and 139 of 11 May 2017, the number of individuals and organisations that owe the social insurance fund...
    • Social Welfare Overpayments
      358. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a review of overpayment can be undertaken in the case of a person (details supplied) who it appears was placed on the incorrect rate of payment...
    • Illness Benefit Appeals
      359. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when arrears in respect of illness benefit will be paid to a person (details supplied) who was awarded same at a social welfare appeals meeting the...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      360. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons aged 25 years of age currently on a reduced rate of jobseeker's allowance who had previously been on a full rate under the...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Trade Data
      361. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount of trade with Western Sahara per annum in each of the years 2010 to 2016; if all products coming from Western Sahara since the...
    • Passport Services
      365. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passports currently being processed by the Passport Office; the current waiting time for a passport under the passport express...
    • Trade Agreements
      367. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the implication for the Brexit negotiations of the ECJ ruling on the trade agreement between the European Union and Singapore; the...
    • Human Rights
      368. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the efforts being made by his Department to secure the release of a person (details supplied) currently being detained without...
    • Council of Europe
      369. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if Ireland contributed to the debate on the rule of law in Poland at the General Affairs Council Meeting on 16 May 2017; if so, if he...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      370. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 302 of 16 May 2017, if he will direct the ambassador to Brazil to visit Guarani Kaiowá...
    • North-South Ministerial Council
      371. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the support his Department provides for the North-South Ministerial Council and the British Irish Council. [24367/17]
    • Passport Data
      372. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of persons resident in the North of Ireland who currently hold Irish passports. [24714/17]
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Office of Public Works Staff
      373. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the provision of a new tour guide at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24081/17]
    • Public Appointments Service
      374. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps he is taking to address capacity issues at the Public Appointments Service. [24581/17]
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      375. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the spend in each of the past five years on flood defence by scheme, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Flooding Data
      377. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the proposal for a data platform on flood insurance as per academic research (details supplied); his...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      378. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount contributed by or deducted from all public sector workers toward their pensions including amounts from the pension levy, in...
    • Drainage Schemes
      379. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the works which are scheduled for the Maine and Laune embankments for 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24060/17]
    • Secret Service
      381. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount surrendered back to the Exchequer in each of the years 2012 to 2016 and to date in 2017 from Vote 15 Secret Service; and if...
    • Public Sector Pay
      382. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a group (details supplied) will be included in discussions in relation to an extension to the new agreements affecting pay and...
    • Pension Provisions
      383. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to his reply to correspondence to him by this Deputy of 3 April 2017 concerning community employment schemes and the issue of a...
    • State Assets
      384. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the standard approvals required for the intrastate transfer of State property assets; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      385. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of flood prevention plans for the River Deel; the timeframe for completion and planned construction schedule for these plans;...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Funding
      386. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding under the voluntary homeowner relocation scheme can be accessed by flood victims in areas other than the Shannon region; his...
    • Departmental Properties
      387. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to utilise the significant site purchased on the Lynn Road, Mullingar for the purpose of a planned decentralisation programme...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Údarás na Gaeltachta
      388. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason it is outside of the statutory remit of the Public Appointments Service to manage the recruitment of a CEO for...
    • Seirbhísí Dátheangacha
      389. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cathain a chríochnófar an próiseas scrúdaithe atá á dhéanamh ar riachtanais Ranna Rialtais agus...
    • Plean Teanga
      391. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht conas atá dul chun cinn ó thaobh pleanáil teanga de á thomhas ag an Roinn; cén mheicníocht atá...
    • Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge
      392. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cathain a fhoilseofar an plean gníomhaíochta don tréimhse 2017-2022 maidir le feidhmiú na Straitéise 20...
    • Rural Resettlement Scheme
      393. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount spent on the rural recreation scheme in 2016; the amount of funding allocated by county; and if she will make a statement...
    • CLÁR Programme
      394. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the CLÁR scheme can be extended to cover an area (details supplied) in County Waterford; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Forestry Management
      395. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps being taken to create a fire barrier to prevent a forest fire in Killarney National Park, County Kerry. [24092/17]
    • Wildlife Regulations
      396. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if his Department plans to issue authorisation for persons to enter onto private land in County Donegal or on islands off the coast...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      399. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide a breakdown of the capital underspend in her Department; the capital underspend per Department scheme and per...
    • Wildlife Control
      400. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the measures introduced in Balbriggan, County Dublin to curtail the seagull population; the reason these measures were...
    • State Bodies Accounts
      401. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the accounting officers for the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery and the National Library of Ireland; and if she will...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      402. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of money which has been spent by her Department in respect of auditing the Leader programme between 2006 and 2013...
    • Leader Programmes Administration
      403. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to simplify the Leader application form; if her attention has been drawn to the concerns of community groups which have...
    • Cúrsaí Gaeilge
      404. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cé mhéad uair a bhuail an tAire sinsearach le heagraíochtaí Gaeltachta go hoifigiúil fad is atá sí...
    • Leader Programmes
      406. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will consider simplifying the application process for Leader funding in view of the fact it can be burdensome for small...
    • National Monuments
      407. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the new Moore Street oversight committee will be established and operational. [24596/17]
    • Arts Funding
      408. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on artist run studio spaces; if she will consider extending specific supports to them; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      411. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has received a request for additional funding for a project (details supplied) in Cork city in addition to the...
    • Leader Programmes Administration
      412. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she will take to streamline the process of administering grants and under the Leader programme to various groups; her views...
    • Action Plan for Rural Development Implementation
      413. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of phase 2 of the town and village renewable scheme; her plans to launch a pilot scheme before it is rolled out further;...
  • Department of Health
    • Abuse in Hospitals
      414. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to issue an apology or support for a person (details supplied) who suffered abuse as a young woman in a hospital. [24188/17]
    • Vaccination Programme
      415. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether an independent agency is required to undertake studies on the content of contaminating DNA and RNA retroviruses and metal toxicants and...
    • Health Services Provision
      416. To ask the Minister for Health the number of chiropodists in County Kerry to treat medical card holders; the names and addresses of each; the current waiting list for same; and if he will...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      417. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an appointment for hip replacement surgery for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23981/17]
    • Health Services Data
      420. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 201 of 10 May 2017, the details for each of the 90 designated centres due to comply with 2021 regulations; the proposed...
    • Community Care Provision
      421. To ask the Minister for Health the reason respite services at Carndonagh community hospital in County Donegal were recently disrupted for some service users; the efforts being made to ensure...
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage
      422. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to make the life changing drug Respreeza available to all persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23990/17]
    • Nursing Home Services
      423. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 203 of 10 May 2017, the issues which were identified as poor practises in the recently published HIQA 2016 overview which...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      424. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment at Letterkenny University Hospital for hip replacement surgery; and if he will...
    • Elder Abuse
      425. To ask the Minister for Health the actions he is taking regarding raising the awareness of elder abuse; the steps he is taking to tackle this issue; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Administration
      426. To ask the Minister for Health the person or body with regulatory responsibility over pharmacies to ensure that they are correctly administrating the drug payment scheme and other...
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage
      427. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding St. John's Wort; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24014/17]
    • Disability Support Services
      428. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the multiplicity of investigations by the human resources department of a disability service provider (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Medical Goods Regulation
      433. To ask the Minister for Health the reason melatonin is not covered under the medical card; and if he will include it under the next revision of included drugs. [24029/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      435. To ask the Minister for Health the reason it is not possible for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo to receive adapted shoes; and if he will direct the HSE to provide funding for...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      436. To ask the Minister for Health when an appointment for a cataract operation will be scheduled for a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Disability Services Provision
      437. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied) for an assessment. [24080/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      438. 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. [24094/17]
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment
      440. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the hiring of a consultant (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24102/17]
    • Public Sector Staff Recruitment
      441. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the fact that the Commission on Public Pay was informed by another Department that there are currently no general recruitment or retention...
    • Hospital Staff Data
      442. To ask the Minister for Health the vacant posts at University Hospital Waterford broken down by profession and by length of time the post is vacant, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Vaccination Programme
      443. To ask the Minister for Health the reason recommendations of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children's report on childhood immunisation of July 2001 that legislation be drawn...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      446. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will have a procedure in Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Procedures
      447. To ask the Minister for Health the number of laparoscopy procedures carried out per month in Letterkenny University Hospital, County Donegal in 2015 and 2016, in tabular form; and if he will...
    • Hospital Services
      448. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide payment proposed by procedure to hospitals as part of proposed plans for activity based funding; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospitals Policy
      449. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for placing public hospitals under the management of private hospital operators or other contractors; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Health Services Staff Remuneration
      450. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the continuing failure to implement the European working time directive which was transposed into law through the Organisation of Working Time Act...
    • Medical Card Delays
      451. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase staffing levels in the PCRS office in Finglas in view of ongoing delays in the processing of medical card applications; and if he will...
    • Hospital Records
      456. To ask the Minister for Health when Beaumont Hospital will publish all freedom of information requests and respective responses on its website; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      457. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be allocated a neurologist appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24187/17]
    • Obesity Strategy
      458. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that it is the accepted policy of his Department of the requirement of treatment programmes for obesity since the...
    • Ambulance Service Response Times
      459. To ask the Minister for Health the average waiting time and maximum waiting time in each quarter of 2016 and to date in 2017 for an emergency ambulance in counties Laois and Kildare, by...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      460. 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. [24201/17]
    • Dental Services Waiting Lists
      461. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the non-emergency waiting list for dental services in Roscommon county hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24203/17]
    • Dental Services
      462. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the recruitment of a HSE dentist in the area of south Roscommon; and when the position will be filled. [24204/17]
    • Nursing Home Accommodation Provision
      463. To ask the Minister for Health the status of respite placing for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24225/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      464. To ask the Minister for Health the supports available for persons with myalgic encephalomyelitis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24226/17]
    • Home Help Service
      465. To ask the Minister for Health if there are provisions available within the HSE CHO area 1 region for a person (details supplied) to make the road to their home in County Cavan more...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Applications
      466. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE will cover the costs of orthotics footwear for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24231/17]
    • National Maternity Hospital Location
      467. To ask the Minister for Health if in tandem with the independent review of maternity and gynaecology services in the greater Dublin area report of 2008, a report was produced that focused on...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      469. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to deal with the long waiting lists for surgery for cardiology patients and the lack of beds within the cardiology units in hospitals; his further...
    • Health Services Staff Recruitment
      470. To ask the Minister for Health his immediate plans to recruit the necessary occupational therapy staff to reduce the unacceptable waiting lists (details supplied); his longer term plans to...
    • Obesity Strategy
      471. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the lack of adoption of obesity treatment programmes with regard to the requirement of treatment programmes for obesity, since the publication...
    • National Children's Hospital
      473. To ask the Minister for Health the number of beds planned for the national children's hospital; and the planned number of beds for use by children in the greater Dublin area, other counties...
    • Rights of Way Provision
      474. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been unable to secure a registered right of way from the HSE on a road at which they have an existing right of way...
    • General Practitioner Services
      475. To ask the Minister for Health if persons (details supplied) can be taken on as medical card patients at a surgery. [24293/17]
    • Occupational Therapy
      476. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to ensure that there are sufficient occupational therapy services available to eliminate the waiting list for assessments for children...
    • Hospital Staff
      477. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there are no staff at Beaumont Hospital to administer DHE treatment; if this is the case, in view of the fact that there are persons waiting up to...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      478. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 809 of 2 May 2017 and further to the response received from the HSE on 10 May 2017, if the Louth Meath constituency area...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      479. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be given an appointment to be assessed for treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24306/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      480. To ask the Minister for Health when the HSE physiotherapy clinic will open in a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24308/17]
    • Disease Management
      481. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to produce a funded care path for persons who are suffering from Lyme disease (details supplied). [24310/17]
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      482. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 791 of 2 May 2017, the level of ongoing engagement with the social care division to optimise timely access to home-care...
    • National Stroke Programme Implementation
      483. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1071 of 2 May 2017, the cost of increasing the number of stroke unit beds to meet the predicted increase of stroke...
    • Home Care Packages Data
      484. To ask the Minister for Health the number of applications for home care packages that were submitted by persons under 65 years of age in 2015 and 2016; the number of these applications which...
    • Hospitals Discharges
      488. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 793 of 2 May 2017, the staffing vacancies that currently exist in the early supported discharge teams across the current...
    • National Stroke Programme Implementation
      490. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the findings of a report (details supplied); if there will be a multi-year plan put in place to address the service and...
    • Electronic Cigarettes
      492. To ask the Minister for Health the evidence by which the legislation was concluded for guidelines (details supplied) to exist around vaping products under the TPD, in view of the fact they...
    • Hospital Services
      493. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the provision timeline for the mobile catheterisation laboratory at University Hospital Waterford as announced by the Minister of State,...
    • Drugs Payment Scheme
      494. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated amount it would cost to reduce the monthly limit of the drugs payment scheme from €144 to €125; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Maternity Services
      495. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which the extra €6.8 million allocated to maternity services in 2017 will be spent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24402/17]
    • Motorised Transport Grant Closure
      496. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the scheme to replace the motorised transport grant; the expected date for its implementation; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      497. To ask the Minister for Health the progress of the primary care centre for Finglas; if a date has been set for construction and the opening of the facility; and if he will make a statement...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      498. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a surgery appointment for a person (details supplied); if the person is eligible under the cross-Border scheme; and if he will make a statement...
    • Health Services Provision
      499. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied) to meet an occupational therapist; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24429/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      500. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for surgery for a person (details supplied); if the person is eligible under the cross-Border scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      502. To ask the Minister for Health if he will schedule an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24432/17]
    • Mental Health Services Staff
      503. To ask the Minister for Health if he has considered using the private sector to address the waiting lists for services, in view of reported difficulties in recruiting mental health staff....
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      504. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a medical assessment appointment for a person (details supplied); the reason for the delay in issuing a date for this appointment; and if he will...
    • National Children's Hospital
      508. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24487/17]
    • General Medical Services Scheme
      509. To ask the Minister for Health his views on if it is acceptable for nurses and prescribing nurses working in general practitioner practices to charge medical card holders for visits. [24488/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      510. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a medical appointment for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [24496/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      511. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a needs assessment by a multidisciplinary team for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24552/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      512. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children on waiting lists for occupational therapy and speech and language therapy services in County Wexford; if occupational and speech and...
    • Primary Care Centres
      513. To ask the Minister for Health the services that will be provided in the new primary care centre in Balbriggan; the services which will be new and require additional staff; the number and...
    • Mental Health Services
      518. To ask the Minister for Health the regulations, policies and procedures for allocated exercise time or outside recreational time for persons who are admitted to County Roscommon psychiatric...
    • Health Services
      523. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to help persons with multiple sclerosis (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24574/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Appeals
      524. To ask the Minister for Health if there is an appeal process through the HSE or fair deal office in the case of a nursing home provider introducing an additional monetary demand or...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      525. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24586/17]
    • Bullying in the Workplace
      526. To ask the Minister for Health if he will initiate an independent investigation into allegations of bullying and harassment in the workplace regarding a person (details supplied) in view of...
    • Hospital Records
      527. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 453 of 4 April 2017, if part of the response to this will be issued directly by HIQA (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review
      528. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to review the fair deal scheme (details supplied). [24637/17]
    • Hospitals Data
      529. To ask the Minister for Health the average length of stay in each hospital in tabular form on a county basis. [24638/17]
    • Disability Services Provision
      530. To ask the Minister for Health the steps that can be taken to assist an organisation (details supplied) which is facing closure on 25 May 2017 due to historical governance issues which have...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      531. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; if the case will be prioritised; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • National Children's Hospital
      533. To ask the Minister for Health the extent and nature of the use of the hospital inpatient inquiry in the work of the review group that reported to him in June 2012; and if he will make a...
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
      534. To ask the Minister for Health the number of nurses that were removed from the active register for non-payment of a registration fee who have sought to be reinstated; the number that have...
    • Medicinal Products Supply
      535. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department will consider sourcing additional pharmaceutical companies for chemotherapy drugs in view of the fact that the current supplier (details...
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      536. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will have a home support package implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24716/17]
    • Medicinal Products Licensing
      539. To ask the Minister for Health the name of the drugs which have been licensed by the European Medicines Agency and have gone through the process of being approved by the Health Products...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      540. To ask the Minister for Health the average time it takes for a drug to go through the reimbursement assessment process; the reason a delay exists; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Procedures
      542. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will take to reduce the waiting times for children to see a consultant and to have a tonsillectomy in the ENT department in Tullamore hospital in...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Beef Industry
      543. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports which are in place to assist farmers in promoting pedigree cattle nationally and internationally; the supports which are...
    • Dog Breeding Industry
      544. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the review of the guidelines regarding dog breeding establishments, in view of Ireland's reputation as the...
    • Irish Land Commission
      545. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review a case (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24007/17]
    • Land Swaps
      546. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a land swap; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24010/17]
    • Sheepmeat Sector
      547. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that spring lamb prices are at unsustainably low rates for producers; his views on a...
    • Control of Horses
      548. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has received correspondence from Limerick City and County Council regarding the request for his Department to fund the full...
    • Felling Licences Applications
      549. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a felling licence for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24085/17]
    • TB Eradication Scheme
      550. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the appointment of a new keeper for a holding (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a...
    • GLAS Issues
      551. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a GLAS penalty in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kerry will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Young Farmers Scheme
      552. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) was refused the national reserve; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24202/17]
    • European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
      553. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications received for the seafood processing capital investment scheme; the number of applications that were not...
    • Hen Harriers Threat Response Plan
      555. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount which has been allocated for payment to persons under the latest hen harrier scheme in each of the years 2014 to 2016 in...
    • Beef Industry
      556. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the establishment of an independent regulator to deal with allegations of price fixing relating to the beef industry could be...
    • Organic Farming Scheme Payments
      557. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a payment will be issued to a person (details supplied). [24278/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      558. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 290 of 13 April 2017, when payments will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Basic Payment Scheme
      560. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason his Department's information system is dropping plots on the BPS applications; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • TAMS Scheme
      562. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to provide further training for agricultural consultants for the TAMS system; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Planning Issues
      563. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if appropriate consents where necessary prior to entering into formal arrangements for the acquisition or disposal of property, as...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Appeals
      564. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a national reserve appeal; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Staff Recruitment
      565. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the length of time the permanent post of a district superintendent has been vacant in both the ERAD and single farm payment section...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      566. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of staff employed in the County Roscommon district office of his Department by staffing levels and grades in each of the...
    • Rural Development Plan
      567. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the person or body that made the submission regarding Shannon Callows prior to land of GLAS; and the details of same. [24619/17]
    • European Innovation Partnerships
      568. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the person or body that made the submission to the Shannon Callows prior to the formation of local led schemes; and the details of...
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
      569. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the National Parks and Wildlife Service's position that all future funding for designated restrictions will be funded by...
    • Departmental Properties
      570. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the business case made for the disposal of a stadium (details supplied) to the Department of Education and Skills under the policy...
    • Registration of Title
      581. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 669 on 11 April 2017, the progress made to date in 2017 in prioritising a case regarding a...
    • Dairy Sector
      582. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a media report (details supplied); the steps he is taking to assist persons on this issue; and if he will make a...
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      583. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding available to a person whose land has been lost to erosion on the River Slaney in County Wexford; and if he will make a...
    • Beef Data and Genomics Programme
      584. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the beef cow data and genomics scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason this...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Energy Efficiency
      585. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will consider making grant aid available from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to cover energy efficient...
    • Waste Disposal Charges
      586. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he is pursuing the policy of freezing the introduction of pay by weight for waste collection in 2017; and the measures...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      587. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans for a fee structure that would support a geographic coverage being applied to the allocation of the 700MHz...
    • Food Waste
      588. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the position regarding the implementation of the food waste charter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24022/17]
    • National Broadband Plan Expenditure
      589. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 1286, 1288 and 1289 of 2 May 2017, the amount in subsidy paid to a...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      590. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will review the provision of broadband for a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a...
    • Air Quality
      591. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the position regarding the locations and timeframe for introduction of the national ambient air monitoring network. [24215/17]
    • Trading Online Voucher Scheme
      592. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the details of a new scheme which provides grants for businesses that are diversifying through using the Internet; the...
    • Plastic Bag Levy
      593. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if there are exemptions on the plastic bag levy for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Information and Communications Technology
      594. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the funding that is available for the provision of information technology access and training for older persons (details...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      595. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the situation regarding the provision of broadband in a location (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make...
    • White Paper on Energy
      596. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question No. 585 of 21 February 2017, when the publication of the first annual update of the...
    • Post Office Closures
      597. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of post office closures since 2011 and to date in 2017 by county and year in tabular form. [24425/17]
    • Post Office Network
      598. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to implement the report of the post office hub working group; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • North-South Interconnector
      601. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will include the concerns of communities in counties Cavan and Monaghan in the terms of reference for the...
    • Inland Fisheries Stocks
      602. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the reason the northern pike has not been removed from the list of native fish species here (details supplied); and if he...
    • Metropolitan Area Networks Programme
      604. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question 685 of 31 January 2017, the current book value of the metropolitan area network, MAN,...
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      605. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if the coverage conditions of existing liberalised use mobile licences will be within the scope of the review in task...
    • National Broadband Plan
      606. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question No. 694 of 31 January 2017, if he or his officials have had meetings to date in 2017...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Electric Vehicles
      609. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will review the provision of charge points for electric cars throughout the country; if he will introduce measures to increase the...
    • Road Traffic Accidents Data
      610. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of fatalities and serious injuries as a result of road traffic collisions on the Killarney bypass road since its opening; if...
    • Tourism Funding
      611. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will fund the works necessary to have a site (details supplied) in County Louth opened to the public; and if he will make a...
    • Driver Test Data
      612. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to set out in tabular form the number of driver theory tests conducted in each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017. [24043/17]
    • Transport Infrastructure Ireland Projects
      615. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline the projects that Transport Infrastructure Ireland plans to commence with the remaining €70 million of funds now...
    • Rail Network
      617. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to set down the number of trees adjacent to the railway line from Tralee to Dublin that would touch the track if they fell during a...
    • Bus Éireann Services
      618. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to set down the status of a bus service (details supplied) serving Monaghan and Dublin; if this service is being discontinued; if he will...
    • Motor Insurance Coverage
      619. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline the reason vehicles that are over ten years old and pass the national car test can be refused insurance quotes from a large...
    • Taxi Regulations
      620. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline the procedures in place to stop unregulated and unlicensed taxis and hackneys from operating; the number of spot checks that...
    • Taxi Licences
      621. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to set down the number of local hackney licences that have been awarded since establishment; the year of their award; and the locations...
    • Road Tolls
      622. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost to the State if the M1 slip toll in Drogheda were to be removed; if he will meet with Transport Infrastructure Ireland to...
    • Driver Test
      623. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will expedite a driving test for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal who requires a driving licence for work purposes;...
    • Maritime Training
      624. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline his views on recent reports that certificates of proficiency awarded to seafarers (details supplied) as part of training...
    • Road Safety
      625. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline the options available to him to encourage all cyclists to wear helmets when cycling; if his attention has been drawn to...
    • Transport Infrastructure Ireland
      626. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a junction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24558/17]
    • Coast Guard Services
      627. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to set out the number and names of Coast Guard stations on the east coast; the cost of running each Coast Guard station; and if he will...
    • Public Transport Data
      628. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to set out in tabular form the cost of insurance in each of the past ten years for each of the public transport companies, namely, Bus...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      629. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline his plans to ensure that fixed charge penalties can be applied to persons parking without an appropriate permit in disabled...
    • Irish Coast Guard Issues
      630. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if members of the Irish Coast Guard are permitted to enter the water in an emergency situation. [24708/17]
    • Bus Services
      631. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline his plan to retain a bus service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24713/17]
    • Fáilte Ireland Expenditure
      632. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to set out in tabular form the funding allocated by Fáilte Ireland through its various schemes and programmes, including capital...
    • Bus Services
      633. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline his plans to bring forward proposals to fund specialised buses for persons with a disability; and if his attention has been...
    • Bus Éireann
      634. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consultants have been appointed to oversee a review of Bus Éireann; the way in which the consultants were chosen; if a tender...
    • Sports Organisations
      635. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of Ireland at European and world athletic championships; if the Athletics Association of Ireland represents the island of...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Legislative Measures
      636. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans with regard to the Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 to delay the entire amendment of section 1274 of the Companies Act 2014...
    • Proposed Legislation
      637. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the position regarding the Copyright Bill; when she expects it will be published; if she will consider extending a college's (details...
    • Joint Labour Committees
      638. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of SI 377/1998 Security Industry Joint Labour Committee Establishment Order 1998, as amended by SI 30/2014 Security...
    • Health and Safety
      639. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she has had discussions with the Health and Safety Authority and Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government...
    • Exports Growth
      640. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the way in which export growth to the UK slowed from 12% in 2015 to 2% in 2016 following the Brexit referendum based on...
    • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
      641. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the position regarding the CETA, comprehensive economic and trade agreement, between Canada and the European Union; if same is being...
    • IDA Data
      642. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the progress made by IDA Ireland in securing investment for the IDA business park at Marlinstown, Mullingar; and if she will make a...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Early Years Sector
      643. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the difficulties in navigating the Pobal online application form (details supplied) for the early years...
    • Child and Family Agency
      644. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 672 of 9 May 2017, when the HIQA governance review of Tusla commenced; when the review will be...
    • Child Care Services Regulation
      645. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 668 of 9 May 2017, the number and location of special care units here; and the number of children or...
    • Child Protection Services Provision
      647. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 669 of 9 May 2017, the 5,720 open child cases waiting to be allocated a social worker by county in...
    • Child Abuse
      652. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 670 of 9 May 2017, if she will provide a breakdown of the 841 historical or retrospective cases...
    • Child Protection Services Provision
      653. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 670 of 9 May 2017, the number of the 841 historical or retrospective cases awaiting allocation of a...
    • Child Care Services Staff
      655. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if recommendations in her Department's sustainability audits of community services recommend that services cut pay to child care staff; and...
    • Child Care Costs
      656. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost under the proposed universal subsidy of increasing the €80 per month subsidy in €20 intervals up to the...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Programmes
      657. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding for every level provided within the AIM programme in tabular form. [24166/17]
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Funding
      658. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the breakdown of level 7 funding between the 10 and 15 hours options allowed within the AIM programme; the amount provided for the total...
    • Early Years Sector
      659. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans for a review of the early years child care sector; and the Government body that will conduct the review. [24168/17]
    • Child Care Services Data (1 comment)
      660. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the cost per year of the ACS in the event that the wage rate for educators is revised from the current proposed wage rate for level 5...
    • Child Care Services Funding
      661. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children that will be eligible to participate in the single affordable child care scheme in 2017. [24219/17]
    • Children in Care
      665. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she is satisfied that there is equal treatment of private and State residential care services for foster children in view of recent...
    • Youth Work Supports
      666. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason her Department has not published a national strategy on youth work. [24289/17]
    • Youth Services Funding
      667. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her Department's expenditure on youth service by receiving organisation in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017. [24290/17]
    • Children First Guidelines
      668. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when sections 6 to 17 of the Children First Act 2015 will come into order; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24399/17]
    • Early Years Strategy Implementation
      669. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on a matter (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24403/17]
    • Child Poverty
      670. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to put in place for children to ensure they can continue to avail of vital services (details supplied) that are in fact helping...
    • Child Protection
      671. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the way she will protect the rights of children to ensure that they are not further marginalised through the enactment of new legislation...
    • Family Resource Centres
      673. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of a new family resource centre (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24512/17]
    • Preschool Services
      674. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to parliamentary question number 368 of 12 April 2017, the costs of the Tusla early years inspections, the Department of Education...
    • Gender Recognition
      675. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the research in the area of gender recognition for children that her Department has undertaken; the position regarding the research or...
    • Departmental Policy Reviews
      676. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the definition of a child that the policy of her Department is guided by; her views on whether such a definition must include the unborn...
    • Child Care Services Data
      678. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children under three years of age her Department estimates will take up both private and community crèche-based child...
  • Department of Defence
    • Naval Service Vessels
      679. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the capacity of each of the Naval Service patrol vessels (details supplied) to board super trawlers to inspect their catch and methods and...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      682. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of officers, excluding those posted abroad or involved in training and staff courses, that were available for operational duties at...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      684. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of recorded suicides of personnel serving in the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps from 2010 to date, in tabular form. [24001/17]
    • Naval Service Vessels
      685. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on whether the former Naval Service vessel, the LE Aisling, was sold too cheaply at €110,000 in view of its current resale...
    • Ministerial Travel
      690. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the 44 locations to which the Government Learjet travelled to and from in 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form. [24230/17]
    • Defence Policy
      691. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if Ireland was one of the 27 EU member states that agreed a legal mandate in preparation for an EU military headquarters; the nature of the...
    • Defence Forces Records
      693. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on claims in a newspaper (details supplied) that his Department is unable to locate copies of technical reports from the 1990s which...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      694. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of persons that have left the Defence Forces in each of the years 2010 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form; and if he will...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      696. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the pay rates and increment scales for officers in the Defence Forces by grade and rank, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      697. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of air traffic controllers and pilots employed by the Air Corps from 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017, by year and percentage change,...
    • Air Corps
      699. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will consider removing the ban on non-commissioned officer, NCO, pilots in order to address the pilot shortage, as was done in the 1940s...
    • Defence Forces Reserve
      700. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to hold a competition for promotion from captain to commandant within the Reserve Defence Forces; if such a competition will be held...
    • Defence Forces Pensions
      701. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason a person's Defence Forces pension entitlement changes when the recipient turns 66 years of age. [24520/17]
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      703. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if staff shortages can be alleviated by hiring qualified air traffic controllers as direct entry officers in line with precedent in view of the...