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Written answers

Thursday, 1 June 2017

  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Public Sector Pay
      15. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to renew the FEMPI legislation at the end of June 2017 in view of the fact that the economy is no longer in a state of...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      16. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to address the anomaly of those public sector workers that pay the pension levy but do not receive a public sector pension; if...
    • Fiscal Policy
      17. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which he expects to be in a position to maintain prudent fiscal management while at the same time meeting requirements in...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme Review
      18. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the review of the capital plan will occur; and if key preliminary projects will be prioritised such as the extension of the N4 from...
    • EU Funding
      19. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he has held discussions with the European Commission on the possible allocation of cohesion funding for the Border region post-2020 in...
    • Public Procurement Regulations
      20. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to support the passage of the Public Services and Procurement (Social Value) Bill 2017 which passed Second Stage, and was...
    • Public Service Pay Commission Reports
      21. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he expects to receive the report of the Public Service Pay Commission; his priorities in respect of restoration of pay levels in the...
    • Freedom of Information Legislation
      22. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to amend the current legislation governing freedom of information to include a requirement that all freedom of information...
    • EU Funding
      23. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the potential investment projects regarding education, research, development and innovation his Department has submitted to the...
    • Public Service Pay Commission Reports
      25. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the discussions he has had with the Department of Health with regard to the findings of the Public Service Pay Commission that retention...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Status
      26. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of essential maintenance works along the River Shannon; and his plans to remove the silt deposits and pinch points along the...
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      27. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the flood relocation scheme; and when farmers that have been severely affected by flooding can expect to be included on...
    • Public Service Pay Commission Reports
      28. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the discussions he has had with the Department of Defence with regard to the findings of the Public Service Pay Commission that retention...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Status
      29. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when flood defence construction works will advance in the upper Lee area for Inchigeelagh and Ballingeary. [26236/17]
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      30. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to resolve the ongoing issue of pension entitlements for those that supervise community employment schemes. [26207/17]
    • Public Sector Pensions Levy
      31. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to fully restore public service pensions for persons over the threshold of €34,132 (details supplied); if his attention...
    • Public Procurement Contracts Data
      32. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the work that has been outsourced by the OPW which was traditionally carried out by OPW staff in the past two years; and if he will make...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Status
      34. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the flood prevention programme; the key projects that will be carried out in 2017; the key projects that have been...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Expenditure
      35. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress made to date in 2017 on investing in flood defences; the amount committed to projects in 2017 and over each of the next five...
    • Capital Expenditure Programme Review
      36. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he will publish submissions made by Ministers and Departments with regard to the mid-term capital review; and if he will make a...
    • Office of Public Works Properties
      37. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the OPW stopped collecting rent on a property (details supplied) in 2009 having collected the rent in the years prior. [26208/17]
    • State Bodies Data
      38. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to introduce new legislation or regulations under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and the National Archives Act 1986 which...
    • Public Expenditure Policy
      40. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to recent revelations as to the way in which public money may have been misspent and the way in which there may have been a lack...
    • Infrastructure and Capital Investment Programme
      42. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on whether the investment in infrastructure will allow Ireland to be Brexit-ready. [25674/17]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • House Sales
      43. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the average fee charged by auctioneers on the sale of residential homes in each of the years 2013 and to date in 2017; if work...
    • Insurance Costs
      44. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the expenses incurred by her Department relating to insurance of all types of in each of the past five years; the cost of each...
    • Garda Training
      45. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the training which is in place for gardaí to deal with situations that may arise with elderly persons suffering with...
    • Garda Data
      46. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the events which charges were levied by An Garda Síochána in exchange for policing services as provided under the...
    • Naturalisation Eligibility
      47. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if other means will be accepted for a naturalisation application in view of the difficulty a person (details supplied) is...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      48. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and...
    • Garda Data
      49. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the action being taken to deal with the numerous gaps, flaws and variations found in the data saved on the Garda PULSE system...
    • Garda Training
      50. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the action being taken to deal with the finding of the recent audit report by the special rapporteur on child protection that...
    • Garda Data
      53. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of crimes recorded on PULSE in 2016 in which the initial classification of the crime was subsequently changed to...
    • Garda Expenditure
      54. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the contracts awarded relating to information technology and consultancy by An Garda Síochána between January 2012 and...
    • Courts Service Data
      55. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons that have had their driver licence numbers recorded in court following the commencement of section 33 of...
    • Courts Service Administration
      56. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the wording of summonses has been changed for the third payment option to allow An Garda Síochána to commence...
    • Garda Expenditure
      57. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a list of all contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) by An Garda Síochána between...
    • Garda Procedures
      58. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when a truck and cement tank will be released from a centre (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Crime Data
      59. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 175 of 12 July 2016, the information which is available and readily accessible on the...
    • Garda College
      60. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her Department approved of the establishment of a company (details supplied); if so, the date on which; the person upon whose...
    • Tribunals of Inquiry Establishment
      62. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she or her Department was consulted regarding the creation of the Charleton liaison committee that was set up by An Garda...
  • Department of Finance
    • Question Heading for question(s) 63
      63. To ask the Minister for Finance the expenses incurred by his department in relation to insurance of all types of in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance policy held by his...
    • Public Procurement Contracts Data
      64. To ask the Minister for Finance the tendering process his Department has undertaken and the criteria needed to enable stockbrokers to obtain the initial public offering for the sale of shares...
    • VAT Rate Application
      65. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to review the situation in which litigants involved in family law matters have to pay 23% on their legal fees; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Tax Exemptions
      66. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to review the situation whereby persons purchasing a house following a separation are not exempt from stamp duty; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Insurance Costs
      67. To ask the Minister for Finance the measures he is taking to combat the rising cost of home insurance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26325/17]
    • Tax Data
      68. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners has a record of income tax paid by a person (details supplied) in County Cork regarding their employment during a certain period....
    • EU Funding
      69. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has formally raised at EU level the need for an EU fund to be established to assist countries and particular sectors most exposed to the negative impacts...
    • Central Bank of Ireland Staff
      70. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons leaving the Central Bank that were put on gardening leave in each of the years 2010 to 2016, and to date in 2017; the rules regarding...
    • Insurance Compensation Fund
      71. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank or other State entity will be represented in the liquidation process of a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Stability and Growth Pact
      72. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has made formal proposals to the European Commission to revise the fiscal rules under the Stability and Growth Pact in favour of more flexibility around...
    • Insurance Data
      73. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of whole life insurance policies in existence here; the average premium on such products; the average change in premiums at each review; and if he...
    • Banking Licence Applications
      74. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank is currently considering an application for a licence by a financial service provider hoping to enter the residential mortgage lending...
    • Banking Sector Data
      75. To ask the Minister for Finance the number and value of business loans that are now owned by unregulated non-bank lenders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26434/17]
    • Revenue Commissioners Reports
      76. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners have launched a review of tax opinions issued to multinationals; the number of tax opinions which have been provided to the...
    • Central Bank of Ireland Staff
      77. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of the vacancies in each functional area of the Central Bank; the percentage that vacancy rate represents of the staffing allocation for that...
    • IBRC Liquidation
      78. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount he expects the State to receive from the liquidation of IBRC; when he expects the State will receive it; the use the proceeds will be put to; and if...
    • Insurance Costs
      79. To ask the Minister for Finance when he expects to publish the phase 2 report from the working group on the cost of insurance dealing with employer and public liability; and if he will make a...
    • Insurance Industry
      80. To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding resolving the outstanding claims associated with a company (details supplied) in view of the recent Supreme Court judgment; his plans to...
    • Revenue Commissioners Data
      83. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons that requested a P21 balancing statement from the Revenue Commissioners; the refunds issued to persons and additional tax collected from...
    • Economic Statements
      85. To ask the Minister for Finance when he will publish the summer economic statement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26500/17]
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme Data
      86. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons that have applied to date for the first-time buyer help-to-buy scheme; the estimated value of those claims; the estimated cost of the...
    • Tax Yield
      87. To ask the Minister for Finance the yield for January and February 2017 from the changes introduced in section 22 of the Finance Act 2016 concerning the section 110 tax structure and from the...
    • Tracker Mortgages Examination
      88. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank has plans to investigate whether persons with business loans were wrongly denied their contractual right to return to a tracker rate...
    • Insurance Industry
      89. To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding the impact of the collapse of a company (details supplied); if those with outstanding claims are facing losses; the role of the...
    • Mortgage Data
      90. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of warehoused mortgage debt under the split mortgage solution for both principal dwelling homes and buy-to-let mortgages by institution on an...
    • Financial Services Regulation
      91. To ask the Minister for Finance the regulatory status of personal contract plans and the regulatory status of the car finance companies offering these products; if his Department or the...
    • Vehicle Registration
      92. To ask the Minister for Finance the regulation in which it states there is a timeframe to declare a motor vehicle that is entering from abroad as personal property by an Irish citizen that...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      93. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of funds for a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26274/17]
    • Insurance Data
      94. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the expenses incurred by his Department in relation to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance policy...
    • School Transport Review
      95. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to review the school transport policy, particularly when it comes to eligibility, in view of the fact the rules that were introduced in...
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      96. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the Government's timeframe to end the pay inequality that teachers endure, in view of the fact that it has now been six years of discrimination...
    • Departmental Strategies
      97. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to the forum on entrepreneurship in schools held by his Department on 10 September 2015 and having regard to action point 107 objective...
    • Education Data
      98. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the participation rate in lifelong learning for each of the years 2014 to 2016, and to date in 2017; the EU average rate based on latest data in...
    • Teacher Data
      100. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if retired teachers are kept on the register of teachers maintained by the Teaching Council of Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Staff
      101. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the supplementary panel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26484/17]
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Housing Policy
      102. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the extent to which he expects to be in a position to offer continued scope for recovery towards resolution of the...
    • Insurance Data
      103. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the expenses incurred by his Department relating to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost...
    • Bord na Móna
      104. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if in establishing a new regulatory regime for large scale peat extraction he will ensure that this new regime is...
    • Housing Policy
      105. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the provisions which have been made to account for the student population in view of the current housing crisis,...
    • Pyrite Remediation Programme
      106. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will initiate a legal or insurance investigation into the repudiation by a company (details supplied) of its...
    • Homeless Persons Data
      108. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the percentage of the homeless population that are young and LGBT, if known by his Department; his plans to obtain...
    • Labour Activation Programmes
      109. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to inform the Government Senators on the contents of the Electoral (Amendment) (Voting at 16) Bill 2016...
    • House Prices
      110. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the position regarding the review on the cost of building a home here; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Question Heading for question(s) 111
      111. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Donegal who sought financial assistance from JobPath to complete a course has been informed that...
    • Insurance Data
      112. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the expenses incurred by his Department relating to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance policy held by...
    • State Bodies Mergers
      113. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason he and the Citizens Information Board are proceeding with the restructuring programme of MABS and the CIS despite the results of the...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance
      115. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason the waiting list for domiciliary care allowance applicants is 14 weeks or more; his plans to improve this waiting time; and if he will...
    • Public Services Card Data
      116. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of public services cards that have been issued to date; the number awaiting to be issued; if he will ensure that all public services...
    • Public Services Card Provision
      117. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a new social services card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) who is the holder of stamp 4; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Programme for Government Initiatives
      118. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when the pathways to work for jobless households strategy as committed to under the programme for Government will be published; and if he will make...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Status
      119. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26438/17]
    • Departmental Reports
      120. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if copies of pathways to work quarter 4 2016 published in December 2016 and the report on the analysis of the community employment programme...
    • Jobs Initiative
      121. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will reinstate the student summer jobs scheme which was available to students from 1993 up to the early 2000s to facilitate students that wish...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Question Heading for question(s) 123
      123. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the expenses incurred by his Department relating to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance policy...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Legal Costs
      124. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the oversights in place in terms of the expenditure of publicly funded bodies on legal defence; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Public Sector Reform Implementation
      125. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans for outsourcing in the public service; and if the cost of labour will continue to be excluded from the business case for...
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      126. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 162 of 10 May 2017, the position regarding the progress of discussions on the issue of pension...
    • Insurance Data
      129. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the expenses incurred by his department in relation to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance...
    • Local Authority Staff Remuneration
      130. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a decision will issue on the application by a person (details supplied) for a supplementary pension from Dublin City Council; and...
    • Public Sector Pensions Levy
      131. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on the basic inequity of plans to apply the public sector pension levy at a higher rate to the pensions of persons that...
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      132. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department has produced costings in respect of extending pension entitlement to all community employment scheme supervisors and...
    • Public Sector Pay
      133. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which he expects to be able to maintain compliance with the Lansdowne Road Agreement or other pay agreements in the...
    • Infrastructure and Capital Investment Programme
      134. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if in the context of the growing needs of the recovering economy, he expects to be in a position to meet infrastructural requirements of...
    • Fiscal Policy
      135. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the degree to which each Department continues to maintain good practice in terms of expenditure in keeping with both the effects of the...
    • Brexit Issues
      140. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the degree to which his Department monitors the impact of Brexit on the public and private sectors with a view to addressing such...
    • Public Procurement Regulations
      141. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which public procurement procedures remain an asset or an obstacle in the context of economic recovery; and if he will...
    • Public Sector Staff Recruitment
      142. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the full extent to date in 2017 of recruitment throughout the public sector in the context of economic recovery; the expectation in...
    • Coastal Protection
      144. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the funding which will be made available to local authorities in 2017 to prepare comprehensive coastal protection studies; the number of...
    • Drainage Schemes Status
      145. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW will liaise with a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26477/17]
    • Flood Relief Schemes Funding
      146. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding will be provided for a location (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26479/17]
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Dormant Accounts Fund Administration
      147. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if dormant accounts funding will be made available to a community organisation (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will...
    • Insurance Data
      148. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the expenses incurred by her Department relating to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance...
    • Departmental Funding
      149. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will make funding available to a local community group (details supplied) in County Kerry to put in place signage to indicate...
    • Údarás na Gaeltachta Data
      150. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the budget allocation to Údarás na Gaeltachta in each of the years 2007 to 2016 and to date in 2017. [26341/17]
    • Leader Programmes Administration
      154. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the outcome of discussions she had with an organisation (details supplied) and local action groups regarding delays in rolling out...
    • Leader Programmes Expenditure
      155. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the value of projects approved fully to date under the Leader programme 2014 to 2020 broken down by LAG; the expenditure by her...
    • Leader Programmes Funding
      156. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding which will be made available for Leader in 2017 and 2018; when the next funding will be announced; and if she will make a...
  • Department of Health
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      157. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite surgery for a person (details supplied) at Tallaght hospital. [26275/17]
    • Insurance Data
      159. To ask the Minister for Health the expenses incurred by his Department relating to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance policy held by his...
    • Medical Card Applications
      160. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a medical card for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26299/17]
    • HSE Waiting Lists
      161. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children in counties Cavan and Monaghan waiting for an assessment of need; the time they have been waiting that is more than three months, six...
    • HSE Regional Service Plans
      162. To ask the Minister for Health the expected date for publishing a report (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26305/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      163. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a standardised test or testing protocol for the physical and psychological symptoms of mefloquine neurotoxicity here [26309/17]
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment
      164. To ask the Minister for Health the progress which has been made in appointing a permanent consultant medical oncologist with special interest in the area of sarcoma at St. Vincent's...
    • Health Services Provision
      165. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26323/17]
    • HSE Staff Training
      166. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the required training programmes in place for those wishing to become carers (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Home Help Service Oversight
      167. To ask the Minister for Health the progress which has been made to put regulations in place for private home care companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26330/17]
    • Disability Services Provision
      168. To ask the Minister for Health when a date for a clinical examination for a person (details supplied) will issue; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Reports
      169. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 443 and 445 of 23 May 2017, when he will finalise the options regarding the recommendations of the vaccine damage...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      170. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a wheelchair for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26335/17]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      171. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the updated submission by a company (details supplied) to bring Translarna for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy here; the reason for...
    • Medical Card Applications
      172. To ask the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      173. To ask the Minister for Health his views on HIQA’s recommendation that women should be screened for cervical cancer every five years instead of at three yearly intervals as at...
    • Disabilities Assessments
      174. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children currently awaiting a first assessment from the HSE under the Disability Act 2005 for each local health office area in tabular form....
    • HSE Data
      175. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy assessment waiting list; the number waiting less than four months; the number waiting four to 12...
    • National Children's Hospital
      179. To ask the Minister for Health his views on matters (details supplied); his plans to address the issues raised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26454/17]
    • Nursing Staff Data
      180. To ask the Minister for Health the number of trips taken by each hospital in 2015 and in 2016 to recruit nurses; the amount spent on each trip and on expenses associated with the trip; the...
    • Nursing Staff Recruitment
      181. To ask the Minister for Health the amount spent by his Department, by agencies of his Department or by the HSE in recruiting nurses from abroad in 2015 and in 2016; and if he will make a...
    • Nursing Home Accommodation Provision
      182. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the residents and staff of a nursing home (details supplied) temporarily moved out to Mount Carmel hospital while their facility was being...
    • Dental Services Provision
      183. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry can be prioritised for dental treatment to avoid infection; when they will be receiving treatment following a...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      184. 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. [26485/17]
    • Disability Support Services Funding
      185. To ask the Minister for Health the status of funding for a facility (details supplied) in County Longford; and if the current level of funding for this facility will be maintained. [26487/17]
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Insurance Data
      186. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the expenses incurred by his Department relating to all types of insurance in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance...
    • Aquaculture Licences
      187. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the independent review into the aquaculture licensing process and associated legal framework has been completed; if the group has...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      188. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons working within the market access unit in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26356/17]
    • GLAS Data
      189. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in receipt of GLAS 1 and GLAS 2 that have received 85% of their total 2016 payment, by county; the number of...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Data
      190. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons that applied for AEOS that have received their total 2016 payment, by county; the number of persons that have...
    • Sheep Welfare Scheme Data
      191. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of participants to the new sheep scheme by county in tabular form; and the number of persons that withdrew their...
    • Sheep Welfare Scheme Expenditure
      192. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the budget spend to date on the new sheep scheme based on the number of applications received for the scheme; the variables and...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments
      193. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the payment rates per hectare that applied in each ANC disadvantaged land category before the changes implemented to payment criteria...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Recruitment
      194. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of new staff recruited in each individual State agency under his aegis to date in 2017, including Bord Bia, Bord Iascaigh...
    • Young Farmers Scheme
      195. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants to the 2017 national reserve and young farmers scheme by county in tabular from. [26386/17]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Data
      196. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants to the 2017 basic payments scheme by county in tabular form. [26387/17]
    • Land Acquisition
      198. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on concerns from an organisation (details supplied) that greater demand for land suitable for afforestation is driving up...
    • Severe Weather Events Response
      199. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to introduce crisis aid funding to tillage farmers that had their crops destroyed by the severe weather in 2016; and if he...
    • Young Farmers Scheme Eligibility
      200. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if students that complete educational courses that qualify young farmers for a green certificate before the 2018 and 2019 BPS...
    • Knowledge Transfer Programme
      201. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funds allocated to the knowledge transfer group scheme under the rural development programme 2014 to 2020; the annual funding for...
    • Plant Protection Products
      203. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of EU level developments regarding reauthorising glyphosate. [26394/17]
    • Food Imports
      204. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of EU level developments regarding the banning of contaminated Brazilian meat products from the EU market. [26396/17]
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme
      205. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on an uplands specific category within the new ANC review and policy suggestions (details supplied). [26395/17]
    • Organic Farming Scheme Payments
      206. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 557 of 23 May 2017, the reason a penalty is being applied in respect of a person (details...
    • GLAS Payments
      207. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the GLAS 1 scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [26511/17]
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Question Heading for question(s) 208
      208. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the expenses incurred by his Department relating to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of...
    • Waste Disposal
      209. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the offences and penalties that apply to those collecting waste on an informal basis, that is, those that collect waste...
    • Bioenergy Ireland Establishment
      212. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the proposed date for the creation of Bioenergy Ireland, the joint venture between Coillte and Bord na Mona; and if he...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      213. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if the emission releases from track maintenance machines at Kildare train station are at an acceptable level; and if he...
    • National Postcode System Implementation
      214. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the widespread inaccuracies in the Eircode address system; the impacts that it has on...
    • Electricity Generation
      215. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the mix of fossil fuels and renewables he envisages being used for electricity generation going forward to 2020, 2030 and...
    • Social Media Regulation
      216. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on recent commentary by an organisation (details supplied) in respect of the lack of regulation among some...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • European Court of Justice Rulings
      217. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a CJEU opinion (details supplied). [26421/17]
    • Insurance Data
      218. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the expenses incurred by his Department relating to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      219. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of an application by a group (details supplied) in County Kerry for a sports capital grant; and if he will make a statement on...
    • National Car Test Regulation
      220. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 555 of 16 May 2017, the reason an NCT certificate covers a vehicle for 12 months on the road when...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      221. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the emissions being released by track maintenance machines in Kildare train station are at acceptable levels for an urban area; and if...
    • Sport Ireland Funding
      222. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there is financial support available for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26322/17]
    • Parking Regulations
      223. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding clamping arrangements at the Luas Red Cow station at which a number of persons have been clamped late at night and...
    • Road Projects Status
      225. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the link road N52 on the Kilbeggan to Tullamore bypass at Durrow (details supplied). [26357/17]
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      226. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if persons can receive compensation payments for the loss of traditional stone walls after road widening works or the construction of new...
    • Rail Network Expansion
      227. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he will take to ensure that the reopening of the railway line between Mullingar and Athlone is included in the capital...
    • Taxi Regulations
      228. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will direct the NTA to extend the deadline for an offer of a wheelchair accessible grant for a person (details supplied) in view of...
    • Planning Issues
      229. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding restrictions set down by Transport Infrastructure Ireland. [26458/17]
    • Regional Airports
      230. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to open negotiations with the EU Commission and to seek support for permission for the Government to establish and fund an...
    • Bus Services
      231. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will review the decision to change the timing of bus routes by a private operator in County Kildare which will affect persons in...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Insurance Data
      232. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the expenses incurred by her Department relating to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance...
    • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Investigations
      233. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of matters the ODCE have referred to the DPP on foot of its investigations; the number of convictions which resulted for...
    • Joint Labour Committees Agreements
      234. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the SEA; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26334/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      235. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the steps she is taking for exporters to capture some of the current UK agrifood exports to the EU that could be affected in the event...
    • Departmental Reviews
      236. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the review into ConnectIreland and the Succeed in Ireland initiative will be published. [26340/17]
    • Low Pay Commission Report
      237. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she or the Minister of State have received the report from the Low Pay Commission following their review of the rates for board and...
    • Farm Safety
      238. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the amount allocated by the Health and Safety Authority for farm safety initiatives in 2016 and 2017; and if she will make a statement...
    • Health and Safety Authority Expenditure
      240. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the amount the Health and Safety Authority spent on all safety initiatives; the number of inspections it carried out in each of the...
    • Trade Agreements
      241. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will outline EU or national studies or research regarding employment growth, job creation and the increase in exports of goods...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Recruitment
      243. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of new staff recruited in each State agency under her aegis to date in 2017, including SFI, InterTradeIreland, IDA and...
    • Enterprise 2025
      244. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if external stakeholders from industry and representational bodies will have an input into the progress review of Enterprise 2025....
    • Departmental Bodies
      245. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if there is still an enterprise strategy group in operation in her Department to input into enterprise and employment policy as was...
    • Research and Development Funding
      246. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will provide as a percentage of GDP the amount the Government expended on research on an annual basis over the 2010 to 2016...
    • Trade Agreements
      247. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the ratification of CETA at EU and MS level. [26420/17]
    • Joint Labour Committees Agreements
      248. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on making an order giving effect to an employment regulation order that the Labour Court has adopted; and the process in...
    • Legislative Programme
      250. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the heads of the terms of employment (information) (amendment) and organisation of working time (amendment) Bill proposals...
    • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Staff
      251. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the staffing numbers of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) in each year since the agency's inception to May...
    • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
      253. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will ensure that an independent assessment of the work of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement is carried out;...
    • IDA Portfolio
      254. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the position regarding the new advanced technology building being constructed on Breaffy Road, Castlebar, County Mayo; the stage the...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Insurance Data
      256. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the expenses incurred by her Department relating to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance...
    • Psychological Assessments
      257. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if all children in foster care have psychological support available to them; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26301/17]
    • Child Care Services Funding
      259. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the detail of the higher subsidy rate for persons under three years of age when introduced as part of the affordable childcare scheme; and...
    • Early Years Sector
      260. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the under three years of age subgroup of the early years forum will produce their recommendations to support and sustain provision for...
    • Child Care Services Provision
      261. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to protect against displacement and the assessment criteria Pobal will use to determine whether demand exists before making...
    • Early Years Sector
      262. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans for the vulnerable one to three years of age group in community early years services in budget 2018 in Cork city and throughout...
    • Early Years Strategy Implementation
      263. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the implementation of Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26490/17]
    • Aftercare Services
      264. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the annual funding allocated specifically to aftercare services. [26491/17]
    • Child and Family Agency Staff
      265. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the full year cost of employing a social worker. [26492/17]
    • Child Protection
      266. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the latest report by the special rapporteur on child protection published on 29 May 2017; the steps being taken by her...
  • Department of Defence
    • Insurance Data
      267. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the expenses incurred by his Department relating to insurance of all types in each of the past five years; the cost of each insurance policy...
    • Defence Forces Allowances
      268. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the position regarding the appropriateness of claims for disability pension by Defence Forces veterans on the grounds of neurological damage...
    • White Paper on Defence
      269. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the costs that were involved in the scoping work that was carried out on the proposal for the peace and leadership institute in the Curragh; the...