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Written answers

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

  • Department of Health
    • Public Sector Staff
      55. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to end the staffing crisis in the health service in the context of public sector pay talks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26269/17]
    • Vaccination Programme
      56. To ask the Minister for Health the action his Department is taking to counter anti-vaccination campaigns. [29070/17]
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      57. To ask the Minister for Health the range of facilities and services for the new primary healthcare centre in Summerhill, Dublin 1; and when he envisages completion of construction. [27844/17]
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      58. To ask the Minister for Health if he will examine the provision of a medical card until recovery to persons on the diagnosis of cancer in view of the fact that the costs associated with a...
    • Home Help Service Provision
      59. To ask the Minister for Health the reason behind the 14% reduction in home help hours in counties Sligo and Leitrim for January to April 2017 relative to the same period in 2016. [29079/17]
    • Assisted Human Reproduction Services Provision
      60. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide free access to fertility treatments including IVF in the public health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27862/17]
    • Psychological Services
      61. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to fund services such as a service (details supplied) on an annual basis. [27843/17]
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment
      62. To ask the Minister for Health the further length of time it will take to appoint a paediatric diabetes consultant at university college hospital Galway; the reason for the delay; and if he...
    • Hospital Services
      63. To ask the Minister for Health if additional resources will be allocated to the existing cardiac catheterisation laboratory at university hospital Waterford in order to increase the...
    • Public Sector Pay
      64. To ask the Minister for Health the current engagement of his Department with the upcoming round of public pay negotiations; if he will report on the work his officials are undertaking with...
    • National Drugs Strategy
      65. To ask the Minister for Health if the outstanding issues which are delaying the signing off of the new national drug strategy are being addressed; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Ambulance Service Data
      66. To ask the Minister for Health the number of ambulances that are owned by the HSE ambulance service that are stationed in counties Laois, Kildare and Offaly; and the specific areas they are...
    • Health Services
      67. To ask the Minister for Health if he will legislate to make himself legally accountable for the delivery of health services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27859/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      68. To ask the Minister for Health the status of progress on the rollout of improvements to perinatal mental health services capacity; and if he has satisfied himself that these improvements are...
    • Home Help Service Provision
      70. To ask the Minister for Health the reason behind the 11% reduction in home help hours in County Wicklow for January to April 2017 relative to the same period in 2016. [29087/17]
    • Departmental Funding
      71. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the issue whereby section 39 organisations have not received extra funding to pay their employees the extra €1,000...
    • HSE Agency Staff Data
      72. To ask the Minister for Health the number of graduates from the paediatric and general nursing course in University College Cork run in conjunction Cork university hospital that are currently...
    • HSE Investigations
      73. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter regarding the response by his Department and the SEHB when concerns were raised with them in the 1990s regarding a person (details...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      74. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the delays that exist in County Meath in accessing a psychiatric consultant appointment; and if his attention has been...
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      75. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to legislate for the maximum waiting times of ten weeks for an outpatient appointment, 12 weeks for an inpatient appointment and ten days for...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      76. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the action which is being taken to find a solution for persons with alpha 1 that need respreeza. [29073/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      77. To ask the Minister for Health if the necessary funding will be provided in order that St. Joseph's, Ramelton and Lifford community hospitals in County Donegal can meet HIQA standards and at...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      78. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the orthopaedic waiting list in University Hospital Waterford which is one of the highest in the country under the national treatment...
    • Hospital Staff
      79. To ask the Minister for Health if there are senior management staff in the national maternity hospital that have financial interests through tax break schemes or otherwise in St. Vincent's...
    • Home Help Service Provision
      80. To ask the Minister for Health the reason behind the 13% reduction in home help hours in County Galway for January to April 2017 relative to the same period in 2016. [29082/17]
    • Nursing Home Services
      81. To ask the Minister for Health the position in relation to the provision of nursing home services in view of the fact that the private public ratio has reached critical level of approximately...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      82. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list to see a paediatric diabetes consultant or paediatric diabetes endocrinologist at University College Hospital Galway...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme
      83. To ask the Minister for Health if motor neurone disease is not included in the long term illness scheme; the reason this is the case; his plans to add it to the scheme; if this can be...
    • Health Services
      84. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to the setting up of regional bodies consisting of public representatives, the professional stakeholders and patient...
    • Data Protection
      85. To ask the Minister for Health if he has had discussions with the Department of Justice and Equality regarding lacunas in data protection legislation that may be preventing mental health...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      86. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which Tallaght hospital will be supported in reducing the number of outpatients enduring long waiting times in the hospital. [29092/17]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      87. To ask the Minister for Health the reason behind the 12% reduction in home help hours in counties Laois and Offaly for January to April 2017 relative to the same period in 2016. [29089/17]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      88. To ask the Minister for Health if he has satisfied himself that the closure of 11 beds at Linn Dara CAMHS will mean that children and adolescents in need of these services will receive the...
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      89. To ask the Minister for Health the number of hours of respite care offered to families of children with disabilities in the first five months of 2017 as compared to the first five months of...
    • Hospital Groups
      90. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to put on a statutory footing hospital group boards not currently on a statutory footing; and the reason for the delay in this regard. [27655/17]
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      91. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of ambulance services in north and south Connemara, County Galway, in view of the repeated highlighting of serious issues in...
    • General Practitioner Training
      92. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider allocating a general practitioner training programme to County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27831/17]
    • Maternity Services Provision
      93. To ask the Minister for Health when 20 week anomaly scans will be available to all women in all maternity units across the State. [27664/17]
    • Hospital Services
      94. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there has not been a full rollout of intermediate care vehicles with staff across the acute hospital network. [27540/17]
    • Nursing Staff Recruitment
      95. To ask the Minister for Health the criteria for American and Australian qualified nurses to enter the health system here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27829/17]
    • Infectious Diseases
      96. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease here needs to be improved substantially to improve the lives of the many sufferers here; his...
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      97. To ask the Minister for Health the reason behind the notable regional differences in the provision of home care packages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29068/17]
    • Health Services Staff
      98. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to address the capacity issues within the public health sector that are being driven in part by low pay and a lack of a clear career path for nurses...
    • Health Services
      99. To ask the Minister for Health the reason contraception is not available through health insurance; if he has discussed this matter with health insurance companies; and if he will make a...
    • European Medicines Agency
      100. To ask the Minister for Health the level of support the Government is offering in order to relocate the European Medicines Agency to Ireland; and if he will provide the associated cost...
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      101. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider the motion recently adopted by an organisation (details supplied) calling for the prescription of cannabis for medicinal use not to be...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      103. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, will be supported in reducing the number of outpatients enduring long waiting times in the hospital....
    • National Maternity Strategy
      104. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the taskforce for the implementation of the national maternity strategy has met just once in 18 months. [29066/17]
    • Health Services Staff
      106. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which he plans to deal with problems of retaining and recruiting staff in key sectors of the health service in the coming period; and if he will...
    • Primary Care Centres
      108. To ask the Minister for Health the additional staff that will be employed to ensure the full functioning of the new primary care centre in Balbriggan. [27662/17]
    • Occupational Therapy
      110. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the persistent increase in long waiting times for persons under 18 years of age needing assessment for occupational therapy; and if he will make...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      111. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which the Mater hospital will be supported in reducing the number of outpatients and inpatients enduring long waiting times in the hospital. [29098/17]
    • Mental Health Services Data
      112. To ask the Minister for Health the steps his officials are taking to liaise with hospitals and the National Office for Suicide Prevention on the number of self harm presentations at...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      113. To ask the Minister for Health the reason that in May 2017 some 14,389 outpatient appointments had been outstanding in County Cork hospitals for more than a year, a fivefold increase by...
    • National Maternity Hospital
      114. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the governance arrangements of St. Vincent's hospital and the national maternity hospital following its relocation to Elm Park, Dublin in view...
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      115. To ask the Minister for Health further to parliamentary Question No. 79 of 8 March 2017, the measures he is planning in order to ensure that general practitioners do not incorrectly charge...
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      116. To ask the Minister for Health if waiting time targets for cancer diagnoses are being met; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29067/17]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      117. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the drop in home help hours which has recently been reported for counties Longford and Westmeath; and his plans to increase these hours as a...
    • Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists
      118. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the waiting times for children waiting for orthodontic treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29061/17]
    • HSE Staff
      119. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the lack of availability of physiotherapists in south Kildare for children with scoliosis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27830/17]
    • Maternity Services
      121. To ask the Minister for Health when the report into maternity services in Portiuncula hospital will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29072/17]
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund
      122. To ask the Minister for Health if he has used the National Treatment Purchase Fund since its introduction to make a reduction in the waiting times for persons to avail of gynaecological...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      123. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the introduction of the integrated hospital waiting list management system, Comhlista. [27656/17]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      125. To ask the Minister for Health the reason behind the 11% reduction in home help hours in east County Limerick and north County Tipperary for January to April 2017 relative to the same period...
    • Cancer Services Provision
      126. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide support for persons that have to travel long distances for cancer treatments across the country from County Donegal; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Staff
      127. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to co-ordinate with third level institutions to ensure that there will be adequate staffing in the national children's hospital. [27654/17]
    • Hospitals Expenditure
      129. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the stretch income targets set for hospitals; the amount generated in 2016 from private income by hospital; the amount budgeted for in 2017; the...
    • Diabetes Strategy
      130. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which his Department will implement a diabetes proactive care pilot for County Donegal; and if the proper resources will be provided including the...
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      131. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the recent confirmation that the vacant physiotherapy post in south Connemara will not be filled due to financial constraints (details supplied);...
    • Hospice Services Provision
      132. To ask the Minister for Health further to his meeting with a charity (details supplied), if plans have been progressed for a hospice in a location in the midlands in view of the concerns...
    • Hospital Services
      133. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which deficiencies in services have been identified as a contributory factor at various levels throughout the public general hospital system in...
    • Primary Care Centres
      134. To ask the Minister for Health the status of all primary care health centres in County Tipperary. [27538/17]
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment
      135. To ask the Minister for Health when a paediatric diabetic specialist will be appointed at university hospital Galway. [29071/17]
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      136. To ask the Minister for Health the progress that has been made in relation to the written request to him by the clinical director of Galway University Hospital and the management of a group...
    • HSE Expenditure
      137. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of money spent by the HSE in 2016 on hiring private ambulances in counties Laois, Kildare and Offaly. [27645/17]
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Central Statistics Office Data
      139. To ask the Taoiseach the Central Statistics Office data for persons aged 15 years of age and over in employment according to hours worked; and the approximate number of workers on zero hour...
    • Departmental Functions
      140. To ask the Taoiseach if he is reorganising his own Department. [29057/17]
    • Cabinet Committees
      141. To ask the Taoiseach if the Cabinet committees will remain the same in number or if he is making changes to them. [29056/17]
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      142. To ask the Taoiseach the amount spent by his Department and State agencies under his aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations advice and training in past three years to...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Departmental Functions
      143. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the functions and State agencies that will be under her remit following the new Cabinet appointments and portfolios designated; the...
    • Economic Competitiveness
      144. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the way in which the State is now the second most expensive country in the EU for consumer goods and services based on...
    • Appointments to State Boards
      145. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the appointments made to State boards under her auspices in the period 1 May 2017 to 15 June 2017 by appointee name, position and the...
    • IDA Data
      146. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of IDA sites that are vacant and or not occupied or not in use; the length of time that they have been not been in use; if...
    • Departmental Agencies Data
      149. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the offices and agencies that come under the remit of her Department. [29202/17]
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      152. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the amount spent by her Department and State agencies under her aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations advice...
  • Department of Finance
    • Banking Sector
      153. To ask the Minister for Finance the action he will take to stop the closure of rural banks and the diminution of services at them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29242/17]
    • Insurance Compensation Awards
      154. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider setting up a central register with details of personal injury insurance compensation awards which will include compensation claims that...
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      155. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of an application by persons (details supplied) for a first-time buyers grant. [29155/17]
    • Tax Reliefs Availability
      156. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will uphold an appeal against VRT charges for a person (details supplied) in view of the fact that the vehicle was purchased narrowly inside the six...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      157. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount spent by his Department and State agencies under his aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations advice and training in past...
    • Corporation Tax
      158. To ask the Minister for Finance if the escrow account in which the estimated €13 billion plus interest from a ruling regarding a company (details supplied) will accrue interest; if...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      159. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount spent by his Department and State agencies under his aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations advice and...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      160. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on whether a deficit of construction skills is holding back construction activity especially on the residential side; and his further...
    • School Management
      161. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the supports available in schools for children suffering from type 1 diabetes; if these supports meet the needs of these children; and if he will...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      162. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a starting date for work to complete the next stage of a school (details supplied) will begin; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      164. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding teachers' pay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29158/17]
    • English Language Training Organisations
      165. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29179/17]
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      166. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the methodology behind the forecasts for new registrations for craft apprentices in each of the years 2017 to 2020; the basis for same; the...
    • School Transport Provision
      167. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has made a decision not to grant Educate Together schools access to school transport; when this decision was made; if Educate...
    • School Enrolments
      170. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will contact a school (details supplied) and request that the number of students per class would be increased by two to three pupils which...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      171. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount spent by his Department and State agencies under his aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations advice and training...
    • Brexit Negotiations
      173. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on his discussions with officials in his Department in respect of the commencement of Brexit negotiations. [28793/17]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Garda Stations
      174. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the dates and substance of contacts between his Department and the office of the Garda Commissioner regarding her report on the...
    • Ground Rents Abolition
      175. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to parliamentary Question No. 45 of 2 February 2017, if consideration is being given to a constitutional amendment...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      176. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the amount spent by his Department and State agencies under his aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations...
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • CLÁR Programme
      177. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the approved projects in County Waterford which have just been approved under the CLÁR programme; the projects approved to date...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      179. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount spent by her Department and State agencies under her aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations advice...
  • Department of Health
    • Hospitals Funding
      180. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to ensure public hospitals in receipt of private income shall disclose if part of such income came from elective admissions or part came from...
    • Ambulance Service Funding
      181. To ask the Minister for Health the funding which was allocated for the ambulance base in County Carlow; the position regarding the works programme; the status of the base accommodation...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      182. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite an appointment for a person (details supplied). [29127/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      183. To ask the Minister for Health if a reply will issue to correspondence from a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29129/17]
    • Infectious Diseases
      184. To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29133/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      185. To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card will be granted in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29134/17]
    • Public Sector Staff Sick Leave
      186. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that HSE staff on certified sick leave are being forced to attend their doctor on a weekly basis to obtain medical...
    • Health Services Data
      189. To ask the Minister for Health the expected rates of increase in heart failure in the next decade; the cost of heart failure here each year; the hospital related costs; the direct cost of...
    • Obesity Strategy
      191. To ask the Minister for Health further to parliamentary Question No. 189 of 25 May 2013, if he will provide the details of the membership of the national reformulation technical working...
    • Infectious Diseases
      192. To ask the Minister for Health the name, contact details and the location in which persons can be tested for Lyme disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29160/17]
    • Hospitals Expenditure
      193. To ask the Minister for Health the amount being spent on formula by each maternity and children’s hospital in each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a...
    • Maternity Services Provision
      194. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to implement co-sleeping beds in the new national maternity hospital being built on the St. Vincent’s campus; and if he will make a statement...
    • Health Promotion
      197. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE has plans to provide information regarding medicine that is safe for breastfeeding to pharmacies, general practitioners and hospitals; and if he...
    • Maternity Services Provision
      202. To ask the Minister for Health the hospitals that supply baby boxes for newborn babies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29170/17]
    • Health Services Data
      205. To ask the Minister for Health the number of cases of NEC here in each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29188/17]
    • Health Services Expenditure
      208. To ask the Minister for Health the amount the average cost to treat otitis media in babies under six months of age here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29191/17]
    • Health Services Data
      209. To ask the Minister for Health the number of cases of gastroenteritis in babies under six months of age in each of the years 2013 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement...
    • Health Services Expenditure
      210. To ask the Minister for Health the average cost to treat gastroenteritis in babies under six months of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29193/17]
    • HSE Investigations
      211. To ask the Minister for Health if there are standards around the time it takes to make an investigation into allegations regarding HSE employees in view of the fact that employees are often...
    • Pharmacy Regulations
      212. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which a person (details supplied) who wishes to practice as a pharmacist here demonstrates the holding of an enforceable community right; and if he...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      213. To ask the Minister for Health when an assessment of need will take place for a person (details supplied); if this will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29205/17]
    • Hospital Services
      214. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can have access to a DAFNE carbohydrate counting course at University Hospital Waterford; the timeframe for same; and if he...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      215. To ask the Minister for Health the full rules governing the retention of a medical card when a person is returning to work; if the right of retention applies to a dependent person and...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      216. 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. [29210/17]
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      220. To ask the Minister for Health the amount spent by his Department and State agencies under his aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations advice and training in past three...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      221. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect to receive an appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29240/17]
    • Health Services
      222. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the case of a person (details supplied) who is looking for a transfer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29243/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      223. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the commitment to have no public patient waiting more than 15 months for surgery or a specialist appointment by October 2017 has been abandoned; and...
    • Speech and Language Therapy
      224. To ask the Minister for Health the waiting time targets which are in place for persons requiring further speech and language therapy following receipt of initial therapy [28149/17]
    • Health Services
      225. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the review of medical assessment units, urgent care centres and minor injuries clinics; his plans to extend their daily hours of opening...
    • National Cancer Strategy
      226. To ask the Minister for Health the date on which the new national cancer strategy will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27910/17]
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      228. To ask the Minister for Health the status on the introduction of free general practitioner care to persons under 18 years of age; the increase in general practitioner numbers required to...
    • Maternity Services Provision
      229. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the relocation of the Rotunda hospital to Connolly hospital. [27914/17]
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      230. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the significant regional disparity in the provision of home care packages. [27916/17]
    • HSE Staff Recruitment
      231. To ask the Minister for Health the number of additional mental health staff recruited to date in 2017; and the nature of the positions filled. [27921/17]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      232. To ask the Minister for Health the steps being taken to find a solution for persons with alpha 1 that need respreeza. [27922/17]
    • Infectious Disease Incidence
      233. To ask the Minister for Health if Tallaght hospital is facing a €6 million bill to tackle an outbreak of a lethal superbug. [27925/17]
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • National Parks
      234. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons that entered Curraghchase Park in 2016; the amount of revenue which was collected; the amount of money which...
    • Food Imports
      235. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has had discussions with the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety regarding the need to introduce new requirements...
    • Beef Industry
      236. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has had discussions with the EU Agriculture Commissioner and with the EU Trade Commissioner regarding the need to protect the...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      237. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount spent by his Department and State agencies under his aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations advice...
    • Fish Quotas
      238. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he plans to make a decision regarding the allocation of spurdog quota to the Irish fleet. [29246/17]
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Ministerial Functions
      239. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide a copy of the official diary of his predecessor (details supplied) for the period August to December...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      240. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the implementation status of the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29197/17]
    • National Mitigation Plan
      241. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the publication deadline for the national mitigation strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29198/17]
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      242. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the amount spent by his Department and State agencies under his aegis on outside contract and or third party public...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Aviation Industry
      243. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the fact that since the Irish Aviation Authority took charge of aviation security in 2013, there are only three full-time...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      245. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a capital sports grant application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29156/17]
    • Driver Test Waiting Lists
      246. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will expedite the scheduling of a driving test for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Sports Capital Programme Administration
      247. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects to announce the allocation of the 2017 sports capital grant. [29173/17]
    • Driver Licences
      248. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will direct the National Driver Licence Service to change its policy of driver licence renewal date beginning from the date of...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      249. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount spent by his Department and State agencies under his aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations advice and...
  • Department of Social Protection
    • Social Welfare Fraud Data
      251. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of allegations of social welfare fraud made to her Department since the social welfare fraud campaign began; and if she will make a...
    • Carer's Benefit Applications
      254. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made regarding a carer's benefit application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Carer's Allowance Eligibility
      255. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the basis on which a person (details supplied) was refused a carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29177/17]
    • Departmental Websites
      256. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the cost incurred to date regarding the upgrade of a website (details supplied); if she has satisfied herself that the website is now fully...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      257. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the action she will take to address the situation whereby a person (details supplied) was refused a disability allowance approved in April 2017 and...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      259. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount spent by her Department and State agencies under her aegis on outside contract and or third party public relations advice and training in...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
    • Foreshore Issues
      260. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the use of coral sand to supplement income; and if he will...
    • Motor Tax
      261. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the changes in policy on motor taxation of State owned vehicles, in particular HSE patient transport; when these...
    • Departmental Functions
      262. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the functions and responsibilities that will be transferred from his Department to the Department of Community and...
    • Fire Safety
      264. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will clarify a matter (details supplied) regarding fire safety; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      265. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount spent by his Department and State agencies under his aegis on outside contract and or third party public...