Donate now

KildareStreet is supported only by donations from people like you.

This site has served over 1,820,000 people since the 2011 election with zero government or institutional funding.
Please make a monthly or one-off donation to support KildareStreet.com in the future.

Written answers

Thursday, 21 September 2017

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Ministerial Travel
      7. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he plans to visit countries in receipt of Irish development aid. [31437/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      19. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps he is taking to ensure that after Brexit, Irish citizens do not lose the right to have family members of non Irish origin living...
    • Northern Ireland
      20. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to a number of recent judicial rulings in Belfast High Court that have highlighted the disclosure and...
    • Humanitarian Aid
      24. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on conditions experienced by refugees in Libya; the steps being made by the EU to ensure that their co-operation with Libyan...
    • Brexit Issues
      26. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans in place to tackle the challenges many economic sectors and regions face with Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      27. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has raised concerns over the ongoing bombing campaign in Yemen with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia; his views on whether Ireland's...
    • Brexit Issues
      28. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of his negotiations particularly those relating to the Border region of Cavan and Monaghan in view of Brexit and the possible...
    • Passport Controls
      30. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to address the issue of Irish passport holders who have been convicted of a sex crime travelling to countries in which child...
    • UN Sustainable Development Goals
      31. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to provide funding for UNFPA supplies in budget 2018 in view of the global contraceptive funding gap and Ireland's commitment to...
    • Foreign Policy
      34. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the disqualification of four elected representatives from the Legislative Council in Hong Kong (details...
    • EU Treaties
      35. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on proposals or discussions on EU treaty change he has had. [29972/17]
    • Foreign Policy
      36. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the contact he has had with the Chinese Government since assuming office. [30168/17]
    • Foreign Conflicts
      37. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has read the recent report by an organisation (details supplied) on the current situation in Yemen; if he will propose that the UN...
    • Human Rights
      39. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to recent publications by an organisation (details supplied) documenting significant human rights violations...
    • Middle East Issues
      45. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will raise at EU level the fact that Israel is denying the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction over Area C which under the UN and...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Brexit Issues
      47. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the extent to which companies suffering from fallout from Brexit are likely to have their case considered and examined in the short...
    • Enterprise Data
      50. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of enterprise start-ups by sector in each of the years 2006 to 2016 in tabular form. [40118/17]
    • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Staff
      51. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will report on the recruitment of a digital forensics specialist within the ODCE. [40120/17]
    • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
      52. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the ratification process for ratifying CETA; and the timeframe for the trade agreement be voted on by Dáil Éireann. [40122/17]
    • Trade Agreements
      53. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the developments at EU level on preliminary discussions for a potential trade deal with Australia and New Zealand. [40123/17]
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      54. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if the Workplace Relations Commission remains under the remit of her Department with respect to services (details supplied). [40124/17]
    • Departmental Administrative Arrangements
      55. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the employment and industrial relations Acts that her Department has lead responsibility to enforce. [40125/17]
    • Enterprise Ireland Funding
      56. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of Enterprise Ireland exporting client companies that have availed of be prepared grants to date, by county, in tabular...
  • Department of Finance
    • Pension Provisions
      57. To ask the Minister for Finance the circumstance in which a person can access the fund prior to reaching 75 years of age in a scenario (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Universal Social Charge Abolition
      58. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated full year cost of abolishing the universal social charge for all income earners earning under €90,000 in 2018 while maintaining it as is...
    • Insurance Compensation Fund
      59. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans for persons who are granted damages against defendants who are insured by a company (details supplied) in view of the recent Supreme Court decision...
    • Tax Credits
      60. To ask the Minister for Finance the value of payable refundable research and development tax credits paid out by the Revenue Commissioners in each of the years 2009 to 2016 to companies that...
    • Tax Code
      68. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated yield in 2018 from restricting the use of losses for banks that received official bailout assistance from the State to 50%; and if he will make a...
    • Vehicle Registration
      70. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding VRT; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39998/17]
    • Property Tax Exemptions
      71. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the local property tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40011/17]
    • EU Budgets
      72. To ask the Minister for Finance the payments by the Exchequer to the European Union in each of the years since 1973 and to date in 2017; the receipts by the exchequer from the European Union...
    • VAT Yield
      73. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimates of VAT foregone in 2016 and to date in 2017 by online retailers from outside the EU that sell online through companies (details supplied); the...
    • Property Tax Data
      74. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of households that have paid local property tax in 2016; the number of households that have not paid; the number of houses in each band; the local...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      75. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the way in which a company specialising in the cleaning of monuments can tender for contracts to clean OPW monuments; and if he will make...
    • Departmental Budgets
      76. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to issue a further Revised Estimates volume in view of the setting up of the new Department of Rural and Community Development;...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      77. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will request the school buildings unit in his Department to arrange to meet with representatives of a school (details supplied) in order to...
    • School Transport Data
      78. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of seats allocated on a bus route (details supplied); the number of eligible seats allocated; the primary school or schools from which...
    • Education Grants
      80. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the participation of a parent in schemes such as Turas Nua is not considered as an eligible payment towards a dependant's special rate...
    • School Transport Applications
      81. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on an application for school transport under the provisions for children with special needs, disability and health...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      82. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) is included in eligibility for higher education grants as affecting the case of a person (details supplied); and if...
    • School Management
      83. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position on a primary school (details supplied) in County Louth in which children attending the school have been withdrawn by their parents...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      84. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will qualify under exceptional circumstances for a student grant in view of the fact that they...
    • Apprenticeship Data
      85. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the expenditure on apprenticeship training in 2016; the allocation for 2017; the male and female apprentices in training by each employment sector...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      86. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the process for applying to increase the number of State funded apprenticeship places in an existing sector or to facilitate places in a new...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • International Agreements
      87. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the trading scenario that exists with respect to the EU’s green line regulation in Cyprus and the free movement of persons, goods and...
    • Brexit Issues
      88. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps he has taken to address the domestic response to Brexit; his views on whether the response has been adequate to date; and if he...
    • Northern Ireland
      89. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his understanding of an invisible Border with Northern Ireland. [32104/17]
    • Brexit Negotiations
      90. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the meetings and interactions he has had with his EU colleagues on the distinct issues facing Ireland as a consequence of Brexit; and if he...
    • Undocumented Irish in the USA
      91. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the budget assigned to the recently appointed Government envoy to the United States Congress; if the budget has come out of existing...
    • Humanitarian Aid Provision
      93. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the international community effort has been adequately co-ordinated in the aftermath of emergencies globally such as the...
    • Brexit Issues
      95. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which it is planned to ensure that Ireland's position as a member of the EU is not in any way diminished in the course of...
    • Irish Aid
      96. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which Irish Aid continues to deliver its services directly to those for whom aid is planned throughout the globe; if donor...
    • Brexit Negotiations
      97. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which he remains satisfied that ongoing discussions on Brexit continue to have full regard for Ireland's unique position within...
    • Western Balkans Issues
      98. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the EU continues to monitor and encourage the positive and democratic process in the western Balkans; the degree to which...
    • Ukrainian Conflict
      99. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the European Union continues to interact with Ukraine in a supportive manner with particular reference to the protection...
    • EU Agreements
      100. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the European Union continues to support the democratic process in Armenia and other states in the region; and if he will...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      101. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the position with regard to the release of women and girls captured by the Boko Haram or Al Shabab in their respective regions; the number...
    • Syrian Conflict
      104. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the international community continues to assist in the development of democracy in Syria and Iraq following the ongoing...
    • Irish Prisoners Abroad
      105. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the degree to which he continues to monitor the situation of a person's (details supplied) detention in Egypt; and when their repatriation...
    • International Terrorism
      107. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which he in conjunction with his EU colleagues can continue to combat the rise of ISIS in the Middle East; and if he will make...
    • Humanitarian Aid
      108. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will consider withholding development aid from the Myanmarese government in view of the situation in Rakhine province and instead...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Garda Information and Communications Technology
      109. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda stations in counties Cavan and Monaghan that do not have the PULSE system in place; the locations of these...
    • Employment Rights
      110. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding plans to amend the law in order that persons cannot be obliged to retire at 65 years of age; and if he...
    • Deportation Orders
      111. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application pursuant to section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1999 in the case...
    • Immigration Status
      112. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39973/17]
    • Garda Reform
      114. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to introduce new legislation restructuring policing services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39992/17]
    • Road Safety
      116. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 28 of 12 July 2017, the status of the promised liaison between his Department, An Garda...
    • Ground Rents Abolition
      117. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to parliamentary question number 175 of 21 June 2017, if consideration is being given to a constitutional amendment in...
    • State Claims Agency
      118. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of claims both initiating of proceedings and intimidating of proceedings that have been made against the Garda...
    • Garda Complaints Procedures
      119. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of members of An Garda Síochána, both gardaí and civilians, who are on leave and or absent from work...
    • Residency Permits
      120. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the outstanding information requested to facilitate regularisation of residency status in the case of persons (details...
    • Citizenship Applications
      123. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) can be considered for Irish citizenship; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40055/17]
    • Residency Permits
      124. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current or possible residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Family Reunification Applications
      125. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when it is expected that a full review of the family reunification application will occur in the case of a person (details...
    • Penalty Points System Investigation
      126. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 641 of 11 September 2017, the rank of each of the gardaí disciplined in each of the...
    • UN Conventions Ratification
      127. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the ratification of the UNCRPD; the obstacles that are preventing the implementation process; and if he will make...
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Departmental Expenditure
      128. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of capital expenditure carried over from 2016 to 2017; the amount of this spent to date by subheading; if she is...
  • Department of Health
    • Dental Services Provision
      129. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be assessed by an orthodontist in HSE Cork south Lee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39918/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      130. 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...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      131. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has received an application for funding for a case (details supplied) in County Mayo; if his attention has been drawn to the urgency of this...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      132. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have an operation carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39925/17]
    • Stroke Care
      133. To ask the Minister for Health the measures being taken to increase capacity of the health service's treatment of strokes in view of the projected increase in incidents of strokes; and if he...
    • Motorised Transport Grant
      135. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the review of the mobility grant and motorised transport grant; when he expects details of an updated scheme to be available; and if he...
    • Health Services Provision
      136. To ask the Minister for Health the funding which is potentially available to a centre (details supplied) to replace the bus it uses to transport 90 persons that use the service in view of...
    • Rare Diseases Strategy Implementation
      137. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the implementation of the National Rare Disease Plan for Ireland 2014-2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39936/17]
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      138. To ask the Minister for Health if he will make the PKU products from a company (details supplied) available on the long-term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Services
      139. To ask the Minister for Health if the venesection and phlebotomy therapy is a free treatment in St James's Hospital, Dublin, for haemochromatosis patients that do not qualify for a medical...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      140. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment will be scheduled for a person (details supplied) and ensure that the HSE supply sufficient funding in this case; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      144. To ask the Minister for Health if he has given consideration to using the old accident and emergency department at University Hospital Limerick in order to alleviate the overcrowding...
    • Hospital Services
      145. To ask the Minister for Health the number of times the full capacity protocol was initiated at University Hospital Limerick to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage
      146. To ask the Minister for Health if the drug Pregabalin is prescribed under the GMS; if so, his views on its misuse; and if his attention has been drawn to adverse outcomes for persons who use...
    • Hospital Charges
      147. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether it is acceptable or fair that persons suffering from haemochromatosis are being charged €80 per visit for treatment when these...
    • Health Services Provision
      148. To ask the Minister for Health if there will be extra positions allocated in areas (details supplied); if so, the timeframe for same; the number of positions; and if he will make a statement...
    • Medicinal Products Licensing
      149. To ask the Minister for Health if he will make medicinal cannabis available without first passing legislation to do so; if medicinal cannabis can, under current legislation, be prescribed...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      150. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the reimbursement of the drug Respreeza/Zemaira; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39975/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      151. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment for a person (details supplied) can be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39977/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      154. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding funding for a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39995/17]
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      155. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the ambulance services in a region (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39996/17]
    • Occupational Therapy Expenditure
      156. To ask the Minister for Health when additional funding will be made available to occupational therapy services in counties Westmeath and Longford in order to reduce the current eight month...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      157. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an assessment appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40016/17]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      158. To ask the Minister for Health if persons in County Louth can access versatis lidocaine 5% medicated plaster under GMS services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40027/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists Data
      160. To ask the Minister for Health the waiting list for joint replacement operations in the Royal College of Surgeons hospital group, by individual hospital, for each of the past three years;...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      161. To ask the Minister for Health when a full-time nurse will be available in a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40041/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      162. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a cataract operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40042/17]
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      164. To ask the Minister for Health the waiting times for general practitioner referrals to each of the breast health clinics; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40096/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      165. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 will receive a hospital appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40097/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      166. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will take to reduce the waiting lists for eye procedures; and if he will implement reforms that would see community and hospital based services...
    • Home Help Service Provision
      167. To ask the Minister for Health the status of home help hours for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40102/17]
    • Nursing Home Fees
      168. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to survey individual nursing homes on the amount they are charging in additional fees to residents under the nursing home support scheme and the...
    • Ambulance Service Data
      170. To ask the Minister for Health the number of ambulance attendances at each emergency department nationwide in July 2017; the number of such ambulances that waited more than 20, 40, 60, 90,...
    • Health Services Funding
      171. To ask the Minister for Health the savings made by cutting payments to section 39 organisations since 2007; the date on which the cuts were imposed; the cost of restoring payments to section...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      172. To ask the Minister for Health if the provision of a new motorised scooter can be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40116/17]
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Equine Industry
      173. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the person or body that is in receipt of the recent report published regarding Government funding and the value of the equine...
    • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Eligibility
      174. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if lands belonging to a person (details supplied) will now be included in the ANC scheme; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Rural Development Programme Data
      175. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount spent under the rural development programme in each of the years 2010 to 2016 in the implementation of EU Habitats and...
    • Beef Industry
      176. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the date on which the beef forum is due to meet next; and the number of meetings the forum has held to date since it was established....
    • Dairy Sector
      177. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the date on which the dairy forum is due to meet next; and the number of meetings it has held to date since it was established. [40105/17]
    • Legislative Reviews
      178. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has given consideration to including farmers representation on the Agriculture Appeals Act review committee. [40106/17]
    • EU Regulations
      179. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the reauthorisation of glyphosate at EU level; and if a position paper been submitted by his Department on the issue to...
    • Meat Processing Plant Inspections
      180. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to appoint agricultural officers to monitor carcass trim classification and weights at meat plants on a daily basis in view...
    • Brexit Negotiations
      181. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has had discussions with his ministerial colleagues at EU level on the New Zealand lamb quota with the EU in the context of...
    • Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies
      182. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the use of the EU CAP crisis reserve will result in a reduction of the funding of the basic payment. [40111/17]
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • Post Office Network
      183. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the way in which his Department plans to invest in the post office network to secure local access to services in both...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      186. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the roll-out of fibre broadband; and if he will make a...
    • Renewable Energy Projects
      187. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on the design of a REFIT scheme for the solar energy sector; if he has given consideration to such a scheme;...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      188. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding fibre broadband in an area (details supplied) in which a company has a unit installed in the...
  • Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
    • Maoiniú Chraoltóirí Seirbhíse Poiblí
      189. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government an bhfuil iarratas déanta ag TG4 ar mhéadú ar an maoiniú a fhaigheann siad ón roinn don bhliain...
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • Broadband Service Provision
      191. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding fibre broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      192. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a sports capital grant application by a club (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39967/17]
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Family Resource Centres
      194. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 1639 of 11 September 2017, if Tusla will attend the Workplace Relations Commission; and if she will...
    • Area Based Childhood Programme
      195. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost of extending the ABC programme until August and December 2018 respectively. [40003/17]
    • Family Resource Centres
      196. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the cost of restoring family resource centre funding to pre 2011 levels. [40004/17]
    • Child and Family Agency Expenditure
      197. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount spent by Tusla on legal costs of cases taken to challenge care orders. [40008/17]
    • Child and Family Agency Investigations
      198. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will investigate with Tusla the steps that were taken on a report in 2016 of mental, physical and sexual abuse by a person (details...
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • Departmental Budgets
      199. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of capital allocated to his Department for 2017 at its creation; the amount of this spent to date; and if he will make a...
    • Leader Programmes Data
      200. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the expenditure on projects under the LEADER programme in each of the years 2014 to 2020 as of 31 August 2017; the approvals for...
    • Leader Programmes Expenditure
      201. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the expenditure that had been incurred under the LEADER programme in each of the years 2007 to 2013 and as of 31 August 2010; the...
    • Departmental Programmes
      202. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the allocation of funding for 2017 under the CLÁR scheme, the REDZ scheme and the town and village renewal scheme respectively;...
    • Local Authority Funding
      203. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount prepaid to local authorities at the end of 2016 for rural development purposes; the schemes under which it was allocated,...
    • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme Funding
      204. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he will review the SICAP funding to deal with the shortcomings in the present system regarding the way in which funds are allocated...
    • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme
      205. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if the index traditionally being used to allocate SICAP funding remains weighted by the presence of local authority housing in view of...
    • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme Administration
      207. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he has given consideration to a system whereby if the contract for delivery of SICAP funding is again assigned to the...
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      209. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for a disability allowance in the case of a person (details...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      210. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied);...
    • Pension Provisions
      211. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on queries raised by a person (details attached) about pension entitlements; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Social Insurance Payments
      212. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason the rate of PRSI for the self-employed (details supplied) has changed; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Carer's Benefit Applications
      213. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a carer's benefit application by a person (details supplied) can be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Living Alone Allowance
      214. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of the living alone allowance; the number of persons in receipt of this payment, by gender;...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      215. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of social welfare payments in which a qualified child increase payment is also paid in respect of children in the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      217. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will review and rectify the anomaly whereby persons in receipt of one parent family payment who are in employment when...
    • Social Welfare Rates
      218. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the correct level of invalidity pension and/or disability allowance payable in the case of a person (details supplied); and...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      220. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost in 2018 and full year cost of increasing the qualified child payment from €29.80 by €3.20 to...
    • JobPath Programme
      223. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of ending the JobPath contracts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40033/17]
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      225. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the once-off and the estimated 2018 cost of returning to the PRSI contribution schedule for qualification to the contributory...
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      230. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if procedures can be put in place to review a decision to refuse a disability allowance in the case of persons (details...
    • Family Income Supplement Eligibility
      231. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) whose application for jobseeker's has been refused may qualify for family income supplement;...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility
      232. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason jobseeker's allowance has been terminated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Appeals
      233. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when her Department will determine that settlement in respect of the sale of the family home due to separation is likely to...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      234. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) qualifies for a long-term medical payment such as a disability allowance or an invalidity...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Applications
      235. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) can qualify for welfare assistance; if the case can be urgently reviewed; and if she will make...
    • Family Income Supplement Eligibility
      236. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) qualifies for a FIS payment; if the matter can be clarified as a matter of urgency; and if she...
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      237. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason disability allowance was terminated in the case of a person (details supplied); if it has been determined that...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      238. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to solve the problems facing part-time and seasonal workers in trying to access social protection payments; her...
    • Social Insurance Data
      239. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost in a full calendar year of a proposal (details supplied). [40127/17]
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • Local Authority Housing Maintenance
      240. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the average cost per unit to local authorities of refurbishing and or retrofitting existing units in each of the past five...
    • Housing Assistance Payment Data
      241. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the annualised cost of the average monthly rent paid to landlords under the HAP scheme in each of the years since the...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme Review
      242. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the review of the tenant (incremental) purchase scheme 2016 is now complete; his plans to introduce changes to the scheme;...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      243. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the position regarding Government plans as per the confidence and supply arrangement to introduce an affordable housing...
    • Vehicle Registration Data
      244. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of cars currently taxed which were registered in each of the years since 2000 to July 2008; the number of...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Provision
      245. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of houses his Department plans to build in County Donegal in the next five year period as part of his recently...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Funding
      246. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the way in which the €160 million in European Investment Bank funding approved in June 2017 will be used to provide...
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces Medicinal Products
      247. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question number 2104 of 11 September 2017, the date on which he expects to receive the report of the working group on...