Written answers

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Legislative Measures
      20. To ask the Taoiseach the status of Bills under preparation in his Department. [4387/18]
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Brexit Supports
      42. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the level of awareness raising for Brexit business supports provided by her Department and agencies under her remit. [6010/18]
    • Foreign Direct Investment
      43. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the strategic properties and IDA parks planned in regional Ireland to ensure foreign direct investment is spread fairly across the...
    • Research and Development Funding
      44. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been drawn to the recurring concerns from industry that State-sponsored research through its funding agencies is...
    • Local Enterprise Offices
      45. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the details of the activities of the local enterprise office in Swords; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5757/18]
    • Economic Competitiveness
      46. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the steps being taken to reverse Irish business competitiveness deficiencies and making Ireland an attractive location for businesses...
    • Regional Action Plan for Jobs
      47. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the progress that has been made in County Louth under the regional action plan for jobs; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Legal Cases
      50. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when she plans to publish an account of the investigative failures identified by a person (details supplied) and the steps that are...
    • Enterprise Support Services Provision
      51. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the degree to which innovation remains central in her plans to expand the manufacturing and services sectors to the highest extent...
    • Enterprise Ireland Funding
      52. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the next round of the regional enterprise development fund will open for applications; the type of projects eligible for support;...
    • Military Exports
      53. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been drawn to the 47% increase in the value of military exports between 2015 and 2016; and if she will make a...
    • Trade Union Recognition
      54. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the efforts by a union (details supplied) to obtain recognition from a company that is in receipt of State contracts from...
    • Economic Competitiveness
      55. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the steps being taken to deal with competitiveness issues as identified by the National Competitiveness Council in its report...
    • Fishing Vessel Safety
      56. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if the rate of inspections carried out by the Workplace Relations Commission on fishing vessels has altered since the atypical scheme...
    • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
      57. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to introduce legislation to strengthen the effectiveness of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement; if extra...
    • Exports Data
      58. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the six-month export licence statistics covering the period July 2017 to December 2017 will be published. [5766/18]
    • Industrial Development
      59. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the extent to which the various bodies under her aegis continue to establish new product manufacturing enterprises and new markets to...
    • Local Enterprise Offices
      61. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the way in which the local enterprise offices can be better utilised to support job creation in rural Ireland; and if she...
    • Brexit Supports
      62. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the supports available to SMEs in County Louth to help them prepare for Brexit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5979/18]
    • Brexit Staff
      64. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 19 of 12 October 2017, the progress which has been made to fill these vacancies in view of the...
    • Job Creation
      65. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the need to establish a task force or commission similar to the Western Development Commission with specific focus on job...
    • Legislative Process
      66. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if the Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill 2017 will be supported when it moves to Committee Stage. [5953/18]
    • Enterprise Support Services Provision
      67. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if training and financial support for businesses setting up online to meet the support needs arising from the growth of e-commerce will...
    • Regional Action Plan for Jobs
      68. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the progress that has been made in the Border region under the regional action plan for jobs; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Enterprise Ireland Data
      70. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of jobs supported by Enterprise Ireland in County Westmeath; the steps being taken to build on this figure; and if she will...
    • Job Creation Targets
      71. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans for targeted investment in job creation measures for north Fingal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5756/18]
    • Brexit Supports
      72. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of Brexit-related supports for Irish enterprise and farming, including relaxation of State aid rules, European and Irish...
    • IDA Ireland Data
      74. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of visits the IDA has made to counties Cavan, Monaghan and Meath and all other counties to date in 2018; and if she will...
    • Brexit Supports
      75. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the supports available to SMEs in counties Sligo and Leitrim to help them prepare for Brexit; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • IDA Ireland Portfolio
      76. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the advance facility planned for County Carlow; the timeframe for planning application, commencement and completion; and...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Brexit Data
      77. To ask the Taoiseach the additional budget for 2018 or other years, provided to his Department and all agencies and bodies within his remit to plan or prepare for Brexit; the number of...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      78. To ask the Taoiseach the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private partnership contracts; the nature of the...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      79. To ask the Taoiseach the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; and the persons on State boards under the aegis of his...
  • Department of Defence
    • Brexit Data
      80. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his Department...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      82. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private partnership...
    • Defence Forces Reserve
      83. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to parliamentary Questions Nos. 288 of 25 October 2017 and 568 of 12 December 2017, the status of the Reserve Defence Forces lieutenant...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      84. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards under the...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Middle East Peace Process
      85. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will be speaking at the next EU Council meeting in March 2018 regarding the Israel Palestine conflict. [5699/18]
    • North-South Ministerial Council
      86. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he or his officials are involved with changing the North-South Ministerial Council in the context of Brexit; and if it is being...
    • Syrian Conflict
      87. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the invasion by Turkish forces of the Kurdish Afrin region in northern Syria; if he has raised this with the Turkish Government...
    • Brexit Data
      88. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his Department...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      90. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private partnership...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      91. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards under...
  • Department of Finance
    • Insurance Industry Regulation
      92. To ask the Minister for Finance the measures he is introducing for returning emigrants to access competitive car insurance by having their driving history abroad considered; and if he will...
    • Tax Credits
      93. To ask the Minister for Finance if the cost of counselling is tax refundable for a PAYE employee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6139/18]
    • Tax Collection
      94. To ask the Minister for Finance the total overpayment against a person (details supplied) in respect of income tax; the amount repaid; the amount outstanding; and if he will make a statement...
    • Tax Credits
      95. To ask the Minister for Finance if an application for tax concessions by a person (details supplied) will be processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6227/18]
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      96. To ask the Minister for Finance the projects awarded to a company (details supplied); the number of persons employed or contracted by it; the role and location of each type of projects...
    • Official Engagements
      97. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to meet formally with the Dutch Finance Minister; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6252/18]
    • Brexit Data
      98. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his Department following the decision...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      101. To ask the Minister for Finance the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards under the aegis of his...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Public Private Partnerships
      102. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if further investment in public private partnerships, PPPs, will be paused following the collapse of a company (details supplied) and...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      105. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Office of Public Works has ensured that the ongoing flood risk to persons in Tromatty and Quigley's Point, Inishowen, County...
    • Tax Forms
      108. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to allow persons in receipt of a Garda pension to have their P60 issued in January of each year (details supplied); and if he...
    • Brexit Data
      109. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his Department...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      111. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private partnership...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      112. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Departmental Funding
      113. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if funding is available for the refurbishment of colleges and schools of further education such as schools at locations (details supplied) in...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      114. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the receipt of correspondence by a person (details supplied) will be confirmed; the reason no reply has yet been issued to this...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      115. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) is being considered for a new school on a greenfield site in view of its increasing pupil numbers and the fact...
    • Psychological Assessments
      116. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a case for an assessment for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be examined. [6137/18]
    • Schools Health and Safety
      117. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding first aid training for educators; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6160/18]
    • School Accommodation Provision
      118. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of the local community of a school (details supplied) in respect of the decision of his...
    • School Transport Eligibility
      119. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to improve the criteria for school transport eligibility commencing for the 2018/2019 school year in view of the difficulties that...
    • Schools Site Acquisitions
      120. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the body or organisation with which the ownership of the six buildings being developed as part of the schools bundle 5 PPP programme currently...
    • Teacher Training Provision
      121. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the proposed changes to the Irish language requirements for PME courses; the way in which they impact on persons planning to take a course...
    • School Curriculum
      123. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if dance will be included in physical education as part of the curriculum in secondary schools. [6199/18]
    • School Enrolments
      124. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) has been advised to limit its intake of students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6226/18]
    • DEIS Data
      125. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 166 of 31 January 2018, the schools that were profiled for DEIS eligibility; the schools that were...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      126. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the funding available for a person (details supplied) at a school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6254/18]
    • Schools Data
      127. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the schools, by county, name, address, email address, phone number and roll number; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6257/18]
    • Teacher Data
      128. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teachers in post-primary schools that availed of the opt out from supervision and substitution under circulars 41/2017 and 47/2017;...
    • Brexit Data
      129. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his Department...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      131. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private partnership...
    • DEIS Eligibility
      132. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) was not given DEIS status in 2017 in view of the fact that all the national schools adjoining its...
    • DEIS Applications
      133. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has received updated documentation from a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; if a decision is pending on the school's...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      134. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards under the...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Crime Data
      135. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prosecutions that were commenced in respect of unlicensed gaming activity for non-compliance with gaming...
    • Prison Building Programme
      142. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to proceed with the building of a prison on the Thornton Hall site; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Immigration Status
      143. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding an application for a stamp 4 update of naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if...
    • Crime Data
      144. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reported house burglaries in each Garda division in Cork city and county in each of the years 2014 to 2017 in...
    • Direct Provision System
      145. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 96 of 7 December 2017, if he has received a full report into complaints his Department...
    • Crime Data
      146. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his views on a case (details supplied) in view of recent revelations regarding discrepancies in allocation of homicide figures...
    • Court Accommodation Refurbishment
      147. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the courthouse in Tralee will be renovated (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6286/18]
    • Brexit Data
      148. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      150. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      151. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Trade Promotion
      153. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the extent to which she and her Department continue to establish new trade links globally to compensate for Brexit; and if she will...
    • Departmental Functions
      155. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if there are plans to reallocate the programme for research in third level institutions from her Department back to the Department of...
    • Brexit Supports
      158. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to protect SMEs along the Border region which are most exposed to the impacts of Brexit. [5763/18]
    • Work Permits Applications
      159. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if a reply will issue to correspondence from a person (details supplied) regarding a work permit application; and if she will make a...
    • Brexit Data
      161. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of her...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      163. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the involvement her Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private...
    • Brexit Issues
      165. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the extent to which she and her Department have identified issues arising in the post-Brexit era to which remedial action at this...
    • Job Creation
      167. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the degree to which she and her Department continue to support and drive the creation of new enterprises in the indigenous sector...
    • Economic Competitiveness
      168. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the extent to which her Department can improve the efficiency and efficacy of workplace issues, including health and safety, to give...
    • Brexit Issues
      171. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the extent to which she can envisage opportunities in international markets for goods and services throughout the island of Ireland...
    • Economic Competitiveness
      172. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the measures she continues to take to develop and improve the competitiveness of Irish goods and services on world markets; and if she...
    • IDA Ireland Supports
      173. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the degree to which IDA Ireland's development programme continues to develop to maximise advantages for job creation and economic...
    • Rural Development Policy
      174. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the degree to which her Department can encourage investment and job creation throughout rural Ireland; and if she will make a...
    • Enterprise Support Services Provision
      175. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the way in which her Department continues to liaise with the business sector throughout the regions with a view to the maximisation of...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      176. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the persons on State boards under the aegis of her Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards...
  • Department of Health
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      177. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the maximum compensation that can be paid in respect of a person with a disability that has died as a result of negligence of the State;...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      179. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment for treatment for a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [6117/18]
    • Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists
      180. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an orthodontic appointment for a person (details supplied); if they are eligible for the cross-border directive scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      181. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the health hazard posed by blocked and overflowing communal sewage pipes serving private houses; if the routine intervention to deal with such...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      182. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6134/18]
    • Health and Social Care Professionals Regulation
      183. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons signed up to an organisation (details supplied) for accreditation [6138/18]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      184. To ask the Minister for Health if the a case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be examined. [6142/18]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      185. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will have a hip operation in Croom hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6143/18]
    • Palliative Care Services Provision
      186. To ask the Minister for Health the availability of palliative care services, by area; the level of service provided; the staff provided, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Health Services Provision
      187. To ask the Minister for Health if the doctor on-call service meets all relevant EU laws, guidelines and standards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6145/18]
    • Palliative Care Services Provision
      188. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to conduct a pilot programme to provide palliative care training to carers; if successful, his further plans to roll out this scheme on a much...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      189. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a date for an outpatient appointment. [6147/18]
    • Health Services
      190. To ask the Minister for Health if he has received feedback from the HSE regarding a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6171/18]
    • Treatment Abroad Scheme
      191. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 342 of 23 January 2018, the number of treatment abroad scheme payments issued by year since the inception of the scheme...
    • Patient Transport Data
      192. To ask the Minister for Health the number of inpatient transfers that took place between Mallow General Hospital and the other hospitals within the South/South West hospital group each of...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      193. 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. [6182/18]
    • Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists
      194. To ask the Minister for Health the efforts being made to tackle the orthodontic treatment waiting lists in counties Tipperary and Waterford (details supplied); and if more dentists have been...
    • Health and Social Care Professionals Regulation
      195. To ask the Minister for Health if an amendment will be accepted (details supplied). [6195/18]
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      196. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a home care package for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6200/18]
    • Hospital Procedures
      198. To ask the Minister for Health the number of times full capacity protocol was implemented at hospitals across the State in 2017 in tabular from; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      199. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the fact that medical card holders in Finglas have been transferred to a general practitioner in Ballymun; if he will address the need for a...
    • Palliative Care Services Provision
      201. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide at home palliative care between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. for persons that are terminally ill in order to allow them the dignity to remain at...
    • Vaccination Programme Data
      202. To ask the Minister for Health if research has been carried out with regard to the ingredients contained in a vaccine (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6230/18]
    • Disability Services Data
      203. To ask the Minister for Health the number of day places available for training for young adults with disabilities by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6240/18]
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      206. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to extend the recent HSE decision to reimburse the Freestyle Libre system for children and young adults to adults that have type 1 diabetes; and if...
    • Ministerial Correspondence
      207. To ask the Minister for Health if a reply will issue to a request from an organisation (details supplied). [6251/18]
    • Emergency Departments Data
      208. To ask the Minister for Health the number of emergency department attendances at Cavan General Hospital in each of the years 2012 to 2017, and to date in 2018, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists
      209. To ask the Minister for Health if the waiting times for children waiting for orthodontic treatment will be addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6263/18]
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      210. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the each new primary care centre (details supplied) at locations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6264/18]
    • Hospital Services
      211. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to visit a hospital (details supplied) in the coming months to see the facilities on offer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6265/18]
    • Disabilities Assessments
      212. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE's waiting times for assessment of need for children will be addressed. [6266/18]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      214. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which a person (details supplied) can have a defibrillator put up outside their practice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6269/18]
    • General Medical Services Scheme Payments
      215. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review correspondence (details supplied); the financial assistance offered to general practitioners setting up new practices; the way in which they...
    • Addiction Treatment Services
      218. To ask the Minister for Health the number of detox beds available for addiction within the greater Dublin area; and his plans to increase the number available for those in need [6287/18]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      219. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase resources for dementia care in line with an ageing population; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6288/18]
    • Hospital Charges
      220. To ask the Minister for Health his views on some hospital groups charging €80 to haemochromatosis patients requiring venesection; and the steps he will take on behalf of persons...
    • Brexit Data
      221. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his Department following the decision...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      223. To ask the Minister for Health the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private partnership contracts; the nature...
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      224. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to reinstate the Millstreet ambulance service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6392/18]
    • HSE Expenditure
      225. To ask the Minister for Health the amount that has been allocated for gay men's health services in 2018; the way in which this budget will be spent; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • HSE Funding
      226. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding an application by an organisation (details supplied) to the HSE seeking further funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      227. To ask the Minister for Health the reason Praxelene and Naftidrofuryl Oxalate medications are no longer available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6454/18]
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      228. To ask the Minister for Health the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards under the aegis of his...
    • Infectious Disease Epidemics
      229. To ask the Minister for Health if there will be an expansion of supports for victims of Lyme disease in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6434/18]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists Data
      230. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the number of outpatients waiting more than 18 months for an appointment in Cork hospitals increased from 993 in December 2015 to 7,339 in December...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      231. To ask the Minister for Health the extra support that will be provided to Tallaght hospital in 2018 to reduce waiting times for a first-time appointment to see a neurologist in view of the...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      232. To ask the Minister for Health the facilities that will now be provided for Alzheimer's patients in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6427/18]
    • HSE Funding
      233. To ask the Minister for Health the level of current and capital funding that would be required to implement Sláintecare proposals in view of the recent hospital bed capacity review...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • GLAS Payments
      234. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in payment under the GLAS scheme for a person (details supplied); and when payment will issue. [6239/18]
    • Flood Relief Schemes Payments
      235. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications received under the flood damage relief scheme for Inishowen; the number of applications that have been...
    • Afforestation Programme
      236. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the future economic benefit to farmers, landowners and the local community in County Leitrim after the forestry premiums on the...
    • GLAS Payments
      237. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied) will be processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6274/18]
    • Brexit Data
      239. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      241. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      242. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State...
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • National Postcode System Report
      243. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has completed a cost benefit analysis and review of Eircode; the uptake of Eircode; and if he will...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      244. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when broadband will be rolled out to an area in County Kildare (details supplied). [6140/18]
    • Freedom of Information Data
      246. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of freedom of information requests his Department has received in the past eight years; the number which...
    • Brexit Data
      247. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      249. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      250. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons...
    • Departmental Strategy Statements
      251. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will report on his Department's strategy statement and its commitments on delivering key infrastructure including...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Driver Licence Renewals
      252. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address a query (details supplied) regarding the renewal of a driving licence. [6348/18]
    • Rail Services Provision
      253. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will discuss with Iarnród Éireann the possibility of providing a morning train serving Thurles and Limerick...
    • Fáilte Ireland Funding
      254. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there is funding available through Fáilte Ireland or other sources for an international event (details supplied) which will...
    • Road Signage
      255. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the promised directional signs for Nenagh hospital on the motorway bypassing Nenagh will be erected; and if he will make a statement...
    • Aviation Industry Regulations
      256. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the length of time the Commission for Aviation Regulation is taking to process claims under EU Regulation 261/2004 for airline delays...
    • Rail Network Maintenance
      257. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to request that all major upgrade capital works on the heavy rail network will in future be put out to public tender and an...
    • Noise Pollution
      258. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason he has appointed Fingal County Council as an independent noise regulator in respect of airport noise; the reason he plans to...
    • Driver Licences
      259. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a situation regarding driving licences (details supplied) will be reviewed. [6278/18]
    • Brexit Data
      260. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his Department...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      262. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private partnership...
    • Motor Insurance Costs
      263. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the problems being caused for taxi drivers by increasing motor insurance premiums for taxis; his plans...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      264. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards...
    • Departmental Strategy Statements
      265. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on his Department's strategy statement and its commitments on delivering key infrastructure including transport. [6002/18]
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      266. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of unaccompanied minors that have been resettled here from Calais following the cross party Dáil Éireann Motion of 10...
    • Family Resource Centres
      267. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if an application by a resource centre (details supplied) to Tusla for entry into the Tusla FRC programme 2018 to create a...
    • Legislative Measures
      268. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of programmes which involve giving assistance to vulnerable young persons and...
    • Brexit Data
      269. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of her Department...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      271. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the involvement her Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private partnership...
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      272. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to carry out a survey and assessment of a site (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6453/18]
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      273. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the persons on State boards under the aegis of her Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards...
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • Seniors Alert Scheme
      274. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development his views on a matter (details supplied); if his Department provides funds to cover such costs; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Control of Dogs
      275. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if there are restrictions in place for pit bull terriers being required to wear muzzles when in public areas. [6135/18]
    • Walks Scheme
      277. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the progress that has been made on re-opening the rural walks scheme to new applicants; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Town and Village Renewal Scheme
      278. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the further funding available to support a project (details supplied) in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Community Services Programme
      279. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of an application for funding by a group (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6277/18]
    • Brexit Data
      280. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      282. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      283. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department who are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards...
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • JobPath Data
      284. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons referred on a weekly basis in County Clare to Turas Nua; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Applications
      285. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the criteria used to write to persons approaching their 66th birthday to inform them to apply for their pension; and if she...
    • JobPath Programme
      286. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a company (details supplied) can conduct and issue an exit review in a client's absence; and if she will make a statement...
    • Public Services Card
      287. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if private companies and-or bodies are permitted to accept the public services card as a form of identification in the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      289. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the average processing times for applications for social welfare payments (details supplied); the average processing times...
    • Labour Activation Measures
      290. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the specific measures that have been taken since the action plan for jobless households was published in September 2017; and...
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      291. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason it is not possible for persons on community employment schemes to stay on them in cases in which both they and...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Applications
      292. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the requested information has been received by her Department for a rent supplement claim by a person (details supplied);...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      294. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6267/18]
    • Brexit Data
      295. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of her...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      297. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the involvement her Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      298. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the persons on State boards under the aegis of her Department who are also serving on other State boards; the persons on...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • Commercial Rates
      299. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if, in respect of the rural incentive scheme, the rural rates alleviation scheme has been formulated and introduced for such...
    • Homeless Persons Data
      300. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of persons in emergency accommodation for longer than six months in Waterford city and county; and if he will make...
    • Fire Safety Regulations
      302. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will report on the fire remedial works at a location (details supplied); if these remedial works have been completed; if...
    • Traveller Accommodation
      304. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount of funding allocated for, and drawn down by, all local authorities for Traveller accommodation in 2017, in tabular...
    • Home Loan Scheme
      305. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the concerns that the new Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme will not help those persons who cannot afford to save for a...
    • Housing Assistance Payment Administration
      306. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of HAP inspections undertaken to date; the number outstanding beyond the eight month deadline, by local authority;...
    • Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund
      307. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the timeframe for phase two of the local infrastructure housing activation fund to be delivered; when the application process...
    • Septic Tank Grants
      308. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if a person (details supplied) is eligible for a grant for remediation works to be carried out on a domestic wastewater...
    • Referendum Campaigns
      309. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the guidelines and monitoring for information and graphics displayed on billboards, posters and so on at referenda and...
    • Departmental Administrative Arrangements
      310. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the details of the proposed merger and relocation of the State agencies (details supplied) to his Department. [6256/18]
    • Brexit Data
      311. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of his...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      313. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the involvement his Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private...
    • Planning Issues
      314. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to improve the limited criteria that pertain to planning regulations for afforestation in view of the serious...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      315. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the persons on State boards under the aegis of his Department who are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State...
    • Departmental Strategy Statements
      316. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will report on his Department's strategy statement and its commitments on delivering key infrastructure, including...
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Irish Language
      317. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the request by a school (details supplied) for a language assistant will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      318. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of staff in her Department and agencies or bodies under her aegis seconded in each of the years 2012 to 2017; and the...
    • Archaeological Sites
      319. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 357 of 31 January 2018, the number of the 20,164 individual archaeological excavation...
    • Brexit Data
      320. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has commissioned economic or regulatory impact assessments of the risks to sectors under the purview of her...
    • Departmental Contracts Data
      322. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the involvement her Department has had in respect of contracts with a company (details supplied) that provide public private...
    • Appointments to State Boards Data
      323. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the persons on State boards under the aegis of her Department who are also serving on other State boards; and the persons on State...