Written answers

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Trans European Transport Network Programme
      11. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has applied to the European Union to designate the Dublin to Rosslare railway line with Trans-European Transport Network,...
    • Sports Capital Programme Administration
      13. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will recommend that responsibility for the application and assessment of all sports capital grants be allocated to a fully...
    • Sports Facilities Provision
      14. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the discussions he has had with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the water sports clubs in Dún Laoghaire harbour with...
    • Public Bike Schemes
      15. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the basis on which the decision was taken to extend the contract for the supply, installation, maintenance and ongoing operation of the...
    • Air Safety
      16. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will request European wide enforcement for all safety features on offer from manufacturers as mandatory on aircraft entering...
    • Public Transport Fares
      17. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to lower fares to encourage uptake of public transport in relation to BusConnects plans; if he has reviewed the increase in...
    • State Airports
      18. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of applications made for exemptions for the transportation of munitions or weapons of war through Shannon Airport to date in...
    • Rail Network Expansion
      19. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided for the re-establishment of the rail line from Dublin to Kingscourt, County Cavan. [15164/19]
    • Road Network
      21. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for future investment in the secondary routes in County Meath. [15150/19]
    • Rail Services
      23. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of his plans to alleviate passenger congestion on the northern commuter rail line; if measures will be introduced in 2019; and...
    • Road Network
      25. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for future investment in the primary routes in County Meath. [15151/19]
    • Driver Licences
      26. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered introducing new driver licences that show the organ donor preferences of the holder. [15104/19]
    • Public Transport
      27. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his officials have costed the implementation of a programme making all public transport fully accessible for persons with disabilities...
    • Swimming Pool Programme
      28. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the mediation process ongoing between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and a club (details supplied) with regard...
    • Road Network
      29. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the assessment made to establish the extent to which the proposed new ring road in Galway will contribute to transport carbon emissions;...
    • Tourism Promotion
      30. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he is taking to develop the Ireland's Hidden Heartlands tourism brand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14770/19]
    • Brexit Issues
      31. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if drivers crossing the Border will require green cards for the purposes of insurance after Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Legislative Process
      32. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Irish Aviation Authority (amendment) Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15127/19]
    • Public Transport
      33. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied that the public consultation process for residents along the proposed MetroLink and BusConnects route in the Griffith...
    • Sports Capital Programme
      34. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the sports capital programme funds will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15100/19]
    • Light Rail Projects
      36. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the process by which he could direct the National Transport Authority, NTA, to consider and develop alternative alignments for the...
    • Road Projects Expenditure
      38. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the rationale for rescheduling funding from the upgrade project of the A5 motorway; if funding will be provided for same in the future;...
    • Road Projects
      39. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided for the extension of the M3 motorway to Cavan town and the east-west link which are needed in the north east;...
    • Bus Services
      40. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the continuous reliability issues affecting the 115 Bus Éireann service in Kilcock, County...
    • Road Projects
      41. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Bonagee link road project in County Donegal; when the project will commence; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Dublin Bus Fleet
      42. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has had discussions with the NTA and other stakeholders with regard to increasing the Dublin Bus fleet in view of the increasing...
    • Driver Licences
      43. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to introduce measures in order to allow asylum seekers to apply for driver licences; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Rural Transport Services
      44. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the policy initiatives he is considering to ensure better public transport services in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Swimming Pool Programme
      45. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his role in the mediation process between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and a club (details supplied) with regard to a...
    • Military Aircraft Landings
      46. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 222 of 14 February 2019, the munitions for which his Department granted an exemption on an aircraft...
    • Tourism Industry
      47. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the efforts being made to increase overseas tourism numbers both nationally and in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Mountain Rescue Service
      48. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he plans to take to ensure that the mountain rescue teams have enough resources to fulfil their vital role; the extra resources...
    • Rail Services
      49. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital funding secured to improve the Mullingar to Dublin rail service in terms of additional carriages and extra journeys due to the...
    • Haulage Industry
      50. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the work to minimise the impacts of Brexit on the haulage industry here; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Air Safety
      51. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to introduce regulation for drones; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15103/19]
    • Sports Organisations
      52. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to put pressure on an organisation (details supplied) to implement the findings of a report; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Public Transport
      53. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of plans to reduce the carbon emissions of the public transport fleet nationwide; the steps taken; the targets in this regard;...
    • Road Projects Status
      54. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the progress of the A5; the details of his engagement with his counterpart in Northern Ireland on the project; the funding...
    • Railway Stations
      55. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties caused to persons with disabilities by the failure of lifts at DART and rail stations...
    • Rail Services Provision
      56. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which it is proposed to increase the capacity of the commuter rail service in the north County Kildare commuter belt, with...
    • Traffic Management
      57. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the steps he has taken to date to alleviate M50 traffic congestion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14930/19]
    • Road Network
      58. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he expects to be in a position to address the issues of undercapacity on the M4 Maynooth to Leixlip in the short term...
    • Driver Test
      59. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the number of driver test instructors hired in 2018 failed to reach the target set; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Cabinet Committee Meetings
      61. To ask the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C (European Union including Brexit) last met. [15112/19]
    • Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
      62. To ask the Taoiseach the issues that were discussed when he met the Nordic Baltic Group on 21 March 2019; and if decisions were taken. [14863/19]
    • Departmental Communications
      63. To ask the Taoiseach if the Government Information Service, GIS, and other officials and advisers in his Department are co-ordinating the Government of Ireland social media messages or...
  • Department of Defence
    • White Paper on Defence
      66. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the members of the high-level civil-military Steering Group on Defence; the responsibilities of each; the number of times the group has met in...
    • Defence Forces Equipment
      69. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason a capital allocation for spending on military equipment under Vote 36 has been increased by €29 million to €106 million...
    • Naval Service Operations
      70. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on the increasing criticism of Operation Sophia; his further views on its perceived relative failure to rescue lives in comparison to...
    • Commemorative Events
      71. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on whether the theme of peacekeeping and human rights protection by the Defence Forces should be promoted during the contribution of...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data
      72. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of former Defence Forces members that previously left the Defence Forces that have returned to the Defence Forces (details supplied);...
    • Departmental Communications
      73. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his Department has undertaken procurement processes in relation to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it with formulating or...
    • Irish Language
      75. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such a scheme was...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Brexit Issues
      76. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on discussions with the EU in relation to the Irish Border following a no-deal Brexit. [14909/19]
    • International Agreements
      77. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the remarks made at the UN Conference on Disarmament in February 2019 by the UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres,...
    • Diplomatic Representation
      78. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has spoken to the Syrian Government or its embassy in relation to a person (details supplied); and if intelligence in relation to the...
    • Registration of Births
      79. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied) who is waiting for an update on their application of certificate...
    • Consular Services Provision
      80. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the efforts made to have a person (details supplied) returned here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14759/19]
    • Election Monitoring Missions
      81. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the reason the elections observation briefing roster has been capped at approximately 200 when there are many qualified candidates interested...
    • Passport Applications
      82. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 67 of 21 February 2019, when applications by persons (details supplied) will be processed; and if he...
    • Northern Ireland
      83. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he met with the family of a person (details supplied); if so, the issues that were discussed; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      86. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the disproportionate and deadly response of the government of Sudan to recent peaceful protests in that country; the steps he is...
    • Brexit Expenditure
      88. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount which has been spent to date on Getting Ireland Brexit Ready; and the amount expected to be spent on making the country Brexit...
    • Middle East Issues
      89. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has formally conveyed his objection to the administration of the United States of America regarding its decision to recognise...
    • Overseas Development Aid Data
      91. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the expenditure on overseas development aid; the way in which it equates to the target of reaching 0.7% of ODA-GNI; the cost of reaching the...
    • Emigrant Support Services
      92. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the expenditure on the emigrant support programme; the estimated full year cost of increasing expenditure by 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% in tabular...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      93. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the expenditure on the trust fund for Africa; the estimated full year cost of increasing expenditure by 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%; and if he will...
    • Diplomatic Representation Expenditure
      94. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the average full year cost of running an embassy and consulate, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15085/19]
    • Peace and Reconciliation Programme
      95. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the expenditure on the peace and reconciliation fund; the estimated full year cost of increasing expenditure by 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%, in...
    • Passport Applications Administration
      96. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a third passport processing facility is to be opened in Dublin at Tallaght and-or a second passport processing facility in Cork to add to...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      98. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the situation in Mali including reports that civilians have been massacred; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Registration of Births
      100. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of an Irish birth certificate for a child (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15252/19]
    • Emigrant Support Services
      103. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the outcome of the interdepartmental committee on the Irish abroad meeting on 21 February 2019; the status of the implementation of the...
    • Government Information Service
      104. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department is the lead Department in co-ordinating the Government of Ireland messages on social media and on State websites; and if...
    • Departmental Communications
      105. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has undertaken procurement processes in relation to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it with...
    • Irish Language
      107. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such a scheme was...
  • Department of Finance
    • Betting Regulations
      108. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on a matter (details supplied) in relation to the betting tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14755/19]
    • Bank Debt Restructuring
      109. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 82 of 15 November 2012, the number of cases of bankruptcy summonses and court proceedings by a bank (details supplied)...
    • Mortgage Applications Approvals
      110. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason a salary for contract employment with the HSE is not taken into account by banks when an employee is applying for a mortgage; and if he will make a...
    • Revenue Commissioners Data
      111. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of suspicious transaction reports the Revenue Commissioners received in the Dublin region from financial institutions between 2014 and 2018 that...
    • Tax Clearance Certificates
      112. To ask the Minister for Finance if a tax clearance certificate will be issued in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14951/19]
    • Brexit Data
      113. To ask the Minister for Finance the projected impact of a no-deal Brexit on the structural balance from 2019 to 2024, in tabular form. [14978/19]
    • Stability and Growth Pact
      114. To ask the Minister for Finance if Ireland will receive an updated Medium Term Objective, MTO, in 2021; if not, when a new MTO will be applied to Ireland; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      116. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will clarify the recent response given regarding the number of appeals under the disabled drivers and passengers scheme in view of previous figures...
    • EU Budget Contribution
      117. To ask the Minister for Finance the EU contributions to be made by Ireland in each of the next five years if Ireland’s contributions were based on GNI star instead of GNI, with the...
    • Tax Clearance Certificates
      118. To ask the Minister for Finance if a tax clearance certificate can issue in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15186/19]
    • Budget Targets
      119. To ask the Minister for Finance the projected one-off or temporary measures of spending from 2019 to 2024 or the latest available date in percentage of GDP and gross terms in tabular form....
    • Home Renovation Incentive Scheme
      125. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to reintroduce the home renovation incentive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15248/19]
    • Insurance Costs
      126. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the number of soft play centres for children who are being forced to close down on account of the high cost of business insurance; and if he will...
    • Carbon Tax Collection
      127. To ask the Minister for Finance the tax yield for each carbon fuel type by year in tabular form; the total for each year since the carbon tax was first introduced; and if he will make a...
    • Carbon Tax Yield
      128. To ask the Minister for Finance the way in which the tax yield from the carbon tax was spent in the years since the tax was first introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • State Claims Agency Data
      129. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount the State Claims Agency paid in legal costs to solicitors representing plaintiffs in medical negligence claims in 2017 and 2018; the top ten...
    • Revenue Commissioners Legal Cases
      130. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Revenue Commissioners in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of each of these court cases; the number...
    • Central Bank of Ireland Enforcement Actions
      131. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Central Bank in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of each of these court cases; the number and...
    • Departmental Communications
      132. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has undertaken procurement processes in relation to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it with formulating or contributing...
    • Official Languages Act
      135. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such a scheme was introduced. [15491/19]
    • Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Administration
      136. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 237 of 26 March 2019, the number of staff he has approved; if they have taken up their positions; and if not, when the...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Garda Stations
      137. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a car park will be constructed at a Garda station (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14812/19]
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      138. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when community employment supervisors will receive the pension provision the Labour Court agreed they were entitled to ten years ago;...
    • National Lottery Regulator
      139. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the gambling regulations which apply to the national lottery; if this is the same regulation that applies to other forms of gambling; if...
    • Government Expenditure
      140. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown of the components of pre-committed expenditure in each year from 2019 to 2024 or the latest available date; and the gross...
    • Office of Public Works Projects
      143. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the strategic review by the OPW for the Phoenix Park will be put on public display in libraries and community centres in Dublin in...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      144. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will consider extending the age limit for children to access their deceased parents' civil service pension beyond 21 years of age...
    • Departmental Functions
      145. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his Department's role in the planned convention centre in Cork; if officials from his Department have attended meetings on same since it...
    • Public Appointments Service
      147. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the recruitment campaigns which will be run by the Public Appointments Service between 2 April 2019 to 31 December 2019; the nature of...
    • Coastal Protection
      148. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if all necessary financial assistance will be provided to Fingal County Council to tackle the alarming rate of coastal erosion that is...
    • Coastal Erosion
      149. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress in the preparation of a national coastal erosion strategy and plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15173/19]
    • Public Sector Pay
      150. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of Labour Court recommendations that were outstanding when the public sector agreement was agreed to that have since been...
    • Departmental Communications
      151. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department has undertaken procurement processes in relation to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it with...
    • Official Languages Act
      153. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such a scheme...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Child Abuse
      154. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the decision to file away child abuse files for 75 years was taken. [14816/19]
    • SOLAS Staff
      155. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the delays in resolving the discrepancy between pay scales for former FÁS employees that transferred to SOLAS whilst legislation was...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      156. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding plans for a secondary school in Kinnegad, County Westmeath. [14757/19]
    • Irish Language
      157. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current and capital allocation to An Comhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta in each of the years 2016 to 2018; and the...
    • Student Grant Scheme
      158. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will request that the thresholds for the student grant scheme be increased in budget 2020 in view of the increase in living standards; and...
    • School Transport Provision
      159. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the assistance available for the provision of transport for a special needs child to attend a specialised preschool (details supplied); and if he...
    • Summer Works Scheme
      160. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if correspondence from a person (details supplied) has been received; the efforts being made to address the concerns outlined therein; when a...
    • Education and Training Boards Establishment
      161. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the new Louth and Meath Education and Training Board, LMETB, headquarters project that is earmarked for Drogheda, County Louth; if...
    • School Transport
      162. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a discretionary bus pass will be issued to a person (details supplied). [14895/19]
    • Home Tuition Scheme Funding
      163. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if home education will be funded in the case of a person (details supplied); and the process by which funding can be obtained. [14927/19]
    • School Accommodation Provision
      164. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide funding for a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this school is...
    • School Staff
      165. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the number of teachers in a school (details supplied) can be reassessed. [14987/19]
    • Teaching Council of Ireland
      166. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to work collaboratively with the Teaching Council to review the current national third-level teacher training curriculum to improve the...
    • Traveller Education
      167. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the practice of reduced timetables affecting some Traveller students; and the actions he plans to eliminate...
    • Anti-Racism Measures
      171. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if anti-racism training is compulsory for teacher training and continuing professional development. [15075/19]
    • Traveller Education
      172. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the Traveller education strategy. [15076/19]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      175. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the lack of autism spectrum disorder, ASD, services in an area (details supplied) notwithstanding the best...
    • DEIS Status
      176. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration has been given in the past three years to the designation of primary schools as DEIS band 2; and if consideration is being given...
    • School Patronage
      177. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the stage of the plans for a new Educate Together school for Killarney, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15133/19]
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      178. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a teacher (details supplied) will be put on a pay grade appropriate to their experience and qualifications; and if he will make a statement...
    • Technological Universities Status
      179. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the date position regarding a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15142/19]
    • Special Educational Needs Data
      180. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children with an autism diagnosis that require school placement in preschool settings, mainstream primary schools, ASD units or...
    • School Transport Provision
      181. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if €54,000 will be allocated to provide a critical bus service in Navan, County Meath (details supplied). [15154/19]
    • School Accommodation Provision
      182. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for additional accommodation in a school (details supplied) in County Cork; if a previous summer works...
    • School Staff
      183. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that no transition year co-ordinator is in place at a school (details supplied). [15198/19]
    • National Training Fund
      184. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the projected size of the national training fund from 2019 to 2024; and the projected size of the fund if it was maintained at its current rate...
    • School Staff
      185. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding an additional teacher for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15257/19]
    • School Textbooks
      186. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the use of workbooks in primary school and the high cost associated with purchasing numerous revised additions. [15258/19]
    • School Placement
      187. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) will be accepted as a pupil at a school. [15260/19]
    • State Examinations Appeals
      188. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the leaving certificate appeals system can be reviewed with a view to facilitating the appeal scripts going back to the local schools for the...
    • School Enrolments
      189. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the pressure on school places for primary school students in the Swords area; if consideration has been given...
    • Student Grant Scheme Applications
      190. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there will be an additional income disregard for a family in receipt of a SUSI grant (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • School Accommodation
      191. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when clearance to issue a revised version of a grant letter will be provided in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he...
    • Education Data
      192. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the statement by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection at a recent meeting that social welfare data cannot be...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      194. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for a new primary school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15314/19]
    • Schools Property
      195. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of prefabs in each school in Portlaoise, County Laois; the annual cost of each; the cost of the prefabs for each school; his plans to...
    • School Funding
      197. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an application by a school (details supplied) for emergency funding will be considered; if the case will be treated as urgent; and if he will...
    • Social Media in Education
      198. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has undertaken procurement processes in relation to consultancy agencies media or otherwise to assist it with formulating or...
    • Education and Training Boards Staff
      200. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the allocation for employing ancillary staff in ETB schools such as administration staff and caretaking staff is the same irrespective...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      201. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the situation in relation to the provision of a secondary school in Kinnegad, County Westmeath will be examined particularly in the context of...
    • Official Languages Act 2003 Compliance
      202. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such a scheme was...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Data
      203. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for residency status in the case of a person (details supplied);...
    • Garda Equipment
      205. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to upgrade the TETRA digital radio system; when the current service contract expires; his plans to move to secure 5G...
    • Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Data
      206. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he...
    • Judicial Appointments
      208. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to increase the number of judges in the District Court; and the projected timeframe in this regard. [14938/19]
    • Court Accommodation Provision
      209. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the progress of the Hammond Lane court complex; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14939/19]
    • Direct Provision System
      210. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the practice of direct provision centres encouraging residents to volunteer to undertake...
    • Prisoner Privacy
      211. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 113 of 14 February 2019, the status of the publication of the Inspector of Prisons report...
    • Refugee Status Applications
      212. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an appeal for refugee status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he...
    • Paramilitary Groups
      213. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if ISIS or the paramilitary groups involved in Syria and Iraq are a proscribed organisation here; and if it is a criminal...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      214. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of Irish nationality for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15027/19]
    • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
      215. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when Ireland will sign and ratify the optional protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; the...
    • Animal Welfare
      216. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the measures taken to enforce laws regarding animal welfare; the number of prosecutions relating to abuses of animals; and if...
    • Witness Intimidation
      217. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if An Garda Síochána maintain separate figures for prosecutions taken under section 41 of the Criminal Justice Act...
    • Courts Service Data
      220. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the percentage of criminal cases tried by jury in each of the years 2012 to 2017. [15095/19]
    • Direct Provision System
      221. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the policy on direct provision residents’ voting rights, access to election related materials and the right to meet with...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      222. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed by a person (details suppled) who wishes to become an Irish citizen and who holds a Dutch...
    • Deportation Orders Re-examination
      223. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application pursuant to section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended)...
    • Departmental Funding
      224. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the details of a recent grant of €60,000 provided to an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Asylum Applications
      225. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for leave to remain in the case of a person (details supplied); and...
    • Missing Persons
      226. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding optimal communication and coordination during searches for missing persons which involve a multi-agency...
    • Residency Permits
      227. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current and expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Traveller-Roma Integration Strategy
      228. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy 2017 to 2021 steering committee specifically the...
    • Interdepartmental Working Groups
      229. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the work of the surrogacy interdepartmental group; the number of times it has met; the recommendations or...
    • Data Protection
      230. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Data Protection Commission in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of...
    • Departmental Communications
      231. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department has undertaken procurement processes in relation to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it...
    • Irish Language
      233. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date on which...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Work Permits Eligibility
      234. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to consider changing the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2018 to remove dental technicians from the list of...
    • Health and Safety Authority Data
      235. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Health and Safety Authority in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of each of...
    • Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
      236. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in each of the years 2014 to 2018;...
    • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Legal Cases
      237. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement in each of the years 2014 to 2018;...
    • Workplace Relations Services Data
      238. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Workplace Relations Commission in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of each...
    • Departmental Communications
      239. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department has undertaken procurement processes in relation to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it with...
    • Irish Language
      241. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such a scheme...
  • Department of Health
    • Medicinal Products
      242. To ask the Minister for Health if he has reviewed the evidence in regard to the harms caused by Pandemrix in view of a commitment to do so at Leaders' Questions on 15 May 2018. [14868/19]
    • Legislative Measures
      243. To ask the Minister for Health when the legislation to deal with the low-cost selling of alcohol will be enacted. [15259/19]
    • State Claims Agency Data
      244. To ask the Minister for Health the number and value of claims paid out by the State Claims Agency in 2017 and 2018 in relation to medical negligence cases; the top ten individual payouts in...
    • General Practitioner Contracts
      246. To ask the Minister for Health if the new and revised general practitioner contract will recognise and resource general practitioners to meet the regulatory requirements, obligations and the...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      247. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the impact of a lack of funding for Cork Kerry Community Healthcare and that the known level of need exceeds the funding...
    • HSE Properties
      248. To ask the Minister for Health the provisions being made for a graveyard on a site (details supplied); if it will be part of the sale in process; if these sacred grounds will be preserved;...
    • HSE Agency Staff
      249. To ask the Minister for Health if section 39 funding will be restored to a group (details supplied). [14762/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      250. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied). [14765/19]
    • Home Help Service Eligibility
      251. To ask the Minister for Health if home help will be sanctioned in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14767/19]
    • Hospital Services
      252. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the podiatry department in University Hospital Kerry, UHK, was closed (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14777/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      253. To ask the Minister for Health if an ENT appointment will be scheduled for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14786/19]
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      255. To ask the Minister for Health if extended respite can be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14791/19]
    • Medical Card Expenditure
      256. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost in 2019 of the 10% increase across all general practitioner visit card weekly income thresholds; and the estimated full year cost of same....
    • Drugs Payment Scheme Expenditure
      257. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost in 2019 of the €10 reduction in the monthly drugs payment scheme threshold from €134 to €124; and the estimated full...
    • Prescriptions Charges
      258. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost in 2019 of the reduction in prescription charges from €2 to €1.50 for all medical card holders over 70 years of age; and the...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      259. To ask the Minister for Health the status of respite care, occupational therapy, home support and speech and language therapy appointments for a person (detailed supplied); and if he will...
    • Medical Conditions
      260. To ask the Minister for Health when plans for the treatment of patients with lymphoedema will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14806/19]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      261. To ask the Minister for Health if a permanent transport solution will be provided for a person (details supplied) to and form a day care service which is vital for the well-being and health...
    • Hospitals Data
      262. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 724, reference No.1262/19, of 15 January 2019, when a reply will issue from the HSE. [14823/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      263. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); the timeframe for the hip replacement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14824/19]
    • Pharmacy Regulations
      265. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to reject calls by an organisation (details supplied) to define a temporary absence of a pharmacist in view of the way in which this will affect...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      266. To ask the Minister for Health the supports in place for the parents of child with dyspraxia in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14864/19]
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      267. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to upgrade the oncology department at University Hospital Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14870/19]
    • Healthcare Policy
      269. To ask the Minister for Health the relationship between his Department and the HSE; the way in which the two organisations are linked; if he will provide a chart to outline the structure of...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      270. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE early years intervention services in Bray, County Wicklow are being moved from Bray health centre to Wicklow primary care centre; and if he will...
    • Mental Health Services
      271. To ask the Minister for Health if approval will be given to affirming the role of art therapist as a designated post within community mental health teams in the context of section 9.2 of the...
    • Health Services Staff Recruitment
      272. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in hiring the necessary personnel at a healthcare centre (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14898/19]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      273. To ask the Minister for Health the extra adult residential places that have been provided for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities each year since 2014; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      275. To ask the Minister for Health the extra bed capacity provided in Cork city and county since 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14904/19]
    • Medicinal Products
      276. To ask the Minister for Health his views on reports that almost all the available funding allocated to the HSE for new medicines in 2019 has already been used; the steps he is taking to...
    • Transport Support Scheme
      277. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the transport support scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14911/19]
    • Health Services Staff
      278. To ask the Minister for Health if he has examined the Health Sector National Staff Survey 2016 and National Ambulance Services Report January 2017 carried out by a company (details...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      286. To ask the Minister for Health if funding will be provided for the long-term appropriate care of a person (details supplied); if the person will be discharged into the care of an...
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Provision
      287. To ask the Minister for Health if an immediate long-term care plan will be put in place through CAMHS Kilkenny for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
      288. To ask the Minister for Health the status of progress in relation to the new child and adolescent mental health services centre in south County Wexford; the eTender details for the project;...
    • Neuro-Rehabilitation Services Provision
      289. To ask the Minister for Health when he plans to invest in a promised service in County Longford as per 2019 Estimates (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14937/19]
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Provision
      290. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children on the waiting list for six, nine, 12, 18, 24 and more than 36 months, respectively, for primary care child psychology services, by...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      291. To ask the Minister for Health if a hip replacement surgery will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14943/19]
    • Health Services Access
      292. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be admitted for treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14944/19]
    • Health Services
      293. To ask the Minister for Health the plans of the HSE to relocate a person (details supplied) to alternative sheltered supervised accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment
      294. To ask the Minister for Health if funding is still in place for the provision of additional cardiology posts at University Hospital Kerry; if this funding has been ring-fenced (details...
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      295. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be awarded a home care package; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14959/19]
    • Medicinal Products Supply
      297. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the decision not to make Spinraza available to patients here now that a 28-day period has passed which allowed the drug company time to respond...
    • HSE Properties
      298. To ask the Minister for Health when the roof of a centre (details supplied) will be repaired; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14962/19]
    • National Children's Hospital Status
      299. To ask the Minister for Health the status of information technology and associated fit-out plans for the new national children’s hospital; the costs and configuration involved; and if...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      300. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be called for treatment. [14973/19]
    • Cannabis for Medicinal Use
      301. To ask the Minister for Health if there are several medicinal cannabis licence holders who avail of a third party to collect and deliver their prescription to the licensed home address of...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      302. To ask the Minister for Health if there has been progress in implementing the plan for effective participation in decision-making for persons with disabilities, launched in September 2018...
    • Mobility Allowance Review
      303. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a new scheme to replace the mobility allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14990/19]
    • Medical Card Reviews
      304. To ask the Minister for Health if medical cards will cover the cost of batteries for hearing aids; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14992/19]
    • Medical Card Drugs Availability
      305. To ask the Minister for Health if the medical cards of persons (details supplied) will cover the cost of batteries for hearing aids; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14995/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      306. To ask the Minister for Health if an outpatient clinic appointment will be arranged for a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [14998/19]
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      308. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a recent medical card was withdrawn in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15005/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      309. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be called for an outpatient clinic appointment. [15018/19]
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      310. To ask the Minister for Health if respite care will be made available to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [15020/19]
    • Hospital Facilities
      311. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to establish a minor injuries unit at a hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15026/19]
    • Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists
      312. To ask the Minister for Health the length of time a child (details supplied) can remain on the waiting list to be called for orthodontic assessment; if the child will remain on the waiting...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      313. 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. [15034/19]
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      316. To ask the Minister for Health the efforts being made to increase the number of multiple sclerosis specialist nurses and neurologists here; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Applications
      317. To ask the Minister for Health the status of HSE equipment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15089/19]
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
      318. To ask the Minister for Health the current waiting list for CAMHS services for an area (details supplied); the average waiting time; and his plans to address this. [15131/19]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      319. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the travel pass is excluded from the HSE LocalLink bus service bringing disabled persons to their day centres (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Ambulance Service Response Times
      320. To ask the Minister for Health if targets are being met regarding ambulance call out times in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15141/19]
    • Hospitals Capital Programme
      321. To ask the Minister for Health the reason contracts for the provision of modular theatres at Merlin Park Hospital, Galway could not be executed; when it was established that the contracts...
    • Home Help Service Eligibility
      325. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive a home help assistant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15180/19]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      326. To ask the Minister for Health if additional funding can be made available to County Donegal to employ home help assistants to alleviate waiting times; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Home Care Packages Data
      327. To ask the Minister for Health the number of applications that have been approved for the homecare package but are yet to receive allocated home help assistants in County Donegal since 1...
    • Disability Services Funding
      328. To ask the Minister for Health the details of a recent grant of €60,000 provided to an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15222/19]
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      329. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for the need for respite services for adults with intellectual disability (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • HSE Properties
      330. To ask the Minister for Health if social work offices in Finglas, Dublin 11 are to be relocated to a premises on the North Circular Road. [15226/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      331. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect a required procedure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15237/19]
    • Hospital Facilities
      335. To ask the Minister for Health the timeline for the provision of a cardiac catheterisation laboratory at Sligo University Hospital to cover the north-west region; and if he will make a...
    • Registration of Nurses
      336. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is unable to work as a general practice nurse here following an absence from work following illness. [15261/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Delays
      337. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been waiting for over four years for an appointment with the pain management clinic in Galway University Hospital in...
    • Vaccination Programme
      338. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to ensure an increase in the rate of children presenting for the MMR vaccination; his plans to ensure that this is increased; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      339. 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. [15291/19]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      340. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) was awarded home help but will not receive it for three to four months; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Medicinal Products Supply
      341. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 25 of 13 March 2019, the strategy in place to achieve the objective of working towards a targeted minimum prescribing...
    • Medicinal Products Prices
      342. To ask the Minister for Health the number of times he and or his officials have met with the representative body of the generics industry here on the issue of medicine pricing in each of the...
    • Hospitals Funding
      344. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 296 of 12 March 2019 and the response, the reason the question was referred to the hospital; the reason the response did...
    • Hospitals Capital Programme
      345. To ask the Minister for Health the projects included in the 2019 capital plan submitted to his Department. [15325/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists Data
      346. To ask the Minister for Health the number of women on the gynaecology outpatient waiting list; the number awaiting surgery; the length of time each woman is waiting by six-monthly intervals;...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      347. 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. [15330/19]
    • General Practitioner Contracts
      349. To ask the Minister for Health the status of negotiations on the new general practitioner contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15351/19]
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
      350. To ask the Minister for Health if the care of a person (details supplied) who re-registered late with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland will be examined; and if he will make a...
    • Disabilities Assessments
      351. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children on the waiting list for an ASD assessment with west Limerick children services; the number of children assessed to date in 2019 (details...
    • Departmental Communications
      352. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has undertaken procurement processes regarding consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it with formulating or contributing to...
    • Mental Health Services
      354. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which families are kept involved and informed when a family member enters mental health services (details supplied). [15423/19]
    • Pharmaceutical Sector
      355. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to make provision in regulations or law to allow pharmaceutical assistants who qualified before 1978 to continue working as heretofore; and if he...
    • Assisted Human Reproduction Legislation
      356. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide free IVF treatment to those who have a medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15427/19]
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      357. To ask the Minister for Health if respite care services will be provided in County Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15433/19]
    • General Medical Services Scheme
      358. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the charging of medical card holders for the taking of bloods by general practitioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospitals Car Park Charges
      359. To ask the Minister for Health the value to each hospital of the car parking charges system in tabular form; the amount raised from car parking charges if the system is under the hospital...
    • Official Languages Act 2003 Compliance
      361. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such a scheme was introduced. [15493/19]
    • Medical Card Applications
      362. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a medical card application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15500/19]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review
      364. To ask the Minister for Health when he plans to publish the review of the system for setting up nursing home prices under the nursing home support scheme; and if he will make a statement on...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Agricultural Colleges Data
      367. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 548 of 14 December 2017, the number of new entrants that commenced the green cert in 2017; the...
    • Forestry Sector
      368. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if all possible alternatives were considered by Coillte before the decision was taken to use acetamiprid for the control of pine...
    • Animal Disease Controls
      369. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which alleged animal discrepancies as identified during recent tuberculosis and brucellosis tests in the case of a person...
    • Brexit Preparations
      370. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the contingency steps being taken to limit the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the agriculture sector here. [14865/19]
    • Pesticide Use
      371. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the decision by the EU Commission and member states not to renew chlorothalonil; the impact this will have on the...
    • Food Exports
      372. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of Irish seafood exports in 2017 and 2018, in tabular form; the main fish species; the amount of exports to the...
    • Food Imports
      373. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of seafood imports in 2017 and 2018, in tabular form; the main fish species; the amount of imports from the UK...
    • EU Directives
      374. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the proposed EU directive (2018/0082(COD)) with regard to unfair trading practices in business-to-business...
    • Beef Exports
      375. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the figures for the export of beef to China over the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14928/19]
    • GLAS Payments
      376. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the final payment of the 2018 GLAS payment will be made available to farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Brexit Supports
      377. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the current and proposed Brexit support schemes for famers; and the current take-up in tabular form. [15007/19]
    • Brexit Preparations
      378. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has conducted a regional analysis of the impact of a hard Brexit; and if so, the details of same. [15008/19]
    • Brexit Issues
      379. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans for the marine sector post-Brexit if no agreement is reached; his contingency plans for fish producers and fish processors...
    • Harbours and Piers Development
      381. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when works are to commence on the Killybegs Harbour project; the duration of the project; the timeline for its completion; the full...
    • Beef Exports
      382. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of processors or exporters that have permission to export Irish beef to China; the number of applications to export beef...
    • Departmental Legal Cases
      383. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if follow-up recommendations were received by his Department regarding a matter (details supplied); his plans to remove the tanks in...
    • Beef Data and Genomics Programme
      384. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person (details supplied) can opt out of the beef genomic scheme under force majeure ; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Horse Sport Ireland
      385. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the current named licence holder of the Irish Sport Horse and Irish Draught Horse studbooks is Horse Sport Ireland and not a...
    • Animal Breeding Regulations
      386. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the public and EU tender process that will apply to the granting of a new licence renewal of the Irish Sport Horse and Draught Horse...
    • Horse Sport Ireland
      387. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if Horse Sport Ireland has the right or otherwise to veto the transfer of the Irish Sport Horse and Draught Horse Studbooks to...
    • Animal Welfare
      388. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to use of white wolves by a circus (details supplied) currently touring the country; and if he will...
    • EU Issues
      389. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the EU Commission has raised concerns with his Department regarding the establishment of a Border inspection post at Rosslare...
    • Felling Licences
      390. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the legislation in place to protect trees and to cease tree felling on private lands during bird nesting periods; if the removal of...
    • Beef Industry
      391. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider matters (details supplied) in relation to beef farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15315/19]
    • Fisheries Offences
      392. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of...
    • Consultancy Contracts
      394. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has undertaken procurement processes in relation to consultancy agencies media or otherwise to assist it with...
    • Departmental Communications
      395. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which his departmental officials have been contributing to and taking part in Government of Ireland social media messages;...
    • European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
      396. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the maximum grant available under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund sustainable aquaculture scheme has been increased to...
    • Irish Language
      397. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such a...
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • Communications Market Regulation
      398. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he discussed the roll out of 5G technology and the use of a company (details supplied) during his St. Patrick's Day...
    • Waste Disposal Charges
      399. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to introduce a domestic waste collection waiver or rebate for those full-time carers caring for family...
    • Electric Vehicles
      401. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of electric vehicle charging points available by county in tabular form; the number of electric vehicle...
    • Inland Fisheries Stocks
      403. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will address a matter with regard to fishing (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Carbon Budget
      404. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the annual cost for the purchase of emissions allowances for each year that such allowances have been purchased in...
    • Energy Schemes
      408. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there are long delays in applications for the SEAI home energy grants;...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      409. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if it is planned to extend high-speed fibre broadband to St. John's Point, Dunkineely, County Donegal; and if he will...
    • National Broadband Plan
      413. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding the programme for partnership Government commitment on broadband. [15118/19]
    • Energy Schemes
      415. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the steps he is taking to examine the potential for new support programmes, such as deep retrofit, to encourage home...
    • Bituminous Fuel Ban
      418. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will address a matter regarding the nationwide ban on fossil fuels (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Television Licences Data
      419. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of court prosecutions initiated by An Post in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of each of these...
    • Fines Data
      420. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of court prosecutions initiated by ESB Network Limited in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of each...
    • Departmental Communications
      421. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has undertaken procurement processes for consultancy agencies, media or otherwise to assist it with...
    • Irish Language
      423. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Electric Vehicles
      424. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the national policy in terms of parking electric vehicles during recharging; and if local authorities are within their rights to charge...
    • Airport Policy
      425. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will proactively ensure the prosperity of Shannon Airport and the mid-west region in view of Brexit and other challenges faced by...
    • Ports Policy
      426. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has raised the issue of the ownership of Rosslare Europort with his UK counterpart; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Driver Test Waiting Lists
      427. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the average waiting time at the National Driver Licence Service, NDLS, centre in Trim, County Meath in 2018 and to date in 2019; and if...
    • Regional Road Network
      429. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding requested by Louth County Council in 2018 to support the development of the northern port access route in Drogheda,...
    • Railway Stations
      430. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Athy train station will become a staffless station; and if so, his plans to ensure that assistance is provided to persons that need it...
    • Driver Licences
      431. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures in place to ensure that UK driver licences are recognised here in the event of a no-deal Brexit; and if he will make a...
    • Noise Pollution
      432. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to manage the identified noise issues and effects in Ongar, Dublin 15 deriving from changes in flight paths in and around...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      433. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he met with a person (details supplied) on 12 July 2017; if so, the minutes for the meeting; if other persons were present; the issues...
    • Official Engagements
      437. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of home and away Republic of Ireland soccer matches at all levels and categories he has attended since he assumed office; if...
    • Light Rail Projects Status
      438. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the report on the revised MetroLink route will be published; the expected timetable to complete a metro from Swords and Dublin...
    • Road Traffic Legislation
      439. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the key road traffic legislation apart from section 9 of the Road Traffic Act 2004 and statutory instruments which indicate the speed...
    • Transport Policy
      440. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he will publish the national freight policy. [14941/19]
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      441. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he will announce successful applicants under the sports capital fund allocation for 2019; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Public Transport
      442. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the impact that the BusConnects policy will have regarding the restriction of traffic flow and access to the area of the national...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      443. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of times to date in the past three years the Minister of State with special responsibility for tourism and sport has met...
    • Light Rail Projects
      444. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will redirect the funding that would have been used for the remainder of metro south to bring forward the timeline for delivery of...
    • National Transport Authority Data
      445. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timelines and indicative costs for transport projects (details supplied). [15144/19]
    • Brexit Preparations
      447. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extra preparations he plans to make to facilitate persons and materials travelling through the port of Cork in the event of a no-deal...
    • Rail Accidents Reports
      449. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will request statistics from the rail accident investigation unit with regard to the number of accidents for each year since 2009...
    • Coast Guard Services
      450. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if volunteer coastguard rescue technicians were consulted prior to the Irish Coast Guard issuing a recent tender for life jacket...
    • Brexit Issues
      451. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which he plans to treat drivers with UK licences or licences that are approved by the UK (details supplied) in the event of a...
    • Public Transport
      452. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects low carbon emission buses to be operational in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15289/19]
    • EU Regulations
      453. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the introduction of intelligent speed apparatus (details supplied); his views on such a measure; and if he will...
    • Noise Pollution
      455. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the obligations on the DAA to respond to reports of noise made by residents living in the environs of...
    • Departmental Agencies
      456. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Commission for Aviation Regulation in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of...
    • Road Safety Authority Data
      458. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Road Safety Authority in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of each of these...
    • National Transport Authority
      459. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of court prosecutions initiated by the National Transport Authority in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the result of each of...
    • Public Transport Subsidies
      460. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a company (details supplied) is in receipt of and entitled to receive State subsidies or subsidies from the European Union; and if he...
    • Departmental Communications
      461. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has undertaken procurement processes relating to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it with...
    • Rural Transport Services Provision
      463. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he has continued to evaluate rural transport requirements with a view to bringing transport to persons rather than...
    • Traffic Management
      464. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans being advanced to combat the traffic congestion on the M50 route; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15450/19]
    • Brexit Preparations
      467. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he expects to develop facilities at ports and airports in order to enhance access to the European Union and the...
    • Sports Events
      468. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he continues to liaise with the various sporting organisations with a view to facilitating the use of Ireland as a...
    • Transport Policy
      470. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he has studied the weakest links in the transport system nationally; his plans to address same; and if he will make a...
    • Tourism Industry
      471. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he can identify options for the promotion of tourism here during the off-season with particular reference to the need...
    • Tourism Promotion
      472. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which opportunities for niche tourism are being explored; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15458/19]
    • Irish Language
      473. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such a scheme...
    • Wild Atlantic Way Project
      474. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Wild Atlantic Way route review being undertaken by a company (details supplied); the progress being made to include the...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Childcare Services
      475. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will address concerns of a not-for-profit childcare forum (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15009/19]
    • Childcare Qualifications
      476. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if a qualification (details supplied) will be accepted to work under the new affordable childcare scheme; and if she will make a statement...
    • Child Protection
      477. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the case of a child (details supplied) will be addressed. [15156/19]
    • Preschool Services
      478. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if a preschool (details supplied) will be included in the latest funding programme from her Department; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Departmental Properties
      479. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if social work offices in Ballymun, Dublin 11, are to be relocated to a premises on the North Circular Road. [15227/19]
    • Domestic Violence Refuges Provision
      480. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when she expects a refuge (details supplied) to reopen; if the refuge will reopen as a domestic violence refuge; if it is to be used by the...
    • Childcare Services Regulation
      481. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the serious negative impact the Pobal compliance visit report is having on a crèche (details...
    • Affordable Childcare Scheme
      482. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on whether the proposed new affordable childcare scheme will negatively impact on some crèches, including a crèche...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      484. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the report on the issue of over overage exemptions under the ECCE produced by the National Disability Authority will be published; the...
    • Child Protection
      486. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 262 of 27 March 2019, the reason this information is not collated centrally by Tusla (details...
    • Departmental Communications
      487. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department has undertaken procurement processes relating to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it with formulating...
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      489. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the mechanisms she has put in place to enable the collaborative forum of former residents of mother and baby homes and related institutions...
    • Irish Language
      491. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such a scheme was...
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • Community Services Programme
      492. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the review of the community services programme. [14781/19]
    • Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme
      493. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of applications to the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme by measure 1, 2 and 3; the number of successful and...
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      495. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the details of each local authority that has and has not, respectively, mapped local mobile phone black spots to date, in tabular...
    • Digital Innovation Programme
      496. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of applications made by each local authority to the digital innovation programme since established on an annual basis, in...
    • CLÁR Programme
      497. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to review the CLÁR areas based on the 2016 census returns; the timeline for the review; and if he will make a statement...
    • Scheme to Support National Organisations
      498. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he will consider additional funding for regional advocacy services for a society (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Town and Village Renewal Scheme
      499. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development when details of the 2019 town and village renewal scheme will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15355/19]
    • Departmental Communications
      500. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his Department has undertaken procurement processes in respect of consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it with...
    • LEADER Programmes Data
      502. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount approved by each local action group, LAG, to date for projects under the LEADER programme; the amount spent to date on...
    • Action Plan for Rural Development Implementation
      503. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the progress made on the implementation of the Action Plan for Rural Development to date; and when the next progress report will...
    • Irish Language
      504. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date on which such a...
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • Direct Provision Payments
      505. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing the allowance for adults in direct provision from €38.80 per week to...
    • Social Welfare Rates
      507. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing payments (details supplied) by €5 and €10, respectively, in tabular...
    • Fuel Allowance Data
      508. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing the fuel allowance by one, two, three and four weeks, respectively, in tabular...
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      509. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year expenditure on the household benefits package; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14729/19]
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Data
      510. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing rent supplement limits by on average of 10%; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Qualified Child Increase Payments
      511. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing the qualified child increase by €2, €3, €4 and €5,...
    • School Meals Programme
      512. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of increasing expenditure on the school meals programme by 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%, respectively, in tabular...
    • Low Pay Commission Expenditure
      513. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the annual expenditure on the Low Pay Commission; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14734/19]
    • Maternity Benefit
      514. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of increasing maternity benefit from 26 weeks to 30 and 34 weeks, respectively, for those who...
    • Child Benefit Payments
      515. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of paying a double child benefit payment to parents on the birth of a child; and if she will...
    • Jobseeker's Payments
      516. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of equalising jobseeker payments for those under 26 years of age to the standard rate; and if...
    • National Advocacy Service
      517. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of advocates in the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities; the estimated full-year cost of...
    • Bereavement Leave
      518. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of introducing two weeks' paid bereavement leave at a rate of €203 per week per parent...
    • Working Family Payment Data
      519. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full year cost of reducing the hours required to qualify for the working family payment from 19 to 15 hours for...
    • Social Welfare Schemes Data
      520. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full year cost of allowing lone parents in employment whose children are aged between 7 and 14 years of age to...
    • Jobseeker's Transitional Payment
      521. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full year cost of extending the jobseeker's transitional payment for lone parents until their youngest child...
    • One-Parent Family Payment Data
      523. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full year cost of increasing the earnings disregard for the one parent family payment by €10,...
    • Carer's Allowance Data
      524. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full year cost of increasing the week hours a carer can work or study while receiving carer's allowance,...
    • Free Travel Scheme Eligibility
      525. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full year cost of extending the free travel scheme for children in receipt of the domiciliary care allowance;...
    • Carer's Allowance Data
      526. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full year cost of increasing the income disregard for carer's allowance from €332.50 for a single person...
    • Illness Benefit Payments
      527. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason illness benefit payments are not correct in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Labour Activation Programmes Data
      528. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason Turas Nua is engaging with a person (details supplied) a year after they had secured employment; her views on the...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility
      529. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a couple with savings of €40,000 are means tested for jobseeker's allowance; and if they would be entitled to full...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Data
      530. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a pension rate for a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14799/19]
    • Carer's Allowance Eligibility
      531. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an appeal for a disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied);...
    • Farm Assist Scheme Data
      533. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 304 and 305 of 5 December 2018, the latest costings for the proposals regarding the...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Data
      534. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person on jobseeker's allowance can continue to pay into a private pension scheme he or she enrolled in while in...
    • Employment Data
      535. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans for legislation to outlaw bogus self-employment practices; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14896/19]
    • Invalidity Pension Payments
      536. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when invalidity pension arrears will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Data
      537. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons that received a letter from her Department advising them of the recalculation of their State pension...
    • State Pensions Payments
      538. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons having their State pension rates recalculated; the number of these cases that have been finalised to...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      539. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the composition of the new State pension review section; the number of staff deployed to the section; and her plans to...
    • State Pensions
      540. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of State pension recipients that have submitted the additional information sought as part of the recalculation of...
    • Carer's Allowance Payments
      541. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if applications for carer’s allowance increase for a qualified child, IQC, payments for foster children are linked to...
    • JobPath Programme
      543. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a client participating with JobPath secures a place on a community employment scheme, whether JobPath is paid for this...
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      544. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will reduce the entry age to community employment schemes to 19 years of age to align with the age at which persons...
    • Community Employment Schemes Review
      545. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will address matters (details supplied) regarding the interdepartmental review of community employment; and if she...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      547. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Invalidity Pension Appeals
      548. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied). [14991/19]
    • State Pension (Contributory) Data
      549. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of reviews conducted and completed to date in respect of the changes made to the contributory pension in 2012; the...
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      551. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the review of pensions affected by the 2012 contributory pensions changes; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Child Benefit Eligibility
      552. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to extend the child benefit payment to children who turn 18 years of age and are in full-time secondary school...
    • Working Family Payment Applications
      553. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made in respect of an application for a working family payment by a person (details supplied); and if...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      554. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for domiciliary care allowance by a person (details supplied). [15065/19]
    • Invalidity Pension Appeals
      556. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the case of a person (details supplied) in view of the fact that it is June 2017 since an application was...
    • State Pension (Non-Contributory) Appeals
      557. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason for the extraordinary investigative process applied in the case of a person (details supplied); if a full...
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      558. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a disability payment will be reinstated for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility
      559. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the extent to which consideration has been given to awarding a State pension to those currently disallowed on the basis of...
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      560. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the rate of old age contributory pension to which a person (details supplied) would be entitled will be reviewed. [15193/19]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      561. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a domiciliary care allowance application by a person (details supplied). [15241/19]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance
      562. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a review of the domiciliary care allowance has been conducted; and if age thresholds will be revised. [15250/19]
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      563. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when she expects paper forms to be available for use by those in receipt of reduced contributory pensions post 2012 that have...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Waiting Times
      564. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the average time required to process means tested applications for various social welfare entitlements; and if she will make...
    • Working Family Payment Applications
      565. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding a working family payment for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [15263/19]
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      566. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will consider extending associated social welfare benefits such as the fuel allowance and so on to those in receipt of...
    • Equality Legislation
      567. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the implementation of the Gender Recognition Act 2015 review; when legislation will be published based on the...
    • Departmental Schemes
      568. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the review of the pilot scheme of the social welfare scheme for artists; when the review findings will be...
    • Carer's Support Grant
      569. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of carers who received the carer's support grant automatically in 2018; the number of applications received for...
    • Civil Registration Service
      570. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of court prosecutions initiated by the Office of an tArd-Chláraitheoir (Civil Registration Act 2004) in each...
    • Departmental Communications
      571. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department has undertaken procurement processes in relation to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise to assist it...
    • State Pensions Reform
      573. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of cases that have been reviewed under the new total contributions approach method for assessing pensioners that...
    • Illness Benefit Payments
      574. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the correct level of illness benefit payable in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on...
    • Irish Language
      575. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • Local Authority Housing Maintenance
      576. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of houses in the housing stock of each local authority that have benefitted from energy efficiency retrofits; and...
    • Local Authority Housing
      577. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of local authority dwellings demolished in 2018 under Department approved schemes, by local authority. [14748/19]
    • Housing Assistance Payment Data
      578. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of persons and families in receipt of the housing assistance payment, by county, in tabular form; the average...
    • Planning Guidelines
      579. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of exemptions issued under the Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018, SI No. 30 of 2018,...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      580. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if an application by Westmeath County Council for adequate funding for a group sewerage scheme (details supplied) will be...
    • Harbours and Piers Maintenance
      581. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of actions planned for the sunken pontoon at Kenmare Pier, County Kerry. [14884/19]
    • Local Authority Housing Maintenance
      582. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of voids in Cork city and county still awaiting repair since 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists
      583. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of persons waiting to be housed in Cork city and county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14903/19]
    • Local Authority Housing Maintenance
      584. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his views on the drawdown of local authority home improvement loans; his views on whether supplementary funding should be...
    • Local Authority Housing Provision
      585. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if emergency legislation will be introduced to enable Dublin City Council meet even its modest social housing targets in view...
    • Rental Sector
      586. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of improvement notices issued by each local authority as a result of non-compliance with minimum standards for...
    • Housing Assistance Payment Data
      590. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of housing assistance payment recipients benefiting from discretionary payment increases, by county; the number of...
    • Housing Assistance Payment
      591. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the housing assistance discretionary payment is exempt from rent pressure zone criteria; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Home Loan Scheme
      592. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 1408 and 1409 of 26 March 2019, the number of these applications for loans that have...
    • Residential Tenancies Board
      593. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if full account will be taken of the submission on the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018, from an...
    • Home Loan Scheme
      594. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if additional funding will be provided for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme to Cork County Council; when this will be...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      595. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the ranking of a person on the list will be affected when Cork City Council takes over the waiting list for approved...
    • Home Loan Scheme
      596. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to introduce a housing loan scheme for non-first-time buyers who find themselves in changed circumstances, such as...
    • Mayoral Election
      597. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if it is planned that directly elected mayors will be afforded to other towns, particularly to towns that had former borough...
    • Fire Service
      598. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will address matters (details supplied) regarding fire appliances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15303/19]
    • Housing Adaptation Grant
      600. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to reverse the cutbacks to the housing adaptation grants for older persons and persons with a disability scheme; if...
    • Home Loan Scheme
      601. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the funding provided to each local authority for the allocation of the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; the number of...
    • Departmental Communications
      603. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government whether his Department has undertaken procurement processes in regard to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist...
    • Protected Disclosures
      605. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the consideration of a protected disclosure (details supplied) will be completed; the reason this consideration and...
    • Planning Guidelines
      606. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when new rural housing guidelines arising as a result of the Flemish decree will be published; his plans to have a public...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme
      607. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when he plans to change the tenant purchase scheme for local authority houses; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Irish Language
      608. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his Department has an operating language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003; and the date when such...
    • Housing Estates
      609. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to reopen a scheme (details supplied) which could enable the completion of more dwelling houses in co-operation with...
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Departmental Funding
      610. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her Department's role in the planned convention centre in Cork; if officials from her Department have attended meetings on same...
    • Departmental Schemes
      618. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 222 of 7 March 2019, the scheme operated by her Department under which each previous scheme...
    • Housing Data
      619. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of participants annually in the Gaeltacht housing grant scheme in the three years prior to its being suspended. [14779/19]
    • Wildlife Protection
      620. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the present open season for duck shooting and hunting; her further views on whether opening the season on 1 September...
    • Wildlife Conservation
      622. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans for the reintroduction of the Irish hare to the North Bull Island special area of conservation, from which Dublin City...
    • Wildlife Protection
      623. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to complete the work of her predecessor in the banning of the sale of the activity of hunting woodcock here (details...
    • Architectural Heritage
      624. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to save a building (details supplied) from destruction. [15329/19]
    • Departmental Communications
      625. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has undertaken procurement processes in relation to consultancy agencies, media or otherwise, to assist it with...
    • Oideachas Gaeilge
      627. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil sé i gceist aici líon na scoláireachtaí atá ar fáil do scoláirí le freastal ar...
    • An Teanga Gaeilge
      628. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén dul chun cinn atá déanta le pleananna teanga na gcúig Líonra Gaeilge; cad iad na foinsí...
    • Irish Language
      629. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the discussions she or her officials have with the Minister for Education and Skills, An Foras Pátrúnachta and An...