Written answers

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Trans European Transport Network Programme
      61. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason his Department has not applied to the EU for the revision of the TEN-T core network, including applying for the reinstatement...
    • Road Network
      65. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to invest in the national road network in County Meath. [29514/19]
    • Road Projects Status
      66. 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...
    • Rural Transport Services
      67. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether there is sufficient public transport in rural Ireland; and the status of pilot projects in this regard. [29576/19]
    • Football Association of Ireland
      68. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether it will be appropriate for an organisation (details supplied) to alter its governance structure following an internal...
    • Light Rail Projects
      69. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects the response to the public consultation on the preferred route for MetroLink for south Dublin; and if the National...
    • Public Transport Initiatives
      70. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to reduce the cost of public transport and increase its reach within rural Ireland in order to reduce congestion and pollution....
    • Fáilte Ireland Funding
      71. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the new capital fund of Fáilte Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29570/19]
    • Tourism Policy
      72. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of efforts to support the rural tourism industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29580/19]
    • Sports Capital Programme
      73. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the sports capital programme will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29567/19]
    • Climate Change Adaptation Plans
      74. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he expects the transport and tourism sectors to comply with the climate change objectives set out in the Climate...
    • Ports Policy
      75. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason it is more appropriate for responsibility for Galway Port to transfer to the local authority rather than its present structure;...
    • Transport Policy
      76. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to review the Galway transport strategy and plans for a light rail system in view of the declaration of a climate emergency and...
    • Waterways Issues
      77. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which communities that wish to develop blueway projects should pursue their projects; the funding available for such projects;...
    • Ports Policy
      79. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to review the National Ports Policy 2013 in view of the changes in the economy and particularly in view of the impending...
    • Light Rail Projects Provision
      80. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on extending light rail and metro to large population centres such as the Dublin 15 area in view of the pressures on the...
    • Roads Maintenance
      81. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether local and regional roads are in a satisfactory and safe condition; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Rail Services Provision
      82. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans and timelines to increase the capacity of the rail network through the acquisition of new trains; and if he will make a...
    • Climate Change Policy
      84. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the absence of a reference to an e-bike strategy in the Climate Action Plan 2019; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Public Transport
      85. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the costings to build and run a national transport training centre; if due diligence and correct procurement procedure has been followed;...
    • Smarter Transport
      86. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to promote car sharing to reduce demand for car ownership; and if projections are available for the extent of such ownership...
    • Bus Éireann Services
      87. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects Bus Éireann and the National Transport Authority to implement changes to the 233 bus route; if he will request Bus...
    • Trans European Transport Network Programme
      88. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the Trans-European Transport Network core status with particular reference to the Dublin to Rosslare railway line...
    • Greenways Development
      89. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress of the roll out of the Bearna greenway for Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29499/19]
    • Bus Services
      90. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to implement a phased approach to the BusConnects programme; and the timeline for the next phase of the consultation. [29510/19]
    • Taxi Regulations
      91. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether legislative or regulatory change is needed in order to better protect taxi drivers from violence and antisocial...
    • Public Transport
      92. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has had discussions with his counterparts across Europe or sought reports from his counterpart in Luxembourg on plans to introduce...
    • Taxi Regulations
      93. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the taxi share pilot scheme being run by a company (details supplied); if he has had discussions with...
    • Road Network
      94. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be considered for the extension of the M3 motorway to Cavan town and the east-west link which are urgently needed in the...
    • Sports Organisations
      95. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on proposals to create a single all-Ireland soccer league; if the required funding will be provided; and if he has had meetings...
    • Greenways Development
      96. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the impact which recent greenway announcements will have on tourism in County Kildare and nationally; his future plans for funding in the...
    • Cycling Policy
      98. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the target set for the increase in cycling; and the initiatives set to encourage more persons to take up cycling and e-cycling in view of...
    • Electric Vehicles
      99. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures he is undertaking to increase the attractiveness of electric vehicles; his views on whether his Department can meet the...
    • Taxi Regulations
      100. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the discussions he has had regarding the relaunch of the local area hackney scheme; the specific proposals planned to simplify the...
    • Rail Services
      101. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a feasibility study will be carried out on the reopening of the Navan to Dublin rail line. [29561/19]
    • Public Transport
      102. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his targets to convert the public transport fleet to electric vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29462/19]
    • Aviation Industry
      103. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the issuing of a permit to an airline (details supplied) to operate a service between Dublin and Madrid under the fifth...
    • Road Projects Status
      104. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the progress of the A5; the funding made available for the project; when funding will be made available; and if he will...
    • Brexit Preparations
      105. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the preparations the maritime transport division of his Department is making for a no-deal Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Tourism Policy
      106. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for a wild Atlantic walkway; the potential impact such a walkway could have on tourism in rural areas; and if he will make a...
    • Light Rail Projects Status
      107. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide a report on the plans and timetable for MetroLink; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29461/19]
    • Public Transport
      108. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to invest in public transport infrastructure in County Meath. [29515/19]
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
      109. To ask the Taoiseach if he has recently met the leader of the DUP, Mrs. Arlene Foster, and the vice president of Sinn Féin, Ms Michelle O'Neill. [29524/19]
    • Departmental Offices
      110. To ask the Taoiseach the availability of bike parking spaces and lockers in all buildings used by his Department. [29120/19]
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      111. To ask the Taoiseach the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which target audiences were selected; the...
    • Unemployment Levels
      112. To ask the Taoiseach the criteria that determine an area as an unemployment blackspot; the areas listed as youth unemployment blackspots; and the rate of youth unemployment in each of these...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      113. To ask the Taoiseach the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form;...
    • Climate Change Policy
      116. To ask the Taoiseach if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has issued an instruction to cease...
  • Department of Defence
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      117. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which target...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      118. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      119. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the bilateral meetings he has had with his EU counterparts to date in 2019, in tabular form. [29492/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      120. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the costs paid to a company (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in...
    • Army Equitation School
      122. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the estimated cost of purchasing six extra horses for the Defence Forces equitation school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29895/19]
    • Climate Change Policy
      123. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has issued...
    • Defence Forces Reports
      124. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he met the Minister of State with responsibility for defence to discuss the Public Serice Pay Commission's report on the Defence Forces,...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Foreign Conflicts
      125. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to discuss with EU colleagues the opening of an independent and transparent international investigation into the events of 3 June...
    • Human Rights
      128. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if Ireland and-or the European Union has expressed concern over the treatment of the LGBTQI community in Turkey; his views on the banning of...
    • Passport Applications Data
      129. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of online, over-the-counter and postal passport applications, respectively, issued from the date on which the online option went...
    • Diplomatic Representation Expenditure
      132. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans and projected costings and-or budgets for the purchase of lands and-or buildings for projects similar to Ireland House in Tokyo...
    • Human Rights Cases
      133. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to reports of the beheading of minors in Saudi Arabia for minor transgressions; if he has raised this issue...
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      134. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which target...
    • Foreign Policy
      135. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on reports that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is suppressing academic freedom and independent institutions in Hungary; the...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      136. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the details of his meeting with his Russian counterpart; the outcome of the recent Ireland-Russia Joint Economic Commission; if he raised...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      137. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      140. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the action that will be taken by the EU following reports that 40 persons have been killed after an air strike hit a detention centre in...
    • Passport Applications Administration
      141. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the roll-out of online renewal for children’s passports since the project commenced in November 2018; the number of...
    • Brexit Preparations
      142. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the way in which the passport service is dealing with the increased demand for passports due to Brexit to date in 2019; the plans of the...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      143. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has met the newly appointed United States ambassador to Ireland recently; and if so, the issues that were discussed. [29526/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      144. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019,...
    • Climate Change Policy
      145. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has...
  • Department of Finance
    • Banking Sector Regulation
      146. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank has engaged with banks over their interpretation of EU regulations regarding the imposition of break fees; if so, the nature and result of...
    • VAT Rate Application
      147. To ask the Minister for Finance the dates since January 1991 on which the Revenue Commissioners published advice to the effect that the zero VAT rate for food supplements was specifically...
    • Revenue Commissioners Staff
      149. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons the Revenue Commissioners recruited since January 2019, by grade and county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Tax Yield
      150. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated revenue that would be raised if the air travel tax was reinstated at a rate of €5 per passenger, including exemptions for disabled...
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      152. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on concerns raised by the Ombudsman relating to persons being denied access to the disabled drivers and disabled passengers scheme on the basis that...
    • Brexit Staff
      153. To ask the Minister for Finance the number recruited by the Revenue Commissioners to deal with Brexit-related issues in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by grade and...
    • Tax Code
      154. To ask the Minister for Finance the tax schemes, incentives, exemptions and other forms of tax measures that have sunset clauses; the annual cost of the measures based on the latest data;...
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
      155. To ask the Minister for Finance if an amendment will be made to the cycle to work scheme to allow a person who had his or her bike stolen make a second claim during the five-year period; and...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      156. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by year, inquiry,...
    • State Aid Investigations
      157. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount accrued in interest on €13.1 billion since it was lodged to an escrow account (details supplied); his plans in this regard; and if he will...
    • Land Transfers
      158. To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding the transfer of approximately one acre of land from a person to a sibling as a site to build a house; and the implications from his...
    • Departmental Advertising Data
      159. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which target audiences were...
    • Financial Services Regulation
      160. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether commercial banks and building societies engaged in reckless lending practices between 2000 and 2008; if his attention has been drawn to...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      161. To ask the Minister for Finance the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in...
    • Vehicle Registration
      163. To ask the Minister for Finance if the level of vehicle registration tax being charged for cars imported from the UK will be reviewed; the way in which the tax is calculated; if the...
    • Tax Reliefs Data
      164. To ask the Minister for Finance the tax reliefs available at the marginal rate of tax; and the estimated saving in 2020 and in a full year if these were standard rated. [29663/19]
    • Real Estate Investment Trusts
      165. To ask the Minister for Finance the details of plans and the timeline for implementation of same to address the tax loopholes enjoyed by private equity funds which are increasing their...
    • Departmental Schemes
      166. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on a car scrappage scheme; the estimated cost of such a scheme; if consideration is being given to such a scheme; and if he will make a statement on...
    • VAT Rate Application
      167. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the zero rate of VAT on food supplements; if public consultation has taken place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29726/19]
    • National Economic Dialogue
      168. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will report on his attendance at the National Economic Dialogue. [29289/19]
    • VAT Rate Application
      169. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to change the hospitality VAT rate to 9%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29788/19]
    • Universal Social Charge Abolition
      170. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to abolish the universal social charge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29801/19]
    • Tax Strategy Group
      171. To ask the Minister for Finance the timeframe for the publication of the tax strategy papers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29802/19]
    • Tax Code
      172. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated time for the tax rate on roll your own tobacco to reach equivalence with manufactured cigarettes; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • VAT Rate Application
      173. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the feasibility of including nicotine patches in the list of medicines which are zero rated for VAT; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Fiscal Policy
      174. To ask the Minister for Finance if the indicative nominal budgetary package figure for 2020 of €2.8 billion is after the transfer of €500 million to the rainy day fund; if the...
    • Tax Credits
      175. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 42 of 27 June 2019, if the restriction referred to in subsection (8) (details supplied) applies even in circumstances in...
    • Official Engagements
      176. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to engage in bilateral meetings with the Austrian Minister for Finance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29890/19]
    • VAT Rate Application
      177. To ask the Minister for Finance if EU VAT directives allow the Revenue Commissioners the discretion to operate a zero VAT concession rate for selected products or services; and if he will...
    • Climate Change Policy
      179. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has issued an instruction...
    • NAMA Social Housing Provision
      180. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of social housing units identified by NAMA; the number transferred to local authorities by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Home Building Finance Ireland Establishment
      181. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount loaned out by Home Building Finance Ireland to date; the estimated number of homes to be built; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Loan Books Purchasers
      182. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps he will take to protect the future of a small company (details supplied) in relation to a loan sale in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement...
    • VAT Exemptions
      183. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason self-employed persons can reclaim VAT paid on diesel but not petrol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30040/19]
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Drainage Schemes Status
      185. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding for a scheme (details supplied) is ringfenced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29240/19]
    • Garda Station Refurbishment
      186. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding will be provided for the replacement of windows at a Garda station (details supplied); when this work will commence; and if...
    • Public Procurement Regulations
      187. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to change the minimum threshold of €25,000 to €100,000 for educational institutions required to go to national...
    • Public Sector Staff Retirements
      188. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of persons who signed up for the interim measure to permit them to work for an extra year prior to the enactment of the...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      189. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 223 of 21 May 2019, the number of tenders received in relation to the further study of flooding in...
    • Forensic Science Ireland Laboratory
      190. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 222 of 21 May 2019, the number of tenders received for the construction project by the closing...
    • Office of Public Works Projects
      191. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of a proposed visitor centre (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29265/19]
    • Proposed Legislation
      192. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he was consulted by the Minister for Education and Skills regarding the financial liability to the State contained in section 31 the...
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      193. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which target...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      194. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects on which they were engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to...
    • Public Service Pay Commission
      196. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the Public Service Pay Commission will complete its work on the examination of recruitment and retention challenges in the defence...
    • Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme Applications
      197. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 162 of 5 December 2018, the status of the minor works application; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      198. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in...
    • Voluntary Sector Remuneration
      199. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an organisation (details supplied) is no longer reimbursed to allow it to pay...
    • Climate Change Policy
      200. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Schools Establishment
      201. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a multi-denominational school in the Palmerstown, Ballyfermot, Chapelizod and Cherry Orchard areas; and if he will...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      202. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a funding application by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29095/19]
    • Schools Refurbishment
      203. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the works outstanding at a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29097/19]
    • Schools Grievance Procedures
      204. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the further steps open to parents that are dissatisfied with the manner in which a particular issue such as the alleged bullying of their child...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      205. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if correspondence has been received from a group (details supplied) regarding a school project in County Donegal; if a reply has issued to the...
    • School Staff
      206. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will not lose a teacher for the forthcoming academic year 2019-2020 in view of the altered circumstances since the...
    • Third Level Fees
      207. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if universities are free to set out their own level of non-refundable capitation fee for students; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      208. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an extension approved for a school (details supplied) in April 2017; the status of applications for a further extension or changes...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      210. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application by a school (details supplied). [29192/19]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      211. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of project works at a school (details supplied) in County Cork; and if the works are on schedule to be completed for the commencement...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      212. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the delivery of two special educational needs rooms will be prioritised in view of approval for a school (details supplied) in County Kerry;...
    • School Enrolments
      213. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding school enrolment in Ennis, County Clare (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      214. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 274 of 11 June 2019, if the tender report has been received; if the letter of intent has issued; the date...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      220. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if authority has been given to the school authorities to seek rental accommodation to ensure that a school (details supplied) will open in...
    • School Transport Provision
      221. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if special supports will be provided to a child (details supplied). [29263/19]
    • School Transport Eligibility
      222. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding school transport for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29268/19]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      223. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a decision has been made on an application for a special needs assistant by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • School Transport Eligibility
      224. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a student (details supplied) is being denied an exemption to the cost of the school transport scheme despite holding a medical card;...
    • Minor Works Scheme Payments
      225. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an increased maintenance grant will be awarded to a school (details supplied). [29332/19]
    • Protected Disclosures
      226. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a protected disclosure (details supplied) was first made to his Department; the progress made to date in examining same; when the process...
    • Speech and Language Therapy Provision
      227. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to recent closures of speech and language units in Longford and Athlone despite no decrease in demand for the...
    • School Enrolments
      228. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children in the Greystones district who have not received an offer of a secondary school place for September 2020 to date; the...
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      229. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which target...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      230. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a child (details supplied) will have a SNA when school starts in September 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29414/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      231. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in...
    • School Transport Fees
      232. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 247 of 8 May 2019, if the maintenance charges of Bus Éireann for school transport are charged on a per...
    • Technological Universities
      233. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to allow technical universities to access borrowing for the provision of purpose built student specific accommodation. [29467/19]
    • Pupil-Teacher Ratio (1 comment)
      234. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated number of extra teachers that would be required at primary level to reduce the ratio to teacher to students from 24.5 to 23.9....
    • School Staff
      235. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding school secretary pay (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29516/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      236. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the costs paid to a company (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in...
    • Schools Building Projects
      237. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position on the provision of a new school (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29605/19]
    • Schools Building Projects Data
      238. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of school building projects at stage 1 of the school building or extension process; the details of the 20 projects the longest at...
    • DEIS Eligibility
      239. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to review and change the criteria for the grant of DEIS status to schools. [29608/19]
    • School Transport Eligibility
      240. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a student (details supplied) in County Kerry who cannot get a place in their nearest post-primary school will be made fully eligible for...
    • Summer Works Scheme
      241. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school project (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29636/19]
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      242. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an application by a person (details supplied) will be approved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29657/19]
    • Schools Property
      243. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the person or body responsible for maintenance of the pedestrian laneway which services schools (details supplied) from the Castlelands Road,...
    • Teacher Recruitment
      244. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if incremental pay scale credits will be provided for Irish teachers teaching outside the EU which take into account their experience and which...
    • School Accommodation
      245. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a meeting will be organised between his planning officials and a group (details supplied) to discuss the planning application for a temporary...
    • Schools Building Projects Data
      246. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of school building projects at stage 2a of the school building or extension process; and the details of the longest at stage 2a of the...
    • School Funding
      248. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of equalising school funding between voluntary, community and comprehensive secondary schools. [29699/19]
    • Pupil-Teacher Ratio
      249. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of reducing the pupil-teacher ratio to 21:1 in primary schools. [29700/19]
    • School Staff
      250. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated annual cost of fully restoring guidance counselling. [29701/19]
    • School Services Staff
      251. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding school secretaries and caretakers being made direct employees of his Department; the latest engagement he has had with...
    • National Educational Psychological Service
      252. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when an educational psychological assessment will be carried out for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Emergency Works Scheme Appeals
      253. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an emergency works appeal will be granted for a school (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • School Accommodation
      254. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he will take in view of the fact that the application for the provision of a primary school on a temporary basis at a location has been...
    • Compulsory Purchase Orders
      255. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the circumstances under which he would consider acquiring lands by compulsory purchase order for the purposes of delivering a new school; and if...
    • Special Educational Needs
      256. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding a programme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29733/19]
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      257. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of planning applications in respect of each new school to open in September 2019. [29789/19]
    • Teachers' Remuneration
      258. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding the qualification allowance (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29798/19]
    • DEIS Scheme
      259. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the new DEIS classification process for selection of schools will be introduced; when the new schools will be included; and if he will make...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      260. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the timeline for the construction of the new permanent building following the amalgamation two schools (details supplied) in view of the fact...
    • Bullying in Schools
      262. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the issue of bullying is not serious enough grounds to make alternative provision in school transport cases in which same has been requested;...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      263. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by...
    • Home Tuition Scheme
      264. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the supports provided to assist with socialising for children with a diagnosis of autism who are being home-schooled in view of the fact that...
    • Education Data
      266. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children in primary and secondary school and the number of students at third level respectively, in 2018 and to date in 2019, in...
    • Departmental Circulars
      267. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a circular has been issued to schools to assist them with the phasing out of single-use plastics; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Climate Change Policy
      268. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has issued...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      269. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason there is no eligibility for grant assistance for a course that would allow for clear career progression but that is not classed as...
    • Schools Building Projects Data
      270. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the tendered price and final build cost for each new school and school extension in counties Cork and Kerry over the past ten years; and the...
    • Education and Training Boards Funding
      271. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he will extend the Irish and bilingual grant as per the grants payable to non-fee-paying voluntary secondary schools, in the amount of...
    • Education and Training Boards Administration
      272. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the process of nominating members apart from local authority nominees to education and training boards; if membership of such boards varies; if...
    • School Inspection Reports
      273. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there is a provisional date for the publication of a report (details supplied). [30050/19]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Ministerial Transport
      274. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the model of the car or cars used by An Taoiseach in the performance of his official duties; and if it has a diesel, petrol or...
    • Departmental Funding
      275. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the NGO to which allegations (details supplied) pertained; the action being taken to recover the funds; the process or...
    • Direct Provision Data
      276. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of children resident in direct provision centres; the length of time such persons have been in direct provision, in...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision
      277. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the CCTV applications that were submitted in respect of towns and villages in counties Cavan and Monaghan will be approved...
    • Judicial Council Legislation
      278. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to set up a judicial council to review levels of awards for personal injuries with a view to reforming these amounts...
    • Asylum Applications Data
      279. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to set out in tabular form the number of persons from non-EU countries who arrived here seeking refugee status and-or asylum in...
    • Deportation Orders Data
      280. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of deportation orders which have been issued to non-EEA nationals who are here without lawful permission in each of...
    • Immigration Status
      281. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when stamp 4 will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); the grounds upon which a copy of private medical insurance...
    • Garda Deployment
      283. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí stationed at both Lucan and Ronanstown Garda stations, in view of growing concerns in the Lucan area....
    • Working Holiday Programmes
      284. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will address a matter raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Garda Transport Data
      285. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda vehicles attached to Crumlin, Ballyfermot and Sundrive Road Garda stations as of 31 December 2018 and 30...
    • Garda Resources
      286. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda divisions in which a protective services unit has been established to date; the Garda divisions in which a protective...
    • Garda Youth Diversion Projects
      288. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated full-year cost of increasing the number of juvenile liaison officers by 25%; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Courts Service Properties
      290. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans for the vacant courthouse building in Kilcock, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29362/19]
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      291. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by...
    • Visa Applications
      292. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when a visa will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29401/19]
    • Immigration Status
      293. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for residency status pursuant to section 3(6) of the Immigration...
    • Asylum Applications
      294. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a long-term extension of residency will be granted in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      295. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects on which each was engaged by his Department in each of the years...
    • Immigration Status
      298. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a stamp 4 application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29497/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      299. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the costs paid to a company (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to...
    • Deportation Orders Re-examination
      300. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a decision will be reviewed to deport a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29611/19]
    • Citizenship Applications
      301. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the cost for a pensioner to apply for citizenship. [29662/19]
    • Garda Resources
      302. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda divisions that have and have not respectively a specialised unit to deal with cases of sexual violence. [29724/19]
    • Naturalisation Eligibility
      304. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Road Traffic Offences
      305. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress made to date to tackle the illegal use of scrambler and quad bikes; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Expenditure
      306. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to...
    • Legislative Reviews
      307. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the legislative review relating to hate crime and incitement to hatred in the context of integration policy and the EU...
    • Immigration Data
      308. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of children that received deportation orders in each of the past five years in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Garda Equipment
      310. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of marked and unmarked Garda cars and vans attached to each Garda district in the Kilkenny-Carlow Garda division as...
    • Legal Aid Service Expenditure
      311. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the cost of legal aid nationally in each of the years 2015 to 2018, by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement...
    • Climate Change Policy
      312. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to...
    • Direct Provision System
      313. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the person or body responsible for inspecting direct provision centres; the regularity with which these inspections occur; the...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Ticket Touting
      314. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of complaints and queries submitted to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission relating to the resale of tickets...
    • Working Holiday Programmes
      315. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will address a matter raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Labour Court Recommendations
      316. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a company (details supplied) has not replied to a Labour Court recommendation issued...
    • Retail Sector
      317. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she has consulted with the Department of Finance regarding aspects of e-commerce and its potential impact on high street retailers;...
    • Trade Agreements
      318. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the EU-Mercosur trade deal agreed in principle on 28 June 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29274/19]
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      319. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which...
    • Work Permits Applications
      320. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of a work visa for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29410/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      321. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the consultancy work companies (details supplied) carried out for the ODCE and the IAASA since October 2008. [29433/19]
    • IDA Ireland
      324. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation herviews on criticism of the IDA policy relating to Drogheda published in the media (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      325. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      326. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the estimated cost of recruiting one additional accountant grade 3 and one extra solicitor at APO level for the Office of Director of...
  • Department of Health
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      328. To ask the Minister for Health if the decision not to grant funding to a school (details supplied) will be reconsidered in view of the importance of such equipment to a number of pupils at...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      329. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to a report submitted by an organisation (details supplied) with survey findings and views of persons currently self-funding...
    • Medicinal Products Expenditure
      330. To ask the Minister for Health the level of drug expenditure in the health budget in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and the percentage of the health budget spent on...
    • Medicinal Products Data
      333. To ask the Minister for Health the medicines that have been approved as cost effective by the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics over each of the past five years but that have yet to be...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      334. 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. [29080/19]
    • Tobacco Control Measures
      335. To ask the Minister for Health the number of initial tobacco sales to minors test purchase inspections carried out at the end of June 2019 or the latest date available. [29082/19]
    • Sunbeds Regulation
      337. To ask the Minister for Health the number of mystery shopper inspections carried out under the Public Health (Sunbeds) Act 2014 at the end of June 2019 or the latest date available. [29084/19]
    • Food Safety Standards Inspections
      339. To ask the Minister for Health the number of official food control planned inspections and surveillance of food businesses at the end of June 2019 or the latest date available. [29086/19]
    • Tobacco Control Measures
      340. To ask the Minister for Health the number of inspections of e-cigarette and refill container manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers under SI No. 271 of 2016 - European Union...
    • Diabetes Strategy
      341. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who completed a structured patient education programme for diabetes at the end of June 2019 or the latest date available. [29088/19]
    • Maternity Services
      342. To ask the Minister for Health the percentage of babies breastfed exclusively and not exclusively at the first public health nurse visit at the end of June 2019 or the latest date available....
    • Home Care Packages Data
      346. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons in receipt of an intensive homecare package; and the percentage of same with a key worker assigned. [29093/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      348. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will receive an appointment to see a consultant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29096/19]
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      349. To ask the Minister for Health if additional respite nights will be provided for a person (details supplied). [29098/19]
    • HSE Staff Remuneration
      350. To ask the Minister for Health the cost of the new payroll system in the HSE; the number of workers now paid through the system; the reason the system cannot process bank holiday and Sunday...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      351. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to make the FreeStyle Libre device available to all patients with type 1 diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29123/19]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      352. To ask the Minister for Health if home help services will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [29125/19]
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      353. To ask the Minister for Health the status of plans regarding a community hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29131/19]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      354. To ask the Minister for Health the outcome of a meeting in relation to the care of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29151/19]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      355. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of the FreeStyle Libre device to those with type 1 diabetes; and if the HSE will be instructed to take into account survey results...
    • HSE Expenditure
      356. To ask the Minister for Health if he will reconcile the statement by the new CEO of the HSE to the Oireachtas Committee of Public Accounts on 27 June 2019 that the HSE had an overrun of...
    • Health Care Infrastructure Provision
      357. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the replacement and refurbishment of 90 community nursing units announced on 26 January 2016; the funding allocated to each project in 2019; and...
    • Prescriptions Charges
      358. To ask the Minister for Health if persons (details supplied) will be allowed to avail of maximum prescription charges even though they attend different pharmacists. [29167/19]
    • Civil Registration Service
      359. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the deaths, births and marriages registration office in Listowel, County Kerry was centralised; and when it was centralised. [29175/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      360. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment for a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29176/19]
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      361. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to recognise pertuzumab; his plans to ensure it is made available to all cancer patients regardless of their health insurer; and if he will make a...
    • Health Services Staff
      362. To ask the Minister for Health if an offer of employment will be honoured to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29187/19]
    • Primary Care Centres Data
      363. To ask the Minister for Health the primary care centres to be provided over the next ten years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29190/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      364. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be called for a surgical procedure; and if the procedure will be expedited. [29191/19]
    • Disabilities Assessments
      365. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children waiting at stage 2 of the assessment of needs process in counties Cork and Kerry; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      366. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an urgent prosthetic appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29197/19]
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment
      367. To ask the Minister for Health the new consultant posts sought by University Hospital Waterford and the South/South West hospital group for the hospital by posts agreed and posts still...
    • Emergency Departments Data
      368. To ask the Minister for Health the number of times the full capacity protocol has been deployed at University Hospital Waterford in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Hospital Staff Data
      369. To ask the Minister for Health the number of consultants attached to the dermatology department at University Hospital Waterford in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if...
    • Health Services Reports
      371. To ask the Minister for Health when a report from the national review into cardiac services will be received; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29230/19]
    • Departmental Reviews
      372. To ask the Minister for Health if the national review panel examining cardiac services met with hospital consultants in the south east; if it met with the management of University Hospital...
    • Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists
      375. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children waiting on orthodontic treatment by grade and length of waiting time at Letterkenny University Hospital in tabular form; and if he will...
    • Air Ambulance Service
      376. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the proposed extension of the flying hours for the air ambulance based in Custume Barracks, Athlone, County Westmeath; and if he will make a...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      377. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) will be transferred to a different care home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29246/19]
    • National Carers Strategy Implementation
      378. To ask the Minister for Health the efforts made and steps taken during 2018 and to date in 2019 to assess the health, mental health and needs of caregivers of children with medical needs;...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      379. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Carlow will be seen in the ophthalmology department of University Hospital Waterford following a report by a doctor....
    • Drug Rehabilitation Clinics
      380. To ask the Minister for Health the waiting times for a person waiting to access a methadone clinic in each county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29294/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      383. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29297/19]
    • Transport Support Scheme
      384. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the new scheme to replace the mobility allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29298/19]
    • Data Protection
      385. To ask the Minister for Health the progress being made in relation to an investigation by the Data Protection Commissioner of a data breach involving the five pages of medical records...
    • Medicinal Products Supply
      386. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the HSE limits the amount of medication that can be given to a patient with cystic fibrosis to a three-month supply in view of the fact it restricts...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      387. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29309/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      388. To ask the Minister for Health if an outpatient appointment for a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [29319/19]
    • Hospital Charges
      389. To ask the Minister for Health if assistance in relation to hospital bills will be offered to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29323/19]
    • Medicinal Products Supply
      390. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the provision of Duodopa for peritoneal dialysis patients in view of the fact that the health technology assessment process has been...
    • Cross-Border Health Services Provision
      391. To ask the Minister for Health if a cross-border scheme refund will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [29335/19]
    • Public Health Policy
      392. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the serious public health concerns raised in an email (details supplied); if an immediate public inquiry will be conducted into the matter; and if...
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
      393. To ask the Minister for Health the nature of the out-of-hours service provided by north Dublin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, CAMHS, for children and families in crisis; and if...
    • Psychological Services Waiting Lists
      394. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons in CHO9 awaiting a primary care psychology appointment as of 1 July 2019; the length of time they have been waiting; and if he will make...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      395. To ask the Minister for Health if longer hours will be provided at a facility for a person (details supplied). [29356/19]
    • Healthcare Policy
      396. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the model of care for lymphoedema and lipoedema services further to a representation (details supplied); when these recommendations will be...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      398. 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. [29370/19]
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      399. To ask the Minister for Health the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which target audiences were...
    • Home Help Service Expenditure
      400. To ask the Minister for Health the average cost per hour for home helps employed directly by the HSE; and the average cost per hour for home helps provided to the HSE by agencies. [29400/19]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      401. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the review into making the FreeStyle Libre device available to all persons with type 1 diabetes; if the findings of the survey submitted by an...
    • Disability Support Services Provision
      402. To ask the Minister for Health when 15 additional posts for a service (details supplied) will become operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29403/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      403. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect to receive an appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29404/19]
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      404. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive respite hours approved for them. [29405/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      405. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect to receive an appointment at Cork University Hospital. [29417/19]
    • HSE Staff Recruitment
      406. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the recent announcement by the HSE of a recruitment embargo in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Palliative Care Services
      407. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of fully resourcing a clear timetable and process for the implementation of the Palliative Care Services Three Year Development Framework...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      408. To ask the Minister for Health the costs paid for projects to companies (details supplied) engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form;...
    • Stroke Care
      409. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there is no stroke rehabilitation services in counties Carlow and Kilkenny; if this service was in place; if so, the skill sets of the staff...
    • HSE Agency Staff Expenditure
      410. To ask the Minister for Health the spend on agency staff in the health service to date in 2019, by occupation, hospital and community healthcare organisation, in tabular form; and if he will...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      411. To ask the Minister for Health the decisions taken by the senior leadership team of the HSE at its monthly sittings relating to drugs reimbursement and the recommendations issued by the...
    • Home Help Service Data
      412. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons in counties Laois and Offaly on waiting lists for home help hours, homecare packages and respite by category; and if he will make a...
    • Mental Health Services Data
      413. To ask the Minister for Health the status of each recommendation made in the Roscommon mental health services review, in tabular form; the implementation measures taken prior to its...
    • Mental Health Services
      414. To ask the Minister for Health the actions taken by the psychiatric department at University Hospital Waterford to address concerns raised by the Mental Health Commission; and if he will...
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff
      415. To ask the Minister for Health the number of staff assigned to CAMHS at University Hospital Waterford in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by whole-time equivalent staff...
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data
      417. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children admitted or kept in the adult psychiatric unit at University Hospital Waterford in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019;...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      418. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 195 of 26 February 2019, when funding will be made available to enable a facility (details supplied) to reopen; if his...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      419. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the planned rehabilitation unit at Roscommon University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29511/19]
    • Gender Recognition
      420. To ask the Minister for Health if there will be provision in the health service for transgender surgery services in view of a recent retirement (details supplied); if so, if the services...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      421. To ask the Minister for Health the costs paid to a company (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in...
    • Cross-Border Health Services Provision
      422. To ask the Minister for Health if an application for a cross border scheme refund will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [29588/19]
    • Abortion Services Provision
      423. To ask the Minister for Health the payments made under the primary care reimbursement service for consultations, terminations and aftercare services since January 2019 to date; and if he...
    • Nursing Home Services
      424. To ask the Minister for Health the level of service being provided at a nursing home (details supplied) in County Mayo; the number of days it should be open; and if day services and respite...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      426. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address matters in relation to support and services for persons with dementia (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Orthodontic Services Data
      428. To ask the Minister for Health the number of the 18,043 persons on the orthodontic waiting list at the end of quarter one that went on the waiting list in 2018 and each year prior to 2018;...
    • HSE Properties
      429. To ask the Minister for Health the plans of the HSE in relation to the old health clinic and surrounding lands in Tinahely, County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Autism Support Services
      430. To ask the Minister for Health if the reason a person (details supplied) cannot receive an appointment for an up-to-date diagnosis for autism will be investigated with the autism CAMHS in...
    • Cross-Border Health Services Provision
      431. To ask the Minister for Health if the necessary legislation has been put in place here and in the United Kingdom to guarantee cross-Border health arrangements such as patients accessing...
    • Organ Transplant Services
      432. To ask the Minister for Health if the two flow cytometers used by the National Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Service for Solid Organ Transplantation in Beaumont Hospital have been...
    • National Children's Hospital
      433. To ask the Minister for Health the rationale for the building of a private clinic in the new national children's hospital. [29626/19]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      434. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29627/19]
    • HSE Staff
      435. To ask the Minister for Health if new entrant management employees in the HSE have an induction period on joining; if so, if the period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29628/19]
    • HSE Staff Recruitment
      436. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that new medical entrants to the HSE are required to work unpaid induction periods; his views on whether this is a...
    • Health Services Provision
      437. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding persons who have been diagnosed with a disease (details supplied); the arrangements in place in relation to a post mortem; the...
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data
      438. To ask the Minister for Health the number of referrals accepted by the community CAMHS teams during the first six months of 2019, by local health office area; and the equivalent figures for...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      439. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the expansion of rehabilitation services to respond to the needs of those with enduring mental illness and challenging behaviour; the...
    • Mental Health Services
      440. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the implementation of the model of care for specialist perinatal mental health services; and the number of additional staff in whole-time...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      441. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which he has provided increased access to talk therapies to date in 2019; the number of additional service users availing of the therapies; and the...
    • HSE Staff Data
      442. To ask the Minister for Health the number of additional enhanced peer support workers delivered to date in 2019 in line with A Vision for Change recommendations. [29644/19]
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
      443. To ask the Minister for Health the status of efforts to develop a seven-day-per-week service for CAMHS; the number of CAMHS teams now operating on such a basis; the CHOs in which they are...
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data
      444. To ask the Minister for Health the number of additional CAMHS clinical staff in whole-time equivalent terms recruited to date in 2019, by CHO; the number of CAMHS staff in whole-time...
    • HSE Staff Recruitment
      445. To ask the Minister for Health the number of positions in whole-time equivalent terms for children’s mental health intellectual disability teams being advertised for recruitment, by...
    • Mental Health Services Data
      446. To ask the Minister for Health the new or enhanced services for those who are deaf and mentally ill that commenced to date in 2019; if additional staff have been recruited to date in 2019;...
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Administration
      447. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the implementation of the CAMHS advocacy model; and the CHOs in which it is available and utilised. [29649/19]
    • Hospital Services
      448. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a new central sterile services department at Roscommon University Hospital; the funding allocated to progress the project to date; and if he will...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      449. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29656/19]
    • Diabetes Strategy
      450. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the development of adequate pump therapy for adults with type 1 diabetes in Sligo University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medical Products Supply
      451. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29661/19]
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      452. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the construction of the national forensic mental health service facility in Portrane, County Dublin; the completion date for same; if the project...
    • Stroke Care
      453. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he has taken to ensure adequate step-down and rehabilitation services for those who suffer from stroke upon discharge from inpatient hospital care;...
    • Mental Health Services Funding
      454. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the roll-out of the agreed minor capital fund to enhance mental health facilities and infrastructure; the projects undertaken in 2019, by...
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment
      455. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a second consultant for a service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29697/19]
    • Outreach Clinics
      456. To ask the Minister for Health when an outreach clinic for patients in County Donegal will be reinstated; the reason this has not taken place to date; the efforts being made to resume the...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      457. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for a place in a care home by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29709/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      458. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim will have cataract surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29727/19]
    • Respite Care Services
      459. To ask the Minister for Health if the closing of 27 medical step-down respite beds at St. Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park, Dublin 20, is in line with the principles and aims of...
    • Health Services Provision
      460. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 102 of 29 May 2019, the recommended medical, infrastructural and accessibility designation criteria for a major trauma...
    • Hospitals Data
      461. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who presented to emergency departments with influenza during the influenza seasons in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19, in tabular form....
    • HSE Expenditure
      462. To ask the Minister for Health the costs or estimated costs to the health service in providing prevention measures and treatment of influenza in each of the years from 2016 to 2018 and to...
    • Hospital Services
      463. To ask the Minister for Health the measures or diagnostic tools being used in hospital settings to diagnose influenza. [29736/19]
    • Hospital Beds Data
      464. To ask the Minister for Health the average cost to the health service of a patient staying in an acute hospital bed overnight; and the average cost per bed night for an inpatient stay in an...
    • Hospital Acquired Infections
      466. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients who contracted influenza while in a public hospital during the influenza seasons 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. [29739/19]
    • Vaccination Programme Data
      467. To ask the Minister for Health the figures relating to the uptake of influenza vaccinations during the 2018-2019 influenza season; the percentage of the population that received the...
    • Primary Care Reimbursement Service Payments
      468. To ask the Minister for Health the spend on antibiotics under the primary care reimbursement service in each of years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form. [29741/19]
    • Antimicrobial Resistance
      469. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to invest in antimicrobial resistance measures, particularly developing and supporting the development of new diagnostics tools. [29742/19]
    • Care of the Elderly
      472. To ask the Minister for Health the number of places being provided to older persons across 300 day care centres per week. [29766/19]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Data
      475. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons supported by the nursing homes support scheme at the end of June 2019. [29769/19]
    • Hospitals Discharges
      476. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the development and implementation of a discharge-to-assess protocol for persons who require home support to leave hospital. [29770/19]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration
      477. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the reconfiguration of nursing home support offices. [29771/19]
    • Palliative Care Services
      478. To ask the Minister for Health the number of additional specialist palliative care inpatient beds provided to date in 2019; and the location of same. [29772/19]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      480. To ask the Minister for Health if the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring technology will be made available to all persons with type 1 diabetes; if a finding from an organisation...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      481. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has still not moved into the residential care unit; the reason deadlines have been repeatedly missed; if he will raise...
    • Medical Card Expenditure
      482. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost of the 10% increase across general practitioner visit card weekly income thresholds which took effect from April 2019; and the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      483. To ask the Minister for Health when a hospital bed will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29792/19]
    • General Practitioner Services
      484. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost of providing free general practitioner care to children aged seven and eight years. [29793/19]
    • Medicinal Products
      485. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to review the process in regard to the governance of the drugs approval and procurement process with particular reference to facilitating more...
    • Palliative Care Services
      486. To ask the Minister for Health the reason he has not met the commitment to fund 50% of a service (details supplied); when the commitment will be met; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      487. To ask the Minister for Health the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by inquiry, tribunal...
    • Health Services Staff Remuneration
      488. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties of an organisation (details supplied) with regard to retrospective payments to its staff due to FEMPI; the...
    • Voluntary Sector Funding
      490. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an organisation (details supplied) was informed recently that there is no obligation from the HSE to...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      492. To ask the Minister for Health if the FreeStyle Libre device will be made available to each person with type 1 diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29852/19]
    • Disability Services Provision
      493. To ask the Minister for Health if a residential placement will be provided for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29855/19]
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      494. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a full list of all travel, locations, cost and purpose of travel undertaken by a person (details supplied) or any member of their team as...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      495. To ask the Minister for Health when a wheelchair will be provided to a child (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29862/19]
    • HSE Staff
      497. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 201 of 19 June 2018 and 345 of 5 February 2019, if the HSE will consider using the draft HSE staff breastfeeding in the...
    • Dental Services
      498. To ask the Minister for Health if the Dental Council refers complaints of illegal practice involving a risk to public safety to An Garda Síochána for investigation and prosecution;...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      499. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the waiting lists for pain, MRI, rheumatology and neurology clinics; and the way in which he plans to address the waiting times. [29870/19]
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
      500. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for children seeking access to CAMHS; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29871/19]
    • Medicinal Products
      501. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to concerns regarding the prescription of synthetic T4 drugs in response to a diagnosis of hypothyroidism; and if he will make...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      502. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [29879/19]
    • Charitable and Voluntary Organisations
      503. To ask the Minister for Health if the 20% funding cut imposed on an organisation (details supplied) will be reconsidered in view of its record in fighting for the rights of persons with...
    • Respite Care Services Data
      504. To ask the Minister for Health the number of respite hours provided for adults with an intellectual disability in County Galway in each of the years 2008 to 2018, in tabular form. [29918/19]
    • Disability Services Data
      507. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for residential care for adults with an intellectual disability in County Galway in each of the years 2008 to 2018,...
    • Respite Care Services Availability
      509. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the lack of respite facilities and opportunities for persons with disabilities nationally; and if he will make a statement...
    • Respite Care Services Data
      512. To ask the Minister for Health the number of respite weeks provided in each of the past three years for CHO 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29926/19]
    • Home Help Service
      516. To ask the Minister for Health if he has met with the Ministers of State with special responsibility for disability and with special responsibility for mental health to discuss the impact of...
    • Hospital Beds Closures
      517. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which he is addressing the implications for patients and families due to the closure of 27 beds at a hospital (details supplied); and the reason the...
    • Hospitals Funding
      518. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the provision of funding to supply a MRI machine for St. Luke’s Hospital further to his personal commitment given on a visit to...
    • Physiotherapy Provision
      519. To ask the Minister for Health when physiotherapy services will be available again in health centres (details supplied); the reason physiotherapy services were ceased in the health centres...
    • National Dementia Strategy
      520. To ask the Minister for Health the reason persons people with dementia and their carers are still waiting for equitable and fair access to the supports and services they need; and if he will...
    • Climate Change Policy
      525. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has issued an instruction...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      526. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is waiting for an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30037/19]
    • Hospital Car Parks
      528. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether it is fair that a patient on radium treatment for a period of seven and a half weeks necessitating daily attendance at St James Hospital,...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      529. To ask the Minister for Health the system of assessment in place that assigns a woman with disabilities 0.7 personal assistance hours until 31 December 2019;; and if he will make a statement...
    • Disability Services Data
      530. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children under a service (details supplied) on a waiting list to access occupational therapy services; the measures he is taking to address the...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Forestry Sector
      536. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on correspondence from an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29140/19]
    • Control of Horses
      537. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason unregistered stray horses have been allowed to remain on lands in Hollyhill, Cork city which have been reported to Cork...
    • Horse Racing Ireland Funding
      538. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding provided for the redevelopment of the Curragh racecourse; the areas this funding was drawn from; the budgeted amount at...
    • Knackery Industry
      539. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of licences for knackeries revoked historically; the number of licences granted in the past 25 years; the number of...
    • Electric Vehicles
      540. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if consideration will be given to providing subvention for the purchase of battery powered tractors for suitable farm enterprises as...
    • Forestry Sector
      541. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the decision not to grant an exemption to a group (details supplied) will be reconsidered. [29273/19]
    • Brexit Supports
      542. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if members of a group (details supplied) will be invited to discussions on the €100 million Brexit beef aid fund; when...
    • Meat Processing Plants
      543. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of cattle slaughtered in approved meat processing plants here which originated from Department defined restricted feedlots...
    • Forestry Grants
      544. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports available to support non-commercial planters of native woodland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29348/19]
    • Bord na gCon
      545. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he or his officials have met the CEO and-or chairperson of the Irish Greyhound Board recently to discuss an investigation (details...
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      546. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which...
    • Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme Applications
      547. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the systems in place to expedite applications for TAMS II in circumstances in which essential work needs to be completed without...
    • Harness Racing Industry
      548. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if funding will be made available to an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29416/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      549. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects which were engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018...
    • Brexit Supports
      550. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to seek to remove the conditions attached to the receipt of funding under the Brexit beef plan of the European Commission;...
    • Felling Licences
      551. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the removal of mature trees by developers on a building site during the nesting season; if an exemption is in...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      552. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the costs paid to a company (details supplied) for projects which was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and...
    • GLAS Data
      554. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of GLAS payments in respect of low-emission slurry spreading in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 that...
    • Fur Farming
      556. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to introduce a compensation package for fur farmers further to the decision in principle to ban fur farming over a phased...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      557. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in...
    • Trade Sanctions
      558. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the confirmation that the Office of the United States Trade Representative is considering including dairy products on a...
    • Greyhound Industry
      559. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding allocated to the greyhound sector to date in 2019; the amount allocated to animal welfare; the administrative process for...
    • Sheepmeat Sector
      560. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the imports of sheep meat from Australia to Ireland to date in 2019; the volume in tonnes and the type of cuts involved; and if...
    • Beef Imports
      561. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of bovine animals imported for slaughter from 1 January 2018 and to date in 2019, by category, that is, steer, heifer,...
    • Departmental Data
      563. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on issues raised on data released by his Department (details supplied); and the reason figures are rounded to the nearest...
    • Tillage Sector
      564. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason fodder beet is not considered an eligible tillage crop under the tillage capital investment scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Trade Agreements
      566. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 46 of 3 July 2019, the steps he has taken to provide data to support the climate threats posed...
    • Climate Change Policy
      567. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he...
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • Electric Vehicles
      568. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of vehicle e-charging points installed in Dublin since 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Broadband Service Provision
      569. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to extend high-speed fibre broadband to a household (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make...
    • Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff Scheme
      571. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding the auction process for feed-in tariffs for solar farms; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Electric Vehicles
      572. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the provisions which will be made for owners of electric cars who reside in estates when charging their cars and have...
    • Waste Tyre Disposal
      573. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the scheme being administered by a company (details supplied) complies with the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste...
    • Television Licence Fee Collection
      574. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to address an anomaly regarding the selling of television licences (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Medical Waste Disposal
      576. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the proposed introduction of a waste compensation scheme for persons that need to dispose of medical...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      577. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to extend high speed fibre broadband to a household (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make...
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      578. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the...
    • National Broadband Plan
      579. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 210 of 12 June 2019, the fees paid to a company (details supplied) since 2015...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      580. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects each was engaged forby his Department in each of the years...
    • Air Pollution
      582. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the steps being taken to mitigate air pollution along the M50 corridor; and the steps being taken to mitigate...
    • Prospecting Licences
      583. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a prospecting or mining licence will be granted to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      584. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the roll out of the national broadband plan at a location (details supplied); if broadband will be...
    • Waste Management
      587. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will address a matter regarding the recycling and reuse of rubble (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      588. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the provision of e-fibre broadband to a location (details supplied) which is subject to the provision of...
    • Waste Management
      589. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of householders in each local authority not signed up to a waste service provider; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      590. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018...
    • Radiation Monitoring Systems
      591. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on the potential health impacts of the roll out of 5G; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29853/19]
    • Prospecting Licences
      592. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of an application for a prospecting licence by a company (details supplied) that want to prospect for base...
    • Climate Change Policy
      594. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Fáilte Ireland Staff
      595. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a person working for Fáilte Ireland can work beyond pension age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29109/19]
    • Road Projects Status
      596. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of progress on the acquisition of land on the Hearse Road, Donabate, County Dublin (details supplied); the timeline for...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      597. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be considered for a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29765/19]
    • Road Safety
      598. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the regulations or national guidelines being used for compliance with road safety issues in the construction of the Sallins bypass; and...
    • Noise Pollution Legislation
      599. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the lacuna in legislation regarding transport noise pollution; the measures he will introduce to mitigate noise pollution...
    • Cycling Policy
      600. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is preparing a new national cycle policy framework in view of the fact that the current policy finishes in 2020; if there will be...
    • Sports Capital Programme Administration
      601. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the date the latest round of sports capital grants will be announced. [29157/19]
    • Public Bike Schemes
      602. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the locations that will be confirmed for the expansion of the public bike scheme in Cork city. [29158/19]
    • Road Toll Data
      603. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount collected in road tolls in the past two years to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29177/19]
    • Road Tolls
      604. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of State subvention paid to all road toll operators in the past two years to date; if subvention for road tolls is being...
    • Road Network
      605. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Galway County Council or Transport Infrastructure Ireland has ownership of the road connecting the motorway to the local road at a...
    • Road Projects Expenditure
      606. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the compensation paid to landowners to date for the construction of the N63 between Annagh Hill and Abbeyknockmoy; the timeline for the...
    • Roads Maintenance
      608. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the person or body responsible for the maintenance of the N63 at Abbeyknockmoy, County Galway, that is, roadside fencing; and if he will...
    • Road Projects Status
      609. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will request from Transport Infrastructure Ireland the status of progress and the delivery date for the next stage of the M28 Cork...
    • Transport Infrastructure Provision
      610. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on the capital plan published in September 2015 on the outlined proposed transport investment priorities to 2022; the...
    • Road Network
      611. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of public private partnerships, PPPs, in the capital programme involving road networks; the progress regarding same; and if he...
    • Road Projects Status
      612. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on large capital projects planned in conjunction with Transport Infrastructure Ireland for Cork city and county...
    • Railway Stations
      615. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on moving the existing train station in Waterford to the North Quays; if the move will be supported as part of the...
    • Public Transport Provision
      616. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the additional bus and rail routes planned and the increased spend in public transport for Waterford city and county envisaged to meet...
    • Greenways Development
      617. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the differing modes of transport that are permitted to use greenways. [29281/19]
    • Public Transport Fares
      618. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which a person can claim a refund for a cash overpayment for a fare on a bus operated by a company (details supplied); if the...
    • Taxi Regulations
      619. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if proposals to operate a service (details supplied) in the taxi industry that uses mobile apps and shared ridership has been examined by...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      620. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of an application for funding under the sports capital programme by a school and a club (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      621. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which target...
    • Sports Capital Programme Eligibility
      622. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which funding can be secured for a facility (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Expenditure
      623. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects for which each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to...
    • Greenways Funding
      625. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the full budget for greenways remains to be exhausted; if €500,000 will be provided to facilitate the progressing of the design...
    • Semi-State Bodies Expenditure
      626. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the action he has taken with regard to recent media reports of alleged extravagant expenditure of public funds on credit cards by...
    • Ports Policy
      627. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact Dublin Port plans to ban cruise ships in the port from 2020; the analysis his Department has...
    • Semi-State Bodies Expenditure
      628. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will request Dublin Port to make available details of credit card spending for each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to 30 June 2019;...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      633. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he was the beneficiary of entertainment by way of meals, drinks or other items paid for by Dublin Port since taking office; and if he...
    • Protected Disclosures Data
      635. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has received protected disclosures from current or former staff at Dublin Port; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Ports Facilities
      636. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Dublin Port Company has engaged a firm (details supplied) to issue threats of legal...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      638. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the costs paid to a company (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to...
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      639. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures he has taken to provide secure parking for cyclists in Dublin city centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Road Network
      640. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the person or body responsible for the installation of lighting along the off and on-ramps along the M17 and M18 motorway between Tuam...
    • State Airports
      641. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 592 of 2 July 2019, if the decision that Shannon Airport should not receive State funding for...
    • Driver Test Waiting Lists
      642. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if matters (details supplied) relating to driver licences will be addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29623/19]
    • Rail Network
      643. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the upgrading of the northern commuter line; the details of the purchase of additional trains and carriages; the long-term...
    • Aviation Industry
      644. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to recent studies which highlight the bogus self-employment of pilots operating for airlines registered...
    • Road Projects Status
      645. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason there is no construction works taking place on the Dunkettle interchange, Cork; and the revised timeframe for the completion...
    • Public Transport Initiatives
      647. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the cost of public transport will be reduced and increase its reach within rural Ireland in order to reduce congestion and pollution....
    • Dublin Bus Services
      648. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the exceptional public service provided by Dublin Bus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29710/19]
    • Dublin Bus
      650. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding provided to Dublin Bus in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make...
    • Public Transport Initiatives
      651. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of additional kilometres of bus corridor in Dublin provided since 2016 to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Cycling Facilities Data
      652. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of additional kilometres of cycle paths in Dublin completed since his appointment. [29714/19]
    • Dublin Bus Fleet
      654. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when Dublin Bus will completely migrate to either hybrid diesel or electric buses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29717/19]
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      658. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of various cycle network plans being implemented in major cities; the funding being allocated to the implementation of such...
    • Public Transport Review
      659. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to carry out a review of public transport and active travel policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29807/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      660. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in...
    • Noise Pollution
      661. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views in relation to requirements (details supplied) regarding aircraft noise; and his further views on whether a challenge before...
    • Córas Iompair Éireann
      662. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the assets owned by CIÉ by category; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29900/19]
    • Road Network
      663. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to invest in the N63 in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29904/19]
    • Greenways Development
      668. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the development of the greenway from Galway to Dublin; the status, timeline and expected completion date of same; and if he...
    • Recreational Facilities Provision
      669. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the development of the walkway from Portumna to Aughrim; the status of signage, styles and grass; and if he will make a...
    • Climate Change Policy
      670. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has...
    • Road Projects
      671. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of tenders received for the N22 Macroom bypass; the names of the tendering parties; if, upon review of the tenders, he or the...
    • Hotel Accommodation
      672. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which adequate hotel accommodation remains available to meet the requirements of the tourism sector nationally; and if he...
    • Road Network
      674. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the degree to which he expects to achieve sufficient improvement in the national arterial road network with particular reference to...
    • Tourism Industry
      675. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he expects the hotel and accommodation sector to enhance the image of Ireland as a conference location; and if he...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications Data
      678. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding allocated to various sporting and recreational bodies by way of capital grant nationally in the past three years to date; and...
    • Sports Events
      679. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he sees opportunity to attract major sporting events here thereby promoting Ireland as an attractive location for...
    • Brexit Preparations
      680. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he remains satisfied that adequate travel provisions remain available in the air travel sector to meet the...
    • Climate Change Policy
      681. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the degree to which the transport and tourism sectors expect to be in a position to respond positively to the challenges of climate...
    • Traffic Calming Measures
      682. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to combat the traffic congestion on the M50; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30063/19]
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Early Years Sector
      684. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will address a matter regarding the case of a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29173/19]
    • Community Childcare Subvention Programme
      685. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of CCS plus services, both community and private, found to be non-compliant due to of the timekeeping rule of her Department;...
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      687. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which target...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      688. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by her Department to conduct in each of the years 2015 to...
    • Early Years Sector
      689. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the percentages of GNP and GDP being invested in pre-primary education; if updated figures have been calculated since the publication of a...
    • Childcare Services Funding
      690. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the timeline for the completion of the sponsorship agreement in advance of the roll out of the national childcare service; the status of...
    • Childcare Services
      691. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to an issue (details supplied) regarding the roll out of the national childcare service; if her Department...
    • Adoption Data
      692. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of adoption tracing inquiries received by Tusla in the past 12 months by domestic and intercountry adoptions in tabular form....
    • Gender Proofing of Policies
      695. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the national childcare scheme has been gender proofed. [29598/19]
    • Domestic Violence Refuges Provision
      696. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of refuge places for families that have experienced domestic violence by county or local authority. [29725/19]
    • Child and Family Agency Staff
      697. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of social workers employed by Tusla by region in tabular form. [29779/19]
    • Child and Family Agency Data
      699. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children waiting on the appointment of a social worker by region in tabular form; and the average length of time such...
    • School Completion Programme
      701. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of school completion programmes in operation nationally; the number of children availing of such programmes; and the breakdown...
    • Child and Family Agency Staff
      702. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the progress made in recruiting social workers for Tusla; the number of social workers that left Tusla in the past year; the number...
    • Domestic Violence Refuges Provision
      703. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of domestic violence refuges and refuge places nationally; her plans to increase provision; and if she will make a statement on...
    • School Completion Programme
      704. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of school completion programmes operating nationally; the number of staff employed in the scheme on a full-time, part-time and...
    • Childcare Services Staff
      705. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost of paying childcare workers across the sector directly by her Department on a pay scale in line with primary school...
    • Family Resource Centres
      706. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount allocated to each family resource centre in each of the years 2016 to 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Youth Services Funding
      707. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the development of a single targeted youth funding programme; if she is satisfied that funding is now targeted at the most...
    • Youth Services Data
      708. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of new youth projects that commenced in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019 under the young persons facilities and services fund; the...
    • School Completion Programme
      709. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of on the new school completion strategy to further improve school completion rates particularly in disadvantaged areas; and if...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      710. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019,...
    • Child and Family Agency Expenditure
      711. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the budget and expenditure costs for an organisation (details supplied). [29939/19]
    • Child and Family Agency Staff
      712. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of Tusla staff trained in the use of signs of safety since its inception; the number that remain with Tusla; and the number of...
    • Child and Family Agency
      713. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if a practice (details supplied) used by Tusla is provided under a licence agreement; and if so, the budget for such an agreement. [29941/19]
    • Child and Family Agency Staff
      714. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of aftercare workers employed by Tusla by location and professional title. [29942/19]
    • Guardians Ad Litem
      718. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the way in which the guardian ad litem service is funded. [29946/19]
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Funding
      719. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will ensure that the programme support payment will ensure appropriate financial support to childcare providers in respect of the...
    • Climate Change Policy
      721. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under her remit to which she has...
    • Adoption Legislation
      722. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the 14 motions tabled by councils nationally on behalf of an organisation (details supplied) requesting that her Department...
    • Child and Family Agency Investigations
      723. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of allegations of child sex abuse investigated by Tusla involving an organisation (details supplied); the number of such cases...
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • Community Enhancement Programme
      724. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if a process to reintroduce and integrate a RAPID type programme to support the most disadvantaged communities will be established...
    • Animal Breeding Regulations
      725. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if the introduction of more stringent legislation to ensure that licences are not granted for the establishment of puppy farms in...
    • Anti-Social Behaviour
      726. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the projects funded by his Department that have been most successful in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in areas of Dublin;...
    • CLÁR Programme
      727. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development when funding from the CLÁR programme will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29143/19]
    • Leader Programmes Data
      728. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount spent on projects in County Carlow under the LEADER programme; the number of projects allocated funding; the number still...
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      729. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      730. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects for which they were engaged by his Department in each of the years from...
    • CLÁR Programme
      731. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of projects approved under CLÁR measures 1, 2, 3 and 4 since the programme was re-established, on an annual basis by...
    • Leader Programmes Data
      732. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local action group, LAG, under the 2014 to 2020 LEADER programme; the amount expended to date under the...
    • CLÁR Programme
      733. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority under the CLÁR programme in 2017 and 2018; the amount paid to each local authority...
    • Local Improvement Scheme Data
      734. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority under the local improvement scheme in 2018; the amount paid to each local authority up to...
    • Town and Village Renewal Scheme
      736. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority under the town and village renewal scheme in 2017 and 2018; the amount paid to each local...
    • Departmental Schemes
      737. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of applications permissible per county for schemes (details supplied) in 2019, in tabular form. [29541/19]
    • Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme
      738. 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 in each of the years from 2016 to...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      740. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the costs paid to a company (details supplied) for projects for which it was engaged by his Department in each of the years from 2015...
    • Departmental Schemes
      741. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority and local development committee, LDC, for the RAPID programme, community facilities...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      742. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years from 2009 to 2018 and to date...
    • Climate Change Policy
      743. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he...
    • CLÁR Programme
      744. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development when successful applications under 2019 CLÁR funding will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30030/19]
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      745. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to introduce a free television licence or reduction in the licence fee for legally blind persons; and if she will...
    • Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme Data
      746. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of children attending secondary school eligible for the back to school clothing and footwear payment in 2018 and...
    • Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Data
      747. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a partial capacity benefit application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and...
    • Carer's Allowance Data
      748. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a review for carer's allowance for a person (details supplied). [29147/19]
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      749. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision on an application for carer's allowance will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Status
      750. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29179/19]
    • Personal Public Service Numbers Data
      751. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the 70 plus PPS numbers provided by an organisation (details supplied) in relation to an issue that has been...
    • Working Family Payment Data
      752. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the decision to reduce a working family payment will be reviewed in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she...
    • JobPath Data
      753. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person can opt out of the JobPath scheme in cases in which the client has found and secured employment outside of the...
    • Social Welfare Schemes Data
      754. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the social protection schemes or measures that have sunset clauses; the annual cost of these measures; the dates in which...
    • Carer's Allowance Eligibility
      755. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Defined Benefit Pension Schemes
      756. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to protect workers who are members of defined benefit schemes in which the scheme is solvent and the company is...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Data
      757. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for an increase to an adult dependant allowance in the case of a...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility
      758. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if self-employed persons such as farmers will be entitled to the maximum pension rate under the changes in the new total...
    • Free Travel Scheme Data
      759. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of extending the free travel scheme to persons that are visually impaired or blind and are unable to...
    • Disability Support Services
      760. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of extending the workplace adaptation grant to those that are blind and vision impaired for a second year...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      761. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the Christmas bonus will be available in 2019. [29279/19]
    • Invalidity Pension Applications Data
      762. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an invalidity pension, IP, application by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a...
    • Pensions Legislation
      763. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to ensure that the next social welfare Bill permits the full work record of a person to be evaluated in terms of...
    • Pensions Data
      764. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of awarding full State pension entitlements to each cohort of citizens when they reach 65 years of age;...
    • JobPath Data
      765. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a matter will be addressed regarding the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      766. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason there is a different means test for the disability pension as opposed to the blind pension; and if this will...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      767. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a carers allowance will be granted to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29331/19]
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility (2 comments)
      768. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to grant credits to self-employed persons who were in full-time self-employment before self-employed pay related...
    • Carer's Support Grant
      769. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a carer's support grant will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Treatment Benefit Scheme Data
      770. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of self-employed persons who have availed of the extension of the treatment benefit scheme to the self-employed by...
    • Invalidity Pension Data
      771. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of self-employed persons who have availed of invalidity pension since its extension to the self-employed by county...
    • Jobseeker's Benefit Eligibility
      772. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons expected to benefit as a result of the roll out of jobseeker’s benefit to the self-employed by...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      773. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for an invalidity pension by a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [29349/19]
    • Carer's Allowance Payments
      774. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a first payment will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      775. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29365/19]
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      776. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an invalidity pension for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29371/19]
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      777. 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...
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      778. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by...
    • Community Employment Schemes Eligibility
      779. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a community employment scheme placement will be extended in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry. [29427/19]
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Applications
      780. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if arrears of exceptional needs or rent supplement payment will issue to help cover arrears of rent in the case of a person...
    • Bereavement Grant
      781. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of restoring the bereavement grant. [29432/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      782. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects for which each was engaged by her Department in the years 2015 to...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Staff
      783. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of early years sector staff that signed on to the live register for the summer months each year for the past five...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      784. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of staff working within the State pension section; the number in each area within the section; and when staff were...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      785. 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). [29520/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      786. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the costs paid to a company (details supplied) for projects on which each was engaged by her Department in each of the years...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      787. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      790. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application for a disability allowance will be processed for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      791. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29613/19]
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      793. 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...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      794. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for carer's benefit by a person (details supplied) County Kildare will be expedited in view of the...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      796. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Social Welfare Fraud Data
      798. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of allegations of social welfare fraud that were investigated in 2017 and 2018; the number of such allegations...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      799. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on an application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Invalidity Pension Reviews
      800. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a review of an invalidity pension claim by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be expedited in view of...
    • School Meals Programme
      801. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the provision of a third school meal being provided to schools in Ballymun can be extended to include schools (details...
    • Employment Rights
      802. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to recent studies which highlight the bogus self-employment of pilots operating for airlines...
    • Jobseeker's Transitional Payment
      803. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated amount it would cost to extend jobseeker's transition from when the youngest child is 14 to 18 years of age....
    • Working Family Payment
      804. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated amount it would cost to reduce working family payment qualification criteria of 19 hours to 15 hours a week....
    • Direct Provision System
      805. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated amount it would cost to introduce a weekly allowance for children living in direct provision in line with the...
    • Jobseeker's Transitional Payment
      806. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated amount it would cost to allow those on jobseeker's transition to receive both the jobseeker's transition...
    • Child Benefit Eligibility
      807. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated amount it would cost to reinstate child benefit for children living in direct provision. [29760/19]
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      808. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated amount it would cost to restore the full adult rate to persons under 26 years of age on jobseeker's allowance....
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      809. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated amount it would cost to link income and the income and earning disregard means test to the income of national...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      810. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to...
    • Carer's Allowance Payments
      811. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's allowance payment for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Pension Provisions
      812. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to address the concerns raised by former ESB workers in relation to pension issues (details supplied); and if she...
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      813. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of pensioners contacted to date in relation to pension changes applied in 2012; the number that received arrears;...
    • JobPath Programme
      814. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will report on the supervision over services operated by Seetec; if quality assessment is carried out by her...
    • Carer's Benefit Applications
      815. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Sligo will receive a decision on their application for an extension to carer's...
    • Illness Benefit Applications
      816. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an illness benefit application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      817. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a disability allowance for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29932/19]
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      820. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a domiciliary care allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      821. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      823. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a domiciliary care allowance by a person (details supplied). [29973/19]
    • Climate Change Policy
      824. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under her remit to...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      825. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals
      826. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a domiciliary care allowance by a person (details supplied); statement; and if she will make...
    • Disability Allowance Appeals
      828. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a disability allowance appeal by a person (details supplied). [30036/19]
    • Social Welfare Appeals Status
      829. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a pension by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      830. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the pension of a person (details supplied) is under review; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30049/19]
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • EU Directives
      831. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the statutory competent authorities with legal authority to make statutory determinations under directives (details supplied);...
    • Property Registration Authority
      832. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of a query (details supplied) lodged with the Property Registration Authority of Ireland that has been awaiting a...
    • Wind Energy Guidelines
      833. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when guidelines for industrial wind farms will be published. [29888/19]
    • Solar Energy Guidelines
      834. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of guidelines for solar farms (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29952/19]
    • Traveller Accommodation
      835. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the role of the county development plan in relation to local authority Traveller accommodation programmes 2014-2018. [29196/19]
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes Grants (1 comment)
      836. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if funding will be granted for works to a group water scheme (details supplied). [29207/19]
    • Housing Assistance Payment Administration
      837. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the position regarding HAP tenants who must pay a higher weekly rent if they receive half rate carer’s allowance in...
    • Traveller Accommodation
      838. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of a project (details supplied); and the number of permanent dwelling and demountable dwellings provided. [29262/19]
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme Eligibility
      839. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to change the tenant purchase scheme to allow tenants with only social welfare income to qualify for the scheme; and...
    • Approved Housing Bodies
      840. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the steps he is taking to secure the reclassification of the approved housing body sector as off balance sheet; the number of...
    • Legislative Measures
      841. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the Marine Planning and Development Management Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29369/19]
    • Local Authority Staff
      842. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the local authorities which have appointed a dedicated vacant house officer, in tabular form. [29372/19]
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      843. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility
      844. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the reason maintenance payments in divorce settlements are classed as disposable income (details supplied). [29418/19]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      846. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects in respect of which each was engaged by his Department in each of...
    • Rent Pressure Zones
      847. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that further to the announcement of additional rent pressure zone areas on 2 July...
    • Housing Adaptation Grant Data
      850. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of grants paid by each local authority to enable home adaptations to facilitate persons with disabilities or older...
    • Local Authority Housing Funding
      851. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if funding approval will be provided to Kerry County Council to purchase houses (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Local Authority Staff Data
      852. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of staff changes in each local authority in each of the years 2008 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form....
    • Departmental Expenditure
      853. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes Grants
      854. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the local authority water and sewer connection waiver and reduction scheme will be reinstated for low-income applicants;...
    • Traveller Accommodation
      855. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the funding allocation to each local authority for Traveller specific accommodation for 2019; and the spend in each local...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      856. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number, location and status of social housing projects in County Galway as part of the Rebuilding Ireland programme; the...
    • Housing Adaptation Grant Funding
      857. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if additional funding will be allocated to Galway County Council in respect of the housing adaptation grant for persons with a...
    • Climate Change Policy
      858. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to...
    • Home Loan Scheme
      859. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount drawn down under the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme to date; the number of applicants who have drawn down...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      862. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the affordable housing scheme; the number of units approved to date; the amount spent under the scheme; the...
    • Local Authority Members' Remuneration
      863. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the final report on the independent review of the role and remuneration of local authority elected members will be...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      864. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of rapid build units delivered in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a...
    • Repair and Leasing Scheme
      865. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the homes brought into use under the repair and leasing scheme; the number of applications and overall expenditure with regard...
    • Housing Data
      866. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of units to be provided through the enhanced long-term social housing leasing scheme by county to date in 2019; and...
    • Fire Service Staff
      867. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of retain firefighters being allowed in employment until 60 years of age if medically approved. [30004/19]
    • Local Authority Housing Applications
      868. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when a person (details supplied) will have full access to the Cork City Council choice-based letting system and be able to...
    • Planning Guidelines
      869. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the details of each change to planning rules affecting the size of proposed basements in the past three years; and if he will...
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme
      870. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when a walk (details supplied) will open in Killarney, County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29310/19]
    • Plean Teanga
      871. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén uair a n-aontófar pleananna teanga do na bailte seirbhíse Gaeltachta atá taobh amuigh den Ghaeltacht; an...
    • Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme Payments
      872. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the delay in the processing of a compensation payment for a person (details supplied) will be investigated; and if she will...
    • Departmental Advertising Expenditure
      873. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which...
    • Toghcháin d'Údarás na Gaeltachta
      874. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil sé ar intinn aici toghcháin dhaonlathacha a athbhunú do bhord an Údaráis; agus an...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      875. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by her Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018...
    • Maoiniú d'Eagrais Ghaeilge
      877. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cén dul chun cinn atá déanta maidir leis an iarratas atá curtha isteach ag Gaillimh le Gaeilge chun tuilleadh...
    • Heritage Projects
      878. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if funding will be considered for a project (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Gaeltacht Scholarships
      879. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of scholarships provided to secondary school students wishing to attend the Gaeltacht during the school summer holidays...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      880. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date...
    • Departmental Staff Recruitment
      881. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the estimated cost of recruiting 30 additional district conservation officers and 30 additional wildlife inspectors; and if she...
    • Heritage Council Funding
      882. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the estimated cost of increasing the budget for the Heritage Council by 6.5%; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Climate Change Policy
      883. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under her remit to which...
    • Hen Harriers Threat Response Plan
      884. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the threat response plan for hen harrier areas will be completed; and her views on permitting afforestation in hen harrier...