Written answers

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

  • Department of Health
    • Mental Health Services
      40. To ask the Minister for Health the measures being taken to improve mental health services for adults and children with intellectual disabilities and for those with autism; and if he will make...
    • Ambulance Service
      47. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the significant deterioration in ambulance turnaround times in the Midlands Regional Hospital between September 2017 and September 2019. [48781/19]
    • Emergency Departments Waiting Times
      49. To ask the Minister for Health the reason to date in 2019 more than 850 persons over 75 years of age have endured emergency department wait times of more than 24 hours at Naas General...
    • Occupational Therapy Waiting Lists
      51. To ask the Minister for Health when progress will be made on reducing waiting times in north Dublin for occupational therapy assessments especially for those under 18 years of age; and if he...
    • Emergency Departments Waiting Times
      53. To ask the Minister for Health the reason to date in 2019 more than 1,530 persons over 75 years of age have endured emergency department wait times of more than 24 hours at University...
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      54. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the proposed new primary care centres in Arklow and Rathdrum, County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48885/19]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      55. To ask the Minister for Health the impact of the waiting list for home help on delayed discharges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48896/19]
    • Emergency Departments Waiting Times
      57. To ask the Minister for Health the reason to date in 2019 over 2,300 people over 75 years of age have endured emergency department wait times of more than 24 hours in the two hospitals in...
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data
      58. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for a CAMHS appointment at 31 October 2019 or the latest date available in north County Dublin; and if he will make a statement...
    • Ambulance Service
      59. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the significant deterioration in ambulance turnaround times in Mayo University Hospital between September 2017 and September 2019. [48779/19]
    • Vaccination Programme
      60. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the safety of the HPV vaccine (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48571/19]
    • Emergency Departments Waiting Times
      61. To ask the Minister for Health the reason to date in 2019 more than 1,100 persons over 75 years of age have endured emergency department wait times of more than 24 hours at St. Vincent's...
    • Emergency Departments Services
      62. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which he continues to make progress in addressing the issue of overcrowding at accident and emergency departments in hospitals nationwide; the...
    • Hospital Facilities
      63. To ask the Minister for Health the status of progress on a new endoscopy unit for Naas General Hospital; the next steps in the delivery of a new stand alone mental health unit to replace...
    • Speech and Language Therapy Waiting Lists
      64. To ask the Minister for Health the measures being taken to improve waiting times for speech and language assessments in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48878/19]
    • Genetically Modified Organisms
      65. To ask the Minister for Health the future production and regulation of genetically modified foods here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41606/19]
    • HSE Staff Recruitment
      66. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 82 of 10 October 2019, the reason sanction has not been given by the HSE in respect of the 48 vacant posts in which...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review
      67. To ask the Minister for Health the status of reforms of the nursing homes support scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48618/19]
    • Disease Management
      68. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the length of time on average it is taking to diagnose endometriosis and the impact this has on women suffering from the disease including their...
    • Disability Services Provision
      69. To ask the Minister for Health the steps being taken to address increased demand for disability services in County Kildare due to the growing population and the growing number of complex...
    • Hospital Staff
      70. To ask the Minister for Health when he is planning for safe staffing levels in hospitals to be reached for nurses, midwives and doctors including ceasing of the new entrant pay disparity for...
    • Consultancy Contracts Expenditure
      71. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated costs of the external consultant reviews of major infrastructural projects such as the national children's hospital in 2019 and 2020. [45801/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      72. To ask the Minister for Health the waiting times for the National Rehabilitation Hospital; the number of persons on the waiting list for the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Home Help Service
      73. To ask the Minister for Health when the new statutory scheme will be introduced in view of the substantial deficit in the provision of home help hours. [48814/19]
    • General Practitioner Services
      74. To ask the Minister for Health the action being taken to protect general practitioner services in Milltown, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48762/19]
    • National Children's Hospital Administration
      75. To ask the Minister for Health if the estimates to date for the annual operating costs of the national children’s hospital will be provided; the reason for changes in the estimates;...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists Action Plans
      76. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects to see a reduction in the number of persons waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment in Sligo University Hospital; and if he will...
    • Ambulance Service
      77. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the significant deterioration in ambulance turnaround times in Kerry University Hospital between September 2017 and September 2019. [48763/19]
    • Occupational Therapy Waiting Lists
      78. To ask the Minister for Health when progress will be made on reducing waiting times in County Mayo for occupational therapy assessments especially for those under 18 years of age; and if he...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      79. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for each community hospital in County Donegal; his future plans for each of the community hospitals; if funding is ring-fenced for each of the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists Action Plans
      80. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects to see a reduction in the number of persons waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment in Mayo University Hospital; and if he will...
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      81. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to ensure a general practitioner service is provided in Fettercairn, Tallaght, Dublin 24. [48837/19]
    • Hospital Equipment
      82. To ask the Minister for Health when the second MRI scanner at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar, will be operational; and when necessary works to accommodate the scanner will be...
    • Disability Services Provision
      83. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to improve paediatric health and disability services in counties Carlow and Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48871/19]
    • General Practitioner Services
      84. To ask the Minister for Health the measures being taken to meet the demand for general practitioner services in counties Carlow and Kilkenny, with many persons unable to access them on a...
    • Emergency Departments Waiting Times
      85. To ask the Minister for Health the reason to date in 2019 more than 1,640 persons over 75 years of age have endured emergency department wait times of more than 24 hours at University...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      86. To ask the Minister for Health the measures being taken to improve mental health services for adults and children with intellectual disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Services
      87. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to implement 24-7 cardiac care services for those living in the south east; his views on whether there is an equal provision of cardiac services in...
    • Emergency Departments Waiting Times
      88. To ask the Minister for Health the reason to date in 2019 over 1,190 persons over 75 years of age have endured emergency department wait times of more than 24 hours at Waterford University...
    • Ambulance Service
      89. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to improve ambulance services on foot of recommendations in the report of the trauma steering group; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Community Nursing Units
      90. To ask the Minister for Health if the service being offered by a community nursing unit (details supplied) in County Tipperary will be reviewed in order to ensure that persons in the area...
    • Dental Services Waiting Lists
      91. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for a dental appointment at 31 October 2019 or the latest date available in north County Dublin in tabular form; and if he will...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      92. To ask the Minister for Health the timeline for the new extension for Naas General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48735/19]
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      93. To ask the Minister for Health the cause of the delay in the provision of the Rowlagh primary healthcare centre in north Clondalkin which was first announced in 2012; the timeline for the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      94. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been waiting five weeks for an operation. [48616/19]
    • Cannabis for Medicinal Use
      95. To ask the Minister for Health the status of, and definitive start date for, the medicinal cannabis access programme in view of his most recent response with regard to two cannabis based...
    • Hospital Consultant Data
      96. To ask the Minister for Health the number of consultant posts at South Tipperary General Hospital not on the Medical Council specialist register in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      97. To ask the Minister for Health his long-term plans for a number of community hospitals in County Donegal including the community hospital in Lifford, Ramelton and St. Joseph's Hospital,...
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      98. To ask the Minister for Health when the review of CervicalCheck by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists due in May 2019 will be published; if his attention has been drawn to...
    • Physiotherapy Provision
      99. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to improve waiting times for physiotherapy assessments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48761/19]
    • Ambulance Service Response Times
      100. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to improve ambulance response times in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48785/19]
    • Health Services Provision
      101. To ask the Minister for Health the measures being taken to address the podiatry waiting times in counties Sligo and Leitrim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48870/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists Action Plans
      102. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to address hospital waiting lists for the remainder of 2019 and in 2020. [48525/19]
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Administration
      103. To ask the Minister for Health the initiatives being taken to improve CAMHS in CHO 8 and also to ensure there is no service gap when a transition to adult services occurs at 18 years of age....
    • Cancer Services Provision
      104. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the promised new state-of-the-art oncology centre in view of the recognition by all stakeholders that the oncology day ward at Galway University...
    • Disabilities Assessments
      105. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects assessments of need under the Disability Act 2005 in County Tipperary to be provided within the statutory timeframe; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists Action Plans
      107. To ask the Minister for Health the steps being taken to reduce waiting lists for gynaecological treatment at Cork University Maternity Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Mental Health Services Funding
      108. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the full allocation for mental health services was not released to the HSE in January 2019 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Ambulance Service
      109. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the significant deterioration in ambulance turnaround times in Cavan General Hospital between September 2017 and September 2019. [48867/19]
    • Hospital Overcrowding
      110. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to relieve the overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick for winter 2020. [48825/19]
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      111. To ask the Minister for Health the status of works at Carndonagh Community Hospital; if a contractor has been appointed; when works are scheduled to commence; the timeline for completion of...
    • Respite Care Services Provision
      112. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide respite services on a seven day a week basis in the north west; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48869/19]
    • Medical Card Administration
      113. To ask the Minister for Health the action being taken to expedite the provision of medical cards for cancer patients. [48857/19]
    • HSE Investigations
      114. To ask the Minister for Health the investigation that has taken place of the injuries sustained by a patient subsequent to an incident while in the care of Galway University Hospital on 19...
    • National Children's Hospital Expenditure
      115. To ask the Minister for Health the categories of cost escalations in regard to further potential cost escalations for the building and commissioning of the national children’s...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      117. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to build a new elderly care home in Roscrea, County Tipperary, to replace the Dean Maxwell home. [48826/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists Action Plans
      118. To ask the Minister for Health the steps being taken to reduce the waiting list for ophthalmology treatment in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48862/19]
    • Emergency Departments Services
      119. To ask the Minister for Health the action being taken to address the persistent overcrowding in the emergency department in University Hospital Limerick. [48782/19]
    • Hospital Car Parks
      120. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the pay parking review that was being carried out in hospitals nationwide; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48734/19]
    • Disability Services Provision
      121. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) who needs supported living is still in St. James's Hospital, Dublin, five weeks after being admitted. [48615/19]
    • Mental Health Commission Reports
      122. To ask the Minister for Health the action being taken to ensure that the findings of the Inspector of Mental Health Services report on Waterford department of psychiatry published in October...
    • Hospital Services
      123. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for Letterkenny University Hospital in the winter strategy and the need to provide additional bed capacity at the hospital; his views on the number...
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      125. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to ensure that all communities have local access to general practitioner services. [48838/19]
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      126. To ask the Minister for Health if the review of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the history of over 1,000 women with the CervicalCheck screening programme will...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
      127. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at the British-Irish Council meeting held at Farmleigh recently. [48637/19]
    • Economic Data
      131. To ask the Taoiseach the remittances from Ireland, net and gross as appropriate, to countries around the world in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 in tabular form. [48338/19]
  • Department of Defence
    • Naval Service Data
      132. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of members of the Naval Service who spent more than 80 days at sea in each of the years 2016 to 2018. [48683/19]
    • Defence Forces Transport
      133. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of vehicles (details supplied) purchased in 2001 which are still in service; and his plans to replace same. [48692/19]
    • Defence Forces Equipment
      134. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the renewal and replacement programme he and the military authorities have for weaponry and other military equipment over the next three years;...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration
      136. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will clarify an issue regarding a delay in payment of a military allowance for Defence Force members who trained cadets (details...
    • Defence Forces Medical Services
      137. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if medical information sought by a person (details supplied) which is held by the Defence Forces will be released; and if he will make a...
    • Air Corps
      138. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of pilots in the Defence Forces availing of the pilot retention scheme lump sum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49025/19]
    • Defence Forces Medical Services
      139. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if funding will be allocated for the recruitment of an additional two full-time clinical psychologists for the Defence Forces. [49034/19]
    • Defence Forces Recruitment
      140. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if a new recruitment campaign for both the Air Corps and Naval Service will commence before the end of 2019. [49035/19]
    • Army Barracks
      141. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if construction work on the new gymnasia at Sarsfield Barracks, County Limerick, and Stephen's Barracks, County Kilkenny, has commenced; if so,...
    • Defence Forces Properties
      142. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the engagement between his Department, local residents and Wicklow County Council regarding ongoing land management access and maintenance of...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Air Navigation Orders
      143. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the transit through Irish airspace was approved for two aircraft (details supplied) on 19 November 2019; if these NATO aircraft were...
    • EU Budget Contribution
      144. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that on 10 October 2019 the European Parliament voted for a motion for a resolution to wind up...
    • Passport Services
      145. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the use of passport cards within the EU will be clarified in view of the fact that some airlines operate booking systems with them and...
    • Air Navigation Orders
      146. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department or another Department authorised a British RAF fighter jet (details supplied) to fly over Irish sovereign territory on 19...
    • Passport Applications Data
      147. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of first-time passport applicants from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, respectively, in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to...
    • Middle East Issues
      148. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he discussed the change in US policy on Israeli settlements at his recent meeting with the US Ambassador to Ireland; and if he will make...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      149. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the position regarding the situation in Georgia; the position of Ireland on same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49030/19]
    • Human Rights
      150. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the practical toolkit on business and human rights for public and private entities has been developed as outlined in the national plan on...
  • Department of Finance
    • Tax Credits
      151. To ask the Minister for Finance if a reply will issue to matters raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) relating to the seafarers credit and tax allowances; and if he will...
    • State Claims Agency Data
      152. To ask the Minister for Finance a breakdown of pay outs by the State Claims Agency by the various settlement channels including awards through the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, by...
    • Tax Credits
      153. To ask the Minister for Finance the rationale for the abolition of the one parent family tax credit announced in budget 2014. [49001/19]
    • Tax Code
      156. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the allocation of flat rate expenses for teachers (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49066/19]
    • VAT Rate Application
      157. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the proposed VAT rate for food supplements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48558/19]
    • Property Tax Review
      158. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of his work in the context of the publication of the scrutiny report on the review of local property tax by the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary...
    • Central Bank of Ireland
      159. To ask the Minister for Finance the powers he has to direct the Central Bank to change or modify its macroprudential rules. [48600/19]
    • Special Savings Incentive Scheme
      160. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost to the Exchequer of the special savings incentive accounts scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48621/19]
    • VAT Rate Application
      161. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider waiving VAT on repair costs associated with properties affected by mica; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48685/19]
    • Tax Yield
      162. To ask the Minister for Finance the value of capital gains tax, capital acquisition tax and dividend withholding tax collected in County Kerry in each of the years from 2015 to 2018 (details...
    • Insurance Industry
      163. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank monitors the number of insurance companies operating in the market; the number of insurance companies that have left the market each year...
    • Insurance Data
      164. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank attempts to monitor the number of businesses that cannot obtain a quote for public and employer liability insurance; the number of...
    • Insurance Industry
      165. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of customers impacted by the exit of a company (details supplied) from the market; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48790/19]
    • Corporation Tax
      166. To ask the Minister for Finance the corporation tax received by industry or sector in each year since 2015, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48845/19]
    • Money Laundering
      167. To ask the Minister for Finance the remit his Department has with the newly established Register of Beneficial Ownership and the requirements of S.I. No.110 of 2019. [48932/19]
    • Insurance Fraud
      168. To ask the Minister for Finance if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; the measures he is taking to curb insurance fraud; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Tax Data
      169. To ask the Minister for Finance the percentage of taxpayers who were exempt from income tax in each year since 2008 to 2018 and to date in 2019; his views on whether taxpayers should be...
    • Banking Sector
      170. To ask the Minister for Finance if deferred tax assets on losses carried forward in banks are included in the calculations for CET1 and fully loaded CET1 ratios; if these ratios will...
    • Departmental Bodies
      171. To ask the Minister for Finance the membership of the cost of insurance working group; the meetings the group held since its inception; the date and purpose of each meeting in tabular form;...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Public Spending Code
      173. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a new public spending code will be issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48530/19]
    • EU Funding
      174. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to centralise European Regional Development Funds in Dublin; the implication of such a decision on the northern and western...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Status
      175. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the CFRAMS flood mitigation works at Lifford, Castlefinn, Ballybofey and Stranorlar, County Donegal; and if he will make a...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      176. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans for the provision of flood defences for the city of Cork; the estimated cost of the plans; if a Thames barrier type structure...
    • Pension Provisions
      177. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 153 of 1 October 2019, when a determination will be made on the appeal (details supplied); and if...
    • Garda Stations
      178. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the separate vacant living quarters in a Garda station (details supplied) in County Kerry will be made available to the community;...
    • Office of Public Works Projects
      179. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW can provide the finance for the external night time lighting of Nenagh Castle in order that the recent investment at the...
    • Flood Relief Schemes Status
      180. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the Ballina flood relief scheme in County Mayo; the progress made in respect of the scheme; and if he will make a...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • School Transport Eligibility
      181. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on a remote area grant for a child (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Therapy Services
      182. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a pilot project (details supplied); his plans for the future of this intervention model; his plans to roll out the project...
    • Special Educational Needs
      183. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if guidance and training will be provided to primary and post-primary schools to enable teachers to support pupils who are living in emergency...
    • Land Swaps
      185. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a proposed beneficial land swap involving a school (detail supplied) and his Department; when a decision will be made on the...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      186. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the correspondence provided by his Department in connection with a planning application by a company (details supplied) to An Bord Pleanála...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      187. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to ensure a child (details supplied) receives an adequate allocation of teaching hours following a section 29 appeal; and if he will...
    • School Transport Eligibility
      188. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the remote school transport grant for a person (details supplied); when payment will commence; and if he will make a statement on...
    • School Transport
      189. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason he does not include children with diagnosed mental health issues in the transport scheme for children with special educational needs;...
    • School Transport Data
      190. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of reducing to 3 km, 2.5 km, 2 km and 1.5 km the distance above which primary school children must live away from their school...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      192. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a child will receive the necessary SNA allocation to support the child's needs (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Physical Education Facilities
      193. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a new sports hall for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48595/19]
    • Scrúduithe Stáit
      194. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas faoina sheasamh i dtaca le scrúduithe Gaeilge an Teastais Shóisearaigh; cad é a thuairim...
    • School Patronage
      195. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will open admissions as a matter of urgency to a new secondary school opening in September 2020 for pupils in the Greystones and Kilcoole...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      196. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a solution will be provided for a school (details supplied) that is experiencing significant connectivity issues; and if he will make a...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      197. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48655/19]
    • Employment Appeals Tribunal
      199. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position of his Department with regard to the recommendations of the Employment Appeals Tribunal on the use of summer holidays in the context...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      200. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a new building for the relocation of a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • School Closures
      201. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a list of disused school buildings in the Fingal area of County Dublin will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48675/19]
    • Student Support Schemes
      202. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the policies being developed to ensure that students with disabilities can complete their university education without incurring fees for...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      203. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48715/19]
    • School Transport Provision
      204. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there will be a school bus service provided for the Curreeney, County Tipperary, area to a school (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Gaelscoil Issues
      205. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of the provision of a new Gaelscoil for Donabate, County Dublin; the process by which the patronage will be decided; and if he will...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      207. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when construction will commence and be completed in respect of a planned new school building (details supplied) in Cork city; the date the tender...
    • Physical Education Facilities
      208. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will contribute to the building of a school hall at a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Schools Building Projects Data
      209. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the approved capital projects for new school buildings, refurbishments of existing school buildings and temporary class room provision in the...
    • School Transport Eligibility
      210. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a reply will issue to correspondence (details supplied); the reason for the delay in same; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      211. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the planned redevelopment and provision of a new building for a school (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a...
    • Summer Works Scheme Applications
      212. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position of an application for funding under the summer works scheme by a school (details supplied) in County Cork for essential repairs; and...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      213. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the measures he is taking to resolve the shortage of primary school places in Kinsealy, Malahide and Portmarnock, County Dublin; and if he will...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      215. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the number of young persons being refused places in St. Farnan’s ASD unit in Prosperous, County...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      216. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the timeline for the proposed development of a new post-primary school in Prosperous, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Transport Provision
      219. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a matter regarding persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49016/19]
    • Education and Training Boards
      220. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when site work will commence at the planned Louth Meath Education and Training Board head office building in Drogheda, County Louth; the amount...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      221. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the acceptable requirements to receive approval for time served teaching outside the EU; the reason overseas private primary schools are...
    • Third Level Institutions Governance
      225. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is satisfied that an institution (details supplied) does not exert influence on universities outside of its remit; and if he will make a...
    • Home Tuition Scheme
      226. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason persons who work as home tutors are not considered employees of his Department; the role of his Department in deducting income tax,...
    • School Accommodation Provision
      227. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the under capacity of second level education in Skerries, County Dublin; and if so, his plans to rectify the...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      229. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school building project (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49135/19]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Human Trafficking
      231. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of work on human trafficking; if Ireland can progress from its current status as a tier two country for trafficking;...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      232. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a naturalisation application by a person (details supplied); when the application will be finalised; if the...
    • Garda Transport Data
      233. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda vehicles available in each Garda division in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he...
    • Garda Stations
      234. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a list of disused Garda stations in the Fingal area of County Dublin will be provided; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Crime Data
      235. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons killed as a result of gangland violence in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he...
    • Direct Provision Data
      236. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 89 of 14 November 2019, the allowances (details supplied) outside of accommodation...
    • Asylum Seeker Accommodation
      237. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the officials in his Department (details supplied) who were requested to arrange a visit to an asylum reception centre by a...
    • Assisted Decision Making
      238. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the urgent calls by families and interested parties to set up the decision support service to replace the ward of...
    • Family Law Cases
      239. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide statistics for the delays in family law proceedings in each of the District and Circuit Courts and in the...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      240. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of drivers disqualified in court in 2018 by District Court area; the number of licences surrendered to the Road...
    • Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Reports
      241. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to a Leader's Question by this Deputy on 13 November 2019, if the GSOC report on the circumstances regarding the death...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems
      243. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a CCTV application by a council (details supplied); the stage the application is at; when it will be approved;...
    • Prison Accommodation
      245. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the additional number of prison places made available in each year to date since March 2011 in tabular form; and if he will...
    • Departmental Investigations
      246. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will extend the brief of an investigation (details supplied) into the payment of protection money to cover other building...
    • Commissions of Investigation
      247. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will establish the two outstanding commissions of investigation which were recommended by the final report on the...
    • International Protection
      248. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the date for the finalisation of the policy on the new inspection process for compliance with the national standards for...
    • Freedom of Information Requests
      249. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a freedom of information request (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48972/19]
    • Departmental Reviews
      250. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the review of the administration of civil justice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49031/19]
    • Legislative Programme
      251. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if legislation will be introduced to make it illegal to sell scrap metal for cash in view of the fact that there has been an...
    • Residency Permits
      252. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if holders of the stamp 4S permission will be regarded as non-compliant with the conditions of the permission if they avail of...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Brexit Supports
      253. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the details of supports that are in place for businesses and community groups in the Border region to prepare for the impact of...
    • Work Permits Data
      254. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of work permits for a company (details supplied); if the quotas for general employment permits for meat processing...
    • Insurance Data
      255. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of businesses that could not obtain insurance in each year since 2016, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Money Laundering
      256. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation a breakdown (details supplied) of companies that filed with the new Register of Beneficial Ownership that is overseen by the Companies...
  • Department of Health
    • HSE Properties
      258. To ask the Minister for Health the person or body responsible for the maintenance of ten sheltered housing units (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medicinal Products Licensing
      259. To ask the Minister for Health if there are regulatory impediments to the growing of hemp here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49118/19]
    • Health Services
      260. To ask the Minister for Health the treatment and community support services available to lymphedema patients in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48542/19]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      261. To ask the Minister for Health if an application for additional home help hours for a person (details supplied) will be expedited in view of the medical condition of the person. [48544/19]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      262. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will be considered for an earlier appointment in Letterkenny University Hospital outpatient clinic; and if he...
    • Departmental Reports
      263. To ask the Minister for Health if the NTPF report on private healthcare in public hospitals will be made available. [48554/19]
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
      264. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Statement of Strategy 2017 to 2019, in particular the key milestones at pages 14 and 15; the status of...
    • National Dementia Strategy Implementation
      265. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to ensure that each person diagnosed with dementia has access to a dementia adviser; the counties which do not have a dementia adviser...
    • Disability Services Funding
      266. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding funding for a State supported accessible holiday resort (details supplied) in County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Emergency Departments Services
      267. To ask the Minister for Health if a private room will be provided in the accident and emergency department of South Tipperary General Hospital in which patients presenting with mental health...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      268. To ask the Minister for Health if a hospital appointment will be expedited for a person (details supplied); the length of time the person has been waiting; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Health Insurance Regulation
      270. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the Health Insurance Act 2018; when it will be updated for risk and price equalisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48589/19]
    • Disability Services Provision
      271. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48599/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      272. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a date for surgery; the average waiting list time for such surgery; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health Services Provision
      273. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide the necessary resources for the provision of psychology and occupational therapy to a person (details supplied) as recommended by the HSE...
    • Hospital Staff Data
      274. To ask the Minister for Health the expenditure by public hospitals on locum pharmacists; the rate of pay paid to locum pharmacists in publicly funded hospitals; if locum agencies are used...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      275. To ask the Minister for Health the detailed design plans with respect to the upgrading of St Joseph's Community Hospital, Stranorlar, County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Treatment Abroad Scheme
      278. To ask the Minister for Health if a general practitioner can retrospectively sign a referral letter for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal wishing to avail of reimbursement for a...
    • Medicinal Products Licensing
      279. To ask the Minister for Health the reason persons with multiple sclerosis have access to new medicines within weeks or months in many European countries but patients here can wait over four...
    • Air Ambulance Service
      280. To ask the Minister for Health the action he will take to ensure that the air ambulance service does not close for a period of 16 days or for a period of time in view of the crucial role it...
    • Medical Card Reviews
      281. To ask the Minister for Health if review of discretionary medical cards will be ceased; if terminally ill patients will be permitted to have automatic entitlement to a medical card; and if...
    • Mental Health Services
      282. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) was not permitted access and admittance to the psychiatric unit at Roscommon University Hospital on the date specified...
    • Health Services Staff
      283. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase the number of specialist Parkinson's disease nurses nationally in order to have a specialist nurse in each county (details supplied); and...
    • Pharmacy Services
      284. To ask the Minister for Health when he plans to unwind FEMPI for pharmacists in view of the fact that this process has been initiated for other healthcare professionals; the proposed cuts in...
    • Disability Support Services Provision
      285. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the care service being provided to a person (details supplied). [48668/19]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      286. To ask the Minister for Health if additional home help support will be provided to a person (details supplied) in view of the person's deteriorating health and advanced years; and if he will...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      287. To ask the Minister for Health if equipment will be provided for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48673/19]
    • Patient Transfers
      288. To ask the Minister for Health when a patient (details supplied) in University Hospital Limerick will be transferred to Beaumont Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Home Help Service Provision
      289. To ask the Minister for Health if additional home help hours will be provided for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48684/19]
    • Nursing Staff Remuneration
      290. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated net cost for 2019 of implementing the nurses’ pay deal agreed in February 2019 based on the savings and productivity measures to be put in...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      291. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48695/19]
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      292. To ask the Minister for Health the substantial recommendations in a study by a company (details supplied) of the medicines reimbursement system; if the recommendations will be published; and...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      293. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is not being called for a MRI scan; the reason the person was provided with false information; and if he will make a...
    • Health Services
      294. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the long waiting list for children who wear orthotics; if there is a problem with funding for same in mid-western areas; and if he will make a...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility
      295. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) is eligible for a long-term illness card. [48705/19]
    • Disability Services Provision
      296. To ask the Minister for Health the reason children (details supplied) cannot obtain an appointment for speech, occupational and physiotherapy, respectively; and if he will make a statement...
    • Respite Care Services
      297. To ask the Minister for Health the terms and conditions for a person who is entitled to respite care. [48711/19]
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      298. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48713/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      299. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) is on the waiting list for cataract surgery in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin. [48728/19]
    • Pharmacy Services
      300. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether pharmacies are best placed to help reduce the burden on general practitioners and accident and emergency departments nationwide (details...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund Data
      301. To ask the Minister for Health the number of NTPF appointments provided to ENT patients to date in 2019; the effect this has had on individual hospital waiting lists; his plans to address...
    • Health Services
      302. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48746/19]
    • HSE Properties
      303. To ask the Minister for Health the future plans of the HSE for a location (details supplied). [48753/19]
    • Home Care Packages
      304. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a person here in receipt of a direct payment from his Department or the HSE for the purchase of home care under the intensive home care package....
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      305. To ask the Minister for Health the timeframe for works to complete a primary care health centre at Church Street, Moate, County Westmeath, (details supplied); and if this work will be...
    • Occupational Therapy Staff
      306. To ask the Minister for Health when the moratorium on the recruitment of occupational therapists in County Kerry will be lifted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48798/19]
    • Psychological Services
      307. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the future of the HSE assistant psychologist scheme aimed at children and adolescents in primary care psychology; his plans to further extend the...
    • Hospital Facilities
      308. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the catheterisation laboratory development in University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48823/19]
    • Home Help Service Provision
      309. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person's (details supplied) home help hours have been reduced from two hours per week to only one hour a week. [48827/19]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      311. To ask the Minister for Health if he will reconsider approving the funding for a specialised bed for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48903/19]
    • Disability Services Provision
      312. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in a person (details supplied) receiving a day service in view of the fact the person has a personalised budget and should have no...
    • Mental Health Services Staff
      313. To ask the Minister for Health the number of mental health whole-time equivalents to be recruited as of November 2019 for the full implementation of A Vision for Change taking account of...
    • National Children's Hospital Expenditure
      314. To ask the Minister for Health if he has received an update on the cost of the national children’s hospital; the estimated amount it will cost in 2020, 2021 and 2022; the way in which...
    • Disabilities Assessments
      315. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects assessments of need under the Disability Act 2005 in County Tipperary to be provided within the statutory timeframe; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      316. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect an appointment. [48924/19]
    • Medical Card Administration
      317. To ask the Minister for Health if laser eye surgery is covered by the medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48925/19]
    • Hospital Discharges
      318. To ask the Minister for Health the number of delayed discharges to date in 2019 by month and hospital; and the reason for delayed discharge in tabular form. [48933/19]
    • Primary Care Centres
      319. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide parking for disabled persons using the primary care centre in Balbriggan, County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Cancer Awareness
      320. To ask the Minister for Health the number of women issued letters by the HSE regarding their risk of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. [48935/19]
    • Treatment Abroad Scheme
      323. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a delay by the HSE in reimbursing claimants availing of surgery under the cross-border directive; his plans to ensure that a person (details...
    • Departmental Funding
      326. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding an application for funding for a feasibility study (details supplied) for second level school on-call therapeutic counselling; and if he...
    • Health Services Provision
      327. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to establish dedicated, free, drop in sexual and mental health clinics in Cork city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48953/19]
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff
      328. To ask the Minister for Health the steps that have been taken to recruit staff for CAMHS in south County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48954/19]
    • Vaccine Damage Compensation Scheme
      329. To ask the Minister for Health the efforts being taken to ensure that the other 100 young persons affected by the swine influenza vaccine will not have to go through lengthy legal action to...
    • Disability Services Provision
      330. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is waiting a long time for an appointment; when they will be seen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48968/19]
    • Disability Support Services
      331. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to give parents and legal guardians of adults with a disability a legal right to be included in the preparation of a care plan; and if he will make a...
    • Home Care Packages Expenditure
      332. To ask the Minister for Health the breakdown of the extra funding provided for home care supports in budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48995/19]
    • Disability Services Provision
      333. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to give adults with a disability a legal right to services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48996/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      336. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 138 of 23 October 2019, if it is standard practice that a person (details supplied) would be waiting in excess of three...
    • Medical Card Eligibility
      337. To ask the Minister for Health if a child with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis is entitled to a medical card regardless of the income of the parents in view of the fact it is a...
    • Psychological Services
      338. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); his views on whether it is acceptable that child psychology services would be stretched as a result...
    • Disease Incidence
      340. To ask the Minister for Health the number of measles cases in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49093/19]
    • Legislative Programme
      341. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to introduce similar legislation relating to the promotion of unhealthy, sugary and junk foods to children in view of the new advertising laws which...
    • Primary Care Centres Provision
      342. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the development of a primary healthcare centre in Lucan, County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49096/19]
    • Misuse of Drugs
      343. To ask the Minister for Health the funding that will be allocated to the HSE to commence a targeted national campaign to raise awareness of the risks associated with drug use; and if he will...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      345. 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. [49136/19]
    • Disability Services Provision
      346. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and if an urgent appointment will be scheduled. [49140/19]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      347. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49144/19]
    • Medicinal Products Availability
      349. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which patients here have ready access to modern drugs in line with their availability throughout the European Union; and if he will make a...
    • HSE Planning
      350. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which he expects the proposed winter action plan to deal with likely eventualities arising in the public hospital sector over the winter months;...
    • Cancer Screening Programmes
      351. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which the women involved in the cervical smear test issues have had their cases dealt with to their satisfaction; and if he will make a statement...
    • Primary Care Centres
      352. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which he expects the provision of primary care centres nationwide to alleviate the congestion at general hospitals; and if he will make a...
    • Medical Card Data
      353. To ask the Minister for Health the number of full medical card holders nationwide; the extent to which this number has fluctuated in the past three years; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Hospital Procedures
      354. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children or other patients who have undergone scoliosis procedures on a monthly basis in the past two years; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Hospital Beds Data
      355. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which the need for extra beds is being addressed at hospitals nationwide; if progress is being achieved; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists Data
      356. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients awaiting cardiovascular procedures; the length of time they have been on waiting lists for same; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Budgets
      358. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which he remains satisfied regarding the adequacy of the 2020 health budget notwithstanding the experience in previous years; and if he will make...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      359. To ask the Minister for Health when a medical procedure will be scheduled for a person (details supplied). [49159/19]
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • GLAS Payments
      360. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in a GLAS payment being issued to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a...
    • Forestry Grants
      361. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application by a person (details supplied) to plant trees, which was submitted in April 2019, will be assessed; and if he...
    • Basic Payment Scheme Payments
      362. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a farm payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48670/19]
    • Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility
      363. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if basic payment entitlements will be returned to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Farm Inspections
      364. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a farm inspection on land in an area (details supplied) will be carried out rather than a desk study; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Properties
      365. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the newly developed public park on the site of a plant (details supplied) at Haulbowline, County Cork, will open to the general...
    • Environmental Policy
      366. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he plans to launch a code of good practice which will set out measures to reduce ammonia emissions over the coming years. [48901/19]
    • Agriculture Scheme Applications
      367. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there will be a second round of applications under the BEAM scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48957/19]
    • GLAS Payments
      368. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment for 2018 will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Organic Farming Scheme Eligibility
      369. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) was not accepted onto the organic farming scheme; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme
      370. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48991/19]
    • Greyhound Industry
      371. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to end grants to the greyhound industry in view of an opinion poll (details supplied); if he will review the allocation to...
    • Bord na gCon
      372. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Irish Greyhound Board is attempting to hide incidents involving dogs falling and...
    • Animal Welfare
      373. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an Irish greyhound that is believed to have suffered whippings has been rescued from...
    • Beef Industry
      374. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures he plans to assist beef producers attain at least the average EU price for their livestock; and if he will make a...
    • Alternative Farm Enterprises
      375. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he can take to explore the possibility of farmers being able to grow hemp as a crop; the impediments that exist; and if he...
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • National Broadband Plan Expenditure
      377. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the funding his Department is providing in respect of the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on...
    • National Broadband Plan
      378. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will report on the launch he attended of the national broadband plan. [48836/19]
    • Broadband Service Provision
      379. 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...
    • Climate Action Plan
      381. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on environmental concerns and Government action (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Exploration Licences
      384. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason prospecting licences are being granted in areas of Natura 2000 sites, national heritage areas, special areas...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      385. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a solution will be provided for a school (details supplied) that is experiencing significant connectivity issues;...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      386. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if discussions have taken place between his Department and companies (details supplied) regarding the minimum amount of...
    • National Broadband Plan Data
      387. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of providers that have been accepted for the national broadband plan; the number of providers that have been...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      389. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the cost to bring high-speed broadband to the home under the national broadband plan for members of the public; the...
    • Renewable Energy Incentives
      390. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the grants and incentives given in budget 2020 to help in the production of biogas; and if he will make a statement on...
    • National Broadband Plan
      391. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a marked signed copy of the contract and associated documents he signed with the preferred bidder of the national...
    • Environmental Policy
      392. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding a nationwide ban on smoky fuels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48899/19]
    • National Broadband Plan
      396. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department will embark on an advertising campaign for the national broadband plan in advance of the beginning of...
    • Electric Vehicles
      398. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if grants or accelerated capital allowances are available for businesses which purchase and use newly manufactured...
    • Energy Policy
      399. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the State agencies that have a statutory or regulatory function in respect of energy security; the agencies and bodies...
    • Inland Fisheries
      400. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the proposed national salmon life centre in Ballina, County Mayo; the projected timeframe for the...
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      401. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the safety of 5G; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Road Network
      403. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has received a request from the local authority for funding to upgrade Castlefinn Bridge in County Donegal; if so, the details of...
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      404. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the National Transport Authority checks the compliance of cycling infrastructure schemes which it funds with the national cycle manual...
    • Stadium Projects
      406. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on the development of a stadium (details supplied); if his Department is involved in same; and if he will make a...
    • Road Projects Status
      409. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the north ring road in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48587/19]
    • Road Network
      410. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for link roads from the proposed TEN-T priority route to the towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar, County Donegal; and if he will...
    • Bus Services
      411. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to improve services on a bus service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48606/19]
    • Road Traffic Accidents Data
      412. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of pedestrians with physical or intellectual disabilities killed or seriously injured over the past ten years; and if he will...
    • Sports Facilities Provision
      413. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the provision of funding towards the establishment of a sports centre (details supplied) in County Westmeath. [48623/19]
    • Railway Stations
      414. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures he is taking to address the lack of parking at Sallins and Naas railway stations (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Military Aircraft Landings
      415. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if permission was given for munitions or explosives to be taken through Shannon Airport on an aircraft (details supplied) which landed at...
    • Public Transport
      416. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48714/19]
    • Road Network
      417. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the completion and re-opening of the bridge at Ardfinnan, County Tipperary; the timeframe for the work to commence; the...
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      419. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of an application by Meath County Council for a grant to improve the safety of a dangerous stretch of the R156 road at Mullagh...
    • Light Rail Projects Status
      420. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the proposed Luas extension from Broombridge to Finglas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48801/19]
    • Public Service Vehicles
      421. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of SPSV licences issued by county in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make...
    • Driver Test Waiting Lists
      422. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of persons to date on waiting lists for driver tests in counties Cavan and Monaghan; the length of time they have been...
    • Coast Guard Services
      424. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding safety issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48967/19]
    • Tourism Policy
      425. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address a matter regarding the advertisement of greyhound races (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Sports Capital Programme
      426. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if feedback will be provided to a club (details supplied) in County Cork that was unsuccessful in the recent allocation of sports capital...
    • Regional Road Network
      428. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided to local authorities to assist with the maintenance of roadside hedges in view of health and safety concerns;...
    • Tourism Promotion
      429. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when funds will be allocated under the destination tourism towns initiative. [49086/19]
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      431. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the various cycle network plans being implemented in major cities; the funding being allocated to the implementation of...
    • Road Projects Status
      432. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a bypass for Thurles, County Tipperary; if the bypass is included in the Project Ireland 2040 plan; if TII expects that it...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • School Expulsions
      433. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the rates of expulsion in a school (details supplied); and the way in which they compare to rates nationally. [48710/19]
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Funding
      434. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason a system (details supplied) is in place; if Pobal will be instructed to address the anomaly; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Data
      436. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of applications for AIM payments received in each year since the scheme was introduced; the number of applications in each year...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Funding
      437. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the unacceptable delays in processing requests for AIM assessments and subsequent payment approval...
    • Childcare Services Expenditure
      438. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the expenditure on childcare in each year since 2014, by scheme; the allocation and estimated out-turn for 2019 and the allocation for...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      439. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will address a matter relating to early years services (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48726/19]
    • Family Support Services
      440. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding process for family support services through Tusla; the funding provided to Tusla in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date...
    • Childcare Services
      441. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention or that of a body under the aegis of her Department has been drawn to the reason a childcare facility (details supplied)...
    • Departmental Funding
      442. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if funding is available for groups (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48975/19]
    • Child and Family Agency Data
      443. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of cases reported to Tusla in respect of a series of matters (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Childcare Services Regulation
      444. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the process open to a parent who wishes to make a complaint against a preschool, playschool or childminder; and if a parent does not in the...
    • Youth Services Funding
      445. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to improve funding for youth services in County Wicklow. [49111/19]
    • Childcare Services Provision
      446. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to assist in planning for provision of further childcare places in County Wicklow. [49112/19]
    • Childcare Services Regulation
      447. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to ensure quality and safety in childcare providers in County Wicklow; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49113/19]
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • Archival Material
      448. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he has considered making data storage available to local historians and folklorists who require a large amount of data storage to...
    • Town and Village Renewal Scheme
      449. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the request (details supplied) for consideration to request an amendment to a grant allocation; and if he will make a...
    • CLÁR Programme
      450. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the way in which an area can seek to be included as a CLÁR designated area. [48622/19]
    • Community Services Programme
      451. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of an application for a manager by a company (details supplied) under the community services programme; when the...
    • CLÁR Programme
      452. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if correspondence (details supplied) will be reviewed; the steps the school can take in its CLÁR application; and if he will make...
    • Rural Social Scheme
      453. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he or his officials have had or are having discussions on the future of the RSS; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      454. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to ensure that workers (details supplied) are able to access their social insurance benefits; and if she will make...
    • Budget 2020
      455. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the date on which she declared an increase of €5 to welfare recipients across the board during her budget 2020 speech;...
    • Illness Benefit Appeals
      456. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an illness benefit appeal by a person (details submitted); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      457. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Fuel Allowance Applications
      458. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a fuel allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      459. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • JobPath Data
      460. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if information (details supplied) will be provided in tabular form. [48545/19]
    • Social Welfare Benefits Waiting Times
      461. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason for the delay in processing medical evidence with the medical review and assessments department; and if she will...
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      462. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      463. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of efforts to address the pension issues for community employment supervisors and assistant supervisors based on...
    • Carer's Benefit Applications
      464. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on an application for carer's benefit by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she...
    • Carer's Support Grant
      465. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a carer's support grant payment will be made available to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will...
    • Free Travel Scheme Eligibility
      466. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48624/19]
    • Invalidity Pension Eligibility
      467. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a full invalidity pension will be awarded to a person (details supplied). [48669/19]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      468. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • JobPath Data
      469. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons referred to JobPath; the number of persons referred twice, three and four times, respectively, having...
    • Carer's Allowance Payments
      474. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when arrears will issue to a person (details supplied) in respect of a carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Status
      475. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a social welfare appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48708/19]
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      476. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made regarding a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied) that is ongoing since...
    • Working Family Payment Applications
      477. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      478. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if disability allowance arrears will issue to a person (details supplied); the details of the amount and arrears due to the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility
      479. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position of workers who will retire in 2020 at 65 years of age but will not be entitled to a contributory pension until...
    • State Pension (Non-Contributory) Applications
      480. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a State pension by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [48755/19]
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      481. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the social welfare payment a person (details supplied) is receiving; the value of same; if the person's carer's allowance...
    • Local Employment Service
      482. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason the provision of the local employment service will be put out to public tender; the steps being taken to prepare...
    • Pensions Data
      483. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of reinstating the transition State pension in each of the years 2020 to 2026. [48850/19]
    • Unfair Dismissals
      485. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person cannot be dismissed from a job on the grounds that he or she is claiming the carer's allowance; and if she will...
    • Guardian's Payment
      486. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if arrears of payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [48920/19]
    • Living Alone Allowance
      487. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a living alone application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Pension Provisions
      488. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding the right of pensioners to representation...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      490. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a carer’s allowance review will be finalised for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if she will make...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Applications
      491. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will have a decision on a social welfare claim; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Fuel Allowance Eligibility
      492. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a fuel allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Illness Benefit Applications
      493. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been reached regarding the date on which the entitlement of a person commenced (details supplied); and if...
    • Paternity Benefit Applications
      494. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if he will address a matter regarding a delay in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on...
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      495. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49012/19]
    • Community Employment Schemes Supervisors
      496. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will review correspondence regarding community employment, CE, scheme supervisors (details supplied); if the laws will...
    • Disability Allowance Eligibility
      497. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will consider introducing a rent or mortgage disregard for the disability allowance; and if she will make a statement...
    • Rural Social Scheme Administration
      498. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to move the responsibility for the rural social scheme, RSS, to another Department; if she or her officials have...
    • Guardian's Payment Applications
      499. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps she will take to expedite an application for a guardianship payment by a person (details supplied); and if she will...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      500. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Sligo will receive a decision on an invalidity pension application; and if she...
    • Invalidity Pension Appeals
      501. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Sligo will receive a decision on an invalidity pension application; and if she...
    • Living Alone Allowance
      502. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a living alone allowance application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      503. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an invalidity pension will be made available to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • Building Regulations
      504. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if there are targets in place to increase the use of timber in the construction of houses; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Property Tax Review
      505. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the progress the baseline review group has made regarding the local property tax to date in 2019; and if he will make a...
    • Planning Data
      506. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of Part 8 housing planning applications that have been refused planning permission in each local authority in each...
    • Fire Safety Regulations
      507. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he is satisfied that fire safety regulations are up to date, especially in terms of multi-occupancy buildings such as...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes Status
      508. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the sewage treatment works at the unfinished housing estates (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he...
    • Local Authority Housing Data
      509. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to circular 15/2019 of 17 April 2019, the updated cost guidelines for South Dublin County Council; and if he will make...
    • Housing Provision
      510. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 586 of 12 November 2019, if correspondence (details supplied) will be provided in...
    • Local Authority Housing Provision
      511. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if a decision on an application for a long-term leasing scheme (details supplied) will issue. [48712/19]
    • European Court of Justice Rulings
      512. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the way in which he plans to respond to the imposition of a €5 million fine on Ireland by the European Court of Justice...
    • Local Authority Staff Data
      513. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of staff employed in South Tipperary County Council and North Tipperary County Council in each of the years 2013 to...
    • Home Loan Scheme
      514. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider amending the criteria of the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme to allow for those who have declared...
    • Irish Water Funding
      515. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the Irish Water budget figure for 2019; the balance as of 1 September 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Vacant Sites Levy
      516. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the circumstances in which a derelict sites levy can be waived; his plans to review the issue; and if he will make a statement...
    • Mica Redress Scheme
      517. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the implementation of the mica redress scheme in County Donegal; the way in which he plans to address the...
    • Fire Stations Provision
      518. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will include an application for a new fire station (details supplied) in the fire services capital expenditure programme...
    • Traveller Accommodation
      519. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the measures he will take to ensure that local authorities spend funds allocated to them for Traveller housing; and if he will...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      520. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider enabling housing bodies to transfer some of their social units to affordable units to ensure a greater...
    • Local Authority Housing Provision
      521. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he has received an application from Westmeath County Council to provide affordable housing as part of the housing...
    • Local Authority Housing Data
      522. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of housing units purchased by each local authority, excluding Part V, to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes Status
      525. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of a public water supply scheme (details supplied) in County Mayo; if his Department is in receipt of an...
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • National Raised Bog Management Plan
      526. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her further plans regarding the repatriation of bogs in view of the €5 million promised in budget 2020; and if she will...
    • Special Protection Areas Designation
      527. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will consider a geographical extension to a special protection area (details supplied) to include additional lands in view...