Written answers

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      25. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of flood protection works at Ballyvourney and the flood relief scheme for Ballymakeera, County Cork. [16812/20]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      27. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the total value of additional expenditure across each Department with reference to the Revised Estimates published on 18 December 2019;...
    • Community Employment Schemes
      29. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on a Labour Court recommendation that the State should put in place an occupational pension arrangement for community...
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      30. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of progress of a flood relief scheme for Crossmolina, County Mayo; and his plans to review and expedite this timeline in view...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      31. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding a scheme (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16496/20]
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      32. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the payment of a living wage and recognition of the industrial relations infrastructure of the State will be included as part of...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      33. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of special advisers to be engaged by the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and the Minister for Climate Action, Communications...
    • National Monuments
      34. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the expenditure and maintenance by the OPW of the Monkstown Castle (details supplied). [16983/20]
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      35. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the level of procurement leakage; his plans to develop and implement a procurement sourcing strategy across Government that would reduce...
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      37. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the development of a flood relief scheme on the border of counties Carlow and Kilkenny. [16804/20]
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      38. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if green procurement will be incorporated into the public procurement code; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16824/20]
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      39. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timeline for the resumption of the Glashaboy flood relief scheme, Glanmire, County Cork; the details of the latest delay; the...
    • Budget Process
      40. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to structure the service improvement and reform plans across each Department. [16499/20]
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      41. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to ensure public procurement supply chains do not include instances of labour exploitation such as breaches of employment...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      42. To ask the Taoiseach if Bermuda will be included on the green list of countries for approved and simplified travel arrangements in view of the significant containment of the disease on the...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      46. To ask the Taoiseach the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since assuming office; the starting annual salary of each person appointed by him; if an open interview...
    • Departmental Contracts
      47. To ask the Taoiseach the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and local authority under his remit from 1 January...
    • Taoiseach's Communications
      48. To ask the Taoiseach if he will undertake to have his diaries published on his Department website on a monthly basis. [16916/20]
    • Departmental Functions
      49. To ask the Taoiseach the divisional structure of his Department [16917/20]
    • Office of the Attorney General
      51. To ask the Taoiseach the discretionary allowances provided to the Attorney General for staffing; the cost of such allowances; the number of staff who were employed by the previous Attorney...
    • Departmental Staff
      52. To ask the Taoiseach the number of staff to be appointed to the policy and programme implementation unit of his Department; if the staff will be redeployed from within the Civil Service; and...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Health and Safety Authority
      53. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of whole-time equivalent inspectors employed by the Health and Safety Authority; his plans to recruit additional staff to...
    • Workplace Relations Commission
      54. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the average length of time from referral to a hearing at the Workplace Relations Commission, WRC; his plans to recruit additional staff...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      55. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the engagement he has had to date with workers representatives regarding the Covid-19 recovery and the July stimulus package; and if he...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      57. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the Minister with responsibility for the digital single market. [17359/20]
    • Health and Safety Authority
      58. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he has considered recommendations by an organisation (details supplied) to make Covid-19 notifiable to the Health and Safety...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      59. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person...
    • Proposed Legislation
      60. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if legislation or measures to prevent tactical insolvency will be implemented in order to ensure that workers are better protected....
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      61. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the reason businesses that do not operate from commercially rateable premises such as tradesmen, service providers and so on are not...
    • Departmental Contracts
      62. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and local authority...
    • Enterprise Support Services
      63. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if urgent consideration will be given to the requests of a federation (details supplied) for specific supports for a sector in view of...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      64. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the Covid-19 online retail scheme which offers grants to small businesses to help enhance their online sales capabilities will...
    • Food Prices
      65. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his plans to ban below-cost selling for fresh foods; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17092/20]
    • Small and Medium Enterprises
      66. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when a start-up grant will be available for a company (details supplied). [17133/20]
    • Employment Rights
      67. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Questions on 14 July 2020, the reason for his refusal to agree to bring forward new legislation to protect the...
    • Court Judgments
      68. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide details of the appeal of the High Court judgement which recently struck down sectoral employment orders; and when...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      69. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide details of the date and time for a meeting between him, his officials and workers (details supplied) following his...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      70. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his views on whether the interest rates under the Covid-19 credit guarantee scheme are too high; his further views on the definition of...
    • Employment Rights
      72. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 29 of 14 July 2020, the way in which migrant workers who do not hold valid permits can access the...
    • Departmental Staff
      73. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of staff to be appointed to the policy and programme implementation unit of his Department; if the staff will be redeployed...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      74. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the special advisers he has appointed to his Department and his office established within the Department of An Taoiseach; and the...
    • Ministerial Staff
      75. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the aides-de-camp appointed to the Office of the Tánaiste from 2007 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form.. [17270/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      76. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of applications received to date by county for the restart grant, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Funding
      78. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the funds received by a company (details supplied) from the enterprise agencies under his remit in 2019 and to date in 2020; and if he...
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • Trading Online Voucher Scheme
      79. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the eligibility terms and conditions applicable for businesses that apply from 7 April to 30 September 2020 in relation...
    • Fisheries Protection
      80. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will provide figures as to the current eel population here; the number that are killed annually by county, in...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      82. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each...
    • Electric Vehicles
      83. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the estimated cost in 2021 if the budget for the electric vehicle home charger grant scheme is increased by 20%; and if...
    • Waste Management
      84. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the introduction of a deposit and return scheme to encourage persons to return plastic and glass bottles...
    • Post Office Network
      85. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he is committed to an annual public service obligation for the post office network; if he will include same in Budget...
    • Fuel Allowance
      86. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of planned changes which he is preparing with regard to the SEAI scheme for those in receipt of a fuel...
    • National Broadband Plan
      88. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 931 of 20 May 2020, if the total of €40,427,264, including VAT, referred to...
    • Better Energy Homes Scheme
      89. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the better energy warmer homes scheme is still open; and if so, the amount of its budget allocation that remains....
    • Energy Efficiency
      92. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the details of the national retrofit plan; if he will examine rerunning the pilot scheme that was cancelled in 2019; the...
    • Departmental Contracts
      93. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and...
    • Better Energy Homes Scheme
      95. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the measures he will take to reduce the current waiting time for applications under the warmer homes scheme; if his...
    • Gas and Electricity Disconnections
      96. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the extent to which he has explored and discussed with relevant Ministers the impact a moratorium on utility...
    • Environmental Protection Agency
      97. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will respond to the OECD review of the Environmental Protection Agency; his views on whether the current...
    • Just Transition Fund
      98. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of applications that have been made to the Just Transition fund, in tabular form. [17066/20]
    • Energy Infrastructure
      99. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the energy security review as announced in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17188/20]
    • Telecommunications Services
      100. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will instruct a company (details supplied) to connect fibre optic cable at a site to assist with the expected...
    • Departmental Staff
      101. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of staff to be appointed to the policy and programme implementation unit of his Department; if the staff...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      102. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the special advisers he has appointed to his Department and his office established within the Department of An...
    • Better Energy Homes Scheme
      103. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if additional funding will be provided to the better energy communities scheme; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Sport Ireland
      104. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the terms and conditions of the funds released to an association (details supplied) in advance of the emergency general meeting of the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      105. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is considering compensation and or refunds for those persons who have booked flights and holidays and have now chosen not to travel...
    • Proposed Legislation
      106. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he plans to publish a general scheme of a Bill to fulfil the Programme for Government commitment to legislate for e-scooters and...
    • Cycling Facilities
      107. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of and timeline for delivery of proposed segregated cycle routes (details supplied), in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      108. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will be announcing specific measures to help the tourism and hospitality sectors. [16581/20]
    • Transport Policy
      109. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which he will address a recent request by the National Transport Authority for a clear policy commitment to bring forward...
    • Sports Funding
      111. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount allocated to privately owned golf clubs through the sports capital programme for 2020. [16663/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      112. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to introduce or enhance supports and assistance for small coach operators post-Covid-19 with particular reference to the severe...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      114. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has engaged with an airline (details supplied) regarding flight refunds; and if he will intervene with respect to outstanding...
    • Road Projects
      115. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the N11, M11 Junction 14 improvement scheme; if funding has been committed for the completion of the project; the time...
    • Rail Network
      116. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to increase the capacity of the Dublin to Rosslare rail line; his further plans to add additional carriages to the route; and...
    • Public Transport
      117. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to increase the number of DART trains to Greystones per hour; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16941/20]
    • Road Projects
      118. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the N81 Tallaght to Hollywood Cross road improvement scheme; his plans to progress the project; and if he will make a...
    • Railway Stations
      119. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the train stations in south County Kildare, including Portarlington; if they have a shelter; if they have an enclosed waiting room; if...
    • Tourism Industry
      120. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered a proposal from an organisation (details supplied) in particular the proposals for financial liquidity, talent and...
    • Driver Test
      121. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to address the six-month waiting list for driver theory tests in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Driver Licences
      122. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a format allowing priority appointments for holders of expiring driver licences can be devised in the short term to allow for...
    • Driver Test
      123. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when driver tests will resume; the number of test centres that will be operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17430/20]
    • Free Travel Scheme
      124. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties that persons with the free travel pass have in obtaining travel on Irish Rail due to...
    • Sports Capital Programme
      126. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is considering another round of sports capital funding; if there will be changes to qualifying criteria of the new scheme; the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      127. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of applications received for the €15 million Covid-19 resilience fund as announced on 19 June 2020; the amount of each...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      130. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will respond to an email from a person (details supplied) and provide guidelines in relation to their return to work. [16484/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      131. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the emergency refund credit note will be extended for July, August and September 2020, in view of advice to avoid all non-essential...
    • Driver Licences
      133. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address matters raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16504/20]
    • Driver Test
      134. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will meet with representatives of driver instructors that are expected to be present at RSA centres to enable the use of their...
    • Driver Licences
      136. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the NDLS will accept general practitioner medical reports for drivers over 70 years of age dated earlier than usual owing to the...
    • Road Safety
      137. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a turning bay will be constructed at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16534/20]
    • Driver Licences
      138. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the consideration given to the submission by the Road Safety Authority aimed at addressing anomalies in the provisional licence system...
    • Driver Test
      139. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of learner drivers holding their first, second, third and so on learner permits; the number in each category that have...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      140. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of learner drivers found to be driving unaccompanied in 2019 and in the first six months of 2020; the number that had penalty...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      141. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person appointed...
    • Driver Test
      142. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when driver tests will recommence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16572/20]
    • Driver Licences
      144. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if additional resources will be allocated to the NDLS to accommodate the clearance of backlogged licence renewals following the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      145. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to issue Covid-19 safety regulations for the taxi industry; if the newly introduced legislation will be extended to include...
    • Marine Casualty Investigations Board
      146. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will amend the composition of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board to ensure that its membership is both impartial and has...
    • Driver Test
      147. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the resumption of driver tests; if persons whose provisional licence lapsed during the pandemic will be prioritised for a...
    • Rail Network
      148. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to reopen the Waterford to Rosslare to Europort rail link as set out in the Programme for Government; the time frame he has set...
    • Proposed Legislation
      150. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when legislation will be introduced to regulate the use of e-scooters. [16696/20]
    • Driver Test
      151. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when driver licence tests will recommence; and if priority will be given to those who have specific mobility requirements or caring...
    • Public Transport
      152. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will clarify with a company (details supplied) the reason there are consistent delays on the Luas red line in view of the fact that...
    • Driver Test
      153. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when driver tests will resume; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16723/20]
    • Driver Licences
      154. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons whose driver licences expire face a long delay in obtaining replacements and are...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      155. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the supports, subsidies and emergency funding measures given to Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann; the date on which the supports were...
    • National Car Test
      156. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the regulation that all taxis must have their suitability test done within 30 days of their NCT test will be reviewed in view of the...
    • Road Projects
      157. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeline of works for the Coonagh to Knockalisheen road, Limerick; when he expects it to be completed; and if he will make a...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      158. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to produce safe travel guidance for public transport users in view of the introduction of regulations for the mandatory wearing...
    • National Car Test
      159. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the vehicle of a person (details supplied) was scheduled for a reinspection at Northpoint Business Park Centre, Naul Road,...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      161. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures he is taking to protect and preserve vulnerable but viable businesses such as tour guides, chauffeur and limousines...
    • Driver Test
      163. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the aids in place to assist persons to prepare and pass the driver theory test; if there are supports similar to the reasonable...
    • Driver Licences
      164. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of driver licences that expired during the Covid-19 restrictions; and the number of additional staff who will be required to...
    • Aviation Industry
      165. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the dispute in Shannon Airport between cabin crew and their unions with an airline (details supplied)...
    • Railway Stations
      166. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if proposals for the establishment of a railway station and-or park-and-ride facility in proximity to a stadium (details supplied) are...
    • Driver Licences
      168. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of arrangements to extend the driver licences of persons whose licences are expiring due to the large backlog for renewals and...
    • Driver Test
      169. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if concerns on driver theory test delays raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) will receive a response; and if he will...
    • Legislative Measures
      170. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he plans to legislate for the regulation of e-scooters in 2020. [17231/20]
    • Road Network
      172. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason for opening a consultation process (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17274/20]
    • Driver Licences
      174. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address an oversight with regard to the NDLS licensing arrangements in that licences which expired between March and June 2020...
    • Driver Test
      176. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a person (details supplied) who suffers from dyslexia cannot be provided with a reader in order that they can complete the...
    • Cycling Facilities
      177. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if specific commitments will be given to ring-fence funding for cycling quietways in urban centres. [17336/20]
    • Road Projects
      180. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeframe for the commencement of construction on the new N24, which bypasses the current N24 from County Limerick to County...
    • Military Aircraft
      181. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of United States of America military personnel who have grounded here via commercial flights before making an onward flight in...
  • Department of Finance
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      182. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of help-to-buy grant applications received; the number of applications that reached claim stage; and the number of claims approved under the help...
    • Tax Code
      183. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will clarify the position on a possible tax bill for those on the temporary wage subsidy scheme or pandemic unemployment payment support payments. [16682/20]
    • Help-To-Buy Scheme
      184. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to amend the help-to-buy scheme for persons who build their own home in order that the reckonable limits apply to the cost of the home rather than...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      185. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason employers are not entitled to the temporary wage subsidy for workers who commenced work in early March 2020 and are eligible for the pandemic...
    • Licence Applications
      187. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of licences that have been issued under the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Act 2018; the number that are distilleries, breweries...
    • Value Added Tax
      189. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the campaign by yoga studio owners about their existing VAT rate; and his views on the matter. [17330/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      190. To ask the Minister for Finance the position on the ability of a person (details supplied) to avail of the temporary wage subsidy scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16521/20]
    • Ministerial Advisers
      191. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person appointed by him; if an open...
    • Economic Data
      192. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimate for the level of private sector investment in 2021 compared with projections made in the pre-Covid-19 period; and the scope for filling the...
    • Tax Data
      193. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has calculated the potential extra yields if the levy charged on NOx milligram per kilometre under the vehicle registration tax...
    • Insurance Costs
      196. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to address the issue of rising insurance premiums, especially in the context of the risk they pose to the viability of many SMEs. [16761/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      197. To ask the Minister for Finance the data his Department is tracking in respect of landlord and bank dealings with enterprises impacted by Covid-19; and the policy initiatives under...
    • Departmental Contracts
      198. To ask the Minister for Finance the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and local authority under his remit from 1...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      199. To ask the Minister for Finance the percentage of employees on the temporary wage subsidy scheme receiving a top-up amount between €1 to €100 at intervals of €10, in...
    • Banking Sector
      201. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of his latest meeting with individual banks; the details of his discussions with the banks on the charging of interest to customers on Covid-19...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      202. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to follow other EU countries in prohibiting firms availing of the temporary wage subsidy scheme from dismissals on economic grounds; if he will seek...
    • EU Investigations
      204. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the judgment of the General Court of the European Union on the appeal by Ireland and a company (details supplied) against the €13 billion...
    • Tax Avoidance
      205. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on reported plans of the European Commission to reduce multinational tax avoidance using Article 116 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the...
    • Housing Data
      206. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 58 of 30 June 2020, the reason for the difference in the figures provided in the response (details supplied). [16906/20]
    • Cycling Policy
      207. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will widen the eligibility of the bike-to-work scheme; if he will provide an increased proportionate allowance for e-bikes and cargo bikes; and if he...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      208. To ask the Minister for Finance if urgent consideration will be given to the requests of a federation (details supplied) for specific supports for a sector in view of its importance for...
    • Housing Issues
      209. To ask the Minister for Finance if the statutory agencies of the State will assist persons who purchased apartments and have been denied access to their properties (details supplied); and if...
    • Value Added Tax
      210. To ask the Minister for Finance if he is considering a campaign by alcohol producers to reduce the VAT rate for on-trade alcohol products in view of the serious health risks associated with...
    • Property Tax
      212. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of local property tax collected in County Wicklow in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [17361/20]
    • Tobacco Smuggling
      217. To ask the Minister for Finance if the issues raised by a group (details supplied) regarding the need to implement additional measures to counteract cross-Border smuggling and illicit trade...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Office of the Ombudsman
      218. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated cost of the Ombudsman establishing an independent complaints process for the Prison Service. [16764/20]
    • Departmental Communications
      219. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide a single website with accompanying social media channels that highlights all open public consultations from...
    • Public Procurement Contracts
      220. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views as to whether the procurement process is fit for purpose for the battle against Covid-19, Brexit and other international...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      221. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person...
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      222. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress on the Morell river drainage scheme at Straffan, Sallins, Naas, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Traffic Management
      223. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the consultation project completed in 2019 by the OPW was not referred to when it was decided to reopen the gates of the...
    • Office of Public Works
      224. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the capital budget allocation to the OPW in each of the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, in tabular form. [16729/20]
    • Flood Prevention Measures
      225. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the action taken in the past seven days to reduce the current water levels on the River Shannon at Clonown South, Athlone, County...
    • Departmental Contracts
      226. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and local authority...
    • Garda Stations
      227. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the refurbishments planned to Garda stations in south County Kildare, including Portarlington; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      228. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the flood relief scheme for Enniscorthy, County Wexford. [16807/20]
    • Traffic Management
      229. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will publish a recent study on the effects of the closure of the peripheral gates of the Phoenix Park on traffic volumes in the...
    • Departmental Priorities
      231. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the degree to which he has identified specific targets for his Department in line with expenditure and reform objectives; the timescale...
    • Public Sector Pay
      238. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the degree to which FEMPI restoration policy has been completed in line with previous agreements and expectations; and if he will make a...
    • Public Sector Staff
      239. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which recruitment throughout the public sector continues in line with expectations; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Brexit Issues
      241. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which the potential outcomes in respect of Brexit continue to include the role of his Department as a means of ensuring...
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Special Areas of Conservation
      242. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the pearl mussel which is found in the Munster Blackwater. [16666/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      243. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she plans to take to assist artists that are affected by Covid-19 and struggling to survive financially through the...
    • Heritage Schemes
      244. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the way in which a town can gain designation as a heritage town or gain heritage status; the process by which a town can apply to...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      246. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by her since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person...
    • Waterways Issues
      247. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason persons living on houseboats are being evicted from the Grand Canal; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Contracts
      248. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by her Department and each body and local...
    • Animal Diseases
      250. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the sampling regime undertaken by the NPWS to identify prevalence of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus; the...
    • Hare Coursing
      251. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of hare coursing licences issued by county over the past ten years; the number of hares captured under those licences;...
    • Oideachas Gaeltachta
      253. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil i gceist cúnamh a thabhairt do champaí samhradh a raibh costais tarraingte orthu féin agus earlais a...
    • Waterways Issues
      254. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her engagement with Waterways Ireland on the issue of regulating the use of canal barges for residential accommodation; if...
    • Oideachas Gaeltachta
      255. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht ar lorg sí athbhreithniú ar an gcinneadh sláinte nach n-osclófar campaí samhraidh Muintearas srl i...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      256. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the additional supports given the film industry to help it overcome the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. [17408/20]
    • Departmental Budgets
      265. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the breakdown of the way in which each budget line of her Department was allocated and spent in each of the past three years; and...
    • Cruinnithe an Aire
      267. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cé hiad na cruinnithe a bhí aici leis na eagrais Ghaeilge agus Ghaeltachta ó roghnaíodh í mar Aire...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • Housing Adaptation Grant
      268. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the reason a carer caring for their parent in the carer’s own home is not eligible for an adaptation grant to adapt the...
    • National Planning Framework
      269. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to amend the National Planning Framework; the aspects due to be changed; if clarity regarding the hierarchy of...
    • Proposed Legislation
      270. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the new marine planning and development Bill will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17041/20]
    • Water Pollution
      271. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the ongoing raw sewage contamination of watercourses in Broadford, County Clare owing to...
    • Property Tax
      272. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount paid to the equalisation fund from County Wicklow in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular...
    • Local Authority Housing
      273. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the extent to which he expects to pursue policies likely to encourage the provision of a major local authority housing...
    • Wastewater Treatment
      275. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if funding has been secured for the Arklow wastewater treatment plant (details supplied). [16507/20]
    • Local Authority Housing
      276. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the month in 2020 section 53 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 will be commenced; if it will be commenced...
    • Local Authority Rates
      277. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if local authorities can rely upon section 9 of the Local Government Rates and other Matters Act 2019 in the absence of...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      278. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of social housing units delivered in Q1 and Q2 of 2020. [16548/20]
    • Home Loan Scheme
      279. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of Rebuilding Ireland home loans approved in principle and drawn down in each local authority area in the first two...
    • Traveller Accommodation
      283. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the Traveller accommodation allocations for each local authority for 2020; and the drawdown for Q1 and Q2 of 2020 by local...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      284. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each...
    • Rental Sector
      285. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if legislation will be extended on the freezing of rent increases and evictions from 20 July 2020 until the end of the year;...
    • Telecommunications Infrastructure
      286. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to statements by an organisation in 2001 in relation to exemptions in the Planning Act 2000...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      287. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when a report will be published following the review of income eligibility for social housing supports and in particular the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      288. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the Covid-19 support scheme for local authorities will be put in place in view of the fact that local authority funding...
    • Approved Housing Bodies
      289. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the policy process in relation to approved housing bodies which are in engagement with the Housing Regulator; if during this...
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme
      290. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when recommendations made in the review of the tenant purchase scheme will be progressed; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Housing Data
      293. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount of funding allocated each year via grant aid for lead pipe replacement for domestic use since grant funding was...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      294. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he is examining the possibility of leasing privately-owned properties for up to 100 years for the purpose of social housing...
    • Homelessness Strategy
      296. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the details of the recently announced homelessness taskforce; the membership and terms of reference; the number of meetings...
    • Housing Policy
      297. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the details of the recently announced housing commission; the membership and terms of reference; the number of meetings that...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      298. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he or his officials have met with groups (details supplied) or other industry lobby groups to discuss the introduction of a...
    • Planning Issues
      299. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if planning is required for all types of awnings outside and onto shopfronts, restaurants and businesses; if there are...
    • Departmental Contracts
      301. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and local...
    • Housing Provision
      302. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when it is expected that house construction work will commence at the glass bottle site, Ringsend, Dublin 4 [16849/20]
    • Rental Sector
      303. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if steps are being taken to restrict the availability of rental properties via a company (details supplied) [16850/20]
    • Pyrite Remediation Programme
      304. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the pyrite resolution scheme has been made available to secondary homeowners in addition to primary homeowners; and if so,...
    • Defective Building Materials
      305. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the efforts being made to assist home owners with the 10% cost of making their homes safe and the relocation and with storage...
    • Rental Sector
      307. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to introduce leases of indefinite duration for the private rented sector including the removal of section 34(b) of...
    • Planning Issues
      308. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of his commitment to review the co-living planning regulations. [16997/20]
    • Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund
      309. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to tackle the underspend and time lags for the delivery of residential units under the local infrastructure housing...
    • Housing Assistance Payment
      310. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to amend the housing assistance payment legislation in order that HAP is transformed into a short-term housing...
    • Rental Sector
      311. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the way in which he plans to strengthen the short-term letting regulations [17000/20]
    • Local Authority Expenditure
      312. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the timeline for the lifting of the spending cap on local authorities from €2 million; and his views on whether by...
    • Mortgage Resolution Processes
      313. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the changes he is making to the mortgage to rent scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17002/20]
    • Planning Issues
      314. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the changes he plans to make to modernise the planning system as stated in an interview (details supplied). [17003/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      316. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties facing local leisure centres in reopening (details supplied); if the...
    • Vacant Sites
      317. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount generated from the vacant site levy for each county for each year since its implementation; the percentage of...
    • Regional Development
      318. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the extent to which regional development plans must have regard to other national policies including the NTA transport...
    • Regional Assemblies
      319. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the criteria used by the regional assemblies to determine core growth towns and villages in each county cited in the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      320. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the extra supports that will be provided to local authority leisure centres to allow them to reopen and operate fully without...
    • Commercial Rates
      321. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the details of the implementation of the commercial rates waiver have been finalised and issued to local authorities; the...
    • Local Authority Housing
      322. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of persons over 65 years of age who are on the housing list in County Longford. [17068/20]
    • Housing Assistance Payment
      324. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of persons over 65 years of age who are availing of HAP in County Longford. [17070/20]
    • Local Authority Housing
      326. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of social housing bungalows with three bedrooms or more, built or made available to families with a member who has...
    • Housing Policy
      328. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the reason Ireland has not committed in full to article 31 of the European Social Charter; the steps he is taking to ensure...
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      329. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the percentage of new social houses built during this term that will meet the universal design standards; if he will instruct...
    • Fire Service
      331. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to a report that was arried out by Wicklow County Council in 2014 on the provision of a...
    • Housing Data
      334. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of approved housing applicants in County Tipperary; and the number in receipt of HAP and RAS housing support. [17343/20]
    • Emergency Accommodation
      335. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of emergency beds the local authority has in County Tipperary [17344/20]
    • Tenant Purchase Scheme
      336. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if there are rules which exclude houses acquired under Part V and being bought by council tenants; and if he will make a...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Cabinet Committees
      337. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the Cabinet committee which addresses matters relating to Israel and Palestine. [16815/20]
    • Election Monitoring Missions
      338. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the names of observers appointed to the most recent election observer roster; the outcome of the consultation with the Data Protection...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      339. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person appointed by...
    • Emigrant Support Services
      340. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the estimated full-year cost of increasing the budget for the emigrant support programme by 10%. [16730/20]
    • Human Rights
      341. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the measures taken to protest the treatment of members of the Falun Gong community in China. [16755/20]
    • Passport Services
      343. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the estimated full year cost of purchasing three extra passport printing machines [16794/20]
    • Departmental Contracts
      344. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and local authority...
    • Middle East
      345. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps being taken to recognise the state of Palestine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16854/20]
    • Military Aircraft
      346. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of United States military flights that have landed en route to another destination to date in 2020; the number of personnel that...
    • Human Rights
      347. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the human rights situation in Iran; if he has raised his concerns with the Iranian authorities; and if he will make a statement...
    • Passport Applications
      348. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when a passport application by a person (details supplied) will be processed and supplied in view of a delay of almost five months; and if...
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces Representative Organisations
      350. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the further request by a representative group (details supplied) to affiliate to an organisation has been considered; the reason for not...
    • Programme for Government
      351. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the timeline proposed for the independent commission on defence as proposed in the programme for Government; if the terms of the commission have...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      352. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person appointed by...
    • Air Corps
      353. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the actions he, his officials, the Chief of Staff Branch, Air Corps headquarters and or the State Claims Agency has taken to investigate the...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      354. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the average body mass index of Defence Forces personnel. [16656/20]
    • Departmental Contracts
      355. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and local authority under...
    • Army Barracks
      356. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of the disposal of lands at Magee Barracks, Kildare town; his plans to develop the site; the details of the promised give back to the...
    • Defence Forces Properties
      357. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the details of the decision by his Department to fill in the hollow adjacent to Donnelly's Hollow on the Curragh, County Kildare; the materials...
    • Defence Forces Personnel
      358. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he has received correspondence relating to allegations of bullying and sexual harassment in the Defence Forces; his plans for a full inquiry...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • After-School Support Services
      359. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the measures being taken in view of the cancellation of after-school programmes that are of the view they cannot take children due to the pod...
    • Schools Building Projects
      360. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the income turnover requirements to tender for a project (details supplied) in County Kerry will be reviewed and reduced to allow local...
    • School Enrolments
      364. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of measures she is taking to ease the stress on primary school places in Swords, County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Schools Building Projects
      365. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the refurbishment of existing school buildings at a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Third Level Examinations
      366. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason some colleges are charging a repeat exam fee and most other colleges are not (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on...
    • School Transport
      367. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when refunds for school transport will issue to students (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Ministerial Advisers
      368. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by her since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person appointed by her;...
    • Special Educational Needs Staff
      369. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will re-examine the allocation of special needs assistants to a school (details supplied) for the 2020-21 school year. [16578/20]
    • Special Educational Needs
      370. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will amend the summer provision programme in view of recently announced changes to the programme to expand the scheme to include certain...
    • School Staff
      371. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if schools that have the enrolment numbers will be allowed to employ an additional teacher for 2020, which would be of benefit in the provision...
    • Schools Building Projects
      372. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the acquisition of a permanent site for a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16598/20]
    • School Management
      373. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to reports of reduced school times of 2 hours 25 minutes daily in a school (details supplied); if so, if it is in...
    • School Transport
      374. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a student (details supplied) in County Kerry will be made eligible for school transport after the submission of confirmation they could not...
    • Schools Building Projects
      375. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the application for capital funding for a new school building by a school (details supplied). [16642/20]
    • SOLAS Training and Education Programmes
      376. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will report on the reopening of SOLAS training facilities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16646/20]
    • Schools Building Projects
      377. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when stage 2b approval will be provided for the extension to a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16673/20]
    • State Examinations
      378. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the process by which a student (details supplied) in County Donegal can secure a predictive grade for the leaving certificate, having studied at...
    • School Staff
      379. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) in County Donegal was unsuccessful in an appeal for an additional teaching post; if the appeal decision...
    • Schools Building Projects
      380. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will report on the provision of a new school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16681/20]
    • School Staff
      381. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to allocating an additional teacher to a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Student Accommodation
      382. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to reports that a third level institution (details supplied) is not refunding prepaid rent for campus...
    • Autism Support Services
      383. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the ASD unit for a school (details supplied) will open. [16734/20]
    • Schools Building Projects
      384. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to provide an additional secondary school for Gorey, County Wexford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16738/20]
    • School Enrolments
      387. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of secondary school places provided in Gorey, County Wexford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16741/20]
    • School Funding
      388. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide additional funding to a school (details supplied) to allow a number of students who were unable to complete their education...
    • Student Grant Scheme
      389. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will receive a decision on an appeal for a SUSI grant; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • School Uniforms
      390. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if schools can ignore the guidelines of her Department which state that all elements of school uniform should be purchasable from various stores...
    • Departmental Contracts
      391. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by her Department and each body and local authority under her...
    • School Closures
      393. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps being taken to ensure that each school is open fully at the end of August 2020. [16856/20]
    • Autism Support Services
      394. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps being taken to ensure that ASD classrooms are provided in the Dublin 2, 4 and 6 areas. [16857/20]
    • State Examinations
      395. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on a matter regarding a student (details supplied) who has been denied a dyslexia dispensation for the leaving certificate despite an...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      396. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount paid in fees to legal professionals for the purpose of defending a case (details supplied) and other cases of day school sex abuse...
    • School Funding
      398. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the funds available to schools for emergency works such as the removal of trees that present health and safety concerns and that may prevent a...
    • School Uniforms
      399. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position on school uniforms in view of the fact that parents are in the process of purchasing uniforms and in further view of reports that...
    • School Curriculum
      400. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) or an organisation to which they are linked has been party to or had influence on the development of sex education...
    • State Examinations
      401. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the expected date for the results of the leaving certificate; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17014/20]
    • Schools Building Projects
      403. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new primary schools due to open in 2020; and the location of these new schools in tabular form. [17016/20]
    • School Costs
      404. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to technology companies financially benefiting from schools purchasing devices in preparation for blended...
    • State Examinations
      405. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the leaving certificate results and CAO offers can be issued on the same day in recognition of the already high levels of stress endured by...
    • School Textbooks
      406. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans for the free schoolbook pilot in September 2020; if the 50 schools have been selected; if so, the details of the selection process; and...
    • Third Level Admissions
      408. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of students who were successful in their applications to the national alternative entry schemes for students with disabilities and...
    • School Transport
      409. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if social distancing will be a requirement on school transport; if so, when guidelines about these requirements will be issued; and if she will...
    • School Accommodation
      410. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost of providing temporary accommodation for primary schools, including the renting of sites and allocated buildings for each of the past...
    • Schools Building Projects
      412. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school (details supplied); if the school will be ready for pupils in August 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • School Admissions
      414. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the boarding schools by county that will see an end to or a significant reduction in the number of boarders they will be allowed to take in when...
    • School Accommodation
      415. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an accelerated system for schools to get access to additional classroom space such as prefabs will be provided in order to accommodate social...
    • School Transport
      417. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will enhance the school transport remote area grant to cover the real costs for children who live on islands but go to school on the...
    • Student Accommodation
      418. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the measures she will introduce to provide protections for third level students in circumstances in which many are expected to pay accommodation...
    • School Management
      419. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if boarding for students in a school (details supplied) is ending; the possible financial implications for the school; and if the decision will...
    • School Equipment
      420. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if PPE will be provided for teachers upon their return to classrooms; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17180/20]
    • Research and Development
      421. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on setting up a register of capabilities in which companies operating here could record details of the type of industry they are in,...
    • State Examinations
      422. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans regarding leaving certificate students who have missed tuition (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Third Level Education
      423. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she has met universities and institutes of technology regarding whether specific course material will be delivered either face-to-face or...
    • Student Grant Scheme
      426. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will raise the threshold for postgraduate SUSI grants to allow for the economic uncertainty due to Covid-19. [17259/20]
    • Schools Building Projects
      428. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when necessary remedial works will commence on a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17272/20]
    • Departmental Funding
      429. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will continue to fund an organisation (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17306/20]
    • School Transport
      430. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an additional school bus will be provided for the 42 children in the Watergrasshill, County Cork, catchment area who have to travel to a...
    • Autism Support Services
      431. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to provide ASD units to secondary schools and feeder schools in Bray, County Wicklow. [17354/20]
    • Student Grant Scheme
      432. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if mature applicants to third level colleges living at home with their parents due to lack of affordable housing options can be means-assessed...
    • Emergency Works Scheme
      433. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a decision has been made on an emergency works application by a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Schools Building Projects
      434. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school (details supplied) moving to new premises; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17432/20]
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      435. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if consideration has been given to the creation of a simple back-to-work Covid-19 scheme (details supplied). [16716/20]
    • Youth Unemployment
      436. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps being taken to ensure that long-term youth unemployment does not become a consequence of the Covid-19 recession....
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      440. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to reports that an airline (details supplied) is refusing to sign social welfare forms for...
    • Job Losses
      441. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she has engaged with an airline (details supplied), workers and their trade unions on the possibility of job losses at the...
    • State Pensions
      443. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to ensure that community employment scheme supervisors are entitled to pensions; and if she will make a statement...
    • Registration of Deaths
      444. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an immediate review will be carried out of the registration of deaths to reduce the time period for registration of deaths...
    • Working Family Payment
      446. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of serving members of the Defence Forces in receipt of the working family payment; the number for the past three...
    • Public Services Card
      447. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the way in which a person can arrange an appointment for a public services card in view of the fact that many are waiting for...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
      448. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the calculation of a payment for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      451. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if consideration is being given to altering the three month waiting period which applies to school leavers not going on to...
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      452. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the situation in relation to a person who has been granted an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate...
    • Job Losses
      453. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she was notified of redundancies at a company (details supplied); if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      454. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by her since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each...
    • Jobseeker's Benefit
      455. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if jobseeker’s benefit will be extended for those unable to find employment due to Covid-19; the provisions available...
    • Exceptional Needs Payment
      456. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an exceptional needs payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Free Travel Scheme
      457. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to extend entitlement to the free travel pass to persons who suffer from epilepsy and are medically unfit to drive...
    • Public Services Card
      458. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if additional resources will be allocated to accommodate the clearance of backlogged public services card appointments...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
      459. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if maternity benefit is counted as income for the pandemic unemployment payment; and if not, if she will rectify that to...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      460. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of Covid-19 rent supplement applications received from 13 March 2020 to the most recent date for which figures are...
    • Illness Benefit
      462. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the correct rate of illness benefit payable in the case of a person (details supplied); if an exceptional needs payment will...
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      464. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) was not successful in the review of their State pension (contributory) entitlement;...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
      465. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) will be granted the higher pandemic unemployment payment; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Job Losses
      466. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of companies that have notified her Department of redundancies since March 2020; the number of redundancies...
    • State Pensions
      467. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if correspondence will be reviewed regarding the State pension of a person (details supplied); if the matter will be...
    • Departmental Contracts
      468. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by her Department and each body and local...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
      469. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason an application for the pandemic unemployment payment was denied in the case of a person (details supplied); and if...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      472. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if consideration has been given to providing financial support to recent graduates who plan on entering the workforce at this...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      473. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons waiting on an oral hearing for social welfare appeals; the steps being taken to reduce same; and if she...
    • Social Welfare Offices
      474. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to provide a wider range of services to persons in western areas of Connemara from the social welfare office in...
    • Departmental Staff
      475. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of staff located in the Clifden, Connemara, County Galway office by grade; the number of unfilled vacancies in the...
    • Departmental Reports
      476. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the work that has been carried out on implementing the Duffy Cahill report; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      478. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if there is a difference in the rate of pandemic payments for self-employment persons under 66 years of age and for those...
    • Energy Efficiency
      479. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to delays for recipients receiving free credits for their electricity from a supplier...
    • Invalidity Pension
      481. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the review of an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [17345/20]
    • Community Services Programme
      482. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when the report on the review of the community services programme will be released; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      483. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on an application by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry for a State pension...
    • Public Services Card
      484. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when appointments for public services cards will resume subject to public health advice; her plans to move the process...
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • National Broadband Plan
      485. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the 300 high-speed internet hubs announced under the National Broadband Plan on 19 November 2019 will be delivered; and if she...
    • CLÁR Programme
      486. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development her plans to allocate funding for playgrounds under the CLÁR scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16990/20]
    • Ministerial Advisers
      487. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by her since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person...
    • Dormant Accounts Fund
      488. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the way in which rural parishes and church organisations can access funds from the dormant accounts fund; and if she will make a...
    • Departmental Contracts
      489. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by her Department and each body and local...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Departmental Correspondence
      490. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a copy of correspondence delivered to a person (details supplied) in relation to the possible prosecution of another person on...
    • Felling Licences
      491. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if consideration has been given to implementing a solution to address the backlog of felling licences waiting to be processed; if...
    • Fishing Licences
      494. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a fishing licence will be granted to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Ministerial Advisers
      495. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person...
    • Bord Iascaigh Mhara
      496. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in allocations by Bord Iascaigh Mhara under the fisheries local area action group fund; when allocations are...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme
      497. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a farm grant application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16603/20]
    • Horse Racing Ireland
      498. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has spoken to the Chief Executive Officer of Horse Racing Ireland recently; if so, the issues discussed; and if he will make a...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme
      499. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a grant application will be expedited for a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Greyhound Industry
      500. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to instances of greyhounds being used in the racing sector that are pups bred from litters outside of...
    • Harbours and Piers
      501. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review and reverse the decision of his predecessor not to continue with the almost €9 million of public money...
    • Maritime Safety
      502. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review and reverse the decision of his predecessor not to honour the commitment to construct a sea survival centre at the...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme
      503. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he will approve TAMS II tranche 17 funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16661/20]
    • Fisheries Protection
      504. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a species (details supplied) in Irish waters [16667/20]
    • Beef Industry
      505. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide a beef regulator for farmers to ensure they are paid a fair price by the factories. [16684/20]
    • Afforestation Programme
      506. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the backlog of forestry applications [16795/20]
    • Veterinary Inspection Service
      507. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to transfer the responsibility for vet inspections of abattoirs, slaughterhouses and meat plants from county councils to...
    • Beef Industry
      508. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has received a submission from the beef crisis discussion group; if he has met the group; if not, his plans to meet the group;...
    • Greyhound Industry
      509. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if additional funding has been released to the Irish Greyhound Board in respect of works to be carried out at Mullingar greyhound...
    • Horse Racing Ireland
      511. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he and or his predecessor engaged with Horse Racing Ireland in relation to an alliance formed with an organisation (details...
    • Departmental Contracts
      512. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and local...
    • Agriculture Scheme Appeals
      513. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position in relation to an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16892/20]
    • Felling Licences
      515. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address concerns that the number of forestry felling licences being approved has increased the number of appeals being...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      516. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of each official engagement and meeting he attended during the period 27 June 2020 to 14 July 2020. [17009/20]
    • Felling Licences
      517. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to expand the criteria to protect more trees on private and public land; if he will issue a national directive to oblige...
    • Basic Payment Scheme
      518. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 171 of 13 December 2018, when outstanding grants for 2013 will be paid to a person (details...
    • Fur Farming
      519. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on prohibiting fur farming; the progress on legislation regarding the prohibition of fur farming; and if he will make a...
    • Horse Sport Ireland
      520. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department will support the application by Horse Sport Ireland to become a commercial semi-State body; and if he will make a...
    • Harbours and Piers
      521. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the upgrading of Dinish Pier in Castletownbere, County Cork; the reason construction has stalled; and when the upgrade...
    • Forestry Sector
      522. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of licences for felling, afforestation and forest roads issued by month between 1 January 2015 and 1 June 2020, inclusive...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      526. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to a failure to ensure sales note return by fish buyers has resulted in almost one quarter of the...
    • Meat Processing Plants
      527. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will establish a taskforce to review working conditions in the meat processing industry in view of recent media reports and...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      528. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a farmer could continue to claim BPS and relevant rural development payments under force majeure if a mudslide occurs and leaves...
    • Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme
      529. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of late applicants to the BEEP-S scheme by county, in tabular form; the number within these applications that have been...
    • EU Directives
      530. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans with to enact unfair trading practices legislation as per EU Directive 2019/633 of the European Parliament; if he plans to...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme
      531. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the next tranche of TAMS will be open for application; if the tranche will facilitate applications for the purchase of machinery...
    • Live Exports
      533. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will immediately suspend all live exports to Libya in view of the escalating situation there; if not, the reason; and if he...
    • Felling Licences
      534. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a felling licence will be issued for a person (details supplied) [17182/20]
    • Fishing Industry
      535. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when FLAG funding will be distributed to a fisherman such as a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme
      536. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a TAMS application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17326/20]
    • Agriculture Scheme Appeals
      537. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a BEAM scheme appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be expedited. [17337/20]
    • Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme
      538. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if discretion will be employed in the case of a person (details supplied) to allow for the late application to the BEEP-S scheme in...
    • Basic Payment Scheme
      539. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) has not received single farm payment entitlements since 2015; and if he will make a statement...
    • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme
      540. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a penalty imposed on a person (details supplied) was due to a clerical error. [17391/20]
    • Poultry Industry
      541. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a commitment made by his Department to provide a compensation payment to farmers (details supplied) will be honoured without...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Ministerial Advisers
      542. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person appointed...
    • Early Years Sector
      543. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the ongoing issue of the difficulty in recruiting suitably qualified support staff for early years...
    • Domestic Violence Services
      545. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of adults and children who accessed Tusla funded domestic violence refuge accommodation in 2019; the average length of time...
    • Departmental Contracts
      546. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and local authority...
    • Childcare Services
      547. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the supports considered to allow crèches to care for children under one in view of the fact many are refusing to take them as they...
    • Intercountry Adoptions
      548. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the requirements involved in order to meet habitual residency requirements in the context of adopting a child from abroad; and if he will...
    • Childcare Services
      550. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when his Department will issue guidance with regard to symptomatic children in childcare; if he has engaged with general practitioners...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Road Traffic Offences
      557. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of learner drivers found to be driving unaccompanied in 2019 and in the first six months of 2020; the number who...
    • Direct Provision System
      558. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of adults and children remaining in direct provision centres after their leave to remain has been granted for the...
    • Court Accommodation
      559. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the refurbishments planned to courthouses in south County Kildare, including Portarlington; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Parental Leave
      560. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will double the extension of paid parental leave to one parent families in order that they have the same level of...
    • Rights of People with Disabilities
      562. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will speed up the process of ratification of the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of...
    • Maternity Leave
      563. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the situation of women that experience a serious or life threatening illness while on maternity leave and who are...
    • Ministerial Responsibilities
      564. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the Minister with responsibility for data protection. [17358/20]
    • Immigration Policy
      565. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide clarity in relation to the process of stamp 4 renewal for persons living outside of Dublin in particular;...
    • Garda Strength
      566. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of inspectors allocated to Waterford Garda division in each of the years 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in...
    • Legal Reform
      567. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the interdepartmental and multiagency review of Ireland’s anti-fraud and anti-corruption structures chaired by a...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems
      568. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application with the authorisation of the Garda Commissioner for additional CCTV cameras in Clonmel, County...
    • Proposed Legislation
      569. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel has completed the drafting of the criminal procedure Bill; when it will be...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      572. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of overseas passengers arriving here; the level of compliance in filling out the passenger locator form; the number...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      573. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by her since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person...
    • Human Trafficking
      574. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the measures being taken in order that Ireland meets the minimum standards required for the elimination of human trafficking...
    • Garda Stations
      575. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 337 to 339, inclusive, of 30 June 2020, if a comparative assessment has been carried on...
    • Garda Transport Provision
      576. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to provide funding for the purchase of additional high-powered unmarked vehicles for the Garda roads policing unit;...
    • Immigration Status
      577. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16610/20]
    • Crime Data
      578. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of thefts of domestic dogs and-or pets reported to An Garda Síochána in the past three years to date....
    • Legislative Measures
      579. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to update the Firearms (Firearm Certificates For Non-Residents) Act 2000. [16732/20]
    • Garda Strength
      580. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to each divisional drugs unit as of 13 July 2020 by rank in tabular form. [16756/20]
    • Forensic Science Ireland
      581. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the budget allocation to Forensic Science Ireland in 2018, 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [16757/20]
    • Garda Data
      582. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí who have received specialist training to interview children as witnesses, victims or suspects in...
    • Courts Service
      583. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the works envisioned as being carried out under the capital expenditure budget for the Courts Service in the revised estimates;...
    • Prison Facilities
      584. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated cost of providing in-cell sanitation or other arrangements to cease the practice of slopping out to each prisoner...
    • Rights of People with Disabilities
      585. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the costing estimates that have been carried out with respect to the implementation of the optional protocol of the UN...
    • Garda Misconduct Allegations
      586. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the Clyne report will be received (details supplied); when the report will be published; and if she will make a statement...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      587. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if licences when due for renewal will be issued free of charge for community facilities that run bingo and social dancing in...
    • Departmental Contracts
      588. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by her Department and each body and local...
    • Legislative Measures
      589. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the Parole Act 2019 will be commenced; and if an application for parole has been made by a person (details supplied)....
    • Direct Provision System
      590. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the planned timeline for delivering vulnerability assessments, full right to access employment, the ability to apply for driver...
    • Garda Transport Provision
      591. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of mountain bikes allocated to each Garda district within the Dublin metropolitan region, DMR, as of 13 July 2020,...
    • Visa Applications
      592. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a C visa will be granted on compassionate grounds to a person (details supplied) in view of the fact that the short stay...
    • Residency Permits
      593. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the online renewal system for non-EU migrants, which currently only applies to Dublin, will be extended to the rest of the...
    • Immigration Policy
      594. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will clarify the nature of the review concerning the detention of a person (details supplied) who was kept in solitary...
    • Immigration Controls
      595. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the Immigration Detention and Border Control in Ireland report, which documents...
    • Asylum Applications
      596. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of proposals yet to be processed from the Irish refugee protection programme humanitarian admission programme call...
    • Crime Data
      598. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the fines and prison sentences bestowed on persons who are found in possession of stolen animals; and if she will make a...
    • Asylum Seekers
      599. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if Ireland will, via its representation on the Council of the EU, give its agreement to the opening of negotiations with...
    • Crime Data
      600. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of cash seized by An Garda Síochána under the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2016 that was returned to...
    • Immigration Status
      601. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the options available to a Colombian national and a qualified psychologist (details supplied); and if she will make a statement...
    • Visa Applications
      602. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the restrictions on accepting new visa applications will be lifted in order to allow a person (details supplied) to travel...
    • Proposed Legislation
      603. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the policing and community safety Bill; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17324/20]
    • Garda Strength
      604. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the total increase in the number of active gardaí over the past four months. [17335/20]
    • Immigration Status
      605. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17422/20]
  • Department of Health
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      606. To ask the Minister for Health the procedures carried out with respect to Covid-19 for travellers arriving at points of entry here, in particular for passengers that have arrived from the...
    • Health Services
      607. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a copy of HSE Circular 3 of 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16485/20]
    • Nursing Home Accommodation
      608. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for a nursing home (details supplied). [16490/20]
    • Health Services
      609. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16503/20]
    • Hospital Staff
      610. To ask the Minister for Health the number of midwifery posts in the maternity unit in Portiuncula University Hospital, Galway, in 2019 and to date in 2020; and the number of vacancies in the...
    • Disability Services Data
      611. To ask the Minister for Health the number of residential places for persons with a disability being provided at the end of June 2020 in CHO 5. [16509/20]
    • Food Safety Authority of Ireland
      612. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated amount it would cost in 2021 if the budget for the Food Safety Authority of Ireland increased by 5.5%. [16510/20]
    • Maternity Services
      613. To ask the Minister for Health the names of the persons undertaking the review of the maternity unit in Cavan General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16515/20]
    • Disability Services Provision
      615. To ask the Minister for Health the action the HSE is taking to support a person (details supplied) who is on the autism spectrum and whose condition has deteriorated significantly in the...
    • Prescriptions Charges
      616. To ask the Minister for Health when the prescription charge will be reduced by 50 cent, as was promised from July 2020 in budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16540/20]
    • Nursing Home Inspections
      617. To ask the Minister for Health his plans in respect of the case of a person (details supplied); if a thorough and complete independent investigation into the matter will be ensured; the...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      618. To ask the Minister for Health if the new Government in respect of the legislation brought forward by the last Government to the fair deal system in June 2019 will proceed and implement...
    • Ministerial Advisers
      619. To ask the Minister for Health the number of advisers and special advisers appointed by him since becoming Minister; the starting annual salary of each person appointed by him; if an open...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      620. To ask the Minister for Health the checks in place here on visitors from abroad to ensure they are self-isolating; the number of checks made each month since February 2020; and the number...
    • Dental Services
      621. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to expand dental treatment provision for medical card holders to include two fillings, cleaning and extraction; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      622. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for allowing travel from countries with a high level of Covid-19; if consideration is being given to restricting travel from countries with high...
    • HSE Waiting Lists
      623. To ask the Minister for Health the position of a person (details supplied) on the waiting list for services within the HSE disability and community care services; when they will be allocated...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      624. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a child (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16607/20]
    • Audiology Services
      625. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost if the number of audiologists working in public health service increased by 15%; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Primary Care Services
      626. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated full-year cost of recruiting of 50 additional assistant psychologists in primary care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16614/20]
    • Medical Cards
      627. To ask the Minister for Health when the increased income thresholds for over-70s medical cards in budget 2020 will be given effect. [16616/20]
    • Motorised Transport Grant
      628. To ask the Minister for Health when a replacement scheme for the motorised transport grant and mobility allowance will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16638/20]
    • Hospital Funding
      629. To ask the Minister for Health if he will honour the commitment by his predecessor to provide the necessary funding to Letterkenny University Hospital to enable it to reopen all the beds in...
    • Disability Services Funding
      630. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE will urgently prioritise the funding of a nurse for a school (details supplied) to support children with profound disabilities at the school. [16640/20]
    • Palliative Care Services
      631. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE will urgently prioritise the reinstatement of a permanent palliative consultant to a hospice (details supplied) [16641/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      632. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Covid-19 tracker application can only be used by residents here with an Irish credit card on store; if he...
    • Primary Care Services
      634. To ask the Minister for Health the services that will be on offer when a primary care centre (details supplied) is completed [16665/20]
    • Hospital Procedures
      635. To ask the Minister for Health when procedures such as gastroscopies will be allowed to proceed [16668/20]
    • Health Services Provision
      636. To ask the Minister for Health when the development of the community nursing unit in Tuam, County Galway will proceed to tender; when a contractor is expected to be appointed to carry out...
    • Cancer Services
      637. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the financing of regional cancer care groups on a statutory basis; if his attention has been drawn to the regional discrepancies in the funding of...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      638. To ask the Minister for Health if paediatric Covid-19 units can be set up alongside the current adult Covid-19 hubs; the reason these units were not formed initially (details supplied); and...
    • Home Care Packages
      639. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding funding for homecare packages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16694/20]
    • Vaccination Programme
      640. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for the elimination of HPV-related cancers within a generation while acknowledging that there is a national recommendation for HPV vaccination of...
    • Medicinal Products
      641. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the governance review of the drugs approval and procurement process which was included in the Sláintecare Action Plan 2019; his plans to...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      642. To ask the Minister for Health if an operation date will be scheduled for a person (details supplied) [16703/20]
    • HSE Properties
      643. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the relocation of a building (details supplied); the plans of the HSE on same; the reason and location for same; and if he will make a statement...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      644. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for persons returning from abroad and visitors from abroad to go into quarantine for a two-week period to reduce the spread of Covid-19; and if he...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      646. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital bed for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16712/20]
    • Abortion Services Provision
      648. To ask the Minister for Health if the revised model of care for the termination of pregnancy which currently permits the use of telemedicine will be maintained beyond the period of the...
    • Mental Health Services
      649. To ask the Minister for Health when the Derg Centre in Nenagh, County Tipperary will reopen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16742/20]
    • Maternity Services
      650. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to develop guidelines (details supplied) which have been identified as best practice in the UK to be rolled out here instead of each hospital...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      651. To ask the Minister for Health if advice will be provided in relation to correspondence regarding face masks and summer camps (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      652. 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. [16754/20]
    • Health Services
      653. To ask the Minister for Health when a service (details supplied) will be introduced to County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16772/20]
    • Hospital Services
      654. To ask the Minister for Health when radiology services will be opened in hospitals for non-Covid-19 patients especially those who may have cancer-related health issues; and if he will make a...
    • Health Services Funding
      655. To ask the Minister for Health when funding will be made available to provide staff to operate the state-of-the art x-ray equipment in a Saolta health campus (details supplied) in County...
    • Medicinal Products
      656. To ask the Minister for Health the criteria used to determine whether a patient is to receive B12 injections for a B12 deficiency; and if the guidance given to general practitioners is in...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      657. To ask the Minister for Health if the outcome of a fair deal means test application by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed to determine if further financial assistance can be...
    • Departmental Contracts
      658. To ask the Minister for Health the value of contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) and its subsidiaries by his Department and each body and local authority under his remit from 1...
    • Hospital Staff
      659. To ask the Minister for Health the number of extra hospital consultants who will be employed in 2020 [16855/20]
    • Hospital Facilities
      660. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the construction of the 60-bed interim unit at University Hospital Limerick; when works will commence; the expected cost of the project; the...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      666. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been waiting for a hip replacement with a consultant at Croom Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Facilities
      667. To ask the Minister for Health when a planning application will be lodged for the new emergency department at University Hospital Galway; the reason this urgently needed project is being...
    • Hospital Funding
      668. To ask the Minister for Health the budget allocated by hospital in each of the years 2016 to 2020, in tabular form. [16898/20]
    • Hospital Data
      669. To ask the Minister for Health the number of inpatients cared for by hospital in each of the years 2016 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [16899/20]
    • Hospital Staff
      670. To ask the Minister for Health the number of nurses employed by hospital in each of the years 2016 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [16900/20]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances
      672. To ask the Minister for Health the status of patients affected by pelvic mesh medical deficiencies in view of the UK Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety review published in July...
    • Medicinal Products
      673. To ask the Minister for Health if he will engage with an organisation (details supplied) regarding the use of sodium valproate in pregnancy; his plans to hold an inquiry into the use of the...
    • Vaccination Programme
      675. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to reinstate universal administering of the BCG vaccine; and if he has received recommendations from the HSE on the matter. [16909/20]
    • Medical Research and Training
      676. To ask the Minister for Health if his consultation with the HSE has considered the introduction of bursaries to support graduate entry medicine students which could require a contribution of...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      677. To ask the Minister for Health if copies of the NPHET document entitled Risk Register for each month since March 2020 will be made available. [16912/20]
    • Convalescent Centres
      678. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the appointment of a provisional liquidator to a convalescent centre (details supplied); if the staff whilst not public...
    • Alcohol Treatment Services
      679. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a significant reduction in the number of meetings of a group (details supplied) during the Covid-19 pandemic due to Covid-19...
    • Drugs Payment Scheme
      680. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is no longer provided access the drug subutex in tablet form on the hardship scheme; and if he will make a statement on...
    • HSE Expenditure
      681. To ask the Minister for Health the amount a company (details supplied) has been paid by the HSE in University Hospital Galway over the past five years by the payment showing wage costs,...
    • Care of the Elderly
      683. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the refurbishment of Monasterevin day care centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16950/20]
    • Nursing Home Accommodation
      684. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide clear guidelines to nursing homes in relation to family visits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16951/20]
    • Home Care Packages
      685. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for homecare support; his plans to deal with same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16954/20]
    • General Practitioner Services
      686. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the need for an extra full-time general practitioner service for Monasterevin, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      687. To ask the Minister for Health if each capital project already committed to is under review due to Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16961/20]
    • Hospital Facilities
      688. To ask the Minister for Health if the delivery of a second cath lab at University Hospital Waterford as previously committed to will proceed and is not a project currently under review in...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      689. To ask the Minister for Health the organisations and representative groups he has met since he became Minister; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16963/20]
    • Pharmacy Services
      690. To ask the Minister for Health when he will commence talks with pharmacists on a new contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16964/20]
    • Ophthalmology Services
      691. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to update the National Eye Care Plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16965/20]
    • National Children's Hospital
      693. To ask the Minister for Health if he has met the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board or representatives of the Board since he became Minister; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Palliative Care Services
      694. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to improve palliative care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16968/20]
    • Health Services Staff
      695. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase staffing in healthcare settings over the lifetime of the Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16969/20]
    • Rare Diseases Strategy
      696. To ask the Minister for Health when he will publish an updated National Rare Disease Plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16970/20]
    • Proposed Legislation
      697. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to enact the human tissue Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16971/20]
    • National Maternity Strategy
      698. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to implement the National Maternity Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16972/20]
    • Information and Communications Technology
      699. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to roll out eHealth and improve information and communications technology systems; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16973/20]
    • Proposed Legislation
      700. To ask the Minister for Health if he plans to implement a patient safety Bill and mandatory open disclosure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16974/20]
    • Home Care Packages
      701. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to implement a statutory homecare scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16975/20]
    • Primary Care Centres
      702. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to deliver additional primary care centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16977/20]
    • Hospital Funding
      703. To ask the Minister for Health the agency spend in acute hospitals for each quarter in each of the years 2018, 2019 and to date in 2020, by hospital and hospital group; and if he will make...
    • Home Care Packages
      704. To ask the Minister for Health the current homecare waiting times; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16979/20]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      705. To ask the Minister for Health the current cataract wait time by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16980/20]
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
      707. To ask the Minister for Health the staffing levels for CAMHS teams in CHO9; and the way in which this compares with the necessary full complement of staff as outlined by A Vision for Change....
    • Hospital Staff
      708. To ask the Minister for Health the number of additional theatre staff recruited in 2019 and to date in 2020 for each public and voluntary hospital for the purposes of increasing theatre...
    • Health Services
      709. To ask the Minister for Health if women who donate breast milk for use by the health services are now required to undertake a blood test; if the cost of such blood tests is covered by the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      710. To ask the Minister for Health if there will be a revision to the Covid-19 restrictive guidelines as they pertain to agriculture marts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17024/20]
    • Care of the Elderly
      712. To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made in relation to opening day-care centres for older persons which play an important role in their well-being; and if he will make a...
    • Paediatric Services
      713. To ask the Minister for Health when recommendations on the expansion of the newborn screening programme will be published; his plans to implement the recommendations; and if he will make a...
    • Cancer Services
      715. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons diagnosed with cancer by HSE region each month since January 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17083/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      718. To ask the Minister for Health the number of overseas visitors who have been found to be in breach of the 14-day self-isolation guidelines as set out by SI 181 of 2020. [17086/20]
    • Pharmacy Services
      722. To ask the Minister for Health when the HSE guidelines to pharmacists discouraging the sale of multiple months' worth of medication to patients to prevent stockpiling will be rescinded; if...
    • Health Services Staff
      723. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to restore leave to frontline workers who had to use it to provide childcare, particularly for couples who both worked on the frontline...
    • Medicinal Products
      724. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect to receive the drug spinraza; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17096/20]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      725. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and when they can expect an appointment with a consultant. [17120/20]
    • Disability Services Provision
      726. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and when they can expect an admission date to the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dún Laoghaire,...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      727. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and when they can expect an appointment with a consultant. [17122/20]
    • Nursing Education
      728. To ask the Minister for Health if he will seek to reverse the upcoming wage decrease in September 2020 for student nurses on four year internships; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      729. To ask the Minister for Health the distinct protections, advice and oversight of tourist and non-tourist arrivals from countries deemed to have a safe level of Covid-19 infections to those...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances
      730. To ask the Minister for Health the steps being taken for persons who have suffered as a result of pelvic mesh implants; the measures being put in place to ensure such harm is avoided in the...
    • Health Services Access
      731. To ask the Minister for Health the circumstances under which a patient leaving hospital is offered convalescence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17162/20]
    • Maternity Services
      732. To ask the Minister for Health if he will issue revised guidelines to allow fathers-to-be to attend scan appointments and antenatal check-ups with their expectant wives and partners; and if...
    • Disability Services Provision
      734. To ask the Minister for Health the alternatives to medication, such as support interventions, including duration of service offered to children with ADHD or their parents in each CHO area if...
    • Disability Services Funding
      735. To ask the Minister for Health the average waiting time in each CHO area from referral to assessment for children with queried ADHD. [17185/20]
    • Disability Services Provision
      736. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children in each CHO area referred for queried ADHD in each year since 2016. [17186/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      737. To ask the Minister for Health the number of downloads of the Covid-19 application; the number of persons who tested positive for Covid-19 who have allowed their close contacts to be...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      740. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal can get a referral expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17235/20]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances
      741. To ask the Minister for Health if he will liaise with the HSE to ensure flexibility for the procurement of catheters from a company (details supplied) as a matter of urgency; and if he will...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      742. To ask the Minister for Health the average waiting times for orthodontic treatment in each hospital; the measures being taken to address the significant delays in accessing orthodontic...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      744. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [17242/20]
    • Dental Services
      745. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to additional personal protective equipment-related charges being applied by dentists to medical card holders when attending...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      746. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether it is acceptable for two persons from different households who would normally dance together in a dance studio to create a bubble between...
    • Audiology Services
      747. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a person (details supplied) must wait for 19 months before they can be scheduled for a hearing test; and if he...
    • Dental Services
      748. To ask the Minister for Health the number of dentists registered under the dental treatment services scheme by county monthly from January 2020 to date in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Care Services
      749. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied). [17307/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      750. To ask the Minister for Health if a social media campaign on Covid-19 specifically aimed at young persons will be designed and implemented by his Department; and if he will make a statement...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      752. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a meeting request from a society (details supplied); and if he will accede to a meeting. [17328/20]
    • Drugs Payment Scheme
      753. To ask the Minister for Health the decisions taken by the senior leadership team of the HSE at its monthly sittings relating to drugs reimbursement in 2019 and to date in 2020; the...
    • Rare Diseases
      754. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the work of the Rare Diseases Technology Review Committee; the sittings it has had since its inception; if it will conduct a review of the terms...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      756. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the free face masks scheme in Luxembourg; and if he will consider introducing a similar scheme to help to protect the...
    • Child Protection
      757. To ask the Minister for Health if parental alienation syndrome is recognised here; his plans to address the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17350/20]
    • Health Services Funding
      758. To ask the Minister for Health the staffing and budgets for public health in north-eastern areas of Dublin and other health areas pre-, during and post-Covid-19; his views on whether it is...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      759. To ask the Minister for Health the steps persons with asthma and other breathing difficulties should take in respect of face masks; and the way in which they can avoid penalties for not...
    • Medicinal Products
      763. To ask the Minister for Health the position on the supply and importation of medical drugs to persons who are being informed that their medication is being replaced by a generic one or a...
    • Legislative Measures
      764. To ask the Minister for Health when the Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020 will be enacted. [17387/20]
    • Medical Cards
      765. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who are medical card holders; and the number of persons who lost their medical cards in 2019. [17388/20]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      767. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be given a hospital appointment. [17390/20]
    • Primary Care Centres
      768. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the HSE clinic at the Harbour, Maynooth, County Kildare, has been relocated to Kilcock, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Respite Care Services
      769. To ask the Minister for Health the provisions that will be made in 2020 for the respite care of a person (details supplied); if the HSE will pay for private respite in view of the fact that...
    • Electronic Cigarettes
      770. To ask the Minister for Health if guidelines will be put in place regarding the use of e-cigarettes in public houses (details supplied). [17425/20]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      771. To ask the Minister for Health if the guidelines issued to nursing homes on family visits will be reviewed to ensure, subject to public health, that the rights of residents and their...
    • National Drugs Strategy
      772. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the strategic action plan for the period 2017 to 2020 included in the Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery national drugs strategy 2017-25, with...