Written answers

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

  • Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
    • Data Protection
      45. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he can guarantee that all children and young persons under the care of Tulsa are safe and do not have their...
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      57. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the steps he has taken to progress a thorough investigation of the grounds at the former Bessboro Mother and Baby...
    • Emergency Accommodation
      59. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the plans for a women’s refuge in counties Cavan and Monaghan. [30190/21]
    • Direct Provision System
      60. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the commitments of the White Paper published in February 2021 in relation to ending direct...
    • Departmental Schemes
      61. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of children in after-school care that are supported by schemes operated by his Department; and the...
    • Child and Family Agency
      62. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the extent to which the number of reports received affecting the safety and well-being of children of all ages...
    • State Bodies
      63. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the progress made in developing the concept of a childcare development agency; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Disability Services
      64. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth further to Parliamentary Question No. 266 of 27 May 2020, if his Department has developed a United Nations...
    • Direct Provision System
      65. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he has read the recent report on deaths in direct provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Traveller Community
      66. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will report on engagement with Travellers and their organisations; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Disability Services
      67. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his Department has developed a data strategy that will support the collection and use of data to identify...
    • Emergency Accommodation
      69. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth further to Parliamentary Question No. 93 of 27 May 2021, the status of the strategic review by Tusla of emergency...
    • Departmental Strategies
      70. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the autism innovation strategy working group; the key priorities for the group; and if he will make...
    • Disability Services
      71. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the steps he is taking to provide playgrounds with accessible features for children with disabilities. [36287/21]
    • Childcare Services
      72. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the engagement his Department has had with an organisation (details supplied) since it withdrew from the National...
    • Children in Care
      73. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if children taken into care are being accommodated in hotels in recent months; if this is a regular situation;...
    • Departmental Reports
      74. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when he expects to publish the two reports his Department has commissioned into domestic violence; and if he will...
    • Family Resource Centres
      75. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will be seeking additional core funding for family resource centres in budget 2022; and if he will make a...
    • Disability Services
      76. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the ratification process for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Optional...
    • Departmental Schemes
      77. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will consider the establishment of a fund to support parents in sending children to summer camps. [36253/21]
    • Childcare Services
      78. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the engagements he has had with community childcare providers regarding the national childcare scheme detailing...
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      79. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the engagement he has had with the Chair and authors of the Mother and Baby report since they made their report;...
    • International Protection
      80. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if the pilot vulnerability assessment scheme for international protection applicants has been implemented; the...
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      81. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the basis on which records relating to health are being withheld from persons making data subject access requests...
    • Departmental Programmes
      82. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the collaborative programmes that are being run between the Department for Education and his Department to...
    • Childcare Services
      83. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the reason for the need for AIM workers to hold a level 5 ECCE qualification; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Domestic Violence
      84. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the research into the provision of domestic violence leave; if he expects to be able to advise to...
    • Child Protection
      85. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the extent to which ongoing efforts continue to be made to augment services for the protection of children with...
    • Direct Provision System
      86. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the progress made to date on the implementation of the White Paper to End Direct Provision and replace it with a...
    • Family Resource Centres
      87. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the steps being taken to support organisations wishing to establish new family resource centres; if a capital...
    • Gender Balance
      88. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his plans to increase the number of women in politics. [36254/21]
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Departmental Data
      89. To ask the Taoiseach the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest rates were introduced by year. [35941/21]
    • Freedom of Information
      90. To ask the Taoiseach if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in compliance with the Freedom of...
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
    • Redundancy Payments
      93. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the situation regarding possible redundancy entitlement for a seasonal worker (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Employment Rights
      94. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his plans to progress Ireland's ratification of the International Labour Organisation Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment in...
    • Departmental Data
      95. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest...
    • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
      96. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of staff employed by the ODCE at the beginning of June 2021. [35975/21]
    • Trade Missions
      97. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if there are plans to have a trade mission to Australia later in 2021. [36098/21]
    • Industrial Development
      98. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of IDA client companies located here that originate from Japan. [36099/21]
    • Freedom of Information
      99. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in...
    • Farm Safety
      102. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of farm safety inspectors employed; the number of farm safety inspections in each of the past three years and to date in...
    • Departmental Functions
      103. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the details of work by his Department in providing research and analysis support to the expert group on future skills needs in...
    • Industrial Development
      104. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his plans to address and manage the digital transformation of Ireland’s manufacturing sectors; and if he will make a statement...
    • Health and Safety
      105. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to a recent workplace fatality at a shipping company (details supplied) in Dublin Port which follows...
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • Energy Policy
      106. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will issue guidance to all planning authorities that reflects the policy position which opposes the development...
    • Grant Payments
      107. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the plans that are in place to expand the SEAI criteria for homes eligible for retrofitting in order to increase the...
    • Departmental Schemes
      109. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if there are plans to include those who cannot afford to pay for air source heat pumps to be included in the upcoming...
    • Grant Payments
      111. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to the fact that homeowners who do not qualify for an SEAI grant after waiting over 18...
    • Departmental Data
      113. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since...
    • Post Office Network
      114. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he plans to bring forward a public service obligation to secure the postal network. [35959/21]
    • Environmental Policy
      115. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the details and dates of the introduction of the single use plastics directive; if existing stocks of plastic utensils...
    • State Bodies
      116. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the estimated cost in 2022 if the budget for National Cyber Security Centre was tripled. [35976/21]
    • Grant Payments
      118. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding application for a SEAI insulation grant by a person (details supplied) which was first lodged on...
    • National Broadband Plan
      119. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the broadband issues of a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Environmental Policy
      120. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will advise on queries raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Freedom of Information
      121. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up...
    • Climate Change Policy
      124. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount spent by the State in purchasing carbon credits in each of the past five years in tabular form; and if he...
    • Semi-State Bodies
      125. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to the fact that callers to the ESB networks general helpline are being advised to...
    • National Broadband Plan
      126. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will address an issue regarding the supply of fibre broadband to a property (details supplied); and if he will...
    • State Pensions
      127. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to the fact that spouses of retired ESB workers are not entitled to pensions under the...
    • Grant Payments
      128. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount of grant funding paid out under the warmer homes scheme in 2020 and to date in 2021 to homeowners in County...
    • Departmental Bodies
      129. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the establishment of the mobile phone and broadband taskforce; the members and objectives of the...
    • Telecommunications Infrastructure
      130. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he consulted or will consider consulting the OPW to compile a register of State sites and assets that may be...
    • Electricity Generation
      132. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if it will be ensured that there is proper collaboration between parties in the installation of microgeneration...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      133. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the decision process involved in determining the allocation amounts in relation to the additional outdoor infrastructure fund; the reason...
    • Driver Licences
      135. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if urgent consideration will be given to concerns in relation to delays in persons being issued with their first learner permit due to...
    • Road Projects
      136. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the proposed M20 project will continue as planned given his recent comments that bypasses will be used in lieu of motorways. [35781/21]
    • Driver Test
      137. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a person (details supplied) will be offered a theory test appointment. [35867/21]
    • Public Transport
      138. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he is taking to increase public transport options for those who work after midnight; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Data
      139. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest rates...
    • Driver Test
      140. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a person (details supplied) is waiting so long for a driver test; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35944/21]
    • Tax Code
      141. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reasoning behind customers being unable to complete their car tax payment online by credit card due to a new financial regulation...
    • Driver Licences
      142. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on the IBT training for motorbikes (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35958/21]
    • Driver Test
      143. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when driving instructors will be given access to toilet facilities at RCA test centres as more of the population are being vaccinated and...
    • Tax Exemptions
      144. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to fines being issued for those whose declared their vehicle off-road but it was not received (details...
    • Rail Network
      145. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when replacement lift work at Thurles train station will be completed; and the estimated cost of such work. [36095/21]
    • EU Meetings
      146. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the virtual or in-person meetings he has had with his EU counterparts since his appointment in tabular form.; and if he will make a...
    • Ministerial Appointments
      147. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the dates he has spoken to the chairperson and or CEO of each State agency under the remit of his Department to date in 2021, in tabular...
    • Freedom of Information
      148. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in...
    • Road Projects
      151. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the current status of the A5 motorway project; and when the work is set to commence. [36238/21]
    • Departmental Schemes
      152. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the six pilot community car schemes that were approved for 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36240/21]
    • Driver Licences
      153. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the rationale for plans to empower him to revoke a driving licence (details supplied) from a person seeking international protection...
    • Driver Test
      155. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a driver theory test for a person (details supplied). [36440/21]
    • Public Transport
      156. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on discrepancies between bus ticket prices on routes (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36443/21]
    • Driver Test
      157. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be given a date for a driver theory test to allow them to take up an employment...
  • Department of Finance
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      158. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on matters raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36441/21]
    • Tax Forms
      159. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention or the attention of the Revenue Commissioners has been drawn to instances in which persons in the construction sector are required to...
    • Insurance Coverage
      160. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the problems faced by the tree surgery industry in accessing affordable insurance; the actions he has taken in relation to...
    • Departmental Schemes
      161. To ask the Minister for Finance if he plans to restart the spend and save scheme again. [35832/21]
    • Tax Code
      162. To ask the Minister for Finance if he plans to reduce the VAT on the music and entertainment industry in line with the hospitality sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • National Asset Management Agency
      164. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of former employees of NAMA who have left and become employees of property development companies; the person or body in relation to same; the...
    • Tax Code
      165. To ask the Minister for Finance if a full and unredacted list will be provided of all reform commitments entered into by the State in the National Plan of the Recovery and Resilience Fund;...
    • Departmental Data
      168. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest rates were introduced by...
    • Tax Forms
      169. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that taxpayers are still filing tax refunds in written form although they are not accepted by the Revenue...
    • Tax Rebates
      170. To ask the Minister for Finance if all refunds in respect of overpayment of tax in 2014 and 2015 in the case of a person (details supplied) have now issued; if not, when they will issue; the...
    • Tax Code
      171. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of tax deductions on workers returning to their jobs having been on the pandemic unemployment payment (details supplied). [36058/21]
    • Universal Social Charge
      172. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated cost in 2022 of removing the universal social charge for earnings up to €19,500. [36108/21]
    • Credit Unions
      173. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department would deem it ethical, acceptable or best practice if advisers (details supplied) were to sit on the board of or be otherwise practically...
    • Freedom of Information
      174. To ask the Minister for Finance if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in compliance with the Freedom...
    • Financial Services
      177. To ask the Minister for Finance the institutions that are designated as publicly controlled market operators by the CSO as part of the official reporting of Ireland’s Government...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      178. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide advice on a matter in relation to payments to support business owners over 66 years of age (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Pension Provisions
      179. To ask the Minister for Finance if the rules governing restricted access to pension funds until age 75 years even in the face of serious illness will be reviewed as part of the proposed...
    • Revenue Commissioners
      180. To ask the Minister for Finance if clerical officers who transferred from the Department of Agriculture in 2007 to the Revenue Commissioners will be considered for the allowance personal to...
    • Tax Code
      181. To ask the Minister for Finance if there are plans for electric and hybrid vehicles with regard to company tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36384/21]
    • Insurance Coverage
      182. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the issues outdoor activity and experiences operators are having in securing insurance (details supplied); and if he will...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      183. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the roll-out of the EU Digital COVID Certificate; the speed with which Covid-19 testing results will be uploaded to the...
    • Flood Risk Management
      185. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35815/21]
    • National Parks
      186. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the current policy regarding the use of lodges in the Phoenix Park; if each lodge has been refurbished; if each one is currently...
    • Flood Risk Management
      187. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the fitting of a submersible pump on the town side of the Bandon River at Dunmanway, County Cork; the status of a...
    • Departmental Data
      188. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest...
    • Office of Public Works
      189. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of OPW staff by job title working in the Rock of Cashel. [36101/21]
    • Freedom of Information
      190. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in...
    • Flood Risk Management
      193. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the €7 million that has been allocated since December 2019 to alleviate constrictions to the flow of water in the...
    • Departmental Data
      194. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the proposal for a shared Government data services centre as per the Recovery and Resilience Fund will be publicly run and not...
    • Flood Risk Management
      195. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the current plans with regard to flood defences in Leenane, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36465/21]
    • Office of Government Procurement
      196. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated cost of placing the Office of Government Procurement on a statutory footing in 2022. [36468/21]
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Tourism Schemes
      197. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount the Hunger Museum tour of Ireland cost the State. [35769/21]
    • North-South Implementation Bodies
      198. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the fact that an organisation (details supplied) has gone without a full non-executive board of...
    • Fostaíocht sa Ghaeltacht
      199. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an mbeadh sí sásta cruinniú a ghairm le coiste (sonraí tugtha) agus chun a fhiafraí dí fosta...
    • Údarás na Gaeltachta
      200. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht soiléiriú a thabhairt ar úinéireacht an tsuímh atá ar Eastát Údarás na Gaeltachta, ar...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      201. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of applications for outdoor dining grants in each local authority; and the number of businesses that have received...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      203. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide the return to sport protocols for sports (details supplied); the reason for the removal of waste bins on golf...
    • Sports Funding
      204. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if emergency funding is available to support a club (details supplied). [35925/21]
    • Departmental Data
      205. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of interest her Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative...
    • State Bodies
      206. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has received the 2020 annual report for the National Concert Hall, Screen Ireland and the Arts Council; and when same will...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      207. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the practice of Irish colleges charging administrative fees and retaining deposits of up to 30%...
    • Culture Policy
      208. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will consider proposals (details supplied) with regard to the live music industry. [36029/21]
    • Freedom of Information
      209. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in...
    • Sports Funding
      212. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will clarify the requirement for a valid licence agreement as per Criteria 6: Sharing of Facilities with Community and...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      213. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason live music has been banned; if she has considered reviewing the decision and providing additional supports for...
    • Cultural Property Inventory
      214. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 109 of 23 June 2021, if a list will be provided of each arrangement in place regarding the...
    • Departmental Funding
      217. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding allocated to the Sound and Vision Fund in 2019 and 2020 from all sources that contribute to funding the scheme. [36524/21]
    • Sports Funding
      218. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 224 of 20 May 2021, the progress of her Department's review of the Large Scale Sports...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • Waterways Issues
      219. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when dredging will commence at Magheroarty Pier, Magheraroarty, Gortahork, County Donegal (details supplied); the reason the...
    • Building Regulations
      220. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the extent to which he anticipates an improvement in terms of accessibility to all new build dwellings in order to facilitate...
    • Citizens' Assembly
      221. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 51 of 24 June 2021, when the biodiversity citizens’ assembly will be established....
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      222. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of local authority employees who availed of two weeks of parent’s benefit and leave which was topped up by...
    • Údarás na Gaeltachta
      223. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government soiléiriú a thabhairt ar an aighneacht dhá leathanach a rinne a Roinn chuig Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe...
    • Housing Provision
      224. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of housing projects currently available and ready to go in respect of private or public sectors by county; the...
    • Building Regulations
      225. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if information will be provided on his Department's review of siting and size conditions for rooftop solar panels on homes and...
    • Departmental Data
      226. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative...
    • Housing Policy
      227. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the review of social housing income limits; and his views on whether a €5,000 difference between County...
    • Wildlife Protection
      228. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of persons successfully prosecuted under section 40 of the Wildlife Act 1976 in 2019 and 2020, in tabular form....
    • Natural Heritage Areas
      229. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans for the safeguarding of the proposed natural heritage area at Loughlinstown Wood by officials in his Department; the...
    • Departmental Records
      230. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 341 of 11 May 2021, the date on which it was discovered that the file was missing; the...
    • Departmental Reviews
      231. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 599 of 15 June 2021, his views on the contents of the 9 February 2013 Report of the...
    • Proposed Legislation
      232. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the current status of the Emergency Management and Fire and Public Safety Bill 2020. [36102/21]
    • Freedom of Information
      233. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date...
    • Vacant Properties
      237. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the steps he plans to take to reduce the large number of vacant houses that could be put to use to house persons in need of...
    • Legislative Process
      238. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the timeline for the Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Road Projects
      239. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the funding available to Kildare County Council to assist it in building a second bridge over the river Liffey at Newbridge;...
    • Seanad Reform
      240. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans for the reform of Seanad Éireann. [36270/21]
    • Approved Housing Bodies
      241. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if there are restrictions on approved housing bodies who wish to sell homes owned by them for full, partial or nominal value...
    • Vacant Properties
      242. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the progress made by each local authority pursuant to circular PL 03/2021 relating to progress on collection of the vacant...
    • Local Authorities
      243. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amounts provided to local authorities for adaptation work on private houses for older persons and persons with...
    • Departmental Schemes
      245. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider representation by a group (details supplied) on the steering committee that has been set up to advise on...
    • Local Authorities
      247. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the requirements his Department has placed on local authorities (details supplied) with respect to the advancement of the...
    • Semi-State Bodies
      248. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he engaged with his Department’s appointees at board level of Ervia and or Gas Networks Ireland in relation to the...
    • Local Authorities
      249. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the funding assigned to Wexford County Council that was returned to the Exchequer in 2019 and 2020, respectively; and if he...
    • Invasive Species Policy
      250. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the position regarding a rhododendron management plan for Wicklow National Park; if his attention has been drawn to the...
    • Wastewater Treatment
      251. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his views on a submission received by his Department on 15 June 2021 from Clare County Council in relation to a proposed pilot...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      252. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the date on which further information on the EU digital Covid certificate will be provided. [36366/21]
    • Passport Services
      253. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the practice of requiring details regarding guardianship arrangements for parents applying for passports...
    • Human Rights
      254. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to a situation (details supplied) in north-west Syria; the steps his Department is taking to raise this...
    • Visa Applications
      256. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will the reinstate the working holiday authorisation in view of the reopening of international travel; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Data
      257. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest rates...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      258. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in north-west Syria; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Human Rights
      259. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of persons (details supplied) who are being detained in Belarus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35984/21]
    • Passport Services
      260. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of a passport application by a person (details supplied). [36011/21]
    • Military Aircraft
      261. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if troops participating in the African Lion military exercises passed through Shannon Airport or Irish airspace before or after their...
    • Freedom of Information
      262. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in compliance...
    • Humanitarian Access
      265. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to ensure the renewal of UN Security Council authorisation for cross-border humanitarian operations from Turkey to north-west...
    • Passport Services
      266. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36432/21]
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces
      268. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when training and courses for the Defence Forces will resume given Ireland's current level status under the Living with Covid Plan; and if he...
    • Departmental Data
      269. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest rates were...
    • Defence Forces
      270. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if a worldwide recruitment campaign for a civilian consultant psychiatrist for the Defence Forces will occur. [35973/21]
    • Air Corps
      272. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of persons currently in training to become Air Corps pilots. [36100/21]
    • Freedom of Information
      273. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in compliance with...
    • Defence Forces
      276. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of leases that exist for groups and entities operating from Columb Barracks, Mullingar. [36306/21]
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • School Staff
      277. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if matters in relation to the case of a person (details supplied) will be addressed. [35780/21]
    • School Transport
      278. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if school transport support will be secured for a child (details supplied) and other students who attend the school; and if she will make a...
    • School Accommodation
      279. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for additional school accommodation in a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Special Educational Needs
      280. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide the result of the exceptional review carried out on 22 April 2021 in the case of a child (details supplied); and if she will...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      281. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her Department has put in place a Covid-19 response plan of the 2021-2022 academic year; the estimated cost of implementing such a Covid-19...
    • Schools Building Projects
      282. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 405 of 1 June 2021, regarding the position of a building project at a school (details supplied), if her...
    • Special Educational Needs
      286. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school development (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35842/21]
    • Site Acquisitions
      287. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the problems being faced by the board of management of a school (details supplied) which has outgrown its...
    • Pension Provisions
      288. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to ensuring that home tutors governed by the home tuition scheme will be afforded the right to pensionability for...
    • Departmental Schemes
      290. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the funding that is available for a group to set up a summer camp for children with autism (details supplied); and if she will make a statement...
    • Departmental Data
      291. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of interest her Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest rates were...
    • School Staff
      292. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the changes made in information note TC 0016/2021 which allows a job-sharing teacher to provide substitute cover in their own...
    • School Admissions
      293. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number on a waiting list for admission by secondary school in counties Longford and Westmeath in 2019, 2020 and 2021, in tabular form. [35978/21]
    • Departmental Data
      294. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of pupils with a disability attending second-level school in 2019, 2020 and 2021, in tabular form. [35979/21]
    • Human Rights
      295. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 170 of 21 January 2021 and 1014 of 21 April 2021, if as part the examination by her Department of the...
    • Site Acquisitions
      296. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the stage of the process her Department is at in purchasing a site for use as an ASD unit and school hall for a school (details supplied); and...
    • Teacher Training
      297. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the information requested in Parliamentary Question Nos. 321 of 13 May 2021 and 350 of 25 May 2021. [36030/21]
    • Schools Building Projects
      298. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made to date in providing permanent accommodation for a school (details supplied); if her attention has been drawn to the urgency of...
    • Capitation Grants
      299. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount allocated in capitation grant funding to primary and secondary schools in 2021; and if this was Covid-19 and or non-Covid-19 spending....
    • School Accommodation
      300. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when refurbishment works on a school (details supplied) will be completed; and the estimated cost of this project. [36103/21]
    • State Examinations
      301. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when her Department will issue the 2020 leaving certificate result certificates (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Educational Disadvantage
      302. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the review of the DEIS scheme commenced; the progress made to date with this review; when decisions will be made on the future of this...
    • School Accommodation
      303. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on an application by a school (details supplied) for extra school accommodation; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Freedom of Information
      304. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in compliance with...
    • Departmental Meetings
      307. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when she last met with an association (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36186/21]
    • Special Educational Needs
      310. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an application will be approved for additional SNA support by a school (details supplied) in County Cork. [36220/21]
    • School Transport
      311. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason that Catholic schools are not considered to have the same ethos as educate together schools at the primary school level and are...
    • Schools Building Projects
      312. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 392 of 22 June 2021, if she will confirm receipt of additional detail in respect of increased costs...
    • Special Educational Needs
      313. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the measures which can be taken to assist a student (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36251/21]
    • Schools Building Projects
      314. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the further necessary funding will be allocated to enable a school (details supplied) to carry out essential works as part of the summer works...
    • Education Schemes
      315. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of special educational needs children awaiting an assessment for home tuition sanction in the absence of a school place in each of the...
    • National Council for Special Education
      316. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 319 of 29 June 2021, the number of the 1,488 applications for exceptional reviews received by the NCSE in...
    • Special Educational Needs
      318. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a list will be provided of schools in the south County Dublin area that will be providing July provision classes for students with special...
    • State Examinations
      326. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the pre-emptive support plans in place for the next cohort of leaving certificate students in 2022; and if she will make a...
    • Health Services
      327. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of public health supports available to both primary and secondary schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36438/21]
    • Mental Health Services
      328. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the mental health supports available to both primary and secondary schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36439/21]
    • School Textbooks
      329. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she has considered implementing a system through which students can loan books to siblings even though they have a once-off e-book code which...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      330. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she has consulted the Minister for Health following the recent NPHET recommendations; the preparations that are underway within her Department...
    • School Accommodation
      332. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a site has been purchased by or on behalf of her Department for the purpose of school provision in Trim, County Meath; if so, the plans and...
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • Youth Unemployment
      333. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department is drafting plans to tackle youth unemployment in County Wexford with specific focus on those not in...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      334. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of parents who availed of the original two weeks of parent’s benefit and leave; the number who then availed...
    • Dental Services
      335. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) is entitled to receive treatment without incurring a charge payable to their treating dentist;...
    • Social Welfare Payments
      336. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount of social protection payments made to a person (details supplied) to date; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Pension Provisions
      337. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 423 of 22 June 2021, the number of claims made for the blind pension in 2020 and to...
    • Job Creation
      338. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of jobs clubs (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35898/21]
    • Personal Public Service Numbers
      339. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to a delay in issuing PPSNs to new born babies as in a case of a child (details supplied);...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      340. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an appeal for a carer’s allowance will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [35920/21]
    • Departmental Data
      342. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount of interest her Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      343. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 851 of 15 June 2021, the location of the monthly child benefit payments to the...
    • Birth Certificates
      344. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a birth certificate application by a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      345. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of families and children who received the back to school clothing and footwear allowance in 2020. [36013/21]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      347. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason the enterprise support grant for businesses impacted by Covid-19 is not available for those who closed their...
    • Departmental Schemes
      348. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she plans to introduce new work placement experience programmes for the unemployed (details supplied); if so, when it will...
    • Freedom of Information
      349. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of occasions her Department has refused to process a request under freedom of information using section 15(1)(g)...
    • Departmental Schemes
      350. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the travel pass scheme can be extended to persons (details supplied) who have epilepsy and may not be able to drive due to...
    • State Pensions
      351. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will examine a situation in relation to difficulties with the pension of a person (details supplied); and if she will...
    • Employment Schemes
      352. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when it is planned to look for tenders for a national employment service; the remit this service will have; the body...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      353. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of individual cases heard by the Social Welfare Appeals Office in the context of scope section appeals on an...
    • Freedom of Information
      354. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      357. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will facilitate employees of an airline (details supplied) to continue to receive jobseeker’s benefit when...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      358. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if provisions were made to accommodate distance learning throughout the pandemic for those in receipt of social welfare...
    • State Pensions
      359. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person who has worked all their adult life can be denied their old age pension with notification that arrears...
    • Social Welfare Payments
      360. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of social protection payments that have been denied due to debts to the Revenue Commissioners both with repayment...
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      361. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the fact that an application for carer’s allowance was submitted to her Department...
    • State Pensions
      362. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an invalidity pension in the case of a person (details supplied) in respect of which a review was requested on...
    • Employment Schemes
      363. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department is considering additional measures or initiatives to help address the extremely high rate of youth...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
      364. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if it is possible to receive the pandemic unemployment payment retrospectively in cases in which a person did not claim the...
    • Employment Schemes
      365. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the job activation measures being considered by her Department in order to facilitate persons going back to work; the work...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
      366. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) has had their pandemic unemployment payment withdrawn; and if she will make a...
    • Youth Unemployment
      367. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress of the Pathways to Work strategy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36436/21]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      368. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated annual expenditure on the disability allowance for 2021; the estimated additional cost of increasing disability...
    • Disability Services
      369. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the funding that was allocated for assistive technologies for persons with disabilities in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021,...
    • State Pensions
      371. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated additional cost of introducing a total contribution approach to the State pension; and if she will make a...
    • Disability Services
      372. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated additional cost of increasing the earnings disregard for the disability allowance by €10, €50 and...
    • Food Poverty
      374. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the details of the new working group to tackle the issue of food poverty; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Registration of Births
      375. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the average time for birth registration in the Civil Registration Office in the Lombard St. office; if there was a backlog...
  • Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
    • Legislative Programme
      376. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the reason the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 has not yet been fully enacted over five and a half...
    • Childcare Services
      379. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when he expects the survey on income and costs for childcare sector being complied by Pobal to be published; and...
    • Child and Family Agency
      381. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the policies and procedures Tusla has in place for the receipt of several retrospective complaints regarding the...
    • Departmental Data
      382. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks...
    • Freedom of Information
      383. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published...
    • Disability Services
      386. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of children with special needs living in south-western areas of Dublin; the number of therapists...
    • Childcare Services
      387. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the progress being made on the National Action Plan for Childminding; the representative bodies involved; the...
    • Anti-Racism Measures
      390. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his views on the timeline and objectives of the Anti-Racism Committee that he established several months ago;...
    • Departmental Data
      391. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the funding allocation to parent and toddler group initiatives for 2020 and 2021, in tabular form; and the...
    • Care Services
      392. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will consider changes in relation the use of policy or procedures in view of the recent study by UCC...
    • Disability Services
      393. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will provide a report on the access to disability services for children in CHO5. [36407/21]
    • Departmental Data
      394. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the estimated first and full-year cost of employing an extra 50 aftercare workers. [36442/21]
    • Child Protection
      395. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the extent to which he has plans to expand or improve facilities for children with particular reference to...
    • Youth Services
      398. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the extent to which the need has arisen to develop and expand youth services with particular reference to issues...
    • Immigration Support Services
      400. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the extent to which the integration programmes available through his Department continue to be of direct...
    • Departmental Policies
      401. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the steps he has taken or continues to take to address social and or economic disadvantage amongst the youth...
    • Equality Issues
      403. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the extent to which equality issues continue to arise within his Department; the extent to which these issues...
    • Departmental Data
      404. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of children currently in foster or other care in State or private institutions; and if he will make a...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      406. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the estimated fall in the number of ECCE places for September 2021; the indicative number of children who will...
    • Child Protection
      407. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the extent to which he remains satisfied that adequate counselling, support and rescue services remain available...
    • Direct Provision System
      409. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of children who were resident in direct provision centres in each of the years 2017 to 2020. [36558/21]
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Vaccination Programme
      410. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has considered allowing students going on Erasmus in the 2021-2022 academic year to receive their Covid-19 vaccination in advance of their...
    • Departmental Data
      411. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest rates were...
    • Third Level Education
      412. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if students particularly those pursuing part-time and evening courses will have the option to continue attending college remotely when classes...
    • Departmental Data
      413. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students with a disability who have progressed from second to third-level education in 2019, 2020 and 2021, in tabular form. [35980/21]
    • Third Level Education
      415. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a SUSI payment will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36019/21]
    • Freedom of Information
      416. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in compliance with...
    • Third Level Education
      419. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason all universities do not have the same criteria for retirement under the Universities Act 1997. [36185/21]
    • Third Level Admissions
      420. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) can amend their higher education access route, HEAR, application to include their 2019 income rather than the 2020...
    • Third Level Education
      421. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address the barrier Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI, grant applications and recipients are facing in accessing accommodation...
    • Third Level Fees
      423. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the details of the student support scheme for asylum seekers for the academic year 2021-2022 will be published. [36377/21]
    • Further and Higher Education
      425. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reskilling initiatives being considered in order to activate persons to transition from at-risk sectors and unemployment over to the highly...
    • Third Level Fees
      430. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) will be approved for SUSI support to undertake a course. [36433/21]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      431. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has consulted with the Minister for Health following the recent NPHET recommendations; the preparations that are underway within his...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • EU Regulations
      433. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of Ireland's implementation of EU anti-money laundering rules; if the State is subject to any ongoing legal actions...
    • Road Safety
      434. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if communities (details supplied) can be considered for the new project aimed to promote pro-social use of vehicles; and if she...
    • Citizenship Applications
      435. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps now being taken to progress the application for citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she...
    • Legislative Measures
      436. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to amend the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003 to provide local authorities with the option of making bye-laws that would...
    • An Garda Síochána
      437. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to extend the age limit to join An Garda Síochána past the current age limit of 35 years. [35916/21]
    • Departmental Data
      438. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of interest her Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative...
    • Road Traffic Accidents
      439. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of serious or fatal road traffic collisions that gardaí attended on the N4 in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021,...
    • An Garda Síochána
      440. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí who successfully completed protester removal courses in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular...
    • Legal Services Regulation
      441. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to implement a scheme such that lay litigants involved in court cases may recover their costs in circumstances in...
    • An Garda Síochána
      442. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when she requested updates from the Policing Authority in relation to the cancelled 999 calls issues; the updates she has...
    • Citizenship Applications
      450. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current status of a citizenship application by a person (details supplied). [36057/21]
    • An Garda Síochána
      451. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the name of the company that supplies An Garda Síochána with flame resistance masks in each of the past three years...
    • Legislative Process
      453. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current status of the Explosives Bill 2021. [36106/21]
    • An Garda Síochána
      454. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda vans assigned to the Garda forensic collision investigation unit in each of the past three years in tabular...
    • Freedom of Information
      455. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date...
    • International Protection
      458. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications currently awaiting a first instance decision at the International Protection Office; and the median...
    • Brexit Issues
      459. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications made since 1 January 2021 for a new residence document under the withdrawal agreement as family...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      460. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of speeding fines issued across County Wexford in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the locations...
    • Citizenship Applications
      461. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of a citizenship application by a person (details supplied); when the application...
    • Rights of Way
      462. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration is being given to the recent submission by an organisation (details supplied) requesting a deferral of the...
  • Department of Health
    • Medical Cards
      463. To ask the Minister for Health if a general practitioner visit card can be considered for family carers who provide full-time care to family members but are not in receipt of carer’s...
    • Vaccination Programme
      464. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department can supply an at home delivery of Covid-19 vaccinations to a person (details supplied). [29292/21]
    • Health Services Staff
      465. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding funding for the doctorate in counselling psychologists in training. [29293/21]
    • Data Protection
      466. To ask the Minister for Health the nature of the data breaches experienced by his Department since 2018. [29319/21]
    • Medicinal Products
      467. To ask the Minister for Health when kaftrio for CF patients who are 12 years of age and older will be approved for use here (details supplied). [29361/21]
    • Medical Cards
      468. To ask the Minister for Health if medical card holders are liable to pay for blood tests carried out at their general practitioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29362/21]
    • Vaccination Programme
      469. To ask the Minister for Health if a vaccine will be expedited for a person (details supplied). [29363/21]
    • Health Services
      470. To ask the Minister for Health if optometrists will be issued a new contract with the HSE in order to provide enhanced public eye-care and cut excessive waiting times for patients; and if he...
    • Departmental Data
      471. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department’s IT systems have been the subject of ransomware or any other variation of cyber-attack from 1 January 2020 to date; if so, the number...
    • Ombudsman for Children
      472. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the important work on the issue of period poverty carried out by the youth advisory panel with the ombudsman for children;...
    • Vaccination Programme
      473. To ask the Minister for Health the reason (detail supplies) has been waiting three months for a vaccination at home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29611/21]
    • A Vision for Change
      474. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the proposal for a 24/7 community café for an area (details supplied) proposed under the Vision for Change Plan; and if he will make a...
    • Local Drugs Task Forces
      476. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the serious increase in the use of nitrous oxide in a location (details supplied); the actions he will take to combat the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      477. To ask the Minister for Health if persons with Crohn’s disease who are on immunosuppressant drugs are considered to be vulnerable to Covid-19; the position of such persons in the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      479. To ask the Minister for Health the provisions that are in place for a person (details supplied); the reason the referral has been withdrawn; and the plan in place for services going forward;...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      480. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for outpatient eye care treatment and inpatient eye care treatment by county; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Nursing Homes
      481. To ask the Minister for Health if plans are in place to extend the temporary assistance scheme for nursing homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29621/21]
    • Health Services
      482. To ask the Minister for Health the plans that are in place for a service (details supplied) in County Louth; the engagement there has been between stakeholders and families of service users;...
    • Vaccination Programme
      484. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding Irish citizens returning home after residing abroad who are fully vaccinated using a non EMA approved Covid-19 vaccine (details...
    • Health Services
      485. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29660/21]
    • Hospital Services
      487. To ask the Minister for Health the current healthcare services provided at Louth County Hospital, Dundalk. [29662/21]
    • Protected Disclosures
      491. To ask the Minister for Health the number of protected disclosures made to his Department in each of the past five years and to date in 2021; and the nature of the disclosures and or the...
    • Mental Health Services
      493. To ask the Minister for Health if a letter of offer has been issued to either of the two applicants for the child psychologist post for CAMHS Wexford south; and if he will make a statement...
    • Home Help Service
      494. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29688/21]
    • Health Services
      495. To ask the Minister for Health if he will intervene in the case of a person (details supplied). [29689/21]
    • Health Service Executive
      496. To ask the Minister for Health the moneys returned unspent to the Exchequer from the HSE ophthalmic health budget per year between 2017-2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement...
    • Mental Health Services
      497. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an estimated costing for the expansion of psychology teams by ten full-time psychologists specialising in adult services, ten full-time...
    • Health Services Staff
      498. To ask the Minister for Health the status of pay restoration for section 39 workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29692/21]
    • Health Service Executive
      499. To ask the Minister for Health the moneys returned unspent to the Exchequer from the HSE CAMHS budget per year between 2017-2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health Services
      500. To ask the Minister for Health the status of day care centres; and when a centre (details supplied) will reopen. [29694/21]
    • Health Services Staff
      501. To ask the Minister for Health when the six epilepsy nurse specialists will be recruited as committed to in 2018 as part of the Pregnancy Prevention Programme in relation to the risk...
    • Medicinal Products
      502. To ask the Minister for Health when an inquiry into the historical licensing and prescribing of sodium valproate also known as epilim will take place given the commitment made to hold such...
    • Health Services
      503. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 119 of 29 April 2021, if an error (details supplied) in relation to the case will be examined as a matter of urgency; and...
    • Vaccination Programme
      504. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons with a documented anaphylaxis to trometamol or to GBCAs should not receive a vaccine (details...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      506. To ask the Minister for Health the requirements regarding mandatory hotel quarantine for Irish citizens returning to Ireland from Bahrain in summer 2021 who have been working and have been...
    • Vaccination Programme
      509. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects 80% of the adult population to have had a first dose of vaccines (details supplied); the proportion of persons who receive the different...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      510. To ask the Minister for Health if those Irish citizens who have received their vaccines in Northern Ireland or in the UK will be in a position to avail of the green cert vaccine passport for...
    • Medical Cards
      511. To ask the Minister for Health the progress to date in processing medical card renewals in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29736/21]
    • Medicinal Products
      514. To ask the Minister for Health if he plans to establish a stakeholder group to review safety and risk measures regarding the prescribing and distribution sodium valproate; and if he will...
    • Cannabis for Medicinal Use
      516. To ask the Minister for Health if he plans to make medical cannabis accessible through the medical cannabis access programme to persons with epilepsy and their clinicians; and if he will...
    • Hospital Equipment
      517. To ask the Minister for Health the current position on the installation of a permanent public MRI machine in Wexford General Hospital as committed to by the HSE in 2019; and if he will make...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      519. To ask the Minister for Health the wait times for an MRI scan in Wexford General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29744/21]
    • Hospital Services
      520. To ask the Minister for Health if concerns will be addressed in relation to the removal of audiology services at Portlaoise Hospital which will cause considerable difficulties for existing...
    • Health Promotion
      521. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a campaign by a company (details supplied) targeting Irish mothers with email marketing weeks after they give birth; and if...
    • Disability Services
      522. To ask the Minister for Health the timeframe of the publication of the disability capacity review; his views on the causation of the publication being delayed over such a protracted period;...
    • Health Services Staff
      526. To ask the Minister for Health the number of occupational therapists employed to work in a centre (details supplied); the number available for appointments for those on the waiting list at...
    • Mental Health Services
      527. To ask the Minister for Health if a CAMHS Cherry Orchard appointment will be provided to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29791/21]
    • Medical Cards
      528. To ask the Minister for Health if he will urgently intervene and apply extensions to any lapsed or expired medical cards that were due for renewal recently until such time that the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      530. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider waiving current dining restriction for persons who are vaccinated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29867/21]
    • Vaccination Programme
      532. To ask the Minister for Health when the Covid-19 vaccine will be made available to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29869/21]
    • Health Service Executive
      534. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to issues regarding HSE pest control and calls and emails to the agency going unanswered; if he has engaged with the agency on...
    • Home Help Service
      535. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review a decision in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29872/21]
    • Vaccination Programme
      536. To ask the Minister for Health the timeline of the vaccine roll-out for school-age students some of whom are scheduled to participate in the international Erasmus programme in August and...
    • Assisted Human Reproduction
      537. To ask the Minister for Health the financial and non-financial supports that are provided to couples receiving IVF treatment from the State outside of the medical card or drugs payment...
    • Health Services
      539. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to offer gene cell therapy for patients with certain conditions via the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29908/21]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      541. To ask the Minister for Health if the restrictions for weddings will be relaxed in August 2021; and the number of guests who will be allowed to attend a wedding in August. [29918/21]
    • Cannabis for Medicinal Use
      542. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether a product which meets his Department’s clinical guidelines on the use of medical cannabis in epilepsy can be added to the medical...
    • Vaccination Programme
      543. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider requesting the vaccination strategy team to consider offering a choice of an alternative secondary or primary dose of vaccination to those...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      544. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration has been given to applying the vaccine bonus whereby a person is considered fully vaccinated four weeks after their first dose of a vaccine...
    • Nursing Homes
      545. To ask the Minister for Health the amounts paid out in TAPS funding to nursing homes since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic by county. [29931/21]
    • Vaccination Programme
      548. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to reduce the 16-week delay for those aged between 60 and 69 in getting their second dose of a vaccine (details supplied); and if he...
    • Medicinal Products
      549. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the long-term illness scheme for mental illness medications is extended only to persons under 16 years of age; and the supports available to persons...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      551. To ask the Minister for Health the amount his Department spends each year using the storage facilities operated by a company (details supplied) [29985/21]
    • Health Service Executive
      552. To ask the Minister for Health the hospitals here that have a contract with a company (details supplied). [29986/21]
    • Hospital Procedures
      553. To ask the Minister for Health the procedures provided to patients who are covered under the general medical scheme for the treatment of heart valve disease; the proportion of such patients...
    • Narcolepsy Issues
      556. To ask the Minister for Health if it will be ensured that those who suffered narcolepsy after receiving the pandemrix vaccine will receive appropriate compensation without taking court...
    • General Practitioner Services
      557. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to ensure a general practitioner service is provided in Fettercairn, Tallaght, Dublin 24. [28317/21]
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Forestry Sector
      558. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of afforestation licences his Department will issue for July 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35791/21]
    • Farm Inspections
      559. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures in place to ensure land eligibility inspectors follow correct procedures when carrying out inspections; the reason there...
    • Departmental Reviews
      561. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress that has been made on the feasibility study on wool; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35809/21]
    • Forestry Sector
      562. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the percentage of afforestation licences in the past three years that were approved by his Department within a month; and if he will...
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      564. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the Assistant Secretary of his Department (details supplied) indicated at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture...
    • Forestry Sector
      566. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he plans to conduct a needs analysis from the forest industry including forest owners for a frost reconstitution scheme following...
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      568. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the timeline the CAP Consultative Committee is working to in completing the CAP Strategic Plan; the progress of the Committee to...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      569. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the extent to which REAP applicants engage in the afforestation grant and forest premium scheme will be monitored by month during...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      570. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the hectares of new afforestation necessary to deliver carbon neutrality to a normal dairy farm of 100 cows; and if he will make a...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      571. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an outline will be provided of the post-2021 situation in relation to those GLAS participants who currently avail of the wild bird...
    • Departmental Data
      573. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of interest his Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest...
    • Agriculture Industry
      574. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application for a PCS number by a company (details supplied). [35945/21]
    • Veterinary Services
      575. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is satisfied that all veterinarians appointed to meat plants from his Department are compliant and or possess professional...
    • Protected Disclosures
      577. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a protected disclosure made to his Department in 2018 (details supplied); if his Department accepted the disclosure at...
    • Animal Diseases
      578. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review and assist a farmer (details supplied) in County Tipperary whose herd is affected by TB; if his Department will...
    • Forestry Sector
      580. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of afforestation licences currently awaiting decision in each county; the number of forest road licence applications...
    • Departmental Investigations
      581. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of seizures by the investigations unit of his Department of a substance called release since 1 January 2018 to date in...
    • Fishing Industry
      586. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of fishing restrictions (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36117/21]
    • Freedom of Information
      587. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in...
    • Forestry Sector
      590. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which his Department arrived at the target of 4,500 forestry licences for 2021; if this figure was formulated in...
    • Agriculture Industry
      594. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will establish an independent meat regulator with statutory powers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36268/21]
    • Agriculture Schemes
      595. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will extend all TAMS 2 grants by three months to allow time for farmers to complete works that have been delayed by the...
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      596. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 28-29 June 2021 regarding the Common Agricultural Policy; and if he will make a...
    • Fishing Industry
      597. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 28-29 June 2021 regarding fisheries; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Agriculture Industry
      598. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 28-29 June 2021 regarding biological control agents; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Funding
      600. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if funding will be provided for an organisation (details supplied) that cares for greyhounds; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Forestry Sector
      601. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the recommendation of the working group 4 within Project Woodland with respect to its recommendation that an...
    • Departmental Staff
      605. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 597 of 29 June 2021, if a person (details supplied) still holds their position. [36365/21]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      607. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a decision on a Covid-19 temporary tie-up scheme application in respect of a fisherman (details supplied) in County Kerry will be...
    • Forestry Sector
      609. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a decision has been made on a forestry application by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement...
    • Registration of Title
      610. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application for conversion of possessory title to absolute submitted by legal representatives on behalf of a person (details...
    • Forestry Sector
      611. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a forestry felling licence will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • Island Communities
      612. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she plans to share a draft copy of the new islands policy with those representing island communities to ensure a high level of...
    • Public Participation Networks
      613. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if her Department plans to review the public participation network and local authority participation structures as part of the review...
    • Departmental Data
      614. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of interest her Department has been charged for savings or other funds on deposit in Irish banks since negative interest...
    • Freedom of Information
      615. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she is satisfied in the context of the freedom of information publication scheme that all logs are published and up to date in...
    • Rural Recreation Policy
      618. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she will extend the pilot mountain access scheme to new areas in view of the fact that the original pilot areas were selected over...
    • Departmental Schemes
      619. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she plans to open up a new module under the community services programme for applications from rural areas of low employment and...
    • Control of Dogs
      621. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the consultation document on a review of measures relating to the control of dogs in Ireland will be published; the number that...
    • Tourism Funding
      622. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if a provision will be made for a minimum of three rural recreational officers for the walk schemes in west County Cork; and if she...