Written answers

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

  • Department of Finance
    • Tax Reliefs
      14. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of primary medical certificate appeals currently outstanding; if there is an update on a new board to hear such appeals; and if he will make a...
    • Credit Unions
      16. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will report on engagements he has had with trade unions or credit union representatives on pensions. [9479/22]
    • Financial Services
      19. To ask the Minister for Finance the situation with regard to the regulation of virtual or cryptocurrencies in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9447/22]
    • Tax Yield
      20. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has updated projections for VAT receipts in 2022 relative to the estimates of receipts for the year ending 31 December 2022 as provided in...
    • Tax Code
      21. To ask the Minister for Finance if an update will be provided on discussions with the European Commission regarding a temporary derogation on the rate of VAT applied on energy and gas usage;...
    • Illicit Trade
      22. To ask the Minister for Finance the proposals to implement additional measures to counteract illicit trade in fuel, drink and tobacco products; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Insurance Industry
      26. To ask the Minister for Finance the insights that have been gleaned from the new data reporting on insurance claims; and if he has identified scope for adding new actions to the insurance...
    • Tax Reliefs
      27. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider raising the €3.20 per day work from home allowance given the rise in the cost of electricity and utility bills; and if he will make...
    • Inflation Rate
      29. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide updated projections from his Department on the rate of inflation for the years 2022, 2023 and 2024; if the projections will be disaggregated...
    • Tax Code
      30. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps his Department is taking to uncover, address and reduce bogus self-employment from a taxation and Revenue Commissioners perspective, especially in...
    • Banking Sector
      32. To ask the Minister for Finance if he plans to reverse recent cuts to the bank levy given that a potential rise of European Central Bank rates will boost the incomes of Irish banks; and if he...
    • Financial Services
      33. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the strategy for the development of Ireland’s international financial services sector action plan 2022; and the way work by both IDA...
    • Consumer Protection
      34. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department is considering new laws and regulations with respect to buy now pay later services which are entering the Irish market and raise considerable...
    • Credit Unions
      35. To ask the Minister for Finance the engagement he has undertaken as part of the policy review for credit unions. [9308/22]
    • Universal Social Charge
      37. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will now consider abolishing the universal social charge and replacing it with a high-income social charge given the very severe impact of inflation and...
    • Insurance Industry
      39. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the impact the ban on price walking will have on insurance premiums. [9440/22]
    • Universal Social Charge
      40. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of revenue raised each year since its inception by the universal social charge; the estimated amount to be collected in 2022; if consideration has...
    • Tax Credits
      41. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider the introduction of a refundable tax credit available to renters in the private rental market valued against their monthly rental payments...
    • Tax Reliefs
      42. To ask the Minister for Finance if consideration will be given to introducing a scheme to assist first-time buyers of homes that are not new builds, similar to the help-to-buy scheme and who...
    • Insurance Industry
      43. To ask the Minister for Finance the action being taken to reduce the cost of motor insurance premiums. [9310/22]
    • Tax Reliefs
      44. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider an incentive package for owners and buyers in respect of properties that were available as short-term rental properties up to 1 February...
    • Tax Collection
      45. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount his Department estimates it received in overpaid PAYE taxes in 2020 and 2021; the measures that are in place to make persons aware of any...
    • Banking Sector
      46. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the third phase of the Switch Your Bank campaign; the effectiveness of the previous two campaigns; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Tax Reliefs
      49. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason that a review of the disabled drivers and passengers scheme which he committed to have completed in 2021 was not completed in this timeframe; and if...
    • Tax Code
      50. To ask the Minister for Finance if consideration has been given to amalgamating income tax and the universal social charge into one tax raising the same revenue rather than having two...
    • Tax Reliefs
      51. To ask the Minister for Finance if an update will be provided on his plans to reform the way in which capital gains are treated under the Key Employee Engagement Programme; the cost of the...
    • Economic Policy
      52. To ask the Minister for Finance the action he is taking to maintain Ireland’s economic competitiveness; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9494/22]
    • Tax Reliefs
      53. To ask the Minister for Finance when he expects to conclude a promised review into providing agricultural contractors with a similar status to farmers regarding the carbon tax on green...
    • Banking Sector
      54. To ask the Minister for Finance the action he can take to increase competition in the banking sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9448/22]
    • Tax Code
      55. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department intends to apply reduced VAT rates to solar panels in light of the agreement reached on 7 December 2021 by the Council of the European Union...
    • Tax Avoidance
      56. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has considered developing a strategy with respect to cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens given concerns regarding their respective use for...
    • Mortgage Interest Rates
      57. To ask the Minister for Finance if and when it might be possible for home borrowers in Ireland to borrow at interest rates equal to those available to borrowers in all other European...
    • Enterprise Policy
      61. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will report on the recently launched innovation seed fund programme; the types of companies and initiatives eligible for support under the scheme; and if...
    • Tax Code
      63. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has considered an index-linked approach to taxation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9685/22]
    • Film Industry
      65. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will clearly establish, through guidelines or in legislation, that film producer companies in receipt of section 481 film tax relief must take direct...
    • Tax Reliefs
      66. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of applications and the number of applications approved, respectively, under the help-to-buy scheme, by county, in each of the years from the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      67. To ask the Minister for Finance if an update will be provided on the repayment of outstanding pandemic unemployment payment and temporary wage subsidy scheme tax liabilities; the amount...
    • Inflation Rate
      68. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which he unilaterally or in conjunction with his European Union colleagues might seek to tackle inflation on a Europe-wide basis; and if he will...
    • Insurance Industry
      69. To ask the Minister for Finance if an update will be provided on the work of the Office to Promote Competition in the Insurance Market since its establishment. [9495/22]
    • Inflation Rate
      70. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the fact that while inflation and the cost of living increases currently taking place are severely impacting on ordinary workers and households,...
    • Tax Reliefs
      71. To ask the Minister for Finance the latest figures available with respect to entrepreneur relief; the total tax expenditure forgone in that year; the average costs per claimant; the number of...
    • Tax Exemptions
      72. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider making tips received in the hospitality sector tax free; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9456/22]
    • Financial Services
      74. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on legislating on reserve requirements for banks and credit unions. [9683/22]
    • Real Estate Investment Trusts
      75. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to review the current tax arrangements for real estate investment trusts and Irish real estate funds; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Tax Credits
      77. To ask the Minister for Finance when the next departmental tax expenditure evaluation will be published on the research and development tax credit; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Insurance Industry
      78. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of meetings, discussions and telephone calls that he, the Minister of State, special advisers and officials in his Department have had with a...
    • Enterprise Policy
      83. To ask the Minister for Finance the sectors that will be able to avail of funding from the Irish Innovation Seed Fund Programme; and the funding allocated or ring-fenced for any of strategic...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Departmental Data
      84. To ask the Taoiseach the number of companies that have an annual turnover of less than €750,000. [9748/22]
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
    • Work Permits
      86. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the status of work permits in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9113/22]
    • International Agreements
      87. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when the stakeholder consultation of his Department on the International Labour Organisation Convention 190, Elimination of Violence...
    • Protected Disclosures
      88. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to serious concerns over the perceived failure of the Health and Safety Authority to respond to...
    • Departmental Advertising
      89. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the amount that his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9572/22]
    • Enterprise Support Services
      90. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the funding that is available for a physical therapy, health and well-being start-up business; if low-interest loans or grants are...
    • Industrial Development
      91. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the up-to-date position regarding the commencement of operations at a facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Departmental Data
      94. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of private companies limited by shares, designated activity companies, public limited companies, companies limited by...
    • Employment Rights
      98. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will examine the current situation regarding the payment of private security personnel, the quashing of the Workplace Relations...
    • Work Permits
      99. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will consider removing the restrictions regarding work permits that limit those in receipt of the permits to only accept work...
    • Public Services Provision
      100. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if he will make a...
    • Company Law
      101. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the measures that he plans to introduce to clearly define the functions and responsibilities of public interest directors and any...
    • Equal Opportunities Employment
      103. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the extent to which he remains satisfied that the public and private sectors in Ireland have adequate access to work opportunities...
    • Departmental Communications
      104. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he uses an application on his official Government telephone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting activated on the...
    • Departmental Bodies
      105. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of vacant positions, by job title, currently in Enterprise Ireland; and when each of the vacancies will be filled, in...
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • EU Directives
      107. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the European Commission enforcement case (2012) 4028 regarding Ireland's alleged failure to transpose and...
    • Litter Pollution
      109. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of litter fines that have been issued for each local authority in each of the years 2015 to 2021 and to date...
    • Waste Management
      111. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when he plans to notify local authorities of the extension to the granting of permits to burn green waste on farms,...
    • Broadband Infrastructure
      113. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the provision of fibre broadband to a property (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Environmental Schemes
      114. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the breakdown of the drawdown of the €100 million allocated to investment in residential and community energy...
    • Energy Prices
      116. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will liaise with the appropriate authorities to ensure customers using pay-as-you-go electricity meters will...
    • Energy Production
      117. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the Government will consider extending the operation of Moneypoint Power Station beyond its scheduled closure date...
    • National Broadband Plan
      118. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will provide a progress report on the roll-out of the national broadband plan; the number of properties...
    • Electricity Grid
      119. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when persons will be able to sell electricity back to the grid. [9246/22]
    • Broadband Infrastructure
      120. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding broadband connections in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • North-South Interconnector
      121. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when he will publish the findings of his review into the north-south interconnector; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Environmental Schemes
      122. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the eligibility criteria for the warmer homes retrofitting scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9322/22]
    • Climate Action Plan
      123. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of successful applicants to the Climate Action Fund in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • National Parks
      124. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the Environment Fund has supported the development of new parks and wildlife centres; the number and location of...
    • Renewable Energy Generation
      125. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the feasibility study into the establishment of a green energy hub or renewable energy hub in the...
    • Waste Management
      126. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the work his Department is undertaking in order to eliminate the use of materials which can neither be recycled or...
    • Illegal Dumping
      128. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will detail the level of funding support that has been allocated to local authorities to combat dumping in 2022;...
    • Energy Prices
      129. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the level of engagement that has taken place with energy providers in respect of the cost of energy for households; and...
    • National Broadband Plan
      130. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the steps his Department is taking to address delays to the roll-out of the national broadband plan; and if he will...
    • Environmental Schemes
      131. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of upgrades completed under the warmth and well-being scheme, by county, in each of the years 2016 to 31...
    • Cybersecurity Policy
      135. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of staff working at the National Cybersecurity Centre in each of the years 2011 to 31 December 2021, in...
    • Departmental Consultations
      136. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of submissions received as part of the public consultation process on carbon budgets; and if he will make a...
    • Environmental Schemes
      137. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if there is a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland grant for lighting available for schools to switch to more...
    • Departmental Advertising
      140. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9573/22]
    • Environmental Schemes
      141. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if retrofitting grants will be available to persons with solid fuel central heating systems; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Funding
      143. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount of funding provided for the Just Transition Fund; the amount spent to date; the progress to date; and if he...
    • Environmental Schemes
      145. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding grant eligibility for energy efficiency and retrofitting works on private residential housing...
    • Waste Management
      146. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the total value of uncollected plastic bag levy since 2002; when these levies will be collected; and if he will make a...
    • Environmental Schemes
      147. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a person who was left a property from a family member can access the 50% and 80% retrofitting grant on their own...
    • Broadband Infrastructure
      151. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if wireless broadband services are available at Ireland West Airport Knock using its metropolitan area network; the...
    • Public Services Provision
      154. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if he...
    • Environmental Schemes
      155. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the breakdown from 2022 to 2030 of the €3 billion funding for the national retrofit plan not funded by carbon...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      159. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will address the proposed extension of the EU emissions trading system to energy and household energy production...
    • Waste Management
      160. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has plans to ensure access to domestic compost bins to persons in rural areas who are unable to get...
    • Departmental Funding
      161. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 216 of 15 February 2022, the way that the additional funding in the recently...
    • Waste Management
      162. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the work of his Department towards ensuring that every householder has access to a reliable, clean and...
    • Departmental Communications
      163. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he uses an application on his official Government tele##phone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting...
    • Energy Prices
      164. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the €200 electricity subsidy which was given to homeowners will be given to small business owners who both...
    • Environmental Schemes
      165. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the final amount spent under the warmer homes scheme in 2021; the number of homes upgraded under the scheme; the...
    • Inland Fisheries
      170. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he has spoken with the CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland to date in 2022. [10077/22]
    • Post Office Network
      171. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on introducing a public service obligation of approximately €17 million per annum for the post office...
    • Waste Management
      172. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the steps that he is taking to ensure that all commercial waste companies offer customers compost bins; and if he will...
    • National Broadband Plan
      173. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of a broadband connection for a household (details supplied) in an amber zone under the national broadband...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Penalty Points System
      174. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the total number penalty points issued to uninsured motorists in each of the years 2017 to 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Taxi Licences
      176. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a hackney licence was turned down in the Castlegregory and Camp area of County Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Bus Services
      177. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will advise on matters raised in correspondence in relation to the provision of a bus service (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Driver Test
      178. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address a matter in relation to approved driving instructors (details supplied); if he plans to address the cost of such...
    • Antisocial Behaviour
      179. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of antisocial incidents recorded on the DART network since January 2020; the action his Department is taking to reduce this...
    • Driver Test
      180. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address the matters raised in correspondence (details supplied); the current estimated waiting times for motorcycle driving...
    • Public Transport
      181. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the arrangements that will be put in place for public transport users who have tax saver tickets following the recent reduction in fares;...
    • Departmental Schemes
      182. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider a package of measures to support taxi drivers, particularly owner-operators, given the impact of inflation on them;...
    • Rail Network
      183. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of the investment that is planned by Iarnród Éireann for its network in County Clare during 2022; the consideration...
    • Airport Security
      184. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a centralised system for processing enhanced security checks for air travel workers was introduced in Ireland; the decision-making...
    • Driver Test
      185. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of persons waiting for a motorcycle driving test, by county, in each of the past two years to date, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Tax Collection
      187. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when national motor tax offices will reopen for in-person customers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9335/22]
    • Road Traffic Offences
      188. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the use of section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1961; the regularity with which this mechanism is used; if his attention has...
    • Departmental Advertising
      189. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount that his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9585/22]
    • Road Projects
      190. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the anticipated timeline for the completion and opening of the various stages of the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom road; if he will report...
    • Rail Network
      191. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consideration has been given to options to reduce journey times between railway stations (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Cycling Facilities
      193. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department will consider the viability of the use of spare space along existing in-use railway corridors as potential cycle...
    • Rail Network
      194. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department will provide details, by list, map or by any other means, of railway corridors that are no longer in use but still in...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      195. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the An Garda Síochána automatic number plate recognition and the motor third party liability project which will...
    • International Agreements
      196. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the State will ratify the 2012 Cape Town Agreement for Fishing Vessel Safety. [9649/22]
    • Public Services Provision
      197. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if he will make a...
    • Driver Licences
      198. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will examine the regulations in respect of driver licences; if he will consider making a variation to categories (details...
    • Public Transport
      199. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the 20% cut in public transport fares announced recently will apply to public service obligation routes which are operated under...
    • Departmental Communications
      203. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he uses an application on his official Government telephone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting activated on the...
    • Driver Test
      204. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of persons who are awaiting a driving test appointment; the breakdown by county; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Traffic Management
      209. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Finglas roundabouts scheme; the funding streams for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9995/22]
    • Legislative Measures
      210. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects the Road Traffic and Roads Bill to deal with MPVs to be enacted into law; when he expects to publish the Bill; and if he...
    • Air Services
      211. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the engagement he has had with Shannon Airport regarding upgrading the airport infrastructure and maximising its use in the context of...
    • Driver Test
      212. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of persons awaiting a motorcycle test, per county, in tabular form. [10017/22]
    • Bus Services
      214. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the criteria that are applied to add bus stops to Bus Éireann routes in rural areas. [10060/22]
    • Legislative Measures
      215. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he is taking to regulate e-scooters; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10125/22]
    • Bus Services
      216. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number and locations of sheltered bus stops installed in each county since 1 January 2017; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Department of Finance
    • Tax Reliefs
      218. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will re-evaluate the bike to work scheme to cover replacement batteries for e-bikes; if there are plans to expand the back to work scheme for e-bikes;...
    • Tax Yield
      219. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated amount of revenue raised by VAT, by quarter, in each of the years 2015 to 2021. [9108/22]
    • Insurance Industry
      223. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider legislative changes to monitor the passing on of savings from insurers to consumers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8772/22]
    • Tax Reliefs
      224. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost to the Exchequer of tax relief on pension contributions in 2019, disaggregated by salary band in intervals of €10,000, in tabular form. [9140/22]
    • Tax Rebates
      226. To ask the Minister for Finance when a rebate will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9145/22]
    • Tax Credits
      229. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department will examine a situation (details supplied) and the issues it raises for parents in a similar situation; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Tax Code
      231. To ask the Minister for Finance if he plans to change the measure whereby a childless, single person can only leave substantially less to a sibling, niece or nephew free of inheritance tax...
    • Tax Reliefs
      232. To ask the Minister for Finance the total spend related to the special assignee relief programme in each of the years 2020 and 2021. [9309/22]
    • Tax Exemptions
      233. To ask the Minister for Finance if consideration has been given to raising the age threshold for stamp duty exemption with particular reference to the next Common Agricultural Policy, CAP,...
    • Customs and Excise
      234. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider increasing the threshold for the value of gifts received from outside of the European Union before customs will be charged (details...
    • Tax Code
      236. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department is considering reducing the VAT rate to 9% for dry-cleaning businesses in line with all other sectors of the hospitality industry; and if he...
    • Pension Provisions
      237. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the transposition of the pan-European personal pension product regulation; the expected timeline for the transposition of the regulation into...
    • Tax Reliefs
      238. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of applications made to the disabled drivers and disabled passengers scheme in each of the years from 2018 to and including 2021. [9530/22]
    • Departmental Advertising
      241. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount that his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9574/22]
    • Tax Exemptions
      243. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of applications for exemption from income tax in respect of certain payments made under employment law as updated in May 2021; the number of...
    • Tax Code
      244. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to abolish the prohibitive VAT rate on defibrillators; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9648/22]
    • Universal Social Charge
      245. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide an update on the status of the universal social charge; if there are plans to abolish or substantially reduce the universal social charge...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      246. To ask the Minister for Finance the most up-to-date estimated cost of Covid-19-related support schemes introduced by Government from March 2019 to date; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Tax Reliefs
      247. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 145 of 16 December 2021, his plans for the phasing out of the special assignee relief programme, which has a sunset date...
    • Credit Unions
      249. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the review of the policy framework for credit unions; the timeline for the publication of the review; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Data
      251. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of collective asset management vehicles and undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities that are currently authorised,...
    • Revenue Commissioners
      252. To ask the Minister for Finance if an online tutorial could be made available to assist persons in using the online facilities of the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement...
    • Housing Schemes
      254. To ask the Minister for Finance the details of the help-to-buy scheme figures for 2021; the number of applications; the number of successful applications; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      255. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which he expects the economy to make a full recovery notwithstanding the impact of Covid-19; if the manufacturing and services sectors are...
    • Mortgage Interest Rates
      256. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which he discussed or intends to discuss with his European Union counterparts the higher cost of mortgages in Ireland compared with the rest of...
    • Tax Credits
      258. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will increase the single parent carer’s credit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5309/22]
    • Tax Reliefs
      259. To ask the Minister for Finance the financial supports or pathways to funding that are available from his Department for a single parent of a young adult with highly complex physical and...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      260. To ask the Minister for Finance when the employment wage subsidy scheme and the Covid restrictions support scheme will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2657/22]
    • Financial Services
      261. To ask the Minister for Finance the main reasons for a significant number of rejections of consumer complaints by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (details supplied). [9771/22]
    • Revenue Commissioners
      268. To ask the Minister for Finance when the Revenue Commissioners' public office on Cathedral Street, Dublin 1 will reopen to the public; when the public inquiry telephone numbers will be...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
      269. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide clarification on a matter (details supplied) in relation to the taxation of the pandemic unemployment payment; and if he will make a...
    • Public Services Provision
      270. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9832/22]
    • Tax Code
      271. To ask the Minister for Finance the details of any recent EU VAT rule changes that relate to the reuse or renovation of public buildings as part of the EU New Green Deal. [9856/22]
    • Departmental Communications
      272. To ask the Minister for Finance if he uses an application on his official Government telephone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting activated on the application; and if he...
    • Pension Provisions
      273. To ask the Minister for Finance further to correspondence from a person (details supplied), the tax recommendations he is proposing with respect to fixed-rate pensions, which in many cases...
    • Tax Code
      275. To ask the Minister for Finance if 13.5% VAT can be reclaimed on retrofit costs for homeowners; and if not, the reason. [10030/22]
    • Banking Sector
      276. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will engage with the Central Bank and the main banks now operating in this jurisdiction with a view to ensuring the availability of home mortgages on an...
    • Inflation Rate
      278. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which Ireland along with the rest of the European Union can formulate a plan to counter the inflationary tendencies currently in train; and if...
    • House Prices
      281. To ask the Minister for Finance if he accepts that the going price for newly built houses becomes the base line for determining the next phase of development thereby carrying and...
    • Inflation Rate
      285. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which his Department continues to evaluate the causes of inflation in this jurisdiction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10040/22]
    • Insurance Industry
      286. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which insurance costs in Ireland compare with such costs across Europe; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10041/22]
    • Financial Services
      287. To ask the Minister for Finance the degree to which he continues to monitor activities in financial circles post-Brexit with a view to ensuring that financial services in Ireland are not in...
    • Economic Policy
      288. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which the economy of Ireland remains competitive in comparison with all other European Union countries; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Foreign Direct Investment
      289. To ask the Minister for Finance the degree to which Ireland remains attractive to foreign direct investment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10044/22]
    • Fiscal Policy
      290. To ask the Minister for Finance the degree to which he and his Department can continue to influence and co-ordinate fiscal matters in such a way as to support and encourage growth and...
    • Brexit Issues
      291. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent and the degree to which he and his mMinisterial colleagues throughout the European Union continue to co-ordinate efforts in the fight against...
    • Insurance Coverage
      292. To ask the Minister for Finance if insurance companies will end the practice of not quoting customers with open claims for three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10098/22]
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • National Lottery
      293. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress of the review into the national lottery good causes awards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9196/22]
    • Civil Service
      294. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of State agencies or organisations under the aegis of his Department that are operating under pre-1995 Civil Service salary...
    • Departmental Funding
      295. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason that his Department did not maintain its lead funding role for an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Voluntary Sector
      296. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps that are being taken to ensure that there is financial accountability and transparency in the funding provided by Government...
    • Departmental Advertising
      297. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount that his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9580/22]
    • Office of Public Works
      298. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of architects in the OPW, broken down by grade and pay scale, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Ministerial Staff
      300. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the civilian ministerial drivers; if they have been redeployed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9769/22]
    • Departmental Communications
      302. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he uses an application on his official Government telephone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting activated on the...
    • Public Sector Staff
      303. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the rules that are in place for carrying over annual leave respectively in the Civil Service and the wider public services; if any...
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Sports Funding
      304. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she or her advisers or staff and-or the Minister of State with special responsibility for sport and-or their advisers or staff...
    • Film Industry
      307. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of film board funding that has been issued for development grants and production grants in 2021. [9137/22]
    • Departmental Funding
      308. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason an organisation (details supplied) was not successful in obtaining funding; when the next round of the funding...
    • Departmental Advertising
      314. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount her Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9584/22]
    • Sports Funding
      315. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the available funding for a club (details supplied) for maintenance works; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9604/22]
    • Commemorative Events
      316. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide funding for an event (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9614/22]
    • Sports Funding
      317. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she expects to have the Large-Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund reviewed; if she plans to issue a call for new applications...
    • Commemorative Events
      318. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if plans have been considered to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Daniel O’Connell, which will occur in...
    • Broadcasting Sector
      319. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to make emergency funding available to the national broadcaster in order to upgrade its streaming and on-demand offering...
    • Public Services Provision
      321. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if she will make a...
    • Sports Funding
      322. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide a list of the unsuccessful and ineligible applications received from County Cork under the sports capital...
    • Sports Facilities
      323. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount provided from the large sport infrastructure grant stream for the redevelopment of a stadium (details supplied); if...
    • An Teanga Gaeilge
      324. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an ndéanfaidh oifigigh na Roinne athbhreithniú ar an tsraith taighde, Céard é an Scéal, a foilsíodh...
    • Departmental Communications
      325. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she uses an application on her official Government telephone; if so, if she has the disappearing messages setting activated on...
    • Appointments to State Boards
      326. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of board vacancies on State boards under the remit of her Department. [9981/22]
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
      328. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention and the attention of the National Parks and Wildlife Service has been drawn to the fact that a policy...
    • Property Registration
      329. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of an application by persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9045/22]
    • Flood Risk Management
      330. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the powers county councils and the CEO of each have in relation to carrying out emergency works to prevent flooding; and if he...
    • Property Registration
      331. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the average time to update folios on the landdirect.ie website in each of the years 2019 to 2021 and to date in 2022; and if...
    • Heritage Projects
      332. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the funding opportunities that are available for the built heritage project in County Wicklow (details supplied); and if he...
    • Housing Policy
      333. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of PRSI contributions that are required for eligibility for social housing; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Housing Schemes
      334. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the position for a pensioner buying out their own home under the tenant purchase scheme; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Wildlife Regulations
      338. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the circumstances in which it is permissible under law for trees to be pruned during the nesting season; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Funding
      339. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the breakdown of Urban Regeneration and Development Fund funding for each Dublin local authority for the past two years; and...
    • Housing Schemes
      340. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the progress of his Department’s review of income eligibility for social housing supports in each local authority area;...
    • Wastewater Treatment
      341. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the progress of the proposed sewerage scheme in Broadford, County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9200/22]
    • Housing Schemes
      343. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applications made under the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme in each county; the number that were approved in...
    • Wastewater Treatment
      344. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of group sewerage schemes that were approved funding in each county over the past two years in tabular form; and if...
    • Water Services
      346. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if a case (details supplied) will be reviewed; if advice will be provided on an issue; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Building Energy Rating
      347. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the preparatory work that is being undertaken in his Department in order to meet the commitment in relation to action 2.14 in...
    • Housing Schemes
      350. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the new rules pertaining to the local authority home loan scheme for those seeking to access the loan that previously owned...
    • Water Services
      353. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the proposed scheme between local authorities and Irish Water to provide drinking water fountains nationwide to...
    • Rental Sector
      354. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if there is a mechanism to expedite a case (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9394/22]
    • Planning Issues
      355. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his Department has ever issued a circular in relation to section 50B of the Planning and Development Act 2000. [9398/22]
    • Commercial Rates
      357. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he plans to extend the rates waiver to dry cleaners that are struggling financially as a result of the effects of the...
    • Citizens' Assembly
      358. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will report on the youth biodiversity assembly organised through various networks of Comhairlí na nÓg; if the...
    • House Sales
      359. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the total value of investment in property in Cork by foreign direct investment in 2020 and 2021. [9565/22]
    • Departmental Advertising
      361. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9578/22]
    • Cross-Border Co-operation
      362. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the progress that has been made in respect of the future funding and Government commitments to co-develop the Narrow Water...
    • Housing Schemes
      363. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the grants that are available for renovating houses in towns or in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Heritage Schemes
      364. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if a heritage grant is available for renovating ruins next to a house or on the home property; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Schemes
      365. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the up-to-date position regarding the drawdown of funding from his Department granted under The Urban Regeneration and...
    • Local Authorities
      367. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of new staff provided to each local authority to deliver affordable housing; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Vacant Properties
      368. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of actions from the National Vacant Housing Reuse Strategy that have been fully completed; the number that have...
    • Local Authorities
      369. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the local authorities that have a full-time vacant homes officer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9719/22]
    • Housing Policy
      370. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his definition of an affordable home in financial terms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9720/22]
    • Housing Provision
      371. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of social homes that were retrofitted in 2021; the target that was set; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Tax Code
      372. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the analysis his Department has carried out into the reintroduction of a non-principal private residence tax on second homes;...
    • Local Authorities
      373. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the local authorities that have a domestic violence officer. [9794/22]
    • Housing Policy
      374. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 386 of 15 February 2022, the way that suitability is determined regarding accommodation;...
    • Public Services Provision
      375. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if he will make...
    • Rental Sector
      376. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to alter the minimum standards as set out in the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2019 to include...
    • Wildlife Protection
      377. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the budget assigned for the establishment of the wildlife crime unit in 2022; the number of staff planned for the unit; when...
    • Fire Service
      378. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of a review of the retained fire service that was approved by the Management Board of the National Directorate for...
    • Local Authorities
      379. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of litter wardens in each local authority in each of the years 2015 to 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular form;...
    • Housing Schemes
      380. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of times the discretionary top-up for HAP payments was used in 2021 in County Wexford by municipal district; the...
    • Departmental Communications
      381. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he uses an application on his official Government telephone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting activated...
    • Vacant Properties
      383. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of vacant council houses in each municipal district in Cork county and each ward of Cork City. [10124/22]
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Passport Services
      384. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if an original UK passport submitted as part of an application for an Irish passport can be returned immediately in the case of a person...
    • Visa Applications
      387. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will examine a visa application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9214/22]
    • Passport Services
      388. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the reason it is now taking up to 40 working days for parents’ passports to be returned to them after the child’s passport has...
    • Foreign Birth Registration
      390. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will intervene in the registration of foreign birth application in the case of a person (details supplied). [9374/22]
    • Northern Ireland
      391. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the situation in Maghaberry Jail in which prisoners are being denied open visits despite the fact that...
    • Passport Services
      392. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the reason that it took the Passport Office 92 working days to revert to a parent regarding a first-time online passport application for a...
    • Departmental Advertising
      394. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9575/22]
    • Maritime Jurisdiction
      396. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the Ministers for Defence, Transport or Agriculture, Food and the Marine drew to his attention and that of his Department in the past 20...
    • British-Irish Co-operation
      397. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if there is an official or unofficial arrangement between the Irish State and the United Kingdom that allows the Royal Air Force to conduct...
    • Public Services Provision
      398. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Communications
      400. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he uses an application on his official Government telephone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting activated on the...
    • Election Monitoring Missions
      401. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 387 of 8 February 2022, if he will address an additional query (details supplied) in relation to...
    • Diplomatic Representation
      403. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he plans to appoint full-time cultural officer posts for the Irish Embassies in Warsaw and Rome. [10063/22]
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces
      405. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the timelines involved in the implementation of the recently published report on the commission on the Future of the Defence Forces; and if he...
    • Departmental Advertising
      408. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9570/22]
    • Defence Forces
      409. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of buildings assigned to the Reserve Defence Forces currently lying idle or unused; the number that require private security; and the...
    • Public Services Provision
      410. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Departmental Communications
      411. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he uses an application on his official Government telephone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting activated on the application;...
    • British-Irish Co-operation
      412. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he has spoken formally with his UK counterpart in the past six months. [10072/22]
    • Defence Forces
      413. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when refurbishment works will commence on the accommodation block (details supplied) at Renmore Barracks; and the expected duration of works....
    • Naval Service
      414. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when refurbishment works will commence on blocks 4 and 8 in Haulbowline Naval Base; and the expected duration of works. [10074/22]
    • Defence Forces
      415. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Defence Forces personnel by rank in the Defence Forces equitation school as of 14 February 2022; the number of vacancies in the...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Public Sector Pensions
      416. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when she will introduce an amendment to the public service superannuation scheme to allow access to the scheme for school secretaries and school...
    • National Council for Special Education
      417. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the National Council for Special Education will complete and submit its policy advice on education provision in special classes and special...
    • School Staff
      418. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the difference in operational terms between the teacher exchange scheme which operated until the 2018-2019 academic year and the scheme of...
    • Special Educational Needs
      420. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when funding will be allocated to provide full-time SNA hours for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • School Facilities
      421. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her Department will provide funding for a bus shelter outside a school (details supplied) to meet the needs of students with disabilities who...
    • Special Educational Needs
      422. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will examine the requirement for a special class, a second hearing impairment class, for a school (details supplied); and if she will make...
    • State Examinations
      424. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide details of the model for the certificate history essays for this year; the way it differs from last year's model and the...
    • Schools Building Projects
      425. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the person in her Department managing the delivery of the final permanent school building for a school (details supplied); and the contact...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      426. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will consider changing the entry level qualifications to work as an SNA supporting children with additional needs to a level 6...
    • Schools Building Projects
      427. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress regarding a school (details supplied); and if it is still on target to open and receive students in September 2022. [9166/22]
    • Teaching Qualifications
      428. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she and the private secretary of her Department will meet with a union (details supplied) to discuss the updating of the educational...
    • Schools Building Projects
      431. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made with a project (details supplied); if the tender documentation has been returned; when the next stage of planning...
    • School Staff
      432. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will report on progress in relation to the issue of school secretaries and caretaker’s terms and conditions; when it is expected...
    • Special Educational Needs
      433. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the criteria used by the HSE to refer persons to the Middletown Centre for Autism, Middletown, Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement...
    • Departmental Staff
      434. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the total number of officials who are currently assigned to her Department; the number of officials that have been transferred from her...
    • Educational Disadvantage
      435. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she has plans to extend DEIS status to new schools; if so, the scale of the planned extension; and the manner in which new schools will be...
    • Special Educational Needs
      437. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the widespread concerns and questions (details supplied) among school principals, parents, SNAs and other...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      438. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the plans regarding SNAs in relation to minimum qualification criteria have being increased from the current requirement of three Ds in the...
    • School Facilities
      439. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the submission of a planning application for two autism spectrum disorder classrooms in a school (details supplied). [9300/22]
    • School Funding
      440. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will consider the request from a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9316/22]
    • Special Educational Needs
      442. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to announce the SNA allocation for the academic year beginning September 2022 before May 2022; if her Department is considering a...
    • Departmental Data
      443. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children in primary level education in Dublin 1, 2, 4, 6 and 6W; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9346/22]
    • School Facilities
      444. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when funding will be approved for an ASD unit at a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary; the reason for the delays in finalising the...
    • Food Safety
      445. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps being taken to form and implement a coherent training programme for teachers in preschools, primary and secondary schools to care for...
    • Schools Building Projects
      446. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a project (details supplied); the level of Government engagement with the project; her plans for the continuity of Irish medium...
    • Education Policy
      447. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans for primary education in County Louth; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9402/22]
    • Energy Prices
      449. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current energy costs for schools across the State. [9408/22]
    • Schools Building Projects
      450. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the proposed, permanent new building for a school (details supplied); the timeframe for the completion of the proposed extension...
    • Special Educational Needs
      451. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the fact that her Department’s new model of SNA allocation to schools has still not been rolled out...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      452. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a pension will be provided to school secretaries such as in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Special Educational Needs
      453. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of places that are available for children with ASD in a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Oideachas Gaeltachta
      454. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills líon na mBunscoileanna Gaeltachta atá aitheanta faoin bPolasaí Oideachais Gaeltachta; an líon múinteoirí ranga...
    • Education Welfare Service
      455. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the necessity for schools to make reports under the Education Welfare Act 2000 due to the absence of a student from school is still required...
    • Schools Building Projects
      456. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if funding will be made available for the repair and replacement of five prefab buildings at a school (details supplied); and if a timeline for...
    • Site Acquisitions
      457. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a site designated for educational purposes as part of the new housing development of Kilcarbery, County Dublin is no longer required for such...
    • School Accommodation
      458. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the contingency plan for a school (details supplied) in relation to alternative temporary accommodation for the beginning of the new school term...
    • Schools Building Projects
      459. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the progress of securing a permanent building for a school (details supplied); if discussions between her Department and Galway...
    • Departmental Advertising
      460. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount her Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9571/22]
    • Special Educational Needs
      461. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when she will ensure that there are ASD units in primary schools in Clonmel, the largest town in county Tipperary. [9589/22]
    • School Staff
      462. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of discussions with school secretaries regarding pensions, conditions and pay equality; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Broadband Infrastructure
      463. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the long-promised fibre optic broadband service will be provided for a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • School Curriculum
      464. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to extend the uptake of computer science as a leaving certificate option in as many schools as possible; if there is a team working on...
    • State Examinations
      465. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will act to ensure that a student (details supplied) receives their State examinations certificate of completion of junior certificate for...
    • Special Educational Needs
      466. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the decision to close the early intervention class in a school (details supplied) will be reversed. [9732/22]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      470. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she plans to remove the mask mandate for children in national schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9736/22]
    • Schools Building Projects
      471. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason there is no secondary school for the three inner-city primary schools (details supplied); if this is due to the lack of a site; the...
    • Departmental Data
      472. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students registered in 1st, 4th and 6th class across all primary schools in Ireland in 2021. [9759/22]
    • Site Acquisitions
      473. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans for an interim site for a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9770/22]
    • Schools Building Projects
      474. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a letter of intent has been issued for a project in a school (details supplied); and if so, the details of same. [9778/22]
    • Education Policy
      476. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps being taken to increase the availability of multi or non-denominational secondary school places in Dublin 9 and 11; and if she will...
    • State Examinations
      477. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the detail of the way calculated grading was provided in 2021 for the 2,505 students who did not have junior certificate results for the purposes...
    • School Accommodation
      478. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of accommodation for a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9810/22]
    • Schools Building Projects
      479. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a master plan will be completed for a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9817/22]
    • School Staff
      480. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her Department’s approach to discussion at the Workplace Relations Commission on the pay and conditions for school secretaries; and if she...
    • Public Services Provision
      481. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if she will make a statement on...
    • School Transport
      482. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if school transport costs for a family (details supplied) will be capped to the overall family maximum is €650 in view of their situation;...
    • School Facilities
      483. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will ensure that the existing facilities of schools (details supplied) remain open in their current format until all the facilities of a...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      484. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the situation of increasing the qualification required for the position of special needs assistants in schools; and if she...
    • Special Educational Needs
      485. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will ensure that a SNA application by a school (details supplied) will be reconsidered as a matter of urgency; and if she will make a...
    • State Examinations
      487. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a matter in relation to students (details supplied) that sat their leaving certificate in June 2020 and had to resit the exam in November 2020...
    • School Inspections
      488. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the fact that there has still been no contact made between staff and the external support in the case of a...
    • Legislative Measures
      489. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to amend the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 for the duration of the pandemic in view of school absences necessitated by Covid-19...
    • School Attendance
      490. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an increase in school absence reports under the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 as a result of Covid-19 infection will divert resources from...
    • State Examinations
      491. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the date will be set for the 2022 junior certificate cookery exam; if the reason for the delay is that the State Examinations Commission has...
    • School Transport
      492. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made in the review case submitted by a school (details supplied) in respect of school transport under the primary school...
    • Special Educational Needs
      493. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will review correspondence from an organisation (details supplied); the status of the matter; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Site Acquisitions
      494. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the purchase of a site for new school building for a school (details supplied); when the school community can expect clarity on the...
    • School Staff
      495. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will review correspondence (details supplied); the status of the talks; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9919/22]
    • Teaching Qualifications
      496. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will immediately establish an expert review group to examine the minimum essential qualifications for special needs assistants, SNAs, and...
    • School Attendance
      498. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the fact that parents are being told that their child risks being reported for poor attendance due to days...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      499. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will immediately establish an expert review group to examine the minimum qualifications of special needs assistants, SNAs, and issue...
    • Special Educational Needs
      500. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current allocation of special needs assistant, SNA, posts in a school (details supplied); if there are plans to increase the number of SNAs...
    • Departmental Communications
      501. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she uses an application on her official Government telephone; if so, if she has the disappearing messages setting activated on the...
    • Special Educational Needs
      502. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if assisted technology will be provided to a student (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9970/22]
    • Teaching Qualifications
      503. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will establish an expert review group to examine and issue recommendations on the minimum essential qualification of special needs...
    • Schools Building Projects
      504. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will take the appropriate steps to make the necessary funding available to facilitate works commencing on a school building (details...
    • Teaching Qualifications
      505. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will establish an expert review group to examine a minimum essential qualification of a relevant Quality and Qualifications Ireland, QQI,...
    • Special Educational Needs
      506. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to increase the number of autism spectrum disorder unit places in primary and secondary schools in the Dublin 9 and 11 areas; the...
    • School Staff
      508. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made in finalising the pay and conditions for school secretaries and caretakers; and if she will make a statement on...
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • State Pensions
      509. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a review of the pension for a person (details supplied) can be carried out; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Social Welfare Eligibility
      510. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the contribution history record of a person (details supplied); the reason the person does not qualify for treatment benefit...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      511. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of recipients across all social assistance and social insurance payments, by payment type, as of February 2021, in...
    • State Pensions
      514. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on an application for the State pension (contributory) by a person (details supplied) in County...
    • Social Welfare Eligibility
      515. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry is eligible for the treatment benefit scheme; and if she will make a statement...
    • Social Welfare Code
      516. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will consider changing the law in order that young persons attending school at senior cycle can retain the entitlement...
    • Social Welfare Eligibility
      517. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an illness benefit payment will be reinstated for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a...
    • State Pensions
      519. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will consider providing assistance to a specific group of pensioners (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Social Welfare Code
      520. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the measures that are in place for those reaching 65 years of age who should qualify for the over-65s benefit payment but do...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      521. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for a jobseeker’s allowance in the case of a person...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      525. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an appeal for carer’s allowance in the case of a person (details...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      527. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for the fuel allowance in the case of a person (details...
    • State Pensions
      531. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the process to date in the determination of an application for a State pension in the case of a person (details supplied);...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      532. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the process to date in the determination of backdating a jobseeker's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied);...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      535. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the process to date in determination of appeal of back to education allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      536. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in processing an application for supplementary welfare in the case of a person (details supplied); and...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      537. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in processing an appeal for a disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      539. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the process to date in the determination of an application for an invalidity pension in the case of a person (details...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      540. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an appeal for a jobseeker’s allowance in the case of a person (details...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      541. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for a supplementary welfare allowance in the case of a person...
    • Pensions Reform
      542. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the plans for persons who face mandatory retirement and wish to continue working past their 65th birthday, which will benefit...
    • Departmental Advertising
      543. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount her Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9582/22]
    • Pensions Reform
      544. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she has considered providing a top-up payment for Irish citizens living in the State and receiving pensions from overseas...
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      545. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will include a small cohort of persons (details supplied) in the free travel scheme; and if she will make a statement...
    • Departmental Schemes
      546. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department will ensure job initiative scheme supervisors are treated the same way as community employment scheme...
    • Public Services Provision
      547. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if she will...
    • Social Welfare Rates
      548. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the increasing number of older persons falling into poverty as a direct result of the cost...
    • Social Welfare Eligibility
      549. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will consider awarding the fuel allowance on a sliding scale rate in order that applicants who are marginally over the...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      550. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a social welfare payment will be reinstated in the case of a person (details supplied) following an appeal that was...
    • Social Welfare Eligibility
      551. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will examine the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9901/22]
    • Community Employment Schemes
      552. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) who spent five months on a community employment scheme has been told they will not be...
    • Social Welfare Eligibility
      553. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to recognise fibromyalgia as a condition under which sufferers are entitled to disability allowance; and if she...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      555. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of successful applications to the supplementary welfare allowance, by month, since October 2021 to date by income...
    • School Meals Programme
      556. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she plans to carry out a review of the packaging used by the providers of school lunches under the school meals programme...
    • Departmental Communications
      557. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she uses an application on her official Government telephone; if so, if she has the disappearing messages setting...
    • Departmental Offices
      558. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the fact that persons, including many older people, have been forced to queue outside in...
    • State Pensions
      559. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an overpayment assessment of a State pension (non-contributory) in the case of a person (details supplied); the...
    • Social Welfare Payments
      560. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding a disability payment for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Social Welfare Eligibility
      561. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason the fuel allowance claim by a person (details supplied) has been disallowed. [10057/22]
    • Disabilities Assessments
      562. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the processes that are in place for assessing chronic pain associated with medical conditions such as fibromyalgia with...
    • Employment Schemes
      563. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the remaining service within a service (details supplied) given the tendering process under way for the new...
    • Social Welfare Fraud
      564. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will account for a situation that was decided on recently in the courts; and the way that a payment was obtained for...
  • Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
    • Childcare Services
      565. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the grants that are available for persons looking to set up a childcare, breakfast club or after-school facility...
    • Departmental Funding
      566. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will develop a specific fund for local authorities to develop and improve playgrounds in their area on a...
    • Children in Care
      567. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will order a review of the foster care committee to ensure its procedures are in line with HIQA...
    • Child Protection
      569. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of private family care arrangements from 2015 to date. [9154/22]
    • Childcare Services
      570. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the progress that has been made towards addressing the inadequate level of pay for creche workers as provided...
    • Family Resource Centres
      571. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the amount of additional funding that was made available for family resource centres in each of the years 2019...
    • Childcare Services
      573. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of drop-in childcare services operating; the location of these services by county council; the...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      574. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the financial supports being provided to early learning and care in relation to insurance costs; and if he will...
    • Departmental Funding
      575. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of Budget 2022 additional childcare funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9290/22]
    • Childcare Services
      577. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the extent to which he remains satisfied with the level of crèche facilities throughout the country; and if...
    • Departmental Funding
      578. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when the next round of core funding for childcare providers and contracts will be announced; and if he will make...
    • Disability Services
      579. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his Department was alerted to correspondence between the CEO of HIQA and the CEO of the HSE relating to a...
    • Departmental Data
      580. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of times he has received correspondence from the CEO of HIQA since he took office; and the dates on...
    • Departmental Advertising
      583. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the amount that his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied)....
    • Departmental Funding
      584. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the annual funding for domestic violence refuges from 2015 to date by county in tabular form. [9646/22]
    • Departmental Data
      585. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and...
    • Climate Action Plan
      586. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when he envisages his Department will establish a climate action unit; the reason for the delay in establishing...
    • Departmental Communications
      587. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he uses an application on his official Government phone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting...
    • Adoption Services
      588. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 651 of 10 March 2021 and 496 of 9 November 2021, if he will share with...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      589. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) in relation to the Higher Education Authority Covid-19 extension fund with a view to...
    • Third Level Education
      590. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the target number of graduates from paramedic sciences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9129/22]
    • Third Level Costs
      591. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the anticipated cost by year, by student, of a paramedic science degree course for the higher education institute and the Exchequer; and if he...
    • Qualifications Recognition
      593. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the NFQ level assigned to the diploma in emergency medical science provided to trainee paramedics; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Third Level Admissions
      594. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of pharmacy entrants and graduates in each year since 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9155/22]
    • Third Level Fees
      597. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is considering steps to reduce the cost of final year for pharmacy students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9158/22]
    • Covid-19 Tests
      599. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of funding that has been allocated to the Technological University of Dublin for the purpose of enabling it to protect students and...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      601. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of carpentry apprenticeships run by individual education and training boards across the country; his plans to include this skill in...
    • Departmental Staff
      602. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the total number of officials who were transferred from the Department of Education to his Department since its establishment; the total number...
    • Education and Training Provision
      603. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps being taken to create more roadmaps for persons to access critical skills training and long-term employment; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Contracts
      604. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a company (details supplied) was awarded the contract for provision of SafePass online for SOLAS; when the newly awarded contractor for online...
    • Education and Training Provision
      605. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the total number of places in medicine in each institution by undergraduate and graduate entry medicine for students from Ireland, Northern...
    • Departmental Advertising
      608. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9576/22]
    • Grant Payments
      609. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an application for SUSI support by a person (details supplied) which is currently under appeal will be approved. [9613/22]
    • Education and Training Provision
      610. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the situation of a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9655/22]
    • Further and Higher Education
      611. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason that the redevelopment of the dental school in University College Cork has not progressed, despite launching its redevelopment in...
    • Education and Training Provision
      613. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the regional breakdown of the network of regional skills fora; and the contact details for the forum managers. [9786/22]
    • Grant Payments
      616. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will increase the income threshold to qualify for the special rate of maintenance grant for the 2021-2022 academic year; and if he will...
    • Climate Action Plan
      617. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he envisages his Department will establish a climate action unit; the reason for the delay in establishing the unit, considering the fact...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      618. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9932/22]
    • Departmental Communications
      619. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he uses an application on his official Government telephone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting activated on the application;...
    • Education and Training Boards
      620. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if persons employed by education and training boards (details supplied) will receive increments and pension entitlements in respect of their...
    • Research Funding
      621. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of research centres funded by Science Foundation Ireland in 2021; and the Budget 2022 allocation for same. [10071/22]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Naturalisation Applications
      622. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed to obtain a copy or have a certificate of naturalisation reissued in the case of a person (details...
    • Peace Commissioners
      623. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of peace commissioners that are currently appointed in County Kilkenny; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • International Agreements
      624. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to ratify the second optional protocol of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; and the details of the...
    • Nursing Homes
      625. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of files related to allegations of sexual, physical, psychological, financial, institutional abuse or neglect of...
    • Child Protection
      626. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if there ever been a prosecution of a person under the Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable...
    • Departmental Data
      627. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of offences committed against women contrary to each of the sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 15 of the...
    • Community Development Projects
      630. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the new criteria for community groups when applying for a lottery licence (detail supplied); and if she will make a statement...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      631. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the original certificate of naturalisation will be reissued in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make...
    • Departmental Reviews
      632. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the timeline for the Interdepartmental Review of the Atypical Work Permit Scheme for Non-European Economic Area (Non-EEA)...
    • Human Trafficking
      633. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of identified victims of human trafficking in the State in 2021; the purpose of their trafficking, that is, for...
    • Flexible Work Practices
      634. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) is entitled to continue to work from home due to their circumstances; and if she will make a...
    • An Garda Síochána
      635. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a tendering competition was carried out for the design and supply of the new operational uniform for An Garda...
    • Prison Service
      636. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the changes made by the Irish Prison Service since 2010 to ensure full compliance with the Bangkok Rules; and when a review was...
    • Visa Applications
      637. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the two-month visa process in relation to vulnerable Ukrainian family members of Irish...
    • Misuse of Drugs
      638. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the actions being undertaken by An Garda Síochána to tackle crystal methamphetamine. [9407/22]
    • Citizenship Applications
      639. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in respect of a citizenship application by a person (details supplied) in which an additional requirement...
    • Prison Service
      640. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for a transfer by a person (details supplied) under the 1983 Convention on the Transfer of...
    • Departmental Advertising
      641. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the amount that her Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9579/22]
    • Prison Service
      642. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when she received the section 31(2) report submitted to her Department by the Chief Inspector of Prisons on the Mountjoy...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      643. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of uninsured motorists apprehended by An Garda Síochána in each of the years 2017 to 2021, in...
    • Fines Administration
      644. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of fines issued to uninsured motorists per year in each of the years 2017 to 2021, in tabular form; and if she...
    • Penalty Points System
      645. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the total number convictions issued to uninsured motorists in each of the years 2017 to 2021, in tabular form; and if she will...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      646. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of vehicles seized per year by An Garda Síochána after the driver was found to be driving without...
    • Departmental Funding
      649. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if the recent provision of additional security measures for Ministers included home alarm systems. [9768/22]
    • International Protection
      651. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons arriving in the State in each week to date in 2022 seeking international protection; the capacity of the...
    • An Garda Síochána
      652. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a crime can be reported to An Garda Síochána through its disability access officer; if not, the reason therefor;...
    • Citizenship Applications
      653. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied); and if...
    • Departmental Communications
      654. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she uses an application on her official Government telephone; if so, if she has the disappearing messages setting activated...
    • Residency Permits
      655. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason an applicant (details supplied) for a stamp 5 was charged €300 when the application was signed at the...
    • An Garda Síochána
      656. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí who have been suspended from duty; and the length of time in years that they have been suspended, in...
  • Department of Health
    • Substance Misuse
      661. To ask the Minister for Health the actions being undertaken by his Department to tackle crystal methamphetamine. [9407/22]
    • Ambulance Service
      662. To ask the Minister for Health the reason that it took an ambulance more than 70 minutes to respond to an accident (details supplied) in County Clare; his plans to limit any other similar...
    • Mental Health Services
      663. To ask the Minister for Health if urgent assistance and treatment can be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9047/22]
    • General Practitioner Services
      664. To ask the Minister for Health when free general practitioner care will be extended to six- and seven-year-olds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9052/22]
    • Primary Care Centres
      665. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the provision of a primary health care centre in Collinstown, Clondalkin, Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Medicinal Products
      666. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for rolling out antivirals and monoclonal antibody treatments; if any further deliveries have been received since 20 January 2022 when approximately...
    • Dental Services
      668. To ask the Minister for Health if tooth extraction in the local primary care centre can be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Nursing Homes
      669. To ask the Minister for Health the number of social work investigations, reviews, NIRP reports, independent reviews or other investigative processes that have been completed and or underway...
    • Hospital Services
      671. To ask the Minister for Health if he is satisfied with the decision making process undertaken in respect of the announcement to locate the central trauma network’s major trauma centre...
    • Medical Cards
      672. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review an application for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied); if consideration will be given towards granting a discretionary...
    • Health Services Staff
      673. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the urgent need for more acute and community-based podiatrists to help tackle diabetes in communities and to reduce the...
    • Disease Management
      674. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a person with diabetes is 22 times more likely to undergo a non-traumatic lower limb amputation than an...
    • Health Services Staff
      675. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to address the podiatry staff shortages in local HSE acute and community services; if he will provide an update on plans for improving podiatry...
    • Ambulance Service
      676. To ask the Minister for Health the number of fully qualified paramedics and other ambulance staff with a degree in paramedic science; the number recruited with a diploma in emergency medical...
    • Primary Care Centres
      677. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a primary healthcare centre in the Lucan and Adamstown areas of Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9135/22]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      678. To ask the Minister for Health if contracted paramedics from outside the HSE who worked on the hospital wards and were exposed to the same daily risk as hospital staff will be entitled to...
    • Health Services Staff
      679. To ask the Minister for Health the number of podiatrists recruited under each HSE acute and community service; the number of podiatrists recruited by county in the past three years in...
    • Disease Management
      680. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the improvement of podiatrist services for people with diabetes both nationally and within each county, in tabular form; and if he will...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances
      681. To ask the Minister for Health the number of authorised continuous glucose monitors (details supplied) broken down by CHO and LHO for patients aged under 21 and over 21 years of age,...
    • Health Services
      683. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9170/22]
    • Hospital Services
      685. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who attended a rapid access lung clinic for a diagnostic test in each month from January 2018 to date; the percentage of these...
    • Hospital Facilities
      691. To ask the Minister for Health the type and location of beds he plans to open during 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9189/22]
    • Health Services
      692. To ask the Minister for Health the number of adults with intellectual disabilities in residential care in counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      695. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); if the appointment will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9198/22]
    • Health Services
      696. To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on the provision of child speech and language and occupational therapy services for a person (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Disability Services
      697. To ask the Minister for Health the reason an approved direct payment was revoked for a child disability service in relation to a child (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Health Services Staff
      698. To ask the Minister for Health his views on reports in a newspaper (details supplied) regarding the under-recruitment of 10,000 staff budgeted for in 2022; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Health Service Executive
      703. To ask the Minister for Health if he has confidence in the HSE to manage the finances received from his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9224/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      706. To ask the Minister for Health if funding to mental health services will be affected and if staffing targets made by him will be met as per reports in a newspaper (details supplied); and if...
    • Health Service Executive
      707. To ask the Minister for Health his views on reports in a newspaper (details supplied) that consultants in the HSE are being hired at rates above the starting salary on the pay scale; and if...
    • Dental Services
      712. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1399 of 24 March 2021, the progress made in reviewing the dental treatment services scheme; the result of engagements he...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      713. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Meath will receive an appointment at the National Rehabilitation Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Legislative Measures
      714. To ask the Minister for Health the legal advice he has received in regard to the drafting of legislation for safe access zones; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9250/22]
    • Disability Services
      715. To ask the Minister for Health the number of psychiatric services for adults with ASD in the HSE, broken down by region; and his plans to expand these services. [9252/22]
    • Departmental Inquiries
      716. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the recent revelation in the media (details supplied) that a critical peer review by a person of a key section of the...
    • Dental Services
      717. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of primary school dental services in areas of mid-west Dublin; the waiting times and availability of dentists visiting primary...
    • Home Care Packages
      719. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to standardise home care rates of pay and benefits across Ireland (details supplied). [9261/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      723. To ask the Minister for Health the number of consultant applications advisory committee approved consultant posts on 1 January in each of the years 2016 to 2022. [9286/22]
    • Disease Management
      724. To ask the Minister for Health the status of plans for improving podiatry services for persons in south-west Dublin and nationally in relation to the HSE model of care for the diabetic foot...
    • Dental Services
      725. To ask the Minister for Health the action he will take to ensure that medical card holders in County Kerry are able to access dental care given that the HSE has stated there are no dentists...
    • Healthcare Policy
      728. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the roll-out of free contraception for 17- to 25-year-olds; when he expects free contraception to be made available; and if he will make a...
    • Medicinal Products
      729. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the shortage of hormone replacement therapy in the Republic of Ireland; the steps he has taken to address the shortages; if...
    • Primary Care Services
      730. To ask the Minister for Health the number of days per week the new lymphoedema specialist clinic in Ennis, County Clare was in operation in 2021; the number of patients currently awaiting...
    • Health Services
      731. To ask the Minister for Health the number of national independent review panel reports under way currently, by CHO area and by the type of service under review; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Funding
      733. To ask the Minister for Health the funding that was provided to a group (details supplied) in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9331/22]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      734. To ask the Minister for Health if additional resources are being allocated to hospitals in order to address the backlog of children awaiting their 9 to 11 month developmental check given...
    • Health Services Staff
      735. To ask the Minister for Health the number of adult psychiatrists employed by the HSE who treat people with ADHD in CHO9; the practices in which they are located; if there are plans to...
    • Healthcare Policy
      736. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the community healthcare networks supporting the expansion of services based on the need and size of local populations as outlined in the...
    • Health Services Staff
      737. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding payments to healthcare assistants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9342/22]
    • Disability Services
      739. To ask the Minister for Health his views on an independent review into the CHO1 in the north west and its ability to manage and operate disability services; and if he will make a statement...
    • Obesity Levels
      749. To ask the Minister for Health the progress that has been made on the action in the Healthy Ireland Strategic Action Plan 2021-2025 to progress implementation of the commitment to use...
    • Health Services Staff
      751. To ask the Minister for Health the number of staff members that are currently employed and working on children's disability network teams in County Cork by role and by team in tabular form;...
    • Health Services
      755. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to matters raised in correspondence from an association (details supplied); and if he will establish a taskforce with...
    • Health Services Staff
      757. To ask the Minister for Health the number of vacancies in podiatry services in local HSE acute and community services in CHO1; when these vacancies will be filled; and if he will make a...
    • Health Services
      758. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the plans to improve podiatry services for persons with diabetes in the CHO1 area and throughout the State; and if he will make a statement on...
    • State Bodies
      759. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider establishing a notification system of deaths to State agencies given the upset receipt of correspondence for a deceased relatives causes...
    • Healthcare Policy
      761. To ask the Minister for Health if direction will be given to maternity hospitals in relation to access to maternity wards for expectant fathers in the lead up to a birth given that Covid-19...
    • Vaccination Programme
      762. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the health technology assessment on a school-based HPV mop-up vaccination programme; his views on the provision of the HPV vaccine to those who...
    • Health Service Executive
      763. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department was alerted to correspondence between the CEO of HIQA and the CEO of the HSE relating to a matter (details supplied); if so, the date the...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      764. To ask the Minister for Health the number of times he has received correspondence from the CEO of HIQA since he took office; and the dates on which he received the correspondence. [9421/22]
    • Health Services
      767. To ask the Minister for Health the steps that he has taken to develop care pathway for those with Huntington’s disease; if he has engaged with a group (details supplied) in relation...
    • Emergency Services
      768. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the provision of a new fit for purpose ambulance station in Drogheda, County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9428/22]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      769. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment at Galway University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Residential Institutions
      771. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding regulation for certain communities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9438/22]
    • Departmental Data
      773. To ask the Minister for Health the detail of the incidence of presentations at hospitals in the State with myocarditis, aneurysms and clotting disorders by month in 2021; and if he will make...
    • Health Services
      774. To ask the Minister for Health his plans following the recently launched HSE model of care for the diabetic foot to address the shortage of podiatry specialists in CHO1 acute and community...
    • Health Service Executive
      775. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter in relation to respite services in County Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9539/22]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      776. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children currently awaiting occupational therapy appointments in south west County; the average waiting time for an appointment; and if he will...
    • Health Services Staff
      777. To ask the Minister for Health if there are vacant positions for speech and language therapists in CHO4; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9542/22]
    • Home Care Packages
      779. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons availing of homecare hours; and the number of hours assigned in CHO4 by LHO in 2021. [9544/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      782. To ask the Minister for Health the current waiting list for CAMHS services in each area of CHO4; the average waiting time in tabular form; and his plans to address this. [9547/22]
    • Disability Services
      783. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children on waiting lists for assessments for each children’s disability network team in each CHO as of 14 February 2022. [9548/22]
    • Health Services
      784. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for dedicated Huntington's disease clinics, staffing and funding; if he will establish a working group under the joint auspices of the National...
    • Disability Services
      785. To ask the Minister for Health the number of staff members by role currently employed and working on children's disability network teams in each county by team in tabular form; and the...
    • Dental Services
      786. To ask the Minister for Health the additional support and resources that are to be provided to the north Dublin city and county orthodontic unit in 2022 and 2023 (details supplied); and if...
    • Departmental Advertising
      787. To ask the Minister for Health the amount that his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9577/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      788. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the HSE is not allowing ward clerks on to wards at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Navan, County Meath to assist families who are unable to visit sick...
    • Dental Services
      789. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a dental waiting list position of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9593/22]
    • Health Services
      791. To ask the Minister for Health the longest time that a child who is classified as semi-urgent, urgent and immediate has been waiting for an MRI scan at University Hospital Galway; and if he...
    • Disabilities Assessments
      792. To ask the Minister for Health the process to get tested for a young adult who believes they are on the autism spectrum. [9601/22]
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      794. To ask the Minister for Health if design team services have been appointed for a proposed emergency department (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9612/22]
    • Health Services
      795. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients currently on the endoscopy waiting list at University Hospital Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9615/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      800. To ask the Minister for Health the up-to-date position regarding the provision of a general practitioner service for Ballyduff, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Health Services
      802. To ask the Minister for Health if motor neurone disease is classed as an illness covered under the long-term illness scheme. if not, if this illness will be classed accordingly; and if he...
    • Health Service Executive
      803. To ask the Minister for Health the number of Consultant Applications Advisory Committee-approved consultant posts across each specialty by location; the basis on which they are filled as per...
    • Tribunals of Inquiry
      804. To ask the Minister for Health the number of claims which have been made to the CervicalCheck Tribunal; when the tribunal will cease to accept new claims; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Health Services Staff
      805. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE provides peer support workers in the mental health services in Cork; if so, if the HSE will provide the number of posts available in Cork, the...
    • Health Services
      806. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there are no neurology services such as regular monthly clinics or case studies provided at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Navan, County Meath; and...
    • Dental Services
      807. To ask the Minister for Health the number of dental treatment service scheme contracts held in total and in each CHO area in each of the years 2017 to 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular...
    • Health Services Staff
      809. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider an independent chair for the discussions between the HSE and an association (details supplied) in reforming the dental treatment services...
    • Dental Services
      810. To ask the Minister for Health the number of students across 1st, 4th and 6th class primary school children that attended dental screening appointments respectively in each of the years 2017...
    • Health Strategies
      813. To ask the Minister for Health if he has asked the women's health task force to consider funding options for first line medications for hyperemesis gravidarum; and if so, when the group's...
    • Medicinal Products
      814. To ask the Minister for Health if pyridoxine and doxylamine is considered a food supplement rather than a medical product in Ireland; if so, the reason that it is considered a food...
    • Health Services
      815. To ask the Minister for Health the number of occasions and dates on which the Sláintecare programme board has met; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9780/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      817. To ask the Minister for Health the number of podiatrists employed in each CHO by each individual primary care centre; the vacancies, if any, to be filled; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Health Service Executive
      818. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the HSE chronic disease management community hubs; the status of the recruitment process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9784/22]
    • Health Services
      819. To ask the Minister for Health the podiatry waiting list by location and waiting time by month in counties Louth and Meath in January 2021 and January 2022; the number of HSE podiatry...
    • Health Strategies
      820. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a full update on the implementation to date of the National Cancer Strategy Implementation Report since its publication on 5 May 2021; the...
    • Medical Cards
      821. To ask the Minister for Health if the three-year grace period for a holder of an over 70s medical card following the death of their spouse remains in place; if he can ensure that this...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      822. To ask the Minister for Health the number of hospitalisations in 2021 linked specifically to long-Covid, broken down by hospital, age and gender in tabular form. [9793/22]
    • Dental Services
      823. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on his and his Departments discussions with an association (details supplied) in respect of the provision of appropriate dental services for...
    • Disability Services
      824. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied) in relation to regulation of resident and family forums; and if he will make a...
    • Covid-19 Tests
      825. To ask the Minister for Health if an antigen test confirming that a person had Covid-19 can be used to obtain a recovery certificate recognised for EU travel purposes; and if he will make a...
    • Medicinal Products
      826. To ask the Minister for Health if drugs (details supplied) are certified for prescription at pharmacies in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9816/22]
    • Care Services
      827. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 678 of 8 February 2022, if HIQA has taken action in relation to the residential nursing homes or designated residential...
    • Public Services Provision
      829. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9835/22]
    • Energy Usage
      830. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the energy rating of the new national maternity hospital; if it will comply with the EU energy performance of buildings directive and...
    • Health Service Executive
      831. To ask the Minister for Health the steps being taken or in hand to deal with any backlog of concerns pertaining to the protection of adults at risk of abuse in CHO7, Kildare, Wicklow and...
    • Health Services
      832. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons that received an invitation to take part in BreastCheck on a quarterly basis from quarter 1 2020 to date in 2022; and the percentage of...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      841. To ask the Minister for Health the total capital investment in Belmullet Community Hospital in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9881/22]
    • Hospital Services
      842. To ask the Minister for Health the number of whole-time equivalent medical and non-medical staff in Belmullet Community Hospital since 2008, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Correspondence
      843. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied). [9883/22]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      844. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect an appointment. [9886/22]
    • Ambulance Service
      845. To ask the Minister for Health the work to be carried out at the National Ambulance Service base, Carlow arising from a recent inspection which focused on fire prevention and safety; if the...
    • Dental Services
      846. To ask the Minister for Health the number of dentists with dental treatment services scheme contracts at the end of each quarter of 2019, 2020, 2021 and for the first of each month to date...
    • Hospital Staff
      847. To ask the Minister for Health the number of neurology nurse specialists currently working in Sligo University Hospital; if he has plans to increase the number of neurology nurse specialists...
    • Health Services Staff
      848. To ask the Minister for Health the number of podiatrists employed by the HSE by CHO area in each of the years 2017 to 2021; the shortfall in podiatrists employed by the HSE by CHO area in...
    • Hospital Services
      849. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons diagnosed with colorectal cancer at stage I, stage II, stage III and stage IV in each year since 2014, in tabular form. [9925/22]
    • Dental Services
      855. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children on the dental appointment waiting list in County Wexford; the average waiting time for appointments; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      857. To ask the Minister for Health when a Covid-19 vaccine (details supplied) will be rolled out across the State given that it was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2021. [9939/22]
    • Departmental Communications
      859. To ask the Minister for Health if he uses an application on his official Government phone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting activated on the application on his phone; and...
    • Health Services
      860. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider allowing those who live alone to benefit from the recent decrease to the drugs payment scheme on a pro-rata basis; and if he will make a...
    • Dental Services
      861. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Cork is entitled to orthodontic dental treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9973/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      862. To ask the Minister for Health if there are mental health experts currently placed in children’s accident and emergency departments; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Departmental Schemes
      863. To ask the Minister for Health when he will bring forward the replacement of the mobility allowance scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9713/22]
    • Medicinal Products
      864. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 77 of 15 February 2022, when cariban was classified as a food supplement rather than a medicine; if it was always...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances
      865. To ask the Minister for Health if any progress has been made rolling out continuous glucose monitors or flash glucose monitors to persons living with type 1 diabetes recognising the better...
    • Dental Services
      866. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for a discontinuation of dental treatment for medical card holders in Kilrush, County Clare; when he expects this service to be reinstated; and if...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      867. To ask the Minister for Health if he intends to lift the mandate for mask wearing in national schools for children and teachers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9993/22]
    • Health Service Executive
      869. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide copies of all general written directives issued to the HSE executive or board under section 10 (1) of the Health Act 2004 in the past five...
    • Dental Services
      873. To ask the Minister for Health when a child (details supplied) will receive an appointment for orthodontic treatment. [10023/22]
    • Health Services
      874. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a plan for improving podiatry services in south-western areas of County Cork for persons with diabetes; the plans that are in place to address the...
    • Home Care Packages
      875. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a palliative care package which would enable them to be discharged from hospital and to return home to their...
    • Nursing Homes
      876. To ask the Minister for Health when long term residential care will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [10047/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      877. To ask the Minister for Health the number of full-time physiotherapists employed per CHO area in tabular form. [10053/22]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances
      881. To ask the Minister for Health the public hospitals that have the facility to take DEXA scans; the number of these DEXA scanners in each of those hospitals in question in tabular form. [10064/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      882. To ask the Minister for Health the number of whole-time equivalent respiratory physiotherapists working in the Mullingar Regional Hospital in 2020, 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular form;...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      883. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review correspondence (details supplied); if the appointment will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10097/22]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      884. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 143 of 26 January 2022, if his Department has finalised arrangements to give effect to the Government announcement...
    • Health Services Staff
      886. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide subsidised English classes and the occupational English test and international English language testing system exams for non-native English...
    • Eating Disorders
      887. To ask the Minister for Health the number of special public beds for eating disorders in each CHO; the number of consultants and multidisciplinary teams with expertise to treat eating...
    • Medicinal Products
      888. To ask the Minister for Health the reason that pyridoxine and doxylamine which is only available on prescription is classified as a food supplement and not a medicine; and if he will make a...
    • Health Services
      890. To ask the Minister for Health his definition of patient specific arrangement; the criteria used and the way that an individual patient's needs are assessed; and if he will make a statement...
    • Eating Disorders
      891. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who reported to emergency departments in public hospitals with eating disorders in each CHO by month since 1 January 2020; the numbers of...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Gorse Burning
      892. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the actions that he is taking to address illegal gorse fires; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10114/22]
    • Animal Welfare
      893. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the measures being taken to address equine welfare in County Tipperary; if his attention has been drawn to continued...
    • Departmental Bodies
      894. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of meetings of the Beef Market Taskforce that have been held since its establishment in 2019; the details of the meetings...
    • Animal Welfare
      895. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures that can be taken to prevent continued mistreatment of animals in circumstances in which such repeated instances have...
    • Departmental Schemes
      896. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare under the beef data genomics programme; and if he will make...
    • Forestry Sector
      897. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter in relation to forestry policy (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9540/22]
    • Departmental Advertising
      898. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount that his Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9568/22]
    • Forestry Sector
      899. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress being made on the afforestation of surplus lands owned by public bodies, Government Departments and local authorities;...
    • EU Directives
      900. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason Ireland has adopted the approach set out by EU Directive 2019/633 in respect of business size of targeting relationships...
    • Regulatory Bodies
      904. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will outline all meetings held between his Department and the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency in 2020, 2021 and to date in...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      906. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9814/22]
    • Public Services Provision
      907. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if he will make a...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      908. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider revising the upper age limit for access to various Departmental schemes that occurs when a young farmer obtains a...
    • Departmental Communications
      909. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he uses an application on his official Government phone; if so, if he has the disappearing messages setting activated on the...
    • Forestry Sector
      910. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of afforestation applications awaiting a decision by his Department; the number of those applications which are for GPC3...
    • Departmental Communications
      911. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide a copy of all briefing material provided related to the matters covered by SI. 318.2020 including correspondence...
    • EU Funding
      912. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if funding was withheld from Ireland by the European Union until SI. No. 318/2020 was signed; if so, if he will clarify the level of...
    • Fishing Industry
      913. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if other European Union countries operate a penalty regime on owners, licensees and masters and skippers of fishing vessels similar...
    • Common Fisheries Policy
      914. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of penalty points that have been issued following prosecution by the chosen competent control agencies in other European...
    • Departmental Policies
      916. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a herd number can issue to an applicant in circumstances in which a will has not yet been probated or any living relatives have...
    • Horse Racing Industry
      917. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has explored the potential development of the harness racing sector as outlined in the Programme for Government; and if he will...
    • Departmental Staff
      918. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of full-time forestry inspectors and full-time ecologists recruited by his Department in 2020, 2021 and to date in 2022,...
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • Domestic Violence
      919. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development further to Parliamentary Question No. 4 of 14 October 2021, if Carlow County Development Partnership has commissioned a report into...
    • Departmental Advertising
      920. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount that her Department has paid for advertising, features and so on in a magazine (details supplied). [9581/22]
    • Rural Schemes
      921. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the up-to-date position regarding the drawdown of funding from her Department granted under The Rural Regeneration and Development...
    • Ferry Services
      923. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she will ensure that a ferry service is provided for Dursey Island as a replacement for the cable car service which is due to stop...
    • Broadband Infrastructure
      925. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if the newly established Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce has plans to consider the efficient use of the infrastructure and assets...
    • Public Services Provision
      926. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if her Department has won any award from a publication (details supplied); if so, when this award was won; and if she will make a...
    • Library Services
      927. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she plans to provide a library in Ratoath, County Meath; and if she will provide funding should a site be identified. [9913/22]
    • Departmental Communications
      928. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she uses an application on her official Government phone; if so, if she has the disappearing messages setting activated on the...
    • Community Development Projects
      929. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the new capital plan for the upgrade of community centres as referenced in the National Development Plan; and if she...