Written answers

Thursday, 31 March 2022

  • Department of Health
    • Mental Health Services
      13. To ask the Minister for Health the moneys spent to date by the HSE in relation to the new 24-hour staffed community mental health residence in Carrigaline, County Cork; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Services
      15. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided on the provision of services at the obesity clinic, Loughlinstown hospital, County Dublin. [17002/22]
    • Abortion Services
      16. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the legislation for safe access zones around abortion services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16983/22]
    • Health Services
      17. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to provide chiropody services for public patients in an area (details supplied). [17038/22]
    • Primary Care Centres
      18. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an updated report on the development of the primary health care centre on Station Road, Ennis, County Clare; when it is intended that this...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      19. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to address delays in diagnostic tests in the health system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11380/22]
    • Hospital Facilities
      20. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 129 of 15 February 2022 and with regard to the new emergency department and women and children's unit at University...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      21. To ask the Minister for Health if he has plans to alter the proposed scheme of the Covid-19 bonus payment for healthcare workers in view of the opposition to the scheme expressed by...
    • Hospital Services
      22. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided on the provision of services and future development of the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rochestown Avenue, County Dublin....
    • National Maternity Hospital
      23. To ask the Minister for Health the rationale for handing over control of the proposed new national maternity hospital to the St. Vincent's Hospital Group as set out in the proposed new...
    • Mental Health Services
      24. To ask the Minister for Health the progress that has been made regarding the establishment in Limerick of the trial 24-7 mental health de-escalation unit scheduled to commence in quarter 3 of...
    • Health Strategies
      25. To ask the Minister for Health the role of genomic medicine in Ireland; his plans for a national genomics strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11377/22]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      26. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a report on services for persons with long Covid. [16860/22]
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      27. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided on the site chosen for the new elective hospital in Cork city; and when this will be operational. [16961/22]
    • Disease Management
      28. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which he intends to improve services for persons with Huntingdon’s disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16864/22]
    • Health Services
      29. To ask the Minister for Health the plans he has to tackle the waiting times for diagnosis of endometriosis, which can take up to nine years; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Staff
      30. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to current staff shortages at Cork University Hospital; the measures that are being taken to resolve this matter; and if he will...
    • Disability Services
      31. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to ensure all positions within the children's disability network teams in County Cork are filled and there are no staffing gaps. [17024/22]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      32. To ask the Minister for Health his views on, and response to, the recent request by an organisation (details supplied) for the reintroduction of masks in indoor public and other crowded...
    • Primary Care Centres
      33. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of a HSE health centre at Sixmilebridge, County Clare. [16795/22]
    • Hospital Overcrowding
      34. To ask the Minister for Health the steps that have been taken to address the continuous issue of overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Services
      35. To ask the Minister for Health the up-to-date position on efforts to address problems and system deficiencies at University Hospital Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      36. To ask the Minister for Health his position in relation to locating the new elective hospital at the site of St. John’s Hospital in Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Maternity Hospital
      37. To ask the Minister for Health if he will now consider the compulsory purchase of the site at St. Vincent's hospital, or any other site, to ensure the new national maternity hospital is...
    • Hospital Overcrowding
      38. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on his recent visit to University Hospital Limerick; his action plan to address the ongoing chronic trolley crisis following his visit setting...
    • Home Care Packages
      39. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the status of the home care pilot project in CHO 8; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16684/22]
    • Hospital Services
      40. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the absence of records relating to the selection of the Mater hospital for the new national trauma centre; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Departmental Funding
      41. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department will continue to fund a service (details supplied) as a result of the wind-down of Covid-19 services in Dublin 24; and if he will make a...
    • Care of the Elderly
      42. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a report on community specialist teams for older persons. [16863/22]
    • Health Services
      43. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects palliative care services to return to pre-pandemic levels. [16851/22]
    • Dental Services
      46. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the departmental review of the dental medical card scheme; if a timeline will be provided for its completion; his plans to alleviate...
    • Mental Health Services
      47. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the specialist group on youth mental health transitions from child to adult mental health services under the Sharing the Vision plan; and...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      48. To ask the Minister for Health the action that is being taken to address long waiting times in neurology; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16776/22]
    • Home Care Packages
      49. To ask the Minister for Health the number of additional home support hours that are being provided in 2022 for persons living with dementia. [16862/22]
    • Mental Health Policy
      50. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the implementation plan for Sharing the Vision – A Mental Health Policy for Everyone. [16858/22]
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      52. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided on capital funding projects for Mayo University Hospital; the efforts that are being made to accelerate the delivery of works to...
    • National Maternity Hospital
      53. To ask the Minister for Health if an update as of March 2022 will be provided on the delivery of the new national maternity hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16979/22]
    • Hospital Facilities
      54. To ask the Minister for Health the number of beds that are currently provided in University Hospital Kerry; and if all patients have access to adequate shower and toilet facilities. [16198/22]
    • Healthcare Policy
      55. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which he anticipates an urgent reform of the health services to take into account the serious issues arising from Covid-19 and long waiting lists,...
    • Mental Health Services
      56. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update into the national review of CAMHS that was to take place after the scandal in South Kerry CAMHS; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Ukraine War
      57. To ask the Minister for Health the detail of the efforts of his Department to support Ukrainian refugees with both mental and physical health supports; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • National Maternity Hospital
      58. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided on the preparation of a business plan under the public spending code for the new national maternity hospital. [17065/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      59. To ask the Minister for Health the detail of the current waiting list for CAMHS services in Cork city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17023/22]
    • Home Care Packages
      60. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the development of a new model of intensive home supports. [16865/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      61. To ask the Minister for Health the future plans for the Owenacurra Mental Health Centre and site in Midleton, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16875/22]
    • Family Support Services
      63. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided on the establishment of a national family support network. [16960/22]
    • Hospital Overcrowding
      64. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for dealing with the chronic overcrowding in hospitals, the ever-growing waiting lists and the crisis in non-Covid-19 care; if he considers that it is...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      65. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the community wait list initiatives in the 2022 HSE service plan. [16779/22]
    • National Children's Hospital
      66. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated or projected final cost of the national children's hospital given ongoing legal challenges and remarks in the media (details supplied) before...
    • Hospital Staff
      67. To ask the Minister for Health the number of anaesthetists who are employed to work within the UL Hospitals Group; and the way this compares with other hospital groups. [16796/22]
    • National Maternity Hospital
      68. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which he plans to reconcile the requirements for full healthcare for women, including termination of pregnancy, in the new national maternity...
    • Mental Health Services
      69. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a report on the CAMHS telehealth hubs initiative. [16872/22]
    • Health Service Executive
      72. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 731 and 732 of 22 February 2022, if any of the National Independent Review Panels reviewed numbered 1, 2 and 3, which...
    • Mental Health Services
      74. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the HSE proposal to develop three pilot sites for specialist mental health services for older persons. [16873/22]
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      76. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he intends taking to shorten the processes involved in developing major health capital projects in order to provide necessary medical facilities; and...
    • Citizens' Assembly
      77. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects the citizens'’ assembly on drugs to convene. [16683/22]
    • Disability Services
      78. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 448 to 450, inclusive, of 24 February 2022, of the more than 475 staff development posts allocated since 2019 to...
    • Vaccination Programme
      80. To ask the Minister for Health the status of plans to introduce a no-fault vaccination compensation scheme for severe adverse reactions to State-promoted vaccination programmes; and if he...
    • Primary Care Centres
      81. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 183 of 2 December 2021 and 790 of 15 February 2022, the status of the proposed primary care centre for Galway west; the...
    • Health Services Staff
      82. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects the CORU Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board to open for applications; the length of time the transitional period to allow...
    • Healthcare Policy
      83. To ask the Minister for Health if a full appraisal of the health services can be undertaken with a view to identifying possible weaknesses which need to be remedied in order to improve and...
    • Hospital Overcrowding
      84. To ask the Minister for Health the major hospitals in which patients admitted through accident and emergency departments, have been assessed and are waiting for a bed then have to sit on...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      85. To ask the Minister for Health the progress to date in advancing a building project at a hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17033/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      86. To ask the Minister for Health if there are additional resources being allocated to the child and adolescent mental health services to deal with the long delays experienced in dealing with...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      87. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided on the ability of the HSE to handle a second wave of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Mental Health Services
      88. To ask the Minister for Health the current status of the Owenacurra Mental Health Centre in Midleton, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16874/22]
    • Hospital Services
      89. To ask the Minister for Health the plans that are in place to further develop services in Belmullet Community Hospital. [16771/22]
    • Health Services
      90. To ask the Minister for Health the way that pregnant women arriving from the Ukraine to Ireland are being supported; if health checks are taking place in the airports; if he is liaising with...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      91. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the 13-bed build intended to facilitate the larger 50-bed development in advance of the National Capital and Property Steering...
    • Mental Health Services
      92. To ask the Minister for Health the level of bed capacity for CAMHS in County Mayo; if there are plans to expand the service and increase the number of beds; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Disability Services
      94. To ask the Minister for Health the number of therapy posts needed to have children's disability network teams at 100% staffing level; the current therapy staffing level in such teams in both...
    • Hospital Staff
      95. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a campaign (details supplied) for an additional 100 neurological nurses needed nationally; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Road Traffic Accidents
      96. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the reporting of anonymised data on minor and serious injuries from road traffic collisions by the health system, particularly those not captured...
    • Hospital Facilities
      97. To ask the Minister for Health if a plan is in place or is being considered to open more beds at West Kerry Community Hospital, if details of such a plan will be provided; if a commitment to...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      98. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to address delays in elective procedures in hospitals nationwide; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11379/22]
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      99. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided regarding the date the UCC dental school will begin construction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16931/22]
    • Hospital Facilities
      102. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a report on the 1,146 additional permanent acute beds pledged for 2021; the hospitals in which the beds are being provided; and the number...
    • Mental Health Services
      103. To ask the Minister for Health the measures that are being considered to resolve the staffing issues for the child and adolescent mental health service, especially given that the Ukraine...
    • Primary Care Centres
      104. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided on the new Finglas primary care centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16932/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      106. To ask the Minister for Health if he has plans to establish another secure hospital for forensic patients; when the most recent comprehensive review into the National Forensic Mental Health...
    • Eating Disorders
      107. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to address the lack of public inpatient adult eating disorder services in the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16682/22]
    • Hospital Facilities
      108. To ask the Minister for Health the number of additional community rehabilitation beds delivered to date, given the target of 1,243 beds in the 2022 HSE service plan; the number of these beds...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      110. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to ensure the recent rapid increase in Covid-19-related hospitalisations does not increase the already lengthy waiting lists for...
    • Hospital Staff
      111. To ask the Minister for Health if action will be taken to increase the number of neurology nurses in Dublin hospitals. [16850/22]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      112. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to address the chronic waiting lists within the health system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11378/22]
    • Health Strategies
      113. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to expand awareness of, access to and affordability of menopause supports and treatments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16798/22]
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Pigmeat Sector
      120. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the proposal by organisations (details supplied) to establish an enhanced pig stability fund to alleviate the financial...
    • Departmental Strategies
      124. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will fundamentally reform the ash dieback replanting scheme given the dramatic spread of the disease throughout the country; if...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      127. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his consideration for further extensions to be allowed under TAMS LESS given the current difficulties in delivery of low-emission...
    • Forestry Sector
      128. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures his Department has taken to ensure afforestation is not only compatible within the next CAP but also encouraged through...
    • Farm Costs
      129. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider a future review of the €400 per hectare grant being offered to encourage farmers to plant additional...
    • Ministerial Staff
      130. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the salaries and pensions paid out to special advisers to Ministers and Ministers of State in his Department in 2020 and 2021, broken...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      131. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his proposals to support producers of hemp in the State. [16818/22]
    • Common Fisheries Policy
      132. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will argue the case for an economic link to fish quotas under the Common Fisheries Policy as opposed to the current...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      133. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to date for solar investments under the TAMS schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16871/22]
    • Fishing Industry
      134. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports available for the Irish fishing fleet given the rising cost of fuel pressures on the sector; and if he will make a...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      135. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the way a dairy farmer retirement scheme could pave the way for more young farmers getting involved in the sector; and...
    • Agriculture Industry
      136. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the engagement that his Department has had on import substitution of particular agriculture produce impacted by the Russian war on...
    • Brexit Supports
      137. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the Brexit Adjustment Reserve for the seafood processing capital investment scheme. [17000/22]
    • Forestry Sector
      138. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the weekly targets for forestry licensing, by type, in 2022. [16993/22]
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      140. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the new measures in his proposed CAP strategic plan that will support young farmers and generational renewal; and if he will make a...
    • Commissions of Investigation
      141. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of commissions of investigation under the remit of his Department currently ongoing in the State; the cost of each...
    • EU Regulations
      142. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the detail of his forward planning to allocate resources and capacity within his Department to ensure timely and effective delivery...
    • Departmental Funding
      143. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an update will be provided on the research funding announced by his Department in December 2021 for research into peat...
    • EU Directives
      144. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the expected timeframe to establish through primary legislation an unfair trading practice enforcement authority. [16973/22]
    • Agriculture Schemes
      145. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way his Department determines that land has been abandoned. [16789/22]
    • Agriculture Industry
      147. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the anticipated extra tonnage likely to be generated from cereal growing in 2022; if extra incentives are anticipated and-or...
    • Departmental Consultations
      149. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he expects to receive the findings of a consultation on the development of a hemp sector; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Agriculture Industry
      150. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there is an analysis of the cost savings in terms of the environmental impact for agrifood producers, especially fruit and...
    • Pigmeat Sector
      152. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which he can support the pig sector during the ongoing fodder crisis and the uncertainty facing agricultural markets in...
    • Farm Costs
      153. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures he has taken to date and his future plans to provide relief to the farming sector regarding the ever-increasing cost of...
    • Animal Breeding
      154. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of prosecutions in respect of the failure of owners to chip their horses since January 2013, in tabular form; and if he...
    • EU Funding
      155. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his proposals to allocate funds from the European crisis reserve; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16987/22]
    • Farm Costs
      156. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on, and response to, the high price of fertiliser, which is having a major impact on farming families. [17040/22]
    • Agriculture Industry
      157. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 130 of 10 February 2022, the status of the wool feasibility study; the expected timeline for...
    • Animal Welfare
      158. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when, and the manner in which, he intends to honour the programme for Government commitment to uphold the EU pigs directive; and if...
    • Inshore Fisheries
      159. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures he and his Department are taking and implementing to support inshore fishing. [16957/22]
    • Pigmeat Sector
      160. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his proposals to support the pig sector. [16816/22]
    • Horticulture Sector
      162. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when measures will be introduced to ensure there is an adequate supply of domestic peat for the mushroom and horticulture sector; and...
    • Farm Costs
      163. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the support for horticultural and other agrifood producers impacted by the rise in energy costs and raw materials such...
    • Animal Welfare
      164. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an update will be provided on the establishment of a horse project in Cork city. [16953/22]
    • Pesticide Use
      165. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the status of a review of pesticide use across the agricultural sector as committed to in the programme for...
    • Horticulture Sector
      166. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress made in the appointment of an independent expert as referenced in the working paper to address challenges related to...
    • Food Industry
      167. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to maintain and develop food security in Ireland given the impact of the Ukrainian crisis on European food...
    • Agriculture Industry
      168. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way that Ireland can engage with its partners in Europe in order to protect European agricultural markets. [16959/22]
    • Departmental Funding
      169. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of funding available to research projects to help farmers reduce their carbon footprint; the projects that are currently...
    • Brexit Supports
      170. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding allocated to his Department from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve in 2022; and the areas to which his Department has...
    • EU Funding
      171. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his proposals to allocate funds from the European crisis reserve; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16868/22]
    • Forestry Sector
      172. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he intends increasing afforestation grant rates immediately for both existing and new projects given the serious increases in...
    • Common Fisheries Policy
      174. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the quota allocated to the Irish fishing fleet in each of the EEZs of other European Union member states under the Common Fisheries...
    • Control of Horses
      176. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is satisfied there is sufficient legislation to deal with the challenge of wandering and stray horses in urban areas; and if he...
    • Agriculture Industry
      177. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will examine or commission a study into the damaging environmental and social impacts of the business-led industrial model of...
    • Departmental Funding
      178. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to a developing pastureland project incorporating multi-seed sward analysis research being undertaken...
    • Food Industry
      179. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to improve national food security and sovereignty. [17043/22]
    • Food Prices
      180. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the role his Department is taking in preventing sharp increases in the cost of food both at production and point of sale. [16954/22]
    • Farm Costs
      181. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he and his Department continue to monitor the costs of farm inputs, including fuel and fertilisers, with a view...
    • Forestry Sector
      182. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on, and response to, the sale of Ballymartle forest, Riverstick, County Cork. [17041/22]
    • Agriculture Schemes
      183. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if tillage farmers can increase the acreage of corn and access the new tillage scheme by growing corn on land previously under maize,...
    • Land Issues
      185. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of programme for Government commitments to complete a land use review ahead of the drafting of a land use strategy and a...
    • Departmental Bodies
      186. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress to date of the beef task force; the timeline for the completion of commitments given to the task force; the steps he is...
    • Food Industry
      187. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to address the rising costs for food producers. [17042/22]
    • Animal Feedstuffs
      188. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which enough fodder for winter 2022 can be ensured; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16964/22]
    • EU Funding
      189. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the expected timeframe in which the €500 million European Crisis Reserve Fund will be made available to support farming...
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      190. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has considered revising the State's CAP strategic plan to remove the proposed age limit on enhanced TAMS for women farmers....
    • Pesticide Use
      191. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the banning or restriction of the use of glyphosate by public bodies. [9366/22]
    • Agriculture Schemes
      192. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the farm environmental study programme which was allocated funding in budget 2021 will be open for applications; and if he will...
    • Inshore Fisheries
      193. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 186 of 10 February 2022, the status of the commitment to ensure inshore waters continue to be...
    • Animal Welfare
      194. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the welfare crisis in the dairy suckler calf industry; his further views on the fact that calves are being offered free...
    • Forestry Sector
      195. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the 21 Mackinnon report recommendations issued in 2019; and the number that have been implemented. [16998/22]
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
    • Gender Equality
      197. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate...
    • Transport Policy
      198. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and agencies that...
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • Mining Industry
      199. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if there has been an update in relation to his intention to grant a mining licence for the purpose of mining for gold...
    • Gender Equality
      200. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies...
    • Transport Policy
      201. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Road Signage
      202. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if signs could be provided by the Department for places where animals are grazing in public common grounds such as hills, mountains and...
    • Taxi Licences
      203. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will allow taxi drivers that are about to retire to resale their taxi plates or introduce a buy-back scheme for same; and if he...
    • Tax Data
      204. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the motor tax fees collected by his Department, by county and month in 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Driver Test
      205. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of persons on waiting lists for driving tests in counties Cavan, Monaghan and Meath and nationwide to date; the length of time...
    • Transport Costs
      206. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost of waiving public transport fees for persons in possession of a student leap card. [17214/22]
    • Bus Services
      208. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the proportion of public transport expenditure that is currently spent on overnight or 24-hour bus services. [17217/22]
    • Rail Network
      209. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost of extending a rail corridor from Galway to Letterkenny, County Donegal. [17218/22]
    • Vehicle Registration Tax
      210. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will advise on correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17249/22]
    • Rail Network
      211. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will contact Irish Rail and request one last public in-person consultation in relation to the closing of the level crossing in...
    • Cycling Facilities
      212. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a policy matter concerning the provision of free bicycle parking spaces at Iarnród Éireann stations (details...
    • Haulage Industry
      213. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will extend the recently announced Government supports for the haulage sector to unlicensed hauliers, as per the recent Irish...
    • Gender Equality
      214. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under...
    • Air Services
      215. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding an application for the authorisation of fifth freedom operations by an airline (details supplied) in Ireland; and...
  • Department of Finance
    • National Asset Management Agency
      216. To ask the Minister for Finance if he records the details of private firms that former employees of NAMA are working in; the number of NAMA staff who are currently working in private...
    • Tax Reliefs
      217. 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 and provided in tabular...
    • Inflation Rate
      219. To ask the Minister for Finance the level of inflation in each of the years from 2016 to 2021. [17190/22]
    • Bonds Redemption
      221. To ask the Minister for Finance the yield and interest rate on the Irish ten-year bond from 2019 to the latest date possible, disaggregated by month, if possible. [17192/22]
    • Household Debt
      222. To ask the Minister for Finance to provide the change in household disposable income by income decile in percentage terms (details supplied), adjusted for rates of inflation of 2.2% and...
    • Tax Reliefs
      223. To ask the Minister for Finance the annual cost to the Exchequer of the Bike to Work scheme in each of the years 2016 to 2021, in tabular form. [17216/22]
    • Financial Services
      224. To ask the Minister for Finance if the acquirer of a regulated entity authorised under section 10 of the Investment Intermediaries Act 1995 must notify the Central Bank. [17226/22]
    • Vehicle Registration Tax
      225. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide statistics relating to VRT compromise penalty refunds (details supplied) for the years 2015 to 2021, in tabular form. [17257/22]
    • Tax Residency
      226. To ask the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners, when determining State residence for the purposes of S.I. No. 60 of 1993, use criteria that the presence of an individual in the...
    • Banking Sector
      228. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the widespread difficulties facing bank customers who have to change bank due to the withdrawal of banks (details supplied)...
    • Gender Equality
      229. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under his remit; and if he...
    • Transport Policy
      230. To ask the Minister for Finance the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under his remit; and if...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Traffic Management
      231. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if an update will be provided on the implementation of the works introduced on 28 February 2022 as part of the Phoenix Park Transport...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      236. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the level of funding remaining and unallocated in the Covid-19 contingency reserve for 2022; and the amount that has been allocated...
    • EU Funding
      237. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the likely timeline for the roll-out of the PEACE PLUS Programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17348/22]
    • Gender Equality
      238. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under...
    • Transport Policy
      239. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate...
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Gender Equality
      240. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in her Department and public bodies and agencies that operate...
    • Transport Policy
      241. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in her Department, as well as in public bodies and...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • Environmental Investigations
      242. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he is considering providing environmental health officers with additional powers in order that they could more effectively...
    • Housing Policy
      243. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider broadening the qualifying criteria for persons who live in local authority houses and wish to purchase...
    • Property Registration
      244. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to issues regarding the Property Registration Authority, PRA, and delays in receiving...
    • Housing Policy
      245. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) who has been disqualified from social housing due to maintenance...
    • Planning Issues
      246. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will publish the Mulcahy report without further delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17189/22]
    • Housing Schemes
      247. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when amended guidelines in respect of the tenant purchase scheme will be available; the reason for the delay in the issuing of...
    • Local Authorities
      248. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount of funding allocated and drawn down by Wicklow County Council for re-let works on council properties for each of...
    • Housing Schemes
      250. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the first home shared equity scheme; when it is likely to be introduced and applications permitted; and if he...
    • Housing Policy
      251. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the supports that are available to people to buy second-hand homes; if further measures will be introduced; and if he will...
    • Gaeltacht Policy
      252. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government cén dáta faoina mbeidh na treoirlínte molta don phleanáil sa Ghaeltacht foilsithe. [16440/22]
    • Housing Policy
      253. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when he will introduce income eligibility limits for social housing with particular reference to the totally inadequate income...
    • Gender Equality
      254. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that...
    • Transport Policy
      255. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and agencies that...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Passport Services
      256. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a passport will be processed on time for date of travel for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a...
    • British-Irish Co-operation
      257. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the progress that was made at the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference on the New Decade, New Approach agreement’s outstanding...
    • Passport Services
      258. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if passports for persons (details supplied) can be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17233/22]
    • Gender Equality
      262. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under his...
    • Transport Policy
      263. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under...
  • Department of Defence
    • Gender Equality
      265. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under his...
    • Transport Policy
      266. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under his...
    • Defence Forces
      267. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if particular attention will be given to the unique security needs of the Border region in view of the recent Report of the Commission on the...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Special Educational Needs
      268. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when applications for the July provision programme will open; if she will provide details of the application process; and if she will make a...
    • Irish Language
      270. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the fact that there is no Irish language secondary school available for persons in the Dublin Rathdown area...
    • School Facilities
      272. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to schools being built, including a school in Cherrywood (details supplied), with gas boilers; if a more...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      273. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason that teachers who returned to employment after 1995 paying class A PRSI are facing different pension arrangements (details supplied);...
    • School Staff
      274. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a teacher (details supplied) can access incremental credit on a pro rata basis for the time spent working on a permanent job-share arrangement...
    • Special Educational Needs
      275. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will respond to concerns raised by parents in respect of the introduction of the new special needs assistant modelling (details supplied);...
    • Schools Building Projects
      276. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the start date of construction works for a project (details supplied); and the expected timeline of construction. [17236/22]
    • School Staff
      278. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) will have a response to their application for incremental credits for a special needs assistant, which was made...
    • Teacher Training
      279. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if it is intended to allow final-year primary school student teachers to substitute in primary schools in which teachers are absent due to...
    • National Educational Psychological Service
      280. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to provide additional funding for training of educational psychologists; if her attention has been drawn to the discrepancy between...
    • National Council for Special Education
      281. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 469 to 474, inclusive, of 15 February 2022, if she will ensure that a reply is provided from the National...
    • Special Educational Needs
      282. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of post-primary school pupils presently accommodated in an ASD unit (details supplied); the number of children on a waiting list for...
    • Gender Equality
      305. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps she is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in her Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under her...
    • Special Educational Needs
      306. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will respond to concerns raised by a person (details supplied) in respect of a special needs assistant allocation; and if she will make a...
    • Transport Policy
      307. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps she is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in her Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under her...
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • Community Employment Schemes
      309. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if community employment scheme guidelines can be updated to mandate that supervisors facilitate scheme members who have work...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      311. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application for disability allowance will be processed (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Social Insurance
      312. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to deficit projections for the Social Insurance Fund provided in the report of the Pensions Commission, if she will...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      315. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will provide details on the parent benefit scheme; the number of applications that have been received from counties...
    • Social Welfare Code
      317. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will provide details of the payment rules for the training support grant; if consideration has been given to providing...
    • Social Welfare Eligibility
      318. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a husband and wife can receive the fuel allowance in circumstances in which both are in receipt of a contributory pension;...
    • Gender Equality
      319. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps she is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in her Department and public bodies and agencies that...
    • Transport Policy
      320. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps she is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in her Department and public bodies and agencies...
  • Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      321. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his plans to increase the standard capitation rate for the early childhood care and education scheme; and if he...
    • Childcare Services
      322. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will publish the results of cost of childcare surveys compiled by his Department within the past five...
    • Departmental Funding
      325. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his attention has been drawn to the very positive impact of a project (details supplied); and if he will...
    • International Protection
      326. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the costs incurred by International Protection Accommodation Services for taxis and private transport hire to...
    • Children in Care
      327. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will provide the annual turnover of social care and social work staff members in the children-in-care...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      328. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if refugee resettlement workers and inter-cultural workers will be appointed for each local authority area to...
    • Childcare Services
      329. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if the new core funding childcare model will ensure that no service will be less well-off for funding than under...
    • Childcare Qualifications
      330. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if any provision is to be made in the graduate premium under the new core funding childcare model for non-level...
    • Childcare Services
      332. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the additional administrative burdens to be placed on operators under the new core funding childcare model; the...
    • Childcare Qualifications
      334. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will review the three-year experience rule to qualify for the graduate premium in view of the fact that...
    • Domestic Violence
      335. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the progress to date in establishing refuge accommodation in counties Cavan and Monaghan for victims of domestic...
    • Gender Equality
      336. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and...
    • Transport Policy
      337. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      338. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied) in relation to the funding model for the...
    • Departmental Funding
      339. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if additional funding will be provided in 2022 for the provision of services (details supplied) in view of...
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      340. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the safeguarding measures being put in place to protect Ukrainian and other refugees being accommodated by...
    • Fire Safety
      341. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his attention has been drawn to issues in relation to a school (details supplied) in regard to the need for a...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Further and Higher Education
      342. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a report into the circumstances of the purchase by University of Limerick, UL, of a property in Limerick city (details supplied);...
    • Gender Equality
      343. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under his...
    • Transport Policy
      344. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under his...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      345. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide details on the number of apprenticeship places offered by local authorities; his views on increasing the number of...
    • Education Schemes
      346. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to a post-primary school (details supplied) that was given Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools, DEIS,...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Departmental Reviews
      347. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if there are plans with regard to the current licensing system for firearms (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • An Garda Síochána
      348. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she has received a report from An Garda Síochána on the Garda initiative to improve security in Dublin city...
    • Court Procedures
      349. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of court-ordered section 32 reports that were sought by the courts in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021; and if she will...
    • Court Orders
      351. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of interim safety orders applied for in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      352. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will consider a special naturalisation process with lower fees for citizens of other countries who have lived a...
    • Gender Equality
      353. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she is taking to identify and address the gender pay disparity in her Department and public bodies and agencies that...
    • Transport Policy
      354. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in her Department and public bodies and agencies that...
  • Department of Health
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      355. To ask the Minister for Health the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16431/22]
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      356. To ask the Minister for Health the progress that has been made in the construction of the 96-bed modular unit at Limerick University Hospital; if it will be completed on schedule; and if he...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      357. To ask the Minister for Health the public health supports that are available to schools for Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13502/22]
    • Medicinal Products
      358. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the recommendation by the HSE Medicines Management Programme for Cariban, which combines doxylamine and pyridoxine; if there is a timeline for a...
    • Disability Services
      359. To ask the Minister for Health when transport will be provided for adults with intellectual disabilities and additional needs in Ballina, County Mayo, and Killaloe, County Clare, to travel...
    • Departmental Consultations
      360. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider engaging with groups to draw up guidelines for the reporting of drug-related deaths. [10400/22]
    • Primary Care Centres
      361. To ask the Minister for Health if resources are in place to provide a primary healthcare centre in Collinstown, Clondalkin, Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9076/22]
    • Eating Disorders
      362. To ask the Minister for Health the expected cost overruns caused by the delay in providing an eating disorder service in Mount Carmel, Dublin 6; if the tender process has begun; the date...
    • Disabilities Assessments
      364. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children who had a standard operation procedure assessment rather than a comprehensive assessment of needs since the procedure was introduced, in...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      367. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 662 to 664, inclusive, of 15 February 2022, the financial use of retained assets, vacant under review and vacant in...
    • Health Services
      368. To ask the Minister for Health if he will intervene on an issue that has developed in the treatment abroad scheme (details supplied). [17118/22]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      369. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment; the reason for the delay in same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17119/22]
    • Vaccination Programme
      370. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the challenges facing parents and guardians of children living in Dublin 1 trying to access school vaccination programmes...
    • Nursing Homes
      372. To ask the Minister for Health if he has plans to address the substantial shortfall under the fair deal scheme between private and voluntary nursing homes and their counterparts in the HSE...
    • Health Services Staff
      373. To ask the Minister for Health when he will appoint an independent chairperson for the stalled medical consultant contract negotiations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17132/22]
    • Disability Services
      374. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of funding allocated to HSE CHO7 towards residential care places for those with disabilities and complex care needs in the last three years to date;...
    • Medical Records
      375. To ask the Minister for Health if he can provide information to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17142/22]
    • Health Services
      376. To ask the Minister for Health the reason that a person (details supplied) has not been reissued with a diabetes green book despite having applied over six weeks ago. [17148/22]
    • Mental Health Policy
      377. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update regarding changes to permanent residential mental healthcare in Ireland and the way the Vision for Change policy will impact it....
    • Vaccination Programme
      379. To ask the Minister for Health if there are plans in place to facilitate school immunisation programmes to operate within school settings in CHO 9; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Disability Services
      381. To ask the Minister for Health the reason that respite care has not been provided for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17167/22]
    • Hospital Staff
      382. To ask the Minister for Health the number of nurses per patient in every ward at Letterkenny University Hospital in each of the years 2016 to 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular form; and...
    • Primary Care Services
      383. To ask the Minister for Health the number of positions in the community intervention teams for County Donegal that are currently not filled; the titles of those posts; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      384. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17171/22]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      385. To ask the Minister for Health if Covid-19 community swabbers will receive the €1,000 bonus offered to healthcare workers; if not, the reason for this; and if he will make a statement...
    • Health Services Staff
      386. To ask the Minister for Health the conditions that have been imposed on section 39 organisations delivering community care before restoration of FEMPI pay cuts can be made; and if he will...
    • Disease Management
      387. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which adequate provision continues to ensure the availability of medicines to treat orphan or rare diseases; the extent to which the provision is...
    • Medicinal Products
      390. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which he is satisfied regarding the availability and existence of sufficient stocks of drugs to treat existing and new medical conditions; and if...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      391. To ask the Minister for Health if a person will receive an urgent neurology appointment without further delay (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17184/22]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      392. To ask the Minister for Health if the Covid recognition payment for healthcare workers will be expanded to include front-line workers in homeless services considering they are recognised as...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      394. To ask the Minister for Health when special long-Covid clinics in counties Kerry and Cork for patients who are suffering will be opened; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17200/22]
    • Hospital Staff
      395. To ask the Minister for Health the number of full-time midwives working in the maternity department of Cavan General Hospital in each of the past five years in tabular form. [17207/22]
    • Health Services
      396. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided on the service provided at a centre (details supplied); the number of persons that this service can cater for at any one time;...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      397. To ask the Minister for Health if patients with Covid-19 are being placed in wards with non-Covid-19 patients; if so, the person or body that authorised the decision; the basis of infection...
    • Mental Health Services
      398. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the lack of access to St. John of Gods respite services in Dún Laoghaire due to emergency situations requiring a...
    • Medicinal Products
      399. To ask the Minister for Health when novavax will be available to patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17224/22]
    • Care Services
      400. To ask the Minister for Health when day care services for the elderly will resume at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Castlebar; and the interim measures that are being considered by the HSE to...
    • Disability Services
      401. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 162 of 3 December 2021, if 91 children's disability network teams have been established by the end of 2021; if all 91...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      402. To ask the Minister for Health when the pandemic bonus will be paid to healthcare workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17244/22]
    • Health Services
      403. To ask the Minister for Health the status of funding for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17246/22]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      404. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17253/22]
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund
      405. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) who is awaiting a procedure in a hospital might be eligible to avail of the procedure under the National Treatment Purchase...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      406. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment for a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17255/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      407. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to training and pay inequalities between educational psychologists and clinical psychologists; if his Department has engaged or...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      408. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which it is expected to overhaul long waiting lists for various procedures in respect of scoliosis and spina bifida with particular reference to...
    • Healthcare Policy
      409. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which he proposes to co-ordinate the introduction of Sláintecare with the need to meet the ongoing and various needs of the health services...
    • Health Services
      410. To ask the Minister for Health the steps that are being taken to ensure that delays in the provision of various health services are eliminated, having particular regard to the need for...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      411. To ask the Minister for Health the full extent of the waiting lists for each procedure among the major general hospitals; when it is expected to address these issues; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Services
      412. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which ready access to treatment for patients requiring cardiovascular, endoscopy and oncology is expected; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      413. To ask the Minister for Health the current position in regard to whether proposed extensions to various hospitals throughout the country, including Naas General Hospital, are being advanced;...
    • Departmental Data
      414. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which the number of incidents of the various forms of cancer has been identified throughout the country, with particular reference to identifying...
    • National Children's Hospital
      415. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which the new children’s hospital is progressing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17270/22]
    • Healthcare Policy
      417. To ask the Minister for Health the degree to which the health services throughout the regions can expect a universal level of investment and attention with a view to ensuring that every...
    • Health Services Staff
      419. To ask the Minister for Health the efforts being made to ensure the retention of nursing staff in all areas throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17275/22]
    • Hospital Staff
      420. To ask the Minister for Health the efforts being made to ensure the retention of hospital staff in all areas throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17276/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      421. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which a two-tier salary level exists within the health services; the basis of such; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17277/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      423. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which mental health services are being provided and augmented in line with specific needs in particular locations; and if he will make a...
    • Disability Services
      426. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which health services for children with special needs are being improved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17282/22]
    • Eating Disorders
      427. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which health services for persons suffering from eating disorders are developing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17283/22]
    • Hospital Services
      429. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a delay of up to two months for children’s blood tests at Children’s Health Ireland hospitals; his plans to...
    • Health Services Staff
      430. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 751 of 1 March 2022, the consideration he has given to the need for an additional 100 neurology nurse specialists; the...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      431. To ask the Minister for Health if, in view of the substantial increase in Covid 19 cases, mandatory mask wearing in certain settings is being considered; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Gender Equality
      432. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under his remit; and if he...
    • Transport Policy
      433. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under his remit; and if...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      434. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17393/22]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      435. To ask the Minister for Health the number of the current public patient waiting lists for rheumatology, ophthalmology and neurology in Cork University Hospital in tabular form; and the...
    • Medical Internships
      436. To ask the Minister for Health the remuneration, expenses or other payments made to student nurses, student midwives, student occupational therapists, student speech and language therapists,...
    • Disability Services
      437. To ask the Minister for Health the number and roles of current vacancies for each children's disability network team, in tabular form; the steps he is taking to recruit for these roles; and...
    • Eating Disorders
      438. To ask the Minister for Health the details of progress made in addressing the National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders goals. [17402/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      440. To ask the Minister for Health the number of women in adult psychiatric units postnatally in 2021, by each CHO area, in tabular form. [17404/22]
    • Health Strategies
      441. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 752 and 753 of 15 February 2022, if he will provide a further update on the publication of the stroke strategy; and if...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      443. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on which workers will be entitled to the Covid-19 pandemic bonus payment recently announced for healthcare workers; when workers...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      444. To ask the Minister for Health the six sites at which the HSE will establish specialist acute hospital clinics for long Covid; and the services that will be provided in them. [17308/22]
    • Hospital Staff
      445. To ask the Minister for Health if the senior occupational therapist position in St. James’s Hospital will be maintained into the future for long Covid patients; if occupational...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Organic Farming
      446. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the guidance issued to State bodies or agencies encouraging the procurement of organic produce; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Food Industry
      447. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he expects Ireland's carbon reduction targets to be achievable in Ireland without adversely affecting the...
    • Ukraine War
      448. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with consequences for food supplies across Europe, has been discussed with his...
    • Farm Costs
      449. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the work his Department is undertaking to support dairy and tillage farmers in relation to the supply of fertiliser. [17150/22]
    • Animal Feedstuffs
      450. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the plan his Department is undertaking to improve Ireland's dependency on grain imports for the production of animal feed. [17151/22]
    • Agriculture Industry
      451. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which extra markets for Irish dairy, beef, lamb or pig meat need to be generated to compensate for losses arising from...
    • Pigmeat Sector
      452. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review correspondence from a person (details supplied) regarding the pig stability fund; his plans to help the sector and...
    • Animal Feedstuffs
      453. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which extra cereal growing can be further encouraged in the current year with a view to achieving a self-sufficiency in...
    • Agriculture Industry
      458. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he anticipates a reduction in carbon emissions while maintaining the agrifood sector in its ability to deliver at...
    • Food Industry
      459. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which food processing can be facilitated in a way to reduce reliance on imports; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Farm Costs
      461. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which alternative fertiliser imports can be identified with a view to ensuring a high level of farm production; and if...
    • Agriculture Industry
      462. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he remains satisfied regarding the future of the beef industry while at the same time meeting carbon reduction...
    • Food Industry
      464. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which all food and food products imported into Ireland continue to be checked with a view to production hygiene...
    • Pigmeat Sector
      466. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he and his Department continue to monitor production costs in the pigmeat sector; if he will provide details of...
    • Farm Costs
      467. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he and his Department continue to monitor production costs in the poultry sector with particular reference to the...
    • Fishing Industry
      468. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which Irish fishing families can rely on the industry for a living in the future having particular regard to the...
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      469. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which CAP continues to be of major assistance to Irish agriculture; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Animal Diseases
      470. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of outbreaks of bovine TB identified in each of the past five years to date; the extent to which investigation into the...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      473. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for a reduction in payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17305/22]
    • Departmental Funding
      474. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if more funding can be allocated for social farming (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17345/22]
    • Gender Equality
      475. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate...
    • Transport Policy
      476. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in his Department and public bodies and agencies that...
    • Forestry Sector
      477. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 221 of 23 March 2022, if he will state the actual number of Coillte road licences on the weekly...
    • Gender Equality
      478. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking as a result of a Workplace Relations Commission ruling that found gender-based pay discrimination in a State...
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • Community Development Projects
      479. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if there are plans or proposed locations for pubs as community hubs in County Louth or east County Meath following the announcement of...
    • Gender Equality
      480. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the steps she is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in her Department and public bodies and agencies that operate...
    • Transport Policy
      481. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the steps she is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in her Department and public bodies and agencies that...