Written answers

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Ukraine War
      84. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the assistance that Ireland has given directly to the Moldovan government to help deal with the humanitarian and refugee crisis following the...
    • Foreign Policy
      86. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to any future intentions by the Russian military to revisit its plans to carry out naval exercises off the...
    • Official Travel
      88. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on his recent trip to the United States of America; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22926/22]
    • Irish Communities Abroad
      90. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when the last meeting of the Interdepartmental Committee on Diaspora Policy was held; if engagement has taken place since with groups that...
    • Northern Ireland
      92. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his assessment of the outcome of the Assembly elections in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22649/22]
    • Passport Services
      93. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the online portal that will allow queries for all application types to be submitted directly to the Passport Office by Members...
    • Official Travel
      94. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on his recent visit to Kyiv; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22894/22]
    • Passport Services
      95. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passport applications from counties Longford and Westmeath, respectively that are currently outstanding; and if he will make a...
    • Official Engagements
      96. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he or his Department have engaged with representatives of the Colombian government with regard to the purchasing of coal or fossil fuels...
    • International Bodies
      97. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the support that Ireland is providing to the International Criminal Court; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22917/22]
    • Passport Services
      98. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the current timeline for first-time passport applicants. [22976/22]
    • Northern Ireland
      99. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the situation in relation to the Northern Ireland protocol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22919/22]
    • Foreign Conflicts
      100. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to a recent report in the media (details supplied) regarding a massacre and crime against humanity by Syrian...
    • Electricity Supply Board
      101. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he had further communications with the ESB following correspondence to the company in September 2019 requesting further information...
    • International Agreements
      103. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 21 of 27 January 2022, if the March 2022 deadline was met for the submission of proposals for the...
    • Passport Services
      104. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if consideration will be given to opening an Irish passport office in Northern Ireland given the demands on the Passport Office; and if he...
    • Ukraine War
      105. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the support that is being made available by Ireland directly to support the ongoing efforts to shelter and provide for Ukrainians driven...
    • Dublin-Monaghan Bombings
      110. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will have further discussions with the British Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the need for the...
    • Northern Ireland
      111. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the efforts being made by the Irish and British governments as co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement to ensure that the Northern...
    • EU Meetings
      112. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when the next European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting will take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22653/22]
    • Northern Ireland
      113. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the representations that he has made to the British Government in respect of the murder of a person (details supplied). [22661/22]
    • European Union
      114. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the Irish Government has concerns regarding rule of law issues in Hungary; if so, the actions that should be taken by the European Union;...
    • Northern Ireland
      117. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the discussions that he has had recently with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in relation to security affairs in Northern...
    • Passport Services
      123. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the average wait time for first-time passports and renewals, respectively in Cork. [22892/22]
    • Foreign Birth Registration
      124. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent of the backlog in foreign birth registrations; and the steps that he is taking to address the matter; and if he will make a...
    • Northern Ireland
      125. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the engagement he has had with political leaders in Northern Ireland in the wake of the assembly elections there; and if he will make a...
    • Diplomatic Representation
      128. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his Department’s plans to open new embassies and consulates in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Northern Ireland
      129. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will have discussions with the political parties in Stormont and with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in relation to the...
    • Ukraine War
      130. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the current sanctions being imposed on the Russian Federation and named Russian officials as a result of Russia’s...
    • European Union
      132. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will outline the financial support in new money terms being made available directly to Moldova, Poland and Romania by the European...
    • National Security Committee
      133. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the engagements that he has had with the National Security Committee; if the Committee has reviewed Ireland’s international position...
    • Shannon Airport Facilities
      138. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will raise the issue of the ongoing use of Shannon Airport with United States authorities in view of recent court proceedings; and his...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      140. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the initiatives that he has taken to date to address the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia; the progress that has been made to ensure that...
    • Human Rights
      142. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which he and his Department, through the European Union and United Nations continue to press for a serious investigation into...
    • Electricity Supply Board
      143. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if coal from the Cerrejón mine in Colombia is being imported to Ireland for use by the ESB; if not, if there are plans to do so; and if...
    • Middle East
      146. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of his Department’s consideration of the recommendations and conclusions from a report (details supplied); and if he will...
    • United Nations
      149. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on substantial reform of the United Nations Security Council and Ireland's position on the reform process beyond the procedural...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Departmental Functions
      150. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the public service, justice and policing reform division of his Department. [22095/22]
    • Official Engagements
      151. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his most recent discussions with the Prime Minister of Ukraine. [22898/22]
    • Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries
      152. To ask the Taoiseach the status of the investigation into the leak of the report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation which was reported on in an article which appeared...
    • State Bodies
      153. To ask the Taoiseach if his attention has been drawn to the development of a database by Ordnance Survey Ireland; if he and or his predecessors and officials were consulted on the...
    • Social Media
      154. To ask the Taoiseach the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public bodies and agencies that operate under...
    • Ukraine War
      157. To ask the Taoiseach if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard procurement process in order to assist the...
    • Departmental Contracts
      158. To ask the Taoiseach if his Department employs persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his Department or firms to deal with public relations;...
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
    • Trade Missions
      159. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will provide a list of all trade missions and engagements abroad which both he and his predecessor as Minister have undertaken...
    • Official Engagements
      160. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the senior officials of companies he met with during his recent visit to the west coast of the United States of America. [22954/22]
    • Social Media
      161. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public...
    • Ukraine War
      164. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard procurement...
    • Departmental Contracts
      165. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his Department to...
    • Consumer Protection
      166. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will provide details of the consumer rights protections in place for consumers who fall victim to fraudulent activity online...
    • Broadband Infrastructure
      167. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the work that his Department is undertaking to fully utilise broadband connectivity in increasing sustainable employment given that...
    • Data Centres
      168. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he met with companies in the course of his recent visit to California that have large-scale data centres in this State; if the...
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • Wind Energy Generation
      169. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the steps that he has taken to satisfy himself that relevant entities with key roles to play in facilitating the...
    • Electricity Generation
      171. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the total amount of electricity generated in Ireland in 2021; the percentage that was generated by renewable resources;...
    • Departmental Schemes
      172. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the way in which persons already registered as vulnerable with utility companies for medical reasons can avail of the...
    • Energy Conservation
      173. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the one-stop-shop in respect of the national retrofitting scheme will be established; and if he will make a...
    • Energy Policy
      174. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will examine a series on matters (details supplied) in relation to the carbon free economy; and if he will make a...
    • Energy Conservation
      178. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if there are proposals to increase the SEAI grants for solar hot water heating panels (details supplied); and if he...
    • Air and Water Pollution
      179. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to the fact that air pollution is the single biggest environmental health risk and that...
    • Departmental Schemes
      180. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of whole-time equivalent staff assigned, the budgeted cost and the actual cost for the administration of the...
    • Renewable Energy Generation
      186. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the terms of the financial support made available to the generators of renewal energy under RESS 1 for the different...
    • Inland Fisheries
      187. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of field staff employed by Inland Fisheries Ireland; the vehicles owned by Inland Fisheries Ireland; and the...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      188. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the extent to which the use of concrete in house building contributes to any emissions whether during construction,...
    • Energy Conservation
      190. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to the fact that applicants for the SEAI better energy schemes are expected to employ a...
    • Post Office Network
      191. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the way that he proposes to better support the ailing post office network; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Energy Conservation
      193. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of households that will be eligible to benefit from the warmer homes scheme’s extended qualification...
    • Climate Change Policy
      194. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 231 of 15 February 2022, when the Annual Transition Statement will be published....
    • Parliamentary Questions
      195. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when a reply to Parliamentary Question No. 169 of 1 March 2022, will be published. [23027/22]
    • Energy Policy
      196. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if there are plans to carry out a follow up Social Impact Assessment on the programmes targeting energy poverty since...
    • Energy Conservation
      197. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of homes targeted per retrofit scheme; and the number of fossil fuel powered boilers installed per scheme in...
    • Water Quality
      199. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department or any of the agencies under his aegis has carried out an impact assessment of any kind on the...
    • Social Media
      200. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media...
    • National Broadband Plan
      203. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will provide an update on when the pending survey of the Bantry area under the National Broadband Plan will...
    • Energy Conservation
      204. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of persons currently on the warmer homes Scheme waiting list; the average waiting time from application to...
    • Ukraine War
      206. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the...
    • Departmental Contracts
      207. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department employs persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his...
    • Energy Infrastructure
      208. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the details of the Irish reserves of oil and gas; the way that they are held; if they comply with European Union...
    • Energy Policy
      211. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the obligations in Ireland to share access to gas supplies should the supply of gas from any source to be curtailed;...
    • Offshore Exploration
      212. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the aggregate offshore areas in which licences to explore for gas or oil exist; the areas in which recent activity in...
    • Energy Policy
      214. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union creates new concerns from an energy security point of view; if...
    • Postal Services
      217. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason that An Post refuse to deliver post addressed using Eircode postcodes; and the timeline to amend same....
    • Data Centres
      218. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he has engaged with the owners of large scale-data centres in the context of persuading them to switch to...
    • National Postcode System
      219. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason that An Post does not use the Eircode system as part of its delivery service; and if he will make a...
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Public Transport
      221. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to transport difficulties being experienced by persons (details supplied) in a rural area; if transport...
    • National Car Test
      222. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the delays of up to four months for National Car Test, NCT, appointments; and the plans that are in...
    • Electric Vehicles
      223. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeline for the roll-out of the electric vehicle apartment charger grant support scheme following the public consultation carried...
    • Aviation Industry
      224. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of an application by organisation (details supplied) to fly between Addis Ababa and Dublin via Manchester; if his attention...
    • Electric Vehicles
      225. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will respond to an issue raised by a person (details supplied) in relation to electric vehicles; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Coast Guard Service
      226. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an outline of the way that procedures (details supplied) have been undertaken at the constituted Irish Coast Guard...
    • Public Transport
      227. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Iarnród Éireann plans to establish a text alert line for customers to discrete report anti-social behaviour on commuter and...
    • EU Funding
      228. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital works projects within his Department that received EU funding in each of the years of 2020, 2021 and to date in 2022; and the...
    • Bus Services
      229. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on funding for the proposed new S3 bus route in County Sligo; if consideration will be given to re-routing...
    • Social Media
      230. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public bodies...
    • Bus Éireann
      233. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of passengers that have used Bus Éireann route 115 Mullingar to Dublin in both directions in 2019, 2020, 2021 and to date...
    • Public Transport
      234. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will make available the policies that are in place in cases in which a passenger and a member of the public discloses an instance...
    • Electric Vehicles
      235. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he is taking to provide on street electric vehicle charge points outside private residences. [23156/22]
    • Driver Licences
      236. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way that a person who is temporarily living in Australia can renew their Irish driving licence (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Tax Code
      237. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason that a person paying their motor tax in three-or six-month intervals will pay more over the course of a year when compared to...
    • Ukraine War
      238. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard procurement...
    • Road Tolls
      239. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the body that operates profits from the toll bridges on the M50 motorway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23207/22]
    • Road Traffic Accidents
      243. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of persons in the State who were killed in road traffic accidents in each of the past ten years. [23211/22]
    • Departmental Contracts
      245. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department employs persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his Department to deal...
    • Public Transport
      247. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of plug-in hybrid buses purchased for the public service obligation fleet in each of the past six years and to date in 2022;...
    • Driver Licences
      250. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a person who paid for a ten-year licence, but whose duration was curtailed due to their reaching 70 years of age before the ten years...
    • Bus Services
      251. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the plans for BusConnects Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23302/22]
    • Driver Licences
      253. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will amend the existing trailer-towing licensing rules in order that those who have years of experience of towing trailers are not...
    • Road Network
      254. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ask Transport Infrastructure Ireland to review the brightness and glare from the lights located on the M7 between Nenagh and...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      255. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 110 of 4 May 2022, if he plans to conduct his own research to bring him up-to-date on the figures...
    • Public Transport
      256. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the new additional rural services promised under the Connecting Ireland programme will be rolled out; the services that will be...
  • Department of Finance
    • Tax Code
      261. To ask the Minister for Finance if schools can claim a VAT rebate in the context of being in possession of a charity number. [22586/22]
    • Banking Sector
      263. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the practice of banks of charging negative interest charges to client accounts held on behalf of clients by solicitors who have their office...
    • Primary Medical Certificates
      264. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason for the delay in assembling an appeals board in respect of the primary medical certificate; the plans that are in place in respect of the backlog...
    • Banking Sector
      265. To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which it will be possible to restore the automated teller machine, ATM, services to Leinster House given the large number of persons who used...
    • Prize Bonds
      266. To ask the Minister for Finance the total number of prizes won by prize bond holders on a monthly basis in each of the past two years to date; the extent to which ongoing supervision and...
    • Defective Building Materials
      268. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider establishing a scheme of tax credits in budget 2023 for owner-occupiers of defective apartments and duplexes to offset remediation costs...
    • Tax Reliefs
      269. 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. [22937/22]
    • Revenue Commissioners
      271. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will request the Revenue Commissioners to extend their opening hours of PAYE telephone line queries until 5 pm, five days a week. [22948/22]
    • Social Media
      272. To ask the Minister for Finance the percentage of social media posts made on each of his departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public bodies and agencies that...
    • Budget Process
      275. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will outline the way in which budget 2023 announcements will be delivered in a clearer way outlining the amounts that are new announcement and which are...
    • Tax Code
      276. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of debt warehoused by high wealth individuals through the debt warehousing scheme disaggregated by tax head; and the number of high-wealth...
    • Ukraine War
      277. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard procurement process in order to...
    • Departmental Contracts
      278. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department employs persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his Department or firms to deal with public...
    • Insurance Industry
      279. To ask the Minister for Finance the details of his Department's plans to ensure that recent insurance reforms have a lasting effect on liability premiums paid by business considering 42% of...
    • Tax Code
      280. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has plans to address the situation with regard to inheritance tax for single persons or childless married couples (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Universal Social Charge
      281. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider abolishing the universal social charge which was introduced as a temporary measure in Budget 2023; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Tax Code
      282. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department will consider removing VAT on automated external defibrillators, AEDs, following the publication of the European Union Council Directive EU...
    • Banking Sector
      284. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will support the inclusion of a representative organisation (details supplied) as a key stakeholder in all negotiations concerning the exit of banks...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Flood Risk Management
      285. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the persons whose businesses and premises were flooded in Fermoy, County Cork on 24 February 2021 will receive compensation for the...
    • National Lottery
      286. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the total value of expired unclaimed lottery prizes generated in 2021, in relation to the national lottery; the total value of these...
    • Flood Risk Management
      288. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the establishment and operation of the national flood forecasting and warning service unit; and if he will make a...
    • Flexible Work Practices
      291. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will consider allowing civil servants who live outside of Dublin the opportunity to continue to work most of the time from home as...
    • Prison Service
      292. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if consideration will be given to extending the recognition payment for front-line workers during Covid-19 to those workers working...
    • Social Media
      293. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public...
    • Budget Process
      296. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the ways in which Budget 2023 will be delivered in an accessible, inclusive and transparent manner in line with Ireland’s...
    • Office of Public Works
      297. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of full-time qualified roofers and tilers employed by the OPW as of 1 January 2021 and 1 May 2022, in tabular form. [23102/22]
    • Ukraine War
      298. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard procurement...
    • Departmental Contracts
      299. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department employs persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his Department to...
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Tourism Policy
      300. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the proposed changes being mooted in relation to short term lets of self-catering properties; if these changes will include rural...
    • Commemorative Events
      301. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason that the National Famine Commemoration Day 2022 will not be open to the public (details supplied). [22579/22]
    • Sports Funding
      302. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which it is anticipated to assist the sporting sector by way of grants or other means given the need to assist in...
    • Arts Policy
      303. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she continues to support the arts in each county and at national level; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Tourism Policy
      305. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she and her Department can assist tourism-related businesses that were negatively affected by Covid-19 to the...
    • Culture Policy
      307. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she can promote the various historic houses or sites throughout the country in such a way as to develop...
    • Departmental Policies
      308. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she and her Department continue to monitor developments in the media with particular reference to the need to...
    • Tourism Policy
      309. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which enterprises throughout the country have been seriously damaged during Covid-19 lockdowns to the extent of...
    • Culture Policy
      310. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which her Department continues to encourage and generate interest in Irish culture from the primary and second-level...
    • Sports Facilities
      311. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if consideration will be given to an integration plan between sporting venues and transport infrastructure here in order to...
    • Sports Funding
      312. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans for the next round of funding for the Sports Capital Fund; the date that the appeals for the projects will be processed...
    • EU Funding
      313. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the capital works projects within her Department that received EU funding in each of the years of 2020, 2021 and to date in 2022,...
    • Social Media
      314. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the percentage of social media posts made on each of her Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public...
    • Ukraine War
      317. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by her Department or bodies under her aegis outside the standard...
    • Departmental Contracts
      318. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by her Department...
    • Sports Funding
      320. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the up-to-date position in relation to the Sports Capital Programme appeals process; when decisions will be communicated to clubs;...
    • Arts Policy
      321. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will extend the closing date for the live performance re-start scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Gníomhú ar son na hAeráide
      322. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil i gceist aici deontas speisialta a thabhairt isteach chun uasghrádú a dhéanamh ar an ráta BER...
    • Sports Funding
      323. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the review of the Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23386/22]
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • Vacant Properties
      325. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of a vacant building (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22556/22]
    • State Bodies
      326. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he has requests for sanction for approval for additional resources including recruitment at An Bord Pleanála; if so,...
    • Hare Coursing
      327. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government in relation to the hare coursing meeting in north County Kilkenny on 17 December 2021, if the figure listed on the report that...
    • Approved Housing Bodies
      328. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the average length of time that it takes from the moment that a newly built property is made available to a council by an...
    • Housing Schemes
      329. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the details of the housing first scheme; the way that persons can access the scheme; the persons that the scheme applies to;...
    • Environmental Policy
      331. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider bringing forward legislation to regulate light pollution; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Housing Policy
      332. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the extent to which he proposes to increase the income thresholds to facilitate applicants for local authority houses given...
    • Housing Provision
      333. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the total number of houses that were made available to local authority housing applicants by county in each of the past two...
    • Housing Schemes
      336. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the extent to which Rebuilding Ireland loans or their equivalent can be made available readily to first-time house buyers or...
    • Housing Provision
      337. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the degree to which the various forms of assistance available for first-time house buyers are upgrading satisfactorily without...
    • Property Registration
      342. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the reason that the Registry of Deeds Office has not opened since March 2020; and the reason that the Registry of Deeds Office...
    • Housing Provision
      343. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of persons in the past three years who previously were on the Cork City Council housing list and were removed due...
    • Housing Schemes
      346. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22690/22]
    • State Bodies
      347. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the development of a database by Ordnance Survey Ireland; if he and or his predecessors and...
    • Grant Payments
      348. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if a person (details supplied) can avail of grant-aid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22739/22]
    • Energy Conservation
      350. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of council homes that have been retrofitted under the midlands retrofit programme 2020, by county; the associated...
    • Housing Schemes
      351. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will issue guidance on whether the help-to-buy scheme will be extended to 2023; if other schemes to assist those looking...
    • Planning Issues
      354. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when he intends to publish the report into allegations of planning corruption in County Donegal; and the actions that he...
    • Housing Provision
      355. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the total number of rapid build homes funded by his Department in each of the years since 2016, broken down by the number in...
    • Defective Building Materials
      356. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the Independent Working Group to examine the defects in housing will report; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Environmental Policy
      357. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his Department has given consideration to introducing carbon limits for our built environment; and if he will make a...
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      360. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the extent to which the use of concrete in house building contributes to any emissions whether during construction, processing...
    • Building Regulations
      362. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the current status of his plans to review the building regulations; if he will ensure that public and public access buildings...
    • Social Media
      363. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of...
    • Local Authorities
      366. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his views in relation to an audit carried out by the public auditors (details supplied); the person or body that the public...
    • Coastal Protection
      367. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his response to research findings concerning sea level rises on Irish coasts (details supplied);; and if he will make a...
    • Wind Energy Generation
      368. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of staff broken down by grade and unit employed in An Bord Pleanála who are dealing directly with applications...
    • Ukraine War
      369. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard...
    • Departmental Contracts
      370. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his...
    • Housing Schemes
      372. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if there has been a change in policy with respect to tenants in arrears with their HAP payments to local authorities entering...
    • Homeless Accommodation
      373. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the difference between the Quality Standards Framework that applies to voluntary sector homeless emergency accommodation and...
    • Wastewater Treatment
      374. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when he will publish the qualifying criteria associated with the new €50 million funding scheme recently announce at...
    • Defective Building Materials
      375. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the position in relation to the inclusion of County Clare in the defective concrete block scheme; and if he will make a...
    • Housing Schemes
      376. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of cost rental homes he expects to be delivered via the cost rental equity loan in 2022; and the number of...
    • Planning Issues
      377. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the steps that his Department is taking to work closely with An Bord Pleanála to ensure that adequate staff resources are...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      379. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the reasons that the capital expenditure for his Department is €228 million lower in the first four months of 2022...
    • Planning Issues
      381. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he intends to reform planning requirements for solar panels on the roofs of homes, schools and agricultural buildings; the...
    • Housing Policy
      382. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the social housing acquisition limits and or targets for each local authority for 2022. [23405/22]
    • Emergency Accommodation
      383. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of persons accessing emergency accommodation in Dublin who are not on a local authority housing list in Dublin.;...
    • Housing Policy
      384. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if a person can individually or personally execute a determination order by the Residential Tenancies Board in cases in which...
    • Defective Building Materials
      385. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if all houses affected by pyrite and mica in the State will be eligible for the mica or pyrite compensation scheme; if not the...
    • Foreshore Issues
      386. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when a reply will issue to Galway County Council in relation to a query regarding whether the provision of moorings for yachts...
    • Wind Energy Generation
      387. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the protections that are in place in the planning process for offshore wind installations to protect the interests of local...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Foreign Policy
      388. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the exact nature and objectives of discussions between Ireland and Iran to expand bilateral relations. [23345/22]
    • Passport Services
      389. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the passport offices in Cork and Dublin will be fully opened up to address the backlog of passports that require processing (details...
    • United Nations
      392. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if Ireland will take an initiative at the United Nations Security Council to place the issue of Ethiopia on the formal agenda of the Council...
    • Passport Services
      395. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of first-time passport applications that have been escalated in 2019, 2020, 2021 and to date in 2022. [22734/22]
    • Foreign Conflicts
      406. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 79 of 23 March 2022, the status of any bilateral engagement he has had with his counterparts in Saudi...
    • Diplomatic Representation
      408. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if there are plans to appoint cultural officers in the Irish Embassy in Athens, Greece. [22953/22]
    • Foreign Policy
      409. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a recent review has been carried out on current strategies and protocols in relation to bringing Irish citizens home who have been...
    • Human Rights
      410. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his view on possibly compromising trade relations with China by forming a human rights position on the Chinese government’s treatment...
    • Northern Ireland
      411. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the recent representations that he has made to the British government with regards to the implementation of New Decade, New Approach. [22008/22]
    • Ukraine War
      412. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on his work at European Union level in response to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. [18298/22]
    • Social Media
      417. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts that were exclusively in Irish between 1 May...
    • Citizenship Applications
      420. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of a citizenship application by a person (details supplied). [23121/22]
    • Ukraine War
      426. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard procurement process...
    • Departmental Contracts
      427. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his Department to deal...
    • Passport Services
      428. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the consideration that the Government is giving to opening a passport office in Belfast. [23292/22]
    • Ukraine War
      441. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the international criminal courts in the Hague can pursue a war crimes charge against specific individual Russians; and...
    • Irish Aid
      445. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which bilateral and multilateral aid is currently being directed to the various locations in serious need at present; and if...
    • Human Rights
      446. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the international community is focused on the need to address human rights abuses worldwide; the current level of...
    • European Union
      447. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which European enlargement continues to be encouraged strategically; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23422/22]
    • Undocumented Irish in the USA
      452. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which undocumented Irish in the United States can expect to have their situations resolved; the extent to which he has had...
    • Human Rights
      453. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the international community is aware of and alert to human rights abuses in Yemen; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Foreign Policy
      454. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the international community has made commitments and kept them in respect of various disaster areas throughout the...
    • Northern Ireland
      456. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which he and his Department continue to liaise with both communities in Northern Ireland and the British Government with a...
    • Visa Applications
      458. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will engage with the United States Embassy in Dublin with a view of expediting the processing of J1 visa applications considering many...
  • Department of Defence
    • Social Media
      460. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public bodies and...
    • Naval Service
      463. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of applications and the number that were commissioned under the Naval Services direct entry scheme in each of the years from 2018 to...
    • Defence Forces
      464. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps he is taking to recognise the contribution of the members of the Defence Forces in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. [23143/22]
    • Ukraine War
      465. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard procurement process in...
    • Departmental Contracts
      466. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he or his Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his Department to deal...
    • Air Corps
      469. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the current total strength of Air Corps personnel; the number of qualified military pilots and cadet pilots in training; the number of qualified...
    • Naval Service
      470. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Naval Service operations and patrols which have been cancelled to date in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • School Facilities
      474. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a library will be returned to its original location in a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • National Educational Psychological Service
      475. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the annual funding allocated to and staffing levels in the National Educational Psychological Service in each of the years from 2005 to date in...
    • School Equipment
      476. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application by a student (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22562/22]
    • State Examinations
      477. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps that she will take to ensure that the date of the leaving certificate 2022 results is announced as soon as possible; and if she will...
    • Schools Building Projects
      478. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on the recent decision to reject planning permission for a primary school (details supplied); the next steps for her Department; and if...
    • School Accommodation
      479. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application by a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22695/22]
    • School Admissions
      480. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the difficulties faced by parents in securing secondary school placements for children in Rathcoole, County...
    • School Curriculum
      481. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if geography will be made a compulsory core subject at junior cycle in all post-primary schools given it is the stated intention of her...
    • Special Educational Needs
      482. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans for the July Provision in special needs schools; if her attention has been drawn to the difficulties facing students and their families...
    • State Examinations
      483. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the terms and conditions since 2013, that include a requirement that a person must be registered on the Teaching Council’s register of...
    • Special Educational Needs
      485. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if guidelines have been issued to schools with regard to the summer (July) provision scheme 2023; if not, the reason therefor; the timeframe for...
    • State Examinations
      498. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if dates have been set for the publication of the leaving certificate results 2022. [22833/22]
    • Special Educational Needs
      501. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when special schools will be given the same supports as mainstream schools in terms of pupils who come to the school with English as a second...
    • Schools Building Projects
      503. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a new secondary school (details supplied) will be fully operational for the 2023-2024 term; when construction works will start on site to...
    • Special Educational Needs
      505. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of pupils attending a special school in 2022 that participated in the school-based summer July provision scheme for 1, 2, 3 and 4...
    • Social Media
      508. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the percentage of social media posts made on each of her Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public bodies and...
    • Special Educational Needs
      511. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the factors that will be taken into account when allocating SNAs to schools under the new frontloading allocation model; and when schools will...
    • Schools Building Projects
      512. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the date construction will start on a project (details supplied). [23140/22]
    • School Curriculum
      515. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the legislation, Acts or any other constitutional document that indicate that the teaching of Irish in schools is mandatory; and if she will make...
    • Schools Building Projects
      516. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Meath; her plans to ensure this school is ready to open for the...
    • School Staff
      517. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) will have their principal’s allowance increased to reflect the fact that the teaching staff in their...
    • Ukraine War
      518. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by her Department or bodies under her aegis outside the standard procurement process in...
    • Departmental Contracts
      519. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by her Department to deal with...
    • Disadvantaged Status
      520. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason that two schools in Galway lost their DEIS status in 2022 while the DEIS programme is being expanded; and if she will make a statement...
    • Residential Institutions
      521. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the outstanding amount due by religious institutions in the residential institutional redress board scheme; the amount that is due by each of the...
    • School Transport
      522. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps that she is taking to ensure the viability of the school transport service in view of the large cost increases for operators; and if...
    • Special Educational Needs
      523. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the plans for the July provision programme 2022 for a school (details supplied) in County Sligo; if a pupil attending that school who availed of...
    • Tionscadail Tógála Scoileanna
      524. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills an bhfuil i gceist ag a Roinn airgead a chur ar fáil chun obair a dhéanamh ar scoil (sonraí tugtha) bunaithe ar an tairiscint is...
    • School Staff
      525. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an additional teacher will be appointed to a school (detail supplied) in County Mayo for the 2022-2023 academic year; and if she will make a...
    • Special Educational Needs
      526. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the schemes that are covered under the €40 million funding for school summer programmes; the incentives that are in place to encourage...
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • Genealogical Services
      529. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will outline the process in which genealogy records are accessed by members of the public; the process of the way...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      530. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will consider amending the living alone allowance scheme to include single retired civil and public servants employed...
    • Social Welfare Payments
      531. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if payment for the fuel allowance will be backdated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Community Employment Schemes
      532. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the extent to which she is aware of the concerns of community employment supervisors in respect of their pensions; if the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      533. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on a child benefit application by a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will...
    • Ukraine War
      534. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if national insurance will be provided to refugees from Ukraine. [22779/22]
    • Social Welfare Payments
      537. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a married couple (details supplied) can have their payments backdated to the date of the original application for in view...
    • Social Welfare Eligibility
      538. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason that a person who is working and paying PRSI and who is also in receipt of the widow’s, widower’s or...
    • School Meals Programme
      539. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the School Meals Programme will be extended to the summer (July) provision scheme 2023; and if she will make a statement...
    • Ukraine War
      540. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will task JobsIreland and the Intreo service with supporting Ukrainian refugees and others in the international...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      541. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she is considering expanding the qualifying criteria for the fuel allowance to include qualifying people who live with...
    • Social Welfare Rates
      542. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost to the Exchequer of a weekly cost of disability payment based on the Indecon report; and if she will make...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      545. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of disability allowance in 2022, by county in tabular form; and if she will make a statement...
    • Artists' Remuneration
      547. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the basic income for artists (details supplied) will affect those who are on a disability payment; and if she will make a...
    • Social Media
      550. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the percentage of social media posts made on each of her Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      553. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision has been made on an application for carers benefit by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      555. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23126/22]
    • Ukraine War
      556. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by her Department or bodies under her aegis outside the standard...
    • Departmental Contracts
      557. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by her...
    • Personal Public Service Numbers
      558. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if client identity services will purge the two PPS numbers held by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      559. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed. [23310/22]
    • Community Welfare Services
      560. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of community welfare officers in each county in tabular form; if she has plans to expand these numbers given the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      561. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applications for the domiciliary care allowance in each of the years 2019 to 2021; the percentage of these...
    • Parental Leave
      562. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she supports the extension of the parental leave allowance to the parents of foster children in order to assist the...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      563. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she has considered providing flexibility in relation to means testing thresholds for carer’s Allowance or for...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      564. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the up-to-date position regarding a social welfare appeal for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will...
    • State Pensions
      565. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will qualify for a pension through their own contributions or through those...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      566. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if there is flexibility around carer’s allowance means testing for couples who are partners, considering they cannot...
    • Community Welfare Services
      567. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the process that is in place for community welfare officers as regards receiving an application under supplementary welfare...
  • Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
    • Equality Issues
      569. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if the recommendations set out in the Housing Assistance and Discrimination - A Scoping Study on the Housing...
    • Childcare Services
      570. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the total number of childcare services in Cork city and county in each of the past five years in tabular form....
    • Ukraine War
      574. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if there is a system in place for Ukrainian refugees who sourced accommodation privately before entering the...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      577. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the reason for the decision to change the provision of the early childhood care and education scheme to children...
    • Ukraine War
      578. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his plans to retrospectively register the hundreds of Ukrainians that have been housed throughout the country...
    • Social Media
      579. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media...
    • Disability Services
      582. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the cost of funding a national advocacy service for people with disabilities in 2023 indicating the cost of a...
    • Assisted Decision-Making
      583. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the cost of the Decision Support Service in 2023; the estimated cost of employing community outreach workers in...
    • Childcare Services
      584. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of creche closures notified to Tusla in 2017 and 2018; the number of new registrations notified to...
    • Ukraine War
      585. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the...
    • Departmental Contracts
      586. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he or his Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons...
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
      587. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his attention has been drawn to issues for small ECCE services under the core funding model (details...
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Third Level Admissions
      588. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if dates have been set for the publication for the first round of CAO offers. [22833/22]
    • Third Level Fees
      589. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if persons who undertook undergraduate study without access to free fees that is, in a private college will be given the opportunity to access...
    • Further and Higher Education
      590. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline his plans to attract persons to higher education pharmacist and technician grade courses. [22631/22]
    • Grant Payments
      591. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the pandemic unemployment payment will be considered as a social welfare payment for those seeking to attain the special rate of the SUSI...
    • Apprenticeship Programmes
      592. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the issue in relation to Solas apprenticeships (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22757/22]
    • Further and Higher Education
      593. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will respond to concerns raised by a person (details supplied) in respect of their current employment contract; and if he will make a...
    • Grant Payments
      594. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to increase the student grant scheme to offset the rise in living costs that are being experienced by students; and if he will make a...
    • Third Level Fees
      595. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the discontinuation of a loan facility for graduate entry level medical students by a bank (details supplied)...
    • Third Level Admissions
      596. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views that it is legal to offer Irish citizens who were studying medicine or dentistry in Ukraine a place in an Irish university as they may...
    • Departmental Reports
      597. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when he will publish the economic evaluation of the Cassells report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23010/22]
    • Third Level Reform
      598. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide details on the new oversight group, the Higher Education Reform Implementation Review Group; and if he will make a statement...
    • Departmental Funding
      599. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline plans he has to move higher education to a unified funding system for universities and technological institutes; and if he...
    • Grant Payments
      602. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will reconsider the decision to maintain the cap on third level student earnings at €4,500; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Social Media
      604. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public bodies and...
    • Third Level Admissions
      607. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the way Irish students who were studying in the Ukraine can continue their studies in Ireland (details supplied); and the way in which they can...
    • Departmental Programmes
      611. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he is taking to ensure the roll-out of a sexual violence response programme (details supplied) to all third level educational...
    • Ukraine War
      612. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard procurement process in...
    • Departmental Contracts
      613. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his Department to deal with...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      614. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the academic or budgetary year the €307 million corresponds to given that reports indicate the economic evaluation of the Cassells report...
    • Third Level Education
      615. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a borrowing framework for the technological universities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23348/22]
    • Third Level Reform
      616. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills which of the options 1,2,3 or a hybrid, analysed as part of the economic evaluation of the Cassells report most closely align with his proposals;...
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Citizenship Applications
      619. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the average waiting time for successful naturalisation applications to be processed at present; the number of applications...
    • Prison Service
      620. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which persons can access prison and prisoner records from 1922 to 1950 in the context of genealogy research. [22697/22]
    • Citizenship Applications
      621. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and...
    • Courts Service
      622. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current waiting times for the granting of probate in the Probate Office; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Legislative Process
      623. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the timeline for the progression of the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021. [22748/22]
    • Visa Applications
      624. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of visa applications (details supplied). [22802/22]
    • Citizenship Applications
      625. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a citizenship application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22828/22]
    • Refugee Resettlement Programme
      626. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to retrospectively register the hundreds of Ukrainians that have been housed throughout the country independent to...
    • Prison Service
      627. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons currently in prison for robbery offences and are due for release in 2024, 2025 and 2026, in tabular form....
    • Legislative Process
      628. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current status of the criminal justice (passenger name record) Bill. [22963/22]
    • An Garda Síochána
      629. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of vehicles seized by gardaí for road traffic offences that were either crushed or sold off in each of the...
    • Prison Service
      630. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated full year cost if 200 additional prison officers were recruited in tabular form. [22965/22]
    • Immigration Policy
      632. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if an additional extension of time beyond 31 May 2022 will be allotted to holders of expired immigration permits; and if she...
    • Office of Director of Public Prosecutions
      633. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of files sent by the gardaí to the DPP in each of the past five years for sexual offences; the number of...
    • Visa Applications
      634. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if an application by a person (details supplied) will be expedited due to delays; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Social Media
      635. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the percentage of social media posts made on each of her Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of...
    • An Garda Síochána
      638. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 657 of 22 February 2022, if she has received the necessary information from the Garda...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      645. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps that she is taking to recognise the contribution of the members of An Garda Síochána in response to the...
    • Ukraine War
      646. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by her Department or bodies under her aegis outside the standard...
    • Naturalisation Applications
      647. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the progression of the naturalisation process for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement...
    • Departmental Contracts
      648. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by her...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      649. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 637 of 11 May 2021, the number of speeding fines or penalty points issued as a result of...
    • Judicial Appointments
      651. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the new Judiciary Board will be appointed to vet new applications by solicitors and barristers for appointment to the...
    • Crime Prevention
      653. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of incidents of accommodation fraud reported to An Garda Síochána in each of the years 2018 to 2021 and to...
    • Child Protection
      659. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of women in prison who have children who are in the care of Tusla; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Personal Injury Claims
      661. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide a detailed update on possible legislation to rebalance the duty of care for personal injury claims; and if...
    • Departmental Reports
      662. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the progress report of the Working Group to examine the disregard of historical homosexual convictions; and if...
    • An Garda Síochána
      663. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality cad iad na bearta atá déanta chun a chinntiú go bhfuil comhaltaí den Gharda Síochána a bhfuil...
    • Crime Prevention
      664. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of crimes reported to gardaí against overseas visitors and tourists, by county and offence, in each of the...
    • Citizenship Applications
      665. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of citizenship applications by persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23408/22]
  • Department of Health
    • Disability Services
      666. To ask the Minister for Health the number of personal assistance hours provided in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23130/22]
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund
      671. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will continue as a patient on the list of a consultant for future treatments if that person takes an offer of...
    • Hospital Overcrowding
      672. To ask the Minister for Health the members of the expert group being deployed to assist with overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick; the remit of the expert group; the timeframe,...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      674. To ask the Minister for Health when urgent and appropriate treatment will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22561/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      675. To ask the Minister for Health the briefings that he has received on the operation and closure of a facility (details supplied). [22572/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      676. To ask the Minister for Health the number of consultant ophthalmologists who have been recruited per community healthcare organisation, CHO, in each of the years since 2019, in tabular form;...
    • Disability Services
      677. To ask the Minister for Health the breakdown of personal assistance for persons with vision impairment, by age range; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22576/22]
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      678. To ask the Minister for Health the number of applications that have been made for the blind welfare allowance for the past five years; the number that have been rejected; the number of...
    • Medical Cards
      679. To ask the Minister for Health if there are plans to add Trulicity to the medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22580/22]
    • Hospital Staff
      680. To ask the Minister for Health when the post of Parkinson's nurse specialist in University Hospital Galway will be advertised; the interim measures that will be put in place prior to the...
    • Disability Services
      681. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22582/22]
    • Court Judgments
      684. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the ongoing delays with payments to the victims of a person (details supplied); the status of the dispute between the HSE and the religious order...
    • Hospital Services
      685. To ask the Minister for Health the number of cancellations at each acute hospital for January, February, March and April in 2022; the number, by quarter, for 2019 and 2021, in tabular form;...
    • Child Abuse
      686. To ask the Minister for Health if legislation is in place under the Children First Act 2015 in cases in which a child is being abused while under the care of the HSE; and if he will make a...
    • Pharmacy Services
      687. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to address the shortage of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the State. [22630/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      688. To ask the Minister for Health the steps that he will take to ensure that there is a permanent psychiatrist in the Dublin north-east mental health service; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Medicinal Products
      689. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which provision continues to be made for pharmaceutical companies providing for rare and orphan diseases; the extent to which applications are in...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      691. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); if the appointment will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      692. To ask the Minister for Health when HSE workers who did not receive the €1,000 payment by the end of April 2022 will receive the payment (details supplied). [22669/22]
    • Disability Services
      693. To ask the Minister for Health when a wheelchair will be provided in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22670/22]
    • Nursing Homes
      694. To ask the Minister for Health the assistance that will be provided to a family (details supplied) in terms of a fair deal application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22673/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      695. To ask the Minister for Health the number of assaults that were recorded against medical, nursing, midwifery and other health and social care professionals in the Mercy University Hospital...
    • Home Care Packages
      697. To ask the Minister for Health to indicate if his attention has been drawn to the concerns expressed by a group (details supplied) in regard to ensuring a high-quality level of service on an...
    • Hospital Services
      698. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to reports that outpatient appointments at a hospital (details supplied) are being cancelled or rescheduled without a reason...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund
      700. To ask the Minister for Health the currently operating statutory basis for the National Treatment Purchase Fund and the National Treatment Purchase Fund board; and if he will make a...
    • General Practitioner Services
      701. To ask the Minister for Health when free general practitioner care for children aged six and seven years of age will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22705/22]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      702. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to establish a multidisciplinary long Covid clinic in each county that would include occupational therapists trained in fatigue management; and if he...
    • Prison Service
      704. To ask the Minister for Health if prison nurses who are not directly employed by the HSE will receive a Covid-19 pandemic bonus payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22708/22]
    • Health Services
      705. To ask the Minister for Health the number of addiction rehabilitation beds currently open by facility. [22712/22]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      712. To ask the Minister for Health the reason that a person (details supplied) has been waiting so long for an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22721/22]
    • Health Services
      713. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that costs in respect of the provision of a specific health service is reduced for patients (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Properties
      715. To ask the Minister for Health the reasons that the sale of Millfield House, Blackpool has been provided as the rationale for the HSE purchasing Glenwood House, Carrigaline given that...
    • Health Services
      716. To ask the Minister for Health the reasons that retention was not applied for to convert the use of Glenwood House, Carrigaline, Cork from a guesthouse to a mental health facility until...
    • Freedom of Information
      717. To ask the Minister for Health the reasons that the first dose Covid-19 vaccination schedules for HSE patients can be released through freedom of information requests while the vaccination...
    • Departmental Data
      718. To ask the Minister for Health the exact dates in 2021 that CHO7 and CHO9 mental health service management staff (details supplied) were offered first-dose Covid-19 vaccinations as part of...
    • Health Services
      719. To ask the Minister for Health the reasons that the rental of Garnish House, Cork has continued for two years; when Cork and Kerry HSE intend to terminate this contract; and if he will make...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      720. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on waiting lists for respiratory appointments by hospital; the current length of time that they have been waiting; his plans to tackle...
    • Departmental Policies
      721. To ask the Minister for Health if Crohn's disease, IBS, and colitis will be included on the list of medical illnesses that are eligible for the free parking scheme. [22738/22]
    • International Agreements
      722. To ask the Minister for Health if he is satisfied that the proposed World Health Organisation Global Pandemic Treaty should be signed by Ireland without first consulting with the people of...
    • Departmental Contracts
      723. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter in relation to a contract for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22744/22]
    • Nursing Homes
      724. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1565 of 26 April 2022, his views on whether that losing a medical card will disincentivise applicants to the fair deal...
    • General Practitioner Services
      725. To ask the Minister for Health the general practitioners who have been assigned to Ukrainian refugees in County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22761/22]
    • Disabilities Assessments
      726. To ask the Minister for Health when a child (details supplied) will receive an assessment of needs in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22763/22]
    • Dental Services
      727. To ask the Minister for Health the dental services that are in place for persons with eating disorders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22766/22]
    • Health Services
      728. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who are receiving treatment for eating disorders who were referred for dental treatment in the past three years; and if he will make a...
    • Hospital Transfers
      729. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1827 of 26 April 2022, the HSE plans to make paxlovid more widely available to those who require it given that the number...
    • General Practitioner Services
      730. To ask the Minister for Health the period of time that is given to general practitioners to remove the files and information contained therein of deceased patients from their practice...
    • Civil Registration Service
      731. To ask the Minister for Health the reason that it is not currently possible to make an appointment with the Civil Registration Service to have a registry office civil marriage ceremony in...
    • Departmental Schemes
      736. To ask the Minister for Health if the increased allocation in the dental budget will apply to all treatments submitted to Primary Care Reimbursement Service after 1 May 2022; if all...
    • Departmental Data
      739. To ask the Minister for Health the current waiting list for the children’s disability network teams in County Wexford broken down by waiting time in tabular form. [22838/22]
    • Primary Care Centres
      741. To ask the Minister for Health the up-to-date position regarding a project (details supplied) at a location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22841/22]
    • Healthcare Policy
      742. To ask the Minister for Health if a bank or credit card statement are also required as proof of payment for treatment under the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive in case in which proof of...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      743. To ask the Minister for Health the arrangements in place to progress payment to non HSE section 38 employees covered by the Government decision regarding Covid recognition payment; if...
    • Proposed Legislation
      745. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a copy of briefings, advice given and received at the meeting held with the Joint Health Committee in March 2022 to discuss the challenges...
    • Departmental Reviews
      746. To ask the Minister for Health the total amount to be paid to the chair of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 review as remuneration. [22847/22]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      747. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied) who is waiting for an appointment at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital, Limerick; and if he will make a...
    • Disease Management
      748. To ask the Minister for Health if elispot testing for the diagnosis of Lyme disease is in use here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22856/22]
    • Disability Services
      750. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the transport supports or funding that are available for disabled adults attending disability day services or rehabilitation training; and if he...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      752. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to extending the recognition payment for front-line workers during Covid-19 to those workers working within the Irish Prison...
    • Dental Services
      754. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE funds fissure sealant treatment to children through the school dental programme. [22955/22]
    • Disease Management
      755. To ask the Minister for Health the chronic disease services that are available in the primary care settings within CHO areas 3 and 5. [22956/22]
    • Hospital Procedures
      756. To ask the Minister for Health the number of selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery carried out in public hospitals here in 2020, 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular form; and the public...
    • Hospital Staff
      757. To ask the Minister for Health the number of WTE health science and diagnostics posts by discipline, speciality and grade for each hospital by hospital group; and the number of posts funded...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      759. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is waiting so long for treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22993/22]
    • Mortality Rates
      761. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the establishment of an investigation team into maternal deaths; the composition of this team; the status of same; the way it will be funded; the...
    • Social Media
      762. To ask the Minister for Health the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public bodies and agencies that...
    • Health Services
      765. To ask the Minister for Health the treatments available in the public health services for persons with leber congenital amaurosis and early onset of severe retinal dystrophy. [23116/22]
    • Emergency Departments
      766. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients who presented to the accident and emergency department in Mullingar Hospital in 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular form. [23117/22]
    • Mental Health Services
      767. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for Jigsaw; the average waiting times in each of the years 2019 to 2021 and to date in 2022 in CHO 8 in tabular form....
    • Health Services Staff
      768. To ask the Minister for Health the number of consultant paediatric cardiologists working in the public health services; his plans to expand this number; the international recommended best...
    • Healthcare Policy
      770. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the establishment of a programme for women’s health in epilepsy within the regional epilepsy centres; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Mental Health Services
      773. To ask the Minister for Health the cost of an independent complaints mechanism for mental health services in 2023; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23137/22]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      775. To ask the Minister for Health the waiting times for urgent, urgent 1 and non-urgent patients at the symptomatic breast cancer clinic at University Hospital Galway; the number of patients on...
    • Health Services
      776. To ask the Minister for Health his views on ensuring that the HSE supports water birthing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23147/22]
    • Healthcare Policy
      777. To ask the Minister for Health if he will make available the policies in place for when a patient and or member of the public discloses an instance of sexual harassment or assault that...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      778. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to treat persons with long Covid or persons who are still suffering effects post-Covid infection; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health Services
      779. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the projects that received funding from the Sláintecare Integration Fund; if they were funded afterwards; the number of the 122 projects...
    • Hospital Charges
      780. To ask the Minister for Health the circumstances under which medical card patients are exempt from charges for phlebotomy services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23162/22]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      786. To ask the Minister for Health if nurses working within the Irish Prison Service will be eligible for the pandemic special recognition payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Health Services
      787. To ask the Minister for Health if there are financial supports available for an Irish person (details supplied) who has had a stroke while living in Australia and needs medical assistance to...
    • Departmental Contracts
      788. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard procurement process in order to assist...
    • Health Services
      790. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be given access to a speech and language therapist; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23239/22]
    • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
      795. To ask the Minister for Health when the pandemic payment for front-line HSE workers will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23247/22]
    • Hospital Services
      796. To ask the Minister for Health if there will be speech and language appointments available in Sligo University Hospital for the next twelve months; the plans that are in place to ensure this...
    • Departmental Budgets
      797. To ask the Minister for Health the budget allocation for medical compensation in each of the past ten years. [23270/22]
    • Health Service Executive
      798. To ask the Minister for Health the amount the HSE paid out in compensation for medical negligence in each of the years 2010 to 2020. [23271/22]
    • Health Services
      799. To ask the Minister for Health the number of delayed treatments or appointments for cancer treatment since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. [23272/22]
    • Ukraine War
      800. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the co-ordinated work that is being undertaken at a European Union level to facilitate registration of Ukrainian medical professionals in...
    • Mental Health Services
      804. To ask the Minister for Health the number of women in adult psychiatric units by CHO area since January 2021 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23291/22]
    • Health Services
      805. To ask the Minister for Health if he will clarify the regulations in relation to non-surgical cosmetic treatments aesthetics; if his attention has been drawn to the proliferation of...
    • Abortion Services
      806. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to incidents of abortions being carried out following a misdiagnosis of an unborn baby, other than the baby Christopher case...
    • Health Services
      807. To ask the Minister for Health the number of women screened by BreastCheck in each of the past ten years and to date in 2022. [23296/22]
    • Disability Services
      810. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children aged zero to 18 years of age in each CHO by individual area and by each composite LHO within each CHO awaiting first-time intervention...
    • Health Services
      812. To ask the Minister for Health further to his email response to this Deputy regarding ophthalmic services in University Hospital Limerick (details supplied) if the funding for a Donegal...
    • Abortion Services
      815. To ask the Minister for Health the name of the civic society groups and non-Governmental organisations his Department consulted with as part of the recent review of the Revised Model of Care...
    • Home Help Service
      816. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) who is in need of additional home help hours can have their hours reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23324/22]
    • Health Services Staff
      817. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the vacant position of public health nurse in the Lucan area has not been filled for some time which is...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances
      818. To ask the Minister for Health if he has examined adjusting or removing the current age restriction on eligibility for reimbursement for Freestyle Libre device for all persons with diabetes;...
    • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
      820. To ask the Minister for Health the up-to-date position regarding the provision of a new facility in Kildare (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23334/22]
    • Disability Services
      821. To ask the Minister for Health the staffing composition of each children's disability network team and the number of vacancies in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      822. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons aged over 75 years of age who are on acute hospital waiting lists by speciality by hospital in April 2022, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Emergency Departments
      823. To ask the Minister for Health the total number of persons and the number of persons aged over 75 years of age, respectively who presented at an emergency department who spent less than 4...
    • Hospital Admissions
      825. To ask the Minister for Health the average length of stay for patients admitted for longer than one day via an emergency department or otherwise for each statutory HSE and public voluntary...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      826. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on waiting lists for the range of CHO-provided or overseen services, by CHO and by speciality and service by each service waiting list by...
    • Disability Services
      828. To ask the Minister for Health the number of family forums that have been established under each Children’s Disability Network in County Wexford. [23352/22]
    • Healthcare Policy
      830. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1722 of 26 April 2022, if the legally binding instrument that emerges from the negotiating process will be brought before...
    • Medical Cards
      831. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the Departmental review of the dental medical card scheme as of May 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23427/22]
    • Health Services
      833. To ask the Minister for Health if a matter raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; the status of this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Nursing Homes
      834. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be offered a place in a nursing home. [23451/22]
    • Hospital Staff
      835. To ask the Minister for Health if Beaumont Hospital is short five neurology nurse specialists (details supplied); if so, the efforts that are being made to fill these posts; when the posts...
    • Health Services
      836. To ask the Minister for Health if matters raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) in relation to Huntington's disease will be reviewed; the status of same; and if he will...
    • Health Services Staff
      840. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the number of midwives employed in each CHO; the breakdown of the number of midwives per area within each CHO; the number of full-time midwives;...
    • Health Services
      841. To ask the Minister for Health the number of CervicalCheck slides and samples that were sent to laboratories abroad in each of the past ten years and to date in 2022. [23466/22]
    • Ambulance Service
      842. To ask the Minister for Health the progress made in providing a permanent ambulance base for the new ambulance service to be located at Recess, Connemara, County Galway on the site of the...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • Turbary Rights
      843. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons who are registered with turbary rights; the average size of land that turbary rights are applied to for a...
    • Customs and Excise
      844. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if consideration will be given to the establishment of a Border inspection point in the Port of Cork in order that goods with an...
    • Animal Welfare
      845. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the animal collection issue (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement...
    • Forestry Sector
      846. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the person or body that is representing the forestry sector on the Organic Strategy Forum; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Greyhound Industry
      849. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of individual greyhound pups born in Ireland during the period 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021 and during the period 1...
    • Legislative Measures
      850. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will extend the deadline for the coming into force of the Sea Fisheries Act 2022; and if the deadline set by his Department of...
    • Forestry Sector
      851. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the anticipated timeline for the introduction of the small-scale tree planting initiative; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      854. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his officials have conformed to the consultation principles and guidance as published by the Department of Public Expenditure and...
    • Forestry Sector
      855. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an organisation (details supplied) recommends increasing afforestation rates to 16,000 hectares annually; if so, the reason for...
    • Animal Welfare
      856. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the laws that are in place to stop healthy dogs from being euthanised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22804/22]
    • Fishery Harbour Centres
      857. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of revenue generated activities in each of the fishery harbour centres under the remit of his Department in 2021 and to...
    • Forestry Sector
      858. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants or members of the REAP scheme that have applied for afforestation approval under his Department’s...
    • Social Media
      862. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public...
    • Fishery Harbour Centres
      865. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the dates in 2021 and to date in 2022 on which he met formally with the harbour master or equivalent to each of the fishery harbour...
    • Departmental Staff
      866. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his Departmental protocols for meeting reasonable accommodation requests from employees with a declared disability. [23142/22]
    • Forestry Sector
      867. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the expenditure by the Forestry Service for April 2022 comparison to April 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Agriculture Industry
      869. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider financial supports for the poultry sector in wake of the escalating costs of feed and other inputs; and if he...
    • Ukraine War
      870. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by his Department or bodies under his aegis outside the standard procurement...
    • Departmental Contracts
      871. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he or his Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by his...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      872. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will extend the silage payment scheme to dairy farmers who are struggling with the escalating price inflation of manure, fuel...
    • Departmental Funding
      874. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 559 of 4 May 2022, if he will reinvest the €9 million, saved to his Department by this...
    • Calafoirt agus Céanna
      875. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine cén uair a thosófar obair thógála ar Chéibh Domhan-Mhara Ros an Mhíl; an bhfuil an obair...
    • Covid-19 Pandemic
      877. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the Government has relaxed or eased restrictions related to the importation of pets to the State since February 2020; if so, the...
    • Live Exports
      878. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if more stringent rules are to be introduced or come into effect regarding the days that an animal must be kept by a licensed...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      880. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his proposals to streamline the appeals process given that in 2020 the time it took for the office of agricultural appeals to receive...
    • Agriculture Industry
      882. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of bovine herds in County Wexford; the total number of bovine herds on the register in Ireland; and if he will make...
    • Agriculture Schemes
      883. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if outcrops in Connemara (details supplied) will be eligible for inclusion in farmed hectarage for the purposes of various farm...
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • Community Development Projects
      884. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the extent to which she continues to liaise with local community groups in County Kildare and throughout the country with a view to...
    • Departmental Schemes
      885. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of each individual project approved under measures 1, 2 and 3 of the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme in County...
    • Social Media
      887. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public...
    • Ukraine War
      890. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she will provide details of contracts awarded in 2022 by her Department or bodies under her aegis outside the standard procurement...
    • Departmental Contracts
      891. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if her Department employ persons or firms to deal with public relations; if so, the number of persons employed by her Department to...
    • Island Communities
      892. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she intends reducing the islander fares on public service obligation transport to and from the islands by 20% in line with the...