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McGrath, Michael

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Road Improvement Schemes

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the funding that will be made available to allow the construction of the Carrigaline western relief road, County Cork, to proceed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Bus Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the status of plans made by Bus Éireann to the NTA to improve bus services (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

EU Data

Asked the Taoiseach: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the European Union, EU, fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

EU Issues

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Stamp Duty

Asked the Minister for Finance: the position on the application of a reduced rate of stamp duty on certain farm consolidation transactions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Insurance Industry Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his attention has been drawn to situations in which insurance companies are pursuing claimants or plaintiffs for their High Court and-or Court of Appeal costs even when the claim is successful; ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on insurance companies charging extra to HSE first responders; if there is a regulatory prohibition of such a practice; if there are tax incentives or reliefs for first responders for the...More Button

Central Bank of Ireland Investigations

Asked the Minister for Finance: the status of the Central Bank's investigation into an agency (details supplied); if the investigation has been completed; if not, when it will be completed; if so, the outcomes of same; and if he ...More Button

Sovereign Debt

Asked the Minister for Finance: the effect the political issues in Italy have had on Irish sovereign bond yields; if a risk analysis has been undertaken by his Department on financial issues arising from the political environment...More Button

Professional Fees

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 180 of 29 May 2018, the annual tax cost of the tax relief on professional membership fees before the changes made in 2011; the annual tax cost of the relief on...More Button

Help-To-Buy Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Finance: the definition of "first-time buyer" used by the Central Bank and the Revenue Commissioners, respectively.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason the Central Bank deems a returning emigrant who never owned a residential property here but did abroad for a period as a non-first-time buyer; his views on whether this classification is...More Button

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Remit

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman is permitted to receive and consider complaints from persons that are of the view they were mis-sold payment protection insurance prior to the six y...More Button

Tax Yield

Asked the Minister for Finance: the amount of income tax paid by persons aged over 65 years of age in each of the years 2015 to 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the amount of income tax paid in respect of occupational and other non-social protection pensions in each of the years 2015 to 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the amount of income tax paid in respect of social protection pensions in each of the years 2015 to 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mortgage Lending

Asked the Minister for Finance: the maximum age that a borrower can be scheduled to have normal repayments for the duration of a mortgage; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if persons whose credit history indicates some missed loan repayments in the past can still qualify under the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Financial Services Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: the position regarding customers who were undercharged mortgages in 2013 by a bank (detail supplied); if the Central Bank formally investigated the bank in relation to the issue; the number of mort...More Button

Financial Services Sector

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on situations in which investors using a stockbroker service are left exposed if that stockbroker goes into liquidation; if there is an equivalent to the financial services compensation s...More Button

Consumer Protection

Asked the Minister for Finance: the regulatory approach to hire purchase agreements; the role of different authorities in this regard; the application of the consumer protection code in this context; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

Government Bonds

Asked the Minister for Finance: the value of assets purchased each year from Irish financial institutions by either the Central Bank or other eurozone central banks, including the European Central Bank, as part of the Eurppean Ce...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the value of Irish bank bonds purchased each year by the Central Bank or other eurozone central banks, including the European Central Bank, ECB, as part of the ECB's asset purchase programme; the v...More Button

Fiscal Policy

Asked the Minister for Finance: if consultation has taken place with the European Commission in relation to the rules regarding the statistical treatment of the rainy day fund; if a decision has been made by the Commission in tha...More Button

State Claims Agency Data

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number and value of medical claims settled by the State Claims Agency in each year since 2010 whereby the claim was either fully or partially recouped by the agency from professional indemnity ...More Button

Public Sector Staff Retirements

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the position in respect of the retirement lump sum for public servants retiring after March 2019; the details of changes in the calculation of the lump sum; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Expenditure Reviews

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the gross voted current expenditure in each year since 2010; the annual percentage increase or decrease in each year; the gross voted capital expenditure in each year since 2010; the annual percent...More Button

Schools Facilities

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the funding supports that may be available to a secondary school in a DEIS area that wishes to convert an existing grass playing pitch to a 4G all weather playing pitch; and if he will make a state...More Button

Technological Universities

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position on the planned technological university for Munster; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Legal Costs

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if it is permitted for an insurance company to pursue claimants or plaintiffs for their High Court and-or Court of Appeal costs even when the claim is successful; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if his attention has been drawn to situations in which insurance companies are refusing to pay for the certificate for senior counsel for the claimant or plaintiff in circumstances in which a case ...More Button

Home Repossessions Rate

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of proceedings lodged in respect of repossession cases before the courts involving the family home; the number of proceedings dealt with; the number of adjournments granted in each of th...More Button

Medicinal Products Availability

Asked the Minister for Health: the position on the approval of new medicines for persons with multiple sclerosis; his plans for reforms to address delays in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medicinal Products Regulation

Asked the Minister for Health: the procedure in place for the approval of medicinal cannabis oil for individual persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disabilities Assessments

Asked the Minister for Health: when a child (details supplied) in County Cork will have an assessment of need carried out; the number they are on the waiting list; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children in Cork city and county on the waiting list for an assessment of need; the number waiting by periods (details supplied) in each HSE area in the county; the expected waiting t...More Button

Speech and Language Therapy Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if a child (details supplied) in County Cork can access speech and language therapy pending their assessment of need being carried out in view of the fact that it is likely to be some time away.More Button

Health Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: if first responders are reimbursed for expenses incurred specifically in terms of motor expenses and motor insurance costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Public Health Policy

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to carry out a baseline health study in the Cork Harbour area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: when a child (details supplied) in County Cork will receive a special needs wheelchair.More Button

EU Sanctions

Asked the Minister for Health: to set out in tabular form the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

EU Regulations

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the estimated number of fines Ireland will receive from 2020 onwards for missing emissions targets; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Waste Management

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the policy on the use of incineration; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if he will consider reinstating the incineration levy abolished in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Meetings

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the meetings that have taken place since 1 January 2011 between him or officials in his Department with a company (details supplied); if meetings took place on 9 March 2011 and 15 July 2011; if so,...More Button

Fines Data

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the EU fines paid in each of the years 2015 to 2017, inclusive, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Early Childhood Care and Education Programmes

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if the assessment under the AIM programme for a child (details supplied) in County Cork has been completed in order that they can access the support they need in September 2018; and if she will mak...More Button

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) in County Cork is entitled to receive a domiciliary care allowance backdated to the date of their child's diagnosis.More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if an application to backdate a domiciliary care allowance to the date of birth for a child by a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be considered.More Button

Social Welfare Payments Administration

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Question No. 210 of 16 May 2018, the extent of receipts that must be retained; and the legislative reference providing for same.More Button

Disability Allowance Data

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if she will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding disability allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

An Bord Pleanála

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the rules that govern the exclusion of certain members of An Bord Pleanála from participating in decision-making at board level on the grounds of conflict of interest or possible conflict of intere...More Button