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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 766 No. 1

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Prelude

Ceisteanna - Questions

Priority Questions

Human Rights Issues

Middle East Peace Process

Human Rights Issues

International Agreements

Other Questions

Foreign Conflicts

UN Security Council Resolutions

EU Presidency

Northern Ireland Issues

Topical Issue Matters

Leaders' Questions

Visit of Delegation from Bosnia-Herzegovina

Leaders' Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed)

Departmental Strategy Statements

Economic Management Council

Order of Business

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2012: First Stage

Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements

Topical Issue Debate

Higher Education Grants

Bullying in Schools

Local Authority Mortgage Arrears

Hospital Services

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill 2011 [Seanad]: Second Stage

Estimates for Public Services 2012: Message from Select Committee

Private Members' Business

Referendum (Amendment) (Varying Of Polling Day) Bill 2012 — First Stage (Resumed)

Private Members' Business

National Monuments: Motion

Credit Guarantee Bill 2012: Referral to Select Sub-Committee

Written Answers Nos. 1-110

Petrochemical Embargo

Written Answers Nos 111-130

Human Rights Issues

Human Rights Issues

Economic Partnership Agreements

Missing Persons

Humanitarian Access

Election Observation Missions

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Overseas Missions

Overseas Development Aid

Human Rights Issues

Diplomatic Representation

Northern Ireland Issues

Irish Communities Abroad

Diplomatic Representation

Diplomatic Representation

International Agreements

Northern Ireland Issues

Human Rights Issues

Written Answers Nos. 131-150

EU Presidency

Diplomatic Immunity

Overseas Development Aid

Genetically Modified Organisms

Global Food Security

Human Rights Issues

Bilateral Meetings

International Financial Services Centre

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Staff

Written Answers Nos. 151-172

Employment Statistics

Ministerial Transport

Consultancy Contracts

International Summits

European Union Budget

Northern Ireland Issues

Diplomatic Representation

Passport Applications

Departmental Staff

Overseas Development Aid

Ministerial Meetings

Northern Ireland Issues

Fiscal Compact Treaty

Written Answers Nos. 173-190

EU Presidency

Human Rights Issues

Foreign Conflicts

Irish Communities Abroad

Human Rights Issues

Departmental Staff

Child Abduction

Ministerial Transport

Judicial Reviews

Human Rights Issues

Consultancy Contracts

Foreign Adoptions

Written Answers Nos. 191-210

Overseas Development Aid

Trade Strategy

Human Rights Issues

Western Balkans Issues

Human Rights Issues

Tax Code

National Asset Management Agency

State Banking Sector

National Asset Management Agency

Tax Code

Written Answers Nos. 211-230

Tax Code

Public Service Staff

Departmental Staff

Derivatives Market

Tax Code

International Agreements

Fiscal Policy

European Stability Mechanism

Tax Code

National Asset Management Agency

National Debt

Tax Code

Departmental Agencies

Tax Code

Public Service Staff

Tax Reliefs

Tax Code

Written Answers Nos. 231-250

Ministerial Staff

Departmental Staff

Banking Sector Credit Provision

Illicit Trade in Tobacco

Financial Services Regulation

International Taxation Agreements

Mortgage Interest Rates

Fiscal Compact Treaty

Departmental Consultancy Contracts

Mortgage Interest Relief

Late Payment of Taxes

Departmental Consultancy Contracts

Credit Unions

General Government Debt

Written Answers Nos. 251-270

Banking Sector Regulation

European Council

Fiscal Policy

European Banking Sector

Market Volatility

EU-IMF Programme

Banking Sector

Tax Code

Banks Recapitalisation

FÁS Training Programmes

Schools Amalgamation

School Enrolments

Schools Amalgamation

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

School Accommodation

School Accommodation

School Staffing

Written Answers Nos. 271 - 290

School Staffing

State Examinations

Disadvantaged Status

Departmental Staff

School Patronage

Schools Building Projects

School Staffing

Languages Programme

Teaching Qualifications

Grant Payments

Departmental Bodies

State Examinations

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Higher Education Grants

Written Answers Nos. 291-310

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Post-Leaving Certificate Courses

School Transport

Schools Refurbishment

Higher Education Grants

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Consultancy Contracts

School Accommodation

School Staffing

EU Funding

Freedom of Information

Pension Provisions

Departmental Staff

National Lottery Funding

Departmental Staff

Written Answers Nos. 311 - 319

Ministerial Transport

Public Service Staff

Sale of State Assets

Consultancy Contracts

Regional Development

Work Permits

Written Answers Nos. 320-39

Graduate Support Schemes

Enterprise Support Services

Retail Sector Developments

Enterprise Support Services

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Trade Relations

International Agreements

Enterprise Support Services

Consultancy Contracts

Employment Support Services

Social Welfare Appeals

Community Employment Schemes

Live Register

Mortgage Arrears

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Written Answers Nos. 340-359

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Appeals

Departmental Staff

Social Welfare Benefits

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Benefits

Pension Provisions

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Departmental Offices

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Written Answers Nos. 360-379

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Written Answers Nos. 380-399

Social Welfare Appeals

Departmental Staff

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Code

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Written Answers Nos. 400-408

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Redundancy Payments

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Written Answers Nos. 409 - 428

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Ministerial Staff

Social Welfare Appeals

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Code

Written Answers Nos. 429-448

Social Welfare Code

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Appeals

Redundancy Payments

Social Welfare Benefits

Redundancy Payments

Departmental Expenditure

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Employment Action Plan

Departmental Staff

Architectural Heritage

National Census

Proposed Legislation

Departmental Staff

Written Answers Nos. 449-468

Ministerial Transport

National Monuments

Consultancy Contracts

Turbary Rights

Fisheries Protection

Broadcasting Services

Departmental Staff

EU Directives

Telecommunications Services

Planning Issues

Postal Services

Fisheries Protection

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Tax Code

Consultancy Contracts

Broadcasting Services

Written Answers Nos. 469 - 488

Energy Prices

Offshore Exploration

Control of Dogs

Mortgage Arrears

Local Authority Housing

Local Authority Loans

Private Rented Accommodation

Social and Affordable Housing

Private Rented Accommodation

Departmental Staff

Local Authority Services

Planning Issues

Water Charges

Water Services

Local Authority Charges

Planning Issues

Traveller Accommodation

Planning Issues

Written Answers Nos. 489-497

Foreshore Licences

Social and Affordable Housing

Dormant Accounts Fund

Departmental Staff

Local Authority Charges

Rural Development Programme

Ministerial Transport

Written Answers Nos. 498-517

Social and Affordable Housing

Departmental Bodies

Proposed Legislation

Consultancy Contracts

Leader Programmes

Registration of Title

Garda Strength

Citizenship Applications

Residency Permits

Departmental Staff

Garda Investigations

Departmental Staff

Control of Firearms

Illicit Trade in Tobacco

Courts Service

Liquor Licensing Laws

Judicial Appointments

Visa Applications

Garda Stations

Written Answers Nos. 518-526

Legislative Programme

National Disability Strategy

Garda Transport

Garda Reserve

Asylum Applications

Departmental Staff

Courts Service

Citizenship Applications

Ministerial Transport

Written Answers Nos. 527-546

Citizenship Applications

Garda Investigations

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Bodies

Departmental Staff

Army Barracks

Defence Forces Equipment

Defence Forces Personnel

Consultancy Contracts

Grant Payments

Departmental Staff

Animal Identification Scheme

Grant Payments

Departmental Staff

Food Safety Standards

Sugar Beet Sector

Written Answers Nos. 547-566

Forestry Sector

Animal Welfare Bodies

Milk Quota

EU Funding

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Grant Payments

Live Exports

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme

Common Agricultural Policy

Grant Payments

Ministerial Staff

Consultancy Contracts

Grant Payments

Departmental Expenditure

Tuberculosis Incidence

Milk Quota

Written Answers Nos. 567 - 586

Child Abuse

Departmental Agencies

Child Care Services

Foreign Adoptions

Departmental Staff

Foreign Adoptions

Missing Persons

Child Care Services

Adoption Services

Child Protection

Departmental Staff

Adoption Services

Health Service Staff

Children in Care

Health Service Staff

Child Care Services

Ministerial Transport

Written Answers Nos. 587-606

Child Care Services

Departmental Funding

Departmental Expenditure

Inter-Country Adoptions

Medical Cards

Mental Health Services

Health Services

Water Fluoridation Policy

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Service for People with Disabilities

Medical Cards

Written Answers Nos. 607-626

Health Services

Medical Cards

Hospital Staff

Hospital Accommodation

Ambulance Service

Medical Cards

Departmental Staff

Human Rights Issues

Health Services

Raw Milk Sales

Medical Cards

Hospital Staff

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Staff

Medical Cards

Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 627-646

Disabled Drivers

Hospital Services

Waste Management

Hospital Services

National Children's Hospital

Health Services

Medical Cards

Hospital Services

Medical Cards

Hospital Services

Hospital Staff

Hospital Accommodation

Departmental Staff

Legislative Programme

Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 647-666

Services for People with Disabilities

Hospital Services

Health Services

Medical Cards

Disabled Drivers

Hospital Services

Ministerial Transport

Ambulance Service

Medical Cards

Hospital Services

General Medical Services Scheme

Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 667 - 686

Health Service Staff

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Services

Departmental Agencies

Care of the Elderly

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services

Medical Cards

Hospital Waiting Lists

Consultancy Contracts

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medicinal Products

Mental Health Services

Medical Aids and Appliances

Health Services

Hospital Services

Accident and Emergency Services

Driving Licences

Written Answers Nos. 687-706

Swimming Pool Projects

Road Network

Departmental Staff

Road Network

Disabled Drivers

Air Services

Tourism Promotion

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Airport Security

Taxi Regulations

Departmental Agencies

Taxi Regulations

Public Transport

Consultancy Contracts

Prelude

Priority Questions

Human Rights Issues

Middle East Peace Process

Human Rights Issues

International Agreements

Other Questions

Foreign Conflicts

UN Security Council Resolutions

EU Presidency

Northern Ireland Issues

Topical Issue Matters

Leaders’ Questions

Visit of Delegation from Bosnia-Herzegovina

Leaders’ Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed)

Departmental Strategy Statements

Economic Management Council

Order of Business

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2012: First Stage

Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements

Topical Issue Debate

Higher Education Grants

Bullying in Schools

Local Authority Mortgage Arrears

Hospital Services

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill 2011 [Seanad]: Second Stage

Estimates for Public Services 2012: Message from Select Committee

Referendum (Amendment) (Varying Of Polling Day) Bill 2012 — First Stage (Resumed)

National Monuments: Motion

Credit Guarantee Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

Credit Guarantee Bill 2012: Referral to Select Sub-Committee

Written Answers

Petrochemical Embargo

Human Rights Issues

Economic Partnership Agreements

Missing Persons

Human Rights Issues

Election Observation Missions

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Overseas Missions

Overseas Development Aid

Human Rights Issues

Diplomatic Representation

Northern Ireland Issues

Irish Communities Abroad

Diplomatic Representation

International Agreements

Northern Ireland Issues

Human Rights Issues

EU Presidency

Diplomatic Immunity

Overseas Development Aid

Genetically Modified Organisms

Global Food Security

Human Rights Issues

Bilateral Meetings

International Financial Services Centre

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Staff

Employment Statistics

Ministerial Transport

Consultancy Contracts

International Summits

European Union Budget

Northern Ireland Issues

Diplomatic Representation

Passport Applications

Departmental Staff

Overseas Development Aid

Ministerial Meetings

Northern Ireland Issues

Fiscal Compact Treaty

EU Presidency

Human Rights Issues

Foreign Conflicts

Irish Communities Abroad

Human Rights Issues

Departmental Staff

Child Abduction

Ministerial Transport

Judicial Reviews

Human Rights Issues

Consultancy Contracts

Foreign Adoptions

Overseas Development Aid

Humanitarian Crices

Trade Strategy

Human Rights Issues

Western Balkans Issues

Human Rights Issues

Tax Code

National Asset Management Agency

State Banking Sector

National Asset Management Agency

Tax Code

Public Service Staff

Departmental Staff

Derivatives Market

Tax Code

International Agreements

Fiscal Policy

European Stability Mechanism

Tax Code

National Asset Management Agency

National Debt

Tax Code

Departmental Agencies

Tax Code

Public Service Staff

Tax Reliefs

Tax Code

Ministerial Staff

Departmental Staff

Banking Sector Credit Provision

Illicit Trade in Tobacco

Financial Services Regulation

International Taxation Agreements

Mortgage Interest Rates

Fiscal Compact Treaty

Departmental Consultancy Contracts

Mortgage Interest Relief

Late Payment of Taxes

Departmental Consultancy Contracts

Credit Unions

General Government Debt

Banking Sector Regulation

European Council

Fiscal Policy

European Banking Sector

Market Volatility

EU-IMF Programme

Banking Sector

Tax Code

Banks Recapitalisation

FÁS Training Programmes

Schools Amalgamation

School Enrolments

Schools Amalgamation

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

School Accommodation

School Staffing

State Examinations

Disadvantaged Status

Departmental Staff

School Patronage

Schools Building Projects

School Staffing

Languages Programme

Teaching Qualifications

Grant Payments

Departmental Bodies

State Examinations

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Higher Education Grants

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Post-Leaving Certificate Courses

School Transport

Schools Refurbishment

Higher Education Grants

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Consultancy Contracts

School Accommodation

School Staffing

EU Funding

Freedom of Information

Pension Provisions

Departmental Staff

National Lottery Funding

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Public Service Staff

Sale of State Assets

Consultancy Contracts

Regional Development

Work Permits

Graduate Support Schemes

Enterprise Support Services

Retail Sector Developments

Enterprise Support Services

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Trade Relations

International Agreements

Enterprise Support Services

Consultancy Contracts

Employment Support Services

Social Welfare Appeals

Community Employment Schemes

Live Register

Mortgage Arrears

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Appeals

Departmental Staff

Social Welfare Benefits

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Benefits

Pension Provisions

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Departmental Offices

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Departmental Staff

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Code

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Redundancy Payments

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Ministerial Staff

Social Welfare Appeals

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Code

Social Welfare Benefits

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Appeals

Redundancy Payments

Social Welfare Benefits

Redundancy Payments

Departmental Expenditure

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Appeals

Employment Action Plan

Departmental Staff

Architectural Heritage

National Census

Proposed Legislation

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

National Monuments

Consultancy Contracts

Turbary Rights

Fisheries Protection

Broadcasting Services

Departmental Staff

EU Directives

Telecommunications Services

Planning Issues

Postal Services

Fisheries Protection

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Tax Code

Consultancy Contracts

Broadcasting Services

Energy Prices

Offshore Exploration

Control of Dogs

Mortgage Arrears

Local Authority Housing

Local Authority Loans

Private Rented Accommodation

Social and Affordable Housing

Private Rented Accommodation

Departmental Staff

Local Authority Services

Foreshore Licences

Water Charges

Water Services

Local Authority Charges

Planning Issues

Traveller Accommodation

Planning Issues

Foreshore Licences

Social and Affordable Housing

Dormant Accounts Fund

Departmental Staff

Local Authority Charges

Rural Development Programme

Ministerial Transport

Social and Affordable Housing

Departmental Bodies

Proposed Legislation

Consultancy Contracts

Leader Programmes

Registration of Title

Garda Strength

Citizenship Applications

Residency Permits

Departmental Staff

Garda Investigations

Departmental Staff

Control of Firearms

Illicit Trade in Tobacco

Courts Service

Liquor Licensing Laws

Judicial Appointments

Visa Applications

Garda Stations

Legislative Programme

National Disability Strategy

Garda Transport

Garda Reserve

Asylum Applications

Departmental Staff

Courts Service

Citizenship Applications

Ministerial Transport

Citizenship Applications

Garda Investigations

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Bodies

Departmental Staff

Army Barracks

Defence Forces Equipment

Defence Forces Personnel

Consultancy Contracts

Grant Payments

Departmental Staff

Animal Identification Scheme

Grant Payments

Departmental Staff

Food Safety Standards

Sugar Beet Sector

Forestry Sector

Animal Welfare Bodies

Milk Quota

EU Funding

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Grant Payments

Live Exports

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme

Common Agricultural Policy

Grant Payments

Ministerial Staff

Consultancy Contracts

Grant Payments

Departmental Expenditure

Tuberculosis Incidence

Milk Quota

Child Abuse

Departmental Agencies

Child Care Services

Inter-Country Adoptions

Departmental Staff

Inter-Country Adoptions

Missing Persons

Child Care Services

Proposed Legislation

Child Protection

Departmental Staff

Adoption Services

Health Service Staff

Children in Care

Health Service Staff

Child Care Services

Ministerial Transport

Child Care Services

Departmental Funding

Departmental Expenditure

Inter-Country Adoptions

Medical Cards

Mental Health Services

Health Services

Water Fluoridation Policy

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Services for People with Disabilities

Medical Cards

Health Services

Medical Cards

Hospital Staff

Hospital Accommodation

Ambulance Service

Medical Cards

Departmental Staff

Human Rights Issues

Health Services

Raw Milk Sales

Medical Cards

Hospital Staff

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Staff

Medical Cards

Health Services

Disabled Drivers

Hospital Services

Waste Management

Hospital Services

National Children’s Hospital

Health Services

Medical Cards

Hospital Services

Medical Cards

Hospital Services

Hospital Staff

Hospital Accommodation

Departmental Staff

Legislative Programme

Health Services

Services for People with Disabilities

Hospital Services

Health Services

Medical Cards

Disabled Drivers

Hospital Services

Ministerial Transport

Ambulance Service

Medical Cards

Hospital Services

General Medical Services Scheme

Health Services

Health Service Staff

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Services

Departmental Agencies

Care of the Elderly

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services

Medical Cards

Hospital Waiting Lists

Consultancy Contracts

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medicinal Products

Mental Health Services

Medical Aids and Appliances

Health Services

Hospital Services

Accident and Emergency Services

Driving Licences

Swimming Pool Projects

Road Network

Departmental Staff

Road Network

Disabled Drivers

Air Services

Tourism Promotion

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Transport

Airport Security

Taxi Regulations

Departmental Agencies

Taxi Regulations

Public Transport

Consultancy Contracts


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