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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 783 No. 2

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Prelude

Ceisteanna - Questions

Priority Questions

Student Grant Scheme Delays

Adult Education

Bullying in Schools

Other Questions

School Curriculum

Departmental Reports

Third Level Expenditure

School Curriculum

Topical Issue Matters

Leaders' Questions

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed)

Northern Ireland Issues

Order of Business

Broadcasting (Television Licence Fees Recovery) Bill 2012: First Stage

Estimates for Public Services 2012: Motion

Estimates for Public Services 2012: Referral to Select Committee

Credit Union Bill 2012: Financial Resolution

Topical Issue Debate

Ash Dieback Threat

Local Government Reform

Crime Levels

Home Help Service Provision

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Bill 2012: Report and Final Stages

Electoral (Amendment)(Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2012: Order for Second Stage

Electoral (Amendment)(Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2012: Second Stage

Message from Seanad

Supreme Court Ruling in the X Case: Motion [Private Members]

Written Answers

Written Answers Nos. 1-119^

Schools Guidance Counsellors

Disadvantaged Status

Schools Building Projects Expenditure

State Examinations Reviews

Skills Shortages

Student Grant Scheme Delays

Written Answers Nos. 120-140

Teacher Training Provision

School Patronage

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Student Grant Scheme Reform

Bullying in Schools

School Accommodation

Public Procurement Regulations

Student Grant Scheme Administration

Departmental Staff Retirements

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Student Universal Support Ireland Staffing

Student Grant Scheme Delays

Information and Communications Technology Issues

Student Grant Scheme Payments

School Transport Provision

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Student Grant Scheme Reform

School Staffing

Student Grant Scheme Payments

Student Grant Scheme Delays

Schools Building Projects Status

Written Answers Nos. 141-161

School Curriculum

Skills Shortages

Access to Higher Education

Credit Availability

Student Retention Rates

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Physical Education

Teacher Recruitment

Access to Higher Education

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Special Educational Needs Staffing

Departmental Contracts

School Curriculum

School Accommodation

Seanad Referendum

Public Service Reform Plan Update

Companies Statistics

Departmental Staff Promotions

Departmental Strategies

Written Answers Nos. 162-182

Cabinet Committee Membership

EU Presidency Expenditure

Human Rights Issues

EU Programmes

Departmental Expenditure

Diplomatic Representation Expenditure

Trade Missions Issues

Property Ownership

Tax Reliefs Availability

Tax Reliefs Availability

IBRC Expenditure

IBRC Legal Cases

IBRC Investigations

Tax Yield

Budget 2013

Banking Sector Remuneration

Banking Sector Remuneration

Written Answers Nos. 183-193

Ministerial Allowances

Credit Unions Regulation

Public Sector Pensions Expenditure

Public Sector Pensions Expenditure

Banking Sector Remuneration

Banking Sector Remuneration

Public Sector Pensions Expenditure

VAT Rates Application

Banking Sector Remuneration

VAT Rates Application

Written Answers Nos. 194-204

Banking Sector Issues

National Pensions Reserve Fund Administration

NAMA Property Sales

Commercial Rent Reviews

Commercial Rent Reviews

Fiscal Policy

Banking Sector Remuneration

Employment Investment Incentive Scheme

Universal Social Charge Payments

Written Answers Nos. 205-226

Banking Sector Remuneration

Banking Sector Remuneration

Banking Sector Remuneration

Departmental Expenditure

Credit Unions Regulation

Mortgage Debt

Tax Reliefs Application

Credit Unions Regulation

Intestate Estates Issues

Banking Operations

Banking Sector Redundancies

Banking Sector Redundancies

Tax Code

Central Bank of Ireland Properties

Banking Operations

Tax Collection

Written Answers Nos. 227-246

VAT Rates Application

Mortgage Resolution Processes

NAMA Staff Remuneration

Bank Charges

National Treasury Management Agency Remuneration

Tax Code

Expenditure Reviews

Student Grant Scheme Applications

School Transport Eligibility

Capitation Grants

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Schools Building Projects Status

Home Tuition Scheme Provision

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Teachers' Remuneration

School Accommodation

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Student Grant Scheme Application Numbers

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Written Answers Nos. 247-267

Teacher Training Provision

Special Educational Needs Staff Remuneration

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Teaching Qualifications

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Student Grant Scheme Applications

School Accommodation

Student Grant Scheme Payments

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Schools Refurbishment

Bullying in Schools

Schools Building Projects Applications

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Student Grant Scheme Application Numbers

Skills Development

Written Answers Nos. 268-288

School Accommodation

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Third Level Courses Availability

School Enrolments

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

School Staffing

Schools Building Projects Status

School Staffing

Adult Education

School Accommodation

Schools Building Projects Status

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

National Monuments

National Convention Centre

Written Answers Nos. 289-310

Register of Lobbyists Legislation

Drainage Schemes Status

Public Sector Staff Redundancies

Budget Statement

Election Management System

Election Management System

Capital Programme Expenditure

Public Sector Staff Redundancies

Primary Care Centres Expenditure

Ministerial Pensions

Flood Relief Schemes Applications

Public Sector Staff Redundancies

Public Sector Staff Redundancies

National Lottery Licence Sale

Public Sector Staff Redundancies

Schools Building Projects Status

Capital Programme Expenditure

Croke Park Agreement Issues

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Written Answers Nos. 311-330

Work Permit Applications

Enterprise Support Services Provision

Job Creation Issues

Job Creation Issues

IDA Site Visits

Human Rights Issues

Credit Guarantee Scheme Applications

Employment Appeals Tribunal

Enterprise Support Services Provision

Social Welfare Code Issues

Carer's Allowance Applications

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Family Income Supplement Application Numbers

Social Welfare Appeals Delays

Employment Support Services

Written Answers Nos. 331 - 351

National Internship Scheme Administration

Community Employment Schemes Eligibility

Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Invalidity Pension Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Community Welfare Services

Social Welfare Payments Waiting Times

Social Welfare Code Issues

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Back to Education Allowance Eligibility

Jobseeker's Benefit Appeals

Child Benefit Rates

Written Answers Nos. 352 - 372

Invalidity Pension Waiting Times

Jobseeker's Allowance Payments

Social Welfare Appeals Delays

Rent Supplement Scheme Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Social Welfare Benefits Applications

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Carer's Allowance Applications

Mortgage Interest Relief Application

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Domiciliary Care Allowance Review

Social Welfare Appeals Delays

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Written Answers Nos 373-393

Carer's Allowance Applications

Exceptional Needs Payment Appeals

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Carer's Allowance Applications

Illness Benefit Appeals

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Disability Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Applications

Budget 2013

Carer's Allowance Delays

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Community Employment Schemes Places

Carer's Allowance Application Numbers

Rent Supplement Scheme Application Numbers

Written Answers Nos. 394-415

Community Work Initiatives

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme Eligibility

Disability Allowance Appeals

Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Community Welfare Services

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Disability Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Applications

Statutory Sick Pay Scheme

Universal Social Charge Payments

Child Benefit Payments

Written Answers Nos. 416-436

Disability Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Special Areas of Conservation Designation

Tax Reliefs Application

Seirbhísí Oileán

Departmental Properties

Broadcasting Legislation

Semi-State Bodies Remuneration

Broadband Services Provision

National Postcode System Establishment

Telecommunications Services Provision

Broadband Services Provision

Motor Industry Issues

Election Management System

Referendum Campaigns

Local Government Reform

Planning Issues

Election Management System

Written Answers Nos. 437-456

NAMA Social Housing Provision

House Purchase Schemes

Local Authority Housing Maintenance

Property Taxation Application

Homeless Persons Numbers

Planning Issues

Homelessness Strategy

Local Government Fund

Local Government Reform

Household Charge Exemptions

Electoral Divisions Establishment

Private Residential Tenancies Board Remit

Electoral Divisions Report

Water Meters Installation

Mortgage to Rent Scheme Funding

Written Answers Nos. 457-477

Local Authority Staff Issues

Building Regulations Application

Capital Assistance Scheme Funding

Capital Assistance Scheme Funding

Rural Development Programme Funding

Leader Programmes Funding

Property Services Regulation

Personal Insolvency Act

Coroners Service

Proposed Legislation

Charities and Voluntary Organisations

State Bodies Mergers

Garda Vetting of Personnel

Garda Vetting of Personnel

Residency Permits

Garda Vetting of Personnel

Garda Vetting of Personnel

Proposed Legislation

Garda Stations Closures

Written Answers Nos. 478-498

Direct Provision System

Garda Deployment

Garda Strength

Human Rights Issues

Proposed Legislation

Courts Service Issues

Road Traffic Offences

Citizenship Applications

Defence Forces Recruitment

Defence Forces Reserve Review

Irish Red Cross Funding

Defence Forces Retirement Scheme

Defence Forces Remuneration

Íocaíochtaí Deontas

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Live Exports

Turbary Rights

Written Answers Nos. 499-519

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Appeals

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Scéim na Limistéar faoi Mhíbhuntáiste

Scéim na Limistéar faoi Mhíbhuntáiste

Equine Industry Issues

Single Payment Scheme Eligibility

Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations

Single Payment Scheme Applications

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

European Fisheries Fund

Fishing Industry Development

Written Answers Nos. 520 - 540

Fish Farming

Agriculture Schemes Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Applications

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Applications

Ash Dieback Threat

Ash Dieback Threat

Agrifood Sector Issues

Alternative Energy Projects

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Applications

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Applications

Farm Inspections

Scéim na Limistéar faoi Mhíbhuntáiste

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Applications

Farm Inspections

Commonage Division

Commonage Framework Plans

Commonage Framework Plans

Commonage Framework Plans

Commonage Framework Plans

Written Answers Nos. 541-561

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Appeals

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Applications

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Appeals

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Eligibility

Single Payment Scheme Eligibility

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Forestry Sector

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Applications

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Application Numbers

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Domestic Violence Incidence

Early Child Care Education Issues

Child Care Services Provision

Legislative Programme

Written Answers Nos. 562-582

Adoption Records Provision

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Dental Services Provision

Local Drugs Task Forces Review Report

Narcolepsy Issues

Water Fluoridation

Lourdes Hospital Redress Scheme Extension

Medical Card Drugs

Health Services Provision

Hospital Staff Issues

Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Hospital Procedures

Health Insurance Cover

Mental Health Services Provision

HSE Funding

Home Help Service Provision

Medical Card Eligibility

Health Services Provision

Medical Card Reviews

Written Answers Nos. 583 - 603

Universal Health Insurance Provision

HSE Savings

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medical Card Reviews

Drugs Payment Scheme Administration

Hospital Bed Statistics

Medical Card Applications

Medical Card Applications

Voluntary Sector Funding

Hospital Services

Drug Treatment Programmes Funding

HSE Funding

Home Help Service Provision

Hospital Services

Mental Health Services Provision

Hospital Services

Medical Card Eligibility

Hospital Procedures

Health Services Provision

Medical Card Drugs

Written Answers Nos. 604-625

Expert Group on the A, B and C v. Ireland Judgment

Organ Donation

Health Services Provision

Ministerial Appointments

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Home Care Packages

Hospital Appointments Administration

Hospital Procedures

Expert Group on the A, B and C v. Ireland Judgment

National Children's Hospital Location

Health Services Provision

Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Health Services Provision

HSE Properties

Hospital Procedures

Hospital Services

National Lottery Funding Applications

Hospital Charges

Ambulance Service Staff

Written Answers Nos. 626 - 635

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Medical Card Eligibility

Ambulance Service Provision

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services Staff Issues

Written Answers Nos. 636-646

Hospital Procedures

Departmental Agencies Board Remuneration

Budget 2013

Home Help Service Provision

Public Sector Reform Review

Research and Development Supports

Hospital Appointment Status

Hospital Charges

Hospital Appointments Administration

EU Directives

Written Answers Nos. 647-667

Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists

Semi-State Bodies Remuneration

Tourism Promotion

Road Improvement Schemes

Roads Maintenance

Public Service Obligation Services

Road Toll Operators

Tourism Promotion

Rail Services

Road Network

Taxi Hardship Panel

Tourism Industry Issues

Taxi Regulations

Air Services Provision

National Vehicle and Driver File

Rail Services


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