Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to oireachtas.ie

Table of Contents

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 826 No. 1

First Page Previous Page Page of 109 Next Page Last Page

Prelude

Ceisteanna - Questions

Priority Questions

Northern Ireland Issues

Foreign Conflicts

Human Rights Issues

Other Questions

Northern Ireland Issues

Foreign Conflicts

Undocumented Irish in the USA

Middle East Peace Process

Message from Seanad

Topical Issue Matters

Topical Issue Debate

Water Charges Introduction

Industrial Disputes

Primary Care Centre Provision

Ambulance Service Response Times

Leaders' Questions

Order of Business

Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013: Order for Report Stage

Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013: Report Stage

Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013: Fifth Stage

Betting (Amendment) Bill 2013: Order for Second Stage

Betting (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage

Private Members' Business

Irish Water: Motion [Private Members]

Estimates for Public Services 2014: Messages from Select Committees

Written Answers

Written Answers Nos. 1-20

Foreign Conflicts

Humanitarian Access

Human Rights Issues

Human Rights Issues

Middle East Peace Process

Overseas Development Aid Expenditure

Northern Ireland Issues

Foreign Conflicts

Written Answers Nos. 21-37

Human Rights Issues

Middle East Issues

Trade Strategy

European Council Meetings

International Agreements

UN Issues

Diplomatic Representation

Passport Applications

Military Aircraft Landings

Diplomatic Representation

Broadcasting Sector Regulation

Written Answers Nos. 38-54

Human Rights Issues

Middle East Issues

Departmental Staff Data

Human Rights Issues

EU Membership

Northern Ireland Issues

Northern Ireland Issues

Diplomatic Representation

Diplomatic Representation

Written Answers Nos. 60-69

UN Conventions

EU Solidarity Fund

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Data

Trade Relations

Trade Relations

Trade Relations

Trade Relations

Written Answers Nos 70-85

Registration of Marriages

Human Rights Issues

Illegal Israeli Imports

Nuclear Proliferation

Diplomatic Representation

North-South Ministerial Council

Humanitarian Aid

EU Membership

EU Membership

Trade Data

Written Answers Nos. 86-101

Diplomatic Representation

Humanitarian Aid

Syrian Conflict

Egyptian Conflict

EU Enlargement

Human Rights Issues

Human Rights Issues

Colombian Peace Process

Driver Licences

Property Tax Administration

Money Laundering

Written Answers Nos. 102-117

Social Welfare Payments Administration

IBRC Investigations

Mortgage Interest Rates

Tax Code

Tax Code

NAMA Operations

Property Tax Administration

Banking Sector

Property Tax Application

Departmental Staff Data

Company Closures

Banking Operations

NAMA Operations

NAMA Staff Data

Tax Yield

Written Answers Nos. 118-133

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Programme

Departmental Expenditure

NAMA Loan Book

NAMA Loan Write-Downs

Tax Credits

NAMA Property Sales

Tax Code

Banking Operations

Tax Code

Banking Sector

Banking Operations

NAMA Legal Fees

NAMA Expenditure

VAT Rate Application

Mortgage Interest Relief Eligibility

Written Answers Nos. 134-50

Tax Reliefs Application

Tax Yield

Standard Bank Account

Banking Sector Regulation

Flood Risk Insurance Cover

Credit Unions Regulation

Tax Credits

Property Tax Collection

National Treasury Management Agency Bonds

Tax Compliance

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

Tax Rebates

Tax Reliefs Availability

Revenue Commissioners Expenditure

Mortgage Protection Policies

Written Answers Nos. 151-65

Property Tax Collection

Universal Social Charge Application

Property Tax Assessments

Tax Clearance Certificates

Insurance Industry

Banks Recapitalisation

EU-IMF Programme of Support

EU Budget Contribution

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council Resources

Consultancy Contracts

Tax Code

Banking Sector Regulation

Tax Credits

Written Questions Nos. 166 to 181

Consumer Protection

Standard Bank Account

Consumer Protection

Momentum Programme

Momentum Programme

Schools Building Projects Status

State Examinations Commission

State Examinations Commission

State Examinations Commission

State Examinations Commission

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board

Third Level Fees

School Meals Programme

Early Childhood Care Education

Written Answers Nos. 182 to 197.

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Teacher Training Provision

Grant Payments

School Textbooks Rental Scheme

Higher Education Institutions

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

State Examinations Commission

Special Educational Needs Staff Contracts

School Staffing

Departmental Staff Data

School Accommodation

School Equipment

Summer Works Scheme Applications

Psychological Services

Written Answers Nos. 198-217

Education and Training Boards Staff

Departmental Policy Reviews

School Transport Provision

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Schools Building Projects Applications

School Enrolments Data

Summer Works Scheme Applications

School Accommodation

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Schools Site Acquisitions

Apprenticeship Programmes

Summer Works Scheme Applications

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Student Grant Scheme Appeals

Pupil Data Collection

Pupil Data Collection

Bullying in Schools

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Written Answers Nos. 218-229

Further Education and Training Programmes Recognition

Teaching Qualifications

School Staffing

School Textbooks Rental Scheme

School Transport Provision

Further Education and Training Programmes Provision

School Enrolments

Home Tuition Scheme Eligibility

Written Answers Nos. 230 - 246

Apprenticeship Programmes

Schools Amalgamation

Third Level Admissions Entry Requirements

State Examinations Commission

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Special Educational Needs Staff Remuneration

School Accommodation

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Data

National Internship Scheme Data

School Funding

School Textbooks Rental Scheme

Summer Works Scheme Applications

Student Grant Scheme Payments

School Accommodation

Written Answers Nos. 247 - 261

Third Level Participation

School Accommodation

School Textbooks Rental Scheme

School Enrolments

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Garda Station Closures

Coastal Erosion

Flood Relief Schemes Applications

Flood Prevention Measures

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Public Park Access

Public Sector Pensions Data

Written Answers Nos. 262-285

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Public Sector Staff Data

Coastal Protection

Public Sector Pensions

Performance Management Systems

Public Sector Staff Remuneration

Pensions Levy

Public Sector Pensions

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

Open Government Partnership

Standards in Public Office Commission

Flood Prevention Measures

Garda Station Refurbishment

Flood Prevention Measures

Flood Relief Schemes Applications

Public Sector Management Remuneration

Written Answers Nos. 285-293

Regulation of Accountants

Banking Sector

Emigration Data

Ministerial Meetings

Patent Legislation

Written Answers Nos. 294-312

IDA Portfolio

Departmental Staff Data

International Agreements

IDA Site Visits

IDA Portfolio

IDA Jobs Data

Jobs Data

Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Youth Unemployment Measures

Microfinance Loan Fund Scheme

Credit Guarantee Scheme Implementation

Seed Capital Scheme

Departmental Agencies Reports

IDA Expenditure

IDA Site Visits

IDA Jobs Data

Written Answers Nos. 313-325

IDA Portfolio

Industrial Development

Consumer Protection

Copyright Legislation Review

IDA Site Visits

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

Employment Rights

Jobs Initiative

Departmental Agencies Board Appointments

Written Answers Nos. 326-337

Employment Rights

Foreign Direct Investment

Enterprise Support Schemes

IDA Jobs Data

IDA Jobs Data

Employment Rights

Consumer Protection

Youth Unemployment Measures

Youth Unemployment Measures

National Internship Scheme Eligibility

Community Work Initiatives

Written Answers Nos. 338-357

Dental Services Provision

Social Insurance

Pensions Legislation

Disability Allowance Applications

Supplementary Welfare Allowance Eligibility

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Back to Education Allowance Eligibility

Disability Allowance Appeals

Labour Market

Community Welfare Services

Departmental Staff Data

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Community Employment Schemes Places

Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Jobseeker's Allowance Payments

Written Answers Nos. 358 - 373

Disability Allowance Appeals

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Money Advice and Budgeting Service

Rental Accommodation Scheme Administration

Domiciliary Care Allowance Review

Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Mortgage Interest Relief Appeals

Employment Rights

Live Register Numbers

Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Eligibility

Jobseeker's Allowance Payments

Community Employment Schemes Data

Written Answers Nos. 374 - 389

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Rural Social Scheme Application Numbers

Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

Social Welfare Appeals

Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Disability Allowance Appeals

Employment Support Services

Disability Allowance Appeals

Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals

Pension Provisions

Written Answers Nos. 390-405

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Disability Allowance Appeals

Disability Allowance Appeals

Disability Allowance Appeals

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Disability Allowance Appeals

Disability Allowance Appeals

Social Welfare Appeals

Child Benefit Appeals

Pensions Legislation

Disability Allowance Appeals

Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Written Answers Nos. 406-421

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Benefits

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Social Welfare Code

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Wildlife Regulations

National Monuments

Caiteachas Údarás na Gaeltachta

Commemorative Events

National Library

Departmental Staff Data

Inland Waterways Development

Written Answers Nos. 422-37

Waterways Ireland Remit

Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme Applications

City of Culture Initiative

Commemorative Events

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

Architectural Heritage

Flood Risk Assessments

Decentralisation Programme Expenditure

Waterways Ireland Remit

Fisheries Protection

Biofuel Obligation Scheme Targets

Written Answers Nos. 438-53

Sale of State Assets

Gas Exploration Licences

Renewable Energy Exports

Renewable Energy Generation

Electricity Transmission Network

Departmental Staff Data

Salmon Management Report

Petroleum and Gas Exploration

Community Radio Stations Funding

National Postcode System Establishment

European Court of Justice Rulings

Renewable Energy Generation

Written Answers Nos. 454-469

Broadband Service Provision

Inland Fisheries Regulation

Broadcasting Service Provision

Renewable Energy Generation Targets

Electricity Transmission Network

Electricity Transmission Network

Renewable Energy Generation Targets

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Data

Written Answers Nos. 470-485

Broadband Service Provision

Telecommunications Services Provision

Renewable Energy Generation

Telecommunications Infrastructure

Telecommunications Infrastructure

Electricity Transmission Network

Consultancy Contracts Expenditure

Consultancy Contracts

Housing Adaptation Grant Applications

Household Charge Collection

Tenant Purchase Scheme Administration

Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Fire Stations Upgrade

Written Answers Nos. 486 - 505

Rural Development Policy

Water Charges Administration

Rental Accommodation Scheme Eligibility

Fire Service

Local Government Reform

Water Pollution

Departmental Staff Data

Commencement of Legislation

Local Authority Funding

Housing Data

Local Authority Staff

Fire Stations Provision

Housing Regeneration

Flood Prevention Measures

Local Authority Staff Recruitment

Water Services Provision

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

NAMA Social Housing Provision

Written Answers Nos. 506 - 517

Household Charge Collection

Register of Electors Data

Severe Weather Events Response

Building Regulations Amendments

Severe Weather Events Response

Radioactive Waste

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Data

Walks Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 518-529

Local Authority Funding

Local Government Reform

Motor Tax Yield

Building Regulations Compliance

Housing Grant Payments

Leader Programmes Funding

Housing Adaptation Grant Data

Local Authority Charges Collection

Local Elections

Commercial Rates Calculations

Water Charges Exemptions

Written Answers Nos. 530-549

Local Authority Funding

Seniors Alert Scheme

Housing Adaptation Grant Data

Housing Adaptation Grant Funding

Control of Dogs

National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan

Housing Data

Coroners Service

Residency Permits

Garda Reserve

Magdalen Laundries

Garda-PSNI Transfers

Sentencing Policy

Sentencing Policy

Prison Committals

Garda Divisional Headquarters

Criminal Assets Bureau

Commissions of Investigation

Written Answers Nos. 550-565

Tribunals of Inquiry Data

Garda Forms

Prisoner Transfers

Direct Provision System

EU Funding

Departmental Staff Data

Garda Investigations

Immigration Status

Garda Deployment

Visa Applications

Garda Remuneration

Garda Recruitment

Courts Service

Deportation Orders

Written Answers Nos. 566-581

Human Trafficking

Garda Equipment

Garda Deployment

Garda Transport Data

Garda Investigations

Spent Convictions Legislation

Community Policing

Garda Reports

Gambling Legislation

Common Travel Area

Age Identity Cards

UN Conventions

EU Bodies

Garda Strength

Written Answers Nos. 582 - 597

Garda Station Closures

Crime Levels

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

National Internship Scheme Placements

Crime Data

Criminal Law Review

Gambling Legislation

Crime Data

Citizenship Applications

Illicit Trade in Tobacco

Garda Disciplinary Proceedings

Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 598 - 613

Legislative Measures

Court Accommodation Refurbishment

Crime Prevention

Garda Retirements

Garda Reports

Defence Forces Records

Defence Forces Reserve Strength

Departmental Staff Data

Departmental Consultations

Defence Forces Properties

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

Single Payment Scheme Applications

Written Answers Nos. 614-629

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Dairy Equipment Scheme Applications

Single Payment Scheme Eligibility

Commonage Division

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Eligibility

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Eligibility

Agriculture Scheme Penalties

Agriculture Scheme Payments

Agriculture Scheme Penalties

Written Answers Nos. 630-645

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Afforestation Programme

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Grassland Sheep Scheme Payments

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Departmental Staff Data

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Animal Welfare

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Forestry Management

Forestry Management

Forestry Sector

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Written Answers Nos. 646-661

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Departmental Properties

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Departmental Properties

Departmental Correspondence

Fishing Industry Development

Rural Development Programme Funding

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Bovine Disease Controls

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Extension

Farm Improvement Scheme

Food Prices

Scéim Aoníocaíochta

Commencement of Legislation

Written Answers Nos. 662-677

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Applications

TAMS Applications

TAMS Applications

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Live Exports

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Appeals

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

Severe Weather Events Response

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Written Answers Nos. 678-695

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Fallen Animal Collection Scheme

Single Payment Scheme Applications

Congested Districts Board Records

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Forestry Sector

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Animal Welfare Bodies

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Rural Development Programme Funding

Beef Industry

Milk Quota Cessation

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Written Answers Nos. 696-709

Single Payment Scheme Appeals

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Applications

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Fishery Harbour Centres

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Appeals

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Forestry Sector

Forestry Sector

Written Answers Nos. 710-725

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Youth Cafés Provision

Youth Work Projects Funding

Child Care Services Provision

Departmental Staff Data

Youth Cafés Expenditure

Child Detention Centres

Adoption Services Provision

Youth Services Provision

Child Care Services Provision

Written Answers Nos. 726-741

Inter-Country Adoptions

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

Child Protection Services

Youth Guarantee

Children and Young People’s Policy Framework

Youth Employment Initiative

Disability Allowance Payments

Tobacco Control Measures

Regulatory Impact Assessment Usage

Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage

Hospital Services

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Written Answers Nos. 742-758

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Staff Recruitment

Hospital Facilities

EU Directives

Services for People with Disabilities

Hospital Accommodation Provision

Ambulance Service Provision

Health Services Provision

Health Services Provision

Medical Card Appeals

Hospital Staff Data

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Written Answers Nos. 759-773

Public Sector Pensions

Hospital Consultants Remuneration

Medical Card Data

Health Services Provision

Health Services Provision

Medical Card Appeals

Sunbed Usage

Health Services Provision

Medical Card Eligibility

Departmental Staff Data

Hospital Accommodation Provision

Health Services Staff

Primary Care Centre Provision

Hospice Services

Written Answers Nos. 774-789

HSE Savings

Medical Card Applications

Health Services Provision

Hospital Accommodation Provision

Mental Health Awareness

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medical Card Reviews

Health and Social Care Professionals Registration Fee

Medical Card Appeals

Health Services Reform

Departmental Strategies

Medical Card Reviews

Hospital Staff

Hospital Accommodation Provision

Written Answers Nos. 790-806

Mobility Allowance Review

Medical Card Applications

Hospital Appointment Status

Medical Card Applications

Medical Card Applications

Appointments to State Boards

Medical Card Applications

Medical Card Applications

Medical Card Reviews

Medical Card Appeals

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Medical Card Applications

Medical Card Appeals

Ambulance Service Response Times

Mental Health Guidelines

Written Answers Nos. 807 - 820

Mental Health Services Provision

Mental Health Services Provision

Mental Health Services Funding

Medical Card Applications

Parliamentary Questions

National Carers Strategy Status

HSE Funding

HSE Funding

Hospital Facilities

Health Services Staff Remuneration

Mental Health Services Provision

Written Answers Nos. 821 - 837

Medical Card Eligibility

Medical Card Applications

HSE Staff Remuneration

Home Care Packages

Medical Card Reviews

Health Insurance Prices

Hospice Services

Misuse of Drugs

Medical Card Applications

Cancer Screening Programmes

HIQA Issues

HSE Staff Remuneration

Hospital Staff Data

HSE Staff Remuneration

HSE Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 838-853

Hospital Appointment Delays

Maternity Services

Ambulance Service Response Times

Medical Card Data

Medical Card Applications

Medical Card Appeals

Dispensing Fees

Health Services Provision

Medical Card Eligibility

Tobacco Control Measures

Dental Services Provision

Speech and Language Therapy

Health Services Provision

Cancer Screening Programmes

Written Answers Nos. 854-869

Medical Card Appeals

Ambulance Service Provision

Ambulance Service Provision

Ambulance Service Staff

Ambulance Service Provision

HSE Staffing

Family Support Services

Primary Care Centre Expenditure

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medical Card Applications

Pension Provisions

Public Sector Pensions

Written Answers Nos. 870-885

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

National Internship Scheme Placements

Departmental Correspondence

Medical Card Applications

Services for People with Disabilities

Pharmacy Services

Health Services Staff

National Children's Hospital Status

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility

HSE Investigations

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Written Answers Nos. 886-901

Hospital Waiting Lists

Ambulance Service Provision

Ambulance Service Response Times

Orthodontic Service Provision

Orthodontic Service Provision

Mental Health Services Provision

Mental Health Services Provision

Medicinal Products Availability

Ambulance Service Response Times

Health Services

Services for People with Disabilities

Care of the Elderly Provision

Health Services Staff Data

Services for People with Disabilities

Medical Card Eligibility

Written Answers Nos. 902-917

Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage

Orthodontic Service Provision

Health Insurance Prices

Hospitals Funding

Medical Card Applications

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Services

Driver Licences

Road Traffic Offences

Written Answers Nos. 918-933

Driver Licences

Road Traffic Offences

Tourism Project Funding

Road Improvement Schemes

Rail Services

Public Transport Provision

Aviation Issues

Tourism Industry

Departmental Staff Data

Recreational Facilities Provision

Road Projects Status

Driver Licences

Light Rail Projects Provision

Railway Stations Car Park Charges

Rail Services

Written Answers Nos. 934-950

Air Safety

Road Projects

The Gathering Initiatives

Coast Guard Services

Coast Guard Services

Regional Airports

Road Safety Strategy

Driver Licence Renewals

Rail Services

Driver Licences

Rail Services

Tax Code

Driving Test Regulations

Public Sector Pensions

Appointments to State Boards

National Internship Scheme Placements

Written Answers Nos. 951-965

Airport Security

Driver Licence Renewals

Railway Stations

Roads Maintenance

Public Service Obligation Levy Application

Driver Licence Applications

Road Transport Operator Licences

Road Projects Status

Road Safety

Road Traffic Offences

Road Projects


Last Updated: 20/09/2016 12:45:09 First Page Previous Page Page of 109 Next Page Last Page