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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 917 No. 3

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Prelude

Leaders' Questions

Visit of Californian State Assembly Delegation

Leaders' Questions (Resumed)

Business of Dáil

Order of Business

Standing Orders: Motion

Ceisteanna - Questions

Priority Questions

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Home Help Service Data

Services for People with Disabilities

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Hospital Groups

Topical Issue Matters

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed)

Other Questions

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Mental Health Services Provision

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services

Home Help Service

Health Services Provision

Mental Health Services Report

Topical Issue Debate

Home Care Packages Funding

Hospital Accommodation Provision

Voluntary Sector Remuneration

Harbours and Piers Development

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Referral to Select Committee

Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2016: Order for Report Stage

Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage

Regulation of Charities: Motion [Private Members]

Written Answers Nos. 1-27

Nursing Home Services

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Health Services Staff Recruitment

Hospital Waiting Lists

Home Care Packages Provision

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services Reports

Mental Health Services Provision

Commissions of Investigation

Vaccination Programme

HSE Governance

Services for People with Disabilities

Medicinal Products Prices

General Practitioner Services

Written Answers Nos. 28-49

Hospital Services

Mental Health Services Provision

Budget Submissions

Treatment Benefit Scheme Eligibility

Electronic Health Records

Medicinal Products Expenditure

Hospital Waiting Lists

Ambulance Service

Health Services Funding

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Policy

Health Services Provision

Speech and Language Therapy Provision

General Medical Services Scheme Administration

Mental Health Services Provision

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medical Card Administration

Palliative Care Services Provision

Hospital Waiting Lists

Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage

Written Answers Nos. 50-64

Home Help Service Provision

Mental Health Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services Data

Cross-Border Health Services Provision

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Trusts

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospitals Building Programme

Abortion Services Provision

Home Help Service Provision

Home Help Service

Home Help Service Provision

General Practitioner Services

Written Answers Nos. 65-80

National Children's Hospital Status

Abortion Services Provision

Cross-Border Health Services Provision

Misuse of Drugs

Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists

National Dementia Strategy Implementation

Special Educational Needs

Health Services Staff Recruitment

Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Accident and Emergency Departments

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services Staff

Mental Health Services Data

Drug Treatment Programmes

Respite Care Services

Written Answers Nos. 81 - 96

Mental Health Services Data

Hospital Beds Data

Pharmacy Services

Health Services Staff Data

Childhood Obesity

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services Provision

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Health Services Provision

Medicinal Products Prices

Hospitals Building Programme

Departmental Agencies

Written Answers Nos. 97 - 111

Medicinal Products Prices

Hospital Services

Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Orthodontic Services Data

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Staff Recruitment

Health Care Policy

Health Care Policy

Health Services Staff Recruitment

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services Provision

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Written Answers Nos 112-126

Hospital Waiting Lists

Mental Health Services Data

Departmental Management Structures

HSE Funding

Hospital Investigations

Ministerial Hospital Visits

Mental Health Services Provision

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Hospital Waiting Lists

National Carers Strategy Implementation

Orthodontic Services

Unemployment Data

Labour Activation Measures

Emigration Data

Written Answers Nos 127-142

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Data

Consultancy Contracts Data

UK Referendum on EU Membership

EU Funding

Appointments to State Boards

Appointments to State Boards

UK Referendum on EU Membership

Citizens Assembly

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Websites

Family Reunification Policy

Disability Act Employment Targets

Legal Aid

Closed-Circuit Television Systems

Visa Applications

Written Answers Nos. 143-159

Consultancy Contracts Data

EU Funding

Departmental Agencies Board Appointments

Prison Visiting Committees Appointments

Rights of People with Disabilities

Rights of People with Disabilities

Irish Sign Language

Garda Vetting of Personnel

Citizenship Applications

Garda Strength

Garda Stations

Garda Operations

Charities Regulation

Travel Documents

Garda Vetting of Personnel

Migrant Integration

Written Answers Nos. 160-173

Charities Regulation

Garda Investigations

Common Travel Area

Garda Communications

Crime Data

Prisoner Rehabilitation Programmes

Prison Drug Treatment Services

Garda Station Closures

Garda Operations

Refugee Data

Legislative Measures

Civil Legal Aid

Written Answers Nos. 174 - 188

Coroners Service

Garda Investigations

Charities Regulation

Garda Strength

Garda Strength

Garda Deployment

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Websites

Tax Code

NAMA Portfolio

Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision

Corporation Tax

Written Answers Nos. 189-205

EU Funding

Tax Code

Tax Yield

Credit Unions

Departmental Agencies Board Appointments

Licence Applications

Licence Applications

Mortgage Interest Relief Application

Tax Code

VAT Rate Application

State Banking Sector

VAT Rate Application

Tax Code

European Investment Bank

Written Answers Nos. 206-217

NAMA Property Sales

Tax Clearance Certificates

Company Registration

Revenue Commissioners Powers

Fiscal Compact Treaty

VAT Rebates

Deposit Guarantee Scheme

Economic Data

VAT Rebates

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Websites

Written Answers Nos. 218-235

Momentum Programme

School Transport Eligibility

Teachers' Remuneration

Schools Building Projects Status

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund

Teachers' Remuneration

Higher Education Institutions Expenditure

Technological Universities

Schools Building Projects Status

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund

Emergency Works Scheme Applications

EU Funding

State Examinations

Schools Building Projects Status

National Educational Psychological Service Data

National Educational Psychological Service Data

National Educational Psychological Service Administration

Written Answers Nos. 236-258

Psychological Assessments

Legal Proceedings

Legal Proceedings

Industrial Relations

Gaelscoil Issues

Irish Language

Irish Language

Student Grant Scheme Administration

Student Grant Scheme Administration

Appointments to State Boards

Appointments to State Boards

Higher Education Institutions

School Staff

Student Grant Scheme Administration

Teachers' Remuneration

Schools Health and Safety

Written Answers Nos. 259-266

School Curriculum

Schools Refurbishment

School Staff

Capitation Grants

School Textbooks

Youth Enterprise Initiatives

Written Answers Nos. 267-286

Schools Building Projects Status

Autism Support Services

School Accommodation Provision

Springboard Programme

Sick Pay Scheme

School Patronage

School Placement

School Patronage

School Closures

Capitation Grants

Teaching Qualifications

Teachers' Panel Rights

Teachers' Panel Rights

Teachers' Panel Rights

National Educational Psychological Service Data

Schools Establishment

Autism Support Services

National Educational Psychological Service

Maternity Protection Entitlements

Written Answers Nos. 287-297

Schools Building Projects Expenditure

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

School Transport Eligibility

Departmental Expenditure

Services for People with Disabilities

Social Contracts

Rental Accommodation Scheme

Library Services

Scheme to Support National Organisations

Local Authority Functions

Written Answers Nos. 298-314

Local Authority Funding

Local Authority Housing Funding

Local Authority Housing Funding

Fire Service Staff

EU Funding

Local Authority Staff Recruitment

Housing Assistance Payments Implementation

Local Authority Services

Local Authority Staff Recruitment

Local Authority Housing

Departmental Agencies Board Appointments

Housing Adaptation Grant Expenditure

Housing Adaptation Grant

Commission on Domestic Public Water Services

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

Written Answers Nos. 315-328

Search and Rescue Service Provision

Homeless Accommodation Provision

Environmental Policy

Housing Adaptation Grant Funding

Waste Disposal Charges

Housing Provision

Tenant Purchase Scheme

Pyrite Issues

Mortgage to Rent Scheme Funding

Local Authority Housing Provision

Local Authority Housing Provision

Local Authority Housing Provision

Local Authority Housing Provision

Local Authority Housing Provision

Written Answers Nos. 329-345

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Housing Policy

Animal Welfare

Waste Management Regulations

Homeless Persons Data

Noise Pollution

Local Authority Staff

Foreshore Licence Applications

Water Meters Data

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Websites

Jobseeker's Allowance

Back to Education Allowance

Written Answers Nos. 346-359

Back to Education Allowance

Back to Education Allowance

Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Disability Allowance

Domiciliary Care Allowance Payments

Domiciliary Care Allowance Payments

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Family Income Supplement Eligibility

Illness Benefit Payments

Family Income Supplement

Family Income Supplement Eligibility

Carer's Allowance Payments

Free Travel Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 360-373

Public Services Card

Ministerial Advisers

JobPath Implementation

Social Welfare Benefits Waiting Times

Poverty Data

EU Funding

Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Insurance Payments

Departmental Agencies

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Benefits

Written Answers Nos. 374-390

National Advocacy Service

Social Welfare Offices

Disability Allowance Eligibility

Social Insurance

Disability Allowance Payments

Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Appeals

Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Applications

Disability Allowance Appeals

Farm Assist Scheme

Farm Assist Scheme Data

School Meals Programme

Community Employment Schemes Data

Carer's Allowance Data

State Pension (Contributory)

Household Benefits Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 391-406

Household Benefits Scheme

Carer's Allowance Applications

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Labour Activation Projects

Labour Activation Projects

Legal Costs

Community Employment Schemes Eligibility

Carer's Allowance Applications

Departmental Customer Charters

Social Welfare Benefits

Free Travel Scheme

Carer's Allowance Data

Family Income Supplement Appeals

Written Answers Nos. 407-421

Invalidity Pension Eligibility

Jobseeker's Allowance Data

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Mortgage Interest Supplement Scheme Eligibility

Social Welfare Benefits

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Websites

EU Treaties

Iraqi Conflict

EU Funding

Humanitarian Aid

Departmental Agencies Board Appointments

Military Aircraft Landings

Trade Relations

Written Answers Nos. 422-436

Humanitarian Aid Provision

Foreign Conflicts

Ministerial Meetings

Ministerial Meetings

Foreign Conflicts

Patent Applications

Visa Data

Military Aircraft Landings

Departmental Staff

Architectural Heritage

Architectural Heritage

EU Funding

Departmental Agencies Board Appointments

State Bodies Abolition

Departmental Websites

Written Answers Nos. 437-452

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Public Private Partnerships Cost

Public Procurement Contracts Data

Flood Relief Schemes Data

State Assets

Information and Communications Technology

Appointments to State Boards

Legislative Measures

EU Funding

Garda Remuneration

Written Answers Nos. 453-470

Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Lansdowne Road Agreement

Trade Union Agreements

Flooding Data

Interdepartmental Committee Membership

Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

National Museum

EU Funding

Departmental Agencies

Leader Programmes Funding

EU Directives

Natural Heritage Areas Designation

Proposed Legislation

VAT Rebates

Proposed Legislation

Proposed Legislation

Written Answers Nos. 471-483

Departmental Staff Data

Departmental Websites

Disability Support Services Provision

Legislative Process

Alcohol Pricing

Care of the Elderly Provision

Care Services Provision

Proposed Legislation

Preschool Services

Disability Services Funding

Legislative Programme

General Practitioner Data

Disability Support Services

Written Answers Nos. 484-499

Health Services Provision

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medical Aids and Appliances Applications

Health Services Provision

Health Services Staff

Suicide Incidence

Hospitals Funding

Drugs Payment Scheme Data

Long-Term Illness Scheme Data

Pharmacy Services

Health Services Provision

Health Services Provision

Health Services Staff Recruitment

Hospital Appointments Delays

EU Funding

Hospital Appointments Status

Written Answers Nos. 500-514

Health Services

Diabetes Strategy

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Appointments Status

Departmental Properties

Medical Card Eligibility

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services

Health Services Reform

Departmental Bodies

HSE Correspondence

Medical Card Eligibility

HSE Staff

Written Answers Nos. 515-532

Medical Card Applications

Home Care Packages Data

Hospital Staff

Hospital Appointments Status

Occupational Therapy

Vaccination Programme

Infectious Disease Incidence

Psychological Services

Health Insurance Data

Dental Services Provision

Health Services Staff Data

Primary Medical Certificates Applications

Health Services Staff Remuneration

Nursing Home Services

Home Help Service

Written Answers Nos. 533-544

Medical Aids and Appliances Applications

Home Care Packages Funding

EU Directives

Medical Card Applications Data

Occupational Therapy

Respite Care Services Provision

Home Care Packages Data

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Services for People with Disabilities

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Written Answers Nos. 545 - 560

Health Services Provision

Respite Care Grant Eligibility

Health Services Funding

Perinatal Data

Hospital Waiting Lists

Mobility Allowance

Health Services Staff Recruitment

Health Services Staff

Antimicrobial Resistance

Medicinal Products Prices

Written Answers Nos. 561-574

Medical Card Drugs Availability

Medicinal Products Availability

Hospital Appointments Status

Speech and Language Therapy Provision

Home Help Service Provision

Accident and Emergency Departments

General Practitioner Training

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Staff Recruitment

Hospital Waiting Lists

Vaccination Programme

Health Services Provision

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Appointments Status

Written Answers Nos. 575-589

Hospital Waiting Lists

Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors Recruitment

General Practitioner Contracts

Charities Regulation

HSE Governance

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Health Services Staff Recruitment

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Written Answers Nos. 590-604

Hospitals Data

Psychological Services

Death Certificates

Professional Qualifications

Hospital Appointments Status

HIV-AIDS Programmes

Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Hospitals Data

Written Answers Nos. 605-619

Dental Services

Medical Card Reviews

Medical Card Eligibility

Medical Card Eligibility

Hospital Appointments Status

Home Help Service

Services for People with Disabilities

Charities Regulation

HSE Funding

Hospital Accommodation Provision

Written Answers Nos. 620-634

Respite Care Services Provision

Dental Services Provision

Orthodontic Services Provision

General Practitioner Services Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Health Services

Accident and Emergency Departments

HSE Agency Staff Data

Hospital Waiting Lists

Nursing Staff Remuneration

Hospitals Building Programme

Medical Card Administration

Medical Card Data

Written Answers Nos. 635-650

General Medical Services Scheme

Services for People with Disabilities

Health Services Staff Data

Health Services Reform

Health Services Reform

Departmental Websites

TAMS Applications

TAMS Applications

GLAS Applications

GLAS Appeals

Agriculture Scheme Appeals

TAMS Applications

TAMS Applications

Basic Payment Scheme Appeals

GLAS Payments

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Written Answers Nos. 651-664

GLAS Payments

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments

Single Payment Scheme Payments

GLAS Eligibility

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments

Basic Payment Scheme Payments

GLAS Payments

Departmental Programmes

TAMS Applications

Sheep Technology Adoption Programme Payments

Basic Payment Scheme Appeals

Basic Payment Scheme Appeals

GLAS Payments

Basic Payment Scheme Payments

Written Answers Nos. 665-679

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Applications

Veterinary Inspection Service Data

Agrifood Sector

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Rural Development Programme Projects

Departmental Agencies Board Appointments

Young Farmers Scheme

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Basic Payment Scheme Data

Sheepmeat Sector

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 680-694

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Young Farmers Scheme Eligibility

Basic Payment Scheme Payments

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Turbary Rights

State Bodies

Agriculture Scheme Appeals

Rural Development Programme

Rural Development Programme Projects

Animal Welfare

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Appeals

Organic Farming

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Applications

Coillte Teoranta

Written Answers Nos. 695-709

Agriculture Industry

Dairy Sector

Land Transfers

Single Payment Scheme Appeals

Aquaculture Licence Data

Basic Payment Scheme Applications

Forestry Sector

UK Referendum on EU Membership

Animal Welfare

Animal Disease Controls

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Animal Welfare

Transfer of Entitlements

Beef Exports

Food Labelling

Written Answers Nos. 710-724

Live Exports

Live Exports

Sheepmeat Sector

Food Wise 2025 Strategy

Animal Welfare

Beef Exports

Food Industry Development

Food Wise 2025 Strategy

Sheepmeat Sector

UK Referendum on EU Membership

Beef Exports

Forestry Sector

Sustainable Development Goals

Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies

Written Answers Nos. 725-740

Departmental Staff Data

Departmental Websites

Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Scheme Eligibility

Energy Policy

Renewable Energy Generation Targets

Broadband Service Provision

Broadband Service Speeds

EU Programmes

Postal Codes

Postal Codes

Departmental Agencies Board Appointments

National Broadband Plan Implementation

Electricity Transmission Network

Broadband Service Provision

Broadband Service Provision

Electricity Generation

Written Answers Nos. 741-754

Broadband Service Provision

Mining Industry

Mining Industry

Mining Industry

National Broadband Plan Funding

Public Transport Provision

Air Services Provision

Sports Capital Programme Data

Rail Network Expansion

Departmental Programmes

Greenways Development

EU Programmes

Written Answers Nos. 755-769

Sports Capital Programme Expenditure

Departmental Agencies Board Appointments

Sports Facilities Provision

Road Signage

National Car Test Data

Wild Atlantic Way Project

Departmental Reports

Sports Events

Roads Maintenance

Haulage Industry Regulation

Driving Test

Public Transport Provision

Air Safety

Road Projects

Written Answers Nos. 770-784

Maritime Training Courses

Road Projects

Road Projects Status

Road Projects

Driver Licence Renewals

Departmental Staff Data

Departmental Websites

Farm Safety

Industrial Disputes

Industrial Disputes

IDA Data

Foreign Direct Investment

Economic Competitiveness

Industrial Development

Foreign Direct Investment

Written Answers Nos. 785-799

IDA Data

Legislative Measures

Low Pay Commission Report

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

EU Funding

Departmental Agencies

Personal Injury Claims

Economic Competitiveness

Work Permits Applications

Enterprise Ireland Funding

Work Permits Applications

Health and Safety Regulations

Written Answers Nos. 800-814

Labour Court Awards

Health and Safety Regulations

Ministerial Functions

National Standards Authority of Ireland

Job Creation

International Agreements

Economic Competitiveness

Departmental Staff

Departmental Websites

Child Care Services Funding

Child Care Services Funding

EU Funding

Departmental Bodies

Written Answers Nos. 815-829

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Early Childhood Care and Education

After-School Support Services

Child Abuse

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Community Childcare Subvention Programme

Family Resource Centres

Child and Family Agency Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 830-844

Child and Family Agency Data

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Commencement of Legislation

Commencement of Legislation

Children in Care

Child and Family Agency Expenditure

Child and Family Agency Data

EU Funding

Departmental Agencies Staff Data

Defence Forces Personnel

Defence Forces Operations

Home Repossessions

Departmental Staff Data

Departmental Websites


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