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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 918 No. 3

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Prelude

Leaders' Questions

Nice Attacks: Expressions of Sympathy

Order of Business

Standing Orders: Motion

Select Committees: Motion

Message from Seanad

Topical Issue Matters

Ceisteanna - Questions

Cabinet Committees

European Council Meetings

Cabinet Committee Meetings

Priority Questions

Road Safety

Tourism Industry

Transport Infrastructure Provision

Road Tolls

Road Tolls

Other Questions

Road Network

Road Improvement Schemes

Sports Capital Programme

Harbour Authorities

Driver Licensing Exchange Agreements

Rural Transport Services

Airport Development Projects

Message from Seanad

Topical Issue Debate

Bord na Móna

Waste Management

Neuro-Rehabilitation Policy

Road Network

Housing Strategy: Statements

Domiciliary Care Allowance: Motion [Private Members]

Written Answers Nos 1-56

Haulage Industry Regulation

Ministerial Meetings

Health and Safety Inspections

Cycling Policy

Departmental Schemes

Maritime Safety

Noise Pollution

Military Aircraft Landings

Roads Maintenance Funding

Sports Capital Programme

Sports Capital Programme Administration

Proposed Legislation

Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme

Written Answers Nos 57-75

Aer Lingus Sale

Maritime Safety

Military Aircraft

Sports Capital Programme Administration

Public Transport Provision

Road Safety Authority

Aer Lingus Sale

Industrial Relations

Climate Change Adaptation Plans

Road Projects Expenditure

Road Signage

Noise Pollution

Tourism Promotion

Public Transport Fares

UK Referendum on EU Membership

Rail Network Expansion

Public Procurement Contracts

Swimming Pool Programme Status

Road Projects Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 76-91

Rail Network Expansion

Industrial Disputes

Aviation Industry

Tourism Industry

Public Transport

State Airports

State Airports

Tourism Promotion

Rail Services Provision

Rail Network Expansion

Ports Policy

Haulage Industry Regulation

Public Transport

Aviation Industry

Transport Policy

Road Improvement Schemes

Written Answers Nos. 92-107

National Trails Office

Legal Costs

Ministerial Advisers Data

Constitutional Convention Recommendations

Constitutional Convention Membership

Citizens Assembly

Citizens Assembly

Departmental Staff Data

Departmental Staff Remuneration

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Gender Balance

Personal Insolvency Act

Garda Data

Visa Applications

Written Answers Nos. 109-123

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Immigration Status

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations

Visa Applications

Court Procedures

Crime Investigation

Garda Operations

Court Orders

State Pathology Service

Fines Administration

Courts Service Administration

Citizenship Applications

Written Answers Nos. 124-139

Garda Data

Garda Data

Community Policing

Traveller Community

Garda Operations

Garda Stations

Garda Deployment

Court Procedures

Visa Applications

Written Answers Nos. 140 - 156

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations

Ministerial Advisers Data

Garda Data

Immigrant Investor Programme Administration

Public Sector Staff Data

Public Sector Staff Remuneration

Tax Code

Tax Code

Insurance Industry

Tax Reliefs Data

Insurance Coverage

EU Budget Contribution

Income Inequality

Economic Growth Rate

Credit Availability

Written Answers Nos. 157 - 171

NAMA Staff Remuneration

State Claims Agency

Tax Code

Insurance Coverage

Revenue Commissioners Staff

Tax Code

Tax Data

Charities Regulation

Tax Data

Written Answers Nos. 172-188

Loan Books Purchasers

Tax Code

Tax Code

Electric Vehicles

Customs and Excise Staff

Credit Unions

Fines Administration

Bank Codes of Conduct

Drugs Crime

Income Data

Tax Collection

Fiscal Data

Excise Duties

Currency Exchange

Tax Code

Tax Code

Public Interest Directors

Written Answers Nos. 189-205

Financial Services Ombudsman

Financial Institutions Support Scheme

Central Bank of Ireland

Property Tax

Tax Reliefs Data

Pension Provisions

Stamp Duty

Tax Code

Tax Code

Flooding Data

Land Acquisition

Tax Collection

Tax Data

Written Answers Nos. 206-224

EU Meetings

Fiscal Policy

Tax Credits

Foreign Direct Investment

Tax Yield

Insurance Compensation Fund

Insurance Industry

Insurance Levy

Fiscal Policy

Tax Code

Ministerial Staff

Corporate Tax Compliance

Real Estate Investment Trusts

Household Charge Administration

Written Answers Nos. 225-235

EU Budget Contribution

General Government Debt

Exchequer Returns

Public Sector Staff Data

Departmental Investigations

Special Educational Needs

Information and Communications Technology

Third Level Education

International Mother Language Day

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Special Educational Needs Data

Written Answers Nos. 236 - 251

Apprenticeship Programmes

Apprenticeship Programmes

Student Grant Scheme Applications Data

Departmental Funding

Third Level Funding

Third Level Costs

School Accommodation Provision

School Accommodation Provision

School Curriculum

Apprenticeship Programmes

School Transport Eligibility

European Globalisation Fund

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Written Answers Nos. 252 - 267

Special Educational Needs Staff

Gaelscoil Issues

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Student Support Schemes

School Guidance Counsellors

Appointments to State Boards

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Third Level Funding

Third Level Fees

Third Level Costs

Third Level Participation

Third Level Funding

Departmental Funding

Written Answers Nos. 268-282

Residential Institutions

Schools Building Projects Status

School Transport Eligibility

School Staff

School Staff

Home Tuition Scheme Staff

Gaelscoil Issues

Schools Recognition

Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge

Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

School Accommodation Provision

Written Answers Nos. 283-299

Legislative Measures

Child Abuse

Departmental Legal Costs

Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme

Education Policy

Lansdowne Road Agreement Implementation

Special Educational Needs Staff

Apprenticeship Programmes

Apprenticeship Programmes

School Transport Review

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Education Policy

Autism Support Services

Schools Refurbishment

School Funding

Written Answers Nos. 300-320

School Funding

Teachers' Panel Rights

Schools Site Acquisitions

Schools Building Projects

School Management

Schools Building Projects Status

Ministerial Advisers Data

Special Educational Needs Staff

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Data Protection

School Costs

North-South Ministerial Council

Schools Building Projects Status

Emergency Works Scheme Applications

Departmental Staff Data

Departmental Staff Remuneration

Written Answers Nos. 321-331

Water Safety

Illegal Dumping

Local Authority Staff Recruitment

Constituency Boundaries

Traveller Accommodation

Water and Sewerage Schemes Funding

Private Rented Accommodation Data

Departmental Funding

Departmental Funding

Nuclear Plants

Foreshore Issues

Written Answers Nos. 332-347

EU Funding

Local Authority Funding

Regeneration Projects Funding

Local Authority Housing Funding

Social and Affordable Housing

Coroners Service

Waste Disposal Charges

Climate Change Policy

Waste Disposal Charges

Tenant Purchase Scheme Eligibility

Water and Sewerage Schemes Funding

Social and Affordable Housing

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Written Answers Nos. 348-363

Local Authority Housing Funding

Motor Tax

Planning Issues

Social and Affordable Housing

Library Services

Traveller Accommodation

Local Government Fund

Local Authority Funding

Local Authority Housing Provision

Local Government Reform

Local Authority Services

Library Services

Wind Energy Generation

Local Authority Housing

Voluntary Housing Sector

Housing Policy

Written Answers Nos. 364 - 379

Waste Disposal

Planning Issues

End-of-Life Vehicles Disposal

Environmental Regulations

Irish Water Data

Urban Renewal Schemes

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Written Answers Nos. 380 - 395

Local Authority Housing Maintenance

Departmental Staff

Capital Assistance Scheme Applications

Local Authority Housing Eligibility

Emergency Accommodation Provision

Local Authority Housing Maintenance

North-South Ministerial Council

Voluntary Housing Sector

Architectural Qualifications

Social Welfare Schemes

Money Advice and Budgeting Service

Social Welfare Eligibility

Carer's Allowance Applications

Written Answers Nos. 396-410

Departmental Reviews

Community Employment Schemes Funding

Departmental Staff Retirements

Disability Allowance Applications

Mortgage Interest Supplement Scheme Appeals

State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme Applications

Insolvency Payments Scheme Eligibility

Departmental Funding

Disability Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Invalidity Pension Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Written Answers Nos. 411-427

Labour Activation Projects

Carer's Allowance Delays

Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Payments

Exceptional Needs Payment Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Invalidity Pension Waiting Times

Carer's Support Grant

Carer's Allowance Applications

Invalidity Pension Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Invalidity Pension Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Invalidity Pension Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Written Answers Nos. 428-447

Carer's Allowance Applications

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Respite Care Grant Applications

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Social Welfare Appeals

Disability Allowance Payments

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Appeals

Qualified Child Increase Payments

Free Travel Scheme

Invalidity Pension Applications

JobsPlus Scheme

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Written Answers Nos. 448-459

Disability Allowance Appeals

Employment Support Services

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Community Employment Schemes Eligibility

Redundancy Payments

School Meals Programme

Farm Assist Scheme Appeals

State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

Social Welfare Rates

Community Employment Schemes Operation

Written Answers Nos. 460-476

Employment Support Services

Disability Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Appeals

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Carer's Support Grant

Carer's Allowance Applications

Ministerial Staff

Community Services Programme

Community Services Programme

Community Services Programme

Community Services Programme

State Pension (Contributory) Applications

Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Written Answers Nos. 477-491

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Middle East Peace Process

Human Rights Investigations

Passport Data

Shannon Airport Facilities

Undocumented Irish in the USA

Foreign Conflicts

Written Answers Nos. 492-507

Syrian Conflict

Ministerial Staff

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Public Procurement Regulations

Coastal Erosion

Office of Government Procurement

Flood Risk Management

Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

Public Sector Pay

Fiscal Data

Public Sector Pay

Haddington Road Agreement Implementation

Civil Service Staff Data

Public Sector Pensions Data

Written Answers Nos. 508-523

Office of Public Works Properties

Leader's Allowance

Public Procurement Regulations

Interdepartmental Working Groups

Flood Risk Management

Flood Risk Assessments

Flood Risk Assessments

Flood Relief Schemes Expenditure

Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision

Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision

Flood Risk Management

Interdepartmental Meetings

Flood Relief Schemes Expenditure

Interdepartmental Working Groups

Ministerial Staff

Written Answers Nos. 524 - 540

Drainage Schemes Applications

Bullying in the Workplace

Post Office Network

Departmental Investigations

Departmental Reports

Departmental Legal Cases

Departmental Contracts

Leader Programmes Data

Departmental Funding

Arts Funding

Arts Plan

Film Industry

Special Areas of Conservation

Written Answers Nos. 541 - 555

EU Directives

EU Directives

Ministerial Advisers Data

National Parks

Seirbhísí Aeir Fóirdheonaithe

Road Projects Status

Leader Programmes Expenditure

Forbairt Calaí agus Céanna

Cross-Border Projects

Hedge Cutting Season

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Mental Health Services

HSE Funding

Public Sector Pensions

Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 556-571

Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Hospital Groups

Hospital Staff Data

Emergency Departments Closures

Dental Services

Health Services

Medical Card Applications

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

HSE Funding

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Staff Data

Dental Services Waiting Lists

Medical Aids and Appliances Applications

Ambulance Service Data

Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 572-587

Respite Care Services

Health Services

Emergency Departments

Health Services Funding

Health Services Funding

Hospital Waiting Lists

HSE Data

HSE Data

HSE Funding

HSE Data

Health Services

Health Services Staff Data

Public Sector Staff Remuneration

Written Answers Nos. 588-604

Medical Aids and Appliances Expenditure

Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage

Hospital Appointments Status

Services for People with Disabilities

Ministerial Functions

Vaccination Programme

Accident and Emergency Departments Waiting Times

Hospital Appointments Status

Accident and Emergency Departments Data

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Accident and Emergency Departments Waiting Times

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Speech and Language Therapy Provision

Written Answers Nos. 605-619

Medical Card Eligibility

Hospital Groups

Hospital Appointments Status

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

General Practitioner Services Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Services for People with Disabilities

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Facilities

Electronic Health Records

Patient Data

Accident and Emergency Services Provision

Services for People with Disabilities

Maternity Services

Drug Treatment Programmes

Written Answers Nos. 620 - 637

Health Strategies

Traveller Community

National Drugs Strategy Implementation

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Home Help Service Provision

Hospital Facilities

Disease Awareness

Home Help Service Provision

Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists

Home Help Service Provision

Hospital Staff

HSE Expenditure

Health Services Staff Recruitment

Home Help Service Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Prescriptions Data

Written Answers Nos. 638 - 651

Health Services Data

Health Services Provision

Health Services Charges

Hospital Facilities

Departmental Properties

Prescriptions Charges

Mental Health Services Provision

Mental Health Services Provision

Disability Support Services Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Suicide Bereavement Support

Hospital Appointments Status

Written Answers Nos. 652-67

Services for People with Disabilities

Dental Services Provision

Services for People with Disabilities

Medical Records

Hospital Admissions

Services for People with Disabilities

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Services Funding

Prescriptions Data

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Mental Health Services Provision

Departmental Strategies

Professional Qualifications

Hospital Appointments Administration

Hospital Accommodation Provision

Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 668-83

Mental Health Services Data

Aftercare Services

Home Care Packages Expenditure

Cancer Incidence

HSE Expenditure

Hospital Appointments Status

Ministerial Advisers Data

Hospital Facilities

Nursing Home Subventions

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Expenditure

Nursing Home Inspections

Health Services Staff Data

Hospital Appointments Status

North-South Ministerial Council

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Written Answers Nos. 684-699

Pension Provisions

Hospitals Data

General Medical Services Scheme Administration

Dental Services Provision

Grant Payments

Hospital Charges

Hospital Appointments Status

Services for People with Disabilities

Hospital Charges

Departmental Staff Data

Departmental Staff Remuneration

Food Exports

Greyhound Industry

Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Departmental Information

Greyhound Industry

Written Answers Nos. 700-715

Greyhound Industry

Greyhound Industry

TAMS Applications

TAMS Applications

Greyhound Industry

Greyhound Industry

Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Agriculture Scheme Payments

TAMS Administration

EU Regulations

Fish Landings

Animal Slaughtering Standards

Greyhound Industry

Greyhound Industry

Greyhound Industry

Written Answers Nos. 716-732

Bord na gCon Administration

Bord na gCon Inspections

Single Payment Scheme Transfers

Bord na gCon Administration

Milk Prices

GLAS Payments

Aquaculture Licences

Consultancy Contracts

Beef Data Programme

Basic Payment Scheme Appeals

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Appeals

Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme Eligibility

Food Wise 2025 Strategy

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Harbour Fees

Written Answers Nos. 733-747

Beef Data Programme

GLAS Payments

UK Referendum on EU Membership

Land Issues

Departmental Legal Cases

Departmental Legal Cases

Departmental Legal Cases

Departmental Legal Cases

Farmers Charter

Departmental Legal Cases

Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Agriculture Scheme Appeals

Departmental Legal Cases

Departmental Legal Cases

Written Answers Nos. 748-763

Basic Payment Scheme

Direct Payment Scheme Eligibility

TAMS Applications

GLAS Applications

Young Farmers Scheme

European Fisheries Fund

Fish Farming

Young Farmers Scheme Eligibility

TAMS Applications

Horse Racing Industry Funding

Horse Racing Industry Funding

Horse Racing Industry Funding

Written Answers Nos. 764-779

Farmers Charter Review

Ministerial Staff

Agriculture Scheme Appeals

EU Funding

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments

Superlevy Fine

GLAS Administration

Ministerial Meetings

Young Farmers Scheme

Beef Industry

Food Harvest 2020 Strategy

Importation of Fertilisers

State Aid

Dairy Sector

Fishing Industry

Food Exports

Written Answers Nos. 780-799

Live Exports

Food Exports

Pigmeat Sector

Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility

Pigmeat Sector

UK Referendum on EU Membership

North-South Ministerial Council

Basic Payment Scheme Payments

GLAS Payments

Basic Payment Scheme

Industrial Development

Departmental Funding

Departmental Staff Remuneration

Inland Fisheries Ireland

National Oil Reserves Agency Data

Energy Resources

Written Answers Nos. 800-811

Departmental Reports

Electric Vehicle Grants

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan Funding

Better Energy Communities Programme

Legislative Measures

Building Energy Rating Administration

Waste Management Regulations

Ministerial Advisers Data

Exploration Licences

Written Answers Nos. 812-829

Gas Exploration Licences

Renewable Energy Generation Targets

Energy Policy

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Departmental Staff Remuneration

Dormant Accounts Fund

Road Network

Airport Security

Driver Licensing Exchange Agreements

Maritime Safety

Road Traffic Offences

National Roads Authority Projects

Road Safety

Traffic Data

Proposed Legislation

Written Answers Nos. 830-843

Bus Services

Bus Services

Taxi Hardship Panel

Public Service Vehicles

Public Service Vehicles

Driver Licences

Public Transport Provision

Roads Maintenance Funding

Driver Licence Applications

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Roads Maintenance Funding

Road Projects Status

Greenways Development

Written Answers Nos. 844-860

Waterways Ireland Remit

Dublin Airport Authority

Dublin Bus Services

Road Network

Public Service Vehicles

North-South Implementation Bodies

Departmental Staff Data

Garda Operations

Road Projects Status

Road Projects Status

Road Projects

Rail Network

Sports Events

Tourism Industry

Tourism Industry

Written Answers Nos. 861-876

Transport Policy

Road Network

Public Transport

Tourism Promotion

Road Safety

Olympic Games Facilities

Public Sector Staff Data

Trade Agreements

Trade Agreements

IDA Ireland Data

UK Referendum on EU Membership

Enterprise Ireland

Health and Safety Inspections Data

Written Answers Nos. 877-890

Trade Missions

Trade Agreements

IDA Data

Consumer Protection

EU Directives

Regional Aid

State Bodies Data

Labour Court Awards

Departmental Funding

Work Permits Applications

Company Closures

Labour Court

Labour Court

Written Answers Nos. 891-907

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

EU Regulations

Consumer Protection

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

EU Directives

EU Directives

Low Pay Commission Report

UK Referendum on EU Membership

Corporation Tax

Proposed Legislation

Living Wage

Proposed Legislation

Ministerial Advisers Data

Job Retention

Job Creation

Written Answers Nos. 908-923

Grocery Industry Regulation

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Employment Rights

Low Pay Commission Expenditure

Commercial Property

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Departmental Staff Remuneration

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Crisis Pregnancy Services

Early Childhood Care and Education

Departmental Staff Data

Proposed Legislation

North-South Ministerial Council

Proposed Legislation

Written Answers Nos. 924-939

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Departmental Staff Remuneration

Commemorative Events

Animal Culls

Defence Forces Investigations

Army Barracks

Air Corps Recruitment

Defence Forces Pensions

Defence Forces Expenditure

Defence Forces Remuneration

Defence Forces Remuneration

Departmental Staff Data


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