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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 944 No. 2

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Prelude

Leaders' Questions

Order of Business

Ceisteanna - Questions

Government-Church Dialogue

Constitutional Convention Recommendations

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Business of Dáil

An Bille um an gCúigiú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Ceart chun Tithíochta) 2017: An Chéad Chéim

Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2017: First Stage

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2017: First Stage

Standing Orders: Motion

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed)

Priority Questions

Early Childhood Care and Education Funding

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Child Care Services Administration

Child Care Services Staff

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Other Questions

DEIS Scheme

Child Care Services Provision

Youth Services

Emergency Accommodation Provision

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

School Completion Programme

Child Care Services

Aftercare Services Provision

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad]: Order for Report Stage

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages

Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Second Stage

An Garda Síochána: Statements

Money Advice and Budgeting Service and Citizen Information Centres: Motion [Private Members]

Estimates for Public Services 2017: Message from Select Committee

Written Answers Nos. 1 - 40

After-School Support Services

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Youth Services Funding

Youth Services Provision

Child Care Services Provision

Child Protection Services Provision

Internet Safety

Traveller Community

Child Abuse Reports

Youth Services Provision

Child Care Services Staff

Written Answers Nos. 41 - 60

Juvenile Offenders

Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

Early Childhood Care and Education Funding

Child Care Services Staff

Foster Care Policy

Children and Young People’s Policy Framework

Area Based Childhood Programme

Foster Care Supports

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

Youth Services Funding

Early Childhood Care and Education

Child Care Services Provision

Child Care Services Provision

Adoption Records Provision

Child Care Services Provision

Child Abuse

Juvenile Offenders

Written Answers Nos. 61 - 80

Early Childhood Care and Education Programmes

Child Protection Services Provision

Adoption Legislation

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

School Completion Programme

Child Detention Centres

Departmental Contracts Data

Brexit Issues

Departmental Expenditure

Protected Disclosures Data

Insurance Costs

Naturalisation Applications

Valuation Office

Garda Misconduct Allegations

Court Accommodation Refurbishment

Immigration Policy

Garda Deployment

Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision

Written Answers Nos. 81 - 105

Naturalisation Applications

Direct Provision System

Immigrant Investor Programme Administration

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Wards of Court

Visa Applications

Legislative Programme

Protected Disclosures

Courts Service Data

Garda Data

Magdalen Laundries

Garda Investigations

Insurance Costs

Immigration Status

Court Accommodation Provision

Irish Prison Service

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Primary Medical Certificates Eligibility

NAMA Property Sales

NAMA Property Sales

Financial Services Ombudsman

Tax Yield

Pensions Data

Written Answers Nos 106-128

Tax Yield

Mortgage Interest Relief Data

Tax Data

Tax Exemptions

Tax Yield

Tax Yield

Tax Yield

Tax Yield

Tax Yield

Water Charges

Tax Yield

Tax Yield

Tax Yield

Universal Social Charge Abolition

Universal Social Charge Exemptions

Exchequer Savings

Insurance Industry

VAT Rate Application

Tax Reliefs Application

Job Creation Targets

Written Answers Nos. 129-142

Protected Disclosures

NAMA Portfolio

Tax Code

Insurance Costs

Tracker Mortgages

Insurance Coverage

Motor Insurance

Credit Institutions Resolution Fund

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Third Level Funding

Further Education and Training Programmes Provision

School Guidance Counsellors

Third Level Institutions

Written Answers Nos. 143 - 172

Schools Building Projects Status

Psychological Assessments Waiting Times

School Admissions

School Playgrounds

Third Level Staff

Special Educational Needs Staff

Curaclam Scoile

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Third Level Staff Recruitment

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Apprenticeship Programmes

Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

EU Funding

Schools Amalgamation

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Protected Disclosures Data

State Examinations

Teachers' Remuneration

Schools Site Acquisitions

DEIS Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 173-190

Brexit Issues

Youthreach Programme Staff

School Curriculum

School Guidance Counsellors

Insurance Costs

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Home Tuition Scheme Staff

School Guidance Counsellors

Third Level Courses Availability

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Schools Building Projects Status

Prisoner Rehabilitation Programmes

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund

Third Level Funding

Written Answers Nos. 191-214

School Curriculum

State Examinations Data

Schools Extra Curricular Activities

Control of Dogs

Motor Tax Collection

Motor Tax Collection

Wastewater Treatment

Housing Adaptation Grant

Motor Tax

Motor Tax

Housing Adaptation Grant Funding

Local Authority Housing

Local Authority Housing Mortgages

Departmental Reviews

Local Authority Housing Provision

National Planning Framework

Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Local Authority Rates

Capital Assistance Scheme Applications

Capital Assistance Scheme Funding

Protected Disclosures

Protected Disclosures Data

Written Answers Nos. 215-238

Insurance Costs

Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Social Insurance

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Social Welfare Offices

Disability Allowance Applications

Treatment Benefit Scheme

Departmental Staff Relocation

Disability Allowance Payments

Social Welfare Benefits Applications

Youth Unemployment Measures

Unemployment Benefits Data

Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times

Employment Support Services

Unemployment Levels

Protected Disclosures Data

Work Placement Programmes

Community Employment Schemes Eligibility

Free Travel Scheme Eligibility

State Pension (Non-Contributory) Appeals

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Labour Activation Programmes Data

Child Benefit Data

Written Answers Nos. 239-262

Departmental Schemes

Unemployment Data

Departmental Expenditure

Citizens Information Services

Unemployment Data

Carer's Support Grant

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Family Income Supplement Appeals

Disability Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Applications

Fuel Allowance Data

Fuel Allowance Data

Public Services Card Provision

Farm Assist Scheme Eligibility

Jobseeker's Benefit Eligibility

Social Welfare Appeals

One-Parent Family Payment Payments

Exceptional Needs Payments

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Carer's Allowance Payments

Job Initiatives

Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Written Answers Nos. 263 - 289

Social Welfare Code

Brexit Issues

United Nations

Human Rights

Human Rights

Protected Disclosures Data

Human Rights Cases

Passport Services

Passport Applications

Passport Data

Insurance Costs

Passport Services

Diplomatic Representation Expenditure

Trade Missions

Passport Services

Passport Applications

Foreign Naval Vessels

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

National Monuments

Written Answers Nos. 290-310

Garda Stations

Public Sector Staff

Protected Disclosures

Lansdowne Road Agreement Implementation

Insurance Costs

Departmental Expenditure

Action Plan for Rural Development Implementation

Ferry Services Provision

Architectural Heritage

Dormant Accounts Fund Management

Protected Disclosures

Wildlife Regulations

Dormant Accounts Fund Administration

Waterways Ireland Remit

Insurance Costs

Leader Programmes Administration

Departmental Expenditure

CLÁR Programme

Leader Programmes Funding

Leader Programmes Administration

Written Answers Nos. 311-334

Disability Support Services

Autism Support Services

Cancer Services Funding

Water Fluoridation

Services for People with Disabilities

Hospital Appointments Administration

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Waiting Lists

Home Help Service Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Ambulance Service Data

Home Help Service Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Orthodontic Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Departmental Surveys

Motorised Transport Grant Closure

Hospital Appointments Status

Disability Support Services

Public Sector Allowances Review

Health Services

Medical Card Applications

Hospital Appointments Status

Written Answers Nos. 335-358

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Waiting Lists

Cancer Screening Programmes

Respite Care Services

Hospital Services

National Children's Hospital

Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

General Practitioner Data

Commencement of Legislation

Medical Card Administration

Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Health Services Staff Recruitment

Home Help Service Data

Medicinal Products Availability

Services for People with Disabilities

Health Services Funding

Services for People with Disabilities

Written Answers Nos. 359-382

Dental Services Waiting Lists

Health Insurance

Protected Disclosures

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Departmental Properties

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Ministerial Responsibilities

Mental Health Services Provision

Home Care Packages Provision

Departmental Expenditure

Health Care Infrastructure Provision

Community Care Provision

Mental Health Services Staff

Hospital Services

Hospital Services

National Treatment Purchase Fund Data

Home Help Service Data

Hospital Staff

Hospital Staff

Redundancy Payments

Hospital Waiting Lists

Food Safety Standards

Vaccination Programme Data

Written Answers Nos. 383-407

Health Services Data

Medicinal Products

Hospital Appointments Status

Disability Services Provision

Hospital Waiting Lists

National Treatment Purchase Fund Eligibility

Disability Services Data

Health Services Staff Data

Hospital Waiting Lists

Accident and Emergency Departments Staff

Ambulance Service

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Appointments Status

Medical Card Applications

Hospital Services

Hospital Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Registration of Nurses

Vaccination Programme

Written Answers Nos. 408 - 428

Emergency Departments Closures

Medical Card Eligibility

Hospital Appointments Delays

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medical Card Applications

Medical Card Delays

Hospital Services

General Medical Services Scheme

Mental Health Services Data

Hospital Appointments Administration

Health Insurance Levy

HSE Funding

Medical Card Applications

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Beds Data

Beef Imports

GLAS Payments

GLAS Payments

GLAS Payments

Veterinary Inspection Service

Written Answers Nos. 429 - 451

Agriculture Schemes

Food Safety Standards

Food Safety Standards

Harbours and Piers Funding

GLAS Payments

Fishing Industry

Fishing Industry

Live Exports

Animal Welfare

Aquaculture Licence Appeals

Aquaculture Licence Appeals

Aquaculture Licence Appeals

Aquaculture Licence Appeals

TAMS Eligibility

EU Issues

Agrifood Sector

Common Agricultural Policy Reform

EU Issues

Dairy Sector

Animal Welfare

Common Fisheries Policy

Written Answers Nos. 452-474

Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Fishing Industry Development

Fishing Industry

Rural Development Programme Projects

Agriculture Schemes

Agriculture Scheme Appeals

Agriculture Scheme Expenditure

Basic Payment Scheme Applications

Aquaculture Licences

Aquaculture Licences

Aquaculture Licences

Fishing Industry

Aquaculture Licences

Food Safety Standards Regulation

Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Fish Quotas

Protected Disclosures Data

Services for People with Disabilities

Basic Payment Scheme Appeals

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

TAMS Applications

Insurance Costs

Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Written Answers Nos. 475-497

GLAS Applications

Greyhound Industry

Bord na gCon

Bord na gCon Administration

Bord na gCon

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Greyhound Industry

Bord na gCon Funding

Bord na gCon Contracts

Bord na gCon Staff

Bord na gCon Staff

Bord na gCon Administration

Bord na gCon Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 498-520

Bord na gCon Administration

Bord na gCon

Greyhound Industry

Bord na gCon

Bord na gCon

GLAS Payments

Transfer of Entitlements

Transfer of Entitlements

Herd Data

Consular Services Staff

Agriculture Industry

Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme Data

Hen Harriers Threat Response Plan

Bord Bia Strategy

Departmental Staff Data

Exports Growth

Exports Growth

Exports Growth

Written Answers Nos. 521-543

Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme Data

Biofuel Obligation Scheme Implementation

Broadband Service Provision

Renewable Energy Incentives

Broadband Service Provision

Broadband Service Provision

Protected Disclosures Data

Environmental Protection Agency Licences

Insurance Costs

Fishing Industry

Biofuel Obligation Scheme Implementation

Legislative Reviews

Air and Water Pollution

Broadband Service Provision

EU Directives

Taxi Regulations

Written Answers Nos. 544 - 566

Climate Change Adaptation Plans

Airport Development Projects

Road Traffic Accidents Data

Road Network

Tourism Project Funding

Road Projects Status

Brexit Issues

Student Travel Card

Protected Disclosures Data

Insurance Costs

Sports Capital Programme

Road Improvement Schemes

State Airports

Transport Infrastructure Ireland Projects

Greenways Development

Taxi Regulations

Sports Capital Programme

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Road Traffic Accidents Data

Written Answers Nos. 567 - 581

Road Projects

Legislative Process

Low Pay Commission Remit

Income Inequality

European Fund for Strategic Investments

Job Losses

Brexit Issues

Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Job Creation

Brexit Issues

Foreign Direct Investment

Written Answers Nos. 582-603

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

Protected Disclosures Data

Zero-hour Contracts

Brexit Issues

Foreign Direct Investment

Insurance Costs

Work Permits Eligibility

EU Funding

Business Regulation

Local Enterprise Offices Data

Credit Guarantee Scheme

State Aid

IDA Ireland Portfolio

Departmental Funding

Child and Family Agency Services

Children in Care

Child and Family Agency Data

Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

Written Answers Nos. 604-626

Child and Family Agency Staff

Youth Services Funding

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Residential Institutions Redress Scheme Eligibility

Education Welfare Service

Child and Family Agency

Protected Disclosures Data

Education Welfare Service

Child and Family Agency Staff

Insurance Costs

Preschool Services

Juvenile Offenders

Youth Cafés Expenditure

Child and Family Agency Staff

Child Care Services Provision

Child and Family Agency

Child Care Services

Youth Services Funding

Child Protection

Departmental Functions

Child Protection Services Provision

Written Answers Nos. 627-649

Homeless Persons Supports

Child Abuse

Children in Care

Youth Services Funding

Defence Forces Representative Organisations

Military Medals

Defence Forces Recruitment

Defence Forces Reserve Training

Defence Forces Personnel Data

White Paper on Defence

Protected Disclosures Data

Defence Forces Remuneration

Defence Forces Strength

Defence Forces Personnel Data

Defence Forces Funding

Insurance Costs

Naval Service Vessels

Naval Service Vessels

Defence Forces Properties

Defence Forces Training


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