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Table of Contents

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 963 No. 3

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Prelude

Ceisteanna - Questions

Priority Questions

Information and Communications Technology

Capital Expenditure Programme Review

Climate Change Policy

Other Questions

Flood Prevention Measures

Freedom of Information Legislation

Pension Provisions

Voluntary Sector Remuneration

Public Procurement Regulations

Capital Expenditure Programme Review

Civil Service Reform

Flood Relief Schemes Status

Flood Relief Schemes Data

Public Sector Reform Implementation

Office of Public Works Projects

Leaders' Questions

Business of Dáil

Council of Europe: Appointment of Representatives

Questions on Promised Legislation

Microgeneration Support Scheme Bill 2017: First Stage

Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017: First Stage

Estimates for Public Services 2018: Referral to Select Committee

Planning and Development Regulations: Referral to Joint Committee

Report on Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council: Motion

Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion

Appropriation Bill 2017: Order for Second Stage

Appropriation Bill 2017: Second and Subsequent Stages

Topical Issue Matters

Technological Universities Bill 2015: Order for Report Stage

Technological Universities Bill 2015: Report Stage

Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Second Stage

Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages

Message from Seanad

Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members]

Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017: Referral to Select Committee [Private Members]

Personal Explanation by Minister of State

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed)

McCartan Report on the Stardust Fire: Statements

Topical Issue Debate

DEIS Administration

Redundancy Payments

Services for People with Disabilities

Written Answers Nos 1 to 36

Public Private Partnerships

Appointments to State Boards

Expenditure Reviews

Public Sector Pay

Flood Relief Schemes Funding

Coastal Protection

Public Relations Contracts Expenditure

Coastal Erosion

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Road Projects Status

Flood Prevention Measures

Civil Service Renewal Plan

Public Sector Staff Remuneration

Public Sector Reform Review

Public Sector Staff Retirements

Expenditure Reviews

Departmental Expenditure

Consular Services Data

Written Answers Nos 37-61

Human Rights Cases

Legislative Programme

European Council Meetings

European Council Meetings

Brexit Negotiations

EU Directives

Consultancy Contracts Data

Passport Data

Passport Applications Data

Overseas Development Aid Expenditure

Human Rights

Undocumented Irish in the USA

Departmental Budgets

Brexit Negotiations

EU Issues

Ministerial Travel

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Written Answers Nos 62-90

Primary Medical Certificates Eligibility

Tax Reliefs Costs

Community Banking

VAT Rate Application

Help-To-Buy Scheme Data

Legislative Programme

Help-To-Buy Scheme Eligibility

Legal Proceedings

Stamp Duty

Fiscal Data

State Claims Agency Data

State Banking Sector

Employment Investment Incentive Scheme Data

Mortgage Interest Relief Application

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund Investments

Tax Data

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund Investments

Tax Data

Written Answers Nos 91-112

Knowledge Development Box

NAMA Portfolio

EU Budget Contribution

EU Budget Contribution

IBRC Expenditure

Banking Sector Data

Mortgage Data

Small and Medium Enterprises Data

Mortgage Data

Central Bank of Ireland Data

Credit Register Establishment

Personal Contract Plans

Financial Services Regulation

Legislative Programme

Revenue Commissioners Data

Central Bank of Ireland Staff

Small and Medium Enterprises Debt

Central Bank of Ireland Data

Departmental Staff Data

Revenue Commissioners Staff

National Treasury Management Agency Staff

Central Bank of Ireland Staff

Written Answers Nos 113-134

IBRC Mortgage Loan Book

IBRC Loans

Bank Guarantee Scheme Bond Repayments

Central Bank of Ireland Supervision

IBRC Loans

IBRC Loans

IBRC Loans

IBRC Liquidation

Mortgage Data

Corporation Tax

NAMA Loan Book Value

Credit Union Lending

Insurance Data

Tax Yield

State Aid Investigations

Tax Collection

Negative Equity Mortgages Data

Tax Yield

Small and Medium Enterprises Data

Written Answers Nos. 135-147

NAMA Operations

Central Bank of Ireland Staff

European Central Bank

European Central Bank

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Data

Consultancy Contracts Data

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Garda Stations

Garda Station Expenditure

Public Sector Staff Retirements

Commencement of Legislation

Written Answers Nos. 148-160

Lansdowne Road Agreement

Insurance Coverage

Flood Relief Schemes Funding

Public Expenditure Data

Public Sector Reform Implementation

Public Sector Reform Implementation

Public Sector Reform Implementation

Public Procurement Contracts

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Written Answers Nos. 161-173

Departmental Staff Data

Office of Public Works Data

Flood Prevention Measures

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Data

Consultancy Contracts Data

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Schools Healthy Living Strategies

Schools Building Projects Status

Departmental Staff Data

Teacher Discipline

Written Answers Nos. 174-186

Teacher Fee Refund Scheme

Creative Ireland Programme

Legislative Process

Public Sector Pay

Third Level Expenditure

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Higher Education Schemes

Schools Building Projects Status

Departmental Schemes

Schools Building Projects Status

School Accommodation

Minor Works Scheme

Student Universal Support Ireland

Written Answers Nos. 187-198

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Apprenticeship Programmes

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Expenditure

Consultancy Contracts Expenditure

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Commercial Rates

EU Directives

Departmental Staff Data

Immigration Status

Immigration Status

Written Answers Nos. 199-212

Commencement of Legislation

Prison Service

Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal

Traveller Community

Garda Disciplinary Proceedings

Immigration Status

Residency Permits

Immigration Status

Immigration Policy

Immigration Status

Immigration Status

Immigration Status

Immigration Status

Immigration Status

Written Answers Nos. 213-218

Naturalisation Applications

Leave to Remain

Immigration Status

Immigration Status

Residency Permits

Written Answers Nos. 219-239

Garda Data

Written Answers Nos. 240-245

Naturalisation Applications

Public Relations Contracts Expenditure

Prisoner Data

Legal Services Regulation

Cross-Border Co-operation

Gender Equality

Written Answers Nos. 246-265

Garda Transport Data

Written Answers Nos. 266-277

Disability Statistics

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Data

Departmental Contracts Data

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Agencies Expenditure

Brexit Documents

Trade Missions Data

Agrifood Sector

Commencement of Legislation

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Written Answers Nos. 278-290

Farm Safety

Health and Safety Inspections

IDA Ireland Offices

Enterprise Ireland

Brexit Documents

Brexit Staff

EU Meetings

Brexit Expenditure

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Written Answers Nos. 291 - 305

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

EU Directives

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

IDA Ireland Data

Personal Injury Claims

Job Initiatives

Departmental Reviews

Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Third Level Funding

Science Foundation Ireland Data

Health and Safety Authority Data

Trade Agreements

Written Answers Nos. 306 - 316

Trade Agreements

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Legal Cases

Ministerial Briefing

Unified Patent Court

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Data

Departmental Contracts Data

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Applications

Hospitals Funding

Written Answers Nos. 317-329

Home Help Service Provision

Medical Card Applications

Health Services

Outreach Clinics

Disability Services Provision

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review

Primary Care Centres Staff

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Respite Care Services

General Medical Services Scheme

Legislative Programme

Disability Services Provision

Written Answers Nos. 330-342

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage

HSE Staff Data

Disability Support Services Provision

Commencement of Legislation

Hospital Appointments Administration

Hospital Appointments Administration

Hospital Charges

Hospital Beds Data

Emergency Departments Waiting Times

National Maternity Strategy Implementation

Written Answers Nos. 343-354

Maternity Services Provision

Hospital Facilities

Hospitals Inspections

Primary Care Services Provision

Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Hospitals Car Park Charges

Health Strategies

Health Promotion

Diabetes Strategy

Health Strategies

Health Reports

Health Strategies

Written Answers Nos. 355-369

Tobacco Control Measures

Hospital Food

Hospital Food

Hospital Food

Nursing Education

Alcohol Treatment Programmes

Positive Ageing Strategy Implementation

Cancer Screening Programmes

Health Services Data

Cancer Screening Programmes

Written Answers Nos. 370-387

Health Services Staff

Mental Health Services Data

Hospital Appointments Delays

Cancer Screening Programmes

Infectious Disease Incidence

Infectious Disease Incidence

Vaccination Programme Data

Vaccination Programme Data

Vaccination Programme Data

Vaccination Programme Data

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Inspections

Water Quality

HSE Complaints Procedures

Chronic Disease Management Programme

Hospitals Data

Health Services Data

Speech and Language Therapy Data

Written Answers Nos. 388-394

Health Services Staff Data

Health Services Provision

Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists

Substance Misuse

Human Trafficking

Written Answers Nos. 395-409

Palliative Care Services

Minor Ailments Scheme

Medical Card Data

Mental Health Services Data

Health Services Expenditure

HSE National Service Plan

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Mental Health Services

Ambulance Service Data

Medicinal Products Prices

Primary Care Reimbursement Service Payments

Medical Card Applications

Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 410-421

Medicinal Products

General Practitioner Training

Medicinal Products Availability

Written Answers Nos. 422-436

Drug Treatment Programmes Data

Home Help Service Data

Primary Care Centres Provision

Home Help Service Data

Home Help Service Data

Hospital Beds Data

Hospitals Discharges

Organ Donation Data

Health Services Reports

Hospitals Discharges

Patient Data

Written Answers Nos. 437-466

Patient Data

Hospitals Discharges

Stroke Care

Patient Data

Hospital Services

Patient Data

Patient Data

Health Services Staff Data

Voluntary Sector Remuneration

Written Answers Nos. 447-460

EU Directives

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Community Care Provision

Neuro-Rehabilitation Services Provision

Respite Care Services Data

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Written Answers Nos. 461-472

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Primary Care Centres

Generic Drugs Substitution

Mental Health Services Data

Mental Health Services Data

Mental Health Services Data

Primary Care Services Provision

Mental Health Services Data

Written Answers Nos. 473-485

Prisoner Health

Mental Health Services Staff

Hospital Waiting Lists Data

Mental Health Services Funding

Mental Health Services Staff

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services Provision

Counselling Services Provision

Hospital Facilities

Written Answers Nos. 486-498

Hospital Facilities

Neuro-Rehabilitation Policy

Mental Health Services Data

Mental Health Services Staff

Mental Health Services Staff

Mental Health Services Provision

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Home Help Service Provision

Commencement of Legislation

Hospital Services

Written Answers Nos. 499-511

Home Care Packages Data

Hospitals Data

National Carers' Strategy Status

Departmental Operations

Respite Care Services

Home Care Packages

Public Health Policy

HSE Data

Hospitals Policy

Hospital Waiting Lists Data

Written Answers Nos. 512-524

EU Investigations

Ministerial Travel

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Data

Consultancy Contracts Data

Departmental Expenditure

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Basic Payment Scheme Payments

TAMS Applications

Commencement of Legislation

Written Answers Nos. 525-537

GLAS Payments

GLAS Payments

TAMS Payments

Departmental Staff Data

Brexit Staff

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

Bord Bia Staff

Brexit Staff

Diplomatic Representation

Basic Payment Scheme Payments

Knowledge Transfer Programme

TAMS Data

Written Answers Nos. 538-550

Beef Industry

Dairy Sector

Legislative Reviews

Hen Harriers Threat Response Plan

GLAS Data

Rural Development Programme

Fodder Crisis

Agriculture Scheme Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Forestry Sector

Young Farmers Scheme

Young Farmers Scheme

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Data

Written Answers Nos. 551-564

Livestock Issues

Basic Payment Scheme Data

Basic Payment Scheme Data

GLAS Data

Departmental Reports

Aquaculture Development

Marine Institute

Marine Institute

Animal Diseases

Animal Diseases

Island Communities

Fishing Vessel Licences

Written Answers Nos. 565-576

Fish Quotas

Statutory Instruments

Ministerial Meetings

Programme for Government Implementation

Programme for Government Implementation

Programme for Government Implementation

Programme for Government Implementation

Programme for Government Implementation

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments

Departmental Funding

Written Answers Nos. 577-592

Forestry Sector

Fodder Crisis

Ministerial Staff

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Data

Consultancy Contracts Data

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Air Pollution

Commencement of Legislation

Waste Management

National Broadband Plan Implementation

Climate Change Advisory Council

National Broadband Plan Data

Written Answers Nos. 593-603

Electric Vehicle Grants

Climate Change Policy

Broadcasting Charge

Energy Efficiency

Broadcasting Legislation

EU Directives

Public Relations Contracts Data

Departmental Expenditure

Ministerial Travel

Written Answers Nos. 604-615

Departmental Reports

Departmental Expenditure

Wild Atlantic Way Project

Regional Airports

Rail Network Expansion

EU Funding

Rural Transport Services

Rural Transport Services Provision

Sports Events

Written Answers Nos. 616-628

Sport Ireland

Bus Services

Commencement of Legislation

Ports Facilities

Railway Stations

Roadworthiness Testing

Road Safety

Sports Capital Programme

Local Improvement Scheme Funding

Park and Ride Facilities

Departmental Funding

Written Answers Nos. 629 - 643

Coast Guard Services

Departmental Contracts Data

Departmental Expenditure

Driver Test

Road Projects Status

Ministerial Travel

Ministerial Travel

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Written Answers Nos. 644 - 654

Education Welfare Service Staff

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Commencement of Legislation

Early Childhood Care and Education

Domestic Violence

Child Care Services

School Completion Programme

School Completion Programme

Family Resource Centres

Family Resource Centres

Written Answers Nos 655-668

Social Workers Recruitment

Child and Family Agency Staff

Public Relations Contracts Data

Departmental Expenditure

Child and Family Agency Services

Guardians Ad Litem

Early Childhood Care and Education Funding

Ministerial Travel

Ministerial Travel

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Data

Consultancy Contracts Data

Written Answers Nos. 669-680

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Commencement of Legislation

Local Authority Funding

Departmental Budgets

Departmental Budgets

Local Authority Funding

Action Plan for Rural Development Implementation

Ministerial Briefing

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Ministerial Travel

Written Answers Nos. 681-693

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Expenditure

Consultancy Contracts Data

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Employment Data

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Benefits

Departmental Staff Data

Invalidity Pension Data

Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Illness Benefit Applications

Written Answers Nos. 694-706

Legislative Programme

Unemployment Levels

State Pension (Contributory) Applications

Youth Unemployment Measures

Exceptional Needs Payment Applications

Jobseeker's Allowance Applications

Exceptional Needs Payment Applications

Social Insurance Fund

Carer's Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Community Employment Schemes Operation

Departmental Schemes

Labour Activation Measures

Written Answers Nos. 707-719

National Internship Scheme Data

Youth Unemployment Data

Unemployment Levels

Child Poverty

Poverty Data

Rent Supplement Scheme Data

Jobseeker's Payments

Ministerial Travel

Ministerial Travel

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Data

Consultancy Contracts Data

Written Answers Nos. 720-732

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Maternity Benefit

Irish Water Administration

Land Availability

Health and Safety Regulations

Commencement of Legislation

Water and Sewerage Schemes Funding

Fire Service

Housing Estates

Mortgage to Rent Scheme Data

Written Answers Nos. 733-746

Homeless Accommodation Provision

Homeless Persons Data

Homeless Accommodation Funding

Planning Investigations

Social and Affordable Housing Data

Private Rented Accommodation Provision

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Expenditure

Consultancy Contracts Data

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Housing Assistance Payment Applications

Turf Cutting

Written Answers Nos. 747-758

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Commencement of Legislation

Capital Expenditure Programme

Capital Expenditure Programme

Capital Expenditure Programme

Údarás na Gaeltachta Funding

Údarás na Gaeltachta Funding

Brexit Issues

Creative Ireland Programme

Departmental Funding

Written Answers Nos. 759 - 771

Public Relations Contracts Expenditure

Heritage Council

Arts and Culture Capital Scheme Administration

Departmental Functions

Ministerial Travel

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Contracts Data

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Defence Forces Medical Services

Commencement of Legislation

Written Answers Nos. 772 - 784

Defence Forces Personnel Data

Defence Forces Reserve Strength

Defence Forces Operations

Naval Service Operations

Ministerial Travel

Departmental Expenditure

Public Relations Contracts Expenditure

Departmental Contracts Data

Departmental Advertising Expenditure


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