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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 979 No. 2

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Prelude

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

Personal Explanation by Minister

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury: Motion

Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion

Standing Orders: Motion

Convention on Social Security: Referral to Select Committee

Ceisteanna - Questions

Urban Renewal Schemes

Programme for Government

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Taxi Licences

Brexit Preparations

Public Transport

Rail Network Expansion

Driver Test Waiting Lists

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Taxi Regulations

Disabilities Data

Road Network

Ports Facilities

Airport Security

Dublin Bus Fleet

Rail Services

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Schools Building Projects Status

Technological Universities

State Properties

Garda Deployment

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Second Stage

Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Referral to Select Committee

Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Second Stage

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members]

Written Answers Nos. 1-50

Written Answers Nos. 51-77

Brexit Preparations

Railway Stations

Public Transport Fares

Bus Services

Rural Transport Programme

Rail Services

Aviation Industry Regulations

Public Private Partnerships

Rail Services Provision

Brexit Supports

Cycling Facilities Provision

Taxi Licences

Written Answers Nos. 78-105

Driver Test

Electric Vehicles

Road Projects Status

Sports Organisations

Military Aircraft Landings

Public Bike Schemes

Tourism Project Funding

Road Safety

Sports Funding

Road Network

Driver Test Waiting Lists

Road Network

Park and Ride Facilities

Sports Capital Programme

Carbon Budget

Driver Test Waiting Lists

Road Projects Status

Light Rail Projects Status

Road Safety

Asylum Seekers

Maritime Safety Regulations

Bus Services

Public Transport

Rural Transport Services Provision

Driver Test Waiting Lists

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Cabinet Committee Meetings

Written Answers Nos. 106-127

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Ministerial Advisers Data

Appointments to State Boards

Departmental Consultations

Defence Forces Remuneration

Defence Forces Resources

Military Medals

Defence Forces Personnel Data

Ministerial Advisers Data

Defence Forces Properties

Appointments to State Boards

Defence Forces Pensions

Defence Forces Recruitment

Defence Forces Personnel Data

Army Barracks

Air Corps Equipment

Irish Aid

Human Rights

Written Answers Nos. 128-149

Human Rights

Trade Promotion

Emigrant Support Services

Passport Applications

Ministerial Advisers Data

Appointments to State Boards

Syrian Conflict

Diplomatic Representation

Human Rights

Election Monitoring Missions

Passport Services

UN Funding

Ministerial Meetings

Ministerial Meetings

Brexit Negotiations

Trade Sanctions

Brexit Issues

Emigrant Support Services

Fuel Allowance Expenditure

Mortgage Interest Rates

Written Answers Nos. 150-171

Tax Code

European Investment Bank Loans

Revenue Documents Issuance

Central Bank of Ireland Staff

Stamp Duty

Insurance Costs

Mortgage Interest Rates

Mortgage Interest Rates

Motor Insurance Costs

Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision

Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision

Tax Yield

EU Directives

Central Bank of Ireland Enforcement Actions

Revenue Commissioners Staff

Economic Data

Ministerial Advisers Data

Written Answers Nos. 172-193

Revenue Commissioners Enforcement Activity

Revenue Commissioners

Appointments to State Boards

Insurance Compensation Fund

Tax Credits

VAT Exemptions

Tracker Mortgages

Financial Services Regulation

Money Laundering

VAT Rate Reductions

Energy Regulation

Betting Regulations

Insurance Data

Mortgage Repayments

Film Industry Tax Reliefs

Government Expenditure

National Treasury Management Agency Staff

NAMA Staff Data

NAMA Staff Remuneration

Revenue Commissioners Resources

Flood Risk Assessments

Written Answers Nos. 194-215

Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision

Drainage Schemes

Forensic Science Ireland Laboratory

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

National Monuments

Office of Government Procurement

Office of Public Works

Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision

Civil Service Accountability

Ministerial Briefing

Departmental Correspondence

Ministerial Advisers Data

Public Expenditure Data

National Children's Hospital

Departmental Circulars

National Children's Hospital

National Children's Hospital

Government Construction Contracts Committee

Capital Expenditure Programme Review

Departmental Budgets

Office of Public Works Properties

Written Answers Nos. 216-237

Office of Public Works Projects

Office of Public Works Projects

Flood Relief Schemes Funding

Office of Public Works Projects

Flood Prevention Measures

Flood Prevention Measures

National Development Plan

Student Universal Support Ireland

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Autism Support Services

Autism Support Services

Student Data

Student Data

School Accommodation Provision

School Staff

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Written Answers Nos. 238-259

Site Acquisitions

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Refurbishment

School Curriculum

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Brexit Preparations

School Staff

Schools Building Projects

Ministerial Advisers Data

School Transport Eligibility

State Examinations

Schools Building Projects Status

Special Educational Needs Staff

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Appointments to State Boards

Teacher Training Provision

Written Answers Nos. 260-281

Schools Building Projects Status

SOLAS Training and Education Programmes Data

Schools Facilities

School Catchment Areas

Schools Building Projects Status

Third Level Funding

Third Level Funding

Third Level Funding

Third Level Funding

Teacher Recruitment

Autism Support Services

School Curriculum

Scoileanna Lán-Ghaeilge

Schools Building Projects Applications Data

Autism Support Services

Home Tuition Scheme

Youthreach Programme Review

Teagmháil na nÓg

School Transport Appeals

Schools Building Projects Status

National Educational Psychological Service

Written Answers Nos. 282-303

Schools Recognition

Tax Collection

Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Information and Communications Technology

Inspector of Prisons

Direct Provision System

Execution of Wills

Victim Support Services

Deportation Orders Re-examination

Garda Deployment

Garda Transport Data

Garda Transport Data

Written Answers Nos. 304-325

Road Safety Authority Data

Ministerial Advisers

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Appointments to State Boards Data

Road Safety Data

Garda Data

Garda Operations

Security of the Elderly

Garda Complaints Procedures

Garda Policing Plans

Garda Stations

Domestic Violence

Garda Resources

Protected Disclosures

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Data

Departmental Funding

Irish Prison Service

Brexit Issues

Legislative Measures

Written Answers Nos. 326-349

IDA Ireland Site Visits

Employment Data

Brexit Preparations

Departmental Staff Data

Meat Processing Plant Inspections

Appointments to State Boards

Research and Development Funding

Research and Development Funding

IDA Ireland

Departmental Reports

Departmental Reports

Departmental Reports

National Digital Strategy

Health Products Regulatory Authority

Disability Support Services Provision

Disability Support Services Funding

Home Care Packages Provision

Disability Services Provision

Audiology Services Provision

Hospital Admissions

Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage

Obesity Strategy

Written Answers Nos. 350-370

Public Health Policy

Hospital Services

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

General Medical Services Scheme

Medicinal Products Availability

Cancer Services Provision

National Cancer Strategy

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Home Help Service Provision

Disability Services Provision

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

HSE Correspondence

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Hospital Waiting Lists

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff

Health Services Provision

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 371-392

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Waiting Lists Data

Hospital Waiting Lists

Services for People with Disabilities

Hospitals Funding

Autism Support Services

Hospital Waiting Lists Data

Health Services Provision

Health Services Provision

Mobility Allowance

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Patient Safety

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

General Practitioner Services

Nursing Staff Data

Ambulance Service Provision

Hospital Services

Air Ambulance Service Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Written Answers Nos. 393-414

Home Care Packages

Local Drugs Task Forces Funding

Health Screening Programmes

Hospitals Building Programme

Hospitals Building Programme

Hospitals Building Programme

Disability Services Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

School Equipment

National Children's Hospital

HSE Properties

Hospitals Building Programme

Hospitals Building Programme

Medical Card Eligibility

Hospital Appointments Status

National Treatment Purchase Fund Data

Hospital Appointments Status

Ministerial Advisers Data

Hospital Transfers

Hospital Facilities

Written Answers Nos. 415-436

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Counselling Services Provision

Counselling Services Provision

Counselling Services Provision

Counselling Services Provision

Mental Health Services Data

Mental Health Services Data

Counselling Services Provision

Mental Health Services Funding

Mental Health Services Data

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Ambulance Service Staff

Ambulance Service Staff

Hospital Appointments Status

Primary Care Services Provision

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff

Mental Health Services Provision

HSE Staff Data

HSE Reports

Cancer Screening Programmes

Appointments to State Boards

Written Answers Nos. 437-458

National Children's Hospital

Services for People with Disabilities

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Nursing Staff Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Services for People with Disabilities

Hospital Services

Ambulance Service Staff

Medicinal Products Reimbursement

National Children's Hospital

Respite Care Services

Hospital Appointments Delays

Health Services Expenditure

Health Services Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 459-480

Emergency Departments Services

Services for People with Disabilities

Respite Care Services

National Children's Hospital

Primary Care Centres

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

Hospitals Capital Programme

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 481-502

Medicinal Products Expenditure

Medicinal Products Expenditure

Medicinal Products Availability

Medical Card Applications

Dental Services Provision

General Practitioner Contracts

Home Help Service Provision

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Primary Care Centres Provision

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Provision

Hospital Equipment

Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Cancer Screening Programmes

Treatment Abroad Scheme

Health Services

Cancer Screening Programmes

Mental Health Policy

Hospital Appointments Status

Disabilities Assessments

Written Answers Nos. 503-524

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

National Children's Hospital

Health Services Staff

National Children's Hospital

Hospital Services

Primary Care Centres

Drug Treatment Programmes

Addiction Treatment Services

Drug Treatment Programmes Data

Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Hospitals Data

Medical Negligence Cases

Brexit Preparations

Organic Farming Scheme Payments

Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Hen Harriers Threat Response Plan

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Fisheries Protection

Organic Farming

Forestry Premium Payments

Written Answers Nos. 525-546

Brexit Preparations

Meat Processing Plant Inspections

Meat Processing Plant Inspections

Bord Bia

Meat Processing Plant Inspections

Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme Applications

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Appeals

Ministerial Advisers Data

Animal Slaughtering Standards

Appointments to State Boards

GLAS Payments

Brexit Supports

Beef Exports

Brexit Preparations

Employment Rights

GLAS Payments

Fishery Harbour Centres

Written Answers Nos. 547-568

Hazardous Substances Disposal

Food Industry Development

Employment Rights

Beef Exports

GLAS Payments

Young Farmers Scheme

Departmental Staff

Harbours and Piers Development

Fodder Crisis

Aquaculture Licence Applications

Aquaculture Licences

Brexit Supports

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Appeals

Hen Harriers Threat Response Plan

Farm Inspections

GLAS Appeals

Nuclear Waste

North-South Interconnector

Hazardous Substances Disposal

Climate Change Adaptation Plans

Broadcasting Sector Regulation

Broadcasting Sector Regulation

Written Answers Nos. 569-590

Commission for Communications Regulation Remit

Angling Sector

Broadband Service Provision

Broadband Service Provision

Inland Fisheries

National Broadband Plan Implementation

Ministerial Advisers Data

Appointments to State Boards

Air Quality

Electricity Transmission Network

Electricity Generation

Climate Action Fund

Waste Disposal Charges

Biofuel Obligation Scheme

Road Projects Data

Driver Test Waiting Lists

Road Network

Cycling Facilities Funding

Written Answers Nos. 591-612

Public Transport Provision

Driver Licences

Rail Services Provision

Tourism Data

Trans European Transport Network Programme

Rural Transport Programme Data

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Ports Policy

Bus Services

Driver Test

Road Projects

Ministerial Advisers Data

Services for People with Disabilities

Bus Éireann Services

Airport Security

Sports Funding

Appointments to State Boards

Sports Organisations

Road Safety Authority Data

Written Answers Nos. 613-634

Road Safety Authority Reports

State Properties

Transport Infrastructure Provision

Transport Infrastructure Provision

Greenways Funding

Road Projects Expenditure

Road Projects Expenditure

Sports Facilities Expenditure

Sports Facilities Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 635-656

Driver Test Data

Public Transport Fares

Driver Test Waiting Lists

Public Transport Fares

Public Transport Fares

Road Safety

Ministerial Meetings

Transport Policy

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Road Network

Services for People with Disabilities

Services for People with Disabilities

Road Projects Expenditure

Railway Stations

Traffic Management

Written Answers Nos. 657-680

Swimming Pool Programme Applications

Tourism Promotion

Transport Policy

Brexit Preparations

Tourism Industry

Sports Events

Rural Transport Services Provision

Road Projects

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

Bus Éireann Fleet

Child Abuse Reports

Child and Family Agency Investigations

Early Childhood Care and Education Data

Child and Family Agency Policy

Child Abuse Reports

Affordable Childcare Scheme

Ministerial Advisers Data

Child and Family Agency Data

Appointments to State Boards

Child and Family Agency Staff

Written Answers Nos. 681-702

Foster Care Supports

Children in Care

Child and Family Agency Services

Local Drugs Task Forces

Childcare Services

Local Authority Boundaries

Community Services Programme

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Ministerial Advisers Data

Appointments to State Boards

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Departmental Budgets

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Illness Benefit Payments

Illness Benefit Applications

Household Benefits Scheme

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Community Employment Schemes Review

One-Parent Family Payment Applications

Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

State Pension (Contributory)

Invalidity Pension Applications

Written Answers Nos. 703-724

Carer's Benefit Applications

Invalidity Pension Payments

Disability Allowance Appeals

Disability Allowance Appeals

Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Treatment Benefit Scheme Data

Carer's Support Grant

Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Carer's Support Grant

Illness Benefit Payments

Disability Allowance Eligibility

Ministerial Advisers Data

Disability Allowance Eligibility

EU Regulations

Appointments to State Boards

Carer's Allowance Payments

Social Welfare Appeals Data

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Written Answers Nos. 725-746

Social Welfare Eligibility

Invalidity Pension Applications

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Carer's Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Invalidity Pension Applications

Invalidity Pension Applications

Illness Benefit Payments

Social Welfare Eligibility

State Pensions

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Carer's Allowance Waiting Times

Social Welfare Eligibility

State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Workplace Relations Commission

JobPath Data

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Wind Energy Guidelines

Irish Water

Written Answers Nos. 747-768

Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility

Tenant Purchase Scheme Administration

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Social and Affordable Housing Data

Ministerial Advisers Data

Social and Affordable Housing

Traveller Accommodation

Appointments to State Boards

Urban Renewal Schemes

Housing Assistance Payment Administration

Social and Affordable Housing Data

Commercial Rates Calculations

Home Loan Scheme

Urban Renewal Schemes

Legislative Measures

Seaweed Harvesting Licences

Arts Funding

Written Answers Nos. 769-782

Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme Eligibility

Waterways Ireland Expenditure

Waterways Ireland Data

Burial Grounds

Built Heritage Investment Scheme

Ministerial Advisers Data

Appointments to State Boards

Departmental Staff Data

Seirbhísí Farantóireachta

Forbairt na nOileán

Scéim na mBóithre Áise

Scéim na mBóithre Áise

Film Industry

Public Relations Contracts Expenditure


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