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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 985 No. 2

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Prelude

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

Visit of Bavarian Delegation

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí (Atógáil) - Leaders' Questions (Resumed)

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion

Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality: Motion

Host Country Agreement: Motion

Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income and on Capital) (Swiss Confederation) Order 2019: Motion

Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income and Capital Gains) (Kingdom of the Netherlands) Order 2019: Motion

Animal Health Levies (Pigs) Regulations 2019: Motion

Twenty-Fourth Report of the Committee of Selection: Motion

Ceisteanna - Questions

Cabinet Committee Meetings

Freedom of Information Data

Departmental Operations

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

Ceisteanna - Questions

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Rail Services Provision

Public Transport Initiatives

Electric Vehicles

Public Transport

Traffic Calming Measures

Visit of Chinese Delegation

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Public Transport Fares

Recreational Facilities Provision

Road Safety Authority

Dublin Bus Fleet

Road Network

Sports Capital Programme Administration

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Noise Pollution

Respite Care Services Provision

Home Loan Scheme

Childcare Services Provision

EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: Statements (Resumed)

Special Educational Needs: Motion [Private Members]

Written Answers

Written Answers Nos. 1-83

Trans European Transport Network Programme

Road Network

Road Projects Status

Rural Transport Services

Football Association of Ireland

Light Rail Projects

Public Transport Initiatives

Fáilte Ireland Funding

Tourism Policy

Sports Capital Programme

Climate Change Adaptation Plans

Ports Policy

Transport Policy

Waterways Issues

Ports Policy

Light Rail Projects Provision

Roads Maintenance

Rail Services Provision

Written Answers Nos. 84-108

Climate Change Policy

Public Transport

Smarter Transport

Bus Éireann Services

Trans European Transport Network Programme

Greenways Development

Bus Services

Taxi Regulations

Public Transport

Taxi Regulations

Road Network

Sports Organisations

Greenways Development

Cycling Policy

Electric Vehicles

Taxi Regulations

Rail Services

Public Transport

Aviation Industry

Road Projects Status

Brexit Preparations

Tourism Policy

Light Rail Projects Status

Public Transport

Written Answers Nos. 109-135

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Departmental Offices

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Unemployment Levels

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Climate Change Policy

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Ministerial Meetings

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Army Equitation School

Climate Change Policy

Defence Forces Reports

Foreign Conflicts

Human Rights

Passport Applications Data

Passport Applications Data

Passport Applications Data

Diplomatic Representation Expenditure

Human Rights Cases

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Foreign Policy

Written Answers Nos. 136-162

Ministerial Meetings

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Foreign Conflicts

Passport Applications Administration

Brexit Preparations

Ministerial Meetings

Departmental Expenditure

Climate Change Policy

Banking Sector Regulation

VAT Rate Application

Revenue Commissioners Staff

Tax Yield

Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme

Brexit Staff

Tax Code

Cycle to Work Scheme

Departmental Expenditure

State Aid Investigations

Land Transfers

Departmental Advertising Data

Financial Services Regulation

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 163-189

Vehicle Registration

Tax Reliefs Costs

Real Estate Investment Trusts

Departmental Schemes

VAT Rate Application

National Economic Dialogue

VAT Rate Application

Universal Social Charge Abolition

Tax Strategy Group

Tax Data

VAT Rate Application

Fiscal Data

Tax Credits

Official Engagements

VAT Rate Application

Recycling Policy

NAMA Social Housing Provision

Social and Affordable Housing

Loan Books Purchasers

VAT Exemptions

Drainage Schemes Status

Garda Station Refurbishment

Public Procurement Regulations

Public Sector Staff Retirements

Flood Prevention Measures

Written Answers Nos. 190-216

Forensic Science Ireland Laboratory

Office of Public Works Projects

Proposed Legislation

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Public Service Pay Commission

Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme Applications

Departmental Expenditure

Voluntary Sector Remuneration

Climate Change Policy

Schools Establishment

Summer Works Scheme Applications

Schools Refurbishment

Schools Grievance Procedures

Schools Building Projects Status

School Staff

Third Level Fees

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Summer Works Scheme Applications

Schools Building Projects Status

School Accommodation Provision

School Enrolments

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Written Answers Nos. 217-243

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

School Accommodation Provision

School Transport Provision

School Transport Eligibility

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

School Transport Eligibility

Schools Refurbishment

Protected Disclosures

Speech and Language Therapy Provision

School Enrolments

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Departmental Expenditure

School Transport Fees

Technological Universities

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

School Staff

Departmental Expenditure

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects Status

DEIS Eligibility

School Transport Eligibility

Summer Works Scheme

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Schools Property

Written Answers Nos. 244-270

Teacher Recruitment

School Accommodation

Schools Building Projects Data

Schools Building Projects Data

School Funding

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

School Staff

School Services Staff

National Educational Psychological Service

Emergency Works Scheme Appeals

School Accommodation

Compulsory Purchase Orders

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects Status

Teachers' Remuneration

DEIS Scheme

Schools Building Projects Status

Schools Building Projects Status

Bullying in Schools

Departmental Expenditure

Home Tuition Scheme

Education Data

Departmental Circulars

Climate Change Policy

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Schools Building Projects Data

Written Answers Nos. 271-297

Education and Training Boards Funding

Education and Training Boards Administration

School Inspection Reports

Ministerial Transport

Departmental Funding

Direct Provision Data

Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision

Judicial Council Legislation

Asylum Applications Data

Deportation Orders Data

Immigration Status

Immigration Status

Garda Deployment

Working Holiday Programmes

Garda Transport Data

Garda Resources

Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Courts Service Properties

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Visa Applications

Immigration Status

Asylum Applications

Departmental Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 298-327

Immigration Status

Departmental Contracts Data

Deportation Orders Re-examination

Citizenship Applications

Garda Resources

Naturalisation Eligibility

Road Traffic Offences

Tribunals of Inquiry Expenditure

Legislative Reviews

Immigration Data

Garda Equipment

Legal Aid Service Expenditure

Waste Management

Direct Provision System

Ticket Touting

Working Holiday Programmes

Labour Court Recommendations

Retail Sector

Trade Agreements

Departmental Advertising

Work Permits Applications

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Contracts Data

Departmental Contracts Data

IDA Ireland

Tribunals of Inquiry Expenditure

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Climate Change Policy

Written Answers Nos. 328-354

Services for People with Disabilities

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Medicinal Products Expenditure

Medicinal Products Expenditure

Medicinal Products Expenditure

Medicinal Products Data

Hospital Appointments Status

Tobacco Control Measures

Tobacco Control Measures

Sunbeds Regulation

Sunbeds Regulation

Food Safety Standards Inspections

Tobacco Control Measures

Diabetes Strategy

Maternity Services

Maternity Services

Home Care Packages Data

Hospital Appointments Status

Respite Care Services Provision

HSE Staff Remuneration

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Home Help Service Provision

Hospitals Building Programme

Services for People with Disabilities

Written Answers Nos. 355-381

Medicinal Products Supply

HSE Expenditure

Health Care Infrastructure Provision

Prescriptions Charges

Civil Registration Service

Hospital Appointments Status

Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Health Services Staff

Primary Care Centres Data

Hospital Waiting Lists

Disabilities Assessments

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Emergency Departments Data

Hospital Staff Data

Hospital Staff Data

Hospital Services

Hospital Services

Departmental Reviews

Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists

Air Ambulance Service

Services for People with Disabilities

National Carers Strategy Implementation

Hospital Waiting Lists

Drug Rehabilitation Clinics

Drug Rehabilitation Clinics

Written Answers Nos. 382-408

Drug Rehabilitation Clinics

Hospital Appointments Status

Transport Support Scheme

Data Protection

Medicinal Products Supply

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Administration

Hospital Charges

Medicinal Products Supply

Cross-Border Health Services Provision

Public Health Policy

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Psychological Services Waiting Lists

Services for People with Disabilities

Healthcare Policy

Hospital Appointments Status

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Home Help Service Expenditure

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Disability Support Services Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Respite Care Services Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

HSE Staff Recruitment

Palliative Care Services

Departmental Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 409-435

Stroke Care

HSE Agency Staff Expenditure

Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Home Help Service Data

Mental Health Services Data

Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

Services for People with Disabilities

Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Gender Recognition

Departmental Expenditure

Cross-Border Health Services Provision

Abortion Services Provision

Nursing Home Services

Mental Health Services Provision

Mental Health Services Provision

Orthodontic Services Data

HSE Properties

Autism Support Services

Cross-Border Health Services Provision

Organ Transplant Services

National Children's Hospital

Services for People with Disabilities

HSE Staff

Written Answers Nos. 436-462

HSE Staff Recruitment

Health Services Provision

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

Mental Health Services Provision

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services Provision

HSE Staff Data

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

HSE Staff Recruitment

Mental Health Services Data

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Administration

Hospital Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Diabetes Strategy

Medical Products Supply

Mental Health Services Provision

Stroke Care

Mental Health Services Funding

Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Outreach Clinics

Services for People with Disabilities

Hospital Waiting Lists

Respite Care Services

Health Services Provision

Hospitals Data

HSE Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 463-489

Hospital Services

Hospital Beds Data

Hospital Beds Data

Hospital Acquired Infections

Vaccination Programme Data

Primary Care Reimbursement Service Payments

Antimicrobial Resistance

Care of the Elderly

Care of the Elderly

Care of the Elderly

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Data

Hospitals Discharges

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration

Palliative Care Services

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Services for People with Disabilities

Medical Card Expenditure

Hospital Waiting Lists

General Practitioner Services

Medicinal Products

Palliative Care Services

Departmental Expenditure

Health Services Staff Remuneration

Written Answers Nos. 490-516

Voluntary Sector Funding

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Disability Services Provision

Cancer Screening Programmes

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

HSE Staff

Dental Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Medicinal Products

Hospital Appointments Administration

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Respite Care Services Data

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Respite Care Services Availability

Respite Care Services Data

Home Help Service

Written Answers Nos. 517-543

Hospital Beds Closures

Hospitals Funding

Physiotherapy Provision

National Dementia Strategy

National Dementia Strategy

Climate Change Policy

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Car Parks

Services for People with Disabilities

Disability Services Data

Forestry Sector

Control of Horses

Horse Racing Ireland Funding

Knackery Industry

Electric Vehicles

Forestry Sector

Brexit Supports

Meat Processing Plants

Written Answers Nos. 544-571

Forestry Grants

Bord na gCon

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Harness Racing Industry

Departmental Expenditure

Brexit Supports

Felling Licences

Departmental Expenditure

GLAS Data

Fur Farming

Departmental Expenditure

Trade Sanctions

Greyhound Industry

Sheepmeat Sector

Beef Imports

Beef Imports

Departmental Data

Tillage Sector

Tillage Sector

Trade Agreements

Climate Change Policy

Electric Vehicles

Broadband Service Provision

Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 572-600

Electric Vehicles

Waste Tyre Disposal

Television Licence Fee Collection

Medical Waste Disposal

Broadband Service Provision

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

National Broadband Plan

Departmental Expenditure

Air Pollution

Prospecting Licences

National Broadband Plan Implementation

National Broadband Plan Implementation

Waste Management

Broadband Service Provision

Waste Management

Departmental Expenditure

Radiation Monitoring Systems

Prospecting Licences

Climate Change Policy

Fáilte Ireland Staff

Road Projects Status

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Road Safety

Noise Pollution Legislation

Cycling Policy

Written Answers Nos. 601-630

Sports Capital Programme Administration

Public Bike Schemes

Road Toll Data

Road Tolls

Road Network

Road Projects Expenditure

Road Projects Expenditure

Roads Maintenance

Road Projects Status

Transport Infrastructure Provision

Road Network

Road Projects Status

Railway Stations

Public Transport Provision

Greenways Development

Public Transport Fares

Taxi Regulations

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Sports Capital Programme Eligibility

Departmental Expenditure

Greenways Funding

Semi-State Bodies Expenditure

Ports Policy

Semi-State Bodies Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 631-661

Ministerial Meetings

Protected Disclosures Data

Ports Facilities

Departmental Expenditure

Cycling Facilities Provision

Road Network

State Airports

Driver Test Waiting Lists

Rail Network

Aviation Industry

Road Projects Status

Public Transport Initiatives

Dublin Bus Services

Dublin Bus Services

Dublin Bus

Public Transport Initiatives

Cycling Facilities Data

Cycling Facilities Data

Dublin Bus Fleet

Cycling Facilities Provision

Public Transport Review

Departmental Expenditure

Noise Pollution

Written Answers Nos. 662-689

Córas Iompair Éireann

Road Network

Greenways Development

Recreational Facilities Provision

Climate Change Policy

Road Projects

Hotel Accommodation

Road Network

Tourism Industry

Tourism Industry

Sports Capital Programme Applications Data

Sports Events

Brexit Preparations

Climate Change Policy

Traffic Calming Measures

Early Years Sector

Community Childcare Subvention Programme

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Early Years Sector

Written Answers Nos. 690-716

Childcare Services Funding

Childcare Services

Adoption Data

Adoption Data

Gender Proofing of Policies

Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Child and Family Agency Staff

Child and Family Agency Staff

Child and Family Agency Staff

Child and Family Agency Data

School Completion Programme

Child and Family Agency Staff

Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

School Completion Programme

Government Pay Policy

Family Resource Centres

Youth Services Funding

Youth Services Data

School Completion Programme

Commissions of Investigation Expenditure

Child and Family Agency Expenditure

Child and Family Agency Staff

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency Staff

Child and Family Agency Staff

Child and Family Agency Staff

Written Answers Nos. 717-743

Child and Family Agency Staff

Guardians Ad Litem

Early Childhood Care and Education Funding

Climate Change Policy

Adoption Legislation

Child and Family Agency Investigations

Community Enhancement Programme

Animal Breeding Regulations

Anti-Social Behaviour

CLÁR Programme

LEADER Programmes Data

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

CLÁR Programme

LEADER Programmes Data

CLÁR Programme

Local Improvement Scheme Data

Local Improvement Scheme Data

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Departmental Schemes

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Schemes

Departmental Expenditure

Climate Change Policy

Written Answers Nos. 744-770

CLÁR Programme

Household Benefits Scheme

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme Data

Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Data

Carer's Allowance Data

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Personal Public Service Numbers Data

Working Family Payment Data

JobPath Data

Social Welfare Schemes Data

Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

State Pension (Contributory) Data

State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Free Travel Scheme Data

Disability Support Services

Social Welfare Benefits Data

Invalidity Pension Applications Data

Pensions Legislation

Pensions Data

JobPath Data

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Carer's Allowance Applications

State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Carer's Support Grant

Treatment Benefit Scheme Data

Written Answers Nos. 771-797

Invalidity Pension Data

Jobseeker's Benefit Eligibility

Invalidity Pension Applications

Carer's Allowance Payments

Disability Allowance Payments

Invalidity Pension Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Community Employment Schemes Eligibility

Rent Supplement Scheme Applications

Bereavement Grant

Departmental Expenditure

Early Childhood Care and Education Staff

Departmental Staff Data

Carer's Allowance Applications

Departmental Expenditure

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Applications

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Written Answers Nos. 798-824

Social Welfare Fraud Data

Disability Allowance Applications

Invalidity Pension Reviews

School Meals Programme

Employment Rights

Jobseeker's Transitional Payment

Working Family Payment

Direct Provision System

Jobseeker's Transitional Payment

Child Benefit Eligibility

Jobseeker's Allowance

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Departmental Expenditure

Carer's Allowance Payments

Pension Provisions

State Pension (Contributory)

JobPath Programme

Carer's Benefit Applications

Illness Benefit Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Disability Allowance Applications

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Climate Change Policy

Written Answers Nos. 825-851

Disability Allowance Applications

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Disability Allowance Appeals

Social Welfare Appeals Status

State Pension (Contributory)

EU Directives

Property Registration Authority

Wind Energy Guidelines

Solar Energy Guidelines

Traveller Accommodation

Water and Sewerage Schemes Grants

Housing Assistance Payment Administration

Traveller Accommodation

Tenant Purchase Scheme Eligibility

Approved Housing Bodies

Legislative Measures

Local Authority Staff

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility

Departmental Expenditure

Rent Pressure Zones

Rent Pressure Zones

Housing Adaptation Grant Data

Local Authority Housing Funding

Written Answers Nos. 852-878

Local Authority Staff Data

Departmental Expenditure

Water and Sewerage Schemes Grants

Traveller Accommodation

Social and Affordable Housing Data

Housing Adaptation Grant Funding

Climate Change Policy

Home Loan Scheme

Home Loan Scheme

Social and Affordable Housing Data

Local Authority Members' Remuneration

Social and Affordable Housing Data

Repair and Leasing Scheme

Housing Data

Fire Service Staff

Local Authority Housing Applications

Planning Guidelines

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Plean Teanga

Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme Payments

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Toghcháin d'Údarás na Gaeltachta

Departmental Expenditure

Maoiniú d'Eagrais Ghaeilge

Heritage Projects

Written Answers Nos. 879-884

Gaeltacht Scholarships

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Heritage Council Funding

Climate Change Policy

Hen Harriers Threat Response Plan


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