14. Deputy James Browne asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the supports provided for members of the Defence Forces who undergo traumatic experiences while serving on UN mandated missions. (Question 20397/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Defence Forces Personnel Data)

Taoiseach and Minister for Defence (Deputy Leo Varadkar): I can assure the Deputy that the Defence Forces are fully aware of the importance of providing robust supports for personnel who require them, whatever the reason.
A range of medical and non-medical services are provided to ensure that Defence Forces personnel are medically fit to undertake the duties assigned to them and to treat any medical condition that may arise.
As a matter of policy, psychiatric and psychological services, as well ...

228. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the appointment of an additional 15 clinical midwife specialists in mental health; the number recruited to date; and the location of the appointments. (Question 20710/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Staff)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.
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210. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the review of Translarna’s reimbursement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20439/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - Medicinal Products Reimbursement)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive has statutory responsibility for decisions on pricing and reimbursement of medicines under the community drug schemes, in accordance with the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013.
The Act specifies the criteria to be applied in the making of reimbursement decisions which include the clinical and cost effectiveness of the product, the opportunity cost and the impact on resources that are available to the H...

41. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the way in which his Department provides social housing in line with A Vision for Change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19625/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Social and Affordable Housing Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Damien English) (Deputy Damien English): Policy responsibility for A Vision for Change, the strategy which sets out the direction for Mental Health Services in Ireland and which is being implemented by the HSE in conjunction with other agencies, is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Health.
The current National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability and associated National Implementation Framewor...

153. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application by a school (details supplied) for additional space; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19741/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I wish to advise the Deputy that the school in question submitted an application for significant capital funding to provide additional classroom accommodation and a general purpose room.
My Department advised the school that the current priority is the provision of additional mainstream classrooms where a new teaching post has been sanctioned and cannot be accommodated within the existing school building. The school in question did not ...

244. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the amount of superannuation contributions paid by nurses of all disciplines in each of the years from 2015 to 2017, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19681/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Nursing Staff Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 244 to 246, inclusive, together.
I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.
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245. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the amount of PSPR deductions paid by nurses of all disciplines in each of the years from 2015 to 2017, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19682/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Nursing Staff Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 244 to 246, inclusive, together.
I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.
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246. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the amount of pension payments received by nurses of all disciplines in each of the years from 2015 to 2017, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19683/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Nursing Staff Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 244 to 246, inclusive, together.
I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.
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271. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of nights persons under 18 years of age spent in adult psychiatric wards here in each of the years 2015 to 2017 and to date in 2018, by month, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19708/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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294. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the staffing levels of CAMHS teams by their respective area populations compared with the staffing levels recommended in A Vision for Change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19799/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Staff)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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295. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the staffing levels of old age psychiatry teams by their respective area populations compared with the staffing levels recommended in A Vision for Change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19800/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Staff)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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296. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the staffing levels of general adult psychiatry teams by their respective area populations compared with the staffing levels recommended in A Vision for Change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19801/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Staff)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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297. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the staffing levels of mental health and intellectual disability teams by their respective area populations compared with the staffing levels recommended in A Vision for Change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19802/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Staff)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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298. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of whole-time equivalent consultants in perinatal psychiatry in the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19803/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Staff)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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299. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the location of each perinatal psychiatry service in the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19804/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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362. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health his plans to increase home care services in County Wexford in circumstances in which families are struggling to provide vital care necessary for their family members’ health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20156/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Home Help Service Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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363. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of children on CAMHS waiting lists by age and gender in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20157/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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364. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of children on primary care psychology waiting lists by age and gender in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20158/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply.
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17. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on developing an individual placement and support model of supported employment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18664/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Employment Support Services)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): The Government recognises the need for the social protection system to provide flexible and effective supports for persons who encounter mental health difficulties. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of supported employment that facilitates people with mental health difficulties to move into mainstream, open labour market employment. Under the IPS model, a person is viewed as capable of undertaking co...

35. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to review the CLÁR areas based on the 2016 census returns; the timeline for the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18965/18 asked on 02 May 2018 - CLÁR Programme)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): The CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) programme is an important part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and makes a huge contribution to supporting some of the most depopulated areas in rural Ireland.  The programme provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in disadvantaged rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population.  
CLÁR was originally launched in October 2001 t...

42. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the position regarding the working group tasked with streamlining children’s mental health services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18544/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I am pleased to say that the Working Group referred to by the Deputy held its inaugural meeting on 19th January 2018. The group is co-chaired by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Health.
The group is made up of senior officials from both Departments with representatives from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency and the Health Service Executive.
The key objective of the working group is to examine p...

61. Deputy James Browne asked the Taoiseach the population of each of the New Ross, Enniscorthy and Wexford Garda districts, respectively. (Question 18683/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Census of Population Data)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh): Currently, the Central Statistics Offices has detailed information for Garda districts based on Census 2011 data available on its website.
The following table outlines the population for the Wexford Garda districts.
 Garda District Males Females Total New Ross 13,851 13,942 27,793 Enniscorthy 35,042 35,392 70,434 Wexford 23,116 24,198 47,314 

The CSO expects to produce small area population statistics ...

127. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the name of each primary and secondary school in County Wexford that does not have a physical education hall; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18595/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Physical Education Facilities)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department does not hold details relating to the information requested. 
The Deputy will be aware that the Government will increase the funding provided for the school sector’s capital investment programme. Under the National Development Plan, this funding allows for a continued focus on the provision of new permanent school places to keep pace with demographic demand and also provides for an additio...

185. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of sergeants, inspectors and superintendents, respectively in County Wexford on 21 April 2011 and on 21 April 2018; the district to which each person was posted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18681/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 185 and 186 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of resources, including personnel, among the various Garda Divisions and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter. Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the optimum use ...

186. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the date upon which each superintendent was appointed to the Enniscorthy Garda district in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18682/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 185 and 186 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of resources, including personnel, among the various Garda Divisions and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter. Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the optimum use ...