463. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Education and Skills the grant fund that was received by a former school (details supplied). (Question 16465/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - School Funding)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The table outlines annual funding issued by my Department to the school referred by the Deputy from 2004 – 2017.  
This includes capitation related funding that is provided by my Department to schools as a contribution towards ancillary costs and general running expenses including heating, lighting, cleaning, general upkeep, the stocking of libraries and the purchase of equipment.  It also includes other financial supports such as grants...

541. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the matter of drug dealers who are informers being allowed to sell drugs in communities; if this is an official policy; if his attention has been drawn to the prevalence of this policy and the quantity of illegal drugs sold here annually due to this policy; and the steps he has taken to measure the impact of this policy on local communities. (Question 15657/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Operations)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have raised the matter referred to by the Deputy with the Garda Authorities and requested a report on the issue. I will reply to the Deputy when the report is to hand. 
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649. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health the number by which the specialist training scheme in general practice was over or under subscribed in each of the past ten years; the number of places in each of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14996/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - General Practitioner Training)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As GP training is currently the responsibility of the HSE, I have arranged for the question to be transferred to the Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.
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771. D’fhiafraigh Deputy Peadar Tóibín den an Aire Sláinte cad é an t-am feithimh le haghaidh coinne ag clinic cluas, sróine agus scornaí na n-othar seachtrach in Ospidéal an Mater. (Question 15576/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Liostaí Feithimh Ospidéal)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Maidir leis an gceist áirithe curtha, ó tharla gur ábhar seirbhíse atá i gceist, tá iarrtha agam ar an FSS freagra a sheoladh to díreach go dtí an Teachta.  
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800. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health the recommendations that have been fully implemented and yet to be fully implemented, respectively, of the total of 33 recommendations that were made in three separate reviews into the death of a person (details supplied) by the HSE, HIQA and the Coroner’s inquest in Galway University Hospital and all other maternity hospitals; and his views on whether he is undermining the reasons for the HSE’s unreserved apology, the grounds of a person’s case against the HSE, the disciplining of Galway University Hospital staff, the 33 recommendations and the out of court settlement in view of the fact that his views and statements on the 8th amendment are incongruous with the above actions (Question 15642/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Maternity Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. 
However, I am pleased to advise progress has been made in many areas of the maternity services which encompass these recommendations.
 Progress to date
Ireland’s first National Maternity Strategy, ‘Creating A Better Future Together, 2016 – 2026’ was published in January 2016 and delivered on a recommendation in the HIQA (Galw...

920. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health if funds will be available to facilitate the creation of a rape crisis outreach centre in Navan, County Meath (details supplied). (Question 16125/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Rape Crisis Network Funding)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris) (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter I have referred it to the HSE for a direct response.
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937. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health the number of operations which have been cancelled in the past year in Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, due to beds being used to deal with alleviating the trolley crisis. (Question 16227/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Against a background of growing demand for unscheduled care and high acute hospital occupancy rates, as highlighted by the Health Service Capacity Review, Government provided €30m in 2017 and a further €40 million in 2018 for measures to increase acute hospital capacity and alleviate overcrowding in Emergency Departments this winter. 
As of today, over 200 additional beds have been opened, including 25 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda in Decembe...

986. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health his plans to implement a similar practice to that in Germany for the detection and treatment of Lyme disease; his plans to improve follow up care for persons following diagnosis; his views on whether current training for doctors is adequate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16520/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Disease Management)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 981, 986 and 1029 together.
Lyme disease (also known as Lyme borreliosis) is an infection caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans by bites from ticks infected with the bacteria. The infection is generally mild affecting only the skin but can occasionally be more severe and highly debilitating. Lyme disease is diagnosed by medical history and physical examination. T...

1150. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when salmon fishing licences will be issued to those that were not part of the salmon hardship fishing group and have been waiting for the recovery of stocks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15612/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Fishing Licences)

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Seán Kyne) (Deputy Seán Kyne): Commercial fishing licences issue each year in respect of Rivers and estuaries which have harvestable surpluses and where such fisheries exist. Harvest fisheries are only permitted on individual rivers which are sufficiently exceeding their individual conservation limit and in estuaries where all contributing rivers are also exceeding their conservation limits. 
Managem...

1347. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount spent on the local and community development programme in each of the years 2015 to 2017 by county in tabular form. (Question 15227/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Local and Community Development Programme Expenditure)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): I would like to refer the Deputy to the reply to PQ11821/18 (Question No 907) of 20 March 2018, which sets out all Local Community Development Programme (LCDP) funding in the requested format.
The LCDP was replaced by the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) from 1 April 2015 in most parts of the Country.
The reply to PQ13350/18 (Question No 274) of 22 March 2018, sets out SICAP funding in the requested fo...

1639. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide a breakdown of spending on Waterways Ireland in the past five years. (Question 15278/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Waterways Ireland Funding)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): Waterways Ireland is co-funded by my Department and the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) in Northern Ireland. The current expenditure of the body is funded 85% by my Department and 15% by DfI, which reflects the distribution of the navigable waterways in each jurisdiction. Capital expenditure is funded 100% in the jurisdiction in which the capital works are carried out.
The amount of funding allocated to Waterways Irel...

1652. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 1085 of 20 March 2018, the details of expenditure of the €54 million in additional funding allocated to the national planning framework for 2018 under the headings of culture, arts and the Gaeltacht respectively; and the spending that has been allocated to specific projects in each of these categories. (Question 16105/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): Details of the specific individual allocations which comprise the €54 million in capital funding allocated to my Department for 2018 are available as part of the Revised Estimates for 2018 published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform http://www.per.gov.ie/en/rev/
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1653. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 1085 of 20 March 2018, the details of expenditure of the €75 million in additional funding allocated to the national planning framework for 2019 under the headings of culture, arts and the Gaeltacht respectively; and the spending that has been allocated to specific projects in each of these categories. (Question 16106/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Planning Framework)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The National Development Plan provides an annual breakdown of the proposed investment for my Department over the next five years. These figures  provide the necessary clarity to allow my Department to properly schedule the delivery of projects and programmes.  
More details on the commencement and completion dates for projects and programmes, as well as the timing of the expenditure in relation to them, will emerge as we...

1654. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 1085 of 20 March 2018, the details of expenditure of the €76 million in additional funding allocated to the national planning framework for 2020 under the headings of culture, arts and the Gaeltacht respectively; and the spending that has been allocated to specific projects in each of these categories. (Question 16107/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Planning Framework)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The National Development Plan provides an annual breakdown of the proposed investment for my Department over the next five years. These figures provide the necessary clarity to allow my Department to properly schedule the delivery of projects and programmes.  
More details on the commencement and completion dates for projects and programmes, as well as the timing of the expenditure in relation to them, will emerge as we ...

1655. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 1085 of 20 March 2018, the details of expenditure of the €80 million in additional funding allocated to the national planning framework for 2021 under the headings of culture, arts and the Gaeltacht respectively; and the spending that has been allocated to specific projects in each of these categories. (Question 16108/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Planning Framework)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The National Development Plan provides an annual breakdown of the proposed investment for my Department over the next five years. These figures provide the necessary clarity to allow my Department to properly schedule the delivery of projects and programmes.  
More details on the commencement and completion dates for projects and programmes, as well as the timing of the expenditure in relation to them, will emerge as we ...

1656. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 1085 of 20 March 2018, the details of expenditure of the €110 million in additional funding allocated to the national planning framework for 2022 under the headings of culture, arts and the Gaeltacht respectively; and the spending that has been allocated to specific projects in each of these categories. (Question 16109/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Planning Framework)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The National Development Plan provides an annual breakdown of the proposed investment for my Department over the next five years. These figures provide the necessary clarity to allow my Department to properly schedule the delivery of projects and programmes. 
More details on the commencement and completion dates for projects and programmes, as well as the timing of the expenditure in relation to them, will emerge as we ...

1657. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the projected spend on the €460 million phased investment programme in the national institutions in each of the years 2018 to 2027 in respect of additional expenditure arising from the national development plan in tabular form. (Question 16205/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Development Plan)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1657 and 1660 to 1669, inclusive, together.
The Taoiseach and I recently launched my Department’s capital plan ‘Investing in our Culture, Language & Heritage 2018 - 2027’ as part of Project Ireland 2040. This plan provides for total investment of over €1.1 billion over the period 2018 to 2027 in our culture, heritage, language and our islands.
Under this plan over the period 2018 to 2027 ...

1658. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the projected spend on the arts and cultural capital scheme in each of the years 2018 to 2027. (Question 16206/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Arts and Culture Capital Scheme)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): Under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018, a total €10.2m was allocated to 134 arts and culture organisations across the State.  Organisations undertaking capital projects usually require a number of years to draw down capital following the year of allocation, and while €0.5m of this has been paid out to date, it expected that all grants will be paid out this year and the following 2 years.
The Taoiseach and I r...

1659. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the projected spend on the €285 million investment on natural heritage, biodiversity and built heritage respectively, in each of the years 2018 to 2027 as outlined in the national development plan in respect of additional expenditure arising from the plan in tabular form. (Question 16207/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Development Plan)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The National Development Plan has provided the following details of my Department’s capital allocation over the next five years in the table below. This is the capital envelope from which my Department will deliver on the projects, schemes and programmes identified in “Investing in our culture, language and heritage” over the next five years.  For the years following 2022, the annual allocation will be advised as part o...

1660. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the investment allocation for the National Library of Ireland renovation in each of the years 2018 to 2022 in respect of additional expenditure arising from the national development plan in tabular form. (Question 16208/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Development Plan)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1657 and 1660 to 1669, inclusive, together.
The Taoiseach and I recently launched my Department’s capital plan ‘Investing in our Culture, Language & Heritage 2018 - 2027’ as part of Project Ireland 2040. This plan provides for total investment of over €1.1 billion over the period 2018 to 2027 in our culture, heritage, language and our islands.
Under this plan over the period 2018 to 2027 ...

1661. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the investment allocation for the National Archives of Ireland in each of the years 2018 to 2022 in respect of additional expenditure arising from the national development plan in tabular form. (Question 16209/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Development Plan)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1657 and 1660 to 1669, inclusive, together.
The Taoiseach and I recently launched my Department’s capital plan ‘Investing in our Culture, Language & Heritage 2018 - 2027’ as part of Project Ireland 2040. This plan provides for total investment of over €1.1 billion over the period 2018 to 2027 in our culture, heritage, language and our islands.
Under this plan over the period 2018 to 2027 ...

1662. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the investment allocation for the National Museum of Ireland in each of the years 2018 to 2022 in respect of additional expenditure arising from the national development plan in tabular form. (Question 16210/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Development Plan)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1657 and 1660 to 1669, inclusive, together.
The Taoiseach and I recently launched my Department’s capital plan ‘Investing in our Culture, Language & Heritage 2018 - 2027’ as part of Project Ireland 2040. This plan provides for total investment of over €1.1 billion over the period 2018 to 2027 in our culture, heritage, language and our islands.
Under this plan over the period 2018 to 2027 ...

1663. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the investment allocation for the National Concert Hall renovation in each of the years 2018 to 2022 in respect of additional expenditure arising from the national development plan in tabular form. (Question 16211/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Development Plan)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1657 and 1660 to 1669, inclusive, together.
The Taoiseach and I recently launched my Department’s capital plan ‘Investing in our Culture, Language & Heritage 2018 - 2027’ as part of Project Ireland 2040. This plan provides for total investment of over €1.1 billion over the period 2018 to 2027 in our culture, heritage, language and our islands.
Under this plan over the period 2018 to 2027 ...

1664. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the investment allocation for the Crawford Art Gallery renovation in each of the years 2018 to 2022 in respect of additional expenditure arising from the national development plan in tabular form. (Question 16212/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Development Plan)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1657 and 1660 to 1669, inclusive, together.
The Taoiseach and I recently launched my Department’s capital plan ‘Investing in our Culture, Language & Heritage 2018 - 2027’ as part of Project Ireland 2040. This plan provides for total investment of over €1.1 billion over the period 2018 to 2027 in our culture, heritage, language and our islands.
Under this plan over the period 2018 to 2027 ...

1665. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the investment allocation for the National Gallery of Ireland in each of the years 2018 to 2022 in respect of additional expenditure arising from the national development plan in tabular form. (Question 16213/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - National Development Plan)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1657 and 1660 to 1669, inclusive, together.
The Taoiseach and I recently launched my Department’s capital plan ‘Investing in our Culture, Language & Heritage 2018 - 2027’ as part of Project Ireland 2040. This plan provides for total investment of over €1.1 billion over the period 2018 to 2027 in our culture, heritage, language and our islands.
Under this plan over the period 2018 to 2027 ...