22. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health when the proposed trauma strategy will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6396/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Trauma Steering Group was established by Government to bring about better outcomes for the 1,600 patients who suffer a major trauma in Ireland every year. The Steering Group was clinically led, chaired by Professor Eilis McGovern, and with key input from patients, and its recommendations are evidence based. The vision for a national trauma system set out in this major report is to prevent unnecessary deaths, to reduce disabilities and to significa...

424. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the timeframe to publish an antimicrobial resistance plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42262/17 asked on 10 Oct 2017 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I am pleased to advise the Deputy that Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020 (iNAP) will be published on Wednesday 25 October next. The Plan will be launched by Minister Michael Creed TD and I as the development of iNAP has been a cross-Departmental initiative, requiring a cross sectoral and whole of Government approach to addressing the world wide threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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153. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the status of the Developing a Policy on a Trauma Network for Ireland document which was originally due before the end of 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 40227/16 asked on 14 Dec 2016 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The development of the trauma policy is a joint initiative from the Department of Health and the HSE, in recognition that we do not have a coordinated trauma network structure in Ireland. The focus for the development of a policy direction in relation to the strategic organisation of Ireland’s trauma service is to ensure that patients have access to the specific safe, high quality trauma services they need. The primary aim will be to improve patient...

295. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of reports that have been commissioned by him since his appointment; the number that have been received by him; the number outstanding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 38377/16 asked on 06 Dec 2016 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 295 and 296 together.
Since my appointment as Minister for Health I have not directly commissioned any reports.
The Department does not collect data in a manner which would allow the Deputy’s second question to be answered in full. Published reports for the years in question are available on the Department’s website at: http://health.gov.ie/publications-research/publications/. Presented in the table below are details f...

296. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number and cost of all reports commissioned by him, his predecessors, or his Department, in each of the years 2011 to date in 2016 in tabular form; the topics they are investigating; the date of completion; the date of publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 38378/16 asked on 06 Dec 2016 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 295 and 296 together.
Since my appointment as Minister for Health I have not directly commissioned any reports.
The Department does not collect data in a manner which would allow the Deputy’s second question to be answered in full. Published reports for the years in question are available on the Department’s website at: http://health.gov.ie/publications-research/publications/. Presented in the table below are details f...

130. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach when his Department will publish its annual report for 2014. (Question 30546/15 asked on 22 Sep 2015 - Departmental Reports)

The Taoiseach: The Department of the Taoiseach Annual Report 2014 was published on the Department’s website and laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas in July 2015. 
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105. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when her Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30219/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): The 2014 Annual Report of the Department of Social Protection was laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas on 22 May 2015, and was published on the 25 May 2015.
The 2014 Annual Report is available for download on the Department’s website at http://www.welfare.ie/en/downloads/ar2014.pdf.
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208. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Finance when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30213/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): The Department’s Annual Review, highlighting the Department’s progress in 2014 was laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas on the 14th May 2015. It can be found on the Department’s website. http://www.finance.gov.ie/who-we-are/strategy/annual-review/annual-review-2014.
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260. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30218/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): The 2014 Annual Report for my department was published on the department’s website in March 2015 and is available at http://www.per.gov.ie/annual-progress-report-2014/ in both English and Irish.
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297. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30216/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): My Department is currently at an advanced stage in finalising the Department’s Annual Report for 2013 and I expect this will be published in the 3rd Quarter 2015. 
Following publication of the 2013 Annual Report, work will urgently commence to prepare the 2014 Annual Report, with a view to publishing it before the end of 2015.
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326. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30206/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): The Department’s Annual Report for 2014 was laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas on Friday 10th July 2015 and is available on The Department’s web site at http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/publications/2015/ 
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356. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Defence when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30210/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Defence (Deputy Simon Coveney): The Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report for 2014 is nearing completion and I anticipate that it will be published in September.
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392. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when her Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30217/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): My Department’s Annual Report 2014 is currently being drafted and is expected to be published in the Autumn
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431. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30208/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy James Reilly): I can inform the Deputy that my Department is currently in the process of preparing its 2014 Annual Report. I expect that, following the compilation of all the relevant material, the Report will be published in the coming weeks.
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525. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the date on which his Department received the international evidence review on independent hospital trusts undertaken by the Health Research Board at his Department’s request; when he will publish this report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29932/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): A literature review of Independent Hospital Trusts was requested from the Health Research Board by my Department in 2011, to inform policy development. It is regarded as best practice that academic articles and reviews undergo peer review prior to publication. The Health Research Board advised my Department that the peer review undertaken identified a requirement for some further work on this literature review.
In this regard, it was agreed that the ori...

582. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30215/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): My Department’s Annual Report 2014 is at final draft stage and will be published on the Department’s website in the autumn.
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631. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30214/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Annual Reports of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for 2013 and 2014 will be published jointly before the end of 2015. The reports will be published online on my Department’s website and in both official languages.
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679. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills when her Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30211/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): The Department’s annual report for 2014 was published in June 2015 and can be viewed on the Department’s website via the following link, www.education.ie/en/Publications/Corporate-Reports/Annual-Report/Department-of-Education-and-Skills-Annual-Report-2014.pdf.
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770. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30212/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Alan Kelly): My Department’s Annual Report for 2014 has been published and is available on the homepage Department’s website, www.environ.ie.
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812. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30209/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Alex White): My Department published its 2014 Annual Report on 30 June 2015. The report is available on my Department’s website, www.dcenr.ie.
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845. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when his Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30220/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): ​My Department’s Annual Report for 2014 was published on 30 April 2015 and can be found at www.dttas.ie/corporate/publications/english/annual-report-2014.
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870. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when her Department’s annual report for 2014 will be published. (Question 30207/15 asked on 16 Jul 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The 2014 Annual Report for my Department is in the final stages of editing and translation. It will be laid before the Oireachtas during the coming weeks and published on my Department’s website shortly thereafter.
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320. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health when he will publish the international evidence review on independent hospital trusts undertaken by the Health Research Board at his Department’s request; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16650/15 asked on 28 Apr 2015 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): A literature review of Independent Hospital Trusts was requested from the Health Research Board by my Department in 2011, to inform policy development. It is regarded as best practice that academic articles and reviews undergo peer review prior to publication. The Health Research Board advised my Department that the peer review undertaken identified a requirement for some further work on this literature review. 
In this regard, it was agreed that the or...

233. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the findings and recommendations of the review conducted by his Department in conjunction with the Health Service Executive of corporate functions and resources staff and budget of the various corporate-support-shared services as they currently exist within the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 31724/14 asked on 16 Jul 2014 - Departmental Reports)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): The review of corporate functions and resources, staff and budget of the various corporate/support/shared services as they currently exist within the HSE is ongoing. This review is being undertaken in parallel with the establishment of the revised divisional organisational structure, shared services and governance arrangements in the HSE. The HSE is working towards a December 2014 completion date for this review in line with the Service Plan requireme...

155. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach if he will provide in tabular form the reports-reviews-studies commissioned by him or his Department or agencies under the aegis of his Department since 9 March 2011; the date on which they were commissioned; the date on which they were completed; the date on which they were published; the cost of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12806/14 asked on 25 Mar 2014 - Departmental Reports)

The Taoiseach: The following table details the reports commissioned by my Department since March 2011.
 Report Date Commissioned Date Completed Cost eCabinet Security Assessment (Not published - ICT security report for internal use only) August 2011 November 2011 €11,495 Microsoft License Solution Analysis (Not published - ICT security report for internal use only) July 2013 September 2013 €2,560.37 

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