Lowry, Michael

Tuesday, 12 April 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 600 No. 1

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Written Answers - Community Physiotherapy Service.

Asked the minister: the regulations, orders, and guidelines from her Department limiting the community physiotherapy service to adults under the age of 65 and children with a disability; and if she will make a statement ...More Button

Asked the minister: the health service executive regions that have a community physiotherapy service available; if a community physiotherapy service is available in the HSE mid western region; and if not, the reason ther...More Button

Written Answers - Disabled Drivers.

Asked the minister: the regulations from her Department regarding the motorised transport grant; the reason this grant is limited to those aged between 17 and 65; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Ambulance Service.

Asked the minister: when funding will be allocated to replace the existing ambulance base in Thurles.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Asked the minister: if he will provide each carer of an elderly or terminally ill relative a minimum of four hours per week of respite care to allow him or her a break from caring duties; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Asked the minister: if he will offer tax incentives for companies (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Debt Relief.

Asked the minister: if he will consider the views expressed in correspondence (details supplied) when he attends the IMF-World Bank spring meetings in April 2005; if he will build on previous work in 2002 and encourage t...More Button

Written Answers - Biometric Passports.

Asked the minister: the extent to which progress has been made on the implementation of biometric passports as required for entry into the USA beyond 26 October 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the plans he has to inform non-biometric passport holders that their passports will not allow them to avail of the US visa waiver beyond 26 October 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the personal biometric data that will be contained on the new passports beyond 26 October 2005; if this information is held by the Department of Foreign Affairs; the legal implications there are for h...More Button

Written Answers - Prisoner Releases.

Asked the minister: the progress being made to secure the release of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects.

Asked the minister: the date on which a decision regarding the local authority swimming pool programme for Thurles will be made.More Button

Written Answers - Driving Tests.

Asked the minister: the number of driving testers employed nationally; the number serving each test centre; the number of additionally employed driving testers from 1997 to 2005; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Asked the minister: the date the most recent driving tester was recruited and hired by his Department; if there is a panel of potential driving testers from which his Department can recruit; if there is such a panel, whe...More Button

Asked the minister: if a major recruitment of driving testers will be initiated in order to reduce the average waiting times of almost 12 months for a driving test in many centres; if he will recruit additional administr...More Button

Written Answers - Road Safety.

Asked the minister: when the long overdue guidelines on metric speed limits will be issued to local authorities; the reason these guidelines were not issued prior to the introduction of metric limits on 20 January 2005; ...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: the number of north Tipperary farmers affected by a penalty (details supplied); if she will seek legal advice on the matter; if farmers will be sufficiently informed by her Department prior to this pe...More Button

Written Answers - Afforestation Programme.

Asked the minister: the progress to date on the national review of ash tree planting; the process in developing the report; when it is expected to go to public consultation; when it is expected to be complete; and if she...More Button

Written Answers - Potato Sector.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the crop shortage (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Asked the minister: the number of farmers who took part in the REP scheme programme each year from 2000; the number of farmers who have had a REP scheme inspection each year from 2000; the number of farmers who have had ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Decisions.

Asked the minister: the number of appeals submitted by farmers for each year since 2000; the number of decisions upheld and decisions reversed on appeal since 2000; the average amount of money involved in each appeal; th...More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Asked the minister: if previous correspondence has been brought to her attention (details supplied); if she will extend the bus route; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Asked the minister: if her Department will use class size rather than pupil-teacher ratio as the measure for staffing levels in each primary school when pupil-teacher ratios are distorting as they include special needs t...More Button

Asked the minister: when the average class size of 25 pupils and 20 pupils in disadvantaged areas will be achieved; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: if she will publish the special needs teacher allocation for primary schools before the end of the academic year; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Curriculum.

Asked the minister: if she will review primary circular 32/03 to amend the PC 32/03 to allow primary school pupils to repeat sixth class in their primary school or an alternative school if they are younger than 12 years ...More Button

Asked the minister: the reasons for introducing primary circular 32/03; the consultation which took place with parents prior to its introduction; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Asked the minister: if she will release the school transport report finalised last year; the plans she has to increase the charges associated with school transport; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Youth Services.

Asked the minister: when details and the application process of a project (details supplied) will be confirmed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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