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#Parliamentary Question

# parliamentary-question - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Government spends €5.2m on new aircraft to help Covid-19 response

The aircraft completed its first mission last weekend, when it delivered a number of Irish tests to a laboratory in Germany.

# parliamentary-question - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

# parliamentary-question - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences

The figure is the lowest rate in the past five years.

# parliamentary-question - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment

5,821 people were subject to ‘penalty rates’ during the first half of the year.

# parliamentary-question - Friday 22 December, 2017

Defence Forces 'facing challenges' in fulfilling its gender targets

It has run a number of female-focused recruitment campaigns and says that gender diversity is an operational imperative.

# parliamentary-question - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Labour's Alan Kelly has asked the Justice Minister if his phone is being tapped

His concerns come after his parliamentary questions which unravelled Fitzgerald’s email scandal.

# parliamentary-question - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Just 230 out of 750 mental health posts approved since 2015 have been filled

Some €70 million in funding was announced over 2015-2016.

# parliamentary-question - Thursday 24 August, 2017

92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year

Since 2010, 892 incidents have happened on Irish roads involving National Ambulance Service vehicles.

# parliamentary-question - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments of these 25 hospitals

Hospitals in Limerick, Dublin and Galway had the highest number of people aged 75 and over waiting more than a day.

# parliamentary-question - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Taxi! Ministers spent over €1.7m on taxis, car hire and limos in the last two years

The Department of An Taoiseach has spent €75,000 on taxis since 2015.

# parliamentary-question - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Ireland's corporate watchdog is suffering from a chronic staff shortage

There has been a 25% reduction in the number of staff at the ODCE in the past six years.

# parliamentary-question - Monday 2 January, 2017

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century

15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.

# parliamentary-question - Monday 28 November, 2016

Nearly €36 million in court fines unpaid in last four years IOU

Nearly €36 million in court fines unpaid in last four years

6,616 people have been committed to prison thus far in 2016 for non-payment of fines.

# parliamentary-question - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Female garda numbers have gone way up in the past decade PQ

Female garda numbers have gone way up in the past decade

New figures show the number of female gardaí is at 3,370.

# parliamentary-question - Monday 7 December, 2015

Half of sex offenders to be released this year have undergone no treatment

The figures were revealed via a parliamentary question by independent TD Denis Naughten.

# parliamentary-question - Sunday 21 June, 2015

There are very, very few women in the Irish Army...

And none at all with rank more senior than lieutenant colonel.

# parliamentary-question - Sunday 7 June, 2015

133 drivers in fatal crashes were not breathalysed last year

The majority of drivers received fatal injuries at the scene.

# parliamentary-question - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?

Michael McCarthy has accused Adams of backtracking on the issue. Sinn Féin’s response? He’s “clutching at straws”.

# parliamentary-question - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

No bank staff hit with higher USC charge on bonuses since 2011 Pay

No bank staff hit with higher USC charge on bonuses since 2011

The charge was brought in to discourage ‘inappropriate’ bonus payments being made to staff in bailed out banks.

# parliamentary-question - Monday 3 March, 2014

Most of 500,000 identity cards in Ireland issued to social welfare claimants

Almost 239,000 of these cards have been issued in Dublin.

# parliamentary-question - Sunday 9 February, 2014

30 former AIB senior execs asked to take pension reduction

The news broke last year that senior executives were being asked to take voluntary pension cuts.

# parliamentary-question - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Dáil won't allow Rabbitte to disclose breakdown of RTÉ payout over homophobia controversy

TDs and Senators are trying to raise the Panti Bliss controversy in the Dáil and Seanad.

# parliamentary-question - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Gilmore raised concerns over US spying with embassy in Dublin this summer

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he expressed the government’s concerns to the US Embassy in Dublin at a senior official level.

# parliamentary-question - Saturday 31 August, 2013

26 Syrian refugees seek asylum in Ireland as violence escalates

Nigerians make up the highest number of refugees in Ireland at 63, while Pakistani refugees are second at 58.

# parliamentary-question - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Hundreds of families applying for grants to help cover high funeral costs

The Department of Social Protection is paying out more than €5 million every year to help people cover funeral and burial expenses for their loved ones.

# parliamentary-question - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Over €72k spent on report evaluating Ireland's economic relationship with UK

The report by the PA Consulting Group cost a total of €144,988.96 with the other half the cost shared with the UK government.

# parliamentary-question - Friday 10 May, 2013

Ireland ready for natural disaster despite 'budgetary situation'

Defence Minister Alan Shatter is satisfied the Defence Forces is equipped to handle any emergency situations.

# parliamentary-question - Friday 9 March, 2012

Rehab CEO 'donates fees for State boards work to charity'

Angela Kerins says that €23,262 she receives for these roles are donated to charity. It was disclosed this week that Kerins earns €234,000 from the Rehab Group which has just announced 18 redundancies.

# parliamentary-question - Saturday 28 January, 2012

More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons

In the past two years, almost 3,000 weapons have been confiscated from prisoners, including homemade items such as sharpened toothbrushes and pool balls in socks.

# parliamentary-question - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Ministers can claim €3,500 tax refund for laundry expenses

Michael Noonan reveals that ministers can take €3,500 off their tax expenses if they need to stay in hotels while in Dublin.

# parliamentary-question - Thursday 9 June, 2011

We'll find out ‘within weeks’ exactly what property NAMA controls

Finance minister Michael Noonan says the NAMA website will list the properties under the control of debtors’ receivers.

# parliamentary-question - Friday 8 April, 2011

Minister to investigate GPs who charge medical hard holders

Health minister James Reilly will promise to investigate any claims that GPs are charging for treatment like blood tests.