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#Parliamentary Question

# parliamentary-question - Thursday 31 December, 2020

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences

Dec 31st 2020, 12:05 AM 26,567 Views 37 Comments

The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.

# parliamentary-question - Friday 21 August, 2020

51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year

Aug 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 26,147 Views 36 Comments

The total figure is a decrease from 465 people in January 2014.

# parliamentary-question - Saturday 9 May, 2020

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

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

May 9th 2020, 10:00 PM 67,704 Views 139 Comments

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
# The Other Crisis
# The Other Crisis

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

May 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,330 Views 77 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Nov 24th 2019, 1:30 PM 20,537 Views 30 Comments

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
# Penalty Rates
# Penalty Rates

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

Jul 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 69,368 Views 130 Comments

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
# Gender Breakdown
# Gender Breakdown

Defence Forces 'facing challenges' in fulfilling its gender targets

Dec 22nd 2017, 7:30 PM 9,553 Views 43 Comments

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
# Mccabe Scandal
# Mccabe Scandal

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

Dec 14th 2017, 11:23 AM 27,921 Views 70 Comments

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
# Assessment
# Assessment

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

Sep 30th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,088 Views 18 Comments

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
# Parliamentary Question
# Parliamentary Question

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

Aug 24th 2017, 6:01 AM 8,381 Views 18 Comments

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
# Waiting
# Waiting

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

Aug 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,634 Views 23 Comments

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
# For Hire
# For Hire

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

Aug 2nd 2017, 12:07 PM 10,071 Views 61 Comments

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
# Apply Within
# Apply Within

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

Feb 16th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,247 Views 0 Comments

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
# Voting Costs
# Voting Costs

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

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 7,159 Views 22 Comments

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
# IOU

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

Nov 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 6,437 Views 12 Comments

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
# PQ

Female garda numbers have gone way up in the past decade

Nov 5th 2016, 6:15 AM 9,933 Views 5 Comments

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
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

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

Dec 7th 2015, 9:21 AM 6,268 Views 21 Comments

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...
# No Woman No Cry
# No Woman No Cry

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

Jun 21st 2015, 8:45 AM 27,186 Views 82 Comments

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
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

133 drivers in fatal crashes were not breathalysed last year

Jun 7th 2015, 8:00 AM 9,785 Views 24 Comments

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?
# Budget
# Budget

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

Oct 9th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,269 Views 33 Comments

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
# Pay

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

Jun 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,739 Views 13 Comments

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
# Who Are You
# Who Are You

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

Mar 3rd 2014, 9:49 PM 38,473 Views 120 Comments

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
# Banking
# Banking

30 former AIB senior execs asked to take pension reduction

Feb 9th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,256 Views 42 Comments

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
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

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

Feb 5th 2014, 10:40 AM 7,963 Views 0 Comments

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
# Spying
# Spying

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

Oct 31st 2013, 9:13 AM 6,037 Views 36 Comments

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
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

26 Syrian refugees seek asylum in Ireland as violence escalates

Aug 31st 2013, 2:36 PM 8,870 Views 180 Comments

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
# Death In Ireland
# Death In Ireland

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

Aug 17th 2013, 7:45 AM 16,254 Views 51 Comments

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
# Expertise
# Expertise

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

Jul 20th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,709 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Emergency
# Emergency

Ireland ready for natural disaster despite 'budgetary situation'

May 10th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,238 Views 68 Comments

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
# Angela Kerins

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

Mar 9th 2012, 1:08 PM 5,585 Views 42 Comments

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
# Weapons
# Weapons

More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons

Jan 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,545 Views 15 Comments

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
# To The Cleaners
# To The Cleaners

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

Nov 24th 2011, 9:10 AM 3,493 Views 35 Comments

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
# BaNAMA Republic
# BaNAMA Republic

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

Jun 9th 2011, 4:29 PM 946 Views 0 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Minister to investigate GPs who charge medical hard holders

Apr 8th 2011, 6:19 PM 1,476 Views 8 Comments

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