Parliamentary Questions


PQ’s – Your questions answered

Posted October 9th, 2014

Ireland’s bid to host The Rugby World Cup – click here.

Discussions on the future of the Irish Defence Forces – click here.

Dramatic fluctuations in numbers on illness benefit and disability allowance – click here.

How much does the interest on our national debt cost us? – Click here.



PQ’s – Your questions answered

Posted October 3rd, 2014

Garda presence in Dublin, regulating house alarms – click here.

Irish Defense Forces resources and cooperation with NATO in Ukraine – click here.

Are tax rules for the self-employed fair? – click here.

Testing and state support for foetal abnormality screening – click here.


PQs – your questions answered

Posted May 30th, 2014

The number of persons in receipt of two or more State Pensions – click here

New strategies for mortgage lending to counteract rising housing prices in Dublin – click here

Increased water allowance for individual with specific medical conditions and planning applications – click here

Closure of the creche in Tallaght Hopsital – click here

PQs - your questions answered

PQs – your questions answered

Posted April 16th, 2014

What would it cost to widen the tax bands to ease pressure on taxpayers? Will the sale of IBRC assets result in improved redundancy conditions for former staff? - click here.

Appointment of the new Garda Commissioner & an update on the judicial appointments consultation process – click here.

Updating our communications & energy infrastructure to withstand severe weather events – click here.

The ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo & what we’re doing about it – click here.

PQs - your questions answered

PQs – your questions answered

Posted April 3rd, 2014

Entitlement to public hospital inpatient services for those with private health insurance - click here.

Making primary school fees tax deductible where there is insufficient capacity in local free schools? – click here.

An update on the sports capital programme & the extension of the city bikes scheme to Cork, Galway & Limerick – click here.

Number of Multi-Denominational & Educate Together Schools in Ireland  – click here.

Why are transitional arrangements in S.I.105 for educational and healthcare projects only? – click here.


PQs - Your questions answered

PQs – your questions answered

Posted March 27th, 2014

Waste collectors who fail to provide brown bins for food waste – click here.

Facilitating adoptions from India – click here.

Charges for the cancellation of a credit card? – click here.

Use of money from the European Fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals – click here.

PQs - Your Questions Answered

PQs – your questions answered

Posted March 7th, 2014

Allocation of healthcare resources broken down by county & prevalence of disease across socio-economic strata – click here.

Tax relief on third-level registration fees – click here.

How will property tax funds be spent in 2014? – click here.

Efforts to eliminate diesel smuggling & property tax exemptions - click here.

The impact of Section 37 of the Employment Equality Act on LGBT persons – click here.

Harcourt Terrace

PQs – your questions answered

Posted February 18th, 2014

A permanent school in the former Garda station on Harcourt Terrace? – click here.

Minister Reilly’s efforts to keep private health insurance affordable – click here.

Property tax adjustment by local authorities & Publishing decisions made in the public interest by the Financial Regulator – click here.

Numbers working illegally in Ireland & Minister Shatter’s views on amnesties for some of those in the asylum system – click here.

Incentivising re-training in key sectors like technology – click here. 

Cigarette Seizures

PQs – your questions answered

Posted February 12th, 2014

Cigarette seizures in 2013, excise returns since 2012 & tax exemptions on activities that promote a healthy lifestyle – click here.

Exemption from tolls for electric vehicles & a congestion charge for the city centre? – click here.

The effect of the new building control regulations on self builders – click here.

Timeframes that Gardaí can hold information on an arrest that didn’t lead to conviction – click here.

Differences in salary scales for civil servants recruited in 2010 vs. 2011 – click here.

Your PQs Answered

PQs – your questions answered

Posted February 6th, 2014

Irish water pay scales & NPPR collection rates – Click here.

Methadone clinics in Dublin City Centre – Click here and here.

A Junior Minister for Pensions? – Click here.

Tax relief on third-level fees – Click here.

Limiting fees charged on pension products – Click here.

Potential low-tide walkway from Ringsend to Blackrock – Click here.

Property tax and first-time buyers – Click here.