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Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Leader Programmes Funding
Éamon Ó Cuív

1. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the discussions he has had with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to ensure there is no reduction in the overall funding for the Leader programme post 2020 in view of the recent announcement by the European agriculture Commissioner that the rural development funding under the Common Agricultural Policy is likely to be cut by 15% for the 2021-2028 programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25932/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Community Banking
Martin Kenny

2. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he has received the report from the Department of Finance on the proposals for a model of local public banking for Ireland based on the Sparkasse model (details supplied); when the report will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25905/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Community Services Programme Funding
Éamon Ó Cuív

3. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount available for the community services programme in 2018; if he has provided extra funding to the participating companies to cover the increases in recent years in the minimum wage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25933/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Local Improvement Scheme Funding
Michael Collins

4. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to allocate extra funding to the local involvement and community involvement schemes in 2018. [26019/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Community Development Initiatives
Thomas P. Broughan

5. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he will address the need for a new community centre for the north fringe of Dublin city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24892/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme
Martin Heydon

6. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the town and village renewal scheme; when applications from County Kildare can be submitted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25293/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Brexit Issues
Willie Penrose

7. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the proposals his Department has in respect of Brexit; the number of staff assigned to Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25722/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme
John Curran

8. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of applications for the 2016 and 2017 outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme, the criteria used in project selection and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25900/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Rural Development Policy
Bernard Durkan

9. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the extent to which he has identified suitable project support under the rural and community development programme affecting rural and or urban areas, the extent to which he expects to be in a position to address issues of urban and rural or isolation in the course thereof and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25851/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Offshore Islands
Willie Penrose

10. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the proposals his Department is working on in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, NTA, and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to deliver on the improvement of roads on offshore islands; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25724/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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CLÁR Programme
James Browne

11. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to review the CLÁR areas based on the 2016 census returns; the timeline for the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25105/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Dog Breeding Industry
Clare Daly

12. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if the development of new draft guidelines for dog breeding due in quarter two of 2018 have been finalised; when they are likely to be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25116/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Dog Breeding Industry
Clare Daly

13. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the legislative changes he is considering as a result of analysing the submissions received through consultation regarding dog breeding establishment guidelines; and the steps being made to progress those changes. [25115/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme
Niamh Smyth

14. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the work of the Action Plan for Rural Development specifically relating to the revitalisation of towns and villages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24822/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Seniors Alert Scheme
Tom Neville

15. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the financial allocations in 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018 for the seniors alert scheme; the take-up to date of the scheme in County Limerick since 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25828/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme
Pat Deering

16. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the commitment contained in the Action Plan for Rural Development to rejuvenate more than 600 rural and regional towns. [25804/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Local Improvement Scheme Funding
Bobby Aylward

17. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of funding provided to counties Carlow and Kilkenny under the local improvement scheme in 2017; his plans to announce a new local improvement scheme in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25803/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Local Improvement Scheme Funding
Peter Fitzpatrick

18. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated under local improvement scheme in 2018, both nationally and in County Louth; if there will be an additional round; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25856/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Rural Development Policy
Éamon Ó Cuív

19. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the programmes and schemes planned to develop rural areas outside of towns and villages; the amount of expenditure he expects in these rural areas in 2018 in view of the fact that a large part of the rural population live in the rural countryside; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25026/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Community Banking
Eamon Ryan

20. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the report on the community or public banking model will be published; his plans to establish an engagement or stakeholder forum to further examine the way in which such a model would be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25902/18]