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Today, 24 May 2018

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Brexit Supports
Billy Kelleher

1. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the contingencies in place to safeguard small and medium enterprises and export businesses from a hard Brexit scenario, including revision of state aid rules; if she is satisfied with the level of resource preparedness; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22972/18]

Today, 24 May 2018

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Foreign Direct Investment
Maurice Quinlivan

2. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the way in which she plans to attract more foreign direct investment to County Leitrim and the regions; the way in which she further plans to help indigenous firms establish and grow in these areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22891/18]

Today, 24 May 2018

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Skills Shortages
Billy Kelleher

3. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if a sectoral analysis has been carried out of skills shortages in the economy for the next five, ten, 15 and 20-year period; the impact skills shortages are having on Irish competitiveness levels; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22973/18]

Today, 24 May 2018

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Company Closures
Michael Harty

4. Deputy Michael Harty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if IDA Ireland and her Department are searching for a replacement industry for County Clare in view of the announcement in November 2015 by a company (details supplied) of its plan to close its plant in Clarecastle with the loss of 240 high-quality jobs. [22964/18]

Today, 24 May 2018

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Ticket Touting
Róisín Shortall

5. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the steps she is taking to curb ticket touting; and the timeframe for the passing of legislation is this regard. [23060/18]

Today, 24 May 2018

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Health and Safety
Martin Kenny

6. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to instruct the Health and Safety Authority to conduct a safety audit of the State’s livestock marts in view of the considerable risk to personal safety posed by conditions at many of them. [18213/18]

Today, 24 May 2018

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IDA Ireland Data
Billy Kelleher

7. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of regional IDA site visits and vacant IDA properties nationwide in Q1, 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22862/18]

Today, 24 May 2018

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Foreign Direct Investment
Michael Moynihan

8. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the steps she is taking to bring foreign direct investment to vacant IDA Ireland properties (details supplied) in County Cork; and the number of site visits to these properties by prospective clients in 2017 and 2018. [22620/18]

Today, 24 May 2018

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IDA Ireland Portfolio
Eamon Scanlon

10. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation to outline the status of progress on IDA Ireland advanced factory units being constructed in counties Sligo and Leitrim. [22878/18]

Today, 24 May 2018

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Job Creation
Bernard Durkan

11. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of new enterprises set up under the aegis of her Department involving indigenous or foreign direct investment in the past twelve months; the quality of the jobs provided; the extent to which it was possible to obtain appropriately qualified staff for such venture; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22810/18]

Today, 24 May 2018

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IDA Ireland Portfolio
Eamon Scanlon

42. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation to outline the status of the vacant IDA Ireland property located at Oakfield, County Sligo. [22879/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Departmental Operations
Richard Boyd Barrett

1. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the economic division of his Department. [21101/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Departmental Operations
Mary Lou McDonald

2. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the economic division of his Department. [22243/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Seanad Reform
Brendan Howlin

3. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach his plans for reform of Seanad Éireann. [21238/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Departmental Administrative Arrangements
Brendan Howlin

4. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the supports provided by his Department to Ministers of State. [21241/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Departmental Administrative Arrangements
Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the supports his Department provides to Independent Ministers and Deputies who support the Government. [21439/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Departmental Administrative Arrangements
Brendan Howlin

6. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the supports provided to Independent Ministers and supporters of the Government from his Department. [22707/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Training
Jim O'Callaghan

28. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if reports from an organisation (details supplied) that up to 50% of front-line gardaí cannot participate in high-speed chases or use sirens due to the fact they do not have basic training will be addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22887/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Garda Information and Communications Technology
Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

29. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has considered the updating of Garda information and technology systems with the specific aim of tackling child abuse online; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22725/18]

Wed, 23 May 2018

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Anti-Social Behaviour
John Lahart

30. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set down the number of children and adults given anti-social behaviour warnings in 2016 and 2017; the number of antisocial behaviour orders sought in the same period by children and adults; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22888/18]