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Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Education and Training Provision

Josepha Madigan

213. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of tourism and hospitality skills training positions that were allocated to the Dublin Rathdown constituency in 2015 and 2016; the amount of funding which was allocated in this regard; and the agency or Government body which has oversight and responsibility for hospitality and tourism skills development policy here. [4301/17]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Building Regulations Compliance

Josepha Madigan

284. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the recourse available to apartment owners being footed with a bill for issues that they had no involvement in (details supplied). [3804/17]

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Wed, 25 Jan 2017

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Legislative Process

Josepha Madigan

279. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 will be enacted; when the sections dealing with accounting for micro companies will be enacted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3391/17]

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017

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Legislative Programme

Josepha Madigan

58. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the expected timeframe for the enactment of the domestic violence Bill 2016. [2267/17]

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017

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Child Protection Services Provision

Josepha Madigan

246. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 50 of 8 November 2016, if the evaluation report has been reviewed, as suggested by her; if so, the findings; and if not, when the report will be reviewed. [2025/17]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Garda Stations

Josepha Madigan

129. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she has received the Garda Commissioner's report on the reopening of Garda stations; if so, when the stations will be reopened; when a decision will issue on Stepaside Garda station; and, if the report has yet to be completed, when it is expected. [41459/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Road Traffic Offences

Josepha Madigan

134. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the measures in place to specifically combat speeding on Irish roads; and if there are plans to install more speed cameras. [41508/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Rental Accommodation Standards

Josepha Madigan

519. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the current regulations governing overcrowding in residential accommodation; the repercussions which apply for landlords that breach these regulations; if he will provide statistics relating to the enforcement of the regulations; if there are plans for further regulation of this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1561/17]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Services for People with Disabilities

Josepha Madigan

1336. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Health the plans under way to assist those with hearing difficulties; the regulations that currently govern catering for those with hearing difficulties by broadcasters; and if there are plans to develop legislation further in this area. [1838/17]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Josepha Madigan

1521. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to facilitate the broadcasting of the full range of radio channels within Dublin Port Tunnel and end the current situation whereby only a limited number of channels are able to broadcast to vehicles within the tunnel. [41588/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Road Traffic Offences

Josepha Madigan

1523. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the current punishments for speeding will be increased. [41508/16]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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Animal Welfare

Josepha Madigan

547. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to outline the current regulations to safeguard animal welfare with regard to live animal circuses; and his plans to ban animal circuses. [39625/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Public Sector Staff Retirements

Josepha Madigan

87. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans regarding raising and or abolishing the mandatory retirement age; and if there are plans under way to progress the Employment Equality (Abolition of Mandatory Retirement Age) Bill 2014. [38536/16]

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016

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Health and Safety Regulations

Josepha Madigan

203. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if there are regulations in place regarding safety standards for candles, either in terms of fire safety and toxins; and if there are future plans for further regulation. [37826/16]

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016

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Commencement of Legislation

Josepha Madigan

85. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 has not yet been commenced; and the timeline for commencement. [37596/16]

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016

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Tax Credits

Josepha Madigan

144. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Finance if consideration has been given to the unfair treatment of a secondary carer, who is also a major financial contributor to a child, being unable to receive the single person child carer credit when the primary carer chooses to cohabit and is no longer able to relinquish the credit to the secondary carer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36928/16]

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016

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Private Rented Accommodation

Josepha Madigan

292. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the current regulations applicable to property renters and the further regulations planned with regard to the negative implications upon housing supply of peer-to-peer accommodation rental companies (details supplied). [37454/16]

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016

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Climate Change Adaptation Plans

Josepha Madigan

663. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the efforts currently under way to make Irish farming more environmentally sustainable in view of Ireland's difficulty in reaching the climate change targets of the Paris Agreement due to agricultural production of greenhouse gases. [37432/16]

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016

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School Admissions

Josepha Madigan

87. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will publish standard guidelines on opt-outing of faith formation in order that all schools can use them as a template in order that they can be in accordance with the requirement under the Education (Admissions to School) Bill 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36484/16]

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016

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Commencement of Legislation

Josepha Madigan

381. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Health the reason there has been a delay in the commencement of Part 2 of the Children and Family Relationships Act, concerning donor-assisted human reproduction; if he will provide a timeline for commencement of this section; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35952/16]

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