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Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Vacant Properties

Dessie Ellis

148. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the details of the €7,746,404 payment (details supplied) made by Dublin City Council to the receivers with regard to the vacant 58 units at Prospect Hill, Finglas in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17924/21]

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Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Vacant Properties

Dessie Ellis

149. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the payments totalling €7,746,404 made by Dublin City Council to the receiver for the 58 vacant units at Prospect Hill, Finglas includes the potential or projected costs of the refurbishment of any or all of the individual units; if the figure does not include such costs, the projected costs to Dublin City Council of refurbishing any or all of the units; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17925/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Dessie Ellis

558. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education the resources required for an ASD unit to be put in place at a school; the resources that can be provided to the school by the NCSE; the additional resources the school must provide from its current funding sources; if there are other funding sources to assist the school to provide ASD units; the reason that may be given by a school that decides it cannot provide an ASD unit or additional places; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16349/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Dessie Ellis

559. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education her plans to work with primary or post-primary schools in Ballymun, Dublin 11, to assist in providing ASD units for children in the area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16350/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

154. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice the mechanisms in place to inform persons whose attendance at court is requested that the courts are closed as a consequence of Covid restrictions given persons are currently being requested to attend court without being notified of the court's closure; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16109/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Dessie Ellis

192. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if those who have particular underlying conditions which make them more vulnerable to the potential side effects of certain Covid vaccines, for example those who require blood-thinning medication, those who have hypertension and so on, can be offered the option of being vaccinated with another vaccine which does not give rise to those side effects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16115/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Vacant Properties

Dessie Ellis

646. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if his attention has been drawn to the fact that 58 apartments have been idle since their construction almost 15 years ago (details supplied); when these vacant properties will be allocated to those on the housing list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14361/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Vacant Properties

Dessie Ellis

678. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the estimated cost of providing security on a site (details supplied) that has been vacant since construction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14910/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Vacant Properties

Dessie Ellis

681. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the projected cost of the 58 apartments that have been idle since construction in 2005 in an area (details supplied) including the cost being paid to the receivers by Dublin City Dublin Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14923/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Dessie Ellis

903. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education if plans are in place to put ASD units in primary or post-primary schools in Ballymun, Dublin 11 in the near future; the number of children with a Ballymun address on the waiting list for a placement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15140/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Dessie Ellis

904. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education the number of children on waiting lists for placements in ASD units from an area (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15141/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Hospital Facilities

Dessie Ellis

920. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the actions he plans to take to end the practice of imposing parking fees at all public hospitals given that they have proved a costly burden on those attending the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13179/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Mental Health Services

Dessie Ellis

207. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of the mental health services at the pine and ash wards in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12273/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Mental Health Services

Dessie Ellis

208. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the mental health services that are currently available at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12274/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Mental Health Services

Dessie Ellis

209. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the number of staff, the role of each and availability of each that are currently attached to the mental health services at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12275/21]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2020

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Motor Insurance

Dessie Ellis

218. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance if professional drivers in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment will have issues with insurance cover directly relating to the period they were off work due to the gap in insurance coverage addressed (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39892/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Student Universal Support Ireland

Dessie Ellis

566. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the reason those that are on the pandemic unemployment payment since March 2020 are not considered to be permanently impacted and do not qualify for the SUSI grant in 2020 under the change of circumstances appeal criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34615/20]

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Thu, 1 Oct 2020

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Schools Building Projects

Dessie Ellis

179. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education the e-tendering process for quantity surveyors with regard to school construction projects; the quantity surveyors that were successful in the tendering process; the school projects for which their tenders were accepted from January 2020 to date, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27832/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Social and Affordable Housing

Dessie Ellis

396. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the current available supply of social and affordable housing; the number available in each category; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26959/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Primary Care Centres

Dessie Ellis

910. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health when the commencement of the building of the primary healthcare centre in Finglas on the site of the Church of the Annunciation will take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26944/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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National Children's Hospital

Dessie Ellis

912. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the length of the delay to the construction of the new children’s hospital due to Covid-19; the amount this delay and halting in construction added to the existing costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26958/20]

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Thu, 23 Jul 2020

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Public Parks

Dessie Ellis

118. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to ensure that facilities such as public toilets are open at public amenities such as parks and beaches in view of the fact that this is not the case at Dollymount Strand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17717/20]

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Tue, 21 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

606. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the procedures carried out with respect to Covid-19 for travellers arriving at points of entry here, in particular for passengers that have arrived from the United States of America; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16482/20]

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Tue, 23 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

471. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if additional HSE staff will be seconded to nursing homes (details supplied) to help with delivering care during the Covid-19 crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12171/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

456. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans for reopening open air markets such as those held in Fairyhouse, Ratoath, County Dublin, and Liberty Market, Dublin 8; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11459/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Health Services

Dessie Ellis

502. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the reason for the continued placement of a person (details supplied) discharged after eight months from James Connolly Memorial Hospital to St. Margaret’s nursing home, in which the person has been resident for the past ten weeks, as opposed to the person returning home according to the person's wishes and the wishes of the person's family; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10681/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Substance Misuse

Dessie Ellis

688. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the options available which will be explored for the banning of the use or sale of nitrous oxide capsules, also known as hippie crack (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11455/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

689. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the measures that will be put in place to deal with the increasing number of deaths by suicide and the increase in those presenting with suicidal ideation resulting from measures implemented to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11456/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Revenue Commissioners Staff

Dessie Ellis

59. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance if the number of staff dealing with customers experiencing difficulties contacting the Revenue Commissioners regarding tax queries will be increased; if the tax office is taking telephone queries at this time; the measures that can be put in place to improve the response time for queries submitted online through the Revenue website; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7375/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Mental Health Services

Dessie Ellis

612. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of the availability of psychiatric services at James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown for those that present at the hospital with mental health issues; his views on whether it is acceptable that on 19 May 2020 up to seven persons that presented to the hospital with mental health issues had to wait up to 24 hours before they were assessed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8072/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Addiction Treatment Services

Dessie Ellis

613. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health when the HSE addiction tier 4 residential service (details supplied) will be reopened; if the asymptomatic persons presently accommodated in the facility would be better accommodated in other facilities that are available to house same in order that this facility be reopened as soon as possible to help reduce the risk of deaths from substance misuse and underlying mental health issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8073/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

637. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her views on whether boutique gyms, micro gyms and those that offer personal training and small group personal training would be more suited to inclusion in phase 3 of the Covid-19 re-opening phases which allows for indoor sporting activities in which social distancing is adhered to behind closed doors rather than in phase 5 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6801/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Disabilities Assessments

Dessie Ellis

668. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the last occasion a service has seen or assessed a person (details supplied) who was originally assessed when the person was four or five years of age; the status of the services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5618/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Hospital Services

Dessie Ellis

800. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the bed and staff capacity of the Silverbirch Unit in Blanchardstown Hospital; if this unit is currently in use; if not, the locations where the staff are currently employed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6863/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Covid-19 Tests

Dessie Ellis

801. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of testing, retesting and tracing of all staff and residents in nursing homes and residential units to allow the eventual opening of these facilities to visitors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6864/20]

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Wed, 13 May 2020

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Dessie Ellis

697. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if medicinal cannabis can be provided here without the necessity of patients having to travel abroad to acquire the product; if so, the location it can be sourced; the requirements for acquiring same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4863/20]

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Wed, 13 May 2020

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Dessie Ellis

699. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the mechanism and criteria to reimburse families that have had to travel abroad to obtain medicinal cannabis; the length of time it takes for families to be reimbursed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4867/20]

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Wed, 13 May 2020

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Hospital Appointments Status

Dessie Ellis

700. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of a procedure for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4871/20]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Hospital Appointments Status

Dessie Ellis

368. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a hip operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47291/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Dessie Ellis

605. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied) for the domiciliary care allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41993/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Emergency Services

Dessie Ellis

163. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the procedures for when an emergency call is received; the services called to respond to the emergency; if both the fire brigade and the ambulance services are called; if so, the services which are contacted first; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41303/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Dessie Ellis

242. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for a domiciliary care allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40740/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Drug Treatment Programmes Data

Dessie Ellis

784. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if costs are determined by costs per treatment episode; the number of episodes in each of the years since 2012 by medical detoxification unit, community based residential detoxification beds and adolescent community based residential detoxification beds in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34694/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Criminal Assets Bureau

Dessie Ellis

173. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance the amount or percentage of the moneys seized or raised through the confiscation of assets, and which is returned to the Revenue Commissioners as stated by the CAB, that is ring-fenced or returned to the local communities most affected by criminal activity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32230/19]

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Tue, 9 Jul 2019

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School Meals Programme

Dessie Ellis

801. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the provision of a third school meal being provided to schools in Ballymun can be extended to include schools (details supplied) in response to the closure of clubs in the schools. [29673/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Garda Deployment

Dessie Ellis

230. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí in the national drugs unit in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of gardaí working in local drugs units in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24900/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Garda Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

231. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the annual cost of the national drugs unit in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the annual cost of each local drugs unit per area for the same period in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24901/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Drugs Crime

Dessie Ellis

232. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of money and assets seized as a result of drug-related crime in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the amount from these seizures given to community projects and similar in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24902/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Substance Misuse

Dessie Ellis

310. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the cost in total and for each year of the implementation of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017-2025 strategy addressing the harm caused by substance misuse in society over the next eight years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24893/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Dessie Ellis

311. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the funding for each of the drugs and alcohol task forces in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24894/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Dessie Ellis

312. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the estimated amount an increase of 5%, 10%, 20% and 30% in funding for each of the drugs and alcohol task forces based on current funding in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24895/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Health Services Data

Dessie Ellis

313. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health #the location of each of the adult and adolescent medical detoxification units and community based residential detoxification beds, respectively. [24896/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Health Services Data

Dessie Ellis

314. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the location of each of the adult and adolescent residential rehabilitation beds, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24897/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Health Services Data

Dessie Ellis

315. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the number of medical detoxification beds and the locations of each for adults and adolescents; the cost per annum of a medical detoxification bed for adults and adolescents, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24898/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Health Services Data

Dessie Ellis

316. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the number of community based residential detoxification beds; the locations of same for adults and adolescents, respectively; the cost per annum of a community based residential detoxification bed for adults and adolescents, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24899/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Community Employment Schemes Data

Dessie Ellis

590. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the average cost of a community employment scheme employee; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24903/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Home Loan Scheme

Dessie Ellis

74. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the reason some local authorities are still not accepting or processing new applications for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; the number of loan drawdowns, offers and refusals to date from the first tranche of funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23995/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Garda Districts

Dessie Ellis

508. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to reverse the decision to downgrade Gorey Garda district resulting in the loss of its superintendent in 2013; the number of gardaí in the Gorey area in each of the years from 2007 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19337/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Drug Treatment Programmes Funding

Dessie Ellis

598. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the ongoing drugs crisis in north County Wexford and that a group (details supplied) involved in the community response to the crisis has had its funding cut by 30%; his plans to address the crisis in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19336/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Fire Safety

Dessie Ellis

131. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and dates of fire safety inspections that have been carried out at a centre (details supplied) from 2018 to date; the results of the inspections if they were carried out; if not, the reason such inspections were not carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18154/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Drug and Alcohol Testing

Dessie Ellis

192. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if Forensic Science Ireland tests for potency of cannabis seized; if it tests for the purity of cannabis seized; if it confirms the presence of other substances in the cannabis, the details of the substances; the quantity of the other substances should they be present in the cannabis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18201/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Extradition Arrangements

Dessie Ellis

500. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the case of a person (details supplied) facing extradition to Lithuania in view of the conditions faced by prisoners on pre-trial detention in Lithuanian prisons; his further views regarding the removal of a number of judges as a result of an anti-corruption investigation raising the potential for the denial of the human rights of persons in such a judicial system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13214/19]

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019

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Refugee Resettlement Programme

Dessie Ellis

214. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the capacity of a centre (details supplied); if it is at full capacity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12190/19]

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019

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Refugee Resettlement Programme

Dessie Ellis

218. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to increase the capacity of a centre (details supplied) to accommodate additional asylum seekers and their families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12257/19]

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019

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Housing Regeneration

Dessie Ellis

715. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the final cost of a regeneration project in Ballymun, Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12177/19]

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019

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Housing Regeneration

Dessie Ellis

716. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the cost of works to date on dwellings which were new builds as part of the Ballymun regeneration project and have since required remediation works (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12178/19]

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Thu, 7 Mar 2019

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Road Traffic Legislation

Dessie Ellis

201. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position of existing legislation in which a person using a motorised scooter uses it on a footpath; if this is not permissible under current legislation, the penalties in place for a person using the motorised scooter in such a manner; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11011/19]

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Wed, 6 Mar 2019

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Sports Organisations

Dessie Ellis

259. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has had exploratory talks with associations (details supplied) regarding an all-Ireland soccer team in line with the practice of the all-Ireland rugby team; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10984/19]

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Wed, 6 Mar 2019

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Light Rail Projects Status

Dessie Ellis

260. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he envisages changes to the plans for metro north; the timeline and dates which would include the period of the consultation process up to the completion of the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10985/19]

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019

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Primary Care Centres Provision

Dessie Ellis

122. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health when a new primary care centre will be delivered for an area (details supplied) in Dublin 11 for which land has already been identified; when funding will be available to build the centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8810/19]

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019

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Traveller Accommodation

Dessie Ellis

27. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the steps he will take in view of the findings of the European committee on social rights that Ireland remains in violation of the European social charter on five grounds for Travellers by failing to redress insufficient provision and inadequate quality of Traveller accommodation, in legislation and practice and in circumstances in which Travellers were threatened with evictions and without the necessary safeguards. [8481/19]

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Thu, 31 Jan 2019

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Warmer Homes Scheme Applications

Dessie Ellis

204. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if an application for the insulation of a house under the SEAI warmer homes scheme by a person (details supplied) will be considered; if the application will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4714/19]

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019

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Warmer Homes Scheme Eligibility

Dessie Ellis

466. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if an anomaly will be addressed by which persons who have previously had their attics insulated by the SEAI under the Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme do not qualify for exterior insulation which is now available under the scheme in view of the fact an address under current rules can only be visited once; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3879/19]

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Wed, 21 Nov 2018

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Passport Applications Fees

Dessie Ellis

111. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to restore the free passport to persons over 70 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48443/18]

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Garda Deployment

Dessie Ellis

1124. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí in the national drugs unit in each of the years 2015 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; the number of gardaí working in the local drugs units in the same period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34850/18]

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Garda Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

1125. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the annual cost of the national drugs unit in each of the years 2015 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; the annual cost of each local drugs unit by area in the same period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34851/18]

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Addiction Treatment Services

Dessie Ellis

1783. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the cost each year over the next eight years of the implementation of the Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery strategy addressing the harm caused by substance misuse in society; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34849/18]

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Dessie Ellis

1784. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the funding received by each of the drugs and alcohol task forces in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34852/18]

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Dessie Ellis

1785. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the amount a 5%, 10%, 20% and 30% increase in funding for each of the DATFs would amount to based on current funding in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34853/18]

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Drug Treatment Programmes Data

Dessie Ellis

1786. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the location of each adult medical detoxification unit and community based residential detoxification beds; and the location of same for adolescents. [34854/18]

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Drug Treatment Programmes Data

Dessie Ellis

1787. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the location of each adult residential rehabilitation bed; the number of each; the number provided for adolescents; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34855/18]

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Health Services Provision

Dessie Ellis

1801. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the number of children between 12 and 16 years of age who have had eye care provided by the HSE reduced or stopped; the reason for their treatment being reduced or stopped; the number of children in this cohort who previously received vouchers for the purchase of new glasses and will no longer receive such vouchers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34922/18]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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DEIS Review

Dessie Ellis

192. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration is being given to the creation of a DEIS+ band within the national DEIS programme to take account of the special requirements and unique complexities for certain schools (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32302/18]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Drugs Crime

Dessie Ellis

228. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of moneys and assets seized as a result of drug related crime in each of the years 2012 to 2017 and to date in 2018; the amount from these seizures that was given over to community projects and similar in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31724/18]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Industrial Disputes

Dessie Ellis

295. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been drawn to the ongoing dispute between a company and union (details supplied) over the work contracts for pre-1996 workers; if her attention has been further drawn to reports that the company is continuing to refuse to engage with the union in constructive dialogue regarding the work and pay conditions of pre-1996 workers and that such behaviour from an employer goes against the spirit of industrial relations mechanisms; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31730/18]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Drug Rehabilitation Clinics

Dessie Ellis

351. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health to set out the number of medical detoxification beds for adults and adolescents, respectively; the location of each; the cost per annum of a medical detoxification bed for adults and adolescents, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31725/18]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Drug Rehabilitation Clinics

Dessie Ellis

352. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health to set out the number of community-based residential detoxification beds for adults and adolescents, respectively; the location of each; the cost per annum for a community based residential detoxification bed for adults and adolescents, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31726/18]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Home Care Packages Data

Dessie Ellis

523. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the reason home care packages for the terminally ill are no longer funded separately and are being included in the funding for all home care packages; the number of hours allocated to each home care package in area 7; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32376/18]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Driver Licence Applications

Dessie Ellis

623. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to facilitate online applications for a driver licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31728/18]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Community Employment Schemes Data

Dessie Ellis

696. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the average cost of a community employment scheme employee; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31727/18]

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Tue, 10 Jul 2018

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School Patronage

Dessie Ellis

217. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education and Skills the availability of non-religious schools in Dublin 9; the capacity and availability in such schools for those that wish to send their children to non-religious schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30396/18]

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Tue, 10 Jul 2018

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Emergency Works Scheme Applications

Dessie Ellis

218. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an emergency works application by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30398/18]

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018

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Property Registration

Dessie Ellis

262. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the mechanism for registering a property; the person or body with responsibility for ensuring that all properties are registered; the steps or sanctions taken if a company or person fails to register a property; the steps that are taken to ensure that companies that are resident abroad are compliant with the relevant legislation here in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28094/18]

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018

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Family Resource Centres

Dessie Ellis

203. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the inequity of funding for family resource centres and that the Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre receives less funding than the 11 new centres recently brought into the programme; if this anomaly in funding will be corrected; the reason this disparity in funding exists; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26998/18]

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018

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Drug and Alcohol Testing

Dessie Ellis

262. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if it is the practice of An Garda Síochána to test drivers involved in accidents for the presence of alcohol or illegal drugs at all accidents at which gardaí are present; the number of those tested to date; the number that tested positive for the presence of illegal drugs or alcohol; the number not tested for the presence of illegal drugs or alcohol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26653/18]

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018

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Taxi Regulations

Dessie Ellis

502. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans with regard to the regulation of rickshaws; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26654/18]

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018

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Refugee Resettlement Programme

Dessie Ellis

89. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the policy and timeframe for the resettlement of Syrian refugees; if it is policy to house family members together; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25806/18]

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Tue, 24 Apr 2018

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Diplomatic Passports

Dessie Ellis

106. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of diplomatic passports issued; the criteria for such passports being issued; the number of such passports issued to spouses; the number of such passports issued to persons who have left Government service or are no longer public representatives that have not been returned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17634/18]

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018

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Garda Deployment

Dessie Ellis

599. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí stationed in Whitehall Garda station at the time of its closure; the number of gardaí stationed in Santry and Ballymun Garda stations at that time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16711/18]

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018

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Garda Deployment

Dessie Ellis

600. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí servicing the area previously covered by Ballymun, Santry and Whitehall Garda stations; if these gardaí are exclusively operating from Ballymun Garda station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16712/18]

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