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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Mental Health Services

Kate O'Connell

362. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the reason the practice to assign a psychologist to patients during the transition period from child and adolescent services in mental health to adult services is not in place; if consideration will be given to such a measure in order to prevent regression for patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52750/19]

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019

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Public Sector Staff Remuneration

Kate O'Connell

131. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a person (details supplied) will receive an incremental salary payment owing based on service accrued in the European Civil Service at an analogous grade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52093/19]

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019

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Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage

Kate O'Connell

245. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health his plans to allow nicotine patches on the drugs payment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52090/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Kate O'Connell

335. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the weighting percentages to be used as part of the upcoming HSE FreeStyle Libre review decision making process that will be given to criteria (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38592/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Kate O'Connell

336. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health if the reimbursement dataset will specifically cover only current HSE-funded users of the FreeStyle Libre device; and if the health technology assessment group review will compare just total blood glucose strip usage spend year on year. [38593/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Maternity Benefit

Kate O'Connell

370. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the status of a maternity payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38793/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicles

Kate O'Connell

81. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Finance if Irish collective asset-management vehicles as incorporated bodies will be required to provide information on beneficial ownership to the register of beneficial ownership; if this information will be made publicly available; if there is an up-to-date membership list in accordance with Regulation 18 of the European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2019 (details supplied); and if not, his plans to introduce legislation or requirements to that effect. [35028/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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National Training Fund

Kate O'Connell

235. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the mandate of the national training fund and the way in which its expenditure profile can be reoriented towards more effective in-employment training and modern apprenticeships; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34832/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Kate O'Connell

263. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of all school building projects for the Dublin 6W, 12, 14, 16 and 24 areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34826/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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School Patronage

Kate O'Connell

264. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the forthcoming patronage process for the new post-primary school for Citywest and Saggart; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34827/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Kate O'Connell

265. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the ETB-owned site at Fortunestown Lane, Dublin 24, on which temporary primary schools are located will facilitate the new primary school for Citywest and Saggart; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34828/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Kate O'Connell

266. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the progress of the plans to construct permanent buildings for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34829/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Garda Resources

Kate O'Connell

548. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the additional resources assigned to the Garda specialist units that come within the ambit of special crime operatives, including the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34835/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Emergency Departments Data

Kate O'Connell

819. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the year-on-year change in the number of patients attending the emergency department of Tallaght University Hospital in comparison to the year-on-year change in the number of patients on trolleys; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34830/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres Provision

Kate O'Connell

820. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the progress in acquiring a site for the Knocklyon and Rathfarnham primary healthcare centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34831/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Kate O'Connell

821. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the funding to be allocated to drugs and alcohol local task forces in Dublin 24; if additional funding is being allocated in 2019; if so, the amount of additional funding; the timeline and criteria for its allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34833/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Kate O'Connell

867. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health his plans or the plans of the HSE to provide or reimburse ocrelizumab for primary progressive multiple sclerosis patients in view of the decision of the UK (details supplied) [35029/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Renewable Energy Generation

Kate O'Connell

1478. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the supports provided under the Climate Action Plan 2019 for the Tallaght district heating scheme; the objectives of the scheme; the role of his Department in overseeing the development of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34825/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Planning Issues

Kate O'Connell

1918. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of residents in both the Citywest and Tallaght areas of Dublin 24 regarding the introduction of the fast-track planning application; if An Bord Pleanála will have regard to the local area plans completed by the local authority for both Citywest and Tallaght town centre in approving new developments; the requirements of An Bord Pleanála to adhere to these under current legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34820/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Planning Issues

Kate O'Connell

1919. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when his Department will conduct a review of the new fast-track planning application for large residential developments; if submissions will be invited from the public in respect of these; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34821/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Proposed Legislation

Kate O'Connell

1920. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of the land development agency legislation; when it is planned for the agency to proceed to acquiring brownfield sites within the M50 for residential development; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34822/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Land Development Agency

Kate O'Connell

1921. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the consultation which has been undertaken with the four Dublin local authorities in respect of the forthcoming work of the land development agency to build new residential communities in their administrative areas; the way in which this will be co-ordinated with the local authorities' existing local area plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34823/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Fire Service

Kate O'Connell

1922. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to increase the necessary equipment and resources of Dublin Fire Brigade in view of the increasing height and density of new residential developments; the way in which new development would impact on the area serviced by the Tallaght fire station, Dublin 24; the way in which the station is to be upgraded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34824/19]

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019

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Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Kate O'Connell

192. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when a refuge (details supplied) will be fully operational again; the capacity it will have in terms of space and bed numbers for persons who wish to use it; if there is scope for children to accompany and stay with their guardians who may attend same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24696/19]

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019

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Rail Network Expansion

Kate O'Connell

217. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Transport Infrastructure Ireland has the authority to carry out underground works at a site on Grand Parade, Dublin 6, before applying for a rail order. [24492/19]

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019

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Rail Network Expansion

Kate O'Connell

218. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Transport Infrastructure Ireland has the authority to spend public money to fund construction on sites in which planning permission is not in place. [24493/19]

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019

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Rail Network Expansion

Kate O'Connell

219. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are provisions within the rail order legislation that exempt Transport Infrastructure Ireland from following typical approval and permission processes; and if these exemptions exist, if they can be in place before an application for a rail order has been granted. [24494/19]

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019

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Rail Network Expansion

Kate O'Connell

220. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the contractual relationship between Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the piling contractor and the developer of a site (details supplied) that would allow underground works to proceed. [24495/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Garda Vetting

Kate O'Connell

455. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the rationale for repeat vetting the same person in different organisations; if vetting could be transferable; and his plans to streamline this requirement in order that the same person does not have to undergo the Garda vetting processes numerous times in order to work legally across a number of bodies. [18621/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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National Transport Authority Expenditure

Kate O'Connell

1298. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the person or body that authorised the use of public funds by the National Transport Authority for its publicity campaign on BusConnects; and the cost of this campaign. [19188/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Insurance Costs

Kate O'Connell

134. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Finance the actions he is taking to address the concerns of owners of indoor play centres with regard to the unsustainable increase in insurance costs which is causing many of these businesses to close down; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15480/19]

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Thu, 28 Mar 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Kate O'Connell

135. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14697/19]

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Kate O'Connell

256. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health if an audit of children or adults in long-term residential care has been carried out; the costs associated with the care and stay of such persons during their lives from entry to when they leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12179/19]

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Kate O'Connell

257. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the cost of long-term residential care for a person with special needs under the care of the State and-or privately in tabular form; the person or body who provides such long-term residential care in terms of governance, ethos and management; if a list of the organisations will be provided; the details in relation to inheritance of assets by the organisations should a service user die while in care; and if same will be provided. [12180/19]

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019

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National Broadband Plan Implementation

Kate O'Connell

546. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if it is possible under EU law to ask a semi-State company, such as the ESB, to roll out the national broadband plan; if this would require a new procurement process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12050/19]

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019

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National Broadband Plan

Kate O'Connell

547. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason provided to his Department by a company (details supplied) for withdrawing from the national broadband plan; if the prospective level of subsidy available was provided as a reason; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12051/19]

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019

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Film Industry Tax Reliefs

Kate O'Connell

151. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Finance his plans for the regional film development uplift corporation tax credit introduced in the Finance Act 2018; his further plans to extend the area-specific annexe to the European Commission decision C(2014) 3153; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7829/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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School Equipment

Kate O'Connell

402. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Number 129 of 21 November 2018 to the Minister for Education and Skills, the way in which an application can be made through the aids and appliances scheme administered by the HSE regarding computer equipment for a person (details supplied) [6516/19]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Pharmaceutical Sector

Kate O'Connell

381. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health if the status of pharmaceutical assistants is changed, the person or body that will be responsible for paying redundancy to the persons who lose their jobs. [52919/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

101. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Taoiseach the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50370/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

109. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the amount the company has been paid; the services provided; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50360/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

125. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of contracts or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50364/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts

Kate O'Connell

149. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Finance the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50363/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

174. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50368/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

202. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50361/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Consultancy Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

236. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50367/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

275. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50356/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

360. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services for which the contracts were awarded; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50365/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts

Kate O'Connell

523. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50355/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

553. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50358/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

581. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50371/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

607. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50357/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

628. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50369/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

657. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50362/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

700. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50366/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data

Kate O'Connell

733. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50359/18]

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Wed, 21 Nov 2018

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School Equipment

Kate O'Connell

129. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if assistive technology will be provided to a person (details supplied). [48444/18]

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Kate O'Connell

275. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the length of time persons are waiting on average for drugs to be approved for public funding (details supplied); and the processes and procedures being undertaken to expedite access for persons with MS to new and effective treatments in a timely fashion. [38381/18]

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018

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Public Consultation Process

Kate O'Connell

194. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost of the public consultation process for MetroLink. [27039/18]

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018

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Public Consultation Process

Kate O'Connell

195. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the methods used to advertise the public consultation process to those in areas affected by MetroLink. [27040/18]

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018

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Public Consultation Process

Kate O'Connell

196. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if notices of the public consultation and proposed route were posted directly to residents in the areas most affected by MetroLink. [27041/18]

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018

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Public Consultation Process

Kate O'Connell

197. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if notification was sent to those living along the route of the impact they will face during the construction phase of MetroLink. [27042/18]

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018

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Public Consultation Process

Kate O'Connell

198. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if each person that is likely to be affected by a CPO in the building of MetroLink has been directly contacted. [27043/18]

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018

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Public Consultation Process

Kate O'Connell

199. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the relevant experts which were consulted and ultimately used in the drafting of the current MetroLink proposal; and the way in which and when their input was sought. [27044/18]

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018

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Residency Permits

Kate O'Connell

258. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied). [26632/18]

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018

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Work Permits Eligibility

Kate O'Connell

283. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to reinstate career guidance on the list of critical skills employment permits due to the shortage of guidance counsellors here. [26631/18]

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018

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Sport Ireland

Kate O'Connell

47. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the benefits from the results of the recently published sports monitor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25245/18]

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018

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Sports Capital Programme Administration

Kate O'Connell

65. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which schools can benefit from the sports capital programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25243/18]

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Wed, 16 May 2018

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Schools Establishment

Kate O'Connell

115. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for an Educate Together or other non-denominational secondary school to serve children in Dublin 8 and 12; and if the recently announced schools in Dublin will include Dublin 8 and 12 in their catchment areas. [21601/18]

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Tue, 8 May 2018

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Autism Support Services

Kate O'Connell

170. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the post-primary school for 600 pupils in the Dublin 2 and 4 areas will have a dedicated autism unit. [20022/18]

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Tue, 8 May 2018

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Kate O'Connell

285. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the waiting period for hernia surgeries in St. James's Hospital; and when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment. [19746/18]

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Thu, 15 Feb 2018

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National Play and Recreation Policies

Kate O'Connell

36. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to get primary school children living healthier and more active lives; if he is planning new initiatives in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7527/18]

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Thu, 15 Feb 2018

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Sports Funding

Kate O'Connell

86. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which sports clubs can add value to private donations received; if a step by step guide to the process can be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7528/18]

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017

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Hospital Services

Kate O'Connell

303. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health if enzyme replacement therapy is approved by a committee; if so, the reason therefor; the persons who sit on that committee; the frequency with which the committee meets; the approval criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52835/17]

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017

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Hospital Services

Kate O'Connell

304. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health if there is a specific budget for enzyme replacement therapy; if so, the way in which it is administered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52836/17]

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Kate O'Connell

305. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health his views on whether it is appropriate that the HSE does not track the time taken for medicines to be reimbursed against their initial submission date for approval; if he will request the HSE to commence tracking of this data as a key performance indicator in fulfilling its role in assessing and reimbursing new medicines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52837/17]

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017

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Medical Products

Kate O'Connell

306. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health his views on whether a quality-adjusted life year, QALY, based health technology assessment is an appropriate mechanism for assessing the cost and clinical effectiveness of an orphan medicinal product; if the HSE has found orphan medicinal products to be cost effective under its current health technology assessment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52838/17]

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Kate O'Connell

307. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health if an independent expert to review the appropriateness, transparency and timeliness of the HSE's reimbursement process for orphan medicinal drugs will be appointed in view of a growing number of orphan drugs failing to secure reimbursement here despite being made available in other EU countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52839/17]

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017

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Rare Diseases Strategy Implementation

Kate O'Connell

366. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the status of the rare disease programme 2014 to 2018; and the details of the expected conclusion of same in 2018. [51797/17]

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017

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Sunbeds Regulation

Kate O'Connell

375. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the number of cases of non-compliance with the Public Health (Sunbeds) Act 2014 since its enactment; and the number of fixed payment notices served for offences under sections 8 to 11, inclusive, and 13 to 15, inclusive, of the Act. [51890/17]

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017

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Sunbeds Regulation

Kate O'Connell

376. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the number of cases of non-compliance with the Public Health (Sunbeds) Act 2014, by category (details supplied) in July 2014 to 2017, by year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51891/17]

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017

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Health Services Reform

Kate O'Connell

378. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health if, in his review of Sláintecare, analysis of the longer term cost benefits of the ten-year plan to the health service is being conducted; if not, if the implementation office when established plans to do so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51893/17]

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017

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Affordable Childcare Scheme

Kate O'Connell

58. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the issue of Tusla registered child care services not taking part in the affordable childcare scheme has been addressed; if so, the measures that have been taken; if she has a record of the participating childcare providers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49853/17]

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017

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Drugs Payment Scheme Data

Kate O'Connell

76. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the number of persons under various schemes in receipt of contraceptives over the past ten years, in tabular form; the cost to the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47983/17]

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017

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Energy Schemes

Kate O'Connell

569. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to review the application process for the SEAI better energy warmer homes grant to include those that are on low income but do not receive fuel allowance, job seeker's allowance, family income supplement or one-parent family payment (details supplied). [39319/17]

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Mon, 11 Sep 2017

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EU Regulations

Kate O'Connell

958. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health if inspections are now taking place with respect to compliance of SI 271 of 2016 in view of the fact that the sell-through period deadline for vaping products and e-liquids as set out in same expired on 20 May 2017; if his Department and the Health Service Executive, HSE, have provided training to the environmental health officers that carry out inspections; if the HSE plans to produce an annual compliance report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37421/17]

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Tue, 9 May 2017

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Hospital Appointments Status

Kate O'Connell

476. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the position of a person (details supplied) on a waiting list. [21992/17]

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Tue, 9 May 2017

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Hospital Appointments Status

Kate O'Connell

477. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Health the position of a person (details supplied) on a waiting list. [21993/17]

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017

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Brexit Issues

Kate O'Connell

586. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the specific actions that have been undertaken by any and all LEOs to assist local enterprises to cope with the impact of Brexit, in tabular form. [15125/17]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Tax Data

Kate O'Connell

140. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Finance the number of betting shops that paid betting tax to the Revenue Commissioners in 2015; the number of these with an annual turnover of less than €2 million; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4534/17]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Tax Data

Kate O'Connell

141. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Finance the amount received from the 1% betting tax in each year from 2010 to 2015; the portion of this which was received from bookmakers with an annual turnover of less than €2 million; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4535/17]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Tax Data

Kate O'Connell

142. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Finance the impact of reducing the current rate of betting tax on betting shops with an annual turnover of less than €2 million to the same level as that which exists for on-course bookmakers; if such a reduction would be viable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4536/17]

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Tue, 8 Nov 2016

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Estimates Process

Kate O'Connell

287. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if she will increase the budget of Foras na Gaeilge in line with the investment plan submitted to her by 80 Irish language groups, which would provide opportunities to local Irish language groups in Dublin Bay South and in other constituencies to implement language plans and develop Irish language hubs in their areas. [33636/16]

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Tue, 8 Nov 2016

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Estimates Process

Kate O'Connell

288. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs her views on the fact that, if the Foras na Gaeilge budget, which has been reduced by nearly 30% since 2008, is not increased, local Irish language groups in areas such as Dublin Bay South will not be able to access supports to develop the Irish language in their areas and to attain the new status arising from the Gaeltacht Act of an Irish language network. [33637/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Civil Legal Aid

Kate O'Connell

173. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she is aware of a reply received by a person from the European Commission on 30 November 2015; if she will confirm that Ireland has no national regime on legal aid for companies and companies cannot access legal aid here at all; and her views on whether Ireland may be in breach of its fundamental obligations under Article 47, if it forces companies to be represented by lawyers and does not offer any regime for legal aid for companies. [21227/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Film Industry Development

Kate O'Connell

31. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she will take to support the film sector; the benefits arising from the increase in the section 481 tax relief; her views on the success of a number of Irish films in recent times; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19848/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Departmental Budgets

Kate O'Connell

40. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the percentage of her budget in 2016 that is allocated to the arts and culture sector; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19847/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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VAT Rate Reductions

Kate O'Connell

92. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Finance if there is a domestic or European Union barrier to addressing the value-added tax rates on injections and vaccinations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20013/16]

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Wed, 1 Jun 2016

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Cultural Policy

Kate O'Connell

54. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she intends to publish Culture 2025, the national cultural policy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13112/16]

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Wed, 1 Jun 2016

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National Library

Kate O'Connell

70. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she can provide an update on the planned capital works at the National Library of Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13111/16]

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