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Tax Exemptions

Niamh Smyth

1. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the actions she has taken to examine the extension of the artists’ tax exemption to artists working through other mediums; if she has met with the Minister for Finance to discuss the expansion of the exemption; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8695/19]

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Commemorative Events

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

2. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the planned permanent or capital projects that will be undertaken as part of the decade of centenaries commemorations for the period 2019 to 2023; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8854/19]

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Údarás na Gaeltachta

Aindrias Moynihan

3. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aindrias Moynihan den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta an bhfuil sí sásta leis na hullmhúcháin le haghaidh Brexit atá déanta chun go mbeidh cliantchuideachtaí Údarás na Gaeltachta ábalta dul i ngleic le Brexit; cén t-éileamh atá ar na scéimeanna éagsúla i measc na gcliantchuideachtaí; cén teagmháil atá déanta aici leis an Údarás faoi; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [8883/19]

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National Archives

Catherine Murphy

4. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will initiate a dialogue with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in order to make available or release, or both, Land Commission records in the context of the decade of the centenaries events and themes for the period 2019 to 2023; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8923/19]

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Meath na Gaeltachta

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

5. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta an bhfuil cóip den tuarascáil ó duine (sonraí tugtha) a foilsíodh anuraidh léite aici; agus cad iad na gníomhartha atá, nó a bheidh, á nglacadh aici chun déileáil leis na míbhuntáistí do phobail Ghaeltachta atá soiléir sa tuarascáil sin. [8506/19]

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Abbey Theatre

Niamh Smyth

6. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if pathways by which additional funding could be provided for productions by independent companies in the national theatre on the condition that there would be increased remuneration for artists will be examined. [8699/19]

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Commemorative Events

James Browne

7. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans for War of Independence and Civil War commemorations in County Wexford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8499/19]

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Creative Ireland Programme

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of Creative Ireland funding committed for 2019 and 2020; and the committed funding, by county and project, in tabular form. [8691/19]

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Arts Funding

Aindrias Moynihan

9. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding streams which will be made available to redevelop a theatre (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8672/19]

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Aerfoirt Réigiúnacha

Catherine Connolly

10. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Catherine Connolly den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cén dul chun cinn atá déanta maidir le hAerfort na Mine a cheannach [8685/19]

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Hare Coursing

Clare Daly

11. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a pilot project will be introduced to microchip hares at some coursing meetings during the 2019-2020 coursing season in consultation with an organisation (details supplied); and if submissions in relation to the matter will be considered from animal welfare organisations directly concerned with the protection of hares. [8629/19]

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

12. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to figures that found one third of artists and creative practitioners earn less than the national minimum wage; her views on a movement to a living wage for persons working in the arts, culture and heritage sector; the actions she is taking to achieve same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8689/19]

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Departmental Funding

Joan Burton

13. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the level of funding for arts and culture to DEIS schools, in tabular form; if she has met with the Department of Education and Skills in relation to the matter; and if a memo has been sent to Government on this matter. [8687/19]

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Waterways Ireland Funding

Brendan Smith

14. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the capital spending in 2018; the funding allocated to Waterways Ireland; the projects undertaken by Waterways Ireland with the allocation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8679/19]

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National Parks and Wildlife Service

Joan Burton

15. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to further designate land for national parks and nature reserves; her further plans to expand public access to reasonable and proximate quality open space; the locations of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8688/19]

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Departmental Programmes

Tom Neville

16. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the Creative Schools programme 2019; and the schools in County Limerick that are participating in same. [8536/19]

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National Heritage Plan

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

17. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the Heritage 2030 public consultations; the opportunities including local meetings for groups and residents of County Offaly to contribute to the consultation process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8518/19]

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National Monuments

Maureen O'Sullivan

18. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of progress in relation to the battlefield site of 14-17 Moore Street, Dublin 1; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8704/19]

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Film Industry

Richard Boyd Barrett

19. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will report on her efforts to establish a film stakeholders forum to resolve ongoing disputes and issues across the industry; the stakeholders she has engaged with; the willingness of these groups to take part in such a forum; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8678/19]

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Wildlife Protection

Martin Heydon

20. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her current and planned activities to protect Ireland’s biodiversity including initiatives in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8701/19]

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Departmental Programmes

Tony McLoughlin

21. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the Creative Schools programme 2019; the schools in County Sligo that are participating in same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8509/19]

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Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge

Dara Calleary

22. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Dara Calleary den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cé mhéad airgead a bheartaítear a chur ar fáil d’fheidhmiú Phlean Gníomhaíochta 2018-2022; cé mhéad airgead a bheartaítear a chur ar fáil chun an Straitéis Fiche Bliain don Ghaeilge a chur i ngníomh in 2019; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [8594/19]

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National Parks

Alan Kelly

23. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the contact she and her officials have had with executors of an estate (details supplied) with regard to the house, its surrounds and the approximate 5,000 acres of land in the estate and securing continuing public access to the lands. [8694/19]

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Arts Funding

Richard Boyd Barrett

24. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the efforts she is making to address employment and training precarity and poverty among workers and performers in the arts sector; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8675/19]

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Wildlife Protection

Gino Kenny

25. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if consideration will be given to commissioning a report into the environmental impact of the Heritage Act 2016, particularly the provisions in the Act which concern the extension of the cutting and burring season of hedge rows; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8501/19]

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National Heritage Plan

Tony McLoughlin

26. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the Heritage 2030 public consultations; the opportunities including local meetings for groups and residents in counties Sligo and Leitrim to contribute to the consultation process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8510/19]

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National Parks and Wildlife Service

Thomas P. Broughan

27. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will direct the National Parks and Wildlife Service to study the proposal to create a national park in the wilderness areas of Howth peninsula in view of development pressures and the 1 million visitors to the peninsula each year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8549/19]

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National Cultural Institutions

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

28. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding made available to the national cultural institutions to deliver on their remit in the past three years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8505/19]

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Commemorative Events

Michael Moynihan

29. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the plans her officials are working on for the 2019 commemorations. [4078/19]

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Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla

Éamon Ó Cuív

30. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cén uair a fhoilseofar an Bille chun uasdátú a dhéanamh ar Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [8507/19]

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Fostaíocht sa Ghaeltacht

Éamon Ó Cuív

31. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cén comhráite a bhí aici le páirtithe leasmhara maidir le cinneadh HID Global athlonnú go cathair na Gaillimhe; cén toradh a bhí ar na cainteanna sin; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [8508/19]

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Film Industry

Richard Boyd Barrett

32. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if producer companies in receipt of public funds and support will be required to offer training and employment to employees and trainees who were previously employed by the companies to ensure the provision of quality training and employment opportunities on all publicly funded or supported film productions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8677/19]

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Arts Funding

Maureen O'Sullivan

33. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the way in which she can address the financial strain on persons working in the performing arts including claims that one third of persons working in the performing arts earn less than the minimum wage; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8705/19]

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Special Areas of Conservation Designation

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

34. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps being taken in conjunction with Bord na Móna and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to ensure that as much of Bord na Móna’s 80,000 hectares landholding becomes part of the peatlands restorative programme and renewed native ecosystems are funded by her Department, Bord na Móna and the EU; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8503/19]

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World Heritage Sites

Martin Heydon

35. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the new call for applications for Irish sites of built and natural heritage to be placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List; the way in which persons can make such and organisations can apply for a call for applications for new candidate sites to join the world heritage tentative list; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8700/19]

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Cultural Policy

Catherine Connolly

36. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will report on the management and quarterly reports of the auditor pursuant to the performance delivery agreement signed and dated 6 November 2018 in relation to Galway 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8683/19]

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Cultural Policy

Hildegarde Naughton

37. Deputy Hildegarde Naughton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of progress for Galway as EU Capital of Culture in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8537/19]

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Culture Ireland

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

38. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the outcome of the Culture Ireland Global 2025 conference that took place in Dublin Castle in January 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8517/19]

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Departmental Funding

Bernard Durkan

39. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she is in a position to offer funding under various headings to cultural and heritage projects, community based or otherwise nationally in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8702/19]

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Commemorative Events

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

40. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the State commemorative events she plans to fund and direct as part of the Decade of Centenaries commemorations for the period 2019 to 2023; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8502/19]

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Film Industry Tax Reliefs

Richard Boyd Barrett

41. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the film production underway at a studio (details supplied) is in receipt of section 481 tax relief and Irish Film Board grants; if so, the actions undertaken to ensure the provision of quality employment and training and the full application of employment legislation in terms of recruitment on the production; if the producer in receipt of the public funding and support has offered employees and trainee positions on the production to all employees and trainees that were previously employed by the producer; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8676/19]

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Údarás na Gaeltachta

Catherine Connolly

42. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Catherine Connolly den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cad iad na moltaí a chuir an Roinn agus Údarás na Gaeltachta faoi bhráid an Rialtais ó thaobh tuilleadh cumhachtaí agus solúbthachta a thabhairt don Údarás i gcomhthéacs Brexit, agus go háirithe ó thaobh an Bhille Forálacha Ilghnéitheacha (Tarraingt siar na Ríochta Aontaithe as an Aontas Eorpach an 29 Márta 2019), 2019 [8682/19]

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Creative Ireland Programme

Willie Penrose

43. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the levels of Creative Ireland funding that is designated for supporting DEIS schools in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form, by county; and the amount each DEIS school is receiving. [8692/19]

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Archaeological Sites

Eamon Ryan

44. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to purchase a location (details supplied) in view of the unique archaeological and ecological importance of same. [8681/19]

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Film Industry

Niamh Smyth

45. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the actions she has taken to date to address delays in setting up a film forum. [8697/19]

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Commemorative Events

Colm Brophy

46. Deputy Colm Brophy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of national and international events to commemorate the Irish famine in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8534/19]

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Údarás na Gaeltachta

Catherine Connolly

47. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Catherine Connolly den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cad é stádas na hanailíse breise atá beartaithe ag Údarás na Gaeltachta ina Phlean Straitéiseach 2018-2020 chun teacht ar bhonnlíne maidir le líon reatha na gcainteoirí Gaeilge sa Ghaeltacht, ionas gur féidir gníomhú chun an líon sin a mhéadú 25% faoi 2030 [8686/19]

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Buiséad Údarás na Gaeltachta

Brendan Smith

48. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the capital funding in the Estimates for 2019; the amount and percentage overall of the capital budget that will be allocated to Waterways Ireland; the works and projects to be undertaken with such funding; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8680/19]

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Special Areas of Conservation Designation

Mick Wallace

49. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress made on protecting the 11 peat habitats listed for special protection under EU directives since 2011; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8596/19]

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Film Industry

Richard Boyd Barrett

50. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if efforts to establish a film stakeholders forum have been abandoned due to the fact that some stakeholders have decided to boycott it; if so, the reason some stakeholders are allowed to effectively veto efforts to resolve ongoing disputes across the industry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8674/19]

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National Orchestras

Willie Penrose

51. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the contact she and her officials have had with members and representatives of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra; if members and representatives of musicians in these orchestras have been included in the working parties examining the potential transfer of the orchestras to the National Concert Hall; the progress made in this regard; and the stage plans are at to upgrade the National Concert Hall. [8693/19]

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Departmental Programmes

Fergus O'Dowd

52. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the Creative Schools Programme 2019; and the schools in County Louth that are participating in same. [8520/19]

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Fostaíocht sa Ghaeltacht

Catherine Connolly

53. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Catherine Connolly den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cén ionchur a bhí ag a Roinn maidir leis an gcinneadh cuideachta (sonraí tugtha) a athlonnú ó shuíomh Údarás na Gaeltachta i gConamara go hoirthear chathair na Gaillimhe; cad iad sonraí na teagmhála idir an Roinn agus an Ghníomhaireacht Forbartha Tionscail [8684/19]

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Arts Council Funding

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

54. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the level of funding for publishing and literature provided by the Arts Council in the past four years; and her views on whether literature and publishing are key cultural and artistic pursuits as Gaeilge and in English and are vital for the health of Ireland's cultural future and should therefore be funded adequately. [8504/19]

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Arts and Culture Capital Scheme

Aindrias Moynihan

55. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she is satisfied with the availability of theatre and cultural facilities in County Cork; the steps she plans to take to maintain and develop those facilities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8673/19]

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Heritage Council Funding

Niamh Smyth

56. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position with regard to the community grants scheme for 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8698/19]

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National Monuments

Bernard Durkan

57. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which her Department has identified historical sites such as burial mounds or other similar sensitive or historical sites which may benefit from protection nationally with a view to their sensitive or archaeological development for tourism and educational purposes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8703/19]

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Arts Council

Niamh Smyth

58. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of work to address concerns raised by artists regarding the work practices at a theatre (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8696/19]

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Wildlife Protection

Mick Wallace

59. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the scientific evidence which forms the basis for the extension of the upland burning season as presented in the draft wildlife (burning of vegetation) regulations 2018. [8597/19]

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Arts Council Funding

Joan Burton

60. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding supplied to an organisation (details supplied) or via the Arts Council in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of men and women, respectively, that qualify for funding from the organisation in each of these years; and the county of residence of each. [8690/19]

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National Biodiversity Plan

Frances Fitzgerald

61. Deputy Frances Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of existing and planned initiatives to protect biodiversity here including initiatives in Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8595/19]

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World Heritage Sites

Pat Deering

62. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the new call for applications for sites of built and natural heritage here to be placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List; the way in which persons and organisations including those in counties Carlow and Kilkenny can apply for new candidate sites to join Ireland’s World Heritage Tentative List; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8519/19]

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National Monuments

Thomas P. Broughan

63. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 684 and 685 of 5 February 2019, if her Department receives submissions from the public regarding whether a monument should be designated as a national monument; if so, the number of such submissions received in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of requests progressed to the designation of a national monument; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8550/19]

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Buiséad Údarás na Gaeltachta

Dara Calleary

64. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Dara Calleary den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cé mhéad airgead a bheartaítear a chur ar fáil in 2019 d’Údarás na Gaeltachta, agus an méid sin briste síos idir soláthar caipitil agus reatha; cé mhéad airgead a bheartaítear a sholáthar don Údarás faoin bPlean Forbartha Náisiúnta (Tionscadal Éire 2040); agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [8593/19]

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Middle East Issues

Clare Daly

65. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the Israeli Government will be requested to reinstate the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron following its expulsion from the region (details supplied). [8781/19]

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Middle East Issues

Clare Daly

66. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that observers from the ecumenical accompaniment programme in Palestine and Israel, EAPPI, have been withdrawn recently following a rise in harassment by settlers following the withdrawal of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron, TIPH; and the steps he will take to request the Israeli Government for the reinstatement of both the TIPH and the EAPPI. [8782/19]

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Registration of Births

Pat Deering

67. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when applications by persons (details supplied) will be processed. [8867/19]

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EU Meetings

Brendan Smith

68. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the issues discussed at the recent Foreign Affairs Council; the outcome of such discussions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8894/19]

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Military Aircraft Landings

Clare Daly

69. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the action he has taken in relation to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport approving the transit of munitions through Shannon Airport on a plane (details supplied) on 4 February 2019. [8940/19]

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Tracker Mortgage Examination

Pearse Doherty

70. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the number of requests for oral hearings received by each independent appeals panel in relation to the tracker mortgage scandal; the number granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8788/19]

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Social Insurance Payments

Jackie Cahill

71. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Finance the reason a person (details supplied) was charged €500 for PRSI for the year ending 31 December 2017 in view of the fact they have not been charged for PRSI in previous years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8811/19]

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Revenue Commissioners Resources

Clare Daly

72. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Finance the position regarding the problems in the new information technology system of the Revenue Commissioners (details supplied). [8835/19]

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Banking Sector

Clare Daly

73. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Finance the action he plans to take with a bank (details supplied) that has stated its intention to ignore the Central Bank Code of Conduct in relation to mortgages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8837/19]

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Pension Provisions

Tom Neville

74. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Finance the reason a pension payment for a person (details supplied) has been reduced; if the matter will be reviewed; if the original payment will be reinstated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8866/19]

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Central Bank of Ireland Investigations

Róisín Shortall

75. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide the terms of reference and details of the scope of the investigation being conducted by the Central Bank further to media reports (details supplied);and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8871/19]

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Tracker Mortgage Examination

Pearse Doherty

76. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance if the Financial Services and Pension Ombudsman is now investigating all tracker complaints received by him; the number he has received; the number under investigation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8872/19]

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Tax Rebates

Michael Healy-Rae

77. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Finance the status of a tax refund in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8887/19]

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Departmental Properties

Jackie Cahill

78. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he is listed as the owner of a property (details supplied) in County Tipperary; the way in which he became the owner; if he has given consideration to handing it over to a local community group that wish to refurbish it as a historic building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8891/19]

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Flood Relief Schemes Funding

Jackie Cahill

79. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will direct the OPW to expedite an application by Tipperary County Council for funding for flood relief works at Drish, Thurles, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8904/19]

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National Monuments

Bernard Durkan

80. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of protected burial mounds which are listed and accessible for tourism and educational purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8960/19]

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Deer Culls

Clare Daly

81. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the alternatives to deer culling at the Phoenix Park, Dublin, that have been considered by her Department to control the population of deer and to avoid the slaughter of same. [8630/19]

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Cycling Facilities Provision

Catherine Murphy

82. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 185 of 10 July 2018, the date on which works will commence on the changeover; the details of the recommendations of the report; the progress made on implementing same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8870/19]

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Information and Communications Technology

Brendan Griffin

83. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if there is school funding for information communication technology (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8777/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Willie Penrose

84. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he is satisfied with progress in relation to the completion of a school (details supplied); when the new school build will be ready to hand over to the school authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8834/19]

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Teachers' Remuneration

Clare Daly

85. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason staff employed for substitution duties have been awarded zero tax credits resulting in an overpayment of taxation for a number of months; the steps that have been taken to rectify the matter; and when the issue is likely to be resolved. [8836/19]

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Residential Institutions Statutory Fund

Clare Daly

86. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the discussions he has had with the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in relation to opening the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund to the survivors of a home (details supplied). [8839/19]

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Residential Institutions Statutory Fund

Clare Daly

87. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund; the amount of funds it holds; and the operating costs of same. [8840/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Róisín Shortall

88. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he is taking regarding the lack of school places in the north west area of Dublin city and county for children on the autism spectrum; the steps he will take to address the lack of services and resources in many primary and secondary schools for children on the autism spectrum; if such children attending a junior school will be guaranteed a pathway and a place in the same senior school of the school in order that they will not be left at a disadvantage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8844/19]

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Teaching Council of Ireland

Kathleen Funchion

89. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the delay for teachers returning from abroad to register with the Teaching Council; if the issue is being rectified; the expected waiting time for returning teachers to register with the council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8863/19]

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Teachers' Remuneration

Kathleen Funchion

90. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the measures or plans in place for the reimbursement of pay owed to teachers who have recently registered with the Teaching Council and that had been working to date as full-time teachers without being fully registered due to the backlog with the Teaching Council in relation to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8864/19]

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Site Acquisitions

Brian Stanley

91. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the acquisition of land for a school (details supplied) be completed. [8878/19]

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Schools Building Projects Expenditure

Brian Stanley

92. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the overrun in cost for the national children’s hospital will impact on the new building for a school (details supplied). [8879/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Brian Stanley

93. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe for the tendering and construction of the new building for a school (details supplied). [8880/19]

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School Closures

Eamon Scanlon

94. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a proposed school closure (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8882/19]

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School Curriculum

Mattie McGrath

95. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 258 of 5 February 2019, the details of the findings that allow him to assert that the RSE provided in schools coupled with education provided at home by parents is associated with the best outcomes for students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8899/19]

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School Funding

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

96. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application by a school (details supplied) for funding relating to the proposed general purpose hall; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that students of the school that participate in physical education classes require a teacher to vacate a classroom; his views on whether this arrangement is unacceptable; and if the processing of the application will be facilitated. [8907/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Kathleen Funchion

97. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the new planned premises for a school (details supplied) have not started construction; when it is anticipated that work will commence; the reason for the delay in construction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8912/19]

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School Transport Provision

Kathleen Funchion

98. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to ensure a community funded bus service (details supplied) will not cease operation in September 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8913/19]

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Student Grant Scheme Applications

Bernard Durkan

99. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when confirmation will issue in respect of a higher education grant in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8951/19]

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Child Detention Centres

Clare Daly

100. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of boys that have been charged with criminal damage at Oberstown Children Detention Campus since May 2016; and the dates on which the incidents occurred. [8843/19]

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