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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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National Economic and Social Council

Mary Lou McDonald

1. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach the status of Bills under preparation in his Department. [25074/19]

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National Economic and Social Council

Brendan Howlin

2. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent engagements with the National Economic and Social Council. [25246/19]

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National Economic and Social Council

Richard Boyd Barrett

3. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent engagements with the National Economic and Social Council. [26621/19]

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National Economic and Social Council

Brendan Howlin

4. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the status of Bills under preparation in his Department. [26683/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Micheál Martin

5. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the number of times Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services, has met to date; and when it last met. [25195/19]

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Brendan Howlin

6. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services, last met; and when it will next meet. [26284/19]

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Mary Lou McDonald

7. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services, last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. [26554/19]

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Michael Moynihan

8. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Taoiseach the number of times Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services, has met in 2019 to date. [26565/19]

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

9. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services, last met; and when it will next meet. [26567/19]

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Richard Boyd Barrett

10. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services, last met. [26622/19]

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Special Educational Needs Data

Thomas Byrne

40. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the special schools which have raised the issue of insurance costs with his Department; the number of schools which have contacted his Department; the total advance capitation released to date; the increased insurance costs reported by schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26831/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Schools Establishment

Kathleen Funchion

41. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans in place for an additional secondary school in eastern areas of Kilkenny city in order to meet the high demand for secondary school places for the 2019-20 school year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26791/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Information and Communications Technology

Thomas Byrne

42. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the low completion rate of the consultation requested in circular 38/2018 in education and training board, ETB, schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26832/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Collins

43. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has investigated setting up an ASD specific school in an existing school (details supplied). [26795/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Ruth Coppinger

44. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will report on the delivery of an autistic spectrum disorder-specific school serving the Dublin 7 and 15 areas. [26428/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Niamh Smyth

45. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the July provision for special needs children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26081/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Bernard Durkan

46. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which he expects to meet the requirements and objections as set out in the school building programme by county throughout 2019; if he remains satisfied that the objective as set out can be met; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26588/19]

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Teacher Supply

Maureen O'Sullivan

47. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the detail and agenda of his recent visits to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to meet Irish teachers working in the region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26557/19]

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Schools Building Projects Administration

John Curran

48. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to prioritise the 54 school building projects experiencing delays in progressing beyond the architectural detailed design stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26627/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Pat the Cope Gallagher

49. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of applications for new school buildings (details supplied); the timeframe for the projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26350/19]

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School Funding

Maureen O'Sullivan

50. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out how he plans to address issues facing primary schools such as class sizes, workload burdens for management and capitation grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26599/19]

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Capitation Grants

Joan Burton

51. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to restore capitation grants to the pre-2011 level of €200 per pupil in view of the fact that per-pupil spending at primary level is substantially below OECD and EU averages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26592/19]

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Youthreach Programme Review

Willie Penrose

52. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to review the allocation of programme places in Youthreach across and within education and training areas to ensure the optimal use of resources and taking account of early school leaver numbers and of existing places and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26595/19]

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School Placement

John Curran

53. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made to provide additional primary school places to children in a location (details supplied) who need them for September 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26626/19]

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Richard Boyd Barrett

54. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the detail of the plans for a permanent site for Dún Laoghaire Educate Together; the timeframe for the site; the rationale for developing a temporary site for three years when a permanent site is due to be announced in Autumn 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26628/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Martin Heydon

55. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of interaction with the board of management and design team of a school (details supplied) with a view to agreeing the best approach for providing the increased capacity needed for the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26625/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Thomas Byrne

56. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the Enough is Enough - Every Voice Counts campaign; his views on whether the constitutional right to education is upheld in circumstances in which children with autism do not have access to school places; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26612/19]

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Youthreach Programme Review

Joan Burton

57. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the recent report by the Economic and Social Research Institute on the evaluation of the national Youthreach programme; his plans to ensure early school leavers are tracked, followed up with and offered a place on a Youthreach or other suitable programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26591/19]

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Counselling Services Provision

James Browne

58. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the recent survey indicating that record numbers of third level students are seeking counselling for mental health problems; if the number of counsellors per student is low compared to the recommended ratio agreed by an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26552/19]

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Back to School Costs

Kathleen Funchion

59. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reduce back to school costs for the 2019-20 school year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26615/19]

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Richard Boyd Barrett

60. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a special school (details supplied) can expect to have a permanent site; his views on whether it is appropriate for a school that provides for children on the autism spectrum will be beside a building site for the whole of autumn 2019 and its outdoor space will be inaccessible due to the lack of a permanent site for both the school and Dún Laoghaire Educate Together. [26629/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Aindrias Moynihan

61. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the project brief for a school redevelopment project at a school (details supplied); the most recent contacts with the school patron in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26630/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Ruth Coppinger

62. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress of the delivery of a permanent home for a school (details supplied) and the delivery of temporary accommodation for the coming school year. [26427/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Niamh Smyth

63. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that children are being taught in schools without the necessary supports needed due to delays in assessments for children attending school who have developmental issues and may require specialised support; the efforts being taken to clear the backlog; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26082/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

64. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a development at a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26458/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Collins

65. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will meet parents (details supplied) regarding ASD units in their area. [26576/19]

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Skills Development

Bernard Durkan

66. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which he remains satisfied regarding the availability on an ongoing basis of sufficiently qualified young persons with the skill sets sufficient to meet the demands of the modern workplace, academically and technically; the degree to which corrective steps are needed to address deficiencies in this vital area in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26589/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Fiona O'Loughlin

67. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made for a new school building for a school (details supplied). [26456/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Kathleen Funchion

68. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the number of language units is being decreased rather than increased (details supplied); the policy in place regarding the continuation of language units; his plans for a new type of provision replacing the current model; the level of provision of education services for children with a diagnosis of developmental language disorder; his views on whether it is meeting the demand for services; the policy in place for provision of language devices to children who need a device in order to communicate and attend a school setting; the application process for parents with children that need such language devices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26619/19]

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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Éamon Ó Cuív

69. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reverse the changes introduced in the pupil-teacher ratio for two, three and four-teacher schools in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26546/19]

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Charlie McConalogue

70. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the site acquisition to accommodate a school (details supplied); the timeline of works to ensure that the school campus is completed as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26459/19]

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School Staff

Thomas Byrne

71. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of meetings with representatives of school secretaries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26610/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Gino Kenny

72. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the exclusion of children with Down's syndrome from the July provision will be investigated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22695/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Eamon Ryan

73. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if, further to the enactment of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018, he has instructed schools to make additional provision for children with special needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26584/19]

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School Transport

Kathleen Funchion

74. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to address school transport issues, particularly in counties Carlow and Kilkenny, regarding the nearest school rule; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26616/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Kathleen Funchion

75. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason in the recent SNA allocation announcement of May 2019 that SNA allocations to schools were cut rather than increased in schools in which both teachers and principals were recommending and requesting an increase; the number of schools nationally that experienced a decrease in the number of SNAs and SNA hours granted for the 2019-20 school year; the justifications given in cases in which a reduction was made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26618/19]

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Fiona O'Loughlin

76. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if there has been progress on the signing of a contract for the site for the new school building for a school (details supplied); and the progress in tendering. [26457/19]

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Teacher Supply

Joan Collins

77. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the policies he is proposing to bring home the 6,000 Irish teachers working abroad, with significant numbers in the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar; and the expected outcome of his visit to the United Arab Emirates. [26596/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Pat the Cope Gallagher

78. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made on four school projects (details supplied) in County Donegal; the timeline for the delivery of the school buildings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26349/19]

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Teachers' Remuneration

Joan Burton

79. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to return to the principle that teachers would start at point three of their pay scale instead of the first point; his plans to reinstate additional payments to teachers with masters qualifications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26594/19]

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Special Educational Needs Data

Joan Burton

80. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of additional school places secured in existing schools in Dublin 15 for the provision of autism-specific education for the academic year 2019-20; if existing schools cannot provide the necessary number of places, his plans to ensure children do not go without a school place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26590/19]

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Institutes of Technology

Lisa Chambers

81. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the future for the GMIT Castlebar campus in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26281/19]

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Insurance Costs

Thomas Byrne

82. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will report on special schools that have raised the issue of insurance costs; the number of schools that have contacted his Department; the advance capitation released to date; the increased insurance costs reported by schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26609/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Gino Kenny

83. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that following the review by the National Council for Special Education of special needs assistants that schools in an area (details supplied) have lost approximately 12 SNAs despite a promise by the previous Minister for Education and Skills that each child requiring a SNA will have access to one; his views on the negative impact the loss of the SNAs will have on children with special needs and take steps to reverse same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26502/19]

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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Thomas P. Broughan

84. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reduce primary school class sizes; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Ireland currently has the largest class sizes in the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26224/19]

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Education Funding

Joan Burton

85. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on OECD figures that indicate investment in education here as a percentage of national wealth is at the bottom end of the league table for wealthy countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26593/19]

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School Accommodation

Kathleen Funchion

86. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the guidelines for new school builds; if new school build plans must include an autism spectrum condition class in the building being adhered to; the way in which the stipulation is being monitored; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26617/19]

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DEIS Eligibility

Catherine Connolly

87. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 70 of 22 January 2019, the further analysis being undertaken of other variables known to be strong predictors of educational disadvantage in the context of resource allocation; the person or body undertaking the analysis; if the analysis has been completed; if not, when it will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26614/19]

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Departmental Circulars

Thomas Byrne

88. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the low completion rate of the consultation requested in circular 0038/2018 in Education and Training Board schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26613/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Martin Heydon

89. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the projected timeline for the delivery of a new building for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26624/19]

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Oireachtas Joint Committee Reports

Thomas P. Broughan

90. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Education and Skills Report on Education inequality & disadvantage and Barriers to Education, published in May 2019, will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26051/19]

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School Transport Eligibility

Éamon Ó Cuív

91. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reduce the number of eligible pupils required for a school bus service from ten to eight in order to reduce the carbon footprint; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26547/19]

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Residential Institutions Redress Scheme Eligibility

Catherine Connolly

92. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of open applications to the residential institutions statutory fund, Caranua, as at 2 August 2018; the number of applications in which supports and services have been given to date; the number refused; the number of open applications awaiting support; the number given supports in the past; the average waiting time for support to be provided in an approved application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26585/19]

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Shane Cassells

93. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) has lost its special class placement after more than 20 years; and if same will be reinstated. [26376/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Aindrias Moynihan

94. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the project brief for a school redevelopment project at a school (details supplied) has been finalised; when he expects the brief will proceed to the next stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26631/19]

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School Placement

Thomas Byrne

95. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to increase second level provision in County Meath, particularly in the south of the county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26611/19]

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Disability Services Data

Shane Cassells

330. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for residential care for adults with an intellectual disability in County Westmeath in each of the years 2008 to 2018, in tabular form. [26116/19]

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Disability Services Data

Shane Cassells

331. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Health the number of adults with intellectual disabilities in residential care in County Westmeath in tabular form. [26117/19]

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Hospital Accommodation Provision

Jack Chambers

332. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the reason a unit (details supplied) in a hospital is being closed; the measures being taken to accommodate the services and patients at the unit in a new location; the impact of the closure on staff in the unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26152/19]

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Health Services Staff

Eamon Scanlon

333. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health when new contracts will be offered to community employees (details supplied) in CHO 1; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26158/19]

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Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Michael Healy-Rae

334. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of equipment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26159/19]

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Traveller Community

Fiona O'Loughlin

336. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Health if each CHO has Traveller co-ordinators in place regarding the provision of mental health services for Travellers. [26186/19]

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Health Services

Fiona O'Loughlin

337. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Health the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26187/19]

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Health Services Provision

Fiona O'Loughlin

338. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Health if assistance will be provided to a person (details supplied). [26188/19]

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Respite Care Services Data

Lisa Chambers

339. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of respite hours provided for adults with an intellectual disability in County Mayo in each of the years from 2008 to 2018, in tabular form. [26197/19]

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Respite Care Services Data

Lisa Chambers

340. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of respite hours provided for children with an intellectual disability in County Mayo in each of the years from 2008 to 2018, in tabular form. [26198/19]

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Respite Care Services Data

Lisa Chambers

341. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of respite hours provided for adolescents with an intellectual disability in County Mayo in each of the years from 2008 to 2018, in tabular form. [26199/19]

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Disability Services Data

Lisa Chambers

342. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for residential care for adults with an intellectual disability in County Mayo in each of the years from 2008 to 2018, in tabular form. [26200/19]

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Disability Services Data

Lisa Chambers

343. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of adults with intellectual disabilities in residential care in County Mayo. [26201/19]

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Disabilities Assessments

Thomas P. Broughan

344. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of applications of assessments of needs under the Disability Act 2005 commenced within three and six months, respectively, of a completed application being received as per the timeframes set out in SI No. 263 of 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26212/19]

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Disabilities Assessments

Thomas P. Broughan

345. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of complaints officer's recommendations under section 15 of the Disability Act 2005 that are completed within the timeframe provided by the complaints officer in the officer's report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26213/19]

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Respite Care Services

Michael Moynihan

346. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the lack of respite facilities and opportunities for persons with disabilities nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26214/19]

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Respite Care Services Data

Michael Moynihan

347. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if he has access to the information collated at local area level for parents of children and adults requesting respite; if there is information on requests granted and refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26215/19]

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Ministerial Correspondence

Michael Moynihan

348. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if he has received correspondence from disability service providers about their concerns regarding providing respite for adults with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26216/19]

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Respite Care Services Data

Michael Moynihan

349. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the number of respite weeks provided in each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26217/19]

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Respite Care Services

Michael Moynihan

350. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the criteria used for respite care for persons with disabilities; if the age of the carer is taken into consideration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26218/19]

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Respite Care Services Provision

Michael Moynihan

351. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the number of persons with disabilities aged between 30 and 40 years of age and still being cared for by their parents; his plans for respite for such persons in view of the fact that their carers are much older now; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26219/19]

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Respite Care Services Provision

Michael Moynihan

352. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health his views on the lack of respite hours being provided and the impact that is having on families of persons with disabilities, in particular older parents; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26220/19]

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Philanthropy Initiatives

Michael Moynihan

353. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if he or his officials have been in contact with or been contacted by philanthropic organisations to become involved in providing services for persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26221/19]

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Respite Care Services Funding

Michael Moynihan

354. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the funding allocation for providing respite care in 2019; the amount drawn down to date in 2019; if all funding will be utilised for providing respite care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26222/19]

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Ministerial Meetings

Michael Moynihan

355. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if he has met the Minister of State with special responsibility for disability issues to discuss the impact of the lack of home help hours being allocated and its impact on persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26223/19]

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Hospital Staff

Gerry Adams

408. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the number of hospitals using rolling theatre closures to manage staff shortages. [26354/19]

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Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Gerry Adams

409. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health his plans to address the crisis in consultant recruitment further to information in recent media reports. [26355/19]

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Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Gerry Adams

410. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health if he has been provided with the HSE report into the employment of medical consultants cited in recent media reports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26356/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Gerry Adams

411. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the locations in which the reported 500 vacant consultant posts exist by CHO area in tabular form. [26357/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Gerry Adams

412. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the number of vacant consultant posts that exist at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, and Louth County Hospital; the length of time these posts remained vacant; and his plans to fill these vacancies. [26358/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists Data

John Brassil

413. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the average wait time for an adult hearing aid test in County Kerry for persons with medical cards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26365/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Hospital Appointments Status

John Brassil

414. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the status of an audiology appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26367/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Pearse Doherty

415. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal is on the routine or urgent waiting list to attend Crumlin hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26368/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Pearse Doherty

416. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal can be considered for an earlier appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26369/19]

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