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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Roads Maintenance

Dara Calleary

522. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the expenditure under the regional roads programme in 2016 and to date in 2017; the expenditure of each project in terms of actual expenditure on road, planning or design costs and administration or other costs; the specific nature of each of these costs by local authority, in tabular form; if an assessment of local authority costs on all road projects was completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49204/17]

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Driver Test

Catherine Murphy

523. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of theory test attendees who have been refused access to sit their booked theory test due to the detail of their middle name in the test booking not matching the newly issued PPS cards, by month and Road Safety Authority, RSA, test centre, in tabular form; the way in which these tests are charged for and re-booked in respect of fees and revenue transactions; the amount of lost revenue his Department has incurred in circumstances in which a refund was issued; the way in which this impacts on the delay for new theory test applicants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49251/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Road Projects

Niamh Smyth

524. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will request Transport Infrastructure Ireland, TII, to reassess the need for a link (details supplied) to progress in view of Brexit and for the viability of the Border region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49259/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Sports Capital Programme

Eamon Scanlon

525. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the full details of the allocations under the 2017 round of the sports capital programme will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49276/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Road Network

Pat the Cope Gallagher

526. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for improving Fintra bridge on the R263 in County Donegal; the timeframe for the delivery of the project; the estimated cost of the project; the completion date for the entire project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49295/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Road Network

Pat the Cope Gallagher

527. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for improving Tír Chonaill Street bridge in Donegal town; the timeframe for the delivery of the project; the estimated cost of the project; the completion date for the delivery of the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49296/17]

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Road Projects

Pat the Cope Gallagher

528. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for improving the N56 between Inver bridge and Killybegs in County Donegal; the interim measures for improving the surface of that section of the N56 in view of the fact it is not fit for purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49297/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Dublin Bus Fleet

John Curran

529. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will liaise with the NTA and advise the number of additional buses that will be made available to Dublin Bus to meet increasing demand, in view of the fact that customer numbers on all services across the city have risen considerably in recent weeks; when these additional buses will come into operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49326/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Bus Éireann

Bríd Smith

530. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which the insolvency of a semi-State company such as Bus Éireann might occur; if such declaration is a function of his, the management or another agency; and the precise circumstances that would trigger such a declaration. [49367/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Rail Services Provision

Bernard Durkan

531. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent of proposed augmentation and investment in rail services over the next five years with particular reference to the extent that services can be tailored to meet the ongoing travel requirements of commuters, namely, identifying how best the rail services in general can meet the demands of medium to middle distance commuters from towns and villages outside of the greater Dublin area, thereby alleviating road traffic congestion and reducing travel time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49452/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Children in Care

Billy Kelleher

532. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the length of time children in Dublin south city LHO and the catchment areas of Rathmines, Terenure and Rathfarnham are waiting to be allocated a social worker, in respect of cases, including high priority cases, of child protection and children in care. [49225/17]

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Children in Care

Billy Kelleher

533. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the length of time children in Cork south Lee LHO and the catchment area of Douglas are waiting to be allocated a social worker, in respect of cases, including high priority cases, of child protection and children in care. [49232/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Brexit Issues

Stephen Donnelly

534. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the preparations made in her Department in the event of no agreement being reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union on the terms of the UK's exit from the EU; if such preparations involve the drawing up of detailed and specific contingency plans in the event of a hard Brexit and a trade regime based on WTO tariffs; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48771/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Departmental Staff Training

Catherine Murphy

535. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the cost of providing external coaching and-or training services for staff development in her Department over the past five years and to date in 2017, by cost per year, in tabular form; the company that delivered the training courses; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48800/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Departmental Contracts

Catherine Murphy

536. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the names of the companies renting a fixing and-or space on telecommunications and-or communications masts from her Department; the income received for each of the past five years for same, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48834/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Departmental Contracts

Catherine Murphy

537. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the income received by her Department from the renting to companies of space to use and-or take fixings from telecommunications and-or communications masts on site or on the roof of her Department, in each of the past five years, by location; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48872/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Catherine Connolly

538. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the report of the expert technical group dealing with the site of the former mother and baby home at Tuam, County Galway, will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48925/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Adoption Legislation

Thomas Pringle

539. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016 will progress; and when it is likely to reach Dáil Éireann; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48970/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Childcare Services Funding

Anne Rabbitte

540. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the budget allocated to the access and inclusion model of early education and child care provision under each of the levels four to seven of this scheme annually since its introduction to date in 2017; the amounts allocated under these levels, in tabular form; the amounts drawn down for 2016 and 2017 on a quarterly basis respectively; the number of children in each county who have benefitted from funding under each of these four levels to date in 2017; the areas of support in which this funding under each of the four headings has been applied; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49045/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Psychological Assessments

Richard Boyd Barrett

541. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the way in which a court order relating to psychological assessments will be carried out in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49057/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Departmental Websites

Jonathan O'Brien

542. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the domain names registered to or owned by her department or through a third party company. [49065/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Parliamentary Questions Costs

Mattie McGrath

543. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the average costs associated with processing and answering written and oral parliamentary questions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49118/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Child and Family Agency Services

Jonathan O'Brien

544. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to a premises owned and operated by Tusla or planned by Tusla in the Seanacloc Tower area of County Cork; the type of unit this will be; the number of children or young persons who will reside there; the age category of persons who are due to reside there; the number of staff that will be employed there; the number of social workers that will work there; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49261/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Disability Support Services Provision

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

545. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the role her Department will play in the implementation of the access and inclusion model of supports for children with disabilities; the funding her Department is providing for this in 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49356/17]

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Brexit Issues

Stephen Donnelly

546. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the preparations made in his Department in the event of no agreement being reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union on the terms of the UK's exit from the EU; if such preparations involve the drawing up of detailed and specific contingency plans in the event of a hard Brexit and a trade regime based on WTO tariffs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48783/17]

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Departmental Staff Training

Catherine Murphy

547. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the cost of providing external coaching and-or training services for staff development in his Department over the past five years and to date in 2017, by cost per year, in tabular form; the company that delivered the training courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48812/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Seniors Alert Scheme

Marc MacSharry

548. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he is will request Pobal to run at least one of the upcoming information events regarding the operation of the new seniors alerts scheme for community groups in counties Sligo and Mayo outside of normal working hours in order to facilitate persons who run this scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48816/17]

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Communications Masts

Catherine Murphy

549. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the names of the companies renting a fixing and-or space on telecommunications and-or communications masts from his Department; the income received for each of the past five years for same, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48846/17]

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Communications Masts

Catherine Murphy

550. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the income received by his Department from the renting to companies of space to use and-or take fixings from telecommunications and-or communications masts on site or on the roof of his Department, in each of the past five years, by location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48884/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Communities Facilities Scheme

Denise Mitchell

551. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if there is provision for the building of a new community centre in Kilbarrack in north Dublin; the sites that have been identified for the proposed new community centre; the funding that has been made available for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49031/17]

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Departmental Websites

Jonathan O'Brien

552. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the domain names registered to or owned by his Department or through a third party company. [49070/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Parliamentary Questions Costs

Mattie McGrath

553. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the average costs associated with processing and answering written and oral parliamentary questions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49130/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Local Improvement Scheme Funding

Dara Calleary

554. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the surcharge applied by each local authority in respect of the LIS scheme, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49205/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Dormant Accounts Fund

Éamon Ó Cuív

555. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of uncommitted funds held under the dormant accounts legislation; the amount of these that form part of the statutory reserve; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49386/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Invalidity Pension Appeals

Richard Boyd Barrett

556. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) has had their invalidity pension ceased, in view of the fact that their inability to work has not changed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48903/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Social Insurance

Michael Healy-Rae

557. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding self-employment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48928/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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State Pension (Contributory) Applications

Michael Healy-Rae

558. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for a State contributory pension by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48686/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Disability Allowance Appeals

Pat Deering

559. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will have a decision on their appeal for a disability entitlement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48694/17]

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Disability Allowance Applications

Pat Deering

560. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will have a final decision on their application for a disability allowance. [48697/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Carer's Allowance Appeals

Michael Fitzmaurice

561. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made regarding a person (details supplied) who submitted an appeal in August 2017 in respect of their carer's allowance. [48698/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Disability Allowance Appeals

Michael Healy-Rae

562. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a disability allowance appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48714/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Employment Rights

Ruth Coppinger

563. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to make changes in legislation that would give rights to employees (details supplied) in cases in which there is a status red weather alert in an area in order to prevent dangerous travel to work and to protect income for lost work resulting from such a weather alert; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48753/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Rent Supplement Scheme

Thomas P. Broughan

564. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons under 18 years of age with severe physical disabilities and living in their family home whose family was in receipt of rent supplement in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48758/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Brexit Issues

Stephen Donnelly

565. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the preparations made in her Department in the event of no agreement being reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union on the terms of the UK's exit from the EU; if such preparations involve the drawing up of detailed and specific contingency plans in the event of a hard Brexit and a trade regime based on WTO tariffs; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48776/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Departmental Staff Training

Catherine Murphy

566. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the cost per year of providing external coaching or training services, or both, for staff development in her Department over the past five years and to date in 2017, in tabular form; the company that delivered the training courses; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48805/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Departmental Functions

Niall Collins

567. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the social partners or employment policy experts were consulted before the decision was made to transfer labour affairs functions from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation to her Department; if her officials carried out an impact assessment of the transfer of functions; and, if so, whether she will publish it. [48823/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Carer's Allowance Applications

Robert Troy

568. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will award a carer's allowance to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48831/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Child Benefit Eligibility

Paul Murphy

569. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to reintroduce child benefit for 18 year olds attending secondary education in view of the unfairness inherent in the current situation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48901/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Social Welfare Benefits

Bernard Durkan

570. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a disability allowance or, in its absence, invalidity pension will be considered in the case of a person (details supplied); if the case can be examined with a view to alternatives; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48926/17]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

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Carer's Allowance Applications

Michael Healy-Rae

571. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a carer’s allowance for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48932/17]

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