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Wed, 10 Dec 2014

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Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Willie O'Dea

1. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her plans on increasing the threshold for rent supplements in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47007/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

2. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her views on figures published by a newspaper (details supplied) on 30 November 2014 that the average gap between the rent supplement caps and actual rent prices now stands at 44% across the State, and is as big as 54% in County Wicklow and 45% in Dublin city; and if she will take emergency action in response to these findings and the resulting rise in homelessness. [47108/14]

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Social Insurance

Thomas Pringle

3. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will allow fishermen who own their own boats, who are sole traders or may have one or two crew members to pay class P PRSI contributions in order for them to avail of the limited benefits under class P for periods when they are unable to fish due to weather and so on; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47110/14]

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European Court of Justice Rulings

Willie O'Dea

4. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when she will address the issues arising from the Dano judgment in the Court of Justice of the European Union; her views at the possibility of benefit tourism here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47107/14]

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Domiciliary Care Allowance Review

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

5. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her views on the findings of the domiciliary care allowance review reports; if she is committed to implementing all the recommendations; and the steps she has taken from April 2013 to date in 2014 to implement same. [47085/14]

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European Court of Justice Rulings

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

6. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the implications of the European Court of Justice ruling that member states may refuse non-contributory benefits to economically inactive EU migrants; her views that this effectively excludes persons with disabilities so severe that they cannot work from the right to freedom of movement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47083/14]

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Private Rented Accommodation Costs

Richard Boyd Barrett

7. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection as an emergency measure, in the interests of preventing more persons moving into homeless services and to allow those currently in these services to secure private rented accommodation, whether she will issue instructions to community welfare officers to allow for rents in excess of the caps when an applicant secures a home within the average rents of a given area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47098/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

8. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reforms she will introduce to the rent supplement scheme in response to the recent High Court ruling that the Department was wrong to discount the accommodation needs of a separated father's children when assessing his housing need; her views that the scheme as operated served to deny children their right to the care of both their parents; and the estimated number of persons for whom the ruling could potentially have implications. [47084/14]

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Departmental Expenditure

Lucinda Creighton

9. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if her Department has conducted a cost analysis of the additional 20 gardaí seconded to her Department to tackle social welfare fraud; the projected benefit to the Exchequer of the additional resources; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47008/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Bernard Durkan

10. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the extent to which she might be prepared to extend the emergency housing alleviation measures to address short-term housing needs currently available in Dublin to County Kildare and adjoining counties, having particular regard to the critical housing shortage arising from rent increases; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47050/14]

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Community Employment Schemes Eligibility

Maureen O'Sullivan

11. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will confirm that community employment schemes are now means tested; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46999/14]

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Farm Assist Scheme Eligibility

Charlie McConalogue

12. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will reverse the changes she made to farm assist with respect to income disregards in view of the fact that it has had a serious negative affect on the income levels of struggling farming families; the reasons for not carrying out an analysis to assess the impact that the changes have made on those families; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47091/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Eligibility

Paul Murphy

13. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if her Department has conducted research on the impact the reduction in rent supplement levels has had on the level of homelessness in the State; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47089/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Mick Wallace

14. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she is satisfied that current levels of rent supplement are adequate to meet the housing needs of recipients, particularly in view of increasing rental prices; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47080/14]

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Farm Assist Scheme Eligibility

Charlie McConalogue

15. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she has carried out an analysis on the impact her changes to farm assist with respect to income disregards have had on farmers; if she will reconsider the changes she has made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47087/14]

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014

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Community Welfare Services Provision

Mattie McGrath

16. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her plans for re-opening the nine community welfare clinics, including those closed in Clogheen, Ardfinnan, Newcastle and New Inn, County Tipperary in September 2013; if she will maintain that the current level of services provided since the closures are sufficient; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46998/14]

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Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

17. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her views on the current application process for carer's allowance being unsuitable with respect to those looking after persons with learning disabilities or autism; the reason for the delay in taking steps to reform the system; her plans to reform the system; and the expected date by which new application forms and guidance for deciding officers will be in place. [47082/14]

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Social Welfare Code Reform

Catherine Murphy

18. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the fact that where a young person who is having a domiciliary care allowance payment awarded in respect of them reaches 16 and applies for a welfare payment in their own right, pending the successful outcome of that application the parent-guardian concerned loses their payment entirely, and must wait to apply for a carer's allowance payment to be successful before having key financial support restored; her views that this creates a very serious lack of support for vulnerable families during this period; her plans to help alleviate this pressure; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47092/14]

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Community Employment Schemes Funding

Mattie McGrath

19. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her Department's commitment to the future of the community employment schemes; and if she will review a matter (details supplied) regarding community employment supervisors; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46997/14]

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Exchequer Savings

Catherine Murphy

20. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the reported budgetary savings made in her Department throughout her time as Minister that have had a real and adverse effect on the quality and efficiency of the service provided to citizens who access their services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47093/14]

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Private Rented Accommodation Costs

Maureen O'Sullivan

21. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection in view of the welcomed partial return of the Christmas bonus for social welfare recipients if she will acknowledge the need for a similar gesture by legislating to stop the discriminating practice of allowing the no rent allowance advertisement accompanying rental properties as it is contributing to making it impossible for persons on rent allowance to find a place to live; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47000/14]

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Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme

Clare Daly

22. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will liaise with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to initiate an investigation into the sale of commercial property in 2013-14 by the trustees of the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme; and the implications for the pensions of the members of the scheme. [47001/14]

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Personal Insolvency Practitioners

Gabrielle McFadden

23. Deputy Gabrielle McFadden asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will explore with the Departments of Justice and Equality and Finance the possibility of putting together a financial assistance programme for social welfare recipients seeking bankruptcy declarations to allow them to engage the services of a Personal Insolvency practitioner; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47090/14]

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Social Welfare Fraud Investigations

Denis Naughten

24. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her views to review the monitoring mechanisms employed to reduce fraudulent payment of child benefit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46996/14]

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Employment Support Services

Lucinda Creighton

25. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will provide an update in respect of her Department's plans to require jobseekers to upload a copy of their CV to continue receiving social welfare payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47009/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Ruth Coppinger

26. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will increase the rent supplement levels; her views that such an increase will have an immediate effect on the reduction of homelessness; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47079/14]

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Labour Court Recommendations

Patrick O'Donovan

27. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her plans to put a mechanism in place to implement the Labour Court recommendation of 2008 in regard to an agreed pension scheme proviso for community employment supervisors and assistant supervisors; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42006/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Eligibility

Denis Naughten

28. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will review the eligibility for rent supplement to include issues such as the need not to participate in anti-social behaviour; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46995/14]

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Social Welfare Benefits Data

Bernard Durkan

29. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of applications for disability allowance and-or carer's allowance received in the past six months in respect of children whose parents were previously deemed eligible for domiciliary care allowance; the number approved, rejected or outstanding; the extent to which individual medical circumstances were borne in mind initially; the number of instances whereby eligibility was restored in respect of both carer's and disability allowance; the numbers still outstanding; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47049/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Thomas Pringle

30. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reasons she has ruled out the raising of the caps on rent assistance when they are well below the market rents for houses and contributing to the ongoing housing crisis; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47094/14]

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Exceptional Needs Payment Data

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

31. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the capacity of the emergency needs payment scheme to meet the growing and future demands on it, from persons who are struggling due to cuts made to other social welfare schemes and rates and the imposition of new taxes and charges such as the water charges, in view of the fact that spending on the scheme has been halved since she to took up office; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47086/14]

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Pensions Legislation

Willie O'Dea

32. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the actions she will take to increase pension coverage here; if she will provide an update on the operation of the provisions contained in the Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Bill 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47003/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Clare Daly

33. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will increase rent supplement levels by 25% in the areas which have experienced the sharpest rise in homelessness as a result of rising rents. [47002/14]

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Child Poverty

Willie O'Dea

34. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the actions she will take to address the increasing child poverty rates here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47005/14]

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Domiciliary Care Allowance Eligibility

Thomas Pringle

35. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her views on extending the period where a family can claim domiciliary care allowance for a child to 18 years rather than them going onto disability allowance at 16, as is currently the case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47095/14]

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Departmental Schemes

Paul Murphy

36. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she has conducted an analysis of the cost and number of staff that will be required to administer the €100 water conservation grant; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47088/14]

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Homeless Accommodation Provision

Ruth Coppinger

37. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will provide Threshold with further power and resources to prevent homelessness, including in cases of repossessions. [47078/14]

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Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Willie O'Dea

38. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the criteria for granting the carers' allowance for persons who care for children with severe autism; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47006/14]

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Departmental Strategies

Willie O'Dea

39. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her plans to transfer payments from her Department to an electronic system; if she has discussed this proposed change with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47004/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Bernard Durkan

40. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will determine a formula whereby tenants whose rent has increases substantially over the past 12 months may be offered partial rent support or increased rent support as may be necessary; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47328/14]

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Social Welfare Benefits Data

Bernard Durkan

41. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of applications for carer’s allowance, ophthalmic benefit or dental benefit, invalidity pension and disability allowance received in the past six months; the number approved, refused or pending; the way the figures compare with the previous 12 month period; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47329/14]

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Unemployment Data

Bernard Durkan

42. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the extent to which unemployment alleviation measures continue to make a positive impact in respect of long-term and youth unemployment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47330/14]

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Anti-Poverty Strategy

Bernard Durkan

43. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the extent to which measures to alleviate poverty arising from budget 2015 continue to make positive impact; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47331/14]

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Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times

Bernard Durkan

44. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the extent to which she may continue to improve the time taken to process appeals in respect of various social protection payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47332/14]

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Unemployment Data

Bernard Durkan

45. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the extent to which the age profile of those on the live register continues to be monitored with a view to making any adjustments necessary to assist those most in need; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47333/14]

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Back to Work Allowance Data

Bernard Durkan

46. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the extent to which back to work applications have been approved in each of the past three years to date; the extent to which those previously self-employed and PAYE workers continue to benefit from the scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47334/14]

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Work Placement Programmes

Bernard Durkan

47. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of applications for various unemployment reliefs such as JobBridge that continue to be awarded; the extent to which the schemes are proving successful; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47335/14]

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Social Welfare Benefits Data

Bernard Durkan

48. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of children whose parents heretofore were in receipt of domiciliary care allowance who are reaching 16 years of age qualified for invalidity pension or disability allowance thereafter in the past 12 months; the number of such applications rejected; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47337/14]

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Exceptional Needs Payments

Bernard Durkan

49. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the degree to which adequate resources continue to be made available to her Department to meet exceptional needs payment requirements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47338/14]

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Social Welfare Benefits Waiting Times

Bernard Durkan

50. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the extent to which backlogs have been addressed in respect of various headings and payments operated by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47339/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Dessie Ellis

51. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will provide the names of the persons or groups who lobbied her Department to cease rent supplement in the Ballymun, Dublin 11 area as she referred to in a Topical Issues debate on 8 May 2014. [47361/14]

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Work Placement Programmes

Terence Flanagan

53. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her plans to make changes to the TÚS scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47372/14]

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Pension Provisions

Maureen O'Sullivan

54. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if persons who have worked up their contribution pensions over numerous years will be effected by the new pension system coming into effect; if she will confirm that workers who have built up their contributions that their pensions will be protected by the regulations in place when they commenced their contributions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47379/14]

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Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Terence Flanagan

56. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if rent allowance will be increased in line with increasing rental prices; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47440/14]

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Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Catherine Murphy

59. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the fact that long term sick claimants of illness benefit supports are not permitted to avail of the Christmas bonus announced recently for unemployed recipients; her plans to widen the Christmas bonus qualifying criteria for persons claiming illness benefit for up to eight years and more; if she will widen the fuel allowance scheme to allow these claimants to avail of equal treatment than those availing of unemployment supports; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47458/14]

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Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Catherine Murphy

61. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the fact that persons who have been continuously unemployed for more than the 391 cumulative-paid total days are required to avail of the Christmas bonus, due to the fact that they are no longer part of another person's claim; if this qualifying period of 391 days will be assessable against joint claims; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47467/14]

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Jobseeker's Benefit Eligibility

Michael Healy-Rae

62. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her views on a matter regarding employment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47489/14]

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Social Insurance

Michael Healy-Rae

63. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if the social welfare scope section in the period 2000 to date made decisions whereby family members employed in the particular family company were insurable at class S or class M; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47496/14]

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Financial Services Regulation

Clare Daly

64. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 223 of 2 December 2014, the reason a ten year licence was provided to the company (details supplied), despite the fact that at a time the Financial Regulator had evidence of malpractice in their possession; and the avenue that is open to a citizen to pursue this further. [47373/14]

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Tax Compliance

Brian Walsh

65. Deputy Brian Walsh asked the Minister for Finance the penalties, interest and surcharges applied by the Revenue Commissioners where a person or company is late in filing his, her or its accounts; his views that these are reasonable or if there are plans for a review. [47442/14]

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Property Tax Administration

Terence Flanagan

66. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Finance his plans to reform the property tax so that a person's ability to pay is taken into account; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47455/14]

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Fuel Oil Specifications

Denis Naughten

67. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Finance the number of complaints of petrol-stretching in counties Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Leitrim, received by the customs and excise service in each of the months since June 2014; the number which were investigated and the number which are ongoing in each county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47462/14]

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Fuel Oil Specifications

Michael McGrath

68. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the steps being taken to deal with the issue of petrol stretching; if the Revenue Commissioners resources have been allocated to the problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47474/14]

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Property Tax Administration

Dan Neville

69. Deputy Dan Neville asked the Minister for Finance the position regarding property tax name change in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47476/14]

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Insurance Compensation Fund

Michael McGrath

70. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the progress that has been made in respect of the liquidation of Setanta Insurance; if those caught up in outstanding claims are facing any losses; the role of the Insurance Compensation Fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47482/14]

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Flood Relief Schemes Status

Charlie McConalogue

71. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a reply will issue regarding a representation made to his office (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47360/14]

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National Lottery Licence Sale

Finian McGrath

72. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason An Post is not retaining the lotto business as it now appears that this business has been handed to a company outside Ireland; the implications for jobs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47490/14]

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Departmental Expenditure

Pearse Doherty

73. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the anticipated extra expenditure required next year across all Departments to maintain the current level of public services taking account of demographic changes, pending pay increments and so on and all other factors being equal. [47441/14]

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Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Michael McCarthy

74. Deputy Michael McCarthy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to lift the embargo on public sector recruitment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47447/14]

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Pension Levy

Finian McGrath

75. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will support the retired public servants on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47497/14]

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Agriculture Scheme Payments

Patrick O'Donovan

76. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide a timeframe as to when a single farm payment and a disadvantaged area payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47365/14]

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Agriculture Scheme Payments

Pearse Doherty

77. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Donegal has not received their disadvantaged area payment or their single farm payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47371/14]

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Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Dan Neville

78. Deputy Dan Neville asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payments under the agri-environment options scheme will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47389/14]

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Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Michael Healy-Rae

79. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry was deducted €1,000 from their agri-environment options scheme payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47420/14]

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Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Charlie McConalogue

80. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 253 of 2 December 2014, that a site inspection takes place immediately in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal if some moneys will be issued to them in view of the fact they are under severe financial hardship at present; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47445/14]

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Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Joe Carey

81. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide an update on the impact of a cross compliance inspection on the REP scheme 4 payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47448/14]

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Dairy Sector

Brendan Smith

82. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the recent commentary by Teagasc on likely future returns for dairy farmers resulting in a severe drop in income; the proposals, he has put to the European Commission on the need to introduce adequate market support measures to assist the dairy sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47466/14]

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Trade Relations

Brendan Smith

83. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he proposes to raise at the next EU Agriculture Council the need for the European Commission to introduce adequate market support measures following the negative effects of the ban imposed by Russia on products from the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47470/14]

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Agriculture Scheme Payments

Michael Creed

84. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide details of all 2014 payments made in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork under the disadvantaged area and single farm payments to date; if he will provide details of all penalties in respect of their application which have been deducted in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47481/14]

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Single Payment Scheme Eligibility

Michael McNamara

85. Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way boglands unfit for grazing are defined for the purposes of the EU single payment scheme; and the way boglands unfit for grazing are differentiated from boglands fit for grazing for the purposes of eligibility for the single payment scheme. [47488/14]

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Agriculture Scheme Payments

Michael Healy-Rae

86. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding a farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47492/14]

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State Bodies Mergers

Seán Fleming

87. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an up to date report on the proposed merger of the Valuation Office, Property Registration Authority and Ordnance Survey Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47479/14]

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Immigration Controls

Maureen O'Sullivan

88. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the recent published letter to President Obama expressing admiration for the President's display of true leadership in tackling undocumented migrants in the US, when in this country recent reports estimate that there are in excess of 20,000 undocumented workers residing; her plans on showing similar leadership on the issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47380/14]

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Garda Operations

Pádraig MacLochlainn

89. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the protocol of An Garda Síochána for notifying the coroner at the weekend and out of office hours of a suspicious death. [47398/14]

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Garda Operations

Pádraig MacLochlainn

90. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if is it the responsibility of An Garda Síochána or the coroner to notify the Office of the State Pathologist. [47399/14]

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Garda Operations

Pádraig MacLochlainn

91. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if it is the responsibility of An Garda Síochána or the coroner to direct the removal of a body from a scene where the cause of death is unknown but appears suspicious. [47400/14]

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Coroners Service

Pádraig MacLochlainn

92. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the policy of the coroner for releasing post mortem reports and the report of the State Pathologist to the family of homicide victims prior to an inquest. [47401/14]

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Victim Support Services

Pádraig MacLochlainn

93. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the support in place for families of victims of homicide. [47402/14]

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal

Pádraig MacLochlainn

94. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the statistics for amount and length of processing time for applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal from the family of a homicide victim. [47403/14]

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal

Pádraig MacLochlainn

95. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the protocol for dealing with an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal where the status of a criminal investigation is categorised as live for an indefinite period. [47404/14]

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal

Pádraig MacLochlainn

96. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a decision is made in relation to the application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal if a person is charged with the homicide of a victim. [47405/14]

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal

Pádraig MacLochlainn

97. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the State assistance in place for basic expenses for families of victims of homicide who find themselves in financial hardship as a result of their loved one's murder. [47406/14]

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Victim Support Services

Pádraig MacLochlainn

98. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the legal support the State offers to families of victims of homicide. [47407/14]

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Coroners Service

Pádraig MacLochlainn

99. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the proposals there are to reform the coronial system and the Coroners Act 1962 to bring it in line with international standards; the reforms proposed; and when is it envisaged that they will be implemented. [47408/14]

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Coroners Service

Pádraig MacLochlainn

100. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the protocol for dealing with inquests which are within the remit of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. [47409/14]

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Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Administration

Pádraig MacLochlainn

101. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the way complaints regarding a member of An Garda Síochána made to a senior member of An Garda Síochána are dealt with, that is, if the internal procedure is invoked or are all complaints directly referred to GSOC. [47410/14]

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Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Administration

Pádraig MacLochlainn

102. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the information released to a complainant following the completion of a report by GSOC. [47411/14]

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Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Administration

Pádraig MacLochlainn

103. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the information the complainant to GSOC is entitled to following the submission of recommendations to the Garda Commissioner. [47412/14]

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Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Administration

Pádraig MacLochlainn

104. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the time period a Garda Commissioner has to implement recommendations made by GSOC. [47413/14]

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Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Administration

Pádraig MacLochlainn

105. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a complainant to GSOC receives a copy of the recommendations made to the Garda Commissioner. [47414/14]

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