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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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School Patronage

John Lahart

222. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the patronage process for a post-primary school in Citywest, Dublin 24; when the outcome will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53179/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Child and Family Agency Funding

John Lahart

667. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if funding will be channelled from Tusla through a partnership (details supplied) that has a SLA with Tusla via her Department to address the hidden harm amongst children of parents struggling with crack cocaine and other substance misuse issues; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53290/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Garda Data

John Lahart

270. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the ratio of gardaí per head of population in each of the Dublin metropolitan divisions in each of the past five years. [51612/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Rail Network Expansion

John Lahart

523. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the action he has taken to include a feasibility study on the recommendation in the recent Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly recommendation to complete the construction of MetroLink from Swords to Sandyford and to UCD and Knocklyon from Charlemont; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51188/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Light Rail Projects

John Lahart

659. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the action he has taken to include a feasibility study on the recent Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly recommendation to complete the construction of MetroLink from Swords to Sandyford and to UCD and Knocklyon from Charlemont; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51187/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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School Admissions

John Lahart

191. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a child (details supplied) will be offered a place in national school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49801/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Schools Refurbishment

John Lahart

193. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education and Skills the nature of works being carried out on a school (details supplied); the timeline for completion of the works; if he is satisfied that the level of works being carried out at the school is safe while the school is open; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49814/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Home Care Packages Funding

John Lahart

442. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the home care budget for 2019 in the CH07 region; the amount that was allocated; the additional funding provided; the estimated spend for the remainder of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50333/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Dublin Bus

John Lahart

503. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the income received by Dublin Bus from advertising in each of the years 2015 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49874/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Dublin Bus

John Lahart

504. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of State subvention supplied to Dublin Bus in each of the years 2015 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49875/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Childcare Services Provision

John Lahart

537. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason a facility (details supplied) was only awarded 30 weeks access and inclusion level 7 additional assistance for a child attending for 38 weeks; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49813/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Passport Services

John Lahart

145. Deputy John Lahart asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the use of passport cards within the EU will be clarified in view of the fact that some airlines operate booking systems with them and others do not as indicated in correspondence (details supplied). [48632/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Medicinal Products Licensing

John Lahart

279. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the reason persons with multiple sclerosis have access to new medicines within weeks or months in many European countries but patients here can wait over four years for new medicines to be made available (details supplied); the reason for slower approval for new medicines here; the steps he is taking to ensure access is expedited; and the date same will be achieved. [48648/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Transport Policy

John Lahart

3. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered establishing a transport security unit to tackle widespread and dangerous antisocial behaviour on public transport and at public transport hubs. [48418/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Insurance Industry

John Lahart

130. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to insurance companies (details supplied) that are using an auto-renew system in which customers are automatically signed up for another one year policy; if there is legislation to prevent such a practice occasional policies such as travel insurance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47803/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

John Lahart

145. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education and Skills if there will be a delay in a school project (details supplied) due to cutbacks in the school capital programme. [47166/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

John Lahart

185. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to issues in relation to SUSI criteria (details supplied); his plans to amend the legislation to allow for change in this criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47369/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Arts Council Funding

John Lahart

233. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a budget is available to a local photographer to publish photographs of wildlife on the River Dodder; if other avenues other than the local authority can be pursued in relation to same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46774/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

John Lahart

191. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education and Skills when construction will commence on the new building for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46478/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Garda Reports

John Lahart

233. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to a practice by which gardaí do not release reports to motor insurance companies without a fee being paid by the insurance company to the Garda station; if this is common practice; his views on whether it is having a negative impact on the processing of insurance claims; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46186/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Direct Provision Expenditure

John Lahart

273. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount that has been paid to private companies for services relating to direct provision from 2014 to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46638/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Direct Provision Data

John Lahart

274. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of privately owned companies hired for the purpose of facilitating direct provision; his views on whether the services offered by these private companies could not be provided by his Department or by other State bodies; his plans to review the use of these privately held companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46639/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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State Examinations

John Lahart

81. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education and Skills the protocol for a student that has particular needs and has the use of a laptop while attending school when it comes to the sitting of State exams; if there is criteria that must be met by the students that allows them to use the laptop during an exam; the length of time in advance of sitting an exam the student will be advised that they can use it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45636/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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National Parks

John Lahart

223. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the residents in the Glenamole region of the Dublin Mountains use parts of the national park in that area to graze animals and that there have been numerous requests to the local authorities to install cattle grids in the area to prevent the sheep from roaming onto the four public roads the run through the park; if her attention has been further drawn to a precedent that exists of installing cattle grids on public park lands (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45629/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Fiscal Policy

John Lahart

124. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance when the transfer of funds to the rainy day fund will commence; and when the intended €500 million will be transferred into same in the event of an orderly Brexit. [44415/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Parking Provision

John Lahart

914. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the use by coach companies of the NTA-provided coach park in the vicinity of a location (details supplied) on the quays in Dublin; the reason it closes at 7 p.m. each evening; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44534/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Parking Provision

John Lahart

915. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost of the NTA coach parking facility at the quays in Dublin; the number of spaces it contains; the average number of coaches that park there each evening including weekends; the cost of parking; the operating hours from Monday to Sunday; his views on whether it represents value for money; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44535/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Electricity Grid

John Lahart

209. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the contacts and responses to date his Department has received from the ESB regarding a documentary (details supplied) earlier in 2019 in which it was revealed that the ESB had polluted the Dodder River as a result of poor maintenance of utility equipment and had shielded this from the public for many years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43917/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Waste Management

John Lahart

212. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the impediments there are to banning single use plastic bottles. [44005/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Driver Test Data

John Lahart

223. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the failure rates in Dublin for the driver theory test and outside of Dublin, respectively, (details supplied). [43916/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Electric Vehicles

John Lahart

174. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of publicly funded electric car charging as opposed to charging points in residential and commercial business places points he envisages will be in place by end of each of the years 2020 to 2022; and the locations of same. [43670/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

John Lahart

149. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance the steps which will be taken regarding the €500 million due to be paid into the rainy day fund in the event of an orderly Brexit. [43254/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Home Care Packages Administration

John Lahart

410. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the grounds and protocols on which home support hours are allocated. [41930/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Hospital Appointments Delays

John Lahart

69. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the plans in place to reduce waiting times for an outpatient appointment in Tallaght hospital in which the numbers waiting over a year have seen a more than four-fold increase since the end of 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41214/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

John Lahart

171. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the amount spent on out of country placements (details supplied) for deaf persons in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41394/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Brexit Preparations

John Lahart

46. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance if assurances are in place that life insurance companies based in the UK will honour their policies in the event of a no-deal Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40909/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Electric Vehicles

John Lahart

59. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered introducing specific measures to incentivise and support the use of e-bikes on roads; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39747/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Road Network

John Lahart

94. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the introduction of variable speed limits and other demand management measures on the M50; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39748/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Inland Fisheries Ireland

John Lahart

205. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Inland Fisheries Ireland waited for over 15 years to implement the planning and development regulations contained in the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 pertaining to instream fishery work; the reason it took so long to implement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40132/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Inland Fisheries Ireland

John Lahart

206. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason Inland Fisheries Ireland is not availing of their potential exemptions as referred to in Parliamentary Question No. 499 of 21 May 2019; if exemptions have been availed of; the details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40133/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Inland Fisheries Ireland

John Lahart

207. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason Inland Fisheries Ireland is referring instream fishery works that are within an Office of Public Works drainage scheme to local planning authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40134/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

John Lahart

396. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the status of the new intensive care unit proposed for Tallaght University Hospital; the funding allocated for the project; if the construction and development of the project has been allocated funding over the next two years beyond design stage funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39732/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Local Authority Housing

John Lahart

642. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if there is a maximum number of housing units that a local authority may purchase from a private developer; and if there is a maximum value of individual units beyond which a local authority may not purchase. [39859/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Local Authority Housing

John Lahart

643. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the rules governing the purchase of residential units in new developments by local authorities. [39860/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Crime Data

John Lahart

101. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the typical offences recorded statistically as offences against Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38999/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Electric Vehicles

John Lahart

400. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of electric vehicle charging points he anticipates will be in place in Dublin by the end of 2019, 2020 and 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38749/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Electric Vehicles

John Lahart

401. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of electric vehicle charging points he anticipates will be in place nationwide by the end of 2019, 2020 and 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38750/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Electric Vehicles

John Lahart

408. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to assess the reduction in general carbon emissions of an electric car, the power for which is derived exclusively from fossil fuels versus an electric car powered exclusively from clean power such as wind. [38463/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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National Transport Authority Expenditure

John Lahart

480. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the budget expended by the National Transport Authority in 2018, and to date in 2019, in respect of the promotion of the BusConnects project; the details of each form of media and public event; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38751/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Motor Tax Yield

John Lahart

120. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance the reason motor tax may have missed its target in terms of revenue to date in 2019. [37060/19]

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