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Wed, 22 May 2019

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Transport Support Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

163. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the progress made on a replacement scheme for the mobility allowance and motorised transport grant; the steps taken to date in finalising a new scheme since the old schemes were closed over six years ago; the remaining measures to be undertaken in order to finalise a new scheme as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22235/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Teacher Redeployment

Charlie McConalogue

244. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status in relation to the inclusion of a person (details supplied) on the supplementary panel for primary teaching; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21473/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Health Services Reports

Charlie McConalogue

342. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status of the working group report on the model of care for lymphoedema; the actions that will be carried out following same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21409/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Medical Products Supply

Charlie McConalogue

343. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 823 of 26 March 2019, the position regarding the provision of a drug (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21411/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Cross-Border Health Services Provision

Charlie McConalogue

355. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the submission of a business plan for additional staffing in a service (details supplied); the position of the HSE on same; when he expects same will be approved and finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21449/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Cross-Border Health Services Provision

Charlie McConalogue

356. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the turnaround times for cross border directive applications; the average time it is taking for each application to be finalised in full; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21450/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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HSE Staff Recruitment

Charlie McConalogue

416. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status in relation to the recruitment of a key worker for teenagers with physical sensory disabilities for County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21811/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Postal Codes

Charlie McConalogue

511. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason Eircode postcodes are only updated four times per year; if his attention has been drawn to a situation by which persons are unable to access broadband due to the fact that Eircode postcodes are not updated (details supplied); his plans to address same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21396/19]

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Thu, 16 May 2019

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Student Grant Scheme Reform

Charlie McConalogue

60. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review and amend the income disregards for student grants to take account of flood relief payments received from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21199/19]

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Thu, 16 May 2019

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Medical Card Applications

Charlie McConalogue

107. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on a medical card application by a person (details supplied); if the application will be finalised without delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21207/19]

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Thu, 16 May 2019

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Illness Benefit Payments

Charlie McConalogue

173. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason the illness benefit payment of a person (details supplied) has been suspended; when same will be reinstated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21217/19]

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Wed, 15 May 2019

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Hospitals Capital Programme

Charlie McConalogue

60. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health his long-term plans for a number of community hospitals in County Donegal, including the community hospitals in Lifford, Ramelton and St. Joseph's, Stranorlar; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20918/19]

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Wed, 15 May 2019

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Hospitals Capital Programme

Charlie McConalogue

67. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the capital investment that will be provided in order to ensure long-stay beds numbers will continue to be maintained at hospitals (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20919/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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IDA Ireland Data

Charlie McConalogue

47. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of new first-time investments by new IDA client companies in County Donegal in each of the past ten years; the percentage of the national total of new client investments this represents in each year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20606/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Charlie McConalogue

78. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the steps she is taking to assist companies in the Border counties to be prepared for Brexit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20605/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Autism Support Services

Charlie McConalogue

363. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the position regarding an autism therapist for Inishowen, County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20864/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

375. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the full details of the aid package for beef farmers he has proposed to the European Commission to cover the retrospective Brexit beef price losses, which stand in excess of €100 million; the precise details on the amount of aid in euro he has sought from both the EU and the Exchequer; the time period covered; the number of beef producers involved; the amount of aid per head for steers, heifers, young bulls and cows; the way in which he plans to award this aid to farmers; if it will be in the form of a direct payment to farmers based on the number of cattle they have sold; and when he expects farmers will receive payment. [20362/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Food Imports

Charlie McConalogue

376. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of non-EU maize in euro and volume imported here annually over the 2016 to 2018 period; and if his attention has been drawn to the negative impact this has on the income of tillage growers here that are left with stores full of barley due to the importation of feed. [20363/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

377. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons participating in schemes (details supplied) who have received an advanced 2018 payment, by county, in tabular form; the number of persons who have passed all payment approval checks and are awaiting their 2018 advanced payments; the number still to receive their advanced payments; the number of persons participating in the schemes who have received a balancing 2018 payment by county; the number of persons who have passed all payment approval checks and are awaiting their 2018 balancing payments; the number still to receive their balancing payments; the amount in 2018 advanced and balancing payments that still have to be paid out by scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20364/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Future Growth Loan Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

378. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of the €1 billion loan scheme for young farmers that will be ring-fenced for Irish young farmers; the lending rates that will apply; the minimum loan amount; the financial institutions that will provide the fund here; and when it will open for applications. [20365/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Agriculture Industry

Charlie McConalogue

379. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers nationally referred to as the forgotten farmers (details supplied) by county, in tabular form; and the estimated full-year cost of increasing the value of entitlements to the national average for these farmers. [20366/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Agriculture Industry

Charlie McConalogue

380. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding avenues available to accommodate the forgotten farmers under the specific disadvantage category of the national reserve and the approval of the European Commission; and if he has made such a request to the European Commission. [20367/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Agriculture Industry

Charlie McConalogue

381. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if it is technically possible to accommodate the forgotten farmers group under the specific disadvantage category of the national reserve by using unused funds from Pillars 1 and 2 to finance; and if it is possible under the CAP to transfer funds from Pillars 1 to 2 and vice versa to fund such initiatives. [20368/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Agriculture Industry

Charlie McConalogue

382. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he and his EU ministerial counterparts are seeking increased funding flexibilities in order to accommodate forgotten farmers (details supplied) under the specific disadvantage category of the national reserve; if the proposed capping of BPS payments is agreed if proceeds from such capping would be permitted to fund forgotten farmers into the national reserve; and if this avenue has been confirmed with the European Commission by him. [20369/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Carer's Allowance Appeals

Charlie McConalogue

474. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive payment and be issued with arrears in respect of carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20449/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

1. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a compensation package will be introduced for beef farmers in view of the significant decrease in prices and incomes since autumn 2018 from the impact of Brexit; and if a formal application been submitted to the EU Commission for exceptional or market disturbance aid. [20275/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

13. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the price beef farmers are receiving for their produce from factories; the details of recent discussions at the beef forum; the actions and deadlines agreed; the steps being taken to protect beef farmers from a hard Brexit and a Mercosur deal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20060/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Programme for Government Initiatives

Charlie McConalogue

21. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the programme for partnership Government commitment to seek recognition from the European Commission for forgotten farmers as a group with specific disadvantage under the national reserve in the same way that old young farmers are provided for. [20059/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Livestock Issues

Charlie McConalogue

31. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason farmers are not paid for the fifth quarter, that is, remaining pieces of an animal carcass which are not being used for meat production. [20057/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

36. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a compensation package will be introduced as a direct mitigation measure from the decrease in prices experienced by beef farmers since Autumn 2018 from the impact of Brexit. [20056/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

41. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the contingencies being operationalised and supports that will be in place to safeguard farmers here and the agrifood sector for all scenarios including a no-deal hard Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20058/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Tax Reliefs Availability

Charlie McConalogue

47. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 136 of 16 April 2019, his views on a matter (details supplied). [20283/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Charlie McConalogue

58. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on an application form in respect of a student (details supplied) in County Donegal under the assistive technology scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20189/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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EU Funding

Charlie McConalogue

127. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated annual cost and seven year cost if the Exchequer were to step in and fill the deficit caused by the proposed cut to the pillar 2 rural development programme allocation of Ireland and the specific reduction in respect of current LEADER programme funding for the next CAP following the publication of the 2018 MFF proposals for the 2021-2027 period; the maximum co-financing rate permitted for member states under LEADER for the amount of national Exchequer funding permitted over a full CAP and RDP window; the EU and national Exchequer co-financing rates; and the individual amounts under the 2014-2020 LEADER Programme. [20280/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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GLAS Issues

Charlie McConalogue

128. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if it is possible under EU parameters to introduce an area based agri-environmental scheme. [20281/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

129. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has submitted a request to the EU Commission for exceptional or market disturbance aid for beef farmers in view of the significant decrease in prices and incomes since Autumn 2018 from the impact of Brexit. [20282/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Sports Capital Programme Applications

Charlie McConalogue

154. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when an announcement will issue regarding organisations that were successful in the 2018 round of sports capital funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20210/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Illness Benefit Applications

Charlie McConalogue

164. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) was refused illness benefit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20235/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

12. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the site acquisition to accommodate the three school campus in Buncrana, County Donegal; 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. [19827/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

48. 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. [19826/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Motor Insurance Costs

Charlie McConalogue

134. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Finance the status of measures to tackle the cost of car insurance; the progress made to date; the further associated actions that remain to be carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19150/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Flood Relief Schemes Status

Charlie McConalogue

233. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of a number of proposed flood risk management schemes in areas (details supplied) in County Donegal; when the OPW will provide further details to the local authority with regard to the design and construction of these schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19136/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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School Services Staff

Charlie McConalogue

313. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the employment of school secretaries by his Department (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19128/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

344. 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. [19444/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

360. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 23 of 6 March 2019, the status of the school building project; the timeline for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19606/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

397. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a new building for the relocation of a school (details supplied); the funding which has been allocated for this project; the estimated completion date for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20087/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Charlie McConalogue

681. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the assessment on the provision of a drug (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18650/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Hospital Accommodation Provision

Charlie McConalogue

887. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status of the reopening of a ward (details supplied); when the ward will reach full capacity; the efforts being made for the reopening as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19417/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

1123. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the date when the request for a support package was made to the European Commission (details supplied); if the request was also submitted to the Brexit preparedness group under the European Commission Taskforce on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom; the EU legislative provision the request was made under; and when the support package will be announced. [18498/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

1124. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the person or body with responsibility for Brexit further to a statement (details supplied); the specific date when the request for a support package was made to the European Commission; if the request was also submitted to the Brexit preparedness group under the European Commission Taskforce on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom; the EU legislative provision the request was made under; and when the support package will be announced. [18499/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

1138. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the specific date when the request for a support package was made to the European Commission (details supplied); when the support package will be announced; and the EU legislative provision the request was made under. [18495/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

1139. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has formally made a request to the European Commission under EU Regulation No. 702/2014 following confirmation that a support package is being discussed with the EU for the agrifood sector even if the UK does not leave the EU (details supplied); if so, when the application was made; and when the support package will be announced. [18496/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

1140. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has formally made a request to the European Commission under Article 219 of EU Regulation 1308/2013 following confirmation that a support package is being discussed with the EU for the agrifood sector even if the UK does not leave the EU (details supplied); if so, when the application was made; and when the support package will be announced. [18497/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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GLAS Payments

Charlie McConalogue

1145. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 174 of 20 September 2018, when an outstanding GLAS underpayment will issue to a person (details supplied); the reason it has not issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18580/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Departmental Staff Recruitment

Charlie McConalogue

1176. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans for recruitment within the fertiliser section within his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19305/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Departmental Staff Recruitment

Charlie McConalogue

1177. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans for recruitment within his Department; the positions and vacancies due to be filled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19306/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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GLAS Payments

Charlie McConalogue

1194. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal under the GLAS 2 scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19857/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Renewable Heat Incentive

Charlie McConalogue

1243. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the second phase of the renewable heat support scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19152/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Renewable Heat Incentive

Charlie McConalogue

1244. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the provision of woodchip boilers under the second phase of the renewable heat support scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19153/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Adoption Legislation

Charlie McConalogue

1355. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the progress of Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016 (details supplied); when she expects same to be finalised; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19138/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Working Family Payment

Charlie McConalogue

1500. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) is due arrears concerning a working family payment following a social welfare appeal that was allowed on 25 January 2019 on the grounds that their employment took place under a contract of service and is insurable at class A; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19932/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Tenant Purchase Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

1553. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when the final report on the review of the tenant purchase scheme will be available; the reason this has not been published to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19149/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Rental Sector Strategy

Charlie McConalogue

1554. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 660 of 19 February 2019, the status of proposed regulations with particular reference to rural areas with no rental demand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19178/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Capital Expenditure Programme

Charlie McConalogue

22. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the levels of capital expenditure which will be allocated for infrastructure projects for County Donegal; the timeframe for these allocations; the projects for which funding will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17773/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Brexit Negotiations

Charlie McConalogue

24. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he has held discussions with the European Commission on the possible allocation of additional funding for the Border region in view of the particular challenges that will arise in that area due to Brexit and the need to improve infrastructure to assist existing businesses to remain competitive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17772/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

116. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when approval will be granted for a school (details supplied) to proceed to pre-qualification of contractors for the tender stage; the reason for the delay in proceeding to this stage to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18185/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

117. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a new school project (details supplied) will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18186/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Schools Building Projects Administration

Charlie McConalogue

118. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the pre-qualification of contractors procedures is being revised; if so, when new guidelines will be in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18187/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Medical Card Reviews

Charlie McConalogue

172. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on a medical card application review for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18151/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Medical Card Applications

Charlie McConalogue

207. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the reason a medical card application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal was closed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18304/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Fallen Animal Collection Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

215. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the regulatory overview in primary and secondary legislation with respect to the 125 km radius haulage distance limit, that is, 125 km CAT 1 waste transport rule for bovine knackery material going to rendering plants; and the reason for the limit in place. [18288/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Basic Payment Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

220. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of BPS recipients with payment entitlements with an initial unit value less than 60% of the BPS national average in each of the years over the 2014 to 2020 period, by county in tabular form; the proportion in each county with an initial unit value less than 60% of the BPS national average out of total BPS recipients in each such year; and the date on which all BPS recipients will be above the 60% average in each county [18282/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Basic Payment Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

221. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if all BPS entitlements will reach the minimum value of 60% of the basic payment scheme national average by 2019 as scheduled; the number of entitlements that have reached the minimum value of 60% of the basic payment scheme national average; and the number of entitlements that have not reached the minimum value of 60% of the basic payment scheme national average. [18283/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Rural Development Programme Data

Charlie McConalogue

222. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the financial allocations on an annual basis under the RDP 2014-2020 for schemes (details supplied); the annual amount expended on the schemes in each year since established; the number of active participants in each scheme; and the number of approved applicants that subsequently withdrew from each scheme in tabular form. [18284/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Brexit Issues

Charlie McConalogue

223. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the no-deal Brexit contingency plan for fisheries published by the European Commission in a communication on 10 April 2019, Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach, (details supplied); the reciprocal accesses to waters envisaged under this plan; and the authorisation process foreseen for European vessels wishing to fish in UK waters. [18285/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Fallen Animal Collection Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

224. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the regulatory overview in primary and secondary legislation with respect to the 125 km radius haulage distance limit, that is, 125 km CAT 1 waste transport rule for bovine knackery material going to rendering plants; the reason for the limit in place; and if he has spoken to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport on this issue. [18287/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Animal Identification Schemes

Charlie McConalogue

225. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a proposal (details supplied) [18289/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Animal Carcase Disposal

Charlie McConalogue

226. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason farmers are not paid for the fifth quarter, that is, the remaining pieces of an animal carcase that are not used for meat production and which processors use for export business. [18290/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Animal Carcase Disposal

Charlie McConalogue

227. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of offal exports in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019 to include all data for such exports that include remaining pieces of an animal carcase which are not being used for meat production in tabular form. [18291/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Walks Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

281. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the estimated first and full-year cost of a proposal for a scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18286/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Hospital Services

Charlie McConalogue

190. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status of a service in a hospital (details supplied); if cover has been secured to continue the service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18016/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

194. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to change the regulations regarding the eligibility of donkeys for the purpose of achieving a minimum stocking density under the ANC scheme; if his plans to allow donkeys to continue to be fully eligible for calculation of stocking density will be reconsidered; the names of stakeholders consulted by him in arriving at his decision; the details on animal welfare concerns that informed his decision; the way in which his decision to limit eligibility would address animal welfare concerns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17890/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Brexit Negotiations

Charlie McConalogue

61. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if regulatory alignment on agriculture matters post the UK leaving the European Union has been discussed and agreed as part of the negotiations between the EU Brexit negotiating team and the UK Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17193/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Election Monitoring Missions

Charlie McConalogue

116. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17261/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Tax Reliefs Availability

Charlie McConalogue

136. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Finance if there are changes foreseen in the applicability of the provision regarding the cumulative lifetime cap of €70,000 on the amount of tax relief that can be availed of by young farmers as enacted in the Finance Act 2018 in view of the fact that there is a need to increase the number of young persons choosing farming as their professional career; if there is flexibility in the implementation of the relevant European state aid agriculture regulation for member states; if he has raised this matter and the state aid regulation with the EU Commission; when the €70,000 limit in the Finance Act 2018 will begin to accumulate; if it applies to relief obtained from the day the Act came into operation; if not, if it is retrospective; and if stamp duty relief received by a farmer who inherited land previously counts towards the €70,000 limit. [17275/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Special Educational Needs Staff

Charlie McConalogue

169. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to allocate a nurse to primary schools with students who have complex medical needs (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17295/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Charlie McConalogue

180. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to open the July provision scheme to children with Down's syndrome (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17345/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Garda Information and Communications Technology

Charlie McConalogue

210. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 468 of 15 January 2019, if the mobility project has commenced; the way in which the justice system deals with persons who do not present their driver licence when requested (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17272/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Garda Recruitment

Charlie McConalogue

222. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason there is an age limit for an open recruitment competition (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17380/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Charlie McConalogue

299. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health when funding will be provided for a centre (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17355/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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State Aid

Charlie McConalogue

424. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has raised recently with the Minister for Finance issues regarding the cumulative lifetime cap of €70,000 on the amount of tax relief that can be availed of by young farmers as enacted in the Finance Act 2018; if there are changes foreseen in the applicability of this provision in view of the fact that there is a need to increase the number of young persons choosing farming as their professional career; and if he has raised the relevant state aid agriculture regulation with the European Commission. [17274/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Afforestation Programme

Charlie McConalogue

425. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on afforestation contracts as set out by an organisation (details supplied) with regard to the redigitisation of forest areas resulting in farmers' payments being reduced. [17276/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Livestock Issues

Charlie McConalogue

426. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 313 of 29 March 2018, the latest data, excluding land used for tillage farming; and the number of farmers in each band of the range for the average BPS value per hectare. [17282/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Beef Imports

Charlie McConalogue

427. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the Hilton quota regime in operation since 2009 pertaining to US and Canadian hormone-free beef exports annually to the EU in terms of tonnage and value from each country; and the amount of the annual quota that has been used each year by country in tabular form. [17283/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Fish Landings

Charlie McConalogue

428. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to designate a port (details supplied) as a designated port; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17319/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

432. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated first and full-year cost of a proposal (details supplied). [17363/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Food Industry

Charlie McConalogue

433. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to change technical files (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17367/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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Marine Institute

Charlie McConalogue

151. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 208 of 8 November 2018, if the tender has been awarded; and the status of the vessel. [17135/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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Departmental Agencies Funding

Charlie McConalogue

152. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding allocated in 2019 to each specific State agency under his aegis, including Bord Bia, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, the National Milk Agency, Teagasc and the Marine Institute by current and capital funding in tabular form. [17136/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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Beef Data and Genomics Programme

Charlie McConalogue

153. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 387 of 29 November 2017, the first and full year costs of the proposals in tabular form. [17137/19]

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