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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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