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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Sports Funding

James Lawless

537. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the initiatives or grants available for local organisations and groups to assist local schools in the promotion of sports and active lifestyles courses for students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51625/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Applications

James Lawless

379. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for partial capacity benefit by a person (details supplied). [50699/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

James Lawless

426. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Health the reason the provision of asthma inhalers is not included on the long term illness scheme; if he will reconsider same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50234/19]

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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Garda Vetting Applications

James Lawless

109. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a Garda vetting application by a person (details supplied). [49479/19]

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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Departmental Funding

James Lawless

105. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills the initiatives or grants available for local organisations and groups to assist local schools in the promotion of sports and active lifestyle courses for students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49176/19]

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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Departmental Correspondence

James Lawless

108. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 153 of 19 November 2019, if a copy of the letter outlining points raised at the meeting including the importance of a balanced research system will be provided. [49271/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Emergency Departments Waiting Times

James Lawless

49. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Health the reason to date in 2019 more than 850 persons over 75 years of age have endured emergency department wait times of more than 24 hours at Naas General Hospital. [48777/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Railway Stations

James Lawless

414. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures he is taking to address the lack of parking at Sallins and Naas railway stations (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48647/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Railway Stations

James Lawless

213. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures he is taking to address the lack of parking at Sallins and Naas railway stations (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48404/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Departmental Submissions

James Lawless

153. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has made a submission to the upcoming plan by Science Foundation Ireland; if so, if the submission included reference to the balance of research carried out through Science Foundation Ireland funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47212/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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School Enrolments

James Lawless

171. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the need for extra secondary school places for a school (details supplied) will be examined; if he will liaise with school management regarding the provision of the extra places; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47277/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Bus Services

James Lawless

562. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the capacity issues on the No. 120 bus route between Edenderry and Dublin with the removal of double decker buses; and if he has spoken to the NTA on its plans to improve the service. [47656/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

James Lawless

181. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to address the shortage of school places for children diagnosed with ASD in north County Kildare; his plans to expand the number of places available at a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46317/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Water Quality

James Lawless

215. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the measures being taken to reassure the public that water is appropriately treated and fit for consumption at both the Leixlip and Ballymore Eustace water plants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45595/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

James Lawless

1077. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the case of a person (details supplied) will be investigated; and if the person will be assisted in locating their contributions. [44965/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

James Lawless

113. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills if maps of the current school planning areas are available; and if a copy is available for use by schools. [42477/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Social Welfare Code

James Lawless

249. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason those in receipt of illness benefit will not receive the Christmas bonus payment which is paid to those in receipt of other social protection payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42405/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Garda Deployment

James Lawless

146. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí in County Kildare in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40712/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Community Alert Programme

James Lawless

96. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to improve the existing community text alert scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40177/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Heavy Goods Vehicle Levy

James Lawless

209. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the practice will continue to allow UK commercial vehicles to use the road network system here free of charge excluding toll roads; if a daily tax certificate system will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39981/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Schools Facilities

James Lawless

197. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of consent to a school (details supplied) to apply to Kildare County Council for planning permission for a sports facility; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39389/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Garda Data

James Lawless

246. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of operational gardaí on duty across all stations in north County Kildare on each Saturday in August 2019, in tabular form by station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39278/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Closed-Circuit Television Systems

James Lawless

215. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to extend the application dates for the community-based CCTV scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38401/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Fire Service Staff

James Lawless

535. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to introduce rent allowance payments for members of the retained fire services similar to those in full-time fire services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38358/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Facilities

James Lawless

352. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding proposed extensions, upgrading and-or replacement of school facilities and buildings at both primary and post-primary level in Clane, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35438/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Facilities

James Lawless

353. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding proposed extensions, upgrading and-or replacement of school facilities and buildings at both primary and post-primary level in Prosperous, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35439/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Facilities

James Lawless

354. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding proposed extensions, upgrading and-or replacement of school facilities and buildings at both primary and post-primary level in Kilcock, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35440/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Garda Equipment

James Lawless

518. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the terms of the contract for the Garda footwear tender have changed from an open procedure to a single framework agreement. [35284/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Garda Equipment

James Lawless

519. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason no suitable tender was selected for the Garda footwear tender; and if all applicants failed to satisfy the minimum and-or maximum qualifying threshold marks as set out under the award criteria tables. [35285/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Garda Equipment

James Lawless

520. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason invitations for the Garda footwear tender now come from his office and not from An Garda Síochána directly. [35286/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Garda Equipment

James Lawless

521. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the invitation for tenders for Garda footwear does not refer to new technologies available which improve safety in footwear; and the reason these are not requirements. [35287/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Passport Controls

James Lawless

527. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the protocols and procedures for minors travelling alone in relation to passport control at Dublin Airport; the requirement, if applicable, for letters of consent from parents or guardians; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36495/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Broadband Service Provision

James Lawless

1492. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will address a matter regarding the provision of broadband at a location (details supplied). [35119/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Illegal Dumping

James Lawless

1495. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the expenditure on the anti-dumping initiative to date; the number of drones purchased for enforcement purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35281/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Roads Maintenance

James Lawless

1612. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the upgrading and resurfacing of the M4 motorway between Celbridge and Kilcock, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36197/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Home Loan Scheme

James Lawless

1972. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when funding is expected to be released to local authorities in order that Rebuilding Ireland home loan applications can be assessed and awarded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35856/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Garda Equipment

James Lawless

665. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the communications he has had with the Garda Commissioner in relation to the decision to remove equipment from laptop computers used by senior officers manufactured by a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31706/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Garda Equipment

James Lawless

666. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if all technology manufactured by a company (details supplied) will be removed from all equipment used by An Garda Síochána in the interests of national security; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31707/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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HSE Staff Recruitment

James Lawless

1127. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Health if the recruitment embargo in the HSE has been lifted as planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31794/19]

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Thu, 11 Jul 2019

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Drug Trials

James Lawless

463. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Health if a drug investigation or approval is in place for RTA 408 which may be an effective treatment for Friedreich's ataxia (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30501/19]

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Tue, 9 Jul 2019

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Courts Service Properties

James Lawless

290. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans for the vacant courthouse building in Kilcock, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29362/19]

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Tue, 9 Jul 2019

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Road Safety

James Lawless

598. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the regulations or national guidelines being used for compliance with road safety issues in the construction of the Sallins bypass; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29074/19]

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Tue, 9 Jul 2019

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Household Benefits Scheme

James Lawless

745. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to introduce a free television licence or reduction in the licence fee for legally blind persons; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29305/19]

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Tue, 9 Jul 2019

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Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

James Lawless

766. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason there is a different means test for the disability pension as opposed to the blind pension; and if this will change. [29327/19]

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Thu, 4 Jul 2019

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Summer Works Scheme Eligibility

James Lawless

136. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will qualify for funding to fence boundaries with adjacent lands under the summer works scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28853/19]

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Tue, 2 Jul 2019

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Garda Deployment

James Lawless

341. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and rank of new Garda personnel appointed to the Naas district in the past three months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28063/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Speech and Language Therapy Waiting Lists

James Lawless

472. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Health the waiting list for non-urgent referrals to the speech and language therapist in the mid-Kildare network disability team; and if the waiting list time will improve as vacant posts are filled. [26645/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Disabled Drivers Permits

James Lawless

617. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to review the criteria for disabled parking to include hidden disabilities that may not necessarily impair mobility significantly, such as autism or dementia; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26076/19]

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Bus Services

James Lawless

664. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to planned changes to the 126 bus route in order to address the issues with unreliability on the route. [26359/19]

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Thu, 20 Jun 2019

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Naturalisation Applications

James Lawless

113. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for naturalisation by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25875/19]

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