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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee that discusses agricultural matters; and when it will next meet. [53004/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Cabinet Committees

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on the environment will next meet. [51824/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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EU Issues

Joan Burton

13. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach his views on the EU reform proposals that the President of France is seeking to implement. [53374/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Northern Ireland

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he or his officials have met with political leaders in Northern Ireland in relation to the Northern Ireland Assembly. [53003/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if the policy discussions on drug gangs take place at the Cabinet committee on social policy and public services or the Cabinet committee on security. [51822/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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European Council Meetings

Joan Burton

11. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach his plans for official trips abroad over the next six months. [51823/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Humanitarian Aid

Joan Burton

105. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to support the development of democracy in Sudan; his plans to provide humanitarian assistance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53044/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Fire Safety

Joan Burton

199. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the poor condition of the school building at a school (details supplied); his plans to provide the school with a new school building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53039/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Fire Safety

Joan Burton

200. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the recent fire survey conducted by a school (details supplied) and the indications of the survey that considerable funding would be needed to refurbish the school to standard; his plans to assist the school with such funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53040/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

Joan Burton

208. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on sealing the records of the Ryan Commission for 75 years; if he or his officials have met with survivors of industrial schools that are of the view this would be tantamount to the legally sanctioned silencing of victims of institutionalisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53072/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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National Archives

Joan Burton

788. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to a report on behalf of an organisation (details supplied) that found only four out of 61 Departments and State agencies covered by the National Archives Act 1986 are up to date with their legal obligations to transfer records to the National Archives of Ireland; her plans to address the matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53078/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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National Archives

Joan Burton

789. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to a report on behalf of an organisation (details supplied) that found serious staffing and skills shortages in the National Archives of Ireland has led to a substantial backlog in the processing of records and identified major shortcomings in the digitisation of records and the development of online access; her plans to address the matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53079/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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National Biodiversity Plan

Joan Burton

30. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to promote biodiversity conservation and restoration to stop the current trajectory of biodiversity loss; her plans to ensure 30% of the territory of the State consists of natural areas by 2030 and for 30% of degraded ecosystems to be restored; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52067/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Hedge Cutting Season

Joan Burton

34. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to promote the protection of hedgerows during the upcoming hedgerow maintenance period to ensure they are maintained in terms of their biodiversity; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52066/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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National Orchestras

Joan Burton

40. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress to date on the transfer of the National Symphony Orchestra to the remit of the National Concert Hall; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52065/19]

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on infrastructure last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. [51526/19]

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019

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National Economic and Social Council

Joan Burton

9. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of his Department with the National Economic and Social Council. [51527/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Citizens' Assembly

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach his future plans for the Citizens’ Assembly. [51525/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Adoption Records Provision

Joan Burton

78. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to ensure adopted persons have a right to tracing information on their birth families and particularly birth parents; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51557/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Administration

Joan Burton

235. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the practice of private third party operators selling pre-booked appointments for the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, INIS, at Burgh Quay, Dublin 2; his views on the appropriateness of such practices; his plans to prevent such practices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51098/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Administration

Joan Burton

247. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to websites (details supplied) that offer pre-booked appointments at the INIS registration office at Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, for fees ranging from €20 to €50; his views on such practices; the steps being taken to stamp out these practices and to improve the in-house appointments procedure at Burgh Quay; if a Garda investigation is under way including for the possible commission of the offence of trading in influence under section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51250/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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Community Development Projects Funding

Joan Burton

13. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the discussions held with Fingal County Council, the archdiocese of Dublin and the local community in Hartstown regarding the building works needed for a centre (details supplied) to continue operating; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50617/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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Community Development Projects Funding

Joan Burton

28. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the discussions his Department has held with Fingal County Council and the local community in Huntstown regarding the fire safety and structural remedial works needed on a centre (details supplied) in order for it to continue operating; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50616/19]

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Wed, 4 Dec 2019

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British-Irish Council

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his hosting of the recent British-Irish Council summit. [48844/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the EU and Northern Ireland division of his Department. [48843/19]

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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Electoral Reform

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the role his officials had in the interdepartmental group into regulating transparency in online political advertising. [48842/19]

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his most recent engagement with the DUP. [47391/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Garda Reform

Joan Burton

9. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the policing reform implementation programme office in his Department. [47390/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Economic Data

Joan Burton

131. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the remittances from Ireland, net and gross as appropriate, to countries around the world in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 in tabular form. [48338/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Maternity Services

Joan Burton

138. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the policy of his Department in relation to his plans to assist in the funding of the proposed transfer of the Rotunda Maternity Hospital to Blanchardstown, Dublin 15; if he has met with the board of management of the hospital regarding such a move; if his Department has conducted a population analysis of the Dublin 15 area and examined the expected future need for maternity services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48357/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Maternity Services

Joan Burton

139. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if he has examined a report by a person (detail supplied) that warned that if overcrowding continues it is only a matter of time before more infectious outbreaks occur; his plans to address the issues raised in the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48358/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Television Licence Fee

Joan Burton

189. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on the future of the television licence fee system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48344/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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EU Meetings

Joan Burton

3. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his most recent conversations with the President of the European Council. [46442/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Climate Action Fund

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the role of his Department in the context the Climate Action Plan 2019. [46443/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Schools Building Projects

Joan Burton

42. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the delay in building a permanent school on the Phoenix Park racecourse site for a college (details supplied); when construction of the new permanent school building will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47484/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

53. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on a permanent school building for a school (details supplied); his plans to extend the use of the current site of the school in view of the fact that the lease ends in June 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47485/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Climate Action Plan

Joan Burton

56. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to equip teachers and schools, particularly within the subjects of geography, CSPE, science and English, with the tools and guidance to explore the topic of climate change through their specification and curriculum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47486/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Teacher Supply

Joan Burton

65. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to assist teachers from a diverse background to teach here; if his attention has been drawn to the benefits to schools of having teachers from diverse backgrounds on their staff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47487/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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School Curriculum

Joan Burton

101. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has received the review of relationships and sexuality education by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, NCCA; his plans to publish the review; his further plans to enhance sex education in schools in order to promote education regarding consent, LGBTQI+ issues and navigating relationships in a positive and healthy way; his further plans to ensure that school communities, including parents are advised of proposed changes to sex education in schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47488/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Schools Refurbishment

Joan Burton

143. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeline for the commencement of renovation works at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 15, in order to address the issues being caused by pyrite; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47121/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Motorised Transport Grant

Joan Burton

358. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health when a replacement scheme for the motorised transport grant and mobility allowance will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47262/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Public Spending Code

Joan Burton

13. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timeline for the publication of an updated public spending code; his plans to develop a new governance and assurance process for major projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46857/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Public Sector Reform Implementation

Joan Burton

18. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the public sector reforms he plans to pursue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46858/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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State Assets

Joan Burton

23. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of State assets sold since 2016; the use made of the proceeds of the sales; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46861/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Office of Public Works Projects

Joan Burton

28. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timeline to publish a report on the consultation process of the strategic review of the Phoenix Park by the Office of Public Works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46859/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Public Procurement Contracts Social Clauses

Joan Burton

32. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will report on the work of the Office of Government Procurement and the cross-departmental Social Considerations Advisory Group towards incorporating social and environmental considerations in public procurement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46860/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

2. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his most recent conversations with the UK Prime Minister. [46441/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on the economy will next meet. [44456/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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EU Budget Contribution

Joan Burton

32. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the progress of talks on the 2021 to 2027 EU budget and the multiannual financial framework, MFF; his views on reports that the contribution by Ireland would raise by a tenth to 0.91% of gross national income, GNI; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46555/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

36. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he has spoken to his EU counterparts about recent data from EUROSTAT that found Ireland to be the least taxed country in the European Union based on the ratio of tax collected to gross domestic product; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46549/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Consumer Rights

Joan Burton

46. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on the poor level of consumer protection for mortgagors here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46548/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Cybersecurity Data

Joan Burton

61. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to a recent report by an organisation (details supplied) which states that there is increased vulnerability of payment systems to information technology failures and cyber attacks; his plans to ensure the integrity of payment systems here as businesses and public bodies move increasingly to electronic payments and towards a cashless society; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46551/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Credit Register Administration

Joan Burton

64. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to a breach of the Central Credit Register by a bank (details supplied) that resulted in customers being the subject of multiple credit inquiry requests to the registry and a representative body resulting in potential adverse effect on their credit reports by the register and the body and other future lending applications and a digital footprint which cannot be removed for five years; his plans to address same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46550/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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EU Budget Contribution

Joan Burton

82. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the contributions of Ireland to the EU in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the estimated future contributions in each of the next three years from 2020 onwards; the principal reasons for the increase in contributions by Ireland; the basis of the calculation of the contribution; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46552/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

1. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy and Public Services last met. [44319/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on security will next meet. [44455/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Brexit Issues

Joan Burton

76. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on recent discussions with EU Commission officials regarding Brexit. [39453/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Office of Public Works Projects

Joan Burton

138. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress on the restoration work to the Magazine Fort site in the Phoenix Park; the timetable for the commencement and completion of the restoration work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46010/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Office of Public Works Projects

Joan Burton

139. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timetable for the appointment of a contractor to construct the proposed pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Liffey to the War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46011/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Office of Public Works Projects

Joan Burton

140. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the Office of Public Works plans to issue a response to the public consultation on the development plan for the Phoenix Park; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46012/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Proposed Legislation

Joan Burton

247. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the timeline for the passing into law of the proposed Bill to address the recent High Court ruling that foreign nationals applying to become Irish citizens on the basis of their residence require a one-year period of residence here that is unbroken, uninterrupted and connected throughout in space or time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46278/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Hospital Services

Joan Burton

386. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that more than 100 patient referrals to the national gender service at St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, have been misplaced; his plans to ensure resources are put in place to resolve the issue; his further plans to ensure redress is provided to those affected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46535/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the number of staff in his Department working on Brexit preparedness. [44317/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Traveller Culture

Joan Burton

22. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding provided for the Travellers' Journey exhibition at the National Museum in Turlough Park, County Mayo, in each of the years 2017, 2018, and to date in 2019; the funding provided for tinsmithing and Cant, the traditional language spoken by Irish Travellers in each of the years 2017, 2018, and to date in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45467/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Urban Development

Joan Burton

24. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has held discussions with Dublin City Council regarding the renovation of a number of historic markets in Dublin such as the Iveagh Market on Francis Street; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45454/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Invasive Species Policy

Joan Burton

33. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the number of invasive plants, animals and insects in the ecosystem here; her plans to assess the ecological risks of invasive species; her plans to assess the estimated economic costs of their damage and control; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45452/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Culture Ireland

Joan Burton

42. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding allocated to Culture Ireland in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the projected funding for 2020; if her attention has been drawn to comments from the arts community (details supplied) that the provision of funding is disappointingly low and will negatively impact on artists; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45455/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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National Monuments

Joan Burton

45. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of her plans for Moore Street; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45453/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

55. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding allocated to the Arts Council in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the projected funding for 2020; if her attention has been drawn to comments from the arts community (details supplied) that the provision of funding is disappointingly low and will negatively impact on artists; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45451/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Commencement of Legislation

Joan Burton

90. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the timeline for the commencement of the Family Law Act 2019; his plans to commence all sections of the Act at once; if some sections will have to wait for a longer commencement period; if so, the sections; the length of time they will be delayed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45585/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

1. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on infrastructure last met. [42284/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Departmental Reform

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he is considering new divisions in his Department. [44457/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Housing Data

Joan Burton

47. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he has undertaken an evaluation of the affordability of rent and house purchases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39048/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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HSE Staff Remuneration

Joan Burton

465. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the status of salaries in the public health service (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44345/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Road Tolls

Joan Burton

937. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of policy in relation to tolling on the M50 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45010/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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National Transport Authority Funding

Joan Burton

938. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding allocated to the National Transport Authority to increase bus route capacity in Dublin in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by type of funding in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45011/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Traffic Management

Joan Burton

939. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of funding for traffic management measures in the four Dublin local authority areas, including funding provided by his Department to State agencies that are allocated funding that in turn fund local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45012/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Further Education and Training Programmes Eligibility

Joan Burton

93. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if persons qualifying under the long-term illness scheme are eligible for training courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43861/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Labour Activation Programmes

Joan Burton

298. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if persons qualifying under the long-term illness scheme are eligible for workplace programmes and training courses even if they are drawing credits rather than receiving a social welfare payment; the supports available for persons in this category to assist them in returning to the labour market in circumstances in which this is possible; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43860/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

15. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his conversations with the UK Prime Minister since 8 October 2019. [43264/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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EU Issues

Joan Burton

26. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with the President of the European Council. [43263/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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EU Issues

Joan Burton

27. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the EU Council meeting on 17 and 18 October 2019. [43265/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Burton

135. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide a proposed school (details supplied) in Dublin 15 with full-time speech and language and occupational therapists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43678/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Citizens' Assembly

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on progress towards a Citizens' Assembly on a directly elected mayor for Dublin. [41985/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Citizens' Assembly

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on progress towards a Citizens' Assembly on gender equality. [42283/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

11. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his attendance at the recent United Nations climate action summit. [41986/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the acquisition by the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board of a permanent site for a school (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the lack of further education facilities in the County Meath area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42581/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Further Education and Training Programmes Places

Joan Burton

13. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the lack of provision for further education and the limited number of post-leaving certificate, PLC, courses available to those in the Dublin 15 and Dunboyne areas; if his attention has been further drawn to the number of young persons who lack opportunities to progress to third level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42579/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Capitation Grants

Joan Burton

46. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the limited increase in the capitation grants in view of the number of schools which struggle to cover their running costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42582/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Capital Expenditure Programme

Joan Burton

49. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the €19 million drop in capital spending arising from his post-budget statement will affect school building projects in the Dublin 7 and Dublin 15 areas, in particular for schools (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42578/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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School Funding

Joan Burton

61. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the level of funding for accommodation adaptation available to the schools in the Dublin 7 and 15 areas that have been served with notices pursuant to section 37A of the Education Act 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42580/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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HSE Staff Data

Joan Burton

229. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the average time for the commencement of the payment of pension following retirement of staff in the HSE; the number of applicants who have to wait three months or longer for payment of their pension; the number of pension applications currently in arrears; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42829/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Long-Term Illness Scheme

Joan Burton

230. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if persons qualifying under the long-term illness scheme are eligible for workplace programmes and training courses even if they are drawing credits rather than receiving a social welfare payment; the supports available for persons in this category to assist them in returning to the labour market in circumstances in which this is possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42830/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Legislative Programme

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach to outline the status of Bills under preparation in his Department. [42282/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Post-Leaving Certificate Courses Availability

Joan Burton

117. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the proposed PLC course at a school (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the proposed PLC course at another school has been postponed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42615/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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School Patronage

Joan Burton

118. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to further develop partnerships between patronage bodies further to the recent example of a partnership between a community college and Educate Together in respect of establishing a post-primary school in Dublin 7; his plans to extend this model of school patronage to other educational patrons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42616/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

Joan Burton

119. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an analysis has been conducted of the demand for primary school places in the Dublin 15 and Navan Road areas; his plans to ensure there is a sufficient number of primary school places in the Dublin 15 and Navan Road areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42617/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

Joan Burton

120. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an analysis has been conducted of the demand for post-primary school places in the Dublin 15 and Navan Road areas, particularly in the areas of Diswellstown and Pelletstown; his plans to ensure there is a sufficient number of post-primary school places in the Dublin 15 and Navan Road areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42618/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

121. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on a permanent school building for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42619/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Burton

122. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the planned special school (details supplied) in Dublin 15 will officially open; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42620/19]

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