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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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