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Wed, 27 Jan 2016

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Ministerial Staff

Olivia Mitchell

61. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a personal assistant to a Minister is eligible for the voluntary early retirement when Dáil Éireann is dissolved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3324/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Site Acquisitions

Olivia Mitchell

410. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills when she will announce the location of the new Educate Together secondary school to serve the Stepaside area of County Dublin, which is due to open in September 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2760/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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School Patronage

Olivia Mitchell

411. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the patronage selection for the new school to serve the Stillorgan and Clonskeagh area in County Dublin will commence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2761/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Site Acquisitions

Olivia Mitchell

412. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a permanent site has been located for Ballinteer Educate Together school, Dublin 16; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2762/16]

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016

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Teacher Redeployment

Olivia Mitchell

406. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will introduce a permanent voluntary redeployment scheme for teachers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1840/16]

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016

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Stability and Growth Pact

Olivia Mitchell

94. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance the public expenditure growth, net of discretionary revenue measures, as defined under the European Union's expenditure benchmark, in each of the budgets from 2003 to 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1717/16]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Travel Documents

Olivia Mitchell

489. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will open negotiations with his counterparts in the United States of America to obtain global entry cards to the United States of America for Irish passport holders, similar to what was recently negotiated by Great Britain; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42976/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Schools Building Projects Status

Olivia Mitchell

526. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) is on the list of building projects to proceed to construction between 2016 and 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42733/15]

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015

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Animal Breeding Regulations

Olivia Mitchell

227. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will review the rules and guidelines surrounding dog breeding establishments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40989/15]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015

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Health and Social Care Professionals

Olivia Mitchell

453. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health how he will respond to the recent campaign by physiotherapists to have a common register with physical therapists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40533/15]

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Wed, 4 Nov 2015

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Nursing Staff Remuneration

Olivia Mitchell

161. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health if the review undertaken by the Health Service Executive to ensure compliance with legislation governing the minimum hourly rate for trainee nurses has been completed; if it is envisaged that this might result in a change in their hourly pay rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38520/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Education and Training Boards

Olivia Mitchell

909. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if staff paid directly by a recognised school or vocational education committee whose salaries were adjusted with effect from January 2011, in accordance with the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Act 2009, and in line with Department of Education Circular No. 0070/2010, will receive an increase in salary under the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2015. [37643/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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School Enrolments

Olivia Mitchell

972. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will respond positively to the request for a third junior infants class for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16, due to the serious under-provision of places for children of the parish; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37921/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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School Patronage

Olivia Mitchell

973. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the patronage selection for the new national school in Stillorgan and Clonskeagh in County Dublin will commence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37922/15]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015

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Credit Unions

Olivia Mitchell

250. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance his views on the request by the Irish League of Credit Unions to lift restrictions which prevent credit unions from providing broader banking services; if any changes are envisaged; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36537/15]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015

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Teacher Data

Olivia Mitchell

590. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills to outline her plans to revise the online claim system to record and differentiate leave due to an assault from regular sick leave, in order that any changing trends may be monitored adequately; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36321/15]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2015

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Pension Provisions

Olivia Mitchell

41. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance if he is aware of the greatly increased levies on the financial sector being charged by the Central Bank of Ireland to fund the banks’ employees defined benefit pension, and of the impact this could have on new small financial advisory businesses, who themselves may have no pensions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35199/15]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2015

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Tax Reliefs Costs

Olivia Mitchell

63. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance the cost to the Exchequer of the tuition fees tax relief scheme, by approved college; by approved course; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35679/15]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2015

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Tax Reliefs Costs

Olivia Mitchell

64. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance the cost to the Exchequer of increasing the upper cap on tuition fees to €8,000, €9,000, €10,000 and €15,000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35680/15]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2015

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Tax Reliefs Costs

Olivia Mitchell

65. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance the cost to the Exchequer of increasing the upper cap on tuition fees to €8,000, €9,000, €10,000 and €15,000, for part-time approved courses only; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35681/15]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2015

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Public Sector Staff Data

Olivia Mitchell

67. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of public servants at the end of each year from 2007 to 2014; at the current time by Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35061/15]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2015

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Tenant Purchase Scheme Administration

Olivia Mitchell

206. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when he will introduce the regulations, as stipulated in Part 3 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34984/15]

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Thu, 1 Oct 2015

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UN Conventions Ratification

Olivia Mitchell

124. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to introduce legislation to enable the ratification of the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33694/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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Tax Reliefs Application

Olivia Mitchell

360. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance the way in which the legislation governing the rent-a-room scheme prohibits the exclusion of Airbnb from the scheme or if this is an interpretation of the legislation by the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31560/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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Immigration Policy

Olivia Mitchell

377. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance his plans to respond positively to the Council of Europe Development Bank request to supplement its proposed new grant facility to finance emergency reception and transit centres for asylum seekers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31860/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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Medicinal Products Availability

Olivia Mitchell

749. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health if the Health Service Executive will consider including the sapropterin drug, Kuvan, in its reimbursement scheme, in order to help patients here with phenylketonuria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30532/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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Health Services Staff

Olivia Mitchell

961. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health his plans to reduce the waiting times for intervention at the Dublin South East Health Service Executive Early Intervention Team based in Ballinteer, Dublin 16 due to staff shortages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31266/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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Olivia Mitchell

1209. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills when she will announce the location of the new Educate Together secondary school to serve the Stepaside/Rathfarnham area, Dublin which is due to open in September 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30681/15]

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Olivia Mitchell

281. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to review the Student Universal Support Ireland grant scheme for those persons over 23 years of age, who are living in their parents' home on 1 January of a particular year due to the current housing shortage and the high cost of rent, but who are not dependent on their parents' income, other than paying reduced rent to them; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29382/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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School Patronage

Olivia Mitchell

808. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the name and patron of all new primary schools opened or planned in the Dublin Rathdown constituency since 2011. [28925/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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School Accommodation Provision

Olivia Mitchell

809. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the name of both primary and secondary schools in the Dublin Rathdown constituency which since 2011 received funding for additional classrooms. [28926/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Light Rail Projects Status

Olivia Mitchell

939. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the Luas cross-city utilities diversion works are on schedule to finish in September 2015 as indicated on the Luas cross-city website. [28935/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Light Rail Projects Status

Olivia Mitchell

940. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on the Luas cross-city main infrastructure works, which according to the Luas cross-city website commenced in March 2015. [28936/15]

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Thu, 9 Jul 2015

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Hospital Equipment

Olivia Mitchell

213. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health the number of magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, scanners operating in St. James's Hospital in Dublin 8; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28104/15]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2015

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Patient Safety

Olivia Mitchell

335. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health if individual health identifiers have been provided to patients accessing health and social care services; and the services that are using individual health identifiers. [27213/15]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2015

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Patient Safety

Olivia Mitchell

336. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health if individual health identifiers will be used by Health Service Executive staff based in community health centres. [27214/15]

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Thu, 2 Jul 2015

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Tax Relief Eligibility

Olivia Mitchell

63. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance if persons renting out a room or rooms in their home through AirBnB are eligible for the rent-a-room scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26744/15]

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Thu, 2 Jul 2015

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Tax Relief Eligibility

Olivia Mitchell

64. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance his plans to extend the rent-a-room scheme to persons renting out a room or rooms in their home through AirBnB; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26745/15]

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015

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Property Tax

Olivia Mitchell

240. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance if the Thornhill report on the review of property tax has been completed and considered by him; if not, when it is expected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25953/15]

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015

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Commencement of Legislation

Olivia Mitchell

361. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a commencement date for the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25952/15]

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015

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Naturalisation Certificates

Olivia Mitchell

168. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will exempt the €950 standard certification fee for naturalisation in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 18 who is struggling to pay the fee. [25313/15]

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015

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Library Services

Olivia Mitchell

246. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will allow local authorities some autonomy in setting library opening times to facilitate, for instance, Sunday opening hours; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25341/15]

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015

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Library Services

Olivia Mitchell

247. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will consider allowing the introduction of the open libraries concept, similar to schemes operated in the United Kingdom, whereby library members can access the library via an identity card during defined out-of-hours times; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25342/15]

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015

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National Cultural Institutions

Olivia Mitchell

287. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will consider setting up a Government committee to prevent the loss of national treasures, similar to a committee operating in the United Kingdom, that can place temporary export bans on the most culturally important works following auction, to allow local benefactors or museums to match the offers of foreign buyers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25339/15]

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015

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Deposit Guarantee Scheme

Olivia Mitchell

246. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance his views on the submission by the Irish League of Credit Unions regarding the deposit guarantee directive, whereby the league requests discretion to be applied to allow credit unions to be charged at a lower rate than other institutions, due to the lower degree of risk; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24842/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Social Welfare Benefits Reviews

Olivia Mitchell

44. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the options available in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 14, who has given up a part-time job because her one parent family payments are under review. [23969/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Banking Sector Staff

Olivia Mitchell

98. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 340 of 9 June 2015, if he is aware that previous outsourcing two years ago has resulted in the redundancy of all those Allied Irish Banks staff, except three or four persons, and that it is this experience that is causing concern regarding the latest outsourcing proposals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24219/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Middle East Peace Process

Olivia Mitchell

189. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if there is any indication that the European Union will move to recognise the Palestinian state; if such a move, either by Ireland or the European Union, would be helpful in achieving peace; if any consensus is emerging at European Union level as to the way the peace talks could be restarted; the way the Palestinian question could be moved up the international agenda; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24146/15]

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Tue, 26 May 2015

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Departmental Funding

Olivia Mitchell

919. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if funding is in place to continue the deaf advisory service of the Irish Deaf Society when the current programme runs out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20689/15]

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Tue, 19 May 2015

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School Accommodation Provision

Olivia Mitchell

425. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a temporary premises is being sought by her Department to facilitate the building of a new school (details supplied) in County Dublin, a special needs school in Dublin Rathdown. [19442/15]

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Thu, 14 May 2015

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State Examinations Appeals

Olivia Mitchell

192. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the recourse that is open in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 16, who was unsuccessful in an appeal for an examination reader for the leaving certificate examination, but who has an ongoing medical need for such examination support. [18970/15]

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Tue, 12 May 2015

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Commercial Rates Valuation Process

Olivia Mitchell

299. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in view of representations from a company (details supplied) in County Cork, his plans to allow for a revaluation of commercial property rates in the council areas of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin County Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18443/15]

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Thu, 7 May 2015

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JobsPlus Scheme

Olivia Mitchell

46. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the current number of claimants and jobs supported under the JobsPlus scheme; and the associated cost. [18056/15]

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Thu, 7 May 2015

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School Enrolments

Olivia Mitchell

186. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if there is an impact on funding and the number of teachers allocated to a school by admitting a child that has not reached 12 years of age by 1 January of the enrolment year; and, if funding implications do exist, whether exceptions can be made. [17968/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Adoption Legislation

Olivia Mitchell

273. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if there are any constitutional or other barriers to allowing parents who fostered children, but could not adopt them at the time due to lack of consent on behalf of a birth parent, to adopt said foster children now that they are consenting adults; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17600/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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School Accommodation Provision

Olivia Mitchell

490. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will confirm that the additional costly pipe work requirements will be funded in addition to the standard grant already approved for two classrooms and three learning support rooms in respect of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16. [17595/15]

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015

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Public Sector Pensions

Olivia Mitchell

92. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a change to the payment system for public sector pensions is being considered; if so, the measures that are being proposed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17111/15]

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015

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Minor Works Scheme Applications

Olivia Mitchell

128. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills when work will commence on the security upgrade of the building and site at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 14, in view of health and safety concerns which have been acknowledged by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15843/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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International Terrorism

Olivia Mitchell

567. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the measures the Foreign Affairs Council has agreed to combat terrorism outside the European Union's borders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15796/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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International Terrorism

Olivia Mitchell

568. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the Justice and Home Affairs Council co-ordinates policy on terrorism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15797/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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EU Issues

Olivia Mitchell

569. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will outline Ireland's approach to the eastern neighbourhood, and if this has changed following developments in Ukraine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15798/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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United Nations

Olivia Mitchell

570. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade what Ireland's policy priorities are in its engagement with the United Nations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15799/15]

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015

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School Patronage

Olivia Mitchell

223. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the patronage determination process will commence for the new primary school in the Goatstown-Stillorgan area of County Dublin; the timeframe for this process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12432/15]

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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Immigration Controls

Olivia Mitchell

471. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service plans to introduce an online booking system for appointments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11562/15]

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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Back to Education Allowance

Olivia Mitchell

795. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to extend the maintenance grant to students in receipt of the back to education allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11675/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Employment Support Services

Olivia Mitchell

186. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her views on the submission she has received from the Irish Association of Supported Employment; if she is in a position to respond favourably to a new funding arrangement based on an annual service agreement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10534/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Public Sector Staff Sick Leave

Olivia Mitchell

234. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the sick leave policy introduced for the public sector in March 2014, and for the education sector in September 2014, was backdated for four years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10004/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Immigration Policy

Olivia Mitchell

323. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 122 of 11 December 2014, when the introduction of online booking appointments for re-entry visas is expected; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10253/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Olivia Mitchell

415. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the waiting time to be seen at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin 2 for cataract removal is 18 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10296/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Departmental Staff Sick Leave

Olivia Mitchell

261. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the way persons with a critical illness can avail of sick leave, if they have used up all of their sick leave entitlement in one year, but still need to access sick leave, to continue with their treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7994/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Departmental Staff Sick Leave

Olivia Mitchell

262. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the way persons who return to work after a critical illness can avail of sick leave, if they have used up all of their sick leave entitlement in one year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7995/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Housing Assistance Payments Implementation

Olivia Mitchell

564. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when the new housing assistance payment is expected to be introduced in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council area in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8057/15]

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015

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Disability Allowance Appeals

Olivia Mitchell

189. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a date for an oral hearing to hear an appeal on a disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 18 will be finalised; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6803/15]

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015

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School Enrolments

Olivia Mitchell

469. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the concerns of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16; her views on these concerns, in respect of the admissions policy for the new secondary school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7087/15]

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015

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Property Tax Administration

Olivia Mitchell

479. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the local property tax allocation to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; the amount by which this sum exceeds the general purposes grant of 2014; the amount of that excess which can be used for discretionary purposes; the amount which is to be allocated from the excess to the housing and road areas in order to release central Government funding for other purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6994/15]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015

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Pensions Council

Olivia Mitchell

194. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if the newly established Pensions Council will be monitoring the implementation of the recommendations in the report on pension charges 2012; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5971/15]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015

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School Accommodation

Olivia Mitchell

515. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the gross under provision of primary school places in the Goatstown area, Dublin 14, where the local schools application for September 2015 is four times the potential intake; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5788/15]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015

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Schools Designation

Olivia Mitchell

533. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will respond positively to correspondence from eight schools (details supplied) who seek to have the catchment area for the new Educate Together secondary school expanded to reflect the coherence of the area between the county boundary and the motorway; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5942/15]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015

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Property Tax Yield

Olivia Mitchell

561. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the restrictions in terms of categories of spending by local authorities, that have been applied to moneys raised from local property tax; the minimum or maximum spending caps that have been applied to the various spending categories; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5542/15]

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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Pension Provisions

Olivia Mitchell

172. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 201 of 17 September 2014, if the review of personal pension vehicles has taken place; if the issue of extending the approved retirement fund options to holders of buy-out bonds derived from defined benefit schemes has been examined; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3477/15]

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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Company Registration

Olivia Mitchell

235. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will request of the Companies Registration Office to remove the inappropriate job description, "married woman", from the list of occupations on the online form when registering online as a director of a company or charity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3476/15]

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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Schools Building Projects Status

Olivia Mitchell

431. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update on the progress of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 18 which is planned to progress to construction in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3390/15]

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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School Enrolments

Olivia Mitchell

453. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the fact that offers of places in the only new autism spectrum disorder classes in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area, County Dublin, are being restricted due to the school’s sibling and religious entry criteria; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3493/15]

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Olivia Mitchell

454. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the efforts being made to increase the number of autism spectrum disorder places in mainstream secondary schools in south Dublin in view of the disparity between the number of places available at primary and secondary level; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3494/15]

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014

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Voluntary Sector

Olivia Mitchell

607. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his views on a request to meet with the national executive group of Volunteer Ireland and the volunteer centres. [48066/14]

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014

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Immigration Policy

Olivia Mitchell

122. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if separate Garda National Immigration Bureau arrangements will be made for employed tax paying persons, many of whom are here as the result of Industrial Development Agency incentives and who currently are often forced to take several days off work to queue for renewal in view of limited number of renewals dispensed each day; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47580/14]

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Tue, 9 Dec 2014

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Organ Donation

Olivia Mitchell

342. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health his plans to introduce a national organ donor registry; his plans to increase the level of organ donation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47192/14]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014

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Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Olivia Mitchell

159. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a person who is 64 and has already received nine months of jobseeker's benefit having been made redundant can still claim jobseeker's benefit when they turn 65 until they turn 66 and are eligible for the State contributory pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44935/14]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014

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International Sanctions Application

Olivia Mitchell

277. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will respond positively to the request of those representing a person (details supplied) in Switzerland to end the long term freeze of their assets in view of the current sanctions against the Russian Government who requested that freeze; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45051/14]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014

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Hospital Facilities

Olivia Mitchell

325. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health his plans to bring the 65 beds in the older wards of Leopardstown Park hospital up to Health Information and Quality Authority standard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44916/14]

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Olivia Mitchell

156. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a site has been identified for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and when construction will begin. [44454/14]

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014

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Tax Code

Olivia Mitchell

172. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide in tabular form the impact on single, employed PAYE earners on annual incomes of €15,000, €20,000, €25,000, €30,000, €40,000, €60,000, €100,000, €120,000, €150, 000 and €200,000 owing to the income tax and universal social charge changes in 2015 compared to 2014; if he will provide these figures in both cash terms and as a proportion of gross income; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44056/14]

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014

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Consumer Protection

Olivia Mitchell

216. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in view of the large number of gift vouchers which will be purchased in the coming weeks prior to Christmas and in view of the large number of these that will lapse prior to being redeemed, if it is possible to legislate to ensure that such gift vouchers remain valid for as long as the provider remains in business; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44229/14]

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014

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Legislative Programme

Olivia Mitchell

297. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to pass into law the children and family relationships Bill before the proposed referendum on civil marriage for same-sex couples; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44128/14]

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014

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Tax Credits

Olivia Mitchell

58. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance if consideration has been given to the unfair treatment of the secondary carer, who is the sole financial supporter of the primary carer and their children, being unable to receive the single person child carer credit when the primary carer is not in employment but simply refuses to relinquish the credit to the secondary carer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43430/14]

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014

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Medical Card Eligibility

Olivia Mitchell

389. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health the way the income assessment for medical cards is calculated; if the weekly income is calculated by dividing the monthly income by four; his views on whether this leads to a miscalculation over the course of the year as this method of calculation would lead to 48 weeks in the year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43072/14]

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Tue, 4 Nov 2014

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration

Olivia Mitchell

743. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the growing waiting lists for the allocation of funding for the fair deal scheme and the financial hardship it is causing families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41811/14]

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Tue, 4 Nov 2014

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Olivia Mitchell

875. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the fact that Trinity College, Dublin is extending four-year degree courses to five years, describing the last year as a postgraduate year even though said year is necessary for accreditation with professional bodies; if the Student Universal Support Ireland grant will take this change into consideration and allow students currently studying these courses to continue to receive a grant for their fifth year of study; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41368/14]

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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Tax Rebates

Olivia Mitchell

66. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance if the DIRT refund for first-time buyers is restricted to DIRT paid post 14 October 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40561/14]

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014

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Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare

Olivia Mitchell

6. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if her Department has concluded its reflection on the recommendations of the Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare and the findings of the 2010 actuarial review regarding extending social insurance for the self-employed now that our budgetary and fiscal situation has improved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39385/14]

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