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Wed, 20 Nov 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

Pat Buckley

117. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to develop new primary and second- level schools in Midleton and east County Cork to respond to a growing population of primary school students and longer term projections in population growth for the future. [47882/19]

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019

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Road Projects Status

Pat Buckley

269. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a feasibility study has been carried out into the prospect of a bypass road project for Castlemartyr, County Cork; if not, his plans to request such a study and to implement measures to address congestion in the town which has become a major problem with over half a million vehicles passing through Castlemartyr per month. [47883/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Pat Buckley

365. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of the Linn Dara campus in Cherry Orchard Hospital; the number of residential beds operational; the services offered by the day hospital; the staffing levels; the number of staff vacancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47287/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Medicinal Products Availability

Pat Buckley

384. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to problems in procuring Epanutin 50 mg Infatabs for patients prescribed same (details supplied); his plans to rectify the situation in order to minimise harm to patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46518/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Eating Disorders

Pat Buckley

440. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount allocated for the clinical programme on eating disorders in 2018 and 2019; if the funds have been released to the HSE; and the amount spent in 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form [44250/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Tax Data

Pat Buckley

134. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Finance the amount of revenue raised from taxation on rental income in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [41670/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Tax Data

Pat Buckley

135. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons who reported and-or paid taxation on rental income in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [41671/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Tax Data

Pat Buckley

136. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons who declared overall losses on a rental property in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [41672/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Mental Health Services Funding

Pat Buckley

396. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to ensure that the €25 million unspent from budget 2018 is used to develop new services for mental health in 2019. [41907/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Mental Health Services Funding

Pat Buckley

397. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a rationale for the failure to spend €25 million allocated for mental health in 2019. [41908/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Budget 2020

Pat Buckley

398. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if he will provide assurances that the funding announced for mental health in budget 2020 does not include the overrun of funding already announced in budget 2019 or subsequent budgets. [41909/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Budget 2020

Pat Buckley

399. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the details of all new funding provided for mental health in budget 2020, excluding money that had been announced in budget that which will not be spent by the end of 2019. [41910/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Budget 2020

Pat Buckley

400. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if any of the €39 million of additional funding for mental health in 2020 includes funding that had been previously announced in 2019 but had gone unspent. [41911/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Mental Health Services Funding

Pat Buckley

401. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the steps he will take to ensure that funding allocated to mental health will be spent on mental health services within the timeframe provided for by the budget in which it was allotted. [41912/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Roads Maintenance Funding

Pat Buckley

529. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Cork County Council has made applications to the safety improvement grants scheme for 2020; and the details of these applications especially relating to Rostellan and the R630 in east County Cork. [39804/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Pat Buckley

306. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the weighting percentages to be used as part of the upcoming HSE FreeStyle Libre device review decision making process that will be given to criteria (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38441/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Pat Buckley

307. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if the reimbursement dataset will specifically cover only current HSE funded users of the FreeStyle Libre device; and if not, if the Health Technology Assessment Group review will compare total blood glucose strip usage spend year on year. [38442/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres

Pat Buckley

348. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the reason for the decision to close the Castlemartyr health centre in Cork; if it is his decision; and if not, the person that made this decision. [38732/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres

Pat Buckley

349. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the reason for the decision to relocate the public health nursing services from Castlemartyr, County Cork, to Midleton Community Hospital six miles away; and the person that made the decision. [38733/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres

Pat Buckley

350. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the reason in January of 2019 permission was granted to carry out a single story extension including the remodelling of the interior and the installation of a wheelchair assessable ramp at Castlemartyr community health centre; the reason work was not started on this plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38734/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres

Pat Buckley

351. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to expand the public health services in Castlemartyr, County Cork. [38735/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres

Pat Buckley

352. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if the decision to close Castlemartyr health centre is finalised; and the final date for the closure. [38736/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Primary Care Centres

Pat Buckley

353. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the plans the HSE has put in place to facilitate patients and service users to travel to Midleton from Castlemartyr, County Cork. [38737/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Pat Buckley

479. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of wheelchair accessible buses operational in east County Cork particularly operating on the N25 Cork to Waterford and along the Waterford to Cork bus route, respectively. [38738/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Pat Buckley

787. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of the construction of the national forensic mental health service facility in Portrane, County Dublin; the completion date for same; if the project will be delivered on time and within budget; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34709/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Mental Health Services

Pat Buckley

788. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the actions taken during 2018 to improve outcomes for persons with comorbid severe mental illness and substance misuse problems. [34710/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Mental Health Services

Pat Buckley

789. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of developing a no wrong door policy to address dual diagnosis in mental health; and the funding provided in future for services to adapt. [34711/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Higher Education Authority

Pat Buckley

328. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of psychologists employed at higher education institutes; the cost of each position annually; and the location each position is based. [33787/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1650. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of adults waiting for an outpatient assessment by a consultant psychiatrist in each month from June 2018 to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33724/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

1651. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of consultant psychiatric posts across the health service; the number filled by permanent consultants; the number temporarily filled; the number currently vacant; and the length of time each has been vacant. [33725/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1652. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of HSE community mental health teams operational nationally; the number of consultants employed in the teams permanently; the number temporarily filled; the number currently vacant; and the period each post has been vacant [33726/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1653. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of HSE CAMHS teams established nationally; the number of consultant psychiatric posts allocated to the teams; the number of posts which are permanent; the number temporarily filled; the number unfilled; and the period for which the posts have been vacant. [33727/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1654. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of HSE specialist community mental health services for older adults teams across the health service nationally; the number of consultant psychiatric posts allocated to the teams; the number of posts which are filled permanently; the number temporarily filled; the number unfilled; and the period the respective posts have been vacant. [33728/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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HSE Agency Staff Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1655. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the spend on agency staff for mental health services in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the original estimate for such expenditure in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33729/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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HSE Agency Staff Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1656. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the spend on agency staff for mental health services in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and the estimated cost if they had been permanent positions instead [33730/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Staff

Pat Buckley

1657. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of mental health whole-time equivalent staff required to be recruited for the full implementation of A Vision for Change in view of demographic changes; and the teams and specialties in which the additional staff are required by community healthcare organisation, CHO, area, in tabular form. [33731/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Nursing Staff Data

Pat Buckley

1658. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of psychiatric nurses who graduated in 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively; the number hired by the HSE on full-time contracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33732/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1659. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount expended on mental health in 2018; and the percentage of the overall health budget to which this amounts. [33733/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1660. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of approved consultant psychiatric posts by speciality; the number of posts filled on a temporary basis; the number of posts filled by doctors not on the specialist register; the number of posts unfilled, vacant or unmatched; the location of the unfilled, vacant or unmatched posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33734/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1661. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of the allocation of the posts from the 2018 €55 million funding for mental health; the number of posts the allocation supports; the number of posts filled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33735/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1662. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of whole-time equivalent posts filled within mental health as of July 2019; and the comparative number for each corresponding period in the previous ten years. [33736/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1663. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of section 39 providers that hold agreements for providing mental health services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33737/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1664. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of approved psychiatric nursing posts by speciality as per A Vision for Change recommendations and demographic changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33738/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1665. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of approved psychiatric nursing posts by speciality; the number of posts filled on a temporary basis; the number of posts currently unfilled, vacant or unmatched; the location of the unfilled, vacant or unmatched posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33739/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1666. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of psychiatric nurses entitled to retire as of 17 July 2019; the number entitled to retire within the next five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33740/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1667. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of mental health inpatient beds here; the number operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33741/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1668. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of involuntary admissions in 2018; and the percentage of admissions following a referral by a family member, a member of An Garda Síochána and a referral by a doctor, respectively. [33742/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Medicinal Products Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1669. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount expended by the HSE on psychotropic drugs in each of the years 2016 to 2018. [33743/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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HSE Expenditure

Pat Buckley

1670. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount expended by the HSE on talk therapies in each of the years 2016 to 2018; and the specifications of the type of talk therapy provided. [33744/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

Pat Buckley

1671. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the number of additional staff appointed to the CAMHS service in each community healthcare organisation, CHO, to date in 2019; the net increase in staff numbers resulting from such recruitment in each CHO to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33745/19]

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