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Tue, 2 Feb 2016

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Paternity Leave Scheme

Sandra McLellan

132. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if self-employed fathers will be entitled to paternity leave; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4258/16]

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Tue, 2 Feb 2016

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Jobseeker's Allowance Payments

Sandra McLellan

143. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the status of a payment to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4349/16]

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Tue, 2 Feb 2016

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Paternity Leave Scheme

Sandra McLellan

162. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if working fathers who do not work full-time hours will be entitled to paternity leave from September 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4638/16]

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Tue, 2 Feb 2016

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Tax Code

Sandra McLellan

175. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Finance why an unmarried couple are deemed a cohabiting couple when claiming social protection but are deemed single persons when one of the partners gains employment and is trying to claim tax back; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4135/16]

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Tue, 2 Feb 2016

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Local Authority Charges Application

Sandra McLellan

557. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if persons who lived outside the State prior to the introduction of the Non Principal Private Residence were notified of it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4595/16]

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016

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Child and Family Agency Investigations

Sandra McLellan

2. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number, outcome and type of complaints made to the early years inspectorate of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, in each of the years 2013 to 2015 in tabular form. [3279/16]

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016

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Family Income Supplement Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

33. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a person participating in an apprenticeship who has a partner and two children, is eligible to apply under the family income supplement scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3522/16]

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016

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Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

Sandra McLellan

306. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a person who did not directly receive money through the redress scheme but subsequently won a case against a solicitor for not filling out the application on time can apply to Caranua; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3471/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Social Welfare Code

Sandra McLellan

87. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason an unmarried couple are deemed a cohabiting couple when claiming social protection, but are deemed single persons when one of the partners gains employment and is trying to claim tax back; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2783/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Bus Éireann Services

Sandra McLellan

491. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport how many of Bus Éireann's recently announced new fleet will be wheelchair-accessible; if they will be allocated to areas not currently serviced with wheelchair-accessible buses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2726/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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National Monuments

Sandra McLellan

173. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the State has simply adopted the Chartered Land plan for a commemorative centre at 14 to 17 Moore Street in Dublin 1. [2380/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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National Monuments

Sandra McLellan

174. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the State has simply adopted the Chartered Land team of experts who wrongly identified number 18 Moore Street, Dublin 1 as a post 1916 structure in its application for ministerial consent. [2381/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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National Monuments

Sandra McLellan

175. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht who or what State agency is supervising the removal of protected elements within 14 to 17 Moore Street in Dublin 1; and what is their level of expertise. [2383/16]

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016

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Carer's Allowance Applications

Sandra McLellan

139. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection to expedite an application that was submitted by a person (details supplied) in County Cork in October 2015 under the carer's allowance scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2332/16]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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Family Income Supplement Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

88. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection to review the legislation for family income supplement, given that the amount awarded is set for 12 months regardless of change of employment circumstances and that this is unjust as it often means persons receive much less than they should; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46890/15]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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Carer's Allowance Appeals

Sandra McLellan

115. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection to approve and expedite an appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Cork under the carer's allowance scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1235/16]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

219. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question Number 344 of 6 October 2015, the status of the appeal concerned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44899/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Medical Card Applications

Sandra McLellan

484. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health if he will expedite an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45448/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Student Grant Scheme Applications

Sandra McLellan

535. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills why Student Universal Support Ireland will not accept a sworn affidavit when an applicant's parents are separated and there is no legal separation agreement (details supplied). [45197/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Sports Organisations

Sandra McLellan

630. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the efforts he is making to ensure the inclusion and integration of members of the Traveller community within sporting circles and clubs. [44742/15]

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015

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Garda Investigations

Sandra McLellan

133. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a person who reports an issue and provides a lengthy written statement to An Garda Síochána is entitled to an update on the stage that the investigation is at, whether the Director of Public Prosecutions has made any comment on the matter, and if a definite line of inquiry is being followed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44612/15]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2015

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National Monuments

Sandra McLellan

42. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to outline the status of the national monument at 14-17 Moore Street, Dublin 1; and if she will make a statement on the matter [43863/15]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2015

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Artists' Remuneration

Sandra McLellan

47. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the provisions she will put in place to protect the rights of artists and to provide them with adequate remuneration for the use of their copyrighted works. [43464/15]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2015

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Cultural Policy

Sandra McLellan

78. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the implementation of Culture 2025. [43466/15]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2015

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Mental Health Services Provision

Sandra McLellan

16. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health the efforts he is making to ensure that young persons with mental health issues who are on counselling waiting lists will be seen as soon as possible, and that counselling staff will be supported in helping these persons. [42692/15]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2015

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Substance Misuse

Sandra McLellan

27. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health if there are additional provisions being made for support services for persons experiencing drug and alcohol issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42691/15]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2015

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Health Services Provision

Sandra McLellan

74. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health if he is investigating the possibility of using neurofeedback training for children who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioural problems and other related disorders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42693/15]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2015

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Child Abuse Prevention

Sandra McLellan

152. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he will provide a dedicated email address for Teachtaí Dála to report abuse issues to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, for Cork north Lee and south Lee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43231/15]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2015

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Medicinal Products Expenditure

Sandra McLellan

187. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health why a person (details supplied) in County Cork is not entitled to have a specific drug, Fampyra, covered by the medical card scheme and the long-term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43315/15]

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Wed, 2 Dec 2015

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Early Childhood Care Education

Sandra McLellan

2. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs how he will ensure that preschool places are made available for children who have turned three years of age and whose parents are seeking to enrol them in the early childhood care and education scheme in January or April 2017, given the likelihood that many early years education and care settings will be full with the cohort enrolled in September 2016. [43043/15]

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Wed, 2 Dec 2015

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Child Protection Services Provision

Sandra McLellan

16. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the plans in place to provide care and protection to incoming refugee children from war torn areas, as agreed under the European Union recommendations, where the children's welfare and safety are identified as a concern. [42690/15]

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Wed, 2 Dec 2015

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Early Childhood Care and Education Standards

Sandra McLellan

30. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the efforts he is making to ensure the professionalisation of child care workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42689/15]

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Wed, 2 Dec 2015

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Medical Card Drugs Availability

Sandra McLellan

114. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on including the multiple sclerosis drug Frampidine in the medical card scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43048/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Child and Family Agency Services

Sandra McLellan

370. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when 24-hour social work services will come into effect; how the service will work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42706/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Sandra McLellan

371. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he will provide capital funding to enable early childhood education and care settings to expand, in keeping with the announcements made in budget 2016; when and how child care providers will be able to access this funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42707/15]

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Wed, 18 Nov 2015

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Back to Education Allowance Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

49. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection why a person (details supplied) in County Limerick was not entitled to a back to education allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40795/15]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015

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Heritage Council Funding

Sandra McLellan

14. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the level of funding that has been provided to the Heritage Council in 2015; and the increase in this funding that is being provided under budget 2016. [39529/15]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015

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Heritage Council Funding

Sandra McLellan

15. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views regarding the request received from the Heritage Council, for an additional €1.9 million in funding in 2016, to finance a range of community-based heritage initiatives that would generate multiplier employment in the tourism and wider heritage sectors. [39532/15]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015

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National Library

Sandra McLellan

37. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has consulted the director of the National Library in an attempt to address the relevant issues it faces at present; if she will be willing to make finances available to address these issues; and if these issues are presently a priority of her Department. [39533/15]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2015

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Disability Allowance Payments

Sandra McLellan

151. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason the family of a deceased person (details supplied) are not entitled to six weeks' payment from the person's disability allowance; the reason they are not entitled to arrears that were owed to the person; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39352/15]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2015

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

210. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a student will be assessed as financially independent from the student's parents with an affidavit from a solicitor swearing that the student is in fact financially independent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38923/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Rent Supplement Scheme Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

279. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection to disregard maintenance as means for rent allowance for lone parents, given that the purpose of maintenance is to make provision towards the essential needs of the child, and not to pay towards rent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38383/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Health Services

Sandra McLellan

641. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health if an immediate stream of funding is available for a social club for the elderly (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38106/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Planning Issues

Sandra McLellan

1036. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to allow local authorities to take estates in charge that were originally holiday home schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37319/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Energy Resources

Sandra McLellan

1120. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he is concerned that the Phillips 66 company has commenced a process to sell Whitegate Oil Refinery in Cork; the steps he is taking to ensure that we maintain a refining capacity on the island of Ireland, due to its strategic importance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38295/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Children in Care

Sandra McLellan

2. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs how he plans, to accommodate the 60% of persons who leave care who currently have not been assigned aftercare workers; to reduce the 68% of young persons who experience homelessness within two years of leaving care. [36232/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Family Resource Centres

Sandra McLellan

5. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the retention of the family resource centre national programme is an issue he believes to be of paramount importance to his Department; and if extra funding will be provided to ensure this is maintained. [35509/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Asylum Support Services

Sandra McLellan

13. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the provisions being made to ensure refugee children who enter Ireland in the coming months will be provided with the care they need upon arrival. [35506/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Departmental Strategies

Sandra McLellan

25. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the efforts that are being made to fulfil the envisioned outcomes of the Better Outcomes, Brighter Future document produced by his Department in early 2014, following a meeting with the National Youth Council of Ireland last week. [35508/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Early Years Strategy Implementation

Sandra McLellan

26. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs for an update on the implementation of the national early years access initiative and the area-based childhood ABC programme. [35510/15]

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