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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Íocaíochtaí Deontas

Éamon Ó Cuív

50. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna an bhfuil an deontas caipitíochta céanna á íoc le bunscoileanna lán-Ghaeilge Gaeltachta agus atá á íoc le bunscoileanna lán-Ghaeilge taobh amuigh den Ghaeltacht; mura bhfuil, cén fáth nach bhfuil; cén costas breise a bhainfeadh leis an deontas méadaithe a íoc le gach scoil sa Ghaeltacht;; agus an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas ina thaobh. [47074/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Oideachas trí Ghaeilge

Éamon Ó Cuív

93. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna cén beartas atá aige lena chinntiú go bhfuil oideachas trí Ghaeilge ar fáil i ngach ábhar sna haonaid lán-Ghaeilge atá ceangailte le scoileanna dara leibhéal Béarla; agus an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas ina thaobh. [47075/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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HSE Staff Recruitment

Éamon Ó Cuív

401. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the central personnel section of the HSE is not approving appointments across the health system to fill vacancies; the steps he has taken to ensure that the HSE adopts a policy to fill all vacancies in the health service in cases in which this has been recommended by the relevant section of the HSE to provide necessary services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47508/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Traveller Projects Funding

Éamon Ó Cuív

402. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health his plans to ensure that the HSE ring-fences funding for the full implementation of the national Traveller health action plan; if he will direct the HSE to form a structure on which Travellers will be at least half the membership to oversee the implementation of the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47511/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Traveller Projects Funding

Éamon Ó Cuív

403. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health if he will have a role in the approval of the national Traveller health action plan; if so, the role; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47512/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Traveller Projects Funding

Éamon Ó Cuív

404. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health his plans to reinstate the same level of funding for issues affecting Traveller health as applied in 2007 and 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47513/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Traveller Community

Éamon Ó Cuív

405. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health if the bureaucratic barriers for Travellers accessing medical cards will be reduced in view of the literacy challenges faced by some Travellers; if free general practitioner healthcare will be provided to all Travellers within five years in line with Sláintecare; if Travellers will be prioritised in the process in view of their poor health outcomes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47514/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Traveller Community

Éamon Ó Cuív

406. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health his plans to ensure the retention of medical cards for Traveller health workers in view of the importance of Traveller community health workers in improving traveller health; if the retention of Traveller health workers will be ensured by increasing the funding to primary health care projects and by linking their payscales to the relevant HSE payscale taking into account the experience of these workers; if progression routes for Traveller health workers into mainstream employment will be identified including full-time employment; if redundancy and pension payments will be ensured for Traveller health workers in line with the rest of the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47515/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Traveller Community

Éamon Ó Cuív

407. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health the steps he will take to ensure each health policy and the implementation of same including Sláintecare are Traveller proofed to ensure that the distinct health needs of Travellers and health inequalities are addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47516/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Veterinary Medicines

Éamon Ó Cuív

483. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a new regulation has been introduced that requires a prescription from a veterinary surgeon for dispensing of animal preventative remedies such as worm and fluke doses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47518/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Prospecting Licences

Éamon Ó Cuív

523. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason a licence (details supplied) which covers western areas of Connemara has been re-advertised in a recent licence competition for prospecting licences for mining in view of the status of the much of the area as Natura 2000 sites, the outstanding and unique scenic nature of the area in the county development plan and the local opposition to mining in the area; the consultations he has had with the Ministers for Housing Planning and Local Government and Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on the proposal to re-advertise the area in the recent licence competition; the discussions he has had with local public representatives including Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas and local authority before making the decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47510/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Éamon Ó Cuív

627. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress she has made on ensuring that community employment supervisors are entitled to an occupational pension in line with the recommendation of the Labour Court in 2008; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47509/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Local Authority Funding

Éamon Ó Cuív

662. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the allocation to each local authority in 2019 from the local government fund and the equalisation fund of the LPT in 2019 and 2020 respectively; the method by which this allocation is calculated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47517/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Éamon Ó Cuív

31. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps he plans to take to ensure that persons from minority backgrounds are better represented in recruitment to the Civil Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46026/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Éamon Ó Cuív

37. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of persons recruited to date to the Civil Service on panels specifically reserved for those with a competency in Irish; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46027/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Human Rights

Éamon Ó Cuív

41. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has made representations to his Spanish and French counterparts or ambassadors in relation to 349 Basque prisoners who were members of ETA, which has been on ceasefire for some considerable time and who are held in various prisons outside of the Basque country, to have these returned to the Basque country; if he has spoken to the Spanish authorities regarding the experiences of the peace process here in relation to the importance of prisoner issues being dealt with to cement the peace process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46960/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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HSE Staff Recruitment

Éamon Ó Cuív

133. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health the status of the positions in CHO 2 that were offered to successful applicants in quarter 2 of 2019 but are yet to be filled; the location of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47000/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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HSE Correspondence

Éamon Ó Cuív

134. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the large amount of official business carried out with general practitioners by post rather than by email; the estimated saving that would be made in the system if all of this was done electronically; the steps being taken to replace a paper approach by an electronic approach; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47001/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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EU Budget Contribution

Éamon Ó Cuív

63. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Finance the expected annual increase in the net financial contribution by Ireland to the EU if the UK leaves the EU by the 31 January 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46024/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Tax Credits

Éamon Ó Cuív

69. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Finance when the personal income tax credit was initially raised to €1,650; when the employee tax credit was raised to €1,650; the cumulative inflation since; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46025/19]

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