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Tue, 8 Jul 2014

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Insolvency Service of Ireland Applications Data

Ann Phelan

613. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons that have engaged with the Insolvency Service of Ireland to date; the number of cases that have dealt with mortgage arrears specifically; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28971/14]

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014

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Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage

Ann Phelan

680. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Health the reason the drug Fampyra, which is licensed by the Irish Medicines Board, is not available on the drug rebate scheme; if it is due to a decision, on cost grounds, by the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics; and if so, the support he can provide to a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29031/14]

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014

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Mental Health Services Provision

Ann Phelan

761. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Health if the review of governance structures in mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary has been completed; when same will be published; when same will be made available to Members of Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29703/14]

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Thu, 3 Jul 2014

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Public Participation Networks

Ann Phelan

144. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government in considering the roll-out of pilot counties and their findings, if he would consider amending the guidelines for the roll-out of PPN structures, in respect of County Carlow (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28876/14]

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Thu, 3 Jul 2014

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Proposed Legislation

Ann Phelan

145. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when he expects the climate action and low carbon development Bill to come before the Houses of the Oireachtas and be approved by Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28879/14]

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Thu, 3 Jul 2014

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Insolvency Service of Ireland Application Numbers

Ann Phelan

165. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons that have engaged with personal insolvency service to date; the number of cases that have dealt with mortgage arrears; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28868/14]

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Thu, 3 Jul 2014

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Cancer Screening Programmes

Ann Phelan

208. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Health if he will extend the free screening service provided by BreastCheck, to women aged between 65 and 69; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28875/14]

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Tue, 1 Jul 2014

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Youth Guarantee

Ann Phelan

231. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Social Protection following the successful introduction of the pilot project in Ballymun of the Youth Guarantee scheme, if there is a timeline in place to establish such a scheme in a rural constituency; the supports that will be put in place to enable young persons to access these schemes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28061/14]

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Tue, 1 Jul 2014

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Voluntary Sector Funding

Ann Phelan

319. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when the announcement will be made regarding funding for the scheme to support national organisations in the community and voluntary sector 2014-2016; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that in delaying this announcement small organisations, including some dealing with persons with disabilities, have had to put their staff on protective notice with redundancies to begin from 30 June onwards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28062/14]

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014

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Medicinal Products Prices

Ann Phelan

647. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Health the number of families who exceeded the drug rebate limit of €144 per month in each of the years 2011, 2012 and 2013; the amount that was paid out to such claimants in those years; if he will quantify the savings to his Department on a yearly basis for 2011, 2012 and 2013 due to savings on the costs of medicines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27272/14]

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Tue, 10 Jun 2014

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme Oversight

Ann Phelan

541. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Health the current status of the review of the fair deal scheme; if it will be debated in Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24569/14]

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Wed, 4 Jun 2014

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Nursing Home Services

Ann Phelan

196. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Health based on the population projections by the centre for aging research and development confirming ESRI projections on major growth in the number of persons needing nursing home care, if he will ensure that a meaningful forum on long-term residential care, co-ordinated and led by his Department, will be established to discuss and plan the future of long-term residential care and the broader care requirements of our ageing society, bringing together all of the relevant stakeholders and including the NHI, State bodies, including his Department, the Health Service Executive, the National Treatment Purchase Fund, the Health Information and Quality Authority and representatives of older people, with clear terms of reference; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23775/14]

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Tue, 27 May 2014

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Medical Card Data

Ann Phelan

716. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Health if he will quantify on a county basis the number of persons who have lost their medical cards in the 12 months up to the end of March 2014; the number of said persons who have been given GP only cards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22143/14]

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Wed, 14 May 2014

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Humanitarian Assistance Scheme

Ann Phelan

110. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Social Protection in relation to the humanitarian aid scheme arising from flooding in January and February 2014, if she will provide a breakdown, on a county basis, of the number of families assisted from this fund; if she will provide a breakdown of the moneys allocated to each county from the scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21752/14]

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Tue, 6 May 2014

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State Properties

Ann Phelan

151. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Finance the amount of public land available, by county, that could be used by equine rescues; if there are currently any National Asset Management Agency properties, with stables and paddocks, that could be made available for use by animal welfare organisations such as horse sanctuaries; if there is a database with this information publically available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20071/14]

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014

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Employment Rights

Ann Phelan

258. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in the context of the transport industry and, specifically, with regard to the use of tacograph records as an acceptable means of time recording, the reason the National Employment Rights Authority, NERA, refuses to recognise same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18960/14]

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014

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Control of Horses

Ann Phelan

662. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has a policy on discouraging the re-homing of equines impounded by local authorities; the amount his Department pay each local authority per equine impounded under the following circumstances; equine impounded, kept for five days then euthanised, equine impounded, kept for five days then reclaimed by owner, equine impounded, kept for five days then re-homed through an animal rescue organisation and-or equine impounded, kept for five days then re-homed by a person who is not the owner of the horse; the amount the different pounds charge the local authorities for the same services per horse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19321/14]

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014

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Control of Horses

Ann Phelan

663. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department does not have a policy that discourages the local authorities from re-homing animals, he will remove the fee now being imposed on rescue organisations who wish to re-home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19328/14]

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014

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Control of Horses

Ann Phelan

664. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when animals are euthanised in the pounds throughout the country, the method used; if it is not by barbiturate injection then why is this so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19329/14]

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014

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Control of Horses

Ann Phelan

665. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if any mares in foal are euthanised once they have been impounded; the number that were euthanised in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19330/14]

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