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Thu, 8 May 2008

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Refugee Status.

Barry Andrews

260 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his views on the application for refugee status of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17586/08]

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Thu, 8 May 2008

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Overseas Development Aid.

Barry Andrews

261 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons in eastern Chad in view of anticipated shortages in food aid ahead of June 2008 when it is anticipated that roads will become impassable due to seasonal flooding. [17587/08]

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Tue, 29 Apr 2008

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Services for People with Disabilities.

Barry Andrews

216 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Health and Children if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the intellectual disability database does not specifically record the incidence of autism which reduces the knowledge of its prevalence and accordingly, the ability to address issues for those with the condition. [16578/08]

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Tue, 29 Apr 2008

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National Science Museum.

Barry Andrews

265 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if there are proposals for a science museum in the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16577/08]

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Tue, 29 Apr 2008

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Asylum Applications.

Barry Andrews

440 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reconsidered following their son’s extensive operation in Temple Street; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16579/08]

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Wed, 23 Apr 2008

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Public Transport.

Barry Andrews

154 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Transport if any decision has been made on the application for a licence under the Road Transport Act 1932 (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the benefits of the operation for users, for reducing congestion and the environment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15519/08]

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Wed, 23 Apr 2008

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Site Acquisitions.

Barry Andrews

184 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Education and Science when a report from her Department’s architects arising from a visit to schools (details supplied) in County Wicklow in February 2008 will be made available for publication in order to continue progress on the project. [15531/08]

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Thu, 10 Apr 2008

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Overseas Missions.

Barry Andrews

35 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Defence the position on the deployment of Defence Forces personnel to the UN mandated mission to Chad; the number of troops already deployed; the amount of equipment already sent; when it is expected to have all troops deployed to the region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13496/08]

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Thu, 10 Apr 2008

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Random Drug Testing.

Barry Andrews

17 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Defence if recent court decisions have had implications for the Defence Forces’ drug testing policy; if members are still being randomly tested for drugs abuse; the procedures involved; and if further changes need to be made. [13497/08]

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Thu, 10 Apr 2008

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Overseas Missions.

Barry Andrews

35 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Defence the position on the deployment of Defence Forces personnel to the UN mandated mission to Chad; the number of troops already deployed; the amount of equipment already sent; when it is expected to have all troops deployed to the region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13496/08]

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Tue, 8 Apr 2008

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Hospital Services.

Barry Andrews

154 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Health and Children if she will explain the manner in which payments are made with regard to the delayed discharge grant; the criteria used; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12859/08]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2008

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Election Monitoring.

Barry Andrews

236 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if following the all-party resolution of the Dáil on 4 December 2007, in support of free and fair elections in Zimbabwe, the Government has asked the EU to contact the South African Development Community in order to encourage SADC election monitoring of the Zimbabwean elections on 29 March 2008; if the Government will contact Zambia directly in order to encourage SADC election monitoring of the Zimbabwean elections on 29 March 2008; and if the Government will raise the issue of free and fair elections in Zimbabwe at the March meeting of the EU’s General Affairs and External and External Relations Council. [7603/08]

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Wed, 6 Feb 2008

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Human Rights Issues.

Barry Andrews

222 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will summarise what was discussed at the Lisbon Summit in December 2007 on the subject of Zimbabwe. [3982/08]

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Wed, 6 Feb 2008

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Foreign Conflicts.

Barry Andrews

158 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Taoiseach the discussions that took place in South Africa with Mr. Thabo Mbeki on the issue of Zimbabwe. [3983/08]

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Wed, 30 Jan 2008

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EU Directives.

Barry Andrews

1235 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if there are protocols in place to allow the Gardaí to obtain information from other jurisdictions regarding the previous criminal convictions in those jurisdictions of non-Irish nationals arriving here, following the conviction of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1808/08]

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Wed, 30 Jan 2008

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EU Agencies.

Barry Andrews

1236 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if the Government contributes directly to Frontex, the EU border monitoring agency; if it has a role in detecting drug smuggling into Ireland; if not, his views on whether its remit should be expanded to include this role; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1810/08]

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Wed, 30 Jan 2008

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Criminal Assets Bureau.

Barry Andrews

1238 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has plans to expand the remit of the Criminal Assets Bureau towards recovering the proceeds of crime from individuals at a lower level of criminal activity than is currently the practice; if he has spoken to the Garda Commissioner in relation to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1908/08]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2007

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Schools Building Projects.

Barry Andrews

437 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Education and Science when the extension to a school (details supplied) in County Wicklow will be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35373/07]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2007

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Overseas Missions.

Barry Andrews

85 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Defence the situation regarding the deployment of members of the Defence Forces as part of EUFORT Chad/RCA; the contacts he has had with his EU counterparts and the operation commander to ensure the necessary equipment and supports are in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34032/07]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2007

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Overseas Missions.

Barry Andrews

85 Deputy Barry Andrews asked the Minister for Defence the situation regarding the deployment of members of the Defence Forces as part of EUFORT Chad/RCA; the contacts he has had with his EU counterparts and the operation commander to ensure the necessary equipment and supports are in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34032/07]

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