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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Bríd Smith

41. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a review will be commissioned into proposals to retain a location (details supplied) for education facilities; if a feasibility study will be commissioned into siting an Educate Together facility and a Gaelscoil at another location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47443/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Technological Universities

Bríd Smith

75. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills if arrangements have been made to relocate staff working at the Technological University Dublin city campus offices at Park House, North Circular Road, to alternative offices for the duration of work to remove asbestos at the site; when a risk assessment on the site was completed; the reason for the proposed removal of asbestos; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47444/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Bríd Smith

360. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47269/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Approved Housing Bodies

Bríd Smith

643. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of homes delivered by approved housing bodies since 2015 under the CAS scheme; the number that were delivered for social housing; and the number delivered for non-social housing under the funding scheme. [47100/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Capital Expenditure Programme

Bríd Smith

4. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the escalating costs of the national children’s hospital will require changes to his budget projections or to promised capital expenditure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46799/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Public Sector Pay

Bríd Smith

12. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his position on the pay of senior civil servants and the proposed review of same by the Public Service Pay Commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46801/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Office of Government Procurement

Bríd Smith

14. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his role in selecting the chief procurement officer; if the CEO of the Office of Government Procurement will have a future role in the management of costs at the proposed new national children’s hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46802/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Pension Provisions

Bríd Smith

20. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated cost in one full year of providing funding for a pension scheme for community employment supervisors in line with a previous Labour Court recommendation of 2008 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46803/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Public Sector Pay

Bríd Smith

24. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of exceptions granted to the general pay caps in the public service, specifically for special advisors to Ministers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46800/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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European Globalisation Fund

Bríd Smith

201. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he or Bord na Móna plan to apply to the EU globalisation fund to aid in a just transition in Bord na Móna and elsewhere; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46849/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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International Protection

Bríd Smith

226. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay between an initial application for refugee status from the International Protection Office, the notification that the application is successful and a letter from his Department confirming same, which the applicant needs to receive a GNIB card. [46054/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Immigration Status

Bríd Smith

227. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason a person (details supplied) is still awaiting a GNIB card having successfully applied for refugee status in March 2019; and when the International Protection Office will be in a position to confirm same in writing in order to facilitate the granting of a GNIB card. [46055/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Representative Organisations

Bríd Smith

5. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will accept the affiliation of a union (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45762/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Expenditure

Bríd Smith

13. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount spent by the Defence Forces on Israeli-manufactured equipment and services in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45764/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Strength

Bríd Smith

14. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the staffing levels of the Defence Forces; the recommended levels that should be operational; his plans to retain and recruit sufficient staff numbers in the coming period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45763/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Remuneration

Bríd Smith

26. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the details of the proposed increases in pay and allowances for the Defence Forces personnel under the proposed deal from the Public Service Pay Commission; and the way in which this deal will stem the losses of personnel. [45760/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Remuneration

Bríd Smith

32. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the review mechanism in place under the Public Service Pay Commission pay proposals for the Defence Forces in the event that the changes do not result in the forces retaining or recruiting staff in sufficient numbers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45761/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists Data

Bríd Smith

148. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health the average length of time it takes for Tallaght Hospital to deal with letters from general practitioners for patients that may need hip replacements; the time period between first seeing a consultant and having the operation; and the number on the waiting list at the hospital for hip and other joint replacements. [45870/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Hospital Appointments Status

Bríd Smith

149. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health the likely timeframe for a person (details supplied) to access healthcare for a hip replacement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45871/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Land Development Agency

Bríd Smith

41. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his views on whether the board membership of the Land Development Agency will be able to provide sufficient social and affordable public housing on public lands to deal with the current crisis; his plans to appoint housing rights advocates or NGO activists to the agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45148/19]

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