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Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Departmental Expenditure
Brendan Howlin

39. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the budget for the promotion of Government initiatives; and the amount spent to date in 2018, for each promotion. [35223/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Departmental Expenditure
Brendan Howlin

40. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the amount spent to date in 2018 on social media advertising; the amount spent commissioning collateral material including videos and graphics; the amount spent by campaign and provider; and his plans for further advertising for the remainder of 2018. [35224/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Capital Expenditure Programme
Brendan Howlin

75. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the breakdown by project for the capital allocation of €77 million in 2018 to his Department; the breakdown by project for the proposed allocation of €106 million in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35275/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Capital Expenditure Programme
Brendan Howlin

154. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the details of the capital allocation of €13 million in 2018 to his vote group by project; the proposed allocation of €17 million in 2019, by project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35216/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Overseas Development Aid Data
Brendan Howlin

155. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount spent each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018, on overseas development aid; the amount committed through Irish Aid; the projected outturn for 2018; his plans to meet Ireland’s commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on ODA; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35217/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Overseas Development Aid Data
Brendan Howlin

156. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount spent on official development assistance outside of the Irish Aid programme in 2017 and to date in 2018; the projected end of year spend; the amounts and the commitments by programme; the commitments Ireland has for 2019 under EU and international agreements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35218/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Consular Services Expenditure
Brendan Howlin

157. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the additional funding requirements required for his Department in 2018 to open additional embassies and consulates; the amount spent to date in 2018; the projected extra costs in 2018; the additional funding that will be required in 2019 to meet the costs of new missions under the plans to double Ireland's global footprint by 2025; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35219/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Departmental Expenditure
Brendan Howlin

158. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the budget allocated to Ireland’s bid for a seat on the UN security council; the projected spend on this campaign in 2018; the projected spend in 2019; the programme it comes under; if he will seek additional funds in budget 2019 for the campaign; the estimated that will be required in 2019; the events planned over the next 18 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35220/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Departmental Expenditure
Brendan Howlin

159. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the expenditure to date on outside contractors and promotional events and materials as part of Ireland’s bid for a seat on the UN security council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35221/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Middle East Issues
Brendan Howlin

160. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when the Government will officially recognise the state of Palestine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35222/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Departmental Budgets
Brendan Howlin

387. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Finance the breakdown by project for the capital allocation of €26 million in 2018 to his Vote group; the breakdown by project for the proposed allocation of €25 million in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35283/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Capital Expenditure Programme
Brendan Howlin

449. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown by project for the capital allocation of €174 million in 2018 to his Vote group; the breakdown by project for the proposed allocation of €203 million in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35281/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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School Services Staff
Brendan Howlin

604. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools with either a secretary or caretaker directly employed by his Department; the criteria that apply to the allocation of these posts; the number of staff employed in schools under the ancillary services grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35225/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Capital Expenditure Programme
Brendan Howlin

605. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the breakdown by project for the capital allocation of €745 million in 2018 to the education and skills Vote group; the breakdown by project for the proposed allocation of €941 million in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35226/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Departmental Budgets
Brendan Howlin

606. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the programmes and payments or hiring of staff to which the additional €49 million allocated to his Department in 2019 to meet demographic costs will be allocated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35227/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Teacher Data
Brendan Howlin

607. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teachers employed in primary and secondary schools; the additional number who will be employed in September 2018; the projected additional hires in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35228/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Special Educational Needs Staff Data
Brendan Howlin

608. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of special needs assistants employed in the 2017-18 school year; the additional number who will be hired in September 2018; the projected additional hires in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35229/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Third Level Funding
Brendan Howlin

609. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the level of financial support provided to third level institutions in 2017-18; the projected level of support in 2018-19 under current expenditure plans by current and capital spending and by programme and scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35230/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Capital Expenditure Programme
Brendan Howlin

1207. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the breakdown by project for the capital allocation of €145 million in 2018 to his vote group; the breakdown by project for the proposed allocation of €241 million in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35258/18]

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

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Direct Provision Data
Brendan Howlin

1208. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons currently in direct provision categorised by the number of years they have been there, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35259/18]