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Wed, 13 Feb 2019

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Waste Disposal Charges

Brian Stanley

174. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the timeframe for the introduction of the bin charge waiver as announced in budget 2017 for households that have to dispose of incontinence wear; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7295/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Commission for Communications Regulation Remit

Brian Stanley

569. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the analysis conducted in regard to the number of online scam practices; and if there has been analysis carried out on the way in which this affects vulnerable groups. [6302/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Commission for Communications Regulation Remit

Brian Stanley

570. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if consideration has been given to providing additional powers and resources to the Commission for Communications Regulation to address regulation of online scams being experienced in view of the policy to move persons to online use of public services. [6303/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Angling Sector

Brian Stanley

571. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he or his officials have met angling club representatives in recent months; and if not, the reason therefor. [6309/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Waterways Ireland Expenditure

Brian Stanley

770. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding spent by Waterways Ireland on canal clearing ensuring navigation is retained effectively each year for the past five years; and the parts of the canal navigation system on which it was spent. [6320/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Waterways Ireland Data

Brian Stanley

771. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of times Waterways Ireland conducted clearing in the Grand Canal through County Offaly to ensure open navigation per annum in the past five years. [6321/19]

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Thu, 7 Feb 2019

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Teachers' Remuneration

Brian Stanley

109. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the new PAYE modernisation scheme which came into effect on 1 January 2019 will be utilised by his Department (details supplied). [6077/19]

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Wed, 6 Feb 2019

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Sugar Industry

Brian Stanley

50. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps being taken and actions carried out to re-establish a sugar beet industry; and the progress in this regard. [5579/19]

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Wed, 6 Feb 2019

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Renewable Energy Generation

Brian Stanley

55. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of plans to create an indigenous supply of biomass to supply material for power generation. [5578/19]

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Tue, 5 Feb 2019

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Health Services Staff Recruitment

Brian Stanley

84. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Health the steps taken to address the crisis in recruitment and retention in public hospitals. [5028/19]

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Tue, 5 Feb 2019

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Hospitals Building Programme

Brian Stanley

134. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Health the status of a hospital (details supplied); the timeframe for the project; and when funding will be ring-fenced. [5029/19]

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019

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Rent Supplement Scheme Data

Brian Stanley

260. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount paid out in rent supplements in 2018. [4531/19]

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019

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Homeless Accommodation Funding

Brian Stanley

278. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount paid out for emergency and short-term accommodation, including the cost of family hubs, to house those who are homeless. [4532/19]

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019

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Local Authority Housing Data

Brian Stanley

279. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of local authority housing units completed by local authorities in 2018, in tabular form; and the number completed by each local authority. [4533/19]

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019

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Housing Assistance Payment Data

Brian Stanley

280. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount paid out by local authorities in housing assistance payments in 2018. [4534/19]

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019

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National Broadband Plan

Brian Stanley

2. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the progress in relation to completion of the tender for the national broadband plan; and if an alternative model, for example, the use of State-owned infrastructure has been given consideration. [3358/19]

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019

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Electric Vehicles

Brian Stanley

10. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the policy initiatives that have been developed in terms of expanding and the future ownership of the public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. [3353/19]

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019

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Energy Prices

Brian Stanley

11. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if consideration has been given to providing a policy direction to the energy regulator to investigate the increasing price of household energy bills in view of the fact that under the Electricity Regulation Act 1999 he has the power to issue a policy direction to the regulator. [3354/19]

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019

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Television Licence Fee

Brian Stanley

14. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if consideration has been given to the expenditure of the licence fee by RTÉ; and if legislative change has been considered in order to establish a greater level of accountability in the expenditure of the licence fee. (details supplied) [3357/19]

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019

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Waste Management

Brian Stanley

32. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if consideration has been given to examining the franchise model for household waste collection to replace the side by side competition model. [3355/19]

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