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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

346. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the details of the medical cannabis access programme that he has recently signed into operation on a pilot basis for a period of five years; if the programme will be rolled out nationwide; the access procedure once availability is in place; when supply arrangements will be operable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49819/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

428. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the status of and the steps he is taking towards the legalisation of access to cannabis oil under consultant prescription; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44218/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Hospital Appointments Status

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

677. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment for scans at Beaumont Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45296/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Bus Éireann Services

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

955. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to improve the bus services to Ashbourne and Ratoath, County Meath in terms of reliability and cost comparison with other locations equidistant from Dublin; if he is satisfied that the Bus Éireann 103 service is meeting the terms of its contract obligations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45291/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Road Projects Status

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

957. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of funding for the N2 upgrade between the Rath roundabout and Kilmoon Cross, County Meath; the position of the project in the list of roads infrastructure priorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45298/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

1056. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason full-time carers providing 365 24-7 care in a home setting are in receipt of only a half rate carer’s allowance if they are in receipt of certain social welfare payments; if consideration has been given to raising this payment to full entitlement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44680/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Heritage Sites

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

1213. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the date on which the Hill of Tara conservation management plan will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45297/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Departmental Reports

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

369. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the status of the previously promised scoping exercise on a statutory home care scheme; the stage it is at; when a report will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38792/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

1002. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of applications of assessments of needs under the Disability Act 2005 commenced within three months of a completed application being received, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35667/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

1003. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of applications, by county, for assessments of needs under the Disability Act 2005 concluded within six months of a completed application being received; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35668/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

1004. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of applications, by county, for assessments of needs under the Disability Act 2005 overdue for completion at three, six, 12 and 18 months respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35669/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

1005. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of applications for assessments of needs under the Disability Act 2005 in which a referral was made under section 8(3) of the Act, by county. [35670/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Beekeeping Industry

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

1382. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there are restrictions applying regarding the establishment of honey bee hives; if there are rules, regulations and recommendations regarding location; if there are advices regarding their compatibility with heavily populated urban settings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34951/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Fund for Students with Disabilities

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

504. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students that accessed the fund for students with disabilities over the past three years by educational institution; the average amount provided to each student; the estimated cost of increasing the fund by 20%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32871/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Special Educational Needs Staff Data

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

505. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of resource teachers employed in primary schools over the past five years; the number of resource teacher vacancies; the unmet need of resource teachers; the estimated cost of employing an additional 100 resource teachers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32872/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Special Educational Needs Data

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

638. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of ASD school units provided for in south central areas of Dublin; the number on the waiting list for a place within an ASD unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34592/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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National Disability Authority

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

658. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a review of the role of the National Disability Authority has been conducted as outlined in A Programme for A Partnership Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33841/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Assisted Decision Making

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

659. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, excluding Part 8, will be implemented; the progress made to establish a functioning decision support service; the estimated cost of establishing the Act in full; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33263/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Employment Support Services

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

929. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the comprehensive employment strategy for people with disabilities; the actions implemented; the actions that remain to be implemented; his plans to implement the strategy in full; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33842/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Transport Support Scheme

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

1061. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the progress made towards the introduction of a transport support scheme as committed to in A Programme for a Partnership Government; the estimated cost of introducing a transport support scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33274/19]

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