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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Capital Expenditure Programme

Charlie McConalogue

22. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the levels of capital expenditure which will be allocated for infrastructure projects for County Donegal; the timeframe for these allocations; the projects for which funding will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17773/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Brexit Negotiations

Charlie McConalogue

24. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he has held discussions with the European Commission on the possible allocation of additional funding for the Border region in view of the particular challenges that will arise in that area due to Brexit and the need to improve infrastructure to assist existing businesses to remain competitive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17772/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

116. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when approval will be granted for a school (details supplied) to proceed to pre-qualification of contractors for the tender stage; the reason for the delay in proceeding to this stage to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18185/19]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

117. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a new school project (details supplied) will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18186/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Schools Building Projects Administration

Charlie McConalogue

118. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the pre-qualification of contractors procedures is being revised; if so, when new guidelines will be in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18187/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Medical Card Reviews

Charlie McConalogue

172. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on a medical card application review for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18151/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Medical Card Applications

Charlie McConalogue

207. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the reason a medical card application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal was closed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18304/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Fallen Animal Collection Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

215. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the regulatory overview in primary and secondary legislation with respect to the 125 km radius haulage distance limit, that is, 125 km CAT 1 waste transport rule for bovine knackery material going to rendering plants; and the reason for the limit in place. [18288/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Basic Payment Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

220. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of BPS recipients with payment entitlements with an initial unit value less than 60% of the BPS national average in each of the years over the 2014 to 2020 period, by county in tabular form; the proportion in each county with an initial unit value less than 60% of the BPS national average out of total BPS recipients in each such year; and the date on which all BPS recipients will be above the 60% average in each county [18282/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Basic Payment Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

221. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if all BPS entitlements will reach the minimum value of 60% of the basic payment scheme national average by 2019 as scheduled; the number of entitlements that have reached the minimum value of 60% of the basic payment scheme national average; and the number of entitlements that have not reached the minimum value of 60% of the basic payment scheme national average. [18283/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Rural Development Programme Data

Charlie McConalogue

222. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the financial allocations on an annual basis under the RDP 2014-2020 for schemes (details supplied); the annual amount expended on the schemes in each year since established; the number of active participants in each scheme; and the number of approved applicants that subsequently withdrew from each scheme in tabular form. [18284/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Brexit Issues

Charlie McConalogue

223. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the no-deal Brexit contingency plan for fisheries published by the European Commission in a communication on 10 April 2019, Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach, (details supplied); the reciprocal accesses to waters envisaged under this plan; and the authorisation process foreseen for European vessels wishing to fish in UK waters. [18285/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Fallen Animal Collection Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

224. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the regulatory overview in primary and secondary legislation with respect to the 125 km radius haulage distance limit, that is, 125 km CAT 1 waste transport rule for bovine knackery material going to rendering plants; the reason for the limit in place; and if he has spoken to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport on this issue. [18287/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Animal Identification Schemes

Charlie McConalogue

225. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a proposal (details supplied) [18289/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Animal Carcase Disposal

Charlie McConalogue

226. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason farmers are not paid for the fifth quarter, that is, the remaining pieces of an animal carcase that are not used for meat production and which processors use for export business. [18290/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Animal Carcase Disposal

Charlie McConalogue

227. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of offal exports in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019 to include all data for such exports that include remaining pieces of an animal carcase which are not being used for meat production in tabular form. [18291/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Walks Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

281. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the estimated first and full-year cost of a proposal for a scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18286/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Hospital Services

Charlie McConalogue

190. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status of a service in a hospital (details supplied); if cover has been secured to continue the service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18016/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

194. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to change the regulations regarding the eligibility of donkeys for the purpose of achieving a minimum stocking density under the ANC scheme; if his plans to allow donkeys to continue to be fully eligible for calculation of stocking density will be reconsidered; the names of stakeholders consulted by him in arriving at his decision; the details on animal welfare concerns that informed his decision; the way in which his decision to limit eligibility would address animal welfare concerns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17890/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Brexit Negotiations

Charlie McConalogue

61. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if regulatory alignment on agriculture matters post the UK leaving the European Union has been discussed and agreed as part of the negotiations between the EU Brexit negotiating team and the UK Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17193/19]

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