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Tue, 25 Jan 2011

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School Staffing

Charlie O'Connor

133 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the action she is taking in respect of correspondence sent to the Department by the principal of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 24 regarding the reappointment of posts of responsibility; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3343/11]

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Tue, 25 Jan 2011

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Pension Provisions

Charlie O'Connor

348 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Social Protection if the assumptions in the national pensions framework have been cross-checked with any independent expert body such as the Society of Actuaries in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3631/11]

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Thu, 20 Jan 2011

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Hospital Services

Charlie O'Connor

101 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children if she will intervene in a serious situation in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, where a closed ward is being used as a canteen thus contributing to a bed shortage resulting in additional pressures on accident and emergency facilities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3086/11]

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Thu, 20 Jan 2011

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Garda Operations

Charlie O'Connor

132 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he will make additional resources available to the gardaí at Tallaght, Dublin 24, to allow them to deal effectively with crime, vandalism and anti-social behaviour at a location (details supplied) in Dublin 24; if he will appreciate the concern of the local community in respect of these matters; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3060/11]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2011

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Financial Services Regulation

Charlie O'Connor

128 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Finance if he has considered opening the selling market for the national solidarity bond and the proposed sovereign annuity bond to regulated intermediaries in addition to being available through An Post; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2822/11]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2011

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Pension Provisions

Charlie O'Connor

129 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Finance the amount of tax forgone in pension relief for the latest available year; the amount of tax levied or paid on lump sum pension payments for the latest available year; his views on whether tax relief will make pension contributions more attractive and affordable; if he has considered an annual levy on pension funds as an alternative to reducing personal pension relief; the amount that could be raised if a levy was set at various levels from 0.25% to 1%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2823/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Health Insurance

Charlie O'Connor

115 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Health and Children if any action is open to her to deal with the concerns of the general public in respect of the increase in charges by the VHI; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1857/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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School Staffing

Charlie O'Connor

79 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding staffing in respect of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 24; if she will appreciate the concern of the community in this matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1850/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Schools Refurbishment

Charlie O'Connor

87 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update on contacts made by her Department in respect of the problems brought to the Department’s attention in December 2010 in respect of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 24; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1968/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Tax Code

Charlie O'Connor

93 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Finance the number of formal submissions received on the proposed abolition of the section 23 tax relief scheme; if he will publish the names of persons and organisations who have made formal submissions; if he has arranged for a formal method of receiving submissions; if he will confirm that all formal submissions will be examined and responded to prior to the passage of the 2011 Finance Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1853/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Tax Code

Charlie O'Connor

94 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Finance the number of properties benefiting from the section 23 tax relief scheme up to the latest available date; his views on whether investors had legitimate expectation that the State would honour its agreement on the scheme in view of the fact that the benefit to the Exchequer was immediate and the benefit to the purchaser was for the agreed period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1854/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Tax Code

Charlie O'Connor

95 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Finance when he expects to have the promised impact assessment, as mentioned in his Summary of Budget Measures, carried out on the proposal to abolish the section 23 tax relief scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1855/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Hospital Accommodation

Charlie O'Connor

114 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Health and Children the actions she is taking to deal with the bed shortages at Tallaght hospital, Dublin 24, which has been highlighted in recent weeks; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1856/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Restorative Justice

Charlie O'Connor

146 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he will confirm plans for the nationwide development of the restorative justice programme following the success of the Tallaght programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1858/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Pension Provisions

Charlie O'Connor

177 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the national pensions framework; his views on the current adequacy and coverage of private pension schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1859/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Private Rented Accommodation

Charlie O'Connor

192 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position in relation to the progress being made regarding a general scheme of a Bill amending the Residential Tenancies Act; when he expects the proposed Bill to be prepared; the nature of the measures he is proposing to address non-payment of rent by tenants during a dispute process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1851/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Private Rented Accommodation

Charlie O'Connor

193 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will provide the background to the decision to set up the Private Residential Tenancies Board; his views on whether disputes between tenants and landlords could be more quickly and more efficiently dealt with by the District Court on a similar basis to the small claims process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1852/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Election Management System

Charlie O'Connor

198 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the campaign in respect of voting rights for emigrants; if he is considering the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1969/11]

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Wed, 12 Jan 2011

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Unemployment Levels

Charlie O'Connor

153 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Taoiseach the latest unemployment figures in respect of Tallaght social welfare office in Dublin 24. [1291/11]

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Wed, 12 Jan 2011

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Schools Building Programme

Charlie O'Connor

194 Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the progress made in respect of the building programme of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 24; if she will note the continued concerns of the local community in the matters; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1292/11]

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