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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Community Services Programme

Dominic Hannigan

117. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason the community services grant administered by Pobal will not fund the increase in the minimum wage; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3156/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Public Sector Staff Retirements

Dominic Hannigan

149. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the guidelines for the age of compulsory retirement for staff working in the Houses of the Oireachtas; if there is a distinction between the retirement age of public representatives and office staff in the House of the Oireachtas and, if so, the justification for this. [3108/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Services for People with Disabilities

Dominic Hannigan

384. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Health why the Health Service Executive has cut a vital grant to Louth-Meath Down Syndrome by 60%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3220/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Easter Rising Commemorations

Dominic Hannigan

511. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the rules and guidelines on how invitations will be issued to potential guests at the 1916 Commemoration Events, including those which apply to special guests, such as relations of those who are being commemorated. [2926/16]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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Tax Collection

Dominic Hannigan

220. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners can demand back income tax with interest, having previously made the mistake of informing a person (details supplied) that they had no liability for income tax every year for a number of years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46928/15]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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Social Insurance

Dominic Hannigan

48. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the reason persons in receipt of maintenance payments are treated differently in the taxation of these payments, in that they pay more pay-related social insurance than those with the same income where that income is not from maintenance payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45553/15]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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Tax Credits

Dominic Hannigan

49. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection for the analysis supporting the assumption that the new €550 earned income tax credit will reduce the differential between the self-employed vis-à-vis the employed with the same income; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45556/15]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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Tax Credits

Dominic Hannigan

61. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Finance if the difference in taxation of maintenance payments received is in contravention of Article 40.1 of Bunreacht na hÉireann, which states that all citizens are equal, with the rider that the State may have due regard to differences of capacity, physical and moral, and social function; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45558/15]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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Tax Collection

Dominic Hannigan

62. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners can demand back income tax with interest, having previously made the mistake every year for a number of years of informing a citizen that the citizen had no liability for income tax; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45560/15]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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Tax Credits

Dominic Hannigan

64. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Finance the reason persons in receipt of maintenance payments are treated differently in regard to the taxation of those payments, in that they pay more income tax than those with the same income where that income is not from maintenance payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45553/15]

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Wed, 2 Dec 2015

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Tax Credits

Dominic Hannigan

62. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Finance given that budget 2016 will allow a €550 earned income tax credit for self-employed persons and that persons receiving maintenance payments could be deemed as self-employed by the Revenue Commissioners, if he will extend this tax credit to maintenance payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43192/15]

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Wed, 2 Dec 2015

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Patient Transport Provision

Dominic Hannigan

130. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Health if he is aware that buses which have been specifically obtained to ferry patients from St. Luke's Hospital to Beaumont Hospital are not in service; the reason for that; and when a service will be provided. [43131/15]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2015

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Public Sector Pensions Levy

Dominic Hannigan

114. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if there are plans to link the payment increase to public sector pensioners to the consumer price index, and if so, the timescales for doing this. [38832/15]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2015

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Public Sector Pensions Levy

Dominic Hannigan

115. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide a timeframe for the removal of the cuts made to public sector pensions for those on incomes of over €32,000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38833/15]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2015

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Dominic Hannigan

165. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he is aware of a family (details supplied) in County Meath whose child has missed out on 24 weeks pre-school education, due to being born 11 days after the deadline; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38840/15]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2015

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Ambulance Service Provision

Dominic Hannigan

179. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Health how an organisation (details supplied) in County Meath will be provided with an ambulance from the Health Service Executive which is surplus to current operating needs; if this will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38834/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Waste Management Regulations

Dominic Hannigan

478. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to outline his views on the spreading of human waste as slurry or fertiliser on Irish farmlands; the measures in place to protect the environment and human health in respect of this matter and to ensure no negative impact or nuisance is caused to the persons living close to where the human waste is being spread; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38287/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Farm Waste Management

Dominic Hannigan

1108. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his views on the spreading of human waste as slurry or fertilizer on Irish farmlands; the measures that are in place to protect the environment and human health in relation to this matter and to ensure that there is no negative impact or nuisance caused to the persons living close to where the human waste is being spread; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38288/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Emergency Services Personnel

Dominic Hannigan

1128. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he is aware of the situation of workers in the emergency call answering service run by Conduit company and British Telecom Ireland; that workers are paid well below the living wage of €11.50 per hour; that they are refused collective union representation; and that they often cannot receive the annual leave to which they are entitled. [37418/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Emergency Services Personnel

Dominic Hannigan

1129. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will ensure the Conduit company respects its workers’ basic human right to collective bargaining by engaging in meaningful discussions with the Communications Workers Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37419/15]

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