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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee that discusses agricultural matters; and when it will next meet. [53004/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Cabinet Committees

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on the environment will next meet. [51824/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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EU Issues

Joan Burton

13. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach his views on the EU reform proposals that the President of France is seeking to implement. [53374/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Northern Ireland

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he or his officials have met with political leaders in Northern Ireland in relation to the Northern Ireland Assembly. [53003/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if the policy discussions on drug gangs take place at the Cabinet committee on social policy and public services or the Cabinet committee on security. [51822/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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European Council Meetings

Joan Burton

11. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach his plans for official trips abroad over the next six months. [51823/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Humanitarian Aid

Joan Burton

105. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to support the development of democracy in Sudan; his plans to provide humanitarian assistance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53044/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Fire Safety

Joan Burton

199. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the poor condition of the school building at a school (details supplied); his plans to provide the school with a new school building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53039/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Fire Safety

Joan Burton

200. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the recent fire survey conducted by a school (details supplied) and the indications of the survey that considerable funding would be needed to refurbish the school to standard; his plans to assist the school with such funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53040/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

Joan Burton

208. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on sealing the records of the Ryan Commission for 75 years; if he or his officials have met with survivors of industrial schools that are of the view this would be tantamount to the legally sanctioned silencing of victims of institutionalisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53072/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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National Archives

Joan Burton

788. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to a report on behalf of an organisation (details supplied) that found only four out of 61 Departments and State agencies covered by the National Archives Act 1986 are up to date with their legal obligations to transfer records to the National Archives of Ireland; her plans to address the matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53078/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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National Archives

Joan Burton

789. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to a report on behalf of an organisation (details supplied) that found serious staffing and skills shortages in the National Archives of Ireland has led to a substantial backlog in the processing of records and identified major shortcomings in the digitisation of records and the development of online access; her plans to address the matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53079/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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National Biodiversity Plan

Joan Burton

30. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to promote biodiversity conservation and restoration to stop the current trajectory of biodiversity loss; her plans to ensure 30% of the territory of the State consists of natural areas by 2030 and for 30% of degraded ecosystems to be restored; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52067/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Hedge Cutting Season

Joan Burton

34. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to promote the protection of hedgerows during the upcoming hedgerow maintenance period to ensure they are maintained in terms of their biodiversity; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52066/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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National Orchestras

Joan Burton

40. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress to date on the transfer of the National Symphony Orchestra to the remit of the National Concert Hall; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52065/19]

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on infrastructure last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. [51526/19]

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019

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National Economic and Social Council

Joan Burton

9. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of his Department with the National Economic and Social Council. [51527/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Citizens' Assembly

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach his future plans for the Citizens’ Assembly. [51525/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Adoption Records Provision

Joan Burton

78. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to ensure adopted persons have a right to tracing information on their birth families and particularly birth parents; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51557/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Administration

Joan Burton

235. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the practice of private third party operators selling pre-booked appointments for the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, INIS, at Burgh Quay, Dublin 2; his views on the appropriateness of such practices; his plans to prevent such practices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51098/19]

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