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Thu, 26 Apr 2007

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Job Creation.

Joe Sherlock

18 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to the enterprise element of the special local area plan for Mallow recently agreed; if he will be seeking assurances or commitments from Greencore or if he will be targeting particular resources from his Department or its agencies, to ensure employment opportunities are created on the site of the former sugar factory in Mallow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15478/07]

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Thu, 26 Apr 2007

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Job Creation.

Joe Sherlock

29 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the action he proposes to take to bring replacement jobs and investment to Mallow and the wider east Cork community following the closure of the sugar plant in 2006 and other job losses in Cork to date in 2007; the reason the Government has apparently abandoned Cork in its job creation and investment schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15456/07]

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Tue, 24 Apr 2007

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National Drugs Strategy.

Joe Sherlock

83 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the progress made to date in regard to the ten Regional Drug Task Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15011/07]

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Thu, 5 Apr 2007

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Tribunals of Inquiry.

Joe Sherlock

27 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the discussions he has had with the chairman of the Mahon Tribunal regarding legal fees for lawyers at the tribunal; the reason the reduced scale of fees did not come into operation on 31 March 2007 as planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13268/07]

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Wed, 4 Apr 2007

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Violence Against Women.

Joe Sherlock

49 Mr. Sherlock asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when he will publish the National Steering Committee on Violence Against Women’s strategic plan; the groups involved in drafting this plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12935/07]

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Wed, 4 Apr 2007

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Proposed Legislation.

Joe Sherlock

76 Mr. Sherlock asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position in regard to the review of the Domestic Violence Act 1996; if he will publish amending legislation on domestic violence in this session; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12936/07]

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Tue, 3 Apr 2007

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Rules of the Road.

Joe Sherlock

59 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport the arrangements in place to update the Rules of the Road book in tandem with reform of the driver licensing system; the amount of funding set aside for this in 2007; the revenue that is expected to be raised from sales of the book in a full year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12651/07]

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Tue, 3 Apr 2007

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Parking Permits.

Joe Sherlock

133 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport when he expects to complete the review of the disabled person’s parking permit; and the legislative or other regulatory changes which he is proposing as part of this review. [12652/07]

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Thu, 29 Mar 2007

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Hospitals Expenditure.

Joe Sherlock

81 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Health and Children the cost per patient per day in 2006 in hospitals (details supplied) in County Cork. [11820/07]

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Thu, 29 Mar 2007

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Accident and Emergency Services.

Joe Sherlock

99 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of patients who were treated in the Mallow accident and emergency unit in 2005 and 2006; if the unit is a stand alone or under the heading of Cork University Hospital. [11819/07]

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Tue, 27 Mar 2007

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Telecommunications Services.

Joe Sherlock

153 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources when the review of the cost effectiveness and performance of the MANs will be completed and published; when he will decide on progression of a further phase of the MANs; the amount a further phase of the MANs will cost; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11357/07]

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Tue, 27 Mar 2007

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Telecommunications Services.

Joe Sherlock

102 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if he has progressed plans for achieving the 100% broadband enablement of Ireland; if he has had contacts with broadband service providers in this regard; the amount he estimates the 100% enablement will cost; the method through which he will achieve and finance same; if there will be a public tender process; if he will implement a universal service obligation for broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11356/07]

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Tue, 27 Mar 2007

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Hospital Services.

Joe Sherlock

340 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Health and Children if funding for day to day expenditure is made available to Mallow General Hospital directly or otherwise; and if capital expenditure for Mallow General Hospital is made directly or otherwise. [11762/07]

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Thu, 22 Mar 2007

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Investment in Education.

Joe Sherlock

9 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Education and Science the most recent figures on the percentage of GDP and NDP that is spent on education; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10742/07]

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Thu, 22 Mar 2007

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Central Applications Office.

Joe Sherlock

89 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Education and Science if there has been an examination of the problems that arose with the capacity of the computer system of the CAO at the time of closure of applications in 2007; the changes proposed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10741/07]

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Wed, 21 Mar 2007

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Illegal Immigrants.

Joe Sherlock

100 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his views on the present position in the US pertaining to ongoing efforts to regularise the position of illegal immigrants in view of the fact that progress in this regard appears to have slowed with the difficulties being experienced in drafting a comprehensive Bill; if the Government and President Bush discussed this matter recently; the results that emanated from these discussions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10499/07]

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Wed, 21 Mar 2007

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Nuclear Proliferation.

Joe Sherlock

174 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will comment on ongoing moves in Iran to develop nuclear capacity. [10500/07]

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Tue, 20 Mar 2007

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Tax Code.

Joe Sherlock

93 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Finance the amount of interest relief granted in relation to interest relief on investment properties let for residential purposes; the breakdown of the numbers of such mortgages and properties; the average amount of investment relief per property; the highest and the lowest and the number of such properties in each county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10237/07]

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Tue, 20 Mar 2007

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Decentralisation Programme.

Joe Sherlock

164 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Finance if he will report on the work of the decentralisation implementation group; when it last met with the Minister of State; when it last reported on its work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10239/07]

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Thu, 8 Mar 2007

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International Agreements.

Joe Sherlock

48 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the degree of implementation of the general commitment by the main World Trade Organisation negotiating partners at Davos on 28 January 2007 to a full resumption of WTO negotiations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9092/07]

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