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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Work Permits Data

John Deasy

148. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of employment permits taken up by horticultural workers, meat processing operatives and dairy farm assistants; if the quota of work permits provided for each has been taken up; if not, her plans to allocate the unused permits to pig farm production units that are finding it increasingly difficult to fill vacant positions with persons from the EU; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18102/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

John Deasy

136. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reopen the Residential Institutions Redress Board to individual survivors who, due to personal circumstances, were not in a position to pursue a claim at that time. [14436/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

John Deasy

137. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to accommodate bona fide survivors who were deemed ineligible for Caranua support services on the basis that they did not receive redress board or court awards or settlements with religious orders in the first instance. [14437/19]

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019

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An Bord Pleanála

John Deasy

730. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the delays being experienced in respect of decisions by An Bord Pleanála by which decisions are being deferred on a number of occasions without a final date; the number of appeals that have been submitted in July and August 2018 on which no decision has been made to date; the reason for continuous deferrals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12352/19]

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019

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Schools Building Projects Data

John Deasy

242. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the approved primary and post-primary school capital projects at various stages of construction and planning and design in Waterford city and county; the estimated combined cost of these projects; and the number of other applications received by the planning and building unit from County Waterford at pre-approval stage. [8192/19]

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019

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School Accommodation

John Deasy

243. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of prefab units in situ at primary and secondary schools in County Waterford as of 31 December 2018; the number of prefabs in place across schools in County Waterford in 2008 and 2013; and the average rental cost per prefab unit. [8193/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Brexit Supports

John Deasy

540. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the targeted financial aid or compensation measures considered at national and EU level to support Irish beef farmers in view of the effects of perceived already uneconomical prices at market from calves to weanlings to finished cattle in the context of a deal or no-deal Brexit. [6750/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Beef Exports

John Deasy

541. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the specific market-oriented engagement that has taken place between his Department and the agencies under his remit since the Brexit referendum with a view to opening new lines of export for the beef sector; the successes achieved to date; the options to be prioritised or explored next; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6751/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Brexit Preparations

John Deasy

542. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the latest assessments made by his Department of the potential impact of a hard or soft Brexit on the beef sector here at primary producer level; and if average farm income reduction calculations have been made based on both best case and worst case scenarios. [6752/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Brexit Preparations

John Deasy

543. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has conducted an analysis by county of the potential consequences of Brexit on the profile of farming types and producer and livestock numbers; and the impact of projected alterations in beef farming activity over the next number of years on local economies such as County Waterford (details supplied). [6753/19]

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Tue, 5 Feb 2019

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Positive Ageing Strategy

John Deasy

352. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Health the detail of the recent research conducted into the effects of rural isolation on the well-being of senior citizens particularly those living alone; the findings and recommendations arrived at; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5139/19]

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Tue, 5 Feb 2019

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Rural Transport Services

John Deasy

353. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Health the proposals he is considering and has discussed with other Departments with regard to providing practical and reliable transport systems to cater for persons in rural areas particularly senior citizens to which bus or taxi and hackney services are not readily accessible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5138/19]

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019

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Hospitals Capital Programme

John Deasy

410. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Health if the finance required to progress the proposed second catheterisation laboratory project at University Hospital Waterford to design, planning and construction stages will be made available under the capital plan of the HSE for 2019; and when the capital plan will be published. [4229/19]

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019

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Hospital Facilities

John Deasy

411. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Health if an assessment has been made as to whether the modular catheterisation laboratory at University Hospital Waterford could be upgraded to both diagnostic and interventional capabilities pending the provision of a second permanent catheterisation laboratory. [4230/19]

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019

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Health Services Provision

John Deasy

412. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Health if recommended timelines for the provision of additional facilities or staff contained in the national review of cardiology services scheduled to be completed by June 2019 will be affected or informed by the expenditure implications arising from the new national children's hospital. [4231/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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Fishing Industry

John Deasy

518. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position with regard to the initial instalments under the support fund for former commercial eel fishermen and women which were due to have been paid to approved applicants by 31 December 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2844/19]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Working Family Payment Waiting Times

John Deasy

614. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to delays in processing the working family payment by which families can be waiting three months to have their applications processed; if additional resources have been provided to ensure working families do not have to suffer financial hardship pending payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52751/18]

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Tue, 10 Jul 2018

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Local Authority Housing Provision

John Deasy

927. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if it is policy across local authorities not to allow a prospective tenant to view a property offered before deciding whether to accept the allocation. [30395/18]

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018

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Excise Duties

John Deasy

103. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Finance his plans to reduce or remove the emergency tax placed on fuel after the economic crash a decade ago in view of the rising petrol and diesel prices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26949/18]

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018

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Insurance Compensation Fund

John Deasy

104. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Finance when the Insurance (Amendment) Bill will be published, which will include a provision to give effect to full compensation to third-party claimants of a company (details supplied) by way of a balance payment of 35% by the State to those that have settled their claims. [26950/18]

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