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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Central Statistics Office Data

John Deasy

236. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on recently published figures collated by the CSO for the 12 months up 30 June 2019 indicating crime rates have increased markedly since the economic recovery compared to the period immediately after the crash; and the steps being taken to address this trend. [42956/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Garda Retirements

John Deasy

237. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí who have retired in each of the past three years; and the number of these that were before the compulsory age of retirement from the force. [42957/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Crime Data

John Deasy

238. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a website (details supplied) ranks Ireland as high for persons using or dealing drugs in its index of international crime rates and also in terms of increasing crime over the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42958/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Criminal Prosecutions Data

John Deasy

239. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons convicted of various categories of knife crime in each of the years 2016 to 2018. [42959/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Administration

John Deasy

253. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps being taken to ensure that applicants seeking to renew their visas through the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service are not exploited by having to pay fees to Internet sites to secure appointments; if his attention has been drawn to the problems with the INIS online system caused by the block booking of slots by hackers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41736/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Garda Data

John Deasy

268. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of injuries to members of An Garda Síochána that were recorded in the Waterford division in 2016 to 2018 by assault, needle stick injury and psychological shock or trauma. [41919/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Wind Energy Guidelines

John Deasy

523. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the regulations governing the planning and construction of offshore wind farms and site testing within Irish waters. [41733/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Legislative Programme

John Deasy

622. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of the Marine Planning and Development Management Bill; and the way in which this legislation will apply to offshore renewable energy projects. [41734/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Foreshore Licence Applications

John Deasy

623. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of foreshore licences related to offshore renewable energy projects that have been approved by his Department in the past three years; and the number of applications awaiting a decision. [41735/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Ireland Strategic Investment Fund Capital

John Deasy

108. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Finance the status of the operation of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund; the way in which refocus of same in February 2019 on regional development has worked to date in terms of geographical spread; the amount left in the fund; and the length of time it will remain open to applications. [41489/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Office of Public Works Properties

John Deasy

112. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position with regard to the Office of Public Works ownership and plans for a site at Shandon, Dungarvan, County Waterford, which had been earmarked for decentralisation a decade ago. [41488/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Technological Universities

John Deasy

129. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has advised Waterford and Carlow Institutes of Technology of the way in which the projected combined deficit, debt and payroll costs of the planned technological university of the south east, reportedly estimated at €26 million by 2024-2025, will be addressed. [41490/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Drugs Seizures

John Deasy

144. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated extent of inbound illegal drug trafficking which has been intercepted by the authorities off the Irish coast over the past five years; and the estimated value of the seizures made as a result of these operations. [41495/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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IDA Ireland Staff

John Deasy

160. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the deployment of IDA Ireland staff within County Waterford and the south east region; and the way in which this compares to its staffing complement in 2014. [41491/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Ports Development

John Deasy

241. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the discussions he has had with or the submissions received from the Port of Waterford Company over the past 12 to 18 months with a view to accessing funding to advance future development plans at Belview. [41492/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

John Deasy

242. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to proposals received from a club (details supplied) for funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund to redevelop facilities at a location; the engagement his Department has had with officials in his Department heading up the ERDF in this regard; and when a decision is expected. [41493/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Irish Coast Guard Issues

John Deasy

243. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of emergency medical missions not related to incidents at sea that have been carried out by each Irish Coast Guard helicopter unit in the past three years. [41494/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Legislative Programme

John Deasy

43. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Finance the key aspects of the central bank (amendment) Bill referenced in the legislative programme; if the Bill will be published in draft form; the likely timing of the publication of the draft; the likely timing of the initiation of the Bill in the Houses of the Oireachtas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40854/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Palliative Care Services

John Deasy

215. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Health when the new 20-bed south east palliative care unit at University Hospital Waterford will be fully commissioned and operational; the reason for the delay in opening the facility to patients in view of the fact that it was officially handed over to the HSE almost six months ago; and if the delay in opening the unit has been caused by cost overruns associated with the national children’s hospital project. [40633/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Palliative Care Services

John Deasy

216. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the considerable financial contribution made towards the new south east palliative care unit at University Hospital Waterford by a company (details supplied) through public fundraising over the past three decades; and if his attention has been further drawn to the disappointment expressed by its directors at the failure to open this facility to date and their expectation that it may not be operational until mid-2020. [40634/19]

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