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Tue, 20 Mar 2018

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Hospital Services

John Halligan

436. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health the reason University Hospital Waterford is excluded from the list of available locations in which it is possible to have procedures completed under the national bowel screening programme; if this service can be made available at the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11828/18]

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018

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Services for People with Disabilities

John Halligan

437. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health his plans to increase the level of funding for an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11829/18]

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018

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Fishing Licences

John Halligan

677. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to issue new commercial licences to pick cockles (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11827/18]

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017

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Company Liquidations

John Halligan

113. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Finance the expected timeframe for payments following judgments to be forwarded to the liquidator in a case (details supplied); the status from the liquidator of the company regarding meeting its obligation to fund the balance of 35% of claims; the current stage of the liquidation process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35395/17]

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Thu, 2 Feb 2017

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Disabled Drivers Grant Eligibility

John Halligan

84. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Finance the number of appeal applications in respect of the disabled drivers and disabled passengers tax concession, in tabular form, in 2016; the number of applications that were successful at appeal stage; his views on whether the criteria laid down for this concession is fair and equitable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4971/17]

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Thu, 2 Feb 2017

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Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme

John Halligan

227. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who have applied for the disabled drivers and disabled passengers tax concession, in tabular form in 2016; the number of successful applications; the number of unsuccessful applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4971/17]

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Thu, 2 Feb 2017

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Health and Social Care Professionals Regulation

John Halligan

238. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health his plans to appoint a board to deal with the registration of podiatry and chiropody professionals under the umbrella of CORU; his views on the fact that professionals working in this sector wish to have it brought into line with other health care professions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4972/17]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

John Halligan

119. Deputy John Halligan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 90 of 13 July 2016, the number of organisations that have still not registered with the Charities Regulation Authority despite deadlines of 16 April 2016 and 31 October 2016 in tabular form; the number of charities that have registered and the level or overall registration compliance for organisations with a 31 December year end now that the 31 October reporting deadline has now passed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39888/16]

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016

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Visa Agreements

John Halligan

130. Deputy John Halligan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a mechanism which would allow a non-national spouse of an Irish citizen resident here to continue working freely within the EU without the need to constantly apply for visas for various Schengen countries; if she can use her discretional powers, as provided for in legislation, to grant an Irish passport based on the exceptional circumstances in a case (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34415/16]

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016

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Hospital Services

John Halligan

495. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health if his Department has fully assessed the safety implications of the south east region, University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and adjacent hospitals having full reliance on a single cardiac catheterisation laboratory which is located in UHW in the provision of life critical procedures in that geographic area; his views on whether the lack of a second laboratory in the region further adds to the already extensive waiting lists which in turn puts additional pressure on the singular laboratory; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34614/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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Refugee Resettlement Programme

John Halligan

144. Deputy John Halligan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of refugees Ireland is planning to take in here considering in 2015 it was only a very small number. [30959/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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Refugee Resettlement Programme

John Halligan

145. Deputy John Halligan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason a hotel (details supplied) is the only reception centre for the very few Syrian refugees that have come to Waterford city. [30960/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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Syrian Conflict

John Halligan

355. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to help support Syrian refugees. [30958/16]

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Wed, 5 Oct 2016

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Hospital Services

John Halligan

188. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health if he had read the Higgins report in conjunction with the Herity report prior to making his decision not to approve the much-needed second catheterisation laboratory at University Hospital Waterford; if he will acknowledge that the Higgins report, which set out the basis of the reconfiguration of the hospital groups, made specific commitments to UHW and the south-east region as a whole, particularly relating to cardiology services, and that the Government at the time also made commitments to stand over the Higgins report; if it is the intention of the Department of Health to continue to comply with and implement the recommendations of the Higgins report, specifically its recommendation to maintain UHW as a level four regional hospital and its recommendation with respect to the expansion of interventional cardiology at UHW; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28881/16]

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Tue, 4 Oct 2016

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Hospital Services

John Halligan

436. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health to outline the particular aspects of the Herity report that he intends to implement; when these additional services will be provided to University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28446/16]

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Tue, 4 Oct 2016

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Hospital Services

John Halligan

437. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health to outline his views on whether clinicians in the south east have as much to offer in terms of clinical knowledge as a person (details supplied); his views on whether, as valued employees of the HSE, they should be afforded the opportunity to sit down and discuss the findings of the Herity report with him; if he will agree to such a meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28447/16]

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Tue, 4 Oct 2016

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Hospital Services

John Halligan

438. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health to outline his views on whether an increase of eight hours per week will have any real impact on the waiting times for cardiac patients in University Hospital Waterford in view of the fact that the consultants are already working up to 7.30 p.m. or 8 p.m. at night on a regular basis to deal with the cases they are currently struggling to cope with; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28448/16]

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Tue, 4 Oct 2016

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Hospital Services

John Halligan

439. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the increased equipment noted in the Herity report was solely for an image intensifier and that there are three other components of the laboratory; furthermore, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that some €240,000 has been spent on the existing catheterisation laboratory recently to ensure this equipment is supportable; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the existing laboratory is currently up to specification and fully operational for at least the next five years; his views on whether the quality of the existing laboratory is not the issue but rather the capacity of the existing laboratory and its ability to offer a clinically safe service in isolation is very much the concern of the clinicians in the south east; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28449/16]

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Tue, 4 Oct 2016

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Hospital Services

John Halligan

440. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health his views on whether the lack of a second catheterisation laboratory was noted on the risk register at the highest possible risk rating since 2013, in line with the HSE recommendations and that the Irish national programme for heart failure treatment actually requires a second laboratory in all units providing acute heart attack care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28450/16]

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Tue, 4 Oct 2016

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Hospital Services

John Halligan

441. Deputy John Halligan asked the Minister for Health his views on whether it is right and just that the risk rating regarding the second catheterisation laboratory in University Hospital Waterford could have been adjusted by the hospital group located in Cork University Hospital without any consultation with or notification to University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28451/16]

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