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Thu, 14 Jan 2016

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Road Traffic Legislation

John Lyons

244. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the current legislation on the use of quad or scrambler bikes is sufficient; if he will improve its enforcement; if he will improve the legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1713/16]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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Cycling Facilities Provision

John Lyons

929. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is aware that the Santry River greenway project has not been included in the National Transport Agency's 2016 works programme; if this project would link residential communities with high unemployment directly with areas of employment where existing transport links are otherwise very poor; if he will engage with the National Transport Agency with a view to including this project in its works programme as it is the only section of the agency's strategic greenway network not yet to come forward for planning, yet it has potential to be one of the most successful; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1066/16]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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Student Grant Scheme Applications

John Lyons

156. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she was aware of a person (details supplied) who was refused a grant from Student Universal Support Ireland on the grounds of insufficient documentation in regard to independent living when the person was entitled to a back-to-education allowance and satisfied the Department of Social Protection's rules for independent living; why the person was refused, given the person's compliance with all requests for documentation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45574/15]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2015

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School Meals Programme

John Lyons

133. Deputy John Lyons asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of on-site inspections conducted to ensure that schools participating in the school meals programme are delivering nutritional and healthy food, the number of schools in breach of the guidelines on healthy meals, the sanctions imposed, by county, for each year since 2012 to date, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43992/15]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2015

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

John Lyons

539. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Education and Skills why the term unit is used to describe special needs classes; if this term is seen by many families as suggesting that their children should be contained or kept separate from other children; if she will change this term; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44075/15]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2015

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Departmental Agencies Funding

John Lyons

631. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the return the State has received from its ongoing investment in the Dublin Airport Authority and the financial dividend it received from the authority's surplus profit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43817/15]

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015

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School Meals Programme

John Lyons

136. Deputy John Lyons asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the amount of funding allocated to the school meals programme; the number of schools included by county; the criteria used to ensure the food provided is nutritious; the frequency with which she checks that third parties are meeting these criteria; the disciplinary measures in place for third parties who fail to meet these criteria; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41717/15]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2015

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State Airports

John Lyons

599. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the profits of the Dublin Airport Authority, and the return that has been made to the Exchequer for the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39418/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme Eligibility

John Lyons

989. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question Number 629 of 20 October 2015, the reason her Department's website does not make reference to the cumulative number of days required for a course under the vocational training opportunities scheme, contrary to the answer received in the previous parliamentary question; and since there are a number of education and training boards who also make reference to six months unemployment as eligibility criteria, and not the accurate information of 156 days, her plans to ensure that all such boards provide the number of cumulative days needed, as the current situation is causing a lot of distress to vulnerable people; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38124/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Ports Policy

John Lyons

175. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the Drogheda Port Company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36814/15]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015

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Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme Eligibility

John Lyons

629. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she is aware of a number of instances of ambiguity of information (details supplied) from Education and Training Boards and her Department's own website surrounding the eligibility of vocational training opportunities scheme courses; if she will ensure that the available information is clear and unambiguous throughout all areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36044/15]

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Wed, 7 Oct 2015

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Departmental Agencies Reports

John Lyons

205. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will conduct a business impact analysis on the proposals contained in the Dublin transport study; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34820/15]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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Health Services Provision

John Lyons

477. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Health the position regarding an application for funding by a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34002/15]

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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Tree Remediation

John Lyons

307. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if his Department will investigate the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 and the location of a dangerously large tree in a neighbour's back garden; the steps that will be taken to ensure that the decision was followed through with; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29277/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Tax Code

John Lyons

280. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Finance the steps he is taking to ensure that the over 5,000 Standard Life shareholders, who opted to receive their money from the sale of the business as a capital payment, will not suffer a financial loss, or be subject to tax, as a result of significant postal delays, through no fault of their own; if he has liaised with An Post to identify the cause of the delay; if he will also liaise with the Revenue Commissioners, and introduce a measure similar to that undertaken in 2014, in a similar incident with Vodafone shareholders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28640/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations

John Lyons

463. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding complaints made to the independent review panel of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission; if certain documents would be accepted by the commission; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28814/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Noise Pollution

John Lyons

850. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will clarify a matter (details supplied) regarding responsibility for noise caused by electrical currents; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28467/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Electoral Reform

John Lyons

218. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he is aware of the inconsistencies with the voter registration process in terms of the difference in how local authorities process voter registration forms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27809/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Electoral Reform

John Lyons

219. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he has considered a centralised system for voter registration as opposed to the current system which is administered by local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27810/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Electoral Reform

John Lyons

220. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if consideration has been given to the feasibility of creating an online voter registration facility, similar to the system in the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland, where persons can register to vote using their personal public service number, and only then vote if they have proof of their number; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27811/15]

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