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Thu, 21 Feb 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

John McGuinness

217. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of conservation rangers employed in counties Carlow and Kilkenny; if there are vacant positions; if so, the length of time each position has been vacant; if vacancies for conservation rangers can be filled by employees who wish to transfer from Inland Fisheries Ireland; if there is a list of those wishing to transfer; if so, the number on the list; the process relative to requests for transfer; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8826/19]

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John McGuinness

179. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if an operation required by a person (details supplied) will be arranged at the Mater Hospital; the reason for the delay in dealing with the person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8772/19]

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019

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Community Childcare Subvention Programme

John McGuinness

226. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the issues raised by a cross county community childcare forum regarding its concerns relative to the childcare and aftercare compliance reports for 2018 and 2019; her plans to deal with the inability of the group to re-register up to 49 children in its crèche and after-school care services due to the compliance reports; if the solutions put forward by the forum will be considered and funding provided when needed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8774/19]

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019

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Local Authority Management

John McGuinness

268. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his views on alleged financial irregularities at Cavan County Council; if an investigation was carried out by his Department or the local authority in question; if a report arising from the investigation is available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8773/19]

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019

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Departmental Correspondence

John McGuinness

269. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to previous parliamentary questions, the status of information provided to his Department in June 2016 by a person (details supplied); the reason for the delay in providing a final response to the person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8775/19]

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019

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Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

John McGuinness

449. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the status of the recognition of fibromylagia as a debilitating disease; the research the HSE or his Department have undertaken to better understand fibromylagia, its symptoms and possible treatments; if there is a record of the number of persons affected by the disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8431/19]

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019

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Single Payment Scheme Payments

John McGuinness

462. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 213 of 30 January 2019, if the application forms will be forwarded again to a person (details supplied) [7833/19]

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019

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Hospital Appointments Status

John McGuinness

150. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if an appointment will be arranged at University Hospital Waterford urology department for a person (details supplied); and if the matter will be expedited [7452/19]

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019

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Carer's Allowance Applications

John McGuinness

261. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for a carer's benefit by a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [7576/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision

John McGuinness

201. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the fact that insurance companies are using the OPW website and the flood report on the site to refuse flood insurance at a location (details supplied) and are ignoring the note that the information is not for commercial use; if confirmation will be provided on the website that the estate has not been subject to flooding since its construction 25 years ago; his views on the fact that property owners living in the estate are unable to sell their property due to the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6393/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Employment Data

John McGuinness

327. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 120 of 31 January 2019, if her Department or an agency under her remit holds the information; the extent of the involvement of her Department with the company at the time of transfer or purchase; the involvement by the State in rescuing the company and the jobs; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6381/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists Data

John McGuinness

372. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if an appointment will be arranged for a person (details supplied); if the matter will be expedited; the number on the waiting list; the length of time they have been waiting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6382/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John McGuinness

373. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in arranging an operation at Cappagh hospital for a person (details supplied); the way in which he is addressing the waiting list for young children who require urgent hip operations; if there is a restriction on the use of the operating theatre at the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6384/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Hospital Waiting Lists Data

John McGuinness

377. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if a MRI scan will be expedited for a person (details supplied); the number of MRI scans carried out each week at WUH; the number of persons on the waiting list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6392/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Health Services Provision

John McGuinness

378. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health his plans to expand the services for those affected by Alzheimer's and who attend a centre (details supplied); the funding received by the centre from the HSE in the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6396/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Health Services Staff

John McGuinness

505. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 814 of 15 January 2019 and the reply issued by the HSE on 22 January 2019, the further meetings that have taken place between the staff concerned, the union and the HSE to help resolve all outstanding issues and fully deal with the Labour Court recommendations; if a redundancy package has been offered to employees; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7036/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Bus Services

John McGuinness

601. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the request from an organisation (details supplied) that consideration be given to the provision of dedicated bus corridors along the arterial routes into Dublin; if the project could be funded from the Climate Action Fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6462/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Child and Family Agency Policy

John McGuinness

673. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 516 of 15 May 2018, the progress in providing the same level of insurance through Tusla to foster carers as they had with the HSE; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6394/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Disability Allowance Appeals

John McGuinness

706. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a claim for a disability allowance now under appeal will be expedited and approved in the case of a person (details supplied). [6397/19]

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Tue, 5 Feb 2019

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Education and Training Boards

John McGuinness

262. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 911 of 3 November 2018, the usage to be made of the vacant site at Gaol Road, Kilkenny, once occupied by a school (details supplied); the length of time the site has been vacant; the reason therefore; if the site can be leased to an organisation that wishes to provide training courses for volunteers at a central location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5644/19]

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