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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Kathleen Funchion

598. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the basis on which she seeks to ignore the Labour Relations Commission recommendation on pensions for community employment supervisors; her views on whether the introduction of auto enrolment has no bearing on the community employment workers recommendation; her further views on whether the State needs to take the direction of the Labour Court and provide the agreed pension; when an update will be provided to such workers on the outcome of the confidential talks taking place; when the talks will be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47113/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Social and Affordable Housing

Kathleen Funchion

665. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if there have been new affordable housing developments in County Kilkenny in the past ten years. [47574/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Social and Affordable Housing

Kathleen Funchion

666. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if there are council-owned lands in County Kilkenny that could be identified as suitable for affordable housing. [47575/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Social and Affordable Housing

Kathleen Funchion

667. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to roll out affordable housing in County Kilkenny in the next two years; and the details of the plans. [47576/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Children in Care

Kathleen Funchion

165. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children in State care that are the children of mothers who grew up in State care. [46955/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Foster Care Data

Kathleen Funchion

166. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the percentage of children in foster care that come from a Traveller background. [46956/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Family Resource Centres

Kathleen Funchion

495. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the way in which the allocated €1.5 million in budget 2020 for the 121 family resource centres will be divided; if the amount allocated is in addition to core funding; and if it is planned for certain programmes that will be rolled out within the family resource centres. [46078/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Medicinal Products Availability

Kathleen Funchion

580. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health if the case of a person (details supplied) will be addressed; the reason for the delay for the person not receiving Spinraza; if the person's parent will be liaised with regarding the issue in view of the circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44785/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Kathleen Funchion

581. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health if transport will be provided for a child (details supplied) transitioning to adult services at a centre in County Carlow. [44786/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Departmental Budgets

Kathleen Funchion

997. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the breakdown of funding announced in budget 2020 (details supplied); the amount allocated to each stream; the way in which funding for each stream is to be dispensed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44754/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Carer's Allowance Appeals

Kathleen Funchion

1061. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision will be reviewed regarding a carer's allowance for a person (details supplied). [44751/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Higher Education Schemes

Kathleen Funchion

109. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the steps necessary in order to make an appeal to an application refusal for the HEAR scheme; the timeline associated with making an appeal to HEAR; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43709/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Teaching Qualifications

Kathleen Funchion

115. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration is being given by the Teaching Council to review the new requirements to become a primary school teacher and to consider flexibility in primary school training requirements in order that a candidate that would like to train to become a primary school teacher would be able to do so with a level 8 degree as a qualification in view of the shortage of primary school teachers nationally. [43732/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Foster Care Provision

Kathleen Funchion

53. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the steps taken to rectify the state of understaffing and lack of professional oversight in the social care system for children in County Kilkenny since the recent HIQA report on foster care services in the county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43281/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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School Completion Programme

Kathleen Funchion

60. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the promised review of the school completion programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43273/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Childcare Services Funding

Kathleen Funchion

62. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason for delays in Pobal payments or shortfalls in payments to early years service providers since August 2019; the reason there has been no correspondence or notifications made by Pobal with the service providers affected in advance of the delays; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43276/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Kathleen Funchion

70. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason a refuge (details supplied) was refused funding in Budget 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43274/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Childcare Services Regulation

Kathleen Funchion

75. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the position regarding the recently investigated crèches (details supplied); the steps being taken to address issues raised by parents of children attending this service provider which continues to be in operation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43272/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Childcare Services Staff

Kathleen Funchion

78. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the measures included in the new national childcare scheme to address the poor pay and working conditions of those working in the childcare and early years sector. [43275/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Community Care

Kathleen Funchion

329. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the provisions in place for community care homes in County Kilkenny facing a deficit in 2019. [41641/19]

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