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Wed, 22 May 2019

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Road Traffic Legislation

Maureen O'Sullivan

51. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his officials have met with Dublin City Council and An Garda Síochána to address the issue of licensing horse-drawn carriages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22034/19]

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Wed, 22 May 2019

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Homeless World Cup

Maureen O'Sullivan

72. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the bid by an organisation (details supplied) will be supported to host the Homeless World Cup 2021 to 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22035/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Online Safety

Maureen O'Sullivan

76. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the composition and function of the National Advisory Council for Online Safety; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21706/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Online Safety

Maureen O'Sullivan

92. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he is satisfied that online safety is adequately covered in the school digital champion programme. [21707/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Human Rights

Maureen O'Sullivan

132. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if, through diplomatic channels, he can assist in the protection of environmental and human rights defenders in La Guajira in north Colombia who have been receiving death threats, one of whom was recently in the Houses of the Oireachtas meeting Deputies and Senators. [22013/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Anti-Social Behaviour

Maureen O'Sullivan

588. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the issue of anti-social behaviour on DART services will be addressed, particularly in the evening and at night-time; his views on whether the level of anti-social behaviour warrants examining practices in other countries, such as transport police; and the way in which he will address the issue for DART users, particularly on northbound services. [22036/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Public Transport Provision

Maureen O'Sullivan

589. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which he can improve the transport service for the area of North King Street and Bolton Street and in particular link Smithfield to existing rail stations such as Drumcondra through bus services; if BusConnects will address this corridor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22037/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Public Service Vehicles

Maureen O'Sullivan

590. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which he can improve the turnaround time for applicants for public service vehicle licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22038/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Motor Insurance Costs

Maureen O'Sullivan

591. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the cost of car insurance particularly for persons that operate taxis; his further views on whether the recommendations from the working group are not having the desired effect on premiums resulting in persons leaving the industry; and the way in which he can assist drivers while recognising that insurance premiums are a commercial matter. [22039/19]

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Thu, 16 May 2019

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Prison Visiting Regulations

Maureen O'Sullivan

27. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the protocols in place for parents, mainly fathers, in prison who have access to their children when they wish to speak with them or arrange prison visits while the parent is in prison; if he is satisfied with the arrangements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21051/19]

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Thu, 16 May 2019

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Emergency Works Scheme Applications

Maureen O'Sullivan

59. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address the difficulty facing a school (details supplied) regarding a retrospective application for emergency funding due to a serious works issue that arose over the Christmas period. [21193/19]

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Wed, 15 May 2019

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Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Maureen O'Sullivan

12. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health the way in which he can address the immediate funding requirements of drug and alcohol task forces; if his attention has been drawn to the valuable contribution these task forces make particularly in areas of disadvantage; and the way in which he will continue to support them [20853/19]

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Wed, 15 May 2019

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Addiction Treatment Services

Maureen O'Sullivan

33. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health his plans for a project (details supplied) that is providing a valuable service for those in addiction. [20854/19]

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Wed, 15 May 2019

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Residency Permits

Maureen O'Sullivan

128. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if parents granted long-stay visas are entitled to receive a stamp 4 visa on arrival as is specified in a Department and policy document, rather than a stamp 3, which has been the case for certain couples; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21057/19]

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Wed, 15 May 2019

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Motor Insurance Fraud

Maureen O'Sullivan

129. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the Garda insurance fraud unit will be operational; the remit of the unit; the resources allocated to same; his views on whether this unit is long overdue in view of the number of high-profile cases recently relating to insurance fraud; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21058/19]

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Wed, 15 May 2019

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Visa Applications

Maureen O'Sullivan

130. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the average length of time for visa applications and change-in-status applications; and if he is satisfied there is adequate staff in place to deal with same. [21059/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Hare Coursing

Maureen O'Sullivan

6. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide the minutes of the annual meeting of the hare coursing monitoring committee; if he is satisfied with the make-up of the committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16674/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Animal Welfare

Maureen O'Sullivan

12. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which he can address concerns of residents close to fox hunting events regarding encroachments into residential areas; and the measures taken to address this reality to date. [20110/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Fur Farming

Maureen O'Sullivan

27. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the conditions in fur farms here; the way in which he can address the concerns of groups highly critical of this practice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20109/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Gambling Legislation

Maureen O'Sullivan

33. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views with regard to children being present at horse racing and greyhound racing tracks in view of the trends of problem gambling and the exposure to persons under the legal age to gambling; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14340/19]

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