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Wed, 9 Jun 2010

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EU Directives

Michael Fitzpatrick

7 Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the reason his Department deleted paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of Schedule 2 of Statutory Instrument No. 220 of 2010, the European Communities (Statutory Audits) (Directive 2006/43/EC) Regulations 2010, that were contained in earlier drafts; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that one of the recognised accountancy bodies has made representations on this matter seeking discussions on the decision to delete these paragraphs to which they did not receive any reply from his Department in advance of the signing of the regulation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24086/10]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2009

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Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund.

Michael Fitzpatrick

236 Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the number of persons employed in the horse racing industry; and the way funding to Horse Racing Ireland helps to fund jobs and racing along with its strategies to maintain employment in the current economic climate. [44130/09]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2009

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Local Authority Funding.

Michael Fitzpatrick

276 Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the amount of funding provided to local authorities under the housing aid for older people and housing adaptation grants in the years 2007, 2008 and to date in 2009. [43967/09]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2009

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Local Authority Funding.

Michael Fitzpatrick

277 Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the draw down of grants, under the housing aid for older people and housing adaptation grants by Kildare County Council in the years 2007, 2008, and to date in 2009; and the amount of unpaid grant moneys for these years. [43968/09]

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Wed, 18 Nov 2009

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Higher Education Courses.

Michael Fitzpatrick

311 Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Education and Science the initiatives that are being proposed to match labour market needs with skills training; the tools which are being proposed to be used to anticipate labour market needs and to predict which skills will be needed here for the future. [42070/09]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2009

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Vocational Education Committees.

Michael Fitzpatrick

222 Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Education and Science his views on whether there is potential for some training programmes which are delivered by FÁS transferring to the vocational education committees in view of the Bordeaux Communiqué on enhanced European cooperation in vocational education and training, November 2008 and the more unified system of vocational education and training in other European states. [41114/09]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2009

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Special Educational Needs.

Michael Fitzpatrick

1111 Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Education and Science the national and second level schools in Kildare north which have allocated disabled parking bays. [33052/09]

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Tue, 29 Apr 2008

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Road Network.

Michael Fitzpatrick

246 Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Kildare County Council plans to cul-de-sac Carbury Village, County Kildare against the wishes of all the residents and the majority of the public representatives; and if he will intervene to ensure the village remains open to light traffic in the interest of health and safety and the prosperity and enjoyment of the village. [16414/08]

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Tue, 29 Apr 2008

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Road Network.

Michael Fitzpatrick

247 Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Transport if he is satisfied that Kildare County Council will be in a position to spend its 2008 allocation of €2.5 million on upgrading the Johnstownbridge/Edenderry road in 2008; if the issues with roadside land holders have been resolved in relation to the land purchase and fencing; and if not the reason for the delay in the process. [16415/08]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2008

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Health Services.

Michael Fitzpatrick

138 Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason the HSE is transferring the normal once weekly dental service from Kilcock to Maynooth, County Kildare, with effect from 1 April 2008; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7533/08]

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