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Tue, 6 Jul 2010

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Legislative Programme

Noel O'Flynn

484 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the membership of the working group who prepared and drafted the Dog Breeding Establishments Bill 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29335/10]

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Thu, 17 Dec 2009

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Juvenile Offenders.

Noel O'Flynn

195 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of young offenders attending Westview House from both the probation service and the day centre being run by Ogra and youth workers on each day of the week; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48190/09]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2009

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Departmental Agencies.

Noel O'Flynn

278 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, further to Parliamentary Question No. 294 of 8 December 2009, the reason Bord na gCon failed to comply with section 19 (2) of the Greyhound Industry Act 1958 regarding its accounts for the years referred to in the question; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46965/09]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2009

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Departmental Agencies.

Noel O'Flynn

293 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the sanctioned overdraft and borrowing facility and indebtedness for each agency and semi-State body, commercial and non-commercial, for the years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 in tabular form; the amount and number of occasions that the sanctioned approved facility was breached for individuals, companies and group structures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45852/09]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2009

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Irish Horseracing Industry.

Noel O'Flynn

294 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism if Bord na gCon and Horse Racing Ireland have furnished him with abstracts of their accounts in respect of the years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008; the dates on which theses were received; if he has laid these before the Houses of the Oireachtas; the dates in each case; the reason in the event of an exclusion from this requirement being granted to either body; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45854/09]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2009

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Tourism Employment.

Noel O'Flynn

296 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism his plans to encourage the training of persons for the hotel, catering and hospitality industry to include training for employed persons in their place of employment; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the numbers of unemployed persons on courses (details supplied) are being reduced; if his attention has been drawn to plans to reduce further in-house training courses for the unemployed; the State agency responsible for training jobless persons who wish to gain employment in the hotel, catering and hospitality industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46044/09]

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Tue, 24 Nov 2009

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Medical Cards.

Noel O'Flynn

216 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Health and Children the policy in place to administer the over 70 years medical card application scheme; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the medical card administration is centralised, that there is a delay of up to eight months in processing applications and that some applications submitted are mislaid; her views on whether the localised system was more efficient and delivered a better service to the public; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42627/09]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2009

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Ambulance Services.

Noel O'Flynn

544 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Health and Children if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the All Ireland Air Ambulance Service which is located at Ballydwyer, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, County Kerry has requested assistance of her Department for approval of the voluntary ambulance service to come under the protocol of the 999 and 112 phone and channel 16 systems; if she will consider supporting the ambulance service through the Health Service Executive by providing medical staff to be part of the crew on the helicopter which will provide medical assistance to injured persons which, when operational, augment the services already provided by the road vehicle ambulance services; if her further attention has been drawn to the success of this voluntary service in the UK and other countries; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34067/09]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2009

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Wildlife Conservation.

Noel O'Flynn

325 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the number of requests received from persons (details supplied) regarding a licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32393/09]

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Tue, 23 Jun 2009

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Defence Forces Retirement.

Noel O'Flynn

88 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Defence if he will comment on the recent retirement of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24663/09]

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Wed, 6 May 2009

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Reserve Defence Force.

Noel O'Flynn

66 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Defence the impact the moratorium on recruitment to the public service is having on the Reserve Defence Force; if he expects the numbers in the RDF to decline in 2009 and 2010; the discussions he is having with the Reserve Defence Force’s representative association; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17720/09]

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Wed, 6 May 2009

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Air Corps Operations.

Noel O'Flynn

67 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Defence the number of air ambulance and other emergency missions flown by the Air Corps in 2007, 2008 and to date in 2009; the type of aircraft involved; the types of mission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17719/09]

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Wed, 6 May 2009

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Reserve Defence Force.

Noel O'Flynn

66 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Defence the impact the moratorium on recruitment to the public service is having on the Reserve Defence Force; if he expects the numbers in the RDF to decline in 2009 and 2010; the discussions he is having with the Reserve Defence Force’s representative association; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17720/09]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2009

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Road Safety.

Noel O'Flynn

251 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Transport the laws that cover the use of quad motor cycles, three-wheel motor cycles and two-wheel motor cycles, if they are used off highway in open public spaces and green spaces; if they must have insurance cover as they are motor propelled vehicles; and if he will make a statement on their use and the dangers they pose to the public. [9936/09]

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Tue, 17 Feb 2009

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Social Welfare Benefits.

Noel O'Flynn

337 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the number of PPS numbers issued by her Department to non-EU nationals in 2008 and in January 2009; the countries the applicants reside in; the reason for issuing the PPS numbers; the number of PPS numbers in total issued to non-EU nationals; the number which are active in the State and the country of origin of the holder of the PPS number; the number of people here who are non-EU nationals receiving unemployment benefit and other benefits; the cost of the benefits in each category; the number of non-Irish citizens, but who are EU citizens receiving unemployment benefits and other benefits and the cost to the State in 2008; the policy in respect of paying these benefits; if she is proposing to introduce new rules to require people to sign on more frequently; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that EU nationals claim benefits here and return to their own countries to work and sign on here, once a month to claim benefits; the enforcement methods and checks in place to detect fraudulent claims by EU nationals claiming benefits here, but no longer residing in the State; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5063/09]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2009

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Work Permits.

Noel O'Flynn

172 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of work permits sought and granted or refused in 2008 by non-EU nationals, or prospective employers; the type of job vacancies for which they applied; the number of work permits that are in current use in the State for all categories of work and would she list the categories and the number of permits in each category; the current policy on issuing work permits to non nationals in view of the high unemployment rate among Irish and EU nationals living in this State; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4895/09]

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Thu, 29 Jan 2009

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Horse Breeding Organisation.

Noel O'Flynn

143 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he recognises a breed society for the Irish draught horse; the breed society for the Irish draught horse he recognises; if he recognises a mother society of the Irish draught horse; the mother society of the Irish draught horse he recognises; if the mother society of the Irish draught horse recognised by him has a written policy on breed preservation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2793/09]

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Wed, 17 Dec 2008

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Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Noel O'Flynn

437 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the steps his Department will take to replace lead water pipes in housing estates in which the lead contamination is higher than the acceptable allowable limit; and if grants are available to local authorities and private households to replace lead pipes with PVC pipes. [46556/08]

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Tue, 16 Dec 2008

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Freedom of Information.

Noel O'Flynn

402 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if agencies (details supplied) in County Limerick are the subject of the Freedom of Information Act 1997; if not, when it is proposed to include them under the legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46181/08]

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Wed, 26 Nov 2008

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Overseas Missions.

Noel O'Flynn

114 Deputy Noel O’Flynn asked the Minister for Defence the implications for Ireland and for the Defence Forces, of the United Nations taking over direct command of the EUFOR mission in Chad and the Central African Republic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42722/08]

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