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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Garda Operations

Pat Casey

143. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the Garda national protective service and its roll out and operations in Wicklow Garda Division; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41472/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Home Care Packages Data

Pat Casey

99. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Health the number of persons up to 30 September 2019 waiting for homecare support by county in tabular form; the number of applications for homecare support up to 30 September by CHO areas 6 and 7; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41295/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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VAT Rate Reductions

Pat Casey

47. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Finance his views on the restoration of the VAT rate to 9% to improve competitiveness in view of the fact this is the highest rate of VAT on tourist accommodation in the EU; the Brexit effects on British visitors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40910/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Insurance Costs

Pat Casey

48. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Finance the rank of Ireland in the EU in terms of the level of motor insurance and business insurance costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40914/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Direct Provision System

Pat Casey

156. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to address the number of persons living in direct provision centres nationally; his further plans to cease using hotels as emergency centres; the procedures for residents of these centres to make complaints against operators; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40908/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Community Alert Programme

Pat Casey

160. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to improve and expand the existing community text alert scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40985/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Brexit Supports

Pat Casey

180. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of businesses by county that have applied for working capital under the Brexit loan scheme; the number of such businesses that have been sanctioned financing to date; and the total value. [40986/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Brexit Supports

Pat Casey

181. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of food businesses by county that have applied for working capital under the Brexit loan scheme which opened in March 2018 up until the end of the third quarter of 2019; the number of such businesses that have been sanctioned financing to date; and the value of same. [41038/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Newborn Screening Cards

Pat Casey

273. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Health the progress being made in introducing a thorough newborn screening programme to provide lifesaving essential early diagnoses of conditions such as MLD; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40856/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Home Help Service Data

Pat Casey

290. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in County Wicklow on waiting lists for home support hours. [40988/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations

Pat Casey

359. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the most recent proposals put forward at the EU Agriculture Council on the need to ensure there is no reduction in funding for CAP post 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40915/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Mobile Telephony Services

Pat Casey

387. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to quell health concerns regarding 5G roll out; the actions he will take to ensure that information is provided on the health impact of 5G roll out here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40933/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Energy Resources

Pat Casey

391. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he is planning to confirm plans with the European Commission this week to build gas import terminals here as a project of common interest that would allow the importing of fracked gas from the United States of America. [41035/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Public Transport Provision

Pat Casey

408. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of residents of Blessington, County Wicklow, that BusConnects by itself will not provide adequate public transport capacity for the area; his plans to improve public transport in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40936/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Pat Casey

478. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding the provision of a pension scheme for community employment scheme supervisors; when the issue will be resolved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40940/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Community Employment Schemes Review

Pat Casey

480. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the interdepartmental review of community employment schemes; when the review is expected to be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40945/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Fire Stations Upgrade

Pat Casey

513. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the details of the fire station capital plan and the need to upgrade many fire stations such as Baltinglass; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40907/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Water Supply

Pat Casey

515. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if there are grants for water well drilling for domestic houses. [40946/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Social and Affordable Housing

Pat Casey

516. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of the roll out of the affordable housing scheme and serviced sites fund; the number of housing schemes approved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40947/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Central Bank of Ireland

Pat Casey

145. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Finance the engagement he has had with the Central Bank on the increased levy being imposed on certain credit unions in view of the vital role of the credit union movement in providing financial services to communities and the voluntary nature of its commitment to providing that service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39679/19]

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