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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Inspector of Prisons

Pat Casey

364. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated full year cost if the budget for the Inspector of Prisons increased by 50%. [24109/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Health and Safety Authority Data

Pat Casey

386. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the budget allocation for the Health and Safety Authority in each of the years 2017 to 2019, in tabular form. [24111/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Invalidity Pension Applications Data

Pat Casey

931. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of invalidity pension applications received in 2018 and to date in 2019; and the number of applications that have been approved or refused. [24112/19]

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Wed, 15 May 2019

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Ambulance Service Provision

Pat Casey

30. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Health his plans to improve ambulance services in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20910/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Pat Casey

160. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Health the status of ongoing actions regarding a service (details supplied) in Bray and Wicklow in view of the published failings in several HSE reports and inquiries; the way in which complaints by service users and their families have been dealt with; the nature and detail of consultation with the families of service users; the status of governance issues with the service and staffing levels; the timeline for all issues to be resolved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18097/19]

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Thu, 4 Apr 2019

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Home Insulation Grants

Pat Casey

279. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans for grant funding to be provided to home dwellers to insulate their houses using Irish wool (details supplied) in view of the number of houses here that have poor BER ratings; the similar initiatives that could help to revive the prospects of the sheep and wool sector here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15693/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Housing Assistance Payment Data

Pat Casey

590. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of housing assistance payment recipients benefiting from discretionary payment increases, by county; the number of homeless housing assistance payment recipients benefiting from discretionary payments; the average increase per county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15096/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Housing Assistance Payment

Pat Casey

591. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if the housing assistance discretionary payment is exempt from rent pressure zone criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15097/19]

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Thu, 28 Mar 2019

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Human Rights

Pat Casey

44. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to support a UN binding treaty on business and human rights in 2019 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14568/19]

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Thu, 28 Mar 2019

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Renewable Energy Generation

Pat Casey

155. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of renewable energy locations by county; the type of energy provided, for example, wind, solar and hydro; and the amount of energy generated as a percentage of the national renewable energy generated. [14591/19]

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Wed, 13 Mar 2019

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Primary Care Centres Provision

Pat Casey

23. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Health when primary care centres will open in Baltinglass, Rathdrum and Arklow, County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12227/19]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

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Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Data

Pat Casey

127. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Finance the number of SMEs that received loan funding by firm size of less that ten, 11 to 49 and 50 to 249 employees, respectively, in tabular form. [9254/19]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

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VAT Rate Application

Pat Casey

128. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Finance the details of the changes in the VAT rate for cookery schools between 2016 and 2019 and the rationale for the change in view of the skills shortage in the sector. [9255/19]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

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Film Industry Tax Reliefs

Pat Casey

130. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Finance the status of his proposed changes to section 481 tax relief for film production; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9261/19]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

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Fuel Rebate Scheme

Pat Casey

131. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Finance his plans to review the terms of the diesel rebate scheme in view of the rising costs of fuel for Irish hauliers. [9262/19]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

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Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Pat Casey

144. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to uphold the Labour Court decision of 2008 under which community employment supervisors should be granted access to a public pension in view of the current industrial dispute and the ten year campaign to secure justice in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9260/19]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

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Apprenticeship Programmes

Pat Casey

190. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to increase apprenticeships in the construction sector in view of the shortage of skilled staff to address the housing crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9253/19]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Pat Casey

191. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the school building programme for County Wicklow at both primary and secondary-level and the start date for the construction of each in tabular form. [9280/19]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

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Schools Building Projects Data

Pat Casey

192. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Education and Skills the criteria used by the school building programme for tendering procurement; and the changes to this criteria and scoring since 2011 to date. [9282/19]

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

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Schools Health and Safety

Pat Casey

193. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the development of guidelines for schools on the specific issue of restraint or seclusion in educational settings; and the current rules in relation to the matter. [9284/19]

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