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Thu, 27 Jan 2011

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

131 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received their single farm payment and if entitlements from the national reserve have been assigned to them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4290/11]

Tue, 25 Jan 2011

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Health Service Staff
Paul Connaughton

246 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Health and Children if there is a secretarial position due to be filled in a nursing home (details supplied) in County Mayo; if such a vacancy exists, if it will be filled by public advertisement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3625/11]

Thu, 20 Jan 2011

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Public Service Agreements
Paul Connaughton

113 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway is not permitted to retire under the Croke Park agreement as opposed to retiring under the cost neutral method which appears to be the only option open to the person and other long serving colleagues; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that if the applicant retired on the only option open to the person at present he or she would lose almost €10,000; if her further attention has been drawn to the fact that the retirement of long service nurses would provide an employment boost for younger nurses at a much lower salary base; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3130/11]

Tue, 18 Jan 2011

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Medical Cards
Paul Connaughton

201 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Health and Children if it is proposed to have essential oils included under the medical card scheme; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that certain conditions can be alleviated by the use of essential oils; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2056/11]

Tue, 18 Jan 2011

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Overseas Development Aid
Paul Connaughton

306 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the position regarding an application for the United Nations volunteer internship programme 2011 in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 16; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Irish Aid has set no upper age limit for the programme; if his further attention has been drawn to the fact that the applicant went through a rigorous selection and interview process and was subsequently nominated by Irish Aid for the position of research assistant to the UNDP in Maseru, Lesotho, only to be told by the UNV in Bonn that they were not being selected due to an age limit on its part; if he is aware that the applicant, as a highly educated graduate, is now faced with unemployment as a direct result of this bureaucratic mess; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2061/11]

Tue, 18 Jan 2011

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

386 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received payment for 6.8 hectares of land leased to Coillte; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2055/11]

Tue, 18 Jan 2011

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

387 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has been deemed ineligible for the 70% farm waste management scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2057/11]

Tue, 18 Jan 2011

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

399 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the level of payment due under the agri-environment options scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2375/11]

Tue, 18 Jan 2011

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

400 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason single farm payment has not been granted in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2377/11]

Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Health Insurance
Paul Connaughton

10 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Health and Children the date by which the VHI must achieve solvency; the number of times she has extended the deadline for the VHI to achieve required solvency; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1697/11]

Wed, 12 Jan 2011

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

820 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason single farm payment has not issued in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48236/10]

Wed, 12 Jan 2011

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

821 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason single farm payment has not issued in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48237/10]

Wed, 12 Jan 2011

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

832 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason the cow welfare scheme for 2009 has not been paid in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48233/10]

Wed, 12 Jan 2011

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

833 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason full rate of single farm payment has not issued in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48235/10]

Wed, 15 Dec 2010

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Redundancy Payments
Paul Connaughton

230 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation when the application for redundancy payment will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47509/10]

Tue, 14 Dec 2010

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Health Service Staff
Paul Connaughton

155 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Health and Children if she is satisfied that elements contained in the Croke Park Agreement militate unfairly against long serving members of the nursing profession who may retire but now find that they will be unfairly financially penalised because of the cost neutral factor contained in that agreement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47159/10]

Tue, 14 Dec 2010

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

326 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a single farm payment and area based payment has not been paid to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47241/10]

Tue, 14 Dec 2010

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

328 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not been paid the single farm payment or area based payment due; if the results of inspections have now been processed; if subsequent plots have been digitised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47243/10]

Thu, 9 Dec 2010

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Social Welfare Benefits
Paul Connaughton

79 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Social Protection the reasons rent allowance has been reduced from €34.80 to €7.70 in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46693/10]

Thu, 9 Dec 2010

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Grant Payments
Paul Connaughton

119 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received their single farm payment; when payment will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46773/10]