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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

Róisín Shortall

128. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 81 of 6 February 2019, his plans to provide additional school accommodation for Meakstown, Dublin 11; if the high number of new residential units built in the area will be taken into account; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46790/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Health Services Provision

Róisín Shortall

148. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the contingency plan for access to milk bank supplies from the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit; the way in which supplies would be impacted under the proposed EU-UK deal; his plans to establish a milk bank here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46851/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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International Agreements

Róisín Shortall

43. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the position of Ireland on the draft legally binding instrument to regulate in international law the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. [46682/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Third Level Funding

Róisín Shortall

210. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the investment made in public and private higher education as a proportion of national income, that is GDP and GNI; the way in which this compares to key competitor countries such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46595/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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General Medical Services Scheme Data

Róisín Shortall

315. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 140 of 23 October 2019, the number of persons eligible for the GMS and drugs payment scheme, respectively, by LHO area in each of the years 2008 to 2011; and the number of persons that availed of the long-term illness scheme by LHO area in each of the years 2008 to 2011 (details supplied). [46103/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Maternity Services

Róisín Shortall

155. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the operation of the maternity and infant care scheme in respect of postnatal general practitioner visits; if there has been a change to the schedule of permitted reasons for additional visits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45914/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Róisín Shortall

196. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which he plans to address the concerns of wheelchair users that the new buses being purchased to ensure that the entire public bus fleet is wheelchair accessible, notwithstanding the fact that they are compliant with UNECE regulation 107, are not sufficient for those who use a larger motorised wheelchair to accommodate their needs; the discussions he has had with the European Commission on this point and the need to change EU regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45884/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Local Authority Funding

Róisín Shortall

218. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 560 of 24 September 2019, the status of actions he is taking following the report of the baseline review group; and when he plans to publish the report. [45925/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Immigration Status

Róisín Shortall

292. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to address the needs of undocumented children and young persons living here; if he is considering a pathway to residency for them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44236/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Legal Aid Service Data

Róisín Shortall

318. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which funds for the free legal aid service are distributed nationally by law centre in each of the past four years; the criteria in place to determine the distribution of funding; the precise weighting given to each criteria; the plan in place to target resources at areas with the longest waiting times or other measures of need; and the waiting times and numbers for first and second consultations by each law centre. [44644/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Commencement of Legislation

Róisín Shortall

350. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the sections and subsections of the Disability Act 2005 that remain uncommenced; and the reason in each case they have not been commenced to date. [45084/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Departmental Projects

Róisín Shortall

390. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the way in which her Department is conducting its review of the right to disconnect; the stakeholders she has met as part of the process; the person or bodies she has engaged to carry out research on the project; when the report will be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44878/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Medical Card Eligibility

Róisín Shortall

455. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health when the new income thresholds for the over 70s medical card will come into force; the application process in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44304/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Prescriptions Charges

Róisín Shortall

501. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 205 of 4 May 2017 and 777 of 6 September 2019, the consideration being given to the issue raised (details supplied); his views on whether urgent action is required to address the issue; the timeframe for recommendations to be made in relation to the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44505/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Dental Services

Róisín Shortall

502. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health when free dental care for children under six years of age as announced in budget 2020 will come into effect; the application process in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44506/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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General Practitioner Services

Róisín Shortall

503. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health when free general practitioner care for children under eight years of age as announced in budget 2020 will come into effect; the application process in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44507/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Róisín Shortall

528. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if his mitigation plans will be confirmed to ensure the continuity of timely supply of radioisotopes for use in diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer in the event of a no-deal Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44584/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Mobility Allowance Data

Róisín Shortall

579. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of new entrants to the mobility allowance scheme in each of the three years preceding its suspension; the average number of recipients in each year; the number of persons exiting the scheme in each year; the cost of the scheme in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44782/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Róisín Shortall

601. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health his plans to locate improved day services for children and adults with disabilities in Finglas and Ballymun, Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44879/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Róisín Shortall

602. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the position regarding plans to provide day services for children and adults with disabilities in a location (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44880/19]

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