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Tue, 11 Dec 2018

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Departmental Schemes

Róisín Shortall

77. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Taoiseach the grant and funding schemes operated by his Department; the value of each scheme; and the basis or criteria used for the allocation of funding in respect of each scheme. [51500/18]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2018

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NAMA Social Housing Provision

Róisín Shortall

138. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the number of properties that have been transferred to the National Asset Residential Property Service, NARPS, since 2014 by year and dwelling type, that is, apartments, houses and so on in relation to property sales in County Dublin, that is, the four Dublin local authorities; the number of estate homes and apartments completed by NAMA since 2014 including Q1 and Q2 2018, by year; and the number of new units that have been completed by NAMA that remain unsold. [51707/18]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2018

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Schools Building Projects

Róisín Shortall

217. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to open a new, permanent, non or multidenominational co-educational secondary school serving children in an area (details supplied) in view of the fact that there is currently no co-educational secondary school catchment area and the newly located college will operate temporarily without a fixed catchment area. [52214/18]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2018

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Cross-Border Health Services Provision

Róisín Shortall

381. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the waiting time for persons who take up healthcare under the cross-border directive to be refunded the moneys which they must pay up-front for surgery; if there are delays in refunds being processed; if so, the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52044/18]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2018

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Ministerial Correspondence

Róisín Shortall

576. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he will respond directly to an organisation (details supplied) that has corresponded with him regarding a petition by it; the steps he has taken to address its concerns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51721/18]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2018

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Planning Issues

Róisín Shortall

577. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if the waiving of the €20 fee for planning observations and submissions applies only to councillors; if other public representatives are also exempt from paying this fee in regard to the Planning and Development (Amendment) (Fees) Regulations 2018, SI No. 501 of 2018; if so, the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51722/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Departmental Schemes

Róisín Shortall

64. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the grant and funding schemes operated by his Department; the value of each scheme; and the basis or criteria used for the allocation of funding in respect of each scheme. [51402/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Departmental Schemes

Róisín Shortall

73. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the grant and funding schemes operated by his Department; the value of each scheme; and the basis or criteria used for the allocation of funding in respect of each scheme. [51406/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Departmental Schemes

Róisín Shortall

80. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the grant and funding schemes operated by his Department; the value of each scheme; and the basis or criteria used for the allocation of funding in respect of each scheme. [51405/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Motor Insurance Costs

Róisín Shortall

91. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the action he has taken to help reduce motor insurance costs specifically for returning emigrants, drivers of older cars and drivers who are switching from named driver status to fully comprehensive in their own right; and the monitoring measures in place to identify pricing trends in these specific sectors of the motor insurance market. [51487/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Motor Insurance Costs

Róisín Shortall

92. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the action that has been taken to date in respect of each of the recommendations made by the cost of insurance working group report on the cost of motor insurance. [51488/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Trade Union Membership

Róisín Shortall

97. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his policy and the policy in the Civil Service in general relating to facilitating workers who wish to join a trade union of their choice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51275/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Departmental Schemes

Róisín Shortall

102. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the grant and funding schemes operated by his Department; the value of each scheme; the basis or criteria used for the allocation of funding in respect of each scheme.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51410/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Education and Training Boards Payments

Róisín Shortall

109. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the rules regarding the ability of ETBs to reduce FET allowance payments for those on qualifying courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51307/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Education and Training Boards Payments

Róisín Shortall

110. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the complete former rate of jobseeker's payment including increases for qualified dependents is reduced and not solely the previous personal jobseeker's rate in circumstances in which a decision is taken to reduce the FET allowance payment to a person for lateness, missing training and so on; his views on whether this discrepancy causes unnecessary hardship; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51308/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Departmental Schemes

Róisín Shortall

114. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the grant and funding schemes operated by his Department; the value of each scheme; and the basis or criteria used for the allocation of funding in respect of each scheme. [51403/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Language Schools Closures

Róisín Shortall

118. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the protections available to students and staff when an English language training school faces financial difficulty in view of media reports (details supplied) and in view of the significant budget that has been set aside to market Ireland as a destination for English language training; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51447/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Schools Building Projects Status

Róisín Shortall

119. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will be housed within an existing permanent educational facility to ensure that the students are not forced to receive education in prefabs; his plans to ensure that the proposed school which has already been delayed will be completed in 2019; his further plans to ensure that funding will be provided for educational resources in library facilities and recreational facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51484/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Departmental Schemes

Róisín Shortall

145. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the grant and funding schemes operated by his Department; the value of each scheme; and the basis or criteria used for the allocation of funding in respect of each scheme. [51409/18]

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Thu, 6 Dec 2018

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Commencement of Legislation

Róisín Shortall

146. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the ongoing delay in commencing Part 9 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015; if his attention has been drawn to the impact and distress the delay in commencing the Part of the Act is having on affected families; the timescale to complete the relevant work to allow for commencement in view of the fact that numerous deadlines have been missed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51464/18]

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