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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Richard Boyd Barrett

6. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee meetings held in October 2019. [46683/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Richard Boyd Barrett

11. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on the economy will next meet. [46489/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Tax Reliefs Availability

Richard Boyd Barrett

43. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Finance the way in which he can justify continuing very significant tax breaks to the very highest earners through schemes such as the special assignee relief programme, SARP, and the key employee engagement programme, KEEP, in view of the significant and growing wealth and income inequalities in society; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46678/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Property Tax

Richard Boyd Barrett

47. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Finance his views on whether the local property tax is likely to become increasingly problematic and regressive due to its link to the property market conditions. [46681/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Tax Reliefs Availability

Richard Boyd Barrett

68. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Finance if, in view of the ongoing controversy in the film industry regarding the requirement to provide quality employment and training as a condition for receiving section 481 film tax relief, her views on whether the employer must be clearly identified as the Irish producer company that applies for the relief rather than a short lived designated activity company which only exists for the duration of the film; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45503/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Tax Reliefs Availability

Richard Boyd Barrett

70. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Finance if will he consider further changes to section 481 film tax relief in order to ensure that receiving that relief is strictly conditional on the clear identification of the employer responsible for creating quality employment and training and that the said employer cannot be a short-lived DAC company but rather must be the Irish producer company standing behind the DAC; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46679/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Richard Boyd Barrett

5. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy and Public Services will next meet. [46491/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Programme for Government Implementation

Richard Boyd Barrett

12. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the Programme for a Partnership Government. [46490/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Middle East Issues

Richard Boyd Barrett

51. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has discussed the attempts by Israel to brand support for Palestine as anti-Semitic with his European counterparts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46487/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Foreign Conflicts

Richard Boyd Barrett

65. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has discussed the revolts and mass protests in Chile, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq, Ecuador and Haiti with his European counterparts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46486/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Special Educational Needs Data

Richard Boyd Barrett

168. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new applications made for SNA access for the 2019-2020 academic year; and the number of new SNA posts created solely based on these new applications. [46224/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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National Council for Special Education

Richard Boyd Barrett

169. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the way in which the National Council for Special Education, NCSE, is funded; the amount of the budget allocated to provide for SNA access; and the number of new applications made for the 2019/2020 academic year. [46225/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Richard Boyd Barrett

170. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the SENO will fulfil the recommendations of private reports to facilitate SNA support as per the findings of each report; and if not, the reason therefor. [46226/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Richard Boyd Barrett

171. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the person or body to which the National Council for Special Education, NCSE, is answerable to in cases in which a school is dissatisfied with the provision of SNA access further to an appeal. [46227/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Psychological Assessments

Richard Boyd Barrett

172. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the criteria for determining the number of National Educational Psychological Service, NEPS, assessments per school in view of the fact demand exceeds supply. [46228/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Special Educational Needs

Richard Boyd Barrett

173. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he plans to roll out the school inclusion model nationally in view of the fact schools outside of the 75 schools in the pilot programme have lost SNAs and have not benefited from in-school support. [46229/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Special Educational Needs Staff Data

Richard Boyd Barrett

174. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of applications made for access to a SNA by primary schools during the 2018-2019 school year by county; the number of SNAs allocated to special classes for the same period by county; and the number of posts lost due to children leaving sixth class in each school. [46230/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Special Educational Needs Staff Data

Richard Boyd Barrett

175. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of SNA posts in post-primary schools that followed the children from sixth class in primary school to first class in post-primary school; the remaining allocation for post-primary schools by county; and the number of applications made for access to a SNA by post-primary schools during the 2018-2019 school year. [46231/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Special Educational Needs Staff Data

Richard Boyd Barrett

176. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of applications made by special schools for access to a SNA during the 2018-2019 school year by county. [46232/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Treatment Benefit Scheme Eligibility

Richard Boyd Barrett

383. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health if gender reassignment treatment is covered under the treatment abroad scheme due to long waiting lists here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46516/19]

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