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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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Flood Relief Schemes

Ruairí Quinn

282. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he expects the proposed flood protection works at a location (details supplied) in Dublin 12 along the River Poddle to be carried out; what these works are; the type and amount of funding required; if the funding has been ring-fenced in the multi-annual budgeting process; the flood protection work carried out so far along the Poddle; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1511/16]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Foreign Adoptions

Ruairí Quinn

359. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of foreign adoptions that have taken place since legislation was introduced in November 2011 in relation to the Hague Convention. [42339/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Adoption Authority of Ireland

Ruairí Quinn

360. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of staff members in place in the Adoption Authority of Ireland. [42340/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Adoption Services Provision

Ruairí Quinn

361. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the plans that have been put in place in relation to the winding down of Arc Adoption; and the number of foreign adoptions that took place over the five years prior to November 2011. [42341/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Adoption Legislation

Ruairí Quinn

362. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs his plans to review the Irish interpretation of the Hague Convention, given that other European signatories to it are still able to adopt from countries such as Vietnam and Ethiopia. [42342/15]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015

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Office of Public Works Projects

Ruairí Quinn

236. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the date the Office of Public Works attached the minimum requirements document to the recent advertisement of a bicycle hire concession in the Phoenix Park through its eTenders portal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40513/15]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015

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Office of Public Works Projects

Ruairí Quinn

237. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the Office of Public Works did not list, in order of importance, the minimum requirements, as is standard, in its recent advertisement of a bicycle hire concession in the Phoenix Park through its eTenders portal, the scoring system for the points on the minimum requirements document; the reason the points system was not made available at the beginning of the process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40514/15]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015

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Office of Public Works Projects

Ruairí Quinn

238. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform why the Office of Public Works only raised the requirement for a business plan with one of the applicants following the recent advertisement of a bicycle hire concession in the Phoenix Park through its eTenders portal, after the close of applications, rather than having it listed in the advertisement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40515/15]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015

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Office of Public Works Projects

Ruairí Quinn

239. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views that it is appropriate for the Office of Public Works to make the points system on how the application was graded available to an applicant right before the interview meeting on 26 May 2015 following its recent advertisement of a bicycle hire concession in the Phoenix Park through its e-Tenders portal, and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40516/15]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015

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Office of Public Works Projects

Ruairí Quinn

240. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on the actions of the Office of Public Works in how it awards concessions for commercial operations on its properties; the procedures that are in place to ensure that the tender application process for such concessions is open, transparent and accountable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40517/15]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015

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Office of Public Works Projects

Ruairí Quinn

241. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views that the winning tender to operate a bicycle hire in the Phoenix Park increased the price for hiring bicycles by 50%; his further views that this is appropriate, given the impact it might have on price-sensitive tourism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40518/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Cycling Policy

Ruairí Quinn

1180. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is aware of the large number of cyclists who use headphones while in transit, putting themselves and fellow road users at risk; if this practice is covered under the new fixed charge notices system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37880/15]

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Wed, 7 Oct 2015

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Data Protection

Ruairí Quinn

115. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is aware of the risks to archives services posed by current negotiation in Brussels on the draft European Union regulation on the processing of personal data, the data protection regulation; that proposed changes to the Council of Ministers’ text of Articles 5 and 6 may make it impossible for some services to continue to accept and preserve documents that are an important part of our national heritage and our history, and provide essential authentic evidence for citizens to discover their personal identity and background; her views that there may be a legitimate and overriding public interest in preserving documents containing personal data, and even highly sensitive personal data; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34819/15]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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Defence Forces Properties

Ruairí Quinn

405. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Defence if he will ensure that the Rathmines College football team continues to have free access to the football pitch at Cathal Brugha Barracks, as has been the case for a number of years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34163/15]

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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Schools Building Projects Status

Ruairí Quinn

261. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update on plans for a new school at Harcourt Terrace in Dublin 2; the size of the school that will be located there; when a patron will be appointed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29246/15]

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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Schools Building Projects Status

Ruairí Quinn

262. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Skills when she expects work to commence on the new primary school on Haddington Road in Dublin 4; if she will provide an update on the project; the number of classrooms that will be accommodated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29247/15]

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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Schools Building Projects Status

Ruairí Quinn

263. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Skills when she expects work to commence on the new primary school at Griffith Barracks in Dublin 8; if she will provide an update on the project; the number of classrooms that will be accommodated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29248/15]

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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Schools Building Projects Status

Ruairí Quinn

264. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide, in tabular form, the amount invested in each school in the Dublin 2, 4, 6, 6W, and 8 areas since 2011, for new or refurbished classrooms, extensions, new buildings or other building works; her plans for further investment in schools in these areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29249/15]

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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Housing Regeneration

Ruairí Quinn

299. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the funding provided to Dublin City Council for the refurbishment of empty social housing units, known as voids, in each year from 2011 to 2014 and in 2015 to date; if he will provide a breakdown for each of those years as to the number of those units that were in Dublin 2, 4, 6, and 8, and the general address of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29255/15]

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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Housing Provision

Ruairí Quinn

300. Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide an update on the plans of the National Association of Building Co-Operatives to develop social housing in the former tenement building at the junction of Moss Street and Gloucester Street in Dublin 2; the funding that has been committed; the reason for the delay in the roll-out of this project since it was announced in 2013 by his predecessor; when it will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29256/15]

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