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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Legislative Measures

Seán Barrett

348. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to introduce legislation to legalise premarital agreements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23736/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Medical Card Eligibility

Seán Barrett

234. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to providing credits in respect of lifetime community rating for medical card holders over 34 years of age who now find themselves in the higher income bracket and are no longer eligible for a medical card and require private health insurance (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22463/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Tús Programme

Seán Barrett

1451. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to amend the Tús scheme to address the recruitment difficulties due to the significant decrease in referrals for the scheme to a partnership (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19566/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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International Agreements

Seán Barrett

118. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to support a UN binding treaty on business and human rights in 2019 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17340/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Seán Barrett

510. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason the decision was taken to decrease enrolment opportunities for the ECCE scheme to once a year in September (details supplied) to allow for all birth dates to be taken into consideration for children to commence free preschool at 2 years and 8 months of age; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17685/19]

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Wed, 3 Apr 2019

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Voluntary Sector Funding

Seán Barrett

204. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the position regarding funding for volunteer centres with particular reference to underfunded centres (details supplied); the options under consideration at present; when a decision will be reached in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15527/19]

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Wed, 13 Mar 2019

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Seán Barrett

150. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the decision was taken to decrease enrolment opportunities for the early childhood care and education, ECCE, scheme to only once a year in September in view of the fact it used to be reopened in January and April also (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12668/19]

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Tue, 5 Mar 2019

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Carer's Allowance Waiting Times

Seán Barrett

527. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason it is taking a minimum of 16 weeks for a carer’s allowance application to be processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10904/19]

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019

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Health Services Staff Remuneration

Seán Barrett

187. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Health the reason an organisation (details supplied) is not included in negotiations on a new deal for general practitioners regarding the reversal of FEMPI and other matters; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7594/19]

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

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Health Screening Programmes

Seán Barrett

395. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to establishing a screening programme for haemochromatosis such as in the UK in order to ensure that no person goes undiagnosed with an iron overload (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6488/19]

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019

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Commencement of Legislation

Seán Barrett

695. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Health when all aspects of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 concerning the legal recognition of parentage for same sex couples that are not covered under the Act will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1057/19]

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019

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General Practitioner Services

Seán Barrett

773. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Health when free general practitioner care will be extended to under 12s which was to be introduced in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1520/19]

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019

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Parental Leave

Seán Barrett

1110. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when she expects the Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017 to be presented in Dáil Éireann following its passing through Seanad Éireann; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1506/19]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Horse Sport Ireland

Seán Barrett

528. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans for separate funding to be made available specifically for the sport horse industry in view of recent successes by those competing in the sport horse industry and the prospects for greater development and success in this sector, with Ireland having qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50549/18]

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Wed, 28 Nov 2018

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Third Level Fees

Seán Barrett

83. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the steps that can be taken to waive the payment of €9,000 in fees for a college student (details supplied) that transferred from science in TCD to medicine in UCD after first year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49260/18]

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Tue, 6 Nov 2018

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School Accommodation

Seán Barrett

345. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made on the site identified for the permanent building for a school (details supplied) on the Novara road campus in view of the urgency of the situation that the school now finds itself in; when construction of the new building is due to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45502/18]

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Tue, 6 Nov 2018

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Pension Provisions

Seán Barrett

1110. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when it is planned to introduce pension entitlements for community employment supervisors and assistant supervisors in view of the previous commitments given in respect of this matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45515/18]

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Tue, 23 Oct 2018

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Health Services Provision

Seán Barrett

100. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Health if there has been progress in respect of services for venesection patients with haemochromatosis; if the issue of the €80 fee that these persons must pay when they have to attend outpatient departments is being considered in the context of the overall general practitioner contract review process (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43276/18]

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Tue, 2 Oct 2018

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Disability Services Provision

Seán Barrett

372. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of many persons who have intellectually disabled children regarding the diminution of respite service care at a facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39593/18]

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Tue, 2 Oct 2018

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Services for People with Disabilities

Seán Barrett

389. Deputy Seán Barrett asked the Minister for Health the financial assistance available to an organisation (details supplied) to help those with autism and their families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39674/18]

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