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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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European Council Meetings

Seán Haughey

12. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the outcome of the informal European Council meeting held on 28 May 2019; if the appointment of the new President of the European Commission was considered at the meeting; and the approach taken by Ireland on the issue. [23321/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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State Banking Sector Regulation

Seán Haughey

177. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Finance if the Central Bank informs his Department about the sale of loans by the commercial banks; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that performing loans in which there is no negative equity are being sold against the wishes of mortgage holders who then have to take out new mortgage protection and household insurance policies; his views on these practices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24145/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Seán Haughey

203. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to restore grants for third level students to study Irish in the Gaeltacht as part of their undergraduate degree courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23201/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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School Starting Age

Seán Haughey

235. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider increasing the age at which children start primary school; if he has considered the available research on this issue; the considerations to be taken into account when deciding on the starting age for primary school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23434/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Seán Haughey

283. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to a number of issues of concern to special needs assistants (details supplied); the measures he plans to take to address these concerns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24146/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Gangland Crime

Seán Haughey

373. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the details of his publicised meeting with An Garda Síochána in Coolock Garda station on 4 June 2019; the decisions taken at the meeting to tackle gangland crime in north Dublin; his plans to open a new Garda station at Northern Cross, Dublin 17, following the meeting as reported by the media; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24260/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Mental Health Services Provision

Seán Haughey

503. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Health when the care arrangements will be reviewed for patients who suffer from mental illness in a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23562/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Rail Services Provision

Seán Haughey

789. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the capacity of DART services on the north side of Dublin will be increased, particularly during the morning peak time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23202/19]

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Wed, 29 May 2019

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European Council Meetings

Seán Haughey

12. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his attendance at the informal European Council meeting in Sibiu, Romania; and the decisions taken on the future of Europe. [21513/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Air Corps Strength

Seán Haughey

41. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of pilots and air traffic controllers who are due to graduate in both 2019 and 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22857/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Defence Forces Equipment

Seán Haughey

42. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the position regarding the virtual desktop architecture project for the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22858/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Diplomatic Representation

Seán Haughey

49. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if each Irish honorary or consulate general is contactable to deal with emergency incidents on a 24-7 basis; if all emergency incidents, especially during the out-of-hours period, are dealt with at the nearest Irish embassy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22856/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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European Council Meetings

Seán Haughey

65. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Finance If he had bilateral meetings with his counterparts at the most recent meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22865/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Schools Facilities

Seán Haughey

112. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an initiative will be taken to encourage schools to allow early childcare service provision in school buildings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22643/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Seán Haughey

125. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Education and Skills when construction will commence for a permanent school building for a school (details supplied) to accommodate the pupils and staff; the stage the school is at in the development process; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the current lease is to expire in February 2020; the arrangements made to accommodate the school after the lease on its existing temporary premises expires; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22827/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Education and Training Boards

Seán Haughey

130. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has spoken recently with the CEO and-or chairperson of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22864/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Garda Station Refurbishment

Seán Haughey

177. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if funding will be provided for the refurbishment of a facility (details supplied); when this work will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22859/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Garda Transport Expenditure

Seán Haughey

178. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the 2019 budget for Garda aircraft is only €1.050 million in view of the fact that the 2018 budget for the aircraft was €1.7 million; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22860/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Garda Equipment

Seán Haughey

179. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount spent on repairs to equipment on the boards in the Garda water unit in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22862/19]

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Tue, 28 May 2019

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Garda Equipment

Seán Haughey

180. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount An Garda Síochána spent on improving poor quality CCTV camera images in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; if An Garda Síochána has its own resources to improve poor quality CCTV camera images; if this work must be outsourced; if so, the location it is outsourced to; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22863/19]

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