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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Single Payment Scheme Applications

Seán Kyne

1050. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to an application by a person (details supplied) under the single payment scheme 2014, if two parcels are within a site designated under European Union law as a special area of conservation or as a special protection area, and as such if cognisance was taken of European Union rules whereby if these lands were deemed eligible in 2008 they maintained their eligibility where the designation prohibited actions taking place on them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10224/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Exploration Licences Data

Seán Kyne

1103. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent of lands covered under an exploration licence granted to a company (details supplied) and when the licence expired. [10324/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Exploration Licences Data

Seán Kyne

1104. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent of the area in counties Galway and Mayo for which an exploration company (details supplied) has received an exploration licence; when the licence was awarded; when it expires; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10378/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Exploration Licences Applications

Seán Kyne

1105. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the procedure for acquiring an exploration licence including the information, application process and fees required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10379/16]

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Applications

Seán Kyne

50. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) did not receive a payment for 2015 under the areas of natural constraint scheme; the minimum livestock units required to qualify; the number of horse passports submitted as proof of stocking; the number of passports accepted and rejected; the reasons for the rejection of some; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8742/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Young Farmers Scheme Eligibility

Seán Kyne

182. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine why the young farmers' payment was refused to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the income threshold that is used in such decisions; if pensions are reckonable in such calculations; if appeals are allowed; if issues surrounding pension income are detailed in the terms and conditions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7667/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Services for People with Disabilities

Seán Kyne

340. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Health if funding to organisations providing services to persons with a disability are subject to ongoing review so as to facilitate the provision of services across seven days, including weekends; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7596/16]

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016

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GLAS Applications

Seán Kyne

196. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on an application by a person (details supplied) in County Galway under the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme; why this application was not successful; if, in deciding on the application, he considered that the person was previously a participant under the agri-environment options scheme, does not have tier 1 lands and is a small farmer situated in a disadvantaged area; if he will consider another scheme for such persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6552/16]

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016

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Single Payment Scheme Appeals

Seán Kyne

225. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the result of an appeal and review for a person (details supplied) following an application to the agriculture appeals office in respect of an overclaim; if he has considered, due to the circumstances of the case, the possibility that an underclaim exists by the person; and when he will issue a decision on this. [6827/16]

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016

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Defence Forces Reserve

Seán Kyne

243. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Defence the status of a request for a transfer by a member (details supplied) of the Reserve Defence Force; when he will make a decision on this; the reason for the delay; if he will take the personal circumstances of the person into account; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6535/16]

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Wed, 6 Apr 2016

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Pension Provisions

Seán Kyne

135. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Finance if there is a mechanism to allow a person (details supplied) in County Galway who paid voluntary pension contributions in 2014 but failed to pay in 2015 to pay voluntary pension contributions for 2015; if there is an appeals mechanism in this regard; if he will consider an oversight of the payment deadline for 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5467/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Agriculture Schemes

Seán Kyne

154. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he will issue the decision on an appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Galway; if and when a ground inspection has taken place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4797/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Basic Payment Scheme

Seán Kyne

159. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway received a penalty under the agri-environment options scheme 2; if an appeal has been received; when he will issue a decision on any such appeal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4818/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Eligibility

Seán Kyne

161. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason payment has not issued to a person (details supplied) under the areas of natural constraint scheme 2015; if a copy of the flock register has been sought to account for lambs born during the year; if stocking restrictions due to farm location within the Twelve Bens mountain range has been taken into account on judging eligibility for this payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4838/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Defence Forces Parades

Seán Kyne

216. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Defence why a member (details supplied), along with ten other members, of the Reserve Defence Forces was excluded from the remainder of training for the 1916 commemorative parade on O'Connell Street in Dublin 1 as part of the Easter Rising ceremonies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4773/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Long-Term Illness Scheme

Seán Kyne

301. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Health the reason a drug (details supplied) is not approved under the long-term illness scheme for multiple sclerosis sufferers; if the primary care reimbursement section of the Health Service Executive is examining this drug; if he accepts that this drug works very well for some multiple sclerosis sufferers with no resultant relapses for patients using it; and if he will seek a meeting with relevant persons within the Health Service Executive to discuss this drug. [4809/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Hospital Services

Seán Kyne

371. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Health if there is an operating positron emission tomography scan available in University Hospital Galway or if there are arrangements in place with other hospitals; if so, the details of those arrangements; and his plans to review the situation. [5124/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Ambulance Service

Seán Kyne

372. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Health the operating procedures for calls to the Health Service Executive ambulance service; if there is a national or regional call centre service; the locations where calls from Galway are directed to; and if patients from the north Connemara and Clifden area are being sent by ambulance to Castlebar rather than Galway University Hospital [5128/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Cancer Screening Programmes

Seán Kyne

376. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Health when the practice of general practitioners routinely taking stool samples from patients to test for a wide range of diseases ceased; if this has had a negative impact on the diagnosis of bowel diseases in particular; if he has satisfied himself with the present protocol for preventing bowel cancer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5144/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Hospital Facilities

Seán Kyne

381. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Health his plans for Clifden District Hospital in view of plans to provide new facilities at St. Anne's in Clifden, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5158/16]

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