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Thu, 5 May 2016

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Dental Services Provision

Shane Ross

67. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Health if the Dublin Dental University Hospital has changed its policy on accepting patients without a referral letter; if the hospital now conducts its assessments with a view to determining the suitability of patients for teaching needs as opposed to the patient's needs; if so, the reason for this change in policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9250/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Child Benefit Eligibility

Shane Ross

5. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her plans to extend the payment of the children's allowance beyond a child's 18th birthday in circumstances where they are still in full-time second level education; if not, the alternative sources of financial support for such families; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7361/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Health Services

Shane Ross

278. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Health if efforts have been made to move a person (details supplied) in County Dublin or alter the continued residential treatment for the person as per the person's and family's request; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7348/16]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2016

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Schools Building Projects Administration

Shane Ross

75. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Education and Skills the criteria she has used to decide on the location of the proposed new secondary school in Firhouse Old Bawn in Dublin 24; the proposed catchment area for this new school; if it will be an Educate Together secondary school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4494/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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Garda Deployment

Shane Ross

111. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí operating from Ronanstown, Clondalkin, Lucan, Ballyfermot and Tallaght Garda stations in County Dublin in each year since 2006; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2403/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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Home Care Packages Provision

Shane Ross

117. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Health if the Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown area has the highest elderly population in the country; if this is reflected in the availability of eligible home care providers under the home care package scheme for the area; if he is aware of home care providers being unable to provide carers with the requisite skill to elderly persons in this area due to lack of availability; if the Dublin south-east Health Service Executive will add additional companies to the approved home care providers list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2375/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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Medical Consent

Shane Ross

122. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Health the legal situation regarding disputes over next of kin rights in public and private hospitals; the rights of siblings in terms of consultation regarding care of an incapacitated parent; if medical staff always have a final say as to whether an ill person who is not of sound mind is better cared for within a hospital setting or in a family home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2396/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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Schools Building Projects Status

Shane Ross

146. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Education and Skills the nature and conclusion of discussions with the developer of the strategic development zone lands at Adamstown in Lucan in County Dublin regarding the provision of the sports hall requirement in the current phase; the discussions to date with South Dublin County Council regarding the joining of the sports hall element with the equally required community hall element to create a larger, more cohesive joint sports and community hall, which is the desired outcome of the council, councillors and residents of Adamstown, while also not being objected to by the board or parents association of Adamstown Community College; if she will engage in a process to facilitate the timely completion of such a shared facility; the timeframe for likely design and construction in that eventuality; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2397/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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Schools Building Projects Status

Shane Ross

147. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the long-standing delay in giving the go-ahead for the much needed extension at a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; if she will give a commitment to include it in the final list of school building programmes to be announced during the lifetime of this Government, expected in the coming days; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2398/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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School Transport Administration

Shane Ross

148. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Education and Skills the channels available to enable drivers who were working prior to the introduction of the new certificate of professional competence regulations, but who subsequently lost their jobs, to upskill at a nearby training centre, without incurring a cost while on social protection, given that there are certified courses nationwide which cost money for training and which might not be affordable for this group; if a one-off free course will be provided to help such drivers get back into the jobs market, or a subsidy provided for doing the paid courses; if such a proposal will be forwarded to SOLAS, the Road Safety Authority and any other relevant agency; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2399/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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Planning Issues

Shane Ross

162. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will make a formal announcement regarding South Dublin County Council's request to add local area plan lands at Clonburris into the existing Clonburris strategic development zone to create a larger strategic development zone which can be planned better in terms of phasing community need and infrastructure alongside housing provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2401/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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Building Regulations

Shane Ross

163. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he has carried out studies or followed international best practice regarding how the increased cost of construction of a three bed or four bed semi-detached or detached home to passive house standards, including the option of solar arrays and water collection systems, would be offset by savings to a householder over a number of years in reduced heating costs, other energy savings and reductions in charges at 2016 levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2402/16]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016

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Swimming Pool Projects

Shane Ross

170. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the discussions he or the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Michael Ring, held with the chief executive officer of South Dublin County Council or other officials, following meetings with the local Minister, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Frances Fitzgerald, in order to facilitate the provision of much needed funds for a swimming pool in Lucan, in County Dublin, irrespective of whether the swimming pool programme is reopened or not; if he has provided or will provide a commitment to funding before the end of January 2016, given that south Dublin has already funded the design phase and entered its own funding commitment into the rolling three-year capital programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2400/16]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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Insurance Compensation Fund

Shane Ross

211. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Finance the amount taxpayers have paid into the Insurance Fund since the liquidation of Insurance Corporation of Ireland. [46811/15]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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Human Rights Issues

Shane Ross

714. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the medical condition of a person (details supplied); if he has received information from the Egyptian authorities on whether this person's trial will go ahead in the near future, the supports being provided to this person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46481/15]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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Higher Education Institutions Staff

Shane Ross

771. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the employment control framework for higher education for the period 2010 to 2014 remains in force; the conditions governing it and how these were agreed; when it will lapse; if higher education institutions are required to continue to adhere to the senior-junior staff ratios as per the framework; the procedures available to deviate from these; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46836/15]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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Higher Education Institutions Staff

Shane Ross

772. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she or other bodies have the power to impose sanctions on higher education institutions that breach the agreement for the period 2010 to 2014; what those sanctions are; if they have been levied, on whom, and in what amount and nature; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46837/15]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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Higher Education Institutions Staff

Shane Ross

773. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the employment control framework for higher education for the period 2010 to 2014 required only maintenance of ratios between lecturer and professorial staff for academic staff and those below that level, and for those above €70,000 salary for others, or if it also mandated, as some higher education institutions have interpreted, that the framework also required maintenance of ratios within these broad categories; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46838/15]

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015

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Student Grant Scheme Applications

Shane Ross

188. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an application for a student grant by a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15 will be expedited; the reason for the delay; if Student Universal Support Ireland is aware that this student will be in danger of being forced to drop out of college if the grant is not urgently approved and paid out; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44492/15]

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015

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White Paper on Energy

Shane Ross

224. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when he will publish the energy policy White Paper; if it deals with micro-generation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44487/15]

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