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Wed, 22 May 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Tony McLoughlin

180. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if inquiries will be made with the NTA and Bus Éireann if the new bus associated infrastructure being rolled out in Sligo town in 2019 on the S1 and S2 bus stops will be more disability friendly and accessible; if persons with visual impairments will be able to read the new timetable better than before; if these new timetables will be able to be read clearly by persons in wheelchairs in view of the difference in heights required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22212/19]

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Wed, 22 May 2019

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Rail Network Maintenance

Tony McLoughlin

181. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when Irish Rail will provide maintenance to the railway line at the back of Maugheraboy Estate in County Sligo in view of the complaint from neighbours that the vegetation on the fencing separating the houses and the rail line have become overgrown and in need of attention; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22230/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Broadband Service Speeds

Tony McLoughlin

71. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the role the broadband connection points will have in the provision of high speed broadband during year one of the national broadband plan State intervention deployment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21483/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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National Broadband Plan Administration

Tony McLoughlin

97. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of homes in counties Sligo and Leitrim that are in the amber intervention area for the national broadband plan; when the roll out of the plan will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21482/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Rural Transport Services Provision

Tony McLoughlin

572. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a review will be conducted into the provision of the Local Link service in north County Leitrim to seek to improve the levels of service provision to villages such as Kiltyclogher, Rossinver and Dromahair; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21530/19]

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Thu, 16 May 2019

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Fire Service

Tony McLoughlin

184. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when Sligo Fire Service will receive two new fire units for its Sligo and Tubbercurry fire units; if this allocation will be made in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21268/19]

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Wed, 15 May 2019

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Work Permits Appeals

Tony McLoughlin

138. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if a work permit application appeal by a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21049/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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SOLAS Staff

Tony McLoughlin

185. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 155 of 2 April 2019, if there has been progress to date in resolving the discrepancy between pay scales for former FÁS employees that transferred to SOLAS whilst legislation was being enacted and that subsequently transferred to education and training boards, ETBs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20735/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Blind Welfare Allowance Applications

Tony McLoughlin

344. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health when an appeal regarding the blind welfare allowance will be decided upon for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20732/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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HSE Agency Staff

Tony McLoughlin

346. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health the way in which agency staff nurses in the HSE hospitals are encompassed into the overall governance of the nursing wards; if it is similar to HSE nurses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20739/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Garda Vetting

Tony McLoughlin

360. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health if all agency staff in the position of both nursing and care assistants are Garda vetted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20850/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Home Help Service Provision

Tony McLoughlin

364. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health the reason there is such a long delay for applications to be decided upon for home help in counties Sligo and Leitrim; the funding allocated for home help in the counties in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; if additional funding will be provided for the provision of home help to sick and elderly persons in the counties for the remaining months in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20899/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme Applications

Tony McLoughlin

385. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an application by a person (details supplied) has been lost; if the person can resubmit an application in the interests of fairness; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20512/19]

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Thu, 9 May 2019

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Help-To-Buy Scheme

Tony McLoughlin

46. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Finance his plans to continue with the help-to-buy scheme beyond 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20173/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Defence Forces Recruitment

Tony McLoughlin

69. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason a person (details supplied) is still awaiting clearance to be allowed entry into a career in the Permanent Defence Forces despite the fact that the person passed all entrance examinations and fitness tests in March 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19676/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Undocumented Irish in the USA

Tony McLoughlin

82. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the discussions held on the topic of the undocumented Irish in view of the visit of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Mrs. Nancy Pelosi, to Dáil Éireann on 17 April 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18677/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Tax Code

Tony McLoughlin

131. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Finance his plans to abolish the universal social charge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19118/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Insurance Levy

Tony McLoughlin

132. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Finance the amount of revenue raised from the levy on insurance; the way in which this funding was used in 2017 and 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19125/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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State Properties

Tony McLoughlin

201. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 143 of 26 February 2019, the position regarding the matter; the progress made since the reply issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19416/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Tony McLoughlin

272. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills when funding will be allocated for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18692/19]

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