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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Cross-Border Health Services Provision

Tony McLoughlin

330. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health if he will investigate with the HSE a case involving the cross-Border directive unit and a person (details supplied); the reason it will not reimburse a person the costs for sensitive medical care which was agreed to be reimbursed before they underwent surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53803/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Walks Scheme

Tony McLoughlin

435. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when payments will be made to the landowners on the O'Sullivan Beare Walkway by his Department in view of the fact the payment is anticipated by landowners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53831/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Diplomatic Representation

Tony McLoughlin

103. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will consider expanding the diplomatic footprint further in 2020 by increasing the number of embassies globally; if Georgia will be considered as a location for such a new embassy in view of its strategic importance in the region, its strong values and support towards the EU and its geographical location as the gateway between the EU and Asia; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52915/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Organic Farming Scheme Applications

Tony McLoughlin

488. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the decision to reject an organic farming scheme application by a person (details supplied) will be overturned on appeal; the reason almost 75% of applicants to the scheme have been refused despite meeting the conditions of the scheme since first applying; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the number of farmers in the scheme is only at the level it was at in 2016; his plans to address the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52585/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Forestry Sector

Tony McLoughlin

519. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the grant aid available to landowners of forestry which is landlocked and which needs new road access in order to undergo thinning; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52818/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Tax Code

Tony McLoughlin

133. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Finance his plans to reduce the current rate of the life assurance exit tax in order to bring it in line with the rate of DIRT; the reason there is an 8% difference in the two tax bands for savings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51290/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Tony McLoughlin

327. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the HSE and service providers offering home sharing to persons with intellectual disabilities, physical and sensory disability and-or autism do so in the absence of legislation protecting the service; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that in the absence of legislation and regulations professionals are also vulnerable in the monitoring and safeguarding of persons in such arrangements; his plans to address the situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51183/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Cosmetic Surgery

Tony McLoughlin

352. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 376 of 9 April 2019, the status of the patient safety (licensing) Bill in view of the continuing and ongoing lack of regulation with regard to non-medics being allowed to administer lip fillers here (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51272/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Bus Services

Tony McLoughlin

525. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the NTA will install bus shelters at locations (details supplied) in County Sligo; if it will consider moving a bus stop to a more suitable location to allow for the safer access to the bus by residents in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51208/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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LEADER Programmes Administration

Tony McLoughlin

31. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the process the counties that were allocated additional LEADER funding must now go through when allocating the additional funding to applicants in their counties; if the next highest scoring applicants that missed out on the original LEADER funding should now be first to receive the new funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50430/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Tony McLoughlin

360. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of town and village pilot residential occupancy scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50693/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Regional Enterprise Development Fund

Tony McLoughlin

55. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when she expects to announce successful projects under the 2019 regional enterprise development fund; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49960/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Tony McLoughlin

170. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of a proposed beneficial land swap involving a school (details supplied) and his Department; when a decision will be made on the proposal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50231/19]

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

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Proposed Legislation

Tony McLoughlin

329. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health his views on whether the wording of the proposed Treatment of Cancer (Advertisements) Bill 2018 will have unforeseen and unintended consequences for the access to information by persons in relation to health resulting in potential access to complementary and alternative medicine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49732/19]

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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Broadband Service Provision

Tony McLoughlin

19. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the type of services that will be available at broadband connection points; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49343/19]

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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Broadband Service Provision

Tony McLoughlin

31. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the potential benefits of high speed broadband with respect to healthcare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49344/19]

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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Local Authority Funding

Tony McLoughlin

282. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of a payment to Sligo County Council (details supplied); if the allocation of additional funding to the council has been approved in order to allow same to appoint a land asset management team and the staffing levels required as outlined to his Department on 11 October 2019; when the funding will be allocated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49183/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Land Swaps

Tony McLoughlin

185. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a proposed beneficial land swap involving a school (detail supplied) and his Department; when a decision will be made on the proposal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48543/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Pharmacy Services

Tony McLoughlin

300. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health his views on whether pharmacies are best placed to help reduce the burden on general practitioners and accident and emergency departments nationwide (details supplied); his further views on whether such schemes and services could have multiple benefits for the HSE and further support smaller and independent pharmacies financially in the event that the proposed cuts in the current draft of the new pharmacy contract are not removed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48738/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Vaccine Damage Compensation Scheme

Tony McLoughlin

329. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health the efforts being taken to ensure that the other 100 young persons affected by the swine influenza vaccine will not have to go through lengthy legal action to be compensated by the State in view of the recent swine influenza vaccination legal case taken against the HSE and his Department which came to a conclusion recently; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48961/19]

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