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Wed, 19 Jan 2011

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Aquaculture Licences

Ulick Burke

176 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the progress, if any, that has been made towards the granting of aquaculture licences in the bays and estuaries around the country with particular reference to provision in Kinvara Bay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2824/11]

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Thu, 13 Jan 2011

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Health Insurance

Ulick Burke

24 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Health and Children the total number of persons with private health insurance as at the end of 2008, 2009 and 2010; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1689/11]

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Thu, 16 Dec 2010

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Higher Education Grants

Ulick Burke

5 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the number of students that will be impacted by the change to the student grant criteria; the number of students who will lose eligibility as a result of the change to the adjacent rate; her views that this will act as an impediment to persons trying to upskill; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47894/10]

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Thu, 16 Dec 2010

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Coibhneas Idir Daltaí agus Múinteoirí

Ulick Burke

15 D’fhiafraigh Deputy Ulick Burke den Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna an bhfuil athrú déanta aici ar an choibhneas idir daltaí agus múinteoirí (sonraí tugtha) i nGaelscoileanna; cén uair a rinneadh an t-athrú agus an dtuigeann sí an drochthoradh a bheidh ar obair na nGaelscoileanna dá bharr. [47376/10]

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Wed, 15 Dec 2010

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Defence Forces Reserve

Ulick Burke

45 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Defence his views on the progress of the Reserve Defence Forces value for money review to date; if it will be completed in the first quarter of 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46236/10]

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Wed, 15 Dec 2010

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Departmental Expenditure

Ulick Burke

186 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the grants or financial supports that have been given to Bird Watch Ireland in support of the work of this organisation by him; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47363/10]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2010

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Grant Payments

Ulick Burke

280 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive the outstanding amount of grants due under the single payment area aid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46896/10]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2010

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Grant Payments

Ulick Burke

281 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive a single farm payment; if the necessary adjustments have been made to the digitised maps so that payment can be made to the approved area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46897/10]

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Tue, 7 Dec 2010

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Grant Payments

Ulick Burke

329 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive their single farm payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46305/10]

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Wed, 1 Dec 2010

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Grant Payments

Ulick Burke

169 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if a person (details supplied) in County Galway who has been penalised, could have a percentage of their due payment granted while maps are being digitized. [45502/10]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2010

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Grant Payments

Ulick Burke

267 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason there are delays in processing an application for area aid in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44778/10]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2010

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Grant Payments

Ulick Burke

268 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received their area aid payment [44803/10]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2010

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Grant Payments

Ulick Burke

271 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive their single farm payment and area aid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44931/10]

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Thu, 18 Nov 2010

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Human Rights Issues

Ulick Burke

23 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to claims that international journalists are being refused permission to travel north of the country in Sri Lanka to attend public hearings of the commission looking into the country’s civil war and if he, in conjunction with his EU counterparts, will raise this matter with the Sri Lankan Government. [43315/10]

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Thu, 18 Nov 2010

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Humanitarian Aid Convoys

Ulick Burke

15 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will report on a recent incident involving two Irish citizens on the Road to Hope’s ship which was en route to Gaza; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43316/10]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2010

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Crime Prevention

Ulick Burke

120 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Finance the number of visits made by the RCC Suibhéir to the port of Galway in the years 2007, 2008 and 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43061/10]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2010

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Crime Prevention

Ulick Burke

121 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Finance his plans to have a full-time cutter vessel located on the western seaboard to prevent drugs coming on shore; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43062/10]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2010

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Preschool Services

Ulick Burke

130 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Health and Children the numbers of children availing of the preschool scheme in 2009 and to date in 2010; the total cost of this scheme; if it has been assessed for its effectiveness; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43194/10]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2010

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Ambulance Service

Ulick Burke

135 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Health and Children if she will indicate the cost to the Health Service Executive west of providing a private ambulance service within the area; the cost of a taxi service and mini bus service to patients for each year 2007, 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43197/10]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2010

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Social Welfare Benefits

Ulick Burke

197 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Social Protection the waiting time for applicants for jobseeker’s allowance from date of application to approval or refusal at the following centres in County Galway during the years 2009 and to date in 2010: Loughrea, Gort, Tuam and Ballinasloe; the time taken for appeals to be processed at the same centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43059/10]

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