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Tue, 7 May 2013

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Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge

Maureen O'Sullivan

238. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan den Aire Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta an bhfuil sé chun éisteacht leis na 63 eagraíocht, idir eagraíochtaí Gaeilge, Gaeltachta, mac léinn, cultúrtha agus eile, a scríobh chuige ar an 19 Márta 2013 á mholadh go n-aithneofaí pobal na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta mar gheallsealbhóirí ar chur i bhfeidhm na Straitéise 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge, agus an struchtúr riachtanach ardleibhéil a chur ar bun idir na húdaráis agus na heagraíochtaí pobail Gaeilge agus Gaeltachta chun na fadhbanna le cur i bhfeidhm na Straitéise go dtí seo a réiteach, lena chinntiú go ndéanfaidh an pobal agus na húdaráis le chéile a gcuid féin den Straitéis, agus lena chinntiú go mbeidh pleanáil chomhtháite éifeachtach éifeachtúil ann ón mbun aníos; agus an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas ina thaobh. [21280/13]

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Tue, 7 May 2013

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Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge

Maureen O'Sullivan

239. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan den Aire Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cad go díreach, go praiticiúil, a chuirfear i bhfeidhm sa Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge 2010 - 2030; cé atá i bhfeighil ar chur chuige na straitéise i Roinn an Taoisigh agus i Roinn na Gaeltachta; an bhfuil rannóg faoi leith ann i Roinn na Gaeltachta atá ag plé leis an straitéis amháin; má tá, cé mhéid duine atá ag obair ansin; cé a bheidh ag déanamh athbhreithniú ar an Straitéis; cad é an creat ama don athbhreithniú sin; agus an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas ina thaobh. [21281/13]

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Tue, 7 May 2013

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An Teanga Gaeilge

Maureen O'Sullivan

249. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan den Aire Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta ó leasaíodh Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003 le hAlt 62 den Acht um an Dlí Sibhialta (Forálacha Ilghnéitheacha), 2011 chun nach gá Achtanna den Oireachtas a fhoilsiú go comhuaineach i ngach ceann de na teangacha oifigiúla a thuilleadh ach go bhfuil cead ag an Rialtas Acht den Oireachtas a fhoilsiú ar an idirlíon i mBéarla amháin anois, an dóigh leis go bhfuil an córas níos éifeachtaí anois; agus an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas ina thaobh. [21282/13]

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Tue, 7 May 2013

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Medicinal Products Availability

Maureen O'Sullivan

367. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health if he will consider reversing the decision made by the National Centre for Pharmaeconomics not to make available pirfenidone for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis based on economic grounds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21750/13]

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Tue, 30 Apr 2013

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Community Employment Schemes Review

Maureen O'Sullivan

338. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the report, Use of Community Employment Places in Community Childcare by Childcare Committees Ireland 2013, which concluded that current community employment schemes are not fit for purpose for community child care services due to scheme payment changes, insufficient financial rewards, high cost of child care and transport, four to eight months vacancy of posts and a 28% vacancy rate; the way she intends to reverse the current downward trend of the sustainability of these community employment schemes due to these changes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20391/13]

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Tue, 30 Apr 2013

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Community Employment Schemes Review

Maureen O'Sullivan

339. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Social Protection her plans to speak with the Childcare Committee Ireland in relation to their report entitled, Use of Community Employment Places in Community Childcare 2013, and if she will introduce revised arrangements that address the issues of child care costs, adequate and sufficient training opportunities, quality of CE scheme since changes, suitability of applicants and broadening the qualification to include unemployed youth under 25 years of age, Garda vetting delays, scheme eligibility issues, scheme payment issues, insufficient rewards and re-entry in social welfare system concerns; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20392/13]

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Tue, 30 Apr 2013

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Animal Welfare Issues

Maureen O'Sullivan

493. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 1068 of 16 April 2013, if he will address the question asked in relation to a person's letter (details supplied) written to his Department which stated a noted increase in movement of terriermen, men engaged in terrier activities, between here and the UK as part of their networking activities and carrying out of terrierwork together; his plans to address this issue; if he has since corresponded with the director of DiggingOut.org; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20394/13]

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Thu, 25 Apr 2013

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National Monuments

Maureen O'Sullivan

3. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in view of fact that the State undertook the preservation of the National Monument 14-17 Moore Street, if his attention has been drawn to the deteriorating condition of the monument; his plans to prevent further dereliction and dilapidation; and if he will support an immediate independent assessment of the condition of these historic buildings. [19567/13]

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Wed, 24 Apr 2013

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Building Regulations Application

Maureen O'Sullivan

187. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the reasons for not including members of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists in the list of competent designers and certifiers when this profession was previously recognised and established in the State to carry out this task. [19312/13]

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Wed, 24 Apr 2013

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Building Regulations Application

Maureen O'Sullivan

188. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 838 of 16 April 2013 stating that members of CIAT must change their profession to continue practising in the State despite the fact that no public statement was made and if he will make a statement on this matter to inform members of CIAT on the reasons for justifying the actual discrimination that they suffer [19313/13]

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Wed, 24 Apr 2013

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Health Services

Maureen O'Sullivan

245. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 248 of 17 April 2013, if he will specify the person in the Health Service Executive that will be dealing with the person's case (details supplied) in view of the fact that this situation has been on-going for a considerable amount of time with the H.S.E. not responding to my correspondence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19311/13]

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Tue, 23 Apr 2013

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EU Directives

Maureen O'Sullivan

90. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he recognises the importance of the EU accounting directive as a game changer for the entire relationship between Europe and Africa; if he will push for the best possible standards of chapter 9 of the directive under the Irish EU Presidency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15825/13]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2013

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Magdalen Laundries

Maureen O'Sullivan

207. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality in relation to Magdalen laundry survivors, if he will publicise at home and abroad to diaspora communities survivors' entitlements to register with the Magdalen fund/commission in order to maximise the number of potential applicants' awareness of the scheme; the consequences there are for a survivor who does not register with the Magdalen fund/commission during the three months of Mr. Justice Quirke's review; if that person will be excluded from further engagement in the justice process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18207/13]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2013

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Magdalen Laundries

Maureen O'Sullivan

208. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will make available to survivors and their families free independent advice and advocacy assistance in relation to the Magdalen fund/commission scheme; if Mr. Justice Quirke will be commissioned to implement the process that he recommends after the three month review period; and if he will establish a dedicated helpline for Magdalen survivors. [18208/13]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2013

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Health Services

Maureen O'Sullivan

248. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health if he can ascertain from the Health Service Executive when the psychological report in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1 will be discussed with him in a supportive environment; the type of counselling/psychotherapy that will be provided; and if the HSE will respond to this Deputy's correspondence regarding same [17926/13]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2013

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IBRC Liquidation

Maureen O'Sullivan

249. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Finance further to a Parliamentary response in relation to the liquidation of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation in which he states the following (details supplied), his views on the concerns regarding several law firms and IT suppliers that were paid apparently because they had threatened they would withdraw their services; if this is the case, the way in which it was justified that assets be moved from the employees to the creditors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16360/13]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2013

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NAMA Portfolio

Maureen O'Sullivan

260. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Finance in view of the fact that he will soon be given details on the National Assets Management Agency accounts, if he will check if there is a record or reference in them of NAMA funding of the proposed development of the Carlton site by Chartered Land, Dublin 1 or a reference to their application for Ministerial consent for work to the 1916 National Monument at Moore Street Dublin 1; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16405/13]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2013

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Tax Compliance

Maureen O'Sullivan

344. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Finance in view of the financial discrepancies noted in the Irish Medical Organisation, if he has examined the practice of presidents, honorary non-pay positions, of unions that were in receipt of stipends not declaring this in their accounts and therefore not paying tax to the Revenue Commissioners; his plans to uncover tax and accounting discrepancies in these non-pay positions since 2000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17492/13]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2013

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Strategic Development Zones

Maureen O'Sullivan

778. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government following his press release of 19 December 2012 on the designation of Dublin Docklands areas as Strategic Development Zones, if he intends to realise the need for fostering of community interaction and local initiatives to ensure that the area continues to grow in a sustainable and inclusive manner; the role he envisages for the Docklands communities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16423/13]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2013

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Building Regulations Application

Maureen O'Sullivan

838. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his reasons for, as per Building Control Regulations 2013, preventing chartered members of CIAT from designing and to certifying their projects where they are fully competent and qualified to carry out these tasks; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the regulations will oblige these professionals to close their practice in favour of other professionals listed as competent designers and certifiers in the regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17315/13]

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