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Tue, 28 Feb 2017

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Protected Disclosures

Michael Collins

159. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a disclosure can be made by a member of the public regarding the Courts Service of Ireland under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. [10240/17]

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017

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Direct Provision System

Michael Collins

163. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to implement the remaining recommendations made in the report of the working group on improvements to the protection process, including direct provision and other supports for asylum seekers; when it is expected that all the recommendations will be implemented; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10313/17]

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017

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Public Sector Pensions Legislation

Michael Collins

488. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will restore public service pensions fully by mid-2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10310/17]

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017

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Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

Michael Collins

290. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Social Protection if he is putting any protections in place for employees on a defined benefit pension scheme whose employers are trying to move to a defined contribution scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7109/17]

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017

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Hospital Staff

Michael Collins

348. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the under-staffing in Cork University Hospital, which is resulting in bed shortages and cancellations of elective surgeries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6654/17]

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Thu, 9 Feb 2017

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Job Creation

Michael Collins

4. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of Enterprise Ireland and Industrial Development Agency jobs created in west Cork in 2015 and 2016 (details supplied). [6645/17]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Education and Training Provision

Michael Collins

267. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of tourism and hospitality skills training positions allocated to the Cork South-West constituency in 2015 and 2016. [4698/17]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Education and Training Provision

Michael Collins

268. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of funding which was allocated to the Cork South-West constituency for tourism and hospitality skills training in 2015 and 2016. [4699/17]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Education and Training Provision

Michael Collins

269. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the agency or Government body which has oversight and responsibility for hospitality and tourism skills development policy here. [4700/17]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage

Michael Collins

461. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health if there are plans to have the Freestyle Libre device, a life-changing device for diabetics, made available through the long-term illness scheme. [3800/17]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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School Transport

Michael Collins

380. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will put funding in place for a morning ferry to transport school children from Sherkin Island to Baltimore (details supplied). [41419/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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School Transport

Michael Collins

381. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will arrange that second level students living on Sherkin Island, west Cork, have their ferry fares incorporated into their school bus ticket as is the case with students on other islands. [41420/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Offshore Islands

Michael Collins

486. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the current Government policy regarding social housing for the islands off the coast (details supplied). [41850/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Pension Provisions

Michael Collins

622. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Social Protection his plans to introduce emergency legislation to prevent solvent companies reneging on their pension obligations (details supplied). [1009/17]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Invalidity Pension Applications Data

Michael Collins

669. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Social Protection if he will release the 2015 figures for the number of applications made for invalidity pension and domiciliary care allowance and the number of applications refused. [1828/17]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Fish Quotas

Michael Collins

1372. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the reported increase in fish quotas per tonne for 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41482/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Food Imports

Michael Collins

1373. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will confirm that the European Commissioner has lifted the ban on horses from outside the EU entering the human food chain, provided they have a six months' withdrawal period from medication prior to slaughter. [41483/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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EU Directives

Michael Collins

1374. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to a parliamentary question of 6 December 2016, if it is correct that European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/262, which was published on 17 February 2015, only came into effect when it was transposed into Irish law by way of SI 62 of 2016, as amended in February 2016. [41484/16]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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Public Sector Pay

Michael Collins

367. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans with regard to the unwinding of FEMPI; and if he will provide a timeframe by which this legislation will no longer be in existence. [39396/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Mobile Telephony Services

Michael Collins

37. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the reason mobile phone coverage throughout west Cork has deteriorated in the past 12 months (details supplied); the reason this was allowed to happen; and the way in which phone companies can provide a service at this level in view of perceived evidence throughout the country of a collapse in service. [38864/16]

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