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Tue, 26 Apr 2016

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration

Róisín Shortall

307. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the specific legislative basis that allows the Health Service Executive to request payment from the estate of a deceased person, in circumstances where an overpayment was assessed after the death of a person in respect of the level of support awarded to the deceased person under the nursing home support service scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8286/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Parental Leave

Róisín Shortall

81. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection how she allows for force majeure in circumstances, other than late claims, where the claimant was unable to fulfil all of the qualifying criteria for a genuine force majeure reason. [7679/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Maternity Leave

Róisín Shortall

82. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will review and address the anomalous position relating to the qualifying criteria for maternity benefit where current rules can mean that a mother who has to end their employment very early in their pregnancy due to a pregnancy related illness is denied entitlement to maternity benefit, as the rules do not make any allowance for such an illness when calculating if she satisfies the criteria for the minimum number of weeks since employment; if this matter has been raised with her Department previously; and if so, the rationale for not allowing force majeure allowances in such circumstances or providing specific amendments to legislation to deal with this scenario. [7692/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Insurance Industry Regulation

Róisín Shortall

117. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance his plans to require insurance companies to engage in far greater data sharing as occurs in Northern Ireland so that fraud can be reduced and to make it easier for consumers to switch to a competitor. [7771/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Garda Resources

Róisín Shortall

238. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if, given the recent upsurge in gang-related violence in the Dublin area and the comments by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors on inadequate Garda Síochána resources, she plans to specifically target gang crime; if additional resources will be made available to gardaí in Dublin; if she accepts the role that funding cuts have played in the ability of gardaí to tackle this type of crime in County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7668/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Health Services Data

Róisín Shortall

320. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of full and partial lower limb amputations that were carried out in 2015; the number of these patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7526/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Health Services Data

Róisín Shortall

321. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of patients, by county, treated for foot ulcerations which did not require a full or partial limb amputation in 2015; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7527/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Health Services Data

Róisín Shortall

322. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of patients under the age of 65, by county, treated for foot ulcerations which did not require a full or partial limb amputation in 2015; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7528/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Health Services Data

Róisín Shortall

323. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of full and partial lower limb amputations that were carried out in 2015, by county, on persons under 65 years of age; the number of these patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7529/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Health Services Data

Róisín Shortall

324. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of bed days required by patients treated for foot ulcerations which did not require a full or partial limb amputation in the years 2013 to 2015; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7530/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Health Services Data

Róisín Shortall

325. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital bed days required by patients, by county, treated for foot ulcerations which did not require a full or partial limb amputation in the years 2013 to 2015; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7531/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Health Services Data

Róisín Shortall

326. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital bed days required by patients undergoing full and partial lower limb amputation procedures in the years 2013 to 2015, by county, on persons under 65 years of age; the number of these patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7532/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Health Services Data

Róisín Shortall

327. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital bed days required by patients, by county, on persons under 65 years of age; treated for foot ulcerations, which did not require a full or partial limb amputation in the years 2013 to 2015; the number of those patients who had diabetes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7533/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Home Care Packages Data

Róisín Shortall

350. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of home care packages that have been approved but have not commenced due to lack of funding, by community health organisation, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7689/16]

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016

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Motor Insurance

Róisín Shortall

71. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the steps he is taking to curb the escalating costs of motor insurance; the working groups he has established to deal with this issue; when he established these; the constituent members; the remit of the working groups; the expected outcome of their work; the deadline they are working to; the extent to which he has consulted motorist interest groups on this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7156/16]

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016

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Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision

Róisín Shortall

150. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the options open to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 who is paying exorbitant home insurance premiums because of an estate being incorrectly geo-coded as a flood risk; the steps he has taken to prevent such incorrect geo-coding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7154/16]

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016

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Workplace Relations Services

Róisín Shortall

168. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 will receive an appointment for a hearing at the Workplace Relations Commission. [7155/16]

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

606. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the waiting times for cataract surgery by each public hospital. [7160/16]

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016

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Driver Licences

Róisín Shortall

866. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the justification for the much longer qualifying period applied to the driver licensing arrangements for motorcyclists than for general motorists. [7134/16]

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Wed, 6 Apr 2016

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VAT Exemptions

Róisín Shortall

156. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the rationale for the application of value-added tax on motorcycling helmets, given that this tax is not paid on the same item in the United Kingdom. [6057/16]

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