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Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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Departmental Reports

Joan Burton

108. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the implementation of the recommendations of the Higher Education Authority report entitled Transitions Reform on transitions from leaving certificate stage to entry into third level education; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21396/16]

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Teacher Recruitment

Joan Burton

120. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new recruits to the education sector in each of the years 2011 to 2013; and the number of whole-time equivalent recruits. [21975/16]

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Local Authority Staff Recruitment

Joan Burton

131. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of new recruits to the local government sector in each of the years 2011 to 2013; the number of whole-time equivalent recruits [21976/16]

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Civil Service Staff Data

Joan Burton

159. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of new recruits to the Civil Service, in each of the years 2011 to 2013; the number of whole-time equivalent recruits and the overall number of public service employees at the end of each of these years. [21419/16]

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Public Expenditure Data

Joan Burton

160. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the public sector pay bill for each of the years 2011 to 2013. [21420/16]

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Health Services Staff Recruitment

Joan Burton

215. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the number of new recruits to the health sector in each of the years 2011 to 2013; the number of whole-time equivalent recruits. [21977/16]

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Defence Forces Recruitment

Joan Burton

284. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of new recruits to the defence sector, in each of the years 2011 to 2013; the number of whole-time equivalent recruits [21974/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

22. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will create an arts capital fund modelled on the sports capital fund to ensure improved long-term funding for the arts. [19862/16]

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Arts Promotion

Joan Burton

35. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will urgently begin preparation of a global arts forum for Ireland, similar to the structure of the Global Irish Economic Forum, to highlight our indigenous talent and map a strong and healthy future for arts and culture at home and abroad. [19865/16]

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Heritage Sites

Joan Burton

38. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plan to pursue more applications for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation world heritage status for more national landmarks (details supplied). [19863/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Arts in Education Charter

Joan Burton

50. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to ensure the better integration of the arts into education and broaden the focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics into science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics; to expand the ambition and resourcing of the arts in education charter; and to continue to work with the Department of Education and Skills to further enhance the position of arts subjects within the curriculum at primary and secondary level. [19864/16]

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

58. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to develop musical education and make instruments available to young persons and the general population through facilitating schools, youth groups and libraries in enhancing their music resources and the provision of access to musical training and instruments for the benefit of local communities. [19866/16]

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Ministerial Responsibilities

Joan Burton

200. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason the Government increased the total number of Ministers without assigning a single one with exclusive responsibility for the arts, heritage and the Gaeltacht; how arts policy priorities will now be implemented in the revised departmental structure; and her views on the more than 13,000 persons who have already joined an online campaign to see the full Department of the arts re-instated. [20216/16]

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Workplace Relations Commission

Joan Burton

307. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if a prosecution has been initiated by the Workplace Relations Commission under the 1977 Protection of Employment Act relating to the closure and liquidation of a company (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20136/16]

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Workplace Relations Commission

Joan Burton

308. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the outcome of the High Court proceedings taken by companies (details supplied) against officers of his Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20137/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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Artworks Sales

Joan Burton

196. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she is aware of correspondence dated 29 June 2016 from An Taisce - the National Trust for Ireland to her Department concerning five works of art that have been in the care of the National Gallery and which have been issued export licences; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19947/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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EU Issues

Joan Burton

3. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the preparations and contingency plans he has put in place in the event of a British exit from the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17524/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

127. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he will commit to closing the dwelling house loophole in inheritance tax law that provides a particular benefit to wealthy families that are able to gift valuable residences free of taxation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19261/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Gaelscoil Issues

Joan Burton

161. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills how he will work with his colleague the Minister with responsibility for regional development, rural affairs, arts and the Gaeltacht to ensure that parents can access second level education through Irish, especially in areas with proven demand for Gaelscoileanna. [19818/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Arts in Education Charter

Joan Burton

162. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has liaised with the Minister with responsibility for regional development, rural affairs, arts and the Gaeltacht on the development of contemporary art education at primary and second level in Irish schools. [19824/16]

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