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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

206. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the names, locations and values of school rebuilding projects (details supplied) that were previously to commence in 2016 and have now deferred commencement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19509/16]

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

207. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of primary school projects at stage 2B and the number of these which will commence as previously planned for 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19510/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Local Authority Services

Joan Burton

234. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the supports in place for development and protection of county archive services to preserve local cultural patrimony. [19828/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Artists' Remuneration

Joan Burton

286. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Social Protection if he will examine the supports for working artists in the social protection system; and if he will relax activation rules for working artists to allow them to support themselves (details supplied). [19817/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

412. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will commit to the long-term goal of increasing arts funding to the European average of 0.6 % of gross domestic product. [19816/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Gaeltacht Policy

Joan Burton

413. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide extra funding to Irish-speaking Gaeltacht areas to encourage greater use of the language and better economic prospects for those living in Gaeltacht areas. [19819/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

414. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht how she will make sure arts funding is used to ensure minority and new Irish voices are heard as part of the cultural output. [19820/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Cultural Policy

Joan Burton

415. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to support the development of the creative industries sector; if she has reviewed the report from the previous Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on the hearings relating to examining the potential for job creation, innovation and balanced economic development in the creative economy; and if she will implement the recommendations of the report in tandem with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. [19821/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Intellectual Property Management

Joan Burton

416. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has had any engagement with stakeholders in the music industry in terms of the establishment of a music industry task force, with wide representation and which would examine a range of issues including the impact of intellectual property and copyright legislation and enforcement in both the music and technology industries, supports for the business of music education and a dedicated office similar to the Irish Film Board for the music sector. [19822/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Cultural Policy

Joan Burton

417. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to develop a national culture strategy up to 2025. [19825/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

418. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has examined any proposals to facilitate, on a national basis, the use of vacant retail premises by exhibiting artists, based on successful schemes such as Space Invaders in County Galway, which uses empty retail units to support local artists. [19826/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Heritage Projects

Joan Burton

419. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will examine a nationwide plan for the development of village design statements that would ensure all future planning and development takes full cognisance of the historical character and protects the character and heritage of villages. [19827/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Arts Promotion

Joan Burton

420. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to work with the Minister for Health to develop and roll out an arts and health strategy across acute and children’s hospitals and across the community health sector; and the other innovative approaches that are being considered to use the arts as a means to promote well-being across society. [19829/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Arts Promotion

Joan Burton

421. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the action she is taking with her Government colleagues to systematically address social, geographic and economic barriers to full participation in the artistic and cultural life of the country, particularly for children and young persons. [19830/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Rail Network Expansion

Joan Burton

637. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeframe for the electrification of the Dublin to Maynooth railway line as proposed in the capital programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19262/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Dublin Bus

Joan Burton

638. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has received any report from Dublin Bus on the results of having revenue protection officers board buses at random; the scale of fare evasion noted; the level of improper use of free travel passes that has been observed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19263/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Public Transport Initiatives

Joan Burton

639. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the plans for the Swiftway rapid bus services in particular the proposed Blanchardstown to University College Dublin route; when the service will become operational; if a final route has been chosen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19264/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Legislative Reviews

Joan Burton

659. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she will undertake a full review of the rights of artists here, including a thorough examination of our existing copyright laws and the current Competition Act. [19823/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Teachers' Remuneration

Joan Burton

75. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills to confirm his commitment to pay equality for more recently appointed teachers; if he will meet the unions concerned to progress this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18715/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Departmental Strategies

Joan Burton

76. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the consultation process he has established on a new three-year Strategy for Education and Skills 2016 to 2018; when he will complete the consultation process and publish the final report; the key priority areas of the consultation process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18716/16]

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