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Tue, 28 Jun 2016

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Schools Building Projects

Joan Burton

113. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he is aware of delays to commencement of the rebuild at a school (details supplied); if he has now examined the timetable of construction and the reasons for delay; if he is aware of the urgent need for this project to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18008/16]

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016

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Aviation Issues

Joan Burton

509. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is aware of complaints from the residents of Hollystown and surrounding areas in west Dublin in respect of the noise generated from early morning and late night flights to and from Dublin Airport, between the hours 12 a.m. and 7 a.m; the number of these flights that have taken place in 2015 and 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18016/16]

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016

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Noise Pollution Legislation

Joan Burton

510. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the regulations in place to minimise and mitigate the noise levels to residents in the Hollystown and surrounding areas in Dublin west from aircraft taking off and landing in Dublin Airport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18021/16]

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016

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Consumer Protection

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his plans to ensure that mortgage holders, tenants and small to medium sized business with loans or credit from non-bank lenders or vulture funds are fully protected; if he is considering extending the provisions of the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2015 in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17521/16]

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016

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Ireland Strategic Investment Fund Investments

Joan Burton

31. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the amount of funding made available through the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, ISIF, for social and affordable housing provision; if he is satisfied with the current rates of interest being charged to borrowers through the fund; if he is reviewing the operation of the mechanisms through which credit is accessed from the fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17522/16]

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016

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Motor Insurance Regulation

Joan Burton

33. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport have received initial recommendations following a review of rising motor insurance compensation; if he will provide a full update on the review of policy in the insurance sector which his Department is currently undertaking in consultation with the Central Bank; the reforms he is considering to tackle the problem of motor insurance premiums, which are rising at an annual rate of as much as 35%; if he will urgently update the book of quantum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17520/16]

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016

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EU Budgets

Joan Burton

41. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he shares the views recently expressed by the Dutch Minister for Finance and chairman of the eurozone Finance Ministers, Mr. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, that European Union Finance Ministers are concerned that the European Commission is not applying budget laws in the same way to large and small countries and is undermining confidence in the rules; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17523/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Disability Support Services Provision

Joan Burton

423. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health when he will make available support services from an organisation to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17171/16]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016

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Noise Pollution

Joan Burton

202. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the efforts he will make to address the concerns of residents in the Hollystown, Mulhuddart, Ladyswell and Tyrellstown areas of County Dublin at the impact of the north runway in Dublin Airport, specifically increased noise pollution; if he has discussed this directly with the Dublin Airport Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16138/16]

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Thu, 2 Jun 2016

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National Treatment Purchase Fund

Joan Burton

32. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if he has undertaken a cost-benefit analysis of the re-activation of the National Treatment Purchase Fund; if he will publish this; the number of patients who will be treated in public beds using the fund; how he will ensure that the diverting of millions of euro in funding from the public health system will address the underlying causes of excessive waiting lists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13736/16]

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Thu, 2 Jun 2016

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Mental Health Services

Joan Burton

80. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if he will confirm that the allocation of €5 million in funding to recruit up to 100 psychologists and counsellors to develop psychological services for persons under 18 years of age will be spent; and the timeframe for the delivery of these services. [13739/16]

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Wed, 1 Jun 2016

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Departmental Budgets

Joan Burton

31. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will support the Labour Party’s budget campaign to retain the additional capital and current funding allocated for the 1916 Rising commemoration in the general arts budget from 2017 onwards to systematically restore funding to the arts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13682/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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School Accommodation Provision

Joan Burton

298. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the status of an application by a school (details supplied) for three additional classrooms and other refurbishment works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12729/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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School Patronage

Joan Burton

303. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills to outline how parents can make a submission to his Department regarding the patronage of new second level schools in the Dublin 15 area; if he is aware of the new second level school to be built in the Carpenterstown-Castleknock area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12942/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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Schools Building Projects

Joan Burton

304. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills to outline his plans for the provision of new post-primary schools in the Ongar and Littlepace areas in Dublin 15 in the five-year school building programme for 2016-21; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12943/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

321. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the initial design plans for the new build in respect of the three schools (details supplied) have been drawn up; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13247/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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Local Authority Services

Joan Burton

358. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the supports in place for the development and protection of county archive services to preserve local cultural patrimony. [13610/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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Water Charges

Joan Burton

366. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when the commission on water charges is to be established; the nature of the applications process for members of the public to apply for membership of the commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12757/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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Electoral Reform

Joan Burton

367. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will outline any review of election postering regulations by his Department, given the move by other jurisdictions to ban postering in public places; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12759/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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School Accommodation Provision

Joan Burton

391. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to ensure there is a permanent location available for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13230/16]

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