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Wed, 20 Jul 2016

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Industrial Disputes

Mick Barry

52. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the lockout of workers at Waterford Airport. [22792/16]

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016

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Social Welfare Appeals

Mick Barry

237. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection when making an appeal to the social protection appeals office, if a person has the legal right to speak with a medical advisor instead of an appeals officer if requested when there is a medical dimension to the appeal. [23122/16]

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016

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Social Welfare Appeals

Mick Barry

238. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection when making an appeal to the social protection appeals office, if a person has the legal right to demand that the social protection appeals office does not use the private and confidential information as a case study on their website regardless of name removal. [23123/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Health and Safety Inspections

Mick Barry

46. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered the offer of the International Transport Federation to carry out health and safety inspections on fishing vessels at no cost to the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22523/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Cycling Policy

Mick Barry

47. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to increase the amount of safe cycle routes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22520/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Industrial Relations

Mick Barry

64. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the level of precarious work and low pay in the hospitality sector in light of the research shown in Enforced Flexibility? Working in Ireland today, by the Think-tank for Action on Social Change (details supplied). [22522/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Public Transport

Mick Barry

80. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has discussed with senior management in CIE the wage claim that has been lodged by the National Bus and Rail Union on behalf of Dublin Bus workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22519/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Health Services

Mick Barry

573. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health his vews on the quality of treatment received by a person (details supplied). [22031/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Health Services Charges

Mick Barry

640. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) who is a recipient of a jobs initiative payment can have their bill for treatment in Beaumont Hospital waived in view of the circumstances. [22364/16]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016

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Media Pluralism

Mick Barry

31. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has received the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland report entitled, Ownership and Control of Media Businesses 2012-2014, published on 22 June 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21621/16]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016

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National Broadband Plan

Mick Barry

33. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the measures he will take to ensure future investment in the broadband network infrastructure, once ownership has been transferred to a private company after the 25 year national broadband plan contract has expired; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21620/16]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016

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Middle East Issues

Mick Barry

133. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on Palestine’s call, the open letter from 45 Palestinian political and civil groups calling on the Government to act to bring justice to Palestine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21705/16]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

268. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if a foreign national worker who either is here illegally or does not have the required work permit can take a case against his or her employer for unpaid wages or unfair dismissal to the Workplace Relations Commission; and if there is any obligation on the Workplace Relations Commission to report such migrant workers to the immigration authorities. [21740/16]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach to report on the meetings he had with other EU leaders in Brussels during the recent two-day summit on Brexit. [19474/16]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

26. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine of the 500 atypical worker permits being made available to the owners of Irish fishing vessels in order that they may regularise the status of undocumented non-European Union migrant crew, the number applied for so far; the ports in which the applicant vessel owners are based; the number of fishing crew at each port; and the country of origin of the migrant fishing crew in tabular form. [21495/16]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

216. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of detections made of undocumented non-European Union migrant fishing crews in Irish ports in 2016; and the number of prosecutions ensued thereafter. [21496/16]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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Livestock Issues

Mick Barry

217. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine following the discovery of the use of angel dust in a herd in the County Monaghan area, if sufficient safeguards are in place to ensure that growth hormones do not enter food for human consumption; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21497/16]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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Farm Household Incomes

Mick Barry

218. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in reference to comments made by the German Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, following the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union, the measures he will take to protect the incomes of small farmers and investment in rural communities should the budget for the Common Agricultural Policy be reduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21498/16]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

219. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine subsequent to the establishment of the atypical worker permission mechanism, established to allow the owners of Irish fishing vessels regularise the status of undocumented non-European Union migrant crew, if he has received any representations seeking to increase the number of permits available beyond 500 or any other amendment to the scheme; and if so, to provide details of same. [21499/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Health Services Provision

Mick Barry

13. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health his views on the continuing depth of involvement of religious organisations in providing State-funded health care, on the separation of church and State, and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21000/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Abortion Services Provision

Mick Barry

100. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health his views on whether women's health is adequately protected given the restrictions on health care for pregnant women in view of the eighth amendment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20999/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Rental Accommodation Scheme

Mick Barry

294. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he can reimburse Co-operative Housing Ireland the cost of heating Merville Court, Fairview, Dublin 3, given that prior to it being taken over by the co-operative, the tenants were part of the rental accommodation scheme, and the cost of the heating was met by Dublin City Council, and recoupable from his Department (details supplied). [21055/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Health Services Staff

Mick Barry

556. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health to report on discussions he has had with the management of the Central Remedial Clinic and the Health Service Executive regarding the wind-up of a pension scheme for CRC workers; and if he is in favour of the affected workers having their pension entitlements transferred to the scheme other CRC workers are in. [20456/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors Recruitment

Mick Barry

576. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the number of non-consultant doctors who could not commence their work rotations in acute hospitals and mental health services on 11 July 2016 due to outstanding documentation issues relating to work permits, Garda Síochána checks and international police clearance; his views on the impact on the health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21141/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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National Standards Authority of Ireland

Mick Barry

803. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if the National Standards Authority of Ireland has ever carried out checks on the weighing mechanisms on the back of refuse collection trucks; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21054/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Arts Funding

Mick Barry

9. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to increase the existing funding to the arts, given that the European average for arts funding is 0.6 per cent of Gross Domestic Product; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19895/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Arts Funding

Mick Barry

14. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to restore the cuts that were made to the arts budget and increase funding further to 0.3% of gross domestic product; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19892/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Arts Funding

Mick Barry

34. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will implement an increase in arts funding to 0.3% of gross domestic product as sought by the National Campaign for the Arts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19891/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Cultural Policy

Mick Barry

56. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to report on work being done in her Department to deliver the Culture 2025 strategy. [19893/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Cultural Policy

Mick Barry

57. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to publish a draft of the Culture 2025 strategy. [19894/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Supplementary Welfare Allowance Eligibility

Mick Barry

144. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection if he will reconsider the decision not to grant a person (details supplied) assistance for crèche fees under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme. [20206/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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Official Engagements

Mick Barry

2. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach to report on his meeting with the Vice President of the United States of America, Mr. Joe Biden; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18070/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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Public Sector Pay

Mick Barry

29. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will repeal the financial emergency measures in the public interest legislation given the Government's claim of economic recovery. [19762/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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Public Sector Pay

Mick Barry

37. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps he will take to end the two tier system of pay in the Public Service. [19761/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Northern Ireland

Mick Barry

39. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he discussed the findings of the Northern Ireland Poverty Bulletin with the Secretary of State for Northern, which revealed the fact that over 100,000 children in Northern Ireland live in poverty; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19470/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Official Engagements

Mick Barry

50. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he held discussions with representatives of the USA administration accompanying the Vice President of the United States of America, Mr. Joe Biden, during his visit here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19471/16]

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016

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Programme for Government Initiatives

Mick Barry

25. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection when he will implement the fit-to-work scheme contained in the programme for Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18794/16]

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016

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Labour Activation Measures

Mick Barry

46. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection when he plans to publish details of the new labour activation scheme which will replace JobBridge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18793/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Irish Water

Mick Barry

7. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he has instructed Irish Water to discontinue with the installation of water meters; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18477/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Water Charges Arrears

Mick Barry

30. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if arrears will be written off in the event of water charges being abolished; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18478/16]

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016

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Teachers' Remuneration

Mick Barry

21. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will end the position whereby new teachers are on lesser pay rates and conditions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18266/16]

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016

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Teachers' Remuneration

Mick Barry

43. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has met with the Irish National Teachers' Organisation, the Teachers Union of Ireland and the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland on the issue of post-2011 entrants to teaching having a different pay rate to pre-2011 entrants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18267/16]

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016

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Health Services

Mick Barry

406. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) can be offered an appointment at the earliest of opportunity. [18137/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Northern Ireland

Mick Barry

10. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach to report on the meeting of the last British-Irish Council. [17156/16]

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016

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Energy Prices

Mick Barry

11. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views that the Electricity Supply Board should consider reducing its charges for electricity, given its reported profits of €635 million in 2015; and that high energy prices are being maintained to make the Electricity Supply Board an attractive proposition for privatisation. [16116/16]

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016

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Hydraulic Fracturing Policy

Mick Barry

38. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the campaign of opposition to the exploratory hydraulic fracturing taking place at Woodburn Forest in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, and reports that the companies involved in hydraulic fracturing have expressed an interest in performing similar explorations in County Leitrim. [16115/16]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016

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Seanad Reform

Mick Barry

6. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the status of the reform of Seanad Éireann. [15866/16]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Mick Barry

12. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he has met with religious leaders since the general election. [15867/16]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016

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Zero-hour Contracts

Mick Barry

36. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to outline her views on zero-hour contracts; if she will introduce legislation to outlaw this practice; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16244/16]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016

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Industrial Disputes

Mick Barry

54. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the dispute involving vital 999 emergency workers whom BT Ireland has subcontracted to a service centre (details supplied), and if she should recommend to other Departments that they insist on higher standards of workplace relations where private companies are operating State contracts. [15830/16]

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