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Tue, 25 May 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Jim O'Callaghan

496. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí by rank attached to the domestic abuse intervention unit in the Dublin metropolitan region, DMR, north as of 17 May 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27805/21]

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Tue, 25 May 2021

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Departmental Data

Jim O'Callaghan

505. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number of vacancies by job title in the Office of the State Pathologist; the estimated full year cost of filling each of the vacant posts in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28184/21]

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Tue, 25 May 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Jim O'Callaghan

506. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons currently on a panel waiting for recruitment into An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28185/21]

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Tue, 25 May 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Jim O'Callaghan

507. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number of vacancies by rank in the Garda band in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28186/21]

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Tue, 25 May 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Jim O'Callaghan

508. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number of Garda cars attached to the Garda national immigration bureau that are aged over 12 years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28187/21]

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Thu, 20 May 2021

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Closed-Circuit Television Systems

Jim O'Callaghan

346. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the reason for the delay with the Ballybofey-Stranorlar CCTV application which was supported by the Donegal joint policing committee in 2020. [27420/21]

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Wed, 19 May 2021

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Inquiry into the Death of Mr. Shane O'Farrell

Jim O'Callaghan

177. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice when the scoping exercise into the investigation of the death of a person (details supplied) will be completed and published.; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26819/21]

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Tue, 18 May 2021

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Air Corps

Jim O'Callaghan

256. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport if he has received the unredacted version of the Air Corps submission on the provision of military search and rescue service to the State of March 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26019/21]

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Tue, 18 May 2021

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Air Corps

Jim O'Callaghan

257. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport the recommendation or determination of the evaluation of the Air Corps submission on the provision of military search and rescue service to the State of March 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26021/21]

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Tue, 18 May 2021

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Departmental Staff

Jim O'Callaghan

546. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a retired public servant (details supplied) was not allowed an increment during their employment as an executive officer; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26078/21]

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Thu, 13 May 2021

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Defence Forces

Jim O'Callaghan

5. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence when the report on the review of mandatory retirement ages for Defence Forces officers will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24895/21]

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Thu, 13 May 2021

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Defence Forces

Jim O'Callaghan

22. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence if he will confirm that the Defence Forces cadets who were recently awarded the payment of military service allowance following a third party adjudication finding after their training was suspended in order to be deployed on contact tracing for the HSE will be paid in full, in keeping with the normal payment of this allowance as recommended by the adjudicator. [24896/21]

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Thu, 13 May 2021

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Pension Provisions

Jim O'Callaghan

190. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport if it will be ensured that there will not be any changes to the CIÉ 1951 superannuation scheme in advance of the outcome of a High Court application made by the trustees of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25207/21]

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Thu, 13 May 2021

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Jim O'Callaghan

345. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Social Protection the basis on which medical practitioners who assess disability benefit claims on behalf of her Department are appointed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25204/21]

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Thu, 13 May 2021

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Social Welfare Schemes

Jim O'Callaghan

351. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Social Protection her plans to take steps to reform and amend the means test for the blind person's pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25373/21]

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Wed, 12 May 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Jim O'Callaghan

98. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Finance his views on a payment system (details supplied) being proposed by Ireland's main financial institutions; his views on whether it may affect competition within the sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24821/21]

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Wed, 12 May 2021

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Housing Issues

Jim O'Callaghan

193. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the steps that can be taken to prevent management companies from imposing significant increases in management fees on residents; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24822/21]

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Wed, 12 May 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Jim O'Callaghan

241. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Health when First Holy Communions will be permitted in churches under Covid-19 regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24833/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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A Vision for Change

Jim O'Callaghan

60. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will report on the discussions between the European Union and the United Kingdom with regard to the Northern Ireland protocol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23941/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Historical Conflicts

Jim O'Callaghan

105. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his views on whether the events that befell Armenia and the Armenian people in 1915 merit the description of genocide; his views on the statement issued by the President of the United States on 24 April 2021 in relation to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23940/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Defence Forces

Jim O'Callaghan

424. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence the strength of the Permanent Defence Forces as of 1 May 2021 or the latest date for which figures are available; the breakdown of all ranks across the three services; the gender breakdown of same in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24685/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Defence Forces

Jim O'Callaghan

425. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence the strength of the Reserve Defence Forces as of 1 May 2021 with regard to all three services and all ranks; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24686/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Defence Forces

Jim O'Callaghan

426. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence if he will report on the involvement of the Permanent Defence Forces in the Covid-19 vaccination programme; the number of personnel involved; the locations in which they provided support; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24687/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Defence Forces

Jim O'Callaghan

427. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence if measures are being taken to bridge the gap of ten years between forced early retirement on age grounds in the Defence Forces and access to the State pension. [24688/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Defence Forces

Jim O'Callaghan

428. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence his plans to extend the supplementary pension provision to post-2013 new entrants to give them the option of a lengthy career in the Defence Forces. [24689/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Defence Forces

Jim O'Callaghan

429. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence the status of the implementation of the Strengthening our Defence Forces high-level implementation plan. [24690/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Defence Forces

Jim O'Callaghan

430. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence the status of the implementation of the EU working time directive in relation to the Defence Forces. [24691/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Departmental Expenditure

Jim O'Callaghan

431. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence his plans for additional defence investment in strategic airlift, air intercept and airspace monitoring primary radar capability and cyber defence and intelligence. [24692/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Defence Forces

Jim O'Callaghan

432. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence the number of additional recruits to the Permanent Defence Force to date in 2021 with regard to all three services; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24693/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Overseas Missions

Jim O'Callaghan

433. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence the overseas missions in which the Defence Forces are currently involved; the number of personnel involved in each mission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24694/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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European Defence Agency

Jim O'Callaghan

434. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence the European Defence Agency projects which Ireland is currently involved in tabular form; and if he will provide an overview of the nature of the projects. [24695/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Departmental Funding

Jim O'Callaghan

561. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if consideration is being given to the request by an organisation (details supplied) for financial support in order to enable the work of the organisation with young persons to continue in the aftermath of the pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23644/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Departmental Staff

Jim O'Callaghan

646. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number of Garda band members that have been redeployed for the purposes of policing and enforcing Covid-19 guidelines. [24145/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Jim O'Callaghan

939. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Health if he plans to seek an extension in relation to those provisions of Part 3 of the Health Act 2020 that are due to expire in June 2021; the factors that will be reviewed prior to any decision to seek an extension; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24699/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Brexit Issues

Jim O'Callaghan

235. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the impact of Brexit on companies from Northern Ireland applying for public works and Government contracts here. [23073/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Passport Services

Jim O'Callaghan

339. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when the processing of non-urgent passport applications will recommence; the action his Department is taking to ensure that the backlog of applications resulting from the suspension of same will be addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22707/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Irish Sign Language

Jim O'Callaghan

365. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Education the reason Irish Sign Language has not yet been included in the post-primary curriculum; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22671/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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School Funding

Jim O'Callaghan

381. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Education if funds will be provided to a school (details supplied) for the construction of an ASD classroom; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22920/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Jim O'Callaghan

519. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Health the protections in place for children who are required to quarantine under section 38B of the Health Act 1947 (as amended); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22666/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Jim O'Callaghan

521. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Health when persons who do not wish to take a vaccine (details supplied) may be able to receive a different vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22670/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Jim O'Callaghan

522. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Health if it is necessary to seek a waiver of the trade and intellectual property rules for Covid-19 vaccines in order to protect developing countries from the threat of Covid-19; if so, the steps taken to obtain this waiver; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22677/21]

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Rail Network

Jim O'Callaghan

19. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport if no application for a rail order in respect of MetroLink will be made until such time as the feasibility study into the extension of the Metro to south-west areas of County Dublin has been completed. [22404/21]

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Rail Network

Jim O'Callaghan

20. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport the reason the National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland business case proposal should be considered in the implementation of the transport strategy when that strategy never contemplated a city centre terminus nor the possibility that such a terminus could be in place for decades. [22405/21]

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Rail Network

Jim O'Callaghan

21. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport the reason the National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland business case proposal should be considered in the implementation of the transport strategy when the clear outcome of the public consultation process was that there is currently no agreed southside solution to reach Sandyford, County Dublin. [22406/21]

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Rail Network

Jim O'Callaghan

22. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport the criteria used by the National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland to select Charlemont as the preferred MetroLink terminus. [22407/21]

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Rail Network

Jim O'Callaghan

23. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport the studies carried out by the National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland to substantiate the selection of Charlemont as the preferred MetroLink terminus location above other city centre locations such as St. Stephen’s Green or O’Connell Street. [22408/21]

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Rail Network

Jim O'Callaghan

24. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport if the proposed construction of a tunnel beyond a city centre terminus to Beechwood and the proposed construction of a station at Charlemont effectively preordains a future decision to proceed with the National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s preferred route of a segregated aboveground metro route along the Luas green line to Sandyford, County Dublin. [22409/21]

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Rail Network

Jim O'Callaghan

25. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport the way in which expenditure on the partial construction of its preferred route of a city centre tunnel to Beechwood with a Charlemont station will be a valuable use of taxpayers’ money; and the way in which spending that money now will reduce the risk and cost of the ultimate Metro South project. [22410/21]

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Rail Network

Jim O'Callaghan

26. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport the estimated total costs of constructing MetroLink south beyond the two high profile city centre stations (details supplied). [22411/21]

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Rail Network

Jim O'Callaghan

27. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport the contractual arrangements in place between the National Transport Authority, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and a developer (details supplied) for the construction of the Charlemont station box; the capital cost of these works; when the developer is due to be refunded; the approval the NTA and TII have for incurring actual metro construction costs in advance of submitting the MetroLink business case and in advance of obtaining a railway order; if the NTA and TII requested the developer to apply for planning permission for the station box; the legal grounds on which the NTA and TII is of the view that a metro station box is not required to have planning permission granted as part of a railway order; and the legal grounds on which the NTA and TII is of the view that the Charlemont metro station box has obtained valid planning permission when it was included in the planning permission for an office development and it is not a requirement for or part of that office development. [22412/21]

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