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Thu, 18 Oct 2018

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

21. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the steps her Department is taking to assist companies in the Border counties to be prepared for Brexit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42552/18]

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Local Enterprise Offices Remit

Peter Burke

22. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the role the local enterprise offices can play in supporting businesses through Brexit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42695/18]

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Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Reports

Maurice Quinlivan

23. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when the report on the failings of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement in the trial of a person (details supplied) will be published having been delivered to her office in July 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42712/18]

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Economic Growth Initiatives

Bernard Durkan

24. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the steps in hand or to be undertaken to ensure continued economic investment in jobs, enterprise and innovation here notwithstanding the serious impact of Brexit or other global developments; the extent to which new opportunities continue to be fostered in this context; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42740/18]

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Arms Trade

Clare Daly

25. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of licences for the export of arms or dual-use items that were denied in 2017; and if any of the licences denied were for the export of arms or dual-use items to Saudi Arabia. [42702/18]

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Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Reports

Timmy Dooley

26. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the report of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission on the operation of the household waste collection market; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37632/18]

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Brexit Supports

Aindrias Moynihan

27. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she will report on the uptake in the various schemes her Department offers to allow businesses to prepare for Brexit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42548/18]

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Brexit Supports

Thomas P. Broughan

28. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the measures being taken, including under budget 2019, to promote and foster indigenous trade and productivity, especially to prepare for Brexit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42551/18]

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Regional Development Initiatives

Robert Troy

29. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the measures she will take to support balanced regional investment; and the supports in place for businesses wishing to locate in the midlands. [42667/18]

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Skills Shortages

Billy Kelleher

30. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department has a long-term plan in place to deal with skills shortages in various sectors; and the timeframe to implement recommendations by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs. [42561/18]

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Research and Development Supports

James Lawless

31. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she is satisfied that the national research prioritisation exercise allocated sufficient funding and resources to research projects in the discovery and basic oriented research areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36140/18]

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Enterprise Support Schemes

John Curran

32. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the supports she has to prioritise entrepreneurs in view of the fact that there was a failure to make changes to entrepreneurs' CGT in budget 2019 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42566/18]

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IDA Ireland

James Browne

33. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she is satisfied with the level of IDA activity in County Wexford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42555/18]

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IDA Ireland Data

Charlie McConalogue

34. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of new first time investments by new IDA client companies in County Donegal for each of the past ten years; the percentage of the national total of new client investments in each of those years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42553/18]

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Foreign Direct Investment

Bernard Durkan

35. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the extent to which she remains satisfied regarding the future of foreign direct investment and its potentially positive impact in respect of enterprise and innovation here; if she remains satisfied that indigenous and foreign direct investors will continue to invest based on the confidence generated by economic performance here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42739/18]

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Economic Policy

Maurice Quinlivan

36. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to establish a co-operative development unit in her Department to encourage the development of co-operatives here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42713/18]

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Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Reports

Mick Wallace

37. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if consideration has been given to publishing the report produced by the ODCE on its handling of a case (details supplied); if she has considered commissioning an independent report into the ODCE's handing of the case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42716/18]

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Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Funding

Mick Wallace

38. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the details of the funding increase to the ODCE; her plans regarding creating a statutory white collar crime agency; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42715/18]

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Skills Shortages

John Curran

39. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to address the serious skills shortages experienced by many companies across all sectors, the majority in information technology, life sciences and construction; the actions being taken to deal with severe skills shortages in the economy; the actions set out in the 2018 Action Plan for Jobs regarding skills shortages; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42567/18]

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Thomas P. Broughan

40. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of CETA; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42550/18]

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