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Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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National Orchestras
Joan Burton

34. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she plans to implement the Boaden report's recommendation that the NSO become a national cultural institution (details supplied). [26710/18]

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National Monuments
Thomas P. Broughan

35. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of archaeological monuments that have been added to the Record of Monuments and Places in the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27022/18]

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Commemorative Events
Colm Brophy

36. Deputy Colm Brophy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the Great Famine Online project. [26776/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Wildlife Conservation
Mick Wallace

37. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has given consideration to the reintroduction of the grey wolf in national parks; if research or studies have been carried out in this regard; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26706/18]

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Waterways Ireland
Brendan Smith

38. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the blueway projects identified for development in 2018 and 2019; the level of funding available for such projects; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27097/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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National Biodiversity Plan
Peter Burke

39. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the objectives, targets and actions contained in the National Biodiversity Action Plan 2017-2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26715/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Creative Ireland Programme
Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

40. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the creative schools programme; the level of involvement of schools in County Offaly in the programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26716/18]

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Cultural Policy
Bernard Durkan

41. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which she continues to promote and support cultural events throughout the country in view of the desirable objective of promoting a positive national image at home and abroad; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27078/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Arts and Culture Capital Scheme Funding
Niamh Smyth

42. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the review of the cap in the percentage for the art scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27113/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Wildlife Protection
Clare Daly

43. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a cross-departmental discussion will be considered in order to respond to a growing need for powers of enforcement, particularly pertaining to the criminal activity of badger baiting in the countryside. [27074/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Waterways Ireland Data
Brendan Smith

44. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the capital funding in 2018 provided to Waterways Ireland for work on the Erne, Shannon Waterway; the projects to be undertaken; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27096/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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National Orchestras
Joan Burton

45. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding she plans to set aside under her Department's capital plan to facilitate the future relocation of one of the RTÉ orchestras to the National Concert Hall as proposed under the Boaden report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26713/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Heritage Sites
Bernard Durkan

46. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of heritage sites and buildings deemed to be at risk throughout the country; if particular actions are proposed to address issues arising; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27079/18]

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Seirbhísí Oideachais sna Gaeltachtaí
Éamon Ó Cuív

47. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den an Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta an bhfuil aon phleananna aici cúntóirí teanga a chur isteach i scoileanna nach bhfuil aon chúntóirí teanga acu agus atá páirteach sa Scéim Aitheantais do Scoileanna Gaeltachta de chuid na Roinne Oideachais; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [26705/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Departmental Funding
Martin Heydon

48. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the funding being provided for small scale local festivals in County Kildare in 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26722/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge
Peadar Tóibín

49. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Peadar Tóibín den an Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta ós rud é gurbh é mí Iúil na bliana seo caite an chéad sprioc a luadh leis an bPlean Gníomhaíochta Cúig Bliana don Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge, an bhfuil náire uirthi go raibh moill bliana lena fhoilsiú agus an bhfuil aon athruithe curtha i bhfeidhm aici chun a chinntiú nach dtárlódh a leithéid de mhoilleadóireacht arís. [27055/18]

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National Monuments
Peadar Tóibín

50. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason her Department and the national monuments service, NMS, have not protected the togher in Mayne Bog, County Westmeath since its discovery in 2005 in view of new structures identified in 2017 by contracted archaeologists (details supplied). [27056/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Cultural Policy
Catherine Connolly

51. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the contract in place in respect of the creative director of Galway 2020; the terms of the contract; the moneys paid in respect of their departure; when a new creative director will be appointed; the details of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27069/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Military Aircraft Landings
Clare Daly

52. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 53 and 200 of 14 June 2018, if the Defence Forces were engaged of the monitoring of the foreign military aircraft while they were in Irish airspace in view of the fact that the plane involved in the emergency landing at Shannon Airport on 3 June 2018 was involved in refuelling US fighter aircraft either during or immediately prior to the emergency occurring (details supplied). [27158/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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State Bodies Data
Michael McGrath

53. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of positions on the board in respect of the board of agencies and commercial State companies under his Department’s aegis in tabular form; the quorum required for a board meeting; the number of ministerial appointee vacancies on the board to date; the length of time the ministerial appointee vacancy has been present for each vacancy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27217/18]