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Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Garda Vetting of Personnel

Bernard Durkan

116. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which Garda vetting has been completed in respect of candidates that sat entrance exams since recruitment to An Garda Síochána recommenced; the degree to which approval forthcoming is pending or refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8891/18]

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Citizenship Applications

Michael Healy-Rae

117. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a matter will be addressed regarding a citizenship application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8949/18]

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Family Reunification Policy

Clare Daly

118. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of his plans to introduce a family reunification humanitarian admission programme as announced in November 2017. [8951/18]

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Departmental Reports

Micheál Martin

119. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she will report on the Copenhagen economic report; and the role her Department officials will have in responding to same. [8467/18]

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Brexit Supports

Fiona O'Loughlin

120. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the contingencies and supports in place to safeguard Irish small and medium-sized enterprises and export businesses from a hard Brexit scenario, including revision of state aid rules; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8894/18]

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Brexit Supports

Fiona O'Loughlin

121. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of businesses that have taken up Brexit business supports, such as the be prepared grants and Brexit readiness vouchers provided by Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland. [8895/18]

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Brexit Issues

Fiona O'Loughlin

122. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of Brexit-related supports for enterprise and farming, including relaxation of State aid rules, European and Irish grant funding and in market supports in the EU 26 for businesses seeking to increase trade. [8896/18]

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Enterprise Ireland Funding

Pearse Doherty

123. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the companies that received aid under the Enterprise Ireland stabilisation fund; the amount each company received; the ex-post analysis of the scheme that has been carried out; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8909/18]

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Enterprise Ireland Funding

Pearse Doherty

124. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of companies that received aid under the stabilisation fund that are still in business; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8910/18]

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Ticket Touting

Róisín Shortall

125. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of efforts to curb ticket touting; and the timeframe for the passing of legislation in this regard. [8976/18]

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Health Services Reports

Louise O'Reilly

126. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health his views on whether Sláintecare is a comprehensive reform action plan or implementation plan for the health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8846/18]

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Health Services Reports

Louise O'Reilly

127. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the advice received by his Department in relation to the costings in Sláintecare; if his Department or others are costing the proposals separately; when this is expected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8847/18]

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Health Services Reports

Louise O'Reilly

128. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health his views on the Sláintecare report; the timeframe for same; if he will meet with the members of the Select Committee on the Future of Healthcare in advance of publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8848/18]

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Hospital Charges

Niamh Smyth

129. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 287 and 359 of 12 December 2017, if he has made decisions based on the findings by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8859/18]

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Hospital Appointments Status

Barry Cowen

130. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a hospital appointment. [8875/18]

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General Practitioner Services Provision

Billy Kelleher

131. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health when a permanent general practitioner will be assigned to Waterville, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8878/18]

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National Treatment Purchase Fund Payments

Billy Kelleher

132. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the funding that has been spent on the National Treatment Purchase Fund in 2016 and 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8879/18]

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National Treatment Purchase Fund Data

Billy Kelleher

133. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the amount that was spent in private hospitals here and outside the State in relation to the NTPF in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8880/18]

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Cross-Border Health Initiatives

Billy Kelleher

134. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the amount that has been spent by the HSE to pay for procedures under the cross-border healthcare directive and the treatment abroad schemes in each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8881/18]

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Health Services Provision

Niamh Smyth

135. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health if he will review a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8885/18]

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Hospital Appointments Administration

Robert Troy

136. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if an appointment will be issued for a person (details supplied). [8888/18]

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Medicinal Products Availability

Gino Kenny

137. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Health if Sativex is available or being prescribed by general practitioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8889/18]

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Vaccination Programme

Jack Chambers

138. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health if immunocompromised groups of persons in need of immunisation from tuberculosis are being provided with the BCG vaccination; the measures he is undertaking to ensure there is a sufficient supply of the BCG vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8892/18]

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Mental Health Services Provision

Fiona O'Loughlin

139. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Health the status of a matter (details supplied). [8893/18]

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Services for People with Disabilities

Fiona O'Loughlin

140. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Health the number of day places available for training young adults with disabilities, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8898/18]

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Services for People with Disabilities

Fiona O'Loughlin

141. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Health the number of school leaver places available to young persons with intellectual disabilities from September 2018; the number available in September 2016 and September 2017, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8899/18]

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Home Care Packages Data

Brendan Smith

142. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the homecare budget, including home care packages and home help services in counties Cavan and Monaghan in 2017; the provision for such services in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8906/18]

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Maurice Quinlivan

143. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Health the reason there is no child psychologist in the County Limerick early intervention service since May 2017. [8912/18]

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Maurice Quinlivan

144. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting to see a child psychologist in County Limerick. [8913/18]

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Maurice Quinlivan

145. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting to see a child psychologist in County Limerick, by the number of months waiting. [8914/18]

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Hospital Appointments Administration

Billy Kelleher

146. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of persons offered an opportunity to attend an assessment with a person (details supplied); the number that responded; the number that attended on the day; the number that have been subsequently put forward for surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8915/18]

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Hospital Appointments Administration

Billy Kelleher

147. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if children with scoliosis attending from Temple Street Children's University Hospital have been offered access to assessment and surgery through a mechanism (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8916/18]

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Health Services Staff

Kevin O'Keeffe

148. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Health if a public health nurse will visit a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [8932/18]

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HSE Properties

Jackie Cahill

149. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health if he will request the HSE to consider the use of a site (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8933/18]

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Coroners Service

Mary Butler

150. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health when the details of the inquest of a person (details supplied) will be received; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8937/18]

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Hospital Appointments Administration

Robert Troy

151. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) who attended an appointment was told to return home in view of the fact that there was no consultant on site to carry out the assessment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8938/18]

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EU Directives

Brendan Howlin

152. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Health his plans to include chiropractors as a regulated profession; if his attention has been drawn to the way in which the Euratom directive is being implemented in other EU states; if he has had discussions with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8939/18]

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Community Care

Louise O'Reilly

153. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the reason HSE performance reports since July 2016 suggest that no community intervention team service is available for the CHO1 area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8946/18]

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Community Care

Louise O'Reilly

154. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the community intervention team staffing levels by CHO area, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8947/18]

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Community Care

Louise O'Reilly

155. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the community intervention teams which are outsourced; the CHO areas they are in; the way in which outsourced staffing levels compare to directly employed HSE CIT staff by CHO area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8948/18]

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Hospital Overcrowding

Clare Daly

156. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health his views on the recent crisis in Temple Street Children's University Hospital (details supplied); the steps he has taken to ensure that this will not happen again; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8952/18]

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HSE Reports

Louise O'Reilly

157. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health when a report (details supplied) will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8953/18]

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Medicinal Products Availability

Brian Stanley

158. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Health his plans to review the HSE decision on access to the versatis patch pain medication which has been withdrawn; the legal powers he has in regard to such decisions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8956/18]

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Cross-Border Health Initiatives

Billy Kelleher

159. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Health Service Executive shall not make the reimbursement of the costs of cross-border healthcare under EU regulations subject to prior authorisation except in circumstances in which it has been made subject to prior authorisation under regulation 12; the exceptions under regulation 12; the date the exceptions were made; the reason for the exceptions, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8957/18]

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Cross-Border Health Initiatives

Billy Kelleher

160. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health his views on whether in the ordinary course of requiring medical treatments that the spirit of the cross border EU regulations not to require prior authorisation is being thwarted by the information on the HSE website; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8958/18]

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Health Services Staff

Richard Boyd Barrett

161. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has not been facilitated to return to work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8959/18]

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Services for People with Disabilities

Dara Calleary

162. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that assessment of needs policy has changed in County Mayo; if children must now have a pre-diagnosis before being accepted for assessment of needs appointments; if the policy has changed; if this policy has changed nationwide; if it is restricted to County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8960/18]

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Medical Card Applications

Bernard Durkan

163. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8977/18]

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Hospital Appointments Administration

Willie Penrose

164. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health the steps he will take to contact the relevant authorities with a view to expediting an urgent appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9019/18]

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Rural Development Programme

Bernard Durkan

165. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress to date in the implementation of key rural development initiatives as contained in the rural development programme 2014 to 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8970/18]

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Single Payment Scheme Applications

James Browne

166. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an application for a single farm payment by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8833/18]

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GLAS Payments

Michael Fitzmaurice

167. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive their balancing GLAS payment for 2016; his views on whether it is fair that due to information technology incompetence the person must wait 16 months for their payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8844/18]

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GLAS Payments

Michael Fitzmaurice

168. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) will receive their balancing GLAS payment for 2017; his views on whether it is fair that due to information technology incompetence the person must wait 16 months for their payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8845/18]

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Fishery Harbour Centres

Thomas Pringle

169. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the contractual commitments contained within the €7.98 million funding recently announced for Killybegs harbour centre; if only €2.9 million of the funding is newly acquired in view of the fact that the €5.08 million allocated for contractual commitments represents previous funding commitments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8902/18]

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Agriculture Scheme Payments

Michael Healy-Rae

170. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8987/18]

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Broadband Service Provision

Brendan Ryan

171. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to ensure that a high speed fibre optic broadband connection is provided to a location (details supplied) in view of the fact that the lack of such a connection is putting jobs at risk; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8858/18]

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Illegal Dumping

Brian Stanley

172. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of prosecutions and convictions, respectively, for illegal dumping and on-the-spot fines in Dublin city since 2012, by local area district; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8917/18]

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Illegal Dumping

Brian Stanley

173. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of prosecutions and convictions, respectively, for illegal dumping since 2012, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8918/18]

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Illegal Dumping

Brian Stanley

174. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount spent in Dublin city on the removal of illegal waste in each year since 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8919/18]

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Metropolitan Area Networks Programme

Willie Penrose

175. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 604 and 607 of 23 May 2017 and the report of the taskforce implementation group concerning taskforce action number 19, if the pricing review of the metropolitan area network or MAN is complete; his plans to publish the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9010/18]

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National Broadband Plan Implementation

Willie Penrose

176. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he has been notified of force majeure circumstance by a company (details supplied) in relation to its NBP commitment agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9011/18]

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Telecommunications Services Provision

Willie Penrose

177. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 1008 of 13 July 2017, the top five blackspots by county for mobile coverage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9013/18]

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Metropolitan Area Networks Programme

Willie Penrose

178. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the date on which changes to clawback arrangements of MANS enhancements were adopted; if the new arrangements were applied retrospectively from the date of adoption; if there is or likely to be a net cost to the State from this change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9014/18]

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Broadband Service Provision

Willie Penrose

179. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of premises passed under the Eircom commitment contract in Q2, Q3 and Q4 of 2017 that were deployed by means of eVDSL, LR-VDSL or were otherwise not fibre-to-the-premises; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9015/18]

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Broadband Service Provision

Willie Penrose

180. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 587 of 23 May 2017, his plans to issue a policy direction to a body (details supplied) in relation to the coverage conditions, as opposed to the allocation method, or of spectrum licences in the 700MHz band; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9016/18]

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National Driver Licensing Service

Aindrias Moynihan

181. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the NDLS insist on the presentation of the new public services card for issuing learner permits; if other identification such as a passport is adequate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8842/18]

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Sports Capital Programme

Brendan Smith

182. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to launch a new sports capital programme in 2018; the expected date for such a launch; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8849/18]

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Road Projects Status

Peadar Tóibín

183. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 519 of 21 January 2018, when works on an upgrade between the Rath roundabout and Kilmoon Cross on the N2 are expected to commence and conclude; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8851/18]

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Driver Test Waiting Lists

Imelda Munster

184. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the waiting times for driving tests, by centre and county. [8876/18]

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Road Traffic Offences

Peter Burke

185. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on imposing increased safety requirements on the use of quad bikes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8884/18]

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Public Transport Data

James Lawless

186. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of complaints received on an annual basis by Irish Rail, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann in each of the years 2013 to 2017, in tabular form; the nature of these complaints; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8887/18]

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Vehicle Testing

Danny Healy-Rae

187. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a facility to test commercial and heavy goods vehicles will be provided in south County Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8923/18]

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Guardians Ad Litem

Ruth Coppinger

188. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will report on the regulation of the guardian ad litem service; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8886/18]

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Catherine Connolly

189. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the membership, names and qualifications of the selection panel for the collaborative forum in relation to the Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8920/18]

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Clare Daly

190. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the orders of discovery have been wholly complied with by the religious congregations that are the subject of those orders further to the third interim report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, section 2.12. [8922/18]

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Child Care Services Funding

Brendan Smith

191. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding allocated for the upgrading of existing childcare accommodation in counties Cavan and Monaghan and the provision of new childcare facilities in 2017; the number of new childcare places provided; the funding drawn down by the end of 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8982/18]

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Child Care Services Funding

Brendan Smith

192. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding allocated for the upgrading of existing childcare accommodation and the provision of new childcare facilities in 2017; the number of new childcare places provided; the funding drawn down by the end of 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8983/18]

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Child Care Services Funding

Brendan Smith

193. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding allocated for 2018 towards upgrading of existing childcare accommodation and the provision of new childcare facilities; the number of new childcare places to be provided with the assistance of such grant aid; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8984/18]

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Local Improvement Scheme

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

194. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the €1 million in funding secured for local improvement schemes in County Cork will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8911/18]

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Rural Development Policy

Bernard Durkan

195. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans for the development of programmes for which his Department has responsibility throughout the entire country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8965/18]

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Action Plan for Rural Development

Bernard Durkan

196. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to facilitate long-term sustainable economic and social progress across rural Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8966/18]

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National Broadband Plan

Bernard Durkan

197. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the progress to date in respect of the two regional broadband action groups,with particular reference to the provision of an efficient broadband network across rural Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8967/18]

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Action Plan for Rural Development Funding

Bernard Durkan

198. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the extent to which he expects to be in a position to offer grant aid to rural communities involved in various projects to enhance rural life; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8968/18]

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Action Plan for Rural Development

Bernard Durkan

199. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to further support enterprise and enhance employment across rural Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8969/18]

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LEADER Programmes Funding

Bernard Durkan

200. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his future plans for the disbursement of funds through the Leader programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8971/18]

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Library Services

Bernard Durkan

201. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the progress to date in respect of the public library strategy 2018 to 2022; his plans in this regard for the future to ensure a multi-functional library service as a centre for information, learning, local culture and community; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8972/18]

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Telecommunications Services Provision

Bernard Durkan

202. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the extent to which he expects to be in a position to assist urban or rural communities directly by way of grant aid or indirectly through the improvement of telecommunications, with particular reference to the identification of particular blackspots in respect of broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8973/18]

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Bernard Durkan

203. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the extent to which he plans to develop the town and village renewal scheme further in order to improve and enhance the standard of living communities for rural Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8974/18]

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Carer's Allowance Payments

Willie O'Dea

204. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when arrears will issue in relation to a carer's allowance for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8831/18]

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State Pension (Contributory)

Tom Neville

205. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a maximum rate of a pension has not been awarded in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8835/18]

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Public Services Card Availability

Aindrias Moynihan

206. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the locations of the offices in which the public services card may be applied for; her plans to expand the number of offices in which persons can apply for the card; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8940/18]

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Exceptional Needs Payment Data

Paul Kehoe

207. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 618 of 30 January 2018, the number of ENP applications made in each county; the number that were refused; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8954/18]

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Disability Allowance Appeals

Bernard Durkan

208. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an appeal for a disability allowance by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9006/18]

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Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Robert Troy

209. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to bring forward a pension scheme for community employment supervisors. [9017/18]

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Robert Troy

210. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to implement a Labour Court recommendation (details supplied) which sought to provide a redundancy payment deal for community employment workers and those formerly employed through FÁS. [9018/18]

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Foreshore Issues

Michael Healy-Rae

211. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if a matter will be addressed regarding the purchase of land in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8945/18]

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Development Contributions

Willie Penrose

212. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the local authorities that remain non-compliant with the 2013 development contribution guidelines in relation to taskforce action number 8 and the progress report of the taskforce implementation group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9012/18]

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Water and Sewerage Schemes

Róisín Shortall

213. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 768 of 6 February 2018, the work in his Department to deal with the problem of residents that live in an end of terrace home in which the private sewage line for a group of houses ends and such residents are continually faced with the problem and expense of having blockages in the line dealt with; if the attention has been drawn to the burden the lack of legislation in this area places upon such persons, the tensions this causes between neighbours and the frequent public health risks that arise in circumstances in which disputes arise; the grants available to persons to deal with such expenses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8907/18]

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Local Authority Housing Eligibility

Timmy Dooley

214. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to increase the income levels to qualify for social housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8944/18]

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Local Authority Housing Mortgages

Michael McGrath

215. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the way in which the calculation of net disposable income works in relation to the Rebuilding Ireland home loan; the living expense allowances that apply, for example, in respect of a couple for food, heat and other essential living expenses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8978/18]

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