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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Joan Burton

123. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an appropriate site has been identified for the planned new post-primary school to serve the west Blanchardstown, Dublin15 and Blanchardstown village, Dublin15, school planning areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42621/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Burton

124. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide the proposed special school in Dublin 15 (details supplied) with a full-time behavioural therapist, occupational therapist and speech and language therapist; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42622/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Departmental Functions

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the economic division of his Department. [41984/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

12. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the next meeting of the Cabinet committee on the environment is due to meet. [39683/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

14. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union including Brexit, last met; and when the Cabinet committee on Brexit, foreign and European affairs is scheduled to meet. [37565/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

18. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the next meeting of the Cabinet committee on security is due to meet. [39684/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

38. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his most recent contacts with the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission. [39454/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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National Concert Hall

Joan Burton

654. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the timeline for the transfer of the National Symphony Orchestra from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall; the moneys available to fund the proposed transfer; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42002/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Joan Burton

135. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an appropriate site has been identified for the proposed new building for a college (details supplied); when construction of the new building will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41514/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Hospital Staff Data

Joan Burton

185. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital intern posts and the prioritisation of CAO undergraduates (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41476/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Road Tolls

Joan Burton

240. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the ownership of the M50 toll bridge and contractual relationships with third parties; if his attention has been drawn to the traffic congestion at the toll bridge side of County Dublin that is resulting from traffic avoiding the bridge and the impact this has on local villages; if he has conducted studies on this impact; if he has considered removing the toll or if measures will be introduced in relation to tolling has been considered into studies in relation to traffic management around Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41481/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Mutual Assistance Requests

Joan Burton

32. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of requests invoking mutual agreement procedures received; the total amount of the profit adjustment involved; the tax involved; the number of cases agreed; the basis of agreement that is withdrawn, agreed in full, agreed in part; the tax cost, if it has been refunded or offset; the balance of cases open; and the amount of tax involved in those cases, which remain open in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [40659/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Mutual Assistance Requests

Joan Burton

33. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of requests invoking mutual agreement procedures received by country in each of the years 2010 to 2018 inclusive and to date in 2019. [40660/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Higher Education Institutions Staff

Joan Burton

87. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to address sexual harassment of staff in higher education institutions; the work programme of the new Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality to address same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40697/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland Funding

Joan Burton

401. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the level of funding that has been provided to Transport Infrastructure Ireland to undertake noise abatement measures in relation to the M50; his plans for noise abatement in terms of barriers or other measures to offer protection against noise pollution to communities living adjacent to the M50; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40698/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Traveller Culture

Joan Burton

10. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to establish funding for artists, projects and institutions dedicated to highlighting the place of Traveller culture and history in Irish society; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37909/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with the US Vice President. [39682/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent meeting with Prime Minister Johnson and the issues discussed. [37564/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent meeting with Prime Minister Johnson at the United Nations. [39455/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

14. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee E (Health) last met; and when the Cabinet committee on social policy and public services is scheduled to meet. [37566/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Brexit Supports

Joan Burton

65. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the sectors of the economy his Department has identified as needing targeted support in the event of the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39452/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Office of Public Works Properties

Joan Burton

83. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will report on the latest work of the Office of Public Works regarding its strategic review of the Phoenix Park; the cost to date; the estimated further cost in respect of the review; the expected timeline to publish a report on the consultation process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39447/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Building Energy Rating Administration

Joan Burton

87. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number and cost of retrofitting projects the Commissioners of Public Works has undertaken in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, to upgrade public buildings to meet modern standards in terms of building regulations and energy efficiency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39451/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Public Sector Pay

Joan Burton

94. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the public sector pay bill in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of full-time civil and public servants employed; and the whole-time equivalent employed for each of the above years. [39449/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Public Spending Code

Joan Burton

95. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the revised public spending code relating to the appraisal and management of public capital projects will be published; his plans to strengthen the existing guidelines and improve appraisal, cost estimation and management; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39448/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Construction Costs

Joan Burton

97. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 in respect of construction projects and other capital projects; the way in which he monitors construction inflation and the mechanisms he employs to establish this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39450/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Burton

204. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide additional funding to a school (details supplied) to fit out its classrooms with the necessary furniture and appropriate materials for children with special needs following his Department issuing the school with a notice pursuant to section 37A of the Education Act 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39530/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Community Services Programme Funding

Joan Burton

572. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his attention has been drawn to the threat to the viability of a centre (details supplied) which provides vital community services such as créche facilities and youth projects; if assistance will be provided to the community centre to cover the cost of essential fire safety and structural remedial works and to continue to operate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39539/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Brexit Issues

Joan Burton

21. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the effect of a no-deal hard Brexit on customs clearance and other requirements for importing from the UK mainland and Northern Ireland; his views on the implications of a no-deal hard Brexit for VAT and business; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39045/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Data

Joan Burton

27. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated increase in the number of high net worth persons dealt with by the Revenue Commissioners' large cases division if the threshold for inclusion was reduced to €30 million; the additional resources which would be required to provide for such a reduction; if such resources will be made available to the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39047/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Tax Reliefs Eligibility

Joan Burton

37. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of days a person must be resident in the State to avail of the special assignee relief programme; the average number of days persons availing of the programme resided in the State in each of the years 2016, 2017 and 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39046/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

38. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the steps he has taken to date and plans to take to upgrade customs posts in the event of a no-deal hard Brexit, specifically in respect of areas along the Border with Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39044/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Labour Market

Joan Burton

49. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he has undertaken an economic evaluation of wage levels here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39048/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Mortgage Arrears Rate

Joan Burton

58. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if an analysis will be provided of mortgage holders in arrears by age groups (details supplied). [39063/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Mortgage Arrears Rate

Joan Burton

59. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if an analysis will be provided of mortgage holders by age groups (details supplied) in tabular form. [39064/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Tax Reliefs Data

Joan Burton

60. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide statistical information (details supplied) in respect of each of the years 2010 to 2018 and from 1 January 2019 to date. [39065/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Tax Reliefs Data

Joan Burton

61. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of correlative adjustments received by the country in which the tax settlement giving rise to the adjustment has been agreed in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and from 1 January to date in 2019, in tabular form. [39066/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Tax Reliefs Data

Joan Burton

62. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of protective claims for correlative adjustments received for claims that may arise in the future together with an estimate of the tax involved in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and from 1 January to date in 2019, in tabular form. [39067/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Tax Reliefs Data

Joan Burton

63. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated number of correlative adjustments expected to be received in 2019 and 2020 in the work plans of the Revenue Commissioners. [39068/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

64. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if an analysis will be provided of the known losses carried forward for corporation tax purposes at 31 December in each of the years 2015 to 2018, respectively, under each heading by general NACE classification (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39069/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

65. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if an analysis will be provided of the known losses carried forward for income tax purposes at 31 December in each of the years 2015 to 2018, respectively, under headings by general NACE classification (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39070/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

66. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if an analysis will be provided of known losses carried forward for corporation tax purposes at 31 December in each of the years 2015 to 2018 under headings by general NACE classification (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39071/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

67. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on whether it is time to limit all losses forward for income and or corporation tax purposes; the estimated yield of such an action in a full year if a time to limit was set at five or ten years, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39072/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Audits

Joan Burton

68. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated increase in the number of high net worth individuals dealt with by the Revenue Commissioners' large cases division if the threshold for inclusion was reduced to €20 million; the additional resources that would be required to provide for such a reduction; if such resources will be made available to the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39073/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Audits

Joan Burton

69. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated increase in the number of high net worth individuals dealt with by the Revenue Commissioners' large cases division if the threshold for inclusion was reduced to €10 million; the additional resources that would be required to provide for such a reduction; if such resources will be made available to the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39074/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Audits

Joan Burton

70. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of new cases added to the high net worth individuals’ unit in the Revenue Commissioners' large cases division in each year since the unit's formation in 2003; the number of cases dropped and moved to other units of the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39075/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Audits

Joan Burton

71. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated additional audit yield if a properly resourced high net worth individuals unit took responsibility for those with net assets greater than €10 million, €20 million and €30 million, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39076/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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National Economic Dialogue

Joan Burton

81. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he will report on his attendance at the National Economic Dialogue. [29955/19]

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Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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World Heritage Sites

Joan Burton

6. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of applications received requesting to be included on the 2020 tentative list for nomination as a UNESCO world heritage site; the number of applications which were successful; her plans to assist the successful applicants in their attempt to achieve world heritage status; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37912/19]

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Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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Architectural Heritage

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department has held discussions with Dublin City Council or other bodies in respect of the decayed state of a market (details supplied); her plans to provide funding for the preservation and restoration of the market; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37910/19]

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Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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Artists' Remuneration

Joan Burton

23. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to ensure a fair and equitable working wage for persons working in the arts, culture and heritage sector; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37911/19]

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019

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British-Irish Council

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the recent meeting of the British-Irish Council. [29954/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

1. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the number of times Cabinet committee A, economy, has met to date in 2019. [27940/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Departmental Policy Reviews

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if the policy of his Department with respect to social media has been updated. [28220/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Good Friday Agreement

Joan Burton

89. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has examined or commissioned a cost profile of the likely costs of a united Ireland. [36416/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Adoption Records Provision

Joan Burton

598. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the restrictions now being placed on adopted persons that are tracing information on their birth families and particularly birth parents; her views on the policy of refusing to give identifying information in respect of birth parents particularly birth mothers on the grounds that this is in contravention of GDPR rules; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37158/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Adoption Legislation

Joan Burton

599. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department has received counsel from the European Commission in respect of refusing to give identifying information in respect of birth parents to adopted persons that are tracing; her views on whether adopted persons should have access to all of their own information and the full details included on all files in public records relating to their birth, care and adoption; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37159/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

12. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of additional Army personnel he plans to assign to the border with the UK for preparedness for the forthcoming departure of the UK from the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36014/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

13. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Army personnel he plans to assign to the border with the UK if there is an agreement with the UK by 31 October 2019 and in the event of a no-deal Brexit, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36015/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Brexit Expenditure

Joan Burton

14. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost to date in 2019 and the expected cost in 2019 to his Department of expenses payable to staff being relocated to work in respect of the border with the UK; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36016/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Debt Repayments

Joan Burton

99. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the repayment schedule for bilateral loans to the UK; the capital amount repaid to date by transaction; the amount outstanding; if the repayments are made in sterling or euro; the cost to date in euro of each repayment in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35411/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Debt Repayments

Joan Burton

100. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the cost in euro of each sterling interest repayment to date on bilateral loans from the UK; the applicable interest rate in each case; the projected interest costs for the remainder of 2019 and in 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35412/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Debt Repayments

Joan Burton

101. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the projected savings in 2019 and 2020 respectively to date on repayments on loans to the UK due to the fall in the value of sterling by interest and capital amounts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35413/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Staff

Joan Burton

125. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of additional Revenue Commissioners staff assigned to the Border with the UK in respect of preparedness for the forthcoming departure of the UK from the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36005/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Staff

Joan Burton

126. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of Revenue Commissioners staff he plans to assign to the Border with the UK to work on counter-smuggling operations if there is an agreement with the UK by 31 October 2019 and in the event of a no-deal Brexit, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36006/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Staff

Joan Burton

127. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if land or premises within 30 km of the Border with the UK for customs checks has been leased or purchased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36007/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Staff

Joan Burton

128. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the cost to date in 2019 and expected cost in 2019 to the Revenue Commissioners of expenses payable to staff being relocated to work in respect of the Border with the UK; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36008/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Real Estate Investment Trusts

Joan Burton

129. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated number of real estate investment trusts here; and the estimated number of properties in the portfolios of such real estate investment trusts. [36029/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Real Estate Investment Trusts

Joan Burton

130. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his plans to review the corporate tax arrangements in respect of real estate investment trusts; the level of corporation tax that applies to such entities; the rate of effective corporation tax paid by such entities; his plans to commission a study of the REIT model in terms of its appropriate contribution to taxation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36030/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Departmental Budgets

Joan Burton

206. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the expected cost overrun in the health budget for 2019; his plans to address the cost overrun in Budget 2020 or via Supplementary Estimates by year end; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36031/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Departmental Budgets

Joan Burton

207. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the cost overruns in respect of the senior care centres programme; if he has met with his counterpart in the Department of Health to discuss the matter; his plans to ensure senior care centres will not be closed due to budgetary issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36032/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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School Funding

Joan Burton

413. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of primary and post-primary schools, respectively, that require parents to pay voluntary contributions. [36002/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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School Funding

Joan Burton

414. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to end the practice of voluntary contributions in primary and post-primary schools; his plans to appropriately fund primary and post-primary schools to end the need to ask for money from parents to meet funding shortfalls; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36003/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Burton

415. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the schools issued with a notice pursuant to section 37A(5)(a) of the Education Act 1998 in the Dublin 7 and 15 areas; his plans to provide additional resources to the schools that have agreed to provide additional ASD spaces; his plans to meet the schools in question; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36026/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Building Projects

Joan Burton

502. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the costs to date of the remediation work at schools affected by structural defects in an area (details supplied) and at other schools in the area; the estimated remedial costs upon completion of works; the estimated date of completion; the legal costs to date; the estimated legal costs of cases being taken against contractors deemed responsible for defects in construction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36777/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Building Projects

Joan Burton

503. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if all documentation processed concerning the serious defects in schools built in an area (details supplied) will be provided; if legal proceedings have been issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36778/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Building Projects

Joan Burton

504. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if all documentation processed concerning the serious defects in the school building at a school (details supplied) will be provided; if legal proceedings have been issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36779/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Building Projects

Joan Burton

505. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if all documentation processed concerning the serious defects in a school building (details supplied) will be provided; if legal proceedings have been issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36780/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

506. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress of the building of a permanent school on the Phoenix Park racecourse site for a college (details supplied); when construction of the new permanent school building will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36781/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Maternity Services Provision

Joan Burton

1157. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the progress made to date in respect of the proposed transfer of the Rotunda Maternity Hospital to Blanchardstown, Dublin 15; the expected date on which the transfer is due to commence; the expected date for the completion of the transfer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36036/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Maternity Services Provision

Joan Burton

1158. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the expected costs of the transfer of the Rotunda Maternity Hospital to Blanchardstown, Dublin 15; if the costs have been included in the budget forecasting of his Department; if he expects the Rotunda Maternity Hospital to contribute from its respective budget to the cost of the transfer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36037/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Care of the Elderly Provision

Joan Burton

1159. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the cost overruns in respect of the senior care centres programme; if an assessment has been carried out of the likely impact of cost overruns on the senior care centres programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36038/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Care of the Elderly Provision

Joan Burton

1160. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the serious shortage of beds in the Dublin 15 area for older persons in need of both step-down care and nursing home care; his plans to provide adequate care for older persons in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36039/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Care of the Elderly Provision

Joan Burton

1161. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the healthcare facilities at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown available to older persons that need nursing home care and in need of specialised step-down care; the number of beds including step-down care beds available to older persons in need of such care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36040/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Care of the Elderly Provision

Joan Burton

1162. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the proposed 100-bed senior care centre on the grounds of Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown; if cost overruns will have an impact on the proposed 100-bed senior care centre; if so, the impact in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36041/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Care of the Elderly Provision

Joan Burton

1163. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if the senior care centre at Woodlands on the Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown campus has been closed; his plans for an alternative use of the Woodlands building and complex; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36042/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Care of the Elderly Provision

Joan Burton

1164. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the number of step-down care beds and long-term residential care beds, respectively at St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park. [36043/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Care of the Elderly Provision

Joan Burton

1165. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the senior care centres available to older persons in the Dublin 15 and Navan Road areas in tabular form; the name of each institution that provides either day care or long-term residential care and respite care; the location of each of these facilities; and the number of beds available in each facility. [36044/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Care of the Elderly Provision

Joan Burton

1166. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the amount of capital investment proposed in respect of each senior care centre by county in tabular form. [36045/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Blind Welfare Allowance Data

Joan Burton

1167. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of the blind welfare allowance in 2019. [36047/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Blind Welfare Allowance Eligibility

Joan Burton

1168. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health his plans to taper the withdrawal of the blind welfare allowance in circumstances in which a blind person takes up employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36048/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Energy Conservation

Joan Burton

1520. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the deep retrofit pilot grant programme; when he expects the completion of the evaluation of the programme; his plans to assist those wishing to refurbish their homes to make them as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36034/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Adoption Data

Joan Burton

1715. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of adoption records identified by her Department that may be false and-or misleading, including illegal registration of births; her plans to hold a full-scale audit of adoption records with a view to determining the number of adoption records that may be false and or misleading and including illegal registration of births; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36639/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Blind Person's Pension Data

Joan Burton

1859. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of the blind pension at year end 2018, by gender and county. [36027/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Blind Welfare Allowance

Joan Burton

1860. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to introduce a measure to disregard the blind welfare allowance for means testing purposes; the full-year cost of disregarding the blind welfare allowance in the means test for the disability allowance; the number of persons affected; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36028/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Wildlife Conservation

Joan Burton

2032. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the report by the National Parks and Wildlife Service that found agricultural practices are impacting negatively on 70% of internationally important habitats here; if her Department has identified the most harmful agricultural practices that affect such habitats; her plans to assist farmers reduce the negative effect of agricultural practices on the habitats; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36035/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Cultural Policy

Joan Burton

2040. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to establish night mayors in towns and cities; her plans to grow the potential multibillion euro night-time economy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36629/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Performing Arts

Joan Burton

2041. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the number of theatre spaces in Dublin that have closed (details supplied) or are at risk of closing due to increased costs in commercial rents; her plans to ensure affordable spaces for actors and other artists; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36630/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Central Statistics Office Data

Joan Burton

21. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach further to Parliamentary Question No. 102 of 20 September 2017, the reason Irish life tables 17 has not been published to date by the Central Statistics Office; and when same will be published. [31797/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Burton

614. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress to date on the establishment of a new school for the provision of autism specific education in the Dublin 15 area; when the school will officially open; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34161/19]

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