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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Consumer Rights

Joan Burton

46. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on the poor level of consumer protection for mortgagors here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46548/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Cybersecurity Data

Joan Burton

61. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to a recent report by an organisation (details supplied) which states that there is increased vulnerability of payment systems to information technology failures and cyber attacks; his plans to ensure the integrity of payment systems here as businesses and public bodies move increasingly to electronic payments and towards a cashless society; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46551/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Credit Register Administration

Joan Burton

64. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to a breach of the Central Credit Register by a bank (details supplied) that resulted in customers being the subject of multiple credit inquiry requests to the registry and a representative body resulting in potential adverse effect on their credit reports by the register and the body and other future lending applications and a digital footprint which cannot be removed for five years; his plans to address same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46550/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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EU Budget Contribution

Joan Burton

82. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the contributions of Ireland to the EU in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the estimated future contributions in each of the next three years from 2020 onwards; the principal reasons for the increase in contributions by Ireland; the basis of the calculation of the contribution; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46552/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

1. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy and Public Services last met. [44319/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on security will next meet. [44455/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Brexit Issues

Joan Burton

76. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on recent discussions with EU Commission officials regarding Brexit. [39453/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Office of Public Works Projects

Joan Burton

138. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress on the restoration work to the Magazine Fort site in the Phoenix Park; the timetable for the commencement and completion of the restoration work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46010/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Office of Public Works Projects

Joan Burton

139. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timetable for the appointment of a contractor to construct the proposed pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Liffey to the War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46011/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Office of Public Works Projects

Joan Burton

140. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the Office of Public Works plans to issue a response to the public consultation on the development plan for the Phoenix Park; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46012/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Proposed Legislation

Joan Burton

247. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the timeline for the passing into law of the proposed Bill to address the recent High Court ruling that foreign nationals applying to become Irish citizens on the basis of their residence require a one-year period of residence here that is unbroken, uninterrupted and connected throughout in space or time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46278/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Hospital Services

Joan Burton

386. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that more than 100 patient referrals to the national gender service at St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, have been misplaced; his plans to ensure resources are put in place to resolve the issue; his further plans to ensure redress is provided to those affected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46535/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the number of staff in his Department working on Brexit preparedness. [44317/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Traveller Culture

Joan Burton

22. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding provided for the Travellers' Journey exhibition at the National Museum in Turlough Park, County Mayo, in each of the years 2017, 2018, and to date in 2019; the funding provided for tinsmithing and Cant, the traditional language spoken by Irish Travellers in each of the years 2017, 2018, and to date in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45467/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Urban Development

Joan Burton

24. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has held discussions with Dublin City Council regarding the renovation of a number of historic markets in Dublin such as the Iveagh Market on Francis Street; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45454/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Invasive Species Policy

Joan Burton

33. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the number of invasive plants, animals and insects in the ecosystem here; her plans to assess the ecological risks of invasive species; her plans to assess the estimated economic costs of their damage and control; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45452/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Culture Ireland

Joan Burton

42. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding allocated to Culture Ireland in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the projected funding for 2020; if her attention has been drawn to comments from the arts community (details supplied) that the provision of funding is disappointingly low and will negatively impact on artists; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45455/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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National Monuments

Joan Burton

45. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of her plans for Moore Street; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45453/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

55. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding allocated to the Arts Council in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the projected funding for 2020; if her attention has been drawn to comments from the arts community (details supplied) that the provision of funding is disappointingly low and will negatively impact on artists; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45451/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Commencement of Legislation

Joan Burton

90. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the timeline for the commencement of the Family Law Act 2019; his plans to commence all sections of the Act at once; if some sections will have to wait for a longer commencement period; if so, the sections; the length of time they will be delayed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45585/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

1. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on infrastructure last met. [42284/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Departmental Reform

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he is considering new divisions in his Department. [44457/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Housing Data

Joan Burton

47. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he has undertaken an evaluation of the affordability of rent and house purchases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39048/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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HSE Staff Remuneration

Joan Burton

465. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the status of salaries in the public health service (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44345/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Road Tolls

Joan Burton

937. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of policy in relation to tolling on the M50 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45010/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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National Transport Authority Funding

Joan Burton

938. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding allocated to the National Transport Authority to increase bus route capacity in Dublin in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by type of funding in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45011/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Traffic Management

Joan Burton

939. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of funding for traffic management measures in the four Dublin local authority areas, including funding provided by his Department to State agencies that are allocated funding that in turn fund local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45012/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Further Education and Training Programmes Eligibility

Joan Burton

93. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if persons qualifying under the long-term illness scheme are eligible for training courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43861/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Labour Activation Programmes

Joan Burton

298. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if persons qualifying under the long-term illness scheme are eligible for workplace programmes and training courses even if they are drawing credits rather than receiving a social welfare payment; the supports available for persons in this category to assist them in returning to the labour market in circumstances in which this is possible; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43860/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

15. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his conversations with the UK Prime Minister since 8 October 2019. [43264/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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EU Issues

Joan Burton

26. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with the President of the European Council. [43263/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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EU Issues

Joan Burton

27. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the EU Council meeting on 17 and 18 October 2019. [43265/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Burton

135. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide a proposed school (details supplied) in Dublin 15 with full-time speech and language and occupational therapists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43678/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Citizens' Assembly

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on progress towards a Citizens' Assembly on a directly elected mayor for Dublin. [41985/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Citizens' Assembly

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on progress towards a Citizens' Assembly on gender equality. [42283/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

11. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his attendance at the recent United Nations climate action summit. [41986/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

8. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the acquisition by the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board of a permanent site for a school (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the lack of further education facilities in the County Meath area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42581/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Further Education and Training Programmes Places

Joan Burton

13. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the lack of provision for further education and the limited number of post-leaving certificate, PLC, courses available to those in the Dublin 15 and Dunboyne areas; if his attention has been further drawn to the number of young persons who lack opportunities to progress to third level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42579/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Capitation Grants

Joan Burton

46. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the limited increase in the capitation grants in view of the number of schools which struggle to cover their running costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42582/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Capital Expenditure Programme

Joan Burton

49. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the €19 million drop in capital spending arising from his post-budget statement will affect school building projects in the Dublin 7 and Dublin 15 areas, in particular for schools (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42578/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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School Funding

Joan Burton

61. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the level of funding for accommodation adaptation available to the schools in the Dublin 7 and 15 areas that have been served with notices pursuant to section 37A of the Education Act 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42580/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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HSE Staff Data

Joan Burton

229. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the average time for the commencement of the payment of pension following retirement of staff in the HSE; the number of applicants who have to wait three months or longer for payment of their pension; the number of pension applications currently in arrears; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42829/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Long-Term Illness Scheme

Joan Burton

230. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if persons qualifying under the long-term illness scheme are eligible for workplace programmes and training courses even if they are drawing credits rather than receiving a social welfare payment; the supports available for persons in this category to assist them in returning to the labour market in circumstances in which this is possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42830/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Legislative Programme

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach to outline the status of Bills under preparation in his Department. [42282/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Post-Leaving Certificate Courses Availability

Joan Burton

117. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the proposed PLC course at a school (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the proposed PLC course at another school has been postponed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42615/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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School Patronage

Joan Burton

118. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to further develop partnerships between patronage bodies further to the recent example of a partnership between a community college and Educate Together in respect of establishing a post-primary school in Dublin 7; his plans to extend this model of school patronage to other educational patrons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42616/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

Joan Burton

119. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an analysis has been conducted of the demand for primary school places in the Dublin 15 and Navan Road areas; his plans to ensure there is a sufficient number of primary school places in the Dublin 15 and Navan Road areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42617/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

Joan Burton

120. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an analysis has been conducted of the demand for post-primary school places in the Dublin 15 and Navan Road areas, particularly in the areas of Diswellstown and Pelletstown; his plans to ensure there is a sufficient number of post-primary school places in the Dublin 15 and Navan Road areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42618/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

121. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on a permanent school building for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42619/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Burton

122. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the planned special school (details supplied) in Dublin 15 will officially open; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42620/19]

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