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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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Hospital Services

Róisín Shortall

203. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the status of the provision of appropriate treatment for a person (details supplied); if a care plan has been agreed for them since the meeting of their family with the hospital on 4 October 2019; the timescale for the treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50874/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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Equine Industry

Róisín Shortall

306. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking and the funding being provided to address the proliferation of horses being bred here especially in respect of urban horses many of which are treated cruelly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50867/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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Warmer Homes Scheme Data

Róisín Shortall

312. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the funding allocations to each community-based organisation, CBO, in each of the past three years and in 2019 for the purpose of carrying out energy efficiency retrofits on the homes of persons on low incomes; the number of homes which were upgraded by each CBO; and his plans in respect the continuation of the work. [50862/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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Childcare Services

Róisín Shortall

349. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the steps she will take to ensure that the national childcare scheme will not penalise certain categories of lone parents in which it will act as a disincentive to taking up training, education or employment as identified by a group (details supplied); the action she will take in relation to same in the coming years and not merely the arrangements in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50864/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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Early Years Sector

Róisín Shortall

350. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on a proposal by an organisation (details supplied) for the establishment of an early years and school age agency to replace Departments and agencies in order to ensure a streamlined, seamless and all-encompassing system in order that early child education and welfare issues are responded to appropriately and to achieve better value for money; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50868/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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Community Employment Schemes Supervisors

Róisín Shortall

400. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to address the issue of pensions for community employment supervisors which has been promised for some time; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50872/19]

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Wed, 4 Dec 2019

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration

Róisín Shortall

155. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the need in the context of the housing crisis to reform the operation of the fair deal scheme in order to encourage participants in the scheme to make their homes available for letting in order to alleviate the housing shortage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50486/19]

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Wed, 4 Dec 2019

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Rehabilitative Training Allowance Payments

Róisín Shortall

160. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if disability organisations will be provided with funding to allow them to pay the full Christmas bonus to recipients of the rehabilitative training allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50530/19]

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Wed, 4 Dec 2019

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration

Róisín Shortall

259. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he will arrange discussions with the Minister for Health regarding the need in the context of the housing crisis to reform the operation of the fair deal scheme in order to encourage participants in the scheme to make their homes available for letting in order to alleviate the housing shortage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50487/19]

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Wed, 4 Dec 2019

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Planning Guidelines

Róisín Shortall

267. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to introduce new planning regulations to ensure that cinemas must have railings and or strip-lighting on gangways to assist those with visual impairment or other disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50529/19]

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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National Drugs Strategy Implementation

Róisín Shortall

164. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health his views on the recent joint statement from each previous Minister with responsibility for the drugs strategy calling on him to give greater priority to supporting drugs task forces in their work and ensuring that agencies and Departments play their part in the response to the escalating social problems associated with drug misuse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49571/19]

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Provision

Róisín Shortall

165. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the severe shortages of services for children with mental health problems in the north-western areas of Dublin in which there are now significant waiting lists for assessments in primary care and for therapy; and the specific steps he will take to address the matter. [49572/19]

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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Departmental Agencies Staff Remuneration

Róisín Shortall

166. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a group (details supplied) and its campaign to eliminate deficits for section 39 organisations in the adoption of the recommendations of the independent review group in the sector and to fund the full restoration of pay for the organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49574/19]

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Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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Building Regulations

Róisín Shortall

266. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to a newly formed group (details supplied) representing home owners in many developments with serious construction defects; if the report of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government, Safe as Houses, of January 2018 will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49573/19]

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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Fiscal Data

Róisín Shortall

93. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the way in which the costs associated with pay restoration for section 39 workers in 2019 and 2020 were factored into the fiscal space calculations for 2019 and 2020, respectively; the way in which the costs have been factored into future fiscal space projections, that is, if the estimated costs are included in the pre-committed amounts for public pay detailed in summer economic statements in 2019 and 2020 or if they are factored in elsewhere; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49278/19]

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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Departmental Agencies Staff Remuneration

Róisín Shortall

124. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost in each remaining year to complete the pay restoration process for section 39 health and disability type organisations by pay costs and associated pension costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49277/19]

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Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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HSE Staff

Róisín Shortall

156. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 345 of 5 February 2019, 201 of 19 June 2019, 497 of 9 July 2019 and 344 of 24 September 2019, the position regarding the staff breastfeeding in the workplace policy for HSE staff; if the policy has been signed off on by the HSE leadership team; the reason for the time delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49276/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Healthcare Professionals

Róisín Shortall

42. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the timescale for the full reversal of financial emergency measures in the public interest, FEMPI, for GPs and the ending of the two-tier pay scales for consultants; the other steps he plans to take to address the issue in view of the severe shortage of GPs and hospital doctors and the serious impact which this is having on patient care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49074/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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School Therapy Services

Róisín Shortall

182. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a pilot project (details supplied); his plans for the future of this intervention model; his plans to roll out the project nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48659/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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School Therapy Services

Róisín Shortall

198. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a pilot project (details supplied); his plans for the future of this intervention model; his plans to roll out the project nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48658/19]

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