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Tue, 10 Nov 2015

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Renewable Energy Generation

Robert Dowds

558. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources how he is ensuring, in accordance with the policy set out in One World, One Future, that the development of low carbon energy policies by his Department takes account of the actual and potential negative impacts of developed countries sourcing large quantities of bioenergy in developing countries; and if his Department has consulted with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government regarding this issue. [39430/15]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2015

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Aviation Issues

Robert Dowds

581. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when each of the runways at Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Ireland West-Knock, Kerry, Shannon, Sligo and Waterford airports last had their numbers redesignated because of the movement of the magnetic North Pole; and if it is currently known when each will next need to be re-designated. [39007/15]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2015

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Personal Public Service Numbers Data

Robert Dowds

87. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance the reason the Revenue Commissioners insist on receiving a personal public service number for a deceased foreigner who is leaving a legacy to an Irish resident; and if he will ensure that the process for paying tax on such a legacy is simplified. [38716/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Personal Public Service Numbers Data

Robert Dowds

167. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will clearly outline the process for getting a personal public service number on her Department's website. [37330/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Personal Public Service Numbers

Robert Dowds

268. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection why the system of acquiring personal public service numbers for non-Irish citizens was changed recently, whereby such persons now have to pre-arrange an interview online; and the reason this change was not indicated beforehand on her Department's website. [38300/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Personal Public Service Numbers Data

Robert Dowds

286. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance the reason it is necessary to get a personal public service number for a deceased foreigner who is leaving a legacy to an Irish relative; and if he will ensure that the process for getting such a legacy is simplified. [37331/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Employment Rights

Robert Dowds

371. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the action he will take to tackle the problem of zero hour contracts. [38302/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Immigration Policy

Robert Dowds

528. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will ensure that persons visiting the Garda Síochána National Immigration Bureau offices receive information in the location of the processes involved, in terms of both getting work and getting a personal public service number. [37332/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Visa Applications

Robert Dowds

599. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the conditions under which a Kosovan national living in Germany may come to live here to become a carer for a disabled Irish person. [38303/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Robert Dowds

628. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs his views on a submission (details supplied) regarding the mother and baby homes commission of investigation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37790/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Bioenergy Strategy

Robert Dowds

1133. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources given that the quantity of bioenergy on the planet is inherently limited, the steps he has taken to ensure that energy planning for transition to a low-carbon society does not assume the unlimited availability of bioenergy. [37707/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Bioenergy Strategy

Robert Dowds

1134. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the policies he has in place, or is considering putting in place, to ensure bioenergy use is sustainable, both qualitatively and quantitatively. [37708/15]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015

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Health Services Provision

Robert Dowds

451. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health for an update on the delivery of primary health care centres on the Convent Road in Clondalkin; on the Rowlagh in North Clondalkin; at Ballyowen; and at Lucan, in County Dublin. [36188/15]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2015

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Garda Misconduct Allegations

Robert Dowds

181. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out her views on a television report (details supplied) which outlined shortcomings in the behaviour of An Garda Síochána and of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission in respect of some citizens. [35648/15]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

263. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance the income tax obligation of those who provide Airbnb in their homes. [34409/15]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

264. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance if those who provide Airbnb and who earn less than €12,000 per year in so doing, are exempt from income tax up to that amount. [34410/15]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

265. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance if persons providing Airbnb may be subject to retrospective tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34411/15]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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Immigration Controls

Robert Dowds

432. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to address the high level of queries in the Garda Síochána National Immigration Bureau; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34415/15]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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Immigration Controls

Robert Dowds

433. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to ensure that persons who attend the Garda Síochána National Immigration Bureau office are fully informed of the next steps they need to undertake if they are looking for employment, for example, that a job offer is required before they can apply for a personal public service number. [34416/15]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Robert Dowds

487. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health the reason Crohn's disease is not on the long-term illness scheme; the estimated number of persons who suffer from this condition; the projected change in this figure in the next ten years; his plans to add this disease to the list of conditions covered by the long-term illness scheme. [34046/15]

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