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Tue, 31 Jan 2012

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Child Care Facilities

Olivia Mitchell

272 Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department or the State agencies under his aegis provide free or subsidised child care facilities for its employees. [5344/12]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2012

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Pension Provisions

Olivia Mitchell

389 Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Social Protection the changes in criteria proposed to qualify for a contributory State pension under the National Framework planned for 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5599/12]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2012

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Foreign Adoptions

Olivia Mitchell

551 Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will clarify Ireland’s current inter-country adoption arrangements with Russia; if she is recommending that parents proceed with adoption arrangements with the Russian authorities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4959/12]

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Tue, 31 Jan 2012

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Ferry Services

Olivia Mitchell

674 Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the concerns raised by a company (details supplied) in respect of regulation MARPOL Annex VI which it is expected will apply in the Irish Sea from 2015; if his further attention has been drawn to the possible implications that this has for connectivity and ferry operations generally on the Irish Sea; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5463/12]

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Thu, 26 Jan 2012

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School Staffing

Olivia Mitchell

92 Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a school (details supplied) in Dublin 14 which has two teachers allocated to it under the Giving Children an Even Break scheme; if the school is likely to lose a teacher; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4611/12]

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Wed, 25 Jan 2012

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International Agreements

Olivia Mitchell

156 Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice and Equality about his plans to ratify Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights on the general prohibition of discrimination; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4268/12]

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Wed, 25 Jan 2012

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International Agreements

Olivia Mitchell

157 Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to ratify the optional protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4269/12]

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Wed, 25 Jan 2012

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International Agreements

Olivia Mitchell

158 Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4270/12]

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Wed, 25 Jan 2012

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Departmental Bodies

Olivia Mitchell

159 Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of full-time staff that are working in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission; the way this figure compares with the number of persons employed by the body since its inception; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4272/12]

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Wed, 25 Jan 2012

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Departmental Bodies

Olivia Mitchell

160 Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the review of the current Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission system will be complete; if the review will look to maintain and enhance the strength and independence of the GSOC as per the recommendations of Thomas Hammerberg, Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4273/12]

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Wed, 25 Jan 2012

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Juvenile Offenders

Olivia Mitchell

192 Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the imprisonment of 16 and 17 year old boys at St. Patrick’s Institution will, as per commitments made, end; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4271/12]

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