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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Alcohol Treatment Programmes

Dessie Ellis

334. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the roll-out stages and funding allocation for the extension of the CARE project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38544/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Hospital Beds Data

Dessie Ellis

37. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the reason the number of available inpatient beds has reduced from 12,051 in 2006 to 10,473 in 2015 and 10,629 in 2016 to date; the number of psychiatry and long-term care beds that have been excluded since 2006 to show only acute beds in the 2015 and 2016 figures; the factors that determine the reason an inpatient bed in 2006 is no longer available in 2015 and 2016; if the physical infrastructure still exists for these beds; if so, the details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37864/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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National Treatment Purchase Fund

Dessie Ellis

38. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health further to the budget announcement of additional funding being made to the NTPF, the evaluation mechanisms that are in place to ensure value for money in terms of the spend; the evaluation mechanisms that are in place to ensure satisfactory outcomes and number of treatments in accordance with the funding allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37863/16]

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016

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Social and Affordable Housing

Dessie Ellis

56. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to expand an affordable and co-op housing schemes such as a scheme (details supplied) which recently committed to provide a fully integrated, mixed income, affordable, co-operative housing. [35464/16]

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016

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Regeneration Projects

Dessie Ellis

77. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the working group of officials comprising senior representatives from his Department, local authorities and other relevant actors to bring forward proposals for new urban regeneration measures chaired by a Minister of State (details supplied) have decided on a list of proposals or a course of action for urban regeneration; the part that public or private partnerships will play in those proposals; and the timeframe for same. [35465/16]

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016

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Local Authority Staff Data

Dessie Ellis

362. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of Dublin City Council employees, broken down by department and area; the number of new employees over the past five years, by department; and the number of those who are tradesmen or apprentices, in tabular form. [35118/16]

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Wed, 2 Nov 2016

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Road Safety

Dessie Ellis

460. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the NTA has received legal advice regarding rickshaws that are carrying passengers for hire that are operating without a licence, in some cases without insurance, proper driver vetting or roadworthiness certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33050/16]

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Dessie Ellis

258. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to extend pyrite remediation to deal with cases of muscovite mica. [31734/16]

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016

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Nursing Staff Provision

Dessie Ellis

439. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there is a shortage of nurses in the Ballymun health clinic and that recently two nurses resigned due to the stressful work environment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31787/16]

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Dessie Ellis

121. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown of the cost per dwelling for the additional 400 dwellings that have been targeted for pyrite remediation in 2017 through investment of €22 million; and the location of those additional dwellings. [31220/16]

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016

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Public Private Partnerships Cost

Dessie Ellis

122. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total cost of the Charlemont Street development where Dublin City Council is engaged in a major private public partnership scheme. [31224/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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National Treatment Purchase Fund

Dessie Ellis

25. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the funding allocated to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, NTPF, in each of the years since its inception; the way the money was spent; the number of surgeries and services that were purchased in each of the years since its inception; the way the funding allocated in budget 2017 to the NTPF will be administered; the surgeries to be prioritised under the NTPF; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30510/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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Maternity Services Provision

Dessie Ellis

86. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the availability of detailed 20 week routine scans for pregnant women per CHO area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30509/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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Mortgage Resolution Processes

Dessie Ellis

140. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will intervene and request receivers to agree to cease giving notice to those occupying repossessed properties until a sale is agreed, rather than once it goes on sale as is the common practice. [30550/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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School Transport Review

Dessie Ellis

255. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the review of the school transport scheme; and if his Department will consider increasing funding to the scheme in line with the recommendation of a charity (details supplied) of €5 million resulting in an abolition of fees for parents. [30586/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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Mortgage to Rent Scheme Eligibility

Dessie Ellis

291. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department will provide a sensible solution to a housing issue for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30548/16]

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Wed, 5 Oct 2016

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Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

45. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the 11,000 acquired units in Pillar 2 of the rebuilding Ireland action plan for housing and homelessness, detailing the types of acquisitions involved. [28708/16]

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Wed, 5 Oct 2016

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Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

60. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown of the 10,000 long-term lease units which would be automatically owned by local authorities and approved housing bodies at the end of the lease term and those that will not automatically be owned by said bodies. [28709/16]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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Commencement of Legislation

Dessie Ellis

90. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the timeframe for the ministerial order for the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, which was enacted on 30 December 2015. [26510/16]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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Departmental Bodies Reports

Dessie Ellis

322. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the working group of officials, comprising senior representatives from his Department, local authorities and other relevant bodies, to bring forward proposals for new urban regeneration measures chaired by the Minister of State, Deputy English, has met; and if so, the timeframe for publishing proposals on urban regeneration. [26545/16]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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Hospital Appointments Status

Dessie Ellis

682. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if he will review the situation in the case of a person (details supplied). [27022/16]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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Services for People with Disabilities

Dessie Ellis

724. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the lack of qualified staff, especially nurses, which impacts on the ability of children to attend certain schools, for example, in the case of a person (details supplied). [27287/16]

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016

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Rental Accommodation Scheme

Dessie Ellis

567. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if pre-2011 RAS tenants can be precluded from consideration for social housing where household income has changed. [24717/16]

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016

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JobPath Implementation

Dessie Ellis

767. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons on the live register who are currently contracted to SEETEC; the hourly rate paid to SEETEC for providing assessment and training, per person, for the long-term unemployed; the types of training provided by SEETEC; the success rates of SEETEC to date; and the number of long-term unemployed persons who have gained employment as a result of their time with SEETEC. [25693/16]

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016

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Services for People with Disabilities

Dessie Ellis

1062. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if he will review the funding allocation for new wheelchairs in the Dublin North West area (details supplied). [24562/16]

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016

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Public Transport Provision

Dessie Ellis

1815. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the proposed date for the opening of the Phoenix Park tunnel; and the expected number of passengers who will use this facility. [25882/16]

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016

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Light Rail Projects

Dessie Ellis

1817. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the proposed cost of the Metro North, including a breakdown of the total; and the projected start date for this project. [25884/16]

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016

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Waste Disposal Charges

Dessie Ellis

194. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the progress of discussions with a company (details supplied) on the change of price plan; his views that for customers to stay on the current plan they have to contact the company, while they automatically transfer to the new pay-by-weight scheme in the aftermath of the pay-by-weight issues and his agreement with the waste management companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22990/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Garda Data

Dessie Ellis

126. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí based in Finglas Garda station; the number of Garda vehicles available to them during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22508/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Garda Data

Dessie Ellis

127. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí based in Santry Garda station; the number of Garda vehicles available to them during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22509/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Garda Data

Dessie Ellis

128. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí based in Ballymun Garda station; the number of Garda vehicles available to them during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22510/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Garda Data

Dessie Ellis

129. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to K District of DMR west division of An Garda Síochána, Dublin; the number of Garda vehicles available to them during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22511/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Garda Data

Dessie Ellis

130. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to H District of DMR north division of An Garda Síochána, Dublin; the number of Garda vehicles available to them during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22512/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Community Policing

Dessie Ellis

131. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of community gardaí based in Finglas Garda station, Dublin, during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22513/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Community Policing

Dessie Ellis

132. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of community gardaí based in Santry Garda station, Dublin during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22514/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Community Policing

Dessie Ellis

133. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of community gardaí based in Ballymun Garda station, Dublin during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22515/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Coroners Service

Dessie Ellis

337. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if county councils are required to pay for the county coroner; and if so, the amount this costs on a county basis. [22153/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Urban Renewal Schemes

Dessie Ellis

370. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the projects in Ballymun that received funding from the regeneration programme; and his plans to bridge any gap in funding that may occur from the completion of the programme in 2017. [22646/16]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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Housing Adaptation Grant Funding

Dessie Ellis

125. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to make funding available through the Health Service Executive or Fingal Council to assist persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21457/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Orthodontic Services Data

Dessie Ellis

101. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the number of orthodontic treatments that the Health Service Executive has outsourced for patients who are waiting over four years for routine orthodontic treatment and for how many patients; the hospitals these treatments have been outsourced to; how many patients are waiting one, two, three and more than four years for these treatments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20931/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Dessie Ellis

112. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for corrective surgical procedures for scoliosis; the number that have been waiting for three, six, nine, 12, 18 and 24 months; the progress being made to ensure the necessary posts are filled to ensure these surgeries take place; if alternatives have been considered to ensure that these surgeries take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20930/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Legislative Programme

Dessie Ellis

599. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health when he will implement the provisions for donor assisted reproduction Parts 2 and 3 further to the passing of the Children and Family Relationship Act 2015. [21215/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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Regeneration Projects Funding

Dessie Ellis

122. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government further to the request this Deputy made to provide a breakdown of 2016 commitments on regeneration projects which were €28 million for Limerick city, €11 million for Cork city, €5 million for Dublin city and €2 million each for Tralee, Dundalk and Sligo, which amounts to €50 million overall (details supplied), if the total allocation for regeneration in 2016 is €104 million. [20028/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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Regeneration Projects Funding

Dessie Ellis

123. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the breakdown of the allocation of the €32 million to the regeneration of Dolphin House and St. Teresa's Gardens in Dublin 8 (details supplied). [20043/16]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016

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Services for People with Disabilities

Dessie Ellis

483. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health to make funding available through the Health Service Executive to assist persons (details supplied). [19267/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Regeneration Projects Funding

Dessie Ellis

14. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to provide a breakdown of the current programme of the 2016 allocation for existing commitments on regeneration projects which is €50 million. [18511/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Regeneration Projects Status

Dessie Ellis

29. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the start date for the regeneration projects in the Dublin city area (details supplied); and the amount of funding allocated to these projects. [18513/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Local Authority Housing Maintenance

Dessie Ellis

100. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the allocation to local authorities for housing maintenance, in tabular form. [18595/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Local Authority Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

101. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government for a progress report on rapid-build housing in Dublin City. [18596/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Local Authority Housing Standards

Dessie Ellis

102. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to expand the insulation programme to remaining houses that do not benefit from cavity insulation (details supplied). [18597/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Rent Supplement Scheme

Dessie Ellis

126. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Social Protection to rescind the ban in Ballymun, Dublin 11 under the rent supplement scheme which was due to the regeneration project, given that this project is coming to a close. [18572/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Youth Guarantee

Dessie Ellis

214. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans in regard to the Youth Guarantee in Ballymun, Dublin 11, which was a pilot scheme; and her plans to roll it out elsewhere in the country. [18571/16]

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016

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Mortgage Lending

Dessie Ellis

100. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance if there is a timeframe in which a person's entitlement to the first-time buyers status for the purpose of availing of the 10% deposit rule as opposed to the 20% rule could be reinstated (details supplied). [18530/16]

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016

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Central Bank of Ireland Investigations

Dessie Ellis

16. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance for an update on the Central Bank’s tracker mortgage investigation, including an update of the number of cases being investigated by financial institutions and a timeline for its conclusion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17525/16]

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016

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Mortgage Lending

Dessie Ellis

27. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance if he will direct a bank (details supplied) and request that all other banks release information on the extent they have used or not used the 15% loan-to-value exceptions and 20% loan-to-income exceptions permissible under the Central Bank’s macro-prudential regulations; the reason they have not used the full leeway, where that is the case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17526/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Waste Disposal Charges

Dessie Ellis

246. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to respond to complaints from persons that waste collection companies are charging fees that far exceed the existing standing charge; his plans to implement measures to regulate private companies to prevent them charging exorbitant waste disposal charges, that in one instance amounted to a 130% increase made under the guise of the pay-by-weight legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16991/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Building Regulations

Dessie Ellis

260. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he is aware that over the past number of years, a clerk of works has not been mandatory on site, and if he will reintroduced this measure in the interest of better building regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17255/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Regeneration Projects Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

262. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the cost of the urban regeneration scheme in Ballymun, Dublin 11. [17259/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Regeneration Projects

Dessie Ellis

263. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number and status of urban regeneration schemes. [17260/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Regeneration Projects

Dessie Ellis

264. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the cost of planned further regeneration projects. [17261/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Environmental Policy

Dessie Ellis

265. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his policy on urban regeneration. [17262/16]

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016

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Airport Development Projects

Dessie Ellis

60. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of his work with the Dublin Airport Authority and other relevant bodies to ensure plans for an additional runway at the airport include considerable consultation with local communities and a plan for increased public transport provision at the airport. [15614/16]

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016

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Public Transport

Dessie Ellis

79. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to invest further in public transport through the State subvention to Córas Iompar Éireann and other means in order to improve standards, increase accessibility and encourage more persons to use public transport. [15613/16]

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Thu, 9 Jun 2016

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Child Care Services Funding

Dessie Ellis

12. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to address the funding crisis in Youngballymun; and her plans to roll out this model across the State. [14841/16]

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Thu, 2 Jun 2016

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Health Services Funding

Dessie Ellis

11. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health his progress, in conjunction with the Health Service Executive, in securing funding to complete episodes of scheduled care commenced in 2015; the amount of funding required to complete these episodes; how many episodes of care are outstanding for 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13695/16]

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Thu, 2 Jun 2016

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Hospital Accommodation Provision

Dessie Ellis

63. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the progress made to date in the establishment of a bed bureau for the greater Dublin area on the availability of residential care beds; the areas being covered in this bureau; his plans to roll this out in other areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13694/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Rural Transport Programme Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

589. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to set out the money already spent, the planned expenditure, including where that money has been allocated, and the current estimate for total State expenditure on the rural transport programme in 2016. [11455/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Córas Iompair Éireann

Dessie Ellis

590. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to provide an update on the estimate for the total State subvention to Córas Iompair Éireann in 2016 by each Córas Iompair Éireann company. [11456/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Córas Iompair Éireann

Dessie Ellis

591. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to set out the previous and planned additional funding to Córas Iompair Éireann companies for 2016. [11457/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Public Service Obligation Services

Dessie Ellis

592. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he expects specific savings or changes in the public service obligation funding as a result of the introduction of open tendering and to set out in tabular form his rationale for the expected savings. [11458/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Public Transport Provision

Dessie Ellis

593. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost to the State of making all existing public transport completely wheelchair accessible. [11459/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Capital Expenditure Programme

Dessie Ellis

594. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funds pledged and the funds that have been ring-fenced in the capital spending plan for the completion of the A5 dual carriageway, the Narrow Water bridge, the Ulster Canal and the north-west gateway initiative, in tabular form. [11460/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Capital Expenditure Programme

Dessie Ellis

595. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funds which are required but not yet budgeted to complete the A5 dual carriageway, the Narrow Water bridge, the Ulster Canal and the north-west gateway initiative. [11461/16]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

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Housing Adaptation Grant

Dessie Ellis

467. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he is aware that Kildare County Council has a process of only replacing windows in elderly persons homes if there is money left in the budget at the end of the year and, despite an increased allocation in the 2016 housing maintenance budget, if they will be operating the same process for this year; if this practice is supported by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7445/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Cycling Facilities Provision

Dessie Ellis

563. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will install a bike station in the Glasnevin Cemetery and the Botanic Gardens area of Dublin, given this area's popularity with tourists and its large population. [4749/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Medical Card Reviews

Dessie Ellis

305. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health why a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 was denied a medical card. [2844/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Mental Health Services

Dessie Ellis

335. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if he is aware of the incremental closure of mental health services in the Drumcondra, Clontarf and Ballymun areas, Dublin, and the centralisation of services at the day centre on the North Circular Road, Dublin 7, including the winding down of the Tús Nua centre to just one day per week; the impact this will have on local service users, their families and the wider community; and how this strategy fits into the A Vision for Change strategy for mental health. [2894/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Public Transport

Dessie Ellis

500. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to provide figures for the potential additional costs on the Exchequer if his Department were to transfer operation of the Luas to Coras Iompair Éireann at the end of the current contract with Transdev. [3030/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Public Transport

Dessie Ellis

501. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the State funding including capital investment packages received by Transdev or any of its subsidiaries for the operation of the Luas in each of the years since its launch in 2004. [3031/16]

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016

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Roads Maintenance

Dessie Ellis

502. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is aware of the problems Bus Éireann drivers are experiencing with icy roads, particularly in County Westmeath; and his plans to ensure a consistent road gritting policy across local authority areas. [3046/16]

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016

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Flood Prevention Measures

Dessie Ellis

180. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to outline the measures in place to alleviate the losses to local businesses in County Dublin, in particular, in the Dublin 2 and 4 areas, should these areas experience flooding in the future. [2231/16]

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016

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School Accommodation

Dessie Ellis

439. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education and Skills the planned address of the new premises for the Shellybanks Educate Together national school in Dublin 4. [2235/16]

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016

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Rail Services Provision

Dessie Ellis

480. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the rationale for the continued closure of the waiting rooms at Newbridge train station, County Kildare, for a number of years, given that it is a very busy station and is regularly used by persons travelling to seek hospital services in the Dublin area. [2229/16]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016

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State Examinations

Dessie Ellis

753. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education and Skills why a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 was denied a reader for the leaving certificate examination despite having dyslexia and literacy scores well below the required threshold. [46585/15]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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Road Network

Dessie Ellis

2. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to address the increasing capacity problems on the M50 and the need for a proposed additional ring road to deal with the high demand on the part of motorists. [45431/15]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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Cross-Border Projects

Dessie Ellis

8. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will work with Stormont and transport companies in the North to deliver an island-wide integrated ticketing system and to improve access to cross-Border public transport services. [45004/15]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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Rail Network

Dessie Ellis

10. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will install a tunnel or bridge at the Pelletstown and Ashtown rail crossing to deal with the major traffic problems it is creating. [45001/15]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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Public Transport Fares

Dessie Ellis

20. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the effort he has made to make public transport services more affordable given regular increases in fares over the past five years, even for those using prepaid and Leap card options. [45005/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Electric Vehicle Grants

Dessie Ellis

71. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to encourage the use of electric vehicles, given the very low take-up of such vehicles by public, commercial and transport interests. [45003/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Nursing Home Services

Dessie Ellis

395. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health to justify the exorbitant costs paid to private nursing homes and the measures that are put in place to prevent private nursing homes from adding extra costs that are driving the families of those in care into poverty (details supplied). [44846/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Applications Data

Dessie Ellis

579. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of applicants on housing waiting lists and why he is not aware of the level of housing need. [45124/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Applications Data

Dessie Ellis

580. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of applicants on the housing waiting list for County Donegal. [45125/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Applications Data

Dessie Ellis

581. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of applicants on the housing waiting list for County Galway. [45126/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Applications Data

Dessie Ellis

582. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of applicants on the housing waiting list for County Mayo. [45127/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Applications Data

Dessie Ellis

583. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of applicants on the housing waiting for list County Sligo. [45128/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Applications Data

Dessie Ellis

584. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of applicants on the housing waiting list for County Leitrim. [45129/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Applications Data

Dessie Ellis

585. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of applicants on the housing waiting list for County Roscommon. [45130/15]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Fire Safety

Dessie Ellis

586. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government what the Dublin Docklands Development Authority is doing, as owner of the Longboat Quay common areas, to ensure that the cost for the Longboat Quay fire safety works is urgently addressed, so works can commence on fire safety. [45162/15]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2015

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Local Authority Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

589. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of local authority housing unit builds completed by county in 2015 to date, in tabular form. [44193/15]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2015

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Local Authority Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

590. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of local authority housing units builds commenced but not competed by county in 2015 to date, in tabular form. [44194/15]

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