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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Bord na gCon

Maureen O'Sullivan

372. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Irish Greyhound Board is attempting to hide incidents involving dogs falling and suffering injuries by withholding race footage from its website (details supplied); if he will direct it to publish the footage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49005/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Animal Welfare

Maureen O'Sullivan

373. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an Irish greyhound that is believed to have suffered whippings has been rescued from Spain; if he will recommend an end to exports to Spain; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49006/19]

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019

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Marine Safety

Maureen O'Sullivan

270. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there has been contact between him and the Marine Survey Office regarding the situation faced by a company (details supplied) in respect of regulations which will have a negative effect on tourism and the viability of offshore islands; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47889/19]

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019

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Traffic Regulations Implementation

Maureen O'Sullivan

271. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if progress will be made on resolving the licensing issues regarding horse-drawn carriages; and if he will take steps to resolve the issue for the benefit of tourist safety, public safety and respect for law abiding carriage operators. [47890/19]

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019

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Bus Services

Maureen O'Sullivan

272. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which the public consultation process conducted by BusConnects was advertised; if he is satisfied that enough consultation was conducted with communities within the process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47891/19]

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019

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Anti-Social Behaviour

Maureen O'Sullivan

273. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the statistics on incidents of anti-social behaviour on DART services, particularly in the evening times post rush hour; his views on whether more robust measures need to be taken in conjunction with the recent text message report system such as dedicated patrols and increased security; and the way in which he will ensure persons are able to travel on public transport free of intimidation and unease. [47892/19]

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019

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Traffic Management

Maureen O'Sullivan

274. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there has been consultation on addressing the chronic traffic issues on the M50 motorway; his views on whether the route is no longer fit for purpose as an original bypass for Dublin; his plans to consider an outer bypass such as the Leinster orbital route to tackle chronic congestion, remove cars from inner suburbs of Dublin adjacent to the M50 and improve the quality of life for both commuters and residents. [47893/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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School Curriculum

Maureen O'Sullivan

57. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the matter of geography as a core subject for junior cycle will be reviewed in view of the wide scope of the subject, including the issues leading to and contributing to climate change. [47476/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Youth Services

Maureen O'Sullivan

97. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if progress has been made on the report, Organisation Review of the City of Dublin Youth Services Board; if he has had contact with CDETB on the findings of same. [47477/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Northern Ireland

Maureen O'Sullivan

112. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has had contact with the UK authorities regarding a case (details supplied) which is the only trial without a jury based on remote evidence in the history of the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47872/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Third Level Participation

Maureen O'Sullivan

194. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the way in which he can ensure progression rates to third-level education of students from disadvantaged areas; and if he is satisfied that access programmes are meeting the needs of students from disadvantaged areas. [47478/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Special Educational Needs Data

Maureen O'Sullivan

195. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the number of ASD special classes that are available and that have ceased, respectively in each year will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47479/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Criminal Law Review

Maureen O'Sullivan

282. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the terms regarding the upcoming three year review of the Criminal Offences Bill 2017 in view of the fact that there has been an increase in attacks on sex workers; the measures being taken by the Garda protective services bureau to combat such attacks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47871/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Funding

Maureen O'Sullivan

283. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the budget allocation for the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; and the budget allocation for GSOC for 2020. [47874/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Garda Transport Data

Maureen O'Sullivan

284. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of four wheel drive vehicles attached to each division in the Dublin region as of 12 November 2019. [47875/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman

Maureen O'Sullivan

78. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Finance if he is satisfied with the ability of the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman to act in the interest of aggrieved parties that are facing issues with their financial service provider; his views on whether the service offered to consumers could be improved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46528/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Tax Code

Maureen O'Sullivan

79. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 50 of 26 September 2019, the way in which he can address the unfairness for persons cohabiting, in many cases in long-term relationships, and those without children through other possible measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46527/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Tax Code

Maureen O'Sullivan

89. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Finance the reason large polluters such as the airline sector were not considered for increased carbon related taxation as a means to make carbon taxes more equitable in view of the increase in carbon taxes and related climate change mitigation expenses being levied on many persons and households in budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42280/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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EU Programmes

Maureen O'Sullivan

109. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the issues involving the INTERREG 111a Programme 2000-2006, priority 2, measure 3: renewable energy and an application by a company (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Belgian public prosecutor has opened a file regarding allegations of fraud against the programme; and if he will consider registering an interest in the investigation with a view to assist if necessary. [46886/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Ambulance Service

Maureen O'Sullivan

182. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health the reason the HSE is continuing to refuse to pay the Dublin Fire Brigade for the ambulance service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46904/19]

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