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Tue, 29 Jan 2019

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Good Friday Agreement

Billy Kelleher

128. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the legal mechanisms that exist to appeal or arbitrate breaches of the Good Friday Agreement by either co-guarantor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4127/19]

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019

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Brexit Supports

Billy Kelleher

272. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of applicants and participants in all Brexit schemes and supports provided by her Department or agencies under her remit; and the amount allocated to and expended under each such scheme in each year since being established, in tabular form. [3802/19]

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019

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Brexit Supports

Billy Kelleher

273. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of firms that have applied for working capital under the Brexit loan scheme; the number that have been sanctioned financing to date by firm size (details supplied); and the value of same in tabular form. [3803/19]

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019

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Brexit Supports

Billy Kelleher

274. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when the €300 million Brexit loan scheme fund announced in budget 2019 for SME businesses will be open for applications; the length of time the fund will remain open for applications; the criteria for applying; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3804/19]

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019

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Jobs Protection

Billy Kelleher

275. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the steps she is taking to protect businesses and jobs here at EU level with respect to upcoming EU-USA trade discussions on a sectoral basis. [3805/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Data

Billy Kelleher

114. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Finance the targets the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland set for lending to SMEs in 2017 and 2018; and the progress to date on same in tabular form. [2406/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Billy Kelleher

115. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Finance the status of the process to review the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland by the NTMA. [2407/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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Tax Data

Billy Kelleher

116. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Finance the number of SMEs that had interest applied on late payment of income tax based on the latest annual information; the rate of interest applied on such late payments here; and the rate of interest applied in the UK and in other EU and OECD countries in tabular form. [2408/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Billy Kelleher

182. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the decision not to open a junior unit at a school (details supplied) that would allow students in the early intervention unit transition further into their primary education will be reversed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2772/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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Small and Medium Enterprises Data

Billy Kelleher

272. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the location of each SME regional innovation and technology cluster; and the amount of funding allocated to each such cluster in 2018 and 2019, by county, in tabular form. [2403/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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Science Foundation Ireland Data

Billy Kelleher

273. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the location of each SFI research centre; and the amount of funding allocated to each such centre in 2018 and 2019, by county, in tabular form. [2404/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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Science Foundation Ireland

Billy Kelleher

274. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the capital and current funding allocated to Science Foundation Ireland on an annual basis since it was established up to 2018; and the 2019 allocation for same. [2405/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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Action Plan for Jobs

Billy Kelleher

275. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 557 of 7 September 2018, if the study referenced in relation to Action 28 was completed by the end of 2018; and if not, when it will be completed. [2409/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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North-South Implementation Bodies

Billy Kelleher

276. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the process to fill the position of chief executive of InterTradeIreland; and when the position was last held. [2410/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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EU Funding

Billy Kelleher

525. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of Irish applications to the EU Connecting Europe Facility in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the successful applications granted funding; and the monetary value to date of same. [2411/19]

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019

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EU Funding

Billy Kelleher

537. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of Irish applications to the Motorways of the Sea EU funding source in each of the years 2014 to 2018; the successful applications granted funding; and the monetary value to date of same. [2412/19]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019

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Higher Education Institutions Expenditure

Billy Kelleher

120. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the amount of funding allocated to the programme for research in third level institutions in each of the years 2010 to 2018; the amount subsequently expended in each year; the amount of funding allocated in 2019; the amount of funding that has been ring-fenced for frontier research in 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2290/19]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019

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Higher Education Institutions

Billy Kelleher

121. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the introduction of a new five-year cycle with respect to the programme for research in third level institutions; the duration of the cycle in operation; and when it ceases. [2291/19]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019

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Research and Development Data

Billy Kelleher

122. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the level of public research and development intensity as measured as a percentage of GDP in each of the years 2005 to 2018; and the budgeted figure for 2019, in tabular form. [2292/19]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019

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Research and Development Data

Billy Kelleher

123. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the Eurostat data as a percentage of each member state’s GDP; and the monetary amount each Government expended on research spending on an annual basis over the 2018 period. [2293/19]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019

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Research and Development Data

Billy Kelleher

124. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the amount expended here as a percentage of GDP on research spending in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2294/19]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019

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Research and Development Data

Billy Kelleher

125. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the amount of capital expenditure in public research and development in each of the years 2005 to 2018; the 2019 budgeted figure, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2295/19]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019

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Horizon 2020 Strategy Funding

Billy Kelleher

126. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of SMEs that have been recipients of Horizon 2020 funding in each year since the programme became operational by county, in tabular form. [2296/19]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019

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Research and Development Data

Billy Kelleher

127. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the latest findings by the EU Research and Innovation Observatory (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2297/19]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019

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Horizon 2020 Strategy Funding

Billy Kelleher

128. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the amount of Horizon 2020 funding provided to SMEs on an annual basis since it was established by county, in tabular form. [2299/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Exports Data

Billy Kelleher

96. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the volume of exports and value in euro terms on a percentage basis in 2017 and 2018, by country, in tabular form. [1992/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Imports Data

Billy Kelleher

97. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the volume of imports and value in euro terms on a percentage basis in 2017 and 2018, by country, in tabular form. [1993/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Exports Data

Billy Kelleher

98. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the amount in euro in value of goods only exported from Irish based firms by country in 2017 and 2018; and the percentage share of such exports to each country in this period as a proportion of the total share in tabular form. [1994/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Small and Medium Enterprises Data

Billy Kelleher

99. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the number of SMEs that account for total exports of goods and services on a percentage basis by each country in 2017 and 2018; and the number of persons employed in such SMEs. [1995/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Flood Relief Schemes

Billy Kelleher

115. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason a review of the environmental impact assessment in respect of the flood relief for Glanmire, County Cork, is being carried out; when this review will be completed; if this review is causing a direct impact on the sanctioning of the €8 million committed to the scheme; if there is a start date; if the process will be expedited (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1827/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Job Creation Targets

Billy Kelleher

145. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the annual targets for attaining 70,000 returned emigrants as per the Programme for A Partnership Government commitment; and the progress to date, in tabular form. [1999/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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IDA Ireland Site Visits

Billy Kelleher

148. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of IDA client visits to each county in each of the years 2011 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1982/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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IDA Ireland Jobs Data

Billy Kelleher

149. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the level of IDA supported jobs by county at 31 December 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1983/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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IDA Ireland Jobs Data

Billy Kelleher

150. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of IDA supported jobs; the number of jobs created and lost, respectively, in 2017 and 2018 by county, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1984/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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IDA Ireland Jobs Data

Billy Kelleher

151. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number in employment in IDA Ireland supported companies in each region (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1985/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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IDA Ireland Jobs Data

Billy Kelleher

152. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number in employment in IDA Ireland supported companies in the mid-east and Dublin regions, respectively, in each of the years 2011 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1986/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Enterprise Ireland Data

Billy Kelleher

153. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of Enterprise Ireland supported jobs by county and, in the case of Dublin, by Dublin city, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and south Dublin, in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1987/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Enterprise Ireland Data

Billy Kelleher

154. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of Enterprise Ireland clients by county and, in the case of Dublin, by Dublin city, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and south Dublin, in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1988/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Local Enterprise Offices Data

Billy Kelleher

155. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of local enterprise office clients by county and, in the case of Dublin, by Dublin city, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and south Dublin in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1989/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Local Enterprise Offices Data

Billy Kelleher

156. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of local enterprise office supported jobs by county and, in the case of Dublin, by Dublin city, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and south Dublin in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1990/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Departmental Staff Recruitment

Billy Kelleher

157. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of additional staff to be appointed in her Department and in State agencies and bodies under the aegis of her Department in 2019; the estimated cost of hiring additional staff in her Department and in each State agency and body, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1991/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Economic Competitiveness

Billy Kelleher

158. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the latest report of the National Competitiveness Council, Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2017; and the timeline for implementation of recommendations in this publication. [1996/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Work Permits Data

Billy Kelleher

159. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of employment permits granted for non-EEA workers in each of the years 2010 to 2018, by occupation and sector, in tabular form. [1997/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Work Permits Data

Billy Kelleher

160. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of applications for work permits received in each of the years 2015 to 2018; and the number of applications that remained to be processed by 31 December in each year, in tabular form. [1998/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Work Permits Eligibility

Billy Kelleher

161. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the occupations and sectors on the highly skilled eligible occupations list and the ineligible categories of employment list, respectively, in tabular form. [2000/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Personal Injury Claims

Billy Kelleher

162. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she will provide data (details supplied) for the period 2011 to 2018. [2001/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Billy Kelleher

163. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a new wheelchair; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1822/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Home Help Service Provision

Billy Kelleher

164. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if he is satisfied with the level and quality of service being provided by a home care company (details supplied) on behalf of the HSE; his plans to ensure that action is taken immediately to resolve the care issues being experienced by a person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1824/19]

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019

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Medicinal Products Availability

Billy Kelleher

165. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if the decision to refuse a person (details supplied) with allergies preventing other forms of pain relief from obtaining Lidocaine patches will be reviewed as a matter of urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1835/19]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Apprenticeship Data

Billy Kelleher

217. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new consortia-led apprenticeship programmes forecasted under the Action Plan to Expand Apprenticeship and Traineeship in Ireland 2016-2020 in each of the years 2016 to 2018, inclusive; and the number realised, that is, new programmes operationalised for these targets in 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018 for these new consortia-led apprenticeship programmes in tabular form. [53667/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Apprenticeship Data

Billy Kelleher

218. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of male and female apprentices in training by each employment sector and subsector for craft-based and consortia-led apprenticeships in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53668/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Apprenticeship Data

Billy Kelleher

219. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new apprenticeship registrations in each employment sector and subsector for all craft-based and consortia-led apprenticeships in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53669/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Apprenticeship Data

Billy Kelleher

220. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of live traineeship programmes forecasted for all existing traineeships and the targeted new enrolments in each of the years 2016 to 2020, inclusive; the forecasted number of traineeship programmes, that is, cumulative in addition to planned new enrolments per annum for new and-or relaunched traineeships; and the numbers realised for existing traineeships and new or relaunched traineeships, that is, trainee enrolments and cumulative number of traineeship programmes operationalised for these targets in tabular form. [53670/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Apprenticeship Data

Billy Kelleher

221. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the apprentice population forecasted in each employment sector and subsector in each of the years 2016 to 2020, inclusive, by craft-based and new consortia-led apprenticeships; and the actual apprentice population in each employment sector and subsector to date. [53671/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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EU Meetings

Billy Kelleher

282. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the date of each EU Competitiveness Council meeting since January 2016; the specific EU Competitiveness Council meetings at which she or her predecessors made the case for the need for a revision of state aid rules of Regulation (EU) No. 1407/2013 to protect exposed Irish enterprises and exporters from a potential Brexit; the date of each such meeting at which this was raised in tabular form; the status of progress being made at EU level to increase state aid thresholds to support Irish enterprises in the event of a hard no-deal Brexit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53657/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Consumer Protection

Billy Kelleher

283. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the consumer regulations in place to enable consumers to leave a service provider contract over the phone as opposed to in writing. [53658/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Brexit Issues

Billy Kelleher

284. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to the UK Government's decision to defer the House of Commons vote on the European Commission's draft withdrawal agreement with the UK and the President of the European Council's confirmation that preparedness for a no-deal scenario is being discussed, if her Department submitted a request formally to the Brexit preparedness group under the European Commission's task force on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom seeking mitigation funding for Irish businesses in order to safeguard enterprises and exporting companies from a no-deal hard Brexit and the UK becoming a third country; and when such proposals were formally submitted. [53660/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Brexit Issues

Billy Kelleher

285. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to the UK Government's decision to defer the House of Commons vote on the European Commission's draft withdrawal agreement with the UK and the President of the European Council's confirmation that preparedness for a no-deal scenario is being discussed, if she will request via the working group established with Directorate-General for Competition for changes to be made to state aid thresholds at EU level in order to protect Irish enterprises, exporting companies and related jobs from a hard no-deal Brexit WTO scenario; and if not, the reason therefore. [53661/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Brexit Issues

Billy Kelleher

286. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to the UK Government’s decision to defer the House of Commons vote on the European Commission's draft withdrawal agreement with the UK and the President of the European Council's confirmation that preparedness for a no-deal scenario is being discussed, if her Department is preparing or considering requesting that the state aid ceiling under Regulation (EU) No. 1407/2013 be temporally adapted as a policy response to protect Irish companies and exporting businesses exposed to a no-deal hard Brexit and the UK becoming a third country; when such proposals will be formally submitted; if her Department and other Departments have had discussions with the European Commission regarding adapting Regulation (EU) No. 1407/2013 to date or via the working group established with the Directorate General for Competition; and if not, the reason therefor. [53662/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Brexit Issues

Billy Kelleher

287. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the preparations under way for a hard no-deal Brexit; the schemes being operationalised with other Departments; when these will be ready to be deployed; when she will publish such plans; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53663/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Brexit Supports

Billy Kelleher

288. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of applicants and participants in all Brexit schemes and supports provided by her Department or agencies under the remit of her Department; and the amount allocated and expended to each such scheme in each year since being established in tabular form. [53664/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Brexit Supports

Billy Kelleher

289. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the latest figures regarding the Brexit SME loan scheme launched in March 2018 for items (details supplied). [53665/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Brexit Supports

Billy Kelleher

290. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of SMEs that have received loan funding from an approved bank or financial institution after receiving final sanction approval under the Brexit SME loan scheme launched in March 2018. [53666/18]

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Wed, 19 Dec 2018

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Legislative Programme

Billy Kelleher

578. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when the second stage of the Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018 will take place in 2019. [53659/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Unemployment Levels

Billy Kelleher

115. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the unemployment rate by county using the latest CSO data. [52819/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Brexit Expenditure

Billy Kelleher

121. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the moneys expended in promoting and hosting all Getting Ireland Brexit Ready events to date, including costs (details supplied) in tabular form; the budget allocated for the Getting Ireland Brexit Ready events with respect to promotional activities in 2018 and 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52818/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Ministerial Travel

Billy Kelleher

138. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Finance the amount expended on travel costs associated with all official Department engagements, that is, overseas flights, accommodation and taxis undertaken by him and each respective Minister of State in 2017 and 2018, in tabular form. [52816/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Apprenticeship Data

Billy Kelleher

198. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the last occasion a forecast was conducted by the skills and labour market and research unit of SOLAS and its apprenticeship services unit for annual registration targets for both craft and consortia-led apprenticeships, respectively, in each of the years to 2020 and over the next five years. [52821/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Apprenticeship Programmes

Billy Kelleher

199. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the annual fees in existence for both craft-based and new consortia-based apprenticeships for persons enrolled by annual student contributions and registration fees, in tabular form; the annual bursary apprentices may receive in both craft-based and consortia-based apprenticeships; and if the ending of such fees as a way to stimulate uptake in courses is being given consideration. [52822/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Apprenticeship Data

Billy Kelleher

200. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of registrations in floor and wall tiling in each of the years 2015 to 2017, and to date in 2018, in tabular form; and the apprentice population in floor and wall tiling. [52823/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Law Reform Commission Reports

Billy Kelleher

253. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the recommendation in the recent Law Reform Commission report on regulatory powers and corporate offences that a dedicated prosecution unit for corporate offences should be established within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to work in close liaison with the proposed corporate enforcement authority. [52828/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities

Billy Kelleher

256. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on proposals in correspondence (details supplied). [52834/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Regional Enterprise Development Fund Data

Billy Kelleher

288. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the Programme for a Partnership Government commitment to prioritise balanced regional development that will aim to allow for an unemployment rate in each county that is within 1% of the State average by 2020. [52819/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Departmental Expenditure

Billy Kelleher

290. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the 2019 allocation by current and capital funding for her Department and each body under her remit in tabular form; and the corresponding 2018 allocation for each such body and her Department. [52813/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Revised Estimates Publication

Billy Kelleher

291. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she has sought permission from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to carry over unspent capital funding to 2019; if so, the amount sought as a carryover; the reason this was necessary; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52814/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Regional Enterprise Development Fund Data

Billy Kelleher

292. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the 2017, 2018 and 2019 budget allocations to the Regional Enterprise Development Fund; the amount of the 2017 and 2018 budget allocations, respectively expended each year; the number of applications for the fund by each stream, by year and county to date; the number of successful and unsuccessful applications by county in each such year; and the amount of approved funding to successful applications in 2017 and 2018, by county. [52815/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Jobs Initiative

Billy Kelleher

293. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the moneys expended in promoting and hosting the future jobs summit event and strategy to date, including costs (details supplied), in tabular form; the budget allocated for the future jobs summit event and strategy with respect to promotional activities in 2018 and 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52817/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Proposed Legislation

Billy Kelleher

294. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the consumer rights Bill in view of the fact that the heads of a Bill were published in 2015. [52820/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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IDA Ireland Data

Billy Kelleher

295. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 112 of 25 January 2018, the available IDA lands at the end of quarter 4 of 2018; the occupied IDA lands at the end of quarter 4 of 2018, by county, town and size in hectares in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52824/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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IDA Ireland Site Visits

Billy Kelleher

296. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of IDA site visits to a location (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form. [52825/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Reports

Billy Kelleher

297. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if the full ODCE report into the collapse of the trial of a person (details supplied) will be published; and if consideration has been given to publishing the report if legislation pertaining to same was changed. [52826/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Brexit Supports

Billy Kelleher

298. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of Brexit readiness vouchers from InterTradeIreland that have been availed of since being established on a county basis, in tabular form; and the value of such vouchers. [52827/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Departmental Funding

Billy Kelleher

299. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of applications made under the disruptive technologies innovation fund to date, by county, in tabular form; the number of successful and unsuccessful project applications for funding; the details of each successful project by county that has been approved for funding; the value of funding approved for each such project; when successful applicants will receive funding in 2019; the amount allocated to the fund in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52829/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Departmental Funding

Billy Kelleher

300. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the annual breakdown in funding allocated in each of the years 2019 to 2021, in tabular form, following the confirmation that €75 million in funding has been approved for successful projects to 2021 under the first tranche of the disruptive technologies innovation fund; and when the second tranche will open for applications in 2019. [52830/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Departmental Funding

Billy Kelleher

301. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the details of the requirement for projects to have matching funding under the disruptive technologies innovation fund. [52831/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Skills Development

Billy Kelleher

302. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the Digital Transformation: Assessing the Impact of Digitalisation on Ireland’s Workforce study, by the expert group on future skills needs; her plans to implement proposals set out on the adoption of digital technologies in each of the years 2018 to 2023; and the timetable for implementation for such actions. [52832/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Regional Action Plan for Jobs

Billy Kelleher

303. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when the final refreshed plan for each regional action plan for jobs will be completed and published in tabular form. [52833/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Skills Shortages

Billy Kelleher

304. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if professional roles (details supplied) will be added to the critical skills work permit lists in order to meet the extreme skills shortages in the construction sector; and the steps being taken to increase the speed at which work permits are being issued. [52844/18]

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Departmental Staff Data

Billy Kelleher

305. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of persons by Civil Service grade working in the employment permits section of her Department in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and the annual funding allocation to the employment permits section in 2019. [52845/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Teaching Qualifications

Billy Kelleher

97. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills if special educational needs will be included as a core part of initial teacher training in all colleges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52352/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Schools Building Projects

Billy Kelleher

98. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an audit of accommodation and a programme of upgrading and refurbishment will be carried out over time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52353/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Garda Vetting of Personnel

Billy Kelleher

99. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills if Garda vetting for special needs assistants and bus escorts will be centralised and streamlined in order that they can move more easily between schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52354/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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National Educational Psychological Service Administration

Billy Kelleher

100. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills if access for all pupils with SEN to the National Educational Psychological Service will be achieved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52355/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Billy Kelleher

101. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a clear pathway will be created for all families following an SEN diagnosis of their child from early intervention supports through to adult services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52356/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Special Educational Needs Staff

Billy Kelleher

102. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a review of the role of special needs assistants in special schools will be carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52357/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Special Educational Needs Staff

Billy Kelleher

117. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to introduce an immediate appeals procedure for staffing allocations to special schools for matters such as staffing allocation which are not given to special schools until late in the academic year, often July (details supplied); if he will clarify or correct the situation by which he and the principal officer of the special education section deny responsibility to adjudicate an appeal from a special school stating it rests with NCSE which in turn states it rests with his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52413/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Special Educational Needs Data

Billy Kelleher

118. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to undertake an exercise to scope out the requirement for special school places particularly in the area of ASD and complex needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52414/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Special Educational Needs

Billy Kelleher

119. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to introduce a reduction in the paperwork requirement for special schools particularly the personal pupil plans when requesting one extra SNA in addition to a reasonable timeframe for a response from the NCSE in view of the fact that staff continue to deal with violent behaviour in the interim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52415/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Billy Kelleher

120. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to introduce clear communication and co-operation between the HSE, his Department, special schools and service providers (details supplied) regarding multidisciplinary teams, respite, adult and residential services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52416/18]

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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Special Education Review

Billy Kelleher

121. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an urgent review and replacement of report of the special education review committee 1993 will be carried out in view of the fact that the pupil profile has changed significantly but resources have remained the same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52417/18]

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