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Tue, 15 Dec 2015

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Dental Services Provision

Colm Keaveney

476. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health why a person's dental treatment (details supplied) in County Galway has ceased, given that due to a medical condition the person has been able to avail of the necessary treatment under the general medical services scheme for a number of years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45348/15]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2015

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Housing Adaptation Grant Expenditure

Colm Keaveney

575. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the expenditure on the housing adaptation grant scheme and the mobility aid scheme from 2011 to date; the cost of restoring these to their 2011 levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43939/15]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2015

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Colm Keaveney

4. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health the action being taken to address the unacceptable waiting times for surgical intervention to treat scoliosis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43126/15]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2015

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Mental Health Guidelines

Colm Keaveney

22. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health if a review has been carried out into the increase in the application of electro-convulsive therapy to patients against their will; the action that is being taken in terms of legislation, policy and medical practice guidelines to address this unacceptable practice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42989/15]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2015

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Colm Keaveney

51. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health the action that is being taken to address the unacceptable waiting times for surgical intervention to treat scoliosis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42988/15]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2015

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General Medical Services Scheme Data

Colm Keaveney

181. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health the amount paid to medical doctors under the medical card scheme and the general medical services scheme by the Health Service Executive in 2014 and 2013; the names of all recipients; the amounts paid to each individual or company in each year, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43292/15]

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Wed, 2 Dec 2015

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Social Welfare Schemes

Colm Keaveney

48. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the estimate and actual expenditure on the wage subsidy scheme, the workplace equipment and adaptation grant, the employee retention grant and the disability awareness support scheme from 2011 to 2015 to date, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43090/15]

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Wed, 2 Dec 2015

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UN Conventions Ratification

Colm Keaveney

100. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the legislative steps that need to be taken in order to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities; the time frame for this; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42334/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Single Payment Scheme Applications

Colm Keaveney

266. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive a single farm payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42555/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Colm Keaveney

395. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health his plans to extend the long-term illness scheme to asthma patients, given that this is a life-long illness which requires daily medical treatment along the lines of other illnesses which are covered under the scheme, such as epilepsy, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, leukaemia and intellectual disabilities; if he will explain any reasonable grounds for discrimination between a long-term illness such as asthma and the illnesses covered by the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42368/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Colm Keaveney

424. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for orthopaedic surgery to treat scoliosis curves and the number of such surgeries carried out in Galway University Hospital, by month, from January 2011 to 2015 to date; the number of such surgeries it is planned to carry out in the hospital, by month, from December 2015 to June 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter [42623/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Colm Keaveney

425. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health while fully cognisant of section 6 of the Health Service Executive (Governance) Act 2013 and clarifying that this is not a request for him to intervene in the case of a person (details supplied), if he will clarify, as a matter of policy, his views on whether it is acceptable that a 14 year old patient would be left for over two years with an 80+ degree scoliosis curve, suffering significant deterioration of quality of life, general health and mental health, especially given that the delay in treatment may reduce the effectiveness of the corrective surgery; if he will identify any policy decision or funding decision he can take that will resolve the delay in cases like this, and having so identified the solution if he will implement it and if not, the reason; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42628/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Services for People with Disabilities

Colm Keaveney

481. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health the progress that has been made in implementing each of the 31 recommendations in the 2011 Health Service Executive report, Time to Move on from Congregated Settings; the time frame for full implementation of these recommendations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42333/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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School Accommodation Provision

Colm Keaveney

531. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide funding for the provision of temporary accommodation in the Presentation College, Athenry, County Galway, in order that the school can accept the enrolment of children who have been refused due to the significant excess of demand for places over capacity; if she will intervene with the Industrial Development Agency Ireland to negotiate a withdrawal of its opposition to enable the new school to be constructed on the site the school purchased for that purpose; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42807/15]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015

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Broadband Service Provision

Colm Keaveney

598. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has plans to invest in improvements to the fixed line broadband network in east County Galway, specifically in the Raheen and Catherlistrane areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42393/15]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015

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Flood Prevention Measures

Colm Keaveney

89. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason funding, an application for which was made in August 2015 but was rejected, will not be made available by the Office of Public Works for the drainage of swallow holes and the cleaning of the channel from Grannagh to Blackrock in Peterswell, County Galway, when the lack of funding and action in this area has led to excessive flooding, causing extreme inconvenience and discomfort to the local residents, involving houses and lands being flooded and lengthy detours around flooded areas to access services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42055/15]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015

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Health Services Staff

Colm Keaveney

160. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health subsequent to the closure of the acute inpatient unit in St. Brigid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe, County Galway, and as a consequence of the redeployment of staff from the unit, the cost since the closure of travel and subsistence for such staff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42125/15]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015

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Health Services Staff Data

Colm Keaveney

161. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Health the number of medical or non-medical positions, including in catering, that are currently unfilled in Toghermore House, Tuam, County Galway; the amount spent in this facility on medical and non-medical agency staff, including catering staff in each month from January 2014 to date in 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42126/15]

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015

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Social Welfare Schemes

Colm Keaveney

44. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection for a list of the social protection payments that exclude persons with disabilities of working age from participating in the MOMENTUM programme and the Youth Guarantee, as they are not considered to be jobseekers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41888/15]

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015

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Disability Allowance Data

Colm Keaveney

45. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the number of persons of working age in receipt of disability allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41889/15]

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