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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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HSE Expenditure

John Brassil

408. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the HSE gross hospital expenditure on drugs and medicines between 2015 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43486/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Statute of Limitations

John Brassil

254. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consider lifting the limitation period relating to all thalidomide claims; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41738/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Thalidomide Victims Compensation

John Brassil

317. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if an acknowledgement will be provided of the wrongdoing by the State in the non-withdrawal and recall of thalidomide; if a full apology will be given for all wrongdoing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41737/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Thalidomide Victims Compensation

John Brassil

318. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if a fair and equitable compensation package will be considered for all thalidomide survivors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41768/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Thalidomide Victims Compensation

John Brassil

360. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if proper provision of healthcare entitlements to address specific and unique health issues of thalidomide survivors will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41766/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Primary Care Centres

John Brassil

3. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the status of the decisive shift to primary care pledged in the Programme for Partnership Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41486/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Home Care Packages Administration

John Brassil

25. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the action that will be taken to reduce the waiting list for homecare in County Kerry in which the numbers waiting have seen a significant rise during 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41223/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Hospital Discharges

John Brassil

66. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the initiatives being taken to reduce the number of delayed discharges in University Hospital Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41224/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

John Brassil

125. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the anomaly will be addressed within the SUSI assessment for the special rate of top up grant (details supplied); if the rule will be removed in view of the fact if the income is below the recommended threshold of €24,000 it should not matter whether its source is from social welfare or not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41441/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Citizenship Applications

John Brassil

141. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications for citizenship lodged with the INIS in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of decisions still pending for each of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41452/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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School Management

John Brassil

89. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to review in-school management posts in primary schools with a view to revising upwards the provision of posts for schools with more than 45 teachers (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40733/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Assisted Human Reproduction Services Provision

John Brassil

225. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the status of the €1 million special fund announced for in-vitro fertilisation treatment for couples unable to conceive; when the fund will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40657/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Summer Works Scheme Applications

John Brassil

83. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a summer works scheme grant for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40262/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Hospital Beds Data

John Brassil

135. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the occupancy rate for community beds for each of the hospitals at Tralee, Listowel, Killarney, Dingle and Caherciveen community hospitals in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40176/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Health Services Access

John Brassil

164. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the process for accessing a community hospital bed in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40267/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Hospital Beds Data

John Brassil

172. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the number of community hospital beds in County Kerry; the number of beds in each community hospital in the county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40334/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Hospitals Data

John Brassil

177. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the number of bed nights that were lost to Kerry University Hospital in the years 2017 to 2018 and 2018 to date in 2019 due to delayed discharges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40076/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Hospital Staff Data

John Brassil

179. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the full-time necessary staffing requirement for all services in Kerry University Hospital in terms of nurses; the numbers in the hospital and the areas they are underserviced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40079/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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State Pension (Contributory)

John Brassil

240. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if there is a €190,500 disregard on the means assessment for qualified adult payments on the State pension (contributory) for persons who wish to downsize their home; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40086/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Health and Social Care Professionals Regulation

John Brassil

319. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the provisions made to streamline the registration of doctors from the UK, the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand with the national doctors training programme and the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39311/19]

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