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Wed, 24 Jun 2015

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Naturalisation Certificates

Olivia Mitchell

168. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will exempt the €950 standard certification fee for naturalisation in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 18 who is struggling to pay the fee. [25313/15]

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015

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Library Services

Olivia Mitchell

246. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will allow local authorities some autonomy in setting library opening times to facilitate, for instance, Sunday opening hours; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25341/15]

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015

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Library Services

Olivia Mitchell

247. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will consider allowing the introduction of the open libraries concept, similar to schemes operated in the United Kingdom, whereby library members can access the library via an identity card during defined out-of-hours times; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25342/15]

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015

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National Cultural Institutions

Olivia Mitchell

287. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will consider setting up a Government committee to prevent the loss of national treasures, similar to a committee operating in the United Kingdom, that can place temporary export bans on the most culturally important works following auction, to allow local benefactors or museums to match the offers of foreign buyers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25339/15]

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015

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Deposit Guarantee Scheme

Olivia Mitchell

246. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance his views on the submission by the Irish League of Credit Unions regarding the deposit guarantee directive, whereby the league requests discretion to be applied to allow credit unions to be charged at a lower rate than other institutions, due to the lower degree of risk; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24842/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Social Welfare Benefits Reviews

Olivia Mitchell

44. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the options available in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 14, who has given up a part-time job because her one parent family payments are under review. [23969/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Banking Sector Staff

Olivia Mitchell

98. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 340 of 9 June 2015, if he is aware that previous outsourcing two years ago has resulted in the redundancy of all those Allied Irish Banks staff, except three or four persons, and that it is this experience that is causing concern regarding the latest outsourcing proposals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24219/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Middle East Peace Process

Olivia Mitchell

189. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if there is any indication that the European Union will move to recognise the Palestinian state; if such a move, either by Ireland or the European Union, would be helpful in achieving peace; if any consensus is emerging at European Union level as to the way the peace talks could be restarted; the way the Palestinian question could be moved up the international agenda; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24146/15]

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Tue, 26 May 2015

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Departmental Funding

Olivia Mitchell

919. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if funding is in place to continue the deaf advisory service of the Irish Deaf Society when the current programme runs out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20689/15]

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Tue, 19 May 2015

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School Accommodation Provision

Olivia Mitchell

425. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a temporary premises is being sought by her Department to facilitate the building of a new school (details supplied) in County Dublin, a special needs school in Dublin Rathdown. [19442/15]

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Thu, 14 May 2015

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State Examinations Appeals

Olivia Mitchell

192. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the recourse that is open in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 16, who was unsuccessful in an appeal for an examination reader for the leaving certificate examination, but who has an ongoing medical need for such examination support. [18970/15]

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Tue, 12 May 2015

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Commercial Rates Valuation Process

Olivia Mitchell

299. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in view of representations from a company (details supplied) in County Cork, his plans to allow for a revaluation of commercial property rates in the council areas of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin County Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18443/15]

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Thu, 7 May 2015

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JobsPlus Scheme

Olivia Mitchell

46. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the current number of claimants and jobs supported under the JobsPlus scheme; and the associated cost. [18056/15]

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Thu, 7 May 2015

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School Enrolments

Olivia Mitchell

186. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if there is an impact on funding and the number of teachers allocated to a school by admitting a child that has not reached 12 years of age by 1 January of the enrolment year; and, if funding implications do exist, whether exceptions can be made. [17968/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Adoption Legislation

Olivia Mitchell

273. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if there are any constitutional or other barriers to allowing parents who fostered children, but could not adopt them at the time due to lack of consent on behalf of a birth parent, to adopt said foster children now that they are consenting adults; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17600/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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School Accommodation Provision

Olivia Mitchell

490. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will confirm that the additional costly pipe work requirements will be funded in addition to the standard grant already approved for two classrooms and three learning support rooms in respect of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16. [17595/15]

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015

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Public Sector Pensions

Olivia Mitchell

92. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a change to the payment system for public sector pensions is being considered; if so, the measures that are being proposed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17111/15]

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015

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Minor Works Scheme Applications

Olivia Mitchell

128. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills when work will commence on the security upgrade of the building and site at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 14, in view of health and safety concerns which have been acknowledged by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15843/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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International Terrorism

Olivia Mitchell

567. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the measures the Foreign Affairs Council has agreed to combat terrorism outside the European Union's borders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15796/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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International Terrorism

Olivia Mitchell

568. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the Justice and Home Affairs Council co-ordinates policy on terrorism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15797/15]

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