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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Disability Services Funding

Róisín Shortall

266. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the position regarding funding for a State supported accessible holiday resort (details supplied) in County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48577/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Early Childhood Care and Education Data

Róisín Shortall

436. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of applications for AIM payments received in each year since the scheme was introduced; the number of applications in each year that were received before the programme year commenced; the average waiting time for processing payments; the number of payments that were made for the full programme year for applications that did not require a setting visit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48656/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Early Childhood Care and Education Funding

Róisín Shortall

437. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the unacceptable delays in processing requests for AIM assessments and subsequent payment approval processes; if her attention has been further drawn to the negative impact that the delays are having on children in view of the fact that services are unable to retain AIM workers or subsidise payment delays; the reason for the refusal to backdate approved payments to the date the AIM worker commenced in the setting; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48657/19]

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Local Authority Housing Data

Róisín Shortall

509. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to circular 15/2019 of 17 April 2019, the updated cost guidelines for South Dublin County Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48660/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Road Traffic Legislation

Róisín Shortall

109. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps he is taking to address the widespread and dangerous use of scramblers; the dates on which the inter-agency group on this issue met since the group’s inception; the outcome of its deliberations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48422/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Róisín Shortall

153. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to address the severe shortage of hospital consultants by which there are over 500 current vacancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48423/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Cross-Border Health Initiatives

Róisín Shortall

154. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the total expenditure on the cross-Border directive since its inception; the organisations which are participating in the operation of the directive; the role of the HSE in operating this directive; the companies with which it is operating in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48424/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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National Minimum Wage

Róisín Shortall

252. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on the payment of the national minimum wage as recommended by the low pay commission with specific reference to legislation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48425/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Planning Issues

Róisín Shortall

266. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the rights of the public in respect of access to details of new planning applications online; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Dublin City Council frequently takes up to three weeks to put documents on their website thus greatly reducing the time for members of the public to make submissions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48421/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Social and Affordable Housing Data

Róisín Shortall

267. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the details of the affordable rental scheme which he and An Taoiseach launched in County Cork in recent days; the unit cost of developing these units with a breakdown of the site and build cost; the qualifying criteria for future tenants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48426/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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An Bord Pleanála Appeals

Róisín Shortall

268. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 213 of 11 October 2018, when it will be possible to make online appeal submissions to An Bord Pleanála via its website as is the case with local authority planning applications; his views on whether this service will be available by the end of 2019 as he previously stated; if not, the reason for the slippage; his plans to address same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48427/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Disability Services Funding

Róisín Shortall

364. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the funding which will be supplied for day services for a child (details supplied) in Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47276/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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School Patronage

Róisín Shortall

75. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the safe checks in place to authenticate the votes cast in the recent secondary school patronage processes to ensure that the PPS numbers and Eircode of those that voted in the process correlate with eligible voters, that is, children in second to sixth year classes, which correlate with their home address in the eligible school planning area. [46915/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Compensation Schemes

Róisín Shortall

85. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the ex gratia scheme of compensation for victims of child sexual abuse in day schools; the number of applications made; the number of awards made; the average value of amount awarded; the funding allocation made to the scheme for this purpose; if he is satisfied with the adequacy of the terms of the scheme to meet the needs of victims; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47048/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Youth Services Funding

Róisín Shortall

164. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding provided to the education and training boards for youth services in each of the years 2016 to 2019 by regional ETB. [46940/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

Róisín Shortall

128. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 81 of 6 February 2019, his plans to provide additional school accommodation for Meakstown, Dublin 11; if the high number of new residential units built in the area will be taken into account; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46790/19]

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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Health Services Provision

Róisín Shortall

148. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the contingency plan for access to milk bank supplies from the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit; the way in which supplies would be impacted under the proposed EU-UK deal; his plans to establish a milk bank here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46851/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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International Agreements

Róisín Shortall

43. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the position of Ireland on the draft legally binding instrument to regulate in international law the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. [46682/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Third Level Funding

Róisín Shortall

210. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the investment made in public and private higher education as a proportion of national income, that is GDP and GNI; the way in which this compares to key competitor countries such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46595/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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General Medical Services Scheme Data

Róisín Shortall

315. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 140 of 23 October 2019, the number of persons eligible for the GMS and drugs payment scheme, respectively, by LHO area in each of the years 2008 to 2011; and the number of persons that availed of the long-term illness scheme by LHO area in each of the years 2008 to 2011 (details supplied). [46103/19]

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