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Thu, 1 Oct 2015

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Dietary Allowance Administration

Robert Dowds

32. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her plans to increase the funding for persons in receipt of a diet allowance because of specific medical conditions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33693/15]

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Thu, 1 Oct 2015

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Climate Change Policy

Robert Dowds

56. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance if Ireland will make a contribution to the Green Climate Fund and, if so, the extent of the contribution, and when it will be paid. [33692/15]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015

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Schools Building Projects Status

Robert Dowds

560. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update and timescale for the extension works for Lucan Community College, Lucan, County Dublin. [33437/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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Overseas Missions

Robert Dowds

571. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Defence if he will provide an update on the work being done by the Irish Naval Service saving refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. [32329/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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University Legal Fees

Robert Dowds

1204. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills the legal costs to date of University College Dublin in Record No. 2006/07275 (Circuit Court) and Record No. 2007 52 CA (High Court). [30576/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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School Curriculum

Robert Dowds

1358. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of hours per week that are spent teaching Irish in primary schools. [32323/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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School Curriculum

Robert Dowds

1359. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of hours per week that are spent teaching Irish in secondary schools. [32324/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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School Curriculum

Robert Dowds

1360. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number taking Irish at junior certificate level; and the number receiving each, A,B,C and so on, grade for the past three years. [32325/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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School Curriculum

Robert Dowds

1361. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number taking Irish as a subject at leaving certificate level; the number receiving each grade for the past three years. [32326/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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School Curriculum

Robert Dowds

1362. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students at junior certificate level who have received exemptions from Irish; and the reason they received exemptions. [32327/15]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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School Curriculum

Robert Dowds

1363. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students at leaving certificate level who have received exemptions from Irish; and the reason they received exemptions. [32328/15]

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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Long-Term Illness Scheme

Robert Dowds

212. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health the policy regarding the provision for specially adapted shoes or orthopaedic shoes under the long-term illness scheme; the entitlement for same per year; the possibility of receiving more than one pair of shoes per calendar year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29438/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Medicinal Products Prices

Robert Dowds

164. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health the extent of the charge for items of medication for persons with medical cards. [27825/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Medicinal Products Prices

Robert Dowds

165. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health if there is a maximum to the charges for multiple items of medication for persons on medical cards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27826/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Motor Insurance Regulation

Robert Dowds

248. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if purchasers of motorcycles and scramblers must have them taxed and insured before they leave their place of purchase; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27979/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Motor Insurance Regulation

Robert Dowds

249. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if purchasers of motor cars must have them taxed and insured before they leave their place of purchase; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27980/15]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2015

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Special Educational Needs Staff

Robert Dowds

463. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills if there is a sufficient number of special needs assistants to meet demand at primary level in the forthcoming academic year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27010/15]

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Thu, 2 Jul 2015

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Banking Sector Regulation

Robert Dowds

77. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance if he, as representative of Allied Irish Banks' largest shareholder, will request senior management of the bank to reconsider its decision to outsource the application development management division; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26807/15]

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Thu, 2 Jul 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Maintenance

Robert Dowds

216. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the extent of progress in making housing voids habitable again in each of the four local authorities in the Dublin area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26677/15]

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Wed, 1 Jul 2015

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Homeless Accommodation Provision

Robert Dowds

265. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will confirm that his Department has instructed local authorities to allocate no more than 50% of available housing to persons who are designated as homeless; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26500/15]

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