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Thu, 5 Nov 2015

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

210. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a student will be assessed as financially independent from the student's parents with an affidavit from a solicitor swearing that the student is in fact financially independent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38923/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Rent Supplement Scheme Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

279. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection to disregard maintenance as means for rent allowance for lone parents, given that the purpose of maintenance is to make provision towards the essential needs of the child, and not to pay towards rent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38383/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Health Services

Sandra McLellan

641. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health if an immediate stream of funding is available for a social club for the elderly (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38106/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Planning Issues

Sandra McLellan

1036. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to allow local authorities to take estates in charge that were originally holiday home schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37319/15]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2015

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Energy Resources

Sandra McLellan

1120. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he is concerned that the Phillips 66 company has commenced a process to sell Whitegate Oil Refinery in Cork; the steps he is taking to ensure that we maintain a refining capacity on the island of Ireland, due to its strategic importance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38295/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Children in Care

Sandra McLellan

2. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs how he plans, to accommodate the 60% of persons who leave care who currently have not been assigned aftercare workers; to reduce the 68% of young persons who experience homelessness within two years of leaving care. [36232/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Family Resource Centres

Sandra McLellan

5. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the retention of the family resource centre national programme is an issue he believes to be of paramount importance to his Department; and if extra funding will be provided to ensure this is maintained. [35509/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Asylum Support Services

Sandra McLellan

13. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the provisions being made to ensure refugee children who enter Ireland in the coming months will be provided with the care they need upon arrival. [35506/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Departmental Strategies

Sandra McLellan

25. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the efforts that are being made to fulfil the envisioned outcomes of the Better Outcomes, Brighter Future document produced by his Department in early 2014, following a meeting with the National Youth Council of Ireland last week. [35508/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Early Years Strategy Implementation

Sandra McLellan

26. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs for an update on the implementation of the national early years access initiative and the area-based childhood ABC programme. [35510/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Child Protection Services Provision

Sandra McLellan

38. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the measures being put in place to reduce children-to-social worker ratios. [35507/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Easter Rising Commemorations

Sandra McLellan

76. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Defence when the viewing stand tickets will be issued to the family members of those being remembered next year in the 1916 commemorations. [36675/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Family Resource Centres

Sandra McLellan

88. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs his plans to direct Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, to address the salary inequalities in the family resource centres where staff doing the similar work, at the same grade but in different centres, are paid at different levels due to legacy issues in the development of the structures. [36674/15]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015

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Services for People with Disabilities

Sandra McLellan

169. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Bus Éireann operates any wheelchair accessible buses from Letterkenny in County Donegal to Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36673/15]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015

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Marriages of Convenience

Sandra McLellan

496. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health if he will clarify the reason non-European Union citizens are effectively being denied the constitutional right to marry European Union citizens, as the Health Service Executive and An Garda Síochána cannot facilitate them with the necessary meetings, to ensure the marriage is genuine, because members of An Garda Síochána are not yet trained in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36456/15]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015

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Event Licensing Regulations

Sandra McLellan

670. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government for an update on the review of the event licensing framework; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35948/15]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2015

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Community Employment Schemes Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

21. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a person on a widow’s, widower’s or surviving civil partner’s pension can partake in a community employment scheme and retain a pension plus a community employment payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35402/15]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2015

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Nursing Home Services

Sandra McLellan

290. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 454 of 29 September 2015, if the value of the site transferred in 2009 can be disregarded and capped after three years, as is the case with the family home; if he will use his discretion given that the person's spouse will have no option but to bring the person home, which would be detrimental to the person's health, as they cannot continue to pay the current rate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35501/15]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

344. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will approve an appeal for a person (details supplied) in County Cork to entitle that person to the national average under the basic payment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34036/15]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015

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Carer's Allowance Applications

Sandra McLellan

179. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will approve and expedite an application for a carer's allowance to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32922/15]

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