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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Tourism Promotion

Tony McLoughlin

219. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for improved tourism marketing in the north west region; the efforts made to attract more tourists above the Galway to Dublin line; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48482/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Invalidity Pension Applications

Tony McLoughlin

250. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will issue on an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied) in view of the fact that the application was received by his Department on 1 March 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48410/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Vacant Sites Levy

Tony McLoughlin

258. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if funding acquired locally during 2019 from the vacant site levy will be allowed to be spent by the county council that collected it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48469/19]

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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Regeneration Projects

Tony McLoughlin

272. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the progress report for east County Sligo and Cranmore invariant remaster plan; the funding drawn down to date; the planned timeline for its development; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48468/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Emergency Works Scheme Applications

Tony McLoughlin

147. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for emergency works made by a school (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the serious nature of the damage involved to the roof in question and the importance of this damaged room to this small school; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that the damaged roof is an asbestos product which further heightens the seriousness of the need for a replacement in view of its close proximity to children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47170/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Forestry Sector

Tony McLoughlin

498. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a forestry application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47741/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Forestry Sector

Tony McLoughlin

499. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a forestry application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47742/19]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Invalidity Pension Appeals

Tony McLoughlin

610. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when the file of a person (details supplied) will be sent to the Social Welfare Appeals Office from the invalidity pension section; the reason for the delay in sending the file to the appeals section in view of the fact that the delay is causing undue financial hardship to the person; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47320/19]

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Tony McLoughlin

149. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health the reason a new transport charge of €4 for persons with disabilities who are travelling to HSE day services has been introduced in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47058/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Tony McLoughlin

117. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Finance his plans to ensure that micro businesses that operate inside the fossil fuel industry in business such as stove selling and installation, which will be most affected by the introduction of a carbon tax and the move towards a greener economy, are supported if their businesses are forced to close due to the introduction of this new tax; if this will be consistent with the approach to protect those most vulnerable to the changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46083/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Primary Care Centres Provision

Tony McLoughlin

366. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health the status of the development of a new primary care centre in Grange, County Sligo; if the site which has received planning permission has been acquired by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46364/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Health Services

Tony McLoughlin

371. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health if a series of matters will be addressed in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46422/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Wildlife Protection

Tony McLoughlin

223. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the way in which areas will be classified as wetlands by her Department in terms of the proposed banning by the European Commission of lead pellet firearm cartridges for use in wetland areas in the EU; the mapping technology under consideration to aid this approach; if there will be a public consultation period established to hear from stakeholders on the issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45928/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Digital Strategy for Schools

Tony McLoughlin

201. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the processes small schools have to go through to avail of improved information and communications technology equipment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44234/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Higher Education Institutions

Tony McLoughlin

255. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the importance of sufficient canteen facilities being made available to third-level students undertaking courses; his further views on whether the service of food is a vital welfare issue for students; if his attention has been drawn to a situation (details supplied); the steps he will take to help resolve same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44977/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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National Drugs Strategy

Tony McLoughlin

605. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health his plans to roll out new localised grant funding schemes through Pobal aimed at tackling and preventing drug and alcohol addiction in local communities which can and will operate and develop outside the governance of the local or regional drug and alcohol task forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44901/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Home Loan Scheme

Tony McLoughlin

1137. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if consideration will be given to examining an issue regarding the way in which the maximum amount allowed to be borrowed under the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme is set at €250,000 in view of the fact that this funding cannot be allocated to an applicant if the house the applicant plans to build will be worth more than €250,000 upon completion; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this approach does not take into consideration varying land values, location and other localised factors (details supplied); his views on whether the scheme focuses on a minority as opposed to the majority of the population that is seeking assistance with building a new home under the scheme; his further views on whether the scheme is not fit for purpose in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44682/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Wildlife Protection

Tony McLoughlin

1217. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the activities of the National Parks and Wildlife Service in combatting wildlife crime; the successes in relation to same in counties Sligo and Leitrim; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45577/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Arts Funding

Tony McLoughlin

1218. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding that has been provided to arts and culture centres in counties Sligo and Leitrim; the capital investment that will be available in the coming years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45578/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Forestry Grants

Tony McLoughlin

204. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding a forestry application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43905/19]

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