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Tue, 31 May 2016

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Arts Promotion

Joan Burton

622. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the action she is taking with her Government colleagues to systematically address social, geographic and economic barriers to full participation in the artistic and cultural life of the country, particularly for children and young persons. [13612/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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Arts in Education Charter

Joan Burton

623. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to ensure the better integration of the arts into education and broadening the focus on science, technology, engineering and maths, STEM, into science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, STEAM; and to expand the ambition and resourcing of the Arts in Education Charter and to continue to work with the Department of Education and Skills to further enhance the position of arts subjects within the curriculum at primary and secondary level. [13613/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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Cultural Policy

Joan Burton

624. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will urgently begin preparation of a global arts forum for Ireland, similar to the structure of the Global Irish Economic Forum, which would highlight our indigenous talent and map a strong and healthy future for arts and culture at home and abroad. [13614/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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Copyright Legislation Review

Joan Burton

889. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to undertake a review of the rights of artists in Ireland, including a thorough examination of our existing copyright laws and the Competition Act. [13604/16]

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Tue, 31 May 2016

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Joan Burton

923. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to extend the terms of reference of the mother and babies homes commission to cover all State linked institutions, in particular St Patrick’s Guild and St Rita’s private nursing home; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12756/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Schools Refurbishment

Joan Burton

166. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills when maintenance works will be carried out on a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11476/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Tobacco Control Measures

Joan Burton

458. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health when the legislation to introduce plain packaging on tobacco products will be brought before the House; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11479/16]

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Wed, 18 May 2016

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Tax Avoidance

Joan Burton

3. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on the issues that have come to light arising from publication of the Panama papers, in particular the use by certain parties of tax havens as a means of avoiding paying tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10831/16]

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Wed, 18 May 2016

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Official Engagements

Joan Burton

23. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he has held any discussions with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr David Cameron on its possible exit from the European Union; the effect this would have on the Irish economy, the United Kingdom economy and relations between the two jurisdictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10918/16]

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Wed, 18 May 2016

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Census of Population Publication

Joan Burton

24. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the Central Statistics Office will publish the initial findings and the entire findings of Census 2016. [10919/16]

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Wed, 18 May 2016

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Departmental Functions

Joan Burton

59. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the costings of proposals submitted to his Department by independent Teachtaí Dála and groups during the discussions on the formation of Government. [10917/16]

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Wed, 18 May 2016

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Electoral Commission Establishment

Joan Burton

105. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the progress in establishing the electoral commission and when he will publish the relevant legislation. [10920/16]

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