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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1071. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government in relation to homes affected by pyrite the way in which he proposes that the issue of sulphate attack will be investigated and remedied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37941/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1072. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will introduce the standard of less than 0.5% maximum acceptable level of pyrite in infill building material subject to the conditions outlined on page 93 of the report of the Pyrite Panel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37942/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1073. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he has requested Bord Gáis Networks to inspect and monitor potential leaks due to upheaval from pyrite in all 74 known developments affected by pyrite in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37943/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1074. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he agrees with the designation of an amber category in the Pyrite Panel report which could lead to homeowners affected by pyrite being unable to access remediation works and removal of pyrite from their homes and unable to sell their homes due to no fault of their own; who he proposes will be responsible for conducting the monitoring of pyrite damage on an ongoing basis for homes in this category; if he will ensure instead that all homes with reactive pyrite have the infill removed and replaced and are certified pyrite free without delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37944/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1075. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government the way the issue of pyrite in block will be investigated and remedied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37945/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1076. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will ensure that pyrite remedial works are carried out in a systematic rather than an ad hoc manner to ensure homeowners receive full structural certification and avail of economies of scale given the impact both pyrite damage and remedial works can have on adjoining properties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37946/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1077. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he proposes to deal with homeowners who have spent considerable sums of money on pyrite testing if their tests do not conform to the new protocol being developed by the National Standards Authority of Ireland; if he will put in place a pyrite testing scheme at no expense to homeowners to ensure that the full extent of the pyrite problem is identified and remedied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37947/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1078. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he accepts the recommendations of the City and County Managers Association that where pyrite problems are found, the sooner the matter is dealt with the better since the costs of remedial work escalate the longer one waits to carry out the work, and if he will act on this accordingly; if he will act on the CCMA recommendations 8.1.3 to 8.1.7 for a planned notification system so that in locations where pyrite problems have occurred this information should be used to notify other property owners and to ensure screening surveys are carried out with a view to detecting problems as early as possible and informing people what action they need to take; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37948/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1079. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will ensure that all pyrite remedial works are coordinated and managed by an independent person/agency and not by HomeBond which the Pyrite Panel clarified for the Oireachtas environment committee was responsible for managing only a handful of the properties remediated so far and does not have extensive experience of managing the remediation specifically of pyrite related damage as noted on page 113 of the Pyrite Report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37949/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1080. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government in view of the fact that according to the pyrite report, at present only dwellings where a complaint has been submitted to the structural warranty provider are being considered for remediation, if he proposes to disregard the ten-year warranty limit, given the long time frame over which pyrite damage can materialise and given that HomeBond's publically stated position since August 2011 is that it does not cover pyrite damage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37950/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Patrick Nulty

1081. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he proposes to take action to identify pyrite affected developments and counties as further pyrite related problems emerge; the person homeowners should contact if they suspect that their home or development is affected by pyrite now that the Pyrite Panel has completed its work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37951/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Hospital Services

Patrick Nulty

1603. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to concerns expressed by the Irish Haemochromatosis Association regarding the lack of availability of venesection in certain areas and the wide variation in the charge for performing venesection; if he will classify haemochromatosis as a life-long chronic illness for which treatment should be covered by the general medical service at no cost to patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37143/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Hospital Services

Patrick Nulty

1634. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to concerns expressed by the Irish Haemochromatosis Association about the lack of availability of venesection in certain areas and the wide variation in the charge for performing venesections; if he will classify haemochromatosis as a life-long chronic illness for which treatment will be covered by the general medical service at no cost to patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37651/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Mental Health Services Provision

Patrick Nulty

1663. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the new staff promised for community mental health services will be in place by the end of September; if he will confirm that this will include 370 staff for community mental health teams for children, adolescents and adults; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37737/12]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2012

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Rent Supplement Scheme

Patrick Nulty

374 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will review the rent supplement measures available to young persons living in emergency accommodation and at risk of homelessness in view of the serious issues raised by several housing and homeless charities in this regard; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
[36336/12]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2012

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Rent Supplement Scheme

Patrick Nulty

375 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of young persons aged 18 to 24 years classed as homeless and in receipt of a reduced social assistance payment, namely jobseeker’s allowance or supplementary welfare allowance; if discussions have taken place between her Department and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to discuss the high cost of emergency homeless accommodation; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
[36337/12]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2012

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Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Patrick Nulty

376 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection if a supplementary welfare allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15 will be expedited; if an urgent oral hearing can be granted; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
[36338/12]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2012

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Community Development

Patrick Nulty

523 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the current plans for the Dublin partnership companies, under the local and community development programme; if he will confirm if there are plans to merge the companies; if so, is he satisfied that the aims and objectives of the partnership companies will still be attainable if they are merged; if he will outline the implications for funding, staff numbers and existing projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[36522/12]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2012

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Deportation Orders

Patrick Nulty

560 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of aged out foreign national young persons who had been in the care of the State prior to reaching the age of 18 years against whom deportation orders have been made and or against whom deportation orders have been executed each year for the past 10 years in tabular form; the number of years each young person had been in the State prior to becoming aged out and-or deported, if applicable; the nationality of each young person; the country to which each was deported, if applicable; if each young person had originally entered the State with or without a parent of guardian; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[36892/12]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2012

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Children in Care

Patrick Nulty

678 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of high support and-or special care secure accommodation unit residential places in total in the State; if she will confirm the location of the facilities in question; if she will confirm the number of children currently awaiting such a placement on the direction and-or recommendation of a judge; if she will outline the average waiting time for a child to be provided such a placement after the direction and-or recommendation of a judge; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
[36521/12]

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