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Wed, 19 Sep 2018

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Home Care Packages Provision

Billy Kelleher

96. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) who is now in the final stages of dementia will avail of the national dementia strategy intensive home care package which the person was given approval for in June 2018. [37931/18]

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General Medical Services Scheme Administration

Eamon Scanlon

95. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the €10 charge on medical card holders for bloods taken by general practitioners; the rules regarding charging medical card holders who require routine blood tests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37930/18]

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Mary Butler

94. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health if he has agreed to or plans to engage with an organistaion (details supplied) and the pharmaceutical industry to ensure new medicines are available for persons with MS; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37929/18]

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Mary Butler

93. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health when funding will be approved for Spinraza in line with the BeNeLuxA initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37928/18]

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Jack Chambers

92. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the status of plans to publicly fund the treatment Spinraza for persons with spinal muscular atrophy here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37922/18]

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Organ Donation

Robert Troy

91. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the status of plans to implement a national opt-out organ donation policy; his views on whether this needs to be implemented as a matter of urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37901/18]

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Medical Card Eligibility

Mattie McGrath

90. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide for automatic medical cards for persons with life changing spinal cord injuries in budget 2019; if the matter will be considered in order to ensure that those with serious spinal cord injury will be able to rebuild their lives without fear of losing their medical card and the essential services that this guarantees; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37896/18]

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HSE Agency Staff

Eamon Scanlon

89. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health his plans to address the restoration of pay in section 39 organisations; if the claim that there will be no retrospective pay element for section 39 workers will be addressed; if his Department and the HSE are actively engaging with section 39 organisations; if funding will be provided to ensure continued services, for example, users of a service (details supplied) which is at risk during planned strike action; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37891/18]

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Eamon Scanlon

88. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health when the drug Spinraza will be approved for persons with spinal muscular atrophy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38029/18]

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IDA Ireland Funding

Jan O'Sullivan

87. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of jobs supported by the IDA in a company (details supplied); the quantum of State funding through the IDA provided to the company across all of its Irish based operations; the nature of the grants provided to the organisation since its establishment here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37921/18]

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Enterprise Ireland Funding

Jan O'Sullivan

86. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the quantum of State funding provided to a company (details supplied) through Enterprise Ireland since its establishment; the nature of the funding made available to the firm; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37920/18]

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Work Permits Applications

Michael Healy-Rae

85. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for a work permit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37981/18]

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Private Security Industry Regulation

Joan Collins

84. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the private security company that cleared a premises (details supplied) in Dublin on 11 September 2018 has health and safety clearance; if its employees have been vetted by An Garda Síochána; the name, address and identification of the employees who cleared the premises; if the vehicle used by the security company was compliant for tax and insurance; if the driver or drivers have a full licence; and if An Garda Síochána ensured that the vehicle was road safety compliant. [38026/18]

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Garda Operations

Clare Daly

83. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the driver of a bus in attendance at a location (details supplied) on 11 September 2018 has the relevant vehicle licence D in Ireland or its Northern Ireland or UK equivalent to drive this vehicle; and if the driver holds a current driver CPC or its UK or Northern Ireland equivalent as required by law. [37986/18]

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Private Security Industry Regulation

Clare Daly

82. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has sought information on the reason private security operators in attendance at an eviction at a location (details supplied) on 11 September 2018 did not display their PSA identification in a prominent place on their torso and-or arms where it can be clearly seen; and if criminal background checks were made on the alleged private security operators prior to or on the day they arrived in Dublin to ascertain if they were appropriate persons to be engaged in these activities. [37985/18]

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Garda Operations

Clare Daly

81. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to serious breaches of the Road Traffic Act 2010 during an eviction at a location (details supplied) on 11 September 2018; and the action taken by him to address the apparent lack of action by attending gardaí. [37984/18]

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Garda Operations

Clare Daly

80. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will request GSOC to undertake an investigation of the activity of gardaí during an eviction at a location (details supplied) on 11 September 2018. [37983/18]

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Garda Deployment

Jim O'Callaghan

79. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of full-time staff in the Garda youth diversion programme in each of the years 2010 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37956/18]

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Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Jim O'Callaghan

78. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the funding provided by his Department to Garda youth diversion projects in each of the years 2010 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37955/18]

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Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Jim O'Callaghan

77. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when it is expected the committee appointed to monitor the effectiveness of the diversion programme will present its annual report for 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37954/18]

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