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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Public Transport

Peadar Tóibín

179. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Transport the average number of persons who avail of rail transport in the State each day. [46131/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Road Safety

Neale Richmond

180. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Transport if consideration has been given to requiring all local authorities to create statutory working groups inclusive of local representatives to develop localised road safety plans that would inform decisions in relation to infrastructural improvement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46375/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Park-and-Ride Facilities

Thomas Gould

181. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Transport if he will engage with third level universities in Cork to install park and ride facility on the northside. [36771/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Bus Services

Thomas Gould

182. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Transport if his Department has engaged with BusConnects Cork to ensure that rural areas in Cork benefit from the scheme. [45089/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Transport Policy

Catherine Connolly

183. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 64 of 14 June 2022, the details of the planned feasibility study for light rail which will be carried out as part of the update to the Galway Transport Strategy; if this feasibility study will include a comparative analysis against very light rail initiatives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46382/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Cycling Policy

Alan Dillon

184. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Transport if he will consider a similar scheme to the cycle to work scheme to include pensioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46386/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Bus Services

Paul Donnelly

185. Deputy Paul Donnelly asked the Minister for Transport if he will request the National Transport Authority to reverse its decision to remove a direct service from the Dunboyne Littlepace community under the BusConnects project, that was previously served by the 70 and the 260-bus service. [46400/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Road Projects

Paul Donnelly

186. Deputy Paul Donnelly asked the Minister for Transport if he will request an update from Transport Infrastructure Ireland on noise abatement measures as part of the N3/ M50 upgrade. [46401/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Public Transport

Cathal Crowe

188. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport if he, in consultation with Transport For Ireland, will address the anomaly by which third levels students must be aged 19 years or older to be entitled to a student Leap card (details supplied). [46419/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Bus Services

Emer Higgins

189. Deputy Emer Higgins asked the Minister for Transport if he is satisfied with the L51 and L52 bus route services provided by an organisation (details supplied); the number of morning, afternoon and evening L51 and L52 services that were cancelled per month in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46436/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Departmental Expenditure

Rose Conway-Walsh

190. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Transport the estimated underspend in his Department in 2021 and to date in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46446/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Rail Network

Bernard Durkan

191. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the extent to which the passenger capacity of the commuter lines in north County Kildare can be improved while awaiting electrification of proposed commuter lines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46518/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Rail Network

Bernard Durkan

192. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport if adequate parking facilities are likely to be provided in the most appropriate location between Maynooth and Kilcock; when the electrification of the Maynooth line is expected to take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46519/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Rail Network

Bernard Durkan

193. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the extent to which any new rail stations are being proposed or are anticipated on the Maynooth line or the Sallins line in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46520/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Public Transport

Bernard Durkan

194. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the degree to which alternative energy can be or is being used by the National Transport Authority with particular reference to both rail and bus services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46521/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Energy Conservation

Bernard Durkan

195. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the extent to which energy savings can be made throughout the transport sector with particular reference to the current energy crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46522/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Public Transport

Bernard Durkan

196. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the degree, if any, to which any audit has been done to evaluate the extent to which rail or bus transport can rely on alternative energy with particular reference to indigenous methods; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46523/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Rail Network

Bernard Durkan

197. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport if it is expected that the electrification of the Maynooth line and any other commuter lines in north County Kildare will not be impeded by issues such as lack of alternative energy sources; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46524/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Public Transport

Bernard Durkan

198. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the extent to which national or alternative energy continues to be used in rail and road public transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46525/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Bus Services

Bernard Durkan

199. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the extent to which concerns regarding the changing of bus routes have been allayed; if there remains a specific number of locations where potential for existing passengers have issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46526/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Bus Services

Bernard Durkan

200. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport if he is satisfied that sufficient action was taken following concerns by the public during the various interactions in respect of existing or proposed bus or rail routes; if changes took place as a result of submissions; the extent of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46527/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Bus Services

Bernard Durkan

201. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the extent to which adequate provision is being made to ensure that revised bus routes are adequately tailored to meet the requirements of passengers; if adequate warning has been given and agreement reached in terms of changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46528/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Transport Policy

Bernard Durkan

202. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport if adequate provision is being made to ensure that existing roads, bus stops and train stations, that may be due for realignment in the future will have due regard for existing residents and communities and that this be borne in mind at all times; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46529/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Tax Reliefs

Seán Canney

203. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Finance his views on increasing the working from home relief in view of the increased heat and electricity costs faced by home workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46558/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Cost of Living Issues

Bernard Durkan

204. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the steps that might be taken to alleviate price increases with consequent inflation affecting consumers throughout the country at large; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45098/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Tax Code

Alan Dillon

205. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider the removal of VAT on equipment for apprenticeships; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46387/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Revenue Commissioners

Brendan Griffin

206. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Finance the reason that the offices of the Revenue Commissioners still remain closed to the public; if he will request the reopening of this vital service to the public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46396/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Tax Reliefs

Joe O'Brien

207. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider reviewing the criteria of the bike-to-work scheme to allow for second-hand bikes to be purchased under the scheme, in the context of the Government’s new circular on economy priorities. [46411/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Departmental Data

John Paul Phelan

208. Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost to the Exchequer of widening the tax bands for income tax and cuts to the rates of universal social charge for each of the years 2015 to 2021 and to date in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46450/22]

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Departmental Data

John Paul Phelan

209. Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Finance the total number of workers who paid PAYE income tax and the total number who paid universal social charge in 2021; the total amount of PAYE income tax and USC received in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46452/22]

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Departmental Data

John Paul Phelan

210. Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Finance the total number of single unmarried persons with no dependents who paid PAYE income tax or universal social charge in 2021; the total amount of PAYE income tax and USC which they paid in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46453/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Tax Collection

Catherine Murphy

211. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the total amount of local property tax collected to date in 2022; and the amount outstanding to be collected for 2022. [46461/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Tax Code

Eoin Ó Broin

212. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Finance if consideration will be given to reducing VAT on print newspapers particularly local and community newspapers given the reported decrease in sales; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46467/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Tax Reliefs

Richard Bruton

213. Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Finance the present tax reliefs that are available to employees and to employers to support remote working; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46498/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Tax Code

Pearse Doherty

214. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the discussions that have been held at the Eurogroup regarding a windfall tax on energy companies since October 2021; the views that he has expressed with regards to this issue at Eurogroup level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46500/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Tax Credits

Peadar Tóibín

215. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider examining the backdating of the incapacitated child tax credit; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the credit can only be awarded for four backdated years and that many have looked for services for longer than that to get their children diagnosed. [46503/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Tax Code

Brendan Smith

216. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance if he will give urgent consideration to the requests of national organisations (details supplied) in relation to the need to reduce costs for this sector through reduction in taxation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46504/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Foreign Direct Investment

Bernard Durkan

217. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the extent to which Ireland continues to be an attractive location for foreign direct investment; the regions from which most competition occur in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46530/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Mortgage Interest Rates

Bernard Durkan

218. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the extent to which he continues to use his influence in the European Union with a view to bringing about mortgage interest charges into line with the average applicable throughout the union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46531/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Fiscal Policy

Bernard Durkan

219. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the degree to which borrowing for capital or non-capital works here continues in line with the policy of the European Central Bank; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46532/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Fiscal Policy

Bernard Durkan

220. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the degree to which borrowing for capital or non-capital works here continues in line with the policy of the International Monetary Fund given Ireland’s indebtedness to the fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46533/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Fiscal Policy

Bernard Durkan

221. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the degree to which borrowing levels in this country comply with the requirements of those lending institutions to which Ireland appealed during the financial crisis whilst a programmed country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46534/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Fiscal Policy

Bernard Durkan

222. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the extent to which Ireland remains in a safe position in terms of borrowing to meet the current international crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46535/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Tax Code

Bernard Durkan

223. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the extent to which pressure from other countries for an increase in corporation profits tax here remains constant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46536/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Energy Prices

Bernard Durkan

224. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the extent to which efforts continue to control inflation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46537/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Interest Rates

Bernard Durkan

225. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the extent to which investment funds are currently funding the house building markets at higher-than-average interest rates; his views on whether this market should be filled by the Irish pillar banks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46539/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Mortgage Interest Rates

Bernard Durkan

226. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance if the average cost of mortgage borrowing here can be further brought into line with that available in the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46540/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Brexit Issues

Bernard Durkan

227. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance his views on whether Brexit is having a financially negative impact on this jurisdiction and the island of Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46541/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Economic Growth

Bernard Durkan

228. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the extent to which he is satisfied that Ireland’s economic progress will continue unimpeded notwithstanding the challenges in the aftermath of Covid-19 and Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46542/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Financial Instruments

Bernard Durkan

229. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the extent to which Ireland can retain its A1 financial status in the international markets notwithstanding any challenges as yet unseen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46543/22]

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