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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

88. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for his Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25916/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Investigations

Joan Burton

100. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide statistical information (details supplied) in respect of each of the quarterly lists of defaulters issued by the Revenue Commissioners for list A in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25676/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Investigations

Joan Burton

101. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide statistical information (details supplied) in respect of each of the quarterly lists of defaulters issued by the Revenue Commissioners for list B in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25677/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Freedom of Information Requests

Joan Burton

118. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to ensure public bodies have the appropriate resources, knowledge and experience to apply the Freedom of Information Acts following the recent increase in demand for such requests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25689/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

119. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for his Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25690/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

140. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for his Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25917/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

159. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for his Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25919/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

162. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for her Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25913/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

217. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for his Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25918/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

229. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for his Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25912/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

238. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for his Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25914/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

245. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for his Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25922/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

256. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for his Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25920/19]

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Departmental Offices

Joan Burton

277. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for her Department, including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018, inclusive, and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25915/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

12. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent meeting with the President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump; and if he discussed the recent inclusion of Ireland on the US economic watch list. [25166/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Citizens' Assembly Establishment

Joan Burton

16. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his plans for a Citizens' Assembly on the future of a Dublin mayor. [25167/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

143. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on the country-by-country report of the European Commission recommending that the State limit the scope and number of tax expenditures and broaden the tax base; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25325/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

144. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on the country-by-country report of the European Commission recommending the State to cut its fossil fuel subsidies and to send a stronger price signal to investors by committing to a schedule of increases in the carbon tax over the next decade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25327/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Business Regulation

Joan Burton

286. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to help to restore confidence in auditing following a string of corporate collapses; her further plans to implement a public grade system to evaluate the quality of audit work by accountancy firms; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25313/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Business Regulation

Joan Burton

287. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority plans to make public its audit quality inspection reports of public interest entities in view of the fact the results of the inspections have already been shared with the auditors involved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25314/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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School Completion Programme

Joan Burton

566. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the need for expanded supports in the school completion programme at schools (details supplied); if her attention has been further drawn to the fact that a number of these schools have been affected by crime and gang violence making the broad supports that the programme provides to the schools even more important; the level of funding she plans to provide through the programme in the academic year 2019-2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24946/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Adoption Records Provision

Joan Burton

571. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the procedure in respect of an adopted person who wishes to trace personal information such as his or her birth certificate and file in respect of his or her adoption; the number of such information requests Tusla has received in the past five years; the number responded to with comprehensive information, including file information on the person; the number on hold pending further information; the number of requests in which information required in respect of a person has been made subject to an application to the adoption contact register; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25274/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Adoption Authority of Ireland Data

Joan Burton

572. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of applications in each year since 2013 to the adoption contact register; the number that have been successful, the number that have been unsuccessful and the number pending a reply, respectively; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25275/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Adoption Data

Joan Burton

573. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated number of improper adoption arrangements by religious bodies, nursing homes and other bodies in which no detailed records were kept; her views on the prevalence of this practice in the past; the number of persons affected; the steps taken to contact those affected; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25276/19]

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Community Enhancement Programme

Joan Burton

578. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his attention has been drawn to the threat to the viability of a community centre (details supplied) in Dublin 15; if assistance will be provided to ensure the centre is rebuilt to comply with new building rules and regulations and can continue to operate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24904/19]

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019

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Central Bank of Ireland Staff

Joan Burton

53. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the position regarding the appointment of the new Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24614/19]

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019

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Schools Establishment

Joan Burton

76. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the negotiations between City of Dublin Education and Training Board and Educate Together in respect of the delivery of a multi-denominational co-educational second level school for the Dublin 7 area to be based at a school (details supplied); if the multi-denominational co-educational school will open ahead of the 2020-21 academic year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24634/19]

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019

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An Bord Pleanála Applications

Joan Burton

235. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the difficulty in tracking strategic housing development planning applications including co-living proposals through An Bord Pleanála and its respective website; his plans to ensure information on planning applications is more easily accessible to the general public in order that local communities are informed regarding planning applications in their area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24699/19]

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019

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World Heritage Sites

Joan Burton

40. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the seven sites on the 2010 tentative list for nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24276/19]

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019

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Performing Arts

Joan Burton

48. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to increase the provision of audio description captioning for the hard of hearing and the availability of Irish Sign Language interpretation at the national performance venues of the State; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24278/19]

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

57. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the number of artist studios and creative community spaces that are at risk of closing down due to increased costs in commercial rents; her plans to ensure affordable spaces for artists and exhibitions in view of the contention that creative spaces are necessary in order for an arts culture to thrive; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24279/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meetings with world leaders in Paris on 15 May 2019 and the issues he discussed with them. [23598/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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European Council Meetings

Joan Burton

13. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent meeting with EU leaders. [23402/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Air Pollution

Joan Burton

751. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to the dangers of air pollution from sources such as exhaust emissions, soil and road surfaces, construction work and industrial emissions; the number of premature deaths to date in 2019 that are directly attributable to poor air quality; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24290/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Air Pollution

Joan Burton

779. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of air pollution breaches recorded at monitoring stations nationally to date in 2019; the locations in which air pollution readings breached the standard safe reading level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24288/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Air Pollution

Joan Burton

780. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the national ban on harmful smoky coal will come into force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24289/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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World Heritage Sites

Joan Burton

1018. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of applications received requesting to be included on the 2010 tentative list for nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the number which were unsuccessful; the reasons for same; the number of these applications which were made by public bodies and private bodies, respectively; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24285/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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World Heritage Sites

Joan Burton

1019. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department encourages previously unsuccessful applications to the 2010 tentative list for nomination as UNESCO World Heritage Sites to reapply for inclusion in the 2020 tentative list; the position regarding the sites currently on the 2010 tentative list, if they will be transferred to the new 2020 tentative list; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24286/19]

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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World Heritage Sites

Joan Burton

1020. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her Department encourages owners of individual buildings that have been demonstrated to possess outstanding universal value, one of the central ideals underpinning the World Heritage Convention, to apply for inclusion on the upcoming 2020 tentative list for nomination as UNESCO World Heritage Sites; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24287/19]

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Wed, 22 May 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

6. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee D, infrastructure, last met; and when it will next meet. [21731/19]

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Wed, 22 May 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

9. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee F, national security, last met; and when it will next meet. [21732/19]

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Wed, 22 May 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

25. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent meeting with EU leaders. [20536/19]

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Wed, 22 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

94. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding progress on the development of a new permanent school building for schools (details supplied) to replace their temporary accommodation; his plans to increase the playground size of the schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22146/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Freedom of Information Data

Joan Burton

1. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach to set down the number of freedom of information requests received by his Department to date in 2019; and the number of requests fully and partially refused, respectively. [16349/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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National Digital Strategy Implementation

Joan Burton

10. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the status of the national digital strategy being led by his Department. [21730/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

168. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated number of companies that were involved in aircraft leasing assessed to tax in each of the years 2012 to 2018, in tabular form. [21667/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

169. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated number of companies that were involved in aircraft leasing assessed to tax under section 110 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 in each of the years 2012 to 2018, in tabular form. [21668/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

170. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated corporation tax yield from companies which were involved in aircraft leasing arising in each of the years 2012 to 2018, in tabular form. [21669/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Company Data

Joan Burton

171. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated gross assets of companies that were involved in aircraft leasing in each of the years 2012 to 2018, in tabular form. [21670/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Company Data

Joan Burton

172. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated total indebtedness of companies that were involved in aircraft leasing in each of the years 2012 to 2018, in tabular form. [21671/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Company Data

Joan Burton

173. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated number of employees directly employed here by companies which were involved in aircraft leasing in each of the years 2012 to 2018, in tabular form. [21672/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

Joan Burton

268. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on a permanent school building for a school (details supplied); the timeline for the delivery of a permanent school building; his plans to ensure pupils will not have to move to alternative temporary accommodation in February 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21958/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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School Accommodation Provision

Joan Burton

269. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the planning application with Dublin City Council for the temporary accommodation required by a school (details supplied) for September 2019 on the current temporary site of the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21959/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Courts Service Data

Joan Burton

300. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of parental supervision orders made under section 111 of the Children Act 2001 in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [21894/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Courts Service Data

Joan Burton

301. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of instances of non-compliance with parental supervision orders issued under the Children Act 2001 in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [21895/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Courts Service Data

Joan Burton

302. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of compensation orders made under section 113 of the Children Act 2001 in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [21896/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Probation and Welfare Service Staff

Joan Burton

303. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of probation and welfare officers appointed to supervise parents or guardians in accordance with the Children Act 2001 in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [21897/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Joan Burton

304. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of juveniles and the age of each that have been assigned to Garda juvenile liaison officers in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [21898/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Wild Fires

Joan Burton

492. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of significant wildfires that have occurred in forested areas under his aegis since 1 January 2018; his plans to undertake a damage assessment of each of these wildfires; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21808/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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National Broadband Plan

Joan Burton

502. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he has been advised as to the likely rate of take-up under the national broadband plan of high-speed broadband by homes and businesses in the State intervention area; if he has assessed the consequences of a low take-up rate on the average cost per household; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22002/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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National Broadband Plan Data

Joan Burton

542. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the estimated equity value of the national high-speed broadband network in the national broadband plan upon its completion. [21999/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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National Broadband Plan

Joan Burton

543. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of premises that will not be provided with fibre connections under the national broadband plan; and the alternatives that will be provided for these premises. [22000/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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National Broadband Plan

Joan Burton

544. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he plans to disclose the names of shareholders, equity owners in companies and other ownership vehicles linked to the consortium appointed as a favoured bidder in the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22001/19]

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Tue, 21 May 2019

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Anti-Social Behaviour

Joan Burton

587. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the rise in anti-social behaviour such as intimidation, vandalism, assault and theft on Irish Rail, Luas and Dublin Bus services; his plans to address same; his further plans to increase safety measures on public transport more generally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22003/19]

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Thu, 16 May 2019

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Personal Injury Claims

Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans for a statutory cap on insurance compensation awards for minor injuries in view of the fact that the Personal Injuries Commission found that awards for minor injuries here are almost five times those paid in the UK; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17830/19]

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Thu, 16 May 2019

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Sexual Offences Data

Joan Burton

16. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when he expects the Central Statistics Office to commence the sexual abuse and violence in Ireland survey; and when he expects the survey to be completed. [13948/19]

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Wed, 15 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

119. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeline for the delivery of a new permanent school building for a school (details supplied); when the new school building will open; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21101/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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European Council Meetings

Joan Burton

11. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. [20535/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

15. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee G, justice and equality, last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. [20537/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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State Aid

Joan Burton

71. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of negotiations with the European Commission or other European Union bodies in respect of the relaxation of state aid rules in which it is appropriate for particular sectors that may require additional funding in the context of Brexit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18018/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Central Statistics Office Staff

Joan Burton

96. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the term of the director general of the Central Statistics Office will come to an end; and his plans in respect of appointing a new director general. [20649/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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School Placement

Joan Burton

164. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the shortage of primary school places in Rathcoole, County Dublin; his plans to assist the approximately 24 children who cannot get a school place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20612/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Wild Fires

Joan Burton

488. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of significant wildfires that have occurred in forested areas since 1 January 2018; his plans to undertake a damage assessment of each of these wildfires; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20633/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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Wild Fires

Joan Burton

496. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of significant wildfires that have occurred in local authority areas since 1 January 2018; his plans to undertake a damage assessment of each of these wildfires; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20634/19]

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Tue, 14 May 2019

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National Parks

Joan Burton

521. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of significant wild fires that have occurred in national parks since 1 January 2018; her plans to undertake a damage assessment of each of these wild fires; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20632/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans regarding the provision of autism-specific education in Dublin 15 for children at primary and secondary level; when work will commence on the proposed autism-specific school in Dublin 15; when the school will officially open; if he anticipates the possibility of opening the autism-specific school in temporary premises ahead of the 2019-20 academic year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19825/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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School Catchment Areas

Joan Burton

26. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a school (details supplied) which, while in County Meath, has also met the need of families in the area of Clonee, Dublin 15, by enrolling a number of pupils from this area since its formation, but due to a change in enrolment and catchment area rules it will no longer accept families in Dublin 15 that are now having significant difficulties in finding a secondary school place; if his attention has been further drawn to the unfairness for families in this predicament and the difficulty for children deprived of a school place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19829/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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School Curriculum

Joan Burton

27. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to review sex education policy in view of the fact that the recent review of sex education by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment found that sex education for most secondary school pupils is outdated and provides little information in relation to issues such as consent, the way to navigate relationships in a positive and healthy way, LGBT+ issues and social media; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19828/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Joan Burton

28. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the acquisition of a site for a school (details supplied) has been agreed; the position regarding progress on the planning process for the new permanent school building for the school; when construction on the new permanent school building for the school will commence; when the new permanent school building for the school is expected to open; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19830/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

41. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeline for the delivery of a new permanent school building for schools (details supplied); when the new school building will open; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19831/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Teachers' Remuneration

Joan Burton

44. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans aimed at reducing the pay gap between teachers recruited pre and post-2011; if there is scope to address the pay inequality under the current pay arrangements; if not, if it will be dealt with in negotiations on a successor to the Public Service Stability Agreement; the timeline for a pay review mechanism; when teachers on lower pay will see an actual benefit to their remuneration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19832/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Money Laundering

Joan Burton

185. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of suspicious transaction reports that have been made to the Revenue Commissioners on an annual basis in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the role of the Revenue Commissioners in combatting money laundering; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19941/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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National Educational Psychological Service

Joan Burton

251. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for a national school based counselling programme; his plans to supply each school with access to an on-call counsellor or psychotherapist to ensure children and young persons have regular access to mental health services outside of the intervention services provided by the National Educational Psychological Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18417/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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School Services Staff

Joan Burton

379. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of school secretaries who have been employed directly by his Department in each of the past five years; if principals can apply for Department-paid status for their secretaries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19792/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Industrial Relations

Joan Burton

382. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reimburse members of a union (details supplied) who suffered financial penalties amounting to a total of €15 million in wages to thousands of teachers as a result of industrial action they took in their campaign for equal pay for teachers recruited pre and post-2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19844/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

383. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding his plans for a new secondary school in the western area of Blanchardstown; if an appropriate site has been identified; the timeline for the delivery of the new school; if proposals regarding the patronage of the new school have been considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19845/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

558. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to produce a macroeconomic assessment of the impact of Brexit on the all-island economy (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18625/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Mental Health Services

Joan Burton

595. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health when negotiations will conclude with the Departments of Children and Youth Affairs, Education and Skills and the Taoiseach concerning the youth mental health pathfinder initiative; when approval to launch same will be granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18415/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Mental Health Services Provision

Joan Burton

611. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the status of the implementation of the youth mental health pathfinder initiative; the roadmap and timeline to full implementation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18414/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Mental Health Services Provision

Joan Burton

612. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health his plans to address the delays in access and lack of resources in mental health services for children and young persons; his plans to implement in full the recommendations of the report of the task force on youth mental health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18416/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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HSE Staff

Joan Burton

680. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if his Department was consulted on the publicly indicated recruitment and overtime ban to be brought in by the Health Service Executive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18020/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Hedge Cutting Season

Joan Burton

1330. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to reports of hedgerow destruction on the part of Irish Rail, including severe hedge trimming and hedge removal (details supplied); if he has raised the matter with Irish Rail; his plans to carry out an investigation in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20007/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Water Quality

Joan Burton

1540. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to recent reports that lead concentration levels well above the legal limit have been found in drinking water in areas of north Dublin, including Cabra, Drumcondra and Phibsborough; his plans to address this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18826/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Gorse Burning

Joan Burton

1621. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the recent gorse fires that destroyed hundreds of acres of land around the villages of Loughanure and Annagry, County Donegal; her plans to carry out an evaluation of the destruction of flora, fauna and wildlife as a consequence of these fires; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20003/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Hedge Cutting Season

Joan Burton

1622. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to reports of hedgerow destruction on the part of Irish Rail, including severe hedge trimming and hedge removal (details supplied); if she has raised the matter with Irish Rail; her plans to carry out an investigation in this regard; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20005/19]

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Wed, 8 May 2019

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Gorse Burning

Joan Burton

1623. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to put in place an information and support system for landowners in order that they will not engage in the burning of vegetation outside the burning season from September to February inclusive as legislated in section 7(1) of the Heritage Act 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20006/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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National Children's Hospital

Joan Burton

12. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on the recent report by a company (details supplied) into the significant overruns at the national children’s hospital; the estimated cost of this report; his plans to avoid the underestimating of project costs in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18017/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Public Procurement Contracts

Joan Burton

13. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to move to a fixed price costing system in respect of public contracts in order to secure greater levels of certainty in respect of the profiling of costs for public projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18019/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Public Sector Staff

Joan Burton

15. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the restrictions imposed on recruitment and overtime in parts of the civil or public service for 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18020/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Public Service Pay Commission Reports

Joan Burton

28. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the Public Service Pay Commission will complete its module 2 report on the matter of recruitment and retention in the Defence Forces; when it will issue its findings; if it has already completed its report, the findings of the commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18021/19]

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