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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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EU Issues

Olivia Mitchell

569. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will outline Ireland's approach to the eastern neighbourhood, and if this has changed following developments in Ukraine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15798/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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United Nations

Olivia Mitchell

570. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade what Ireland's policy priorities are in its engagement with the United Nations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15799/15]

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015

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School Patronage

Olivia Mitchell

223. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the patronage determination process will commence for the new primary school in the Goatstown-Stillorgan area of County Dublin; the timeframe for this process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12432/15]

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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Immigration Controls

Olivia Mitchell

471. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service plans to introduce an online booking system for appointments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11562/15]

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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Back to Education Allowance

Olivia Mitchell

795. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to extend the maintenance grant to students in receipt of the back to education allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11675/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Employment Support Services

Olivia Mitchell

186. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her views on the submission she has received from the Irish Association of Supported Employment; if she is in a position to respond favourably to a new funding arrangement based on an annual service agreement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10534/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Public Sector Staff Sick Leave

Olivia Mitchell

234. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the sick leave policy introduced for the public sector in March 2014, and for the education sector in September 2014, was backdated for four years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10004/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Immigration Policy

Olivia Mitchell

323. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 122 of 11 December 2014, when the introduction of online booking appointments for re-entry visas is expected; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10253/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Olivia Mitchell

415. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the waiting time to be seen at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin 2 for cataract removal is 18 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10296/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Departmental Staff Sick Leave

Olivia Mitchell

261. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the way persons with a critical illness can avail of sick leave, if they have used up all of their sick leave entitlement in one year, but still need to access sick leave, to continue with their treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7994/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Departmental Staff Sick Leave

Olivia Mitchell

262. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the way persons who return to work after a critical illness can avail of sick leave, if they have used up all of their sick leave entitlement in one year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7995/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Housing Assistance Payments Implementation

Olivia Mitchell

564. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when the new housing assistance payment is expected to be introduced in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council area in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8057/15]

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015

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Disability Allowance Appeals

Olivia Mitchell

189. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a date for an oral hearing to hear an appeal on a disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 18 will be finalised; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6803/15]

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015

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School Enrolments

Olivia Mitchell

469. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the concerns of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16; her views on these concerns, in respect of the admissions policy for the new secondary school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7087/15]

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015

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Property Tax Administration

Olivia Mitchell

479. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the local property tax allocation to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; the amount by which this sum exceeds the general purposes grant of 2014; the amount of that excess which can be used for discretionary purposes; the amount which is to be allocated from the excess to the housing and road areas in order to release central Government funding for other purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6994/15]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015

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Pensions Council

Olivia Mitchell

194. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if the newly established Pensions Council will be monitoring the implementation of the recommendations in the report on pension charges 2012; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5971/15]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015

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School Accommodation

Olivia Mitchell

515. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the gross under provision of primary school places in the Goatstown area, Dublin 14, where the local schools application for September 2015 is four times the potential intake; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5788/15]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015

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Schools Designation

Olivia Mitchell

533. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will respond positively to correspondence from eight schools (details supplied) who seek to have the catchment area for the new Educate Together secondary school expanded to reflect the coherence of the area between the county boundary and the motorway; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5942/15]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015

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Property Tax Yield

Olivia Mitchell

561. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the restrictions in terms of categories of spending by local authorities, that have been applied to moneys raised from local property tax; the minimum or maximum spending caps that have been applied to the various spending categories; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5542/15]

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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Pension Provisions

Olivia Mitchell

172. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 201 of 17 September 2014, if the review of personal pension vehicles has taken place; if the issue of extending the approved retirement fund options to holders of buy-out bonds derived from defined benefit schemes has been examined; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3477/15]

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