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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Dental Services

Róisín Shortall

502. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health when free dental care for children under six years of age as announced in budget 2020 will come into effect; the application process in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44506/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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General Practitioner Services

Róisín Shortall

503. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health when free general practitioner care for children under eight years of age as announced in budget 2020 will come into effect; the application process in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44507/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Róisín Shortall

528. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if his mitigation plans will be confirmed to ensure the continuity of timely supply of radioisotopes for use in diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer in the event of a no-deal Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44584/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Mobility Allowance Data

Róisín Shortall

579. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of new entrants to the mobility allowance scheme in each of the three years preceding its suspension; the average number of recipients in each year; the number of persons exiting the scheme in each year; the cost of the scheme in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44782/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Róisín Shortall

601. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health his plans to locate improved day services for children and adults with disabilities in Finglas and Ballymun, Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44879/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Róisín Shortall

602. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the position regarding plans to provide day services for children and adults with disabilities in a location (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44880/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Driver Test Data

Róisín Shortall

933. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of driver testers in whole-time equivalent terms allocated to each driver test centre; and the basis on which these allocations are made. [44919/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Public Transport

Róisín Shortall

952. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will respond to the demands put forward by an organisation (details supplied) for inclusive public transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45180/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Road Traffic Legislation

Róisín Shortall

958. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he is taking to respond to the request by the National Transport Authority that it be given power to enforce the laws in relation to bus lane usage; if new legislation is being progressed which will give the authority the power to use automatic number plate recognition to carry out enforcement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45303/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Public Transport

Róisín Shortall

959. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding commuters that wish to take their bicycles onto trains, trams and buses; his plans to ensure that greater provision can be made for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45304/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Social and Affordable Housing Data

Róisín Shortall

1151. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the net change in State-owned social housing units; if he will provide a breakdown based on new completed units, units purchased, sale of units and demolitions and voids in each of the years 1995 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44936/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Social and Affordable Housing Data

Róisín Shortall

1152. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of housing units owned by the State at the end of each of the years 1995 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44937/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Budget 2020

Róisín Shortall

88. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of promotional videos on budget 2020 which were produced; the cost of producing same; the cost of promoting same on social media and other channels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44028/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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DEIS Administration

Róisín Shortall

102. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he will take regarding the urgent need for class size reduction in DEIS band 1 schools to cater to the range and severity of the needs of children in view of the fact that DEIS schools have not benefitted from the staffing schedule for the past few years and with class sizes of up to 29 in DEIS band 1 schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43906/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Maternity Services

Róisín Shortall

183. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the progress made in respect of the proposed move of the National Maternity Hospital to a site on the St. Vincent’s campus and his announcement in December 2018 that agreement had been reached by which an organisation (details supplied) would transfer its shareholding in St. Vincent's Healthcare Group and withdraw from the group and that the necessary legal documents would be finalised early in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44030/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Legislative Programme

Róisín Shortall

355. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the timescale to which he is working for the publication of the Land Development Agency Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44029/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Long-Term Illness Scheme Data

Róisín Shortall

139. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the long-term illness scheme aged under 16 years of age by LHO in each of the years 2008 to 2016. [43690/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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General Medical Services Scheme Data

Róisín Shortall

140. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons availing of the GMS, drugs payment scheme and the long term illness scheme, respectively by local health office area in each of the years 2008 to 2011. [43691/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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HSE Reports

Róisín Shortall

160. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 350 of 15 October 2019, when the considerations of his Department of the HSE Valproate response project report will be completed; when the report will be published; if a copy will be made available to an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43754/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Adoption Legislation

Róisín Shortall

240. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to allow same-sex couples to avail of the same adoptive leave and benefit which straight couples and single-male adopters are entitled to in the context of the Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42973/19]

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