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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Artists' Remuneration

Willie Penrose

29. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to research by an organisation (details supplied) into pay and conditions for performing artists that showed that a third earn less than the minimum wage and that working in the performing arts is characterised by poor conditions and precarious employment; her plans to address same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45457/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Abbey Theatre

Willie Penrose

63. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans and the proposed timeline for the renovation of the Abbey Theatre; the funding allocated to the theatre arising from budget 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45456/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Road Improvement Schemes

Willie Penrose

183. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided to finance the construction of realignment works along the N55 between Ballymahon, County Longford, and Athlone, County Westmeath; when Transport Infrastructure Ireland will be in a position to fund developments and improvements on this route; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45685/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Tax Credits

Willie Penrose

131. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Finance his plans to ensure that the correct tax-free allowance is granted to a person (details supplied) who is on emergency tax basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44599/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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School Admissions

Willie Penrose

277. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Skills the procedures available to parents to have their child enrolled in secondary school for the academic year commencing September 2020, and in which it has been indicated that the child has been placed on a waiting list, which indicates he or she may never be admitted in view of being significantly down the waiting list; the remedies or solutions available to such parents; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45416/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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HSE Correspondence

Willie Penrose

529. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 135 of 18 September 2019, the steps he will take to examine the reason the HSE has still not replied to urgent correspondence (details supplied); if same will be dealt with; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44591/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Willie Penrose

1048. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if carer's allowance will be granted to persons who care for incapacitated children or persons; if same will be granted automatically to carers (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44598/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Disability Allowance Applications

Willie Penrose

1109. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position in relation to an application for a disability allowance by a person (details supplied); if same will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45415/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Planning Issues

Willie Penrose

1130. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the position regarding land that has been rezoned; the period of time within which building thereon must take place; the penalties that arise for failure to utilise zoned land that has been specifically zoned for residential purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44433/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Willie Penrose

306. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will provide the insurance contribution record of a person (details supplied); the level and amount of arrears that would be payable to the person due to their mistake; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44052/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Willie Penrose

44. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to increase the income disregard means test for carer’s allowance, which has not changed for 11 years further to her decision in budget 2020 to increase the number of hours that a family carer can work to 18.5 hours; the number of carers projected to have their allowance reduced in 2020 and 2021, respectively, if they work more hours; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43851/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Army Barracks

Willie Penrose

106. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when upgrade and refurbishment works to the cookhouse and dining hall at Custume Barracks, Athlone, will commence and be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43616/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Air Corps Recruitment

Willie Penrose

107. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if a new recruitment campaign for pilots and air traffic controllers will be launched before the end of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43617/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Tax Code

Willie Penrose

160. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Finance the tax exemption available to a single person under 25 years of age; the income a person can earn which is totally exempt from tax as a single person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43614/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Technological Universities

Willie Penrose

233. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has received an application from Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology to come together to form a new technological university for the region pursuant to the Technological University Act 2018; when a decision will be made thereon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43619/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Garda Transport Data

Willie Penrose

262. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda vehicles attached to Athlone and Mullingar Garda districts as of 11 October 2019; the equivalent figures as of 1 January 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43618/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Prison Service Staff

Willie Penrose

263. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prison officers who left the Irish Prison Service in 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of prison officers that joined the service in 2018 and to date in 2019; if a new recruitment campaign for prison officers will be launched early in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43622/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Knackery Industry

Willie Penrose

448. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if commitments given on the commencement of a bridging scheme to address the financial crisis in knackeries will be honoured in full as per the agreement reached on 16 September 2019 between his officials and an association (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43167/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Environmental Protection Agency Remit

Willie Penrose

516. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has reviewed a judgment (details supplied); his plans to introduce primary legislation to deal with the issues raised therein; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43615/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Litter Pollution

Willie Penrose

517. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the estimated amount it would cost in 2020 if the budget for local authority anti-litter anti-graffiti awareness grant increased by 50%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43623/19]

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