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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme

Dessie Ellis

2. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will commit to providing a portion of the proceeds from any sale of Aer Lingus to protect the pensions of deferred members of the Irish Airlines (general employees) superannuation scheme who worked for Aer Lingus. [23234/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Public Transport Provision

Dessie Ellis

19. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the legislative problems identified by the National Bus and Rail Union with the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, relating to public tendering of bus services; and the efforts that are being made to correct this. [23236/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Dessie Ellis

51. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will provide, in tabular form, a breakdown of the cost to the State of providing rent supplement for 2014 and to date in 2015. [24014/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Dessie Ellis

52. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will provide a breakdown of the number of recipients of rent supplement currently. [24015/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Tax Relief Availability

Dessie Ellis

81. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide a list of all tax reliefs available associated with property; the rationale for the tax relief; the number of persons availing of the tax relief; and the cost to the Exchequer in the past full tax year. [24082/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Mortgage Arrears Rate

Dessie Ellis

82. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons in mortgage distress as of the latest calculable month and the duration of their distress. [24083/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Housing Data

Dessie Ellis

228. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide, in tabular form, a breakdown of the cost to the State of providing the rental accommodation scheme, the housing assistance payment and social leasing schemes in 2014 and to date in 2015. [24164/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Housing Data

Dessie Ellis

229. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown of the current number of recipients under the rental accommodation scheme; the housing assistance payment; and social leasing support. [24165/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Local Authority Housing

Dessie Ellis

230. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of local authority houses built in each of the past ten years by the local authority responsible. [24166/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Housing Issues

Dessie Ellis

231. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide an estimate of the total housing need, both public and private, currently and for the next ten years. [24167/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

232. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide the portion of the capital budget intended for social housing builds in 2015. [24168/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

233. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of local authority houses to be built in each of the years 2015 to 2017. [24169/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Dessie Ellis

234. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of applicants on the housing list, as of May 2015. [24170/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Private Rented Accommodation Price Controls

Dessie Ellis

235. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the average private rent in each local authority area in 2014 and 2015. [24171/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Housing Data

Dessie Ellis

236. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total number of private house builds in 2014, and scheduled to be built in 2015 and 2016. [24172/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Homeless Persons Data

Dessie Ellis

237. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the average number of persons in emergency accommodation in 2014 and to date in 2015; and if he will provide a breakdown detailing the type of accommodation provided. [24173/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Homeless Accommodation Provision

Dessie Ellis

238. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide a list of all types of emergency and sheltered accommodation currently provided by the State, including local authorities; the moneys allocated to the funding of this accommodation; and the gap between funding and demand. [24174/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Tenant Purchase Scheme Data

Dessie Ellis

239. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of houses estimated to have been sold by local authorities since the introduction of the tenant purchase scheme. [24175/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Housing Data

Dessie Ellis

240. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of houses categorised as buy-to-let houses. [24176/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Local Authority Funding

Dessie Ellis

244. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide funding to finish the insulation of the remaining 183 homes in Ballymun in Dublin 11. [24201/15]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015

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Regeneration Projects Funding

Dessie Ellis

245. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to reinstate the cut to the social regeneration fund in Ballymun in Dublin 11 for 2015 and future years, as the regeneration is not complete and this cut is having severe consequences to services in the area. [24202/15]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015

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Public Service Obligation Services

Dessie Ellis

891. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on the tendering of public service obligation bus routes. [23235/15]

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Tue, 9 Jun 2015

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Health Services

Dessie Ellis

774. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health his plans to extend, or mainstream, the CARE programme of alcohol treatment service, which is piloting in Finglas, Ballymun, Dublin 11 and North County Dublin, and has proved to be very successful and cost efficient, but is set to conclude in June 2015 [21903/15]

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Tue, 9 Jun 2015

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Building Regulations

Dessie Ellis

1068. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if consideration will be given to the banning of hard flooring such as tiles and laminate floor covering in apartments due to the transfer of noise and sound between apartment dwellings. [22045/15]

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Tue, 26 May 2015

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Naturalisation Applications

Dessie Ellis

486. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is aware of the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7 who has applied for naturalisation, but who is at risk of losing her job because she has no proof she can stay in the country; and if she can fast-track that person's application. [20105/15]

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Tue, 26 May 2015

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Regeneration Projects Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

946. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount of capital funding provided in the past, and more recently, to Ballymun Regeneration Ltd in regard to the Emerald Housing site in Sillogue Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11 which was part of the regeneration. [20088/15]

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Tue, 26 May 2015

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Regeneration Projects Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

947. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government regarding the Emerald Housing site in Sillogue Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11, which was part of the regeneration, the amount spent on legal fees, the demolition of blocks, security costs and sub-contractors over the years. [20089/15]

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Thu, 7 May 2015

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Free Travel Scheme

Dessie Ellis

36. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her plans to ensure that any bus company awarded a public service obligation route will continue to accommodate the free travel pass scheme. [17972/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Data

Dessie Ellis

537. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide, in tabular form, the social housing targets issued to local authorities by his Department for the period 2015 to 2017, detailing the total number of units to be delivered by each council and the breakdown of these units by construction and acquisition that is under the social housing current expenditure programme and the rental accommodation scheme; if he will provide the housing assistance payment targets for each relevant local authority, for the period 2015 to 2017; and when those local authorities which do not currently have housing assistance payment targets will be given these targets. [17484/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

546. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide, in tabular form, the amount of funding that has been allocated to each local authority, since the announcement of Social Housing Strategy 2020. [17630/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

547. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide, in tabular form, the amount of funding for housing construction that has been released to each local authority by his Department since the announcement of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. [17631/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

548. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount of funding that has been released by his Department, for bringing vacant properties back into productive use. [17632/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

549. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of voids in Dublin city, out of the total 1,046, that have been brought back into productive use since December 2014. [17633/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Homeless Accommodation Provision

Dessie Ellis

550. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of homeless households that have been housed in Dublin since December 2014, and if this is in line with the target of providing homes for 500 persons by June 2015. [17634/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Homeless Accommodation Provision

Dessie Ellis

551. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount of funding that has been released by his Department since the adaption of Dublin City Council’s budget 2015 to tackle homelessness in Dublin City. [17635/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Homeless Accommodation Provision

Dessie Ellis

552. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans for the use of the hotel, under the control of the National Asset Management Agency, to provide accommodation for homeless families. [17636/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Homeless Accommodation Provision

Dessie Ellis

553. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if Dublin City Council can use any apartment properties under the control of the National Asset Management Agency for temporary emergency accommodation. [17637/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Departmental Funding

Dessie Ellis

554. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount of money that has been allocated in 2015 to approved housing bodies; and the details of the proposed developments. [17638/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Dublin Bus Services

Dessie Ellis

596. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is aware that Dublin Bus drivers who are injured or involved in accidents at work, and require transport to a hospital, are being left to pay for the ambulance fee of €100; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17490/15]

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Wed, 6 May 2015

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Sports Capital Programme Data

Dessie Ellis

600. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in view of the fact that a total of €75 million remains outstanding from previous rounds of the sports capital programme and from special allocations, if he will provide, in tabular form, the amount outstanding for applications from each local authority area; and the contact or discussions he has had with each local authority on the matter. [17629/15]

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015

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Public Transport

Dessie Ellis

2. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to avoid industrial action in public transport companies, particularly Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, due to plans to tender 10% of routes. [16846/15]

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015

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Public Transport Subsidies

Dessie Ellis

19. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has carried out any review with Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus to develop projections of the amount by which the Government subsidy to Corás Iompair Éireann will be cut, following the privatisation of a portion of public service obligation routes in the future. [16512/15]

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015

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Public Transport

Dessie Ellis

24. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to work with public transport companies to help stamp out racism on their services. [16511/15]

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015

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Taxi Regulations

Dessie Ellis

143. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to improve data protection for taxi drivers and their licences in order to make it harder for criminals to clone licences or to access sensitive details on drivers, which may be exploited. [16510/15]

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015

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Property Tax Exemptions

Dessie Ellis

111. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance the position regarding temporary exemption from the local property tax in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16319/15]

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015

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Health Services Provision

Dessie Ellis

286. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health his plans to fill the gap in services for older persons left, after the re-assigning of a project worker of 13 years' service to a centre (details supplied) in Dublin 11 under Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, so that the worker can no longer work with elderly persons as has been the case up until now. [16492/15]

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015

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Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Dessie Ellis

171. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide, in tabular form, the details of those on local authority housing waiting lists in Waterford city and county from 2009 to 2015. [16041/15]

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015

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Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Dessie Ellis

172. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of persons deemed to be in overcrowded accommodation in Waterford city and county from 2009 to 2014 and in 2015 to date. [16042/15]

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015

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Local Authority Housing Data

Dessie Ellis

173. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of new housing units built in Waterford city and county in each year from 2009 to 2014 and in 2015 to date; his plans to build new units specially in 2015. [16043/15]

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015

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Rental Accommodation Scheme Data

Dessie Ellis

174. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide, by county, a breakdown of the number of units to be delivered through the rental accommodation scheme and social leasing as part of the Government housing strategy by the end of 2017. [16044/15]

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015

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Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Dessie Ellis

189. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of persons who currently have allocated medical points in Waterford city and county. [16184/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Dessie Ellis

237. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will provide, in tabular form, the cost to the State arising from the rent supplement scheme for each of the years, 1989, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013. [15250/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

621. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government with respect to the 27,000 homes managed by approved housing bodies, if he will provide a breakdown of these tenancies, by type, including rental accommodation scheme, long-term leased, and directly owned by the housing body. [15244/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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Rental Accommodation Scheme Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

623. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide, in tabular form, the cost to the State from the rental accommodation scheme and the long-term leasing initiative for the years 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013. [15248/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Dessie Ellis

624. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of households currently on local authority housing waiting lists; and the number of these households which are currently in receipt of rent supplement. [15252/15]

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015

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Sports Capital Programme Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

688. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount, in total, which remains undrawn down from consecutive sports capital grants; and if he will release those funds to other unsuccessful applicants. [15319/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Taxi Regulations

Dessie Ellis

322. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the rationale for not allowing 18-seat vehicles which meet European standards to be licensed as public service vehicles (details supplied) in County Wicklow. [13980/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

778. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government further to his announcement of local authority social housing targets for 2015 to 2017 announced on 1 April 2015, if he will provide a breakdown of the targets for each local authority, by social housing type, that is rental accommodation scheme, leasing, local authority, voluntary housing association and others. [14146/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Rent Supplement Scheme Eligibility

Dessie Ellis

790. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 232 of 31 March 2015, if he will review the decision to ban rent supplement in Ballymun in Dublin 11, in view of the fact that according to the reply, it is the responsibility of his Department. [14375/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Services for People with Disabilities

Dessie Ellis

869. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the rationale for the exemption provided to Irish Rail, regarding access for persons with disabilities, under Statutory Instrument No. 549 of 2014; if this is in breach of any international agreements the State is party to; his plans to hold Irish Rail to account in its responsibility to provide access for persons with disabilities. [14258/15]

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Wed, 1 Apr 2015

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Primary Care Centres Provision

Dessie Ellis

104. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health his plans for the primary health care facility which was recently refused planning permission in the Finglas area in Dublin 11; if he has issued instructions to the Health Service Executive to view new sites and begin this process as a matter of urgency, as it is extremely important that progress is made on a new site as soon as possible. [13452/15]

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Wed, 1 Apr 2015

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Building Regulations

Dessie Ellis

168. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to address the serious issue of the presence of mica in building blocks used in housing construction; if a similar process will be initiated to deal with this as was done in the case of pyrite; and if an investigation to ascertain the causes, and identify the source of the problem, will be carried out. [13428/15]

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Wed, 1 Apr 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

169. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of dwellings he plans to deliver for housing in 2015; and if he will provide a breakdown of numbers, size and location in each local authority area. [13429/15]

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Wed, 1 Apr 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

170. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide an update on housing spending for 2015; the amount of this that comes from the €3.8 billion promised for housing over the next six years; where this money has been spent; and if he will provide a breakdown of where the remainder is expected to be spent in the coming months. [13430/15]

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Wed, 1 Apr 2015

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Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

171. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the way he expects to deliver 5,000 new housing units under the rental accommodation scheme, the social housing leasing initative and others schemes from the private market, in view of the severe shortage of private rental properties and the slowing of private housing construction. [13431/15]

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Wed, 1 Apr 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Expenditure

Dessie Ellis

172. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide a figure for the total capital spend on housing for the years 2008 to 2014; and the number of social housing units delivered from this spend. [13432/15]

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015

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Rent Supplement Scheme Data

Dessie Ellis

231. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will provide a breakdown of persons in receipt of rent supplement, and at each limit, per county. [13192/15]

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015

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Rent Supplement Scheme Data

Dessie Ellis

232. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will review the decision to ban rent supplement in Ballymun, Dublin 11. [13193/15]

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015

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Life Insurance Policies

Dessie Ellis

262. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance the increases in the cost of life assurance policies that have been made in the past year at State-backed banks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12908/15]

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015

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Local Authority Assets

Dessie Ellis

661. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the rationale for closing the Ballymun shopping centre; and if he will provide costings for the necessary repairs to re-open it as a viable centre. [13191/15]

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015

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Railway Stations Upgrade

Dessie Ellis

725. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to modernise the Broomebridge railway station in Cabra in Dublin 7 as the Luas cross-city line will link up to it, and there is a need to improve security, provide wheelchair access, ticket facilities, information screens and other measures. [13416/15]

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015

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Rail Network Maintenance

Dessie Ellis

726. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeframe for the proposed change of the manual crossing at Pelletstown in Ashtown in Dublin 15 to provide greater capacity as the current set-up is causing traffic problems and poses a threat to health and safety, especially with the recent increase in the frequency of trains. [13417/15]

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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Garda Deployment

Dessie Ellis

472. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits who will be employed in the Ballymun and Santry Garda stations, Dublin 9. [11570/15]

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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Equality Issues

Dessie Ellis

473. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans, in the case of a successful marriage equality referendum, to provide for same-sex couples married outside this State to be recognised while living here. [11571/15]

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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Retail Sector

Dessie Ellis

882. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown of the previous plans for Ballymun shopping centre in Dublin 9; and the rationale for not redeveloping the existing centre, as was the case with the Northside Shopping Centre, in line with the wishes of the majority of residents. [11462/15]

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015

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Domestic Violence Policy

Dessie Ellis

142. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the options available for the victims of domestic violence who are forced to leave their local authority home and if local authorities find them alternative accommodation immediately. [10688/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Bus Éireann Services

Dessie Ellis

115. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to extend public service obligation funding to currently unsubsidised bus routes which are economically and socially valuable, such as routes 5 and 7 and the over 100 services which are to be cut by Bus Éireann. [10200/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Homeless Accommodation Funding

Dessie Ellis

523. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown of the money paid to hotels and bed and breakfasts in the Dublin region for the provision of accommodation for homeless families; the amount each unit of accommodation is costing; and the checks carried out by his Department or Dublin City Council on such accommodation. [10109/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Taxi Regulations

Dessie Ellis

589. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that no new hackney or small public service vehicle licences are being awarded in counties Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo, despite a low number of existing licences. [10249/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Taxi Data

Dessie Ellis

590. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of rural hackney licences that have been awarded to date; the number of applications received; and the number that are currently being processed. [10250/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Taxi Data

Dessie Ellis

591. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the problems in rural communities due to the lack of small public service vehicle or hackney licences at present and the prohibitive nature of the rural hackney licence, which is not suitable to fill the gap caused by this. [10251/15]

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015

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Driver Licences

Dessie Ellis

592. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on amending current driver licensing regulations for holders of foreign licences, in particular holders of full US licences who, on being resident here for more than 12 months, are required to sit and pass theory and practical driving examinations in addition to taking 12 driving lessons before they can be issued with a full Irish licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10252/15]

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Wed, 4 Mar 2015

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Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

40. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide an update on the delivery of the new social housing builds, and refurbishments, as well as the arrangements for additional units through social leasing, the rental accommodation scheme and housing assistance payments, as promised for 2015 in the Government's Housing Strategy 2020; and if he will provide projected figures for the end of the first quarter of 2015. [9106/15]

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Wed, 4 Mar 2015

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Fire Safety

Dessie Ellis

207. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the serious issues of fire safety at the Longboat Quay development in Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9487/15]

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015

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Regeneration Projects Funding

Dessie Ellis

174. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he has received the financial appraisal by Dublin City Council regarding the restarting of the regeneration of Dominic Street flats in Dublin 1; if he will provide urgent attention to these plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8399/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Census of Population Data

Dessie Ellis

169. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Taoiseach the population changes in the Ballymun area, Dublin, from 1997 to date in 2015. [7726/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Census of Population Data

Dessie Ellis

170. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Taoiseach the percentage of the population in Ballymun, Dublin, that are lone parents; and the changes that have taken place since 1997. [7727/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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One-Parent Family Payment Payments

Dessie Ellis

181. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will provide a breakdown of the rates of lone parents' allowances for the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. [7728/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Motor Tax Yield

Dessie Ellis

565. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the allocation of motor tax proceeds from 2008 to date in 2015; and the revenue received to date in 2015. [7729/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Departmental Staff Data

Dessie Ellis

570. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of staff losses from his Department in each year since 2007 in comparison to other Departments. [7730/15]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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Motor Tax Yield

Dessie Ellis

618. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the portion of the proceeds received from motor tax in 2015 that will go towards repairing roads and footpaths. [7729/15]

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015

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Third Level Participation

Dessie Ellis

446. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update on the Ballymun initiative for third level education. [6804/15]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015

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Housing Assistance Payments

Dessie Ellis

585. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government in view of the fact that the current rates of housing assistance payment are below market rent in many areas, the action he is taking to ensure that those on the housing assistance payment are not forced to top-up the payment to meet their housing need. [5909/15]

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015

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Tourism Project Funding

Dessie Ellis

631. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there is funding available, this year, for communities to attract tourism from the Irish diaspora; if so, the amount which will be available; the way it will be allocated; and the criteria required by applicants. [5836/15]

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Thu, 5 Feb 2015

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Local Authority Housing

Dessie Ellis

274. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to re-introduce the scheme whereby older persons could give up their home to a local authority in order to be placed in housing for the elderly; and his plans for similar schemes to free up local authority or private housing while supporting care for older persons. [5318/15]

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Tue, 3 Feb 2015

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Aer Lingus Sale

Dessie Ellis

124. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for the State's stake in Aer Lingus; and the maintenance of its Heathrow slots which are vital to the Irish economy. [4666/15]

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Tue, 3 Feb 2015

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Rail Network Expansion

Dessie Ellis

127. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for the future of the public rail network under Irish Rail; and the way it will be better integrated with the wider public transport network. [4668/15]

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Tue, 3 Feb 2015

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Dublin Bus Services

Dessie Ellis

137. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on the plans for the Swiftway rapid bus services; and if he will make a commitment to keep the service under the operation of Dublin Bus. [4341/15]

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Tue, 3 Feb 2015

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Cross-Border Co-operation

Dessie Ellis

145. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for improving cross-Border transport links; and if he will commit to meeting with his counterparts in Stormont to discuss improvements in access and planning of transport services. [4343/15]

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Tue, 3 Feb 2015

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Legislative Process

Dessie Ellis

155. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for the implementation of Part 4 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2012 and the relevant Schedules; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that some gardaí have been meeting with some taxi licence holders and telling them they will be disqualified upon implementation; and if this is correct procedure. [4340/15]

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