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Wed, 25 Jan 2017

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Garda National Immigration Bureau

Dessie Ellis

96. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will address concerns and make representations with regard to persons (details supplied). [3290/17]

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017

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Youth Guarantee

Dessie Ellis

300. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Social Protection his plans for the youth guarantee (details supplied) in Ballymun. [3062/17]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Traveller Accommodation

Dessie Ellis

484. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of Traveller families on the waiting list under the local authority Traveller accommodation programmes 2014-2018, by local authority, in tabular form; the current budget spend on the local authority Traveller accommodation programmes 2014-2018, in tabular form; the details of the housing stock each local authority has provided up to 2016 and plans to be built before the end of the local authority Traveller accommodation programmes; if any local authority has not used its full monetary allocation for the programmes; and if not, the amount that was returned for each year from 2013. [41739/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Labour Activation Measures

Dessie Ellis

550. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Social Protection the current and future status of the Tús initiative which is managed by local development companies and Údarás na Gaeltachta; and if he has committed to additional funding for the initiative going forward. [41223/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Hospitals Funding

Dessie Ellis

990. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health his plans to continue to fund the sleep clinic in St. James's Hospital; and if his Department is committed to recruitment of specialist staff in the unit when vacancies arise due to retirement and so on. [41452/16]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Hospital Procedures

Dessie Ellis

998. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) who requires a medical procedure [41478/16]

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Thu, 8 Dec 2016

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Local Authority Staff Recruitment

Dessie Ellis

108. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if there is a bar on recruitment for Dublin City Council, and in particular for apprentices; and if not, the reason Dublin City Council is not replacing staff that have left or is not hiring new staff. [39360/16]

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Wed, 7 Dec 2016

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Private Rented Accommodation Evictions

Dessie Ellis

123. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will consider immediately introducing a moratorium on evictions leading to homelessness for the duration of the housing crisis as recommended by organisations (details supplied). [39017/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Dessie Ellis

127. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of primary schools in the Dublin north-west area that have special autism units to facilitate children with autism; and the number of children that have been diagnosed with autism in the north-west area of Dublin. [38316/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Local Authority Housing

Dessie Ellis

184. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the funding for amalgamation works in senior citizen complexes will be continued for 2017 (details supplied); if there is a commitment to funding for particular amalgamation projects in the Dublin north west area which are expected to take place in the near future, namely, Glasanaon Court and Hampstead Court. [38315/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Urban Renewal Schemes

Dessie Ellis

191. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the working group established to deliver a new urban renewal scheme to regenerate central urban areas has considered a site (details supplied) which is now under a CPO for inclusion in any further renewal scheme. [38496/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Alcohol Treatment Programmes

Dessie Ellis

334. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the roll-out stages and funding allocation for the extension of the CARE project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38544/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Hospital Beds Data

Dessie Ellis

37. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the reason the number of available inpatient beds has reduced from 12,051 in 2006 to 10,473 in 2015 and 10,629 in 2016 to date; the number of psychiatry and long-term care beds that have been excluded since 2006 to show only acute beds in the 2015 and 2016 figures; the factors that determine the reason an inpatient bed in 2006 is no longer available in 2015 and 2016; if the physical infrastructure still exists for these beds; if so, the details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37864/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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National Treatment Purchase Fund

Dessie Ellis

38. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health further to the budget announcement of additional funding being made to the NTPF, the evaluation mechanisms that are in place to ensure value for money in terms of the spend; the evaluation mechanisms that are in place to ensure satisfactory outcomes and number of treatments in accordance with the funding allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37863/16]

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016

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Social and Affordable Housing

Dessie Ellis

56. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to expand an affordable and co-op housing schemes such as a scheme (details supplied) which recently committed to provide a fully integrated, mixed income, affordable, co-operative housing. [35464/16]

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016

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Regeneration Projects

Dessie Ellis

77. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the working group of officials comprising senior representatives from his Department, local authorities and other relevant actors to bring forward proposals for new urban regeneration measures chaired by a Minister of State (details supplied) have decided on a list of proposals or a course of action for urban regeneration; the part that public or private partnerships will play in those proposals; and the timeframe for same. [35465/16]

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016

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Local Authority Staff Data

Dessie Ellis

362. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the number of Dublin City Council employees, broken down by department and area; the number of new employees over the past five years, by department; and the number of those who are tradesmen or apprentices, in tabular form. [35118/16]

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Wed, 2 Nov 2016

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Road Safety

Dessie Ellis

460. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the NTA has received legal advice regarding rickshaws that are carrying passengers for hire that are operating without a licence, in some cases without insurance, proper driver vetting or roadworthiness certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33050/16]

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Dessie Ellis

258. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government his plans to extend pyrite remediation to deal with cases of muscovite mica. [31734/16]

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016

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Nursing Staff Provision

Dessie Ellis

439. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there is a shortage of nurses in the Ballymun health clinic and that recently two nurses resigned due to the stressful work environment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31787/16]

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016

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Pyrite Remediation Programme

Dessie Ellis

121. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown of the cost per dwelling for the additional 400 dwellings that have been targeted for pyrite remediation in 2017 through investment of €22 million; and the location of those additional dwellings. [31220/16]

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016

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Public Private Partnerships Cost

Dessie Ellis

122. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the total cost of the Charlemont Street development where Dublin City Council is engaged in a major private public partnership scheme. [31224/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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National Treatment Purchase Fund

Dessie Ellis

25. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the funding allocated to the National Treatment Purchase Fund, NTPF, in each of the years since its inception; the way the money was spent; the number of surgeries and services that were purchased in each of the years since its inception; the way the funding allocated in budget 2017 to the NTPF will be administered; the surgeries to be prioritised under the NTPF; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30510/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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Maternity Services Provision

Dessie Ellis

86. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the availability of detailed 20 week routine scans for pregnant women per CHO area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30509/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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Mortgage Resolution Processes

Dessie Ellis

140. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will intervene and request receivers to agree to cease giving notice to those occupying repossessed properties until a sale is agreed, rather than once it goes on sale as is the common practice. [30550/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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School Transport Review

Dessie Ellis

255. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the review of the school transport scheme; and if his Department will consider increasing funding to the scheme in line with the recommendation of a charity (details supplied) of €5 million resulting in an abolition of fees for parents. [30586/16]

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016

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Mortgage to Rent Scheme Eligibility

Dessie Ellis

291. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if his Department will provide a sensible solution to a housing issue for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30548/16]

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Wed, 5 Oct 2016

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Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

45. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the 11,000 acquired units in Pillar 2 of the rebuilding Ireland action plan for housing and homelessness, detailing the types of acquisitions involved. [28708/16]

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Wed, 5 Oct 2016

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Housing Provision

Dessie Ellis

60. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown of the 10,000 long-term lease units which would be automatically owned by local authorities and approved housing bodies at the end of the lease term and those that will not automatically be owned by said bodies. [28709/16]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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Commencement of Legislation

Dessie Ellis

90. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the timeframe for the ministerial order for the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, which was enacted on 30 December 2015. [26510/16]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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Departmental Bodies Reports

Dessie Ellis

322. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if the working group of officials, comprising senior representatives from his Department, local authorities and other relevant bodies, to bring forward proposals for new urban regeneration measures chaired by the Minister of State, Deputy English, has met; and if so, the timeframe for publishing proposals on urban regeneration. [26545/16]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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Hospital Appointments Status

Dessie Ellis

682. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if he will review the situation in the case of a person (details supplied). [27022/16]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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Services for People with Disabilities

Dessie Ellis

724. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the lack of qualified staff, especially nurses, which impacts on the ability of children to attend certain schools, for example, in the case of a person (details supplied). [27287/16]

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016

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Rental Accommodation Scheme

Dessie Ellis

567. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if pre-2011 RAS tenants can be precluded from consideration for social housing where household income has changed. [24717/16]

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016

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JobPath Implementation

Dessie Ellis

767. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons on the live register who are currently contracted to SEETEC; the hourly rate paid to SEETEC for providing assessment and training, per person, for the long-term unemployed; the types of training provided by SEETEC; the success rates of SEETEC to date; and the number of long-term unemployed persons who have gained employment as a result of their time with SEETEC. [25693/16]

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016

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Services for People with Disabilities

Dessie Ellis

1062. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if he will review the funding allocation for new wheelchairs in the Dublin North West area (details supplied). [24562/16]

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016

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Public Transport Provision

Dessie Ellis

1815. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the proposed date for the opening of the Phoenix Park tunnel; and the expected number of passengers who will use this facility. [25882/16]

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016

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Light Rail Projects

Dessie Ellis

1817. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the proposed cost of the Metro North, including a breakdown of the total; and the projected start date for this project. [25884/16]

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016

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Waste Disposal Charges

Dessie Ellis

194. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the progress of discussions with a company (details supplied) on the change of price plan; his views that for customers to stay on the current plan they have to contact the company, while they automatically transfer to the new pay-by-weight scheme in the aftermath of the pay-by-weight issues and his agreement with the waste management companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22990/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Garda Data

Dessie Ellis

126. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí based in Finglas Garda station; the number of Garda vehicles available to them during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22508/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Garda Data

Dessie Ellis

127. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí based in Santry Garda station; the number of Garda vehicles available to them during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22509/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Garda Data

Dessie Ellis

128. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí based in Ballymun Garda station; the number of Garda vehicles available to them during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22510/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Garda Data

Dessie Ellis

129. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to K District of DMR west division of An Garda Síochána, Dublin; the number of Garda vehicles available to them during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22511/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Garda Data

Dessie Ellis

130. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to H District of DMR north division of An Garda Síochána, Dublin; the number of Garda vehicles available to them during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22512/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Community Policing

Dessie Ellis

131. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of community gardaí based in Finglas Garda station, Dublin, during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22513/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Community Policing

Dessie Ellis

132. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of community gardaí based in Santry Garda station, Dublin during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22514/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Community Policing

Dessie Ellis

133. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of community gardaí based in Ballymun Garda station, Dublin during each of the past six years; and the most up-to-date figures for same. [22515/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Coroners Service

Dessie Ellis

337. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if county councils are required to pay for the county coroner; and if so, the amount this costs on a county basis. [22153/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Urban Renewal Schemes

Dessie Ellis

370. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the projects in Ballymun that received funding from the regeneration programme; and his plans to bridge any gap in funding that may occur from the completion of the programme in 2017. [22646/16]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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Housing Adaptation Grant Funding

Dessie Ellis

125. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to make funding available through the Health Service Executive or Fingal Council to assist persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21457/16]

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