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Tue, 9 Oct 2012

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Sports Capital Programme Applications

Nicky McFadden

710. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport when a decision will issue on the application for sports capital funding in respect of an organisation (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43286/12]

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Thu, 4 Oct 2012

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Sports Capital Programme Applications

Nicky McFadden

262. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport when decisions on the sports capital grants applications 2012 will be announced; the number of applications received by his Department from organisations in counties Longford and Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42362/12]

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Tue, 2 Oct 2012

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Army Barracks Closures

Nicky McFadden

445. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Defence if he will provide an update on discussions taking place between his Department and organisations and community groups in Mullingar, County Westmeath, regarding the future use of Columb Barracks; if ideas for the use of the barracks are being considered by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41809/12]

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Tue, 25 Sep 2012

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Insurance Coverage

Nicky McFadden

93. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Finance the reason the previous background of a driver in driving commercial vehicles is not taken into account when applying for private car insurance (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40319/12]

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Tue, 25 Sep 2012

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Children's Rights Referendum

Nicky McFadden

381. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the upcoming children's referendum will be held on a Saturday in order to allow young people and students to exercise their vote; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40275/12]

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Tue, 25 Sep 2012

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Nicky McFadden

430. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Health when an appointment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath will be confirmed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40297/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Nicky McFadden

386. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide clarification on teacher numbers and the pupil teacher ratio at a school (details supplied) in County Westmeath from September 2012; if he is satisfied that pupils will continue to receive a comprehensive education with decreased teacher numbers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37725/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Schools Building Projects Status

Nicky McFadden

387. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a delay has occurred and a school (details supplied) in County Westmeath will not be completed until May 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37741/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Nicky McFadden

393. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will confirm that eligibility for higher education grants will continue to be assessed by income only and not by asset value; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37900/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Schools Building Projects Status

Nicky McFadden

396. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) in County Longford will be approved for a two-classroom extension; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37930/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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School Curriculum

Nicky McFadden

410. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has considered the submission made by the Irish Human Rights Commission on the issue of civic, social and political education; if the subject will remain a compulsory State examination subject in the new junior certificate curriculum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38122/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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School Transport Provision

Nicky McFadden

438. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Education and Skills if changes can be made to the school transport scheme to allow children who hold a medical card, but who are not attending their nearest school, or do not meet the distance criteria, to avail of free transport on a concessionary basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38552/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Garda Stations Refurbishment

Nicky McFadden

521. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a funding decision will be made for the refurbishment of Athlone Garda station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37738/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Property Valuations

Nicky McFadden

523. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide an update on the national programme for revaluation of commercial and industrial properties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37784/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Work Permit Applications

Nicky McFadden

601. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if persons (details supplied) in County Westmeath will have valid work permits approved so that they can return to their jobs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37733/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Tax and Social Welfare Codes

Nicky McFadden

627. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Social Protection when the recommendations of the Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare in relation to extending social insurance cover to the self-employed may be expected; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37160/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Nicky McFadden

689. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Social Protection if the current half-rate carer's allowance will remain unchanged; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37786/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Public Services Card

Nicky McFadden

712. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Social Protection when a national roll-out of the public service ID cards will take place; if there is information available on the success of the pilot programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37968/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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National Employment and Entitlements Service

Nicky McFadden

775. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Social Protection her views on progress made so far in integrating the social welfare system with the availability of employment services to ensure that persons are given the opportunity to be active in their job search; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38446/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Job Initiatives

Nicky McFadden

776. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Social Protection if the possibility of introducing a youth guarantee scheme in relation to employment and training, as undertaken in the UK and the Netherlands, is being explored by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38450/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Broadband Services Provision

Nicky McFadden

991. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources the number, if any, of applicants now remaining in the rural broadband scheme; the current status of these applicants; the measures that will be taken on behalf of these applicants and the date of same; and if he will outline the costs and disbursement of the scheme to date. [38655/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Unfinished Housing Developments

Nicky McFadden

1050. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government when a site resolution plan will be put in place for a development (details supplied) in County Westmeath so that the development will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37740/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Local Authority Charges Application

Nicky McFadden

1098. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government when a re-evaluation of commercial rates will take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38445/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Nicky McFadden

1374. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Agriculture; Food and the Marine the support he will provide to farmers whose land and profits are affected by continuous poor weather conditions; if a full payment of disadvantage area payments will be made in September; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37664/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Family Support Services

Nicky McFadden

1471. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide an update on the position of a family resource centre (details supplied) in County Westmeath in the context of a reduction in funding from the Family Support Agency; if she will provide a commitment to protect frontline services provided by family resource centres nationally, particularly those services targeted at the most vulnerable families; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37695/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Departmental Reports

Nicky McFadden

1473. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the fifth annual report of the Special Rapporteur on Children willl be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37739/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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HSE Staff Remuneration

Nicky McFadden

1661. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) will receive redundancy payment from the Health Service Executive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37726/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Health Services Provision

Nicky McFadden

1665. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Health if there are plans to recognise creative arts therapies through stage registration (details supplied); if creative arts therapies will be included in the list of professionals covered by the Health and Social Care Professionals Act; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37745/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Health Services Staff

Nicky McFadden

1672. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Health if he will review the use of agency staff within the Health Service Executive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37785/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Mental Health Awareness

Nicky McFadden

1706. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Health if the possibility of early intervention in mental health awareness and promotion has been explored through programmes within the school system; if he has engaged with officials of the Department of Education and Skills on mental health promotion in schools generally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38124/12]

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012

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Public Service Obligation Services

Nicky McFadden

1904. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport when a decision will be made on the issue of Ireland's public service obligation services; the services that will be put out to tender among private bus companies; if he will comment on the possible savings for the State if PSO contracts were to be tendered to private companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37705/12]

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Tue, 17 Jul 2012

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Air Pollution

Nicky McFadden

464 Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the environment, health and other rationales for the ban on smoky coal; if businesses and residents in the towns affected by the extension of the ban will be notified of the details; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[34742/12]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2012

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Air Ambulance Service

Nicky McFadden

200 Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Defence if the emergency air ambulance service, originally operating from Custume Barracks, Athlone, County Westmeath will return to the barracks; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[34039/12]

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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Single Payment Scheme

Nicky McFadden

399 Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if advance payments of the single farm payment will be approved, particularly on account of the bad weather experienced by farmers throughout June; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[32979/12]

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Thu, 5 Jul 2012

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Building Regulations

Nicky McFadden

108 Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if architectural technologies will be deemed suitably qualified to sign certificates of compliance with planning and building regulations under the draft Building Control (Amendment) Regulations Bill 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[32862/12]

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Wed, 4 Jul 2012

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Domestic Violence

Nicky McFadden

199 Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if domestic violence legislation will be amended to increase eligibility for domestic violence orders; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[32579/12]

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Wed, 4 Jul 2012

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Legal Services Regulation

Nicky McFadden

213 Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his proposals to enforce mandatory separate legal representation for voluntary transfers of farms; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[32552/12]

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Wed, 4 Jul 2012

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Child Care Services

Nicky McFadden

223 Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to extend the early childhood care and education scheme from one to two years per child; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
[32548/12]

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Wed, 4 Jul 2012

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Positive Ageing Strategy

Nicky McFadden

235 Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Health if the national positive ageing strategy will be published in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[32543/12]

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Wed, 4 Jul 2012

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Mental Health Services

Nicky McFadden

237 Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on progress being made on the review of the Mental Health Act 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[32546/12]

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Wed, 4 Jul 2012

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Pharmacy Services

Nicky McFadden

243 Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Health the level of engagement that has taken place between his Department, the Health Service Executive, the Irish Medicines Board and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland and other bodies to manage the problem of prescription medicine shortages in pharmacies; the progress that has been made on this issue to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
[32586/12]

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