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Tue, 11 Apr 2017

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Community Employment Schemes Funding

Patrick O'Donovan

370. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Social Protection the position in regard to the equipment grant for community employment schemes; his plans to increase the rate payable under the grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17999/17]

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017

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Tenant Purchase Scheme Eligibility

Patrick O'Donovan

440. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government when is it likely to have a new revised tenant purchase scheme in place that takes into account savings that persons that are retired might have; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13384/17]

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Thu, 9 Mar 2017

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Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme

Patrick O'Donovan

80. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Finance if the loss of a hand through injury, amputation or congenital amputation will qualify a person for a primary medical certificate and tax relief on the cost of buying and adapting a vehicle under the disabled drivers scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12514/17]

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Wed, 12 Oct 2016

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Departmental Funding

Patrick O'Donovan

17. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the financial assistance available from his Department to a person (details supplied) who wishes to complete the experienced operator programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29958/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Tax Exemptions

Patrick O'Donovan

104. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Finance if the Revenue Commissioners provide an exemption to persons letting land for farming purposes when they have leased long-term for the planting of Christmas trees, for solar panels and for permanent afforestation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11397/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Visiting Teacher Service

Patrick O'Donovan

133. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the review into the visiting teacher service, including when he will publish it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11215/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Education and Training Boards

Patrick O'Donovan

190. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills to revert to this Deputy on a matter regarding a secondary school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11716/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Family Income Supplement Appeals

Patrick O'Donovan

275. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of a review for a person (details supplied) under the family income supplement scheme, including if he will consider the clarification in relation to hours from the person's employer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11295/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Family Income Supplement Applications

Patrick O'Donovan

344. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied) under the family income supplement scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11845/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Flood Risk Management

Patrick O'Donovan

371. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to revert to this Deputy on a matter regarding planned works on a river (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11667/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Flood Risk Management

Patrick O'Donovan

372. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to revert to this Deputy on a matter regarding the protection of properties (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11668/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Flood Relief Schemes

Patrick O'Donovan

373. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to revert to this Deputy on a matter regarding flood relief works (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11670/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Patient Transport Expenditure

Patrick O'Donovan

400. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health the names of the contractors who provide transport services for persons on dialysis; the rate per kilometre paid in respect of each contractor, by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11214/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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HSE Staff Remuneration

Patrick O'Donovan

401. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health the basic pay scales for non-paramedic personnel who drive and provide transport services for patients in HSE vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11216/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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HSE Staff Remuneration

Patrick O'Donovan

402. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health the allowances available for non-paramedic personnel who drive and transport patients in HSE vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11217/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Patient Transport Expenditure

Patrick O'Donovan

403. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health the contracts awarded for the transfer of patients for dialysis, the amounts agreed per kilometre, and the amounts paid to the previous holders of the contracts in those areas in each of the years 2014 to 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11221/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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HSE Expenditure

Patrick O'Donovan

413. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health when the Health Service Executive last reviewed the contract for transporting patients on dialysis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11256/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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State Aid

Patrick O'Donovan

515. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress he is making on the European Union Council of Ministers decision to allow for the drawing down of state aid by farmers in the dairy and other sectors, given the difficulties facing the sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11165/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Patrick O'Donovan

516. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants waiting for payment, the maximum period they are waiting, under the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme 2, by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11166/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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Superlevy Fine

Patrick O'Donovan

517. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the level of engagement his Department has had with representatives of farming organisations and the European Union Commission in respect of superlevy repayments and to the ongoing financial issues facing dairy farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11170/16]

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Wed, 18 May 2016

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Health Services

Patrick O'Donovan

185. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health to revert to this Deputy on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10890/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Legal Aid Service Reform

Patrick O'Donovan

83. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to review the circumstances and policies surrounding the allocation of free legal aid; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9538/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Garda Reserve

Patrick O'Donovan

84. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reservists who have applied and who have been accepted to An Garda Síochána since the inception of the recruitment process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9532/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Garda Reserve

Patrick O'Donovan

86. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reservists who passed the aptitude test for recruitment to An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9541/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Garda Reserve

Patrick O'Donovan

87. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reservists who went to interview during the recruitment process to An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9542/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Garda Reserve

Patrick O'Donovan

88. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reservists who went to the physical examination during the recruitment process to An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9543/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Garda Reserve

Patrick O'Donovan

89. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reservists who went to the medical examination during the recruitment process to An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9544/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Garda Reserve

Patrick O'Donovan

90. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applicants who failed at the interview stage on motivation to become a Garda in the recent recruitment process to An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9545/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Garda Reserve

Patrick O'Donovan

91. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to support the establishment of a representative association for Garda Síochána reservists; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9546/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Garda Recruitment

Patrick O'Donovan

92. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of refusals which were appealed in respect of recruitment to An Garda Síochána in 2016; the number not replied to; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9547/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Revenue Commissioners

Patrick O'Donovan

222. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Finance to provide assistance to a person (details supplied) to allow the payment of pay-related social insurance, PRSI, contributions for 2004 and 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10635/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Property Tax

Patrick O'Donovan

238. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Finance to set out the legal relationship between the household charge and the local property tax and the basis on which the household charge is now collected through the local property tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10661/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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School Curriculum

Patrick O'Donovan

259. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the consultation that took place in advance of the change in cycling training for primary schools that is funded through the Road Safety Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9626/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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HSE Expenditure

Patrick O'Donovan

635. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health to address a matter (details supplied) regarding procurement within the Health Service Executive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9416/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Ambulance Service Staff

Patrick O'Donovan

703. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health the number of officer grade positions which remain unfilled across the National Ambulance Service; the duration of the vacancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9728/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Ambulance Service Staff

Patrick O'Donovan

705. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health when the criteria for officers were changed in the past few months to the lower qualification of emergency medical technician rather than the previous paramedic qualification; if this was done to facilitate existing officers from the national control centre in Tallaght in County Dublin transferring to operational posts across the National Ambulance Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9733/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Ambulance Service Accommodation

Patrick O'Donovan

794. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health to improve the accommodation available at the ambulance station in Newcastle West, County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10159/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Dental Services Provision

Patrick O'Donovan

889. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding dental treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10427/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Applications

Patrick O'Donovan

1005. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a matter (details supplied) regarding a herd test; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9642/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Agriculture Scheme Payments

Patrick O'Donovan

1007. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter concerning persons (details supplied) concerning an audit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9680/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Beef Genomics Scheme

Patrick O'Donovan

1038. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a herd number; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10098/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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GLAS Applications

Patrick O'Donovan

1062. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding an application under the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10406/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Single Payment Scheme Payments

Patrick O'Donovan

1072. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine why a person (details supplied) did not receive the full payment under the single farm payment scheme; if the outstanding amount will be paid or the options that are available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10540/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Agriculture Scheme Appeals

Patrick O'Donovan

1081. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an appeal for national reserve 2015 by a person (details supplied); when the person can expect a decision to be made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10615/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Scheme Implementation

Patrick O'Donovan

1109. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when the feed-in tariffs will be introduced for solar farms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10634/16]

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Tue, 17 May 2016

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Company Liquidations

Patrick O'Donovan

1192. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department will consider reviewing the fees being awarded to liquidators as part of liquidation processes; if she is satisfied that the scale of the fees being paid fairly reflects the role being undertaken; if her Department has any evidence of excessive amounts being paid to liquidators as part of the process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10665/16]

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Thu, 5 May 2016

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments

Patrick O'Donovan

31. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a payment under the areas of natural constraint scheme. [9249/16]

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Wed, 4 May 2016

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Departmental Reports

Patrick O'Donovan

192. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health why he has not made available a report which was completed in January 2015 by consultant academics from universities in Cardiff, Wales and Dundee, Scotland (details supplied); why the Health Service Executive has declined an application made under the Freedom of Information Act to have a copy of the report furnished to a person who has requested it; if he will instruct the Health Service Executive to make the report available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9082/16]

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016

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Pension Levy

Patrick O'Donovan

29. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to reverse the imposition of the levy on the pensions of members of An Garda Síochána; the cost in one year of implementing this change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8668/16]

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016

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Public Sector Pensions Levy

Patrick O'Donovan

13. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to revert to this Deputy on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8630/16]

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