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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Departmental Staff

Joan Burton

62. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if there are or were previously staff from a company (details supplied) working in his Department in each of the years 2011 to 2018, inclusive, and to date in 2019; the number of staff involved; the projects on which they were engaged; the nature of the transactional relationship between his Department and the company in respect of those staff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18112/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Joan Burton

89. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if there are or were previously staff from a company (details supplied) working in his Department in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of staff involved; the projects on which they were engaged; the nature of the transactional relationship between his Department and the company regarding those staff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18113/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Special Educational Needs Data

Joan Burton

122. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children on waiting lists for autism spectrum disorder or autism classes in primary and post-primary schools in Dublin 15 and nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18296/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Rail Services

Joan Burton

243. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the overcrowding on commuter trains in the Blanchardstown, Ongar and Castleknock areas; his plans to improve the capacity and quality of commuter trains and of public transport more generally for the area and the wider west Dublin area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18152/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Rail Services

Joan Burton

244. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason train carriages have been removed from service on commuter trains between west Dublin and the city centre; his plans to return to service carriages that were removed after the financial crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18153/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Joan Burton

267. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if continued funding by the school completion programme under Tusla of the school counsellor bring provided to a school (details supplied) will be committed to; if the vital service for these DEIS schools will not be abolished; her views on whether such therapeutic services should be cancelled in view of the fact that they may be provided by the HSE and that HSE services are not available to schools in Dublin 15; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18125/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

3. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the role his Department is playing in preparing for a hard Brexit. [16347/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Taoiseach's Communications

Joan Burton

14. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his most recent conversations with the Prime Minister of New Zealand; and the issues that were discussed. [15147/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Insurance Costs

Joan Burton

41. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his plans for insurance reforms in view of the fact that the issue of rising insurance costs and high compensation has created a market distortion that is now causing persons to lose their jobs across many small businesses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17869/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

45. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he has examined the recent report by the Committee on Budgetary Oversight in relation to tax expenditures and the estimated cost that revenue forgone could be as much as €10 billion to €15 billion per annum; his plans to implement the recommendations of the committee in respect of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17826/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Oireachtas Select Committee Recommendations

Joan Burton

70. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on the recommendation in the recent report by the Oireachtas Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight on tax expenditures requesting that his Department prepares a report giving detailed reasons as to the reason sunset clauses are not attached to forgone tax expenditures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17827/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Personal Injuries Commission

Joan Burton

74. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on the recommendation in the recent report by the Personal Injuries Commission that a judicial council be established and the judges on it provide guidelines on the appropriate levels of damages for personal injuries cases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17829/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Defence Forces Recruitment

Joan Burton

86. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost of recruitment campaigns for the Defence Forces in 2018; and the number of new recruits in the Defence Forces in 2018. [18048/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

3. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his St. Patrick's Day visit to the United States of America. [13946/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

9. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee E, health, last met. [16348/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Diplomatic Representation

Joan Burton

81. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the practice of sending officials and diplomats to men-only membership organisation events will be ceased in advance of St. Patrick’s Day and in honour of International Women's Day. [11970/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Fire Safety

Joan Burton

561. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the tragic deaths of persons (details supplied); if he will undertake a review of fire safety at the location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17402/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Fire Safety

Joan Burton

562. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to assist homeowners dealing with the costs of repairing defective homes built during the boom, such as at a location (details supplied); his plans to establish a redress scheme for persons in this situation, such as providing low cost loans to help pay for the remedial works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17403/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Building Regulations

Joan Burton

563. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of fire and safety inspections carried out on new builds in each local authority area by date in tabular form; and if these inspections have passed approved regulations. [17404/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Building Regulations

Joan Burton

564. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the steps his Department takes to ensure that fire safety certificates issued by the building control authority prior to construction work beginning comply with the requirements of Part B of the second schedule to the building regulations 1997 once construction is complete; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17405/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Building Regulations Compliance

Joan Burton

565. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to ensure compliance with obligations under the Building Control Acts 1990 to 2014; the sanctions available to address non-compliant bodies; the number of complaints made to his Department about failure to comply with the Acts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17406/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Building Regulations Compliance

Joan Burton

566. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of legal proceedings instigated by local authorities as a result of breaches in building regulations by date and local authority in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17407/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Planning Issues

Joan Burton

567. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of staff appointed to the Office of the Planning Regulator; the location of the offices of same; the budget allocated to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17408/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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VAT Registration

Joan Burton

51. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of primary schools registered for value added tax in each of the years 2015 to 2018; if his Department has a policy in relation to primary schools registering for VAT; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17043/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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VAT Registration

Joan Burton

52. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of post-primary schools registered for value added tax in each of the years 2015 to 2018; if his Department has a policy in relation to post-primary schools registering for VAT; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17044/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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VAT Registration

Joan Burton

53. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of third-level institutions registered for value added tax in each of the years 2015 to 2018; if his Department has a policy in relation to third-level institutions registering for VAT; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17045/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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Office of Public Works Projects

Joan Burton

60. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost of the ongoing strategic review for the Phoenix Park to date; and the anticipated cost upon completion. [17051/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

71. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the response to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 233 to 235, inclusive, of 15 January 2019 and the level of non-compliance with RCT within the education sector specifically the number of educational bodies funded by the State which are not registered to operate the relevant contracts tax system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17040/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

72. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if capital payments are made to educational bodies that are not registered to operate the relevant contracts tax system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17041/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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State Bodies Code of Conduct

Joan Burton

73. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to ensure bodies funded by his Department are compliant with the tax system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17042/19]

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019

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Museum Projects

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to secure a permanent home for a museum (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16769/19]

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019

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National Biodiversity Plan

Joan Burton

25. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to support nature and biodiversity on a cross-Government basis despite recently cutting funding for the National Biodiversity Data Centre; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16712/19]

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019

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Museum Projects

Joan Burton

29. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to support a museum (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16716/19]

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019

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Architectural Heritage

Joan Burton

31. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the adequacy of procedures for identifying and protecting architectural heritage; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16715/19]

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019

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Built Heritage Investment Scheme Funding

Joan Burton

39. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to assist owners of registered protected structures who wish to preserve their properties but are unable to do so as heritage works cost approximately 1.75 times more than standard repair works; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16714/19]

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019

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Architectural Heritage

Joan Burton

46. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the physical condition of a building is considered when it is listed in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16713/19]

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Tue, 9 Apr 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Joan Burton

24. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his most recent visit to Northern Ireland; and the meetings he had with political party leaders. [15146/19]

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Tue, 9 Apr 2019

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Social and Affordable Housing

Joan Burton

67. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his views on the implications of rent, house prices and mortgage costs for public sector workers; his views on the lack of affordable housing for low-paid public sector workers, in particular members of the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10637/19]

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Tue, 9 Apr 2019

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Customs and Excise Staff

Joan Burton

146. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of additional customs officials of the Revenue Commissioners that have been hired; the number that will be in place by 12 April 2019; the locations and offices to which the additional staff have been posted, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16088/19]

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Tue, 9 Apr 2019

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Garda Data

Joan Burton

275. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí and community police stationed at Blanchardstown Garda station, Dublin 15; the comparable figures for each of the past eight years; the number of gardaí who have retired from the station; the number of retired gardaí who have yet to be replaced at the station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16627/19]

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Tue, 9 Apr 2019

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Garda Data

Joan Burton

276. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of senior gardaí allocated to community policing duties in Blanchardstown Garda station, Dublin 15 at present and for each of the past eight years; the number of gardaí with the rank of sergeant, inspector, chief inspector and superintendent who have been allocated specifically to community policing duties for each of the past eight years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16628/19]

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Tue, 9 Apr 2019

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Counselling Services Provision

Joan Burton

569. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if continued funding by the school completion programme under Tusla of the school counsellor currently being provided to schools (details supplied) will be committed to; if this vital service for these DEIS schools will not be abolished; if she does not accept the view that such therapeutic services should be cancelled in view of the fact they may be provided by the HSE, as these HSE services are not available to schools in Dublin 15; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16621/19]

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Thu, 4 Apr 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

59. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the occupations (details supplied) covered in section 118(3)(a) Taxes Consolidation Act 1997; and the provision of accommodation that is exempt to tax. [15722/19]

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Thu, 4 Apr 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

60. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated number of employees covered by the exemption to benefit-in-kind provided by section 118(3)(a) Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 in each of the years 2014 to 2018 by employer activity, in tabular form. [15723/19]

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Thu, 4 Apr 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

61. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost of the exemption to benefit-in-kind provided by section 118(3)(a) Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 in each of the years 2014 to 2018, by employer activity, in tabular form. [15724/19]

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Thu, 4 Apr 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

62. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated tax forgone in respect of the largest beneficiary of the exemption granted under section 118(3)(a) Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, in each of the years 2012 to 2018, in tabular form. [15725/19]

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Thu, 4 Apr 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

63. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons assessed for benefit-in-kind in respect to their employers providing housing for them over the past ten years to date; the rental costs of such properties on a monthly basis over that period; the highest and lowest rental cost properties, respectively; and the average of the rental cost, in tabular form. [15738/19]

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Thu, 4 Apr 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

88. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress in relation to the development of a new permanent school building for a school (details supplied); the timeline for the delivery of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15940/19]

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Thu, 4 Apr 2019

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Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities

Joan Burton

97. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to ensure the compliance of public bodies with obligations under the Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities 2015 to 2024; the sanctions available to address non-compliant and non-reporting bodies; the number of complaints made in relation to failure to comply with the strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15721/19]

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Wed, 3 Apr 2019

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Citizens' Assembly Establishment

Joan Burton

1. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his plans for a citizens’ assembly on gender equality. [10602/19]

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Wed, 3 Apr 2019

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European Council Meetings

Joan Burton

11. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the March 2019 European Council meeting and the issues that were discussed. [15145/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Foreign Conflicts

Joan Burton

86. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the disproportionate and deadly response of the Government of Sudan to recent peaceful protests in that country; the steps he is taking to encourage a peace process in Sudan and to ensure that violence is brought to an end; the steps he is taking to urge the European Union into a stronger stance against ongoing oppression in Sudan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14936/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Office of Public Works Projects

Joan Burton

143. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the strategic review by the OPW for the Phoenix Park will be put on public display in libraries and community centres in Dublin in order that persons can engage with the review; and if he will extend the consultation deadline to allow persons sufficient time to make an observation as part of the public consultation process. [14814/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Noise Pollution

Joan Burton

432. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to manage the identified noise issues and effects in Ongar, Dublin 15 deriving from changes in flight paths in and around Dublin Airport; his plans to prevent and reduce environmental noise in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14813/19]

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Thu, 28 Mar 2019

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Comhairle na Tuaithe

Joan Burton

182. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the reason Comhairle na Tuaithe has not met since the middle of 2018; his plans to reconvene same; and his views on the role of the advisory body. [14552/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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EU Summits

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent participation in the summit between the European Union and the League of Arab States. [10603/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Legal Costs

Joan Burton

104. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the cumulative financial cost to his Department and other State bodies in dealing with the appeal against the decision by the European Commission in a tax case (details supplied); the amount paid to each individual provider of services in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 in tabular form; and the nature of services provided in defending the position of the State in the case. [14309/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

105. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost in a full year of the proposed digital tax in France; if full credit was given to Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14310/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Tax Appeals Commission

Joan Burton

106. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of tax appeals outstanding by tax head; the years in which the original appeal was submitted; and the dates on which the oldest 25 appeals were originally submitted, in tabular form. [14311/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

107. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of outdoor customs staff stationed on the Border by county. [14312/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

108. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimate by the Revenue Commissioners of likely Exchequer losses by tax head arising from smuggling across the EU's land border with the United Kingdom once the United Kingdom has left the EU. [14313/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

109. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the steps taken by the Revenue Commissioners to protect customs officers stationed on or close to the Border from attacks; if he has considered arming customs officers as is practice in other countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14314/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

115. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of trained dogs engaged in customs and excise activities; the number of dogs under training; and if the Revenue Commissioners plan to increase the number of such animals. [14508/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Brexit Preparations

Joan Burton

116. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of Revenue Commissioners staff involved in customs valuation activities; the levels of qualification and experience of such staff; and if the Revenue Commissioners plan to increase their number and training. [14509/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Early Childhood Care and Education Data

Joan Burton

127. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to arrange for a comparison of national school enrolment and ECCE returns to ensure that there is no duplication of applications in cases in which a school and ECCE provider may have both claimed for the same child; and the procedures for ensuring that no duplication of claims will occur with the provision of a second year under ECCE in September 2019. [14334/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Money Laundering

Joan Burton

145. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of suspicious transaction reports that have been made to his Department on an annual basis in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; his role in ensuring high-cash businesses comply with the Criminal Justice Act 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14317/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Money Laundering

Joan Burton

146. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a formal working group between the Central Bank, the Revenue Commissioners and his Department on sharing important information that can be obtained from suspicious transaction reports; the frequency with which meetings are held between the Central Bank, the Revenue Commissioners and his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14318/19]

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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Central Statistics Office Reports

Joan Burton

172. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the Central Statistics Office will commence the sexual abuse and violence in Ireland survey; when the survey will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14507/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B (Social Policy and Public Services) last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. [9423/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Joan Burton

10. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his plans to establish a strategic threat analysis centre. [13947/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Defence Forces Data

Joan Burton

129. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Frontex officers working with the Defence Forces or other bodies under the aegis of his Department; and the number that will be working with those organisations after 29 March 2019. [13449/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Small and Medium Enterprises

Joan Burton

186. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if a detailed evaluation has been undertaken of the impact of rising costs for providers of hairdressing services in particular VAT rates; if the size of the black market economy of such services has been assessed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12853/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Revenue Commissioners Data

Joan Burton

211. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of Frontex officers working with the Revenue Commissioners; and the number that will be working with it after 29 March 2019. [13450/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

212. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of rulings the Revenue Commissioners have made in respect of golf, soccer, rugby or other recognised sports in each of the years 2014 to 2018, inclusive, in respect of to Article 16 of the OECD Model Tax Convention (Article 17 of the UK Ireland treaty), in tabular form. [13451/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

213. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of rulings the Revenue Commissioners have made in respect of artistes in each of the years 2014 to 2018, inclusive, in respect of Article 16 of the OECD Model Tax Convention (Article 17 of the UK Ireland treaty), in tabular form. [13452/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

214. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the amount of additional tax collected by the Revenue Commissioners in respect of golf, soccer, rugby or other recognised sports in each of the years 2014 to 2018, inclusive, in respect of Article 16 of the OECD Model Tax Convention (Article 17 of the UK Ireland treaty), in tabular form. [13453/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

215. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the amount of additional tax collected by the Revenue Commissioners in respect of artistes performing in each of the years 2014 to 2018, inclusive, in respect of Article 16 of the OECD Model Tax Convention (Article 17 of the UK Ireland treaty), in tabular form. [13454/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

218. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the rate of interest the Revenue Commissioners use in calculating liability to capital acquisitions tax in respect of loans from parents to their children; if his Department was consulted on the annual rate used; and if he will publish the results of those deliberations. [13546/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

219. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on setting a statutory rate of interest to be used in calculating liability to capital acquisitions tax in respect of loans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13547/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

220. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on whether the rate of interest used in calculating benefit-in-kind as set out in section 122 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 is the appropriate rate for the calculation of liabilities to capital acquisitions tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13548/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

221. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the Revenue Commissioners policy towards loans from the parent to the child in respect of a child that is also an employee of the parent; and if the interest on such loans is liable under section 122 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 or to capital acquisitions tax. [13549/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

222. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on the use of loan structures between parents and children to evade capital acquisitions tax; the action he plans to take to stop such abuse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13550/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Tax Code

Joan Burton

223. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the value of assets transferred under gifts and inheritances declared for capital acquisitions tax purposes in each of the years 2013 to 2017; the estimated net value of assets owned by persons here in each of the same years by the Central Bank and Central Statistics Office; the proportion of net assets owned by persons here estimated to be transferred annually by way of gift or inheritance; and the way in which the figure compares with the amounts returned to the Revenue Commissioners. [13551/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

303. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding progress on the development of a new permanent school building for schools (details supplied); the timeline for the delivery of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12978/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Joan Burton

304. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding progress on the development of a new permanent school premises for a school (details supplied); the timeline for the delivery of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12979/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Departmental Funding

Joan Burton

334. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide funding to ensure the continuation of services by an organisation (details supplied) in view of the fact that funding has previously been allocated for the work and projects of the organisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13256/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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School Enrolments Data

Joan Burton

346. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated number of children that will commence national school in September 2019, by year of birth and local authority. [13431/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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School Enrolments Data

Joan Burton

347. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated number of children that commenced national school in September 2018, by year of birth and local authority. [13432/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Joan Burton

507. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to provide funding to ensure the continuation of services by an organisation (details supplied) in view of the fact that funding has previously been allocated for the work and projects of the organisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13257/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Joan Burton

528. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Frontex officers working with An Garda Síochána or bodies under the aegis of his Department; and the number that will be working with those organisations after 29 March 2019. [13448/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Departmental Surveys

Joan Burton

760. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health when bulletin seven of the prevalence of drug use and gambling survey 2014 to 2015 will be published in view of the fact it was due for publication in January 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13408/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Nursing Staff Data

Joan Burton

761. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if an aged based analysis of nursing staff employed in the HSE by grade will be provided in tabular form (details supplied). [13409/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Nursing Staff Data

Joan Burton

762. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if an aged based analysis of nursing staff employed in section 38 organisations by grade will be provided in tabular form (details supplied). [13410/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Nursing Staff Data

Joan Burton

763. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if an aged based analysis of nursing staff employed in section 39 organisations by grade will be provided in tabular form (details supplied). [13411/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Nursing Staff Data

Joan Burton

764. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health if an aged based analysis of nursing staff employed in private sector organisations by grade and parameters (details supplied) will be provided in tabular form. [13412/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Early Childhood Care and Education Data

Joan Burton

1203. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated number of children who will be in ECCE in September 2019, by year of birth and local authority. [13430/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Departmental Reviews

Joan Burton

1214. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when she will publish the independent review of the cost of delivery of quality childcare; and if it will be published before Easter 2019 at the latest. [14066/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Consultancy Contracts Data

Joan Burton

1215. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount paid to a company (details supplied) in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the purpose of the payments; the date of the original contract; if the contract is ongoing; if not, the date of completion; and if the review or report has been published. [14067/19]

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019

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Services for People with Disabilities

Joan Burton

1395. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to provide funding to ensure the continuation of services by an organisation (details supplied) in view of the fact that funding has previously been allocated for the work and projects of the organisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13255/19]

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Wed, 13 Mar 2019

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Voluntary Sector Funding

Joan Burton

325. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans regarding the 12 volunteer centres for 2019 for which the allocations were significantly below an amount in a particular centre (details supplied); the options under consideration to ensure these centres are sufficiently funded; if the necessary funding will be granted; and the timeframe in which a decision may be reached. [12609/19]

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