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Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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Company Registration

Olivia Mitchell

235. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will request of the Companies Registration Office to remove the inappropriate job description, "married woman", from the list of occupations on the online form when registering online as a director of a company or charity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3476/15]

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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Schools Building Projects Status

Olivia Mitchell

431. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update on the progress of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 18 which is planned to progress to construction in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3390/15]

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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School Enrolments

Olivia Mitchell

453. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the fact that offers of places in the only new autism spectrum disorder classes in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area, County Dublin, are being restricted due to the school’s sibling and religious entry criteria; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3493/15]

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Olivia Mitchell

454. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the efforts being made to increase the number of autism spectrum disorder places in mainstream secondary schools in south Dublin in view of the disparity between the number of places available at primary and secondary level; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3494/15]

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014

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Voluntary Sector

Olivia Mitchell

607. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his views on a request to meet with the national executive group of Volunteer Ireland and the volunteer centres. [48066/14]

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014

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Immigration Policy

Olivia Mitchell

122. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if separate Garda National Immigration Bureau arrangements will be made for employed tax paying persons, many of whom are here as the result of Industrial Development Agency incentives and who currently are often forced to take several days off work to queue for renewal in view of limited number of renewals dispensed each day; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47580/14]

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Tue, 9 Dec 2014

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Organ Donation

Olivia Mitchell

342. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health his plans to introduce a national organ donor registry; his plans to increase the level of organ donation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47192/14]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014

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Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Olivia Mitchell

159. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if a person who is 64 and has already received nine months of jobseeker's benefit having been made redundant can still claim jobseeker's benefit when they turn 65 until they turn 66 and are eligible for the State contributory pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44935/14]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014

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International Sanctions Application

Olivia Mitchell

277. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will respond positively to the request of those representing a person (details supplied) in Switzerland to end the long term freeze of their assets in view of the current sanctions against the Russian Government who requested that freeze; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45051/14]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014

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Hospital Facilities

Olivia Mitchell

325. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health his plans to bring the 65 beds in the older wards of Leopardstown Park hospital up to Health Information and Quality Authority standard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44916/14]

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014

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Schools Site Acquisitions

Olivia Mitchell

156. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a site has been identified for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and when construction will begin. [44454/14]

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014

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Tax Code

Olivia Mitchell

172. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide in tabular form the impact on single, employed PAYE earners on annual incomes of €15,000, €20,000, €25,000, €30,000, €40,000, €60,000, €100,000, €120,000, €150, 000 and €200,000 owing to the income tax and universal social charge changes in 2015 compared to 2014; if he will provide these figures in both cash terms and as a proportion of gross income; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44056/14]

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014

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Consumer Protection

Olivia Mitchell

216. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in view of the large number of gift vouchers which will be purchased in the coming weeks prior to Christmas and in view of the large number of these that will lapse prior to being redeemed, if it is possible to legislate to ensure that such gift vouchers remain valid for as long as the provider remains in business; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44229/14]

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014

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Legislative Programme

Olivia Mitchell

297. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to pass into law the children and family relationships Bill before the proposed referendum on civil marriage for same-sex couples; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44128/14]

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014

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Tax Credits

Olivia Mitchell

58. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance if consideration has been given to the unfair treatment of the secondary carer, who is the sole financial supporter of the primary carer and their children, being unable to receive the single person child carer credit when the primary carer is not in employment but simply refuses to relinquish the credit to the secondary carer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43430/14]

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014

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Medical Card Eligibility

Olivia Mitchell

389. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health the way the income assessment for medical cards is calculated; if the weekly income is calculated by dividing the monthly income by four; his views on whether this leads to a miscalculation over the course of the year as this method of calculation would lead to 48 weeks in the year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43072/14]

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Tue, 4 Nov 2014

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration

Olivia Mitchell

743. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the growing waiting lists for the allocation of funding for the fair deal scheme and the financial hardship it is causing families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41811/14]

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Tue, 4 Nov 2014

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Olivia Mitchell

875. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the fact that Trinity College, Dublin is extending four-year degree courses to five years, describing the last year as a postgraduate year even though said year is necessary for accreditation with professional bodies; if the Student Universal Support Ireland grant will take this change into consideration and allow students currently studying these courses to continue to receive a grant for their fifth year of study; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41368/14]

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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Tax Rebates

Olivia Mitchell

66. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance if the DIRT refund for first-time buyers is restricted to DIRT paid post 14 October 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40561/14]

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014

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Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare

Olivia Mitchell

6. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if her Department has concluded its reflection on the recommendations of the Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare and the findings of the 2010 actuarial review regarding extending social insurance for the self-employed now that our budgetary and fiscal situation has improved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39385/14]

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