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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Social and Affordable Housing Data

Róisín Shortall

1152. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of housing units owned by the State at the end of each of the years 1995 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44937/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Budget 2020

Róisín Shortall

88. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of promotional videos on budget 2020 which were produced; the cost of producing same; the cost of promoting same on social media and other channels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44028/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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DEIS Administration

Róisín Shortall

102. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he will take regarding the urgent need for class size reduction in DEIS band 1 schools to cater to the range and severity of the needs of children in view of the fact that DEIS schools have not benefitted from the staffing schedule for the past few years and with class sizes of up to 29 in DEIS band 1 schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43906/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Maternity Services

Róisín Shortall

183. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the progress made in respect of the proposed move of the National Maternity Hospital to a site on the St. Vincent’s campus and his announcement in December 2018 that agreement had been reached by which an organisation (details supplied) would transfer its shareholding in St. Vincent's Healthcare Group and withdraw from the group and that the necessary legal documents would be finalised early in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44030/19]

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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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Legislative Programme

Róisín Shortall

355. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the timescale to which he is working for the publication of the Land Development Agency Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44029/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Long-Term Illness Scheme Data

Róisín Shortall

139. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the long-term illness scheme aged under 16 years of age by LHO in each of the years 2008 to 2016. [43690/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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General Medical Services Scheme Data

Róisín Shortall

140. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons availing of the GMS, drugs payment scheme and the long term illness scheme, respectively by local health office area in each of the years 2008 to 2011. [43691/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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HSE Reports

Róisín Shortall

160. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 350 of 15 October 2019, when the considerations of his Department of the HSE Valproate response project report will be completed; when the report will be published; if a copy will be made available to an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43754/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Adoption Legislation

Róisín Shortall

240. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to allow same-sex couples to avail of the same adoptive leave and benefit which straight couples and single-male adopters are entitled to in the context of the Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42973/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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School Transport Administration

Róisín Shortall

114. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to backdating a school transport grant in respect of a child (details supplied) in Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42695/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Schools Building Projects Data

Róisín Shortall

135. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason an arrangement has been put in place for bundle five PPP schools that sets a limit of 300 hours for the availability of the school after 6 p.m. in the evening; the names and locations of schools built under PPP with such an arrangement; the extent to which these arrangements apply to the main school building; and if separate arrangements apply to playing pitches and other school facilities. [42839/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Respite Care Services Provision

Róisín Shortall

191. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if respite will be provided for a child (details supplied) in Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42694/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Budget 2020

Róisín Shortall

313. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the role in the pre-budget period of the social inclusion unit; if the unit is consulted as part of the budget process; if an assessment is carried out by the unit in advance of the impact of budget proposals on poverty levels; and the reason budget 2020 was not poverty proofed. [42859/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Róisín Shortall

218. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will respond to the campaign of an organisation (details supplied) for investment in primary education, which is calling for a reduction in class sizes to bring them in line with the European average of 20:1; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41929/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Immigration Support Services

Róisín Shortall

252. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the recent changes at the Reception and Integration Agency which have been carried out as part of his Department’s reorganisation; if he will provide an updated public representative inquiry telephone number and email; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41708/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Workplace Relations Commission

Róisín Shortall

300. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she will confirm the Oireachtas public representative inquiry phone number and email for the Workplace Relations Commission; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41709/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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HSE Reports

Róisín Shortall

350. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the HSE's Valproate response project report; if this report has been submitted to his Department; if so, if he will now publish the report in full; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41710/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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National Transport Authority

Róisín Shortall

544. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the National Transport Authority advisory council to be set up under section 17 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008; when this advisory council will be set up; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41707/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Labour Activation Programmes

Róisín Shortall

595. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding the Gateway local authority labour activation scheme; if an appraisal of the scheme has been carried out by her Department; if it was fair that Gateway participants came off the scheme on a lower rate of social welfare and without their fuel allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41706/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Exceptional Needs Payment Applications

Róisín Shortall

596. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the application form for exceptional needs payments is available online on her Department’s website; if not, the reason for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41711/19]

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