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Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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After-School Support Services

Sandra McLellan

185. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the system in place for transporting children from school to after-school child care provided through the free after-school child care scheme; if he will provide, in tabular form, a breakdown of the counties availing of the scheme and by the number of participants. [29450/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Revenue Documents Issuance

Sandra McLellan

299. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 86 of 5 March 2015, if he will review his original reply, and provide a comprehensive reply, given that the company mentioned is registered as a public limited company, and was granted the licence through his Department, and not as an individual tax payer, and that there is a public interest and concern involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28876/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Sandra McLellan

501. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the cost of providing one extra hour per day per child under the current early childhood care and education scheme over a 38-week period, raising the length of time from three hours per day to four hours per day, five days a week for 38 weeks. [29139/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Sandra McLellan

502. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the cost of extending the 38 week free preschool year to 52 weeks per child, at the current rate per hour, for three hours per day. [29140/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Special Educational Needs Data

Sandra McLellan

503. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding allocated to the provision of a special needs assistant, in association with the early childhood care and education scheme, from the start of 2015; and the number of special needs assistants this would involve. [29141/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Special Educational Needs Data

Sandra McLellan

504. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the average amount, per child, allocated by his Department for special needs assistants for the free preschool year for 2015-16. [29142/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Special Educational Needs Data

Sandra McLellan

505. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children with special needs of early childhood care and education age; and the steps taken to date to establish this number. [29143/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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Treatment Abroad Scheme

Sandra McLellan

527. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health in relation to the treatment abroad scheme if it is normal procedure for funding to be pulled last minute after the person (details supplied) has landed in the country where the treatment is due to take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28324/15]

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015

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School Transport Eligibility

Sandra McLellan

788. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will review the minimum distance of 3.2 km to qualify for school transport, or to apply discretion for low-income families with medical cards, in particular in rural areas with poor road infrastructure, where walking or cycling is not a viable option; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28768/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Child Care Services Regulation

Sandra McLellan

2. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs his plans to implement a system of registration, inspection and support for childminders in order that they do not have to work in complete isolation, as is the case currently; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27551/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Child and Family Agency

Sandra McLellan

5. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the spend for Túsla-Child and Family Agency in 2014; if there will be increased investment for the coming year; and his views on whether Túsla-Child and Family Agency is in need of a reassessment and review of how funds are currently being allocated to it. [27367/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Child Care Costs

Sandra McLellan

10. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he is aware that the employment performance monitor for 2015, recently approved by the European Union Council of Ministers, identifies the availability of affordable and quality child care as a key challenge for Ireland and a challenge that the European Commission will therefore monitor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27363/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Area Based Childhood Programme

Sandra McLellan

21. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs his plans to increase State funding to prevention and early intervention area based childhood programmes for children by the end of 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27366/15]

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Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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Child Care Services Funding

Sandra McLellan

31. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the interdepartmental group dealing with child care is taking into account the issue of transportation, or lack of, when dealing with the improvement of afterschool care for children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27364/15]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2015

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Proposed Legislation

Sandra McLellan

39. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is aware that the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in its recommendations referred to the need to prioritise the enactment of the Family Leave Bill 2014, and to introduce a statutory entitlement to paternity leave for all fathers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27365/15]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2015

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Garda Deployment

Sandra McLellan

253. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to prioritise increasing Garda Síochána resources on the ground in rural areas of east Limerick, given the recent surge in serious criminal activity in the area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27423/15]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2015

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Child Care Services Regulation

Sandra McLellan

289. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the steps and measures a citizen must take to become a child care service provider; and the requirements and Government policy for opening a child care facility in any given community. [27560/15]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2015

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Child Care Services Funding

Sandra McLellan

290. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he will provide a detailed breakdown of Government spend on child care; how this figure of 0.2% investment translates into exact figures; where and how it is being allocated currently; and if he will provide the same information for 2014. [27561/15]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2015

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National Carers Strategy

Sandra McLellan

291. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he is aware that there are currently approximately 4,000 minors under the age of 15 years acting as primary carers for their parents; and his plans to provide critical urgent supports to these children. [27562/15]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2015

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Child Detention Centres

Sandra McLellan

292. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of boys and girls currently within the system in Oberstown boys school, in Oberstown girls school and in Trinity House school. [27563/15]

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