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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Tony McLoughlin

226. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the delivery of a new school building for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39817/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Tony McLoughlin

346. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health the status of planned progress of the block at Sligo University Hospital in view of the urgent need for increases in bed capacity at the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39416/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Infectious Diseases

Tony McLoughlin

348. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health his plans to ensure the HSE consider the introduction of new UV technology such as a unit (details supplied) in State hospitals nationally as a mechanism to combat the spread of infections such as MRSA and flu; if his attention has been drawn to the results of such devices from UK hospitals such as a hospital which show reductions in infections by 46% and reduced bed closures of 89%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39430/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Voluntary Hospital Sector

Tony McLoughlin

409. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the financial difficulties which the six members of voluntary hospital groups currently find themselves in providing palliative care services in view of the difficulties experienced operating as section 39 organisations whilst also implementing the increases of the most recent pay deal; if this issue will be given consideration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39797/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Haulage Industry

Tony McLoughlin

483. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider introducing a grant or capital allowance scheme in order to assist road haulage companies to transition their fleet to more carbon neutral Euro VI standard vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39528/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Sports Capital Programme Applications

Tony McLoughlin

499. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a matter in relation to a grant awarded to a club (details supplied) will be investigated with the sports capital section of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39464/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Rail Services Provision

Tony McLoughlin

511. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will introduce a system in which persons with a travel pass can book seats on Irish Rail trains in view of the fact the current system is leading to situations whereby sick and elderly persons are left standing long distances on trains; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39548/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Childcare Services Funding

Tony McLoughlin

547. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason funding was not provided to a service (details supplied) in order to stop it from closing; if Pobal will now outline its plans to ensure the 21 staff members and 99 children that use the service can return to the facility; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39406/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Childcare Services Provision

Tony McLoughlin

564. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the efforts made since 2016 and which continue to be made to make childcare more affordable to employed parents; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39478/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Childcare Services Staff

Tony McLoughlin

565. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the efforts she is making towards improving pay and condition for childcare staff; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39479/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Free Travel Scheme

Tony McLoughlin

594. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if discussions with her British Government equivalent will be held in order to consider the possibility of allowing the free travel scheme to be utilised in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39532/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Garda Accommodation

Tony McLoughlin

101. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the new Sligo regional Garda headquarters will commence construction as part of the PPP programme with Macroom and Thurles as outlined under the capital investment plan for 2016 to 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39125/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Tony McLoughlin

126. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health when the Sheil hospital development in Ballyshannon will progress to the next stage of its development; when construction will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39131/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Hospital Appointments Delays

Tony McLoughlin

303. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health the reason an operation has not proceeded for a person (details supplied); when they will be called for an appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38431/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Bus Services

Tony McLoughlin

435. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the provision of a new bus schedule service on the S1 and S2 services in Sligo town, in particular a new service for the Treacy Avenue area of Sligo town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38270/19]

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Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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Culture Night

Tony McLoughlin

9. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the events planned for Culture Night 2019 in County Sligo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37429/19]

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Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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Cultural Policy

Tony McLoughlin

34. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of the expansion of the creative schools programme; the status of the programme in County Sligo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37430/19]

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Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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VAT Rate Reductions

Tony McLoughlin

60. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider re-evaluating the decision to increase the VAT rate for the restaurant and hospitality sector from 9% to 12% and instead consider a 10% VAT rate for 2020 in view of the difficulties faced by rural businesses due to this increase in addition to the problems caused by Brexit to the industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38023/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Stamp Duty

Tony McLoughlin

127. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Finance the benefits to the taxpayer of introducing a new stamp duty tax on the transfer, leasing and sale of aviation aircraft made here from budget 2020 onwards in view of the size the global aircraft sale and leasing industry here and the opportunity to raise public funding from same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37361/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Garda Stations

Tony McLoughlin

198. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Office of Public Works, OPW, plans to sell the unused Garda station in Glenfarne, County Leitrim; if so, when it will be sold; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35747/19]

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