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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Sports Capital Programme Administration

Willie Penrose

548. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the qualifying criteria for the large sports capital grant of €2 million; the types of organisations or groups that can apply for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43620/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Commencement of Legislation

Willie Penrose

653. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when section 2 of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 will come into force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43621/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Electric Vehicles

Willie Penrose

59. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he has considered the implications for rural areas of the target of 1 million electric cars by 2030; if so, if it is planned to offer a range of additional incentives, particularly aimed at rural communities, to encourage motorists towards electric vehicle ownership as recommended by the Citizens’ Assembly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30435/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Rural Development Programme

Willie Penrose

91. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has communicated with the Minister for Rural and Community Development regarding the low allocation of TAMS II funding under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020; if so, his plans to re-allocate this funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30466/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Sheepmeat Sector

Willie Penrose

504. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of live lambs imported on a weekly basis since 1 January 2019 from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42329/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Sheepmeat Sector

Willie Penrose

505. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of live lambs imported in 2018 from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales; if all were destined for direct slaughter in Irish meat processing plants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42330/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Food Labelling

Willie Penrose

506. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the controls that are put in place to ensure that live lambs imported from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales are correctly labelled according to EU country of origin regulation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42331/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Sheepmeat Sector

Willie Penrose

507. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if live lambs imported direct for slaughter are not eligible for the Origin Green status; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42332/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Railway Stations

Willie Penrose

572. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if, in the context of the recent climate action plan announced by the Government together with various proposals announced in budget 2020 to promote decarbonisation and a response to climate change, he will request Iarnród Éireann to take steps to review its decision not to reopen the railway station at Thomastown, Killucan, County Westmeath, which would facilitate and accommodate the thousands of passengers weekly who leave this region in an eastward direction to work in Dublin and the commuter belt, which can lead to substantial gains in terms of carbon reduction and which would cost less than €2 million; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42333/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Home Care Packages Data

Willie Penrose

32. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a breakdown of the regional variations in the eligibility and allocation of services relating to publicly funded homecare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30437/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme Payments

Willie Penrose

281. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she will take to ensure that a person (details supplied) is paid the appropriate compensation for cessation of turf cutting; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41513/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Work Permits Data

Willie Penrose

39. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of persons currently on work permits and attached to a singular employer and-or sector; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38877/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Property Tax

Willie Penrose

74. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to an anomaly by which if a self-employed person that files an income tax return and has not paid their local property tax, the Revenue Commissioners apply a 10% penalty to their total tax liability (details supplied); if he will make appropriate adjustments to the legislation in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40487/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Home Care Packages

Willie Penrose

239. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health the progress been made regarding the development of a new statutory scheme for home care since his most recent statements on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40448/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Home Care Packages

Willie Penrose

240. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health when the next stages of consultation will commence in the development of homecare regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40449/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Home Care Packages

Willie Penrose

241. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health the provisions regarding nutrition and hydration to be included in the statutory scheme for homecare to ensure that those in receipt of homecare packages receive good nutritional care,including screening for and management of nutritional deficits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40450/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Budget Submissions

Willie Penrose

61. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Finance if he received a submission from as association (details supplied) in relation to the necessity of putting in place a pilot training programme in 2020 as the commencement of a modern and sustainable continuous professional programme for all private agricultural consultants and advisers here; if the matter will be given consideration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39113/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Carbon Tax Implementation

Willie Penrose

62. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Finance if he will review a proposal (details supplied) from a haulage operator that deals with the issue of carbon taxes and the necessity to ensure that climate change issues are tackled in a planned way; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39152/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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School Services Staff

Willie Penrose

97. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the situation in which some caretakers in secondary schools are in a similar situation to school secretaries (details supplied); if an assessment of their conditions will be carried out to ensure that the perceived disadvantage they are now suffering will be remedied without further delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39209/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Social Welfare Code

Willie Penrose

191. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps she will take to relax the 15 hour rule, which applies to persons in receipt of carer’s allowance and-or carer’s benefit (details supplied); if same could be increased to 19 hours in line with criteria applicable to such participation in other social welfare schemes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39153/19]

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