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Tue, 7 Jun 2011

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School Absenteeism

Robert Dowds

296 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he will provide a breakdown of the absentee rate of 20 days or more per annum for the past three school years for each of the first-level schools in the Dublin Mid-West constituency. [14294/11]

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Tue, 7 Jun 2011

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School Absenteeism

Robert Dowds

297 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide a breakdown of the absentee rate of 20 days or more per annum for the past three school years for each of the second-level schools in the Dublin Mid-West constituency. [14295/11]

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Wed, 1 Jun 2011

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Pension Provisions

Robert Dowds

89 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance if there is prospective legislation in progress which will give pension schemes the authority to reduce payments to people who are already in receipt of a pension. [13800/11]

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Wed, 1 Jun 2011

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Schools Building Projects

Robert Dowds

117 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) in Dublin 22 will be approved for two new classrooms in view of the fact that pupil numbers are projected to increase from 375 to 426 over the next two years; when a decision will issue, and his views on whether it would be more logical to build the two classrooms at the same time in view of the fact that it is too late for one to be ready for September 2011. [13831/11]

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Thu, 26 May 2011

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Taxi Regulations

Robert Dowds

118 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his response to a television programme (details supplied) on the taxi industry. [13149/11]

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Thu, 26 May 2011

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National Car Test

Robert Dowds

119 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the operation of the national car testing service at a facility (details supplied) in Clondalkin, Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13150/11]

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Thu, 26 May 2011

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Taxi Regulations

Robert Dowds

120 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the role of An Garda Síochána in regulating the taxi industry. [13151/11]

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Wed, 25 May 2011

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Business Regulation

Robert Dowds

107 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation his views on the alleged practice of car insurance companies giving glass replacement contracts to a small number of companies; if such an arrangement is regarded as a cartel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12857/11]

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Wed, 25 May 2011

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Motor Taxation

Robert Dowds

130 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the extent to which the facility to declare non-use of vehicles for taxation purposes is used; and the amount of revenue lost from the practice. [12865/11]

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Wed, 25 May 2011

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Motor Taxation

Robert Dowds

131 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if vehicle owners are making declarations of non-use of vehicles after the time of supposed non-use has elapsed and in some cases when they in fact used the vehicle during that period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12866/11]

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Wed, 25 May 2011

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Motor Taxation

Robert Dowds

233 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will make arrangements to enable all vehicle owners to pay their motor tax online. [12864/11]

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Tue, 17 May 2011

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School Staffing

Robert Dowds

208 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills if primary schools will be given a little flexibility in terms of retaining excellent temporary teachers who may not be on the redeployment panel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11729/11]

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Tue, 17 May 2011

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School Staffing

Robert Dowds

209 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine the case of a school (details supplied) in County Dublin, which is due to lose two posts due to the suppression of resource teachers for Traveller pupils; and the action that can be taken to save these posts for the school. [11731/11]

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Tue, 17 May 2011

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School Staffing

Robert Dowds

210 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the request from a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for an English teacher as an additional language support post will be granted. [11732/11]

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Tue, 17 May 2011

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Health Services

Robert Dowds

471 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children his plans for the reorganisation of paediatric diabetes services currently provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11286/11]

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Thu, 12 May 2011

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Commission on Credit Unions

Robert Dowds

43 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance when the Commission on Credit Unions is expected to begin its work; and the length of time it will take to complete same. [11033/11]

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Thu, 12 May 2011

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Commission on Credit Unions

Robert Dowds

44 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance the remit which will be given to the Commission on Credit Unions. [11034/11]

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Thu, 12 May 2011

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Commission on Credit Unions

Robert Dowds

45 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance if he expects that legislation regarding credit unions may be necessary after the Commission on Credit Unions completes its work. [11035/11]

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Tue, 10 May 2011

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Teaching Council

Robert Dowds

128 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills the purpose of the Teaching Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10379/11]

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Tue, 10 May 2011

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Teaching Council

Robert Dowds

129 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he is considering the abolition of the Teaching Council. [10380/11]

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