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Wed, 13 Apr 2011

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European Social Charter

Robert Dowds

107 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, concerning the provisions of the Revised European Social Charter, which the State has accepted, the reports in which the State has been found not to be in compliance; for each of these, whether the law, policy or practice that gave rise to the finding of non-compliance has been amended to ensure compliance; and if not, when this will happen. [7895/11]

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011

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Employment Rights

Robert Dowds

108 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the names of all of the cases in the European Court of Human Rights that give rise to the commitment in the programme for Government to reform the law on the right to collective bargaining; the issue in each case that gives rise to such a concern and the details of the relevant legislation, including where current legislation is in breach, the name of the Act and the number of the section or sections concerned. [7891/11]

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011

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Employment Rights

Robert Dowds

109 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation if any legislation on the rights of workers needs to be amended to ensure that the rights contained in the Lisbon treaty and in the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union are fully reflected in Irish law; if so, which provisions of the treaty or the charter give rise to such a need and which Acts of the Oireachtas need to be amended. [7892/11]

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011

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Social Welfare Benefits

Robert Dowds

118 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Social Protection if the free TV licence scheme will continue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7890/11]

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011

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Energy Resources

Robert Dowds

123 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if the implementation of the commitment in the programme for Government to facilitate the development of energy co-operatives will include a specific programme to support the development of co-operatives to exploit geothermal energy sources. [7896/11]

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011

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Private Rented Accommodation

Robert Dowds

129 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the legal obligations landlords are under to ensure the outward appearance of their properties are maintained. [7853/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Hospitals Building Programme

Robert Dowds

386 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding a decision as to where and when a new national children’s hospital will be built. [7479/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Hospital Services

Robert Dowds

387 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children his views on the action plan for neurological care as recently issued by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland. [7485/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

108 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance his plans to assist struggling road hauliers who are having difficulties due to the price of diesel. [7480/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

109 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance how increasing cost of fuel for road hauliers has, by extension, increased the Exchequer fuel tax take since the beginning of 2010. [7481/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Registration of Title

Robert Dowds

277 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the law in terms of landowners recording their ownership of land that they have purchased with the Land Registry. [7477/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Hospitals Building Programme

Robert Dowds

385 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children the extent the greenfield site at a location (details supplied) in Dublin 22, offered as a possible site for a new national children’s hospital, has been examined for its potential viability. [7478/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Hospitals Building Programme

Robert Dowds

386 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding a decision as to where and when a new national children’s hospital will be built. [7479/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Public Transport

Robert Dowds

430 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will make representations to Dublin Bus to maintain existing bus services (details supplied). [7482/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Public Transport

Robert Dowds

431 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ensure that the Dublin Bus route number 68 is retained as one which continues to serve Dublin city centre. [7483/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Public Transport

Robert Dowds

432 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will ensure that the Dublin Bus route number 69 is retained as one which continues to serve Dublin city centre. [7484/11]

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011

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Road Network

Robert Dowds

435 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to assist struggling road hauliers having difficulties due to the price of diesel. [7480/11]

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Tue, 5 Apr 2011

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School Staffing

Robert Dowds

153 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will establish a teaching panel for Gaelscoileanna at primary level or failing that, to give Gaelscoileanna the authority to interview teachers from the other teaching panels to ensure that teachers appointed to Gaelscoileanna have a sufficient standard of Irish. [6675/11]

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