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Wed, 6 Apr 2016

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Local Authority Housing Data

Tony McLoughlin

747. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of local authority housing units that are vacant in the Sligo County Council and Leitrim County Council areas; the amount of funding he has made available to each of these local authorities to fix vacant housing units; the number of housings unit repaired and made available to tenants since 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5503/16]

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Wed, 6 Apr 2016

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Tourism Promotion

Tony McLoughlin

748. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to provide funding to enable Sligo County Council to hire a skilled and qualified tourism promotion officer, which is drastically needed to allow County Sligo to reach its tourism potential, further to the recent funding for 12 new temporary road maintenance positions that was allocated to allow Sligo County Council for road repairs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5505/16]

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Wed, 6 Apr 2016

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Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Tony McLoughlin

749. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the starting dates of the two housing schemes in County Sligo that he announced in 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5507/16]

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Wed, 6 Apr 2016

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Local Authority Funding

Tony McLoughlin

750. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the local authority block grant funding his Department provided to Sligo County Council in each of the years 2010 to 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5522/16]

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Wed, 6 Apr 2016

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Waterways Ireland Staff

Tony McLoughlin

850. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a recently retired staff member of Waterways Ireland who worked on loughs 9 to 15 of the Shannon Erne Waterway in the Ballinamore area of County Leitrim will be replaced on a full-time basis, as the person (details supplied) who has worked on loughs 5 to 8 for over 22 years is now covering a larger area, much of which the person has no deep understanding of; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5504/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Departmental Properties

Tony McLoughlin

116. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the construction status of the new advanced IDA Ireland facility in Sligo, including the completion date, the capacity of the new building and the specific marketing measures which will be taken to promote this facility as a location for investment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4835/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Job Creation

Tony McLoughlin

117. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of his efforts over the past three months to attract new jobs to counties Sligo and Leitrim and to Ballyshannon in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4836/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Young Farmers Scheme

Tony McLoughlin

141. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in processing payments under the young farmers scheme to a person (details supplied) in 2015; the progress of this application to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4714/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Basic Payment Scheme

Tony McLoughlin

157. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application by a person (details supplied) under the single payment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4810/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Tony McLoughlin

178. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application by a person (details supplied) under the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme II, which was sent to his Department in September 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4934/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Agriculture Scheme Appeals

Tony McLoughlin

183. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an appeal by persons (details supplied) in County Cavan under the 2015 national reserve fund; if he is aware that notice of refusal was only received in February 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4966/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Agriculture Scheme Appeals

Tony McLoughlin

184. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an appeal by persons (details supplied) in County Leitrim under the 2015 national reserve fund scheme; if he is aware that notice of this refusal was only received by the persons in February 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4985/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Defence Forces

Tony McLoughlin

217. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Defence the roles and requirements the Defence Forces could conduct under the United Nations umbrella to help combat the rise of global terrorism in the future given the recently published White Paper on Defence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4845/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Garda Divisional Headquarters

Tony McLoughlin

226. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the Office of Public Works has selected a site in Sligo town for the construction of the proposed new Garda Síochána divisional headquarters; the location of the site; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4830/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Asylum Applications

Tony McLoughlin

234. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the provisions of the International Protection Act 2015 will apply to all asylum seekers and refugees seeking asylum here, many of whom have been here for a number of years in direct provision, or will it only apply to new applicants; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4821/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Remit

Tony McLoughlin

235. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the changes she has implemented in her Department and in other concerned bodies, such as the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, to give effect to the changes initiated in the International Protection Act 2015 which aims to speed up the process of seeking asylum here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4822/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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School Enrolments

Tony McLoughlin

448. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will conduct a review of the decision to decline an aonad for the proposed Coláiste Loch Gile for County Sligo given that the organisers believe they have met all the criteria and that the option of a sruth, which was offered instead, cannot be met due to the lack of Irish speakers in the host school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4813/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Schools Refurbishment

Tony McLoughlin

449. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she is aware that the wheelchair access lift in Coláiste Cholmcille in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, which two students wish to use, has been broken for a number of years; her plans to fix this lift; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4817/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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National Broadband Plan Implementation

Tony McLoughlin

555. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of the Government's national broadband plan in relation to the roll-out of infrastructure in County Sligo, County Leitrim and in the surrounding areas; when households will receive access to faster broadband in these areas which currently have no access; if he will speed up the overall project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4839/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Tourism Promotion

Tony McLoughlin

570. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to ensure the development of new activity-tourism infrastructure in the north west; if exciting activity-tourism projects such as the Sligo greenway and Coolaney National Mountain Bike Centre will attract new tourists to the region; if the north west region can become a major activity-tourism hub; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4842/16]

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