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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Schools Building Projects Data

Róisín Shortall

135. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason an arrangement has been put in place for bundle five PPP schools that sets a limit of 300 hours for the availability of the school after 6 p.m. in the evening; the names and locations of schools built under PPP with such an arrangement; the extent to which these arrangements apply to the main school building; and if separate arrangements apply to playing pitches and other school facilities. [42839/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Respite Care Services Provision

Róisín Shortall

191. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if respite will be provided for a child (details supplied) in Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42694/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Budget 2020

Róisín Shortall

313. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the role in the pre-budget period of the social inclusion unit; if the unit is consulted as part of the budget process; if an assessment is carried out by the unit in advance of the impact of budget proposals on poverty levels; and the reason budget 2020 was not poverty proofed. [42859/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Róisín Shortall

218. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will respond to the campaign of an organisation (details supplied) for investment in primary education, which is calling for a reduction in class sizes to bring them in line with the European average of 20:1; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41929/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Immigration Support Services

Róisín Shortall

252. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the recent changes at the Reception and Integration Agency which have been carried out as part of his Department’s reorganisation; if he will provide an updated public representative inquiry telephone number and email; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41708/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Workplace Relations Commission

Róisín Shortall

300. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she will confirm the Oireachtas public representative inquiry phone number and email for the Workplace Relations Commission; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41709/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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HSE Reports

Róisín Shortall

350. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the HSE's Valproate response project report; if this report has been submitted to his Department; if so, if he will now publish the report in full; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41710/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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National Transport Authority

Róisín Shortall

544. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the National Transport Authority advisory council to be set up under section 17 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008; when this advisory council will be set up; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41707/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Labour Activation Programmes

Róisín Shortall

595. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding the Gateway local authority labour activation scheme; if an appraisal of the scheme has been carried out by her Department; if it was fair that Gateway participants came off the scheme on a lower rate of social welfare and without their fuel allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41706/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Exceptional Needs Payment Applications

Róisín Shortall

596. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the application form for exceptional needs payments is available online on her Department’s website; if not, the reason for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41711/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Insurance Costs

Róisín Shortall

106. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the steps he had taken to address the spiralling costs of insurance for the leisure industry; the timeline for the measures that will take effect and address the issue; and the steps a leisure business should take in the meantime to avoid going out of business. [41482/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Insurance Costs

Róisín Shortall

107. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance if he has conducted an analysis to determine the full impact of spiralling insurance costs on the leisure industry and on the communities that depend on those industries for employment; and the details of the analysis by county. [41483/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Primary Care Services Provision

Róisín Shortall

107. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for a primary care ophthalmology appointment by LHO, age and time waiting. [41321/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Physiotherapy Provision

Róisín Shortall

108. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for a primary care physiotherapy appointment by LHO, age and time waiting. [41322/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Occupational Therapy Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

109. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for a primary care occupational therapy appointment by LHO, age and time waiting. [41323/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Speech and Language Therapy Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

110. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for a primary care speech and language therapy appointment by LHO, age and time waiting. [41324/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Dietician Service Provision

Róisín Shortall

111. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for a primary care dietician appointment by LHO, age and time waiting. [41325/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Audiology Services Provision

Róisín Shortall

112. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for a primary care audiology appointment by LHO, age and time waiting. [41326/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Waste Management Regulations

Róisín Shortall

136. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to amend regulations in order that all supermarket stores over a certain size must have glass and can bring banks on site. [41374/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility

Róisín Shortall

161. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if provision will be made for families in terms of the forthcoming affordable housing scheme that are not first-time buyers, but has previously purchased an affordable home under the old scheme but now require assistance to purchase a different affordable home on medical grounds and grounds of increased family size; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41293/19]

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