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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Invalidity Pension Waiting Times

Lisa Chambers

417. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason for the delay in processing an application for an invalidity pension by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22213/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Coastal Erosion

Lisa Chambers

497. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the funding available for coastal erosion both nationally and for County Mayo; the funding which has been made available for Mayo County Council each year for the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22208/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Lisa Chambers

608. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health if there is funding available for an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22206/16]

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016

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General Practitioner Services Provision

Lisa Chambers

609. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the funding allocated to general practitioners for house calls out of hours; whether a person who is housebound is entitled to a GP visit upon request; if not, the waiting time persons are expected to wait for a visit from their GP; his views on whether it is proper practice for a GP to refuse a house call; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22207/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Lisa Chambers

73. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health his plans to increase the current rheumatology consultant service being provided at Mayo University Hospital. [20981/16]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016

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Hospitals Building Programme

Lisa Chambers

95. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the status of the construction works at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar, County Mayo; and the expected completion date. [20980/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Accident and Emergency Departments

Lisa Chambers

227. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health if he is aware of the 20% increase in the number of persons presenting at the emergency department of Mayo University Hospital in 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20192/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Accident and Emergency Departments

Lisa Chambers

228. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health if he is aware that the Health Service Executive has confirmed that attendance at Mayo University Hospital emergency department is almost double what the facility was built to deal with (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20193/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Accident and Emergency Departments

Lisa Chambers

229. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health his plans to resolve the problems at Mayo University Hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20194/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Accident and Emergency Departments

Lisa Chambers

230. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the efforts being made by the Health Service Executive to reduce the pressure at Mayo University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20195/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Accident and Emergency Departments

Lisa Chambers

231. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the factors the Health Service Executive management has claimed are contributing to the overcrowding at Mayo University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20196/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Community Care Provision

Lisa Chambers

232. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health if reductions in community care supports will be restored due to the fact that the Health Service Executive has claimed that such reductions are negatively impacting on delayed discharge from Mayo University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20197/16]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2016

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Accident and Emergency Departments

Lisa Chambers

233. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health his plans for both the present and future of Mayo University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20198/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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Institutes of Technology

Lisa Chambers

104. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills his short-term and medium-term plans for the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, given the latest figures confirming that it carried a budget deficit of €2.46 million during the 2014-15 financial year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20015/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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Institutes of Technology

Lisa Chambers

105. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reserves he refers to when he states the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has reserves which can be used to meet its deficit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20016/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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Institutes of Technology

Lisa Chambers

106. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will allocate more funding to the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, if required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20017/16]

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Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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Institutes of Technology

Lisa Chambers

107. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has restored core funding to the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Castlebar, County Mayo; if not, his plans to do so in the near future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20018/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Pension Provisions

Lisa Chambers

176. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health his views on issues (details supplied) regarding health insurance matters for members of the Defence Forces; and if he will review the regulations for lifetime community rating loadings so that those in the Defence Forces will not be subject to the penalty loadings for not taking out insurance policies that they do not need. [18764/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Representative Organisations

Lisa Chambers

236. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if Defence Forces management has engaged with the representative associations on the findings of the organisation climate survey; and if not, his views on whether such engagement is essential in light of the clear recommendation in the third report of the independent monitoring group that the representative associations were to be engaged in the design and the findings of such surveys. [18754/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Personnel

Lisa Chambers

237. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he is aware that the introduction of lifetime community rating in health insurance has meant that those over 34 years of age are now being forced to purchase indemnity health insurance plans they do not require for the sole purpose of negating the future impact of age levies imposed by these new regulations when they retire from the Defence Forces (details supplied); and the engagement he has had with the Department of Health to examine how this issue may be addressed. [18755/16]

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