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Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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CLÁR Programme
James Browne

11. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to review the CLÁR areas based on the 2016 census returns; the timeline for the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25105/18]

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Seniors Alert Scheme
Tom Neville

15. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the financial allocations in 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018 for the seniors alert scheme; the take-up to date of the scheme in County Limerick since 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25828/18]

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Local Improvement Scheme Funding
Bobby Aylward

17. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of funding provided to counties Carlow and Kilkenny under the local improvement scheme in 2017; his plans to announce a new local improvement scheme in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25803/18]

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Local Improvement Scheme Funding
Peter Fitzpatrick

18. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated under local improvement scheme in 2018, both nationally and in County Louth; if there will be an additional round; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25856/18]

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Rural Development Policy
Éamon Ó Cuív

19. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the programmes and schemes planned to develop rural areas outside of towns and villages; the amount of expenditure he expects in these rural areas in 2018 in view of the fact that a large part of the rural population live in the rural countryside; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25026/18]

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Community Banking
Eamon Ryan

20. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the report on the community or public banking model will be published; his plans to establish an engagement or stakeholder forum to further examine the way in which such a model would be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25902/18]

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Rural Regeneration and Development Fund
Tony McLoughlin

21. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the significance which the rural regeneration fund will have for rural Ireland with particular reference to rural towns and villages further to the recent announcement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25784/18]

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Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme
Joe Carey

22. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when he expects to open the 2018 outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme; the amount of funding he plans to allocate towards this funding stream in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25292/18]

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Cross-Border Projects
Brendan Smith

23. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to have further discussions with his counterparts in Northern Ireland on the development of cross-Border projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25853/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Cross-Border Co-operation
Martin Kenny

24. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he has made contact with the permanent secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland to discuss improvement of cross-Border co-operation on issues concerning rural development and in recognition of the shared concerns which Brexit will bring to Border areas North and South. [25906/18]

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Departmental Funding
Peter Fitzpatrick

25. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding provided to a project (details supplied) in 2017; the funding that will be provided in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25855/18]

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Capital Expenditure Programme
Éamon Ó Cuív

26. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he is satisfied with the rate of capital expenditure in 2018 under the various schemes administered by his Department; if not, the steps he plans to take to address the shortfall in capital expenditure to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25025/18]

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Cross-Border Projects
Brendan Smith

27. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the discussions his Department is having with its counterparts in Northern Ireland on the development of cross-Border tourism projects that would be of particular benefit to rural communities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25854/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Legislative Process
Martin Kenny

28. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he has considered proposing that all legislation passing through Dáil Éireann be rural-proofed by his Department (details supplied). [25907/18]

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Dormant Accounts Fund
Catherine Connolly

29. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the dormant accounts action plan 2018 will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25904/18]

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

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Leader Programmes Funding
Bobby Aylward

30. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the reason for delays in the provision of funds to local action groups for approved projects under the Leader programme; the average waiting time taken for the provision of funding to local action groups following final approval for a project under the programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25802/18]

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Community Banking
Willie Penrose

31. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he will report on the outcome of the public banking investigation; when it will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25721/18]

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Dog Breeding Industry
Mick Wallace

32. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he is satisfied with the increases in the number of licences issued for dog breeding establishments in recent years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25844/18]

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RAPID Programme
Éamon Ó Cuív

33. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the expenditure under the RAPID programme since its re-inception; the amount of this that was expended in the areas designated RAPID under the previous programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25027/18]

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Local Improvement Scheme
Pat Deering

34. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the impact of the local improvement scheme since its re-introduction in 2017; and the way in which roads were selected at local level under the scheme. [25805/18]