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Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (16 Apr 2024)

Brendan Smith: 353. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if any grant-aid is available towards improvement works at primary schools (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16617/24]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Development Contributions (11 Apr 2024)

Brendan Smith: 37. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the current temporary waiver of development contributions and the refund scheme for Uisce Éireann water and wastewater connection charges will be extended; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15719/24]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Policy (11 Apr 2024)

Brendan Smith: 57. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the income eligibility limits for social housing in areas such as Cavan and Monaghan will be increased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15718/24]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: School Meals Programme (11 Apr 2024)

Brendan Smith: 154. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a school will be included in a programme (details supplied) with effect from September 2024; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15805/24]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: State Pensions (10 Apr 2024)

Brendan Smith: 97. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will bring forward amending legislation to address the anomaly whereby retrospective payment to pension claimants is limited to six months, even though her Department has been in possession of all the facts relating to the claimants' eligibility from the date of pension application; and if she will make a statement on...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (9 Apr 2024)

Brendan Smith: 974. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the schemes available at present to compensate farmers who have suffered substantial losses due to ash dieback; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14254/24]

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Defence Forces (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 31. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if, in view of the lack of an Army barracks in the central Border area, if further consideration will be given to the re-opening of Dún Uí Néill, Cavan, as an Army barracks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13121/24]

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Defence Forces (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 50. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if further consideration will be given to the re-opening of Dún Uí Néill Barracks, Cavan, as a forward operating base as that region has a long land border with a neighbouring jurisdiction, and taking into account that in the past the presence locally of Army personnel played a very important role in the security of this State;...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 90. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport views on the commitment in the Programme for Government to maintain the existing road network to a high standard and fund safety improvements; if he will ensure that additional funding will be provided to local authorities for the non-national road network in 2024, taking in to account the urgent requirement for additional investment...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Northern Ireland (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 128. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has raised with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the interim report of Operation Kenova with particular reference to the actions of the British agent in the IRA which caused so many tragedies and loss of life; if he has expressed concern about the failure to pursue prosecutions for deplorable actions detailed in this...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Cross-Border Co-operation (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 129. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the measures that will be implemented to grow even further and strengthen the all-Ireland economy following the very welcome growth in cross-Border trade since 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13541/24]

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Defence Forces (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 149. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the numbers enlisted in the Permanent Defence Forces at present; the proposals, if any, to have substantial recruitment and the timescale for increasing personnel in the Army; Air Corps and Naval Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13501/24]

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Defence Forces (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 150. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the progress to date in implementing the Report of the Commission on Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13502/24]

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Defence Forces (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 151. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the programme of improvement works that will be undertaken this year at Army barracks throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13503/24]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Financial Services (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 183. To ask the Minister for Finance the measures in place to protect customers from the actions of vulture funds, particularly homeowners whose mortgages are with such entities; his views on the need to ensure adequate access for such mortgage holders to greater protections through statutory agencies; if he proposes to implement additional measures; and if he will make a statement on the...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Financial Services (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 184. To ask the Minister for Finance if he proposes to introduce additional measures to assist mortgage holders who are under financial pressures due to increased interest rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13543/24]

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Work Permits (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 194. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the proposals, if any, there are to improve the visa criteria for the farming and agri-food sector, in view of the shortage of workers in some areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13489/24]

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Enterprise Support Services (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 195. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when additional financial provision will be introduced to assist local authorities, particularly those councils with a small rates base, to develop enterprise centres, as such workspaces are of extreme importance in enabling the establishment and growth of small businesses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13490/24]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Social Media (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 216. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress to date in introducing measures to counteract misinformation, disinformation and abuse on social media platforms; if additional measures are proposed, when same will be introduced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13491/24]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Universal Basic Income (21 Mar 2024)

Brendan Smith: 217. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number in receipt of the artists’ basic income scheme; if the workings of this scheme have been reviewed; the proposals, if any, there are to extend this scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13492/24]

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