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Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: The programme for Government commits to doubling the number of apprenticeships nationwide by 2020. On that basis, given the importance of apprenticeships for creating jobs and retraining for jobs in the north west, can the Minister advise me as to the progress being made, and what sectors in particular are being identified.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services Provision (19 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 160. To ask the Minister for Health the number of intestinal failure syndrome patients who are in the care of the HSE or who were in the care of the HSE at the end of 2016; his views on the incidence and prevalence of intestinal failure syndrome here compared with its incidence and prevalence in other countries in western Europe; his or the HSE's plans for the establishment of a specialist...

Questions on Promised Legislation (18 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: I support the points made by the previous speaker. I am concerned about the veterinary laboratory in Sligo. It is the only such facility in the north west and the only laboratory north of the line from Dublin to Galway. It is vitally important that we secure that facility and I would welcome clarification in that regard.

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Help-To-Buy Scheme Eligibility (18 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 91. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether land which has been purchased for commercial agricultural use and which was never used to live in should affect families' eligibility to qualify for first time buyers relief on a primary principal residence they now wish to buy as their home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44187/17]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects (18 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 183. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the funding for a project (details supplied) will be allocated; when construction will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44100/17]

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Dormant Accounts Fund (17 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 543. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the dormant accounts funding scheme for social enterprises will reopen to applicants for 2018-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43913/17]

Financial Resolutions 2018 - Financial Resolution No. 4: General (Resumed) (12 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: I wish to share time with Deputy Fergus O'Dowd.

Financial Resolutions 2018 - Financial Resolution No. 4: General (Resumed) (12 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: I am grateful for the opportunity to address the House. As has already been advised by the Minister, Deputy Donohoe, Tuesday's budget will for the first time in ten years balance the national books and it does so while primarily supporting young families, improving people’s lives, safeguarding our national finances and investing in our country's future. This milestone should not be...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Fuel Poverty (11 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 162. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to the roll out of the deep retrofit scheme which was discussed at the fuel poverty and climate action conference in March 2017, when this will be made available to the public; the estimated cost of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43044/17]

Financial Resolutions 2018 - Financial Resolution No. 1: Tobacco Products Tax (10 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: I support the financial resolution. Deputy Harty described the effects of smoking on his patients. I have seen its effects on the families of people who are suffering from lung cancer and other ailments as a result of smoking. I hope the introduction of plain packaging will have an effect, particularly on young people. It is worrying to see so many young people taking up smoking. I...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: VAT Rate Reductions (10 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 50. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to introduce a VAT reduction on animal vaccines in order to help support better animal welfare on farms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42281/17]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Passport Controls (10 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 186. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the Irish and-or EU legislation which requires Irish citizens to input their passport information into the website of their chosen airline before they depart the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42524/17]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Heritage Projects (10 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 256. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a number of items from both the WB Yeats collection on display in Dublin and artefacts recently raised from the Spanish Armada off the coast of County Sligo and which are not currently on display can be returned to be displayed to the public in County Sligo with special consideration being given to a centre (details supplied)...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Stroke Care (10 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 278. To ask the Minister for Health the facilities available in the CHO 1 region for persons who suffer from a stroke, in relation to acute hospitals and primary care centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42467/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Garda Vetting of Personnel (10 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 384. To ask the Minister for Health the reason it takes up to eight weeks for Garda vetting forms to clear for staff waiting to begin working for the HSE; the reason it is not possible for the HSE to apply for Garda vetting online for potential employees in view of the fact that other organisations can do so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42916/17]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Sheep Welfare Scheme Funding (10 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 495. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a €5 million top up to the sheep welfare scheme will be applied from 2018 onwards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42275/17]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Data and Genomics Programme (10 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 496. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the payments made by his Department for the beef data genomic scheme nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42276/17]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments (10 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 497. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has given consideration to reinstating the ANC payment to 2008 levels to better support farmers that work in the most difficult conditions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42278/17]

Questions on Promised Legislation (4 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: The programme for Government makes a commitment to developing and enhancing many rural towns and villages throughout the country. Many of these towns in my constituency, Sligo-Leitrim, are suffering badly as a result of the property-led economic crash and the recession. What proposals does the Government intend to put in place to enhance the towns and villages? Is the Government committed...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Social and Affordable Housing Provision (4 Oct 2017)

Tony McLoughlin: 224. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the reason it is taking Sligo County Council over two and half years to advance the proposed 20 unit housing development at Carrowbunnaun, Strandhill, County Sligo to beyond stage 1 of development; the further reason the other housing developments planned for County Sligo are also developing slowly; if funding and resources...

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