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Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Patronage (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the action being taken to cater for the provision of Church of Ireland schools, taking into account the absence of any secondary schools with a Protestant ethos being provided in County Kerry. [48211/12]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Assessments (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform regarding repeated flooding in the Kilmoyley area (details supplied) in County Kerry, if the Office of Public Works will undertake a flood risk assessment and undertaken appropriate measures to prevent flooding which is impacting on local residents as well as the church and cemetery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48671/12]

Written Answers — Department of Social Protection: Blind Person's Pension Eligibility (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the qualifying criteria a person (details supplied) in County Kerry failed to meet in order to be registered as blind when applying for the blind welfare allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47430/12]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Inland Fisheries (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will examine the feasibility of a salmon hatchery on the River Feale in County Kerry; the potential to rejuvenate salmon fish stocks and the potential economic benefits such a project would have; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48164/12]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Renewable Energy (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the level of engagement regarding the development of a renewable energy European supergrid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48674/12]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Renewable Energy (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the level of engagement of the European Investment Bank in the development of the renewable energy European supergrid and the way he is engaging with the European Investment Bank; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48675/12]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Functions (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if his Department is engaging with the European Investment Bank and on what matters; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48676/12]

Written Answers — Department of Environment, Community and Local Government: Homeless Persons (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if any of the National Assets Management Agency allocated social housing properties will be utilised to meet the needs of the rising homeless population; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48104/12]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Gender Recognition (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality his view on the proposed 40% female corporate gender quota in the EU; if he will support the quota; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48113/12]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Common Fisheries Policy Reform (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the recent provisional deal to reshape the common fisheries policy and the aim to reform the eradication of discards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47854/12]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Home Help Service (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Health if the model of the home help services of Northern Ireland has been examined by his Department in view of the recent report composed by researchers from Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48107/12]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Service Staff (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Health his views on the difficulty of retaining Irish-trained doctors and attracting doctors who have gone abroad to return to Ireland; his plans to improve this situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48100/12]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Research and Training (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Health his views on the recent accusations that the Health Service Executive does not understand or care about education and research in the medical field; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48101/12]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer Screening Programme (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the recent report by a person (details supplied) regarding breast health and the need for further promotion and breast awareness; his plans to continue raising awareness on this important issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48103/12]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Rare Disease Strategy (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Health the progress that has been made on a specific national approach to improve the health and well-being of persons with rare diseases, as recommended by the European Council action group in the field of rare diseases; the current status of a national rare disease strategy for the State in view of the number of persons estimated to suffer from a rare disease in this...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Promotion (6 Nov 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way the Atlantic Corridor will be marketed and promoted and to whom; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48673/12]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Vetting of Personnel (25 Oct 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 1001 of 18 April 2012, and taking into consideration the following, the number of Irish persons who have emigrated in recent years, that the current Police Certificate of Character may be issued by an Garda Síochána only for the purposes of foreign consular and immigration requirements and for foreign...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Financial Services Regulation (24 Oct 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Finance the extent of Central Bank of Ireland supervision and control over bank fees and charges for retail customers in the context of diminished competition due to the reduced number of banks providing retail banking services here. [46768/12]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Services (24 Oct 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider a review of rail fares charged by Irish Rail for travel between regional towns as cities as average single rail fares often far exceed the equivalent return bus fare (details supplied); if he will provide information on the capacity for the Tralee, County Kerry, to County Cork route; and if he will make a statement on...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Strategy for Renewable Energy (23 Oct 2012)

Arthur Spring: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in view of the launch of a €10 million ocean energy competition by the Scottish Government for the development of marine energy devices, that is the Saltire Prize which aims to accelerate the commercial development of wave and tidal energy technology, if such a competition would be feasible here; and if he will make a...

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