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Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Bituminous Fuel Ban (2 Jul 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 555. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the measures he will take post the nationwide ban on smoky coal to ensure smoky coal from Northern Ireland, which has a lower VAT rate and no carbon tax, is not sold here; when the ban will be coming into effect; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27713/19]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Bituminous Fuel Ban (2 Jul 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 556. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if concerns have been raised regarding smoky coal bought in Northern Ireland, which has a lower VAT rate, no carbon tax and a higher percentage content of sulphur following the introduction of the smoky coal ban; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27714/19]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Free Travel Scheme Eligibility (2 Jul 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 672. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason not all persons who have sight loss are eligible for the free travel scheme; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that 700 persons who use a service (details supplied) do not have sufficient vision to drive a car but are also not entitled to the free travel scheme; if the scheme can be extended to this...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Staff (25 Jun 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 200. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to allow for equal and fair rights for school secretaries; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that school secretaries work long hours without holiday pay, sick pay, pensions or access to public service salary scales; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26480/19]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Home Loan Scheme (20 Jun 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 209. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of Rebuilding Ireland home loans drawn down in County Louth; if funding for Rebuilding Ireland home loans has been exhausted in the county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25897/19]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Proposed Legislation (18 Jun 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 265. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to setting up a judicial council to review levels of awards for personal injuries; if his attention has been drawn to the urgency of bringing down the level of awards for soft tissue injuries in line with international norms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25359/19]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Personal Injury Claims (18 Jun 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 264. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the committee he requested be established with representatives of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board and his officials to review guidelines for minor personal injury claims including whiplash and soft tissue injuries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25328/19]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Insurance Fraud (18 Jun 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 269. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps he will take to tackle insurance fraud; if he will consider setting up a dedicated central Garda resource tasked with investigating fraudulent cases for potential prosecution; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25429/19]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Disabilities Assessments (18 Jun 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 468. To ask the Minister for Health when an assessment of need will be carried out on a child (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the fact that ongoing delays in the case are causing distress to the family involved; his views on the delays in assessment of need applications in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25459/19]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Offices (11 Jun 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 911. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she is considering amalgamating her Department’s services in Dundalk, County Louth, which would involve the closure of one or possibly two local welfare offices; if her attention has been drawn to the hardship that such a decision would cause to service users that are elderly or that have mobility issues; and if...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: National Broadband Plan (22 May 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 172. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the equity being invested in the national broadband plan; the way in which the plan is being financed; the way in which the consortium awarded preferred bidder status is being financed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22220/19]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Broadband Service Provision (22 May 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 173. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if an agreement has been reached in relation to the provision of broadband to rural areas that are awaiting the service; the average cost per linear metre to each household in which the high speed fibre is on a public road; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22221/19]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: National Broadband Plan (22 May 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 174. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will consider the use of ESB poles in relation to the national broadband plan for those properties not within reach of a telecom pole; if he will consider involving the ESB in allowing its infrastructure to be used in connecting hard to reach households; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22222/19]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health and Social Care Professionals Regulation (21 May 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 453. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to a mechanism to force a doctor already struck off the register for offences and misconduct to present themselves to answer new charges of misconduct leading to the death of a patient; his views on whether it is unfair that such charges be brought merely on the grounds that the doctor is already struck off; and if he will...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Broadband Service Provision (16 May 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 150. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of houses and properties that do not have poles or infrastructure nearby to provide broadband connections to such properties from the roadway without major investment. [21255/19]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Broadband Service Provision (16 May 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 151. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to take a company (details supplied) back into State control; if such an offer would be cost effective in the long run in view of the fact that it would then be a State-owned company with the task of the broadband roll-out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21269/19]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Broadband Service Provision (16 May 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 152. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to use the ESB in the roll-out of broadband to properties that are waiting for connection under the State intervention scheme; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the ESB already has direct access to all properties and its infrastructure could be used in the provision of broadband; and if he...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Universal Social Charge Application (15 May 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 90. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to an anomaly causing discrimination to public service pensioners by which public service pensioners pay USC on their pension payments whereas social protection pension payments are not subject to USC; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that those in receipt of social protection pensions are able to earn an...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Practitioners (15 May 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 149. To ask the Minister for Health the obligations on the Medical Council of Ireland to report to An Garda Síochána a medical professional who has been struck off the register for offences that are deemed illegal; if there is no obligation on the Medical Council to report such incidents further, his plans to introduce measures to remedy this anomaly; and if he will make a statement...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioner Services (15 May 2019)

Declan Breathnach: 151. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the process that is followed or guidelines that are given by the Medical Council of Ireland to general practices when vetting or hiring general practitioners who may have been struck off in another jurisdiction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20962/19]

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