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Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Departmental Staff Data
Micheál Martin

1. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the number of staff within his Department who have decided to return to work after their official retirement date. [6005/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Departmental Staff Data
Mary Lou McDonald

2. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach his plans in respect of staffing levels in his Department for 2018. [6900/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Seanad Reform
Micheál Martin

3. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his address to Seanad Éireann and the new Seanad reform group. [6006/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Seanad Reform
Mary Lou McDonald

4. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent address to Seanad Éireann; and his plans for Seanad Reform. [6901/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Seanad Reform
Brendan Howlin

5. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his address to Seanad Éireann and the proposals for Seanad reform. [7270/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Proposed Legislation
Brendan Howlin

6. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the legislation under preparation or planned in his Department. [6883/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Proposed Legislation
Joan Burton

7. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the legislation under preparation by his Department. [7295/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Proposed Legislation
Mary Lou McDonald

8. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach the status of Bills under preparation in his Department. [8335/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Proposed Legislation
Richard Boyd Barrett

9. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach if he will report on legislation under preparation in his Department. [8432/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Income Inequality
Willie O'Dea

36. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on a recent ESRI report (details supplied) and in particular the high rate of deprivation being experienced by lone-parent households and persons with a disability; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8465/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Child Maintenance Payments
John Brady

37. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to proposals (details supplied) regarding the establishment of a child maintenance service; her views on such a service; if her attention has been further drawn to the positive impact this would have on lone parents and their children; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8577/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Employment Rights
Willie O'Dea

38. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to deal with the issue of bogus self-employment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8466/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Income Inequality
John Brady

39. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the actions she plans to take as a result of the findings of a recent ESRI report detailing high levels of persistent deprivation for persons of a working age with a disability; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8578/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Employment Rights
Willie Penrose

40. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the changes she plans to implement following the publication of the report into tax and social insurance implications of intermediary employment structures and self-employment arrangements; her further plans to conduct a study to determine the number of persons who are in these arrangements due to the reliance on data based on a self-described determination in the CSO Quarterly National Household Survey in which persons may not realise they are, in fact, self-employed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8464/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Jobseeker's Payments
John Brady

43. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the report into the impact of the reduced jobseeker's payment rates for jobseekers aged 18 to 25 years, further to the commitment in the Pathways to Work 2016-2020 strategy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8344/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Social Welfare Code Reform
Peter Fitzpatrick

44. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the uptake to date of treatment benefits which were recently extended to the self-employed; her plans to extend additional benefits to the self-employed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8402/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Departmental Priorities
Willie Penrose

46. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the policy changes she plans to pursue in 2018; her priorities in view of the publication of the social impact assessment of budget 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8346/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Public Services Card Authentication
John Curran

47. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons that have been refused access to social protection payments for not having a public services card, PSC; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8407/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Fuel Allowance Payments
John Brady

49. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to review the rates of payment and the periods of time for which the fuel allowance is paid by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8342/18]

Tue, 20 Feb 2018

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Public Services Card
Joan Collins

52. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the public services card is mandatory or compulsory; and her views on whether elderly persons and other persons depending on social welfare payments should have their payments terminated for not agreeing to accept the card. [8306/18]