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Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Cabinet Committee Meetings
Brendan Howlin

1. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, last met; and when it will next meet. [16661/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Cabinet Committee Meetings
Mary Lou McDonald

2. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. [17609/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Cabinet Committee Meetings
Micheál Martin

3. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, last met. [17679/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Cabinet Committee Meetings
Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, will next meet. [17811/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Easter Rising Commemorations
Brendan Howlin

5. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the role of his Department in the annual 1916 commemoration. [16664/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Easter Rising Commemorations
Mary Lou McDonald

6. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his Department's role in the annual 1916 commemoration. [17611/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Departmental Projects
Micheál Martin

7. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the status of the improvements being made on the Dublin inner city forum. [16808/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Departmental Projects
Mary Lou McDonald

8. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his Department's role in the North East Inner City Initiative. [17610/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Departmental Projects
Joan Burton

9. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his Department's work in relation to the Dublin inner city forum established on foot of his Department's Dublin inner city task force report. [17612/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Departmental Projects
Brendan Howlin

10. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the status of improvements being made on the Dublin inner city forum. [17616/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Post Office Network
Timmy Dooley

18. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if ongoing sustainability issues at An Post will be addressed; the reason many small communities are likely to lose post offices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18304/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Departmental Protocols
Brian Stanley

19. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department applies additional safeguards to maintain as much transparency as possible when both he and his officials are interacting with private and commercial interest groups, in view of the areas of the economy with which his Department interacts and the immense private and commercial interest parties from media, telecommunications, electricity and gas in addition to oil and gas exploration involved. [18303/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Departmental Protocols
Timmy Dooley

20. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he is reviewing his Department's protocol and internal procedures with regard to lobbyists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18305/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Mick Barry

21. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland will begin its review of the ownership and control policy of media companies; if he will make a submission to the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18302/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Renewable Energy Generation
Thomas P. Broughan

22. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the national policy of his Department regarding solar arrays, solar power and the contribution such power may make to sustainable energy generation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16263/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Bioenergy Strategy
Brian Stanley

23. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to create an indigenous biomass industry in view of the fact that importing biomass for electricity production has been shown in studies to increase emissions; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the power station in Edenderry, County Offaly, is using imported biomass and the ESB power station at Shannonbridge, County Offaly, plans to convert to biomass; and the further actions he will take to reduce emissions through carbon sequestration crops. [18026/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Bernard Durkan

24. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the extent to which he expects to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets as set by the EU and UN; if alternative energy sources have been sufficiently enhanced to meet the challenges ahead without damaging the economy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18017/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Waste Disposal
John Lahart

26. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the measures being taken to combat the emerging challenge of the shortage of sites for the licensed disposal of construction waste; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16265/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Recycling Policy
Brian Stanley

27. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the way in which he plans to reduce the amount of plastic packaging being produced in view of the pollution levels in oceans and rivers from plastics. [18027/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Broadband Service Provision
Bobby Aylward

28. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the measures contained within the national broadband plan to ensure equality in the roll-out of broadband services for rural areas, rural communities and regional towns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18015/18]