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Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Child Protection
Anne Rabbitte

1. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the procedures in place for children in a situation of immediate risk and-or neglect at home; if there is a process of engagement between the HSE, Tusla and her Department for immediate intervention in cases in which neglect has been identified as a serious concern; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9071/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Child and Family Agency Expenditure
Denise Mitchell

2. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she is satisfied that Tusla is implementing the recommendations aimed at rectifying shortcomings identified in the Oireachtas Committee of Public Accounts periodic report of September to October 2017; the correspondence she has had with Tusla on the issues raised in the report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9029/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Affordable Childcare Scheme Establishment
Anne Rabbitte

3. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the affordable child care scheme will be launched by September 2019; and the status of the delivery of this scheme. [9072/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Child Protection
Róisín Shortall

4. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the arrangements she is making to ensure that all child care workers participate in child protection training under the children first national guidelines; and if funding will be provided for in-service training similar to the arrangements for primary school teachers. [9200/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Adoption Legislation
Sean Sherlock

5. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017; and when it will commence. [9002/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Affordable Childcare Scheme
Anne Rabbitte

6. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the considerable negative impact that the affordable child care scheme's proposed reduction of child care subsidy for parents who are not in full-time work or education will have on low-income families and lone-parent households. [8995/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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School Completion Programme
Denise Mitchell

7. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the publication of a formal new school completion strategy is to be expected; the reforms she is considering on foot of the report from the expert group in the summer of 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8929/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Irish Youth Justice Service
Thomas P. Broughan

8. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of persons employed in the Irish Youth Justice Service of her Department in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; the role of each; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8830/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Family Resource Centres
Martin Heydon

9. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if applications from County Kildare for additional family resource centres will be considered in view of the shortage of centres in the county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8981/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Departmental Reports
Anne Rabbitte

10. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of her Department's implementation of the recommendations of a person's (details supplied) audit of the use of section 12; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8996/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Child Care Services Provision
Bernard J. Durkan

11. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which she is satisfied regarding the availability of child care facilities in view of the increasing necessity for both parents to be at work and to meet the requirements of one-parent families; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8963/18]

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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Departmental Contracts
Mick Wallace

12. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the contract her Department has in place with Pobal; the services Pobal provides on behalf of her Department; if the contract was awarded following a tendering process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8999/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Brexit Issues
Micheál Martin

1. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if his Department's officials are involved in meetings to discuss sectoral plans or responses to Brexit. [6904/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Brexit Issues
Mary Lou McDonald

2. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach if his Department has engaged in meetings regarding sectoral plans in response to Brexit. [8337/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Brexit Issues
Brendan Howlin

3. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of officials in his Department in preparing for Brexit; and the number and roles of those officials dedicated solely to Brexit planning. [8575/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Cabinet Committee Meetings
Micheál Martin

4. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the number of Cabinet Committee meetings he attended in January 2018. [6906/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Cabinet Committee Meetings
Mary Lou McDonald

5. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach the number of Cabinet Committee meetings he has attended in 2018. [8336/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Strategic Communications Unit
Brendan Howlin

6. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the activities of the strategic communications unit and the number of staff now in place. [7231/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Strategic Communications Unit
Micheál Martin

7. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the number of staff in the Government Information Service. [7444/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Strategic Communications Unit
Micheál Martin

8. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the partnership arrangements the strategic communications unit in his Department has with a newspaper (details supplied). [8469/18]