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Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Project Ireland 2040
Seán Canney

33. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if the concept of the Atlantic economic corridor and its development is provided for in the Project Ireland 2040 plan which encompasses the national planning framework and the national development plan. [8501/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Voluntary Sector
Tony McLoughlin

40. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he will report on the progress of preparing a national strategy for volunteering; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8517/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Project Ireland 2040
Tony McLoughlin

41. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the development of the Atlantic economic corridor (AEC); his views on the relationship of the AEC and the Project Ireland 2040 plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8518/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Dormant Accounts Fund
Catherine Connolly

42. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the statutory review as required by the Dormant Accounts (Amendment) Act 2012 of the disbursements scheme in relation to the dormant accounts funds due in December 2016; his plans to carry out such a review; if the review has commenced; if not, the reason therefor; if the review has been completed; if not, the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8725/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme
Patrick Deering

46. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of underspent funds that were allocated to the towns and villages schemes; and if there will be a similar type of scheme in 2018. [8513/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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CLÁR Programme
Peter Burke

47. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the CLÁR programme will reopen; the budget of the programme for 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8516/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Broadband Service Provision
Paul Murphy

48. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he will report on plans to extend high speed broadband to all rural areas in the south Dublin County Council area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8742/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Local Authority Funding
Éamon Ó Cuív

49. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of the €28 million prepaid to local authorities at the end of 2016 that has not been spent to date by the local authorities on the projects for which it was approved, by local authority and type of project; the steps he has taken to ensure the moneys are either spent or repaid to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8714/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Community Banking
Willie Penrose

50. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the report on public banking based on the Sparkassen model will be considered; when it will be published; the roadmap for implementation of this initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8506/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Dog Breeding Industry
Clare Daly

51. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his Department will liaise with local authorities and An Garda Síochána to ensure that the living conditions of dogs and pups on puppy farms is within the regulations and to enforce sanction or close down farms that are operating outside of the terms of their licence. [8723/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Service Level Agreements
Peter Burke

52. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the service level agreement his Department has with Pobal; the payment policy his Department employs with Pobal (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8515/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Dormant Accounts Fund
Catherine Connolly

53. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the work carried out to date to establish the reason for the level of underspending by implementing Departments in relation to community programmes of the Dormant Accounts Fund; if such work has been undertaken; if not, the reason therefor; when he plans to undertake such work; the measures that have been taken or are planned to address the situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8726/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Local Improvement Scheme Funding
Niamh Smyth

54. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of local improvement scheme allocations to local authorities throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8740/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Local Improvement Scheme Administration
Joe Carey

55. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans for the LIS scheme 2018; the allocations to date, by county; his further plans for the scheme into the future in view of demand; if the provision of funding towards maintenance of LIS roads will be considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8505/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Leader Programmes Funding
Brendan Smith

56. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding allocated to Leader programmes in counties Cavan and Monaghan in 2017; the level of funding to be provided for these programmes in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8703/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Dormant Accounts Fund Grants
Seán Canney

57. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he will report on the preparation of the dormant accounts action plan for 2018; if the process has commenced on seeking applications for consideration for disbursement; and if his Department is reviewing the operation of the Dormant Accounts Fund to ensure the efficient and effective allocation of funding in line with the aims of the legislation. [8500/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Dog Breeding Industry
Paul Murphy

58. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his views on the resources for inspections of dog breeding establishments; his further views on whether legislative change is required in relation to inspections; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7155/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme
Martin Heydon

59. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the details of the 2018 town and village renewal scheme; when it will be launched; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8738/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Rural Recreation Scheme
Bernard J. Durkan

60. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans for the rural recreation scheme 2018; the allocations and projects funded since 2016 under this or a similar heading; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8736/18]

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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Departmental Contracts Data
Mick Wallace

61. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the details of contracts Pobal holds with Government Departments; the fees Pobal has received for these contracts for the most recently published year; if the contracts Pobal holds with Government Departments were awarded via a tendering process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8732/18]