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  • Parliamentary Question on the EU-Israel Association Agreement – Thomas Pringle TD
    up of political level contacts between the EU and Israel The then Minister for Foreign Affairs made very clear in the Dáil that it was accepted by Ireland and others that the freezing of the upgrade did not include the continued normal development of routine technical cooperation with Israel under the EU Israel Association Agreement It was made clear also that had this not been accepted other partners would not have agreed to put the upgrade on hold This type of routine cooperation which the EU seeks to advance with all of its neighbours involves technical cooperation to align administrative systems more closely generally in terms of the other country adopting EU norms and standards and removing barriers to trade movement of persons etc It is an intrinsic objective of the EU for the mutual benefit of both sides and is not intended as a reward for good conduct on the part of the other party Similar Association Agreements are in place between the EU and most of its immediate neighbours Action Plans under the Agreements setting out details of cooperation are routinely renewed and updated as progress unfolds Pending the negotiation of a new full scale Action Plan with Israel to cover such areas of technical cooperation the European Commission had for almost two years been discussing with Israel the areas where further cooperation might be advanced within the framework of the existing Association Agreement The Association Council on 24 July simply agreed the list of such areas of possible cooperation as it emerged from these official level talks It should also be noted that what was agreed in July was a list of areas where cooperation can be explored and advanced not a set of actual agreements and measures The proposed upgrade frozen in 2009 remains frozen What

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  • Number of public servants that earn €80,000-€100,000 pa – Thomas Pringle TD
    For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday 3rd October 2012 Ref No 42125 12 REPLY Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Mr Howlin I refer to my reply to Parliamentary Question Nos 39603 12 39605 12 and 39606 12 of 19 September 2012 The closest data currently available within the Department to that sought by the Deputy is the estimated breakdown of employee numbers on a whole time equivalent basis based on a whole time equivalent figure of 292 000 in the first quarter of 2012 by salary range within the public service The estimated number of public servants in the annual salary range of 80 000 to 100 000 is some 9296 representing 3 18 of the total whole time equivalent figure of 292 000 The salary range of 80 000 to 100 000 excludes the impact on the gross salary of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2009 which imposes a progressive pension related deduction of 7 9 to 8 5 on salaries of public servants in this salary range effective from March 2009 Be Sociable Share Previous Story PQs to the Minister for Social Protection Next Story Parliamentary Question on the EU Israel Association Agreement One Comment Michelle Boyle 4th October 2012 at 4 29 pm Am I correct in thinking that if you multiply the above you end up with in the region of 9 million euro being spent on Public Servants earning this kind of money That is obviously NOT taking into consideration the amount of retired public servants who would be taking home something similar every year for doing NOTHING i e no work put out to grass early with a thanks for your public service massive pension in keeping with the massive salary they were used to About admin Contact Info Killybegs

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  • PQs to the Minister for Social Protection – Thomas Pringle TD
    26th September 2012 Question No 209 210 Ref No 40245 12 40246 12 To the Minister for Social Protection To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of recipients of child benefit who are also in receipt of a social welfare payment including family income supplement and the percentage that they compose of the child benefit budget Thomas Pringle To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of the child benefit budget allocated to those who are not recipients of social welfare payments including family income supplement Thomas Pringle For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday 25th September 2012 R E P L Y Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T D It is proposed to take Question Numbers 209 210 together The information requested by the Deputy is not routinely collated by my Department However I am informed that on the 31st of December 2011 there were 597 333 families in receipt of child benefit There 263 515 families in receipt of qualified child increases across the various social welfare schemes administered by the Department of Social Protection on that date and 28 876 families in receipt of Family Income Supplement on that date These data show that approximately 51 of families who receive Child Benefit are not in receipt of a social welfare payment ENDS Be Sociable Share Previous Story PQs to the Minister for Finance Next Story Number of public servants that earn 80 000 100 000 pa About admin Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February 11 2016 12 59 pm DONEGAL NOW Donegal TD reveals Minister Lynch will not meet with Save Our St Joseph s Campaign February 11 2016 11 24

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  • PQs to the Minister for Finance – Thomas Pringle TD
    2010 There were 77 600 taxpayers availing of the home carer tax credit in 2010 of which 12 800 had a gross income of 80 000 and over The numbers availing represent income earners who were in a position to absorb at least some of the tax relief and thereby give rise to an Exchequer cost They do not include the numbers of potential claimants whose entitlements to other tax reliefs were sufficient to reduce their liability to tax to nil without reference to the specific relief The numbers availing are rounded to the nearest hundred as appropriate The numbers are based on details from tax returns on record at the time the data were compiled for analytical purposes This was generally based on coverage levels representing in or about 95 of all returns expected It should be noted that gross income is defined in the Revenue Statistical Report 2010 A married couple that have elected or have been deemed to have elected for joint assessment is counted as one taxpayer DÁIL QUESTION NO 99 To ask the Minister for Finance the number of those with an income of 80 000 and over per annum and the number of those with an income of 100 000 and over per annum Thomas Pringle For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday 25th September 2012 Ref No 40247 12 REPLY Minister for Finance Mr Noonan I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the estimated number of income earners earning more than 80 000 per year estimated by reference to the income tax year 2012 is 180 100 and the corresponding number earning more than 100 000 per year is 104 600 Numbers are rounded to the nearest hundred The figures are an estimate from the Revenue tax forecasting model using actual data for the

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  • Raphoe Dept of Agriculture Office Staffing – Thomas Pringle TD
    No 16093 12 Proof 740 REPLY The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Simon Coveney The staffing level in my Department s Raphoe office broken down by grade and expressed as full time equivalents is as follows Clerical Officer 13 8 Technical Agricultural Officer 9 Supervisory Agricultural Officer 4 Veterinary Inspector 4 District Superintendent 3 Staff Officer 3 Executive Officer 2 Part Time Cleaner 1 Higher Executive Officer 1 Services Officer 1 Superintending Veterinary Inspector 1 Total staff 42 8 As the Deputy will be aware since 2009 my Department has been engaged in a local office reorganisation process the purpose of which has been to ensure the continuity of a top quality service to its clients while at the same time recognising the harsh economic reality in which the public service has to operate The Raphoe Office is one of 16 enhanced regional offices delivering schemes and services across the country These offices provide an integrated service across the veterinary AES Single Payment Scheme and Forestry business units A management review of local offices in 2009 reported that with improved business processes the Raphoe office could satisfactorily provide these services with less than the current complement of administrative staff Up until now there were no options available to my Department to redeploy surplus staff in or around Raphoe and as a temporary measure other work unrelated to the normal work of a Regional Office was sent to Raphoe to ensure all staff were fully occupied The possibility has now arisen to redeploy a number of the surplus staff to other locations and my Department is pursuing that possibility in accordance with the terms set out in the Croke Park Agreement Be Sociable Share Previous Story Deputy Pringle asks Minister Burton what a person living in the common travel

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  • Deputy Pringle asks Minister Burton what a person living in the common travel area would need to supply to pass the criteria for the HRC condition… – Thomas Pringle TD
    Dublin West Labour The requirement to be habitually resident in Ireland was introduced as a qualifying condition for certain social assistance schemes and child benefit with effect from 1 May 2004 The effect of the condition is that a person whose habitual residence is elsewhere would not normally be entitled to social welfare assistance or child benefit payments on arrival in Ireland Each case received for a determination on the Habitual Residence Condition HRC is dealt with in its own right and a decision is based on application of the legislation and guidelines to the particular individual circumstances of each case There is no discrimination on grounds of nationality in social welfare legislation and to introduce such a provision would be contrary to the equality principles that Ireland has adopted in its equality legislation the Treaties of the European Community and the Charter of Fundamental Rights and other international conventions The determination of a person s habitual residence is made in accordance with Section 246 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 as amended A person arriving in Ireland from the Common Travel Area has the right to reside and subject to satisfying the five factors would be deemed to have fulfilled the HRC Subsection 4 specifically directs the deciding officer to take into consideration all the circumstances of the case including in particular the following a the length and continuity of residence in the State or in any other particular country b the length and purpose of any absence from the State c the nature and pattern of the person s employment d the person s main centre of interest and e the future intentions of the person concerned as they appear from all the circumstances These five specified factors have been derived from European Court of Justice case law which examined the concept of habitual residence in the context of social welfare benefits The Department s guidelines go on to point out that No single factor is conclusive The evidential weight to be attributed to each factor will depend on the circumstances of each case It is necessary to weigh up all the information and balance the evidence for and against an applicant satisfying the habitual residence condition The following examples are acceptable as proof of permanent return to Ireland Documented evidence of transportation of personal possessions Proof of cessation of employment Proof of termination of lease on rented property or proof of sale of home Evidence of closure of financial accounts and transfer of funds Evidence of completion of studies abroad where applicable Copy of passport and expiration of visa at the time they returned This list is not exhaustive This is generally sufficient to enable the deciding officer to determine whether their present circumstances in Ireland indicate a temporary visit or habitual residence The Habitual Residence Guidelines have recently been reviewed and the updated version is available on the Departments website at http www welfare ie EN Policy EU Euguide Pages euguideindex aspx Any applicant who

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  • Pringle questions Minister Kathleen Lynch on Services for Older People – Thomas Pringle TD
    as FF Minister for the Marine Biomass in Donegal Local supply and local demand driving job creation Home Dáil Questions Pringle questions Minister Kathleen Lynch on Services for Older People Pringle questions Minister Kathleen Lynch on Services for Older People By admin Tweet Pin It Updated 19th February 2012 On Wednesday Feb 15th Thomas Questioned Minister Kathleen Lynch on services for older people watch here Be Sociable Share Previous Story Sanctions on Iran Next Story Deputy Pringle asks Minister Burton what a person living in the common travel area would need to supply to pass the criteria for the HRC condition About admin Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February 11 2016 12 59 pm DONEGAL NOW Donegal TD reveals Minister Lynch will not meet with Save Our St Joseph s Campaign February 11 2016 11 24 am DONEGAL NOW Calls on Burton to provide additional funding for community services programmes February 11 2016 11 23 am HIGHLAND RADIO Pringle claims other alternative energy projects will benefit Donegal more February 11 2016 11 21 am Pringle reveals

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  • Follow Thomas – Thomas Pringle TD - Page 6
    Additional Staff for TUSLA in 2016 QUESTION NO 7 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly Cost of Increase to Direct Provision Child Payment only 301k But no Move says Minister Question No s 184 186 Ref No 36430 15 36440 15 To the Tánaiste and Minister for Social No Record of MacGill Summer School Security Costs to State QUESTION NO 128 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality Deputy Frances Fitzgerald by Pringle Calls for Balanced Regional Development to Tackle Donegal s Low Disposable Income In response to a recent report on 2012 income trends Deputy Pringle points out the fact that Additional 610 SNAs in Schools But More Grants Needed for Children in Donegal QUESTION NO 227 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly Pringle Questions Existence of 89 Jobs Created by Killybegs Jobs Initiative Deputy Pringle raised the question with Minister Coveney as it became increasingly unclear where exactly the 89 Thomas Speaks on Budget 2016 Letterkenny Hospital Hygiene Standards a Casualty of Cuts Reduced standards in hygiene as recently reported by HIQA is a direct result of cumulative cuts in No Pay Talks in Sight for Section 39 Org s Despite Central Role of Frontline Services QUESTION NO 490 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Health Page 6 of 50 First Previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Last Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February 11 2016 12 59 pm DONEGAL NOW Donegal TD reveals Minister Lynch will not meet with Save Our St Joseph

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