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Dolan, Aisling, Dillon, Alan , Hoey, Annie, Ward, Barry, Leddin, Brian, Berry, Cathal , Crowe, Cathal, O'Sullivan, Christopher, O'Callaghan, Cian, Kerrane, Claire, Devlin, Cormac, O'Rourke, Darren, Smith, Duncan, Flynn, Eileen, McCallion , Elisha, Currie, Emer, Higgins, Emer, McGreehan, Erin, Duffy, Francis Noel, Ahearn, Garret, Gannon, Gary, Cairns, Holly, O'Connor, James, Carroll MacNeill, Jennifer, Whitmore, Jennifer , Flaherty, Joe , Cummins, John, McGahon , John, Guirke, Johnny , Mythen, Johnny, Boylan, Lynn, Farrell, Mairéad , Noonan, Malcolm, Ó Cathasaigh, Marc, Sherlock, Marie, Wall, Mark, Browne, Martin, Fitzpatrick, Mary, Seery Kearney, Mary, Carthy, Matt, Shanahan, Matt, Carrigy, Micheál, Hourigan, Neasa, Foley, Norma, Crowe, Ollie, Smyth, Ossian, Daly, Pa, Ryan, Patricia , Costello, Patrick, Donnelly, Paul, O'Reilly, Pauline, Tully, Pauline , McAuliffe, Paul , Cronin, Réada, Moynihan, Rebecca, O'Donoghue, Richard, O'Gorman, Roderic, Garvey, Róisín, Ó Murchú, Ruairí, Keogan, Sharon, Clarke, Sorca, Matthews, Steven , Gould, Thomas, Murphy, Verona, Martin, Vincent P., Wynne, Violet-Anne

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

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Commercial Rates

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if additional funding will be provided to local authorities to enable them to suspend rates of payments for SMEs impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if floating storage regasification units (details supplied) qualify as infrastructure developments under the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006.More Button

Defence Forces Representative Organisations

Asked the Minister for Defence: the date on which a decision will be made regarding permitting the affiliating union of the Defence Forces to an organisation (details supplied); the reason this decision has been delayed; and if h...More Button

Early Childhood Care and Education

Asked the Minister for Education: her views on increasing the school transport remote area grant to reflect the cost for children that live on an island and attend school on the mainland; and if she will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Third Level Education

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: if additional funding will be provided to college and university library services to enable students to access academic textbooks online; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: if additional funding will be provided to college and university online virtual learning environment management systems which in some cases do not have the capacity to accommodate the amount of stu...More Button

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: if he will direct third level institutions to enable all students to apply for the laptop scheme through a separate means-testing system.More Button

Third Level Admissions

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: if colleges or universities that receive funding from his Department have asked students with disabilities or underlying health conditions to defer their place for a year; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that many student nurses and midwives will return this week to unpaid placement; if he will work with the Minister for Health to ensure that there are su...More Button

Victim Support Services

Asked the Minister for Justice: if her attention has been drawn to the Changing Places Ireland initiative (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Legal Aid Service

Asked the Minister for Justice: the reason for cuts to legal aid fees relating to persons in the international protection appeals process; and the impact same will have on waiting times for persons in the system.More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Health: if private dance and music schools are classified as education under the Plan for Living with Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disability Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of day centres in Cork city and county that have closed since mid-March 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic; the location of each centre; the service provided by each centre; the n...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if funding will be provided for the provision of transport to and from disability support services in west County Cork that have been reduced due to social distancing and other Covid-19 protocols; ...More Button

Covid-19 Tests

Asked the Minister for Health: the average waiting time for a Covid-19 test in each testing centre in County Cork in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Attendance

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the development of a State-funded contraception scheme; if an implementation group has been established to progress this work; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Crisis Pregnancy Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the measures introduced to prevent the operation of rogue crisis pregnancy agencies which seek to obstruct women seeking access to termination of pregnancy services; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Disabilities Assessments

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the backlog for assessment of need for children with a disability in the south County Kildare and west County Wicklow area; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the reassignment of 3.5 clinicians from the South Kildare Children’s Disability Network Team to address the backlog for assessment of need for children with a dis...More Button

Health Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of paediatric occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists in areas of County Cork (details supplied) in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 202...More Button

Physical Education

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason extracurricular sporting activities for young persons are classified differently to in-school sporting activities (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Coillte Teoranta

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the funding provided for the forestry activities of Coillte under the Forestry Programme 2015 to 2020, including the amount per annum in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Forestry Grants

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the amount owed to his Department for the repayment of forestry grants and premiums, including details of the length of time the sums have been due, the amount of that sum that is redeemable and th...More Button

Forestry Sector

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if the cost benefit ratio for the forestry programme 2015 to 2020 was calculated in 2014 as 1:1.18; and if so, the reason for this decision.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if the cost benefit analyses of the forestry programme 2015 to 2020 included the tax treatment of forestry; and his plans to include this income forgone by the tax exemption status of forestry in t...More Button