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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 994 No. 4

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Prelude

Message from Business Committee

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

Presentation of Estimates: Motion

Estimates for Public Services 2020

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

Written Answers

Written Answers Nos. 1-8

Commissions of Investigation

Cabinet Committees

Covid-19 Pandemic

Citizens' Assembly

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Defence Forces Training

Written Answers Nos. 9-33

Air Corps

Defence Forces Personnel

Departmental Staff

Consular Services

Ministerial Correspondence

Human Rights

Departmental Staff

Ministerial Meetings

Middle East Peace Process

United Nations

Economic Policy

Insurance Coverage

Tax Reliefs

Living City Initiative

Wage Subsidy Scheme

International Bodies

International Bodies

Tax Collection

Tax Code

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Tax Code

Value Added Tax

Written Answers Nos. 34-58

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Tax Credits

Garda Stations

Commissions of Investigation

Mortgage Lending

Tax Compliance

Insurance Coverage

Mortgage Lending

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Employment Data

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mortgage Lending

Value Added Tax

Housing Data

Written Answers Nos. 59-83

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Insurance Industry

Value Added Tax

Insurance Industry

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Pension Provisions

Wealth Audit

Mortgage Lending

Mortgage Lending

Tax Reliefs

Departmental Staff

Mortgage Lending

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Insurance Coverage

Employment Data

Company Data

National Debt

Mortgage Lending

Departmental Projects

Written Answers Nos. 84-108

Heritage Sites

Flood Relief Schemes

Public Sector Staff

Local Authority Funding

Flood Prevention Measures

Community Employment Schemes

Flood Risk Management

Garda Stations

Public Sector Staff

Roads Maintenance

Public Sector Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Brexit Preparations

Office of Public Works

Flood Relief Schemes

Departmental Staff

Garda National Immigration Bureau

Flood Prevention Measures

Community Employment Schemes

Special Educational Needs

Third Level Staff

Third Level Education

Special Educational Needs

Written Answers Nos. 109-133

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Schools Refurbishment

Covid-19 Pandemic

Emergency Works Scheme

Student Accommodation

Special Educational Needs

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Funding

School Accommodation

School Transport

Special Educational Needs

Tax Credits

Special Educational Needs

Student Grant Scheme

School Staff

Schools Site Acquisitions

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

School Staff

School Transport

Teaching Council of Ireland

School Meals Programme

Special Educational Needs

Written Answers Nos. 134-158

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Funding

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

English Language Training Organisations

English Language Training Organisations

Teaching Council of Ireland

Home Tuition Scheme

School Staff

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Emergency Works Scheme

School Transport

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

School Transport

School Transport

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Written Answers Nos. 159-183

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs

School Transport

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

School Inspections

Special Educational Needs

Oideachas Tríú Leibhéal

School Funding

State Examinations

School Accommodation

School Transport

Emergency Works Scheme

Special Educational Needs

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Special Educational Needs

Gaelscoil Issues

Student Grant Scheme

Schools Building Projects

Student Grant Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 184-209

Third Level Admissions

School Funding

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Teacher Training

Special Educational Needs

Schools Refurbishment

School Accommodation

School Transport

Special Educational Needs

Schools Refurbishment

Summer Works Scheme

Emergency Works Scheme

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs

Education and Training Boards

Written Answers Nos. 209-233

Special Educational Needs

School Accommodation

Special Educational Needs

Third Level Institutions

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Childcare Services

Special Educational Needs

Apprenticeship Programmes

Special Educational Needs

Third Level Institutions

State Examinations

School Staff

Departmental Staff

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Special Educational Needs

Written Answers Nos. 234-258

Schools Building Projects

Student Grant Scheme

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Student Grant Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Staff

School Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Special Educational Needs

State Examinations

School Accommodation

Written Answers Nos. 259-286

School Transport

English Language Training Organisations

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

School Staff

School Staff

Maternity Leave

Departmental Regulations

Road Traffic Offences

Carer's Leave

EU Directives

Citizenship Status

Direct Provision System

Garda Deployment

Coroners Service

Garda Stations

Garda Stations

Written Answers Nos. 287-308

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

Alcohol Sales

Prisoner Health

Legal Aid

English Language Training Organisations

Immigration Policy

Football Association of Ireland

Visa Applications

Deportation Orders

Citizenship Ceremonies

Covid-19 Pandemic

Garda Transport Provision

Garda Transport Provision

Garda Training

Student Visas

Student Visas

Direct Provision System

Immigration Status

Written Answers Nos. 309-333

Citizenship Status

Residency Permits

Covid-19 Pandemic

Garda Transport Provision

Anti-Racism Measures

Prisoner Complaints Procedures

Prisoner Complaints Procedures

Covid-19 Pandemic

Protected Disclosures

Child Abuse

Visa Applications

Garda Strength

Garda Strength

Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Garda Strength

Equality Issues

Departmental Staff

Domestic Violence Services

Direct Provision System

Courts Service

Departmental Policy Functions

Prison Visiting Regulations

Written Answers Nos. 334-358

Garda Stations

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Co-operative Sector

Farm Safety

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Trading Online Voucher Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic

IDA Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 359-384

Departmental Staff

Workplace Safety

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Health Services Provision

Dental Services

Dental Services

Dental Services

Dental Services

Dental Services

Disability Support Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Mental Health Policy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Dental Services

Home Help Service

Health Services Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Procedures

Written Answers Nos. 385-409

Cancer Services

Tobacco Control Measures

Hospital Appointments Status

Health Products Regulatory Authority

HSE Properties

Chronic Disease Management Programme

Disability Services Funding

HSE Complaints Procedures

Public Sector Pay

Public Sector Allowances

National Children's Hospital

Covid-19 Pandemic

Patient Transfers

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Medicinal Products

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Ambulance Service

Dental Services

Health Services Staff

Health Services

Physiotherapy Services

Hospital Charges

Cancer Services

Written Answers Nos. 410-434

Disability Services Provision

Dental Services

Respite Care Services

Respite Care Services

Health Services

Substance Misuse

Midwifery Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services

Health Services

Health Services

Health Services Provision

Health Services Staff

Medical Cards

Disability Support Services

Written Answers Nos. 435-459

Medical Aids and Appliances

Medical Cards

Respite Care Services

Cancer Services

Hospital Facilities

Covid-19 Pandemic

Medicinal Products

Cancer Services

Maternity Services

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Disability Services Provision

Abortion Services Provision

Primary Care Services

Primary Care Services

HSE Properties

HSE Properties

HSE Properties

HSE Properties

HSE Properties

Dental Services

Occupational Therapy

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 460-470

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Home Help Service

Medical Aids and Appliances

General Practitioner Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

HSE Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mental Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 471-495

Health Services Expenditure

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Hospital Staff

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Mental Health Services

Medical Cards

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disability Services Provision

General Practitioner Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Home Help Service

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disability Support Services

Third Level Education

Covid-19 Pandemic

Dental Services

Pension Provisions

Hospital Facilities

HSE Staff

Hospital Transfers

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 496-520

Disability Support Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Dental Services

Hospital Complaints Procedures

General Practitioner Services

Dental Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

HSE Expenditure

Health Services Staff

Hospital Facilities

Medical Aids and Appliances

Maternity Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Cancer Services

Respite Care Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Patient Deaths

Home Help Service

Maternity Services

Medical Aids and Appliances

Dental Services

Legislative Measures

Written Answers Nos. 521-545

Cancer Research

Covid-19 Pandemic

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Primary Care Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Equipment

Hospital Equipment

Hospital Services

Hospital Services

Hospital Services

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Facilities

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disability Support Services

Cancer Services

Sports Events

Legislative Measures

Mental Health Policy

Mental Health Services

Cancer Services

Maternity Services

Maternity Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Nursing Staff

Written Answers Nos. 546-574

Mental Health Policy

Hospital Facilities

Departmental Staff

Midwifery Services

National Maternity Strategy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Cancer Services

Cancer Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Cancer Services

Mental Health Services

Eating Disorders

National Children's Hospital

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Data

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services Provision

Dental Services

Written Answers Nos. 575-599

Common Agricultural Policy

Common Agricultural Policy

Beef Industry

Felling Licences

Land Issues

Basic Payment Scheme

Forestry Grants

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Fishery Harbour Centres

Forestry Grants

Horticulture Sector

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme

Beef Industry

Felling Licences

Agriculture Schemes

Forestry Grants

GLAS Issues

GLAS Issues

Forestry Data

Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme

Environmental Policy

Written Answers Nos. 600-624

Forestry Grants

Fishing Industry

Agriculture Schemes

Beef Industry

Agriculture Schemes

Beef Industry

Trade Relations

Sheepmeat Sector

Departmental Staff

Seafood Sector

Farm Safety

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Beef Data and Genomics Programme

Departmental Staff

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Tuberculosis Eradication Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Waste Management

Electrical Contractors

National Broadband Plan

Post Office Network

Broadcasting Sector

Broadcasting Sector

Broadcasting Sector

Bord na Móna

Written Answers Nos. 625-649

Just Transition Fund

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

Electric Vehicles

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

Departmental Staff

Just Transition Fund

Waste Tyre Disposal

Written Answers Nos. 650-674

Roads Maintenance

Transport Policy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Driver Test

Covid-19 Pandemic

Electric Vehicles

Air Traffic Control Services

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

National Car Test

National Car Test

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Rail Network

Driver Licences

Road Projects

National Car Test

Taxi Licences

Motor Tax

Bus Services

Traffic Management

Sports Facilities

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 675-701

Driver Test

Covid-19 Pandemic

Road Projects

Driver Test

Driver Test

Sports Capital Programme

Rail Network

Public Transport

Ports Policy

Football Association of Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Driver Licences

Covid-19 Pandemic

Driver Test

Sport Ireland

Football Association of Ireland

Road Projects

Roads Maintenance

Covid-19 Pandemic

Aviation Industry

Sports Funding

Written Answers Nos. 702-724

Bus Services

Rail Network

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Sports Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Reviews

National Car Test

Rail Network

Bus Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Bus Éireann

Bus Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

National Car Test

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Driver Test

Covid-19 Pandemic

Driver Licences

Written Answers Nos. 725-749

Aviation Industry

Cycling Policy

Departmental Funding

Road Safety Authority

Cycling Facilities

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Sports Facilities

Driver Test

Driver Test

Tourism Funding

Greenways Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Child Safety

Childcare Services

Childcare Services

Community Childcare Subvention Programme

Written Answers Nos. 750-774

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Childcare Services

Childcare Services

Childcare Services

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Childcare Services

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Childcare Services

Childcare Services

National Childcare Scheme

Family Resource Centres

Childcare Services

Child and Family Agency

Early Childhood Care and Education

Child Protection

Child Abuse

Child Safety

Child Safety

Childcare Services

Written Answers Nos. 775-799

Childcare Services

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

National Childcare Scheme

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Childcare Services

Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Departmental Staff

Childcare Services

Youth Services

Childcare Services

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Social Enterprise Sector

Community Services Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Community Services Programme

Departmental Staff

Social Enterprise Sector

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Job Losses

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Written Answers Nos. 800-824

Social Welfare Payments Waiting Times

Illness Benefit

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme

Illness Benefit

State Pension (Contributory)

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Invalidity Pension

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Redundancy Payments

Disability Allowance

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Disability Allowance

Jobseeker's Allowance

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Written Answers Nos. 825-849

Carer's Allowance

Disability Allowance

Death Certificates

Community Employment Schemes

Widow's Pension

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Public Services Card

Household Benefits Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Social Welfare Overpayments

Carer's Allowance

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

State Pension (Contributory)

Social Welfare Benefits

Fuel Allowance

Carer's Allowance

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Disability Allowance

Data Protection

Jobseeker's Benefit

Written Answers Nos. 850-874

JobPath Programme

State Pension (Contributory)

Carer's Allowance

Community Employment Schemes

State Pension (Contributory)

Departmental Staff

Public Services Card

Community Employment Schemes

School Meals Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance

Bereavement Care

Property Registration Authority

Water Safety

Telecommunications Infrastructure

Departmental Reports

Health and Safety Regulations

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 875-899

Departmental Communications

Heritage Sites

Legislative Measures

Social and Affordable Housing

Urban Renewal Schemes

Wastewater Treatment

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Planning Appeals

Social and Affordable Housing

Building Regulations

Homeless Persons Data

Social and Affordable Housing

Social and Affordable Housing

Social and Affordable Housing

Local Authority Rates

Commercial Rates

Brexit Issues

Written Answers Nos. 900-924

Postal Voting

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Foreshore Licences

Property Registration Authority

Covid-19 Pandemic

Homeless Accommodation

Local Authority Functions

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Funding

Maoiniú d'Eagrais Ghaeilge

Buiséad Fhoras na Gaeilge

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Gaeltacht Policy

Wildlife Control

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Island Communities

Island Communities

Written Answers Nos. 925-928

Gaelcholáistí Issues

Departmental Staff

Arts Funding


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