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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 994 No. 5

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Prelude

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

Appointment of Ministers and Ministers of State

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

Industrial Relations (Sectoral Employment Orders Confirmation) Bill 2020: First Stage

Sittings and Business of the Dáil: Motion

Amendment of Standing Order 28: Motion

Estimates for Public Services 2020

Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020: Order for Second Stage

Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage

Personal Explanation by Minister

Affordable Housing: Motion [Private Members]

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

School Accommodation

Special Educational Needs

Covid-19 Pandemic

Nursing Home Inspections

Written Answers

Written Answers Nos. 1-20

Covid-19 Pandemic

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Departmental Programmes

Ministerial Responsibilities

Business Regulation

Employment Rights

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Work Permits

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Employment Rights

Written Answers Nos. 21-40

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Programme for Government

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

EU Directives

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Ministerial Responsibilities

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Written Answers Nos. 41-60

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Broadcasting Sector

National Broadband Plan

Pension Provisions

Alternative Energy Projects

Trading Online Voucher Scheme

Inland Fisheries

Programme for Government

Consultancy Contracts

Written Answers Nos. 61-80

Departmental Legal Costs

Trading Online Voucher Scheme

Local Authority Staff

Bituminous Fuel Ban

Internet Safety

Waste Management

Just Transition Fund

Just Transition Fund

Just Transition Fund

National Broadband Plan

North-South Interconnector

Ministerial Responsibilities

Heritage Sites

Heritage Sites

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Road Projects

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Parking Provision

Written Answers Nos. 81-100

Aviation Industry

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

National Lottery Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Driver Test

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Driver Test

Aviation Industry

Sports Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Driver Test

Departmental Budgets

Driver Test

Written Answers Nos. 101-120

Programme for Government

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Football Association of Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Trans European Transport Network Programme

Taxi Licences

Shannon Airport Facilities

Aviation Industry

Road Projects

Road Projects

Road Projects

Written Answers Nos. 121-140

Covid-19 Pandemic

Driver Test

Roadworthiness Testing

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Road Projects

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Sports Capital Programme

Ministerial Responsibilities

Covid-19 Pandemic

Taxi Regulations

Taxi Regulations

Environmental Protection Enforcement

Written Answers Nos. 141-160

Tax Reliefs

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Mortgage Lending

Mortgage Lending

Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme

Tax Reliefs

Value Added Tax

Revenue Commissioners

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Home Repossessions Rate

Vehicle Registration Tax

Tax Credits

Primary Medical Certificates

Insurance Coverage

Written Answers Nos. 161-180

Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax

Programme for Government

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Universal Social Charge

Wage Subsidy Scheme

EU Budget Contribution

Tax Collection

Revenue Commissioners

Tax Reliefs

Public Liability Insurance

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Banking Sector Staff

Mortgage Lending

Commencement of Legislation

Central Bank of Ireland

Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax

Written Answers Nos. 181-200

Tax Code

Mortgage Lending

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Brexit Issues

Ministerial Responsibilities

Property Tax

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Policy

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Programme for Government

Programme for Government

Programme for Government

Property Tax

Credit Unions

Written Answers Nos. 201-220

Programme for Government

Programme for Government

Tax Code

Programme for Government

Tax Code

Programme for Government

Statutory Instruments

Tax Credits

Programme for Government

Programme for Government

Covid-19 Pandemic

Motor Tax

Programme for Government

Programme for Government

Written Answers Nos. 221-222

Budget Process

Budget Process

Written Answers Nos. 223-243

Flood Relief Schemes

Office of Public Works

Flood Relief Schemes

Garda Stations

Flood Relief Schemes

Programme for Government

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Flood Relief Schemes

Prison Service Staff

Public Procurement Contracts

Ministerial Responsibilities

Programme for Government

Budget Process

Public Procurement Contracts

Public Sector Pay

Written Answers Nos. 244-262

Wildlife Control

Invasive Species Policy

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Maoiniú d’Fhoras na Gaeilge

Covid-19 Paindéim

Inland Waterways

Inland Waterways

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Programme for Government

Departmental Legal Costs

Hare Coursing

Covid-19 Pandemic

Seirbhísí Farantóireachta

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Written Answers Nos. 263-282

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Ministerial Responsibilities

Just Transition Fund

Local Authority Rates

Pyrite Resolution Board

Local Authority Funding

Water Services

Planning Issues

Social and Affordable Housing

Homeless Accommodation

Planning Issues

Programme for Government

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Arts Centres

Departmental Functions

Written Answers Nos. 283-304

Departmental Functions

Social and Affordable Housing

Programme for Government

Water Services

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Issues

Local Authority Rates

Social and Affordable Housing

House Purchase Schemes

Departmental Schemes

Heritage Sites

Architects Register

Departmental Circulars

Residential Tenancies Board

Local Authority Housing

Property Registration Authority

Commercial Rates

Housing Policy

Written Answers Nos. 305-324

Homelessness Strategy

Fire Safety

Social and Affordable Housing

Planning Issues

Social and Affordable Housing

Invasive Plant Species

Environmental Protection Enforcement

Housing Estates

Local Authority Housing

Housing Adaptation Grant

Ministerial Responsibilities

Local Authority Housing

Social and Affordable Housing

Rental Sector

Written Answers Nos. 325-344

Rental Sector

Social and Affordable Housing

Local Authority Rates

Programme for Government

Foreign Conflicts

Human Rights

Covid-19 Pandemic

Passport Applications

Human Rights

Programme for Government

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Foreign Birth Registration

Human Rights

Written Answers Nos. 345-364

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Functions

Foreign Conflicts

Ministerial Responsibilities

Programme for Government

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Defence Forces Records

Naval Service

Naval Service

Army Equitation School

Ministerial Responsibilities

English Language Training Organisations

Special Educational Needs

Written Answers Nos. 365-384

Schools Building Projects

Emergency Works Scheme

Physical Education

Schools Building Projects

School Staff

Education and Training Boards

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Teaching Council of Ireland

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

Public Sector Pay

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Emergency Works Scheme

Third Level Institutions

Schools Administration

DEIS Scheme

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Staff

Written Answers Nos. 385-404

Public Sector Pay

Public Sector Pay

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs

School Transport

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Early Childhood Care and Education

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

State Examinations

Institutes of Technology

School Transport

School Staff

School Staff

School Staff

Departmental Correspondence

Written Answers Nos. 405-424

School Services Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

Physical Education

School Staff

Programme for Government

Special Educational Needs

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

School Transport

School Textbooks

School Funding

Departmental Programmes

Third Level Examinations

Summer Works Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 425-444

Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools Building Projects

School Accommodation

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Emergency Works Scheme

School Staff

School Staff

School Staff

Special Educational Needs

Student Universal Support Ireland

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

Special Educational Needs

Summer Works Scheme

Qualifications Recognition

Written Answers Nos. 445-463

School Transport

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Universal Support Ireland

Special Educational Needs

Education Standards

Language Schools

Student Support Schemes

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

School Accommodation

Special Educational Needs

School Curriculum

Schools Building Projects

Covid-19 Pandemic

Springboard Programme

Written Answers Nos. 464-483

Springboard Programme

Schools Health and Safety

Schools Data

School Staff

Ministerial Responsibilities

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Departmental Circulars

State Examinations

State Examinations Commission

Special Educational Needs

Tionscadail Tógála Scoileanna

Child Benefit

Child Benefit

State Bodies

Departmental Data

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Carer's Benefit

Written Answers Nos. 484-503

Industrial Disputes

Carer's Allowance

Insolvency Payments Scheme

Illness Benefit

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Payments Administration

State Pensions

School Meals Programme

Disability Allowance

Employment Rights

Disability Allowance

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Carer's Allowance

Meals-on-Wheels Services

Social Welfare Eligibility

Pension Provisions

Public Services Card

State Pension (Contributory)

Written Answers Nos. 504-523

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Programme for Government

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Employment Data

Social Welfare Eligibility

Public Services Card

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance

Social Insurance

Community Employment Schemes

Community Employment Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Personal Public Service Numbers

Carer's Allowance

Illness Benefit

Enterprise Support Services

Written Answers Nos. 524-534

Employment Rights

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Carer's Allowance

State Pensions

Gender Recognition

Carer's Allowance

Ministerial Responsibilities

Departmental Budgets

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Carer's Allowance

Written Answers Nos. 535-554

Covid-19 Pandemic

National Broadband Plan

Grant Payments

Programme for Government

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Departmental Funding

Community Development Initiatives

CLÁR Programme

Ministerial Responsibilities

National Broadband Plan

Agriculture Schemes

Animal Sales

Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme

Bord na gCon

Greyhound Industry

Live Exports

Written Answers Nos. 555-574

Live Exports

Beef Industry

Programme for Government

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Bord na gCon

Ministerial Correspondence

Basic Payment Scheme

Food Industry

Agriculture Schemes

Beef Data and Genomics Programme

Felling Licences

Animal Diseases

Ministerial Responsibilities

Beef Industry

Agriculture Schemes

Agriculture Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Cuanta agus Céanna

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 575-594

National Lottery Funding

Early Childhood Care and Education

Childcare Costs

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Early Childhood Care and Education

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Grant Payments

Early Childhood Care and Education

Childcare Services

Children in Care

Children in Care

Children in Care

Child Protection

Children in Care

Asylum Seekers

Children in Care

Programme for Government

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Written Answers Nos. 595-614

Ministerial Responsibilities

Childcare Services

Ministerial Responsibilities

Disability Support Services

Child Abuse

Child Abuse

Childcare Costs

Childcare Costs

Childcare Services

Ministerial Responsibilities

Youth Services

Ministerial Responsibilities

Parental Leave

Ministerial Responsibilities

Garda Districts

Legal Services Regulation

Covid-19 Pandemic

Courts Service

Parental Leave

Court Accommodation

Written Answers Nos. 615-634

Court Accommodation

Immigration Status

Wards of Court

Wards of Court

Programme for Government

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

International Protection

Assisted Decision-Making

Naturalisation Applications

Citizenship Applications

Immigration Status

Direct Provision System

Court Procedures

Departmental Funding

Immigration Status

Naturalisation Applications

Court Accommodation

Written Answers Nos. 635-654

Domestic Violence

Garda Equipment

Garda Deployment

Garda Transport Provision

Courts Service

Citizenship Ceremonies

Departmental Functions

Maternity Benefit

National Advocacy Service

Garda Operations

Garda Deployment

Garda Operations

Prison Staff

Prison Staff

Prisoner Data

Written Answers Nos. 655-659

Ministerial Responsibilities

Garda Reserve

Personal Insolvency Arrangements

Direct Provision System

Written Answers Nos. 660-679

Medical Inquiries

Disability Services Provision

Commissions of Investigation

Ministerial Responsibilities

Maternity Services

Health Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medicinal Products

Dental Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Covid-19 Pandemic

National Lottery Funding

National Lottery Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Written Answers Nos. 680-699

Health Services Staff

National Children's Hospital

Neuro-Rehabilitation Services

Mental Health Services

Health Services Staff

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Tests

Hospital Appointments Status

Water Supply

Medical Internships

Hospital Appointments Status

Disability Services Provision

Home Help Service

Disability Services Provision

Disability Services Provision

Health Services Funding

HSE Properties

Medical Cards

Disability Services Provision

Neuro-Rehabilitation Services

Written Answers Nos. 700-720

Addiction Treatment Services

Addiction Treatment Services

Hospital Funding

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Information and Communications Technology

Hospital Appointments Status

Abortion Services Provision

Primary Medical Certificates

Medicinal Products

National Children's Hospital

Health Services Staff

Home Help Service

Mental Health Services

Health Services Staff

Care of the Elderly

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Health and Social Care Professionals Registration Boards

Written Answers Nos. 721-741

Disability Services Provision

Abortion Services Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Primary Medical Certificates

Dental Services

Medicinal Products

Dental Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Programme for Government

Hospital Services

Hospital Services

Consultancy Contracts

Departmental Legal Costs

Covid-19 Pandemic

Healthcare Policy

Health Services Reform

Medical Aids and Appliances

Misuse of Drugs

Written Answers Nos. 742-760

Vaccination Programme

General Practitioner Services

Primary Care Centres

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Medical Cards

Medical Cards

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Health Services Staff

Medicinal Products

Hospital Appointments Status

Disability Services Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

General Practitioner Services

Health Services Funding

National Children's Hospital

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 761-780

Hospital Facilities

Emergency Departments

Medical Cards

Health Services Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Medicinal Products

Hospital Equipment

Hospital Equipment

Health Services Staff

Hospital Staff

Nursing Staff

Hospital Staff

National Children's Hospital

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services Funding

Health Services Funding

Health Services Funding

Medical Aids and Appliances

Written Answers Nos. 781-800

Cancer Services

Mental Health Services

Home Help Service

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Medical Cards

Dental Services

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Abortion Services Provision

Abortion Services Provision

Health Services Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Medical Qualifications

Home Help Service

HSE Properties

Written Answers Nos. 801-820

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

HSE National Service Plan

HSE National Service Plan

Emergency Departments

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

General Practitioner Services

Hospital Services

Mental Health Services

Health Services Staff

Maternity Services

Disability Support Services

Medicinal Products

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 821-840

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disability Services Provision

Health Services Provision

Disability Services Provision

Hospital Data

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Equipment

Covid-19 Pandemic

HIV-AIDS Programmes

Mental Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Information and Communications Technology

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Dental Services

Health Screening Programmes

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Research Board

Written Answers Nos. 841-860

Health Research Board

Data Protection

Data Protection

Programme for Government

General Practitioner Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services Provision

Addiction Treatment Services

Disability Services Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

HSE Data

Hospital Staff

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 861-876

Disability Services Provision

Disability Services Provision

Hospital Facilities

Health Services Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Nursing Home Accommodation

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services Staff

HSE Agency Staff

Midwifery Services


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