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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 997 No. 3
Unrevised

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Prelude

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

Teachtaireacht ón Seanad - Message from Seanad

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

Dying with Dignity Bill 2020: First Stage

Equitable Beef Pricing Bill 2020: First Stage

Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion

Ceisteanna - Questions

Ministerial Advisers

Cabinet Committees

Cabinet Committees

Defence (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed)

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Health Services

Mental Health Services

Covid-19 Tests

Budget 2020

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

National Children's Hospital

Covid-19 Tests

Autism Support Services

Hospital Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Primary Care Centres

Disability Services Funding

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Beef Industry

Food Industry

Beef Industry

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Afforestation Programme

Meat Processing Plants

Beef Industry

Inshore Fisheries

Herd Data

Common Agricultural Policy

Coillte Teoranta

Written Answers Nos. 1-50

Cabinet Committees

Cabinet Committees

Departmental Functions

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Funding

Medical Cards

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Policy Functions

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Facilities

Written Answers Nos. 51-70

Vaccine Damage Compensation Scheme

Disability Services Provision

Disability Support Services

Hospital Services

Hospital Services

Hospital Facilities

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disability Services Provision

Hospital Services

Medical Cards

Covid-19 Tests

Speech and Language Therapy

Medical Aids and Appliances

Hospital Services

Health Services Staff

Nursing Home Accommodation

Dental Services

Medical Aids and Appliances

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 71-90

HSE Waiting Lists

Mental Health Policy

Cancer Services

Disabilities Assessments

Covid-19 Pandemic

Maternity Services

Hospital Equipment

National Children's Hospital

Mental Health Services

Disability Support Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Covid-19 Pandemic

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Neuro-Rehabilitation Services

Disability Support Services

Paediatric Services

Disability Support Services

Midwifery Services

Medical Inquiries

Assisted Human Reproduction

Written Answers Nos. 91-105

Disability Services Provision

Covid-19 Tests

Health Services Data

Hospital Services

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Tests

Disabilities Assessments

Hospital Facilities

Care of the Elderly

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Screening Programmes

Commencement of Legislation

Cross-Border Health Initiatives

Written Answers Nos. 106-130

Trade Agreements

Food Waste

Forestry Sector

Harbours and Piers

Agrifood Sector

Food Imports

Common Agricultural Policy

Forestry Sector

Potato Sector

Food Exports

Common Agricultural Policy

Farm Costs

Agriculture Scheme Appeals

Written Answers Nos. 131-145

Brexit Issues

Forestry Sector

Animal Diseases

Potato Sector

Agriculture Scheme Appeals

Inshore Fisheries

Forestry Sector

Covid-19 Tests

Animal Diseases

Timber Supply

Common Agricultural Policy

Animal Diseases

Beef Industry

Harbours and Piers

Sheep Welfare Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 146-170

Citizens' Assembly

Census of Population

Small and Medium Enterprises

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Job Losses

Job Losses

IDA Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Local Enterprise Offices

IDA Ireland

IDA Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Departmental Projects

Renewable Energy Generation

Exploration Licences

Geological Survey of Ireland

Bord na Móna

Broadcasting Sector

Departmental Projects

National Broadband Plan

Telecommunications Services

Proposed Legislation

Written Answers Nos. 171-191

Climate Change Policy

North-South Interconnector

Departmental Schemes

Tax Code

Electric Vehicles

Postal Codes

Postal Codes

Postal Codes

Waste Management

Public Service Obligation Levy

Waste Management

Electricity Grid

Waste Management

Climate Change Advisory Council

Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan

National Broadband Plan

Energy Prices

Departmental Projects

Legislative Programme

Written Answers Nos. 192-211

Covid-19 Pandemic

Road Projects

Free Travel Scheme

Road Network

Driver Test

Heritage Sites

Covid-19 Pandemic

Electric Vehicles

Sports Funding

Road Safety

Sports Capital Programme

Public Transport

Departmental Bodies

Driver Test

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Public Transport

Written Answers Nos. 212-231

Driver Licences

National Car Test

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Schemes

Driver Licences

Mental Health Services

Commencement of Legislation

Driver Licences

Electric Vehicles

Driver Licences

Motor Tax

Public Transport

Airport Policy

Commencement of Legislation

Public Service Obligation Levy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Driver Test

Written Answers Nos. 232-251

Public Transport

Airport Passenger Data

Road Projects

Driver Licences

Driver Test

National Car Test

Public Transport

Roads Maintenance

Departmental Projects

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Civil Service

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Vehicle Registration Tax

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Tax Code

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Written Answers Nos. 252-271

Tax Clearance Certificates

Insurance Coverage

Tax Code

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Insurance Coverage

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Value Added Tax

Tax Code

Tax Reliefs

Mortgage Lending

Value Added Tax

Carbon Tax Yield

Banking Sector

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Tax Data

Tax Data

Tax Data

Written Answers Nos. 272-291

Tax Data

Tax Data

Tax Data

Tax Yield

Aer Lingus

Financial Services Sector

Tax Reliefs

Legislative Programme

Mortgage Schemes

Motor Insurance

Energy Efficiency

Departmental Projects

Equality Proofing of Budgets

Earcaíocht san Earnáil Phoiblí

Appointments to State Boards

Written Answers Nos. 292-321

Garda Stations

Flood Prevention Measures

Regional Development

Departmental Funding

Flood Prevention Measures

Flood Prevention Measures

Flood Prevention Measures

Pension Provisions

Workplace Discrimination

Budget 2021

Public Sector Staff

National Development Plan

Construction Sector Strategy

Departmental Projects

Coastal Protection

Flood Prevention Measures

Regional Development

Flood Prevention Measures

Flood Prevention Measures

Harbours and Piers

Gaelcholáistí Issues

Na hOileáin amach ón gCósta

Departmental Funding

Imeachtaí Comóraidh

Earcaíocht san Earnáil Phoiblí

Wildlife Protection

Gaelcholáistí Issues

Public Sector Staff

Written Answers Nos. 322-342

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Licence Applications

Flood Prevention Measures

EU Regulations

Hare Coursing

Animal Diseases

Fishing Industry

National Biodiversity Plan

Pyrite Remediation Programme

Departmental Bodies

Traveller Accommodation

Property Tax

Pyrite Remediation Programme

Private Rented Accommodation

Private Rented Accommodation

Departmental Reports

Legislative Measures

Housing Finance Agency

Foreshore Issues

Written Answers Nos. 343-362

Social and Affordable Housing

Local Authority Rates

Residential Tenancies Board

Social and Affordable Housing

Local Authority Services

Rental Sector

Departmental Schemes

Wastewater Treatment

Residential Tenancies Board

Private Rented Accommodation

Rental Sector

Good Friday Agreement

Brexit Issues

Working Holiday Visas

Written Answers Nos. 363-382

Foreign Birth Registration

International Agreements

EU Issues

EU Issues

EU Issues

International Relations

Election Monitoring Missions

International Relations

Passport Services

European Council Meetings

Departmental Projects

Permanent Structured Co-operation

Common Security and Defence Policy

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Representative Organisations

Written Answers Nos. 383-402

Departmental Projects

School Transport

School Transport

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Transport

School Transport

School Transport

School Staff

School Accommodation

School Transport

Autism Support Services

Autism Support Services

School Transport

Special Educational Needs

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

School Curriculum

School Curriculum

Departmental Correspondence

Written Answers Nos. 403-422

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

School Transport

School Staff

State Examinations

State Examinations

Schools Site Acquisitions

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Transport

School Transport

Summer Works Scheme

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

School Accommodation

State Examinations

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Transport

Written Answers Nos. 423-442

Home Schooling

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Transport

School Transport

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

School Inspections

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Transport

Gaelscoil Issues

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

School Transport

Written Answers Nos. 443-462

School Transport

School Transport

School Equipment

School Transport

School Transport

School Accommodation

Schools Building Projects

Education and Training Boards

DEIS Scheme

School Transport

Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools Building Projects

Covid-19 Tests

School Transport

School Transport

School Transport

Covid-19 Pandemic

State Examinations

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Transport

Written Answers Nos. 463-491

School Transport

DEIS Scheme

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

State Examinations

Youthreach Programme

Departmental Projects

Bereavement Grant

Social Welfare Schemes Data

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Low Pay Commission

Disability Allowance

Social Welfare Eligibility

Personal Public Service Numbers

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Disability Allowance

Personal Public Service Numbers

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Departmental Staff

Written Answers Nos. 492-502

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Farm Assist Scheme

Jobseeker's Allowance

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Social Welfare Overpayments

Written Answers Nos. 503-522

Invalidity Pension

Pensions Reform

Social Welfare Appeals

Social Welfare Appeals

Back to Education Allowance

Social Welfare Payments Administration

Pension Provisions

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Jobseeker's Allowance

Rent Supplement Scheme

Island Communities

Jobseeker's Allowance

Social Welfare Benefits

Disability Allowance

Written Answers Nos. 523-542

Maternity Leave

Back to Education Allowance

Family Resource Centres

Social Workers Register

Childcare Services

Childcare Services

Departmental Projects

Student Assistance Fund

Third Level Admissions

Third Level Fees

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Universal Support Ireland

Third Level Admissions

Third Level Admissions

Written Answers Nos. 543-562

Student Accommodation

Third Level Admissions

Third Level Admissions

Student Assistance Fund

Student Universal Support Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Third Level Institutions

Covid-19 Pandemic

Student Support Schemes

Third Level Admissions

Apprenticeship Programmes

Student Support Schemes

Third Level Fees

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Accommodation

Student Accommodation

Student Support Schemes

Third Level Fees

Written Answers Nos. 563-582

Student Support Schemes

Departmental Projects

Garda Stations

International Agreements

Legislative Measures

Direct Provision System

Direct Provision System

Direct Provision System

Citizenship Applications

Legislative Programme

Legislative Programme

Citizenship Applications

Citizenship Applications

Garda Warrants

Direct Provision System

Public Consultation Process

Legislative Measures

Direct Provision System

Written Answers Nos. 583-603

Citizenship Applications

Citizenship Applications

Citizenship Applications

International Agreements

Garda College

Family Reunification

Commencement of Legislation

Inquiry into the Death of Mr. Shane O'Farrell

Direct Provision System

Garda Operations

Commencement of Legislation

Licence Applications

Garda Operations

Garda Recruitment

Garda Data

Garda Strength

Legislative Measures

Community Policing

Deportation Orders

Written Answers Nos. 604-622

Immigration Data

Visa Applications

Courts Service

Court Accommodation

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Leave to Remain

Visa Applications

Garda College

Garda Transport Provision

Garda Training

Prisoner Data

Deportation Orders

Crime Data

Garda Operations

Departmental Projects

Disabilities Assessments

Written Answers Nos. 623-645

Medical Cards

Mental Health Services

Home Help Service

Covid-19 Tests

National Maternity Hospital

Medical Cards

Mental Health Services

Health Screening Programmes

HSE Data

HSE Data

HSE Data

HSE Data

HSE Data

HSE Data

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Disabilities Assessments

HSE Data

Written Answers Nos. 646-663

HSE Data

HSE Data

HSE Data

HSE Data

Mental Health Services

HSE Data

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Medical Cards

Suicide Incidence

General Practitioner Services

Prescriptions Charges

Disability Services Data

Hospital Appointments Status

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Covid-19 Tests

General Practitioner Services

Medical Cards

Assisted Human Reproduction

Written Answers Nos. 664-683

Health Services Access

Dental Services

General Practitioner Services

Pharmacy Services

Drugs Payment Scheme

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Disability Support Services

Disease Management

Hospital Staff

Family Resource Centres

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Health Screening Programmes

Health Screening Programmes

Hospital Staff

Disease Management

Hospital Staff

Health Services

Disease Management

Written Answers Nos. 684-703

HSE Waiting Lists

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Medicinal Products

HSE Staff

HSE Staff

Disabilities Assessments

Disability Support Services

General Practitioner Services

Nursing Staff

Disability Services Provision

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Disability Support Services

Written Answers Nos. 704-723

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Procedures

Speech and Language Therapy

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Covid-19 Pandemic

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Covid-19 Tests

National Public Health Emergency Team

Covid-19 Pandemic

Suicide Incidence

Disability Services Data

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Screening Programmes

Tribunals of Inquiry

Disability Support Services

Health Services Staff

Written Answers Nos. 724-743

Covid-19 Tests

Hospital Facilities

Mental Health Services

Medical Cards

Budget 2021

Covid-19 Tests

HSE Staff

Health Services Staff

Disability Services Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Schemes

Medical Aids and Appliances

Disabilities Assessments

Nursing Home Inspections

Protected Disclosures

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 744-764

Mental Health Services

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Medicinal Products

Covid-19 Tests

Primary Care Services

Hospital Admissions

Mental Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Primary Care Centres

General Practitioner Services

National Public Health Emergency Team

National Public Health Emergency Team

Written Answers Nos. 765-784

National Public Health Emergency Team

Medicinal Products

Hospital Data

Health Services Provision

Disability Support Services

Hospital Staff

Home Help Service

Rare Diseases Strategy

Rare Diseases Strategy

Rare Diseases Strategy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Alcohol Treatment Services

HSE Data

Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Public Private Partnerships

Written Answers Nos. 785-804

Primary Care Centres

Hospital Car Parks

Covid-19 Tests

Tobacco Control Measures

Disease Management

Disability Services Provision

Cancer Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Ministerial Communications

Health Services Staff

Written Answers Nos. 805-824

Medical Aids and Appliances

Disease Management

Disability Services Provision

Departmental Strategies

Written Answers Nos. 825-844

Hospital Waiting Lists

Cancer Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Data

Health Services

Home Care Packages

Health Services Staff

Hospital Staff

Mental Health Services

Disability Support Services

Hospital Services

Health Screening Programmes

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Data

Medical Cards

Departmental Budgets

National Children's Hospital

Hospital Data

Hospital Services

Written Answers Nos. 845-864

Disability Services Provision

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Nursing Staff

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Medical Aids and Appliances

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Primary Care Centres

Disability Services Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 865-885

Hospital Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Animal Sales

Beef Industry

Forestry Sector

Brexit Supports

Departmental Correspondence

Basic Payment Scheme

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Animal Sales

Beef Data and Genomics Programme

Land Issues

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme

Common Agricultural Policy

Departmental Expenditure

Agriculture Industry

Written Answers Nos. 886-904

Felling Licences

Agriculture Schemes

Harbour Fees

Harbour Fees

Farm Inspections

Site Acquisitions

Animal Diseases

Sheepmeat Sector

Animal Diseases

Animal Diseases

Animal Diseases

Animal Diseases

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme

Common Agricultural Policy

Proposed Legislation

Food Industry

Seaweed Harvesting

Teagasc Activities

Written Answers Nos. 905-924

Animal Welfare

Greyhound Industry

Forestry Sector

Departmental Bodies

Rural Development Plan

Ministerial Meetings

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

Departmental Bodies

Fishing Industry

Fishing Industry

Grant Payments

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Dog Breeding Industry

Dog Breeding Industry

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Grant Payments

Departmental Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 925-927

Departmental Expenditure

National Broadband Plan

Departmental Projects


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