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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 998 No. 2
Unrevised

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Prelude

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

Ministerial Power (Repeal) (Ban Co-Living and Build to Rent) Bill 2020: First Stage

Ceisteanna - Questions

Citizens' Assembly

Shared Island Unit

Broadcasting Sector

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Motion

Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 [Seanad]: Second Stage

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Primary Medical Certificates

Insurance Industry Regulation

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Tax Credits

Banking Sector

Banking Sector

Financial Services Sector

Tax Collection

Tax Reliefs

EU Issues

European Union (Common Fisheries Policy) (Point System) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 318 of 2020): Motion [Private Members]

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Alcohol Pricing

Speech and Language Therapy

Road Projects

Housing Regeneration

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Capital Expenditure Programme

Ministerial Advisers

Public Sector Pay

Public Sector Pay

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Public Sector Pay

Public Sector Pay

Garda Stations

Public Sector Staff

Garda Stations

Public Sector Reform Review

Flood Prevention Measures

Civil Service

Flood Relief Schemes

eGovernment Services

Written Answers Nos. 1-40

EU Budget Contribution

Written Answers Nos. 41-50

Tax Code

Covid-19 Pandemic

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Legislative Process

Mortgage Lending

Written Answers Nos. 51-75

Public Liability Insurance

Covid-19 Pandemic

Tax Code

Brexit Issues

Vehicle Registration Tax

Brexit Issues

National Debt

Corporation Tax

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Tax Code

Property Tax

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Economic Data

Corporation Tax

Credit Unions

Mortgage Lending

Written Answers Nos. 76-93

Fuel Rebate Scheme

Tax Code

Banking Sector

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Primary Medical Certificates

Mortgage Lending

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Legislative Measures

Currency Circulation

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Bank Charges

Tax Code

Written Answers Nos. 94-125

Flood Relief Schemes

Public Expenditure Data

Covid-19 Pandemic

Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Programme

Public Sector Pay

Departmental Expenditure

Flood Prevention Measures

Public Sector Pay

Ministerial Advisers

EU Directives

Covid-19 Pandemic

Public Expenditure Policy

Civil Service

Heritage Sites

Public Expenditure Data

Brexit Preparations

Public Expenditure Policy

Flood Prevention Measures

Written Answers Nos. 126-152

Civil Service

Civil Service

Heritage Sites

Heritage Sites

Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Programme

Departmental Staff

Flood Prevention Measures

Garda Stations

Public Expenditure Policy

EU Funding

Heritage Sites

Information and Communications Technology

Office of Public Works

Flood Relief Schemes

Flood Relief Schemes

Community Employment Schemes

Office of Public Works

Flood Relief Schemes

Ministerial Advisers

Covid-19 Pandemic

Live Register

Written Answers Nos. 153-173

Ministerial Advisers

Census of Population

Brexit Preparations

Foreign Direct Investment

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

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Legislative Measures

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Tax Code

Written Answers Nos. 174-194

Ministerial Advisers

Employment Rights

IDA Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Departmental Staff

Inland Fisheries Ireland

Electricity Generation

Horticulture Sector

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Fishing Industry

Fishing Industry

National Broadband Plan

Post Office Network

Environmental Protection Agency

Fishing Licences

Fishing Industry

Fishing Industry

Warmer Homes Scheme

Wind Energy Generation

Written Answers Nos. 195-214

Climate Change Policy

Climate Change Policy

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

Ministerial Advisers

Electric Vehicles

Energy Efficiency

Electricity Supply Board

Waste Management

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Road Tolls

Road Traffic Offences

Road Traffic Offences

Public Transport

Public Transport

Driver Licences

Written Answers Nos. 215-235

Aviation Industry

Marine Accidents

State Assets

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Road Safety

Cycle to Work Scheme

Taxi Regulations

Transport Infrastructure Provision

Free Travel Scheme

Free Travel Scheme

Aviation Policy

Aviation Policy

Airport Policy

Aviation Policy

Bus Services

Road Safety

Regional Airports

Written Answers Nos. 236-254

Regional Airports

Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann

Brexit Preparations

Regional Airports

Road Projects

Harbours and Piers

Motor Insurance

Road Projects

Ministerial Advisers

Road Projects

Cycling Facilities

Rail Network

Cycling Facilities

Driver Test

Traffic Data

Written Answers Nos. 255-280

Free Travel Scheme

Driver Test

Legislative Measures

Driver Licences

Departmental Staff

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Brexit Preparations

Insurance Costs

Primary Medical Certificates

Property Tax

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Insurance Industry

Tax Code

Departmental Expenditure

Unemployment Data

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 281-306

Tax Code

National Asset Management Agency

Budget Process

Insurance Industry

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Ministerial Advisers

Revenue Commissioners

Covid-19 Pandemic

Cycle to Work Scheme

Brexit Preparations

Brexit Preparations

Renewable Energy Generation

Banking Sector

Financial Services Sector

Mortgage Data

Written Answers Nos. 307-327

Carbon Tax Yield

Financial Services Sector

Financial Services Sector

National Debt

Departmental Staff

Banking Sector

Legislative Measures

Brexit Supports

Garda Stations

Regional Assemblies

Public Procurement Contracts

Departmental Expenditure

Heritage Sites

Court Accommodation

Flood Relief Schemes

Heritage Sites

Flood Relief Schemes

Civil Service

Flood Prevention Measures

Civil Service

Written Answers Nos. 328-347

Departmental Reviews

Civil Service

Flood Relief Schemes

Flood Relief Schemes

Garda Stations

Office of Public Works

Local Authority Services

Offshore Islands

Ministerial Advisers

Heritage Sites

Legislative Measures

Public Expenditure Policy

Capital Expenditure Programme

Public Sector Staff

Public Procurement Contracts

Departmental Data

Written Answers Nos. 348-368

Public Sector Pay

Public Sector Staff

Public Expenditure Data

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Online Safety

DEIS Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Ambulance Service

Cruthú Fostaíochta

Film Industry

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Sports Funding

Ministerial Advisers

Written Answers Nos. 369-388

Culture Policy

Irish Language

Radio Broadcasting

Culture Policy

Sports Facilities

Archaeological Sites

Special Protection Areas

Natural Heritage Areas

National Parks

Housing Policy

Home Loan Scheme

Fire Stations

Pyrite Incidence

Social and Affordable Housing

Social and Affordable Housing

Local Authority Staff

Housing Provision

Electoral Process

Register of Electors

Architectural Heritage

Written Answers Nos. 389-409

Departmental Policy Reviews

Local Authority Housing

Water Services

Planning Issues

Housing Policy

Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme

Housing Policy

Social and Affordable Housing

Legislative Measures

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Ministerial Advisers

Local Authority Housing

Planning Issues

Tenancy Protection Scheme

Vacant Sites

Grant Payments

Housing Issues

Fire Service

Departmental Staff

Written Answers Nos. 410-429

Travel Insurance

Northern Ireland

Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

Human Rights

Diplomatic Representation

Foreign Policy

Overseas Development Aid

Ministerial Advisers

Foreign Policy

Passport Applications

Departmental Staff

Defence Forces Properties

Defence Forces Properties

Air Corps

Naval Service

Defence Forces Data

Written Answers Nos. 430-449

Ministerial Advisers

Defence Forces Recruitment

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Staff

Third Level Staff

Schools Building Projects

Education Policy

School Transport

Special Educational Needs

Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools Building Projects

School Staff

State Examinations

State Examinations

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Staff

School Staff

Written Answers Nos. 450-469

Capitation Grants

School Transport

School Transport

School Transport

State Examinations

State Examinations

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Funding

Education Policy

State Examinations

Child Abuse

School Curriculum

School Transport

School Patronage

School Admissions

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs Staff

Emergency Works Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 470-489

State Examinations

School Curriculum

Schools Refurbishment

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Accommodation

School Transport

School Staff

Special Educational Needs

State Examinations

School Accommodation

Schools Amalgamation

State Examinations

Ministerial Advisers

School Funding

Special Educational Needs

School Staff

Written Answers Nos. 490-509

Summer Works Scheme

Summer Works Scheme

Summer Works Scheme

Summer Works Scheme

Summer Works Scheme

Summer Works Scheme

Summer Works Scheme

Summer Works Scheme

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

School Accommodation

School Transport

Education Policy

Education Data

Traveller Education

School Enrolments

School Staff

School Funding

Special Educational Needs Staff

Written Answers Nos. 510-529

Disability Services Provision

School Transport

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

Departmental Meetings

National Educational Psychological Service

State Examinations

State Examinations

School Transport

School Transport

Departmental Staff

Zero-hour Contracts

Community Employment Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Citizens Information Services

Birth Certificates

Written Answers Nos. 530-549

SOLAS Administration

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Pension Provisions

Community Employment Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Jobseeker's Benefit

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Support Grant

Carer's Benefit

Domiciliary Care Allowance

State Pensions

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

Invalidity Pension

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Written Answers Nos. 550-568

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Illness Benefit

Community Employment Schemes

One-Parent Family Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Disability Allowance

Child Benefit

Carer's Allowance

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Social Insurance

State Pensions

Budget Process

Rural Social Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Carer's Allowance

Written Answers Nos. 569-588

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Community Employment Schemes

Social Insurance

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Benefit

Carer's Allowance

Ministerial Advisers

JobPath Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Disability Allowance

Social Welfare Payments Administration

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Written Answers Nos. 589-608

Departmental Circulars

Social Welfare Schemes Data

SOLAS Administration

Jobseeker's Payments

Departmental Staff

Early Years Sector

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Youth Work Supports

Youth Services

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Child Detention Centres

Child and Family Agency

Early Childhood Care and Education

Foster Care

Child and Family Agency

Children in Care

Written Answers Nos. 609-629

Childcare Services

Childcare Services

Childcare Services

Departmental Data

Departmental Funding

Departmental Data

Departmental Data

Foster Care

Children in Care

Departmental Investigations

Departmental Data

Departmental Data

Children in Care

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Written Answers Nos. 630-648

Ministerial Advisers

Early Childhood Care and Education

Childcare Services

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Child and Family Agency

Adoption Data

Data Protection

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Adoption Data

Written Answers Nos. 649-668

Adoption Data

Adoption Data

National Archives

Third Level Admissions

Third Level Admissions

Covid-19 Pandemic

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Grant Scheme

Student Grant Scheme

Student Support Schemes

Student Support Schemes

Research Funding

Third Level Staff

Written Answers Nos. 669-689

Third Level Costs

Apprenticeship Programmes

Third Level Institutions

Third Level Fees

Third Level Education

Ministerial Advisers

Student Accommodation

Third Level Institutions

Graduate Nursing Scheme

Departmental Staff

Direct Provision System

Direct Provision System

Direct Provision System

Covid-19 Pandemic

Public Inquiries

Written Answers Nos. 690-710

Garda Resources

Garda Overtime

Protected Disclosures

Residency Permits

Prison Investigations

Irish Prison Service

Protected Disclosures

Ministerial Correspondence

Work Permits

Direct Provision System

Garda Deployment

Immigration Data

Garda Deployment

International Protection

Immigration Status

Garda Equipment

Crime Data

Garda Stations

Written Answers Nos. 711-730

Garda Training

Garda Recruitment

Garda Equipment

Garda Equipment

Child Safety

Peace Commissioners

Direct Provision System

Deportation Orders

International Protection

Ministerial Appointments

Private Security Authority

Parental Leave

Citizenship Applications

Citizenship Status

Assisted Decision-Making

Residency Permits

Departmental Properties

Ministerial Advisers

Citizenship Status

Written Answers Nos. 731-750

Residency Permits

Residency Permits

Residency Permits

Naturalisation Applications

Ministerial Communications

Citizenship Applications

Residency Permits

Deportation Orders

Sex Offenders Notification Requirements

Sex Offenders Notification Requirements

Garda Stations

Garda Powers

Data Protection

Community Policing

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Third Level Education

Written Answers Nos. 751-770

Education Costs

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disability Services Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Facilities

Capital Expenditure Programme

Home Help Service

General Medical Services Scheme

Dental Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Maternity Services

Hospital Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Stroke Care

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Written Answers Nos. 771-790

Mental Health Services

Covid-19 Tests

Health Services Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Disability Services Provision

Speech and Language Therapy

Home Help Service

Covid-19 Pandemic

Care of the Elderly

Health Services Funding

Care of the Elderly

Carer's Leave

Medical Cards

Mobility Allowance

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Written Answers Nos. 791-810

National Carers' Strategy

Maternity Services

Maternity Services

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Mental Health Policy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Tobacco Control Measures

Ambulance Service

Medical Cards

Occupational Therapy

Covid-19 Tests

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Speech and Language Therapy

Written Answers Nos. 811-830

Meat Processing Plants

National Public Health Emergency Team

Protected Disclosures

Dental Services

Primary Care Centres

Covid-19 Pandemic

Medical Cards

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mental Health Guidelines

Mental Health Services

Departmental Funding

Dental Services

Dental Services

Speech and Language Therapy

European Health Insurance Card

Hospital Data

Written Answers Nos. 831-850

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mental Health Services

Paediatric Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

HSE Staff

Hospital Staff

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Protected Disclosures

Nursing Home Accommodation

Written Answers Nos. 851-870

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Medical Cards

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services Charges

Medicinal Products

Vaccination Programme

Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

General Practitioner Services

Covid-19 Tests

Written Answers Nos. 871-890

Covid-19 Tests

Medicinal Products

Long-Term Illness Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic

HSE National Service Plan

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Mental Health Services

Medical Cards

Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Health Services

Medical Research and Training

Medical Research and Training

Health Services

Hospital Facilities

Disability Services Provision

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Staff

Ambulance Service

Written Answers Nos. 891-910

Medical Cards

Home Help Service

Home Help Service

Covid-19 Pandemic

Suicide Incidence

Ministerial Appointments

Drugs Payment Scheme

Autism Support Services

Autism Support Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Medical Aids and Appliances

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Disability Services Funding

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Facilities

Vaccination Programme

Counselling Services

Primary Care Centres

Written Answers Nos. 911-930

National Children's Hospital

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Health Services Provision

General Practitioner Services

Primary Care Centres

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Tests

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Dental Services

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Diabetes Strategy

Addiction Treatment Services

Addiction Treatment Services

Written Answers Nos. 931-950

Disability Services Provision

General Practitioner Services

General Practitioner Services

Hospital Data

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Ministerial Advisers

Dental Services

Disability Services Provision

Hospital Consultant Contracts

Health Services

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Hospital Consultant Contracts

Health Services Staff

Written Answers Nos. 951-970

Organ Transplant Services

Disabilities Assessments

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Medical Cards

Hospital Services

Hospital Services

Treatment Abroad Scheme

Hospital Services

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Vaccination Programme

Disability Support Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Physiotherapy Services

Hospital Equipment

Written Answers Nos. 971-990

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Hospital Equipment

Medical Waste Disposal

Hospital Staff

Hospital Services

General Practitioner Services

General Practitioner Services

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Medical Cards

Autism Support Services

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Tests

Mental Health Services

Hospital Admissions

Covid-19 Pandemic

Mental Health Services

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Written Answers Nos. 991-1010

Palliative Care Services

Vaccination Programme

Medical Cards

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Agrifood Sector

Fishing Industry

Budget Process

Seafood Sector

Beef Industry

Beef Industry

Forestry Sector

Meat Processing Plants

Horticulture Sector

Horticulture Sector

Covid-19 Pandemic

Sheep Welfare Scheme

Beef Industry

Tillage Sector

Written Answers Nos. 1011-1030

Beef Exports

Beef Industry

GLAS Issues

Food Labelling

Horse Racing Ireland

Bord Bia

Herd Data

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Livestock Issues

Departmental Correspondence

Departmental Funding

Land Parcel Identification System

Land Parcel Identification System

Basic Payment Scheme

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Ministerial Advisers

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Forestry Sector

Tuberculosis Eradication Programme

Written Answers Nos. 1031-1046

Animal Slaughtering

Tuberculosis Eradication Programme

Agriculture Industry

Departmental Correspondence

Departmental Staff

National Volunteering Strategy

Rural Development Programme

Rural Development Programme

Programme for Government

Rural Development Programme

Local Improvement Scheme

Ministerial Advisers

Departmental Staff


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