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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 999 No. 5
Unrevised

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Prelude

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

Parliamentary Precincts and Privilege: Motion

Planning and Development (Climate Measures) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Restoration to Order Paper

Estimates for Public Services 2020: Messages from Select Committee

Ceisteanna – Questions

National Economic and Social Council

Cabinet Committees

Programme for Government

Post-European Council Meeting on 15 and 16 October: Statements

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

Post-European Council Meeting on 15 and 16 October: Statements (Resumed)

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

After-School Support Services

School Attendance

Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Youth Services

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Early Years Sector

Childcare Services

Domestic Violence Services

Childcare Services

Childcare Services

City and County Child Care Committees

Childcare Services

Equality Issues

National Childcare Scheme

Ministerial Power (Repeal) (Ban Co-Living and Build to Rent) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members]

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

Dáil Sitting and Business: Motion

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Tax Collection

Aviation Industry

Covid-19 Pandemic

Water Quality

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Student Accommodation

Student Support Schemes

Student Support Schemes

Technological Universities

Student Assistance Fund

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Asylum Seekers

Student Accommodation

Bullying in Educational Institutions

Apprenticeship Programmes

Further and Higher Education

Student Assistance Fund

Further Education and Training Programmes

Written Answers Nos. 1-33

Childcare Services

Written Answers Nos. 34-43

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Childcare Services

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Asylum Seekers

Deportation Orders

Written Answers Nos. 44-63

National Childcare Scheme

Sick Pay Scheme

National Childcare Scheme

Early Years Sector

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Budget 2021

Childcare Services

Traveller Community

Early Years Sector

Equality Proofing of Budgets

City and County Child Care Committees

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Budget 2021

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Asylum Seekers

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 64-83

Bereavement Leave

Covid-19 Tests

Childcare Services

Youth Services

Health Services

Ministerial Responsibilities

Childcare Services

Magdalen Laundries

Direct Provision System

Third Level Fees

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Accommodation

Third Level Admissions

Written Answers Nos. 84-103

Student Grant Scheme

Third Level Institutions

Student Grant Scheme

Budget 2021

Technological Universities

Student Accommodation

Budget 2021

Student Accommodation

Third Level Staff

Further Education and Training Programmes

Covid-19 Pandemic

Third Level Staff

Further and Higher Education

Literacy Levels

Third Level Fees

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 104-118

School Accommodation

Student Grant Scheme

Civil Service

Erasmus+ Programme

Brexit Issues

Research and Development

Climate Action Plan

Mental Health Services

School Accommodation

Apprenticeship Programmes

State Examinations

Written Answers Nos. 119-138

Departmental Data

Departmental Expenditure

Cabinet Committees

Regional Aid

Appointments to State Boards

Departmental Offices

Legislative Measures

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Tax Rebates

Appointments to State Boards

Workplace Relations Commission

Health and Safety Authority

Covid-19 Pandemic

Apprenticeship Programmes

Health and Safety Authority

Departmental Offices

Cybersecurity Policy

Defective Building Materials

Written Answers Nos. 139-158

Departmental Reports

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Departmental Schemes

Departmental Schemes

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

Budget 2021

Road Projects

Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution

Public Transport

Road Improvement Schemes

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Air Accident Investigations

Written Answers Nos. 159-181

Driver Licences

Driver Test

National Car Test

Departmental Schemes

Haulage Industry

Road Traffic Offences

Driver Licences

Driver Licences

Airport Policy

Airport Policy

Driver Licences

Bus Services

Road Network

Coast Guard Service

Driver Test

Driver Test

Written Answers Nos. 182-198

Taxi Licences

Bus Services

Road Projects

Road Projects

National Car Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Dublin Bus

Value Added Tax

Tax Reliefs

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Value Added Tax

Insurance Coverage

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Value Added Tax

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Imports Data

Written Answers Nos. 199-219

Financial Services Regulation

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Primary Medical Certificates

Tax Reliefs

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Tax Code

Tax Reliefs

Tax Reliefs

Tax Code

Ministerial Communications

Written Answers Nos. 220-242

Value Added Tax

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Property Tax

Brexit Issues

Vehicle Registration Tax

Value Added Tax

Fuel Rebate Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 243-258

Departmental Offices

Magdalen Laundries

Garda Stations

Office of Public Works

EU Funding

Carbon Tax Yield

Departmental Offices

Equality Proofing of Budgets

Covid-19 Pandemic

Wild Atlantic Way Project

Sport and Recreational Development

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Schemes

Action Plan for Rural Development

Radio Broadcasting

Written Answers Nos. 259-278

Departmental Offices

Planning Issues

Office of Public Works

National Monuments

Land Ownership

Water Services

Defective Building Materials

Electoral Process

Electoral Commission

Commercial Rates

Land Development Agency

Valuation Office

Traveller Accommodation

Pyrite Remediation Programme

Budget 2021

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Social and Affordable Housing

Irish Water

Local Authority Members

Written Answers Nos. 279-298

Tenant Purchase Scheme

Local Authority Housing

Housing Policy

Budget 2021

Local Authority Functions

Departmental Functions

Departmental Offices

Local Government Fund

Foreign Policy

Emigrant Support Services

Travel Trade Sector

Ministerial Meetings

Passport Applications

Overseas Development Aid

Foreign Policy

Written Answers Nos. 299-318

Foreign Birth Registration

Pension Provisions

Defence Forces Contracts

Departmental Properties

Defence Forces Representative Organisations

Military Honours

Departmental Offices

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Staff

School Staff

School Transport

Special Educational Needs

School Accommodation

Rights of Way

School Accommodation

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

School Accommodation

Schools Site Acquisitions

School Transport

Written Answers Nos. 319-338

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

State Examinations

Schools Data

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Stádas Scoile

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

School Staff

School Equipment

Written Answers Nos. 339-358

Irish Language

School Staff

School Staff

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Schools Building Projects

State Examinations

School Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Schools Site Acquisitions

School Facilities

School Staff

School Transport

School Staff

School Transport

State Examinations

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs Staff

Special Educational Needs Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 359-378

School Staff

School Transport

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Teacher Training

School Transport

National Council for Special Education

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools Building Projects

Teaching Council of Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

School Accommodation

Capital Expenditure Programme

School Curriculum

Teaching Qualifications

School Staff

Written Answers Nos. 379-398

School Facilities

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Direct Provision Payments

Gender Recognition

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Community Employment Schemes

Jobseeker's Benefit

Pensions Reform

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Personal Public Service Numbers

Personal Public Service Numbers

Personal Public Service Numbers

Personal Public Service Numbers

Social Welfare Benefits

Invalidity Pension

Disability Allowance

Social Welfare Appeals

One-Parent Family Payment

Written Answers Nos. 399-418

Disability Allowance

Jobseeker's Payments

Illness Benefit

Jobseeker's Payments

School Meals Programme

Exceptional Needs Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Free Travel Scheme

Employment Support Services

Pensions Reform

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Jobseeker's Allowance

Written Answers Nos. 419-438

Invalidity Pension

Employment Support Services

Social Welfare Appeals

Employment Support Services

Social Welfare Benefits

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Working Family Payment

Community Employment Schemes

State Pensions

State Pensions

Departmental Offices

State Pensions

Fuel Allowance

Direct Provision System

Written Answers Nos. 439-458

Legislative Measures

Youth Services

Youth Services

Youth Services

Foster Care

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Early Childhood Care and Education

Children in Care

Children in Care

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Early Childhood Care and Education

Childcare Services

Youth Work Projects

National Childcare Scheme

Parental Leave

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Community Childcare Subvention Programme

Child Protection

Written Answers Nos. 459-478

Migrant Integration

Equality Issues

Child Protection

Child Protection

Care Services

Childcare Services

Departmental Offices

Direct Provision System

Budget 2021

Student Grant Scheme

Workplace Safety

Student Universal Support Ireland

Third Level Institutions

Student Grant Scheme

Victim Support Services

Written Answers Nos. 479-502

Mental Health Services

International Students

State Examinations

Medical Research and Training

Medical Research and Training

Medical Research and Training

Bullying in Educational Institutions

Third Level Admissions

Third Level Admissions

Research and Development

Student Grant Scheme

Third Level Costs

Third Level Institutions

State Examinations

Third Level Institutions

Departmental Offices

Disability Support Services

Written Answers Nos. 503-523

Third Level Admissions

Road Traffic Offences

Covid-19 Pandemic

Garda Training

Residency Permits

Residency Permits

Immigrant Investor Programme

Citizenship Applications

Passport Services

Immigration Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Liquor Licences

Prisoner Welfare

Residency Permits

Immigration Status

Residency Permits

Stardust Fire

Garda Transport Provision

State Pathology Service

Written Answers Nos. 524-543

Garda Training

Garda Data

Legal Aid Service

Covid-19 Pandemic

Garda Recruitment

Prison Facilities

Road Traffic Offences

Garda Recruitment

Garda Data

Prison Accommodation

Prison Visiting Committees

Inspector of Prisons

Prison Staff

Closed-Circuit Television Systems

Family Reunification

Departmental Offices

Garda Transport Provision

Psychological Assessments

Health Services Provision

Written Answers Nos. 544-563

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Pharmacy Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Capital Expenditure Programme

Vaccination Programme

Disability Services Provision

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Autism Support Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Disability Support Services

Medical Research and Training

Health Services Provision

Patient Transport

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Services

Covid-19 Tests

Vaccination Programme

Written Answers Nos. 564-583

Medical Waste Disposal

Covid-19 Pandemic

Medical Cards

Speech and Language Therapy

Hospital Staff

Hospital Waiting Lists

Maternity Services

Disabilities Assessments

Departmental Expenditure

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Charges

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Health Services Staff

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Medical Cards

Written Answers Nos. 584-604

Drug Treatment Programmes

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disability Services Provision

Nursing Home Accommodation

General Medical Services Scheme

Nursing Home Accommodation

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Cross-Border Health Initiatives

Health Services Staff

Hospital Equipment

Health Screening Programmes

Home Care Packages

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Care of the Elderly

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Nursing Home Accommodation

Written Answers Nos. 605-623

Hospital Appointments Status

Medical Cards

Vaccination Programme

Magdalen Laundries

Health Services

Drugs Payment Scheme

Medical Internships

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Written Answers Nos. 624-643

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

HSE National Service Plan

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Nursing Staff

Industrial Relations

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Health Services Funding

Obesity Strategy

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Written Answers Nos. 644-663

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Community Care

Disability Services Funding

Written Answers Nos. 664-683

Disability Services Funding

Disability Services Funding

Disability Services Funding

Disability Services Funding

Disability Services Funding

Disability Services Funding

Budget 2021

Nursing Staff

Health Services Staff

Budget 2021

Health Screening Programmes

Budget 2021

Budget 2021

Covid-19 Tests

Medical Cards

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Written Answers Nos. 684-705

HSE National Service Plan

HSE National Service Plan

Brexit Preparations

Medical Waste Disposal

Pharmacy Regulations

General Practitioner Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

HSE Properties

Medical Cards

General Practitioner Services

Traveller Community

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

National Drugs Strategy

Alcohol Treatment Services

Addiction Treatment Services

Addiction Treatment Services

Addiction Treatment Services

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Written Answers Nos. 706-723

Drugs Payment Scheme

Respite Care Services

General Practitioner Services

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Appointments Status

Medical Aids and Appliances

Audiology Services

Dental Services

Medical Cards

Disability Services Provision

Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Mental Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 724-743

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Ambulance Service

Respite Care Services

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Services

Disability Services Provision

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Hospital Services

Speech and Language Therapy

Ambulance Service

Disability Services Funding

Written Answers Nos. 744-763

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Medical Inquiries

HSE Data

Hospital Data

Nursing Home Inspections

National Drugs Strategy

Medical Cards

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Health Services Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Written Answers Nos. 764-783

Obesity Strategy

Health Promotion

Medicinal Products

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Appointments Status

Health Services Expenditure

Hospital Staff

Agriculture Schemes

Agriculture Schemes

Forestry Grants

Forestry Grants

Climate Change Policy

Food Industry

Climate Change Policy

Farm Safety

Pigmeat Sector

Written Answers Nos. 784-803

Pigmeat Sector

Harbours and Piers

Sheep Welfare Scheme

GLAS Issues

Foreshore Licences

Agriculture Scheme Applications

Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme

Beef Industry

Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme

Common Agricultural Policy

Beef Industry

Nitrates Usage

Beef Industry

Fishing Industry

Fishing Industry

Fisheries Protection

Departmental Bodies

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Departmental Staff

Land Ownership

Written Answers Nos. 804-822

Harbours and Piers

Agriculture Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Beef Industry

Departmental Offices

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Communities Facilities Scheme

Community Services Programme

Local Development Companies

Water and Sewerage Schemes

Digital Hubs

Digital Hubs

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Walks Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports


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