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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 1000 No. 4
Unrevised

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Prelude

Sittings and Business of Dáil: Motion

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion

Technological Universities Act 2018 (Section 36) (Appointed Day) Order 2020: Referral to Joint Committee

Appointment of Members of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority: Motion

Ceisteanna - Questions

Census of Population

Confidence in Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Motion

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Workplace Safety

Job Losses

Employment Rights

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Employment Support Services

Brexit Supports

Brexit Preparations

Beef Industry

Departmental Communications

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Small and Medium Enterprises

Local Authority Funding

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

National Broadband Plan

School Transport

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Proposed Legislation

International Agreements

Fuel Poverty

Warmer Homes Scheme

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

National Broadband Plan

Data Centres

Electric Vehicles

Landfill Sites

Post Office Network

National Broadband Plan

Warmer Homes Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 1-40

Brexit Supports

Written Answers Nos. 41-60

Foreign Direct Investment

Data Centres

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Company Liquidations

Brexit Preparations

Local Enterprise Offices

Programme for Government

Flexible Work Practices

Flexible Work Practices

Brexit Preparations

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Data Centres

Covid-19 Pandemic

IDA Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Job Creation

Small and Medium Enterprises

Industrial Disputes

Driver Test

Written Answers Nos. 61-80

Sick Pay Scheme

Flood Relief Schemes

Data Centres

Company Liquidations

Gift Vouchers

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brexit Issues

Company Law

Microfinance Loan Fund Scheme

Brexit Preparations

Covid-19 Pandemic

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Job Creation

Flexible Work Practices

Local Enterprise Offices

IDA Ireland

Brexit Preparations

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Written Answers Nos. 81-100

Departmental Strategies

Small and Medium Enterprises

Covid-19 Pandemic

IDA Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brexit Preparations

Sick Pay Scheme

Health and Safety Inspections

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 101-110

Climate Change Policy

Energy Policy

Departmental Strategies

Electricity Supply Board

Climate Change Policy

Written Answers Nos. 111-120

Climate Change Policy

Climate Change Policy

Electric Vehicles

Departmental Bodies

Climate Change Policy

North-South Interconnector

Telecommunications Infrastructure

Climate Change Policy

Natural Gas Grid

Energy Efficiency

Written Answers Nos. 121-130

National Broadband Plan

Legislative Measures

Legislative Measures

Climate Change Policy

Climate Change Policy

Electric Vehicles

Exploration Licences

Climate Change Policy

Departmental Strategies

Electric Vehicles

Written Answers Nos. 131-140

Climate Change Policy

Telecommunications Infrastructure

Mining Industry

Telecommunications Services

Energy Production

National Broadband Plan

Climate Change Policy

Energy Efficiency

National Broadband Plan

Written Answers Nos. 141-156

Climate Change Policy

Energy Policy

North-South Interconnector

Energy Policy

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

Telecommunications Infrastructure

Post Office Network

Warmer Homes Scheme

Programme for Government

Climate Change Policy

Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Written Answers Nos. 157-182

Commission on the Future of Policing

Cabinet Committees

Tribunals of Inquiry

Central Statistics Office

Freedom of Information

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Enterprise Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Domestic Violence Policy

Trade Missions

Enterprise Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

IDA Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

State Aid

Ministerial Travel

Regional Enterprise Development Fund

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

Covid-19 Pandemic

Foreign Direct Investment

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Services Sector

Written Answers Nos. 183-210

Manufacturing Sector

Brexit Preparations

Economic Policy

Enterprise Data

Job Creation

Trade Strategy

Work Permits

Departmental Staff

National Broadband Plan

Recycling Policy

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Telecommunications Services

National Broadband Plan

Written Answers Nos. 211-236

Energy Policy

Telecommunications Infrastructure

Energy Efficiency

National Postcode System

Just Transition Commissioner

EU Issues

Energy Policy

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

Medical Waste Disposal

Postal Services

Telecommunications Services

Energy Efficiency

National Broadband Plan

Grant Payments

Environmental Regulations

National Clean Air Strategy

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

Renewable Energy Generation

Renewable Energy Generation

Written Answers Nos. 237-262

Flood Risk Management

Energy Data

Climate Change Policy

Climate Change Policy

Climate Change Policy

Telecommunications Services

Telecommunications Infrastructure

Waste Data

Climate Change Policy

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Tests

Driver Test

Transport Policy

Driver Test

Driver Test

Bus Éireann

Covid-19 Pandemic

Rail Network

Ministerial Meetings

Driver Licences

Driver Licences

Motor Tax

Written Answers Nos. 263-287

Córas Iompair Éireann

Driver Licences

Departmental Meetings

Heritage Sites

Bus Services

Driver Test

Driver Test

Rail Network

Driver Licences

Driver Test

Bus Services

Public Transport

Shannon Airport Facilities

Driver Test

Traffic Management

Driver Licences

Driver Test

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 288-312

Road Network

Driver Test

Driver Test

Departmental Staff

Climate Change Policy

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Primary Medical Certificates

Tax Code

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Departmental Staff

Tracker Mortgages

Central Bank of Ireland

Value Added Tax

Mortgage Data

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Revenue Commissioners

Primary Medical Certificates

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Insurance Industry

Written Answers Nos. 313-337

Revenue Commissioners

Mortgage Lending

Bank Charges

Covid-19 Pandemic

Banking Sector

Mortgage Lending

Motor Insurance

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Wage Subsidy Scheme

EU Funding

Flood Risk Management

Written Answers Nos. 338-362

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Graffiti Incidence

Heritage Sites

Covid-19 Pandemic

Office of Public Works

Flood Risk Management

Flood Risk Management

Office of Public Works

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Foras na Gaeilge

Swimming Pool Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Written Answers Nos. 363-387

Arts Council

Livestock Issues

Housing Provision

Departmental Reports

Social and Affordable Housing

Local Authority Housing

Flood Risk Management

Tenant Purchase Scheme

Mica Redress Scheme

Hare Coursing

Homeless Persons Supports

Social and Affordable Housing

Housing Data

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Fire Service

Hen Harriers

Planning Guidelines

Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme

Regeneration Projects

Social and Affordable Housing

Written Answers Nos. 388-412

Social and Affordable Housing

Legislative Measures

Homeless Accommodation

Pension Provisions

Flood Prevention Measures

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Local Authority Housing

Departmental Staff

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Passport Services

Human Rights

Election Monitoring Missions

Israeli Settlements

Passport Services

Military Aircraft

United Nations

Ministerial Meetings

Ministerial Communications

Departmental Staff

Defence Forces Strength

Defence Forces Operations

Covid-19 Pandemic

Overseas Missions

Naval Service

Written Answers Nos. 413-437

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Properties

Naval Service

Departmental Staff

Data Protection

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Schools Site Acquisitions

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

DEIS Scheme

DEIS Scheme

DEIS Scheme

School Transport

School Staff

School Staff

Special Educational Needs

School Staff

School Enrolments

DEIS Scheme

School Accommodation

Written Answers Nos. 438-462

State Examinations

State Examinations

Education Policy

Departmental Meetings

School Patronage

School Staff

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs

State Examinations

Covid-19 Pandemic

Special Educational Needs

Teaching Council of Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

State Examinations

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Transport

School Staff

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

School Staff

Schools Amalgamation

School Staff

Written Answers Nos. 463-487

Schools Building Projects

School Enrolments

School Accommodation

School Transport

School Patronage

School Catchment Areas

School Funding

Schools Refurbishment

Schools Refurbishment

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

School Enrolments

School Funding

School Funding

Occupational Injuries Benefit

DEIS Scheme

Education Policy

Special Educational Needs

Education Costs

DEIS Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Staff

Written Answers Nos. 488-512

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Personal Public Service Numbers

Personal Public Service Numbers

Personal Public Service Numbers

Domestic Violence Policy

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Carer's Allowance

Disability Allowance

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Free Travel Scheme

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Illness Benefit

Carer's Allowance

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Invalidity Pension

Personal Public Service Numbers

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Written Answers Nos. 513-537

Jobseeker's Payments

State Pension (Contributory)

Social Insurance

Jobseeker's Allowance

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Disability Allowance

Child Benefit

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Pensions Reform

Pension Provisions

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Social Welfare Payments Administration

Carer's Allowance

State Pensions

Guardian's Payment

Personal Public Service Numbers

Personal Public Service Numbers

Carer's Allowance

Disability Support Services

Back to Work Allowance

Social Welfare Inspections

Written Answers Nos. 538-562

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Pensions Reform

Child and Family Agency

Direct Provision System

Maternity Leave

Protected Disclosures

Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Legislative Measures

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Child Protection

Child and Family Agency

Traveller Community

Traveller Accommodation

Youth Services

Departmental Staff

Written Answers Nos. 563-584

Third Level Education

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Student Universal Support Ireland

Third Level Fees

Third Level Fees

Third Level Fees

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Accommodation

Apprenticeship Programmes

Research Centres Programme

Capital Expenditure Programme

Industrial Relations

Departmental Staff

Domestic Violence Policy

Residency Permits

Residency Permits

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Legislative Reviews

Written Answers Nos. 585-609

International Protection

Legislative Process

Garda Civilian Staff

Garda Civilian Staff

Immigration Data

Data Protection

Legislative Programme

Crime Data

Legislative Process

Legislative Process

Immigration Support Services

Civil Registration Service

Immigration Support Services

Citizenship Applications

Gambling Sector

Gambling Sector

Garda Expenditure

Garda Training

Garda Expenditure

Written Answers Nos. 610-634

Immigration Status

Immigration Status

Immigration Status

Asylum Applications

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission

Tribunals of Inquiry

Closed-Circuit Television Systems

Ministerial Meetings

Garda Equipment

Garda Equipment

Garda Data

Garda Equipment

Garda Vetting

Legal Services Regulation

Written Answers Nos. 635-658

Oireachtas Joint Committee Recommendations

Prison Service Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Visa Applications

Irish Prison Service

Immigration Status

Tourism Data

Garda Equipment

Courts Service

Immigration Policy

Prisoner Releases

Departmental Staff

Respite Care Services

Disability Services Provision

Health Services

HSE Staff

Health Services Staff

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Home Help Service

Vaccination Programme

Disability Services Funding

Written Answers Nos. 659-684

Vaccination Programme

Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Brexit Issues

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Nursing Staff

Primary Medical Certificates

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Appointments Status

Medicinal Products

Blood Donations

Vaccination Programme

Counselling Services

Disability Services Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Services

Nursing Staff

Nursing Staff

Written Answers Nos. 685-709

Health Screening Programmes

Hospital Facilities

Health Services Funding

General Practitioner Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Cancer Services

Dental Services

Covid-19 Tests

General Practitioner Services

Prescriptions Charges

Covid-19 Pandemic

Addiction Treatment Services

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Dental Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Alcohol Advertising

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medical Waste Disposal

Hospital Services

Nursing Staff

Hospital Staff

Written Answers Nos. 710-735

Cancer Services

Health Services Staff

Medical Cards

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services Provision

Diabetes Strategy

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Home Help Service

Mental Health Services

Hospice Services

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Staff

Mental Health Services

Hospital Equipment

HSE Data

Healthcare Policy

Ambulance Service

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 736-758

Hospital Procedures

Covid-19 Pandemic

Home Help Service

General Practitioner Services

Covid-19 Tests

Mental Health Services

Veterinary Inspection Service

General Practitioner Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Addiction Treatment Services

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services Staff

Nursing Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services

Covid-19 Tests

Medicinal Products

HSE Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 759-783

Mental Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Waiting Lists

Covid-19 Tests

HSE Data

HSE Data

Health Services Provision

Mental Health Services

Health Services

Disability Services Provision

Medical Cards

Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Disability Services Provision

Speech and Language Therapy

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Departmental Staff

Gambling Sector

Written Answers Nos. 784-808

Hare Coursing

Fishing Industry

Agriculture Industry

Covid-19 Pandemic

Livestock Issues

Basic Payment Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Agriculture Schemes

Departmental Staff

Agriculture Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic

Dog Breeding Industry

Sheep Welfare Scheme

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Basic Payment Scheme

Organic Farming Scheme

Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme

Beef Data and Genomics Programme

Forestry Sector

Agriculture Schemes

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Land Transfers

Written Answers Nos. 809-833

Aquaculture Licences

Food Exports

GLAS Issues

Fishing Industry

Forestry Sector

Animal Welfare

Livestock Issues

Climate Change Policy

Departmental Staff

Forestry Sector

Fishing Industry

Beef Industry

Commonage Land Use

Basic Payment Scheme

Flood Relief Schemes

Farms Data

Beef Industry

Farm Partnerships

Flood Prevention Measures

Dairy Sector

Greyhound Industry

Departmental Staff

Library Services

Written Answers Nos. 834-856

National Broadband Plan

Regional Development

LEADER Programmes

CLÁR Programme

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

LEADER Programmes

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Animal Welfare

LEADER Programmes

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

LEADER Programmes

Local Improvement Scheme

Cuanta agus Céanna

LEADER Programmes

CLÁR Programme

Departmental Funding

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Departmental Staff


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