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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 1001 No. 3
Unrevised

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Prelude

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2020: First Stage

Measuring Quality of Life in Ireland Bill 2020: First Stage

Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Bill 2020: First Stage

Fifth Report of the Standing Committee of Selection: Motion

Technological Universities Act 2018 (Section 36)(Appointed Day) Order 2020: Motion

Ceisteanna - Questions

Future of Media Commission

Departmental Functions

Cabinet Committees

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

Covid-19: Statements

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed)

Priority Questions

Social and Affordable Housing

Departmental Reviews

Land Development Agency

Disability Services Provision

Social and Affordable Housing

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Homeless Persons Supports

Social and Affordable Housing

Local Authority Housing

Homeless Persons Data

Planning Issues

Local Authority Housing

Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund

Regulation of Lobbying (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members]

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Rail Network

Crime Prevention

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Written Answers Nos. 1-36

Written Answers Nos. 36-49

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Written Answers Nos. 50-79

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Home Loan Scheme

Housing Estates

Housing Policy

Homeless Accommodation

Social and Affordable Housing

Social and Affordable Housing

Social and Affordable Housing

EU Regulations

Local Authority Housing

Homelessness Strategy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Mortgage Lending

Social and Affordable Housing

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Rental Accommodation Scheme

Housing for People with Disabilities

Social and Affordable Housing

Wind Energy Guidelines

Housing Policy

Social and Affordable Housing

Traveller Accommodation

Local Authority Housing

Údaráis Áitiúla

Local Authority Funding

Housing for People with Disabilities

Written Answers Nos. 80-99

Commercial Rates

Architectural Heritage

Housing Policy

Social and Affordable Housing

Water Services

Vacant Properties

Vacant Properties

Housing Policy

Gaeltacht Policy

Social and Affordable Housing

Tenant Purchase Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Land Development Agency

Fire Service

Written Answers Nos. 100-119

Housing Policy

Social and Affordable Housing

Commercial Rates

Housing Policy

Proposed Legislation

Housing for People with Disabilities

Social and Affordable Housing

Social and Affordable Housing

Local Authority Housing

Office of the Parliamentary Counsel

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Derelict Sites

Septic Tanks

Departmental Legal Costs

Constitutional Amendments

Written Answers Nos. 120-131

Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund

Strategic Infrastructure Provision

Mayoral Election

Local Authority Housing

Social and Affordable Housing

Irish Water

Defective Building Materials

Traveller Accommodation

Written Answers Nos. 132-152

Future of Media Commission

Electric Vehicles

Shared Island Unit

Departmental Contracts

Shared Island Unit

Public Procurement Contracts

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Tribunals of Inquiry

Official Travel

Judicial Appointments

Written Answers Nos. 153-165

Covid-19 Pandemic

Trade Agreements

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Industrial Disputes

Public Procurement Contracts

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Trade Agreements

Tribunals of Inquiry

Company Registration

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Written Answers Nos. 166-182

Company Law

Employment Rights

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

Electric Vehicles

North-South Interconnector

Post Office Network

Energy Infrastructure

Public Procurement Contracts

Just Transition Fund

Legislative Process

Written Answers Nos. 183-199

Departmental Staff

Departmental Correspondence

Tribunals of Inquiry

Climate Action Plan

Electricity Generation

Better Energy Homes Scheme

Energy Policy

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

Environmental Protection Agency

Warmer Homes Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 200-216

National Broadband Plan

Electricity Supply Board

Greenways Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Local Authority Funding

Environmental Protection Enforcement

Irish Aviation Authority

Driver Test

Driver Licences

Driver Licences

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Public Procurement Contracts

Taxi Regulations

Written Answers Nos. 217-233

Coast Guard Service

Driver Licences

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Road Projects

Public Transport

Driver Test

Rail Network

Ports Policy

Public Transport

Bus Services

Written Answers Nos. 234-250

Greenways Provision

Transport Policy

Tribunals of Inquiry

Driver Licences

Driver Licences

Driver Test

Driver Test

Taxi Licences

National Car Test

Departmental Reports

Greenways Provision

Road Projects

Cycling Facilities

Rural Transport Services

Traffic Management

Driver Licences

School Transport

Written Answers Nos. 251-267

Road Projects

Road Projects

Railway Stations

Driver Test

Taxi Regulations

Bus Services

Irish Aviation Authority

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Primary Medical Certificates

Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme

Tax Code

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Primary Medical Certificates

Motor Insurance

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Written Answers Nos. 268-284

Retail Sector

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Tribunals of Inquiry

Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Revenue Commissioners

Tax Exemptions

Tax Credits

Community Banking

Banking Sector

Pension Provisions

Written Answers Nos. 285-301

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Revenue Commissioners

Mortgage Lending

Mortgage Lending

Regional Development

Court Accommodation

Public Procurement Contracts

Flood Relief Schemes

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Tribunals of Inquiry

Office of Public Works

Public Procurement Contracts

Departmental Offices

Museum Projects

Tourism Project Funding

Written Answers Nos. 302-318

Public Procurement Contracts

Fáilte Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Toghcháin d'Údarás na Gaeltachta

Tribunals of Inquiry

Covid-19 Pandemic

Foras na Gaeilge

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Radio Broadcasting

Written Answers Nos. 319-335

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Sports Capital Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Sports Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Paindéim

European Court of Justice Rulings

Wind Energy Generation

Commercial Rates

Rural Recreation Policy

Social and Affordable Housing

Public Procurement Contracts

Written Answers Nos. 336-352

Rural Recreation Policy

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Tenant Purchase Scheme

Residential Tenancies Board

Strategic Infrastructure Provision

Local Authority Housing

Tribunals of Inquiry

Housing Policy

Housing Agency

Water and Sewerage Schemes

Homeless Accommodation

Architectural Heritage

Wildlife Control

Foreshore Issues

Tenant Purchase Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 353-370

Social and Affordable Housing

Social and Affordable Housing

Housing for People with Disabilities

Strategic Infrastructure Provision

Housing for People with Disabilities

Housing for People with Disabilities

Building Regulations

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Electric Vehicles

Planning Issues

Written Answers Nos. 371-388

Proposed Legislation

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Housing Provision

Property Registration Authority

Heritage Projects

Environmental Policy

Housing Data

House Prices

House Purchase Schemes

Housing Data

Housing Data

Housing Data

Written Answers Nos. 389-405

Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund

Local Authority Housing

Traveller Accommodation

Local Authority Funding

Local Authority Funding

Property Registration Authority

Tenant Purchase Scheme

Local Authority Functions

Fire Stations

National Broadband Plan

Housing Provision

Student Accommodation

Residential Tenancies Board

Written Answers Nos. 406-422

Commemorative Events

Foreign Policy

Middle East

Public Procurement Contracts

Election Monitoring Missions

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Tribunals of Inquiry

Foreign Conflicts

Brexit Negotiations

Brexit Issues

Brexit Negotiations

Election Monitoring Missions

Human Rights Cases

Foreign Policy

Foreign Conflicts

Written Answers Nos. 423-439

Human Rights Cases

Foreign Policy

Brexit Preparations

Brexit Preparations

Brexit Issues

Covid-19 Pandemic

Overseas Development Aid

Overseas Development Aid

Overseas Development Aid

Human Rights

Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

Human Rights

Overseas Development Aid

Foreign Policy

Written Answers Nos. 440-458

Human Rights

Human Rights

Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

Undocumented Irish in the USA

Data Collection

Overseas Missions

Housing Issues

Public Procurement Contracts

Air Traffic Control Services

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Tribunals of Inquiry

Army Barracks

Naval Service

Army Barracks

Written Answers Nos. 459-473

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Personnel

Defence Forces Equipment

Air Corps

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Deployment

Defence Forces Remuneration

Defence Forces Recruitment

Defence Forces

School Staff

Schools Building Projects

Public Procurement Contracts

Written Answers Nos. 474-490

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Teaching Council of Ireland

School Accommodation

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

School Enrolments

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs Staff

Special Educational Needs Staff

Special Educational Needs

Tribunals of Inquiry

Home Tuition Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 491-507

School Accommodation

Special Educational Needs

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Admissions

Schools Building Projects

School Admissions

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

School Admissions

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

DEIS Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Transport

School Admissions

Written Answers Nos. 508-524

School Facilities

School Attendance

School Accommodation

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Enrolments

School Enrolments

School Enrolments

School Transport

School Staff

Schools Building Projects

Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools Building Projects

State Examinations

State Examinations

Schools Data

Schools Data

Schools Data

Written Answers Nos. 525-541

State Examinations

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Admissions

School Enrolments

School Enrolments

School Enrolments

School Curriculum

Maternity Leave

Youth Unemployment

Disability Allowance

Education Policy

Public Procurement Contracts

Pensions Council

Carer's Benefit

Illness Benefit

Written Answers Nos. 542-558

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Probate Applications

JobPath Programme

JobPath Programme

State Pensions

Personal Public Service Numbers

Tribunals of Inquiry

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Exceptional Needs Payment

Written Answers Nos. 559-575

Social Welfare Inspections

Invalidity Pension

Social Welfare Benefits

Jobseeker's Benefit

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Appeals

Community Employment Schemes

Personal Public Service Numbers

Pensions Data

Pensions Data

Pensions Data

Invalidity Pension

Jobseeker's Benefit

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Disability Allowance

Written Answers Nos. 576-590

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Carer's Allowance

Personal Public Service Numbers

Back to Education Allowance

Jobseeker's Allowance

State Pension (Contributory)

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance

Disability Allowance

Personal Public Service Numbers

Social Welfare Benefits

Written Answers Nos. 591-607

Data Collection

Social Welfare Appeals

Data Collection

Data Collection

Departmental Staff

Social Welfare Appeals

Direct Provision System

Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Direct Provision System

Direct Provision System

Direct Provision System

Garda Vetting

Direct Provision System

Written Answers Nos. 608-624

Maternity Leave

Early Childhood Care and Education

Public Procurement Contracts

Education Welfare Service

Legislative Measures

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Asylum Seekers

Tribunals of Inquiry

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Childcare Qualifications

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Child Protection

Child Protection

Written Answers Nos. 625-641

Child and Family Agency

Domestic Violence Services

Home Schooling

Home Schooling

Data Retention

Student Grant Scheme

Further Education and Training Programmes

Further Education and Training Programmes

Adult Education Provision

Student Accommodation

Education and Training Boards

Public Procurement Contracts

Apprenticeship Programmes

School Accommodation

Higher Education Institutions

Access to Higher Education

Written Answers Nos. 642-660

Education Schemes

Education and Training Boards

Brexit Preparations

Erasmus+ Programme

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Third Level Fees

Further and Higher Education

Student Universal Support Ireland

Third Level Institutions

Tribunals of Inquiry

Education Data

Technological Universities

Further and Higher Education

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Universal Support Ireland

Third Level Staff

Written Answers Nos. 661-675

Third Level Staff

Third Level Fees

Third Level Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Further and Higher Education

Ministerial Meetings

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Universal Support Ireland

National Training Fund

Apprenticeship Programmes

Higher Education Institutions

Third Level Staff

Third Level Staff

Written Answers Nos. 676-692

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Universal Support Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Third Level Education

Student Universal Support Ireland

Employment Rights

Covid-19 Pandemic

Nursing Staff

Higher Education Institutions

Immigration Support Services

Judicial Appointments

Written Answers Nos. 693-709

Judicial Appointments

Public Procurement Contracts

Garda Stations

Legislative Reviews

Garda Training

Garda Training

Legislative Programme

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Garda Deployment

Garda Deployment

Departmental Reports

Garda Resources

Written Answers Nos. 710-734

Family Reunification

Deportation Orders

Citizenship Applications

Visa Applications

Courts Service

Tribunals of Inquiry

Firearms Licences

Residency Permits

Child Abuse

Social Media Regulation

Court Orders

Direct Provision System

Judicial Appointments

Written Answers Nos. 735-743

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

Residency Permits

Family Reunification

Residency Permits

International Protection

Immigration Data

Anti-Social Behaviour

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

Taxi Licences

Written Answers Nos. 744-760

Prison Service Staff

Judicial Appointments

Garda Deployment

Legislative Programme

Immigration Policy

Legislative Measures

Garda Stations

Garda Stations

Garda Data

Garda Data

Deportation Orders

Legislative Programme

Written Answers Nos. 761-777

Garda Deployment

Health Services

Respite Care Services

Abortion Services Provision

Legislative Reviews

Patient Transfers

Hospital Waiting Lists

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Medical Cards

Ambulance Service

Health Services Expenditure

Health Services Expenditure

Public Procurement Contracts

Primary Care Centres

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 778-794

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Beds Closures

HSE Expenditure

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Information and Communications Technology

Hospital Equipment

Cybersecurity Policy

HSE Expenditure

HSE Staff

Maternity Services

Vaccination Programme

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 795-811

Health Services

Medical Cards

Hospital Appointments Status

Health Services

National Cancer Strategy

Health Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Health Services

Consultancy Contracts

Health Services Staff

Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Drug Treatment Programmes

Hospital Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Tribunals of Inquiry

Written Answers Nos. 812-828

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Nursing Home Accommodation

Mental Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Services

General Practitioner Services

General Practitioner Services

Legislative Programme

Legislative Reviews

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Hospital Services

Care Services

Care Services

Care Services

Written Answers Nos. 829-846

Disabilities Assessments

Departmental Communications

Mental Health Policy

Ophthalmology Services

Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

General Practitioner Services

Medical Cards

Emergency Departments

Hospital Services

Hospital Facilities

Covid-19 Pandemic

HSE Reports

Audiology Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Speech and Language Therapy

Written Answers Nos. 847-864

Covid-19 Pandemic

Dental Services

Dental Services

Dental Services

Dental Services

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Psychological Assessments

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Abortion Services Provision

Abortion Services Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 865-881

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Hospital Facilities

Autism Support Services

Paediatric Services

Hospital Procedures

Covid-19 Pandemic

Primary Care Centres

Hospital Services

Health Services Provision

Hospital Equipment

Hospital Equipment

Nursing Home Accommodation

Written Answers Nos. 882-898

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services Provision

Departmental Staff

Dental Services

Dental Services

Dental Services

Medical Cards

Hospital Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

General Practitioner Services

Hospital Procedures

Medical Cards

Hospital Services

Medicinal Products

Defence Forces Medical Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Written Answers Nos. 899-915

Covid-19 Tests

Medical Aids and Appliances

Departmental Properties

Hospital Appointments Status

Health Services Provision

Hospital Staff

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Health Services Provision

Mental Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 916-932

Departmental Reports

Treatment Benefit Scheme

Health Services Provision

Health Services

Disability Services Provision

Treatment Benefit Scheme

Public Sector Pensions

Hospital Appointments Status

Maternity Services

Hospital Services

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Mental Health Services

Abortion Services Provision

Medical Cards

Covid-19 Tests

Suicide Incidence

Written Answers Nos. 933-949

Suicide Incidence

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Occupational Therapy

Hospital Facilities

Medical Cards

National Public Health Emergency Team

Industrial Disputes

Covid-19 Tests

Written Answers Nos. 950-966

Hospital Facilities

Mental Health Services

Disability Support Services

Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave

Drug Treatment Programmes

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Public Procurement Contracts

Farmers Markets

Legislative Process

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Agriculture Schemes

Hare Coursing

Greyhound Industry

Written Answers Nos. 967-983

Tribunals of Inquiry

Departmental Staff

Departmental Expenditure

Wildlife Protection

Wildlife Protection

Brexit Preparations

Brexit Preparations

Veterinary Medicines

GLAS Issues

Greyhound Industry

Sheep Welfare Scheme

Nitrates Action Programme

Agriculture Schemes

Animal Sales

Fishing Industry

Written Answers Nos. 984-1001

Departmental Staff

Fishing Industry

Agriculture Schemes

Agriculture Schemes

Community Development Initiatives

Public Procurement Contracts

Legislative Process

Departmental Staff

Vacant Properties

Tribunals of Inquiry

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

LEADER Programmes

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

LEADER Programmes

CLÁR Programme

A Vision for Change


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