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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 1001 No. 6
Unrevised

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Prelude

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

Teachtaireacht ón Seanad - Message from Seanad

Proceeds of Crime (Gross Human Rights Abuses) Bill 2020: First Stage

Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion

Report of Committee of Selection: Motion

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

Ceisteanna - Questions

Cabinet Committees

Garda Reform

Cabinet Committees

Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations 2020: Motion

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

School Equipment

Schools Administration

Special Educational Needs

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools Building Projects

Commencement of Legislation

School Transport

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Uniforms

School Staff

Special Educational Needs

Message from Select Committee

State Pension Age: Motion [Private Members]

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Social and Affordable Housing

Environmental Protection Agency

National Broadband Plan

Disability Support Services

Written Answers Nos. 1-38

Covid-19 Pandemic

Cabinet Committees

Global Footprint Initiative

Traveller Education

Written Answers Nos. 39-53

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Enrolments

Education Standards

Schools Building Projects

Education Policy

State Examinations

School Enrolments

Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools Building Projects

School Enrolments

School Admissions

Covid-19 Pandemic

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Gaelscoil Issues

Written Answers Nos. 54-68

Education Data

Schools Building Projects

School Transport

Education Policy

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Accommodation

Schools Site Acquisitions

Special Educational Needs Staff

Special Educational Needs Staff

Special Educational Needs

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools Site Acquisitions

DEIS Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 69-83

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Curriculum

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Admissions

State Examinations

Public Sector Pay

European Court of Human Rights

Special Educational Needs

State Examinations

School Curriculum

Covid-19 Pandemic

Special Educational Needs

Minor Works Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic

State Examinations

Written Answers Nos. 84-98

Brexit Issues

School Funding

School Enrolments

Education Policy

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Accommodation

Special Educational Needs Staff

Schools Building Projects

Education Policy

Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

School Enrolments

School Enrolments

Special Educational Needs

School Transport

Written Answers Nos. 99-109

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs

Education Policy

School Transport

School Accommodation

School Accommodation

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

School Transport

Special Educational Needs

Covid-19 Pandemic

Early Years Sector

Written Answers Nos. 110-136

Judicial Appointments

National Economic and Social Council

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Contracts

Work Permits

Redundancy Payments

A Vision for Change

A Vision for Change

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Job Losses

Covid-19 Pandemic

Company Liquidations

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

IDA Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Work Permits

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Trade Agreements

Job Creation

Job Creation

Brexit Preparations

Ministerial Correspondence

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Departmental Contracts

Written Answers Nos. 137-161

Ministerial Correspondence

Redundancy Payments

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Departmental Consultations

North-South Interconnector

Covid-19 Pandemic

National Broadband Plan

Post Office Network

National Broadband Plan

Waste Tyre Disposal

Waterways Issues

Wind Energy Generation

Wind Energy Generation

Renewable Energy Generation

Postal Services

Telecommunications Services

Electricity Transmission Network

Just Transition Fund

Departmental Contracts

Illegal Dumping

Social Media Regulation

Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Written Answers Nos. 162-186

National Broadband Plan

Air Safety

Traffic Management

Rail Network

Bus Éireann

Pension Provisions

Driver Test

Driver Licences

Driver Test

Electric Vehicles

Departmental Reviews

Driver Test

Motor Tax

Tourism Data

Driver Test

Dublin Bus

Road Projects

Covid-19 Tests

Airport Passenger Data

Taxi Regulations

Electric Vehicles

Road Projects

Driver Test

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Road Safety Authority

Written Answers Nos. 187-211

Road Projects

Appointments to State Boards

Departmental Contracts

Brexit Issues

Driver Licences

Driver Licences

Driver Licences

Brexit Negotiations

Pension Provisions

Cycling Policy

Taxi Regulations

Haulage Industry

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Imports Data

Tax Code

Company Liquidations

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman

Tax Code

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Value Added Tax

Student Assistance Fund

Corporation Tax

Written Answers Nos. 212-236

Value Added Tax

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Banking Sector

Motor Insurance

EU Regulations

EU Regulations

National Asset Management Agency

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Banking Sector

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Bank Charges

Tax Code

National Debt

Value Added Tax

Departmental Contracts

Banking Sector

Mortgage Data

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Credit Unions

Written Answers Nos. 237-261

Tax Code

Traffic Management

Garda Stations

Departmental Contracts

Office of Public Works

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Sports Capital Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

National Concert Hall

Sports Capital Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Contracts

Departmental Schemes

Coimisiún Logainmneacha

Written Answers Nos. 262-286

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Sports Capital Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

EU Directives

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Planning Issues

Planning Data

Referendum Campaigns

Approved Housing Bodies

Social and Affordable Housing

Homeless Persons Data

Disabilities Data

Approved Housing Bodies

Public Procurement Contracts

Building Regulations

Homeless Accommodation

Planning Issues

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Tenant Purchase Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 287-313

Homeless Accommodation

Homeless Accommodation

Housing Adaptation Grant

Mica Redress Scheme

Rental Sector

Urban Renewal Schemes

Social and Affordable Housing

Planning Issues

Housing Data

Housing Data

Pyrite Remediation Programme

Commencement of Legislation

Approved Housing Bodies

Departmental Contracts

Hare Coursing

Housing Estates

Homeless Persons Data

Housing Issues

Defence Forces

Building Regulations

Planning Guidelines

Census of Population

Written Answers Nos. 314-338

Fire Service

Mayoral Election

Consular Services

Human Rights

Human Rights

International Terrorism

EU Issues

Consular Services

Departmental Contracts

Military Aircraft

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

United Nations

United Nations

Proposed Legislation

Air Corps

Defence Forces Equipment

Permanent Structured Co-operation

Written Answers Nos. 339-363

Military Honours

Naval Service

Defence Forces Operations

Defence Forces Remuneration

Departmental Contracts

Defence Forces Reserve

Defence Forces Recruitment

Defence Forces Recruitment

Departmental Budgets

Defence Forces Recruitment

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Personnel

Defence Forces Recruitment

Defence Forces Remuneration

Defence Forces Expenditure

Cybersecurity Policy

Naval Service

Air Corps

Defence Forces Data

Defence Forces Training

EU Issues

Permanent Structured Co-operation

Permanent Structured Co-operation

Defence Forces

Written Answers Nos. 364-387

Permanent Structured Co-operation

Defence Forces

Covid-19 Pandemic

Teacher Training

School Transport

Public Sector Pay

Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools Health and Safety

School Accommodation

School Admissions

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Transport

School Enrolments

Education Data

Education Data

Education Data

Special Educational Needs

School Facilities

Written Answers Nos. 388-412

State Examinations

Departmental Budgets

School Staff

DEIS Scheme

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools Building Projects

School Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Compensation Schemes

European Court of Human Rights

Special Educational Needs

School Accommodation

Schools Health and Safety

Schools Building Projects

Education and Training Provision

School Transport

School Transport

State Examinations

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

School Accommodation

Written Answers Nos. 413-438

School Accommodation

Schools Building Projects

School Accommodation

School Facilities

School Facilities

School Accommodation

School Accommodation

School Transport

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Enrolments

State Examinations

School Transport

School Accommodation

Departmental Contracts

School Funding

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

School Funding

School Admissions

Teaching Council of Ireland

Special Educational Needs Staff

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Transport

Written Answers Nos. 439-462

School Inspections

Public Sector Pay

School Supervision and Substitution Scheme

School Transport

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Patronage

School Curriculum

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Staff

School Enrolments

Schools Administration

School Funding

Special Educational Needs

Carer's Allowance

Jobseeker's Payments

Written Answers Nos. 463-487

Fuel Allowance

Community Employment Schemes

Pensions Reform

Pensions Reform

Personal Public Service Numbers

Departmental Communications

Invalidity Pension

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Community Employment Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Invalidity Pension

School Meals Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Student Support Schemes

Community Employment Schemes

Pension Provisions

Covid-19 Pandemic

State Pension (Contributory)

Disability Allowance

Local Employment Service

Qualified Child Allowance

Written Answers Nos. 488-512

Guardian's Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Community Employment Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Youth Unemployment

Illness Benefit

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Departmental Inquiries

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Personal Public Service Numbers

Working Family Payment

Disability Allowance

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

School Staff

Carer's Benefit

Paternity Leave

Living Alone Allowance

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Fuel Allowance

Departmental Inquiries

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

State Pensions

Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Benefits

Written Answers Nos. 513-537

State Pensions

Working Family Payment

Social Welfare Benefits

Pensions Reform

Jobseeker's Benefit

Jobseeker's Allowance

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme

Rural Social Scheme

Mortgage Interest Supplement Scheme

Child and Family Agency

Parental Leave

National LGBTI+ Strategy

Early Childhood Care and Education

Direct Provision System

Asylum Seekers

Direct Provision System

Early Childhood Care and Education

Departmental Strategy Statements

Early Childhood Care and Education

Departmental Contracts

Direct Provision System

School Attendance

Home Schooling

Written Answers Nos. 538-562

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Legislative Programme

Child and Family Agency

Apprenticeship Programmes

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Higher Education Institutions

Third Level Fees

Third Level Admissions

Education Data

Third Level Admissions

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Third Level Fees

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Third Level Institutions

Horizon 2020 Strategy

Student Universal Support Ireland

Third Level Fees

Written Answers Nos. 563-587

Third Level Fees

Departmental Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Departmental Expenditure

Third Level Institutions

Judicial Appointments

Garda Equipment

Proposed Legislation

Commemorative Events

Asylum Seekers

Immigration Status

Oireachtas Joint Committee Reports

Road Traffic Offences

Immigration Status

Fines Data

Residency Permits

Immigration Status

Crime Prevention

Departmental Reports

Extradition Arrangements

Extradition Arrangements

Extradition Arrangements

Written Answers Nos. 588-611

Visa Applications

Courts Service

Departmental Funding

Citizenship Applications

Proposed Legislation

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

Ministerial Correspondence

Internal Audits

Homeless Accommodation

Naturalisation Applications

Prisoner Releases

Crime Prevention

Departmental Contracts

Garda Reserve

Residency Permits

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Family Reunification

Crime Data

Court Accommodation

EU Regulations

Written Answers Nos. 612-637

Community Policing

Legislative Programme

Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Abortion Services Provision

Maternity Services

Abortion Services Provision

Abortion Services Provision

Mobility Allowance

Health Insurance

Nursing Staff

Nursing Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Expenditure

Health Services Staff

Child Abuse

Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Hospital Facilities

Hospital Facilities

HSE Properties

Hospital Facilities

Written Answers Nos. 638-662

Primary Care Centres

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Staff

Medical Cards

Health Services Provision

HSE Properties

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Appointments Status

General Practitioner Services

General Practitioner Services

General Practitioner Services

General Practitioner Services

Nursing Staff

Medical Cards

Medicinal Products

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Nursing Staff

Nursing Home Accommodation

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 663-687

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Staff

Respite Care Services

HSE Staff

National Public Health Emergency Team

National Public Health Emergency Team

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Nursing Staff

Hospital Services

Health Screening Programmes

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Medicinal Products

Electronic Cigarettes

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 688-712

Nursing Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services

Dental Services

General Practitioner Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Medicinal Products

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disability Services Provision

Nursing Staff

Home Help Service

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Staff

Disability Services Provision

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Hospital Facilities

Health Services Funding

Hospital Funding

Hospital Facilities

Written Answers Nos. 713-737

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Audiology Services

Health Services Funding

Medical Negligence Cases

Health Screening Programmes

Medical Negligence Cases

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

National Children's Hospital

Covid-19 Tests

Departmental Funding

Maternity Services

Nursing Staff

HSE Data

HSE Data

National Maternity Strategy

Departmental Contracts

Vaccination Programme

Cross-Border Health Initiatives

Nursing Staff

Written Answers Nos. 738-764

Ministerial Meetings

Health Promotion

Disability Services Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Occupational Therapy

Health Promotion

Nursing Home Inspections

Defence Forces Medical Services

Hospital Services

Health Promotion

Departmental Funding

Hospital Waiting Lists

Dental Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disabilities Assessments

Medical Aids and Appliances

Patient Deaths

Medical Aids and Appliances

Nursing Staff

Written Answers Nos. 765-790

Covid-19 Pandemic

Abortion Services Provision

Hospital Appointments Status

Tribunals of Inquiry

Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Promotion

Health Services

Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Mental Health Services

Long-Term Illness Scheme

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Nursing Staff

Nursing Staff

Nursing Staff

Brexit Supports

Brexit Supports

European Council Meetings

GLAS Issues

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Beef Exports

Food Exports

EU Directives

Written Answers Nos. 791-815

Beef Industry

Sheep Welfare Scheme

Animal Identification Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Animal Diseases

Sheep Welfare Scheme

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Greyhound Industry

Greyhound Industry

Greyhound Industry

Greyhound Industry

Food Exports

Agriculture Industry

Agrifood Sector

Departmental Contracts

Licence Applications

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Agriculture Scheme Appeals

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Brexit Preparations

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Written Answers Nos. 816-825

Forestry Sector

Forestry Sector

Forestry Sector

Greyhound Industry

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Departmental Schemes

Voluntary Sector

Departmental Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports


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