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Table of Contents

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 1002 No. 2
Unrevised

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Prelude

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

An Bille um an Naoú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Vótáil Pharlaiminteach Chianda), 2020: An Chéad Chéim

Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Remote Parliamentary Voting) Bill 2020: First Stage

Statistics (Decade of Centenaries) Bill 2020: First Stage

Report on Service by the Defence Forces: Referral to Select Committee

Proposal re European Defence Agency Project: Referral to Select Committee

Proposal re Agreements on Statistical Transfer of Energy from Renewable Sources: Referral to Select Committee

Ceisteanna - Questions

Cabinet Committees

Covid-19 Pandemic

Programme for Government

National Surplus (Reserve Fund for Exceptional Contingencies) Act 2019: Motion

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Brexit Supports

Forestry Sector

Trade Agreements

Beef Industry

Common Fisheries Policy

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Food Exports

Health and Safety Inspections

Agri-Strategy 2025

Fishing Industry

Agricultural Colleges

Common Agricultural Policy

Animal Welfare

Teachtaireacht ón Seanad - Message from Seanad

Estimates for Public Services 2020: Message from Select Committee

Organisation of Working Time (Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members]

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Homeless Persons Data

Gender Equality

Covid-19 Pandemic

Driver Test

Written Answers Nos. 1-29

Written Answers Nos. 30-42

Livestock Issues

Fishing Industry

Written Answers Nos. 43-64

Brexit Issues

Rural Environment Protection Scheme

Beef Industry

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

Waste Management

Animal Diseases

Brexit Issues

Covid-19 Pandemic

Common Agricultural Policy

Control of Dogs

Food Exports

Veterinary Medicines

Covid-19 Pandemic

Brexit Issues

Fishing Industry

Farm Safety

Agrifood Sector

Teagasc Activities

Brexit Issues

Written Answers Nos. 65-76

Food Promotion

Climate Change Policy

Climate Change Policy

Basic Payment Scheme

Fishing Industry

Covid-19 Pandemic

Animal Diseases

Forestry Sector

Brexit Issues

Farm Safety

Climate Change Policy

Brexit Issues

Written Answers Nos. 77-96

Covid-19 Pandemic

Data Protection

Departmental Staff

Regional Development

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Advertising

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

Employment Rights

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

IDA Ireland

Written Answers Nos. 97-116

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Support Services

Enterprise Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Enterprise Ireland

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Environmental Protection Enforcement

Pension Provisions

Electricity Generation

Inland Fisheries

Legislative Measures

Environmental Schemes

Environmental Protection Enforcement

Air Pollution

Foreshore Issues

Postal Services

Post Office Network

Proposed Legislation

Electric Vehicles

Written Answers Nos. 117-137

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

Trading Online Voucher Scheme

Environmental Schemes

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Road Projects

Córas Iompair Éireann

Driver Licences

Driver Licences

Córas Iompair Éireann

Driver Licences

Irish Aviation Authority

Ports Facilities

Road Traffic Offences

Motor Insurance Data

Road Safety

Road Safety Authority

Penalty Points System

Driver Licences

Penalty Points System

Written Answers Nos. 138-157

Penalty Points System

Parking Regulations

Community Involvement Scheme

Road Network

Road Improvement Schemes

Road Projects

Brexit Issues

Driver Licences

National Car Test

Coast Guard Service

Air Accident Investigations

Driver Licences

Taxi Regulations

Driver Licences

Road Improvement Schemes

Road Improvement Schemes

Driver Test

Driver Test

Road Improvement Schemes

Written Answers Nos. 158-179

Irish Aviation Authority

Transport Policy

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme

Credit Unions

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Illicit Trade

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Insurance Coverage

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Banking Sector

Economic Data

Financial Services Regulation

Written Answers Nos. 180-199

Insurance Coverage

Fuel Laundering

Tax Data

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Social and Affordable Housing

Tax Data

Value Added Tax

Departmental Schemes

Small and Medium Enterprises

Banking Sector

Tax Rebates

Financial Services Regulation

Financial Services Regulation

Written Answers Nos. 200-219

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Public Procurement Contracts

Public Procurement Contracts

Departmental Programmes

Flood Relief Schemes

Public Sector Staff

Health Services Staff

Public Sector Pay

Public Sector Pensions

Public Sector Staff

Office of Public Works

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 220-239

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Sports Organisations

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

National Archives

Covid-19 Pandemic

Sports Capital Programme

Written Answers Nos. 240-259

Craoltóirí Seirbhíse Poiblí

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Sport and Recreational Development

Údaráis Áitiúla

Culture Policy

Tourism Policy

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Small and Medium Enterprises

Tourism Policy

Sports Events

Written Answers Nos. 260-279

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Water Services

Renewable Energy Generation

Housing Assistance Payment

Housing Assistance Payment

Planning Issues

Local Authority Funding

Local Authority Staff

Fire Stations

Water Supply

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Animal Culls

Social and Affordable Housing

Social and Affordable Housing

Vacant Properties

Rental Sector

Compulsory Purchase Orders

Mortgage Resolution Processes

Written Answers Nos. 280-299

Housing Assistance Payment

Housing Issues

Homeless Persons Data

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Housing Assistance Payment

Pyrite Remediation Programme

Local Authority Funding

Housing Data

An Bord Pleanála

Rental Sector

Housing Policy

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 300-319

European Council Meetings

Human Rights

Human Rights Cases

Ministerial Meetings

Diplomatic Representation

Passport Applications

Northern Ireland

Human Rights Cases

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Search and Rescue Service Provision

Defence Forces Personnel

Protected Disclosures

Defence Forces Personnel

Air Corps

Ministerial Meetings

Defence Forces Properties

Departmental Staff

Written Answers Nos. 320-339

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Telecommunications Services

School Staff

State Examinations

State Examinations

School Transport

State Examinations

School Management

School Accommodation

School Transport

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Staff

Summer Works Scheme

Telecommunications Services

Telecommunications Services

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Staff

Written Answers Nos. 340-359

School Staff

Schools Site Acquisitions

Schools Site Acquisitions

School Staff

State Examinations

Schools Building Projects

Minor Works Scheme

School Curriculum

Schools Administration

Schools Building Projects

State Examinations

School Enrolments

Education and Training Provision

School Transport

School Staff

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

School Admissions

School Staff

School Admissions

Written Answers Nos. 360-379

Special Educational Needs

School Uniforms

Special Educational Needs

Schools Building Projects

School Staff

Education Data

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disability Definitions

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Social Welfare Payments Waiting Times

Social Welfare Payments Administration

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Data Protection

Social Welfare Eligibility

Community Employment Schemes

Social Welfare Fraud

Written Answers Nos. 380-399

Social Welfare Eligibility

Personal Public Service Numbers

Personal Public Service Numbers

Personal Public Service Numbers

Personal Public Service Numbers

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

Personal Public Service Numbers

Personal Public Service Numbers

Ministerial Meetings

Departmental Staff

Training Support Grant

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Live Register

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

Social Welfare Eligibility

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Maternity Benefit

Back to Education Allowance

Maternity Benefit

Social Welfare Appeals

Written Answers Nos. 400-419

Covid-19 Pandemic

Training Support Grant

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Employment Support Services

Back to Education Allowance

Parental Leave

Personal Public Service Numbers

Illness Benefit

Employment Support Services

Employment Support Services

Employment Support Services

Personal Public Service Numbers

Guardian's Payment

Written Answers Nos. 420-439

Social Welfare Eligibility

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

Youth Unemployment

Social Welfare Benefits

Youth Unemployment

Qualified Child Allowance

Personal Public Service Numbers

Free Travel Scheme

Departmental Staff

Employment Support Services

Parental Leave

Covid-19 Pandemic

Assisted Decision-Making

Domestic Violence Services

Written Answers Nos. 440-459

Departmental Funding

Childcare Costs

Direct Provision System

Youth Services

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Proposed Legislation

Proposed Legislation

Family Resource Centres

Early Childhood Care and Education

Direct Provision System

Direct Provision System

Covid-19 Pandemic

Early Childhood Care and Education

Early Childhood Care and Education

Written Answers Nos. 460-481

Departmental Staff

Brexit Issues

English Language Training Organisations

Institutes of Technology

Institutes of Technology

Institutes of Technology

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Third Level Education

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Departmental Expenditure

Departmental Expenditure

Third Level Fees

Student Support Schemes

Third Level Fees

Third Level Fees

Institutes of Technology

Institutes of Technology

Institutes of Technology

Written Answers Nos. 482-499

Adult Education Provision

Third Level Institutions

Disability Act Employment Targets

Covid-19 Pandemic

Wards of Court

Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Wards of Court

Commemorative Events

Garda Resources

International Students

Garda Data

Garda Transport Provision

Anti-Terrorism Measures

Visa Applications

Road Traffic Accidents

Written Answers Nos. 500-520

Road Traffic Offences

Road Traffic Offences

Road Traffic Offences

Road Traffic Offences

Road Traffic Offences

Garda Strength

Probate Data

Criminal Assets Bureau

Immigration Data

Immigration Data

Garda Data

Proposed Legislation

Legislative Measures

Garda Equipment

Crime Data

Garda Transport Provision

Probate Applications

Extradition Arrangements

Crime Data

Leave to Remain

Written Answers Nos. 521-542

Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Garda Data

Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Visa Applications

Proposed Legislation

Road Traffic Offences

International Protection

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

Seirbhísí trí Ghaeilge

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Mobility Allowance

Disability Services Data

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Written Answers Nos. 543-559

Proposed Legislation

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Health Services

Medical Cards

Medical Cards

Medical Cards

Medical Cards

Medicinal Products

Abortion Services Provision

Disabilities Data

Departmental Expenditure

Health Services Access

Hospital Waiting Lists

Brexit Preparations

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 560-579

Hospital Appointments Status

Hospital Waiting Lists

Cancer Research

Health Services Reports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Health Services

Written Answers Nos. 580-599

Home Help Service

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Appointments Status

Dental Services

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Disability Services Provision

Home Help Service

Health Services

Health Services

Cancer Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 600-620

Ophthalmology Services

Health Services Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

General Practitioner Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Mental Health Services

Hospital Appointments Status

Health Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Staff

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Written Answers Nos. 621-645

Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services Staff

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Hospital Appointments Status

Legislative Measures

Hospital Staff

Hospital Staff

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Disability Services Funding

Hospital Services

General Practitioner Services

Medicinal Products

Hospital Procedures

Speech and Language Therapy

Written Answers Nos. 646-660

Health Products Regulatory Authority

Health Services Access

Medicinal Products

Medical Cards

Health Services Staff

Health Services Access

Health Services Staff

Health Services Funding

Medicinal Products

Hospital Appointments Status

Covid-19 Pandemic

Primary Care Services

Hospital Equipment

Written Answers Nos. 661-680

Suicide Incidence

Ministerial Meetings

General Practitioner Services

Home Care Packages

Medicinal Products

Vaccination Programme

Health Services Staff

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Medical Cards

Hospital Services

Health Services Staff

Hospital Waiting Lists

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Disability Services Data

Physiotherapy Services

Written Answers Nos. 681-702

Disability Services Data

Occupational Therapy

Hospital Staff

Disability Services Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Waiting Lists

Health Services Staff

General Practitioner Services

Health Services Staff

Medicinal Products

Ambulance Service

Ambulance Service

Energy Data

Nursing Staff

Written Answers Nos. 703-722

Hospital Services

Home Help Service

Podiatry Services

Ophthalmology Services

Audiology Services

Primary Care Services

Mental Health Services

Counselling Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Home Help Service

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Hospital Waiting Lists

Medical Cards

Hospital Data

Hospital Data

Ambulance Service

Emergency Departments

Ambulance Service

Written Answers Nos. 723-765

Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital Waiting Lists

Written Answers Nos. 766-782

Disability Services Provision

Health Services Reports

Hospital Facilities

Abortion Services Provision

Abortion Services Provision

Abortion Services Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Medical Aids and Appliances

Electronic Cigarettes

Health Screening Programmes

Cancer Services

Written Answers Nos. 783-802

Health Screening Programmes

Cancer Services

Cancer Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Addiction Treatment Services

Health Promotion

Medical Cards

Medical Cards

Vaccination Programme

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Trade Relations

Departmental Legal Costs

Departmental Staff

Equine Industry

Equine Industry

Written Answers Nos. 803-822

Agriculture Industry

Agriculture Industry

Agriculture Industry

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Foreshore Issues

Licence Applications

Fishing Industry

Common Fisheries Policy

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Beef Data and Genomics Programme

Beef Data and Genomics Programme

Young Farmers Scheme

Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme

Basic Payment Scheme

Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme

Animal Welfare

Veterinary Medicines

Information and Communications Technology

Forestry Management

Horse Sport Ireland

Written Answers Nos. 823-842

Fishing Industry

Fishing Industry

Agriculture Schemes

Departmental Funding

Agriculture Industry

Animal Diseases

Animal Feedstuffs

Meat Processing Plants

Agriculture Industry

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Animal Diseases

Agriculture Schemes

Climate Change Policy

Forestry Sector

Veterinary Services

Forestry Sector

Horse and Greyhound Fund

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Animal Welfare

Written Answers Nos. 843-862

Beef Industry

Agriculture Industry

Fishing Industry

Greyhound Industry

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

Tuberculosis Eradication Programme

Tuberculosis Eradication Programme

Brexit Issues

Food Imports

Food Exports

Brexit Issues

Horticulture Sector

Horticulture Sector

Written Answers Nos. 863-879

Tillage Sector

Poultry Industry

Pigmeat Sector

Animal Welfare

Equine Industry

Departmental Staff

Flexible Work Practices

Local Improvement Scheme

Dog Breeding Industry

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Control of Dogs

Seirbhísí Farantóireachta

Dog Licences

Departmental Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic


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