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Table of Contents

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 1004 No. 7
Unrevised

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Prelude

Housing Shared Equity Loan Scheme: Motion [Private Members]

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

An Ghaeilge agus An Ghaeltacht: Ráitis

Teachtaireacht ón Seanad - Message from Seanad

Teachtaireachta ó Roghchoiste - Message from Select Committee

Estimates for Public Services 2021: Message from Select Committee

Reopening Schools and Leaving Certificate Examinations: Statements

Banking Sector: Statements

Written Answers Nos. 1-9

European Council Meetings

Live Register

Covid-19 Pandemic

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Paindéim

Written Answers Nos. 10-37

Enterprise Support Services

Company Registration

Company Registration

Enterprise Ireland

Redundancy Payments

Company Law

Work Permits

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Enterprise Ireland

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Customs and Excise

Statutory Retirement Age

Workplace Relations Commission

Social Media Regulation

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Enterprise Support Services

Enterprise Support Services

Enterprise Support Services

Grant Payments

Written Answers Nos. 38-65

Health and Safety Inspections

Work Permits

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Enterprise Support Services

Trade Agreements

Flood Relief Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

National Broadband Plan

Post Office Network

Climate Action Plan

Just Transition Fund

Climate Change Policy

Bord na Móna

Climate Action Plan

Climate Change Policy

Warmer Homes Scheme

Postal Services

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Energy Efficiency

National Broadband Plan

Fuel Poverty

Written Answers Nos. 66-93

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate Change Policy

Climate Change Policy

Energy Efficiency

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environmental Schemes

Climate Action Plan

Environmental Schemes

Environmental Schemes

Better Energy Communities Programme

Energy Policy

Fuel Poverty

National Broadband Plan

Illegal Dumping

Illegal Dumping

Illegal Dumping

Environmental Policy

Warmer Homes Scheme

National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan

Waste Management

National Broadband Plan

Better Energy Communities Programme

Energy Efficiency

Written Answers Nos. 94-121

National Broadband Plan

North-South Interconnector

Biofuel Obligation Scheme

Cross-Border Co-operation

Electric Vehicles

Aviation Industry

Covid-19 Pandemic

Motor Tax

Rail Network

Road Network

Traffic Management

Driver Test

Rail Network

Driver Test

Tourism Industry

Driver Licences

Electric Vehicles

Local Authority Funding

Airport Policy

Tourism Data

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Written Answers Nos. 122-149

Driver Test

Driver Test

Driver Test

Local Authority Funding

Driver Licences

Electric Vehicles

Dublin Bus

Driver Licences

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Rail Network

Rail Network

Taxi Licences

Taxi Regulations

Taxi Data

Ministerial Communications

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Driver Test

Railway Stations

Driver Test

Driver Test

Pension Provisions

Public Transport

Public Transport

Taxi Licences

Written Answers Nos. 150-177

Driver Test

Cross-Border Co-operation

Airport Passenger Data

Cycling Policy

Departmental Schemes

Cycling Facilities

Driver Licences

Proposed Legislation

Driver Licences

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Driver Test

Brexit Issues

Driver Test

National Broadband Plan

Integrated Ticketing

Bus Services

Roads Maintenance

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Customs and Excise

Banking Sector

Written Answers Nos. 178-205

Mortgage Schemes

Interest Rates

Tax Yield

Mortgage Lending

Value Added Tax

Motor Tax

Tax Rebates

Banking Licences

Tax Data

Customs and Excise

Tax Data

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Vehicle Registration Tax

Vehicle Registration Tax

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Haulage Industry

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Legislative Measures

Value Added Tax

Written Answers Nos. 206-233

Vehicle Registration Tax

EU Directives

Mortgage Lending

Horse and Greyhound Fund

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

National Asset Management Agency

National Treasury Management Agency

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Revenue Commissioners

Tax and Social Welfare Codes

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Value Added Tax

Help-To-Buy Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Vehicle Registration Tax

Covid-19 Pandemic

Interest Rates

Tax Incentives

National Broadband Plan

Written Answers Nos. 234-261

Mortgage Lending

Office of Public Works

Legislative Reviews

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Office of Government Procurement

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Public Sector Staff

State Properties

Legislative Reviews

Flood Prevention Measures

Flood Prevention Measures

Office of Public Works

Civil Service

National Development Plan

National Broadband Plan

Office of Public Works

Garda Stations

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Semi-State Bodies

Written Answers Nos. 262-289

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Value Added Tax

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Sport and Recreational Development

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Sports Organisations

Covid-19 Paindéim

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Arts Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Arts Policy

Arts and Culture Capital Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Tourism Industry

Arts Promotion

Arts Policy

Written Answers Nos. 292-317

Sports Events

Covid-19 Pandemic

Tourism Promotion

Sports Funding

Departmental Funding

Departmental Functions

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

National Broadband Plan

Covid-19 Pandemic

Septic Tanks

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Road Network

Departmental Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hedge Cutting

Covid-19 Pandemic

Foreshore Issues

Solar Energy Guidelines

Written Answers Nos. 318-345

Renewable Energy Generation

Local Authority Schemes

Housing Adaptation Grant

Valuation Office

Departmental Contracts

Local Authority Housing

Tenant Purchase Scheme

Housing Adaptation Grant

Housing Adaptation Grant

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Archaeological Sites

Social and Affordable Housing

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Local Authority Rates

World Heritage Sites

Planning Guidelines

Social and Affordable Housing

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Flood Relief Schemes

Natural Heritage Areas

Local Authority Schemes

Homeless Persons Data

Local Authority Housing

Local Authority Housing

Written Answers Nos. 346-373

Residential Tenancies Board

Waste Management

Home Loan Scheme

Local Authority Housing

Local Authority Rates

Property Registration

Covid-19 Pandemic

National Broadband Plan

Cross-Border Co-operation

Shannon Airport Facilities

Middle East

Foreign Birth Registration

Covid-19 Pandemic

Public Procurement Contracts

Consular Services

Diplomatic Representation

European Council Meetings

Passport Applications

Foreign Birth Registration

Diplomatic Representation

Passport Applications

Election Monitoring Missions

Written Answers Nos. 374-401

National Broadband Plan

Vaccination Programme

Naval Service

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Gender Equality

Defence Forces Recruitment

Defence Forces Personnel

Defence Forces Personnel

Cybersecurity Policy

White Paper on Defence

White Paper on Defence

Departmental Reviews

National Broadband Plan

Schools Building Projects

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs Staff

Schools Building Projects

School Accommodation

Special Educational Needs

School Accommodation

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 402-429

Third Level Fees

Schools Administration

Schools Administration

Schools Administration

Schools Administration

State Examinations

Counselling Services

Schools Administration

Education and Training Provision

School Transport

Child Abuse

Summer Works Scheme

Cúrsaí Gaeilge

DEIS Scheme

Speech and Language Therapy

School Catchment Areas

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

School Transport

Written Answers Nos. 430-457

Special Educational Needs

Education and Training Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Special Educational Needs Staff

School Accommodation

Child and Family Agency

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Special Education Review

Covid-19 Pandemic

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

School Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Special Educational Needs Staff

Special Education Review

State Examinations

Third Level Fees

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 458-485

School Equipment

School Transport

School Curriculum

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

School Transport

School Transport

School Admissions

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Vaccination Programme

State Examinations

School Patronage

Education Policy

School Equipment

Special Education Review

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Special Educational Needs

State Examinations

Special Educational Needs

School Enrolments

Schools Building Projects

Teacher Training

Special Educational Needs

Broadband Infrastructure

Schools Building Projects

Written Answers Nos. 486-517

Schools Building Projects

Swimming Pool Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Admissions

Education Policy

Arts Policy

State Examinations

A Vision for Change

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Teacher Training

School Catchment Areas

School Transport

Schools Building Projects

Special Educational Needs Staff

Special Educational Needs

School Accommodation

School Accommodation

Covid-19 Pandemic

School Curriculum

Covid-19 Pandemic

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 518-545

Covid-19 Pandemic

Public Sector Pensions

National Broadband Plan

Education Fees

Qualifications Recognition

DEIS Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Invalidity Pension

Pension Provisions

Social Welfare Benefits

Pensions Reform

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Back to Education Allowance

Illness Benefit

Invalidity Pension

Fuel Allowance

Public Procurement Contracts

Community Employment Schemes

Covid-19 Pandemic

Child Poverty

Written Answers Nos. 546-573

Rent Supplement Scheme

Human Rights

Working Family Payment

JobsPlus Scheme

Social Welfare Appeals

Invalidity Pension

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Community Employment Schemes

Illness Benefit

Back to Education Allowance

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Social Welfare Schemes

Social Welfare Application Forms

Work Placement Programmes

Blind Person's Pension

Social Welfare Schemes

Child Benefit

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Personal Public Service Numbers

National Broadband Plan

Community Employment Schemes

Parental Leave

Children in Care

Children in Care

Child and Family Agency

Written Answers Nos. 574-601

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Rape Crisis Network Funding

Child and Family Agency

Parental Leave

Early Childhood Care and Education

Early Childhood Care and Education

Child and Family Agency

Public Procurement Contracts

Early Childhood Care and Education

Direct Provision System

Legislative Programme

Departmental Functions

Covid-19 Pandemic

Foster Care

Foster Care

Magdalen Laundries

Child and Family Agency

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Direct Provision System

Departmental Staff

Legislative Programme

Parental Leave

Childcare Services

Written Answers Nos. 602-629

Direct Provision System

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Child and Family Agency

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Departmental Schemes

Departmental Strategies

Parental Leave

Adoption Data

Adoption Services

Early Childhood Care and Education

Early Childhood Care and Education

National Broadband Plan

Cross-Border Co-operation

Apprenticeship Programmes

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Universal Support Ireland

Third Level Costs

Third Level Admissions

Third Level Education

SOLAS Training and Education Programmes

Written Answers Nos. 630-657

Third Level Admissions

Student Universal Support Ireland

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Third Level Education

Education Policy

Cross-Border Co-operation

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Student Universal Support Ireland

Student Assistance Fund

Departmental Data

Third Level Admissions

Student Accommodation

Freedom of Speech

National Broadband Plan

Land Ownership

Rental Sector

Alcohol Sales

Crime Data

Garda Strength

Missing Persons

Asylum Seekers

Written Answers Nos. 658-685

Prisoner Transfers

Domestic Violence

Garda Strength

Garda Data

Garda Data

Garda Resources

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Reviews

Commissions of Investigation

Commissions of Investigation

Commissions of Investigation

Commissions of Investigation

Private Security Authority

Visa Applications

Garda National Immigration Bureau

Garda National Immigration Bureau

Garda Transport Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Garda Training

Garda Recruitment

Visa Applications

Interest Rates

Written Answers Nos. 686-713

Ministerial Communications

Visa Applications

Visa Applications

Stardust Fire

Ministerial Correspondence

Fines Data

Garda Data

International Protection

Garda Data

Prisoner Transfers

Legislative Measures

Residency Permits

Liquor Licences

Crime Prevention

Gender Recognition

Naturalisation Applications

National Broadband Plan

Covid-19 Pandemic

Rape Crisis Network Funding

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Pandemic

Primary Medical Certificates

Covid-19 Pandemic

Assisted Human Reproduction

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Written Answers Nos. 714-741

HSE Waiting Lists

HSE Waiting Lists

Nursing Home Accommodation

Home Care Packages

Vaccination Programme

Home Care Packages

Care of the Elderly

Community Intervention Teams

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Medicinal Products

Health Screening Programmes

EU Directives

Health Services Access

Health Services Access

Drugs Payment Scheme

Departmental Expenditure

Hospital Services

National Public Health Emergency Team

Vaccination Programme

Health Services Staff

Hospital Appointments Status

Healthcare Policy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 742-769

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Pharmacy Regulations

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospital Waiting Lists

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

General Medical Services Scheme

Mental Health Services

Hospital Services

General Practitioner Services

Service Level Agreements

Home Care Packages

Eating Disorders

Drugs Payment Scheme

Treatment Abroad Scheme

Health Products Regulatory Authority

Written Answers Nos. 770-797

Health Services Staff

Health Services Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

National Public Health Emergency Team

National Public Health Emergency Team

Drugs Payment Scheme

Health Services Staff

Mental Health Services

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Health Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

HSE Staff

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Primary Care Centres

Medical Cards

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Written Answers Nos. 798-825

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Health Services Access

Hospital Waiting Lists

Cancer Services

Vaccination Programme

Overseas Development Aid

Obesity Strategy

Obesity Strategy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Public Procurement Contracts

HSE Staff

HSE Staff

HSE Staff

HSE Staff

HSE Staff

HSE Staff

HSE Staff

Written Answers Nos. 826-853

HSE Staff

HSE Staff

HSE Staff

HSE National Service Plan

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

European Health Insurance Card

Hospital Waiting Lists

Vaccination Programme

Health Services

Hospital Waiting Lists

Electronic Cigarettes

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Health Screening Programmes

Health Screening Programmes

Covid-19 Tests

Health Services Staff

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Health Services Access

Disability Services Provision

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 854-882

Respite Care Services

Primary Medical Certificates

Primary Medical Certificates

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Magdalen Laundries

Nursing Staff

Health Services Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Staff

Maternity Services

HSE Complaints Procedures

Health Services Staff

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Primary Medical Certificates

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Dental Services

Primary Medical Certificates

Primary Medical Certificates

Medicinal Products

Medicinal Products

Medicinal Products

Rare Diseases Strategy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Written Answers Nos. 883-909

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Mental Health Services

Disability Services Provision

Vaccination Programme

Health Screening Programmes

Cancer Services

Hospital Services

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Medical Aids and Appliances

Health and Social Care Professionals

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Disability Services Provision

Mental Health Services

Departmental Reports

Written Answers Nos. 910-937

Autism Support Services

Autism Support Services

Health Screening Programmes

Health Screening Programmes

Health Screening Programmes

Health Screening Programmes

Health Screening Programmes

Health Screening Programmes

Health Screening Programmes

Covid-19 Tests

Covid-19 Tests

Citizens' Assembly

National Drugs Strategy

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Respite Care Services

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Health Services Provision

Written Answers Nos. 938-965

Cross-Border Co-operation

Cross-Border Co-operation

Health Screening Programmes

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Primary Medical Certificates

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic

Primary Care Centres

Occupational Therapy

Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Tests

Disability Services Provision

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

HSE Staff

Health Screening Programmes

Health Screening Programmes

Health Screening Programmes

Dental Services

General Practitioner Services

Departmental Correspondence

Home Care Packages

Hospital Facilities

Vaccination Programme

Speech and Language Therapy

Vaccination Programme

Written Answers Nos. 966-993

Vaccination Programme

General Practitioner Services

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Medical Qualifications

Covid-19 Pandemic

Addiction Treatment Services

Vaccination Programme

Counselling Services

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Hospital Car Parks

Medical Cards

Debt Collection

Vaccination Programme

Health Services Funding

Departmental Correspondence

Vaccination Programme

Health Screening Programmes

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Mental Health Services

Burial Grounds

Vaccination Programme

Primary Medical Certificates

Written Answers Nos. 994-1021

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Vaccination Programme

Hospital Appointments Status

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Health Services Staff

National Broadband Plan

Covid-19 Pandemic

Data Protection

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Covid-19 Pandemic

Prescriptions Charges

Vaccination Programme

Data Collection

Data Collection

Data Collection

Health and Safety Regulations

Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Programme

Abortion Services

Written Answers Nos. 1022-1049

Forestry Sector

Timber Supply

Timber Supply

Forestry Sector

Agriculture Industry

Tillage Sector

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Fishing Industry

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Fishing Industry

Departmental Appointments

Brexit Issues

Agriculture Schemes

Forestry Sector

Forestry Sector

Fishing Industry

Beef Industry

Agriculture Schemes

Agriculture Schemes

Greyhound Industry

Greyhound Industry

Written Answers Nos. 1050-1080

Greyhound Industry

Customs and Excise

Animal Diseases

Animal Identification Schemes

Coillte Teoranta

Coillte Teoranta

Brexit Supports

Forestry Sector

Forestry Sector

Forestry Sector

Felling Licences

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Horse Racing Ireland

Horse Racing Ireland

Horse Racing Ireland

Horse Racing Ireland

Covid-19 Pandemic

Forestry Sector

Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority

Written Answers Nos. 1081-1103

Research and Development

Greyhound Industry

Horse Racing Ireland

Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority

Teagasc Activities

Fishing Industry

Agriculture Schemes

Animal Diseases

Animal Welfare

Agriculture Industry

National Broadband Plan

Agrifood Sector

Public Procurement Contracts

Covid-19 Pandemic

Departmental Reports

Broadband Infrastructure

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Tourism Industry

National Broadband Plan


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