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Tuesday, 6 October 2020

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Covid-19 (Arts): Statements (Continued)

I will bring it down a notch. First, I am here to tell the Minister again what a great place west Cork is. I take every opportunity to tell her that. After listening to the other contributions, ...More Button

Only a few weeks ago the arts industry was looking at innovative ways to get back up and running again. It was considering the potential of socially distanced gigs and events. In west Cork, soc...More Button

Unfortunately, last night's news came like a hammer fist to an industry that was already on its knees. People in the industry are scratching their heads as to where they will go now. That is wh...More Button

There are supports available. The song writing and recording grant is being very well received. I spoke to a couple of engineers who are getting work on the basis of that grant. There will not...More Button

Second, there is the back to work enterprise allowance scheme. Under the scheme, people who are on social welfare and are seeking to start their own businesses can claim payments for a two-year ...More Button

Housing Policy

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if he has considered a scheme to encourage the turning of over-the-shop premises into housing as a way to revitalise rural communities.More Button

Brexit Negotiations

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: the main obstacles to a deal between the European Union and the UK; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Broadband Plan

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: if he will request a company (details supplied) to establish a more accessible contact facility by phone or email to better facilitate queries in relation to the national broadband rollout.More Button

Special Educational Needs Staff

Asked the Minister for Education: the plans in place to minimise the movement of SNAs in circumstances in which they currently care for many students in different classes making contact tracing very difficult.More Button

Occupational Therapy

Asked the Minister for Health: if it is necessary to redeploy occupational therapists to Covid-19 testing centres in view of the fact that there is already a waiting list of up to two years after referral for a child to be seen ...More Button