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Wednesday, 13 January 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: his plans to reimburse couples who have lost deposits and incurred other costs due to Covid-19 restrictions for weddings; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that some construction sites are operating with thousands of workers a day; the steps he is taking to ensure compliance with Covid-19 regulations in this...More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: his views on the waiving of intellectual property rules for Covid-19 vaccines and other related drugs in order to assist poorer countries in responding to the pandemic; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the actions his Department is taking to improve the track and trace operation in relation to Covid-19 in view of recent case numbers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to raise awareness of the importance of properly disposing of face masks to reduce the spread of Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the outdoor activities sector is excluded from the Covid restrictions support scheme due to the fact that most of the sector's business activity is ...More Button

Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that his Department has advised the HSE to pause all applications for the primary medical certificate which have not already been assessed due to a Supre...More Button

Mortgage Lending

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that mortgage providers are refusing loans on the basis that an applicant is on the employment wage subsidy scheme regardless of ability to make repaymen...More Button

Arts Funding

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: if her Department will provide grant funding to support the commercial live events sector; if the arts and culture recovery task force is giving consideration to the sector; and if she will make a ...More Button

Housing Assistance Payment

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if the level of housing assistance payment in Dublin will be reviewed to ensure families on social welfare have sufficient funds left for other essentials after rent top ups; and if he will make a ...More Button

Homelessness Strategy

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: the progress made on the programme for Government commitment to publish a youth homelessness strategy; his plans to engage with stakeholders in youth and homeless services in developing the strateg...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if the Dublin Region Housing Executive or DRHE has responsibility for youth homelessness in the Dublin region; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: when is the current target to end homelessness in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: the status of action 13.2 of the national LGBTI+ inclusion strategy, for which his Department is responsible, to ensure that the rights and diversity of LGBTI+ service users are respected and promo...More Button

Homeless Persons Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: the number of persons who presented as homeless in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social and Affordable Housing

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: the contractual obligations for delivery of Part V units through leasing; the number of units provided via this method in 2018, 2019 and 2020, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Housing Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: the number of new houses built in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Human Rights

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: if he will condemn the recent execution of a person (details supplied); the measures he is taking to outlaw capital punishment around the world; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: the status of action 24.1 of the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy 2019-2021 to research the banning of LGBT conversion therapy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice: the status of action 21.3 of the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy 2019-2021 to implement a fully functioning online system for reporting hate crime; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Research Funding

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: if the EU has provided research funding to companies conducting business in illegal Israeli settlements; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Foreign Policy

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: the support provided by his Department and the EU for Syrian refugees in Lebanon; the additional supports required; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Admissions

Asked the Minister for Education: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that children on the northside of Dublin will be faced with extended morning travel times due to lack of school places; the steps her Department is takin...More Button

Schools Building Projects

Asked the Minister for Education: the person or body residents that can liaise with regarding traffic and construction issues relating to the construction of new schools funded by her Department; and if she will make a statement on...More Button

State Examinations

Asked the Minister for Education: the steps she is taking to ensure the 2021 leaving certificate makes accommodation for the large amount of in-class learning time lost due to Covid-19 during both this and the previous academic yea...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: if her Department is in contact with second-level student representative bodies in relation to the 2021 leaving certificate; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the steps she is taking to ensure that the 2021 junior certificate makes accommodation for the large amount of in-class learning time lost due to Covid-19 during both this and the previous academic...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: if the dates and deadlines for leaving certificate projects and other work outside of the written examinations will be extended; the steps she is taking in respect of these aspects of the examinati...More Button

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: the number of Syrian family members reunited under the Irish refugee protection humanitarian admission programme of the Irish refugee protection programme; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Children in Care

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: the number of young persons discharged from State care into homeless services in 2018, 2019 and 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Childcare Costs

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: if parents will be charged crèche fees in order to save their children’s place even if they are not attending; his plans to address the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Deportation Orders

Asked the Minister for Justice: if her attention has been drawn to the recent deportation of a man in Dublin Airport; the current policy in relation to deportations; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice: the position of her Department on deportations; if her attention has been drawn to the transfer order issues to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Family Law Cases

Asked the Minister for Justice: if her attention has been drawn to the memo of concern to the WHO regarding parent alienation (details supplied); her views on the concerns set out; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice: her views on recommendation 36 of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality Report on Reform of the Family Law System; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Justice: if hate crime will be a stand-alone criminal offence under her new proposals; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Family Reunification

Asked the Minister for Justice: if all those who apply for family reunification receive acknowledgement of their applications from her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice: the family reunification rights of Irish refugee protection programme humanitarian admissions programme, IHAP, refugees; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Medicinal Products

Asked the Minister for Health: when the drug Luxturna will become widely available for persons suffering from degenerative retinal disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mental Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the public funding received by the youth mental health organisation Jigsaw in 2019 and 2020, respectively.More Button

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the public funding spent on HSE youth and adolescent mental health services in 2019 and 2020, respectively.More Button

National LGBTI+ Strategy

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of action 15.1 of the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy 2019-2021 to update the National Sexual Health Strategy in 2020 to include the needs of the LGBTI+ community; and if he will make...More Button

Vaccination Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: when the entire population will be vaccinated against Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount spent by his Department on the health element of Housing First initiatives in 2018, 2019 and 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Covid-19 Tests

Asked the Minister for Health: if his Department is advising doctors to refer teachers for a Covid-19 test who show only one symptom of the virus; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Live Exports

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the animal welfare standards other countries must meet in order to receive live exports; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button