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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Home Care Packages

Catherine Connolly

1339. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in County Galway who have been approved for the home support service but are still on the waiting list; the number waiting over 6, 12, 18 and 24 months respectively; the longest period of time a person has been waiting; the average length of time that persons have been waiting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62941/21]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Home Care Packages

Catherine Connolly

1340. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each CHO who have been approved for the home support service but are still on the waiting list; the number waiting over 6, 12, 18 and 24 months respectively; the longest period of time a person has been waiting; the average length of time that persons have been waiting in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62942/21]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Home Care Packages

Catherine Connolly

1341. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the number of homecare hours applied for by CHO2 in each of the past five years; the number of homecare hours granted in CHO2 over each of the past five years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62943/21]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Home Care Packages

Catherine Connolly

1342. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the number of homecare hours applied for in County Galway over each of the past five years; the number of homecare hours granted in County Galway over each of the past five years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62944/21]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Home Care Packages

Catherine Connolly

1388. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the details of all service providers providing home support services in Galway city and county in tabular form; the number of home support hours contracted to each service provider in Galway city and county in each month in 2020 and 2021, in tabular form; the number of home support hours delivered by each service provider in Galway city and county in each month in 2020 and 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [63070/21]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Catherine Connolly

1600. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the measures that are in place to ensure the updating of the EU Digital COVID Certificate to accommodate the booster vaccine given many persons will be unable to access vital services in some European Union member states in the absence of such a certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1080/22]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Catherine Connolly

1629. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the steps a person must take to obtain a second certificate of recovery from Covid-19 for the purposes of the EU Digital COVID Certificate in cases in which a person has been infected with the virus for a second time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1138/22]

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Thu, 16 Dec 2021

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Public Transport

Catherine Connolly

14. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Transport the terms of reference of the upcoming review of the Galway Transport Strategy; the expected timeline for the completion of the review; the timeline for the feasibility study for light rail in Galway, which will be carried out as part of the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62326/21]

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Thu, 16 Dec 2021

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Park-and-Ride Facilities

Catherine Connolly

82. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 162 of 4 November 2021, the progress made to date on the identification of suitable sites for park and ride in Galway; the details of the initial review being conducted on existing public transport services available along each corridor, as referred to in the National Transport Authority response to the question; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62327/21]

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Thu, 16 Dec 2021

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Departmental Reviews

Catherine Connolly

92. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Finance the status of the promised review of the help-to-buy scheme; the person or body that will carry out the review; the terms of reference of the review; the timeline for the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62328/21]

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Thu, 16 Dec 2021

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Tax Reliefs

Catherine Connolly

145. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Finance his plans for a review of the special assignee relief programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62329/21]

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Wed, 15 Dec 2021

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Consumer Protection

Catherine Connolly

9. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 119 of 7 December 2021, the steps he is taking to ensure that the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission secures a copy of the report for the Irish owners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62163/21]

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Wed, 15 Dec 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Catherine Connolly

115. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education her plans to review the minimum essential qualification for special needs assistants in line with a campaign (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [62182/21]

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Wed, 15 Dec 2021

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Catherine Connolly

145. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the analysis his Department has carried out on introducing flexibility in the lower age limit for the ECCE scheme to accommodate children born near the deadline; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62018/21]

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Wed, 15 Dec 2021

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Medical Aids and Appliances

Catherine Connolly

199. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the assessment that has been carried out to date into the potential impact on COPD patients in Ireland further to a field safety notice (details supplied), particularly in view of the use of these devices in hospitals and community care settings; the actions taken to date in response to the field safety notice and with regard to ensuring that all affected patients are alerted to the notice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62164/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Catherine Connolly

59. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the timeline for the publication of the finalised terms of reference for the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS 1); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61485/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Energy Policy

Catherine Connolly

87. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications further to Parliamentary Question No. 33 of 4 November 2021, the status of the review of the security of energy supply of Ireland’s electricity and gas systems; the timeline for the public consultation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61486/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Wind Energy Guidelines

Catherine Connolly

300. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the timeline for the publication of the revised wind energy development guidelines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61571/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Departmental Strategies

Catherine Connolly

301. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the timeline for the publication of the national coastal change management strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61572/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Passport Services

Catherine Connolly

370. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if there has been an audit or review carried out or commissioned by his Department into service user interaction with the Passport Office; the analysis that has been undertaken by his Department into the efficacy of communications between the passport service and the public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61997/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Covid-19 Tests

Catherine Connolly

480. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his plans to include students in private education colleges in the free antigen testing programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61535/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Catherine Connolly

531. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health if persons presenting for Covid-19 vaccination post-infection with Covid-19 can opt to receive a vaccine (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61122/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Harbours and Piers

Catherine Connolly

811. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development further to Parliamentary Question No. 1040 of 10 February 2021, the status of development of the pier on Inis Oírr; when she expects the works to be completed; the cost of the project to date; the estimated total cost of the project; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [61116/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Rural Schemes

Catherine Connolly

812. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development further to Parliamentary Question No. 32 of 14 October 2021, the status of the promised €2 million scheme to fund the development of town masterplans; the details of the scheme; the selection criteria for the scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [61117/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Regeneration Projects

Catherine Connolly

813. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development further to Parliamentary Question No. 69 of 14 October 2021, the status of the report on the town centre first approach; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [61131/21]

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Thu, 9 Dec 2021

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Agriculture Industry

Catherine Connolly

36. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 24 of 21 October 2021, the status of the wool feasibility study; when the final report will be published; the status of the stakeholder group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [60769/21]

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Thu, 9 Dec 2021

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Fishing Industry

Catherine Connolly

54. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the commitment to ensure that inshore waters continue to be protected for smaller fishing vessels and that pair trawling will be prohibited inside the six-mile limit given the commitment to same in the Programme for Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [60770/21]

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Thu, 9 Dec 2021

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Data Centres

Catherine Connolly

96. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 32 of 2 November 2021, the status of the review of the Government statement on the Role of Data Centres in Ireland’s Enterprise Strategy 2018; the timeline of the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [60795/21]

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Thu, 9 Dec 2021

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Enterprise Policy

Catherine Connolly

107. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 6 of 2 November 2021, the status of the new west regional enterprise plan to 2024; if the plan has been finalised to date; when the plan will be published; the analysis that has been carried out in the preparation of the plan with regard to supporting sustainable, community-based, indigenous industries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [60799/21]

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Thu, 9 Dec 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Catherine Connolly

138. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the analysis his Department has carried out into the uptake and effectiveness of Government supports for Covid-19 impacted businesses; the uptake to date of each of the Covid-19 business supports provided by his Department in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [60797/21]

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Thu, 9 Dec 2021

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Work Permits

Catherine Connolly

154. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his plans to include home care workers on the critical skills list in view of ongoing challenges in sourcing workers in this area and to facilitate non-EEA workers in obtaining permits to work in this sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [60798/21]

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Thu, 9 Dec 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Catherine Connolly

159. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 36 of 2 November 2021, if he will report on his engagement at European Union and World Trade Organization level with regard to the waiving of intellectual property rights in respect of Covid-19 vaccines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [60796/21]

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Tue, 7 Dec 2021

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Harbours and Piers

Catherine Connolly

62. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development further to Parliamentary Question No. 19 of 14 October 2021, the status of the development of Caladh Mór pier on Inis Meáin; the status of the development of the updated simulation by the National Maritime College of Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [60119/21]

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Tue, 7 Dec 2021

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Island Communities

Catherine Connolly

89. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development further to Parliamentary Question No. 61 of 14 October 2021, the status of the new policy for the islands; when she expects the initial draft of the policy to be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [60118/21]

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Tue, 7 Dec 2021

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Company Law

Catherine Connolly

119. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 141 of 24 March 2021, the steps he plans to take to ensure that the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission secures a copy of the report for the Irish owners who risk losing their family homes given that 12 owners have received demand letters from a solicitor (details supplied) on behalf of a bank which have been followed in five cases with European enforcement orders which under European Union legislation cannot be contested; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59824/21]

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Fri, 3 Dec 2021

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Domestic Violence

Catherine Connolly

62. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth further to Parliamentary Question No. 113 of 7 October 2021, when the strategic review by Tusla of the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic violence will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59446/21]

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Fri, 3 Dec 2021

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Direct Provision System

Catherine Connolly

82. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the integration policy being developed by his Department in respect of the new model that will replace the direct provision system; when the new model will be operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59447/21]

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Fri, 3 Dec 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Catherine Connolly

98. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health his plans to extend the validity of the digital Covid-19 certificate to nine months for persons who have recovered from Covid-19 infection, particularly in view of HIQA's recommendation that the period of presumptive protective immunity following infection with Covid-19 should remain at nine months post infection; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59481/21]

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Fri, 3 Dec 2021

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Hospital Equipment

Catherine Connolly

108. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health his plans for investment in additional MRI machines in County Galway; the details of analysis carried out or commissioned by his Department into the adequacy of MRI provision in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59480/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Company Law

Catherine Connolly

3. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 141 of 24 March and 174 of 15 September 2021, the status of plans to conduct an investigation into potential mis-selling by Irish agents involved in the French leaseback property scandal; the engagement he has had with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in this regard since September 2021; if the Commission has to-date received the final report of the investigation by the French consumer protection authorities La direction générale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des fraudes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59581/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Middle East

Catherine Connolly

74. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to a decision by the Belgian Government to intensify its scrutiny of all goods originating in Israel in order to ensure that all products from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory are excluded from preferential trade tariffs under the EU-Israel Association Agreement; if he will consult with his Belgian colleague and other like-minded European Union states in the context of the recently registered European Citizen’s Initiative to develop an European Union legal proposal to ban trade with these settlements; if he considers such leadership from Ireland appropriate in view of the strong support of the Houses of the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59650/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Departmental Strategies

Catherine Connolly

122. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the Strategy Development Group to develop the Autism Innovation Strategy; the membership of the group; the terms of reference of the group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59524/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Legislative Measures

Catherine Connolly

123. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when the legislation required to support excavation of the site of the former Mother and Baby home in Tuam will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59525/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Direct Provision System

Catherine Connolly

124. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when HIQA will begin undertaking independent inspections of direct provision centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59526/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Child and Family Agency

Catherine Connolly

125. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the amount of the €41 million in additional funding allocated to Tusla in Budget 2022 that will be allocated to domestic violence supports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59527/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Child Protection

Catherine Connolly

126. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 737 of 31 March and 412 of 16 November 2021, the status of his engagement or plans for same with persons affected by illegal birth registrations in relation to the report of the Special Rapporteur titled Proposals for a state response to illegal birth registrations in Ireland; when he expects to publish the report of the Special Rapporteur; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59528/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Emergency Departments

Catherine Connolly

182. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 435 and 436 of 13 June 2021, the status of the Strategic Assessment Report and Preliminary Business Case Report required in respect of the proposed emergency department and women and children’s block in University Hospital Galway; his plans to publish these reports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59533/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Primary Care Centres

Catherine Connolly

183. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 96 of 5 December 2018, the status of the proposed primary care centre for Galway city west; the location of same; when he expects the centre to be operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59534/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Disability Services

Catherine Connolly

184. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the status of the reconfiguration of the Galway Roscommon ASD service to the new Children’s Disability Network Services for Children and Young People; the engagement his Department has had with service users and their families with regard to the reconfiguration; the number of children who are currently on the waiting list for assessment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59535/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Primary Care Centres

Catherine Connolly

185. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 680 of 15 September 2021, the status of the development of a primary care centre on Inisbofin; if a site has been purchased to date; if an application for planning permission has been submitted in respect of the promised primary care centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59536/21]

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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Hospital Facilities

Catherine Connolly

186. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the status of the construction of the two orthopaedic theatres with ancillary accommodation for the provision of elective procedures in Merlin Park University Hospital; if he expects construction to be complete by the end of 2021 as previously planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59537/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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State Bodies

Catherine Connolly

216. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if CEOs of statutory organisations may hold board and or committee positions in other organisations in this or another jurisdiction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58772/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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State Examinations

Catherine Connolly

325. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education her plans to facilitate leaving certificate students in the 2021-2022 academic year that wish to make use of either calculated grades or in-person examinations. [58491/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Third Level Admissions

Catherine Connolly

448. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he has conducted an analysis in relation to the number of college places available in the context of grade inflation. [58492/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Third Level Admissions

Catherine Connolly

449. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he has conducted an analysis in relation to the number of college places available in the context of grade inflation; and if she has consulted with the State Examinations Committee and or the CAO on this matter. [58493/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Departmental Records

Catherine Connolly

585. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 240 of 3 May 2017, 1112 of 2 June 2017 and 1743 of 27 July 2021, if the files have been retrieved; if not, when the files will be made available given that it is now over four and a half years since the initial request; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58706/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Catherine Connolly

619. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to delays in the processing of overseas applications at the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland; the steps he is taking to address such delays; the way in which the new digitised system MyNMBI, which was launched in September 2020, has contributed to these delays; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58754/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Catherine Connolly

620. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health if the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland is progressing applications to support the overseas nursing recruitment campaign, encompassing 300 nursing staff, being undertaken by the Saolta Group; the number of applications to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland received to date; the status of those applications in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland system; if the first cohort of additional staff will be on the NMBI register in order to begin work with the Saolta Group in January 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58755/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Catherine Connolly

621. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the number of registered ICU nurses recorded as practising in this area on the new digitised registration system MyNMBI that is maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, from September 2020 to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58756/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Employment Support Services

Catherine Connolly

5. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Social Protection the analysis her Department has carried out into the lessons learned from the first phase of procurement for the new regional employment service model; her plans to publish this analysis; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57995/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Catherine Connolly

46. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Social Protection the review her Department has carried out into extending the qualifying criteria for the payment of the fuel allowance to include all persons in receipt of the carer’s allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57987/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Departmental Reports

Catherine Connolly

105. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of the cost of disability report commissioned by her Department; when she expects the report to be published; the details of the engagement her Department has had with other relevant Departments in relation to the finalisation of the report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57986/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Domestic Violence

Catherine Connolly

150. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice the status of the third national strategy on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence; when the strategy will be published; if the strategy will include a fully costed implementation plan; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57989/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Local Authorities

Catherine Connolly

232. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage further to Parliamentary Question No. 362 of 28 September 2021, the status of the review of the position in relation to the filling of the post of the chief executive of Galway County Council on a permanent basis; when the review will be completed; the person or body that is carrying out the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58061/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Local Authorities

Catherine Connolly

233. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage further to Parliamentary Question No. 364 of 28 September 2021, the status of the review by the Office of the Planning Regulator of Galway City Council; when the review will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58062/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Local Authorities

Catherine Connolly

234. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage further to Parliamentary Question No. 363 of 28 September 2021, the local authorities that will be reviewed in 2022 by the Office of the Planning Regulator; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58063/21]

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Wed, 24 Nov 2021

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Domestic Violence

Catherine Connolly

128. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of the review of the pilot protocol agreed by her Department and Tusla in August 2020 to make rent supplement more easily accessible to victims of domestic violence; her plans for the continuation of this scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58024/21]

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Wed, 24 Nov 2021

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Public Services Card

Catherine Connolly

129. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will clarify the payments administered by her Department which can be accessed without having a public services card; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58025/21]

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Wed, 24 Nov 2021

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Public Services Card

Catherine Connolly

130. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Social Protection her plans to commission an independent review of the roll-out to date of the public services card; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58026/21]

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Wed, 24 Nov 2021

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International Protection

Catherine Connolly

161. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice the status of the promised Afghan Admission Programme; the details of the eligibility criteria; when the programme will be open for applications; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58036/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Catherine Connolly

79. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education her plans to expand the DEIS programme to additional schools in 2022 and 2023; the timeline for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57189/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Catherine Connolly

146. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education the details of the audits carried out by her Department in respect of existing school buildings in Galway city, both vacant and occupied, to ascertain the need for the construction of additional school buildings in the city to accommodate rising student numbers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57190/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Catherine Connolly

445. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of persons including children seeking international protection who have been required to quarantine in hotels on arrival in Ireland from 1 October 2021 to date in November 2021; the number of persons that have been required to quarantine beyond 14 days; if those who receive a negative PCR test no earlier than five days after arrival are permitted to exit quarantine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57411/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Prison Service

Catherine Connolly

463. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice the number of Covid-19 cases reported in each of the prisons here in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of Covid-19 related hospitalisations that occurred in respect of each of the prisons in the same period; the number of Covid-19 related deaths that occurred in respect of each of the prisons in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [56911/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Health Services

Catherine Connolly

657. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 655 of 16 November 2021, his plans to carry out or commission a national audit to determine the number of stroke survivors in Ireland particularly in view of the fact that the most recent estimation of this kind was undertaken in 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57454/21]

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021

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Departmental Communications

Catherine Connolly

60. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the engagement he has had with his counterparts at European Union level regarding the continuation of the EU-Israel Association Agreement particularly in view of Israel’s ongoing treatment of the Palestinian people and its human rights obligations under Article 2 of the Association Agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56538/21]

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021

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Defence Forces

Catherine Connolly

83. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Defence the status of plans to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the battle of Jadotville; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56532/21]

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021

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Defence Forces

Catherine Connolly

92. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Defence the status of the independent review to examine the effectiveness of the policies, systems and procedures currently in place for dealing with bullying, harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the Defence Forces; the terms of reference for the review; the person or body that will be carrying out the review; the timeline for the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56531/21]

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021

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Defence Forces

Catherine Connolly

218. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Defence the status of the work of the Commission on the Defence Forces; when he expects to receive the final report of the Commission; if he has received interim reports to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56586/21]

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021

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Defence Forces

Catherine Connolly

219. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Defence the status of the implementation of the report by the independent review group on Jadotville; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56587/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Departmental Communications

Catherine Connolly

99. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the engagement has he had with his European Union counterparts with regard to the forcible eviction of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and dispossession of their properties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56540/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Departmental Inquiries

Catherine Connolly

138. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his plans for a commission of inquiry into wardship to be carried out in tandem with the planned opening of the decision support service, particularly in view of issues around the oversight of wards’ funds as highlighted in a programme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56309/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Legislative Measures

Catherine Connolly

139. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when the assisted decision-making (capacity) (amendment) Bill will be published; if a decision has been made to date as to the Oireachtas Committee that will carry out pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56310/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Legislative Measures

Catherine Connolly

140. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the full commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015; the analysis that has been carried out into the impact the delay in commencing this legislation has had on persons in wardship and their families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56311/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Flood Risk Management

Catherine Connolly

70. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the details of his Department’s overall strategy or master plan for countering the impact of rising sea levels and coastal flooding in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55883/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Flood Risk Management

Catherine Connolly

108. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the flood relief works in the Spanish Arch area of Galway city; the cost of same to date; the estimated total cost of the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55882/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Flood Risk Management

Catherine Connolly

240. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the flood relief scheme in Clifden, County Galway; the public consultation that has taken place or is planned in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55940/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Freedom of Information

Catherine Connolly

241. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 5 of 23 September 2021, the status of the review of the freedom of information framework; the terms of reference of the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55941/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Departmental Bodies

Catherine Connolly

242. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of times the natural water retention measures working group met in 2020 and to date 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55942/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Child Protection

Catherine Connolly

412. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth further to Parliamentary Question No. 737 of 31 March 2021, if he has received and will publish the report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection which was due on 31 October 2021 following the publication of A Shadow Cast Long, the independent review report into incorrect birth registrations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55923/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Prison Service

Catherine Connolly

457. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice the number of deaths that have occurred among prisoners in the Midlands prison in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the cause of death in each case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55602/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Covid-19 Tests

Catherine Connolly

550. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health his plans to open an additional Covid-19 test centre in Galway which would be located in the city centre and would operate seven days a week in order to facilitate increased and more timely testing for Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55716/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Catherine Connolly

635. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Number 872 of 19 October 2021, the recruitment process undertaken by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for senior positions (details supplied) in tabular form; the number of applications received for each senior position; the number shortlisted for each senior position; the number who attended for interview for each senior position; the title and position of each interview panel member for each interview panel; if they were internal NMBI staff or external staff; if the successful candidate in respect of each position was an internal staff member, NMBI board member, NMBI committee member or external applicant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56041/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Catherine Connolly

639. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the status of the roll-out of the third Covid-19 vaccine dose in particular for those who are immunosuppressed or compromised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56057/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Health Services

Catherine Connolly

655. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health if up to date data is collected by the HSE regarding the number of stroke survivors in Ireland; if so, the number of stroke survivors in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56132/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Local Authorities

Catherine Connolly

37. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the development of a biodiversity officer programme pursuant to the Programme for Government; the analysis his Department carried out in 2021 to ensure that all 31 local authorities have a sufficient number of biodiversity and heritage officers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55192/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Vacant Sites

Catherine Connolly

43. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of demands and the value of same for the vacant site levy issued by Galway City Council and Galway County Council in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the amount of the vacant site levy collected by Galway City Council and Galway County Council in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55191/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Údarás na Gaeltachta

Catherine Connolly

108. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Catherine Connolly den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán maidir le Ceist Pharlaiminte Uimhir 12 ar an 5ú Deireadh Fómhair 2021, an dtabharfaidh sí soiléiriú ar an athbhreithniú atá idir lámha ag Údarás na Gaeltachta ar na córais agus ar an gcur chuige atá i bhfeidhm ag an údarás faoi láthair chun tacú le cur chun cinn na Gaeilge sna cliantchuideachtaí agus ar na bealaí a dhéantar an t-ábhar a bhaineann leo a riaradh; cathain a chríochnófar tuarascáil an athbhreithnithe; cathain a fhoilseofar tuarascáil an athbhreithnithe; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [55213/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Pleanáil Teanga

Catherine Connolly

114. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Catherine Connolly den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán maidir le Ceist Pharlaiminte Uimhir 34 ar an 5ú Deireadh Fómhair 2021, an dtabharfaidh sí soiléiriú ar stádas phlean teanga Oileán Árann agus plean teanga na Gaeltachta Láir; cathain a cheadófar na 26 phlean teanga; cé mhéad plean díobh sin atá ag feidhmiú faoi láthair; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [55211/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Tourism Industry

Catherine Connolly

129. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media further to Parliamentary Question No. 394 of 19 October 2021, the engagement she has had with Fáilte Ireland with regard to extending the tourism accommodation providers' business continuity scheme to independent tourism providers who are not registered with Fáilte Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55209/21]

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