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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Forbairt na Gaeilge

Éamon Ó Cuív

600. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán cén tacaíocht atá á tabhairt i bhfoirm deontas reatha d’Amharclann Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe; an bhfuil i gceist í a mhéadú ar aon dul leis an maoiniú atá ar fáil ón gComhairle Ealaíon don amharclann náisiúnta Bhéarla; cén fáth go bhfuil amharclann na Gaeilge ag fáil cistíocht i bhfad níos lú ná í á chur san áireamh gurb í an Ghaeilge an Teanga Náisiúnta; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [41579/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Wastewater Treatment

Éamon Ó Cuív

747. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the discussions that he or his officials have had with the Minister for Rural and Community Development or her officials in relation to the need to provide sewerage services on the Aran Islands, Galway and the possibility of the two Departments making a special allocation of finance for this; the result of these discussions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41285/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Disability Services

Éamon Ó Cuív

2027. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health when comprehensive services will be available to autistic children from their local children’s disability network team nationally; the shortfall in staff in each CDNT at present and the grades and specialties involved; the steps that are being taken to rectify this issue; the reason that full early intervention is not being provided given that it is recognised to be vital in terms of long-term outcomes for children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41804/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Forbairt Calaí agus Céanna

Éamon Ó Cuív

2142. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara cén dul chun cinn atá déanta ó mhí Feabhra 2022 ar fhorbairt an chéibh domhan mhara i Ros a Mhíl; cén uair a bhfuil súil obair a thosnú ar an suíomh, dreigeáil san áireamh [41286/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Fishing Industry

Éamon Ó Cuív

36. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a new decommissioning scheme for fishing vessels will be announced; the conditions that will apply to the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38514/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Agriculture Schemes

Éamon Ó Cuív

57. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the new acres agri-environmental scheme will be announced; the special conditions that will apply on designated land in terms of co-operation between farmers; if this scheme will apply to commonage land; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38515/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Payments

Éamon Ó Cuív

89. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Social Protection the work that has been carried out in the past year to review the terms of the various means tested schemes to make them more equitable and to increase the incentive to work for persons in receipt of means tested social welfare payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38516/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Éamon Ó Cuív

98. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Social Protection the reasoning behind the method of assessing capital under the various means tested schemes; if she intends on reforming this to ensure a more equitable system of assessment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38517/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Sports Events

Éamon Ó Cuív

238. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 185 of 23 June 2022, if he will follow up with the National Transport Authority; the reason that a detailed response was not issued which he referred to it for a response within ten days; if he will ensure in the future that such replies issue within the ten-day timeframe mentioned in the reply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39047/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Housing Schemes

Éamon Ó Cuív

283. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Finance if he will change the 70% borrowing rule in relation to the minimum eligible amount of borrowing for the help-to-buy scheme to exclude the value of the site in assessing the gross value of the house for the purpose of the scheme and instead base it on a minimum of 70% of the actual construction cost of the house being borrowed in the case of single houses built on land gifted by a parent or close relative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39044/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Flood Risk Management

Éamon Ó Cuív

330. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Minister of State at his Department or the Office of Public Works have yet convened a meeting with the Department of Transport and Mayo County Council in relation to funding the South Mayo flood relief scheme that is urgently needed; if not, when this meeting will be convened; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39040/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Departmental Policies

Éamon Ó Cuív

362. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if persons whose houses were repossessed and sold are eligible to apply for local authority loans to purchase a new house; if not, if he intends to change the rules to afford these persons a second chance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39024/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Legislative Process

Éamon Ó Cuív

363. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when it is hoped that the review by his Department of the amendments made in Seanad Éireann to the Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2016 will be completed in order that he can bring a memorandum to Government seeking approval to have the Bill restored to the Order Paper of Dáil Éireann; the reason for the delay with this work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39030/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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School Transport

Éamon Ó Cuív

467. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education the arrangements that have been made to compensate school bus service providers for the unprecedented increase in the price of fuel for buses; the discussions that have taken place with representative organisations of these service providers in relation to this matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38808/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Departmental Policies

Éamon Ó Cuív

485. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education if it is intended to provide funding for special ongoing day programmes for children going to special primary schools that would cover a structured programme of school-based activities during the school holidays each year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39026/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Special Educational Needs

Éamon Ó Cuív

489. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education if she will change the criteria that reasonable accommodations of certificate examinations apply for the appointment of readers for leaving Certificate examination students to allow readers to include language modifiers for Leaving certificate candidates whose disability has a very substantial and long-term effect resulting in very persistent and significant difficulties in accessing and processing information and whose role would be to clarify the carrier language in the examination paper when requested to do so by the examination candidate and who would be prohibited from explaining technical terms or subject-specific terms; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39041/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Éamon Ó Cuív

516. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Social Protection if her Department has examined and costed the proposals in relation to means testing made by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection, Rural and Community Development and the Islands in 2021; if the changes proposed will be included in the consideration by her Department for budget 2023; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34171/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Éamon Ó Cuív

517. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Social Protection if her Department has examined the effect of means testing as a barrier to persons either engaging in self-employment or employment or increasing their income from both; if so, the results of this examination; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34172/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Appeals

Éamon Ó Cuív

539. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Social Protection if it is proposed to limit the right of an appellant to the independent social welfare appeals office to seek and obtain an oral hearing; if appeals officers have to seek permission from senior management before granting an oral hearing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39037/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Appeals

Éamon Ó Cuív

540. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Social Protection if the chief appeals officer of the social welfare appeals office has also been given responsibility for the decisions advisory body of the Department itself; the reason for this; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39038/22]

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