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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Banking Sector

Cathal Crowe

125. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Finance if he will work with the Central Bank to ensure that lodgement ATMs will be put in place in locations in which a bank (details supplied) has withdrawn its physical bank presence. [17071/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Value Added Tax

Cathal Crowe

139. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Finance if he will seek a revision to the European Union VAT directive in order that tourism activities such as surfing and kayak instruction can be reclassified to Annex III of the directive. [1711/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Office of Public Works

Cathal Crowe

420. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will undertake an urgent review of indoor cafeteria space for OPW staff based on the Scattery Island site, County Clare in order that high standards of safety during Covid-19 can be attained and upheld; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17211/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Pension Provisions

Cathal Crowe

421. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the pension proposals for community employment scheme supervisors which is currently under consideration by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17233/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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House Purchase Schemes

Cathal Crowe

455. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if consideration will be given to introducing measures to incentivise single persons to purchase a house given the difficulties a solo buyer will have in meeting mortgage criteria on one salary. [16307/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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State Examinations

Cathal Crowe

561. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if she will consider revising the procedures for conducting the 2021 oral examinations and to include the wearing of masks as a precaution in order that the risk of Covid-19 can be reduced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16370/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Grant Payments

Cathal Crowe

575. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education the status of an application for the remote area boarding grant by a person (details supplied). [16552/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Teaching Qualifications

Cathal Crowe

644. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education the number of teachers that are missing out on an additional salary allowance due to obtaining a pass grade in their primary degree; the percentage of those that have an honours postgraduate qualification despite the grade in their base degree; and the measures that will be taken to address the differential pay scales they are on compared to their teaching peers (details supplied). [17548/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Carer's Allowance

Cathal Crowe

668. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Social Protection if provisions will be made to ensure the continued payment of carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in a case in which they are in breach of the regular rules. [16687/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme

Cathal Crowe

676. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Social Protection if an analysis can be conducted on the back to work enterprise allowance scheme (details supplied) to adapt it to suit the tourism sector. [17053/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Cathal Crowe

868. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if persons suffering from long Covid will be considered for priority vaccination; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16352/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Hospital Charges

Cathal Crowe

910. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if he will review the short-stay charges regime at St. Camilus' Hospital, Limerick in order that medical card holders are no longer charged a weekly rate of €179; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16509/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Cathal Crowe

915. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if provisions will be made to prioritise staff in special schools for the Covid-19 vaccination given that administration staff in non-front-line or contact settings are being vaccinated ahead of them. [16564/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Treatment Abroad Scheme

Cathal Crowe

1032. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if an exception will be made to the criteria regarding the treatment abroad scheme for a person (details supplied). [16913/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Cathal Crowe

1154. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if he will urgently consider a revision to the listing of professions involved in international travel that are exempted from mandatory hotel quarantining during the Covid-19 pandemic in order that aircraft engineers essential to the transit supply chain who travel here from overseas are not required to quarantine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17382/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Cathal Crowe

1174. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to vaccinating all special education staff promptly to ensure the safety of staff and pupils (details supplied). [17457/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Cathal Crowe

60. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will seek a revision of Covid-19 restrictions in order that visitor attractions can reopen at level 3; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16094/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme

Cathal Crowe

118. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Social Protection if the back to work enterprise allowance can be repurposed to include self-employed persons in the tourism and arts sectors given that restrictions are likely to continue for some time; and, if not, if there is scope to set up a targeted scheme for such persons who are missing out on such payments. [16095/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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National Driver Licensing Service

Cathal Crowe

78. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the measures he will put in place to deal with the backlog within the NDLS nationally in respect of persons left waiting many months for a driving test or licence renewal appointment. [1714/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Shannon Airport Facilities

Cathal Crowe

85. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the outcomes of a Governmental review concerning a group (details supplied); and when a new chairperson for the board of the group will be appointed. [1713/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Driver Licences

Cathal Crowe

296. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport if he will intervene in the case of a student (details supplied) in which they may have to miss out on their preferred college course due to a driver licence anomaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14522/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Cathal Crowe

300. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the amount of state aid granted to the Shannon Airport Authority since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic that has been for operational expenditure; the amount that has been for capital expenditure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14564/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Road Tolls

Cathal Crowe

374. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the impact the loss of toll income has had on the road projects that Transport Infrastructure Ireland is carrying out. [15650/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Driver Licences

Cathal Crowe

390. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport if an effort can be made to renew urgently driving licences for those whose licences have expired and who due to Covid-19-related delays cannot get a prompt renewal but require a valid licence for driving internationally for work. [15782/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Teaching Qualifications

Cathal Crowe

838. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if the anomaly will be addressed in primary payroll procedures whereby in recent years the attainment of an honours or pass degree for entrants to the profession has no bearing on salary given a small cohort of teachers who are in the profession for many years continue to be paid less than their work colleagues due to the fact they attained a pass primary degree; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14193/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Teaching Qualifications

Cathal Crowe

858. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education the number of primary school teachers who are missing out on the honours primary degree allowance due to the fact that they attained a pass level in their primary degree but attained an honours level in their postgraduate diploma; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14475/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Schools Data

Cathal Crowe

919. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if assistance will be provided in the case of a person (details supplied). [15361/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Childcare Services

Cathal Crowe

1070. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will consider developing a community childcare facility at a site (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14221/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Legislative Programme

Cathal Crowe

1186. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Justice the status of reforms her Department is examining in terms of licensing laws for the retail of alcohol in off-licences. [13934/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Citizenship Applications

Cathal Crowe

1204. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Justice the status of a citizenship application by a person (details supplied). [14189/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Prison Service Staff

Cathal Crowe

1255. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider allowing those working in the Irish Prison Service to continue working past the age of 60 if they are medically certified as fit to work. [15003/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Health Services Staff

Cathal Crowe

1302. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if he will extend the arrangement piloted in 2020 by which additional intern positions for newly qualified doctors were created in the public hospital system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13885/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Cathal Crowe

1436. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if it will be ensured that a supply of the Covid-19 vaccine is ring-fenced for those over 80 years of age with underlying conditions who are facing long-term hospital stays, for example, cancer patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14208/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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General Practitioner Services

Cathal Crowe

1564. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if the status will be examined of a permanent general practitioner appointment for Kilkee, County Clare, which has been served by locum doctors for an extended period of time. [14654/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Cathal Crowe

1609. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health when youth workers who are considered essential workers can expect to receive their Covid-19 vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14834/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Health Services Provision

Cathal Crowe

1658. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health when sleep apnoea clinics will reopen for screenings and assessments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14995/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Cathal Crowe

1796. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if he will give consideration to having cardiac patients recategorised to level 7 of the national roll-out plan for Covid-19 vaccinations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15460/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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General Practitioner Services

Cathal Crowe

1851. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the HSE secures a permanent general practitioner for Kilrush, County Clare, as a matter of urgency (details supplied). [15676/21]

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Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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Building Regulations

Cathal Crowe

75. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will accredit architectural technologists as assigned certifiers as per the Building Control Amendment Regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13623/21]

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Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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Felling Licences

Cathal Crowe

275. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he and his officials will provide a response in relation to a tree felling case for a person (details supplied) in County Clare. [13831/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Renewable Energy Generation

Cathal Crowe

43. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the way in which the existing Climate Action Plan 2019 can be enhanced in order to increase the speed at which renewable energy generation projects are brought online particularly in the context of the expedited downsizing of the Moneypoint power station. [13290/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Post Office Network

Cathal Crowe

54. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will consider introducing a public service obligation to help sustain the nationwide post office sector. [13093/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Cathal Crowe

213. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the amount of state aid that has been granted to the Shannon Airport Authority since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. [12587/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Airport Policy

Cathal Crowe

214. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the provisions that have been made to secure additional cargo flights for Shannon Airport. [12588/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Wage Subsidy Scheme

Cathal Crowe

288. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Finance if he will extend the employment wage subsidy scheme extension to the end of 2021 for the tourism and aviation sectors which are both unlikely to see a substantial recovery in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13123/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Cathal Crowe

289. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Finance if he will engage with the pillar banks to ensure that concession-based moratoriums are being provided to tourism businesses until such time as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13124/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Value Added Tax

Cathal Crowe

290. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider retaining the tourism VAT rate at 9% until at least 2025 to assist the recovery of the tourism sector post Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13125/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Cathal Crowe

355. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will consider emergency financial support for a castle (details supplied) County Clare. [13450/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Local Authority Rates

Cathal Crowe

398. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will consider extending the current waiver on local authority commercial rates for tourism and hospitality businesses until the end of 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13127/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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School Transport

Cathal Crowe

503. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if refunds will be issued to parents of pupils on the school transport scheme that have not been attending school and therefore not availing of the service. [12847/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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School Staff

Cathal Crowe

548. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if she will create a scheme in order that primary school teachers on an agreed temporary exchange with another school can make the exchange on a permanent basis subject to the agreement of all parties; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13393/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Third Level Education

Cathal Crowe

675. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if the requirement for students embarking on paramedic studies degrees in the 2021-2022 academic year to have a grade C1 licence by the end of year 1 will be reviewed in view of the delays to driver test appointments at present and the knock-on delays that are expected. [13143/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Visa Applications

Cathal Crowe

693. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Justice if the visa process for medical professionals who have job offers in health settings here and who are engaging with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service can be expedited given the serious need for medical staff nationally. [12669/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Eating Disorders

Cathal Crowe

946. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if CAMHS and the mental health services of the HSE in County Clare have psychologists, counsellors and dieticians specifically trained to support adolescents and teenagers that are battling with eating disorders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13357/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Animal Diseases

Cathal Crowe

1024. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps his Department will take to prevent the equine herpes virus from entering Ireland (details supplied). [13142/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Beekeeping Industry

Cathal Crowe

1025. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if steps will be taken to protect the native Irish bee population in light of an identified threat (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13165/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Tax Code

Cathal Crowe

43. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Finance if an exemption can be made in the case of a family (details supplied) being billed for import tax in view of the extenuating circumstances. [12265/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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School Curriculum

Cathal Crowe

512. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if she plans to make history a compulsory or optional subject for the junior certificate; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12060/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Adoption Data

Cathal Crowe

615. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of adoption applications relating to children in care; and the duration these applications have been waiting for decision in tabular form. [12065/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Adoption Services

Cathal Crowe

616. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his Department will recruit additional social workers in order that backlogged applications for children in care to be adopted can be advanced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12066/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Health Services Access

Cathal Crowe

850. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if his Department will contribute towards the accommodation expenses incurred by families who need to travel to the United Kingdom for operations that cannot be carried out here (details supplied); and if his Department will prioritise these persons on the vaccination list. [11521/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Medical Aids and Appliances

Cathal Crowe

896. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if his Department will issue funding to the HSE to provide FreeStyle Libre sensors for checking glucose in diabetes patients free of charge to all diabetics. [11715/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Broadband Infrastructure

Cathal Crowe

21. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will intervene in a long-running attempt by residents of a development (details supplied) to obtain broadband access; if the process by which new build homes are brought online can be streamlined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10862/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Cathal Crowe

22. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the supports sought and received by a company (details supplied) during Covid-19. [9799/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Cathal Crowe

33. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if the period of time an employee has been on the temporary wage subsidy scheme or the pandemic unemployment payment will be taken into consideration as part of their tenure for redundancy packages. [10162/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Cathal Crowe

54. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will address a matter regarding the provision of broadband in the case of a person (details supplied). [9839/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Cathal Crowe

55. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications when works related to the fibre box will be completed near the railway gates at Cratloemoyle, County Clare; and when persons in homes nearby will be able to access fibre broadband (details supplied). [9841/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Maritime Safety

Cathal Crowe

86. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport if there is standardisation in terms of training and professional standards for marine pilots that operate in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9431/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Ports Facilities

Cathal Crowe

87. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the details of Irish compliance with article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2017/352, which relates to the provision of port services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9432/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Maritime Safety

Cathal Crowe

88. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the way in which Ireland is ensuring best training procedure and professional standards as set out in the International Maritime Organisation A960 relating to marine pilotage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9433/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Maritime Safety

Cathal Crowe

89. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport his plans to update the Harbours Acts to provide for standardisation of marine pilotage in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9434/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Consumer Rights

Cathal Crowe

105. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the plans being considered for airlines to refund passengers their total flight cost if they did not take their flight in November 2020 following Government advice not to fly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9737/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Airport Development Projects

Cathal Crowe

110. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport if there is a funding facility available to a company (details supplied) to construct a new hangar facility at Shannon Airport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9834/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Aviation Industry

Cathal Crowe

128. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport if his Department plans to act on the four key concerns outlined in the aviation briefing document circulated by a union (details supplied). [10162/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Driver Licences

Cathal Crowe

148. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport the reason National Driver Licence Service appointment holders are not being advised beforehand when their appointments are being cancelled; the reason some persons have had to wait up to nine months for their licences to be issued; and the reason medical certificates are being requested when previously they were not (details supplied). [10457/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Cathal Crowe

207. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Finance if the employment wage subsidy scheme will be extended. [10162/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Cathal Crowe

275. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will consider allowing the resumption of golfing with appropriate safeguards in place given that it is an outdoor activity and can be subject to social distancing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10429/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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School Transport

Cathal Crowe

481. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if the review of the school transport scheme will take into consideration the next nearest school to a pupil in order to account for those who cannot attend their nearest school due to capacity issues; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10227/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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School Transport

Cathal Crowe

482. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if the review of the school transport scheme will re-examine the rule by which only numbers of eligible pupils and not concessionary ones are taken into consideration when a particular route is put out to tender. [10228/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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School Transport

Cathal Crowe

483. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if the review of the school transport scheme will invite contributions by regional school transport managers of Bus Éireann. [10229/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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School Transport

Cathal Crowe

484. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if, in view of the vast difference in cost, grants will be made available to parents of pupils who are not attending a school in which they can access the school transport scheme and must avail of regular public transport. [10230/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Third Level Fees

Cathal Crowe

530. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if she will consider waiving the fees relating to the Gaeltacht study placement for primary school teachers in training on the basis that in 2021 the placement will be a virtual one. [10452/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Pension Provisions

Cathal Crowe

558. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Social Protection if an exemption will be made for a person (details supplied) with regard to the person's benefit pension entitlements. [9484/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Childcare Services

Cathal Crowe

601. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his Department will consider issuing retrospective grants to childcare providers that paid for works in 2019 to comply with Tusla fire safety standards to re-register their businesses in view of the fact that grants were paid out later to those in the same situation (details supplied). [9522/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Hospital Staff

Cathal Crowe

913. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if a discharge co-ordinator is in place at University Hospital Limerick; and when urology appointments will recommence at Ennis General Hospital. [9955/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Cathal Crowe

926. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health when family carers will be vaccinated for Covid-19. [10018/21]

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Cathal Crowe

927. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if his Department in conjunction with the Health Service Executive can ensure that family carers receive appropriate quantities of personal protective equipment, PPE; and if he will consider introducing a subvention scheme to alleviate the cost burden associated with the purchasing of same. [10019/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Legislative Programme

Cathal Crowe

1002. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health if proposed reforms (details supplied) to the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017 will be considered. [10320/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Occupational Therapy

Cathal Crowe

1022. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health the reason there is currently no occupational therapist in Ennis General Hospital; and his plans to address the matter. [10460/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Cathal Crowe

1126. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if the Covid-19 stability fund for community and voluntary, charity and social enterprises will be extended in view of the fact that these organisations continue to be without the means to earn. [9611/21]

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Cathal Crowe

79. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport if international travel restrictions in place during Covid-19 level 5 also apply to private small aircraft entering Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9241/21]

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme

Cathal Crowe

92. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Finance if the recent changes in vehicle registration tax, VRT, will be expanded in order that they are reflected in exemption relief on VRT and VAT as it pertains to disability access vehicles (details supplied). [9054/21]

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Tourism Industry

Cathal Crowe

115. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if sites (details supplied) will be eligible to apply for the tourism business continuity scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9243/21]

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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School Accommodation

Cathal Crowe

189. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if her Department will make additional funding available to a school (details supplied) to ease the ongoing financial burden of having to hire a sports hall from its local club and contracting buses to bring students there; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9240/21]

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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School Accommodation

Cathal Crowe

191. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Education if her Department will make additional funding available to a school (details supplied) to ease the ongoing financial burden of having to hire a sports hall from its local GAA club and contracting buses to bring students there; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9253/21]

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Sex Offenders Treatment Programme

Cathal Crowe

231. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Justice if she will make the Building Better Lives treatment programme compulsory for sex offenders serving a custodial sentence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9247/21]

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Mental Health Services

Cathal Crowe

241. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Health the reason the HSE has a monopoly on training for safeguarding vulnerable adults; and his plans to address same. [9024/21]

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Beef Industry

Cathal Crowe

318. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the quotes and prices for cattle has fallen in factories after extra funding being allocated to them to offset the impact of Covid-19; and the steps that can be taken to address the issue. [9052/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Revenue Commissioners

Cathal Crowe

133. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Finance the number of times the automated import system operated by the Revenue Commissioners has crashed since 23 November 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7866/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Revenue Commissioners

Cathal Crowe

134. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Finance the reasons the automated import system operated by the Revenue Commissioners has crashed on several occasion since 23 November 2020; the remedial actions taken to address the crashes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7867/21]

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