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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Community Employment Schemes

Cathal Crowe

97. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the engagement he has had with the Department of Social Protection in terms of providing a pension scheme for community employment scheme supervisors. [20408/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Ministerial Meetings

Cathal Crowe

309. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Transport if he will accede to the request for a meeting made jointly by groups (details supplied) to discuss their body of work to stimulate aviation and support regional airports. [18358/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Cathal Crowe

612. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if chartered boat companies that take day-trip tourists on off-shore fishing expeditions qualify for supports under the tourism business continuity scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18480/21]

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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the Central Bank to ensure that lodgement ATMs will be put in place in locations in which a bank (details supplied) has withdrawn its physical bank presence.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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