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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Financial Services

Catherine Murphy

98. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance if he and or his officials have engaged with lending institutions here in respect of persons that availed of pandemic unemployment payments and as a result were placed in a position that they were required to restructure credit arrangements and as a result had negative credit rating applied to them over the course of 2020 and 2021; and if so, his plans to remedy this situation. [50347/21]

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Rights of the Child

Catherine Murphy

143. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the position regarding adopting the Optional Protocols to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. [50197/21]

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Health Services

Catherine Murphy

185. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if he will seek the necessary finance for the establishment of a designated intestinal failure unit or service in Ireland in order that that the HSE fulfils its ethical and legal responsibility to reduce the unacceptably high rates of complications and mortality among persons with intestinal failure. [50238/21]

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Mental Health Services

Catherine Murphy

208. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health his plans to reinstate the role of dedicated national lead for mental health in the HSE. [50331/21]

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Catherine Murphy

209. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health his Department’s plans to engage with the Irish Blood Transfusion Service in respect of introducing an individual risk assessment for all prospective donors to compliment arrangements in place regarding persons that can donate blood in Northern Ireland. [50332/21]

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Mental Health Services

Catherine Murphy

210. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide multi-annual funding to non-statutory mental health service providers that deliver services in line with Sharing the Vision. [50333/21]

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Health Services

Catherine Murphy

211. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if he will provide additional funding for cancer services and support improvements in the wider health sector. [50334/21]

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Healthcare Policy

Catherine Murphy

212. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of the way in which his Department is working towards reducing in-patient charges in the health system. [50335/21]

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Health Services

Catherine Murphy

213. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the amount provided to date for the implementation of the National Cancer Strategy; and the date on which it will be fully Implemented. [50336/21]

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Parking Provision

Catherine Murphy

214. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a schedule of the amounts directly collected by all HSE hospitals and primary care centres in respect of car parking charges for visitors and patients in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021; if he will also provide the amounts collected by contracted companies to run and manage car parking facilities at HSE hospitals and primary care centres for the same time period; and if he will provide the dividend received by the HSE from private car parking management companies in respect of car parking at HSE sites in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021. [50337/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Employment Rights

Catherine Murphy

28. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the steps his Department is taking to engage with payroll software developers in the planned roll-out of statutory sick pay for 2022; the degree of engagement that has taken place; his plans to open a consultation in advance of the roll-out; if his attention has been drawn to a perceived absence of a detailed specification of requirements regarding the calculation and reporting of the proposed statutory sick pay; and the date on which he plans to make that information available to the relevant stakeholders. [49489/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Employment Rights

Catherine Murphy

29. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his plans to directly engage with an association (details supplied) in 2021 in the context of the roll-out of statutory sick pay. [49490/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Cycling Facilities

Catherine Murphy

63. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if he will provide a full update in respect of completion of the pedestrian and cycle connections on all sections of the Sallins bypass; and the amount required in order to complete these works. [49153/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Driver Licences

Catherine Murphy

89. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if a driving test application by a person (details supplied) will expedited given the applicant requires the test for work purposes; and if he will make additional resources available to the RSA to assist with the clearance of a backlog as a result of public health restrictions imposed over the past year. [49653/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Insurance Industry

Catherine Murphy

109. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the progress made to date in respect of public liability insurance in the context of start-up businesses and existing businesses (details supplied) being quoted extremely high premiums placing an unnecessary burden on their ability to trade and or continued existence; and if he has engaged with the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment on this issue. [49171/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Departmental Meetings

Catherine Murphy

124. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide a schedule of the engagements his officials have had with the Revenue Commissioners in respect of the IIP in the context of common reporting standards in 2018, 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021; and the dates on which engagements occurred over the same time period. [49543/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Banking Sector

Catherine Murphy

129. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the procedure a bank must follow in instances in which it proposes to close a retail bank premises in which the State has an interest; and the degree to which it must consult with the Central Bank in this regard. [49671/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Banking Sector

Catherine Murphy

130. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the procedure a bank must follow in instances in which it proposes to automate a retail bank premises in which the State has an interest; and the degree to which it must consult with the Central Bank in this regard. [49672/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Victim Support Services

Catherine Murphy

410. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice if she will provide a schedule of the supports and services available to the plaintiff following a court case that involves persons that suffered physical violence, psychological abuse and sexual assault; and if she plans to enhance the supports to persons that are victims of crime following the verdict of a court case. [49156/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Departmental Programmes

Catherine Murphy

449. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 257, 258, 259 and 260 of 27 May 2021, if she has considered the second phase of the IIP review; and the actions she will now take based on the review in its entirety. [49542/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Employment Rights

Catherine Murphy

173. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention or that of his officials has been drawn to a change of ownership of a hotel (details supplied) in County Kildare; the statutory obligations of the receiving party in respect of staff that will transition to a new employer under a transfer of undertaking; the degree to which employer representatives are to be kept informed of the progress of the sale process; and if they are entitled to query the seller in respect of the sale progress. [48960/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Catherine Murphy

196. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if the lifting of restrictions in October 2021 will also remove the restriction on sanitary and toilet facilities at driver test centres to allow access to instructors, students and those accompanying learner drivers to lessons and tests to use these facilities. [48892/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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School Facilities

Catherine Murphy

244. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education the date on which a school (details supplied) will be provided with a fully complete campus of its own with all the required laboratories and classrooms; if her attention has been drawn to the current shortcomings in the provision of facilities at this school; and if she will commit to improving and upgrading the existing school. [48961/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Departmental Data

Catherine Murphy

261. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of complaints made under her Department'’s customer charter against social welfare inspectors in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of complaints accepted; the number rejected; the number referred to another public authority; and the number referred to An Garda Síochána. [48784/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Child Protection

Catherine Murphy

301. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the protections that have been put in place and-or the consultation he or Tusla have with An Garda Síochána in advance of a raid by gardaí on a house and or dwelling that is known to contain children; if he and-or Tusla provide a counselling service post-raid in cases in which a child and or teenager has been present during a raid; and the number of referrals made to Tusla as a result of raids by gardaí since 2015. [48901/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Child Protection

Catherine Murphy

303. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the protections that have been put in place and-or the consultation by his Department or Tusla with An Garda Síochána in advance of a warranted search by An Garda Síochána on a house and or dwelling that is known to contain children; if he and-or Tusla provide a counselling service post the warranted search in cases in which a child and or teenager has been present during a search; the number of referrals made to Tusla as a result of a warranted searches by gardaí since 2015; and if Tusla officials accompany gardaí on raids or warranted searches in cases in which it is suspected children will be present. [48908/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

348. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of armed support unit raids there have been on family homes and dwellings in each of the years since 2015 to date. [48899/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

349. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the amount her Department and An Garda Síochána have paid in compensation for damage caused during raids and searches in each of the years since 2015. [48900/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

350. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of ASU warranted searches there have been on family homes and dwellings in each year since 2015. [48907/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

351. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí by rank suspended in 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021. [48938/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

352. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí dismissed from the service under a disciplinary sanction by rank in 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021. [48939/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

353. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí disciplined by rank for abuse of information services within An Garda Síochána, that is phone communications, email and data recording systems such as PULSE in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and do date in 2021. [48940/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Judicial Appointments

Catherine Murphy

354. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of District Court judges appointed in County Kildare; the number of cases that are in a backlog to date in 2021; and the plans to increase the provision of judges at District Court level in 2021 and 2022. [48963/21]

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Wed, 6 Oct 2021

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Departmental Meetings

Catherine Murphy

1. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he and or his officials engaged with the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement in advance of 30 September 2021 in respect of their role in a case involving former directors of a group (details supplied) in its dealings with High Court inspectors that are investigating the company affairs. [48486/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Telecommunications Services

Catherine Murphy

100. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications his engagements with his Ministerial colleagues and the Commission for Communications Regulation regarding the issue of cold calls and or potentially fraudulent activities by telephone to persons living in Ireland; if his attention has been drawn to the various media reports on the matter; and the progress to date with telecoms providers in respect of this issue. [47610/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Public Sector Pensions

Catherine Murphy

135. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport the date on which a CIÉ pension scheme (details supplied) will commence; and if he has engaged with the company in respect of this arrangement. [47785/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Defective Building Materials

Catherine Murphy

302. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will detail his engagements with the National Building Control Office in respect of defective concrete blocks entering the supply chain; the steps he and-or the office have in place to ensure this is not repeated; and if he will detail the failings by his Department in permitting this issue to arise. [47839/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Catherine Murphy

393. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education if the appropriate practical rooms will be provided for the students at a school (details supplied); the status of the overall project; and the timelines for the completion of works. [47756/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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General Practitioner Services

Catherine Murphy

691. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the way in which basic primary care will be provided to private patients who are unable to access general practitioners due to lack of capacity; the way they are to access the most basic level of primary care; the procedures open to them in seeking primary general practice care and ancillary services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48216/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Tax Data

Catherine Murphy

170. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the estimated yield in local property tax from strategic housing developments by county in each of the years 2021 to 2023. [47442/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Tax Data

Catherine Murphy

171. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the amount, by county, in forgone local property tax in respect of exempted properties from 2013 to date. [47443/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Tax Code

Catherine Murphy

180. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the way in which he will ensure that baselines in respect of local property tax will be equitable in the context of existing and forecasted population growth; and the way in which a local authority may retain increased revenue over redirecting it to an equalisation fund. [47444/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Departmental Expenditure

Catherine Murphy

102. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the amount paid to a company (details supplied) in respect of its role as independent auditor of Ervia in each of the years 2014 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and the amount paid to the same company in respect of its role as independent auditor of Irish Water. [46949/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Departmental Contracts

Catherine Murphy

103. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the role of independent auditor of Ervia and Irish Water held by a company (details supplied) will be extended beyond 2021 or if an open tender will ensue. [46950/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

177. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the person or body that will manage the promotion of Garda sergeants, inspectors and superintendents in the future under her Department’s planned reforms. [46859/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

178. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice if her attention has been drawn to the CSO keeping Garda PULSE data under reservation; the actions her Department is taking to improve the quality of Garda PULSE data; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46861/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

179. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the person or body that is responsible for the collection, input and centralisation of data under the new Garda operational model; and the person or body that will hold the position of data controller in each division. [46862/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

180. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the status of the ongoing pay dispute with senior officers of An Garda Síochána in relation to the availability allowance; and the impact of this dispute on current GSOC investigations. [46863/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Rail Network

Catherine Murphy

253. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport the status of and position regarding the DART interconnector in the context of the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area 2016-2035. [46260/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Air Services

Catherine Murphy

254. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if he will provide a schedule of air routes and airlines he has engaged with in respect of the restoration of pre-pandemic air routes: if he plans to financially incentivise airlines to reinstate routes; and the amount in total he has to expend on this project. [46296/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Waterways Issues

Catherine Murphy

261. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to issues regarding a barrier on a walk and cycle route of the Royal Canal (details supplied); and the guidance and or policy regarding barriers and the way in which they are deployed along greenways. [46503/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Heritage Projects

Catherine Murphy

308. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the OPW plans to upgrade the condition of the public car park at Castletown House in Celbridge, County Kildare; the method of upgrading the surface which has been considered; the timelines for implementation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46374/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Office of Public Works

Catherine Murphy

309. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the way in which the OPW manages its customer service process in respect of advising the public of the way in which it manages compliments, comments and complaints; the way in which that interaction occurs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46375/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Sports Funding

Catherine Murphy

313. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media further to Parliamentary Question No. 508 of 27 July 2021, if she will convene a meeting between her officials, the CSSO and a sports club (details supplied) in an effort to release a grant to the club in County Kildare; and if her attention has been drawn to an impasse regarding outstanding issues in respect of documentation. [45994/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Defective Building Materials

Catherine Murphy

330. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he or his officials have engaged with and-or liaised with Ministers and-or officials in other jurisdictions in respect of issues impacting houses such as pyrite and MICA; if he will provide a schedule of those engagements; and if he will set out the nature of those engagements. [46020/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Defective Building Materials

Catherine Murphy

331. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if his attention has been drawn to instances in which defective concrete blocks originating from Ireland that made their way into supply chains to other jurisdictions. [46021/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

Catherine Murphy

343. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of his engagements with the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General in the context of audits, inspections and or financial examinations of Irish Water; if he will provide an update on plans to include Ervia and Irish Water as bodies that can be subject to scrutiny by the Comptroller and Auditor General; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46265/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Waterways Issues

Catherine Murphy

358. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if his attention or that of Waterways Ireland has been drawn to issues regarding a barrier on a walk and cycle route of the Royal Canal (details supplied); and if he will outline from his perspective and that of Waterways Ireland, the guidance and or policy regarding barriers and the way in which they are deployed along greenways. [46504/21]

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Wed, 22 Sep 2021

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Homeless Accommodation

Catherine Murphy

64. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of family homeless hubs and the capacity to accommodate family sizes of two, three, four, five and above persons in each local authority area in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45456/21]

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Wed, 22 Sep 2021

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Homeless Accommodation

Catherine Murphy

65. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of families that were accommodated in temporary hotel accommodation in each local authority area in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45457/21]

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Wed, 22 Sep 2021

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Homeless Accommodation

Catherine Murphy

66. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of transitional accommodation units utilised to accommodate homeless family sizes of two, three, four, five and above persons in each local authority area in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45458/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Catherine Murphy

82. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will review a case concerning a charity (details supplied) and filing fees; and if latitude can be extended in the context of a lack of resources available to small operations that were unable to meet obligations as a result of public health guidelines that were issued. [45105/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Departmental Correspondence

Catherine Murphy

155. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if a response will issue in writing to an organisation (details supplied) in respect of its letter to him dated 26 August 2021. [44964/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Departmental Correspondence

Catherine Murphy

156. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if he will address all seven points raised by an organisation (details supplied) in its letter to him dated 26 August 2021. [44965/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Primary Medical Certificates

Catherine Murphy

174. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance if he will review the eligibility criteria for those in need of a primary medical certificate; his plans to include persons impacted by stroke to be included in the eligible criteria; and if he will expand on the eligibility of the certificate. [44554/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Departmental Policies

Catherine Murphy

237. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of commitment 13 and 14 in the context of the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2016-2018; and his plans to establish a public consultation in respect of open government partnerships in 2021 or 2022. [45048/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Housing Policy

Catherine Murphy

299. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the Housing for All plan has been subjected to a carbon impact assessment in the context of the carbon budgets required pursuant to the Climate Change and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44966/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Community Employment Schemes

Catherine Murphy

414. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Social Protection if the community employment scheme that had been extended from 2020 to 31 October 2021 will be extended further due to the continued public health restrictions that were imposed on many aspects of the operations of her Department. [45102/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Social Welfare Code

Catherine Murphy

418. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Social Protection if the process in respect of part-time workers who during the academic year require the support of jobseeker’s benefit on weeks in which the school or college is closed (details supplied) will be examined; if consideration will be given to a specific school staff streamlined way to support part-time workers who work around the school academic calendar and have no income when the school or college is not open; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45253/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Further and Higher Education

Catherine Murphy

452. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the options returning citizens from outside of the EU can avail of regarding upskilling and or further education. [44629/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Further and Higher Education

Catherine Murphy

453. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if his attention has been drawn to barriers regarding further education options for returning citizens from outside of the EU (details supplied); if this cohort can avail of Springboard courses; and if any alternative routes exist for entry to these courses. [44630/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Hospital Staff

Catherine Murphy

539. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of front-line vacancies currently at Naas General Hospital; the type of vacancies that are available; the measures that are in place to fill those vacancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44487/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Health Services

Catherine Murphy

646. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of in-person newborn and infant developmental checks carried out by public health nurses by CHO region in 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of checks carried out by phone; the number of checks not conducted; and the backlog of same. [45111/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Health Services Staff

Catherine Murphy

647. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the date on which public health nurses will resume in-person checks; and the number of days public health nurses have been not in regular active service since March 2020 to date. [45112/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Food Industry

Catherine Murphy

692. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide an update regarding Food Vision 2030; if it has been formally adopted as policy; if it is a policy that a planning authority must have regard to under section 34(2)(ia) and or (iv) of the Planning and Development Act 2000; if it automatically supersedes and replaces Food Wise 2025; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44967/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Public Transport

Catherine Murphy

179. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport the engineering assessment that was done on the extension of DART west to Kilcock; the findings of the assessment; the estimated cost of provision of a double track or a siding between the proposed new depot located on the outskirts of Kilcock; if he has discussed this matter with the NTA; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44299/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Primary Medical Certificates

Catherine Murphy

192. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the current requirements to qualify for a primary medical certificate; if he plans changes to the current criteria; if so, the details of those changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44298/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Building Regulations

Catherine Murphy

213. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the standards that have been set to avoid problems with pyrite or mica where the oversight takes place on material removed from a quarry and which is used in buildings either in infill or blocks; when those standards were set; if it is planned to amend the standards; the person or body that carries out the oversight; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44300/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Primary Medical Certificates

Catherine Murphy

288. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of primary medical certificates that have been applied for in 2020 and 2021; the number that were refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44298/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

Catherine Murphy

47. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will outline, in the context of the corporate enforcement authority, the organisational structure and the required human resources from the perspective of the civil and public service and the Garda Síochána; and if a memorandum of understanding is or will be put in place to ensure guaranteed Garda resources are available at all times. [44054/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Government Communications

Catherine Murphy

150. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach if he and-or his special advisers and-or officials use or have used services (details supplied) to communicate in the past 18 months. [43082/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Departmental Expenditure

Catherine Murphy

156. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach the amount paid in late interest payments and penalty payments by his Department in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021 in respect of late payments being made to suppliers, service providers and contractors, in tabular form; and the measures the Department has put in place and-or is implementing to reduce late payment interest and penalty payments. [44012/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

Catherine Murphy

160. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the estimated full-year cost of recruiting five additional full-time professional accountants grade 1 and two additional full-time solicitors for the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement. [43411/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Departmental Expenditure

Catherine Murphy

169. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the amount paid in late interest payments and penalty payments by his Department in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021 in respect of late payments being made to suppliers, service providers and contractors in tabular form; and the measures he has put in place and or is implementing to reduce late payment interest and penalty payments. [44001/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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State Bodies

Catherine Murphy

170. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the amount paid in late interest payments and penalty payments in each of the years from 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021 made by the IDA and Enterprise Ireland in respect of late payments being made to suppliers, service providers and contractors, in tabular form; and the measures that each respective body has put in place or is implementing to reduce late payment interest and-or penalty payments. [44017/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Departmental Expenditure

Catherine Murphy

218. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the amount paid in late interest payments and penalty payments by his Department in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021 in respect of late payments being made to suppliers, service providers and contractors in tabular form; and the measures he has put in place and or is implementing to reduce late payment interest and penalty payments. [44002/21]

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National Broadband Plan

Catherine Murphy

219. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the amount applied for and drawn down to date under the encroachment element of the contingency subsidy that is capped at €100 million in the context of the National Broadband Plan; and if he has received a request to decrease or increase that capped threshold. [44030/21]

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Rail Network

Catherine Murphy

233. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if customer services officers are onboard all intercity trains; and if not, the estimated cost of ensuring at least one customer service officer is onboard each intercity train for each rail journey. [43400/21]

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Dublin Bus

Catherine Murphy

234. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport the income received by Dublin Bus from advertisements in each of the past three years in tabular form. [43401/21]

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Departmental Expenditure

Catherine Murphy

250. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport the amount paid in late interest payments and penalty payments by his Department in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021 in respect of late payments being made to suppliers, service providers and contractors in tabular form; and the measures he has put in place and or is implementing to reduce late payment interest and penalty payments. [44014/21]

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Public Transport

Catherine Murphy

251. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport the amount paid in late interest payments and penalty payments in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021 made by Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Éireann and the NTA in respect of late payments being made to suppliers, service providers and contractors in tabular form; and the measures that each respective company and authority has put in place or are implementing to reduce late payment interest and or penalty payments. [44015/21]

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State Bodies

Catherine Murphy

270. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the number of employees in the Central Bank dedicated to international financial services including the funds and assets management industries; and the number of open vacancies in the area. [43391/21]

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Departmental Expenditure

Catherine Murphy

284. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the amount paid in late interest payments and penalty payments by his Department in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021 in respect of late payments being made to suppliers, service providers and contractors in tabular form; and the measures he has put in place and or is implementing to reduce late payment interest and penalty payments. [44003/21]

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National Monuments

Catherine Murphy

286. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the plans by the Office of Public Works to address a number of issues in respect of a site (details supplied); and the total amount spent on the restoration of the site. [43214/21]

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Office of Public Works

Catherine Murphy

288. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of qualified horticulturists employed by the OPW as of 1 September 2020 and 1 September 2021, in tabular form. [43399/21]

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Departmental Expenditure

Catherine Murphy

294. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount paid in late interest payments and penalty payments by his Department in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021 in respect of late payments being made to suppliers, service providers and contractors in tabular form; and the measures he has put in place and or is implementing to reduce late payment interest and penalty payments. [44009/21]

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Sports Funding

Catherine Murphy

297. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if a schedule of swimming pools delivered under the Large-Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund will be provided by county; if a schedule of swimming pools at planning and construction phase under the Large-Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund will also be provided by county; and if the information will be provided from the date on which the Large-Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund came into operation to date. [43530/21]

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Sports Funding

Catherine Murphy

298. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if the population analysis and pool to person ratio that is used to determine if an application for a swimming pool under the Large-Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund can be granted will be provided. [43531/21]

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Departmental Expenditure

Catherine Murphy

304. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the amount paid in late interest payments and penalty payments by her Department in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021 in respect of late payments being made to suppliers, service providers and contractors in tabular form; and the measures she has put in place and or is implementing to reduce late payment interest and penalty payments. [44013/21]

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Departmental Expenditure

Catherine Murphy

305. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the amount paid in late interest payments and penalty payments in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021 made by Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland in respect of late payments being made to suppliers, service providers and contractors in tabular form; and the measures that each respective body has put in place or are implementing to reduce late payment interest and or penalty payments. [44016/21]

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