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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Fiscal Policy

John Lahart

74. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress being made on equality budgeting by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20391/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Public Sector Staff

John Lahart

120. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of public servants recruited before 1 April 2004 currently availing of the increase in the compulsory retirement age from 65 to 70 years of age for public servants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20392/21]

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Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

377. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his plans for vaccine passports in regard to Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18074/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Insurance Industry

John Lahart

89. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance the responsibilities of his Department under the Action Plan for Insurance Reform. [17147/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Insurance Industry

John Lahart

131. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance the status of proposals to regulate claims harvesters in insurance. [17148/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

John Lahart

171. Deputy John Lahart asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the supports available for small businesses that may not survive if rent arrears are demanded to be paid by landlords post Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16354/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Environmental Policy

John Lahart

246. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he has spoken with his EU counterparts on the issue of ecocide; if his attention has been drawn to plans at EU level that would classify ecocide as a crime; his views on such a classification if introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17628/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Insurance Industry

John Lahart

350. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance the responsibilities of his Department under the Action Plan for Insurance Reform. [1862/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Health Promotion

John Lahart

867. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if he will publish a report following the implementation of the Breastfeeding Action Plan 2016-2021; when he expects this report to be published; his plans for a new breastfeeding action plan; when he expects this plan to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16348/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

1223. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his plans to review the current position of cohort 7 persons aged 16 to 64 years who have an underlying condition that puts them at high risk of severe disease and death in the current vaccination strategy; the number of persons estimated to be in this group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17578/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Defence Forces Reserve

John Lahart

91. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence the strength of the Reserve Defence Force as of 1 March 2021 in respect of all three services and all ranks; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16256/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Overseas Missions

John Lahart

92. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence the number of overseas missions in which the Defence Forces are currently involved; the number of personnel involved in each mission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16257/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

93. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence if he will report on the involvement of the Permanent Defence Force in the Covid-19 vaccination programme; the number of personnel involved; the locations in which they have provided support; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16258/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Enterprise Sector

John Lahart

194. Deputy John Lahart asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of companies currently registered as social enterprises with the Companies Registration Office. [15808/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Enterprise Sector

John Lahart

195. Deputy John Lahart asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of companies that were registered as social enterprises with the Companies Registration Office in 2019. [15809/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Enterprise Sector

John Lahart

196. Deputy John Lahart asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of companies that were registered as social enterprises with the Companies Registration Office in 2020. [15810/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Defence Forces Representative Organisations

John Lahart

517. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the plans in place for the direct involvement of Defence Forces representative associations in national pay talks. [15965/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Building Regulations

John Lahart

731. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the steps his Department has taken or the assistance that is available to those residents of apartment complexes who have experienced issues with their balconies only to discover that redress from the builder or developer is statute-barred and they have to foot enormous costs personally through their management companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15750/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Defence Forces Strength

John Lahart

788. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence the strength of the Permanent Defence Forces as of 1 March 2021; the breakdown of all ranks across the three services; the gender breakdown of same in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16255/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Defence Forces Remuneration

John Lahart

810. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence the way in which he plans to bridge the gap of ten years between forced early retirement on age grounds in the Defence Forces and access to the State pension. [15960/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Defence Forces Remuneration

John Lahart

811. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence his plans to extend the supplementary pension provision to post-2013 new entrants to give them the option of a lengthy career in the Defence Forces. [15961/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Defence Forces Remuneration

John Lahart

812. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence the status of the implementation of the strengthening of the Defence Forces high-level implementation plan. [15962/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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EU Directives

John Lahart

813. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence the status of the implementation of the EU Working Time Directive in relation to the Defence Forces. [15963/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Defence Forces Expenditure

John Lahart

814. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence his plans for additional defence investment in strategic airlift, air intercept and airspace monitoring primary radar capability and cyber defence and intelligence. [15964/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Insurance

John Lahart

960. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Social Protection the PRSI classes reckonable for the benefit payment for 65-year-olds announced in February 2021; if there are plans to extend applicability to An Garda Síochána and Defence Forces personnel; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14012/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Refugee Resettlement Programme

John Lahart

1055. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the transfer of families and unaccompanied children from the Moria camp, Greece to Ireland; if the 64 persons that Ireland has committed to admit have arrived here; his views on the call by a group (details supplied) to increase the number being admitted from the camp to 400; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15779/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Crime Data

John Lahart

1202. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice the estimated value of cash discoveries by An Garda Síochána and CAB in 2019 and 2020; the steps taken in relation to the cash seized; the use which is made of these funds; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14161/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Health Services Staff

John Lahart

1308. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that only a very limited number of intern jobs are available for medical students who have studied in Ireland; his plans to increase the number of intern positions available to help with understaffing of the health system; his views on whether such an increase in intern places would prevent newly qualified doctors from leaving to find work elsewhere; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13912/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Hospice Services

John Lahart

1794. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the breakdown of the recurring funding for each hospice (details supplied) announced on 17 January 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15456/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Alcohol Pricing

John Lahart

1928. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if he has examined the beneficial effects accruing from the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland; and when section 11 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 will be commenced in order that similar benefits can be gained here. [15953/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Enterprise Sector

John Lahart

2087. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of social enterprises registered in Ireland. [15799/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Enterprise Sector

John Lahart

2088. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the estimated revenue brought into the economy by social enterprises in 2020 and to date in 2021. [15800/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Enterprise Sector

John Lahart

2089. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of new social enterprises that were registered in Ireland in 2020.; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15801/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Enterprise Sector

John Lahart

2090. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of persons employed by social enterprises in Ireland. [15802/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Dormant Accounts Fund

John Lahart

2091. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding that has been provided to social enterprises by the Dormant Accounts Fund since 2019. [15803/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Dormant Accounts Fund

John Lahart

2092. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the social enterprises which have received funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund since 2019. [15804/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Enterprise Sector

John Lahart

2093. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the breakdown of the sectors under which Irish social enterprises are registered; and the way in which the majority are registered within each sector. [15805/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Enterprise Sector

John Lahart

2094. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if the national social enterprise policy implementation group is still functioning. [15806/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Social Enterprise Sector

John Lahart

2095. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if the social enterprise higher education institutes network is still in place. [15807/21]

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Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

1. Deputy John Lahart asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if garden centres fully qualify as essential retail outlets under level 5 restrictions; if not, if partial restrictions apply; and if his attention has been drawn to concerns within the industry with the arrival of spring which is a traditionally busy time for the sector. [13613/21]

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Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

185. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his views on matters raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding the roll-out of vaccines. [13579/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Programme for Government

John Lahart

156. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if the commitment in the Programme for Government to reduce polluting emissions by an average of 7% a year and by 51% in total by 2030 will be restated in the context of the commitments in the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020. [12616/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Rail Network

John Lahart

260. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport if he will allow stakeholders such as local representative groups to have an input into both the terms of reference and the liaison with the appointed consultants in relation to the feasibility study for extending the MetroLink to south-west County Dublin in keeping with the Aarhus Convention; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13423/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Rail Network

John Lahart

261. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport if the feasibility study on extending the MetroLink to south-west County Dublin will focus on a continuation of the link from Beechwood to Knocklyon as opposed to a standalone metro line on the Knocklyon corridor as is proposed in the terms of reference; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13424/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Arts Funding

John Lahart

353. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the purpose for which the funding of theatres (details supplied) will be used. [13381/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Passport Services

John Lahart

431. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason for the level 5 pause in respect of the issuing of passports by the Passport Office; his plans to deal with the impending delays for passport issuing given that persons need their passports on a daily basis for identification purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12685/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Prison Service Staff

John Lahart

723. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice the reason for the delay in processing security checks for applications to the Irish Prison Service; when a person (details supplied) will be informed if they have passed their checks; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13390/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Hospital Facilities

John Lahart

928. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the details of the specific arrangements in place at public hospitals to ensure that cancer patients are facilitated with easy access to car parking at reduced rates as directed to the HSE by his Department in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13211/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Hospital Facilities

John Lahart

929. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the details of the specific arrangements in place at public hospitals to ensure flexible charging systems for families and friends of patients that are frequent visitors as directed to the HSE by his Department since 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13212/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

980. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if he plans to introduce a no fault compensation scheme to cover the Covid-19 vaccine programme in 2021; if the introduction of such a scheme would require primary legislation; if so, when this legislation will be drafted and introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13495/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

981. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the status of the implementation of a national vaccine registry and the planned national immunisation information system; if a national registry will be in place to collect information on Covid-19 immunisation in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13496/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Podiatry Services

John Lahart

250. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a podiatry appointment in primary care as of 1 March 2021 or the latest date available; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [12420/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Ophthalmology Services

John Lahart

251. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a ophthalmology appointment in primary care as of 1 March 2021 or the latest date available; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [12421/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Audiology Services

John Lahart

252. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a audiology appointment in primary care as of 1 March 2021 or the latest date available; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [12422/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Primary Care Services

John Lahart

253. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a dietetics appointment in primary care as of 1 March 2021 or the latest date available; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [12423/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Mental Health Services

John Lahart

254. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a psychology appointment in primary care as of 1 March 2021 or the latest date available; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [12424/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Counselling Services

John Lahart

255. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a counselling appointment in primary care as of 1 March 2021 or the latest date available; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [12425/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

John Lahart

256. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each local health office area waiting for a child and adolescent mental health services appointment as of 1 March 2021 or the latest date available; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [12426/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Mental Health Services

John Lahart

257. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of children admitted to adult mental health units to date in 2021. [12427/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Home Help Service

John Lahart

258. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of home support hours currently being provided in each LHO area as of 1 March 2021 or the latest date available; the way it compares to target in each LHO for the same time period; the number of persons currently on the waiting list for home support hours in each LHO area; and the number waiting 0 to 3, 3 to 6, 6 to 12 and 12 months plus in tabular form. [12428/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme

John Lahart

259. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting placement under the fair deal scheme as of 1 March 2021 or the latest date available; the average waiting time; the number of persons currently awaiting placement under the scheme in each local health area in tabular form; and the length of time waiting. [12429/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Medical Cards

John Lahart

260. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of medical cards as of 1 March 2021; the number of general practitioner cards on the same date; and the number for each type of card issued on a discretionary basis on that date. [12430/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Hospital Data

John Lahart

261. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of delayed discharges in each public and voluntary hospital at the end of February 2021; and the number to date in 2021, in tabular form. [12431/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Hospital Data

John Lahart

262. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of bed days lost in each public and voluntary hospital owing to delayed discharges in January and February 2021, in tabular form. [12432/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Emergency Departments

John Lahart

263. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of patients aged 75 years or over that experienced an emergency department wait time more than 24 hours during January 2021; the number during February 2021; and the hospitals in which the wait occurred. [12433/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Emergency Departments

John Lahart

264. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of ambulance attendances at each emergency department nationwide in January 2021; the number of such ambulances that waited longer than 20 minutes to hand over patients, get their trolleys back and return to responding to calls; and the number that waited longer than 40, 60, 90,120 and more than 180 minutes for same in tabular form. [12434/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John Lahart

265. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the details in respect of both Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital for the end of February 2021 or the latest date available for the number of spinal fusion patients currently waiting less than four months for treatment; the number waiting four to eight, and more than eight months; and if he will provide the same information for other spinal patients in tabular form. [12435/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Home Care Packages

John Lahart

719. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the status of the development of a statutory home care scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11010/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Health Screening Programmes

John Lahart

953. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who received an invitation to take part in BreastCheck each month in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021; and the percentage of persons who accepted an invitation and subsequently attended a screening appointment in each of the specified months, in tabular form. [11925/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Health Screening Programmes

John Lahart

954. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who received an invitation to take part in CervicalCheck each month in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021; and the percentage of persons who accepted an invitation and subsequently attended a screening appointment in each of the specified months, in tabular form. [11926/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Health Screening Programmes

John Lahart

955. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who received an invitation to take part in BowelScreen in each month in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021; and the percentage of persons who accepted an invitation and subsequently attended a screening appointment in each of the specified months, in tabular form. [11927/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

972. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the specific numbers of tests that are being measured given that it has been mentioned that three tests are being evaluated to ease restrictions, that is, community transmission, hospital and intensive care unit occupancy and progress of the vaccine programme; if a definition of success has been established by the National Public Health Emergency Team, NPHET, or others in relation to these numbers; and if so, if he will publish the definition. [11975/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Health Services Funding

John Lahart

316. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the status of the access to care fund and the HSE national treatment fund action plan for 2021 announced in budget 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10867/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Health and Safety Inspections

John Lahart

9. Deputy John Lahart asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of inspections of business and commercial premises that have been undertaken by the Health and Safety Authority since September 2020; the outcome of same; if penalties were imposed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9400/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Homeless Persons Data

John Lahart

291. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of children and families in hotel accommodation and family hubs; and the prospects of secure housing for these persons. [9557/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Third Level Fees

John Lahart

466. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the fee of €650 (details supplied), being charged to students of private colleges completing the professional masters of education in primary teaching course, for a two-week online Gaeltacht course despite the fact that the fee of €750 was charged pre-Covid-19 for a two-week course located on-site in the Gaeltacht, inclusive of accommodation, food and access to activities; her views on whether a fee of €650 is justified; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10143/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

755. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the plans in place to administer Covid-19 vaccinations to vulnerable persons who are unable to leave their home commencing with those over 85 years of age; if plans are in place in relation to same; if so, the timeline for such plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9383/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

904. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if there will be a requirement for persons to quarantine in a hotel following their return from abroad in cases in which an Irish citizen is returning home from abroad on a work contract that has expired and where the person was vaccinated against Covid-19 under the vaccination programme of the third-country; and if not, if they can quarantine in their home residence in Ireland. [9936/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

12. Deputy John Lahart asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to the important role that wedding planners play in the wedding industry; his views on whether wedding planning is a stand-alone business; if he will consider introducing financial assistance for wedding planners to mitigate the severe impact of Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8095/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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School Inspections

John Lahart

368. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education the date by which all MLL inspections completed prior to school closures in March 2020 will be published on the website of her Department. [7972/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Exceptional Needs Payment

John Lahart

496. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of applications and refusals from 2015 to date for an exceptional needs payment on the grounds of parents incurring additional costs as a result of having a child in hospital; the average timeframe for a decision on same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8533/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Property Services Regulatory Authority

John Lahart

612. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the current guidelines (details supplied) issued by the Property Services Regulatory Authority in relation to a property that is for sale has essentially shut off viewings to the public given that there is no need for further viewings once the property is sale agreed; her plans to ease restrictions in relation to the viewing of property that is for sale; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8405/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Hospital Procedures

John Lahart

666. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if the HSE has cancelled all vaginal mesh procedures in its hospitals or hospitals under its management; if no private hospitals or clinics provide such vaginal mesh procedures in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7949/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Hospital Procedures

John Lahart

667. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the recovery pathway for women recovering from vaginal mesh procedures which has left them debilitated in a myriad of ways; if a review of the HSE pathway for such patients has been undertaken to assess its effectiveness in terms of returning women to full health; if such procedures are carried out successfully in Ireland; if the HSE has investigated the sharing of information from UK and USA clinicians who have become specialist and recognised as such internationally; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Irish patients who undertake the pathway to recovery in Ireland often feel that they are moved around in circles and often end up back with the clinician who told them in the first place that their symptoms were all in their mind; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7950/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Hospital Procedures

John Lahart

668. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the steps taken in Ireland with regard to the Baroness Cumberledge report into the vaginal mesh issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7952/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

697. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the reason so many women are forced to take court proceeding to elicit satisfaction from the State in respect of the CervicalCheck vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8084/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

818. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if he will consider a degree of flexibility for those with particular health vulnerabilities who may not meet the chronological criteria set out in the Covid-19 vaccination plan given an abundance of supply comes on stream in quarter two (details supplied). [8478/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Direct Provision System

John Lahart

558. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of inspections carried out since January 2020 in St. Patrick’s direct provision centre, County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7021/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Assisted Human Reproduction

John Lahart

866. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the details of the first four regional fertility hubs; if they are operational and seeing patients at this stage; the timeframe for further hubs; the specific actions planned in 2021 to develop the publicly funded model of fertility care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7022/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Electricity Generation

John Lahart

58. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if customers will be paid for the energy that they create themselves in relation to the proposed microgeneration support scheme; if so, the cost; if there is a surplus generated by the customer, if the surplus will be sold back to the grid; if so, the cost; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5446/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

645. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the reason dentists have been excluded from the vaccination roll-out programme given the average dentist administers far more vaccines daily than a general practitioner. [5148/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

717. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the plans in place to reconsider the proposed sequence of Covid-19 vaccinations especially in relation to persons with certain conditions (details supplied); if there are plans for an individual appeal mechanism in relation to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5368/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

757. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his views on claims from pharmacists that they have been side-lined from the Covid-19 vaccination programme of persons aged over 70; and if the vaccination of patients over 70 years of age is to be carried out exclusively by general practitioners. [5514/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

764. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if all persons administering the vaccine under the current Covid-19 vaccination programme have received the vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5540/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

801. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide adequate and effective healthcare for persons suffering from life-changing conditions due to the after-effects of Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5620/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

802. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide nationwide long Covid clinics; when he expects these to be open; if there is a current waiting list for such clinics; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5621/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

803. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide upskilling to general practitioners to give them the adequate skills to diagnose, treat and understand the myriad side effects from long Covid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5622/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

844. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the status of the mental health supports being provided to persons during Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5807/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

John Lahart

191. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance if consideration will be given to companies repaying the pandemic unemployment scheme if they availed of the scheme for their staff in the event that many of them were even more profitable than in the previous year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3709/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

John Lahart

587. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the arrangements in place for students not in receipt of a SUSI grant residing in the State and studying in Northern Ireland to receive the €250 Covid-19 payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3917/21]

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