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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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