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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Employment Rights

Louise O'Reilly

1. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to an organisation’s research study (details supplied), which found that one third of hybrid workers struggle to disconnect. [25327/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Industrial Relations

Louise O'Reilly

3. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the intervention he can make in the case in which recommendations by the third-party industrial relations machinery of the State are being ignored by State-funded, contracted organisations. [25328/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Employment Rights

Louise O'Reilly

23. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will provide an update on his Department’s working group on the determination of employment status; the persons or bodies that are the members of the group; the remit of same; and the expected date for completion of its work. [25346/22]

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Job Losses

Louise O'Reilly

36. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the steps his Department is taking to minimise redundancies resulting from the pandemic, war in the Ukraine and spiralling inflation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25348/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

58. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will use his position on the Council of Ministers of Trade to encourage the introduction of a TRIPS waiver on Covid-19 vaccines and technology. [25349/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Employment Rights

Louise O'Reilly

73. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his views that non-adherence to Employment Regulation Orders are a problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25345/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Low Pay

Louise O'Reilly

77. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his views on the second instalment of the Central Statistics Office’s Personal and Work-Life Balance Survey 2021 which found that nearly a quarter of people in full-time employment are struggling to make ends meet. [25347/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Special Educational Needs

Louise O'Reilly

271. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Education if additional resources will be provided to a school (details supplied) in order that it can increase the number of places in specific learning disability classes for the 2022-2023 school year. [25425/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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School Funding

Louise O'Reilly

272. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Education if additional resources will be provided to a school (details supplied) in order that it can roll-out the leaving certificate applied course for students in the school. [25426/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Health Services

Louise O'Reilly

346. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1374 of 26 April 2022, the progress of the development of thirty integrated care specialist ambulatory care hubs in the community; the number that are functional; the number that are staffed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25428/22]

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Hospital Staff

Louise O'Reilly

347. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1374 of 26 April 2022, if the 17 whole-time equivalent acute CVD clinical nurse specialists and the 16 consultant cardiologist posts which have been funded to address acute hospital gaps have been filled; the progress that has been made to date in filling these posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25429/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Hospital Staff

Louise O'Reilly

348. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1374 of 26 April 2022, the number of integrated care cardiology teams that are needed; the locations in which they are needed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25430/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Obesity Levels

Louise O'Reilly

349. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 244 of 11 May 2022, if the specific action discussed at the Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group meeting of 24 March 2021 at which a breastfeeding position paper was noted as being needed was progressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25431/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Health Services Staff

Louise O'Reilly

350. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 244 of 11 May 2022, the status of the recruitment of the additional 24 lactation consultants as announced by his Department in 2021; the locations in which these posts have been filled; the locations in which these posts are vacant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25432/22]

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Thu, 19 May 2022

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Rural Schemes

Louise O'Reilly

406. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development her views on whether it is fair that for the purposes of the local improvement scheme that all of Dublin is treated as a city and therefore all local authorities are excluded, along with Cork City Council and Galway City Council, even though vast swathes of north County Dublin within Fingal County Council area are extremely rural areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25427/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Air Quality

Louise O'Reilly

179. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the amount of dedicated funding that will be provided to each local authority to monitor and enforce the smoky coal ban and any future solid fuel regulations as part of the forthcoming Clean Air Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24266/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Air Quality

Louise O'Reilly

180. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the status of the forthcoming government Clean Air Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24267/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Air Quality

Louise O'Reilly

181. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the level of enforcement notices and prosecutions as reported to the Environmental Protection Agency by local authorities in each of the years 2018 to 2021 and to date in 2022 under the smoky coal ban regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24268/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Energy Conservation

Louise O'Reilly

182. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of homes retrofitted and the number of heat pumps installed to date as part of the National Retrofitting Programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24273/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Air Quality

Louise O'Reilly

183. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of category A vehicles that were charged with the nitrogen dioxide emissions levy in 2021 and 2022; the revenue raised each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24277/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Electric Vehicles

Louise O'Reilly

203. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the total number of electric vehicles in Ireland to date in 2022; the number of electric vehicles registered annually over the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24276/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Schemes

Louise O'Reilly

204. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the number of schools enrolled in the safe routes to school programme in 2022; the number of schools waiting to be enrolled; the number of schools enrolled in the programme by county council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24281/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Staff

Louise O'Reilly

205. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the number of the 248 new posts for active travel teams in local authorities that have been filled; the number that currently remain outstanding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24282/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Staff

Louise O'Reilly

206. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the breakdown of the 248 new posts for active travel teams in local authorities by county in tabular form; the number that have been filled to date; the number of vacancies at present; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24283/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Local Authorities

Louise O'Reilly

207. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the amount that each county council has drawn down from its allocated active travel funding in 2021 and to date in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24284/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Local Authorities

Louise O'Reilly

208. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the amount of the €289 million allocated for walking and cycling infrastructure in 2022 that has been spent; the areas in which the funding has been spent to date by county council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24285/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Funding

Louise O'Reilly

209. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the amount that will be allocated to walking and cycling infrastructure in 2023; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24286/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Funding

Louise O'Reilly

210. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the funding allocated in 2021 and to date in 2022 to each of the local authorities in the greater Dublin area and the regional cities under the sustainable transport measures grants; the amounts actually expended and reclaimed by each; the amounts provided in each local authority for 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24287/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Public Transport

Louise O'Reilly

211. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the total cost arising from the reduced 20% public transport fares to the public and the reduced 50% public transport to students and young people under 24 nationwide; if he is considering making the reduction permanent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24289/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Public Transport

Louise O'Reilly

212. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the total estimated cost of eliminating all public transport fares nationwide, factoring in the cost of providing the additional fleet, depots, drivers and so on to meet the likely resultant substantial increase in passenger numbers if fares were eliminated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24290/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Public Transport

Louise O'Reilly

213. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the total estimated cost of eliminating all public transport fares in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24291/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Public Transport

Louise O'Reilly

214. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the steps that he is taking to increase transport accessibility in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24292/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Road Safety

Louise O'Reilly

215. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the steps that he is taking to improve pedestrian safety and infrastructure on rural roads; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24293/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Transport Policy

Louise O'Reilly

216. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport if the Government is considering implementing a congestion charge on private motor vehicles entering Dublin city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24294/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Data

Louise O'Reilly

219. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the number of sports utility vehicles registered in total in Ireland; the number of SUVs registered annually over the past ten years; the number registered to date for 2022; the breakdown of the number of SUVs registered per county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24322/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Tobacco Control Measures

Louise O'Reilly

247. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the annual increases in the retail price of the most popular price category MPPC for a 20-pack of cigarettes since 2011; the portion of the increase related to taxes; the portion of the increase due to price rises by the tobacco industry in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24257/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Tobacco Control Measures

Louise O'Reilly

248. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the estimated revenue that would be raised annually if tobacco taxation were to be increased annually on a pro-rata basis in order that all packs of 20 cigarettes cost at least €20 by 2025; the estimated revenue that would be raised annually if an equivalent annual tobacco tax on roll-your-own cigarettes was introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24258/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Illicit Trade

Louise O'Reilly

249. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the funding provided to the Revenue Commissioners for 2020 and 2022 to combat tobacco smuggling; if the Revenue Commissioners are developing a dedicated anti-smuggling strategy; if the Covid-19 Pandemic has had any impact on ability of the Revenue Commissioners to combat smuggling; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24259/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Tobacco Control Measures

Louise O'Reilly

250. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the estimated revenue that would be raised annually if an excise tax of €0.06 per ml of electronic cigarette liquid was applied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24264/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Schemes

Louise O'Reilly

251. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the amount of applications under the bike-to-work scheme in 2021 and to date in 2022 by the number of bicycles purchased within the €1,000 limit and the number of pedelecs or ebikes purchased within the €1,500 limit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24269/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Schemes

Louise O'Reilly

252. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance his views on expanding the reach of the bike-to-work scheme to beyond PAYE to all employers, sole-traders, students, jobseekers, disabled, unpaid home-work and the retired; the estimated cost of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24271/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Tax Data

Louise O'Reilly

253. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the estimated revenue that would be raised if the carbon tax was doubled and the 2030 levy target was doubled to €200 per tonne; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24288/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Data

Louise O'Reilly

255. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the number of category A vehicles that were charged with the nitrogen dioxide emissions levy in 2021 and 2022; the revenue raised each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24319/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Data

Louise O'Reilly

256. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the estimated revenue that would be raised if the current nitrogen dioxide levy was doubled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24320/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Data

Louise O'Reilly

257. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the estimated revenue that would be raised annually if the current nitrogen dioxide levy was applied to both category A and B vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24321/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Departmental Schemes

Louise O'Reilly

292. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the updated average cost for retrofitting a social housing unit as part of the national retrofitting scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24270/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Visa Applications

Louise O'Reilly

353. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has spoken to his counterpart in the United States and in the United States Embassy regarding the delays in issuing visas to Irish citizens who have been approved for said visas at their embassy in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24256/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Passport Services

Louise O'Reilly

365. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the passport card for person (details supplied) can be processed within timeframe. [24439/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Fuel Poverty

Louise O'Reilly

488. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of the fuel allowance; the number of applications for fuel allowance; the number of refusals for fuel allowance over the past three years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24274/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Fuel Poverty

Louise O'Reilly

489. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Social Protection the price substitute between bituminous smoky coal and smokeless coal; if the fuel allowance will be increased to take into account any prohibition of the sale of bituminous smoky coal, wet wood and sod turf; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24275/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Tobacco Control Measures

Louise O'Reilly

665. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of retail outlets registered to sell tobacco on the National Register of Tobacco retailers in 2021 to date in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24260/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Tobacco Control Measures

Louise O'Reilly

666. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated revenue that would be raised annually if an annual €500 tobacco retailer license fee per retail outlet was introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24261/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Tobacco Control Measures

Louise O'Reilly

667. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the level of funding provided for tobacco cessation services from 2011 to 2021 and to date in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24262/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Tobacco Control Measures

Louise O'Reilly

668. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated annual cost of smoking to the State; if his Department will be conducting an updated 2022 report assessing the economic cost of smoking following on from a report (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24263/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Tobacco Control Measures

Louise O'Reilly

669. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated revenue that would be raised annually if an annual €50 electronic cigarette retailer license fee per retail outlet was introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24265/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Health Services Staff

Louise O'Reilly

724. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if, physiotherapy staff working in the HSE will continue to be permitted to carry out other work in the private and voluntary health sector given the easing of Covid restrictions; if so, the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24737/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Employment Rights

Louise O'Reilly

58. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to the fact that workers in a company (details supplied) are not receiving the correct rate of pay as set down by the Employment Regulation Order for the contract cleaning Industry. [23577/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Childcare Services

Louise O'Reilly

203. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the reason there was a reduction in entry points for the early childhood care and education scheme; the way that the decision was made; the person or body that was consulted in relation to same; the observations that were made arising from such a consultation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23570/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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An Garda Síochána

Louise O'Reilly

219. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Justice if there are plans to establish an appeals process within the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. [23568/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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An Garda Síochána

Louise O'Reilly

220. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Justice if there are plans to establish an external complaints procedure for reviews made by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. [23569/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Hospital Staff

Louise O'Reilly

238. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if there are hospitals with a heart failure unit that do not have an advanced nurse practitioner; the cost of providing an advanced nurse practitioner in each hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23531/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Hospital Staff

Louise O'Reilly

239. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of cardiac physiologists; the number of heart failure units that have access to a dedicated cardiac physiologist; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23532/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Hospital Equipment

Louise O'Reilly

240. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of heart failure units that do not have access to BNP testing and other appropriate diagnostic testing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23533/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Health Services

Louise O'Reilly

241. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the cost of rolling out heart failure virtual clinics nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23534/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Health Services

Louise O'Reilly

242. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the funding that is being spent on stroke survivors in the community for physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and psychology, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23536/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Obesity Levels

Louise O'Reilly

243. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the progress that is being made to reach the WHO global target to halt the rise in obesity by 2025, particularly given that the WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022 notes that no Member State is on track to reach the target; the way that Ireland is performing in relation to achieving the targets set out in chapter 4 of A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23537/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Healthcare Policy

Louise O'Reilly

244. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if a breastfeeding position paper has been developed by the Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23538/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Healthcare Policy

Louise O'Reilly

245. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if discussions to expand the membership of the Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group to include service user and patient representation have ever been advanced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23539/22]

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Wed, 11 May 2022

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Departmental Schemes

Louise O'Reilly

286. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the reason that rural areas in north County Dublin are excluded from the local improvement scheme. [23571/22]

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Tue, 10 May 2022

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Tax Code

Louise O'Reilly

282. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance if his Department will consider removing VAT on automated external defibrillators, AEDs, following the publication of the European Union Council Directive EU 2022/542 of 5 April 2022 amending Directives 2006/112/EC and EU 2020/285 as regards rates of value added tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23410/22]

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Tue, 10 May 2022

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Tax Code

Louise O'Reilly

283. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the work that is being undertaken in his Department to amend existing VAT rates following the publication of the European Union Council Directive EU 2022/542 of 5 April 2022 amending Directives 2006/112/EC and EU 2020/285 as regards rates of value added tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23411/22]

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Tue, 10 May 2022

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Health Services

Louise O'Reilly

779. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the projects that received funding from the Sláintecare Integration Fund; if they were funded afterwards; the number of the 122 projects that continued to be funded through his Department or the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23161/22]

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Tue, 10 May 2022

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Hospital Charges

Louise O'Reilly

780. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the circumstances under which medical card patients are exempt from charges for phlebotomy services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23162/22]

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Tue, 10 May 2022

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Hospital Charges

Louise O'Reilly

781. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if a clear definition and operational guideline is available for phlebotomy services charges in cases in which the tests assist in the diagnosis of illness or the treatment of a condition; the guidance that is available on this from the HSE; the way that general practitioners decide on if the tests assist in the diagnosis of illness or the treatment of a condition; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23163/22]

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Tue, 10 May 2022

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Hospital Charges

Louise O'Reilly

782. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the details of any complaints or requests for refunds of inappropriate charging for phlebotomy services in each of the past five years; the details of any complaints or requests for refunds of inappropriate charging for phlebotomy services for patients that are part of the general practitioner chronic disease management programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23164/22]

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Tue, 10 May 2022

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Hospital Charges

Louise O'Reilly

783. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the awareness campaigns that are in place to advise patients with medical cards of the circumstances in relation to phlebotomy services charges; the way that patients are informed that they can make a complaint and seek a refund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23165/22]

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Tue, 10 May 2022

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Hospital Charges

Louise O'Reilly

784. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that cardiovascular disease patients with medical cards, including stroke patients, who are part of the general practitioner chronic disease management programme are being charged for blood tests in the context of the monitoring of their condition; if he will address the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23166/22]

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Tue, 10 May 2022

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Hospital Charges

Louise O'Reilly

785. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health when he intends to raise the issue of phlebotomy services charges for medical card holders with the relevant general practitioner representative body; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23167/22]

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Wed, 4 May 2022

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Passport Services

Louise O'Reilly

229. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of the passports of persons (details supplied);; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21772/22]

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Wed, 4 May 2022

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Health Strategies

Louise O'Reilly

489. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the programme for Government commitment to explore the potential for introducing a 24-hour triage and health concerns telephone and website service which will help to direct patients into appropriate streams of care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21973/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Airport Policy

Louise O'Reilly

141. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport if he is concerned regarding travel delays caused by staffing shortages given the importance of Dublin Airport for business connectivity and trade. [18629/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Tax Code

Louise O'Reilly

475. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the estimated full year cost of abolishing the VAT on automated external defibrillators; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19366/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Tax Code

Louise O'Reilly

476. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the revenue raised by the sugar sweetened drinks tax each year since its introduction and to date in 2022, broken down by the yield in each band; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19367/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Wildlife Protection

Louise O'Reilly

637. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if assurances will be given that his Department and the National Parks and Wildlife Service species’ derogation considerations which are to inform any and all recommendations made by his Department and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to him for each species considered for control actions will have regard to all available evidence and will be subjected to the correct legal derogation decision threshold as specified in both a directive and the regulations (details supplied); if not, the other legal derogation decision threshold that will be used; and the full legal basis for same. [19960/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Wildlife Protection

Louise O'Reilly

638. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide copies of all the objective evidence that informed the derogation recommendations made to him under the 1979 Birds Directive Article 9.1.a and S.I. No. 477/2011, European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 section 55.2.a; the reason for the acceptance of each species that was considered for control action; the evidence that was rejected pertaining to each case; and the reason for rejection of same in each case (details supplied). [19961/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Wildlife Protection

Louise O'Reilly

639. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide copies of the evidence that underpinned the section 8 recommendation of the April 2020 First Interim Report by the Consultative Committee on urban gulls established by his predecessor in June 2019 to examine the impacts of urban gulls on communities and make recommendations (details supplied). [19962/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Wildlife Protection

Louise O'Reilly

640. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the two sets of expert legal advice that were obtained in August 2020 and February 2021 by his Department and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to provide expert legal advice to its Consultative Committee on urban gulls fully endorsed the committee’s recommendation in section 8 of the First Interim Report, April 2020 by the committee; if historical flaws in advice to Ministers have been fully addressed; if proportionate derogations as expertly advised for nest egg removals in the interests of public health and safety will be included in the 2022-2023 declarations in areas (details supplied) that are known to have rapidly escalating high-density breeding colonies of herring gulls. [19963/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Passport Services

Louise O'Reilly

713. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport application of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19408/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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International Protection

Louise O'Reilly

1127. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his attention has been drawn to a situation (details supplied); the number of persons in this situation; if a breakdown exists by local electoral area; the type of accommodation persons are living in; the supports and help available to them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19958/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Primary Care Services

Louise O'Reilly

1370. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated additional cost of providing BNP blood testing and echocardiography at primary care level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19369/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Health Services

Louise O'Reilly

1371. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the costs of ensuring adequate national capacity to deliver cardiac rehabilitation to all patients for whom it is recommended, ensuring staffing and resources are protected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19370/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Hospital Charges

Louise O'Reilly

1372. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of abolishing inpatient charges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19371/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Departmental Budgets

Louise O'Reilly

1373. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the current health and well-being budget; the health and well-being budget in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19372/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Louise O'Reilly

1374. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the costs involved in the national roll-out of heart failure virtual clinics; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19373/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Health Strategies

Louise O'Reilly

1375. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 309 of 20 January 2022, the details of the Irish representatives on the sub-group established by the Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases to advise the Commission on the implementation of the Healthier together: EU Non-communicable Diseases Initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19374/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Home Care Packages

Louise O'Reilly

1376. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if assistance or support is available from the HSE for families on the direct funding scheme for home care who cannot find carers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19375/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Health Services Staff

Louise O'Reilly

1377. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if staff working in the HSE will continue to be permitted to carry out other work in the private and voluntary health sector given the easing of Covid restrictions; if so, the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19376/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

1697. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if patients are represented on the new Covid-19 advisory group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20678/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Health Services

Louise O'Reilly

1698. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the costs of ensuring equitable access to cardiac rehabilitation across all regions of the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20679/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Health Services

Louise O'Reilly

1699. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the costs to develop phase four community based cardiac rehabilitation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20680/22]

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