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Wed, 14 Sep 2022

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Budget 2023

Mary Butler

161. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider issues facing Irish charities, community and voluntary groups and social enterprises raised in correspondence in budgetary context (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44395/22]

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Wed, 14 Sep 2022

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Insurance Industry

Mary Butler

367. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will address the concerns raised in correspondence by stakeholders within the insurance industry regarding Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision regulations and legislation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44415/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Budget 2023

Mary Butler

387. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider the issues facing independent retailers raised in correspondence in a budgetary context (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40958/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Septic Tanks

Mary Butler

633. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will address legislative matters raised in correspondence (details supplied) in respect of septic tanks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39896/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Special Educational Needs

Mary Butler

1113. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education if she will address matters raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40966/22]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2022

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Common Agricultural Policy

Mary Butler

885. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address the concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35567/22]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2022

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Budget Process

Mary Butler

919. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she has considered the pre-Budget submission of an organisation (details supplied) and its request for an increase in core grant funding; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35687/22]

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Tue, 28 Jun 2022

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Tax Code

Mary Butler

186. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Transport the position regarding the possibility of allowing drivers of vehicles having passenger accommodation for less than eight persons to apply for an exemption in order to avail of the concessionary rate of motor tax for school buses due to extenuating circumstances (details supplied);; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33986/22]

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Wed, 22 Jun 2022

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Departmental Funding

Mary Butler

248. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the timeline for the announcements of funding allocations under Rural Regeneration Development Funding to successful applicants; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33066/22]

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Wed, 22 Jun 2022

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Flexible Work Practices

Mary Butler

249. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development her plans to incorporate national regional development policy into the roll-out of the rurally based remote working hubs in an effort to regenerate towns and villages; if such rural regeneration initiatives will facilitate the distribution of public service roles and associated job opportunities to rural towns and villages; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33067/22]

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Wed, 18 May 2022

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Special Educational Needs

Mary Butler

122. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education if she will address matters raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) in respect of the summer schools' programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25050/22]

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Wed, 30 Mar 2022

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Work Permits

Mary Butler

3. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will consider the work permit application issues raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16743/22]

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Tue, 29 Mar 2022

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Residency Permits

Mary Butler

585. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider the issues raised in correspondence by person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16636/22]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2022

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Enterprise Policy

Mary Butler

119. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the position regarding issues in relation to a minimum wage agreement for the security industry raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15033/22]

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Wed, 16 Feb 2022

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Work Permits

Mary Butler

44. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the position regarding a work permit application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8486/22]

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Wed, 16 Feb 2022

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Credit Unions

Mary Butler

87. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance the position regarding the progress of commitments to credit unions in the programme for Government as highlighted in correspondence from an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8593/22]

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Wed, 15 Dec 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Mary Butler

220. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address matters raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) in relation to small organic farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62090/21]

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021

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Work Permits

Mary Butler

106. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the status of a work permit for a person (details supplied) given the urgency outlined in correspondence from the nursing home that is experiencing staff shortages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61431/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Harness Racing Industry

Mary Butler

734. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding consideration of the funding request put forward to his Department by an association (details supplied); the position regarding the consideration of legislation to place harness racing on an equal footing with the greyhound and sports horse industry as a beneficiary on a pro rata basis of the horse and greyhound fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57103/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Tax Credits

Mary Butler

257. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance the position regarding an application for incapacitated child credit in respect of a person (details supplied); if he will request the Revenue Commissioners to review incapacitated child credit application in respect of a person with a view to awarding same, at pre-diagnosis stage, in line with the current medical advice and significant medical evidence which has been provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54461/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Tax Code

Mary Butler

284. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance if he will address the concerns raised by an organisation (details supplied) in respect of green and glasshouse growers as per correspondence in the context of the carbon tax and Budget 2022; if he is satisfied that the future of this industry has been adequately safeguarded in conjunction with recent budgetary carbon taxation measures, considering the points raised in correspondence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54783/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Mary Butler

418. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education if she will address the matters raised in correspondence by person (details supplied) regarding the July provision programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54263/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Harbours and Piers

Mary Butler

707. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the possible provision of funding to complete works to the wall at the pier entrance in Helvick, County Waterford; the position regarding required dredging works to ensure that vessels can travel freely as opposed to current situation by which they must await certain tide levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54255/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Animal Diseases

Mary Butler

708. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address the matters raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) in relation to the increase in outbreaks of TB in an area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54257/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Work Permits

Mary Butler

82. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the position regarding the status of a work permit (details supplied);; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52081/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Departmental Correspondence

Mary Butler

473. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education if she will address matters raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52079/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Departmental Correspondence

Mary Butler

475. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education if she will address a matters raised in correspondence (details supplied) in relation to student safety; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52085/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Mary Butler

631. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will address a matters raised in correspondence (details supplied) in relation to the childcare scheme age for crèches; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52088/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Departmental Funding

Mary Butler

324. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding programmes within her Department which are due to reopen for applications following announcements made through Budget 2022; if she will provide details of an appropriate funding stream for organisations (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51338/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Social Insurance

Mary Butler

615. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will address matters raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50648/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Social Welfare Benefits

Mary Butler

638. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will address matters raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51329/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Departmental Correspondence

Mary Butler

127. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance if he has received correspondence (details supplied); the status of a response being issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49623/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Direct Provision System

Mary Butler

366. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will address matters raised in correspondence in relation to the direct provision system (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49618/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Tax Code

Mary Butler

171. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance if he will address the concerns raised by green growers in correspondence (details supplied) in the context of the carbon tax and Budget 2022; if he is satisfied that the future of this industry has been adequately safeguarded given the points raised in correspondence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47723/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Budget 2022

Mary Butler

235. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the steps she is taking to address and ensure the ten main concerns raised by a group (details supplied) are prioritised in advance of the impending negotiations for Budget 2022 between her Department and the Department of Finance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47735/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Disadvantaged Status

Mary Butler

392. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education the status of the current DEIS review; the way a school (details supplied) can be considered for the status under plans to extend the DEIS programme to new entrant schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47753/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Apprenticeship Programmes

Mary Butler

170. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will address the concerns raised in correspondence by an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46975/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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School Facilities

Mary Butler

481. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education her plans to open an Educate Together primary school in Dungarvan, County Waterford; if the location is part of an envisaged reconfiguration process; the potential timescale for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46648/21]

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Wed, 22 Sep 2021

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Community Development Projects

Mary Butler

274. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she has plans to introduce a further tranche of community enhancement programme funding given that community centres are incurring additional expense as they move towards reopening within the public health restrictions of the day; the amounts paid to each local authority under the previous tranche of community enhancement programme funding announced in May 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45357/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mary Butler

207. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance if he will address the concerns raised in correspondence regarding the EWSS (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45116/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Apprenticeship Programmes

Mary Butler

469. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will address the concerns raised in correspondence regarding apprenticeships (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45120/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Tax Reliefs

Mary Butler

260. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider the matters raised in correspondence (details supplied) in relation to counselling and psychotherapy in the context of Budget 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43257/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Housing Policy

Mary Butler

309. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will address the concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43213/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Energy Policy

Mary Butler

87. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the position regarding reports of a proposal by a company (details supplied) to seek approval to build a gas plant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43192/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Rail Network

Mary Butler

175. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Transport if he will address the concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43193/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Tax Code

Mary Butler

227. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance if consideration has been afforded to increasing the fishers' tax credit and the seafarers' allowance for crewmen to incentivise more workers into the industry; if consideration has been afforded to further tax incentives for crewmen on Irish fishing vessels to address worker shortages within the industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43191/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Water Quality

Mary Butler

303. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the surveys being carried out under the Water Framework Directive in the south-east; the expected timeframe for surveys to be complete; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43190/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Housing Schemes

Mary Butler

379. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will identify funding streams or any grant funding available within his Department to supplement and incentivise the planning and construction of housing projects for older persons specifically; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42851/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Departmental Policies

Mary Butler

647. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education the position regarding a national policy for the care of children with food allergies some of which can pose a significant health risk to children in pre-schools, primary schools and secondary schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43187/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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School Staff

Mary Butler

648. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education the progress to date in finalising the pay and conditions for school secretaries and caretakers; the timeline for the finalisation of these issues; the current position regarding negotiations with a union (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43189/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Departmental Functions

Mary Butler

649. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education if she will address the concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43194/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Carer's Leave

Mary Butler

789. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if consideration has been given to the possibility of extending carer’s leave for employees across all sectors; if he has investigated such a measure to the point by which costings have been calculated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43188/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Departmental Funding

Mary Butler

790. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the funding streams within his Department which may be of potential assistance to ongoing fundraising effort outlined in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43195/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Mary Butler

791. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the potential funding streams within his Department, Pobal or by alternative means to support the establishment of a pre-school for ECCE classes as outlined in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43197/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Mary Butler

1606. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address the concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43196/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Electricity Generation

Mary Butler

77. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the position regarding the timeline for issuing of payments to homeowners and or private citizens under the solar PV scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40199/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Insurance Industry

Mary Butler

415. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance if he will identify a potential solution to the difficulties in securing public liability insurance for a company (details supplied) which may be reflective of a wider issue affecting small tourism providers since Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41064/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Tourism Industry

Mary Butler

542. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the position regarding the reopening of the Fáilte Ireland tourist office in Waterford; if her attention has been drawn to the fact the decision for the branch to remain closed is having a negative effect on local businesses, small tourism operators such as walking tour and heritage site guides; if she will investigate the possibility of reversing this decision and reopening the office in Waterford as soon as possible; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40570/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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School Funding

Mary Butler

997. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education if she will investigate reinstating the school library grant to primary schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40238/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Childcare Services

Mary Butler

1224. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will address the concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding reported shortage of crèche places in Waterford city and county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40555/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Mary Butler

424. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education if she will address the concerns raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) regarding July provision; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37893/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Grant Payments

Mary Butler

118. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the position regarding application for a SEAI insulation grant by a person (details supplied) which was first lodged on 18 November 2019; the reason for the delay in processing this application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36010/21]

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Tue, 25 May 2021

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Tax Code

Mary Butler

181. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance the position regarding the official State recognition of partners who have been long-term co-habiters but are not yet married; the position regarding financial assistance and tax credits available to a person in such a situation upon the death of a partner prior to marriage; his plans to examine the issue further; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27530/21]

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Tue, 25 May 2021

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Mary Butler

375. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the official State recognition of partners that have been long-term cohabiters but are not yet married; the position regarding financial assistance and tax credits available to a person in such a situation upon the death of partner prior to marriage; her plans to examine the issue further; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27529/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Heritage Sites

Mary Butler

290. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will identify additional funding streams which may be applicable to the restoration process of a heritage building (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22911/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Schools Administration

Mary Butler

395. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education the position regarding a comprehensive response from the appeals advisory committee to substantial queries raised in correspondence by a school (details supplied) in respect of the review of procedure conducted during the SNA appeal process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23121/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Childcare Services

Mary Butler

435. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will identify additional funding streams which may be applicable to assist the process of constructing an extension to a childcare facility (details supplied) given the increasing service demands locally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22940/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Wind Energy Generation

Mary Butler

292. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if his attention has been drawn to calls from advocacy groups for a designated wind farm zone of 22km from shorelines, similar to that introduced in other European countries; the position regarding same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20666/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Aviation Industry

Mary Butler

442. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Transport if he will address the queries raised in correspondence from a person (details supplied) in relation to their intention in taking a holiday abroad in 2020 and subsequent attempts to secure a refund from the airline; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20554/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mary Butler

652. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the position regarding supports for the amusement park providers who remain closed as a result of current public health restrictions; her plans to introduce further funding supports for the sector to assist with severe financial issues many are experiencing at present; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20039/21]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Business Regulation

Mary Butler

7. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the potential supports available for a person (details supplied); his views on whether the EU definition of undertaking in difficulty is prohibitive for many businesses such as this one; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13724/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Aviation Industry

Mary Butler

81. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps being taken to liaise with the airline industry to ensure that consumers who have been unable to make scheduled flights due to the current travel restrictions are being prioritised and dealt with in a fair and just manner via airlines internal complaints and refund application facilities in view of the fact many have incurred significant personal losses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13725/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Mortgage Lending

Mary Butler

144. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance the position regarding the reported refusal by a bank (details supplied) to allow a first-time buyer to draw down a mortgage in August 2020 should the person who has been professional disaffected by the pandemic continue to be in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment, when the house is built and ready for occupancy; his views on whether this reported anomaly could potentially pose a widespread problem for first-time buyers in their dealings with banks and lending institutions going forward; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13721/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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English Language Training Organisations

Mary Butler

363. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to safeguard the English language teaching sector in view of the difficulties faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the potential decrease in revenue for the industry as a whole for 2020, reportedly in the region of 80%; her views on the continued implementation of provision of funding in line with a document (details supplied) to protect and enhance the reputation of Ireland and the English language industry from abroad; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13722/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Special Educational Needs

Mary Butler

364. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills the guidelines for admission to the July provision scheme for children with Down's syndrome; her views on a potential shortage in tutors for the scheme due to increased numbers seeking access to same; the steps she has taken to ensure children are not excluded; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13726/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Special Educational Needs

Mary Butler

475. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding access to the July provision scheme for preschool, primary school and post-primary school pupils with Down's syndrome; her plans to include preschool and secondary school in the 2021 allocation of the scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14584/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Maternity Services

Mary Butler

664. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the reopening of maternity classes, including breastfeeding and antenatal classes, in Cork University Maternity Hospital; his views on the effects postponements and cancellations of such classes is having on pregnant women in preparing for the birth of their child; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13720/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Health Services

Mary Butler

665. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the reopening of services and support for persons suffering with dementia; when guidelines will be issued regarding the reintroduction of such services and supports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13723/20]

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Tue, 23 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mary Butler

82. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance the position regarding specific financial supports available to seasonal publicans that also serve food but have been closed during the Covid-19 pandemic months and will incur significant expenses in preparing their premises to reopen; his views on whether seasonal proprietors in such a position might not be in a position to reopen without tailored financial supports; his further views on the way in which such seasonal businesses can be supported; the position regarding the availability of the temporary wage subsidy scheme to seasonal proprietors in view of the fact they cannot provide payroll data for reference months such as January and February 2020 due to the fact they are primarily open in the summer months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12607/20]

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Tue, 23 Jun 2020

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DEIS Scheme

Mary Butler

274. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will be considered for DEIS status; his plans to conduct a review of schools seeking DEIS status; if the programme will be opened to a new round of applications; his further plans to amend the system to allow applications in order that schools can be more proactive in seeking DEIS status; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12606/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Insurance Costs

Mary Butler

65. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance his views on and if he will address matters relating to expensive insurance premiums (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10668/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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School Transport

Mary Butler

181. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the imminent and significant challenges facing the school transport scheme and its administration in 2020; his plans for administering the scheme in terms of transporting pupils to and from school while prioritising pupil safety and implementing social distancing; the action taken within his Department to date in order to meet the significant health and safety challenges posed in administering the scheme in 2020 due to the pandemic; if his officials have held discussions with Bus Éireann in respect of the points outlined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10616/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mary Butler

289. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding flexibility in application of regulation (details supplied) in the context of the practical difficulties and challenges posed to the education system by the current pandemic; the level of engagement he has undertaken with an organisation in consideration of a request made by same; his views on whether the cycle of transition caused by the continuous turnover of directors in centres potentially delimits the capacity for leadership across the network; and his views on whether the shortened tenure increases the likelihood that the role may be viewed as untenable and undesirable by future prospective candidates. [11516/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Legal Aid Service

Mary Butler

349. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the health and safety concerns expressed by the managing solicitor and staff at a law centre (details supplied) in respect of proposed relocation of premises; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10988/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Assisted Human Reproduction

Mary Butler

599. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of legislative changes or amendments in respect of egg donation which were made to an Act (details supplied) in May 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11015/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Health Screening Programmes

Mary Butler

690. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the administering of results of cancer screening services for those who received tests prior to the suspension in services due to the Covid-19 pandemic (details supplied); the figures for results which have been administered; the timeline for the circulation of remaining results which may be outstanding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11461/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Podiatry Services

Mary Butler

702. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the reopening of podiatry services including face-to-face clinics in University Hospital Waterford; if he will provide a definitive timeline for the reopening of face-to-face services to include potential capacity restrictions for clinics as currently envisaged by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11491/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Community Employment Schemes

Mary Butler

1000. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding a pension scheme for community employment scheme supervisors following the 2008 Labour Court ruling in respect of same; the position regarding the report on a pension scheme for scheme supervisors due to be published by her Department; the timeline for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11003/20]

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Tue, 9 Jun 2020

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Carbon Tax Yield

Mary Butler

82. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance the amount of revenue generated from carbon tax on liquid fuels, mineral oil tax and VAT on liquid fuel products in each of the years 2016 to 2019 and to date in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10340/20]

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Tue, 9 Jun 2020

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Tax Yield

Mary Butler

83. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Finance the number of instances and the value of tax involved in which divisions of the Revenue Commissioners (details supplied) issued reassessments of the amount of tax due between 2015 and 2019 and to date in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10341/20]

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Tue, 9 Jun 2020

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Hospital Appointments Status

Mary Butler

319. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment for an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9682/20]

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Tue, 9 Jun 2020

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Harness Racing Industry

Mary Butler

470. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason trotting racing will not resume on the same day as thoroughbred racing behind closed doors (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9954/20]

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Tue, 9 Jun 2020

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Road Projects

Mary Butler

595. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the N25 Waterford to Glenmore scheme project; the Exchequer and EU funding allocated to the project; the total project cost; the time frame for each phase envisaged under the project from appraisal, design and construction stage; if funding is being drawn down under the EU TEN-T; and the changes in environmental legislation, design standards and requirements under the Public Spending Code that resulted in new route corridor options being developed for the project. [10430/20]

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

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Hospital Appointments Status

Mary Butler

570. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment for an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8584/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Schools Building Projects

Mary Butler

180. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress in relation to the new build at a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7523/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mary Butler

549. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health the number of patients transferred from acute hospitals to a step down facility, nursing home, community nursing unit or other residential care facility during March 2020, in tabular form; the number of these patients that were tested for Covid-19 prior to transfer; the number of these patients that contracted Covid-19 after their transfer; the number of such patients that have now recovered; the number that died; and the equivalent data for April 2020. [7488/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mary Butler

550. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health his plans to recommence BreastCheck which ceased during the Covid-19 pandemic; the procedures that will be put in place to protect both staff and patients; his further plans to deal with the backlog that occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7495/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Special Educational Needs

Mary Butler

200. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the July provision programme will take place in 2020 (details supplied). [5891/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Childcare Services

Mary Butler

1099. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will clarify, following the publication of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, guidelines on Covid-19 for registered and non-registered childminders who care for children in the children's own homes and in which phase this activity can recommence. [5590/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Childcare Services

Mary Butler

1100. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will clarify, following the publication of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, guidelines on to Covid-19 for registered and non-registered childminders who care for children in their own homes and in which phase this activity can recommence. [5591/20]

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