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Thu, 2 Dec 2021

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Mick Barry

115. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will consider revisions to the Mother and Baby Institutions payment scheme following the reaction of survivors and their families to the proposed details of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59775/21]

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Wed, 1 Dec 2021

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National Economic and Social Council

Mick Barry

6. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the National Economic and Social Council. [58667/21]

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Wed, 1 Dec 2021

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Economic Policy

Mick Barry

16. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the public conversation on the well-being framework for Ireland. [59073/21]

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Wed, 1 Dec 2021

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Economic Policy

Mick Barry

17. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the progress made on the economic recovery plan published by his Department in May 2021 [59074/21]

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Wed, 1 Dec 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

24. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on housing will next meet. [59075/21]

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Wed, 1 Dec 2021

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Third Level Fees

Mick Barry

142. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if his attention has been drawn to the practice of third-level institutions passing on student debt arising from unpaid fees to debt collectors; if he will introduce regulations to prevent the practice and to prevent the selling on of such debt to third-parties;; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59213/21]

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Wed, 1 Dec 2021

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Health Services Staff

Mick Barry

185. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health his views on whether there is an urgent need to increase the number of neurology nurses in the State in order to bring the numbers up to international standards (details supplied); if he will provide funding for at least an additional 16 neurology nurses for Cork University Hospital as part of 100 additional neurology nurses across the State;; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59214/21]

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Wed, 1 Dec 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

186. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if there are plans to put the infrastructure in place to administer a third dose of Covid-19 vaccines to all age groups following the advice of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on third doses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59215/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

10. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee on Education will next meet. [58665/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Programme for Government

Mick Barry

17. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will provide a progress report on the programme for Government. [58666/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Grant Payments

Mick Barry

109. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will increase the SUSI grants to take account of the increase in rents and living expenses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58654/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Third Level Fees

Mick Barry

110. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will consider the demands raised by a union (details supplied) in its recent demonstrations in relation to the abolition of the student contribution charge given the increase in living costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58653/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Youth Services

Mick Barry

451. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he can provide assurances that Youthreach staff and their employers and boards of management are not in breach of legislation in circumstances (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58711/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Work Permits

Mick Barry

486. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the number of individual fishers who have received letters of approval since the inception of the atypical work permit scheme for non-EEA fishers; the number of occasions on which a fisher managed to extract themselves from a contract with a vessel owner and locate an alternative vessel owner to engage them under the terms of the scheme within the 30-day timeframe provided for in the terms of the scheme to permit a change of employer; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58710/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mick Barry

15. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will ensure that the full pandemic unemployment payment is made available for workers losing work as a result of recent Covid-19 restrictions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57936/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Mick Barry

100. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will take measures to ensure that those who are homeless, living independently of their parents and under 25 years of age will be eligible for full unemployment payments in line with those in a similar situation but availing of the housing assistance payment or local authority housing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57937/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

127. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider permitting the regularisation of fishers in the atypical scheme for non-EEA workers on stamp 4 equivalent status given the fact that those who are undocumented in the sector may be able to avail of a stamp 4 status through a scheme to regularise undocumented status; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57952/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Immigration Policy

Mick Barry

149. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if she will report on progress on a scheme to regularise undocumented persons; if she will consider time while documented as reckonable time to be eligible for the scheme; if the scheme will be subject to ministerial discretion for regularisation of individual applications or be given as a right if criteria are met; if time while undocumented counts towards reckonable time for citizenship applications; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57951/21]

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Wed, 24 Nov 2021

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Climate Change Negotiations

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his attendance at the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference. [57285/21]

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Wed, 24 Nov 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

7. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on health will next meet. [57286/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Budget Process

Mick Barry

5. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the details of the social impact assessments carried out by his Department and public bodies and agencies under his remit since 1 January 2016. [57287/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Departmental Functions

Mick Barry

8. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the international and European Union division of his Department. [55900/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Educational Reform

Mick Barry

70. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education the measures she will take in the assessment of the leaving certificate course to eliminate undue stress for students; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57289/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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School Staff

Mick Barry

81. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education if her Department ensures that all those working in schools have racial sensitivity training; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57288/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Foreign Birth Registration

Mick Barry

323. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 413 of 9 September 2021, if he will report on the progress on allocation of further resources to reduce the processing times for applications to the foreign births register; the number of applications on the foreign births register system currently awaiting processing; the current processing time for applications; if applications by expectant parents will be prioritised given the potential impact on their children's citizenship in cases in which a parent is not registered prior to the birth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57499/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Policing Reform

Mick Barry

9. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the policing reform implementation programme office based in his Department. [55898/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Departmental Bodies

Mick Barry

18. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the housing and infrastructure unit of his Department. [55899/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mick Barry

117. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the measures he will support in terms of a Covid-19 bonus for workers; if he will support an annual extra bank holiday as part of such a bonus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55897/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Rental Sector

Mick Barry

21. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will support measures to reduce rents given the crisis caused by rising rent costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54653/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Defective Building Materials

Mick Barry

36. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will report on discussions he has had with those campaigning for full mica redress; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54654/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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EU Directives

Mick Barry

178. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if her Department is exploring the possibility of a levy or charge on households with subscriptions to streaming services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54655/21]

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Wed, 10 Nov 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

15. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee that deals with transport will next meet. [54651/21]

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Wed, 10 Nov 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

22. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee that deals with agriculture; and when it is next due to meet. [54652/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Citizens' Assembly

Mick Barry

5. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the expected timeline and order of citizens’ assemblies committed to in the programme for Government. [53183/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Citizens' Assembly

Mick Barry

9. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the expected timeline and order of citizens’ assemblies committed to in the programme for Government. [54650/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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United Nations

Mick Barry

16. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the most recent meeting of the United Nations Security Council. [53430/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Tax Avoidance

Mick Barry

256. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance the measures he will take to eliminate the opportunities for companies to use Ireland in tax fraud measures as exposed in files (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54448/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Immigration Policy

Mick Barry

520. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice when she will announce the precise terms of the proposed scheme for regularising the status of undocumented workers; the timeframe for the operation of the scheme; if primary legislation will be required to give effect to the scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54121/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Immigration Policy

Mick Barry

521. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if the proposed scheme for regularising the status of undocumented workers will be inclusive for those who may have been documented at some point within the four year or three-year timeframe but are currently undocumented; if the scheme includes those who have been working documented for four years or three years to the present but on a visa stamp 1 inferior to the stamp 4 available with the undocumented scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54122/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Mick Barry

522. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if an organisation (details supplied) will be consulted as part of the review process in view of the recent announcement that there will be a review of the atypical work permit scheme for non-EEA fishers following a report by Maynooth University; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54123/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Mick Barry

523. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the number of fishers currently enrolled in the atypical work permit scheme for non-EEA fishers; the breakdown by nationality; the number of the approximately 180 eligible vessels that have atypical work permit holders on board; the number that have been enrolled in the past six months; the number that have not had their expired contracts renewed in the past six months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54124/21]

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Thu, 4 Nov 2021

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Foreign Policy

Mick Barry

278. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if Ireland will be participating in the upcoming summit of L'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie in Tunisia; if so, the Minister or officials that will be attending; the key issues Ireland will be raising at the summit; if human rights will be amongst them; the amount Ireland has paid to the organisation since becoming an observer member; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53748/21]

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Wed, 3 Nov 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

10. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee that deals with marine and fishing will next meet. [53181/21]

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Wed, 3 Nov 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

19. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on economic recovery and investment last met; and when it is next due to meet.. [53182/21]

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Wed, 3 Nov 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

41. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee that deals with transport will next meet. [50876/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Legislative Measures

Mick Barry

23. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will introduce legislation to regulate and protect the rights of workers to receive tips and gratuities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53175/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Employment Rights

Mick Barry

62. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will introduce measures to improve the rights of workers to avail of sick leave and paid sick leave in all sectors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53176/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Unfair Dismissals

Mick Barry

97. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the way a person (details supplied) who made a successful complaint for unfair dismissal against their former employer at the Employment Appeals Tribunal in 2012 and obtained an enforcement order for a greater sum from the Circuit Court on 20 March 2015 but never subsequently received their due compensation due to the failure of the sheriff to execute the order against the former employer who ceased trading with that company can have their rights vindicated; if there is no remedy at this point in time to extract the sum from their former employer, if they can obtain a statutory redundancy from the social insurance fund for their years' service with the former employer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52760/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Environmental Policy

Mick Barry

298. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 268 of 19 October 2021, if he will oppose attempts to classify nuclear energy as an environmentally sustainable economic activity at an EU level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53267/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Museum Projects

Mick Barry

329. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will consider a review of the artefacts in the possession of the State’s museums to identify artefacts that may have been obtained in foreign countries through illegal means such as colonial conquest; the measures that have been put in place to prevent the acquiring of such artefacts; if she will support a return of such artefacts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53268/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Traveller Accommodation

Mick Barry

408. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the funds made available and drawn down for each local authority for the acquisition of housing for Traveller families as referred to in the draft combined fifth and sixth state report of Ireland to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on page 63 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53299/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Foreign Policy

Mick Barry

456. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has raised the recent decision by the Chinese state to restrict the showing of films that are critical of the government in Hong Kong with the Chinese ambassador or government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53269/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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School Staff

Mick Barry

565. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education if she will fund a behavioural therapist for a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53274/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Mick Barry

625. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason persons under 25 years of age who are living independently and are in emergency homeless accommodation are not entitled to the full rate of jobseeker's payments; if a commitment will be given to treat these cohorts in the same way as those who are in receipt of HAP or RAS; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53402/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Medical Cards

Mick Barry

1097. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the length of delays caused in the processing of medical cards; the measures taken to eliminate the delays; if he will consider allowing those with expired cards to continue to use them pending the processing of their application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53270/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

1098. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the additional supports he will put in place to support midwives and other medical professionals in providing advice regarding the safety and positive features of the Covid-19 vaccines to pregnant women; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53271/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

1099. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will put measures in place to ensure all healthcare workers will have third shots of Covid-19 vaccines available to them in advance of the winter period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53272/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Hospital Charges

Mick Barry

1100. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health , further to Parliamentary Question No. 625 of 28 September, if he will consider an interim waiver of the statutory public inpatient charge for those small numbers who suffer an adverse reaction to Covid-19 vaccines pending any future review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53273/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Assisted Human Reproduction

Mick Barry

1121. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will take steps to amend existing legislation and examine a redraft of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill to ensure that the rights of children who are born through assisted human reproduction are upheld, and that they are fully protected in law, as recommended by the Special Rapporteur for Children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53319/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Fur Farming

Mick Barry

1203. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reasoning behind the granting of compensation to fur farms that are due to close; the amount of compensation to be paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52521/21]

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way the labour force survey of the Irish fishing fleet being conducted by a company (details supplied) on behalf of Bord Iascaigh Mhara will capture data relating to migrant fishers, both documented and undocumented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51710/21]

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021

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Hare Coursing

Mick Barry

7. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the banning of hare coursing given the cruel nature of the practice and the protected nature of the hare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51711/21]

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021

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Asylum Seekers

Mick Barry

106. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider allowing asylum seekers to be granted residency after a number of years in the system given the undue delays assessing applications; if she will consider the case of a family (details supplied) for leave to remain; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51717/21]

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021

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Immigration Policy

Mick Barry

118. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice her plans for the scheme to regularise undocumented persons; when the scheme will be opened; if she will consider broadening the scheme to ensure all time living in Ireland will count towards eligibility to the scheme; if she will consider changes to citizenship law to allow for time being undocumented to count towards the residency condition for eligibility for citizenship; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51716/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

7. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Covid-19 met last; and when it is next due to meet. [47972/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

8. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Covid-19 met last; and when it is next due to meet. [50875/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

14. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Government co-ordination last met and will next meet. [47973/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

21. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Europe will next meet. [47971/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

24. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Europe will next meet. [50874/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Health Services

Mick Barry

154. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will consider extending access to free contraception to all persons that request it as per the recommendations of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution; the forms of contraception that will be available under the scheme; if he will consider a choice of contraception and for the scheme to be introduced ahead of the August 2022 target; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50843/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Abortion Services

Mick Barry

185. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that all maternity hospitals in the State will provide abortion services; if it will be ensured that the review of the abortion legislation will examine the measures needed to ensure provision of abortion services in all hospitals and in all areas of the State; if a guarantee can be provided that the national maternity hospital when based at St. Vincent’s Hospital will provide abortion services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50844/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Marine Accidents

Mick Barry

330. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport if he will publish unedited the report commissioned by him from a person (details supplied) that has been with his Department since July 2021; the reason for the delay in its publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50740/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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EU Funding

Mick Barry

368. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance the measures he is taking to oppose the proposal to include nuclear power as a power that can be classified as renewable for the purposes of EU investment in renewable sources; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50741/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Immigration Support Services

Mick Barry

696. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the reason her Department has not succeeded in closing down an online operation (details supplied) that automatically books interview slots with immigration services and then sells on these slots at a €40 charge to migrants with a genuine need for a face-to-face appointment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50738/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Immigration Status

Mick Barry

697. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if the Garda National Immigration Bureau can agree to a face-to-face appointment with an Egyptian national (details supplied]) who was recently granted a change of status but is required by the Egyptian authorities to have an up-to-date visa sticker on their recently renewed Egyptian passport if they are to be permitted to visit their family in Egypt and to return to Ireland for a pending Labour Court hearing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50739/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Employment Schemes

Mick Barry

61. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection the changes she is considering to the work schemes under the Pathways to Work initiative given the abuses of same by employers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48663/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Departmental Funding

Mick Barry

124. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the steps he will take to increase the funding and resources for services combating gender-based violence and assisting those impacted by Covid-19 given the well documented rise in gender-based violence during the pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48662/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Passport Services

Mick Barry

339. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the turnaround times for first time passport applications; the steps taken to reduce these turnaround times; if there has been additional staff allocated to first time applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47846/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Climate Change Negotiations

Mick Barry

48. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his plans to participate in the upcoming COP26 summit; if he will be supporting calls for measures to be taken to curb the pollution of large multinational corporations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47161/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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International Agreements

Mick Barry

88. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Defence the input he or his officials will have with the EU Commission in their preparation of a joint declaration with NATO; his views on the increased use of the EU budget and EU structures for military use; if he will participate in any summit on EU defence called by the French Presidency of the European Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47146/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Defence Forces

Mick Barry

137. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Defence the steps taken to investigate recent allegations of sexual harassment in the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47147/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

6. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee that deals with sporting issues. [44874/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Social Dialogue

Mick Barry

17. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the social dialogue co-ordination unit of his Department. [44873/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee dealing with education last met. [43780/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

16. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on housing last met. [43782/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

25. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on health will next meet. [44872/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Homeless Data

Mick Barry

365. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will report on the latest homelessness statistics; his plans for the winter period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46553/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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School Funding

Mick Barry

439. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education if she will take steps to ensure that funding is allocated to schools to ensure they can properly stock and update their school libraries; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46051/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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School Funding

Mick Barry

440. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education the investment she will make to a school (details supplied) to ensure that it has the buildings and facilities that it requires; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46052/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Student Accommodation

Mick Barry

556. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the steps he will take to resolve the acute crisis in student accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46554/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Hospital Charges

Mick Barry

625. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that in the very rare occasion of a person receiving a Covid-19 vaccination having an adverse reaction that results in a stay in hospital that their inpatient charge and any other fees are waived; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46053/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Abortion Services

Mick Barry

626. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the high level of general practitioners and maternity hospitals that are not providing abortion services; the steps he will take to improve access; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46054/21]

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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Public Sector Pay

Mick Barry

12. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will consider a Covid-19 bonus for public sector workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45607/21]

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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Public Sector Pay

Mick Barry

54. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on the call for Covid-19 bonuses in terms of improved pay and conditions for frontline workers and those otherwise negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43773/21]

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

179. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education the consultation she has had with education workers and their trade unions in relation to the safe reopening of education; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45605/21]

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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State Examinations

Mick Barry

183. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education the reforms that will be made to the leaving certificate examinations to take into account the pressure on students from the pandemic and remote learning; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45606/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Banking Sector

Mick Barry

11. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance if he will report on discussions he has had with the management of banks (details supplied) in relation to the closure of a bank; the steps he will take to ensure the protection of jobs and services in the bank; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44871/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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National Treasury Management Agency

Mick Barry

21. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance if he will report on the amount of interest paid on the national debt; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44870/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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European Union

Mick Barry

194. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance his views on the proposal outlined by the President of the European Commission in their State of the Union address to the European Parliament waiving VAT when buying defence equipment developed and produced in the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44986/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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European Union

Mick Barry

340. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Defence his views on the proposal outlined by the President of the European Commission in their State of the Union address to the European Parliament for a joint situational awareness centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44982/21]

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