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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Climate Change Policy

Mick Barry

7. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will report on his approach to preparation for the COP26 summit in Glasgow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44063/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Dublin Bus

Mick Barry

71. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport if he will report on any recent communication he has had with Dublin Bus management or trade unions on industrial relations matters in the company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44062/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

49. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the measures he will take to ensure the maximum possible engagement with workers and their representatives in the process of the return to work with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43779/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Enterprise Policy

Mick Barry

78. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the measures he is taking to safeguard jobs in the retail sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43774/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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School Admissions

Mick Barry

392. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education if she will consider granting additional resources to a school (details supplied) to allow it to provide additional places in the school given the additional demand resulting in many locally-based children unable to obtain a place in the school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43206/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Immigration Status

Mick Barry

538. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the reason a person (details supplied) has experienced a delay in receiving a renewed GNIB card; the course of action the person can take to ensure they have no issues re-entering the State if they leave; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43337/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Immigration Status

Mick Barry

539. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the reason for the delay a person (details supplied) has experienced in renewing a GNIB card; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43338/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Electricity Generation

Mick Barry

43. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications when the microgeneration scheme will be opened for households to allow them to share excess energy to the national grid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41737/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Foreign Birth Registration

Mick Barry

413. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when the foreign births register will be reopened; the estimated backlog in applications; if he will consider reviewing the way the register is managed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41738/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

526. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education the measures she will take to protect women in early pregnancy who cannot receive a Covid-19 vaccine in workplaces that involve being exposed to large numbers of persons such as teaching; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41986/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

527. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education if she will take measures to safeguard the health and safety of teachers who are in early pregnancy and cannot avail of a Covid-19 vaccine yet will be in classrooms with large numbers of unvaccinated persons; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41987/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

1. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee dealing with justice issues will next meet. [36304/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

372. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who have entered mandatory hotel quarantine; the number of those who have done so as a result of not having a PCR test; the number of those who have tested positive for Covid-19 from all those entering hotel quarantine; the number of those who have tested positive for Covid-19 from among those entering hotel quarantine for not having a PCR test upon arrival; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31209/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

373. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the number of persons entering hotel quarantine who have submitted an appeal to their detention; the number of those who were successful in their appeal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31210/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

374. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the number of persons appealing their detention in mandatory hotel quarantine on the basis of compassionate grounds; the numbers of such appeals that are a success for the travellers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31211/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Departmental Offices

Mick Barry

5. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the parliamentary liaison unit of his Department. [37671/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

11. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Covid-19 will next meet. [36303/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

13. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Covid-19 will next meet. [37672/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Mick Barry

92. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if it will be ensured that a drug manufactured by a company (details supplied) will be included in the cannabis access programme; if he will report on the operation of this programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37664/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Eating Disorders

Mick Barry

158. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the progress in implementing the 2018 National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders in particular its proposal to establish 16 specialist hubs in five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37665/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

178. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 159 of 15 June 2021, the reason an organisation (details supplied) as the reporting organisation representing the four Ghanaian nationals and the four Ghanaian nationals themselves were not informed of his Department’s decision not to proceed with a civil case against their former employers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37342/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

179. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 159 of 15 June 2021, the reason he omitted to make reference to separate criminal proceedings that were initiated by his Department against the former employer of the four Ghanaians that were about to be heard in the District Court on or around the time of his reply on 15 June 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37343/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

180. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of times he and his predecessors have initiated civil proceedings under section 2B of the Employment Permits Act 2003 on behalf of foreign nationals to whom that section applies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37344/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

181. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 159 of 15 June 2021, the reason the investigation was not concluded within the two year limitation period imposed by section 2B(6) of the Employment Permits Act 2003; the reason neither the complainants nor the referring organisation were informed of the decision not to initiate civil proceedings against the former employer or of the reason for the decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37349/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

182. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 159 of 15 June 2021, the reason the then pending criminal case listed for hearing on 17 June 2021 was omitted from the response; the reason the four Ghanaian nationals and the referring organisation were not informed of this hearing by the Workplace Relations Commission or his Department and called as witnesses; the precise circumstances in which the charges were dismissed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37350/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

228. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 154 of 15 June 2021, the outcome of these referrals to his Department (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37339/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Marine Accidents

Mick Barry

257. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport when the review into the performance of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board carried out by a person (details supplied) will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38025/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Further and Higher Education

Mick Barry

515. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his views on whether Youthreach is an independent autonomous form of education that works towards self-directed learning for students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37352/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Further and Higher Education

Mick Barry

516. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if the staff grade for Youthreach is pro-rata teacher grade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37353/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Further and Higher Education

Mick Barry

517. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will engage with a union (details supplied) in relation to co-ordinators and resource person grades in Youthreach being allowed to convert to pro-rata teacher grade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37354/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Further and Higher Education

Mick Barry

518. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his views on whether the co-ordinators workload in Youthreach is on a par with a principal's and that a resource person's workload is on a par with an assistant principals in second-level schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37355/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Work Permits

Mick Barry

543. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice further to Parliamentary Question No. 1135 of 15 June 2021, the breakdown by nationality of the 133 renewed approvals for the atypical work permit scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37340/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Work Permits

Mick Barry

544. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the breakdown by nationality of the atypical work permit approvals that expired without renewal from December 2019 to date. [37341/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Work Permits

Mick Barry

545. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the number of vessel owners since the atypical work permit scheme for non-EEA fishers commenced that have been barred from availing of the scheme arising from detected infringements on their part of the terms of the scheme or of the applicable rules of employment law; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37345/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Work Permits

Mick Barry

546. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if it is the policy of her Department to issue foreign nationals present in the State for five years on foot of permissions on stamp 1 conditions granted under the atypical working scheme for non-EEA crew in the Irish fishing fleet with permissions on stamp 4 conditions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37351/21]

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Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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Immigration Status

Mick Barry

132. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if she will report on the scheme to regularise undocumented migrants; the targets for the commencement of the scheme; the estimated number of persons to be regularised; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36299/21]

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Wed, 7 Jul 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

2. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee dealing with housing will next meet. [34652/21]

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Wed, 7 Jul 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

10. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee dealing with housing will next meet. [36567/21]

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Wed, 7 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

185. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will consider the recognition of a vaccine (details supplied) that if taken by a passenger would allow them to avoid mandatory hotel quarantine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30596/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

3. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee on Government Co-ordination will next meet. [34650/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

8. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee on Government Co-ordination will next meet. [36565/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Departmental Bodies

Mick Barry

12. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the new social dialogue unit of his Department will next meet. [34651/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Departmental Bodies

Mick Barry

16. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the new social dialogue unit of his Department will next meet. [36305/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Departmental Bodies

Mick Barry

17. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the new social dialogue unit of his Department will next meet. [36566/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Traveller Community

Mick Barry

66. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will report on engagement with Travellers and their organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36289/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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State Examinations

Mick Barry

9. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education if she will consider a review of the structure of the leaving certificate examinations to look at the longer-term changes that can be made to lessen the stress of the examinations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34793/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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State Examinations

Mick Barry

31. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education if she will report on plans to restructure the leaving certificate examinations given the substantial loss in face to face teaching time in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34792/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Mick Barry

119. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will consider not reducing the pandemic unemployment payment given the level of poverty experienced by those on social protection payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34794/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Youth Unemployment

Mick Barry

124. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection the measures she will take to tackle the crisis of youth unemployment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34795/21]

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Wed, 30 Jun 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Europe last met; and when it will next meet. [33549/21]

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