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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Departmental Schemes

Róisín Shortall

114. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications when low-cost loans for deep home retrofits will be available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40745/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Energy Conservation

Róisín Shortall

158. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the grants available for wall insulation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41695/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Climate Change Policy

Róisín Shortall

159. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he is giving consideration to the immediate establishment of a National Just Transition Commission, based on social dialogue, as called for by Just Transition Alliance, an innovative campaign network comprised of trade unions, environmental and civil society groups; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41703/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Airport Policy

Róisín Shortall

307. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport the number and percentage of taxis with Dublin Airport permits which are wheelchair-accessible vehicles and which are multi-person vehicles; if they have reached the 30% quota; if the airport will consider releasing additional permits given the number of driver permit holders who have retired or left the industry since the Covid-19 pandemic emergency period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41697/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Banking Sector

Róisín Shortall

398. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance if a bank (details supplied) informed him of its plans to remove cash services from 70 branches prior to announcing the decision; his plans to assist those most impacted by this restriction of services, particularly persons in rural areas and elderly people; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41182/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Banking Sector

Róisín Shortall

399. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the status of the Retail Banking Review; the timeline for the publication of this review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41183/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Departmental Communications

Róisín Shortall

517. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to improve the customer service experience for members of the public making contact with Government Departments and State bodies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41696/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Ukraine War

Róisín Shortall

818. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he is giving consideration to the proposals from Ukraine Civil Society Emergency Response (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41701/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Archaeological Sites

Róisín Shortall

819. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the steps his Department is taking to immediately intervene to protect the site of a recent significant archaeological find in Donabate, County Dublin (details supplied) and prevent any encroachment on the site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41704/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Schools Building Projects

Róisín Shortall

1111. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education the reason for the undue delay in approving essential works under the emergency programme for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 11, in view of the fact that the application was made in May 2022 and approval was not given until 19 July, which meant that it is too late for these emergency works to be completed over the summer holidays; if there is any way that this emergency work can be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40950/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Benefits

Róisín Shortall

1223. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Social Protection the estimated full-year cost of extending child benefit to students over 18 years attending full-time second level education; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40262/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Citizens Information Services

Róisín Shortall

1250. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason that the Citizens' Information Board's Relate journal has ceased publication; if she will review this decision; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40712/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Benefits

Róisín Shortall

1306. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will consider allowing positive PCR results to be sufficient to access enhanced illness benefit, as her Department no longer accepts PCR test results for the enhanced illness benefit payment, and a GP must issue a medical certificate which results in unnecessary expense; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41694/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Payments

Róisín Shortall

1307. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Social Protection if she is giving consideration to the proposals from Ukraine Civil Society Emergency Response (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41700/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Child and Family Agency

Róisín Shortall

1329. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the progress on the programme for Government commitment under early intervention and family support, to expand the successful in-house model of therapeutic services and support to vulnerable children and carers in Tusla Dublin north central to other areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39944/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Ukraine War

Róisín Shortall

1409. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he is giving consideration to the proposals from Ukraine Civil Society Emergency Response (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41699/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Ukraine War

Róisín Shortall

1410. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the planned locations for the 500 modular homes for Ukrainian Refugees (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41708/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Ukraine War

Róisín Shortall

1422. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of residents in an area (details supplied) regarding the lack of consultation regarding the housing of asylum seekers in a local hotel and the difficulty which they have in getting any information about this matter or having any point of contact; if he will introduce a protocol to ensure that local residents are provided with clear information and details of a named person in the managing agency who can answer relevant questions and address concerns as they arise including in the case of a proposal such as this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41828/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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An Garda Síochána

Róisín Shortall

1586. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí assigned to Ballymun Garda station, by grade, at the end of June 2022, or the latest date available; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41177/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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An Garda Síochána

Róisín Shortall

1587. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice the national average number of gardaí per 1,000 of the population; the number of gardaí per 1,000 of the population in each Garda division and station, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41178/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Drug Dealing

Róisín Shortall

1588. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice the number of convictions for drug possession with intent to supply offences since 2015; the number of these which received custodial sentences each year, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41179/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Legal Services Regulation

Róisín Shortall

1612. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice if the current average waiting times for complaints from members of the public to be dealt with by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority; the current staffing levels and staff vacancies in the LSRA; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41702/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Immigration Policy

Róisín Shortall

1613. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice the approximate breakdown of the projects which applicants invested in through the Ireland Immigrant Investor Programme by category of project, investment type, year and value of investment in tabular form. [41714/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Immigration Policy

Róisín Shortall

1614. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice if Ireland Immigrant Investor Programme applicants are still required to make a minimum investment of €1 million under the enterprise investment and investment fund options, €2 million under the real estate investment trusts option and €500 million under the endowment option; if an applicant can only submit an application under one option; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41715/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Nursing Homes

Róisín Shortall

1678. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to a meeting in March 2022 between Minister Butler and an organisation (details supplied) and a subsequent meeting in April 2022 between the organisation and the National Treatment Purchase Fund regarding the current severe inflationary pressures on the nursing home sector; if he will report on the outcome of these meetings; the steps that he will take to address this issue with urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39838/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Vaccination Programme

Róisín Shortall

1904. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the plans to increase eligibility for a second Covid-19 booster vaccine to those aged 60 to 65 years following the European Medicines Agency recommendation that all persons over 60 years should be offered a second booster; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41197/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Róisín Shortall

1905. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if security staff employed by the HSE or section 38 employers in public hospitals are eligible for the pandemic special recognition payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41199/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Cross-Border Co-operation

Róisín Shortall

1906. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the amount spent on private hospitals under the EU cross-border directive since its inception, by year and hospital, in tabular form [41200/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Cross-Border Co-operation

Róisín Shortall

1907. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the engagements he has had with a company (details supplied) regarding the opening of a hospital abroad; if funding was provided by the HSE to open this facility; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41201/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Cross-Border Co-operation

Róisín Shortall

1908. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if any private companies that assist Irish patients in accessing treatments abroad under the EU cross-border directive have been provided with funding from the HSE, aside from the reimbursement of patients using those companies' services; if so, the amounts paid to each company since the scheme was implemented, by year, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41202/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Cross-Border Co-operation

Róisín Shortall

1909. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the cost of inpatient and outpatient care under the EU cross-border directive, by treatment for the ten most common treatments; the comparative cost of those treatments in the Irish health service, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41203/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Cross-Border Co-operation

Róisín Shortall

1910. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if he will provide in respect of companies that act as a go-between for patients and hospitals in respect of the cross-border directive; the list of all such companies that carry out this role and through which the HSE provides reimbursement for procedures; the regulation, if any, that applies to these companies or the criteria for approval that apply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41204/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Mental Health Services

Róisín Shortall

1912. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1503 of 14 June 2022, if copies of the Consultant Psychiatrists - Recruitment and Retention Plan have been provided to stakeholders who participated in the consultation; if he will publish the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41206/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Vaccination Programme

Róisín Shortall

1913. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a case (details supplied); if an immunocompromised person is required to provide a letter from a general practitioner or consultant to receive their second booster; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41207/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Vaccination Programme

Róisín Shortall

1932. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a case (details supplied); if an immunocompromised person is required to provide a letter from a general practitioner or consultant to receive a second booster; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41250/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Health Services

Róisín Shortall

1933. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of areas that can no longer guarantee development assessments for babies and children aged three months, nine to 11 months, 21 to 24 months and 46 to 48 months, by CHO and LHO; the timeline he is working towards for reinstating these services in the affected areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41251/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Health Services Staff

Róisín Shortall

1934. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of public health nursing posts dedicated to developmental assessments for babies and children from three months to 48 months, by CHO and LHO, in tabular form; the ratio to population in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41252/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Vaccination Programme

Róisín Shortall

1999. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if he intends to begin a vaccination campaign against monkeypox for those most at risk of contracting the virus; if the National Immunisation Advisory Committee is considering doing so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41586/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Covid-19 Tests

Róisín Shortall

2005. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if he is considering making free PCR testing more widely available again in order that any member of the public can access one when he or she feels that he or she may have Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41693/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Disability Services

Róisín Shortall

2006. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to cuts in services for adults with severe intellectual disabilities at Cheeverstown House due to a lack of funding from the HSE; the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41698/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Disability Services

Róisín Shortall

2007. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if funding is being considered for a project (details supplied) in County Dublin; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41705/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Health Services

Róisín Shortall

2008. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the plans for a vacant HSE property (details supplied) in County Dublin; the reason that it has been left vacant for so long; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41707/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Health Services

Róisín Shortall

2009. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the reason that public health nurse checks on babies in west Dublin have been discontinued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41716/22]

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

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Departmental Funding

Róisín Shortall

2030. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health , further to Parliamentary Question No. 303 of 30 June, the details of all allocations over €1 million made by the HSE to for-profit commercial service providers over each of the past three years, broken down by service category and exact allocation figure. [41829/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Public Transport

Róisín Shortall

256. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport the estimated cost in 2023 of increasing the current 20% discount on public transport fares to 30%, 40%, and 50% in tabular form and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39428/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Public Transport

Róisín Shortall

257. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport the estimated cost of maintaining the current 20% discount on public transport fares at peak travel hours and increasing the discount to 30%, 40%, and 50% for off-peak travel in tabular form [39429/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Departmental Data

Róisín Shortall

279. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the estimated amount of additional revenue that would be raised in 2023 through a third rate of income tax of 41% on incomes above €100,000, as well as 42%, 43%, 44% and 45% in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38898/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Departmental Data

Róisín Shortall

280. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the estimated amount of additional revenue that would be raised in 2023 through a third rate of income tax of 41% on incomes above €100,000, as well as 42%, 43%, 44% and 45%, assuming tax band indexation of 4% in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38899/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Banking Sector

Róisín Shortall

282. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the recent practice by a bank (details supplied) of selling customers’ overdraft facilities as debt to a company; the rationale for doing this given that such facilities are not debt but an essential requirement for small business people; his opinion of such practice; if he will take steps to ensure that the bank ceases this practice in light of the severe constraints which this would put on the ability to conduct business; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39031/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Tax Code

Róisín Shortall

291. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the number of properties assessed for local property tax in 2021 where the property valuation was in excess of €1.75 million. [39424/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Tax Code

Róisín Shortall

292. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the number of properties assessed for local property tax in 2021 where the property valuation was in excess of €1.5 million. [39425/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Tax Code

Róisín Shortall

293. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the estimated additional revenue in 2023 from the local property tax by reducing the level at which the 0.25% band ends and the 0.3% band begins from €1.75 million to €1.5 million. [39426/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Tax Code

Róisín Shortall

294. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the estimated additional revenue in 2023 from the local property tax by increasing the 0.3% rate to 0.35%. [39427/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Public Sector Staff

Róisín Shortall

333. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will respond to matters raised in a correspondence (details supplied) regarding the public sector transfer network agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39416/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Departmental Reviews

Róisín Shortall

382. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will commit to ensuring that the internal review of the planning decisions of a person (details supplied) in An Bord Pleanála will be published in full given the significant implications for the planning system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39417/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Health Services Staff

Róisín Shortall

688. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the reason that only five of sixteen promised nursing posts for adult neurology services have been funded this year further to statements issued by the HSE and his Department (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38828/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Departmental Correspondence

Róisín Shortall

847. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 411 of 30 July 2022, the reason for the delay in issuing a response; and will he take steps to ensure that a reply is provided by 15 July 2022. [39418/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Departmental Correspondence

Róisín Shortall

848. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 412 of 30 July 2022, the reason for the delay in issuing a response; and will he take steps to ensure that a reply is provided by 15 July 2022. [39419/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Mental Health Services

Róisín Shortall

849. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the action being taken around suicide prevention and mental health, in particular for younger persons in the HSE CHO DNCC area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39420/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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General Practitioner Services

Róisín Shortall

850. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of expanding free general practitioner care to those under the age of 18 years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39430/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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General Practitioner Services

Róisín Shortall

851. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of expanding free general practitioner care to the entire population; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39431/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Hospital Charges

Róisín Shortall

852. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of removing hospital impatient charges for the entire population; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39432/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Health Services Staff

Róisín Shortall

854. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the status of the Sláintecare consultant contract negotiations; if a date has been set to reconvene talks; the progress that he has made in appointing a new chair; the timeline that he is now working towards for the introduction of a new contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39452/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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General Practitioner Services

Róisín Shortall

855. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the status of plans to introduce a new contract for general practitioners; the status of the 2019 general practitioner agreement strategic review; when he expects this review to conclude; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39453/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Medicinal Products

Róisín Shortall

856. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the status of a product (details supplied); when he expects the full technology assessment to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39454/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Medicinal Products

Róisín Shortall

857. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of treating a patient with a product (details supplied). [39455/22]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022

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Cabinet Committees

Róisín Shortall

35. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the Cabinet committee on Covid-19. [30781/22]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022

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Public Transport

Róisín Shortall

110. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport the steps that are being taken to improve public safety on public transport in Dublin city, in particular in train stations and at busy bus stops; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38454/22]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022

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Passport Services

Róisín Shortall

268. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport application for a child (details supplied) in Dublin 9; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38440/22]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Róisín Shortall

466. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of full-time posts allocated to post-acute and long-Covid clinics, by clinic and speciality in tabular form; the number of vacant posts; the number who have taken up posts; and the number that are currently going through the HSE recruitment process. [38200/22]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Róisín Shortall

467. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of staff who are employed in the contact management programme since it was established, by year, role and location, in tabular form; and the number of vacancies currently in the programme by role. [38201/22]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Róisín Shortall

544. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the rationale for the inclusion of dietician posts in the interim model of care for long-Covid; the research that this was based on; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38461/22]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Róisín Shortall

545. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the reasons that psychologist posts were not included in the interim model of care for long-Covid; if the Model of Care has been revised to include psychologists; the number of these posts that will be provided by clinic; the number that have been hired to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38462/22]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Róisín Shortall

546. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if there was engagement with long-Covid patients when the interim Model of Care for long-Covid was drafted; if there has been continued engagement with patient groups in respect of the model of care ; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38463/22]

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Wed, 13 Jul 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Róisín Shortall

547. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the timeline for establishing a new payment scheme for healthcare workers with long-Covid; the advice for healthcare workers with long-Covid in the interim period; if they are expected to claim illness benefit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38464/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Hospital Charges

Róisín Shortall

122. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on plans to introduce a cap on the maximum daily charge for car parking for patients and visitors at public hospitals as outlined in the Programme for Government; the timeline that he is working towards for implementation of this commitment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37489/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Róisín Shortall

165. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health when he expects that the pandemic bonus payment will be paid to all eligible healthcare workers; if he has set a deadline for payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37488/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Mental Health Services

Róisín Shortall

198. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if a dedicated funding allocation for the development of the inpatient mental health support mother-and-baby unit has been agreed; if not, when he expects to announce this allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37490/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Road Safety

Róisín Shortall

299. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 400 of 25 January 2022, the stopping distance formula that will be used by the Road Safety Authority chief operations officer, once appointed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38027/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Road Safety

Róisín Shortall

300. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport if a company (details supplied) was hired to analyse responses to the public consultation on the development of the Government's Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38028/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Asylum Seekers

Róisín Shortall

726. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider introducing a stamp category or reasonable alternative for asylum seekers' work permits that is, permission to access the labour market in order to provide clarity for employers, further to matters raised in correspondence (details supplied); if her Department will take additional steps to ensure that the attention of employers is drawn to the fact that such permits entitle asylum seekers to work full time; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37165/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Visa Agreements

Róisín Shortall

759. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 188 and 189 of 6 July 2022, the number of Ireland Immigrant Investor Program applications that have been approved for social housing and healthcare respectively from the 800-figure cited in her previous reply. [38065/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Visa Agreements

Róisín Shortall

760. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 188 and 189 of 6 July 2022, the number of Ireland Immigrant Investor Programme applicants who invested in social housing and healthcare respectively since the programme was established, without publishing the details of the persons or companies involved in tabular form. [38066/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Hospital Staff

Róisín Shortall

800. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the status of the funding application submitted to his Department for the four remaining epilepsy nurse specialist posts agreed as part of the Valproate Response Project; when a decision can be expected on this funding application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37081/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Hospital Staff

Róisín Shortall

801. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the status of the establishment of a sodium valproate stakeholder group that was agreed in 2020 to assess and strengthen the current risk-reduction measures; the actions which have been taken to date to establish this group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37082/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Health Services Staff

Róisín Shortall

810. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the steps that he is taking to improve training for and the retention of public health doctors in the health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37160/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Dental Services

Róisín Shortall

811. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if his Department has allocated sufficient budgetary funding to ensure treatment for the 1,400 persons on the HSE orthodontic waiting list in the HSE Dublin north city and county CHO area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37161/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Departmental Data

Róisín Shortall

812. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the volume of prophylactic surgery for cancer risk factors by hospital on a quarterly basis for each of the years 2010 to 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37162/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Departmental Data

Róisín Shortall

813. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the volume of prophylactic surgery for breast cancer risk factors by hospital on a quarterly basis for each of the years 2010 to 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37163/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Departmental Data

Róisín Shortall

814. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the volume of prophylactic surgery for ovarian cancer risk factors by hospital on a quarterly basis for each of the years 2010 to 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37164/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Róisín Shortall

829. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health when he will publish information for those other certain healthcare employees who are covered by the Government decision in relation to the pandemic bonus payment; the process available to their employers to implement this measure for eligible staff; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37267/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Abortion Services

Róisín Shortall

996. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health his views on the instances in which persons are still forced to travel abroad for abortion care, as evidenced by the 206 persons who gave Irish addresses at abortion clinics in England and Wales in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37838/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Health Services

Róisín Shortall

997. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the timeline for the free contraception scheme, the roll-out of the initial phase for 17-to 25-year-olds and the extension of the scheme to those under 17 and over 25 years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37839/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Hospital Services

Róisín Shortall

1072. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if the paediatric endocrinology department in a hospital (details supplied) treats gender dysphoric patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38029/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Hospital Services

Róisín Shortall

1073. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the public hospitals which treat patients under the age of 18 years for gender dysphoria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38030/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Hospital Procedures

Róisín Shortall

1074. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the current average waiting times for the main surgical procedures carried out at Cappagh Hospital, Cappagh Road, Finglas, Dublin 11; the steps that are being taken to reduce the waiting times for procedures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38034/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Hospital Services

Róisín Shortall

1075. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if consideration is being given to introducing routine vasa previa screening in public hospitals that provide maternity services; the reason that this type of screening is not recommended in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38035/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Hospital Admissions

Róisín Shortall

1079. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of children and adolescents admitted to adult psychiatric units by year, age and hospital from 2015 to 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38067/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Hospital Services

Róisín Shortall

1080. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of child and adolescent psychiatric in-patient beds in each public hospital by year, age and hospital from 2015 to 2021 and to date in 2022 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38068/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Hospital Services

Róisín Shortall

1081. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the steps that he is taking to address the shortage of child and adolescent psychiatric in-patient beds in public hospitals; the number of new beds that will be delivered in 2022 by hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38069/22]

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