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Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

354. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that cross-Border workers will be prioritised in receiving surplus UK vaccinations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17943/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Energy Efficiency

Thomas Pringle

239. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will address the halting of the retrofitting programme in Finglas, Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17346/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Consular Services

Thomas Pringle

505. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); if his Department will take the necessary steps to have a full and comprehensive reply issued to the person; if he will consider carrying out an audit of correspondence to and from the Office of the Consul General in New York to ensure the office complies with the corporate governance framework of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16333/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Northern Ireland

Thomas Pringle

531. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has discussed the investigation into the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17410/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Crime Data

Thomas Pringle

803. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice the number of sexual assault and rape cases tried in each of the years 2016 to 2018; the number of convictions achieved; the number of convictions appealed on the grounds of leniency by the Director of Public Prosecutions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16708/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Ministerial Meetings

Thomas Pringle

830. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice if she will meet with persons (details supplied) to discuss the case of a person; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17409/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Departmental Reviews

Thomas Pringle

831. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice when the independent specialist in-depth research study on familicide and domestic homicide reviews will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17414/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Medical Cards

Thomas Pringle

845. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the estimated annual cost of providing discretionary medical cards to all cancer patients at the time of their diagnosis until their treatment has finished; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17393/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Medical Cards

Thomas Pringle

846. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the estimated annual cost of providing lifelong medical cards to all survivors of childhood or adolescent cancers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17394/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

1129. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the reason the over 70 age group in one part of County Donegal is being vaccinated before the over 80 age group in another area of the county has been completed; if the countrywide roll-out will be done at different stages in different counties or local areas depending on the availability of the vaccinations in that county or local area; if there will be a concerted effort to ensure the vaccination roll-out will be carried out evenly nationwide with one group being finished before the next group commences; if vaccination teams will be mobilised and sent to areas which fall behind for a verity of reasons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17322/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Mental Health Services

Thomas Pringle

1141. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if the ready, steady, grow programme will be reinstated in Ballymun, Dublin 9; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17347/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Departmental Legal Cases

Thomas Pringle

1168. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the way in which a dossier of children with autism was permitted having regard to data protection considerations; if the Data Protection Commissioner was contacted regarding the dossiers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17412/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Departmental Legal Cases

Thomas Pringle

1169. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the regulations or provisions which allowed his Department and other Departments to collate dossiers on children with autism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17413/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

180. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if seafarers will be exempt from the mandatory hotel quarantine for passengers arriving here from high-risk countries which is due to be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16080/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Tests

Thomas Pringle

185. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if seafarers are exempt from having to provide evidence of a negative or not detected result from a Covid-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test before arriving here from another country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16085/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Mortgage to Rent Scheme

Thomas Pringle

457. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance the actions he has taken regarding the decision by a bank (details supplied) to sell loans to a fund despite the fact that agreements had been entered into under the mortgage-to-rent scheme with a social housing body; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14540/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Brexit Supports

Thomas Pringle

516. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the impact the renegotiation of the EU Brexit fund as requested by France will have on Ireland’s share of the funding; the way in which it will progress; if it impacts on the ratification of the Brexit agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15766/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Brexit Issues

Thomas Pringle

759. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union, and the European Atomic Energy Community, will be formally ratified by the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14633/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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International Agreements

Thomas Pringle

776. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the consideration he has given to the recommendations of the Report on the Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines to Developing Countries that was produced by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence; if he will address the recommendations, in particular the potential relaxation of intellectual property rights in order to increase access to and supply of Covid-19 vaccines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15388/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

818. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education the reason children with special needs including those with Down syndrome cannot go into school for even three hours a day with their SNAs (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13877/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Family Resource Centres

Thomas Pringle

1073. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will report on the stalled building of the new premises at a location (details supplied) which needs a two-month lead in for inspections by Tusla before beginning operations in the new location; his plans to ensure that there is no delay of these vital services while this matter is being resolved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14364/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Prison Service Staff

Thomas Pringle

1182. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice the steps being taken by her Department to investigate the holding of a retirement party in Portlaoise Prison in contravention of Covid-19 regulations; the persons responsible for it; if any staff will be or have been reprimanded in relation to it; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13908/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Protected Disclosures

Thomas Pringle

1183. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice her views on whether it is appropriate that the Irish Prison Service should decide which matters in relation to protected disclosures in the service are relevant to be investigated by an external agency; her views on whether an agency independent of the Irish Prison Service should decide what is relevant or within the terms of reference; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13909/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Passport Applications

Thomas Pringle

1187. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice when a person's (details supplied) passport book, birth certificate and other information will be received from her Department; the status of the application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13951/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Ministerial Meetings

Thomas Pringle

1369. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the outcome of his meeting with a person (details supplied) on 18 December 2020 in which the funding of medication was raised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14070/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Medicinal Products

Thomas Pringle

1370. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the measures being put in place to allow patients using medication from a company (details supplied) the same security following his announcement that medication under the compassionate access programme will in future be funded at source for patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14071/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Medicinal Products

Thomas Pringle

1371. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if he will direct that measures be put in place that patients using a medication from a company (details supplied) are funded at source in the same way as patients prescribed medical cannabis under the compassionate access programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14072/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

1533. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when he plans to announce changes to the number that can be permitted at weddings given these events require considerable advance planning (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14584/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

1534. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the amount of notice that will be given regarding the number of persons that will be permitted at weddings during Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14585/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Mental Health Services

Thomas Pringle

1558. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 961 of 24 February 2021, the number of persons on waiting lists for mental health supports through the HSE in County Donegal; the length of time persons are waiting; the HSE mental health services in the county; the number of consultant psychiatrists in the county; the number awaiting second or subsequent appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14642/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Mental Health Services

Thomas Pringle

1559. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 961 of 24 February 2021, if there are only 14 persons on waiting lists for HSE mental health services in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14643/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

1744. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if cross-Border workers that reside here and work in Northern Ireland will be able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15289/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Disability Services Provision

Thomas Pringle

1749. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when the day services at a facility will be reopened for all attendees that have disabilities such as a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15304/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

1910. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when mandatory hotel quarantine for passengers arriving to Ireland from high-risk countries will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15866/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Thomas Pringle

41. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of homes that will have high-speed broadband in County Donegal by the end of 2021 and the end of 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12764/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Environmental Policy

Thomas Pringle

80. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will report on the outcomes of the Shared Island Dialogue on The Environment and Climate - Addressing Shared Challenges of February 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12763/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Value Added Tax

Thomas Pringle

302. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance if there are circumstances under which VAT can be charged on medical tests used to diagnose and for treatment of cancer; the specific circumstances under which VAT can be charged on such tests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13383/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Social Welfare Benefits

Thomas Pringle

573. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Social Protection the supports available for those forced to take time off work due to illness; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12667/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Thomas Pringle

574. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Social Protection if self-employment earnings for 2020 will be taken into account when assessing the rate of Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment entitlement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12668/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Registration of Deaths

Thomas Pringle

604. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Social Protection if a death registered before the enactment of the amended section 37 of the Civil Registration Act 2004 can have the qualified informant to the registration of a death, cohabitant, added to a death certificate as this does not alter the facts of the death in any way; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13015/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Third Level Education

Thomas Pringle

658. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if the pandemic unemployment payment will be taken into consideration as income when assessing HEAR applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12484/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Speech and Language Therapy

Thomas Pringle

733. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the status of the speech and language and occupational therapists in a school (details supplied); if the school will lose the services in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13384/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

831. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the procedure in place for those who require mobile vaccinations from their home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12853/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Rare Diseases

Thomas Pringle

219. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the supports in place for persons with rare diseases in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12334/21]

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Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Rare Diseases

Thomas Pringle

220. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the meetings his officials have had with the Department of Social Protection relating to financial supports for persons with rare diseases in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12335/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Tax and Social Welfare Codes

Thomas Pringle

219. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance if he will report on the commission on welfare and taxation; the membership of the commission; the resources and terms of reference of same; when the commission will be operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11948/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Sport and Recreational Development

Thomas Pringle

266. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media when a club (details supplied) will have the commitments made regarding the provision of funding of the large-scale sport infrastructure fund realised; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11447/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

360. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if Ireland will be participating in the World Health Organisation co-led COVAX scheme; if not, the reason; if so, the number of vaccines Ireland is committing to; the EU countries that are participating in the scheme; the way Ireland compares to them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11339/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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European Council Meetings

Thomas Pringle

364. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if Ireland will participate in the proposed video conference at the European Council on 25 and 26 February 2021 at which a discussion will take place regarding EU and NATO cooperation with the General Secretary of NATO; his views on whether such discussions are compatible with the traditional neutrality of Ireland; if he will attend the meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11678/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Thomas Pringle

423. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education the details of the appeals avenue available to parents in cases in which a school should decide on the reallocation of SNAs in a school; the number of complaints her Department has received on this issue in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11293/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Thomas Pringle

424. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education the number of schools that have changed the number of SNAs by county; if the reason and reports are sent to her Department on the matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11294/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Thomas Pringle

425. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education when resource classes for visually impaired children will resume; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11295/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Thomas Pringle

426. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education the number of visually impaired children attending resource classes by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11296/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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DEIS Scheme

Thomas Pringle

431. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education the classes that have received the reduction of one in the staffing schedule ratio for all DEIS primary schools as outlined in Budget 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11331/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Education Policy

Thomas Pringle

492. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education if there are grants available for low-income families to purchase technology to assist a child who is at leaving certificate level who suffers with dyslexia to access online education; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11932/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Child and Family Agency

Thomas Pringle

578. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of unaccompanied minors who arrived in each month from January 2020 to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11017/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Asylum Seekers

Thomas Pringle

657. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons seeking asylum who arrived in each month from January 2020 to date; the countries travelled from in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11018/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Prisoner Transfers

Thomas Pringle

658. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice when it is planned to publish the 2019 and 2020 reports on the operation of the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Acts which, according to the provisions of the Acts, should have been published by the end of April 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11019/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

681. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice the arrangements in place for citizens of Columbia who may need to come to Ireland for personal reasons in view of the access changes that have taken place; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11607/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Prisoner Transfers

Thomas Pringle

695. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice the number of applications for inward transfer under the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Acts that were refused in 2019 and 2020; the reason for the refusals; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11918/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Healthcare Policy

Thomas Pringle

740. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the strategies the HSE has for community management of fatigue and ME and CFS clinics particularly in view of long Covid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11092/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

741. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the prevalence of cases of long Covid by health area; the services and clinics that are available to persons experiencing long Covid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11093/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Overseas Development Aid

Thomas Pringle

805. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if Ireland will be participating in the World Health Organisation co-led COVAX scheme; if not, the reason; if so, the number of vaccines Ireland is committing to; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11340/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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European Health Insurance Card

Thomas Pringle

833. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the reason an Irish citizen resident in Northern Ireland cannot apply for a European health insurance card; the provisions that can be put in place for them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11440/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Cross-Border Co-operation

Thomas Pringle

938. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if applications for the Northern Ireland planned healthcare scheme have opened; the location in which information on the scheme can be found; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11859/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Cross-Border Co-operation

Thomas Pringle

939. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if those in receipt of a UK pension are eligible to avail of the Cross-Border Directive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11868/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Thomas Pringle

1090. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the grants available for outer farm building that are used for residential proposes on active farmland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11860/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Assisted Human Reproduction

Thomas Pringle

285. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if IVF treatment will be commencing for persons on a public health basis; when treatment will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10688/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Thomas Pringle

24. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when further details on the Covid-19 business aid scheme will be available when the scheme opens for applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9824/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Prospecting Licences

Thomas Pringle

43. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the status of a licence (details supplied); when a public consultation will take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9405/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Thomas Pringle

52. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the timescale for the fibre roll-out in the intervention areas in County Donegal under the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9809/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Post Office Network

Thomas Pringle

67. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the steps he is taking to ensure the financial sustainability of the post office network; when the public service obligation funding will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10370/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Driver Licences

Thomas Pringle

118. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport if learner permits that are due to expire in March will be extended; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10037/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Tax Credits

Thomas Pringle

158. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons who availed of the tuition tax credit when submitting their form 12 tax returns through Revenue MyAccount and ROS account for self-employment in 2019 and 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9404/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Tax Credits

Thomas Pringle

184. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons that availed of the tuition tax credit when submitting their form 12 tax returns through the Revenue Commissioner’s MyAccount and ROS account for self-employment in 2019 and 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9744/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Thomas Pringle

202. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance the outcome of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund measuring of the carbon footprint of its investment portfolio as part of a wider approach to identify, manage and mitigate climate risk across its portfolio as reported in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10086/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Thomas Pringle

203. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance the number of companies that have applied to access the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund pandemic stabilisation and recovery fund; the number of businesses that applied for assistance; the number that were accepted, declined and appealed, respectively; the value of the assistance provided to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10087/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

253. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media when outdoor activities such as football training are expected to resume; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10325/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Homelessness Strategy

Thomas Pringle

299. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will report on the housing and homeless situation in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9715/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Housing Assistance Payment

Thomas Pringle

300. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of persons in receipt of the rental accommodation scheme, RAS, in County Donegal; the number of persons in receipt of HAP in County Donegal in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9716/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Homelessness Strategy

Thomas Pringle

301. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will report on the emergency homeless accommodation in County Donegal; the number and demographics of persons accessing this accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9717/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Social and Affordable Housing

Thomas Pringle

302. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of persons on the social housing waiting list in County Donegal by the type of accommodation and length of time waiting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9718/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Social and Affordable Housing

Thomas Pringle

303. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the funding provided to Donegal County Council for housing in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9719/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Third Level Admissions

Thomas Pringle

358. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the recent decision by the Scottish Government to change the fees status of higher level Irish students in Scotland from home to rest of UK; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10123/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Third Level Admissions

Thomas Pringle

359. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his views on whether the recent decision by the Scottish Government to change the fees status of higher level Irish students in Scotland from home to rest of UK is in breach of the common travel area agreement (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10124/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Third Level Admissions

Thomas Pringle

360. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has raised the recent decision by the Scottish Government to change the fees status of higher level Irish students in Scotland from home to rest of UK with his counterpart in the UK Government in order to address the negative consequences this will have for Irish students studying in the UK regions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10125/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Passport Services

Thomas Pringle

368. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will report on the processing of documentation with passport applications once staff return to the processing units; the way in which official documentation will be tracked; the provisions that will be made for online applications or partial online applications given the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10324/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Teacher Training

Thomas Pringle

493. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education if she will report on the cost of the Gaeltacht course for student teachers of a college (details supplied) given that the 2021 course will be a two-week online course from home; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10322/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Teacher Training

Thomas Pringle

494. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education if she will extend the Gaeltacht grant for student teachers of a college (details supplied) given that the course in 2021 will be a two-week online course from home; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10323/21]

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Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Thomas Pringle

607. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of persons in domestic violence refuges in County Donegal in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9711/21]

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Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Thomas Pringle

608. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of domestic violence refuge places in County Donegal compared to the recommended number of refuge places; the refuge capacity by county in tabular form; his plans to increase access across Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9712/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Direct Provision System

Thomas Pringle

609. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of adults and children in direct provision accommodation in County Donegal in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9713/21]

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Direct Provision System

Thomas Pringle

624. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when the White Paper on ending direct provision will be laid before Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10090/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Direct Provision System

Thomas Pringle

625. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the details of all contracts with private companies providing direct provision accommodation, including the monetary value of each contract and the expected expiry date of same in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10091/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

626. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the estimated cost of providing PPE to all residential care facilities; the number that are Tusla units and privately run units respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10093/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Brexit Issues

Thomas Pringle

684. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if his attention has been drawn to the recent decision by the Scottish Government to change the fees status of higher level Irish students in Scotland from home to rest of UK; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10120/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Brexit Issues

Thomas Pringle

685. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his views on whether the recent decision by the Scottish Government to change the fees status of higher level Irish students in Scotland from home to rest of UK is in breach of the Common Travel Area agreement (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10121/21]

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Brexit Issues

Thomas Pringle

686. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he has raised the recent decision by the Scottish Government to change the fees status of higher level Irish students in Scotland from home to rest of UK with his counterpart in the UK Government in order to address the negative consequences this will have for Irish students studying in the UK regions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10122/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Cross-Border Co-operation

Thomas Pringle

860. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the details of the Northern Ireland planned healthcare scheme that came into effect on 1 January 2021, for 12 months, taking over from the cross-border directive for applicants residing here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9789/21]

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Mental Health Services

Thomas Pringle

961. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on waiting lists for mental health supports through the HSE in County Donegal; the length of time persons are waiting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10088/21]

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