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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Secretaries General

Thomas Pringle

72. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will report on the process for approval of the new salary for the Secretary General of the Department of Health which is said to be deemed to be commensurate with the scale of the responsibilities, including the vaccine roll-out in the immediate term and the challenges of implementing the Government’s ambition for the roll-out of Sláintecare and the budget of €21 billion for health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20148/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Fiscal Data

Thomas Pringle

84. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he will commence publishing statements of Ireland's net worth along with State assets and liabilities; the timeframe for the implementation of this OECD recommendation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20149/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Climate Action Plan

Thomas Pringle

89. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will report on the phase 1 review report by the National Investment Office focusing specifically on the climate action measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20152/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Thomas Pringle

112. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a representative of his Department was sent to the WRC Conciliation Conference with staff from a union (details supplied) regarding staff claims on 20 April 2021; if he will send a representative to future WRC conferences given that HR has to defer to his Department for any decisions regarding pay and conditions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20150/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Driver Test

Thomas Pringle

411. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport when the licensed portal for NDI approved driver instructors will be opened again to allow instructors to upload lessons completed by persons awaiting a driving test and for persons who require medical assessment lessons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19906/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

412. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport the reason the licensed portal for NDI approved driving instructors is closed while it is still allowing the portal for essential workers to request an invitation for a driver test through the RSA website (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19907/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Credit Unions

Thomas Pringle

484. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance the number of credit unions that have been permitted by the Central Bank to pay a dividend to members for 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18590/21]

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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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