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Tue, 25 Jan 2022

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Derelict Sites

Gerald Nash

63. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he plans to review the Derelict Sites Act 1990 and its operations; if so, the status of those plans; if his attention has been drawn to the Geo Directory Residential Buildings Report for Q4 of 2021 which has identified approximately 90,000 vacant residential properties and 20,000 derelict residential properties across the country; if his Department is considering or has plans to bring these properties back into active use; the steps taken by his Department to ensure the collection of outstanding derelict sites levies by each local authority; the guidance and or circulars that have been issued by his Department to each local authority in relation to the collection of the derelict sites levy and the manner in which this should be pursued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3277/22]

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Tue, 25 Jan 2022

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Derelict Sites

Gerald Nash

111. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the steps being taken to ensure that the position of derelict sites officer is full-time in each local authority; the number of derelict sites officers employed in each local authority; if they are employed in a part-time or full-time capacity in tabular form; the guidance and or circulars issued by his Department to local authorities relating to the employment of derelict sites officers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3280/22]

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Tue, 25 Jan 2022

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Housing Policy

Gerald Nash

121. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will report on the progress of the examination by all Departments of their existing portfolio of properties; if properties have been placed on the market to date; the number of those properties that have been deemed suitable for conversion to residential accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3282/22]

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Tue, 25 Jan 2022

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Derelict Sites

Gerald Nash

146. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the steps he is taking to ensure that the position of vacant sites officer is full-time in each local authority; the number of vacant sites officers employed in each local authority; if they are employed in a part-time or full-time capacity in tabular form; the guidance and or circulars issued by his Department to local authorities relating to the employment of vacant sites officers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3279/22]

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Thu, 20 Jan 2022

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Departmental Programmes

Gerald Nash

2. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he plans to produce a White Paper on an expansion of the digital services offered by the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2803/22]

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Thu, 20 Jan 2022

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Departmental Programmes

Gerald Nash

6. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he plans to produce a White Paper on the expansion of the digital services offered by the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2483/22]

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Thu, 20 Jan 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Gerald Nash

11. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the national recovery and resilience plan; the steps taken to date to meet the nine reform commitments under the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2485/22]

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Thu, 20 Jan 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Gerald Nash

17. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps the OPW has taken to improve ventilation in properties under its aegis in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic; the funding available to the OPW for ventilation enhancements in such buildings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2484/22]

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Thu, 20 Jan 2022

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Public Sector Staff

Gerald Nash

52. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of additional new civil and public service positions the State is expected to create in 2022; the number of retirements in whole-time equivalent terms across the civil and public service who are expected to retire in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2486/22]

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Thu, 20 Jan 2022

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Capital Expenditure Programme

Gerald Nash

67. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of efforts to streamline the delivery of large-scale capital projects; the steps he is taking to ensure cost-effective and timely delivery of future projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2487/22]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Banking Sector

Gerald Nash

307. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Finance the reason that he approved, as the majority shareholder in a bank (details supplied), an arrangement whereby mortgages transferring from a bank are to be outsourced to and serviced by a company once the business is transferred to the bank; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [63416/21]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Gerald Nash

320. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Finance the number of companies registered under the employment wage subsidy scheme that have been subjected to audit under the compliance programme of the Revenue Commissioners to 31 December, 2021; the amount that has been clawed back as a consequence of the programme as a result of initiated contact by the Revenue Commissioners and as a result of voluntary amendments made by companies liable to repay subsidies; the amount outstanding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1192/22]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Gerald Nash

321. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Finance the number of firms that have benefitted from the temporary wage subsidy scheme that were found to have not met the requirements for eligibility for the scheme; the amount that has been returned as a result; the amount outstanding in terms of repayments as of 31 December 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1193/22]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Gerald Nash

322. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Finance the number of companies that were eligible for the employment wage subsidy scheme that have voluntarily returned funding paid out under the scheme up to 31 December 2021; the number of companies that have paid back the full amount they received over the period of their use of the scheme; if the Revenue Commissioners will provide the names of the companies that have done so to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1194/22]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Gerald Nash

323. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Finance if he will request that the Revenue Commissioners undertake an examination of all companies that have benefitted from both the temporary wage subsidy scheme and the employment wage subsidy scheme to establish the extent to which relevant companies have paid out dividends to shareholders while benefitting from Covid-19 related wage subsidies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1195/22]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Gerald Nash

324. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Finance if he plans to introduce new conditions on firms in relation to the use of and access to the employment wage subsidy scheme; his views on the fact that some companies have paid dividends to shareholders in the same financial year in which they have accessed State wage subsidies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1196/22]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Departmental Consultations

Gerald Nash

358. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide an update on the expected commencement date for the retail banking review public consultation process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2287/22]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Greenways Provision

Gerald Nash

477. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the Department of Rural and Community Development has sought his Department's views on plans by Louth County Council to use funding approved by that Department to develop the Boyne greenway on the northside of the River Boyne at Mell, Drogheda, County Louth; if his Department has reservations on the proposed project in view of the fact that part of the subject area for the greenway plan involves a special area of conservation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [63237/21]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Solar Energy Guidelines

Gerald Nash

543. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide information on his Department's review of siting and size conditions for rooftop solar panels on homes and the review of exemptions for educational and community buildings as part of the current development of interim planning regulations; if he will provide information on the stated need to consider environmental assessment reporting before finalisation; when the interim planning regulations will be submitted to the Houses of the Oireachtas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1741/22]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Teacher Training

Gerald Nash

826. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Education her views on the issues raised in correspondence by final year bachelor of education students at a university (details supplied) regarding the upcoming adapted school placement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2006/22]

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