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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

317. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of greyhounds injured and killed at Irish greyhound tracks during races, official trials, unofficial trials and sales trials in each of the years 2000 to 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51509/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

318. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of greyhound litters born in each of the years 2000 to 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51510/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

319. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of greyhounds homed privately by trainers, breeders and or owners separate to the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust from January 2020 to date in 2021; if all such greyhounds are neutered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51518/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

320. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter (details supplied) in relation to a greyhound that sustained injuries while racing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51537/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Renewable Energy Generation

Brian Leddin

277. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the role which former peat fired power stations may play in the decarbonisation of the electricity system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50684/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Asylum Seekers

Brian Leddin

118. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of refugees from Afghanistan who have been accepted into the IRPP following the seizing of power by the Taliban in August 2021; the background of persons who have been granted permission to come to Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48310/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Broadcasting Sector

Brian Leddin

93. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if information will be provided on previous and planned actions by RTÉ in response to the Report of the Joint Committee on Climate Action Climate Change: A Cross-Party Consensus for Action March 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47475/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Broadcasting Sector

Brian Leddin

94. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if information will be provided on previous and planned actions by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in response to recommendations made in section 4.4.2 in the Report of the Joint Committee on Climate Action Climate Change: A Cross-Party Consensus for Action, March 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47476/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Appointments to State Boards

Brian Leddin

95. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the details of the seven representatives from the academic and community sectors on the newly established RESS community steering board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47477/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Renewable Energy Generation

Brian Leddin

96. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if information will be provided on the change of timelines for auctions under the renewable electricity support scheme 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47478/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Solar Energy Guidelines

Brian Leddin

277. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if information will be provided on the progress of a strategic environmental assessment of draft interim regulations with new conditions and exemptions regarding solar panel installation; when a public consultation will be launched; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47479/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Solar Energy Guidelines

Brian Leddin

278. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the commissioning of aviation safeguarding maps for new planning regulations relating to the installation of solar panels; the timeline for this process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47480/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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National Biodiversity Plan

Brian Leddin

173. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he has plans to enhance biodiversity measures in the Wild Nephin National Park, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46423/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Wildlife Conservation

Brian Leddin

181. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the white-tailed sea eagle programme following the release of 21 chicks into the wild over the summer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46461/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Nitrates Usage

Brian Leddin

321. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the steps he is taking to promote compliance with the Nitrates Action Programme Regulations namely the European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2017, SI No. 605 of 2017 to ensure that rivers and streams are protected from bovine excrement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46383/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Nitrates Usage

Brian Leddin

855. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of penalties relating to fencing to prevent access from grazing bovines to watercourses for drinking purposes issued under the Nitrates Action Programme for non-compliance with the European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2017, SI No. 605 of 2017 in recent years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46381/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Nitrates Usage

Brian Leddin

856. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of penalties issued under the Nitrates Action Programme for non-compliance with the European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2017, SI No. 605 of 2017 in recent years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46382/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Fuel Poverty

Brian Leddin

39. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the anticipated impact of the upcoming new solid fuel standards on persons on lower incomes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44135/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Electricity Generation

Brian Leddin

56. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications when the feed-in tariff legislation will be in place to allow homes with micro-generation to sell excess electricity back to the grid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44134/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Transport Policy

Brian Leddin

79. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Transport if he plans to take measures to accelerate the provision of active travel infrastructure as pandemic restrictions recede; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44133/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Public Transport

Brian Leddin

98. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Transport the measures he is taking to phase out fossil fuel powered vehicles from the fleet operated by the public sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44136/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Departmental Policies

Brian Leddin

208. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if there is a national policy by which a person must be resident in an area for a certain period of time before being allowed to access homelessness services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44269/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Financial Services

Brian Leddin

183. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Finance the purpose of the deemed disposal of exchange traded funds for taxation purposes after eight years; if he plans to change this arrangement for small investors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41825/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

3373. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of greyhounds in the national racing pool from 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2021; the number of greyhounds injured and killed at Irish greyhound tracks from 1 Jan 2021 to 30 June 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39394/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

3374. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the proposed location of the planned second greyhound care centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39395/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

3375. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of greyhounds within the industry awaiting homing on 1 July 2021 for periods of time exceeding six and 12 months, respectively; the protocol that is in place for greyhounds deemed challenging to home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39396/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

3376. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the expenditure on care and welfare of greyhounds for 2020 and to 30 June 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39397/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

3377. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of individual greyhound pups born in Ireland during the period 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021; the breakdown of racing and coursing pups; the number of litters born in that period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39398/21]

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Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Brian Leddin

25. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which he will ensure that the measures in the new Common Agricultural Policy will maximise delivery of greenhouse gas reductions across all farms in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37088/21]

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Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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Organic Farming

Brian Leddin

77. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the additional resources he is making available to support the development of organic farming in Ireland in view of the Irish target of 7.5% and the EU target of 25% of organic farmland by 2030; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37089/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Registration of Births

Brian Leddin

450. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to difficulties in the registration of births in the civil registration service due to the handwriting of birth notifications from some maternity hospitals following the cyber-attack on the HSE; the steps she is taking to facilitate the registration of births while manual systems are being operated in maternity hospitals; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37494/21]

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Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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Water Services

Brian Leddin

201. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the commitment to develop a scheme between local authorities and Irish Water to provide drinking water fountains nationwide to reduce plastic bottle litter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36955/21]

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Wed, 7 Jul 2021

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Tax Code

Brian Leddin

53. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Finance if he will address the anomaly in which an e-bike qualifies under the cycle to work scheme but an e-bike kit does not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36743/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Traffic Management

Brian Leddin

108. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Transport if it is always necessary for a local authority to establish definitively the 85th percentile speed using a traffic speed study before the local authority may apply a special speed limit of 30 km/h; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34454/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Farm Inspections

Brian Leddin

580. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of inspectors employed by his Department to inspect dairy farms in 2011 and 2021; the number of inspections that were carried out in 2011 and that will be carried out in 2021 on dairy farms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34249/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Animal Diseases

Brian Leddin

581. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of cases of mastitis recorded per 100 dairy cows in Ireland annually from 2011 to 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34250/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Animal Culls

Brian Leddin

582. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of spent dairy cows slaughtered each year; the number of slaughterhouses accepting spent dairy cows; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34251/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

583. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the date of death of a greyhound (details supplied); the number of greyhound pups sired by them since their death; the year of birth of each of these pups; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34252/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Greyhound Industry

Brian Leddin

584. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of greyhound litters born via FSI mating, surgical implantation of female in each of the years from 2010 to 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34253/21]

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Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Rail Network

Brian Leddin

40. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Transport the potential of commuter rail to allow regional cities to grow in a sustainable manner; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32142/21]

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Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Oireachtas Committees

Brian Leddin

74. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Transport if he will consider the latest report of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment and Climate Action on the topic of emissions from the transport sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32141/21]

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

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Electricity Grid

Brian Leddin

75. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the measures he is taking to ensure that Ireland has the electricity grid infrastructure that will support the development of offshore wind off the west coast; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29425/21]

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

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Environmental Policy

Brian Leddin

101. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the status of efforts to reduce the use of single-use plastic items such as cutlery, plates and straws in addition to expanded polystyrene containers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29424/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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International Protection

Brian Leddin

42. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if the pilot vulnerability assessment scheme for international protection applicants has been implemented; the learnings his Department has obtained from the pilot; when the standard implementation of vulnerability assessments will occur; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28450/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Departmental Funding

Brian Leddin

82. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the funding supports that have been provided to LGBTI+ community groups and family organisations in the past year; the impact of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28449/21]

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Wed, 26 May 2021

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Third Level Fees

Brian Leddin

213. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if his attention has been drawn to the fact that postgraduate business students at the University of Limerick will not receive a refund for the cost of the international study module which was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including flights and accommodation covered by the fees of their course; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28756/21]

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Tue, 18 May 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Brian Leddin

495. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Education the proportion of the 349 large scale projects being delivered under the school building programme that will have fossil fuel heating systems, whole school ventilation, sufficient outdoor multi-use games areas and safe active travel infrastructure; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26186/21]

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021

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Road Network

Brian Leddin

17. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Transport if he will provide a list of guidance documents that should be taken into account in the design of urban roads and streets in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22393/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brian Leddin

94. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media her plans to support businesses to allocate more public space for outdoor dining establishments to allow persons of all ages to feel safer and to increase the capacity of dining establishments which are trying to recover their businesses; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21869/21]

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Thu, 22 Apr 2021

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Human Rights

Brian Leddin

65. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has assessed the circumstances in China that caused a person (details supplied) to leave the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20978/21]

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