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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Energy Policy

Cormac Devlin

270. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the status of his Department's review of energy security in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50581/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Food Waste

Cormac Devlin

271. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will provide a report on the National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap and its implementation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50583/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Waste Management

Cormac Devlin

272. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of permits that have been issued across Dublin city and county by the National Waste Collection Permit Office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50584/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Post Office Network

Cormac Devlin

273. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will provide a progress report on the Interdepartmental Group for the Delivery of Offline Services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50587/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Waste Management

Cormac Devlin

274. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will provide a briefing on the criteria for and the level of uptake in relation to the local authority enforcement measures grant scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50590/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Public Transport

Cormac Devlin

323. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Transport if contact has been made with the relevant landowners of the proposed extension to the LUAS Green Line from Brides Glen, confirming the agency that will be the point of contact for this work and when it is likely to be undertaken. [50586/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Customs and Excise

Cormac Devlin

363. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Finance the status of the new automated import system; the number of users registered across Dublin city and county; the benefits it is bringing to businesses across the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50591/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Arts Policy

Cormac Devlin

399. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will provide information on the local creative youth partnerships of her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50593/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Defence Forces

Cormac Devlin

528. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Defence the plans, reforms and investment he has in relation to the Reserve Defence Force and replacement programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50589/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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School Curriculum

Cormac Devlin

553. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Education if she will provide information on the music generations programme; the number of programmes in operation across Dublin city and county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50592/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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EU Programmes

Cormac Devlin

646. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if an update will be provided on the way Ireland is spending the EU child guarantee scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50588/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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National Development Plan

Cormac Devlin

41. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the way in which local authorities and homeowners will be able to apply for the €1.3 billion for retrofitting 500,000 homes to a Building Energy Rating of B2 as per the renewed National Development Plan 2021-2030; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49273/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Irish Language

Cormac Devlin

146. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the way that her Department proposes to promote the use of the Irish language through the development of a network of Irish language and cultural centres under the revised National Development Plan 2021-2030; and the timeframe for this proposal. [49271/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Departmental Funding

Cormac Devlin

147. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the method by which applications can be made for the large-scale sport infrastructure fund; the timeframe for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49272/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Naval Service

Cormac Devlin

231. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Defence the status of the Naval Service vessel renewal and replacement programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49275/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Air Corps

Cormac Devlin

232. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Defence if he will provide an overview of the Air Corps aircraft renewal and replacement programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49276/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Cormac Devlin

267. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Education the status of the provision of a new post-primary school for Sallynoggin and Cherrywood, County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49269/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Cormac Devlin

268. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Education the status and timeline for the construction of a new school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49270/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Child and Family Agency

Cormac Devlin

359. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of Tusla front-line social worker vacancies in areas (details supplied) in June 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49277/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Education Policy

Cormac Devlin

385. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the breakdown of the proposed development of further educational and training colleges of the future specifically in relation to campuses and colleges across Dublin city and county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49274/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Enterprise Support Services

Cormac Devlin

32. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will provide an update on plans to develop a night-time economy. [47461/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Sports Funding

Cormac Devlin

41. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will provide an update on the sports capital programme. [47460/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Waterways Issues

Cormac Devlin

295. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of boats removed from rivers, canals and inland waterways in each of the years 2016 to 2020, in tabular form; the process involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47676/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Local Authorities

Cormac Devlin

296. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the allocations made to the four Dublin local authorities to fund the housing adaptation grant for older people and people with a disability scheme, and the mobility aids grant scheme, in each of the years 2016 to 2020, in tabular form; the allocation of same for 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47677/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Housing Provision

Cormac Devlin

298. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the measures that are being taken, under the new Housing for All plan, to increase the supply of housing for persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47716/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Passport Services

Cormac Devlin

334. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his Department will amend the passport form and corresponding website information to reflect the fact that persons securing a new Irish passport can photocopy their original and have it witnessed and signed by a member of An Garda Síochána instead of surrendering their existing in-date passport which they may need for travel purposes while their new passport is being processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47720/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Further and Higher Education

Cormac Devlin

506. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if all further educational institutes are required to devise and submit strategic and development plans for their campus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47678/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Third Level Costs

Cormac Devlin

507. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the supports that are available to students who have recommenced first year at universities after difficulties with Covid-19 in 2020; if there is standard guidance to universities; if his attention has been drawn to reports of some institutions charging full tuition fees such as in the case of a person (details supplied) whereas others are only charging the student registration fee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47679/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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General Practitioner Services

Cormac Devlin

541. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Health if a new scheme will be considered as part of Budget 2022 to make a contribution towards or cover the costs of medical reports required for driving licences for persons over 70 years of age who have a GMS card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47718/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Community Care

Cormac Devlin

614. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Health when the contract management support units will be fully in place to support the various service providers across the nine community healthcare organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47715/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Disability Services

Cormac Devlin

615. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Health the preclusions, exclusions or implications that exist for parents who gift via inheritance cash or physical assets to their next of kin in cases in which the children are living with a significant intellectual or physical disability; if they risk losing access to HSE supports or other social services; the efforts that have been made to ease inequalities in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47719/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Control of Dogs

Cormac Devlin

789. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the recent public consultation around the Control of Dogs Act 1986; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47675/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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International Relations

Cormac Devlin

30. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will report on the recent visit by the Minister of State with responsibility for European affairs to Latvia and Estonia; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46843/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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EU Meetings

Cormac Devlin

78. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will report on his recent attendance at the General Affairs Meeting of the European Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46842/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Defence Forces

Cormac Devlin

91. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Defence if Dún Laoghaire will continue to be twinned with a Naval Service vessel in the event of the LÉ Eithne being permanently decommissioned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47144/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Defence Forces

Cormac Devlin

133. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Defence the status of the implementation of the Public Pay Commission's report on the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47145/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Cycling Facilities

Cormac Devlin

157. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Transport the new cycling infrastructure projects which have been approved in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown as of September 2021; the progress of the Sutton to Sandycove S2S coastal promenade and cycleway; if the project will be considered as a priority in the NDP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47354/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Public Transport

Cormac Devlin

158. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Transport the progress of the Programme for Government commitments to prioritise plans for the delivery of MetroLink, Luas and other light rail expansion, DART expansion and interconnector and BusConnects; if the projects will be considered as a priority in the National Development Plan 2017-2028; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47355/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Bus Services

Cormac Devlin

159. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Transport the status of plans to expand 24 hour bus routes and services to support the Programme for Government commitment to create a night-time economy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47356/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Bus Services

Cormac Devlin

160. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Transport the status of the resumption of the Nitelink bus service in Dublin; if the service will resume to support the night-time economy as Ireland enters the next phase of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions as expected on 22 October 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47357/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Budget 2022

Cormac Devlin

166. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to a Budget 2022 submission by an organisation (details supplied) which calls for a number of measures to tackle costs in the childcare sector including the introduction of a 0% VAT rate for the early years sector; if he will consider the submission in Budget 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47359/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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School Curriculum

Cormac Devlin

263. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Education the status of changes to curriculum and assessments for students taking Irish exams in cases in which they have been taught through Irish; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47358/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Childcare Services

Cormac Devlin

291. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his attention has been drawn to a Budget 2022 submission by an organisation (details supplied) which calls for a number of measures to tackle costs in the childcare sector; if he will consider the submission in Budget 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47360/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Cormac Devlin

189. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Taoiseach if he will consider the suggestion by a person (details supplied) that everyone who died during the Covid-19 pandemic would be remembered in a national commemoration. [45086/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Coastal Protection

Cormac Devlin

269. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Transport if he has commissioned research on the implications of climate change on the Dublin transport network, particularly the continued impact of rising sea levels on the operations of the coastal rail and DART line in Fingal, Dublin city and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown; his plans to mitigate the impact and to safeguard the continued operations of this critical piece of national infrastructure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46703/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Coastal Protection

Cormac Devlin

312. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of and position regarding plans to counter the impact of climate change, in particular the impact of a rise in sea level and coastal flooding on residents and the public transport network in the coastal areas of Fingal, Dublin city and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46704/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Disadvantaged Status

Cormac Devlin

446. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Education if she will provide a list of all DEIS schools within the area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46153/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Child and Family Agency

Cormac Devlin

536. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of front-line social workers employed by Tusla in areas (details supplied) during each of the years 2016 to 2020 and in June 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46707/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Child and Family Agency

Cormac Devlin

537. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of Tusla front-line social worker vaccines in areas (details supplied) in June 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46708/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Cormac Devlin

584. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Justice the Garda strength in the DMR by division in each of the years the years 2016 to 2020 and in June 2021, in tabular form. [46706/21]

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