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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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National Broadband Plan

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

57. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will provide a progress report on the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan; the number of properties connected as of 31 May 2022; the number of properties connected in County Carlow; the number of properties pending surveyed in Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47009/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Postal Services

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

58. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the way that a person who wishes to have their address changed or an error corrected that is listed on the Eircode website or system can do so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47013/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Road Projects

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

98. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Transport if he will provide a list of the applications that are being considered by his Department relative to new roads infrastructure in counties Carlow and Kilkenny; the stage that each application is at in the process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47219/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Road Projects

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

99. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Transport the status of the Carlow southern relief road; the status of the completion of the orbital route around Carlow town linking the ERR to the N80, R448, Éire Óg Road and into County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47220/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Road Projects

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

100. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Transport the status of road improvements approaching South East Technological University Carlow campus which will include a junction improvement with a new cycle path and footpath and traffic lights on the R448; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47221/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Urban Development

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

189. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide an update on the key strategic urban regeneration and development fund project for Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47215/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Special Educational Needs

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

260. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Education the status of the delivery of an ASD class for a school (details supplied); if there has been a review of its DEIS band one status; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47014/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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School Transport

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

261. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Education her plans to expand the eligibility criteria for school transport given the demonstrated need; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47015/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Community Employment Schemes

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

319. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide an update on the community employment scheme; the number of persons currently availing of the scheme; her plans, if any, to increase the payment for those availing of the scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47025/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Community Employment Schemes

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

320. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will report on the criteria that must be met to enable community employment scheme participants to remain on a scheme beyond their allotted time in which replacement participants cannot be found; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47026/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Departmental Schemes

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

350. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when survivors can expect to see their share of the approved €800 million of expenditure over the life cycle of the mother-and-baby homes redress scheme; the estimated amount of additional new measures monies which will need to be provided for 2023; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47010/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Medical Cards

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

351. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when the enhanced medical card regarding the redress scheme proposed for mother-and-baby home survivors will be issued; the services that it will cover; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47011/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Children in Care

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

352. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the payment assistance that is available for relative foster carers; the criteria that they have to meet to avail of payments available to care for the children of their family; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47012/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Medical Cards

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

524. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health if there are plans to support general practitioners and dentists to begin to accept new patients covered by medical cards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47016/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Ambulance Service

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

525. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the provision of a new ambulance base in Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47017/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Medical Cards

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

526. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health the circumstances under which medical card patients are exempt from charges for phlebotomy services; if he finds it acceptable that medical card patients are being charged a €15 courier fee to deliver bloods to a centralised location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47018/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Hospital Equipment

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

527. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health if there are plans to upgrade the radiology machine in a centre (details supplied); if there are plans to ensure both machines there are in full working order; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47019/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Primary Care Centres

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

528. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health when Tullow, County Carlow, will get a primary care centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47020/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

529. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the payment of the pandemic bonus to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47021/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Health Services

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

530. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health when a list of doctors providing free contraception will be made available by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47022/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

531. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who have received the pandemic bonus payment; and the number of applications received for same. [47023/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Sport and Recreational Development

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

609. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the development of a water activity hub in Carlow town park for users of the River Barrow as an amenity; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47218/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Departmental Programmes

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

611. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development her views on increasing the annual funding for the CLÁR programme; if there are any further allocations to be made in 2022; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47024/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Library Projects

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

614. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the project under the library capital of Carlow town library, including the redevelopment of presentation buildings to include a new public library, culture, civic and learning space in Carlow town; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47216/22]

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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Community Development Projects

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

615. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of a Tullow road community hub development in Carlow town and if funding has been allocated. [47217/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Public Transport

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

18. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Transport if new and extra train carriages will be provided for the Dublin to Waterford line; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45996/22]

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022

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Bus Services

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

44. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Transport the improvements planned for Carlow town bus links; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45997/22]

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Tue, 20 Sep 2022

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Energy Prices

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

88. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications his plans for further electricity costs credits in coming months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45749/22]

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Tue, 20 Sep 2022

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Energy Conservation

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

117. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications his plans to address the affordability of retrofitting under SEAI grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45748/22]

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Thu, 15 Sep 2022

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Enterprise Support Services

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

13. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the status of the recruitment of a full-time replacement as south east regional manager for IDA Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44773/22]

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Thu, 15 Sep 2022

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Industrial Development

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

60. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the most recent occasion on which the IDA visited County Carlow; the number of new jobs that have been created by the IDA in the past 12 months in the county; the steps that the IDA Ireland is taking to attract companies to the county; when a new site visit is expected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44772/22]

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Thu, 15 Sep 2022

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Rural Schemes

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

135. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the progress that she has made in delivering on the Government’s policy, Our Rural Future. [44982/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Renewable Energy Generation

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

25. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the work that he is undertaking to support farmers who wish to generate renewable energy on their land; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38545/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Organic Farming

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

27. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the work that he is undertaking to support the growth of the organic farming sector in Ireland. [38544/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Payments

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

107. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of victims of domestic violence to access rent supplement, by county to date and refusals in tabular form; number applying for associated supports under supplementary welfare supports; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34931/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Social Welfare Payments

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

154. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of families expected to be supported under the back-to-school clothing and footwear allowance in 2022; when families can apply for this support; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34930/22]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022

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Equal Opportunities Employment

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

594. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his Department intends to develop an awareness campaign promoting the benefits of employing disabled persons to employers, the wider community and disabled persons themselves; if any such consideration has been given to same; and the associated potential costings of this campaign.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38941/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Primary Care Centres

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

110. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health when Tullow, County Carlow will get a primary care centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37462/22]

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

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Ambulance Service

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

120. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the provision of a new ambulance base in Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37461/22]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2022

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Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

15. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will detail the measures in place within the third level education sector to support a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and gender based violence, including commitments under the Third National Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36749/22]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2022

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Education Schemes

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

48. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will outline the new Innovate for Ireland initiative, including supports and the planned process under the initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36748/22]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2022

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Residential Institutions

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

90. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will outline progress made under the commitments set out in An Action Plan for Survivors and Former Residents of Mother and Baby and County Home Institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36702/22]

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Thu, 7 Jul 2022

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

120. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will provide an update on funding supports for ELC and SAC providers, including for ECCE-only providers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36701/22]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2022

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An Garda Síochána

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

38. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Justice the action that is planned in relation to increasing Garda numbers, given the Census results; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35670/22]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2022

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An Garda Síochána

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

51. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Justice when Leighlinbridge Garda station will reopen; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35671/22]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2022

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Bus Services

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

148. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Transport the status of the Carlow town bus service; and when the project will be delivered. [36059/22]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2022

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Primary Care Centres

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

818. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health the status of the primary care unit in Tullow, County Carlow; and when this project will be delivered. [36060/22]

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Tue, 5 Jul 2022

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Departmental Funding

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

836. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health the amount of taxpayer funding which has been paid to support research or research positions which would benefit the infant formula industry in Ireland; the amount of funding paid to support breastfeeding research or research positions in Ireland independent of the formula industry, excluding industrial involvement; if research funding devoted to analysis of breast milk by formula companies is classified as formula company research; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36120/22]

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Thu, 30 Jun 2022

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Educational Disadvantage

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

47. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Education if she will provide an update on the DEIS programme; the developments regarding its expansion; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34978/22]

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Thu, 30 Jun 2022

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Special Educational Needs

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

87. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Education the supports that are in place for schools to administer the summer programme 2022; the expected take-up; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34979/22]

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