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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Community Development Projects

Joe Carey

44. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the criteria her Department and Pobal have adopted for awarding grants and funding for units of an organisation (details supplied); if she will consider introducing a funding scheme for capital projects; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49535/21]

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Wed, 13 Oct 2021

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Technological Universities

Joe Carey

77. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the role he foresees for the new university campus in Ennis, County Clare of the Technological University of the Shannon; if its plans to link with local business and innovation will include the Shannon Aviation Cluster and the Green Atlantic Project based in Moneypoint to provide renewable energy for the entire country and beyond; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49536/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Joe Carey

84. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Transport further to a question by this Deputy at the Oireachtas Select Committee on Transport and Communications of 29 September 2021 (details supplied), if he will ensure that the estimated capital cost of the preferred scheme of €16,592,240 is made available and that sanction is given without delay to expedite this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49449/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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School Staff

Joe Carey

301. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Education the progress made in relation to the terms and conditions of school secretaries and caretakers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49707/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Forestry Sector

Joe Carey

672. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports, financial or otherwise available for landowners who wish to return holdings previously committed to forestry and are now outside of their obligations to agricultural holdings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49674/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Community Development Projects

Joe Carey

689. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount in grants and funding awarded to an organisation (details supplied) in each of the past ten years throughout the country; the amounts applied for each year; the total amounts awarded; the amounts draw down; the type of projects that these grants were awarded for; if any of these were for capital projects; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49525/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Community Development Projects

Joe Carey

690. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount in grants and funding awarded to an organisation (details supplied) in each of the past ten years in County Clare; the amounts applied for each year; the total amounts awarded; the amounts draw down; the type of projects that these grants were awarded for; if any of these were for capital projects; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49544/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Sports Funding

Joe Carey

27. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the percentage of sports capital grants awarded that were drawn down for each local authority for the past three years; the amount that has not been drawn down for each of the past three years; if she will reinstate an allocation for individual boxing clubs to apply directly for sports capital grants; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46657/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Sports Funding

Joe Carey

28. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the number of applications her Department has received for sports capital grants; the number that have been validated; if she will provide a breakdown for each sport of the applications received; when she expects to be in a position to announce the successful grants; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46656/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Sports Funding

Joe Carey

231. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if a matter raised by a club (details supplied) in correspondence will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47662/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Sports Funding

Joe Carey

232. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will establish a fund from which clubs can seek additional amounts under the sports capital programme to meet soaring costs given the substantial escalation in building costs over the past 12 months and the fact that here is currently no facility for a grantee to apply to have their grant amount increased which is putting many projects that were awarded funding under previous sports capital programmes in jeopardy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47681/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Disability Services

Joe Carey

239. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will respond to a query raised by a group (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47814/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe Carey

17. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the extent of the discussions he and his European colleagues have had in recent months regarding the lifting of restrictions on behalf of Irish citizens to travel to and or to re-enter the United States of America following a trip home to Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46629/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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International Relations

Joe Carey

63. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the discussions he has had regarding the possible visit of the President of the United States of America to Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46630/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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School Staff

Joe Carey

419. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Education if she will ensure that there is immediate re-engagement around the issue of school secretaries and caretakers' terms and conditions with a view to paving the way for a dramatic improvement on the original offer made by her Department in order to bring this long-standing matter to a successful conclusion; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43497/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Community Employment Schemes

Joe Carey

472. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of the interdepartmental review of community employment schemes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43412/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Horse Racing Industry

Joe Carey

808. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the delays in processing of data required for Horse Sport Ireland by a company (details supplied); the subsequent delays in the issuing of horse passports by Horse Sport Ireland and the detrimental effect this is having on the breeders that rely on the sales of young horses at the six-month-old stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43601/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Defective Building Materials

Joe Carey

359. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage his plans to pursue those responsible for supplying detective concrete block containing pyrite and mica; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42544/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Defective Building Materials

Joe Carey

360. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when County Clare will be incorporated in the defective concrete block scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42545/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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School Accommodation

Joe Carey

555. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Education the status of an application for additional accommodation for a school (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42264/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Joe Carey

1196. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will set out a roadmap to achieve a doubling of the investment in the early years sector to 2028 in accordance with the national early years strategy, First 5, in budget 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39211/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Dental Services

Joe Carey

1443. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Health the arrangements in place to provide dental treatment of residents of nursing homes in CHO area 3 which covers counties Clare, Limerick and north County Tipperary; the advised pathway for patients to access dental treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33345/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Hospital Services

Joe Carey

1507. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Health if he will make direct contact with the UL Hospital Group to impress the need to lift all restrictions being imposed on pregnant women and their partners in accessing maternity services in the mid-west region (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33629/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Joe Carey

2395. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Health the status of the accreditation of a vaccine (details supplied) and its path to approval by the European Agencies for Drug Administration for accredited vaccines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28313/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Care of the Elderly

Joe Carey

63. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Health the plans and development of the new community hospital to be located in the grounds of St. Flannan’s College, Ennis, County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28314/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe Carey

139. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Health if he will report on progress in relation to the establishment of a digital green certificate to facilitate international travel for EU and Irish citizens, residents and their families who want to travel to another EU country and who have been vaccinated, tested or have recovered from Covid-19; the position in relation to this proposal; if he will recommend that Ireland embraces this initiative in full when finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22870/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Child and Family Agency

Joe Carey

286. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to allocate Tusla the required additional expenditure necessary to fund posts for those working in section 39 organisations in order to achieve pay parity and pay restoration following the award achieved by HSE section 39 organisations at the WRC; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37181/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Family Support Services

Joe Carey

485. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his views in relation to a document prepared by an organisation (details supplied) and submitted to Tusla; if he will provide a roadmap outlining the way he plans to bring about pay parity and pay restoration to those working in section 39 originations whose posts are funded by Tusla; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37182/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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An Garda Síochána

Joe Carey

593. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Justice if her Department plans to amend the misuse of drugs regulations to provide clarity and legal certainty to civilian property exhibit management system roles in An Garda Síochána nationally with regard to their ability to control drugs or firearms; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38022/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Rural Schemes

Joe Carey

643. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when a school (details supplied) can expect a decision on the CLÁR funding application in relation to an outdoor classroom and a biodiversity park; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37688/21]

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Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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Apprenticeship Programmes

Joe Carey

12. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the steps he will take to ensure a greater regional aspect to the newly proposed national apprentice office among the new places being offered between now and 2025; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36624/21]

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Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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Technological Universities

Joe Carey

80. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the plans and facilities including the range of courses and number of students and staff involved with the Ennis third-level campus of the Technological University of the Shannon; his views on the measures needed to ensure that Ennis will prosper as a university town; the regional assistance that will be needed to facilitate the new facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36623/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe Carey

184. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department is on schedule for delivering the EU Digital COVID Certificate for July 2021; the way it will be prioritised in delivering it to those who have been vaccinated with the most urgent need to travel; if it can be accessed by those who will be abroad who meet all the criteria and who are looking to return to Ireland without having to quarantine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35784/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Wastewater Treatment

Joe Carey

251. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage his views on a submission received by his Department on 15 June 2021 from Clare County Council in relation to a proposed pilot waste water scheme for the village of Broadford, County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36518/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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School Staff

Joe Carey

24. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Education the options available to the board of a school (details supplied) to retain its fourth classroom teacher; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34568/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Joe Carey

84. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Education the policy of her Department in relation the requirements of national school children with severe dyslexia with regard to extra reading class groups and SET hours in the classroom; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34569/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Local Authorities

Joe Carey

223. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if local authorities can use their discretion to look upon a housing applicant’s pandemic unemployment payment as temporary and be in compliance with the terms as set out in section 20 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 and the associated Social Housing Assessment Regulations 2011, as amended (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35593/21]

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Wed, 30 Jun 2021

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Coast Guard Service

Joe Carey

67. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Transport the main terms of the contract (details supplied) for the provision of search and rescue services to the Irish Coast Guard; the timeframe for this contract; if he will seek to amend, change or alter any of these terms in the renewal of this contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35075/21]

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Thu, 24 Jun 2021

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Local Authorities

Joe Carey

6. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will urgently review and increase the table of maximum net income limits in social housing assessments regulations applicable for County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33433/21]

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Thu, 24 Jun 2021

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Defective Building Materials

Joe Carey

73. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will report on work to incorporate County Clare in the defective concrete block scheme; if homeowners will be eligible for recoupment of 100% of the costs associated with carrying out the necessary works to address the damage caused by defective concrete blocks when County Clare is incorporated in this scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33434/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe Carey

517. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Health if he will report on his efforts to implement in full the EU digital green certificate here in order to facilitate international travel in summer 2021. [25327/21]

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Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Airport Policy

Joe Carey

20. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Transport if he will provide multi-year CAPEX funding to enable Shannon Airport to navigate its way out of the current crisis; if he will also provide a fixed euro amount per passenger to subsidise airport charges for airlines as this type of funding is needed to grow traffic; if it will be ensured that provision is made to establish a regional route marketing fund administered by Tourism Ireland on a multi-annual basis for Shannon Airport, as the restoration of Ireland’s air services is essential to connect the mid-west and western regions of Ireland to global markets which drive the industrial, tourism and international service sectors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31116/21]

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Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Aviation Industry

Joe Carey

49. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Transport the status of the ongoing talks with a company (detail supplied) to broker a rescue package; if he will report on his efforts to secure the reinstatement of the Shannon Airport base, strategic routes from Shannon to Heathrow, New York and Boston and commitments in relation to Shannon-Heathrow slots as part of this deal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31115/21]

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Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Aviation Industry

Joe Carey

193. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Transport the status of two submissions made on behalf of former employees of the Irish Aviation Authority regarding changes in their superannuation scheme; when his Department will be in a position to make a response; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19322/21]

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021

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Driver Test

Joe Carey

278. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the opening hours of the driver theory test centre in Ennis, County Clare; the reason the RSA has made provision to open the driver theory test office for just three days a week given the long waiting lists for this service; if he will take steps with the RSA to ensure that urgent provision is made to provide in-person driver theory tests in Ennis for at least five days a week given the delays; if he will give consideration to insisting that the RSA opens this office for six days a week in order to ensure that backlogs are cleared as soon as possible in view of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions on 8 June 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31710/21]

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Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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Transport Policy

Joe Carey

242. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to a report by a person (details supplied) dated 25 August 2010 which includes draft heads of legislation; his views on the report; if he will publish the report given its important relevance to discussions before the Houses of the Oireachtas; when he plans to introduce this legislation and bring Ireland into line with best international practice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30370/21]

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

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Closed-Circuit Television Systems

Joe Carey

92. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications his legislative plans to deal with the issues raised by the Data Protection Commissioner regarding the use of CCTV systems in the detection of illegal dumping and litter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29375/21]

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Joe Carey

128. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the sections and sectors of the National Broadband Plan roll-out that have been and will be accelerated under the review undertaken earlier in 2021 due to the greater demand in response to the changes in work patterns over the past year; the details of the effects of this acceleration in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29376/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe Carey

15. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the engagements he has had with representatives of young persons regarding their concerns for the future given the impact of Covid-19; the measures he plans to take to address their concerns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26135/21]

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Thu, 20 May 2021

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Technological Universities

Joe Carey

98. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science when the new technological university will be legally established to create Athlone and Limerick institute of technology; his views on the measures needed to ensure the towns of Thurles and Clonmel, County Tipperary will prosper as university towns; the regional assistance that will be needed to facilitate the new designations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26136/21]

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