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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Driver Test

Kathleen Funchion

231. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Transport if more personnel will be provided to deal with the backlog of driver tests in County Carlow (details supplied). [36748/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Tax Reliefs

Kathleen Funchion

253. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Finance the tax relief subsidy that parents can avail of if they use a registered childminder. [36536/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Community Employment Schemes

Kathleen Funchion

587. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Social Protection if there are circumstances in which a community employment scheme can be extended particularly when the employer and supervisor believe it would be beneficial for both (details supplied). [36892/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Departmental Funding

Kathleen Funchion

619. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the funding his Department allocated to the childminder learner fund; the number of requests for funding received for the fund; the purpose of this funding; and if it is educational purposes only. [36537/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Departmental Funding

Kathleen Funchion

620. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the grants system in place for childminders. [36538/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

621. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of childminders that have notified their business to his Department but are legally exempt from regulation; and the reason a childminder might be exempt from registering with Tusla. [36539/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Departmental Consultations

Kathleen Funchion

622. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of public consultations that were held by his Department in late 2019 on the childminding action plan; and the groups with whom his officials held focus groups on the plan. [36540/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Speech and Language Therapy

Kathleen Funchion

687. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the number of children nationally who are waiting for an assessment for speech and language therapy in tabular form. [36397/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Speech and Language Therapy

Kathleen Funchion

688. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the length of time children nationally are waiting to see a therapist for speech and language in tabular form. [36398/20]

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

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National Asset Management Agency

Kathleen Funchion

73. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Finance the actions his Department took to assist a person (details supplied). [35647/20]

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

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Departmental Funding

Kathleen Funchion

167. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the breakdown of the funding allocation for his Department for 2021, by project. [35642/20]

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

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Departmental Data

Kathleen Funchion

168. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the breakdown of the various units within his Department; and the number of staff working in each unit in tabular form. [35643/20]

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

169. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the actions his Department has taken since he took office to engage with the collaborative forum. [35644/20]

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

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Departmental Staff

Kathleen Funchion

170. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of personnel employed within his Department who are working solely within the remit of mother and baby homes. [35645/20]

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

171. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the groups his Department has contacted regarding the mother and baby homes legislation; and the dates when his Department made contact. [35646/20]

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

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Dental Services

Kathleen Funchion

221. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for a dental appointment in counties Carlow and Kilkenny, and the length of time they have been waiting, in tabular form. [35648/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Mental Health Services

Kathleen Funchion

731. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the wait time for a person seeking the services of the national counselling service by HSE area, in tabular form. [35019/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Mental Health Services

Kathleen Funchion

732. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for an appointment with the national counselling service by HSE area, in tabular form. [35020/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Mental Health Services

Kathleen Funchion

733. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the additional counselling staff, that is, whole-time employees, who will be deployed to the HSE to provide counselling services specifically for mother and baby home survivors. [35021/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Mental Health Services

Kathleen Funchion

734. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the additional counselling staff, that is, whole-time employees, who will be deployed to provide counselling services specifically for mother and baby home survivors. [35022/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Mental Health Services

Kathleen Funchion

735. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the package of measures that will support survivors of mother and baby homes. [35023/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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LEADER Programmes

Kathleen Funchion

836. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the commitment has she given to Leader programme coordinators specifically on the funding shortfall that has been highlighted in regard to the finishing of the current Leader funding at the end of 2020 and the commencement of the new Leader funding programme at the beginning of 2023 (details supplied). [34607/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Tests

Kathleen Funchion

744. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education her plans to employ health professionals in schools to screen children that could be sent to school with Covid-19 symptoms. [32803/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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State Examinations

Kathleen Funchion

769. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education if students will be allowed to be awarded 100% in their oral exams as promised in March 2020 (details supplied). [33058/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Youth Services

Kathleen Funchion

961. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the breakdown of the €5 million funding announced in the Budget for youth services (details supplied). [32804/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

968. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth further to Parliamentary Question No. 335 of 13 October 2020, when they will commence and issue. [33159/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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After-School Support Services

Kathleen Funchion

970. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth further to Parliamentary Question Number 22 of 20 October 2020, if he will specifically answer the question in relation to term time when children are attending schools and the allocation of afterschool hours (details supplied); and if he will provide a copy of the specific piece of research that he is basing this new policy on. [33249/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Speech and Language Therapy

Kathleen Funchion

1310. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive speech and language therapy [33056/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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After-School Support Services

Kathleen Funchion

22. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the situation in regard to disadvantaged children being locked out of after-school programmes under the national childcare scheme (details supplied); and the reason new children to after-school services are ineligible for the national childcare scheme due to the employment status of their parents. [31304/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Kathleen Funchion

24. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if funding allocated to women’s refuges as part of their response to Covid-19 will continue (details supplied). [31305/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Youth Services

Kathleen Funchion

25. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the extra supports his Department has in place for young persons that have been severely hit by Covid-19, particularly in terms of their education, career and employment and the impact on their mental health. [31306/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

30. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a gap in funding is causing significant difficulties for providers and families in the delay between an application being made to NCS and then Pobal processing this application and as the NCS does not backdate payments, this means that either the parents or services are paying the full price until the application is fully processed. [31309/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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National Childcare Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

44. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the reason that, in order to qualify for the national childcare scheme, NCS, parents need to have a public services card, given that other Departments have done away with requiring the public services card to access their services, namely the passport service. [31308/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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National Childcare Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

46. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his attention has been drawn to the issues surrounding the registering of CHICK numbers as this is also having an impact on the quick turnaround of NCS applications. [31310/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Kathleen Funchion

61. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the letters issued by Pobal to providers in relation to refunds; and the reason his officials are seeking refunds from providers whose businesses are at risk of closure due to historical inadequate funding. [31307/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

70. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there are some serious ongoing issues in terms of the service Pobal is providing for childcare providers (details supplied). [31311/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Military Honours

Kathleen Funchion

304. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Defence if the soldiers who were involved in the siege of Jadotville will be receiving medals of recognition; if so, when they expect can this; and if not, the rationale in this regard. [31628/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

427. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) can apply for back payment of the back to school clothing and footwear allowance. [31633/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

445. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the plans under way for a collaborative forum for survivors of mother and baby homes. [31119/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Kathleen Funchion

450. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration his plans to raise investment in the early years sector to bring Ireland from the bottom of the investment league in the OECD. [31384/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

451. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration his plans to deal with the precarious position of school age childcare, SAC, services in view of an internal poll of Early Childhood Ireland’s SAC members found that 79% of members have seen their numbers reduce since they reopened. [31385/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Kathleen Funchion

455. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if information on the sustainability fund will be provided; the way in which it can be applied for; and the locations in which information can be found in this regard. [31631/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Kathleen Funchion

456. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the way in which the Pobal overpayments were calculated; and if a service can be given a breakdown of the figure if requested. [31632/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Community Childcare Subvention Programme

Kathleen Funchion

457. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if he will address and clarify a series of matters (details supplied). [31637/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Disability Services Funding

Kathleen Funchion

743. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be receiving speech and language therapy. [31629/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Hospital Appointments Status

Kathleen Funchion

744. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment for occupational therapy. [31630/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Hospital Appointments Status

Kathleen Funchion

745. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the status of operations for a person (details supplied). [31634/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Medical Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

746. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the procedure to be followed when a teenager consistently presents at an accident and emergency department with headaches; and if a MRI scan is offered as standard procedure. [31635/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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HSE Data

Kathleen Funchion

747. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the number of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists available for both assessments and follow-up appointments for children in counties Carlow and Kilkenny; the wait time for assessments; the wait time for follow-up services; and the number of each type of therapist that have been reassigned to contact tracing for Covid-19. [31638/20]

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Kathleen Funchion

251. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the category under which yoga studios fall; if they have to close under level 3 restrictions; if they can conduct one to one classes; and if they can operate their businesses outside. [30386/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Water Quality

Kathleen Funchion

149. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will address a matter in respect of a location (details supplied). [29731/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

335. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if he will consider setting up hubs at mother and baby home sites or nearby so that both the history can be preserved and that records could be accessed on a regional basis. [29730/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Kathleen Funchion

344. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the provisions in place for childcare facilities with staffing difficulties due to Covid-19. [30110/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Ambulance Service

Kathleen Funchion

423. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to health and safety breaches at an ambulance depot (details supplied). [29728/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Medical Cards

Kathleen Funchion

424. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health if a commitment to provide survivors of mother and baby homes with medical cards will be put in place. [29730/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Ambulance Service

Kathleen Funchion

467. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the funding that has been provided to date for the ambulance service in County Carlow (details supplied). [29727/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Health Services Staff

Kathleen Funchion

468. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the number of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists available for assessments and follow-up appointments for children in counties Carlow and Kilkenny; the wait time for assessments; and the wait time for follow-up services. [29729/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Respite Care Services

Kathleen Funchion

500. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the amount of funding allocated for respite services. [30019/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Emergency Departments

Kathleen Funchion

518. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the procedure followed when a teenager consistently presents at accident and emergency with headaches; and if a MRI scan is offered as standard procedure. [30108/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Transport Support Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

519. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the measures being put in place to address the transport issues facing many of the families which use a service (details supplied); if the service sought an additional funding allocation to address the transport issues in the service; when the current CAPs system will draw to a close; when full service will resume at the centre; and the way in which the priority system is for service users currently configured; and if all families have received correspondence regarding same. [30109/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Kathleen Funchion

460. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education if she will provide an update on a case in County Carlow (details supplied). [28509/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Health Services Funding

Kathleen Funchion

697. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the funding that adult day services has received to date (details supplied). [28508/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Physiotherapy Services

Kathleen Funchion

698. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health when moneys paid by a person (details supplied) will be reimbursed. [28510/20]

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Kathleen Funchion

188. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if he is satisfied there is sufficient capacity in the early years and school-age childcare system in view of the impact that Covid-19 has had on settings; the details of notifications of closures issued to Tusla for early years settings by service type and county since January 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27633/20]

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020

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National Childcare Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

158. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his attention has been drawn to an issue (details supplied) being experienced by childcare providers; if he will address the issue as a matter of priority with Pobal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25842/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Departmental Correspondence

Kathleen Funchion

147. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Climate Action and Communication Networks the status of correspondence from this Deputy to him (details supplied). [24746/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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School Transport

Kathleen Funchion

401. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education the reason the school bus service in the Jerpoint, Thomastown, County Kilkenny has been discontinued without notice to parents (details supplied). [24741/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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School Transport

Kathleen Funchion

402. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education if a minibus will be provided for primary school children in Knockmoylan, Ballyhale, County Kilkenny (details supplied). [24742/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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School Transport

Kathleen Funchion

403. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education the reason the school hours of a child (details supplied) have been reduced. [24745/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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State Examinations

Kathleen Funchion

417. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education the options students have in relation to the downgrading of their marks; and if she will advise the options available to students now. [24815/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

580. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the number of personnel employed as childminding advisory officers; and the locations in which they are based. [24743/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

581. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if the position of National Childminding Coordinator is currently filled. [24744/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Children in Care

Kathleen Funchion

582. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the number of newborn babies under 14 days old who have been taken into care in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020. [24747/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Children in Care

Kathleen Funchion

583. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the number of newborn babies taken into care in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020 under 14 days old for each of Tusla’s 17 service areas. [24748/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Children in Care

Kathleen Funchion

584. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the reasons Tusla took newborn babies into care in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020. [24749/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Education Schemes

Kathleen Funchion

585. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the additional supports a crèche can avail of for a child with EBD. [24818/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

587. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the reason Pobal decided at 5:30pm on 11 September 2020 to confirm that children who were not back in a service by that day would lose their place (details supplied). [25078/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Disability Services Provision

Kathleen Funchion

590. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the progress that has been made in relation to the rolling out of toilet facilities for persons with disabilities (details supplied) [25234/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Dental Services

Kathleen Funchion

714. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the waiting time for orthodontic treatment in the Bagenalstown, County Carlow area (details supplied) [24817/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Autism Support Services

Kathleen Funchion

39. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health when the autism committee will be established (details supplied). [22337/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

531. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if capital funding is available for community childcare facilities to improve facilities such as access to toilets in order that they can continue to offer their full range of services such as breakfast clubs and afterschool care (details supplied). [23490/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Disabilities Assessments

Kathleen Funchion

622. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the number of children waiting for an autism assessment from initial referral to acceptance by the early years intervention team, from acceptance by the early intervention team to start of assessment, from the start to the end of assessment and from the end of assessment or diagnosis to the start of actual intervention, respectively, by county in tabular form. [23495/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Medicinal Products

Kathleen Funchion

691. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to cases regarding the drug Duogynon (details supplied); and the research undertaken by his Department on the use of this drug. [23491/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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HSE Staff

Kathleen Funchion

692. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the number of HSE staff redeployed to deal with Covid-19 by county in tabular form. [23492/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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HSE Staff

Kathleen Funchion

693. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health when staff redeployed due to Covid-19 will return to normal duties. [23493/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Disabilities Assessments

Kathleen Funchion

694. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the impact on the assessments of needs process of the redeployment of HSE staff. [23494/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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School Attendance

Kathleen Funchion

22. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if schools will still be required to submit biannual student absence reports to Tusla for student absenteeism over the 20-day limit; and if he will consider an exemption due to the public health emergency that includes illness and or suspected contact with a person with Covid-19 which would require a period of self-isolation. [22336/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Early Years Sector

Kathleen Funchion

24. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if clarity will be provided on the overage exemption for the ECCE programme; and the reason there is such a high level of refusals for this exemption which causes a lot of anxiety for families. [22704/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

26. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration when the final report of the mother and baby homes commission of investigation will be published in view of the fact the crucial report for survivors has been delayed several times. [22557/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

33. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the supports afforded to childcare facilities to enable them to remain open and viable in view of the fact that in the first six months of 2020 Tusla was notified of 123 closures of childcare settings (details supplied); and the steps he is taking to improve issues regarding sustainability and capacity in the sector. [22323/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Departmental Funding

Kathleen Funchion

36. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the budget for the new sustainability fund of his Department; the breakdown of funds spent to date from same; the funds that have been allocated, by county; the number of facilities that have applied, by county; and the marketing undertaken by his Department to promote the new fund to providers. [22322/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Departmental Reports

Kathleen Funchion

38. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration when the Crowe Report will be published. [22325/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

55. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration when the final report of the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes will be published in view of the fact the report for survivors has been delayed several times. [22321/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Kathleen Funchion

57. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the supports in place for childcare providers to continue to operate after-school care during the Covid-19 public health emergency. [22324/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Approved Housing Bodies

Kathleen Funchion

436. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if funding or public money is allocated to an organisation (details supplied); and if so, if a breakdown of same in each of the past five years will be provided. [22297/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Departmental Reports

Kathleen Funchion

800. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration when he plans to publish the Crowe Report. [22705/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

802. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the funding being allocated to the childcare sustainability fund; and the breakdown of the spend for the new sustainability fund announced 24 July 2020. [21192/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Child and Family Agency

Kathleen Funchion

804. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the number of babies under ten days old have been taken into care in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020. [21317/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Child and Family Agency

Kathleen Funchion

805. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the number of newborn babies taken under the age of ten days old for each of the Tusla 17 service areas. [21318/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Child and Family Agency

Kathleen Funchion

806. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the number of mothers of children in foster care that have died in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020; and the number for each of the Tusla 17 service areas. [21319/20]

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