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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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