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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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School Curriculum

Matt Carthy

72. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Education when she last met with an association (details supplied); and if she proposes to amend the new syllabus for agricultural science. [57322/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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School Transport

Matt Carthy

116. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Education the number of those applicants eligible for school transport that had or have not yet secured a place on a bus due to late payment of fees or another reason by county; and the measures she intends to implement to ensure that all eligible students are offered a school bus place. [57321/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Institutes of Technology

Matt Carthy

456. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the reason that tutors in institutes of technology are not eligible for the single public service pension scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56992/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Institutes of Technology

Matt Carthy

457. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if lecturers in universities are eligible for the single public service pension scheme; if so, the conditions of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56993/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Institutes of Technology

Matt Carthy

458. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if a change from institute of technology status to technological university status affects pension entitlements for tutors in those universities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56994/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Health Services

Matt Carthy

557. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health if his Department or the HSE provides funding to an organisation (details supplied); if there are formal agreements in place with the organisation; if he plans to enhance collaboration between the health services and the organisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56905/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Health Services

Matt Carthy

587. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health when the group home for persons with physical and sensory disabilities in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan will be operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56986/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Hospital Services

Matt Carthy

588. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health if it will be ensured that the minor injuries unit at Monaghan Hospital will be expanded to operate on a 24 hour seven days per week basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56987/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Health Services

Matt Carthy

589. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health the number of full-time equivalent nurses in each hospital, former LHO or smallest geographic unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56997/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Hospital Staff

Matt Carthy

590. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health the number of full-time equivalent nurses in Cavan General Hospital in each of the years 2009 to 2020, inclusive, and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56998/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Animal Welfare

Matt Carthy

720. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the deadline for the submission of dung samples for faecal egg count testing as a part of the BEEP scheme is one month earlier in 2021 compared with 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56988/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Animal Welfare

Matt Carthy

721. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has considered extending by one month the deadline for the submission of dung samples for faecal egg count testing as a part of the BEEP scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56989/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Animal Welfare

Matt Carthy

722. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has given consideration to reducing the number of dung samples for faecal egg count testing as a part of the BEEP scheme in order to prevent unnecessary duplicate sampling and testing for farmers who have fewer than ten cattle; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56990/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

723. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of penalty interest that has been applied to farmers who did not avail of a deferral for the beef exceptional aid measure, BEAM, scheme; the number of such farmers, by county; the average penalty incurred, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56991/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Departmental Meetings

Matt Carthy

724. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of all official engagements and meetings that he has attended with specific regard to farm safety since assuming office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56999/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Departmental Meetings

Matt Carthy

725. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of all official engagements and meetings attended by the Minister of State with responsibility for farm safety at his Department since assuming office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57000/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Departmental Expenditure

Matt Carthy

726. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the heading and subheadings in the Revised Estimates that deal with the allocation of funding for fisheries; the purpose of each allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57001/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Departmental Expenditure

Matt Carthy

727. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the heading and subheadings in the Revised Estimates which regard the allocation of funding for land use and biodiversity; the purpose of each allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57002/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Agriculture Industry

Matt Carthy

728. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine , further to Parliamentary Question No. 774 of 5 October, the counties that have more than eight controlled finishing units; the number of controlled finishing units in those counties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57003/21]

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Matt Carthy

34. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of outstanding passport applicants that were submitted more than one, two, three, four, five and six months ago; and the envisaged timeframe to clear the backlog in passport applications. [56439/21]

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021

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Foreign Policy

Matt Carthy

54. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when the Government will recognise the state of Palestine as previously committed to. [56440/21]

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Matt Carthy

284. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Justice the information that has been brought into the public domain regarding the deaths of children at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home at Tuam, County Galway that has been the subject of any criminal investigation; if excavations will take place at the site; the next steps that will be taken to secure the full information as the incidents which occurred at this home; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [56598/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Matt Carthy

45. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications when the home of a family (details supplied) will be connected under the National Broadband Plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56413/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Local Authorities

Matt Carthy

88. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of local authority homes by local authority area in which asbestos is present in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56338/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Local Authorities

Matt Carthy

89. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the steps he has taken to address the presence of low-risk asbestos containing materials in local authority homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56339/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Local Authorities

Matt Carthy

90. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if his attention has been drawn to the presence of asbestos-containing materials at local authority homes in Mullaghmatt, County Monaghan; if so, if his Department has engaged with the local authority to ensure that these asbestos containing materials do not pose a danger to the public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56340/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

274. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the EU legislation that prohibits the extension of TAMS funding at a 60% grant rate to women over 55 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56213/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

275. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 355 of 20 May 2021, the amount of funding provided to pillar 2 schemes from the Exchequer and the amount through funds from the European Union by scheme in 2021 to date; the expected spend and allocation for 2021-2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56214/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

276. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount allocated to pillar 1 payments in 2014 and 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56215/21]

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

277. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount allocated to pillar 1 funds for 2021-2022; the amount allocated to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56216/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Brexit Issues

Matt Carthy

114. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of allocating the portion of the Brexit Adjustment Reserve due to be disbursed in 2022; and if it will be ensured that primary producers are prioritised for support. [55909/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

680. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the 60% TAMS rate available to women between the ages of 40 and 55 years available under the proposed CAP Strategic Plan will be available to those without an agricultural qualification if they are already the head of the farm holding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56050/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Animal Welfare

Matt Carthy

682. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the persons deemed responsible by his Department for maintaining the well-being of the herd and ensuring animal welfare in the event of no keeper being appointed to a herd while succession regarding an estate has yet to be determined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56068/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Housing Provision

Matt Carthy

38. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of families with housing need currently in County Monaghan. [55049/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Departmental Reports

Matt Carthy

72. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when he plans to publish the final report of the working group on horticultural peat. [55048/21]

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Wed, 10 Nov 2021

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Horse Racing Industry

Matt Carthy

268. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to provide financial support to horse and pony racing associations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54926/21]

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Wed, 10 Nov 2021

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Horse Racing Industry

Matt Carthy

269. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports that have been made available to the horse and pony racing sector in response to financial burdens they have borne resulting from the ongoing pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55032/21]

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Wed, 10 Nov 2021

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Horse Racing Industry

Matt Carthy

270. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will meet with representatives of a sector (details supplied) to discuss supports for the sector arising from financial hardships borne resulting from the ongoing pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55033/21]

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Wed, 10 Nov 2021

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Farm Inspections

Matt Carthy

271. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 777 of 15 September 2021 in relation to control reports, if he will provide persons (details supplied) with the control reports related to inspections carried out on their commonage, undertaken in 2010 and 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55054/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Tax Code

Matt Carthy

94. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Finance if he will ensure that recommendations that arise from the proposed review into extending section 664A of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 to include agricultural contractors for the purpose of providing them similar status as farmers regarding the carbon tax on green diesel are implemented prior to the relevant increase in carbon tax taking effect in May 2022. [54321/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Insurance Industry

Matt Carthy

149. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Finance if he will bring forward recommendations to address the high costs of insurance cover in the childcare sector. [54320/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Insurance Industry

Matt Carthy

254. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Finance his proposals to address the high insurance costs incurred by many facilities providing tourism services. [47949/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Departmental Equipment

Matt Carthy

714. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total funding allocated for on-farm investments in Budget 2021 and Budget 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54384/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Departmental Funding

Matt Carthy

715. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total funding available for on-farm investments between 2023 and 2027 with regard to the €100 million allocated as part of the CAP Strategic Plan in addition to funds remaining within the RDP less the funding allocated in budgets prior to 2023; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54385/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Animal Slaughtering

Matt Carthy

723. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 660 of 12 October 2021, the number of cattle slaughtered from controlled finishing units in September 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54636/21]

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Thu, 4 Nov 2021

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North-South Interconnector

Matt Carthy

58. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the engagements he has had with regard to the north-south interconnector since assuming office. [53664/21]

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Thu, 4 Nov 2021

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North-South Interconnector

Matt Carthy

62. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the status of a review into the north-south interconnector. [53585/21]

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Thu, 4 Nov 2021

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Public Transport

Matt Carthy

89. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Transport the public transport routes that connect parts of County Monaghan to other counties; if any new public transport routes have been provided since July 2021; and if there are proposals for new public transport connections from parts of County Monaghan to other counties. [52455/21]

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Thu, 4 Nov 2021

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Public Transport

Matt Carthy

100. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Transport the public transport consultation opportunities that will be provided by the all-island strategic rail review; and the capacity of the review to examine new rail infrastructure projects. [52456/21]

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Thu, 4 Nov 2021

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North-South Interconnector

Matt Carthy

194. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the cost of the review into the north-south interconnector; the details of same; the details of the selection process for appointing the authors; the expectant timeframe for completion of the review; and if the authors will meet with representatives of local communities affected by the current proposals for the interconnector. [52450/21]

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