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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Michael Collins

207. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the status of the roll-out of NBI broadband to Bantry, County Cork; if he will provide extra resources to advance the roll-out of NBI broadband in Bantry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58041/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Hospital Facilities

Michael Collins

321. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the number of ICU beds in Ireland in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58046/21]

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

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Abortion Services

Michael Collins

325. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the way, and the place in which, all information reported to his Department related to the operation of abortion, including incidents of adverse events, is being collated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58066/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Ministerial Appointments

Michael Collins

450. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will meet with fifth year students when he is visiting a school (details supplied); if so, the date he plans to visit the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56904/21]

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Tue, 23 Nov 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Michael Collins

552. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the reason the number of Covid-19 deaths per day in Ireland is no longer being publicised by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56896/21]

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Tue, 16 Nov 2021

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Michael Collins

523. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health if products (details supplied) are being included in an arrangement; if not, the reason; his plans to work towards this in future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55631/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Parking Provision

Michael Collins

235. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Transport the reason for the cost of €35 for a person who applies for a disability parking permit; his plans to eliminate this charge; if there is some way a person can be exempt from this charge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55348/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

308. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the fact that some parents of autistic children in sixth class in County Cork who require autism special class places for their secondary schooling have been told by their children's disability network teams that they will not get educational placement recommendations until February 2022 at the earliest (details supplied); the date this will be rectified; if she will ensure that a paperwork issue caused by the creation of the children's network disability teams does not deny children their right to an appropriate education; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55248/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Michael Collins

312. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education the status of the planned major renovation and rebuilding works to a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55355/21]

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Thu, 11 Nov 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Michael Collins

326. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Social Protection if there is a provision in place in relation to a scenario related to the Covid-19 pandemic (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55356/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

357. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if passport applications by a family (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54022/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

358. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a member of the Houses of the Oireachtas can collect a passport for a person in cases in which the person gives permission (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54037/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

359. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason there is a cut-off of five passport queries per week to the dedicated passport phone line for Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas; the determination that brought this about; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54038/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

360. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason there is an estimated time for the of issuing passports (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54039/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

361. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of passports that have not been issued in the past 24 hours on their estimated issue dates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54040/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

363. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of persons that work in the Passport Office in Cork and Dublin since January 2020 to date; the number still working from home; the number that have full access to their systems; the number that been fully paid since March 2020 to date; the number that are receiving their full payments, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54044/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

364. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of passports that have been issued on an emergency basis since 2020; the number of passport applications that have been received in passport offices since 2020; the number of passport applications that were online renewals since 2020; the number of passport applications that were via post renewals since 2020; the number of passports that were first-time child applications online since 2020; and the number of passports that were first-time child applications via post since 2020, in tabular form. [54047/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

365. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of passport applications; the backlog for same; his plans to ensure this backlog is cleared; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54048/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

366. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the mental health of a person is considered an emergency situation to fast-track a passport in order that the person can visit family; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54049/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

367. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason a passport has still been not issued to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54051/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

368. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will address the long waiting times on the phone for applicants who apply for passports; the number of persons that are employed to answer these calls; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54052/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

377. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54239/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

387. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will be expedited in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54570/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

431. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education the plans that are in place to appoint a sufficient number of special needs assistants in a school (details supplied) to ensure the safe and efficient running of the school; when an appeal will be granted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54471/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

432. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education when the deficit in the number of special needs assistants in a school (details supplied) will be rectified to ensure that the high-risk children can remain safe within the school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54472/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

433. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education her plans to address the huge shortage of special needs assistants in a school (details supplied); when these appointments are likely to take place; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54473/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

434. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education the plans that are in place to appoint additional SNAs and additional SET hours for a school (details supplied); when this shortage will be resolved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54474/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

435. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education the plans that are in place to appoint a sufficient number of SNAs to a school (details supplied); when this situation will be resolved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54475/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

436. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education when an application for assistive technology by a school (details supplied) will be processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54476/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Health Services Staff

Michael Collins

618. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the plans are in place for the appointment of a HSE podiatrist to replace a person (details supplied) who retired in February 2021 in the Bantry area and who has not yet been replaced leaving hundreds of elderly vulnerable persons without podiatry services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54478/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Dental Services

Michael Collins

619. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the plans that are in place to update the dental treatment services scheme (details supplied); when the scheme will be updated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54479/21]

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Thu, 4 Nov 2021

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Road Projects

Michael Collins

109. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Transport if he will increase funding for roads in west County Cork in 2022 to bring the area in line with other counties that have received funding ahead of the county for many years (details supplied). [45919/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Job Creation

Michael Collins

4. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the jobs that have been created in the past 12 months in south western areas of Cork. [53403/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Job Creation

Michael Collins

78. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Taoiseach the jobs that have been created in the past 12 months for the south western peninsulas of County Cork and the eight Islands off the south west coast of County Cork. [53404/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

413. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52138/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

418. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will expedite a passport in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52213/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

434. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52863/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

435. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a first-time application for a passport for an infant (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52864/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Social Welfare Appeals

Michael Collins

611. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53085/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Disability Services

Michael Collins

881. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the reason there are no facilities for admitting adults who have an intellectual disability and require residential psychiatric treatment, further to advice to this Deputy that the HSE does not have the resources to deal with them; if this is correct; and if so, the reason. [52301/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

115. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51469/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Michael Collins

291. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if the roll-out by National Broadband Ireland will be extended to an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51214/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

493. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will be expedited in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50435/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

494. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport application for a person (details supplied) can be expediated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50442/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

510. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will be expedited in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50982/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Visa Applications

Michael Collins

708. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Justice if a student visa will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51213/21]

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Michael Collins

169. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the reason the certificate of recovery has a timeline of six months when the HSE is saying a person is safe for nine months; his views on whether the certificate of recovery should be changed to nine months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50202/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Electricity Grid

Michael Collins

117. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications when persons will be able to sell surplus electricity to the grid (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48182/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

332. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if passport applications by persons (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47632/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

340. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47894/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

362. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of passport applications by a family (details supplied); if the passports will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48317/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Abortion Services

Michael Collins

646. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health if he or his Department have issued the promised invitation to all interested groups, organisations and members of the public to provide their views to inform the review of the operation of abortion legislation; if not, when he plans to do so; the reason he prematurely met with stakeholder groups in early June 2021 to discuss the approach for the review which is being developed by his Department; if an invitation had not yet been issued at that time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47890/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Abortion Services

Michael Collins

684. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the oversights members of the Houses of the Oireachtas will have over the selection and monitoring of the work undertaken by the organisation or company which he has indicated will be commissioned to oversee the service user and service provider strands as part of the three year review of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48176/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Medicinal Products

Michael Collins

701. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter in relation to zolgensma gene therapy (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48243/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

756. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications for approval under the ash reconstitution and underplanting scheme that have been received in each of the three forest service districts covering County Cork; the number of these applications that have been approved in each district; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47887/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

757. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications for forest road approvals under the single consent system that have been received in each of the three forest service districts covering County Cork since the beginning of 2020; the number of approvals issued in each district for this period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47888/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

758. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications for forest road grants have been received in each of the three forest service districts covering County Cork since the beginning of 2020; the percentage of these that resulted in a remedial letter issuing in each district; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47889/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

213. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47314/21]

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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Public Sector Staff

Michael Collins

4. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding will be set aside in order to provide an additional two weeks' annual leave to health workers (details supplied). [45920/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Road Projects

Michael Collins

67. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Transport if he will address a series of matters (details supplied) regarding road infrastructure in west Cork. [44395/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Driver Test

Michael Collins

168. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Transport if he will address the lack of driving test capacity particularly for young persons (details supplied). [44396/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Renewable Energy Generation

Michael Collins

319. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if information will be provided on his Department's review of the siting and size conditions for rooftop solar panels on homes and on the review of exemptions for educational and community buildings as part of the current development of interim planning regulations; if further information will be provided on the stated need to consider environmental assessment reporting before finalisation; when the interim planning regulations will be submitted to the Houses of the Oireachtas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41875/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Michael Collins

974. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the reason the Covid-19 funding for enhanced infection controls and staffing has been withdrawn from private nursing homes (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41475/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Disability Services

Michael Collins

1718. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the waiting list for specific speech and language disorder units for the treatment of severe speech delay and verbal dyspraxia in County Cork; his plans to develop further units in County Cork given that there are only four units currently; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35093/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Dental Services

Michael Collins

2774. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the reason free dental check-ups under the school dental scheme which were carried out in second, fourth and sixth class are now only available to children in sixth class; the reason for the complete withdrawal of the service in some rural towns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39104/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Dental Services

Michael Collins

2775. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health if there is a long-term plan for school dental check-ups under the school dental scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39106/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

3410. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the output to date in 2021 of afforestation, roads and felling licences; the way this compares with the licensing output for the same dates in each of the years 2016 to 2020; the percentage increase or decrease in output compared to those dates in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40458/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

3411. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of felling, afforestation and roads licences yet to be approved by county and nationally in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40459/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

3412. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the impact of the introduction of SI No. 293 on forestry licensing output; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40460/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

3413. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the next steps his Department is taking with respect of the regulatory review of the forestry licensing system in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40461/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

3414. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total forestry licensing output to date; the output required in the remaining months of 2021 if his Department is to reach its stated aim of issuing 4,500 forestry licences in 2021 for each month in 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40462/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

3415. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of the forestry industry in relation to the European Commission Forestry Strategy and the failure to take into account the views of the European forestry sector during the formulation of the strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40463/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Driver Test

Michael Collins

236. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Transport if the theory test for a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37607/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Driver Test

Michael Collins

238. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Transport if the theory test for a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37625/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Arts Council

Michael Collins

300. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if there is specific funding of advice on funding streams for a project by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37271/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Visa Applications

Michael Collins

560. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Justice if she will address a matter regarding long stay visas (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37552/21]

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Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

208. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason for the delay in obtaining passports for children especially; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36982/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

590. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which his Department arrived at the target of 4,500 forestry licences for 2021; if this figure was formulated in conjunction with industry or other stakeholders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36174/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

591. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason he is of the view that forestry licensing output will increase for the second half of 2021 given that only 1,594 licences were issued up to 18 June 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36176/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

592. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the forestry licensing targets of his Department by licence type for July, August, September, October, November and December 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36178/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

593. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the afforestation, roads and felling licensing output to date in 2021; the way this compares with licencing output to the same dates in each of the years 2016 to 2020; the percentage increase or decrease in output compared to those dates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36179/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Local Authorities

Michael Collins

188. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Transport when Cork County Council will receive €750 million in funding given the findings of major underfunding for the county and in view of the fact that roads in the county are 52-years behind the standards of other counties (details supplied). [33144/21]

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Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Health Services

Michael Collins

101. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the continuance of the Northern Ireland planned healthcare scheme, formerly the cross-border directive, will be placed in law here (details supplied); and if funding has been allocated to the long-term continuation of the scheme in addition to that of the cross-border directive, which forces patients to travel to mainland Europe for treatment. [32820/21]

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Wed, 16 Jun 2021

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Fishing Industry

Michael Collins

238. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if any foreign fishing vessels landing a catch at Irish ports are being facilitated to avoid the weighting of fish at the pier requirement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32291/21]

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Wed, 16 Jun 2021

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Fishing Industry

Michael Collins

239. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the foreign fishing vessels that have landed fish at Irish piers and have been allowed to bypass the weighting of fish at the pier requirement since the requirement was introduced; the volume and species of fish involved; the name of the pier in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32292/21]

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Wed, 2 Jun 2021

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Exploration Industry

Michael Collins

66. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if his Department has carried out an assessment on the expected reduction of carbon emissions which will result from banning future oil and gas licences; if he will provide a copy of the information; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29992/21]

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Wed, 2 Jun 2021

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Exploration Industry

Michael Collins

67. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if the banning of future gas licences, which will result in an increase in gas imports with higher emissions than local gas into Ireland, aligns with the objective laid out in the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 and in particular to the commitment to lowering Ireland’s carbon emissions to reach net zero by 2050; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29993/21]

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Michael Collins

164. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of warmer homes applications awaiting survey in Cork city and county; the number of applications awaiting works in Cork city and county; the waiting time for new applicants for both surveying and works in Cork city and county; the number of companies engaged in surveying and works in Cork city and county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29508/21]

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Wed, 19 May 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Collins

181. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason licensing targets are consistently being missed by over 50% given all the resources now available to the Forest Service and the Forestry Appeals Committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26758/21]

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Wed, 19 May 2021

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Fishing Industry

Michael Collins

182. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address matters in relation to the purchase of new fishing vessels (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26770/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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EU Regulations

Michael Collins

155. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if Ireland is being fined by the EU for the failure to meet with the N-1 formula (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24180/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Tourism Industry

Michael Collins

52. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if a five-year commitment will be given to businesses in the tourism sector; and if measures such as a 9% rate of VAT, insurance reform, grants and other measures will be introduced to ensure the recovery of the sector in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular in areas such as west Cork (details supplied). [22306/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Michael Collins

331. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the plans being put in place to protect the employees of the hospitality sector (details supplied). [22309/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Brexit Issues

Michael Collins

508. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of officials that worked on the Brexit talks that were permanently based in Brussels in the critical run up period from October to 24 December 2020; and the number of these officials that were from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and based in Brussels that worked as part of this critical background team in view of the fact that both the French and Dutch Governments had a team especially focused on marine and fisheries matters on a 24/7 basis and were shadowing the talks process in Brussels and Strasbourg. [21542/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Ministerial Meetings

Michael Collins

509. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the details of the briefings and the number of briefings he had with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and his officials (details supplied) in advance of his meetings with President Macron of France and the German Chancellor, Mrs. Angela Merkel in December 2020 as part of his Brexit talks meeting schedule; if a copy of any such briefing documents, the dates on which these briefings took place and the persons present at such meetings will be made available to Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21543/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Ministerial Meetings

Michael Collins

510. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the level of engagement he had with a person (details supplied) on 5 December 2020 on the matters pertaining to marine and fisheries alone; if he will provide details of the discussions and conclusions reached on marine and fisheries matters at those talks as part of his engagement with the French leader in advance of the Brexit deal of 24 December 2020; if he will further make available any position paper or proposals he presented or received on that day; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21544/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Fisheries Protection

Michael Collins

1141. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide details of the 46 recommendations made by a company (details supplied) into the review of the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency; the person or body that appointed the Steering and Oversight Group; the date such appointments were made; if they are reporting back to him directly or to the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency; the details of the creation of the post of director of transformation at the Agency; the justification for the rise in the budget of the Agency from €11 million in 2014 to € 24.8 million in 2020 which is a rise of 225% in just over six years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21541/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Michael Collins

1816. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health when pharmacy staff will be offered the vaccine as these persons are also frontline workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19049/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority

Michael Collins

2466. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a report published in 2020 by a company (details supplied) into the organisational capability of the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency; his further views regarding the conclusions drawn in the executive summary regarding the governance and unsatisfactory internal procedures of the agency; if he has confidence in the company in view of the conclusion drawn by the independent review of the agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18642/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Michael Collins

2492. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there will be any follow on scheme from the beef finisher scheme which was introduced in 2020 as a grant aid scheme to help beef finisher farmers struggling under Covid-19 in view that many of these farmers are still under financial pressure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19149/21]

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