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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Éamon Ó Cuív

217. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Finance the discussion his Department has had with the Central Bank in respect of reintroducing a bank moratorium similar to that of 2020 for businesses (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11869/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Cúrsaí Gaeilge

Éamon Ó Cuív

416. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Oideachais cé na socraithe atá á ndéanamh maidir le hábhar-oidí atá ag baint cáilíocht amach le bheith ina n-oidí bunscoile i mbliana lena chinntiú go bhfreastalóidh siad ar chúrsaí Gaeilge sa Ghaeltacht nuair a bheidh sé sábháilte é sin a dhéanamh, chomh maith le cúrsa ar líne, sular dtabharfar aitheantas buan dóibh mar oidí bunscoile; an mbeidh a Roinn sásta íoc as na cúrsaí seo; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [11220/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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School Funding

Éamon Ó Cuív

450. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education her plans with regard to paying a supplementary grant for emergency works at a school (details supplied) in view of the fact that the extra costs related to unforeseeable events and works due to Covid-19 and the need to have the school ready for reopening for September 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11515/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Éamon Ó Cuív

916. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health the regulations in relation to quarantine in place when visiting here from a country (details supplied); if he plans to amend these regulations in view of the vaccine roll-out in the country in question for those persons who have proof of vaccination in their home country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11782/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Éamon Ó Cuív

935. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health the priority in order of vaccination that will be given to dentists in view of the fact that as front-line health workers they are working in patient's mouths that are uncovered and open while producing aerosols; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11836/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Fishing Industry

Éamon Ó Cuív

1089. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if boats (details supplied) have been put forward by his Department to the EU Commission for authorisation by the UK authorities for fishing rights in the zero to six nautical mile region off the Northern Ireland coasts; the dates these were forwarded; when a decision is expected on this application; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11837/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Éamon Ó Cuív

1100. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development her plans to introduce a special package of supports for island businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in the hospitality and tourism sectors given the unique challenges of running a business on the islands (details supplied); if not, if she has had discussions with other relevant Ministers to request that they would do so in view of her responsibility for island policy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11858/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Éamon Ó Cuív

13. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the reason an address (details supplied) was not included in the roll-out of the national broadband plan given other providers are refusing to provide high speed over 30 Mbps at the address; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10828/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Éamon Ó Cuív

14. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of premises passed by National Broadband Ireland to date as part of the State-funded roll-out of high speed broadband; the number surveyed to date; the number of premises contracted to be passed in 2021 as part of this roll-out of broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10829/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Éamon Ó Cuív

15. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the obligations in the contract with the National Broadband Plan provider to provide forward information on when premises will be surveyed and then passed with fibre as part of the roll-out of fibre in rural Ireland; if he is satisfied that the winning bidder is fulfilling these commitments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10831/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Éamon Ó Cuív

17. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the reason an address (details supplied) was not included in the roll-out of the national broadband plan given other providers are refusing to provide high speed over 30 Mbps broadband at this address; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10835/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Éamon Ó Cuív

18. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the reason an address (details supplied) was not included in the roll-out of the national broadband plan given other providers are refusing to provide high speed broadband over 30 Mbps at this address; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10836/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Tax Code

Éamon Ó Cuív

49. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Finance if boats sent for repair to the island of Great Britain, in which substantial work is carried out on them, are liable for tariffs and VAT on return to Ireland; if so, if they are the relevant rate and method of assessment for same; the details of the ongoing discussions to sort out such issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10801/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Customs and Excise

Éamon Ó Cuív

51. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Finance the percentage of containers and heavy goods vehicles, HGVs, arriving into Ireland from the United Kingdom in February 2021 that had their paperwork in order and were allowed through the green channel; the percentage that went through the orange channel and the red channel; the percentage that were physically inspected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10838/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Éamon Ó Cuív

131. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the steps that will be taken to ensure that before projects are approved under the urban regeneration and development fund, URDF, that all preparatory work is completed up to going to tender including land acquisition, planning permission, other statutory approvals, matching finance and so on in order that they will be ready to go to tender and start construction in the shortest time possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10775/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Clár Oiliúna Tosaigh Múinteoirí

Éamon Ó Cuív

171. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Oideachais cén fáth a bhfuil táille €650 ar chúrsa coicíse Gaeilge do mhic léinn atá ag déanamh an chúrsa ar a dtugtar an Mháistreacht Ghairmiúil san Oideachas (Bunscoil) (PMEP) nuair nach raibh ach €750 ar an gcúrsa céanna nuair is cúrsa conaitheach Gaeltachta a bhí ann; an bhfuil i gceist athbhreithniú a dhéanamh air seo; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [10806/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Free Travel Scheme

Éamon Ó Cuív

184. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Social Protection if she plans to extend the right to free travel to all persons with epilepsy who are precluded from holding a driver licence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10808/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Student Universal Support Ireland

Éamon Ó Cuív

213. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science when it is planned to commence and to conclude the review of the SUSI higher education grants; if consideration will be given to include the course for graduate entry medicine as a course eligible for the full undergraduate grant in view of the fact that this is an entry point to medicine for many persons and operates on the basis that applicants already have a primary degree; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10803/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Legislative Programme

Éamon Ó Cuív

229. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice when a Bill (details supplied) will be published in view of the fact that there has been a legal international obligation on Ireland for nearly ten years to transpose this into Irish law; the reason for the delay with this matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10837/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Éamon Ó Cuív

302. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health if it is planned to recruit dentists as part of the Covid-19 vaccine teams in view of their qualifications and their experience and particularly to allow for the more rapid roll-out of the vaccine in rural areas; if so, when they will be recruited and mobilised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10802/21]

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