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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Pension Provisions

Anne Rabbitte

52. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a matter will be addressed in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13750/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Anne Rabbitte

87. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Jujutsu classes can return on 29 June 2020 in view of the level of close contact involved and the potential for the spread of Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13798/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Anne Rabbitte

102. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to introduce measures on public transport to ensure healthcare workers can get to work with capacity likely to become an issue as the country reopens; his further plans for healthcare workers to receive priority boarding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14042/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Value Added Tax

Anne Rabbitte

162. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Finance if he is considering the introduction of a VAT claim back on the purchase of materials related to crèches reopening post Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14013/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Public Sector Pay

Anne Rabbitte

385. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a teacher is paid only for their contracted teaching time or if it also includes additional tasks required of a teacher which are also open to inspection by her Department that may only be completed outside of class contact time; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13859/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Public Sector Pay

Anne Rabbitte

386. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills if teachers are paid by the hour for their contracted time; if they are paid a salary to remunerate them for all duties required of them by both their employer and her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13860/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Special Educational Needs

Anne Rabbitte

395. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills when she will issue clear guidance to schools relating to the July provision in view of the fact many schools have staff in place but appear to be refusing to do the programme due to the fact they are not prepared to put their staff and students at risk; the way in which she will ensure schools operate the programme in the context of Covid-19; the measures which will be in place in schools to ensure staff and students are safe; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13920/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Carer's Allowance

Anne Rabbitte

498. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the appeal lodged by a person (details supplied) in regard to a carer’s allowance has commenced; when a decision will be made; if it has not yet been examined, when a result on the appeal can be expected; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13906/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Parental Leave

Anne Rabbitte

607. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to draft an order to extend parents leave to nine weeks as outlined in section 5, Part 8 of the Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14005/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Dental Services

Anne Rabbitte

729. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for orthodontic work in County Galway by waiting periods of zero to six months and one to two, three to four, four to five and over five years, respectively in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14016/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Anne Rabbitte

730. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the reason teenagers are being left to stand outside while waiting to be seen in the CAMHS unit at Merlin Park Hospital, Galway; if a temporary structure could be put in place to help facilitate socially distanced queuing that is less exposed; the protocol in place for persons left waiting at the unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14019/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Hospital Services

Anne Rabbitte

732. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health if there is a dedicated dementia unit in St. Brendan’s, Loughrea, County Galway; if so, if the unit is accepting new patients; if not, when it will be accepting new patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14040/20]

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Tue, 7 Jul 2020

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Hospital Services

Anne Rabbitte

733. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the position of a person (details supplied) on the waiting list for St. Brendan’s, Loughrea, County Galway; the length of time they will be waiting to be admitted; if they can be admitted to the dementia unit at St. Brendan’s as a matter of urgency due to a diagnosis of severe dementia; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14041/20]

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020

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Tax Reliefs

Anne Rabbitte

24. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Finance the grants and supports available for making adaptions to cars to help parents travel with children with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13067/20]

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020

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Special Educational Needs

Anne Rabbitte

120. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to allow preschool children starting primary school in September 2020 to attend the July provision this summer; if there is a similar programme in place for preschool children transitioning to primary school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12757/20]

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020

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School Transport

Anne Rabbitte

153. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she is considering allowing an extension to the age of vehicles operating school transport services; if she is considering increasing the limit to 25 years subject to six monthly CVRT testing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12966/20]

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020

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School Transport

Anne Rabbitte

154. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she is considering the introduction of grant aid for the initial costs associated with returning the school transport fleet to full roadworthiness on the return of school transport services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12967/20]

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020

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English Language Training Organisations

Anne Rabbitte

156. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills her views on a document (details supplied); if she is considering introducing the measures outlined; her plans to engage with the groups; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12969/20]

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020

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Student Grant Scheme

Anne Rabbitte

180. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills if there is an alternative application process in place for those applying for SUSI that do not have a public services card and cannot organise the face-to-face meeting to receive one; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13131/20]

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020

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Special Educational Needs

Anne Rabbitte

182. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills if one-to-one tutor time under the July provision programme will be provided to children in 2020, particularly one with a dual diagnosis of Down's syndrome and autism and serious medical heart and lung underlying issues, meaning they cannot attend a school for the programme; if there are additional supports in place to support such children; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13148/20]

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