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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Road Network

Brendan Howlin

146. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a recent assessment estimated that Wexford County Council requires €196 million to bring secondary roads in the county up to standard; his plans to address this urgent issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42682/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Planning Issues

Brendan Howlin

398. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he plans to grant a further extension to planning permissions for residential housing delayed by Covid-19 and by building supply issues; if he has estimated the numbers of such permissions due to expire without completion in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43029/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Legal Aid

Brendan Howlin

903. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice if the relocation of the Legal Aid Board office in County Waterford has been brought to her attention; if discussions have taken place with staff of that office concerning the move; if she has given formal consent under section 3(2) of the Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 for this new premises; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42170/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Home Care Packages

Brendan Howlin

1252. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Health his plans to deal with the recruitment crisis in the homecare sector; if he is satisfied that his Department’s policy on this sector will deliver on policy to allow all persons who wish to remain living in their own homes to do so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42218/21]

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Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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Visa Applications

Brendan Howlin

297. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice the reason that visas are required for Colombian nationals visiting or studying in Ireland; if the cost of such visas is greater than the cost of visas for other nationals; the reason that the proof of economic solvency for Colombian applicants is much greater than for other South American applicants; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36981/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Citizenship Applications

Brendan Howlin

336. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice when an application for citizenship by a person (details supplied) will be determined. [35429/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Howlin

408. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Health if matters raised by a person (details supplied) in hotel quarantine will be addressed; his views on whether the experience is acceptable; if a survey will be carried out of all persons who have used quarantine hotels to determine if they had similar experiences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28823/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Howlin

410. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Health if he will confirm that the temporary assistance payment scheme available to nursing homes will continue beyond 30 June 2021, having regard to the ongoing risk from Covid-19 and the consequent need for nursing homes to have extensive infection-prevention control measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28825/21]

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Wed, 30 Jun 2021

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Brendan Howlin

237. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Health his views on whether it is acceptable that a person (details supplied) on a waiting list to see a consultant neurologist in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin has been given an appointment for 1 January 2024; if this is in keeping with policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27762/21]

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Wed, 30 Jun 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Brendan Howlin

238. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 525 of 5 May 2021, his understanding of the effectiveness of each vaccine authorised for use in Ireland against each identified variant of Covid-19 in tabular form; his understanding of the relative effectiveness of first dose and two doses against each variant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27763/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Heritage Projects

Brendan Howlin

190. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will identify a source of funding to assist the restoration of an historic musical organ (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34254/21]

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Thu, 24 Jun 2021

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Driver Test

Brendan Howlin

190. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Transport the number of persons awaiting a driving test in the RSA Wexford driving test centre in each category (details supplied); the number of weeks candidates are on a waiting list for a test date broken into four weeks tranches in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34129/21]

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Thu, 24 Jun 2021

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Driver Test

Brendan Howlin

191. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Transport the number of persons awaiting a driver test in the RSA Gorey driving test centre in each test category (details supplied); the number of weeks candidates are on a waiting list for a test date by four four-week tranches in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34130/21]

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Wed, 23 Jun 2021

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Hospital Services

Brendan Howlin

196. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 2,315 of 21 April 2021, the reason only two of the three MRI projects namely Mullingar and Kilkenny set out in the 2020 capital plan have advanced to date; the reason the MRI for Wexford General Hospital was removed; the person that made this decision; when this was decision made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25871/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Brendan Howlin

571. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Health if he will take steps in relation to the case of a person (details supplied) in which a follow-up consultation is required with their surgeon under the treatment abroad scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25664/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Brendan Howlin

618. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a total area of 902,000 hectares excluding areas of LPIS under linear and point features is the total area under the GLAS scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32852/21]

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Wed, 16 Jun 2021

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Rail Network

Brendan Howlin

61. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Transport if the reopening of the Wexford to Waterford rail line is to be considered as part of the Strategic Rail Review now underway; his views pending the outcome of this strategic review of the decision of Irish Rail to secure the Barrow Bridge in a permanently open position; his views on whether this action has implications for any future use of the bridge for rail or as part of a potential greenway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32168/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Driver Licences

Brendan Howlin

106. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Transport if he will review the situation pertaining to the swapping of EU to Irish driver licences in cases in which the originating country is outside the EU; if the case of a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28814/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Energy Conservation

Brendan Howlin

151. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the supports that are available to persons building new homes in order to encourage non-carbon heating systems; if grants offered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to convert existing homes by installing PV panels are also available to new house builds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28799/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Air Corps

Brendan Howlin

187. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Defence the reason a US military aircraft landed at Baldonnel on 18 May 2021; the purposes of the US military aircraft; if any other airforce or air corps have accessed Baldonnel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28797/21]

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