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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Social Welfare Schemes

Dessie Ellis

656. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Social Protection the criteria for qualifying for the short-term enterprise allowance; if previous experience in Ireland or abroad disqualifies persons from qualifying for the allowance; if an applicant can appeal a decision should their application for the allowance be rejected; if so, the grounds on which an appeal can be made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41534/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Health Services Staff

Dessie Ellis

1703. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the number of occupational therapists currently attending to appointments at the Wellmount Health Centre, Finglas, Dublin 11; the number of appointments per week currently available at the health centre; if any of the occupational therapists assigned to the health centre been redeployed throughout the past year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34993/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Health Services Staff

Dessie Ellis

2597. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the number of psychologists currently assigned to the CAMHS team in Ballymun, Dublin; his plans to reassign any psychologist based there; when a replacement will be expected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38303/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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National Children's Hospital

Dessie Ellis

2598. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the variance to the budget by expense category of the new national children's hospital in tabular form in view of the reports that it is set to cost €1.7 billion, up from the original estimated cost of circa €400 million; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38304/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Health Services Staff

Dessie Ellis

526. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the number of occupational therapists employed to work in a centre (details supplied); the number available for appointments for those on the waiting list at the centre; if any of these therapists have been redeployed to other services in the past year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29790/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

416. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if those members of staff who had been transferred from mental health services to supplement Covid-19 services will be returned to mental health services; and if so, when this will occur; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28892/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Health Services Staff

Dessie Ellis

417. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of the commitment made in the programme for Government to fill positions for consultants, psychiatric nurses and in peer support in mental health services in hospitals (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28893/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Hospital Services

Dessie Ellis

418. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the number of persons presenting at accident and emergency units for Beaumont Hospital, the Mater Hospital and James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, from 1 January 2020, by month in tabular form, to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28894/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Grant Payments

Dessie Ellis

172. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the number of applications for grant funding that were made under the live performance support scheme; the number of applications that were successful; the criteria and scoring system for determining whether an application is successful or not in tabular form; the number of applicants who received more than one grant; the number of grants they received; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34261/21]

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Wed, 26 May 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Dessie Ellis

154. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education if there will be a review of NCSE policy with the aim to achieving a more efficient system that ensure an increase the number of ASD units in mainstream schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28491/21]

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Wed, 26 May 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Dessie Ellis

160. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education the grants and funding available to schools that are unable to provide ASD units due to either lack of space, lack of staff or lack of other resources; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28492/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Electricity Supply Board

Dessie Ellis

142. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the role he has with regard to the management or otherwise of the ESB; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23694/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Housing Issues

Dessie Ellis

318. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of persons to date on the housing list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23700/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Homeless Accommodation

Dessie Ellis

319. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of children to date in homeless accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23701/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Housing Schemes

Dessie Ellis

320. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of persons on HAP by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23702/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Homeless Accommodation

Dessie Ellis

321. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of persons on the homeless housing list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23703/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Housing Schemes

Dessie Ellis

322. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the cost of supporting HAP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23704/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Direct Provision System

Dessie Ellis

563. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the current number of residents in a centre (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23687/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Direct Provision System

Dessie Ellis

564. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the timeline for ending the direct provision system in operation in Balseskin, County Dublin; the steps he will take to achieve same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23688/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Direct Provision System

Dessie Ellis

565. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he has concerns regarding the safety or otherwise of residents at a centre (details supplied) particularly with regard to the interaction of the residents with each other in the centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23689/21]

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