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Tue, 24 Nov 2020

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Residency Permits

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

736. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Justice if it is possible for a residence permit to be issued in the case of a long-term de facto partner; if her attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38462/20]

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020

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Radio Broadcasting

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

67. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media her plans to support local radio stations in 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37396/20]

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020

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Sports Facilities

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

68. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if community pools and leisure centres will be permitted to hold swimming classes as sports for children in primary schools; if her attention has been drawn to the enormous benefits of swimming as a sport for children and its importance as part of the national education curriculum; if swimming lessons will be included in controlled sports under future restrictions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37047/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Pension Provisions

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

128. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his proposals to honour the Labour Court recommendation on the provision of an occupational pension for community employment supervisors; the engagement he has had on the issue with relevant stakeholders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36559/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Broadband Service Charges

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

183. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications the position regarding engagement with Internet providers in respect of the cessation of the application of excess usage charges during periods of enhanced restrictions considering the increase in the number of persons working and studying from home; his plans to request a further cessation of the application of excess usage charges by Internet providers during aforementioned periods; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36647/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Tax Credits

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

282. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Finance the estimated full-year cost if the guide dog allowance increased to €950; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36955/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Broadcasting Sector

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

323. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the way in which the €2 million allocation for capital expenditure for TG4 was spent in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36959/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

507. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Education if junior DEIS band one schools will benefit from a reduction in the pupil teacher ratio announced in budget 2021; the position regarding the planned full-year allocation of €5 million in 2022 and allocation of same; the position regarding additional resources and staffing and the allocation of same to all DEIS band one schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36646/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Garda Deployment

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

681. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí by rank attached to each divisional protective services unit in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36958/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Health Services Staff

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

833. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health the number of vacant public health nurse posts in each CHO in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36956/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

834. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list to see a consultant cardiologist at St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny; the average waiting time to see a consultant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36957/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Public Transport

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

29. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Transport his plans for the provision of public transport for Carlow town; when such a service can be expected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35776/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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IDA Ireland

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

78. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of IDA site visits for County Carlow in each quarter of 2020 to date; the percentage of visits in the county as a percentage of the number of visits nationally in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34718/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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IDA Ireland

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

84. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the additional incentives the IDA has in place to encourage foreign direct investment outside Dublin and adjacent counties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35054/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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School Staff

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

428. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Education the position regarding the pay and working conditions of school secretaries many of whom are paid through the ancillary grants scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34640/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Maternity Leave

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

542. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when the extended maternity leave that was announced in July 2020 will come into effect; if a person who is currently on unpaid maternity leave can have these extra weeks added on to the end of her maternity leave without having to come back to work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35218/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

760. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the sale of greeting cards by retailers being defined as an essential service; his views on whether the sending of greeting cards is a positive substitute for person-to-person interaction and a means of communication in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and the current restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35330/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

34. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the initiatives she is taking to support town and village renewal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34096/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Broadband Service Charges

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

69. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications the position regarding engagement with internet providers in respect of the cessation of the application of excess usage charges during periods of enhanced restrictions in view of the increase in the number of persons working and studying from home; his plans to request a further cessation of the application of excess usage charges by internet providers during aforementioned periods; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34493/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Air Safety

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

86. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Transport the minimum distances that helicopters must adhere to when flying over residential areas and or when travelling on flight paths directly over residential properties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34494/20]

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