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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Renewable Energy Generation

Jennifer Whitmore

4. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the analysis his Department has carried out to date regarding the use of energy by data centres, including their effect on energy prices and the impact their energy demand will have on Ireland’s capacity to reach renewable energy targets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44120/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Waste Management

Jennifer Whitmore

12. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if his attention has been drawn to the lengthy application process for end of waste licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44122/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Natural Gas Imports

Jennifer Whitmore

21. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he requested the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to issue a Ministerial policy directive as per section 29 of the Planning Act 2000 to An Bord Pleanála that reflected the Government’s policy statement on the importation of fracked gas which includes a moratorium on the development of LNG terminals pending the review of security of supply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44121/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Waste Management

Jennifer Whitmore

23. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will place a levy on construction and demolition waste under the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44125/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Climate Change Policy

Jennifer Whitmore

31. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he plans to establish on a statutory footing a just transition commission with a remit that covers all relevant sectors and areas across Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44124/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Climate Change Policy

Jennifer Whitmore

62. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications when funding for climate action staff and for the development of local authority climate action plans will be provided; if this funding will result in more staff at local council level or through the CARO offices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44123/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Road Network

Jennifer Whitmore

97. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to concerns regarding the public consultation process on a company (details supplied) proposal of the preferred red corridor route including accessibility of information being provided, availability of one-on-one meetings, the short timeframe and a lack of a public meeting in view of the considerable impact this proposal could have on a large number of residents in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44158/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Fishing Industry

Jennifer Whitmore

118. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Transport if he has had examined the role of his Department in the case of a person (details supplied); if he has had discussions with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine regarding the use the European fisheries funds to seek compensation for the case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44050/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Energy Conservation

Jennifer Whitmore

145. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications when a new national energy efficiency action plan will be drafted to reduce energy use including behavioural and awareness aspects of energy efficiency such as building and data management in view of the growth of data centres in the country and in line with commitments under the Programme for Government. [43746/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Data Centres

Jennifer Whitmore

119. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will consider a review of Government policy on the development of data centres in Ireland until a cost-benefit analysis has been carried out in relation to energy security, energy prices and their potential to impact on Ireland’s ability to meet climate targets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43753/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Data Centres

Jennifer Whitmore

127. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if there are plans to update the Government statement on the Role of Data Centres in Ireland’s Enterprise Strategy report taking into account increased growth in the sector since the policy was devised in 2017, new climate action legislation that has been enacted since and other relevant Government policies that have been drafted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43754/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Air Quality

Jennifer Whitmore

78. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the progress being made on the development of a national clean air strategy; when he will publish this strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42873/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Air Quality

Jennifer Whitmore

79. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of air monitoring stations that are currently operational on a county basis; the number of these that are currently located at schools; if he plans to expand the network; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42874/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Data Centres

Jennifer Whitmore

80. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the details of the progress being made to develop efficiency standards for equipment and processes for data centres as outlined in the Programme for Government; when those standards will be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42876/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Electric Vehicles

Jennifer Whitmore

163. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Transport the number and value of electric vehicle grants provided over the past five years by hybrid and fully electric, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42877/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Wildlife Conservation

Jennifer Whitmore

382. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the details of the species of birds that are currently included in the open season hunting list that have also been identified as a species of conservation concern, either as a red-listed or amber-listed species; if figures on numbers and species of birds killed during the hunting season are collected by his Department; the level of analysis he has undertaken to determine the impact of this hunting pressure on these at-risk species; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42878/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Foreign Birth Registration

Jennifer Whitmore

470. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when he expects foreign birth registrations to resume; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42880/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Visa Applications

Jennifer Whitmore

471. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a matter regarding a holiday visa for a person (details supplied) will be addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42881/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Abortion Services

Jennifer Whitmore

1415. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Health the steps that have been taken to date to introduce safe access zone legislation to stop the practices of protests and vigils outside medical premises; when this legislation will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42879/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Data Centres

Jennifer Whitmore

41. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of short-term and long-term jobs created from each existing data centre in Ireland in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40577/21]

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