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Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Jim O'Callaghan

113. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht the steps being taken to protect the event management industry from the devastation caused by Covid-19 restrictions; and if she will meet with representatives of the industry. [26100/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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State Examinations

Jim O'Callaghan

470. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Education the reason students from schools that previously excelled at the leaving certificate have had their results downgraded due to that excellence. [25255/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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State Examinations

Jim O'Callaghan

471. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Education the steps she plans to take to remedy the disadvantage suffered by students whose leaving certificate results were downgraded. [25256/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Probate Applications

Jim O'Callaghan

639. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice when the Probate Office will recommence processing CA24 personal probate applications; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24850/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Prison Accommodation

Jim O'Callaghan

640. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice if funding has been secured for the provision of in-cell sanitation at block E Portlaoise Prison; the estimated cost of the project; when the works will commence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24855/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Departmental Budgets

Jim O'Callaghan

641. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the estimated full year cost if the budget for the Data Protection Commission was increased by 12.5%; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24856/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Garda Training

Jim O'Callaghan

642. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí trained in public order in each Garda division as of 1 September 2020, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24858/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Garda National Immigration Bureau

Jim O'Callaghan

643. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the budget allocation for the Garda National Immigration Bureau in 2019 and 2020, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24859/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Brexit Issues

Jim O'Callaghan

371. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the steps that will be taken by the European Union should the United Kingdom breach the terms of the withdrawal agreement and in particular, the protocol on Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23616/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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International Relations

Jim O'Callaghan

372. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the steps taken by Ireland at EU level to express opposition to the ongoing harassment and arrest of opposition leaders in Belarus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23617/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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State Examinations

Jim O'Callaghan

420. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Education the steps that must be taken by students who wish to sit the leaving certificate examination later in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23618/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Rent Supplement Scheme

Jim O'Callaghan

517. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Social Protection if changes can be made to ensure that telecommunications assistance can be enhanced in order that applicants with queries concerning rent supplement allowance can be supported as efficiently and as expeditiously as possible; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23953/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Third Level Admissions

Jim O'Callaghan

540. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if measures can be introduced to ensure that students who sat the leaving certificate in 2019 or earlier are not subjected to the obvious unfairness caused by grade inflation in the 2020 leaving certificate results; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23619/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Jim O'Callaghan

550. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his plans in place to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in third level institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23620/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Legislative Measures

Jim O'Callaghan

567. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the steps she has taken to introduce equality legislation prohibiting discrimination on grounds of socio-economic disadvantage; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23625/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Direct Provision System

Jim O'Callaghan

568. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice when the White Paper on direction provision will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23626/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Commencement of Legislation

Jim O'Callaghan

589. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice when all parts of the Judicial Council Act 2019 will be commenced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23614/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Inquiry into the Death of Mr. Shane O'Farrell

Jim O'Callaghan

590. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice when a statutory inquiry into the death of a person (details supplied) will be commenced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23615/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Jim O'Callaghan

718. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Health the reason the HSE has stopped providing the median age of those whot died with or of Covid-19 since 12 June 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23621/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Jim O'Callaghan

719. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Health the ICU capacity in hospitals; the extent to which this has been increased as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23622/20]

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