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Wed, 22 Sep 2021

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Health Services

Joe O'Brien

238. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health when the Sláintecare project on the development of a national diabetes register will recommence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45547/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Joe O'Brien

356. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Education the reason a major school building project (details supplied) has been at stage 2b for nearly five years; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that this school has been in temporary accommodation, mainly prefabs, for more than 20 years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44540/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Joe O'Brien

986. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Education the reason for the delay in the beginning of a tendering process for a design team for the planned extension to a school (details supplied); the reason for the issues with the tendering process which has now stalled; and the measures she can take to ensure delivery of the extension in a timely manner. [40092/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

Joe O'Brien

1344. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Justice the number of international protection applicants who presented as unaccompanied minors that have been age-disputed and subjected to an assessment by Tusla since the commencement of the International Protection Act 2015; the number deemed as adults and placed into direct provision; and the number deemed as minors and placed in the care of Tusla. [39473/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Health Services

Joe O'Brien

1663. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if there is a legal basis for the refusal to accept referrals to the HSE for orthognathic surgery from private orthodontic practitioners; if the only referral method for public treatment for this procedure is through the HSE pathway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34757/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Medicinal Products

Joe O'Brien

2019. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health the proposed establishment of an inquiry into the historical licensing and use of sodium valproate in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36227/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

2354. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health the number of guests that will be permitted at wedding ceremonies and receptions in August 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37479/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

2533. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if citizens who have been fully vaccinated with one of the approved vaccines in a jurisdiction outside of the EU, for example, in the United States of America will be eligible to apply for the EU digital Covid Certificate upon return to Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38003/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

2880. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if information can be provided on the planned reopening of children’s play activity and leisure centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39472/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Proposed Legislation

Joe O'Brien

3233. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health the status of plans to legislate for surrogacy in Ireland in particular in relation to formal recognition of mothers on birth certificates, retrospective declarations of parentage and access to surrogacy internationally. [40937/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Medicinal Products

Joe O'Brien

387. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health when the result of the full health technology assessment which was due to be concluded in April 2021 will be available in relation to the gene therapy treatment zolgensma; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31273/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

Joe O'Brien

492. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of protection applicants who presented as unaccompanied minors that have been age-disputed and subjected to an assessment by Tusla since the commencement of the International Protection Act 2015; the number deemed as adults and placed into direct provision; and the number deemed minors and placed in the care of Tusla. [37477/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Third Level Fees

Joe O'Brien

523. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if his attention has been drawn to the fact that many Irish prospective students at UK universities have not yet received clarity on their eligibility to access UK home fees and tuition fee loans from UK universities for the forthcoming academic year; if he has engaged with his counterpart in the UK Government to advocate that this is clarified for Irish students as soon as possible given the particular relationship Ireland has with the UK under the Common Travel Agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37605/21]

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Wed, 7 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

49. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport if citizens who have been fully vaccinated with one of the approved vaccines in a jurisdiction outside of the EU, for example, in the United States of America will be eligible to apply for the EU Digital COVID Certificate upon return to Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36749/21]

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Wed, 7 Jul 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Joe O'Brien

145. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health the potential of current and planned Covid-19 vaccines to vaccinate children under 15 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30454/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

544. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if consideration has been given to applying the vaccine bonus whereby a person is considered fully vaccinated four weeks after their first dose of a vaccine (details supplied) as part of the exemptions from mandatory hotel quarantine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29925/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

457. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if consideration has been given to easing restrictions on nursing home visits to permit fully vaccinated residents to leave their care homes for walks with visitors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29114/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Health Strategies

Joe O'Brien

458. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health the status of Ireland’s progress on implementing via legislation the WHO Code of Marketing on Breast-milk Substitutes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29115/21]

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Thu, 1 Jul 2021

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Health Strategies

Joe O'Brien

459. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health the status of the implementation of action item 3.13 of the National Breastfeeding Action Plan which pertains to the WHO Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29116/21]

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Wed, 30 Jun 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

326. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health the details of easing of restrictions on partners attending appointments in maternity hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28285/21]

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