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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

330. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his views on the ongoing lack of Covid-19 vaccines in areas of Palestine under Israeli occupation; his views on whether this situation will affect the operation of the EU-Israel trade agreement, particularly with regard to article 2 of the treaty; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8064/21]

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Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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State Examinations

Joe O'Brien

138. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Education when she will make an announcement on the plans for the leaving certificate examination in 2021. [7541/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

950. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that front-line staff in an organisation (details supplied) providing residential care services for adults with disabilities have yet to receive notification of when they will be vaccinated against Covid-19; when these front-line workers are likely to be vaccinated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7385/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

965. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if consideration has been given to amending the Covid-19 vaccine allocation strategy to include persons undergoing medical treatment for serious illness as a distinct category; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7431/21]

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Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Departmental Expenditure

Joe O'Brien

66. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he has given consideration to requesting a spending review of the Department of Justice citizenship division in view of a recent report (details supplied) that highlighted processing delays for citizenship and naturalisation applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6197/21]

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Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Joe O'Brien

115. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Education the number of ASD unit places in schools in north Dublin; the estimated number of applicants for such places each year in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6196/21]

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Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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International Relations

Joe O'Brien

130. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has made representations to the Israeli authorities to encourage them to carry out their Covid-19 vaccination programme in a non-discriminatory manner, especially in respect of territory in which the IDF is the occupying power; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4811/21]

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Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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International Relations

Joe O'Brien

131. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has received representations from the Palestinian authorities in relation to access to the Covid-19 vaccines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4812/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Brexit Issues

Joe O'Brien

14. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his Department has a role in monitoring retail food prices; and if so, if any discernible increase has been measured due to Brexit. [2466/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Joe O'Brien

139. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance his plans to provide supports to supplier businesses that are ineligible to avail of the Covid restrictions support scheme but are typically reliant on other businesses that are now closed for custom, for example dry cleaners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2322/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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State Examinations

Joe O'Brien

294. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Education her plans in relation to the operation of the junior certificate 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2321/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Joe O'Brien

562. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if consideration has been given to offering paid contracts to fourth year student radiographers for their work in 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic as was the case for the previous academic year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2576/21]

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021

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Human Rights Cases

Joe O'Brien

110. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied) who it is alleged has been detained without due process and tortured by the government of Bahrain; if he and his colleagues in the EU Foreign Affairs Council have raised this with Bahraini officials; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2039/21]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Joe O'Brien

240. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance if it is possible for sports clubs and leisure centres which operate bars and restaurants on their premises to apply for the Covid restrictions support scheme for those businesses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1268/21]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

241. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance the measures he is taking to ensure that banks are not implementing unreasonably punitive measures on businesses that are struggling as a result of enforced closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic especially in relation to loan repayments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1269/21]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Joe O'Brien

242. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance his plans to increase the Covid restrictions support scheme limit from €5,000 considering the recent move to level 5 and in view of the fact that the €5,000 limit is not sustainable for many medium sized businesses. [1273/21]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Joe O'Brien

249. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance if he has re-engaged with a group (details supplied) in relation to the introduction of a further payment break for borrowers in view of the decision by the European Banking Authority to reactivate its guidelines on legislative and non-legislative moratoria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1554/21]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021

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Special Protection Areas

Joe O'Brien

356. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the details on monitoring of the Malahide Estuary special protection area 004025 that has taken place in the past five years to ensure compliance with S.I. No. 285 of 2011 since it was enacted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1267/21]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021

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Commercial Rates

Joe O'Brien

357. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he plans to extend the current commercial rates waiver into 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1274/21]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021

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EU Issues

Joe O'Brien

368. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the decision of the European Council to add two Iranian persons and the directorate for internal security of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the EU terrorist list in the measures set down in common position 2001/931/CFSP in January 2019; the measures Ireland has taken to support this decision since it was made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44719/20]

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