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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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After-School Support Services

Kathleen Funchion

22. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the situation in regard to disadvantaged children being locked out of after-school programmes under the national childcare scheme (details supplied); and the reason new children to after-school services are ineligible for the national childcare scheme due to the employment status of their parents. [31304/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Kathleen Funchion

24. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if funding allocated to women’s refuges as part of their response to Covid-19 will continue (details supplied). [31305/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Youth Services

Kathleen Funchion

25. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the extra supports his Department has in place for young persons that have been severely hit by Covid-19, particularly in terms of their education, career and employment and the impact on their mental health. [31306/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

30. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a gap in funding is causing significant difficulties for providers and families in the delay between an application being made to NCS and then Pobal processing this application and as the NCS does not backdate payments, this means that either the parents or services are paying the full price until the application is fully processed. [31309/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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National Childcare Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

44. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the reason that, in order to qualify for the national childcare scheme, NCS, parents need to have a public services card, given that other Departments have done away with requiring the public services card to access their services, namely the passport service. [31308/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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National Childcare Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

46. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his attention has been drawn to the issues surrounding the registering of CHICK numbers as this is also having an impact on the quick turnaround of NCS applications. [31310/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Kathleen Funchion

61. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the letters issued by Pobal to providers in relation to refunds; and the reason his officials are seeking refunds from providers whose businesses are at risk of closure due to historical inadequate funding. [31307/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

70. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there are some serious ongoing issues in terms of the service Pobal is providing for childcare providers (details supplied). [31311/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Military Honours

Kathleen Funchion

304. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Defence if the soldiers who were involved in the siege of Jadotville will be receiving medals of recognition; if so, when they expect can this; and if not, the rationale in this regard. [31628/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

427. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) can apply for back payment of the back to school clothing and footwear allowance. [31633/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

445. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the plans under way for a collaborative forum for survivors of mother and baby homes. [31119/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Kathleen Funchion

450. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration his plans to raise investment in the early years sector to bring Ireland from the bottom of the investment league in the OECD. [31384/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

451. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration his plans to deal with the precarious position of school age childcare, SAC, services in view of an internal poll of Early Childhood Ireland’s SAC members found that 79% of members have seen their numbers reduce since they reopened. [31385/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Kathleen Funchion

455. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if information on the sustainability fund will be provided; the way in which it can be applied for; and the locations in which information can be found in this regard. [31631/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Kathleen Funchion

456. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the way in which the Pobal overpayments were calculated; and if a service can be given a breakdown of the figure if requested. [31632/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Community Childcare Subvention Programme

Kathleen Funchion

457. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if he will address and clarify a series of matters (details supplied). [31637/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Disability Services Funding

Kathleen Funchion

743. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be receiving speech and language therapy. [31629/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Hospital Appointments Status

Kathleen Funchion

744. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment for occupational therapy. [31630/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Hospital Appointments Status

Kathleen Funchion

745. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the status of operations for a person (details supplied). [31634/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Medical Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

746. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the procedure to be followed when a teenager consistently presents at an accident and emergency department with headaches; and if a MRI scan is offered as standard procedure. [31635/20]

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