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Tue, 31 May 2022

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Industrial Disputes

Malcolm Noonan

727. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the industrial action of medical scientists (details supplied); his views on same; the steps he will take to resolve the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27774/22]

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Tue, 31 May 2022

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Medicinal Products

Malcolm Noonan

784. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 653 of 17 May 2022, when a review of the current eligibility framework of the long-term illness scheme, which includes the basis for existing hospital and medication charges will be carried out under commitments given in the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28116/22]

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Tue, 31 May 2022

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Medicinal Products

Malcolm Noonan

785. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 653 of 17 May 2022, if his attention has been drawn to the high costs associated with the ever-fluctuating severity and the long-term nature of Addison’s disease as in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28117/22]

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Thu, 26 May 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Malcolm Noonan

354. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the number of young people who have been and continue to be adversely affected by long-Covid here; his views on same; the steps that he will take to care for these young people; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27036/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Health Services

Malcolm Noonan

653. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health the criteria which are applied to the long-term illness scheme; if Addison’s disease will be included in the scheme; if not, the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24190/22]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2022

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Gender Recognition

Malcolm Noonan

1012. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the inordinate waiting times for assessments at the National Gender Service and the alternative, costly routes transgender persons are having to take as a result (details supplied); his views on same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14693/22]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2022

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Gender Recognition

Malcolm Noonan

1013. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health if a reply will issue to a transgender person (details supplied) regarding the temporal cost of waiting for hormone therapy here and the consequent financial cost of their seeking of alternative routes for same from the UK; the actions he will take on same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14694/22]

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Tue, 1 Feb 2022

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Departmental Data

Malcolm Noonan

541. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of senior citizens who are living alone and not in receipt of the living alone allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4373/22]

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022

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Public Sector Staff

Malcolm Noonan

371. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to Office of Public Works guides' limiting pension entitlements and prospects of career progression within the wider public service due to their employment classification of non-established industrial; if this issue will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [63190/21]

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Tue, 30 Nov 2021

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Social Welfare Payments

Malcolm Noonan

384. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of the living alone allowance increase; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58366/21]

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Thu, 4 Nov 2021

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Health Services

Malcolm Noonan

341. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health the number and names of residential service providers that have established family forums; the steps taken by his Department and the HSE to support residential support providers establish family forums; his views on the effect of the family forums on the quality of life of day service users, residents and their families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53731/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Cycling Policy

Malcolm Noonan

140. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the increasingly hazardous conditions for cyclists on roads rural due to speeding from vehicles; the steps he will take to rectify the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42599/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Road Safety

Malcolm Noonan

144. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Transport his views on whether the wearing of protective clothing and head gear when using bicycles, e-scooters and skateboards will be made mandatory; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42630/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Social Welfare Benefits

Malcolm Noonan

1098. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 251 of 8 July 2021, the reason such a cost-analysis has not taken place to date in view of the fact that this measure was a key recommendation of the 2018 Oireachtas Committee on Transport report (details supplied); if her Department will now carry out this analysis; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39196/21]

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Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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Social Welfare Benefits

Malcolm Noonan

251. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Social Protection if her Department has carried out a cost analysis of establishing the free travel scheme as a standalone directly applicable benefit; the estimated cost of such a measure; the projected staff resources required to establish the free travel scheme in such a way; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36880/21]

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Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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EU Directives

Malcolm Noonan

328. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports in place for farmers growing maize and their suppliers in view of the banning of oxo-degradable plastic under the Single Use Plastics Directive from 1 July 2021 with consideration of stocks of this plastic having already been purchased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36879/21]

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Wed, 7 Jul 2021

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Nursing Homes

Malcolm Noonan

173. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health her views on whether the temporary assistance payment scheme for nursing homes will continue beyond June 2021 in view of the fact that the COVID-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel: Final Report requires the nursing home sector to implement considerablere source-intensive recommendations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30511/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Malcolm Noonan

542. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health his views on whether a product which meets his Department’s clinical guidelines on the use of medical cannabis in epilepsy can be added to the medical cannabis access programme before it launches in order to make it accessible to persons with epilepsy and their clinicians (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29923/21]

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Wed, 30 Jun 2021

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Disability Services

Malcolm Noonan

265. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a significant time difference between when HIQA reports on facilities (details supplied) are shared with their service providers and when they are shared with their service users; if he is satisfied with such delays; if it is possible that all relevant stakeholders of such facilities will be informed of HIQA recommendations at the same time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28075/21]

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Wed, 2 Jun 2021

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Online Safety

Malcolm Noonan

104. Deputy Malcolm Noonan asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media her views on whether she has considered ensuring that the online safety regulation Bill will specifically protect persons with photosensitive epilepsy from the malicious dissemination of flashing images and videos that are intended to provoke a seizure (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29921/21]

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