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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

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Passport Applications

Marian Harkin

27. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when passport applications will begin to be processed again; the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9005/20]

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

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Pesticide Use

Marian Harkin

758. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the regulations in place regarding the spraying of MCPA; if there is a minimum distance requirement for spraying near domestic residences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9059/20]

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

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Taxi Licences

Marian Harkin

931. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to allow taxi licence holders to sell their vehicle licence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9006/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Marian Harkin

70. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Finance if women returning from maternity leave will be eligible for the temporary wage subsidy scheme in cases in which it is relevant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7690/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Schools Health and Safety

Marian Harkin

204. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to the supply and installation of antibacterial and anti-viral door handles in schools; and his plans to install air purification systems in schools. [7692/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Marian Harkin

393. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when retail units without street level entry in shopping centres will be permitted to open in view of the fact that many in enclosed shopping centres have remained open during the Covid-19 crisis, due to the fact that many retailers in shopping centres are regarded as essential retail outlets. [7869/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Marian Harkin

496. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Health if the restrictions that will be necessary in order that weddings can proceed, for example, the number, social distancing and so on will be clarified in view of the fact that between 20 May and the end of 2020 there are close to 15,000 weddings planned here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7871/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Marian Harkin

509. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Health if 20 July 2020 is the designated date for reopening of self-catering holiday accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7076/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Tourist Accommodation

Marian Harkin

735. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the operational guidelines regarding capacity and the use of facilities for guests will be made available and notified to the owners of self-catering holiday accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7076/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Marian Harkin

824. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to extend the Covid-19 mobility frameworks nationwide; if not, if the matter will be reconsidered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7870/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Domestic Violence Services

Marian Harkin

965. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will reconsider allowing access to emergency rent supplement to those in need of immediate relocation as a result of domestic violence (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7691/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Local Authority Funding

Marian Harkin

1031. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the details of capital grants provided to Sligo County Council in 2018 and 2019 respectively, under the Social Housing Investment Programme to assist in the construction and renewal of social rented accommodation for persons and families that have been assessed as in need of housing support under categories (details supplied). [7079/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Marian Harkin

8. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Taoiseach if consideration is being given to lifting Covid-19 restrictions on a county basis or by province subject to and in line with all advice from the NPHET. [6488/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Maternity Leave

Marian Harkin

423. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he is considering plans to extend paid maternity leave during the current Covid-19 crisis; and if not, if he will consider such an extension (details supplied). [6489/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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HSE Agency Staff

Marian Harkin

661. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Health if a review has been carried out to compare the average hourly cost to the HSE in CHO1 of hours from the approved tender providers with the average hourly cost to the HSE of hours from the agencies which had been providing the service prior to the award in 2017 in advance of the renewal of the contract for healthcare assistant agency cover; if the tender process has been evaluated to investigate if there was a saving to the HSE on the average hourly cost of CHO1 hours; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6629/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

Marian Harkin

901. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the requirement that donkeys can only make up a maximum of 50% of the stocking density requirement for payments under areas of natural constraint will be deferred in view of the fact that many farmers are unable to purchase extra stock due to marts remaining closed and or due to restrictions in relation to travel distance from home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6625/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Agrifood Sector

Marian Harkin

902. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps that will be taken to ensure that the proposed An Bord Bia farm sustainability platform development will not impose further demands on farmers for meeting further quality and environmentally friendly requirements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6627/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Marian Harkin

994. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider State support to a company (details supplied) due to the Covid-19 crisis and in the context of the almost complete shutdown of the aviation industry. [5952/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Driver Test

Marian Harkin

1040. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a timeframe for the resumption of driver tests will be confirmed; and the stage the re-opening phases test will resume (details supplied). [6626/20]

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Wed, 13 May 2020

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Tax Code

Marian Harkin

105. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Finance the reason paramedics and EMTs are unable to claim flat rate expenses towards uniforms and other expenses incurred in carrying out their duties as is the case for a wide range of occupations, such as firefighters, doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists and so on; if paramedics and EMTs will be included on the list for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5425/20]

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