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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Primary Medical Certificates

Mattie McGrath

202. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Finance when the issuing of primary medical certificates for disabled drivers and passengers will resume following a court decision in June 2020; and if those that already qualify for the scheme will be affected. [30982/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Health Services Funding

Mattie McGrath

635. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the provision of funding for a facility (details supplied); the current stage of the project; if the project will now proceed with urgency; when he expects the project to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31286/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mattie McGrath

4. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the specific measures he will provide to SMEs and the self-employed in the event of further restrictions to combat Covid-19. [30838/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Rail Network

Mattie McGrath

72. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Transport for an Irish Rail engineers' report on the upgrades made to the Ballybrophy to Limerick rail line to determine if it is possible to increase speeds on the line to improve the service and entice more users; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30220/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Rail Network

Mattie McGrath

73. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Transport if he will work with Irish Rail to review the timetables on rural routes such as the Ballybrophy to Limerick and the Limerick Junction to Waterford lines and make minor changes to suit commuters and students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30221/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Rail Network

Mattie McGrath

74. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Transport if he will appoint a regional manager to oversee operations on rural lines in particular the Ballybrophy to Limerick line and to work with local third level institutions and large workplaces (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30222/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Mental Health Services

Mattie McGrath

460. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the status of the development of a mental health crisis house at a location (details supplied); the date on which this development will go to tender; the cost of this development; if funds have been allocated; the date on which the crisis house will open; the number of patients the facility will accommodate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29695/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Mental Health Services

Mattie McGrath

461. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the person or body that made the decision that a psychiatric unit (details supplied) would be redeveloped as a general hospital rather than reopening as a psychiatric facility; the reason for this decision; the reason reopening this facility as a mental health facility was not considered; if not, the reason therefor; his plans for the provision of acute mental health beds in south County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29696/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Mental Health Services

Mattie McGrath

521. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the number of patients with mental health difficulties presenting to South Tipperary General Hospital in each year since the closure of St. Michael’s Hospital in 2012, including to date in 2020; the number of patients transferred to the department of psychiatry in Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30117/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Mental Health Services

Mattie McGrath

522. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the capacity at the department of psychiatry in Kilkenny; the number of beds available; the number of beds occupied by patients from County Tipperary; the number and percentage of patients from County Tipperary cared for in the department of psychiatry in each of the years 2012 to 2019, inclusive, and to date in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30118/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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Defence Forces Personnel

Mattie McGrath

4. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Defence the number of retired personnel from the Defence Forces who willingly and unselfishly offered their services to Ireland's Call to help with the Covid-19 pandemic; and the number that were actually taken on. [29562/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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Overseas Missions

Mattie McGrath

161. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Defence the special measures put in place to ensure there is no delay getting Ireland’s peacekeepers home on their due date without delays as has happened on a number of occasions recently. [29563/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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State Examinations

Mattie McGrath

191. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Education the reason leaving certificate students 2020 cannot appeal their grades assigned to them in a similar manner to appeals from all other years other than being restricted to only appealing an error in the data; the reason for now allowing students appeal their actual grade; if this position will be reconsidered by her Department; the option available to a student who has been downgraded in a number of subjects with no current option to appeal this downgrading; if in circumstances in which students have been downgraded in a number of subjects, they have an option to appeal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29314/20]

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Wed, 7 Oct 2020

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Third Level Costs

Mattie McGrath

190. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if supports will be made available in budget 2021 to families of college going students that have paid full accommodation and college fees but are advised to reside at home resulting in a significant loss for families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29008/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Bus Services

Mattie McGrath

215. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Transport his plans to ensure that Bus Éireann retains all of its expressway services and to improve regional connectivity following announcement of plans by Bus Éireann to cut services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28274/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Garda Stations

Mattie McGrath

296. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the Garda stations within the Tipperary division that were refurbished by the OPW over the past 18 months; the nature of works carried out in each station; if each of the refurbishment works are completed or still ongoing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28397/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Housing Estates

Mattie McGrath

360. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the reason Tipperary County Council has been refused funding under the multi-annual funding programme to proceed with the taking-in-charge of estates; the funding that has been provided to Tipperary County Council for the taking-in-charge of estates; the reason this funding has been refused for 2020; the number of estates with applications to be taken-in-charge by Tipperary County Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28702/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Passport Data

Mattie McGrath

389. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of passports reported lost or stolen to the Passport Office in 2019 and to date in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28399/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Departmental Expenditure

Mattie McGrath

456. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Education the amount spent by her Department on school minor works project in each of the years of 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28398/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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School Curriculum

Mattie McGrath

475. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Education if she is satisfied with the levels of computer literacy amongst students leaving secondary school; the computer literacy education second level students receive in all schools; if all students receive a basic level of computer literacy education in secondary schools; if not, to her plans ensure that computer literacy education is provided to all second level students; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28745/20]

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