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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Defective Building Materials

Michael Lowry

343. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will report on the pyrite remediation scheme; if he will consider properties in County Tipperary for inclusion in the pyrite remediation scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42241/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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School Staff

Michael Lowry

642. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Education the progress to date in finalising the pay and conditions for school secretaries and caretakers; if the finalisation of these issues will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43052/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Michael Lowry

693. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will investigate the provision of making free travel passes available to persons with epilepsy who are temporarily barred from driving for one year due to having a breakthrough seizure; if she will consider uncoupling the free travel pass from other qualifying payments to ensure that there is a direct application process for a free travel pass (details supplied); if she will consider this request as part of her Department’s Budget 2022 proposals; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42273/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Community Employment Schemes

Michael Lowry

710. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will investigate the issues facing rural community employment schemes (details supplied) in terms of the difficulties in the recruitment of community employment workers by these rural community groups; if community employment scheme participant eligibility will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42472/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Health Services Staff

Michael Lowry

1235. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health the number of psychologists currently working within HSE services in south County Tipperary; the efforts south Tipperary HSE services are making to find a qualified psychologist to cover upcoming maternity leave in the area; the HSE's position on the recruitment of psychologists to cover maternity leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42161/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Hospital Services

Michael Lowry

1262. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health when the Health Service Executive will increase diabetic services at University Hospital Limerick (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42257/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Nursing Homes

Michael Lowry

2219. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health if the temporary assistance payment scheme payable to nursing homes will be extended; his views on whether that to end such supports now is contrary to advice received from the Covid-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel and HIQA; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36999/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Health Services Staff

Michael Lowry

2288. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health the number of psychologists currently working within HSE services in south County Tipperary; the efforts South Tipperary HSE services are making to find a qualified psychologist to cover upcoming maternity leave in the south County Tipperary area; the HSE's position on the recruitment of psychologists to cover maternity leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37258/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Health Services Staff

Michael Lowry

2331. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health the number of environmental health officers currently working within HSE services in north County Tipperary; the efforts the HSE are making to allocate environmental health officers an office space in a new community primary care centre on Mitchel Street, Thurles, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37387/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Michael Lowry

2854. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health if children that refused the HPV vaccine when originally offered same in their first year of secondary school education can now avail and register to receive the vaccine during the 2021-2022 vaccine programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39382/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Lowry

3372. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 634 of 13 July 2021, the level of grant aid and premium support and tax incentives specifically which is taken into account in the income foregone calculations, income from sale of carbon by forests owned by private entities and persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39362/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Michael Lowry

606. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 355 of 30 June 2021, if all current members of the CAP Consultative Committee were invited onto the committee by him or his Department; the reason an organisation (details supplied) was not invited onto the committee at the outset; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37388/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Lowry

607. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 362 of 30 June 2021, the minimum level of annual afforestation necessary from 2021 to ensure the entire estate does not become a temporary source of carbon (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37389/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Lowry

608. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 366 and 367 of 30 June 2021, the reason there is no representative from the forestry sector on the CAP Consultative Committee given that afforestation is clearly the largest opportunity in the land use sector to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; the way the afforestation opportunity in the sequestration of carbon possibly can be delivered upon in the next CAP given the knowledge regarding the last CAP and inter alia the drop in afforestation during the term of GLAS; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37390/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Lowry

609. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 346 of 30 June 2021, the number of times the Forest Policy Group chaired by the Minister of State has discussed forestry and specifically afforestation in the context of the next CAP and membership of the CAP Consultative Committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37391/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Lowry

611. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 505 and 506 of 1 July 2021, his plans to ensure better integration between the agri-environment schemes and the next forestry programme is achieved. [37394/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Lowry

612. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 332 to 334, inclusive, of 30 June 2021, when he will instruct his Department to seek the necessary permissions in view of his reply that to make the submissions public his Department would first have to seek the permission of the consultees; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37395/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Lowry

613. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 335 of 30 June 2021, if it is planned to change the current definition of a forest as laid out in his answer (details supplied) in any new forestry regulations or in the proposed scheme to plant trees along rivers and watercourses to act as carbon sinks and interceptors of nutrients currently being prepared; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37396/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Lowry

614. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 336 of 30 June 2021, if riparian planting and any new scheme including REAP to plant trees along rivers and watercourses to act as carbon sinks and interceptors of nutrients currently being prepared in which the size of the planting is less than 0.1 hectares in size cannot be accounted and reported under Ireland’s international reporting requirements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37397/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Forestry Sector

Michael Lowry

634. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a voluntary agreement was brought forward by a section or sections of the private sector using woodland carbon code as the basis for calculating sequestration rates; if that would preclude afforestation grant and premium support payment by his Department whilst accepting there is a distinct separation between the rights and value of carbon and the said grant support and also accepting the carbon accounting and reporting must be clear to avoid double counting for reporting purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37971/21]

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