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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Hedge Cutting

Michael Lowry

312. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if his attention has been drawn to a request to extend the hedge cutting ban until 17 March 2021, to take account of the fact that Irish farmland has experienced a prolonged period of heavy rainfall during the months of January and February (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11972/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs Staff

Michael Lowry

496. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the lack of accreditation to students for the SNA national training course being recommended to SNAs and schools by her Department and the concern of SNAs that accreditation should reflect the complexities of some of the responsibilities of the role and the course; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11964/21]

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

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Public Sector Pensions

Michael Lowry

519. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to a five-month delay affecting retired teaches who have not yet received their relevant pension increases; if she will investigate the reason for this delay with the Payroll Shared Service which is part of the National Shared Services Office; when the issues causing this delay will be rectified; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12100/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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School Curriculum

Michael Lowry

165. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Education her views on introducing a module on mental health awareness and positive mental health into the primary and secondary school curriculum; her further views on whether schools and centres for education should be playing a vital role in the promotion of positive mental health; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10711/21]

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Drugs Payment Scheme

Michael Lowry

274. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health his plans to add Cariban to the approved drugs list under the drugs payment scheme; the medicines available under the drugs payment scheme to treat hyperemesis gravidarum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10666/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Teacher Training

Michael Lowry

394. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Education if consideration will be given to providing grant supports to professional masters of education in primary teaching students of a college (details supplied) to complete the immersive Gaeltacht course given completion of the immersive Gaeltacht course is compulsory to comply with Teaching Council requirements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10537/21]

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Road Projects

Michael Lowry

70. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Transport when he will meet with a deputation from Tipperary County Council concerning the N24 Motorway project; if he will engage with Tipperary County Council to organise this meeting at the earliest convenience (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9166/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Driver Licences

Michael Lowry

82. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties persons are experiencing having their driver licences printed and issued; if the case of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary who successfully applied for the renewal of a driver licence on 30 December 2020 in the NDLS office in Clonmel and is still waiting for the delivery of same will be investigated; if he will engage with the NDLS to have this licence and others printed and issued without delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8076/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Driver Licences

Michael Lowry

83. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties persons are experiencing having their driver licences printed and issued; if the case of a person (details supplied) who successfully applied for a driver licence which is urgently required for work will be investigated; if he will engage with the NDLS to have this licence issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8085/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Driver Licences

Michael Lowry

85. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties persons are experiencing with having their driver licences printed and issued; if he will investigate a 12-week delay in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary who successfully applied for their driver licence in the NDLS office, Nenagh, County Tipperary on 11 November 2020; if he will engage with the NDLS to have the licence issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8105/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Interest Rates

Michael Lowry

185. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to concerns raised by a society (details supplied) in relation to the charging of negative interest rates in respect of moneys held in solicitors' clients' accounts; if he will consider establishing a national scheme or introduce legislation to protect consumer deposits held in solicitors' clients' accounts from negative interest rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8933/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Irish Sign Language

Michael Lowry

357. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Education when section 5 of the Irish Sign Language Act, 2017 will be implemented to provide Irish sign language support for children and young persons attending recognised schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7880/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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State Examinations

Michael Lowry

411. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Education her views on the provision of reasonable accommodations during State examinations for students with epilepsy, who may experience a seizure during their exams, in order to allow them to complete their examinations at a later date (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8329/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Free Travel Scheme

Michael Lowry

491. 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); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8328/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Michael Lowry

892. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health if staff working in the learning and care and school age childcare services will be prioritised for the Covid-19 vaccine (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8688/21]

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Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Disability Support Services

Michael Lowry

167. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Social Protection if additional funding will be provided to continue the ability programme beyond June 2021 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7486/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Michael Lowry

196. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Finance the reason a company (details supplied) was refused supports from the Covid restrictions support scheme; if the decision not to allow such a business to apply for the scheme will be reconsidered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6535/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Michael Lowry

202. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Finance if costs accrued by businesses that have adopted the use of rapid antigen tests as part of their Covid-19 prevention measure and for the diagnosis of Covid-19 within their workforce will be considered a tax deductible expense by the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6602/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Michael Lowry

10. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of businesses and primary farming producers in County Tipperary that have received and have been refused supports under the Covid-19 credit guarantee scheme since September 2020, in tabular form; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that businesses and primary farming producers that have been refused loans through the credit guarantee scheme are now being directed to apply for loans directly from these lending institutions at a higher interest rate; his plans to address these issues being experienced by applicants to the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5162/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Bus Services

Michael Lowry

120. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Transport if he is satisfied with the level of engagement between his Department and Bus Éireann following a decision by Bus Éireann to suspend the X12 expressway route between Dublin and Limerick and the X8 expressway route between Dublin and Cork; if he is satisfied there is an alternative level of connectivity on other transport networks which commuters can access with ease when the X12 and X8 expressway routes are fully suspended; his views on the removal of the X12 and X8 expressway routes; if the X12 and X8 expressway routes have previously or are currently in receipt of funding through the public service obligation subsidy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5596/21]

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