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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Departmental Priorities

Richard O'Donoghue

451. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Education her plans to reduce class sizes, support school leaders and increase school funding in the future given that these issues are of concern to teachers and principals; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44057/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Richard O'Donoghue

744. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the rolling out of the Covid-19 vaccine to children under 12 years of age given that it is a concern to both parents and teachers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44056/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Richard O'Donoghue

745. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Health if discussions are expected on the way waiting times in hospitals for outpatient appointments can be reduced; if other options will be examined to ease the crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44058/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Driver Test

Richard O'Donoghue

159. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Transport if he will provide a timetable for clearing the backlog in driving test waiting times due to the easing of restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42853/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Insurance Industry

Richard O'Donoghue

212. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Finance the reason young drivers in certain counties pay extremely high insurance premiums especially the counties Limerick and Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42854/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Richard O'Donoghue

266. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the position regarding the return of wheelchair hurling for fully vaccinated persons; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41634/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Passport Services

Richard O'Donoghue

428. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his views on the delayed processing of passports (details supplied) and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42124/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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School Staff

Richard O'Donoghue

520. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the lack of entitlements for school secretaries; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41916/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Richard O'Donoghue

557. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the lack of SNAs in schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42312/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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School Transport

Richard O'Donoghue

558. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Education the reason additional buses are not being sourced given that all seats on buses cannot be utilised due to Covid-19 restrictions resulting in some students being without a seat on a bus and have no way of getting to or from school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42313/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Rights of People with Disabilities

Richard O'Donoghue

752. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his attention has been drawn to the slow pace of progress in achieving disability rights in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41914/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Health Services

Richard O'Donoghue

1037. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Health the position regarding support for persons and families dealing with dementia given the lack of understanding of the illness and the effects it has on many families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41632/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Richard O'Donoghue

1038. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Health the position regarding support for persons suffering the effects of long Covid and who are unable to return to work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41633/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Richard O'Donoghue

1165. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Health his plans to compensate frontline workers for their exceptional work carried out during the pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41917/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Richard O'Donoghue

1224. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the safety of giving the HPV vaccine and the full adult Covid-19 vaccine to young children and teenagers given that it is a concern of many parents; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42121/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Richard O'Donoghue

1225. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Health if discussions are expected for the use of the drug Ivermectin for patients that have been partially or fully vaccinated presenting with Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42122/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Richard O'Donoghue

1276. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Health if discussions are expected to take place to seek clarity for those persons who have had a severe reaction to the first-dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and are advised by hospital consultants and doctors not to get a second dose of the vaccine and are therefore unable to get the EU Digital COVID Certificate (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42311/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Richard O'Donoghue

1406. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Health if discussions are expected for the approval of a cannabis-based product (details supplied) owing to the fact that it is greatly helping many persons with epilepsy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42855/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Mental Health Services

Richard O'Donoghue

1407. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Health if discussions are expected regarding the budget for mental health given the impact Covid-19 has had on mental health and given that services are extremely stretched; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42856/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Agriculture Industry

Richard O'Donoghue

1537. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his position regarding the definite answers on grant aid for dairy investments going forward; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41915/21]

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