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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Climate Action Plan

Thomas Pringle

89. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will report on the phase 1 review report by the National Investment Office focusing specifically on the climate action measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20152/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Thomas Pringle

112. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a representative of his Department was sent to the WRC Conciliation Conference with staff from a union (details supplied) regarding staff claims on 20 April 2021; if he will send a representative to future WRC conferences given that HR has to defer to his Department for any decisions regarding pay and conditions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20150/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Driver Test

Thomas Pringle

411. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport when the licensed portal for NDI approved driver instructors will be opened again to allow instructors to upload lessons completed by persons awaiting a driving test and for persons who require medical assessment lessons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19906/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

412. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport the reason the licensed portal for NDI approved driving instructors is closed while it is still allowing the portal for essential workers to request an invitation for a driver test through the RSA website (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19907/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Credit Unions

Thomas Pringle

484. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance the number of credit unions that have been permitted by the Central Bank to pay a dividend to members for 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18590/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta

Thomas Pringle

639. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Thomas Pringle den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán an mbeidh cead ag na cúrsaí Gaeilge a bhíonn ar siúl i nGaeltacht Thír Chonaill a bheith oscailte i mbliana; an mbeidh teagmháil dhíreach aici le soláthróirí na gcúrsaí agus leis na heagraíochtaí cuí eile le tacaíocht a chur ar fáil don earnáil a thugann maoiniú isteach atá ríthábhachtach do phobail faoin tuath i nGaeltacht iarthar Dhún na nGall; an dtabharfar aon chúiteamh do na mná ‘tí nó do na coláistí a bheas thíos i mbliana muna mbeidh na cúrsaí ar siúl; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [19244/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Electoral Commission

Thomas Pringle

674. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will report on the recruitment process of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission; the location of the advertisement; the way in which the selection process is undertaken; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18290/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Housing Policy

Thomas Pringle

677. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the way in which a single person can purchase a property in Dublin or other urban areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18310/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Housing Policy

Thomas Pringle

678. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the research his Department is undertaking on the way in which single persons are priced out of buying a property in Dublin or other urban areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18311/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Housing Policy

Thomas Pringle

679. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the measures that will be put in place for single persons who earn too much to be included on a social housing list but earn too little to be able to afford a home in Dublin or other urban areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18312/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Foreign Birth Registration

Thomas Pringle

863. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if foreign births registration applications are still being processed such as in the case of a person (details supplied); the expected timeline of these applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19717/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Thomas Pringle

1099. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Social Protection if a person is eligible to apply for the pandemic unemployment payment if their employment ceases at the end of the casual employment season in fish processing factories; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18165/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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JobPath Programme

Thomas Pringle

1196. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Social Protection if JobPath will be coming to an end soon; if so, the date it be will be finishing; if she plans to replace the scheme with another scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20439/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

1225. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of Covid-19 vaccinations administered to staff working in Tusla residential care and special care units; the number of Covid-19 vaccinations administered to staff working in Oberstown Children Detention Campus; the reason for any difference in approach; the timeline for the vaccination of Oberstown staff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18781/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Domestic Violence Services

Thomas Pringle

1232. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of requests for emergency refuge from domestic violence that could not be met each month during 2020, by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19107/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

1334. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the measures he will put in place to address the hardship being levied on Erasmus students and students studying abroad as a result of the mandatory hotel quarantine system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19894/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Asylum Seekers

Thomas Pringle

1347. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of students who were supported by the student support scheme for asylum seekers in 2019-2020 academic year. [20673/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Third Level Fees

Thomas Pringle

1348. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the estimated cost of altering the free fees criteria to include migrants, asylum seeker and undocumented students. [20674/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Refugee Status

Thomas Pringle

1349. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of students currently studying in higher education institutions who are registered as having refugee status. [20675/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Hospital Equipment

Thomas Pringle

1516. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the reason the X-ray unit at Killybegs Community Hospital is currently not operating; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18129/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Hospital Equipment

Thomas Pringle

1517. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when the X-ray unit at Killybegs Community Hospital will be operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18130/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

1535. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when persons with multiple sclerosis will receive their Covid-19 vaccinations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18166/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

1685. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the number of persons aged 16 to 69 years of age at very high risk of severe Covid-19 identified as part of group four of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out to date; and the number of first and second vaccines given to this cohort by medical condition in tabular form. [18667/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Health Screening Programmes

Thomas Pringle

1686. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the number of persons invited to take part in BowelScreen in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021; and the number of persons screened through BowelScreen in each of the same years in tabular form. [18668/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Health Screening Programmes

Thomas Pringle

1687. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the number of persons invited to take part in CervicalCheck in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021; and the number of persons screened through CervicalCheck in each of the same years in tabular form. [18666/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Health Screening Programmes

Thomas Pringle

1702. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the number of persons invited to take part in BreastCheck in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021; and the number of persons screened through BreastCheck in each of the same years in tabular form. [18711/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

1722. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the number of Covid-19 vaccinations administered to staff working in Tusla residential care and special care units; the number of Covid-19 vaccinations administered to staff working in Oberstown Children Detention Campus; the reason for any difference in approach; the timeline for the vaccination of Oberstown staff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18780/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Assisted Human Reproduction

Thomas Pringle

1848. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when he will amend the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 and redraft the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill as recommended by the Special Rapporteur for Children to ensure that children born through assisted human reproduction have rights such as family life, identity and non-discrimination and best interests legally protected in Irish law; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19125/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

1999. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if general practitioners from other EU countries who have come to Ireland for work, received both Covid-19 vaccinations and have a negative PCR test are exempt from the two-week mandatory quarantine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19539/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

2010. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if general practitioners from other EU countries who have come to Ireland for work, have received both the Covid-19 vaccinations and have a negative PCR test are exempt from the two-week mandatory quarantine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19555/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

2083. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if there is a contingency for Irish citizens (details supplied) who are returning to Ireland from the USA and have to go through the two week hotel quarantine but do not have the means to pay the €2,000 fee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19780/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

2114. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the examination he has undertaken on the possibility of exemptions from the mandatory hotel quarantine system for Irish students studying abroad as a result of the fact that they were unaware of this situation prior to their departure and the enormous financial hardship that it would impose on them given that many would not be in a position to sustain same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19895/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

2120. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when the 1,700 NDI approved driving instructors will receive a Covid-19 vaccination (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19905/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Primary Care Reimbursement Service Payments

Thomas Pringle

2148. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when the application for approval of the drug patisiran will be considered again under the Health Act 2013 for the treatment of hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19982/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Community Development Initiatives

Thomas Pringle

2567. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the research her Department is undertaking to enhance community living, neighbourhoods and social solidarity in communities; the discussions she is having with the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage in this regard; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18313/21]

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Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

354. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that cross-Border workers will be prioritised in receiving surplus UK vaccinations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17943/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Energy Efficiency

Thomas Pringle

239. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will address the halting of the retrofitting programme in Finglas, Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17346/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Consular Services

Thomas Pringle

505. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); if his Department will take the necessary steps to have a full and comprehensive reply issued to the person; if he will consider carrying out an audit of correspondence to and from the Office of the Consul General in New York to ensure the office complies with the corporate governance framework of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16333/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Northern Ireland

Thomas Pringle

531. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has discussed the investigation into the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17410/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Crime Data

Thomas Pringle

803. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice the number of sexual assault and rape cases tried in each of the years 2016 to 2018; the number of convictions achieved; the number of convictions appealed on the grounds of leniency by the Director of Public Prosecutions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16708/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Ministerial Meetings

Thomas Pringle

830. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice if she will meet with persons (details supplied) to discuss the case of a person; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17409/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Departmental Reviews

Thomas Pringle

831. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice when the independent specialist in-depth research study on familicide and domestic homicide reviews will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17414/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Medical Cards

Thomas Pringle

845. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the estimated annual cost of providing discretionary medical cards to all cancer patients at the time of their diagnosis until their treatment has finished; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17393/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Medical Cards

Thomas Pringle

846. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the estimated annual cost of providing lifelong medical cards to all survivors of childhood or adolescent cancers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17394/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

1129. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the reason the over 70 age group in one part of County Donegal is being vaccinated before the over 80 age group in another area of the county has been completed; if the countrywide roll-out will be done at different stages in different counties or local areas depending on the availability of the vaccinations in that county or local area; if there will be a concerted effort to ensure the vaccination roll-out will be carried out evenly nationwide with one group being finished before the next group commences; if vaccination teams will be mobilised and sent to areas which fall behind for a verity of reasons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17322/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Mental Health Services

Thomas Pringle

1141. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if the ready, steady, grow programme will be reinstated in Ballymun, Dublin 9; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17347/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Departmental Legal Cases

Thomas Pringle

1168. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the way in which a dossier of children with autism was permitted having regard to data protection considerations; if the Data Protection Commissioner was contacted regarding the dossiers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17412/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Departmental Legal Cases

Thomas Pringle

1169. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the regulations or provisions which allowed his Department and other Departments to collate dossiers on children with autism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17413/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

180. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if seafarers will be exempt from the mandatory hotel quarantine for passengers arriving here from high-risk countries which is due to be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16080/21]

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Covid-19 Tests

Thomas Pringle

185. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if seafarers are exempt from having to provide evidence of a negative or not detected result from a Covid-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test before arriving here from another country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16085/21]

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