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Disability Services

Bernard Durkan

157. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons that are in receipt of disablement benefit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51519/21]

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Disability Services

Bernard Durkan

158. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons that have a level of disablement up to 50% and are in receipt of the corresponding weekly disablement benefit payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51520/21]

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Disability Services

Bernard Durkan

159. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons that are in receipt of disablement benefit but are not in receipt of incapacity supplement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51521/21]

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Pension Provisions

Claire Kerrane

160. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of full rate pensions approved on an annual basis which have been based on level of contributions (details supplied) from 1991 to date, per contribution boundary in tabular form. [51529/21]

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Social Welfare Schemes

Claire Kerrane

161. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Social Protection if recipients who are currently in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment will not be moved to standard jobseeker’s terms should the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions not go ahead on 22 October 2021 as planned particularly with regard to those who cannot return to their employment as a result of current limitations on industries such as live entertainment and hospitality; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51534/21]

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Fuel Poverty

Éamon Ó Cuív

162. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Social Protection if persons in receipt of the benefit for 65 year old payment will be eligible to apply for the fuel allowance payment; if the payment will be included as a qualifying payment for fuel allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51535/21]

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Social Welfare Benefits

Éamon Ó Cuív

163. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Social Protection if persons in receipt of the benefit for 65 year old payment will receive the Christmas bonus; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51536/21]

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Michael Creed

164. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) in County Cork is entitled to the carer’s allowance. [51538/21]

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Social Welfare Benefits

Thomas Gould

165. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons availing of the telephone support allowance. [51576/21]

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Social Welfare Benefits

Thomas Gould

166. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons availing of the living alone allowance. [51577/21]

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Community Employment Schemes

Pearse Doherty

167. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection if a community employment scheme placement can be extended for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51582/21]

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Pension Provisions

Michael Healy-Rae

168. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of a pension for persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51642/21]

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Income Inequality

Richard O'Donoghue

169. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the fact that there are persons that have no income of their own due to the fact that they are unable to work due to illness or disability or are stay at home parents (details supplied);; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51644/21]

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Social Welfare Rates

Richard O'Donoghue

170. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Social Protection if she is satisfied with the €5 increase given to social welfare recipients; her views on whether it is acceptable given the increase in the prices of goods in all sectors and the impact it will have on these persons already under pressure financially; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51647/21]

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Social Welfare Benefits

Sorca Clarke

171. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons who applied for an exceptional needs payment to assist with funeral expenses in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021, by county in tabular form. [51696/21]

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Departmental Contracts

Carol Nolan

172. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he or any official from his Department has held meetings or conducted correspondence with a company (details supplied) from 1 January 2017 to date; if his Department has engaged the services of the company for any purposes from 1 January 2017 to date; if so, the nature of such services and the costs incurred; if a tender process was conducted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51349/21]

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Child and Family Agency

Patrick Costello

173. Deputy Patrick Costello asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the amount of the €183 million funding for his Department announced in Budget 2022 that will be used to establish therapeutic services internal to Tusla; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51392/21]

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Child and Family Agency

Patrick Costello

174. Deputy Patrick Costello asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the amount of the €183 million funding for his Department announced in Budget 2022 that will be used to establish a support service for parents of children that have been taken into care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51393/21]

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

175. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if the once-off measure costing €37 million will operate or be spent exclusively in 2022; if not, if it will roll over into 2023; and if so, the cost of the measure in 2023. [51396/21]

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Freedom of Information

Michael Healy-Rae

176. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will address a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51641/21]

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Departmental Contracts

Carol Nolan

177. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he or any official from his Department has held meetings or conducted correspondence with a company (details supplied) from 1 January 2017 to date; if his Department has engaged the services of the company for any purposes from 1 January 2017 to date; if so, the nature of such services and the costs incurred; if a tender process was conducted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51356/21]

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Further and Higher Education

Patrick Costello

178. Deputy Patrick Costello asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the timeline for the publication of the next national access plan; if there are plans to incorporate the introduction of a designated staff member for care leavers in higher education into the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51394/21]

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Third Level Education

James Lawless

179. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of third-level students that applied for funding under the Student Assistance Fund in the past ten years in tabular form; the number that were granted funding; the number that were refused funding by educational institution; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51431/21]

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Third Level Education

James Lawless

180. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of third-level students that are experiencing housing poverty; and if he has plans to survey third-level students to ascertain the pervasiveness of housing poverty among the student population. [51432/21]

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Third Level Education

James Lawless

181. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the actions he is taking to ensure third-level educational institutions build and operate not-for-profit purpose-built student accommodation to alleviate the student housing crisis. [51433/21]

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Further and Higher Education

Rose Conway-Walsh

182. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science further to Parliamentary Question No. 1302 of 27 July 2021, if he will provide details on the work plan of the NTF Advisory Group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51465/21]

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Further and Higher Education

Rose Conway-Walsh

183. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will provide a breakdown of the expenditure heading Training People for Employment of the National Training Fund for 2021; the full range of course covered; the number of places provided; the average cost per place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51466/21]

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Third Level Education

Alan Farrell

184. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if an update will be provided with regard to engagement with third and higher-level students in relation to consent, harassment and gender-based violence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51596/21]

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Research Funding

Seán Sherlock

185. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of successful Irish applicants for ERC grant funding for each of the years 2012 to 2021, in tabular form; and the nature of those awards. [51640/21]

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Prison Service

Alan Farrell

186. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice when the review of Covid-19 prison visits will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51572/21]

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An Garda Síochána

Paul McAuliffe

187. Deputy Paul McAuliffe asked the Minister for Justice further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 704 and 705 of 29 September 2021, if she will provide an update on the Garda numbers by division (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51339/21]

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Departmental Contracts

Carol Nolan

188. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Justice if she or any official from her Department has held meetings or conducted correspondence with a company (details supplied) from 1 January 2017 to date; if her Department has engaged the services of the company for any purposes from 1 January 2017 to date; if so, the nature of such services and the costs incurred; if a tender process was conducted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51358/21]

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Prison Service

Martin Kenny

189. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice if she will address a series of matters in relation to a prisoner (details supplied) who absconded from Loughlan House Prison, Cavan, on 4 October 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51368/21]

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An Garda Síochána

Martin Kenny

190. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice if she will address a series of matters in relation to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51369/21]

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Prison Service

Martin Kenny

191. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice the cost breakdown for each support service currently available to inmates within the Irish Prison Service. [51370/21]

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Prison Service

Martin Kenny

192. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice the number of inmates within the Irish Prison Service who have engaged with support services between 2016 and 2020, in tabular form.; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51371/21]

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Domestic Violence

Martin Kenny

193. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice the funding provided to domestic violence support services in each of the years 2016 to 2020, in tabular form. [51373/21]

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Cybersecurity Policy

Martin Kenny

194. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice if funding has been provided for the establishment of regional cybercrime hubs. [51374/21]

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Courts Service

Martin Kenny

195. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice when she will publish her Department’s implementation plan to reform the civil justice system following recommendations of the civil justice report. [51375/21]

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An Garda Síochána

Martin Kenny

196. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice the exact structure and funding provided to the new community safety partnerships; and the way in which funding is allocated to this project from the Community Safety Innovation Fund. [51376/21]

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An Garda Síochána

Martin Kenny

197. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice if a breakdown will be provided by category of 999 calls cancelled per year since 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51378/21]

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Naturalisation Applications

Bernard Durkan

198. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the progress to date in the determination of eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); when it is expected to finalise the application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51523/21]

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Immigration Status

Bernard Durkan

199. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the current and expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51528/21]

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Departmental Data

Colm Burke

200. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Justice the number of visa applications, citizenship applications and domestic residence permission applications that have been processed to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51546/21]

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Departmental Data

Colm Burke

201. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Justice the number of citizenship applications and visa applications that were submitted in 2020; the number processed to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51547/21]

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Courts Service

Alan Farrell

202. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice the resourcing available for the court liaison service; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51573/21]

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Domestic Violence

Alan Farrell

203. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice if an update will be provided on efforts to tackle domestic violence in Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51593/21]

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

204. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the date on which she and or her officials were first informed by the Garda Commissioner in view of a statutory obligations under section 41 of the An Garda Síochána Act 2005 to inform her of such matters without delay of the cancellation and or downgrading of computer-aided despatch and 999 calls in the first instance and further matters disclosed by the Policing Authority on 14 October 2021. [51667/21]

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Protected Disclosures

Catherine Murphy

205. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of protected disclosures she has received in respect of the cancellation of 999 calls in 2020 and to date in 2021. [51668/21]

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An Garda Síochána

Catherine Murphy

206. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice if the audio recordings in respect of the cancellation of 999 calls and computer-aided despatch are being preserved and all essential data which illustrates the scope and the scale of this matter will be preserved to enable any reviews that are taking place. [51670/21]

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An Garda Síochána

Sorca Clarke

207. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Justice the number of Garda civilian staff recruited in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021, by county in tabular form. [51697/21]

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An Garda Síochána

Michael Lowry

208. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Justice the progress made on the development of a new Garda station in Kickham Barracks, Clonmel, County Tipperary; the further engagement that has taken place between her Department, the National Development Finance Agency and the OPW for this development; when is it envisaged that contracts will be awarded for construction; if the commencement date for construction and completion can be provided; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51698/21]

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Immigration Policy

Catherine Connolly

209. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice further to Parliamentary Question No. 428 of 12 October 2021, the way in which her Department accommodates those impacted by the booking of immigration appointments by third party agents;; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51703/21]

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Mental Health Services

Michael Healy-Rae

210. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51638/21]

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Hospital Procedures

Paul Murphy

211. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of terminations of pregnancy that were carried out in St. Vincent's University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on women in St. Vincent's University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on men in St. Vincent's University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; and the number of IVF and assisted reproduction procedures that were carried out in St. Vincent's University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020. [51340/21]

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Hospital Procedures

Paul Murphy

212. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of terminations of pregnancy that were carried out in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on women in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on men in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; and the number of IVF and assisted reproduction procedures that were carried out in National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street in each of the years from 2016 to 2020. [51341/21]

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Hospital Procedures

Paul Murphy

213. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of terminations of pregnancy that were carried out in St. Michael’s Hospital, Dún Laoghaire in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on women in St. Michael’s Hospital, Dún Laoghaire in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on men in St. Michael’s Hospital, Dún Laoghaire in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; and the number of IVF and assisted reproduction procedures that were carried out in St. Michael’s Hospital, Dún Laoghaire in each of the years from 2016 to 2020. [51342/21]

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Hospital Procedures

Paul Murphy

214. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of terminations of pregnancy that were carried out in Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on women in Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on men in Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive; and the number of IVF/assisted reproduction procedures that were carried out in Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive. [51343/21]

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Hospital Procedures

Paul Murphy

215. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of terminations of pregnancy that were carried out in Tallaght University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on women in Tallaght University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on men in Tallaght University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive; and the number of IVF/assisted reproduction procedures that were carried out in Tallaght University Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive. [51344/21]

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Hospital Procedures

Paul Murphy

216. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of terminations of pregnancy that were carried out in the Rotunda Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on women in the Rotunda Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on men in the Rotunda Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive; and the number of IVF/assisted reproduction procedures that were carried out in the Rotunda Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive. [51345/21]

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Hospital Procedures

Paul Murphy

217. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of terminations of pregnancy that were carried out in the St. James’s Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on women in St. James’s Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; the number of surgical sterilisation procedures that were carried out on men in St. James’s Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020; and the number of IVF and assisted reproduction procedures that were carried out in St. James’s Hospital in each of the years from 2016 to 2020. [51346/21]

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Hospital Appointments Status

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

218. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health if it will be ensured that a person (details supplied) receives medical attention; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51365/21]

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Hospital Staff

Michael Lowry

219. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health the number of neurology nurse specialists based in University Hospital Limerick; if this complement of neurology nurse specialists based in University Hospital Limerick complies with national and international guidelines which has made a recommendation that there should be a minimum of 11 neurology nurse specialists based in University Hospital Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51380/21]

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Michael Lowry

220. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Health the number of patients who are currently waiting for diagnosis and treatment in the neurology department of University Hospital Limerick since January 2019 to September 2021; the number of these patients who are on the waiting list for treatment are waiting longer than the national guidelines for same by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51381/21]

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Ambulance Service

Mark Ward

221. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the number of public ambulances available in the Dublin area in 2018, 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51408/21]

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Hospital Services

Paul McAuliffe

222. Deputy Paul McAuliffe asked the Minister for Health his plans to increase the level of service provision at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Cappagh; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51410/21]

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Dental Services

Niamh Smyth

223. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is waiting so long for a dental appointment in Cavan General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51411/21]

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Health Services

David Cullinane

224. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health his plans to recognise fibromyalgia as a disability; his plans to update the long-term illness scheme to include this condition; his plans to introduce necessary supports and services for persons with fibromyalgia; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51428/21]

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Health Service Executive

Mark Ward

225. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 351 of 14 July 2021, the reason the HSE is not funding counselling and educational doctoral courses in line with clinical psychology doctoral courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51430/21]

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Health Services

Joe O'Brien

226. Deputy Joe O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if he will consider including fibromyalgia as a specified condition under the long-term illness scheme; the reason it has not been recognised or included up until now; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51443/21]

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Vaccination Programme

Jackie Cahill

227. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health his plans for the roll out of Covid-19 booster vaccinations for residents of elderly care homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51444/21]

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Vaccination Programme

Jackie Cahill

228. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health his plans for the roll out of Covid-19 booster vaccinations for frontline healthcare workers of elderly care homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51445/21]

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Vaccination Programme

Jackie Cahill

229. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health his plans for the roll out of Covid-19 booster vaccinations for frontline healthcare workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51446/21]

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Health Services

Brendan Smith

230. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if the Northern Ireland planned healthcare scheme will continue on an administrative basis beyond the end of 2021 pending the enactment of legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51461/21]

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

231. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for speech and language therapy by CHO, age category and time waiting, in tabular form. [51470/21]

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

232. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for physiotherapy by CHO and age category and time waiting, in tabular form. [51471/21]

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Home Care Packages

Róisín Shortall

233. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for homecare packages; the number of persons experiencing delayed discharge from hospital due to a delay accessing home care; and the waiting lists for home care packages by CHO and LHO, in tabular form. [51472/21]

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Home Care Packages

Róisín Shortall

234. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for assessment for home care packages by CHO, age, category and time waiting, in tabular form. [51473/21]

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

235. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for occupational therapy by CHO, age category and time waiting, in tabular form. [51474/21]

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

236. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of children and young persons on waiting lists for an assessment of need by CHO, age category and time waiting, in tabular form. [51475/21]

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

237. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for ophthalmology by CHO, age category and time waiting, in tabular form. [51476/21]

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

238. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for audiology by CHO, age category and time waiting, in tabular form. [51477/21]

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Mental Health Services

Róisín Shortall

239. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for community psychology services by CHO, age category and time waiting, in tabular form. [51478/21]

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Mental Health Services

Róisín Shortall

240. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for counselling services by CHO, age category and time waiting, in tabular form. [51479/21]

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Mental Health Services

Róisín Shortall

241. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for CAMHS by CHO, age category and time waiting, in tabular form. [51480/21]

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

242. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of children and young persons on a waiting list for scoliosis surgery; the current wait time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51481/21]

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Hospital Staff

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

243. Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill asked the Minister for Health when the recruitment of epilepsy nurse specialist posts as laid out in the pregnancy prevention programme is to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51485/21]

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Mental Health Services

Mark Ward

244. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a comprehensive report on the mental health budget for 2021: the budget allocated; the way in which it was spent; the services it was spent on; the details of overspends or underspends; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51492/21]

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Mental Health Services

Mark Ward

245. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the percentage of the health budget that is dedicated to mental health provision in each of the years 2019 to 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51493/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Mental Health Services

Mark Ward

246. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the funding available from Budget 2022 for community mental health services that do not receive funding through the HSE or other Departments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51494/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Mental Health Services

Mark Ward

247. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the areas in which the €13 million allocated for existing mental health services in Budget 2022 will be spent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51495/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Mental Health Services

Mark Ward

248. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health when the 2021 mental health budget was released to his Department: the amount which was not released; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51496/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Mental Health Services

Mark Ward

249. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the amount of funding from the mental health budget which has been withheld from the HSE by his Department in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51497/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Mental Health Services

Mark Ward

250. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the monies returned unspent to the Exchequer from the HSE CAMHS budget in each year from 2019 to 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51498/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Mental Health Services

Mark Ward

251. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the funds returned unspent to the Exchequer from the budget of his Department in 2018 and 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51499/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Budget 2022

Mark Ward

252. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the way in which the €24 million for new developments in Budget 2022 will be spent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51500/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Mental Health Services

Mark Ward

253. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health if he will report on Sharing the Vision recommendations for Budget 2020 and 2021; the status of each recommendation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51501/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Mental Health Services

Mark Ward

254. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Health the total mental health budget between 2020 to 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51502/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Healthcare Policy

Fergus O'Dowd

255. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Health if he plans to update the National Positive Aging Strategy given that it has not been updated in over eight years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51511/21]

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021

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Healthcare Policy

Fergus O'Dowd

256. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Health his views on whether nutrition and hydration plays an important role in positive aging; if so, if he will commit to the inclusion of nutrition and hydration going forward; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51512/21]

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