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Tue, 14 Jun 2022

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Departmental Staff

Charles Flanagan

1980. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of staff members posted at the Irish Permanent Representation to the European Union, including all counsellors and attachés, in each of the past seven years 2016 to 2022; the functions of each staff member; the new posts that have been created or discontinued, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30048/22]

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Thu, 2 Jun 2022

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Direct Provision System

Charles Flanagan

65. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if will report on progress on his commitment to abolish direct provision; if he will outline current numbers in direct provision in the State and those if any currently in emergency accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27841/22]

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Tue, 31 May 2022

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Departmental Staff

Charles Flanagan

339. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of staff members that have been posted at the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union, including all counsellors and attachés, in addition to all staff members from the Department of Foreign Affairs for each of the years 2016 to 2021 and to date in 2022; if he will list the functions of each staff member and highlight any new posts created or discontinued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27868/22]

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Thu, 26 May 2022

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Agriculture Industry

Charles Flanagan

155. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps that he proposes to take to help alleviate the challenging situation for pig farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19831/22]

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Tue, 17 May 2022

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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Charles Flanagan

713. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Health the up to date position regarding the proposed new primary care centre for Rathdowney, County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24639/22]

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Wed, 4 May 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Charles Flanagan

156. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the consideration that has been given to ensure that the pandemic bonus payment will be paid to front line nurses in the Irish Prison Service who worked in challenging circumstances in prisons; if they will qualify for the bonus payment in view of this essential and emergency frontline pandemic work by prison nurses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21699/22]

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Wed, 4 May 2022

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Hospital Staff

Charles Flanagan

423. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Health the current situation in respect of a vacant consultant dermatology post proposed to be shared jointly between St James’s Hospital Dublin and Portlaoise Regional Hospital; and the dermatological services that are currently available to persons in County Laois. [21720/22]

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Thu, 28 Apr 2022

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Disability Services

Charles Flanagan

272. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Health the reason for the decision to transfer a patient (details supplied) with significant additional needs to a nursing home given that a nursing home environment is an inappropriate environment for persons with an intellectual disability needing additional supports; the measures that are being taken to address the lack of suitable nurse-led intellectual disability services to prevent older persons with an intellectual disability being put forward for nursing home care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21526/22]

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Wed, 27 Apr 2022

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Disadvantaged Status

Charles Flanagan

105. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Education the circumstance under which a school (details supplied) in County Offaly failed to be included on the recent list of schools receiving DEIS status; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21455/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Passport Services

Charles Flanagan

766. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason for the delay in processing a passport application by a person (details supplied) that was received in August 2021; the correct process for this application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20481/22]

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Passport Services

Charles Flanagan

770. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the way that a person (details supplied) can apply for a business passport given that there is no facility to apply for a business passport online, the form cannot be downloaded from the passport website and an emergency in-person appointment with the passport service says explicitly do not use this service for second or business passports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20630/22]

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Tue, 5 Apr 2022

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Consular Services

Charles Flanagan

401. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he plans to approve the establishment of a resident full-time Irish consulate in Western Australia; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17492/22]

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Tue, 5 Apr 2022

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Flexible Work Practices

Charles Flanagan

957. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if there are indications of the performance of the recently launched connected hubs app further to the report on the funding for digital hubs under the connected hubs funding stream; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18022/22]

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Tue, 5 Apr 2022

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Digital Hubs

Charles Flanagan

958. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if her Department will examine the option of longer-term agreements between businesses and hubs which will allow more structured remote working; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18023/22]

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Tue, 5 Apr 2022

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Departmental Funding

Charles Flanagan

959. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the first funding allocations will be made from the new Community Centres Investment Fund; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18024/22]

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Tue, 5 Apr 2022

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Departmental Funding

Charles Flanagan

960. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if consideration will be given to widening the Community Centres Investment Fund to include a strand specifically for communities to establish a community centre when none currently exists; if her Department has identified the locations that might benefit from this; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18025/22]

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Tue, 5 Apr 2022

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Rural Schemes

Charles Flanagan

961. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the way that her Department is supporting research into rural development priorities to ensure effective Government policies, especially for persons in the midlands region; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18027/22]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2022

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Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

Charles Flanagan

297. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if her Department or any agency funded by her Department require that any director of a charity whose term of office exceeds nine years is obliged to resign as a condition of that charity being allocated public funding. [14734/22]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2022

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Social Welfare Benefits

Charles Flanagan

625. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Social Protection if consideration is being given to increasing the household benefits package supports given the increase in energy costs; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14645/22]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2022

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Charles Flanagan

626. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of unique recipients of the pandemic unemployment payment by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14646/22]

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