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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Mental Health Services

Kathleen Funchion

735. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the package of measures that will support survivors of mother and baby homes. [35023/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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LEADER Programmes

Kathleen Funchion

836. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the commitment has she given to Leader programme coordinators specifically on the funding shortfall that has been highlighted in regard to the finishing of the current Leader funding at the end of 2020 and the commencement of the new Leader funding programme at the beginning of 2023 (details supplied). [34607/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Tests

Kathleen Funchion

744. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education her plans to employ health professionals in schools to screen children that could be sent to school with Covid-19 symptoms. [32803/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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State Examinations

Kathleen Funchion

769. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education if students will be allowed to be awarded 100% in their oral exams as promised in March 2020 (details supplied). [33058/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Youth Services

Kathleen Funchion

961. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the breakdown of the €5 million funding announced in the Budget for youth services (details supplied). [32804/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

968. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth further to Parliamentary Question No. 335 of 13 October 2020, when they will commence and issue. [33159/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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After-School Support Services

Kathleen Funchion

970. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth further to Parliamentary Question Number 22 of 20 October 2020, if he will specifically answer the question in relation to term time when children are attending schools and the allocation of afterschool hours (details supplied); and if he will provide a copy of the specific piece of research that he is basing this new policy on. [33249/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Speech and Language Therapy

Kathleen Funchion

1310. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive speech and language therapy [33056/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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After-School Support Services

Kathleen Funchion

22. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the situation in regard to disadvantaged children being locked out of after-school programmes under the national childcare scheme (details supplied); and the reason new children to after-school services are ineligible for the national childcare scheme due to the employment status of their parents. [31304/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Kathleen Funchion

24. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if funding allocated to women’s refuges as part of their response to Covid-19 will continue (details supplied). [31305/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Youth Services

Kathleen Funchion

25. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the extra supports his Department has in place for young persons that have been severely hit by Covid-19, particularly in terms of their education, career and employment and the impact on their mental health. [31306/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

30. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a gap in funding is causing significant difficulties for providers and families in the delay between an application being made to NCS and then Pobal processing this application and as the NCS does not backdate payments, this means that either the parents or services are paying the full price until the application is fully processed. [31309/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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National Childcare Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

44. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the reason that, in order to qualify for the national childcare scheme, NCS, parents need to have a public services card, given that other Departments have done away with requiring the public services card to access their services, namely the passport service. [31308/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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National Childcare Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

46. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his attention has been drawn to the issues surrounding the registering of CHICK numbers as this is also having an impact on the quick turnaround of NCS applications. [31310/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Kathleen Funchion

61. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the letters issued by Pobal to providers in relation to refunds; and the reason his officials are seeking refunds from providers whose businesses are at risk of closure due to historical inadequate funding. [31307/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Childcare Services

Kathleen Funchion

70. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there are some serious ongoing issues in terms of the service Pobal is providing for childcare providers (details supplied). [31311/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Military Honours

Kathleen Funchion

304. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Defence if the soldiers who were involved in the siege of Jadotville will be receiving medals of recognition; if so, when they expect can this; and if not, the rationale in this regard. [31628/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme

Kathleen Funchion

427. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) can apply for back payment of the back to school clothing and footwear allowance. [31633/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Kathleen Funchion

445. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the plans under way for a collaborative forum for survivors of mother and baby homes. [31119/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Kathleen Funchion

450. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration his plans to raise investment in the early years sector to bring Ireland from the bottom of the investment league in the OECD. [31384/20]

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