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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

361. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of passports that have not been issued in the past 24 hours on their estimated issue dates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54040/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

363. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of persons that work in the Passport Office in Cork and Dublin since January 2020 to date; the number still working from home; the number that have full access to their systems; the number that been fully paid since March 2020 to date; the number that are receiving their full payments, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54044/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

364. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of passports that have been issued on an emergency basis since 2020; the number of passport applications that have been received in passport offices since 2020; the number of passport applications that were online renewals since 2020; the number of passport applications that were via post renewals since 2020; the number of passports that were first-time child applications online since 2020; and the number of passports that were first-time child applications via post since 2020, in tabular form. [54047/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

365. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of passport applications; the backlog for same; his plans to ensure this backlog is cleared; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54048/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

366. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the mental health of a person is considered an emergency situation to fast-track a passport in order that the person can visit family; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54049/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

367. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason a passport has still been not issued to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54051/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

368. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will address the long waiting times on the phone for applicants who apply for passports; the number of persons that are employed to answer these calls; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54052/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

377. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54239/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Passport Services

Michael Collins

387. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will be expedited in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54570/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

431. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education the plans that are in place to appoint a sufficient number of special needs assistants in a school (details supplied) to ensure the safe and efficient running of the school; when an appeal will be granted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54471/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

432. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education when the deficit in the number of special needs assistants in a school (details supplied) will be rectified to ensure that the high-risk children can remain safe within the school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54472/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

433. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education her plans to address the huge shortage of special needs assistants in a school (details supplied); when these appointments are likely to take place; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54473/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

434. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education the plans that are in place to appoint additional SNAs and additional SET hours for a school (details supplied); when this shortage will be resolved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54474/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

435. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education the plans that are in place to appoint a sufficient number of SNAs to a school (details supplied); when this situation will be resolved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54475/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Michael Collins

436. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Education when an application for assistive technology by a school (details supplied) will be processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54476/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Health Services Staff

Michael Collins

618. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the plans are in place for the appointment of a HSE podiatrist to replace a person (details supplied) who retired in February 2021 in the Bantry area and who has not yet been replaced leaving hundreds of elderly vulnerable persons without podiatry services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54478/21]

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021

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Dental Services

Michael Collins

619. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Health the plans that are in place to update the dental treatment services scheme (details supplied); when the scheme will be updated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54479/21]

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Thu, 4 Nov 2021

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Road Projects

Michael Collins

109. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Transport if he will increase funding for roads in west County Cork in 2022 to bring the area in line with other counties that have received funding ahead of the county for many years (details supplied). [45919/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Job Creation

Michael Collins

4. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the jobs that have been created in the past 12 months in south western areas of Cork. [53403/21]

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Tue, 2 Nov 2021

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Job Creation

Michael Collins

78. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Taoiseach the jobs that have been created in the past 12 months for the south western peninsulas of County Cork and the eight Islands off the south west coast of County Cork. [53404/21]

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