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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

805. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if the Covid-19 vaccination programme implemented by a company (details supplied) for its staff is in co-ordination with the HSE and the Government's plans; if private companies will be able to privately acquire vaccines to vaccinate staff outside of the parameters of the Covid-19 vaccine allocation strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9559/21]

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

864. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the number of residents who have died in a nursing home (details supplied) to date in 2021; the dates of those deaths; if there will be an investigation into the circumstances of those deaths; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9825/21]

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

284. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if patients that are undergoing dialysis treatment and those who are transplant recipients will be treated as categories of persons that would be prioritised in the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines; the position on the priority list for such persons categorised; when they might expect a vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9181/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Mick Barry

768. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he plans to bring amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 to ensure that plants containing cannabidiol, CBD, with a tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, content of less than 0.2% can be grown without fear of prosecution and to align Irish law with EU legislation on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8325/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mick Barry

582. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his plans for students in third-level institutions who are required to undertake a certain number of placement hours to obtain their qualifications, such as those studying social care in TU Dublin (details supplied), but who have been hindered because of the Covid-19 restrictions; the steps he will take to ensure that those with work, childcare and other commitments who will face difficulties rearranging placements for the summer will be facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6572/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

758. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if any Covid-19 vaccines have been provided to employees of pharmaceutical companies in their workplaces or elsewhere as part of the Covid-19 vaccination programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6573/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Garda Training

Mick Barry

586. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the training undertaken by members of An Garda Síochána who are armed in dealing with persons facing mental health emergencies; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5657/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Tests

Mick Barry

724. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will consider regulations in relation to the recognition of PCR Covid-19 tests by airlines and at the Border by Irish officials; if it will be ensured when drafting these regulations that tests issued by competent bodies in public health systems are recognised, that passengers will not be obliged to take a test with a certain private operator tied to the airline or otherwise and that measures are taken to recognise or to verify tests with results in languages other than English or Irish; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5381/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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School Admissions

Mick Barry

464. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education if, under the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018, schools have no scope to offer discretionary places to potential pupils who do not meet the criteria for admission; if she will consider a review of this for certain hardship cases; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4102/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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Immigration Policy

Mick Barry

640. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if she will report on commitments for a scheme to regularise undocumented migrants; when such a scheme is expected to commence; the criteria that will apply to the scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4123/21]

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Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

392. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he is considering lengthening the time between the administration of first and second doses of a vaccine (details supplied) or other Covid-19 vaccines; the consultation that has been had with the manufacturers; if the lengthening of time has been endorsed by the manufacturers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3232/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

7. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of inspections carried out by the Workplace Relations Commission on Irish-flagged fishing vessels from January 2020 to December 2020; the number of prosecutions subsequently initiated by the Workplace Relations Commission as a result of these inspections; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2316/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

8. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of undocumented fishers discovered on board vessels during inspections on Irish-flagged fishing vessels from January to December 2020 within the scope of the inspection powers of the Workplace Relations Commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2317/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

9. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if concerns emerged about matters that fell within the scope of the Marine Survey Office in the course of Workplace Relation Commission inspections of Irish-flagged fishing vessels from January to December 2020; the number of referrals made by the Workplace Relations Commission to the Marine Survey Office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2318/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Workplace Relations Commission

Mick Barry

75. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport the number of referrals made to the Marine Survey Office by the Workplace Relations Commission arising from inspection the latter made on Irish-flagged fishing vessels from January to December 2020; the status and outcomes of each referral made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2319/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Postal Voting

Mick Barry

199. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage his views on extending postal votes to those who on polling day are in the later stages of pregnancy or have recently given birth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2301/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Electoral Process

Mick Barry

200. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage his views on extending voting rights in local and European elections to 16 year olds and 17 year olds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2302/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Electoral Process

Mick Barry

201. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage his views on extending eligibility to vote in elections to Dáil Éireann to persons resident here who are not Irish citizens; extending eligibility to vote in elections to the European Parliament to persons resident here who are not citizens of an EU member state; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2303/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

484. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the number of health staff he estimates will be required to administer the Covid-19 vaccination; the number that will come from the existing health service; the number that will be newly recruited; the number that will come from the private sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2304/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

485. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the contingencies he will make to replace staff in the health service who are transferred to work in the Covid-19 vaccination programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2305/21]

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