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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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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

486. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the number of staff in the health service that have been trained to give vaccination injections since March 2020; his plans to increase this training; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2306/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

487. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will outline the contacts and plans he has made with the private health sector in the provision of the Covid-19 vaccinations; if he will publish details including the costs of any contracts with the private sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2307/21]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

627. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if persons who can certify that they have received the full Covid-19 vaccination will need to comply with the regulations relating to restricting their movements when entering the State from abroad; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2765/21]

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021

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Passport Applications

Mick Barry

383. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1080/21]

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Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Company Law

Mick Barry

103. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will report on progress made on implementing the Duffy Cahill report recommendations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43553/20]

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Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Company Liquidations

Mick Barry

178. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will report on consultations he has had with the trade union movement on issues surrounding workers’ rights in company liquidation situations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43554/20]

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Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Company Law

Mick Barry

190. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will report on his engagement with the trade union movement in relation to issues regarding collective redundancy legislation reform. [28813/20]

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Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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National Minimum Wage

Mick Barry

191. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will consider increasing the minimum wage beyond the amount announced in budget 2021 to ensure it reflects a living wage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40070/20]

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Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Company Law

Mick Barry

192. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will report on measures to implement the Duffy-Cahill report in relation to collective redundancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40067/20]

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Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Aviation Industry

Mick Barry

193. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the contacts he has had with an airline (details supplied) and other airlines registered here in relation to the terms and conditions of their workforce; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40072/20]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2020

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

3. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee dealing with housing will next meet. [43557/20]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020

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Economic Policy

Mick Barry

6. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the progress of his plans for a high-level review of the economy to be led by his Department. [43555/20]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

12. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the establishment of the high-level task force on Covid-19 vaccination. [43556/20]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020

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Third Level Admissions

Mick Barry

60. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the measures he will take to further increase places in third level courses should there be indications of significant CAO point inflation for 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43315/20]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020

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Third Level Examinations

Mick Barry

65. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if his attention has been drawn to the practice in some third level institutions of withholding exam results for exams taken during the year for those students who have not fully paid their fees; if he will consider instructing institutions to stop the practice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43316/20]

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020

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Health Services Staff

Mick Barry

117. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the discussions and contacts that he has had with section 39 workers and their representatives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42430/20]

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020

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General Practitioner Services

Mick Barry

157. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the measures he will take to ensure the recommencement of SouthDoc general practitioner out-of-hours services to the north side of Cork city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42429/20]

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Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

9. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee that deals with the economy last met. [42079/20]

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Tue, 8 Dec 2020

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Programme for Government

Mick Barry

11. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he plans to publish a review of the progress made in implementing the programme for Government. [42078/20]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Mick Barry

2. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection if the continuation of the pandemic unemployment payment will be guaranteed until the end of the pandemic; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40071/20]

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Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Legislative Measures

Mick Barry

233. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education her views on the Traveller History and Culture in Education Bill 2018; the steps she will take to see the progression of this Bill in the Houses of the Oireachtas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41040/20]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2020

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

11. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee dealing with foreign affairs will next meet. [38329/20]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2020

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School Uniforms

Mick Barry

36. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education if she will consider initiating an investigation into allegations that females in a school (details supplied) were asked not to wear certain items of clothing due to them allegedly being revealing; if she will report on measures taken to counter sexist attitudes in schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40068/20]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2020

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School Curriculum

Mick Barry

78. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education her views on the need to increase the amount of black and Traveller history in the school curriculum; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40069/20]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2020

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A Vision for Change

Mick Barry

116. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will report on measures to implement the Duffy-Cahill report on collective redundancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29993/20]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2020

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Education and Training Provision

Mick Barry

406. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education if those who are studying in the UK for a postgraduate certificate in education but have not yet completed the course have any option of returning to Ireland and completing their qualifications here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39922/20]

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Tue, 1 Dec 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mick Barry

567. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will review the scope of the July stimulus funding for higher education to include assistance to the students who started courses in this academic year, given the significant financial hardship and disruption to studies that have been experienced by this cohort; if he will examine extending funding to those who started the postgraduate diploma course in youth work in UCC this academic year given the significant loss in ability to secure work placement hours; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40328/20]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020

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Tax Reliefs

Mick Barry

80. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance the tax, VAT and excise reliefs and exemptions that currently exist in Irish tax law for armed forces from another state; the estimated cost of these reliefs and exemptions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39217/20]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020

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Tax Reliefs

Mick Barry

146. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance if he will report on the engagement he made at a European Council level in the approval of Directive (EU) 2019/2235; if he opposed the reliefs for NATO and EU CSDP troops based outside their home states contained in that directive; if he sought a derogation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39216/20]

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020

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Legislative Programme

Mick Barry

1. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the status of Bills under preparation in his Department. [38331/20]

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020

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US Presidential Election

Mick Barry

6. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his discussions with the President-elect of the United States of America. [38330/20]

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Tue, 24 Nov 2020

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Social and Affordable Housing

Mick Barry

57. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will increase the number of houses built through direct build local authority construction in view of the large difference in the cost between local authority direct builds and so called turn-key purchases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38333/20]

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Tue, 24 Nov 2020

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Homelessness Strategy

Mick Barry

61. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the measures he plans to take to reduce homelessness; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38334/20]

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Tue, 24 Nov 2020

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Future of Media Commission

Mick Barry

132. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his attendance at the inaugural meeting of the Future of Media Commission. [38332/20]

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Tue, 24 Nov 2020

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Departmental Reports

Mick Barry

708. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the status of the O’Malley report into the reform of sexual assault judicial processes; her plans regarding this report, which was received by her in August 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37966/20]

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Wed, 18 Nov 2020

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

1. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee that deals with transport will next meet. [35074/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Fur Farming

Mick Barry

895. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if plans will be accelerated to end fur farming given the outbreak of Covid-19 on mink farms in Europe and the move by other European states to accelerate their plans to prohibit the practice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36799/20]

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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Fur Farming

Mick Barry

896. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the drafting of legislation to prohibit the practice of fur farming; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36800/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Driver Test

Mick Barry

10. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport the steps he will take to ensure that all driving instructors will be given access to shelter and handwashing and toilet facilities at RSA driving test centres in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35520/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Driver Test

Mick Barry

88. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport if support will be given to the suspension of all check tests in driver tests during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic in the interests of ensuring the safety of driving instructors and others; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35521/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

140. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport the number of annual referrals made to the Marine Survey Office by the Workplace Relations Commission under the agreement made between those agencies on 3 April 2019; the number of referrals that led to inspections of fishing vessels by the office; the number of inspections that were unannounced; the number that involved a review by Marine Survey Office surveyors of records of work and rest maintained under statutory instruments (details supplied); the number of these reviews that identified violations of the regulations; the action the office took in respect of the violations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36057/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

141. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport the number of unannounced inspections of Irish fishing vessels made by surveyors of the Marine Survey Office annually since 1 January 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36058/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Legislative Measures

Mick Barry

142. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport his plans to amend the European Union (International Labour Organisation Work in Fishing Convention) (Working Hours) Regulations 2019 SI 672 of 2019 to include a method for calculating, in particular cases, the reference period for use in calculating average weekly hours as required by Council Directive (EU) 2017/159 of 19 December 2016 implementing the agreement regarding the implementation of the Work in Fishing Convention 2007 of the International Labour Organisation, concluded on 21 May 2012 between organisations (details supplied), in particular Article 11 of the agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36059/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

143. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport the Irish-flagged fishing vessels over 15 m in length that have been inspected by the Marine Survey Office annually since 1 January 2018; the number of vessels that had returned the official log book to the office as required by sections 239 to 242 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894, as amended; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36060/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Departmental Expenditure

Mick Barry

239. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Defence the estimated projections for the increased expenditure in order to participate in the European peace facility; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36121/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Commissions of Investigation

Mick Barry

293. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when he plans to publish the final report of the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36031/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Work Permits

Mick Barry

311. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if her Department has issued permissions to reside and work in the State since 1 January 2020 to non-EEA, Swiss nationals on stamp 1 conditions subject to the general requirement that the person in question be in employment rather than the usual requirement that they be employed by a named employer; if so, the number of such permissions issued; her plans to grant such permissions in future; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36055/20]

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Thu, 12 Nov 2020

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Work Permits

Mick Barry

312. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the number of letters of notification sent in 2019 and to date in 2020 by her Department to participants in the atypical working scheme to non-EEA, Swiss crew in the fishing fleet here notifying them that their contract of employment has ceased and that they should furnish details of their new contract of employment under the scheme within 28 days of the issue of the letter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36056/20]

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