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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Heritage Council

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

460. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide the intended breakdown of the €22 million in additional funding provided under Budget 2022 to support the Heritage Council including increases for Built Heritage and Waterways Ireland; and the amount in additional funding proposed for the Heritage Council for 2022. [50760/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

568. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education if a school (details supplied) will have onsite therapists and behavioural therapists. [50858/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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After-School Support Services

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

571. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a school (details supplied) has been told by its school completion programme co-ordinator that it can no longer use school completion programme funding to subsidise its after school club; the other Departmental funding available for this key element of the school completion programme in this and other schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50865/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

878. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the cost to date to the HSE of the Covid tracker app; the average daily numbers checking in their Covid-19 status for each month since it was launched; the number of close contacts identified as a result of the app in each of the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51231/21]

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

879. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health his views on whether the usefulness of the Covid tracker app is undermined at this stage given the very limited numbers routinely checking in their status or leaving their tracker on continuously to aid identification of close contacts; and if a case has been made to end the service or to encourage the public through a publicity drive to re-engage with the app given the dangers of the Indian strain of Covid-19. [51232/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Census of Population

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

144. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the preparatory work that has been done to date for digitisation and uploading of the 1926 census in line with the Statistics Act 1993; and the funding allocation that has been allotted in respect of this important project. [49070/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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School Staff

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

260. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education the reason for the recent decision by her Department to stop allowing banking special education teacher hours lost by lack of substitute availability to cover special education teacher absences given that special education teacher hours have never been returned to pre-austerity levels; and if her attention has been drawn to the difficulties this change will cause for primary schools in disadvantaged areas in particular. [49225/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

269. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education the reason for the delay in opening autism classes in schools (details supplied) in Dublin 12; and when they are now expected to open. [49297/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

295. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education her views on whether the needs of children that have moderate to severe requirement for additional speech and language and occupational therapy are being met by placing them in a mainstream or mainstream ASD class settings in which none of those needs are met; and when this matter will be fully addressed. [49635/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Probate Applications

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

440. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice when the backlog in the Probate Office will be addressed (details supplied). [49430/21]

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021

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Probate Applications

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

441. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice if her attention has been drawn to the impact that the backlog in the Probate Office is having on persons that are trying to sell and buy homes and in some cases in which their already extended mortgage approval is due to run out; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49431/21]

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Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

431. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that a person (details supplied) receives the medical attention they require; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48956/21]

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Wed, 6 Oct 2021

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Defence Forces

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

57. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Defence the reason he has not met a person (details supplied) who has been in regular communication with him, An Garda Síochána and others in relation to a litany of sex abuse allegations relating to boys and men in particular during their time in the Defence Forces. [48550/21]

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Wed, 6 Oct 2021

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Health Services

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

110. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health if he will address the case of a person (details supplied). [48453/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Cúrsaí Gaeilge

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

4. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán an bhfaca sí an moladh atá déanta ag Comhchoiste Oireachtais na Gaeilge, na Gaeltachta agus Phobal Labhartha na Gaeilge ina thuairisc maidir le ‘Todhchaí na gColáistí Samhraidh agus an tacaíocht atá á hiarraidh ina leith’, go háirithe moladh a trí, a éilíonn ciste cobhsaíochta láithreach chun tacú le cobhsaíocht na hearnála le linn phaindéim an choróinvíris, mar a soláthraíodh anuraidh; agus cén fáth nár soláthraíodh ciste cobhsaíochta nó cúitimh don earnáil go fóill nó le linn an tsamhraidh atá díreach thart. [48284/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Cúrsaí Gaeilge

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

22. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán an bhfuil díomá uirthi go bhfuil comhlacht poiblí (Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte, dar le Nuacht TG4 ar an 30 Meán Fómhair 2021), tar éis post sa Ghaeltacht a fhógairt trí fhógraí aonteangacha Béarla a chur sna nuachtáin, gan trácht ar chumas sa Ghaeilge mar bhuntáiste nó riachtanas ann, agus an logainm Gaeltachta Béarlaithe sa bhfógra acu, an aontaíonn sí nach bhfuil feidhm ag an reachtaíocht teanga gan pionós ann i gcás sáraithe, agus an dtacóidh sí le leasuithe ag Céim na Tuarascála ar Bhille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (Leasú), 2021 chun Béarlú oifigiúil ar logainm a chosc agus chun a chinntiú go n-earcóidh comhlachtaí poiblí Gaeilgeoirí amháin le haghaidh poist sa Ghaeltacht. [47944/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Culture Policy

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

45. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if her attention has been drawn to the cases raised in an article in a newspaper (details supplied); the steps she will take to address the flaws in the system to ensure that artists with disabilities are not faced with such barriers; and if she will arrange to meet with organisations as a matter of urgency to prepare a solution. [47943/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Oideachas Gaeltachta

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

59. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán an aontaíonn sí leis an taighde ar theaghlaigh de chuid Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta a sheol an tAire Stáit Jack Chambers a deir go bhfuil géarchéim sa Ghaeltacht maidir le labhairt na Gaeilge, agus an bhfuil sé i gceist aici plean éigeandála a ullmhú agus a chur i bhfeidhm chun athchóiriú a dhéanamh ar an nGaeltacht. [47947/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Covid-19 Tests

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

61. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the number of persons who were tested for Covid-19 before and after each of the live test events that took place throughout summer 2021; the location of the testing results that took place as part of safety measures; the way the results are being used to develop plans for reopening the live entertainment sector; and the reason the guidelines drawn up for live events as discussed by the Return to Live Entertainment Working Group at its meeting on 5 June 2021, were never published or used. [47946/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Legislative Measures

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

148. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Transport the progress and status of the horse-drawn carriage Bill; when he expects pre-legislative scrutiny to take place; and when the heads of the Bill will be published. [48192/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Budget 2021

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

256. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the breakdown of the way the €50 million allocated for live performance (details supplied) in budget 2021 was spent, in tabular form; and the amount actually spent or drawn down under each scheme or funding stream as of September 2021. [48262/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

377. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education further to Parliamentary Question No. 1079 of 27 July 2021, the position regarding the emergency works application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47557/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Social Welfare Eligibility

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

427. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social Protection her plans for jobs initiative scheme participants be included in the winter fuel scheme (details supplied.) [47466/21]

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021

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Traveller Community

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

480. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the progress that has been made towards delivering on each of the specific nine actions outlined under Cultural Identity in the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021; the amount of funding that has been allocated to or spent on each of those actions to date; and his plans to address the continued need for progress in the area following the completion of the current strategy. [47685/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Defence Forces

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

93. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Defence the number of protected disclosures relating to the Defence Forces that have been made to the office of the Minister for Defence in the past ten years; the subject matter concerned; and the action that was taken on foot of the information supplied to him or his predecessors by serving or former members of the Defence Forces or by members of the public or departmental officials. [47070/21]

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Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Defence Forces

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

103. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to any members of the Defence Forces who has made protected disclosures to him or his Department and who has been victimised as a consequence; and the action that has been taken to ensure whistleblowers have full protections. [47071/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

141. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education the number of sites that have been identified for future primary schools in an area (details supplied) to cater for the projected increase in population over the coming years; and the locations of those sites. [47179/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

142. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education the number of sites that have been identified for future secondary schools in an area (details supplied) to cater for the projected increase in population over the coming years; and the locations of those sites. [47180/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Schools Building Projects

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

143. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education the sites for new secondary or primary school builds which have been identified by her Department within Dublin city and county; the stage the planning or building of each school is at; and the capacity which each new school will have when completed and the catchment area for each of those schools. [47182/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Oideachas trí Ghaeilge

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

144. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Oideachais cá mhéad dalta atá ar an rolla i ngach Gaelscoil i mBaile Átha Cliath. [47183/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Oideachas trí Ghaeilge

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

145. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Oideachais cá mhéad dalta atá ar an rolla i ngach Gaelcholáiste i mBaile Átha Cliath agus céard é uaslíon na ndaltaí is féidir a bheith i ngach ceann acu; agus céard iad na pleananna chun spás, ranganna agus foirgnimh bhreise a chruthú chun déileáil leis an éileamh ar an nGaeloideachas sna scoileanna sin nó i scoileanna eile. [47184/21]

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

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Mental Health Services

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

259. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health when a child (details supplied) will receive an urgent appointment with CAMHS in Cherry Orchard [47143/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Housing Provision

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

162. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the State-owned lands and other sites in Dublin 6W, 8, 10, 12 and 20 which the Land Development Agency has identified or have been indicated to it by his Department as being suitable or available for future housing development; and the size of each site. [46334/21]

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021

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Housing Provision

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

174. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the submissions for funding, building or purchasing housing in Dublin 6W, 8, 10, 12 that have been received from Dublin City Council in the past five years; the stage of consideration the requests are at; the number of housing units involved; and in the cases of refusal to fund, the reasons that were given. [46335/21]

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Wed, 22 Sep 2021

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Freedom of Information

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

59. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if her attention has been drawn to the published findings of the Office of the Information Commissioner under a case (details supplied); the actions she has taken to ensure accountability for same particularly in view of section 52 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 which considers the destruction or material alteration of records requested under freedom to constitute an offence; her views on the findings that her Department failed to either realise alterations had taken place or to deal with the freedom of information request appropriately; and the processes that have put in place or that will be put in place to ensure all future freedom of information requests are appropriately dealt with and that no repeat of same occurs. [45712/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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Sports Funding

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

246. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media when her Department will announce the successful sports capital grants for 2021. [45197/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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School Admissions

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

360. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education when a suitable school place will be found for a child (details supplied). [44572/21]

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Tue, 21 Sep 2021

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An Teanga Gaeilge

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

447. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Breisoideachais agus Ardoideachais, Taighde, Nuálaíochta agus Eolaíochta tábla a sholáthar ina ndéanfar cur síos ar gach céim, dioplóma, cáilíocht, nó cúrsa atá á cur ar fáil nó á chur ar fáil ag ollscoil nó institiúid tríú leibhéal sa Stát, ina bhfuil an Ghaeilge mar bhunábhar, mar ábhar éigeantach nó roghnach i measc na modúl, nó mar mhodh teagaisc ina ndéantar ábhar eile a mhúineadh, chomh maith le figiúirí do líon na mac léinn a bhí cláraithe do gach ceann dóibh sin sna blianta acadúla 2019-2020 agus 2020-2021, agus atá cláraithe chun tabhairt fúthu don bhliain acadúil 2021-2022. [44485/21]

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Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Public Transport

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

82. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Transport if he will report on the future extensions to the Luas in Dublin. [44223/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Departmental Meetings

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

114. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of meetings he has had with businesses, workers and representatives of the events industry since July 2020; and the dates of each meeting. [43286/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Government Communications

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

296. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the number of meetings she has had with businesses, workers and representatives of the events industry since July 2020; and the dates of each meeting. [43287/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

414. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education the supports that are available for children with severe dyslexia. [43378/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

415. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education the plans there are to increase schools specifically for those with dyslexia in Dublin. [43379/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Government Communications

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

466. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of meetings she has had with businesses, workers, and representatives of the events industry since July 2020; and the dates of each meeting. [43288/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Health Services

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

712. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has not been added to the waiting list for occupational therapy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43874/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Tax Data

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

213. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Finance if he will address a series of matters concerning refunded exit taxes (details supplied). [42857/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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An Maolú i leith na Gaeilge san Aontas Eorpach

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

270. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán cur síos a dhéanamh ar cén comhordanú atá déanta ag a Roinn leis an Aontas Eorpach chun an tionscadal píolóta a ligeann d’aistritheoirí na Gaeilge a bheith lonnaithe san Aonad i gContae na Mí a leathnú, agus chun a chinntiú go dtiocfaidh méadú ar líon na n-aistritheoirí le Gaeilge in AE in áit díreach athlonnú ón mBruiséil go dtí an Mhí a spreagadh. [41898/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Digital Hubs

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

134. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if it will be ensured that section 15(6)(c) of the Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003 be observed and that a representative of the local community will be appointed by him with immediate effect to replace the previous representative whose term expired on 2 June 2021 (details supplied). [40883/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Driver Test

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

283. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Transport the reason some learner drivers going for a driving test were refused due to the fact that the insurance disk they had printed out as a consequence of working from home due to Covid-19 was deemed to have a faded colour or wrong colour by the tester and that this then imposed an additional test fee and a further delay for many learner drivers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41325/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Commercial Vehicle Testing

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

284. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Transport the reason the commercial vehicles vehicle test which have been carried out in recent months were backdated and vehicle tested at the time did not get a year-long certificate of road worthiness (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41326/21]

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