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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

133. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 28 of 13 October 2020, if he will provide a breakdown of each NACE sector compliance with Covid-19 protocols, in the manner in which the CSO or EUROSTAT further break down these sectors into more detailed individual subsections (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31324/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Driver Test

Louise O'Reilly

155. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 209 of 6 October 2020, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that none of the fully licensed drivers, such as instructors, parents or guardians, that he referred to in the reply are allowed shelter, use toilets or hand washing facilities at the RSA driving test centres; and if his further attention has been drawn to that fact that this is in stark contrast to NCT centres that have set up to allow persons to wait in a socially distant and safe manner indoors in their centres. [30940/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Value Added Tax

Louise O'Reilly

193. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance if he will examine the possibility of lowering VAT rates for socially distanced, streamed or online events. [31075/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Insurance Coverage

Louise O'Reilly

194. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that several major insurers have left the live events industry; and his plans to work with the arts, entertainment and events industry to come up with a solution to the problems that this poses, including examining the possibility of the State acting as an insurer. [31076/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Louise O'Reilly

220. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the details of the Covid-19 restrictions support scheme; if the scheme is an advanced tax credit scheme; and if so, the tax implications for businesses that access funds under the scheme in the coming years. [31293/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Louise O'Reilly

221. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance the reason the Covid-19 restrictions support scheme does not include suppliers upstream in the business chain (details supplied); if there will be support for suppliers whose business may be drastically affected by the effects of the public health measures to their customers downstream in the business chain that are affected by level 3 to level 5 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31294/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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EU Funding

Louise O'Reilly

248. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the way in which it is planned that northern parts of Ireland and Northern Ireland will benefit from the next allocation of structural funds; the EU financial assistance in cross-border infrastructure plans in place or being developed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31590/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

255. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if her Department will work with the arts, entertainment and events community to help, financially and logistically establish socially distant concerts as Ireland lives with Covid-19 for the foreseeable future. [31024/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Pension Provisions

Louise O'Reilly

300. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to circumstances by which a person (details supplied) can re-enter the 2004 pension scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31078/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

515. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Justice if her attention has been drawn to the significant delays for essential service workers, including healthcare workers, getting to and from work due to Garda checkpoints checking for compliance with Covid-19 regulations, which are causing huge delays; and if her Department has spoken with the Minister for Health and the Garda Commissioner regarding possible other ways of ensuring compliance with the new restrictions which do not delay healthcare and essential service workers in their journeys to and from work. [31077/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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General Practitioner Services

Louise O'Reilly

694. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1207 of 8 September 2020, the details and information on the number of hospital laboratories that require some additional funding to enable them to provide general practitioners with full access to the BNP blood test; the options being explored; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31472/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Obesity Strategy

Louise O'Reilly

764. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of times the obesity policy implementation oversight group has met to date in 2020; the work programme for the group for the remainder of 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31703/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Health Promotion

Louise O'Reilly

765. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health when the progress report on A Healthy Weight for Ireland, the Obesity Policy and Action Plan will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31704/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Health Promotion

Louise O'Reilly

766. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the evaluation of A Healthy Weight for Ireland, the Obesity Policy and Action Plan that is being prepared by the Health Research Board Centre for Diet and Health Research, University College Cork; when it will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31705/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Small and Medium Enterprises

Louise O'Reilly

1. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his Department will consider the establishment of an Industrial Development Authority or similar styled body specifically to focus on microbusinesses, workers' co-operatives, and small and medium-sized enterprises. [30000/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Flexible Work Practices

Louise O'Reilly

3. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will undertake the necessary legislative and tax changes to ensure that remote working and-or home working are recognised as forms of work that require specific safeguards, protections and allowances for workers. [30001/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Redundancy Payments

Louise O'Reilly

20. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he has had any further engagement with the workers of a company (details supplied) and their trade union representatives regarding the ongoing pursuit of the workers to receive their redundancy rights and entitlements. [30364/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Aer Lingus

Louise O'Reilly

37. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to the flagrant breaches of workers’ rights by a company (details supplied) in its refusal to complete employer declarations for its workers in order to access social protection payments; and if he will write to the company to request that it cease engaging in this practice of obfuscation and delay. [30363/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Health and Safety Inspections

Louise O'Reilly

70. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of HSA inspections of meat and food processing plants that have been carried out for compliance with Covid-19 regulations since March 2020; the locations of each; if the workplace was compliant or not; the number that were unannounced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30002/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Regional Aid

Louise O'Reilly

102. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications the value of regional aid granted under the regional aid guidelines by his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department in each of the past seven years; the value by county or lowest possible NUTS level over the period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30896/20]

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