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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Mick Barry

2. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent meeting with the President of the European Council. [35072/20]

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

8. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Covid-19 will next meet. [35073/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Company Liquidations

Mick Barry

64. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will report on the convening of a multi-stakeholder forum on the issues regarding employee's rights in the cases of liquidation of companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35070/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Mick Barry

91. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the measures in place to ensure that companies availing of Covid-19 subsidies and schemes are using the funds to protect the income and rights of their employees; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35071/20]

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Tue, 10 Nov 2020

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

158. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee that deals with education will next meet. [35075/20]

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Wed, 4 Nov 2020

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Departmental Functions

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the housing, infrastructure and digital unit of his Department. [33501/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Departmental Staff

Mick Barry

3. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the number of additional staff recruited or seconded to his Department to assist with the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. [33500/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

137. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the measures he is taking to ensure that all contacts are traced within the 3 day recommended timeframe of a positive diagnosis; the measures he undertook to ensure all contact tracing operations have adequate resources including telecommunications and IT equipment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33480/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

149. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health his plans for the distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine when it is available including the procurement of refrigeration equipment, the training of staff and administration support; the policies of prioritisation for the vaccine that will be implemented; if the vaccine will be delivered exclusively by the public sector; if private patients will be able to pay for prioritised access to the vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33481/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Taxi Licences

Mick Barry

329. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport if he will consider waiving or reducing fees for the renewal of a five-year taxi licence and the annual PSV licences in view of the difficulties faced by the taxi industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33090/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Driver Test

Mick Barry

335. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport the measures in place to ensure that those who have had driver theory tests cancelled due to level 5 restriction can have a new appointment at the earliest available opportunity; the policy for rebooking; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33198/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Driver Test

Mick Barry

348. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport if the RSA is asking driver test applicants who are booking a driver test during the level 5 Covid-19 restrictions if they are essential workers under those restrictions; if RSA testers or the RSA will be liable for a breach of the regulations if they carry out a driver test with a non-essential worker; if driver instructors will be deemed to have breached the regulations if they unknowingly bring a non-essential worker to a driver test; if the RSA has a policy on rebooking tests if a garda stops a person en route to a test and that person is then is unable to satisfy the garda that he or she is an essential worker and is requested to return home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33416/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Mick Barry

909. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will extend the pandemic unemployment payment to workers in an airline that are out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic but are receiving a standard €203 weekly payment (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33124/20]

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020

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Legislative Measures

Mick Barry

6. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the date on which the transfer of functions will take place from her Department of matters relating to discrimination in accessing third level education, public services and employment by minors and young persons who were born here or are long-term residents here but who are not Irish, EEA, UK or Swiss citizens; the steps that will be taken following the transfer of functions to ensure access to these services for these persons; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30629/20]

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020

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Legislative Measures

Mick Barry

7. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if she supports legislative change to ensure that persons born here and-or have been resident here long-term as minors but who are not Irish, EEA, UK or Swiss nationals will be able to access work, third level education and other public services on the same basis as persons with one of those nationalities; if she will review the situation facing these persons; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32028/20]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

223. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will publish information in relation to the terms and conditions of persons employed as contact tracers including the rates of pay, the length of the contracts, the number of hours work guaranteed per week, pension entitlements, holiday and sick pay arrangements; if the recruitment and ongoing HR issues are managed by an outsourced firm; if a copy of a template contract or contracts will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31779/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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National Economic and Social Council

Mick Barry

5. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of his Department with the National Economic and Social Council. [31710/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

6. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee that deals with housing last met. [28811/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Deportation Orders

Mick Barry

42. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration his views on whether a policy change is required in the interests of the safeguarding of minors in cases in which Tusla is notified that a deportation order is issued against a minor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30628/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Student Support Schemes

Mick Barry

74. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his views on whether legislative change is required to ensure that all students who are long-term residents and or born here but who are not Irish, EEA, Swiss or UK nationals will be eligible for the free fees scheme to apply for SUSI grants and to be considered EU students in relation to fees; if he will undertake a review of the situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31318/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Third Level Fees

Mick Barry

79. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his views on the abolition of the student contribution to fees for third level due to it being a barrier to access to education; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31321/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Third Level Admissions

Mick Barry

82. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the measures he will take to increase further the number of places in third level to account for demographic changes to ensure that the CAO 2021 intake will not be adversely impacted by issues regarding the intake for 2020 and to ensure a third-level place for all who want it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31320/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Student Grant Scheme

Mick Barry

84. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his views on whether a significant increase in funding is required to ensure that the SUSI grant covers the genuine costs related to access third level and further training; and if this will be addressed as part of the review of the SUSI grant scheme. [31323/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Third Level Staff

Mick Barry

94. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if his attention has been drawn to the practice of postgraduate students not being paid for teaching that they do; if he will investigate the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31319/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Apprenticeship Programmes

Mick Barry

116. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the measures, protections and oversights that will be in place for those taking up apprenticeships and training to ensure the quality of the training and the protection of their rights in the workplace; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31322/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Industrial Disputes

Mick Barry

57. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the contacts he has had with a company (details supplied) and trade unions regarding an ongoing dispute; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29994/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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School Staff

Mick Barry

177. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education her plans to ensure that the staff numbers for a school (details supplied) in County Cork will not be reduced in view of a marginal and temporary decline in enrolment numbers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30670/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Social Welfare Payments Administration

Mick Barry

210. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection the policy regarding welfare payments for persons with no fixed abode; if claimants are permitted to use An Post’s address point as an address; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30668/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Visa Applications

Mick Barry

238. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the average waiting times for the processing of visa applications; if the waiting times have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic; the measures that will be taken to increase staff numbers in her Department to bring waiting times down; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30669/20]

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020

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State Examinations

Mick Barry

34. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education the testing process to the calculated grade system prior to it being used; her views on whether the tests were robust enough; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29991/20]

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020

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State Examinations

Mick Barry

52. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education the number of leaving certificate students that have had their leaving certificate grades upgraded as a result of a review to the calculated grade system; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29992/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Departmental Administrative Arrangements

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the economic division of his Department. [28555/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

11. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee which addresses the economy will next meet. [26731/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

13. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee dealing with transport last met. [28810/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Homelessness Strategy

Mick Barry

46. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the measures he will take following the recent release of homeless figures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28553/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Homelessness Strategy

Mick Barry

48. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if a restoration of the eviction moratorium will be supported in view of the most up-to-date homelessness figures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28554/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Student Support Schemes

Mick Barry

556. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration his views on the situation faced by minors and young persons who have been born here or who are long-term resident here but are not Irish, EU, UK, EEA or Swiss citizens in terms of discrimination they may face in accessing education, public services and employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28692/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Deportation Orders

Mick Barry

557. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if his Department or agencies under his remit are informed or notified of minors being deported from the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28693/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Student Universal Support Ireland

Mick Barry

581. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he supports the principle of persons born in the State who are not Irish, UK, EEA or Swiss nationals and who qualify under the residency and other requirements of the schemes being able to access SUSI grants and the free fees scheme on the same basis as Irish, UK, EEA and Swiss nationals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28688/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Deportation Orders

Mick Barry

611. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the reason her Department does not collect statistics on the number of minors deported from the State; if this has always been the policy of her Department; her plans to change this policy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28689/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Deportation Orders

Mick Barry

612. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the reason her Department does not collect statistics on the number of Irish-born non-Irish, UK, EEA and Swiss citizens deported from the State; if this has always been the policy of her Department; her plans to change this policy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28690/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Immigration Status

Mick Barry

613. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the timeline for her Department’s policy paper on the regularisation of undocumented persons; if it will be open to receiving submissions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28691/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Banking Sector

Mick Barry

41. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance the contacts he has had with the management of a bank (details supplied); the steps he will take to protect jobs, services and the rights of mortgage customers in the event of the bank being sold by its parent company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26683/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Mortgage Lending

Mick Barry

49. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance the meetings he has had with the main banking and lending institutions in relation to the Covid-19 mortgage moratorium; the measures he will take to extend the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26696/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Mick Barry

587. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection if she has had discussions in relation to a reversal of the cuts to the pandemic unemployment payment; if so, the estimated cost of a reversal for a three-month period; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26707/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Student Support Schemes

Mick Barry

663. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if it will be ensured that persons born and resident here that are not Irish, EU, UK, EEA or Swiss nationals will be considered as being students under section 14 of the Student Support Act 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27105/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Deportation Orders

Mick Barry

718. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the number of minors born in Ireland who were deported in 2018, 2019 and to date in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26891/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Deportation Orders

Mick Barry

719. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the number of minors born in Ireland who have been issued with deportation orders; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26892/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Residency Permits

Mick Barry

731. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice if it will be ensured that persons born and resident here who are not Irish, EU, UK, EEA or Swiss nationals will get permission and permanent status to ensure that such persons do not have to apply for work permits in order to work here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27106/20]

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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Banking Sector

Mick Barry

99. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance if he will report on his discussions with a bank (details supplied); if he will be in contact with the bank; his views on the impact of job losses and a loss of banking services to the public should the bank be sold; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26104/20]

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