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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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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Tax Code

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

405. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Finance the reason performers of live music at functions, dances and in venues including pubs are subject to the standard VAT rate of 23% for their hiring service or admission charges while performers of live music in theatres and other venues with or without food or drink are subject to a much lower VAT rate of 9% or no VAT; and if he will consider lowering the rate for those workers and businesses who provide the service of live music currently charged 23% to assist in the recovery of the music and entertainment sector following the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions. [40720/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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School Funding

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

495. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the number of schools that currently benefit from the creative schools programme; the funding allocated to each school under the programme; and the overall costs to the State. [40730/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Cúrsaí Gaeilge

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

515. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán an ndéanfaidh sí an taifead iomlán den Daonáireamh Ginearálta Speisialta ar Cheantair ina Labhraítear Gaeilge a rinne An Garda Síochána sa bhliain 1925, agus a cuireadh, de réir comhfhreagras a fuaireamar ón Aire Dlí agus Cirt, go Brainse Staidrimh na Roinne Tionscail agus Tráchtála a bhí ann ag an am, a fhoilsiú go luath agus sinn ag teacht suas go dtí céad bliain ó tugadh aitheantas Stáit don Ghaeltacht; cá bhfuil an taifead sin lonnaithe, agus an bhfuil aon chaomhnú, digitiú nó staidéar á dhéanamh ar na sonraí ann cheana féin. [39277/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

549. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the reason minimum business costs are required of applicants for the music and entertainment business assistance scheme despite not being a requirement for the new event sector Covid support scheme, small business assistance scheme for Covid-19 or the business continuity schemes from Fáilte Ireland. [40701/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

550. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the reason a step-by-step online video guide or explanatory webinar was not provided to assist in explaining the music and entertainment business assistance scheme application form to potential applicants, in particular the more technical questions in the form. [40702/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

551. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the reason the music and entertainment business assistance scheme includes a commitment to publishing the names of successful grantees, despite this not being a requirement in other schemes such as the event sector Covid support scheme which only states names may be published.; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40703/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

552. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the reason grant payments for the music and entertainment business assistance scheme have not yet been issued, despite applications having opened over six weeks ago on 9 June 2021. [40704/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

553. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the reason the wait time between applying and approval for the music and entertainment business assistance scheme is inconsistent; if her attention has been drawn to some applicants being approved within days of applying while others who had applied before them are left waiting for weeks for a decision; and the reason for the apparent random order in which applications are approved. [40705/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

554. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the process an application for the music and entertainment business assistance scheme goes through between the submission of the application to approval or refusal of the application; if applications are processed chronologically in the order in which they are submitted in a first-come-first-served manner; if there is a procedure by which it is decided to process certain applications as a priority over others previously submitted; and if so, the person charged with making such decisions. [40706/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

555. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the number of applications made by the original deadline of 7 July 2021, the first extended deadline of 21 July 2021 and in total to date for the music and entertainment business assistance scheme; and the number of applications her Department had anticipated or estimated when it announced the €14 million allocation for the scheme. [40707/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

556. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the reason her Department understands to be the cause of the music and entertainment business assistance scheme receiving such a low uptake; the additional measures that were undertaken to address these reasons and increase awareness and uptake when the deadline was extended to 21 July 2021 and then again to 3 August 2021; the reason the scheme was not modified in the interim to attract a higher number of applications or ease access to the scheme; and if her Department gave any consideration to modifying the scheme. [40708/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

557. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if her Department is of the view that the unnecessary extra criteria not applicable to other Covid-19 supports for businesses, such as the minimum business costs and publishing of grantee names, that the application not being sufficiently simple or properly explained, or that a lack of awareness about the grant and the way it applies to the cohort it intends to assist, contributed to the low uptake of the music and entertainment business assistance scheme and caused the need to extend the deadline for applications. [40709/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

558. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the reason the music and entertainment business assistance scheme was created under de minimis aid regulations as opposed to the European Union’s Temporary Framework for State Aid under which other schemes, including the small business assistance scheme for Covid-19, live performance support scheme and business continuity schemes under Fáilte Ireland, were created with the same rationale as MEBAS; and if this difference imply a difference in the degree to which the commitment to spend the allocated funding promised under the scheme must be adhered to or require the extra obstacles not involved in the temporary framework schemes, such as the minimum business costs and publishing of grantee names. [40710/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

559. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the reason a lower threshold for turnover, such as €15,000, was not used for the music and entertainment business assistance scheme, especially given the sector being known to have a below average income and some of the lowest paid workers in precarious employment without minimum wage conditions to rely on; and if she will consider lowering the turnover threshold. [40711/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

560. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media her plans to continue to extend and if a commitment will be given to extending the deadline for application to the music and entertainment business assistance scheme until such time as the allocated funding is delivered to those for whom it was intended. [40712/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

561. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she had made or will make representations to the Minister for Social Protection to alert the Department to the potential damage that the recategorisation of pandemic unemployment payment recipients in the music and entertainment sectors as jobseeker's payments and the cutting of their supports will have on the sector; if she was consulted on the proposed cuts and changes; and the measures she plans to take to mitigate this damage. [40716/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

562. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if the potential for workers in the music and entertainment sector who receive a few days' work through the live performance support scheme being expected or required to give up their only guaranteed stable support of the pandemic unemployment payment, if the funds they receive through the live performance support scheme results in them earning more than the allowed €960 over an eight week period was factored into the design of the live performance support scheme; if she has raised this with the Minister for Social Protection; and the measures she plans to take to stop workers in the sector from being discouraged from taking up opportunities under the live performance support scheme as a result. [40718/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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National Orchestras

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

563. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if the heads of the proposed Bill to transfer ownership of the National Symphony Orchestra from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall have been agreed; when these will be published; and the timeframe in which the Bill is expected to undergo pre-legislative scrutiny and be brought forward to the Houses of the Oireachtas. [40722/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Departmental Communications

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

564. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if a ministerial brief was produced to provide a high-level introduction to her Department and a selection of the issues that can be expected to require ministerial attention, providing information on an overview of the Department, agencies under the Department, issues and engagements, departmental priorities, sectoral issues and priorities and the structure, key roles and responsibilities of individuals in management within her Department, as was produced for other Departments following the formation of the Government in 2020; and if so, when such a brief will be published. [40723/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Coimisiún Logainmneacha

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

565. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán cén dáta a rinneadh an barántas faoinar bunaíodh an Coimisiún Logainmneacha a chúlghairm, an soláthróidh sí cóip den ordú cúlghairme seo, agus an bhfoilseoidh sí an t-ordú seo don phobal. [40724/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Caiteachas Gaeilge agus Gaeltachta

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

566. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán cé mhéad a caitheadh ar dheontais do choláistí cónaithe agus do bhrúnna a bhaineann le coláistí samhraidh Gaeltachta gach bliain le cúig bliana anuas, agus go ndéanfaidh sí idirdhealú idir an maoiniú seo agus an maoiniú a cuireadh ar fáil do mhná agus d’fhir tí faoi Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge sa tréimhse chéanna. [40725/21]

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Tue, 27 Jul 2021

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Caiteachas Gaeilge agus Gaeltachta

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

567. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán cén fo-theideal sna meastacháin faoina dtagann an maoiniú a cuireadh ar fáil le haghaidh scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta do dhaltaí i scoileanna DEIS, faoina dtagann an maoiniú a cuireadh ar fáil le haghaidh Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge, faoina dtagann deontais a cuireadh ar fáil do mhná agus d’fhir tí, agus faoina dtagann deontais a cuireadh ar fáil do choláistí cónaithe agus do bhrúnna. [40726/21]

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