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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Thomas Pringle

395. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education if she has established the estimated costs of fully implementing section 39 of the EPSEN Act 2004; if so, the estimated cost; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8229/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Thomas Pringle

397. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education if she has established the estimated costs of fully implementing sections 3 to 7, inclusive, 9 and 18 of the EPSEN Act 2004; if so, the estimated cost; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8231/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Thomas Pringle

398. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education if she has established the estimated costs of fully implementing sections 11, 12, 15, 16 and 38 of the EPSEN Act 2004; if so, the estimated cost; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8232/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Departmental Legal Costs

Thomas Pringle

400. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education the amount her Department has spent on legal costs arising from litigation involving children with special educational needs; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8235/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Thomas Pringle

433. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education if dyslexia assessments will continue to run for children referred by their schools (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8511/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Direct Provision System

Thomas Pringle

516. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of a direct provision centre (details supplied) in County Donegal; when the first families will be moving in following the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7859/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Direct Payment Scheme

Thomas Pringle

517. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if residents in a direct provision centre (details supplied) in County Donegal will be provided with vouchers for food instead of the points system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7860/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Departmental Staff

Thomas Pringle

635. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if his Department has published guidelines for behaviour for persons employed by the State in the health services on the use of social media; the regulations in place; the way in which they are enforced with regard to use of offensive or racist language on online platforms by current staff members; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7865/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

792. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if those providing HSE home support services are being vaccinated for Covid-19 as part of group 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8397/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

793. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when HSE home support services workers in the St. Johnston area of County Donegal will be vaccinated for Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8399/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

905. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if he will consider reviewing and categorising kidney transplant recipients and those on kidney transplant waiting lists as a distinct cohort to be considered for a higher priority grouping under the national Covid-19 vaccination programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8736/21]

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Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Disability Services Provision

Thomas Pringle

305. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 834 and 835 of 27 January 2021, the process for getting onto the list for assessment; the first steps for those being approved for an assessment of needs; the staffing levels in the different HSE regions for this process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7775/21]

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Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Disability Services Provision

Thomas Pringle

306. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 834 and 835 of 27 January 2021, the number of families seeking assessment; the number of families accepted for assessment in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7776/21]

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Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Disability Services Provision

Thomas Pringle

307. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 834 and 835 of 27 January 2021, the reason the numbers for areas 1 and 2 are significantly lower than for the other CHOs; the differences in those areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7777/21]

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Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Legislative Reviews

Thomas Pringle

308. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 176 of 10 December 2020, the status of the upcoming review of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018; the terms of reference for the review; if submissions will be requested from advocacy and affected groups; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7778/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Bord na Móna

Thomas Pringle

84. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if the conditions for the rehabilitation of cutaway bog to wetland habitat attached to the funding described in the memorandum of understanding regarding peat-fired electricity generation, outlined at appendix 8 of the Operational Programme for Economic Infrastructure 1994-1999, is still binding on the Minister and Bord na Móna; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6825/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Bord na Móna

Thomas Pringle

85. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if the conditions for the rehabilitation of cutaway bog to wetland habitat attached to the funding described in the memorandum of understanding regarding peat-fired electricity generation, outlined at appendix 8 of the Operational Programme for Economic Infrastructure 1994-1999, have been enforced by his Department on Bord na Móna; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6826/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Bord na Móna

Thomas Pringle

86. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the status of compliance with the conditions for the rehabilitation of cutaway bog to wetland habitat, attached to the funding described in the memorandum of understanding regarding peat-fired electricity generation outlined at appendix 8 of the Operational Programme for Economic Infrastructure 1994-1999, by Bord na Móna; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6827/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Bord na Móna

Thomas Pringle

87. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications his plans to ensure compliance with the conditions for the rehabilitation of cutaway bog to wetland habitat, attached to the funding described in the memorandum of understanding regarding peat fired electricity generation outlined at appendix 8 of the Operational Programme for Economic Infrastructure 1994-1999; those conditions that to date have not been complied with by Bord na Móna; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6828/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Trans European Transport Network Programme

Thomas Pringle

174. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport the status of progress of the County Donegal Trans-European Transport Network, TEN-T, project; when persons can be informed as to when the project will commence; the way in which persons can receive the clarity of information in the absence of face-to-face meetings from the national roads and design office; if they will be open to public platforms to have a questions and answers session regarding same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7279/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Thomas Pringle

565. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will report on the deletion of survivor testimonies to the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes; the follow-up his Department is taking on this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7275/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Thomas Pringle

566. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will report on the recruitment of data protection experts by his office for dealing with the records from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7276/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Thomas Pringle

568. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if aspects of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child can be put on a legislative footing given the legislative lacuna despite Article 42A; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7308/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Direct Provision System

Thomas Pringle

569. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will report on the hunger strike by a person (details supplied) in County Meath; the procedures for such instances; the reason An Garda Síochána would be involved; if reports are filed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7309/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Residency Permits

Thomas Pringle

622. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice further to Parliamentary Question No. 680 of 13 January 2021, if the email address for queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases referred to in the response will be provided; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6634/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Legislative Reviews

Thomas Pringle

647. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice the progress made on the implementation of the 25 recommendations accepted in relation to the report of the review group on structures and strategies to prevent, investigate and penalise economic crime and corruption; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7067/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Thomas Pringle

860. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when a child (details supplied) with scoliosis will get an operation. [6996/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

923. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 859 of 3 February 2021, if he will report on the areas of the question on the pandemic intersectoral and international policy unit in his Department which were not answered the first time, namely the aims and actions of the unit; the cost of the unit; if minutes are available to Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7273/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Hospital Funding

Thomas Pringle

924. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the status of developments of the capital spend and date schedule outlined for the community nursing units of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar, Ramelton Community Hospital and Lifford Community Hospital in County Donegal; the status of the capital plan for these units; if his Department amended the plan to include for the additional capital required to complete these much needed projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7278/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Fishing Industry

Thomas Pringle

1031. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if, with the voisinage agreement in place to allow fishing vessels from Northern Ireland to operate in Ireland's waters, there is a mechanism in place to stop UK vessels registering as vessels in Northern Ireland to access Irish waters; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7274/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Just Transition Fund

Thomas Pringle

43. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will report on the expenditure priorities of Ireland for the EU Just Transition Fund in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1390/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Remote Working

Thomas Pringle

44. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if the impacts of Covid-19 on energy poverty and lack of access to working-from-home communications infrastructure are being evaluated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1391/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Driver Licences

Thomas Pringle

89. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport the number of UK licences for drivers living here that were not exchanged before the deadline of 31 December 2020; the steps drivers with Northern Irish licences need to take in relation to same; if the Road Safety Authority and National Drivers Licence Service communications strategy will be evaluated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1382/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Transport Infrastructure Provision

Thomas Pringle

90. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport if he will report on the continuing forced ownership of cars for persons in County Donegal as detailed in the research paper Identifying Hotspots of Transport Disadvantage and Car Dependency in Rural Ireland (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1383/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Irish Aid

Thomas Pringle

313. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 654 of 3 November 2020, the amount of aid allocated to each of the NGOs mentioned in tabular form; the amount drawn down by these active organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5011/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Thomas Pringle

610. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health when the review of the fair deal scheme will be complete; if there will be a change to the way in which land value is considered; if other changes are planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4995/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Health Promotion

Thomas Pringle

661. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if he will consider bringing forward legislation to make period products such as sanitary pads and tampons available for free to persons that need them similar to that signed into law recently by the Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5201/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Health Promotion

Thomas Pringle

662. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if he will support the passage of opposition legislation similar to that signed into law recently by the Scottish Parliament to make period products such as sanitary pads and tampons available for free to persons that need them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5202/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

671. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if he will consider reviewing the prioritisation of the 1,100 persons with cystic fibrosis under the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme: Implementation Plan sequencing table, page 9, due to their high risk of susceptibility to respiratory infection; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5249/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Thomas Pringle

807. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the way in which those with medical conditions which put them at high risk of severe disease will be selected and contacted to receive the Covid-19 vaccination; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5651/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

859. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the pandemic intersectoral and international policy unit in his Department; when this unit was established; the number of staff in the unit; the aims and actions of the unit; the cost of the unit; if minutes are available to Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5865/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Fishing Industry

Thomas Pringle

936. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the nature of plans to have the Naval Service board any of the factory vessels currently fishing for mackerel off the west coast to check them for compliance with the Common Fisheries Policy, recognising that all vessels landing mackerel at ports here are inspected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5316/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Fishing Industry

Thomas Pringle

965. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the task force on fisheries will be established further to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture and the Marine meeting of 22 January 2021; the timeframe for the task force to be operational; when an announcement will be made for participants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5934/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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Emergency Accommodation

Thomas Pringle

336. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if providers of emergency accommodation are paid whether beds are empty or not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4106/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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Emergency Accommodation

Thomas Pringle

337. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the service providers of emergency homeless accommodation; the capacity of each unit; the average percentage of occupancy in each month in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4107/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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Homeless Accommodation

Thomas Pringle

338. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when the inspection reports of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive will be made public given that public funding is used to fund this form of accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4108/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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Homeless Persons Data

Thomas Pringle

339. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of persons experiencing homelessness who were housed in permanent accommodation in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4109/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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Legislative Programme

Thomas Pringle

352. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when the marine planning and development management Bill will be brought before Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4353/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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National Educational Psychological Service

Thomas Pringle

477. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education the number of psychologists in the National Educational Psychological Service by county; the number of schools per psychologist; the waiting times and lists for assessment by school, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4301/21]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Thomas Pringle

513. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 6 of 3 December 2020, if an update is available from the interdepartmental group; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4105/21]

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