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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Company Registration

Louise O'Reilly

208. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his Department will make efforts to help struggling SMEs and microbusinesses, in addition to tax agents and accountants, with their annual company filings to the Companies Registration Office in view of the list of deadlines that exist for business owners and small companies in October 2020 alone (details supplied). [32380/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

227. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if a special helpline will be set up for businesses to contact for clarification regarding lockdown restrictions and check the way in which they apply to their business in view of the fact that most businesses are having confusion interpreting the list of essential services on the www.gov.ie website. [32997/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Air Pollution

Louise O'Reilly

310. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport the status of work of the urban transport air pollution group (details supplied); the work programme of the group; when the group will publish a report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32559/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Insurance Coverage

Louise O'Reilly

415. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 194 of 20 October 2020, if he will expand on the way in which the possibility of the State acting as an insurer for artists and the live events sector would decrease competition and the way in which he considers it would affect pricing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32671/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Fire Service

Louise O'Reilly

585. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if his attention has been drawn to the staffing shortages in the Dublin Fire Brigade; the impact of retirements on the staffing levels and the need to recruit additional staff to keep pace with retirements; if there are plans for additional recruitment once the December 2020 intake have started work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32533/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Planning Issues

Louise O'Reilly

593. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the deadline in respect of strategic housing development, SHD, (details supplied) will be extended and other SHD applications to allow a fair consultation process to take place in view of the fact that due to current level 5 restrictions and closure of public offices access for the purposes of inspection of the application will not readily be available at the offices of An Bord Pleanála and Fingal County Council, and this will impact on the ability of members of the public to make an informed submission or observation within the five-week deadline in writing to An Bord Pleanála. [32669/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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School Funding

Louise O'Reilly

696. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Education if funding will be released to a school (details supplied) for the construction of a physical education hall for which planning permission has already been granted in view of the focus of her Department on shovel-ready capital projects. [32378/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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School Funding

Louise O'Reilly

711. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Education when funding will be released to a school (details supplied) for the construction of a physical education or PE hall for which planning permission has already been granted; and when it is expected it will be completed by. [32377/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Traveller Education

Louise O'Reilly

727. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Education the measures being taken to ensure Travellers have their educational needs met, that discrimination against Travellers in school settings is eradicated and that Travellers are encouraged and helped stay in school until leaving certificate level; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32673/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Traveller Community

Louise O'Reilly

948. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the measures being taken to increase job opportunities for Travellers and ensure they are not discriminated against in accessing employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32672/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Traveller Education

Louise O'Reilly

1006. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the measures being taken to ensure Travellers have greater access and opportunities to avail of third-level education; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32674/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

1137. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of passengers who have arrived in Ireland who have been found to have not adhered to the 14-day quarantine period. [32375/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

1138. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the behavioural change subgroup of NPHET; the number of times the group has met since June 2020; if the group continues to advise NPHET; the number of reports the group has produced; the date of publication of these reports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32381/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

1139. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the vulnerable persons subgroup of NPHET; the number of times the group has met since June 2020; if the group continues to advise NPHET; the number of reports the group has produced; the date of publication of these reports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32382/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

1210. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the data behind the decision to close gyms under level 5 restrictions; the impact of gyms on the R number; the potential reduction in the R number through the application of gym closures; the number of Covid-19 cases linked to gyms; the location of the gyms by county; and the general data which informed the decision to close down gyms. [32667/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

1211. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the data behind the decision to close close-contact personnel services such as hairdressing, barbers, beauty therapy and so on under level 5 restrictions; the impact of close-contact personnel services on the R number; the potential reduction in the R number through the application of close-contact personnel services closures; the number of Covid-19 cases linked to close-contact personnel services; the location those close-contact personnel services by county; and the general data which informed the decision to close down close-contact personnel services. [32668/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Respite Care Services

Louise O'Reilly

1212. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if the HSE can provide a timeline and an update on the provision of respite care for person (details supplied) who has been identified as a code red by their service provider and is on the emergency residential list with the HSE. [32670/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

1213. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the measures being taken to counter pseudoscience, falsehoods and denial in respect of Covid-19; his views on whether the State is doing enough to counter these falsehoods, which have increased since the announcement of a second lockdown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32675/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Louise O'Reilly

1299. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if beauty therapists, hairdressers and photographers can still operate to provide their services to brides, grooms and facilitate weddings going ahead in view of the fact weddings of 25 persons are allowed to go ahead under level 5. [32996/20]

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020

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Driver Licences

Louise O'Reilly

40. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport if driver licences will be extended for those drivers due to turn 70 years of age in the coming months that have been requested to attend a NDLS centre for licence renewal due to the fact they have not been in a centre over the past five years. [32242/20]

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