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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Northern Ireland

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his latest communications with the First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. [24635/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Northern Ireland

Mick Barry

7. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Brexit and Northern Ireland last met and will next meet. [24636/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Departmental Functions

Mick Barry

43. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the social policy and public service reform division of his Department. [24140/21]

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Tue, 11 May 2021

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Departmental Functions

Mick Barry

44. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the justice and police reform division of his Department. [24141/21]

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Thu, 6 May 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

76. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will review the decision to lift the ban on evictions and rent increases in view of the ongoing public health situation and housing crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23527/21]

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Thu, 6 May 2021

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Housing Assistance Payment

Mick Barry

77. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will report on the backlog of standards compliance checks on HAP landlords in Cork city and other local authority areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23528/21]

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Thu, 6 May 2021

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Housing Policy

Mick Barry

78. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will take measures to prevent co-living housing developments given the recent approval of such developments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23529/21]

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Thu, 6 May 2021

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Housing Policy

Mick Barry

79. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the measures he will take to prevent landlords and estate agents using incentivised rates such as offering short term discounts in order to avoid rent control measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23530/21]

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Thu, 6 May 2021

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Housing Policy

Mick Barry

80. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the measures he will take to ensure housing is affordable given the large amount of private capital investing in housing here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23531/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

6. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on environment and climate change last met; and when it will next meet. [21880/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Social and Affordable Housing

Mick Barry

31. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will review the planned affordable housing scheme in view of the impact of the scheme on increasing house prices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23275/21]

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Wed, 5 May 2021

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Legislative Reviews

Mick Barry

634. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health his plans for the structure and timeline of the review under section 7 of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018; if he will be accepting submissions from the public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23170/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

6. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on Europe will next meet. [20334/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Citizens' Assembly

Mick Barry

14. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the expected running order of citizens’ assemblies committed to in the programme for Government. [21878/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Mick Barry

21. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his engagements with the President of the United States of America. [20335/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Insurance Coverage

Mick Barry

273. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance if he will introduce regulations or take steps to prevent insurers denying cover or loading premia for those who are type 1 diabetic and who are managing their condition; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21443/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Diplomatic Representation

Mick Barry

504. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has raised the recent announcement of deportations of Syrian and other asylum seekers from Denmark to detention centres outside the EU with his Danish counterpart, the Danish Ambassador or within the EU institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21312/21]

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Legislative Measures

Mick Barry

694. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will bring forward legislation on banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at LGBTQ persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21311/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Shared Island Unit

Mick Barry

11. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach the position regarding the priorities of the shared island unit of his Department. [20333/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Public Sector Pay

Mick Barry

105. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on a uniform pay rate and policy for senior civil servants in Departments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20332/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Public Sector Pay

Mick Barry

126. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will report on the decision to increase the pay for the Secretary General of the Department of Health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20331/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Public Transport

Mick Barry

338. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport if he will increase the State subvention to Dublin Bus and other CIÉ companies to ensure there is no cut in services in view of the fall in revenue and potential changes in work patterns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18903/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Vacant Properties

Mick Barry

820. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of vacant residential properties in Ireland; and the amount of revenue that was generated by the vacant site levy in each of the past two years. [20691/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Community Employment Schemes

Mick Barry

1132. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will support the demands from community employment supervisors to access an occupational pension scheme and for the same rights as other workers in the public sector carrying out identical or similar work; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18904/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Jobseeker's Benefit

Mick Barry

1185. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection if measures will be taken to ensure that workers of a company (details supplied) who are being informed that their jobseeker's benefit will be coming to an end will have additional income supports to maintain their incomes during the Covid-19 restrictions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20170/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Gender Recognition

Mick Barry

1289. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will ensure there are common practices across third-level institutions for the recognition of the names and genders of transgender and intersex persons within the institution even in cases in which a gender recognition certificate has not been issued (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18703/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Direct Provision System

Mick Barry

1492. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice the number of the first instance international protection interviews that were postponed from March 2020 to date; the number of interviews scheduled for April 2021; the number of additional interviews scheduled each month to clear the backlog; the number of cases assigned to each interviewer; the timeframe given to complete each case; the number of applicants that have had their first interview in 2020; the number of interviews that have been held with applicants outside Dublin; the accelerated procedures that have been put in place; the definition of non-cooperation measures; if an applicant who wants a speedy interview will be included on a remote interview list; the length of time waiting for persons on the remote interview list; the way the additional €1.7 million allocated to improving the processing waiting times is spent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20498/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

1593. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the person he has appointed as the designated appeals officer under the Health (Amendment) Act 2021 for Covid-19 detention facilities; the criteria in terms of experience and qualifications he considered in making this appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18383/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

1594. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the number of appeals that have been made to the designated appeals officer for Covid-19 detention facilities to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18384/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

1595. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the number of vaccinators that have been recruited for the Covid-19 vaccination programme; the number of those recruited that are still awaiting deployment; when those recruited will be commencing employment; the number that have undergone induction training; the number that have received their own vaccinations ahead of service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18385/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Suicide Incidence

Mick Barry

1757. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will set up a real time suicide data programme on a national basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18905/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

1758. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the steps he will take to increase the uptake of the HPV vaccine; the steps he will take to make the vaccine available to persons that did not take it up in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18906/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

1759. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the provision he plans to make for persons in mandatory hotel quarantine that have a need to provide care for children or others; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18907/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

1760. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the budget allocated for the provision of mandatory Covid-19 detention facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18908/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

1761. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the number of persons that have entered mandatory Covid-19 detention facilities since its commencement; the number that have been due to the failure to provide a PCR test result; the number that have had positive results upon testing in the detention facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18909/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Tests

Mick Barry

1762. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will introduce regulations to ensure that all persons working in the mandatory Covid-19 detention facilities will be regularly tested for the virus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18910/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

1763. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the consultations he has had with communities from migrant backgrounds here when drawing up lists of countries subject to mandatory quarantine in detention centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18911/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

1764. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the rationale for the inclusion of San Marino, Andorra and Monaco on the list of countries requiring mandatory Covid-19 detention while not including Italy, France, Spain or neighbouring regions in those countries which face similar epidemiological situations as the countries on the list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18912/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

1765. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he plans to alter the mandatory Covid-19 detention system in order to comply with any EU regulation that facilitates travel within the EU on the basis of testing or vaccinations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18913/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Mick Barry

1766. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if all persons employed as vaccinators will be fully vaccinated in advance of being deployed to administer vaccines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18914/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

1873. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health his plans for weddings under the phased easing of restrictions that have recently been announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19195/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Maternity Services

Mick Barry

2123. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will institute a review in relation to the practice of not permitting a birthing partner to be present with persons giving birth due to Covid-19 restrictions; his views on whether this is proportionate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19916/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

2190. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will consider revising the regulations on the mandatory Covid-19 detention for persons who can demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and have a negative PCR test; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20084/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

2313. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will consider changes to the mandatory Covid-19 detention system to facilitate returning students from Erasmus programmes, other student exchanges and graduate internship programmes in EU states and non-EU states to quarantine at home upon arrival; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20560/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Mick Barry

2314. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if a person returning from essential surgery from a category 2 State who is fully vaccinated and can supply negative PCR tests on arrival will be obliged to undergo mandatory Covid-19 detention upon return to Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20561/21]

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Eating Disorders

Mick Barry

2389. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to ensure the opening of the 16 proposed specialist treatment hubs for eating disorders; if funding for the national eating disorder programme will be increased; the steps he will take to ensure that all allocated funds for eating disorders are spent fully; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20676/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

1. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the Cabinet committee dealing with education. [1594/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

6. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the Cabinet committee dealing with education. [17192/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

7. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the meeting of the Cabinet committee on Covid-19. [1593/21]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Cabinet Committees

Mick Barry

12. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the Cabinet committee on Covid-19. [13300/21]

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