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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Food Industry

Matt Carthy

104. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his plans to address the labour shortage in the mushroom industry; if he plans to reintroduce the pilot labour permit scheme; and if he further plans to implement other supports in this regard. [43525/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Brexit Issues

Matt Carthy

128. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the interactions he has had with his EU counterparts regarding the extension of Brexit grace periods. [43526/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Freedom of Information

Matt Carthy

146. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Taoiseach the number of freedom of information requests responded to by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form. [42973/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Labour Market

Matt Carthy

164. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his plans to address the labour shortage in the mushroom industry; if he plans to reintroduce the pilot labour permit scheme; if he further plans to implement other supports in this regard; the status of the referenced review in reply to Parliamentary Question No. 135 of 5 May 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43510/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Environmental Policy

Matt Carthy

190. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he has engaged with the EPA regarding its guidelines which prevent the licensing or expansion of poultry within parts of counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43605/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Environmental Policy

Matt Carthy

197. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications his position on new EPA guidelines which prevent the licensing or expansion of any poultry within parts of counties Cavan and Monaghan; the length of time he expects this guidance will be in place; if a similar ban will put in place in other local authority areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43602/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Inland Fisheries

Matt Carthy

198. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the total funding allocated to compensate eel fishermen and women through a targeted support scheme announced in 2018; the person or body that administered the scheme; the amount of the fund spent on administration costs; the breakdown of administrative costs associated with the fund; the amount paid directly to fishermen and women; the average payment received by fishermen and women in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43603/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Inland Fisheries

Matt Carthy

199. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he has engaged with Inland Fisheries Ireland regarding its decision to cease the education and outreach programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43604/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Waste Management

Matt Carthy

208. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the status of the provision of an annual support towards the cost of pay by weight bin charges for households disposing of incontinence wear; when such a support will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43670/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Bus Services

Matt Carthy

255. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Transport if he will ensure that private bus operators will be permitted to stop at Reaghstown, County Louth for the purposes of collecting passengers as was previously the case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44080/21]

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Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Matt Carthy

318. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the proposed scheme to implement drinking water fountains per EU Directive 2020/2184; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43502/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Freedom of Information

Matt Carthy

34. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of freedom of information requests responded to by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42962/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Freedom of Information

Matt Carthy

84. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of freedom of information requests responded to by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42963/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Freedom of Information

Matt Carthy

168. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Transport the number of freedom of information requests responded to by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42975/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Freedom of Information

Matt Carthy

216. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Finance the number of freedom of information requests responded to by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied), in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42964/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Departmental Expenditure

Matt Carthy

255. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department approved the expenditure associated with the role of government UN Special Envoy on Freedom of Expression proposed by the Department of Foreign Affairs, the details of any communications between his Department and the Department of Foreign Affairs in regard to this post; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42831/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Freedom of Information

Matt Carthy

259. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of freedom of information requests responded to by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42970/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Freedom of Information

Matt Carthy

295. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the number of freedom of information requests responded to by her Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42974/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Freedom of Information

Matt Carthy

387. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of freedom of information requests responded to by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42968/21]

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Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Freedom of Information

Matt Carthy

475. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of freedom of information requests responded to by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42965/21]

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