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Déar, 21 Ean 2021

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Defence Forces Recruitment

Paul Murphy

168. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Defence the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for a position with the Naval Service as a radio and radar technician; his plans to change the entry age limit; if so, the date on which such a change will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3243/21]

Amharc

Déar, 21 Ean 2021

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Human Rights

Paul Murphy

170. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Education if she will reopen the redress scheme for survivors of sexual abuse in schools and require it to act in accordance with various court recommendations from a case (details supplied) such that survivors of sexual abuse in schools are not required to demonstrate a prior complaint and likewise not required to seek redress through the courts or any other adversarial procedure; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3268/21]

Amharc

Déar, 21 Ean 2021

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JobPath Programme

Paul Murphy

231. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Social Protection her views on whether the continued operation of JobPath is inappropriate in the current circumstances of mass layoffs, job losses and restrictions on travel due to Covid-19; if the motion taken in Dáil Éireann on 6 February 2019 to close down the JobPath scheme will be acted upon; if she will terminate the contracts for Turas Nua and Seetec and cease pressurising persons on the pandemic unemployment payment and jobseeker's with threats of payment cuts to apply for jobs or job interviews they are unlikely to get; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3381/21]

Amharc

Déar, 21 Ean 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Paul Murphy

353. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health if he will consider including the parents and carers of persons with particular underlying conditions (details supplied) who are especially vulnerable to Covid-19 and any person in receipt of family, carer’s allowance or benefit in the Covid-19 vaccination category of front-line healthcare workers given their essential role in the care of particularly vulnerable persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3067/21]

Amharc

Déar, 21 Ean 2021

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Hospital Appointments Status

Paul Murphy

395. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health the status of the delayed provision of an MRI scan and delayed autism assessments and treatments for a person (details supplied). [3245/21]

Amharc

Déar, 21 Ean 2021

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Cross-Border Health Initiatives

Paul Murphy

435. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health the status of the authorisation of medical procedures that were applied for before the end of December 2020 to be carried out in Belfast under the cross-border directive. [3323/21]

Amharc

Déar, 21 Ean 2021

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Felling Licences

Paul Murphy

497. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if, in a specific case (details supplied), a felling licence was obligatory; if so, if a felling licence was sought; and if it was granted. [3322/21]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Ean 2021

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Dublin Bus

Paul Murphy

103. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if there is a plan to reduce the frequency of Dublin Bus Monday to Friday services to Saturday times. [2748/21]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Ean 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Paul Murphy

285. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Education the status of boarding schools, given the general closure of schools announced until the end of January 2021 as a consequence of the pandemic. [2221/21]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Ean 2021

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State Examinations

Paul Murphy

309. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Education if a deadline will be set for a decision on whether the leaving certificate oral and practical exams are to proceed, given the spread of Covid-19 infection and the possibility that schools will remain closed beyond 31 January 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2530/21]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Ean 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Paul Murphy

310. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Education if funding to schools will be increased to ensure full PPE provision, given the need to stop the spread of Covid-19 infection now and into the future and taking account of the concerns of teachers, students and their families regarding the safe functioning and reopening of schools, in particular in special education settings; if she will review the procedures for contact tracing in schools to give schools the deciding role in identifying close contacts of persons who attended with confirmed Covid-19 infection; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2531/21]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Ean 2021

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State Examinations

Paul Murphy

311. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Education if she will give leaving certificate students the option of predicted grades or sitting the written exams, given the spread of Covid-19 infection and the possibility that schools will remain closed longer than 31 January 2021; if she will set a date to announce these options along with the relevant details; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2532/21]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Ean 2021

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Departmental Inquiries

Paul Murphy

421. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice if an inquiry into the operation of spy cops in Ireland will be initiated in view of the revelation that UK so-called spy cops infiltrated Irish political and civil rights groups and in further view of the undercover policing inquiry in the UK that held its opening statement and first evidence hearings from 2 November to 19 November 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2595/21]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Ean 2021

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Animal Welfare

Paul Murphy

568. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health if his Department has a record of animal testing laboratories that are located in Ireland; and if so, if this information will be provided. [2597/21]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Ean 2021

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Animal Welfare

Paul Murphy

569. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health the funding being allocated towards finding non-animal testing methods; and if his Department is actively encouraging third level institutions to apply for such funding. [2598/21]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Ean 2021

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Animal Welfare

Paul Murphy

570. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health if the details of experiments will be disclosed on animals listed as having a severe level of suffering during experimentation as listed in the latest report by the Health Products Regulatory Authority. [2599/21]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Ean 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Paul Murphy

613. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Health if it will be ensured that student nurses are included with other front-line health workers as a priority group to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, given that student nurses are an essential part of the health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2696/21]

Amharc

Déar, 14 Ean 2021

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National Car Test

Paul Murphy

31. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if, in the context of the need to stop the spread of Covid-19 infection, he will immediately instruct the RSA to close the NCT test centres as was done from 28 March to 8 June 2020 and similarly extend the validity of NCT certs by four months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2037/21]

Amharc

Céad, 13 Ean 2021

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Driver Licences

Paul Murphy

159. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if the current extensions for driving licences and learner permits will be extended by six months in order to alleviate the pressure on and risks to National Driving Licence Service, NDLS, staff and to reduce the need for persons to travel long distances and increase the risks of infection in order to renew same in a context of already long waiting times. [1118/21]

Amharc

Céad, 13 Ean 2021

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Taxi Licences

Paul Murphy

197. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if he will instruct the National Transport Authority to reduce the renewal fee for small public service vehicle licenses that are due for renewal in 2021 from €250 to €50 in the context of the dramatic reduction of incomes of taxi and small public service vehicle drivers due to the Covid-19 restrictions. [1734/21]

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