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Déar, 26 Samh 2020

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Undocumented Irish in the USA

Seán Canney

13. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his plans to enter discussions with the President-elect of the United States of America, Mr. Joe Biden, on the issue of the difficulties facing undocumented Irish persons in the United States and in particular the progression of the E3 visa Bill through Congress; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38205/20]

Amharc

Déar, 26 Samh 2020

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Value Added Tax

Seán Canney

113. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Finance his views on the impact on Irish tourism and the retail sector of the proposed changes in the retail export scheme in the Brexit omnibus Bill. [38204/20]

Amharc

Céad, 25 Samh 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Seán Canney

191. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Health his plans for the recognition of the long-term effects of Covid-19; his plans to introduce support for patients affected by the condition; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38926/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Wage Subsidy Scheme

Seán Canney

271. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to a problem being faced by education and training board part-time tutors seeking to access the temporary wage subsidy scheme (details supplied); his views on whether the current situation is unfair on part-time employees of ETBs; his plans to address the inequality in the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37972/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Tax Credits

Seán Canney

280. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Finance if the four-year rule for claiming tax credits has been revised in view of the fact that many business persons face large fines and penalties from the Revenue Commissioners relating to multiple years and there is a large discrepancy between the Revenue Commissioners' willingness to provide repayments limited only to four years while seeking to recoup taxes, interest and penalties from taxpayers going back for much longer periods; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38359/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Regional Development

Seán Canney

290. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to put in place the programme for Government commitments to regional development (details supplied); the way in which he plans to address regional inequality; if a commitment will be given to a policy of positive discrimination in the upcoming review of the National Development Plan 2018-2027; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38753/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Rural Recreation Policy

Seán Canney

345. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage his views in relation to a request by an organisation (details supplied) for an extension to the pheasant shooting season into February 2021 due to the current Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38091/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Water and Sewerage Schemes

Seán Canney

347. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage his views on the long-term impact of the charge of €30 per square metre that Transport Infrastructure Ireland has introduced for each square metre of road carriageway opened; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this cost does not qualify for grant assistance from his Department; if his attention has been further drawn to the significant financial burden that this is placing on group water schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38240/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Disability Allowance

Seán Canney

536. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will consider amending the current means-tested disability allowance regime to allow persons with a disability to access payments in their own right (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38345/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Community Employment Schemes

Seán Canney

563. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Social Protection her views on the current implementation of the saver clause in community employment schemes which states that participants who commenced on community employment prior to 3 July 2017 will be entitled to remain under their existing community employment eligibility rules in which this is to their advantage; if it is more advantageous to the person the current criteria can be applied; if this saver clause is being applied across the country uniformly, especially in relation to persons aged 55 years and over; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38210/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Seán Canney

589. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Social Protection if there are plans to cut off new applicants for the pandemic unemployment payment from 1 January 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38802/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Student Universal Support Ireland

Seán Canney

668. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if his attention has been drawn to a problem that has arisen for veterinary students studying in Poland trying to access SUSI grants for the final one and a half years of their degree course; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that the five and a half year course is a degree programme comprised of 330 ECTS and is being treated as if it was an integrated masters course by SUSI; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact is that the current interpretation by SUSI, which deems the first four years of the course as undergraduate and the final one and a half years as masters is placing Irish students studying in Poland at a disadvantage compared to those studying for a veterinary degree in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38348/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Health Services

Seán Canney

800. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Health his views on making the drug dupilumab available for persons living with severe atopic eczema; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the drug has been available in Northern Ireland and throughout Europe for over two years but is not yet available to the 150 to 200 persons that suffer with this type of eczema in Ireland; when a decision will be made on availability; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37977/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Seán Canney

845. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Health the longest time that a child has been waiting for a MRI scan in UHG; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38343/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Psychological Assessments

Seán Canney

853. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Health when a psychology assessment will take place for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38356/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Seán Canney

944. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Health his views on the call by an association (details supplied) to be included in the modifications to restrictions to allow it to commence its activities in a controlled safe manner for the wellbeing of all participants. [38801/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Samh 2020

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Vacant Properties

Seán Canney

992. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development her plans to introduce a scheme of supports to incentivise young persons to purchase vacant properties in towns and villages as their first homes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37979/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 17 Samh 2020

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Seán Canney

246. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Transport his views on the fact that TII is reported to have turned off public lights on national roads in order to meet its 20% reduction in usage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37034/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 17 Samh 2020

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Road Network

Seán Canney

247. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Transport if he will request TII to examine the public lighting and barriers in place on the junction of the M17-M18 at Rathmorrissy, Athenry, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37049/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 17 Samh 2020

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Local Government Fund

Seán Canney

357. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Galway County Council receives one of the lowest revenue allocations; if the matrix by which the Local Government Fund is calculated in each local authority will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36193/20]

Amharc