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Céad, 27 Beal 2020

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Electric Vehicles

Brendan Smith

728. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the progress that will be made in installing additional fast charging points for electric vehicles in County Cavan in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7804/20]

Amharc

Céad, 27 Beal 2020

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Electric Vehicles

Brendan Smith

729. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the progress that will be made in installing additional fast charging points for electric vehicles in County Monaghan in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7805/20]

Amharc

Céad, 27 Beal 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

888. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the proposals she put forward at the recent EU meeting of youth ministers in respect of the need to provide additional supports to young persons through the youth sector; if the EU will provide funding to support the provision of vital services for young persons through these difficult times; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8070/20]

Amharc

Céad, 27 Beal 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

889. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the additional funding that will be provided to the youth sector to support young persons particularly disadvantaged and vulnerable young persons during these difficult times; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8071/20]

Amharc

Céad, 27 Beal 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

891. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to provide childcare for healthcare workers; her further plans to bring forward a suitable scheme without further delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8168/20]

Amharc

Céad, 27 Beal 2020

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Wildlife Control

Brendan Smith

1104. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to the concerns of an organisation (details supplied) and regional game councils in relation to the exclusion of wood pigeon from the derogation for June, July and August 2020; if her attention has been further drawn to the fact that the advice to farmers that fear serious damage to crops to apply for section 42 permits under the Wildlife Acts is not adequate due to delays that occur in the issue of such permits; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7952/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Dublin-Monaghan Bombings

Brendan Smith

37. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has had recent discussions with the UK Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the need for the UK Government to respond positively to the unanimous requests of Dáil Éireann concerning the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6656/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

123. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance if a company which had some staff on the wage subsidy scheme who will be re-employed after 1 May 2020 will have their wage subsidy refunded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6708/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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School Accommodation Provision

Brendan Smith

346. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills when long-standing proposals to provide additional permanent accommodation and upgrade existing accommodation at a school (details supplied) will be advanced to the next stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6661/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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School Accommodation Provision

Brendan Smith

347. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills when long-standing proposals to provide additional permanent accommodation and upgrade existing accommodation at a school (details supplied) will be advanced to the next stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6662/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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School Accommodation Provision

Brendan Smith

348. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills when proposals to provide additional permanent accommodation and upgrade existing accommodation at a school (details supplied) will be advanced to the next stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6663/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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School Accommodation Provision

Brendan Smith

351. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills if approval will issue at an early date in respect of a proposed building project for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6685/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Schools Facilities

Brendan Smith

352. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills when approval will issue in respect of the provision of new facilities at a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6686/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Special Educational Needs

Brendan Smith

353. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills if it is proposed to have a July education programme in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6687/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Smith

687. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health his plans to ensure that the Covid-19 pandemic issues will be addressed on an all-island basis to the best possible extent; the level of cooperation in place at present between the authorities here and in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5803/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

710. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health If consideration will be given to the request of a representative association in relation to the need to provide additional support for a sector (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5957/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

812. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide additional financial support for community pharmacies in view of difficulties facing this sector as outlined by a union (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7026/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Livestock Issues

Brendan Smith

906. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if urgent consideration will be given to the issues raised in correspondence from an association (details supplied) in view of the need to have marts functioning as much as possible with appropriate restrictions in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6660/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Poultry Industry

Brendan Smith

907. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will establish a compensation scheme in respect of the culling of poultry flocks which has resulted in huge losses for a number of poultry farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6689/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

908. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the specific proposals he put forward at the recent EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council in relation to the urgent need to provide adequate financial support for the farming sector in view of the additional difficulties that have arisen for different sectors due to Covid-19; the outcome of such discussions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6717/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Tourism Funding

Brendan Smith

1047. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has had discussions with the banking sector in relation to the need to support the tourism and hospitality sector through the major difficulties that have arisen due to Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6700/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Domestic Violence

Brendan Smith

1185. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will put in place a short-term emergency rent supplement which would enable women and children in need of immediate relocation due to domestic violence to access safe housing for a period of three months or the duration of the Covid-19 national emergency in view of her responsibility for the co-ordination of the emergency Covid response to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6733/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Domestic Violence

Brendan Smith

1186. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will reconsider her decision not to facilitate access to emergency rent supplement which would enable women and children in need of immediate relocation due to domestic violence to secure safe housing for a period of three months or the duration of the Covid-19 national emergency; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6736/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Domestic Violence

Brendan Smith

1281. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will reconsider her decision not to facilitate access to emergency rent supplement which would enable women and children in need of immediate relocation due to domestic violence to secure safe housing for a period of three months or the duration of the Covid-19 national emergency; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6735/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Local Authority Housing

Brendan Smith

1370. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding allocated to Cavan County Council in respect of the housing voids programme in 2019; if an increased level of funding will be provided in 2020 in view of the urgent need to bring vacant local authority housing stock back to habitable use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6683/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Building Control Management System

Brendan Smith

1371. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to implement the recommendations of the Joint Committee on the Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht report on the title of architect published in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6702/20]

Amharc

Céad, 20 Beal 2020

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Waterways Ireland

Brendan Smith

1423. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the capital spending of her Department in 2019; the capital funding allocated to Waterways Ireland; the projects undertaken by Waterways Ireland with the allocation; the specific funding per project; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6535/20]

Amharc

Céad, 13 Beal 2020

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Third Level Staff

Brendan Smith

187. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills the minimum number of contact and-or class hours each lecturer is obliged to undertake in each university and institute of technology; if he is satisfied that such hours are adequate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4209/20]

Amharc

Céad, 13 Beal 2020

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Health Services Provision

Brendan Smith

511. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health his plans regarding the appointment of much needed additional Parkinson’s nurse specialists in view of the fact there are only two such nurse specialists in the 25 counties outside Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4210/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Brexit Negotiations

Brendan Smith

45. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of Brexit negotiations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3693/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Brexit Negotiations

Brendan Smith

46. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the implementation of the Irish Protocol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3694/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Brexit Preparations

Brendan Smith

47. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of contingency planning for all Brexit scenarios including a no-deal Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3695/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Humanitarian Aid

Brendan Smith

48. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the position regarding the change of status to the EU-Turkey migration deal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3696/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Brexit Negotiations

Brendan Smith

49. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps he and the European Union will take to protect the Irish fishing industry during the Brexit negotiations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3697/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Human Rights

Brendan Smith

50. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the outcome of discussions at recent EU Foreign Affairs Council meetings in relation to the persecution of Christians in many countries throughout the world; if he put forward a specific proposal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3711/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Brexit Negotiations

Brendan Smith

52. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the outcome of the most recent discussions at the Foreign Affairs Council in relation to Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3878/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Brexit Negotiations

Brendan Smith

53. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the outcome of discussions at the General Affairs Council in relation to Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3879/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Illicit Trade

Brendan Smith

83. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost to the Exchequer on an annual basis of illegal trade in tobacco, drink and fuel products; the additional measures planned to counteract such illicit trade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2927/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Illicit Trade

Brendan Smith

84. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance the additional measures he plans to implement to counteract illegal cross-Border trade in tobacco, drink and fuel products; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2928/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Insurance Costs

Brendan Smith

104. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance the measures he plans to implement to deal with exorbitant insurance costs affecting many sectors of the economy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3756/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme Funding

Brendan Smith

122. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if additional funding will be provided in 2020 to local authorities for the minor works scheme in view of increased incidents of flooding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2930/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme Funding

Brendan Smith

123. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the schemes in counties Cavan and Monaghan that will benefit under the minor works scheme in 2020; the level of proposed expenditure on each scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2931/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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School Services Staff

Brendan Smith

214. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to implement measures to improve the employment conditions of school secretaries; when he plans to deal with the outstanding issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2929/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Brexit Supports

Brendan Smith

475. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the uptake of all Brexit-related supports under the remit of her Department in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3699/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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General Practitioner Services Provision

Brendan Smith

614. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the measures he plans to implement in respect of the difficulties in the recruitment and retention of general practitioners, with particular reference to rural practices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2935/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Home Care Packages Provision

Brendan Smith

615. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if additional funding will be provided for home support and home support packages in counties Cavan and Monaghan in 2020, in view of the delays in providing such necessary supports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2936/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Home Care Packages Provision

Brendan Smith

616. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health his plans for the HSE to recruit persons to provide home support and home care packages directly on behalf of the HSE rather than outsourcing such services; his views on whether the lack of personnel is contributing to the delays in having home support provided for eligible patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2937/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Respite Care Services Provision

Brendan Smith

866. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if additional respite places for children and adults will be provided in counties Cavan and Monaghan in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3758/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Disability Services Funding

Brendan Smith

867. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if additional funding will be provided for a training centre (details supplied) in view of the increasing demand for additional places and the increase in costs over recent years in providing services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3759/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Márta 2020

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Beef Industry

Brendan Smith

937. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress to date on implementing the measures agreed in August 2019 in discussions with stakeholders regarding the difficulties facing the beef sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2932/20]

Amharc