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Leathanach 3 de 10

Taispeáin: 50 in aghaidh an leathanaigh

Déar, 12 Samh 2020

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Road Network

Brendan Smith

25. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport if he will ensure there will be a substantial increase in the non-national roads allocation for local authorities in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35426/20]

Amharc

Déar, 12 Samh 2020

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Local Improvement Scheme

Brendan Smith

87. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport if specific funding will be provided for the local improvement scheme in the 2021 road works allocation to local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35425/20]

Amharc

Déar, 12 Samh 2020

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Immigration Policy

Brendan Smith

232. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the need to progress immigration reform will be prioritised with the next administration in the United States of America, with particular reference to the needs of the undocumented Irish; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36115/20]

Amharc

Déar, 12 Samh 2020

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Defence Forces Personnel

Brendan Smith

237. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Defence the number of Army Reserve officers who were commissioned after 1 October 2005 who have attained the rank of captain; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36081/20]

Amharc

Déar, 12 Samh 2020

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Defence Forces Personnel

Brendan Smith

238. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Defence if the provisions of paragraph 31(1) of Defence Forces Regulation R5 have ever been used to promote an Army Reserve officer commissioned after 1 October 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36082/20]

Amharc

Déar, 12 Samh 2020

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Oireachtas Joint Committee Reports

Brendan Smith

352. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the progress to date on implementing the recommendations of the 2018 report by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health on foetal anti-convulsant syndrome; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36053/20]

Amharc

Céad, 11 Samh 2020

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Air Pollution

Brendan Smith

45. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications if specific financial resources will be allocated to local authorities to ensure that the ban on smoky coal is monitored and implemented due to the difficulties caused for some businesses arising from cross-Border trade in such products; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35755/20]

Amharc

Céad, 11 Samh 2020

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Direct Provision System

Brendan Smith

163. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his attention has been drawn to concerns about living conditions for residents in direct provision centres (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35561/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 10 Samh 2020

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Brexit Supports

Brendan Smith

40. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if extra supports are being provided to businesses in Border counties in the context of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35047/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 10 Samh 2020

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North-South Interconnector

Brendan Smith

116. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications the plans his Department has to engage with communities along the route of the proposed north-south interconnector in counties Monaghan, Cavan and Meath; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there is strong and widespread opposition in these communities to the proposal to put the transmission cables overground in the event of the project proceeding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35078/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 10 Samh 2020

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Telecommunications Services

Brendan Smith

134. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications his plans to introduce a public service obligation on mobile telecommunications providers to ensure that all areas of the country have adequate and proper mobile telephony coverage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35079/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 10 Samh 2020

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Carer's Allowance

Brendan Smith

526. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Social Protection if a person whose carer's allowance payment ceases 12 weeks following the death of the person being cared for is entitled to the pandemic unemployment payment when that person is unable to return to employment due to the Covid-19 pandemic; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35254/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 10 Samh 2020

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Livestock Issues

Brendan Smith

824. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review the conditions applicable to mart sales at present and enable the presence of a limited number of buyers at the ringside, properly and appropriately spaced in accordance with public health regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35331/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Samh 2020

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Local Improvement Scheme

Brendan Smith

25. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding that will be provided for the local improvement scheme under the CLÁR programme in 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34155/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Samh 2020

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LEADER Programmes

Brendan Smith

37. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if specific funding will be provided for new projects under the LEADER programme in 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34154/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Samh 2020

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Brexit Issues

Brendan Smith

70. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications if it will be ensured there will be no additional costs for persons resident here using mobile phones in any part of the island from 1 January 2021 due to the UK leaving the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34505/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Samh 2020

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Brexit Negotiations

Brendan Smith

140. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the outcome of the most recent discussions at EU level in relation to Brexit and the implementation of the withdrawal agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34506/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Samh 2020

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Covid-19 Tests

Brendan Smith

166. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education if she is satisfied that Covid-19 testing systems for primary and post-primary schools are adequate to ensure that no delays occur in providing such necessary services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34511/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Samh 2020

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Covid-19 Tests

Brendan Smith

334. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 256 of 21 October 2020, if healthcare workers and their families can be prioritised for rapid testing and results, including healthcare personnel working in the community to enable staff to return to work in an efficient manner as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34507/20]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Samh 2020

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Agriculture Scheme Data

Brendan Smith

341. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the ANC and single farm payments issued to date to farmers in counties Cavan and Monaghan; the percentage of applicants still awaiting initial payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34517/20]

Amharc

Céad, 4 Samh 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Smith

63. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will give the issues outlined by a national association (details supplied) urgent consideration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34142/20]

Amharc

Céad, 4 Samh 2020

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Local Development Companies

Brendan Smith

167. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the level of funding that will be provided for the 35 local development companies to prepare and deliver a two-year national rural development programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34133/20]

Amharc

Céad, 4 Samh 2020

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Local Development Companies

Brendan Smith

168. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she will ensure that funding is provided for new projects under LEADER in 2021 in view of the importance of the programme for rural areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34134/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Samh 2020

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Brexit Issues

Brendan Smith

35. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has had discussions with his counterpart in the Northern Ireland Executive in relation to the difficulties that will face the agri-food sector on an all-Ireland basis post-Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33527/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Samh 2020

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Common Agricultural Policy

Brendan Smith

50. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the outcome of the most recent discussions at the EU Agriculture Council in relation to the funding of the CAP post-2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33526/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Samh 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Smith

131. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the proposals being considered to intensify co-operation on an all-Ireland basis in relation to the introduction and implementation of restrictions such as those provided for in the National Framework for Living with Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33479/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Samh 2020

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School Facilities

Brendan Smith

720. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education if approval will be expedited in respect of the provision of additional facilities at a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32516/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Samh 2020

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Oireachtas Joint Committee Recommendations

Brendan Smith

1049. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Justice if the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on reform of the family law system have been considered; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32358/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Samh 2020

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Oireachtas Joint Committee Recommendations

Brendan Smith

1050. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider implementing recommendations 9, 11 and 36 of the report of the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on reform of the family law system; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32359/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Samh 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Smith

1117. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if he is satisfied that An Garda Síochána has adequate powers to restrict the movements of persons who are ordinarily resident outside this jurisdiction in view of the restrictions on domestic travel in accordance with the national framework for living with Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32022/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Samh 2020

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Dental Services

Brendan Smith

1345. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if further assistance will be given to help in the provision of health services (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33316/20]

Amharc

Déar, 22 DFómh 2020

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Value Added Tax

Brendan Smith

66. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance if consideration will be given to the requests of the beauty sector to have the VAT rate reduced in view of the ongoing difficulties encountered by this industry, in the forthcoming Finance Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32254/20]

Amharc

Déar, 22 DFómh 2020

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National Childcare Scheme

Brendan Smith

133. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if additional funding will be provided to assist in the provision of afterschool childcare in which there are families with particular needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32261/20]

Amharc

Céad, 21 DFómh 2020

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Road Projects

Brendan Smith

41. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport if funding will be provided to progress a project (details supplied) in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32062/20]

Amharc

Céad, 21 DFómh 2020

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Banking Sector

Brendan Smith

66. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 65 of 23 September 2020, the further contact that has been made with a financial institution (details supplied); the progress made to secure existing employment and retain the services provided by this financial institution nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32040/20]

Amharc

Céad, 21 DFómh 2020

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Childcare Services

Brendan Smith

196. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration the provisions that are available to assist frontline workers with childcare needs during Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32061/20]

Amharc

Céad, 21 DFómh 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

212. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the supports that will be provided to students to assist them with online and blended learning in which difficulties arise due to inadequate broadband telecommunications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32074/20]

Amharc

Céad, 21 DFómh 2020

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Covid-19 Tests

Brendan Smith

256. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if provision is made to prioritise Covid-19 testing for healthcare workers and their immediate family members in circumstances in which it is deemed necessary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32037/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 20 DFómh 2020

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Departmental Schemes

Brendan Smith

256. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media when it is expected that details of a grant scheme will be announced (details supplied); the level of funding to be provided for the scheme nationally; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31063/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 20 DFómh 2020

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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Brendan Smith

444. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if he will have the issues raised in correspondence considered (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31054/20]

Amharc

Déar, 15 DFómh 2020

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Enterprise Support Services

Brendan Smith

32. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if a programme of financial assistance will be made available for the development of digital hubs in smaller towns to assist in job creation at local level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30590/20]

Amharc

Déar, 15 DFómh 2020

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Brexit Supports

Brendan Smith

54. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if programmes of assistance will be made available to small and medium enterprises in the Border region that will be adversely affected by Brexit and that are heavily dependent on the Northern Irish and British markets as export destinations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30591/20]

Amharc

Déar, 15 DFómh 2020

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Local Authority Funding

Brendan Smith

147. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will consider issues raised in correspondence from a local authority (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30655/20]

Amharc

Déar, 15 DFómh 2020

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School Staff

Brendan Smith

203. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education if further consideration will be given to the issues raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30861/20]

Amharc

Céad, 14 DFómh 2020

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School Accommodation

Brendan Smith

48. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education if an application in respect of a proposed building project at a school (details supplied) will proceed to the next stage without further delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30282/20]

Amharc

Céad, 14 DFómh 2020

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School Accommodation

Brendan Smith

74. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education when a proposed building project at a school (details supplied) will proceed to the next stage in view of the urgent need to upgrade existing accommodation and provide new accommodation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30281/20]

Amharc

Céad, 14 DFómh 2020

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School Accommodation

Brendan Smith

186. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education if the approval of an application for additional permanent accommodation for a school (details supplied) will be expedited in view of the increase in enrolment at the school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30560/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 13 DFómh 2020

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Disability Services Provision

Brendan Smith

577. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the timelines for the refurbishment of a health facility (details supplied); when services will resume at the facility; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30361/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 13 DFómh 2020

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Disability Services Provision

Brendan Smith

578. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if services will commence at an early date at a proposed health facility (details supplied); if the centre will be operational at an early date in view of the need to provide services in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30362/20]

Amharc

Déar, 8 DFómh 2020

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Defence Forces Reserve

Brendan Smith

8. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Defence the proposed enlistment number for the Reserve Defence Force for 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29128/20]

Amharc