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Taispeáin: 50 in aghaidh an leathanaigh

Máirt, 16 Meith 2020

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Aviation Industry

Brendan Smith

884. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to ensure that persons who had paid for airline travel and in circumstances in which it is necessary to cancel such travel due to Covid-19 restrictions and quarantine requirements, will have full refunds of the cost of tickets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11510/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 16 Meith 2020

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Road Projects

Brendan Smith

887. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if additional funding will be allocated in 2020 towards a road upgrade project (details supplied) in view of the heavy volume of traffic on the road; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11602/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 16 Meith 2020

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Childcare Services

Brendan Smith

919. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the capital funding that will be provided to assist in the provision of new and-or upgraded childcare accommodation to meet new requirements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11379/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 16 Meith 2020

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Childcare Services

Brendan Smith

920. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding that will be provided to assist in the provision of childcare by private and community childcare providers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11380/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 16 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

1110. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the further developments regarding the need to provide adequate financial supports for the arts sector in view of the receipt of her correspondence of 30 April 2020 to this Deputy (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11492/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 16 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

1111. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if full refunds will be made in respect of the cancellation of Gaeltacht courses in view of the cancellation of same for summer 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11495/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Defence Forces Data

Brendan Smith

11. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of personnel that re-enlisted in the Permanent Defence Force since 1 April 2020; the areas of the Permanent Defence Force these personnel are serving in; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10240/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Defence Forces Strength

Brendan Smith

12. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of personnel serving in the Permanent Defence Force; his plans to bring personnel numbers to the approved establishment strength of 9,500; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10241/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Defence Forces Review

Brendan Smith

13. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of the high level Strengthening our Defence Forces – Implementation Plan; the progress to date in implementing the 15 projects identified in the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10242/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Brexit Issues

Brendan Smith

32. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the discussions he has had with his UK counterpart following the publication by the UK Government of the approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol document; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10296/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Brexit Issues

Brendan Smith

33. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the outcome of the most recent discussions he has had with the EU Commission in relation to Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10297/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Brexit Issues

Brendan Smith

36. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the discussions he has had with members of the UK Government in relation to the need to honour the commitments it made in relation to the Protocol on Northern Ireland following the departure of the UK from the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10415/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Dental Services

Brendan Smith

329. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the progress to date in dealing with the issues outlined by an association (details supplied); if financial support will be provided to assist the sector due to the difficulties that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9755/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Home Help Service

Brendan Smith

419. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health his plans to increase home supports for 2020 in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10342/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Brendan Smith

420. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health his plans to increase funding for programmes in 2020 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10343/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Memoranda of Understanding

Brendan Smith

424. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the measures being implemented on an all-island basis following the agreement on a memorandum of understanding between his Department and the Department of Health in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10393/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Tests

Brendan Smith

425. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the capacity for testing for Covid-19; the average turnaround time for test results; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10394/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Smith

427. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if there will be an investigation into high levels of Covid-19 infection among healthcare workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10401/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Common Agricultural Policy

Brendan Smith

491. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the proposals he put to the EU Commission in relation to the need to increase the proposed budget for CAP post-2020; if he has outlined to the EU Agriculture Commissioner that the most recent budget proposals are not adequate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10252/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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GLAS Issues

Brendan Smith

492. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the GLAS scheme will reopen for applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10253/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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GLAS Issues

Brendan Smith

493. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to extend GLAS pending the introduction of a new scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10254/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Beef Exports

Brendan Smith

495. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when beef exports to China will resume; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10334/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

592. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the outcome of discussions he has had with representatives of the tourism and hospitality sector; the support programmes that will be put in place to assist the sector through the difficulties that have arisen due to the Covid-19 crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10408/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Local Authority Funding

Brendan Smith

704. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the measures he plans to implement to assist local authorities with their funding programmes due to the serious reduction that will occur in their income in 2020 due to the contraction in business activities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10195/20]

Amharc

Máirt, 9 Meith 2020

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Local Authority Funding

Brendan Smith

705. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to increase the rates of reimbursement for local authorities at a higher rate than originally announced due to the closure of businesses caused by Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10196/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Defence Forces Recruitment

Brendan Smith

11. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the age limit for the Defence Forces cadetship competition will be increased as recommended by the Public Service Pay Commission and also discussed at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence on 28 November 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9258/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Brexit Negotiations

Brendan Smith

34. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the discussions he has had with the EU and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in relation to the establishment of an EU office in Belfast; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9220/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

67. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance if he will give consideration to the requests of an association (details supplied) regarding the urgent need to provide support to a sector due to the severe difficulties facing this industry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8682/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Wage Subsidy Scheme

Brendan Smith

96. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance the measures he will implement to protect jobs in the motor industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9219/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Smith

97. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance the progress to date in discussions with insurance companies in ensuring that claims are honoured in relation to business interruption; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9242/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Value Added Tax

Brendan Smith

99. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance if he will give urgent consideration to the requests of an association (details supplied) regarding the urgent need to provide support to a sector due to the severe difficulties facing the industry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9274/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Smith

473. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if consideration has been given to the detailed submission by an organisation (details supplied) relating to the reopening of a sector; the outcome of discussions with the sector; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9245/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Enterprise Support Services

Brendan Smith

474. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to maximise the potential and usage of enterprise centres in attracting employment opportunities to rural areas and also helping to reduce travel for the workforce; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9250/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Departmental Correspondence

Brendan Smith

509. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if he has considered the issues raised in correspondence by associations (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8289/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Smith

510. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if an investigation has been undertaken into the continuing high incidence of Covid-19 in counties Cavan and Monaghan; if so, if there is an identified deficiency in healthcare provision in the areas; if so, if additional resources will be provided to public and private healthcare providers to deal with such issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8290/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Primary Care Centres

Brendan Smith

678. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health when construction will commence on a project (details supplied); the timescale for the construction and completion of this facility; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9246/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Brendan Smith

679. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health when he will establish a mental health task force to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the provision of adequate supports in a timely manner to persons with mental health issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9251/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Hospital Services

Brendan Smith

680. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health his plans to make greater use of capacity in both public and private hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9253/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Disabilities Assessments

Brendan Smith

704. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the measures that will be implemented to reduce the unacceptable waiting times in relation to assessment of needs in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9398/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Farm Household Incomes

Brendan Smith

780. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the recent Teagasc report on farm incomes; the measures he will introduce to support beef, dairy and sheep farmers in view of the projected loss of income for these sectors; the additional financial supports that will be provided at EU and national level in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9257/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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North-South Interconnector

Brendan Smith

831. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if approval issued in January 2020 by the CER on the procurement process for the proposed north-south interconnector; his views on such approval issuing prior to the planning process being completed here or in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9291/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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National Broadband Plan

Brendan Smith

832. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the projected roll out of the national broadband plan in 2020 in County Cavan; the areas that will benefit from this development; if his attention has been drawn to the urgent need to have the broadband infrastructure upgraded in many parts of County Cavan due to increased demand for proper connectivity for households, businesses, community and public facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9292/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

896. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will give consideration to the requests of an association (details supplied) regarding the urgent need to provide support to a sector due to the severe difficulties facing this industry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8683/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Driver Test

Brendan Smith

952. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the discussions he has had with representatives of driving schools and driving instructors in relation to the necessary preparations and systems to be put in place to enable resumption of driving lessons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9247/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Driver Test

Brendan Smith

953. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when it is proposed to have driver theory tests and driver tests resumed; the measures in place to date to facilitate this resumption; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9248/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Road Projects

Brendan Smith

954. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timescale for the construction and completion of an essential road project (details supplied); the funding to be provided for this project in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9249/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Brendan Smith

1022. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to establish a refuge for victims of domestic abuse in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9127/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Inland Waterways

Brendan Smith

1268. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding allocated for the restoration of the Ulster Canal in 2019; the expenditure at the end of 2019; the works that were undertaken; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8502/20]

Amharc

Céad, 3 Meith 2020

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Inland Waterways

Brendan Smith

1269. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if funding can be provided in 2020 for the restoration of the Ulster Canal; the works that will be undertaken in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8503/20]

Amharc

Céad, 27 Beal 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Brendan Smith

79. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Finance if he will amend the temporary wage subsidy scheme to ensure that women returning from maternity leave are eligible for this payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7953/20]

Amharc