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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Enterprise Support Services (19 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: I thank the Tánaiste for his reply. I agree that substantial funding has been provided for more than 20 years with the development enterprise centres. Taking the case of my county, we have had a good track record of the local authority developing work spaces, enterprise centres and sites for providing services. They can draw down financial assistance of grant aid towards development...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Enterprise Support Services (19 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: I am thinking in particular of space for manufacturing businesses. I am thankful we have a good network hubs developed. We must think about and develop a policy on an all-Ireland basis. Last week I arranged for the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement to meet representatives from Cavan and Monaghan county councils, with a presentation on the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Enterprise Support Services (19 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 14. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if specific additional financial supports will be introduced in 2022 to assist in the development of enterprise centres in view of their importance in providing workspace for start-up businesses and small enterprises; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25361/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Enterprise Support Services (19 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment will recall that we discussed recently in this House the need to accelerate the provision of enterprise centres and the development of work space. Enterprise centres have been important in the development of the rural economy. As the Minister of State, Deputy English, knows, in my own counties of Cavan and Monaghan there...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Enterprise Support Services (19 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 57. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when improved financial supports will be introduced to assist in the development of enterprise centres in view of their importance in the creation of employment opportunities in areas such as counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25362/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (19 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 121. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the proposals to introduce new courses in further education and training on a cross-Border basis in co-operation with colleges in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25381/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (19 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 167. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if measures under the PEACE PLUS Programme will assist in the strengthening of collaboration in further education and training; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25380/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (19 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 284. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if additional financial resources, both current and capital, are being provided in 2022 to enable the provision of additional special classes at primary and post primary level in areas in which there is an increasing demand for such classes (details supplied); if additional places will be available for the forthcoming school year; and if she...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Disability Services (19 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 391. To ask the Minister for Health when additional healthcare professionals (details supplied) will be recruited, in view of long delays in children receiving appropriate therapeutic-interventions and supports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25651/22]

Ceisteanna - Questions: Good Friday Agreement (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: Will the Taoiseach please comment on enterprise in regard to the shared island initiative?

Ceisteanna - Questions: Good Friday Agreement (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: One of the many benefits of the Good Friday Agreement has been the development of the all-Ireland economy. That economy has evolved without any political sloganeering, waving of flags or fanfare. I welcome the research on economic and social opportunities on an all-Ireland basis under the shared island initiative. The Taoiseach may recall that at the Committee on the Implementation of...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Good Friday Agreement (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 16. To ask the Taoiseach the agenda for the shared island dialogue concept in the wake of the Assembly elections in Northern Ireland. [24815/22]

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: As the war inflicted by the evil regime of Mr. Putin continues in Ukraine, it is obvious from listening to contributors from Ukraine and those associated with the Ukrainian Government that there is an urgent need to continue to provide humanitarian aid and financial support. The European Union has been very responsive, as has our own Government and that help needs to be continued. I would...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 6. To ask the Taoiseach when the Cabinet subcommittee to oversee the State response to the Ukraine crisis will next meet. [24814/22]

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: As the Taoiseach is aware, the British Government has now come up with a new variation on its already despicable proposals for an amnesty for people who committed murder during the Troubles. The British Government is now proposing that those who assist a new independent recovery body and co-operate will not face prosecution. The British Government is now introducing a charter for the...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Industrial Development (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 45. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the progress that has been made to date in the implementation in the Border region of the IDA Strategy Driving Recovery and Sustainable Growth 2021-2024; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25261/22]

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Enterprise Policy (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 46. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of companies in counties Cavan, Monaghan and Louth, respectively that have applied for funding under the Irish Innovation Seed Fund Programme; the number that have been successful in each county; the total funding awarded in each county to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25262/22]

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Defence Forces (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 112. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if Dún Úi Néill, County Cavan which is a purpose-built barracks, will be re-opened in view of its considerable accommodation and location in the central Border area given his recent comments regarding the need to increase personnel in the Permanent Defence Forces by 3,000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25316/22]

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Early Childhood Care and Education (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 149. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will give detailed consideration to issues raised in correspondence from a national representative body (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25317/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (18 May 2022)

Brendan Smith: 164. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a proposed building project (details supplied) will proceed to the next stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25303/22]

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