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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Schemes (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 102. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if additional funding will be provided in 2021 for the local improvement scheme in the event of a reallocation of capital funding during 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38483/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Vacant Properties (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 127. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the new supports and incentives that will be introduced for the refurbishment of vacant properties to increase town centre living, as committed to in Our Rural Future; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38456/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Industry (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 58. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the actions he is taking to prohibit unfair trading practices in order to strengthen the position of primary producers in the agri-food sector. [38525/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: State Bodies (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 67. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the timeline for the development of the national food ombudsman; and when he expects the office to be established. [38524/21]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Tourism Promotion (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 183. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the proposals to support the development of monastic trails as an additional tourism product; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38886/21]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Schemes (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 219. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when income eligibility limits for social housing will be increased in counties Cavan and Monaghan given existing limits are low at present and are unrealistic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38890/21]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Schemes (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 220. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to amend the tenant purchase scheme to enable persons who are in receipt of a pension and have the financial resources to buy out their council home avail of this scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38891/21]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: EU Membership (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 244. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if enlargement of the EU has been discussed at recent meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council; the present status of the applications of candidate countries for membership of the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38885/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 251. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she is satisfied that sufficient school bus capacity will be available for the forthcoming school year in view of difficulties that arose in some areas for the 2020-21 school year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38729/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Accommodation (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 256. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 435 of 1 June 2021, if there has been further progress in advancing a building project at a school (details supplied) in view of the concerns of the wider school community regarding delays in having this much-needed additional and upgraded accommodation provided; and if she will make a statement on the...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Gambling Sector (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 304. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when measures will be introduced to curb online gambling in view of the well-documented problems arising from such gambling; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38884/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 413. To ask the Minister for Health if he has requested the HSE and its advisory bodies to consider the mixing and matching of Covid-19 vaccines already being administered in this country in relation to the second vaccination as is happening in other countries in Europe and elsewhere; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32817/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 464. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures he will introduce as a matter of urgency to ensure that there is an adequate supply of domestic peat for the mushroom and horticulture sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38911/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (15 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 465. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will ensure that the concerns of the mushroom and horticulture sector in relation to the harvesting of horticultural peat are addressed in view of the importance of peat for that sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38912/21]

Ceisteanna - Questions: National Economic and Social Council (14 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: I thank the Taoiseach for his reply. I ask that in his communications and that of his Department with NESC, specific consideration is given by the council to a study on the particular challenges facing the Border region. We are all well aware that Brexit will continue to have adverse impacts, particularly in the Border economy, both North and South, much more so than anywhere else on the...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (14 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: With reference to the ministerial and Government decision-making on policing and justice, I wish to refer to the need to establish a public inquiry into the death of Shane O'Farrell at Carrickmacross. The person responsible for the death of Shane had a litany of convictions, in courts North and South, for serious offences. It was an appalling failure of the justice system that this...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (14 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 6. To ask the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee that deals with justice and policing issues will next meet. [38076/21]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Schemes (14 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 98. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the Peace Plus Programme; the level of funding to be provided for this programme; the financial contributions to the programme to be provided by the Government, the British Government and the European Commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38454/21]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Northern Ireland (14 Jul 2021)

Brendan Smith: 168. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if there have been discussions with the British authorities since the recent decision of the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service to discontinue the prosecution of a soldier in relation to murders in Derry on Bloody Sunday in 1972 in view of the widespread concerns on these issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter....

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