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Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Registration of Births (7 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 88. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will report on the disruption which has occurred to the issuing of a certification of birth, PPS numbers and so on, for newly born children; the steps that are being taken to resolve the issues; and the provision that is being made in cases in which such certification is urgently needed. [36640/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Challenges Facing the Retail Sector: Discussion (7 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: I thank both ICTU and Retail Excellence for their presentations. What strikes me is that we are seeing the dilemma evident in the two presentations in that people are looking at the same set of circumstances through different ends of the binoculars. What I would be interested to know from both sides is what our committee can do to help get this strategy off the ground because we need a...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Challenges Facing the Retail Sector: Discussion (7 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: I want to return to my original questions, which could only be partially answered. There seems to be a consensus between both sides that we need a strategy and that the five pillars of this revolve around transition problems, pay, conditions, education and training, location, planning, flexibility and support from councils, digital transformation and the circular economy. Those five pillars...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Challenges Facing the Retail Sector: Discussion (7 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: My other question was whether there is now a consensus between the two sides here such that they could go to the Minister to say a strategy needs to developed under five pillars: transition problems, pay conditions and training, location planning and support from local authorities, digital transformation online and so on, and the circular economy. Those are issues on which everyone is...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: At this point, we have completed a series of pilots, which to my knowledge have generated no Covid cases, at sporting events, entertainment events and so on. The last of the pilot events is occurring this week. Are we now in a position to make decisions about a more permanent approach to these open-air events, where it would appear people can safely assemble, having had tests or having been...

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Departmental Schemes (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 61. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of children in after-school care that are supported by schemes operated by his Department; and the distribution of these children between community facilities, private facilities, and public facilities such as schools. [36204/21]

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: State Bodies (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 63. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the progress made in developing the concept of a childcare development agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36205/21]

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Departmental Functions (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 103. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the details of work by his Department in providing research and analysis support to the expert group on future skills needs in respect to the future needs of each of the highly successful biopharma, med tech, information and communications technology and food tech manufacturing sectors in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Industrial Development (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 104. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his plans to address and manage the digital transformation of Ireland’s manufacturing sectors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36424/21]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Pension Provisions (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 179. To ask the Minister for Finance if the rules governing restricted access to pension funds until age 75 years even in the face of serious illness will be reviewed as part of the proposed Commission on Taxation and Welfare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36237/21]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Personal Public Service Numbers (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 339. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to a delay in issuing PPSNs to new born babies as in a case of a child (details supplied); and if cases will be fast tracked in cases in which there is a need to obtain a passport for essential travel. [35905/21]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Employment Schemes (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 365. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the job activation measures being considered by her Department in order to facilitate persons going back to work; the work she is focussing on to optimise the opportunity to transition persons from a position of unemployment over to the highly successful biopharma, medtech, information and communications technology and...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 425. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reskilling initiatives being considered in order to activate persons to transition from at-risk sectors and unemployment over to the highly successful biopharma, medtech, information and communications technology and foodtech sectors in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36426/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 426. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of work by his Department in providing research and analysis support to the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in respect to the future needs of each of the highly successful biopharma, medtech, information and communications technology and foodtech manufacturing sectors in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter....

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 427. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the acceleration of the National Skills Strategy in Ireland in respect of the digital skills of the national workforce at entry, intermediary and advanced levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36429/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 428. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the acceleration of the National Skills Strategy in Ireland in respect of digital skills for persons in general in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36430/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 429. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the development of digital skills in the indigenous SME sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36431/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Reduction of Carbon Emissions of 51% by 2030: Discussion (Resumed) (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: I thank the CRU officials for the presentation. I wish to turn to the longer-term opportunity that exists in renewable energy, particularly offshore, which suggests Ireland can become a significant net exporter of energy over time. I wish to explore the issue of how a platform for offshore renewable energy is funded and how that should happen. As I understand it, there is a belief now that...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Reduction of Carbon Emissions of 51% by 2030: Discussion (Resumed) (6 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: I was unsure from Mr. Gannon's reply. Are we asking Irish consumers to pay more in the short term so that we create a long-term opportunity to be an electricity exporter and a centre of excellence for renewables? Is there a new way of finessing that in some way? I realise Mr. Gannon said that in the long term we will benefit from it, but in the short term do we have to go through a period...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Schemes (1 Jul 2021)

Richard Bruton: 48. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the scale of programmes supported by the education excellence fund; and if she has plans to expand this method of funding of innovation. [34507/21]

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