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Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (24 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 300. To ask the Minister for Health the average waiting time for mammograms following referral by GPs and BreastCheck; if family history of breast cancer reduces the wait time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58506/22]

Declaration of a Housing Emergency: Motion [Private Members] (22 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: I encourage everybody to attend because there is no longer a family on this island which is not affected by the housing crisis.

Declaration of a Housing Emergency: Motion [Private Members] (22 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: Fianna Fáil has had two years in charge of housing and it has failed. Things have got much worse under the Minister's wardship. The Minister's failure to see this as a housing emergency is a slap in the face to the many people who come into my constituency office daily. They may be trapped in back bedrooms, on long waiting lists for social housing, or unable to afford housing. They...

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Second Stage (22 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: I am a little incognito today, yes. Listening to the Government benches today, one would swear Sinn Féin did not produce an alternative budget. One would swear Deputy Kerrane did not go and fully cost an alternative budget when it came to social welfare measures. It was fully costed by Departments of Government. Listening to what has been thrown across, like much of the stuff that...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Fees (22 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 517. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the €1,000 refund on the student contribution will be given to those who have started a new course and have already completed a year of a different course.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57966/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cost of Living Issues (17 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 280. To ask the Minister for Health if there are any plans to financially assist persons who have coeliac disease in purchasing food in the context of the current cost-of-living crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57047/22]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Probate Applications (15 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 479. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for delays in granting probate or processing applications of probate at the Probate Office and if steps can be taken to expedite the process. [56533/22]

Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (10 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: While we support the intent of this Bill, we believe that many aspects of the legislation have been rushed, and rushed legislation makes bad legislation. The area of the Bill that I would like to focus on is the offence of condoning, denying or grossly trivialising genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against peace. I am just back from a week in Palestine where I saw the...

Home Care: Motion [Private Members] (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: There is a crisis in home care that has been brewing for many years. We are now no country for older people. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are failing our older people. We have reports that there has been an increase of more than 10% in the number of older people on waiting lists for home care assistance, with figures of more than 6,000 this year. What is shocking is that almost 10% of...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 286. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide an update on the increases to benefit-in-kind charges for company cars; the rationale for the increases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55029/22]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 372. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if there is a timeframe for the roll-out of the pandemic special recognition payment to Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics; the reason for the lengthy delay that the paramedics have been forced to endure to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54489/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Budget 2023 (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 506. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will report on the funding allocated to educational psychologists in Budget 2023; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [55573/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Funding (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 625. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will clarify her views, further to a Dáil Éireann contribution in which she stated that her Department will use available NEPS funding to sponsor educational psychologists; if she will clarify the definition of a sponsor; the number of places that will receive such funding; if there are plans to make this funding long-term;...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: An Garda Síochána (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 860. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a redress scheme for people if their property is damaged by An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54648/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Policy (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 1056. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a breakdown of subsection 3 of the Mental Health Act 2001 which people involuntarily committed between each of the years 2015 to 2021 and to date in 2022 fell under, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54736/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Policy (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 1238. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE can add ADHD to the long-term illness scheme if Statutory Instrument No. 277 (9) is not revoked; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55571/22]

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Community Development Projects (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Ward: 1323. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development when the community services programme will be open to new applicants; the latest criteria for the applicants; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54655/22]

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