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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: General Scheme of a Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill: Discussion (14 Apr 2021)

Cathal Crowe: That is a point well made. I largely agree with what Professor Murphy is saying. Many people's lives are caught up in this, both survivors and unfortunately little babies who just are not in this world any more. They have passed on to another world, tragically. Their stories need to be told. There are 168 in Kilrush in Clare, my own county. There was an inordinate amount of deaths. In...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Update on the Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic: National Public Health Emergency Team (13 Apr 2021)

Cathal Crowe: I confirm that I am in Leinster House. I thank Dr. Glynn for joining us today. I wish to ask a number of questions. Like others, I had planned on asking about the AstraZeneca vaccine, but it has been well covered and I thank the witnesses for answering the questions thus far. I wish to mention the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, which is something that I have delved...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Update on the Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic: National Public Health Emergency Team (13 Apr 2021)

Cathal Crowe: It must be calamitous to think that on a daily basis one has all these other member states phoning in about vaccinations, and looking for advice, figures and statistics yet only 300 staff to deal with that, to think that Europe-wide more was spent last year on a space exploration programme than on co-ordinating the European-wide effort, and that the centre is an 18-year old entity....

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Update on the Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic: National Public Health Emergency Team (13 Apr 2021)

Cathal Crowe: I appreciate that, but they have to be part of the roadmap as we move forward and when the next round of considerations is made. I have one minute remaining so I will ask some brief questions. I consider the digital green certificate to be very positive. It is a pathway back to a safe resumption of international air travel. Does Dr. Glynn think Irish people can realistically look forward,...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Update on the Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic: National Public Health Emergency Team (13 Apr 2021)

Cathal Crowe: Does Dr. Glynn think foreign holidays and non-essential air travel will return over the summer? What is his opinion on that as the vaccination situation improves?

Children (Amendment) Bill 2020 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: This legislation is important and timely. My colleague, Deputy Jim O'Callaghan, has been to the fore in advancing this over the past several months. My colleague, the Minister of State, Deputy Browne, from Wexford is doing a fantastic job in the Department in progressing this legislation. The renowned British graffiti artist, Banksy, has often said that one dies twice. The first time...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: I have a slightly different take on aspects of this discussion. We are living every day according to NIAC, NPHET and the HSE. These entities are part of everyday parlance and every time we turn on the television or radio, we hear figures and statistics. Mother ship Europe also has a co-ordinating agency, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, ECDC, based in Stockholm. The...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Banking Sector (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 125. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will work with the Central Bank to ensure that lodgement ATMs will be put in place in locations in which a bank (details supplied) has withdrawn its physical bank presence. [17071/21]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Value Added Tax (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 139. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will seek a revision to the European Union VAT directive in order that tourism activities such as surfing and kayak instruction can be reclassified to Annex III of the directive. [1711/21]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 420. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will undertake an urgent review of indoor cafeteria space for OPW staff based on the Scattery Island site, County Clare in order that high standards of safety during Covid-19 can be attained and upheld; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17211/21]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Pension Provisions (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 421. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the pension proposals for community employment scheme supervisors which is currently under consideration by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17233/21]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: House Purchase Schemes (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 455. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if consideration will be given to introducing measures to incentivise single persons to purchase a house given the difficulties a solo buyer will have in meeting mortgage criteria on one salary. [16307/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: State Examinations (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 561. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will consider revising the procedures for conducting the 2021 oral examinations and to include the wearing of masks as a precaution in order that the risk of Covid-19 can be reduced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16370/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Grant Payments (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 575. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for the remote area boarding grant by a person (details supplied). [16552/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Teaching Qualifications (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 644. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teachers that are missing out on an additional salary allowance due to obtaining a pass grade in their primary degree; the percentage of those that have an honours postgraduate qualification despite the grade in their base degree; and the measures that will be taken to address the differential pay scales they are on compared to...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 668. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if provisions will be made to ensure the continued payment of carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in a case in which they are in breach of the regular rules. [16687/21]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 676. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an analysis can be conducted on the back to work enterprise allowance scheme (details supplied) to adapt it to suit the tourism sector. [17053/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 868. To ask the Minister for Health if persons suffering from long Covid will be considered for priority vaccination; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16352/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Charges (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 910. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the short-stay charges regime at St. Camilus' Hospital, Limerick in order that medical card holders are no longer charged a weekly rate of €179; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16509/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (31 Mar 2021)

Cathal Crowe: 915. To ask the Minister for Health if provisions will be made to prioritise staff in special schools for the Covid-19 vaccination given that administration staff in non-front-line or contact settings are being vaccinated ahead of them. [16564/21]

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