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Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht: Impact of Covid-19 on the Tourism Sector: Discussion (2 Dec 2020)

Johnny Mythen: Yes.

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Enrolments (1 Dec 2020)

Johnny Mythen: 41. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will address the capacity issues for secondary level education provision in County Wexford. [39960/20]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (1 Dec 2020)

Johnny Mythen: 265. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the breakdown of the €1.7 million music industry stimulus package grant scheme in terms of the amount spent on administrative costs and the amount that went directly to applicants through grants in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40366/20]

Mental Health Parity of Esteem Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (26 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: I commend my colleague, Deputy Ward, on bringing forward this very important legislation. This Bill rightly puts mental health treatment at the same level of importance as physical health treatment. This principle was enshrined in British law in 2012, demonstrating we are at least eight years behind with our own Irish legislation. The rationale for the Bill is to place a duty of care on...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (26 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: Tackling homelessness is mentioned many times in the programme for Government. It is a very serious issue in Wexford that requires immediate action. There is no homeless hostel in my county specifically for women. When I asked a parliamentary question about the issue I received a reply about a shelter for women suffering domestic violence. At the moment women in my county who are in dire...

Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht: Impact of Covid-19 on Irish Dance Sector: Discussion (25 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: We all know that Irish dancing is in our DNA. As the witnesses said, the first thing that every country in the world will show a person is its national dance, no matter where one goes, whether it is Turkey or China, so it is important. Some of the questions that I was going to ask have already been asked, such as about one-to-one classes, which the witnesses have already explained. Under...

Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht: Impact of Covid-19 on the Arts Council: Discussion (25 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: I thank the witnesses for all the work they have done because it is very important that we look after our artists. Has the Arts Council examined how other countries operate? Museums, galleries and theatres are open in Denmark. They test the actors before and after performances. Can we look into this? I am concerned that the witnesses have said they did not have the firepower when the...

Regulation of Lobbying (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: I thank my colleagues, Deputies Doherty and Mairéad Farrell, for introducing this Bill. Any Bill that improves the accountability of Government and protects the public interest must be welcomed. The current situation of revolving doors and free hall passes for former Ministers and senior officials to move with ease between public office and lobbying roles, having gained valuable inside...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Covid-19 Pandemic (24 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: 511. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 504 of 10 November 2020, the plans in place to mitigate the impact that Covid-19 will have on dealing with capacity adaptation actions for dealing with pressure points in relation to second level school places for September 2021 in County Wexford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38605/20]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Enrolments (24 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: 512. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when parents who are affected by capacity issues in County Wexford will be informed of potential second level school places for September 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38606/20]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Enrolments (24 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: 529. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the latest demographic information used including figures of projection population growth of secondary level school-age children to analyse the projected need for future second levels schools in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, and particularly pertaining to a school (details supplied). [38810/20]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Enrolments (24 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: 530. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will examine the possible expansion of a school (details supplied). [38811/20]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Enrolments (24 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: 531. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the last review of demographic information including projected growth was carried out in Wexford town particularly relating to the female gender; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38815/20]

Rural and Community Development: Statements (18 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: The community and regional development of rural Ireland must be prioritised and well-funded if we are serious about protecting and sustaining our rural communities. The recent closure of post offices, rural Garda stations and the decline in funding in recent years, combined with villages losing their parishioners to emigration, sadly, has taken its toll on rural Ireland. The Government's...

Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (18 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: I thank the Deputies for bringing forward this legislation. The first part of the Bill, which aims to strengthen workers' rights within the current context of Covid-19, is very welcome. It is widely accepted now that work-life balance is fundamentally important. With advances in technology and people being accessible more easily we must catch up in law and make sure a worker's right to...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes (17 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: 121. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the flood relief scheme for the River Slaney, Enniscorthy town, County Wexford; and when the scheme will be formally signed off by him. [36522/20]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes (17 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: 301. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the statutory public consultation period was conducted in relation to the flood relief scheme for the River Slaney, Enniscorthy town, County Wexford; when the review of these submissions will be complete; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36544/20]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes (17 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: 302. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the reviews of the environmental impact assessment report and the Natura impact statement for the flood relief scheme for the River Slaney, Enniscorthy town, County Wexford were commenced; when it is anticipated that these reviews will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36545/20]

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed) (12 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: I join colleagues in congratulating US President-elect, Joe Biden. Ireland has a good friend in that man. My understanding of this Bill is that the purpose of Part 11 on customs is to accommodate the anticipated substantial increase in customs controls required at ports and trade premises arising from the end of the transition period. I spoke about Rosslare Europort and the preparations...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Nov 2020)

Johnny Mythen: I raise the issue of the increasingly long waiting list for driving tests. Everybody knows the impact Covid-19 is having on the service in this regard. However, the delay in getting tests is having a severe impact in rural areas where public transport is not readily available. At present, 93,791 people are awaiting driver tests. Some 954 of these are in Wexford alone. I am being...

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