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20/05/2020
477. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of asset profilers in the Tipperary Garda division in each of the past two years. [6507/20]
20/05/2020
408. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if extended maternity leave will be granted to mothers due to go back to work during the Covid-19 lockdown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5717/20] 409. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to plans to extend maternity benefit due to complications in securing childcare due to Covid-19. [5725/20] 410. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration is being given to extend paid maternity leave due to Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5737/20] 411. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration has been given to extending paid maternity leave due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5752/20] 412. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will extend maternity leave and maternity benefit by three months from the end of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions for all persons currently claiming same or those that become eligible for maternity leave and benefit before the lifting of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5754/20] 413. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consider extending paid maternity leave for an additional three months as a result of the Covid-19 crisis (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5911/20] 415. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to extend maternity leave as per a request by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6053/20] 416. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to extend maternity leave for those currently availing of same in view of Covid-19 restrictions regarding childcare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6106/20] 417. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consider extending maternity leave and or maternity benefit by three months in response to the closure of childcare facilities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in view of the fact that many parents are facing job losses if they have to return to work with no available childcare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6222/20] 418. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a reply will issue to correspondence from a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6226/20] 421. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the potential to extend maternity leave and benefit for those that lost the benefit during the Covid-19 pandemic will be examined. [6269/20] 423. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he is considering plans to extend paid maternity leave during the current Covid-19 crisis; and if not, if he will consider such an extension (details supplied). [6489/20] 425. Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has made provisions for an extension to maternity leave for mothers that are due to return to work after maternity leave but that may be unable to do so due to a lack of appropriate childcare or concerns regarding health and safety in relation to their baby due to the Covid-19 crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6916/20] 426. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if maternity benefit will be extended for those that have had children born between January and March 2020 by three months in the interest of the healthy development of the children that have spent their first months amidst the Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7013/20] 445. Deputy Frankie Feighan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to extend the period of allowed unpaid maternity leave to new mothers that are currently off work and are now on leave due to Covid-19. [6129/20]
20/05/2020
502. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if safe alternative accommodation will be provided for persons living in direct provision centres; if urgent action will be taken to protect the health and well-being of the residents of the direct provision centre in Cahersiveen, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6971/20]
20/05/2020
433. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if guidance will be provided on the operation of a court order during the Covid-19 outbreak (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5576/20]
20/05/2020
452. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason asylum seekers were moved to a location (details supplied) in County Kerry following a confirmed case of Covid-19 at their place of residence in Dublin. [6284/20] 453. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason persons were not tested for Covid-19 prior to being moved to a location (details supplied) in County Kerry. [6285/20] 454. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases to date amongst the residents at a location (details supplied). [6286/20] 455. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Covid-19 cases to date which have been confirmed amongst the employees at a location (details supplied). [6287/20] 456. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the residents at a location (details supplied) were not informed of the Covid-19 outbreak when it was first confirmed. [6288/20] 457. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason employees at a location (details supplied) were not informed of the Covid-19 outbreak when it was first confirmed. [6289/20] 458. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the residents and business community of Cahersiveen, County Kerry were not informed of the Covid-19 outbreak at a location (details supplied) when it was first confirmed. [6290/20] 459. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the residents at a location (details supplied) were informed of the Covid-19 outbreak in the direct provision centre. [6291/20] 460. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the employees at a location (details supplied) were informed of the Covid-19 outbreak in the direct provision centre. [6292/20] 461. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the residents of Cahersiveen, County Kerry were informed of the Covid-19 outbreak in the direct provision centre there. [6293/20] 462. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason social distancing and Covid-19 stay safe measures were not implemented at a location (details supplied) from the beginning. [6294/20] 463. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason social distancing was not immediately implemented at a location (details supplied) following the first four confirmed Covid-19 cases. [6295/20] 464. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when social distancing was properly introduced at a location (details supplied). [6296/20] 465. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason residents at a location (details supplied) that were sharing communal areas such as a dining room, laundry room and so on were not asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the first confirmed cases of Covid-19. [6297/20] 466. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the confirmed cases of Covid-19 at a location (details supplied); and if each person has fully recovered. [6298/20] 467. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on whether the entire process at a location (details supplied) was poorly managed from the beginning and as a result put the lives and well-being of residents, the employees of the hotel and the residents of Cahersiveen and the Iveragh Peninsula, County Kerry at risk. [6299/20] 468. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on whether it was an error of judgment to move persons from Dublin to Cahersiveen, County Kerry during a pandemic. [6300/20] 469. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to issue an apology to the residents and employees at a location (details supplied) and to the residents of Cahersiveen and Iveragh, County Kerry for the distress caused. [6301/20] 470. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the immediate closure of the direct provision centre in Cahersiveen, County Kerry will be ordered in view of the fact it is viewed as not fit for purpose. [6302/20]
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