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Management Companies (Housing Developments): Motion (8 May 2008)

Chris Andrews: I take this opportunity to congratulate Deputy Dermot Ahern on his appointment — he will make a fine Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. I also congratulate the former Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Deputy Brian Lenihan, on his new role as I feel he will make an exceptional Minister for Finance. My constituency colleague, Deputy John Gormley, retains his role as...

Management Companies (Housing Developments): Motion (8 May 2008)

Chris Andrews: The new Government is working hard and constructively on delivering the programme for Government. Not far from here, around Grand Canal Dock in Dublin's docklands area, there are many apartments and the area has been transformed. This has been a good thing and it has transformed people's lives because it has brought about much needed accommodation and housing stock. There are difficulties...

Written Answers — Departmental Staff: Departmental Staff (8 May 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 75: To ask the Minister for Finance when the marriage ban was initiated for working women who got married; the person by whom it was initiated; when it ended; the reason it did not apply to primary school teachers; if constitutional challenges were taken as a result of the ban; and if the State if obliged to repay moneys which were deducted for a pension scheme from which a woman...

Written Answers — Marriage Licences: Marriage Licences (8 May 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 306: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the difficulties involved in getting the necessary paper work ready in order to get married and the delays that are being caused as a result; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17247/08]

Written Answers — Child Protection Services: Child Protection Services (13 May 2008)

Chris Andrews: The Deputy's question relates to the management and delivery of health and social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly, my Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Passport Applications: Passport Applications (13 May 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 497: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if persons (details supplied) in Dublin 4 will have a stamp reinstated on their American passports. [18218/08]

Dublin Transport Authority Bill 2008 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (22 May 2008)

Chris Andrews: I wish to share time with Deputy Áine Brady, with the permission of the House. I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak on this particular issue. Living in south Dublin and representing Dublin South East, it is obviously a problem that I see and face every day. Sometimes when people talk to public representatives such as Deputies and councillors, they believe they are detached from...

Constituency Commission Report: Statements (Resumed) (28 May 2008)

Chris Andrews: I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak on this issue as it is important to debate an issue that will affect all politicians. The terms of reference for the commission as set out in section 6 of the Electoral Act 1997 state: A Constituency Commission shall, in observing the relevant provisions of the Constitution in relation to Dáil constituencies, have regard to the following:...

Lisbon Reform Treaty Report: Statements (4 Jun 2008)

Chris Andrews: I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for the opportunity to speak on this important issue. I pay tribute to the Chairman of the Joint Committee on European Scrutiny, Deputy Perry. As a member of the committee, I have seen him close up and know that he runs a professional, enthusiastic and efficient committee, on which I compliment him. A recent Eurobarometer opinion poll showed that a large...

Written Answers — Residency Permits: Residency Permits (17 Jun 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 785: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position of the application by persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22596/08]

Written Answers — Residency Permits: Residency Permits (17 Jun 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 794: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the reason the application for residency by a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15 has not been successful; the further reason it has taken so long in view of the fact that their spouse is an EU citizen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22732/08]

Lisbon Treaty: Statements (Resumed) (18 Jun 2008)

Chris Andrews: I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak on this issue. In many ways, I am very disappointed with the result. When a person puts a big effort into an event, he or she hopes that it will go in the desired way but, unfortunately, on this occasion that did not happen. My constituency colleagues, Deputies Ruairí Quinn and Lucinda Creighton, also put a huge effort into the campaign. I...

Lisbon Treaty: Statements (Resumed) (18 Jun 2008)

Chris Andrews: The IFA certainly built up a great deal of animosity towards Lisbon as the bogeyman of Europe. They came in on the last day but at that stage the sense among farming families appeared to be one of opposition and, unfortunately, the IFA could not turn back the tide as quickly as they had wished or had imagined they could. One of the most significant issues I picked up on was immigration....

Written Answers — Social Welfare Appeals: Social Welfare Appeals (24 Jun 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 256: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the status of an application for invalidity pension from a person (details supplied) in Dublin 6; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24714/08]

Intoxicating Liquor Bill 2008: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Jul 2008)

Chris Andrews: I thank Deputy Cuffe for sharing time. I am delighted to have an opportunity to contribute to the debate on the Bill. When discussing issues such as drugs and alcohol, one always feels one is showing signs of one's age and that one sounds like one's grandmother. However, I am not going to pass up the opportunity to sound like my grandmother or the Minister of State's for that matter....

Overseas Missions. (2 Jul 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 77: To ask the Minister for Defence the air assets available to the Irish troops serving as part of EUFOR Chad; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25881/08]

Overseas Missions. (2 Jul 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 96: To ask the Minister for Defence the mandate and rules of engagement under which the Irish troops deployed to EUFOR Chad operate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25880/08]

Written Answers — Residency Permits: Residency Permits (8 Jul 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 801: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position regarding an application by a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8. [26742/08]

Written Answers — Noise Pollution: Noise Pollution (8 Jul 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 885: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government when he will publish legislation on noise pollution as laid out in the Programme for Government; and his views on introducing a definition of nuisance and a national noise standard, increasing the powers of local authorities to combat noise pollution and the possibility of a fixed penalty for alarms which...

Written Answers — Services for People with Disabilities: Services for People with Disabilities (9 Jul 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 119: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if a service will confirm to a school (details supplied) in Dublin 15 that the necessary supports will be provided in sufficient time to set up staffing requirements; if they are not able to issue this confirmation, the location where the six children waiting for entry will be educated from September 2008; and if she will make a...

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