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Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Regeneration Projects (17 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: 300. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the application from Dublin City Council regarding the regeneration of St. Andrew’s Court and Pearse House. [24432/22]

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Ukraine War (17 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: 549. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if the Royal City of Dublin Hospital on Baggot Street, Dublin 4 could be upgraded to accommodate Ukrainian refugees. [24430/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Cards (17 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: 670. To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card holder (details supplied) should have to pay for an implant to replace a broken tooth when the issue is caused by delays to her position on the orthodontic treatment waiting list. [24295/22]

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: An Garda Síochána (12 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: I thank the Minister of State for that response. I did anticipate that he was going to say it was an operational matter and, of course, nobody expects the Government to get involved in the day-today running. When there is an armed support unit, however, which is vital to the safety of communities throughout the country, and no more so than in Dublin Bay South in the inner city where, like I...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: An Garda Síochána (12 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: Last week, news broke that the next round of training for the Garda armed support unit, ASU, had been cancelled. I raised the matter in the House during questions on promised legislation. The competition to fill places on this course was completed back in 2019. Those selected gardaí have been waiting since 2019 to take part in this armed support unit training. These gardaí...

Europe Day: Statements (10 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: Yesterday marked 70 years since the Schuman Declaration. It was a time when states were struggling to rebuild after the brutal destruction of the Second World War. With the horrors of that war still fresh in the minds of so many, the core of the declaration presented a strong determination to prevent another war. It aimed to "make war between the historic rivals [...] 'not merely...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: Israel is a terror state.

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: Nothing is happening to Israel.

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: Amnesty International, B'Tselem, Al-Haq and many others have documented the crimes of apartheid inflicted on the Palestinian people by the state of Israel. I welcome the fact that the Jewish Voice for Peace and Amnesty International will be giving a joint briefing on Israeli apartheid in Leinster House tomorrow. Five United Nations special rapporteurs have endorsed the recent report by the...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Immigration Policy (10 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: 652. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if an additional extension for expired immigration permits will be allowed ahead of the 31 May 2022 deadline given the current backlog and long processing time. [23248/22]

Accommodation Needs of Those Fleeing Ukraine: Statements (5 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this issue. Unfortunately since the previous occasion I spoke on this matter the situation in Ukraine has become even worse. The human cost of the war continues to grow as cities are razed, towns are steamrolled and villages are laid to rest. Nowhere appears to be out of reach of Russian brutality. Even cities in the far west of Ukraine such as Lviv...

Rising Rental Costs: Motion [Private Members] (4 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: I commend my colleague, Deputy Ó Broin, on bringing forward this motion. The latest report from the RTB paints in black and white the devastating impact this Government's housing policies have had on renters, with the average new monthly rent in Dublin standing at €1,972. Rent in Dublin has increased by 100% since 2011. It is safe to say that in my constituency of Dublin Bay...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Disability Services (4 May 2022)

Chris Andrews: 534. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an urgent review into the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will ensure that sufficient funds are released in order that they can avail of essential services at their day centre. [22262/22]

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (28 Apr 2022)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill. Reform is long overdue and has to be welcomed. The issue has been going on for a long time. An especially important element is the law covering the guardian ad litemsystem, which is long overdue for reform. In the last Dáil, we saw the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019, addressing guardians ad litem, which sought to address these...

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (28 Apr 2022)

Chris Andrews: Is that related to the Bill?

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (28 Apr 2022)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill. It seeks to enact a wide range of reforms which will change the way in which judges are appointed in Ireland. We support the Bill although we will propose amendments to it to make it stronger. We must see the appointment of judges who truly reflect Irish society, not just a certain section of society. We must have judges who are in touch...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí agus ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy and Legislation (28 Apr 2022)

Chris Andrews: News broke yesterday that the next round of training for the Garda armed support unit, ASU, has been halted. I have been informed, however, that gardaí who had been selected for that training were told that it has been cancelled outright. The selected gardaí have been waiting since 2019 to take part in this armed support unit training. Armed support units across Dublin barely...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Departmental Schemes (28 Apr 2022)

Chris Andrews: 145. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if an anomaly will be corrected in which two tenants (details supplied) who have separate pre-pay power metres and who have the same MPRN number have been given only €100 each as part of the electricity costs emergency benefit scheme instead of €200, despite the fact that they pay their electricity bills...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Citizens Information Services (27 Apr 2022)

Chris Andrews: 107. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the citizens information centre in Rathmines, Dublin 6 is due to be closed; and, if so, the proposed future changes to the role of citizens information centres across the State. [21341/22]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licences (26 Apr 2022)

Chris Andrews: 397. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a policy change will be made to allow driver licenses from the United States of America to be transferred to an Irish drivers’ license following similar policies that currently apply to licenses from Canada, Australia and Ukraine. [20499/22]

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