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Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid (24 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: 103. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on Irish Aid to Yemen; if Irish Aid to Yemen is due to be increased given the worsening situation in the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15362/22]

European Arrest Warrant (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (23 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the Bill. It is important that laws relating to European arrest warrants are brought up to date with the European Council's framework decision of 2002. That is long overdue. As a result of the delay in doing it, infringement proceedings were initiated in 2020 by the European Commission against Ireland. What is proposed with regard to the European arrest warrant will update the...

Rising Energy Costs: Motion [Private Members] (22 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this motion which in reality reflects people's everyday circumstances. The rising cost of living is being felt across communities, whether in Ringsend, Donnybrook, Kimmage or Kevin Street. It is the issue that people are raising with me. People have to decide between heating or eating. That is of huge concern to everybody in this House. Everyone is...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Planning Issues (22 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: 338. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider fast tracking the planning process for garden offices given that they could be used as short-term accommodation for refugees; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14446/22]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Personal Public Service Numbers (10 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: 321. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason for the delay in processing a PPS number application by a person (details supplied); the actions she will take to address this; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13612/22]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Visa Applications (10 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: 347. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay in processing a visa application by a person (details supplied); the actions that she will take to address this; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13613/22]

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (9 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: Despite the Minister and Sport Ireland committing to tackling the serious lack of gender balance on governing boards, progress has been very slow. Will the Taoiseach consider introducing penalties or incentives to encourage national governing bodies to increase women's representation on their governing boards?

Flexible and Remote Work: Motion [Private Members] (9 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this motion. Senator Sherlock has put a great deal of work into it. It is a very timely motion. Prior to Covid, I would have been a sceptic about flexible working. I always believed it would not work. Following on from Covid, I am a strong advocate for it. It can make a significant difference to employers and employees. I understand why employers...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Crime Prevention (9 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: Talk about Youth, which is a fantastic youth project in Pearse Street, has no dedicated space. The Minister of State said that he visited different youth clubs. I ask that he also visit the Talk about Youth project and see for himself the great work they do, their lack of resources and their needs, and perhaps work with them to ensure they can have a dedicated space to work with the local...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Crime Prevention (9 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: I thank the Minister of State for coming in to take this important issue. There is a real sense of fear among residents in the City Quay area in particular. They are worried about the ongoing street violence that is occurring almost every day. They are virtually being held hostage. Last Saturday week, a young 13-year-old was hospitalised after being stabbed. Thankfully, he will make a...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Water Services (9 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: 81. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the person or body that is ultimately responsible for the operational performance of Irish Water; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13281/22]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Prices (8 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: 141. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if service providers can be mandated to put the €200 against forthcoming direct debits and not withheld from a customer’s benefit in the short-term in relation to the electricity credit scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12464/22]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (8 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: 200. To ask the Minister for Finance if it is illegal for energy providers to charge both carbon tax and VAT on energy bills given that this amounts to a double taxation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12339/22]

Situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the recent Amnesty International Report: Statements (2 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: I am sharing time with Deputy Ward. I welcome the opportunity for Members to speak on this groundbreaking report by Amnesty International. I commend the team at Amnesty on the years of research that went into it. I understand it took four years to complete and it is a solid piece of research. Ireland has a long and proud tradition of support for and solidarity with the people of...

Comóradh Sheachtain na Gaeilge: Ráitis (2 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: Unfortunately, I have no Irish. I would like to be able to speak Irish and probably should have done more when I was younger to allow me to do so. Despite that, I feel strongly about how important Irish is in protecting our culture and identity. There is significant growing demand across Dublin Bay South for access to secondary school education through the medium of Irish. This creates...

National Driver Licence Service: Motion [Private Members] (2 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: I thank Deputy McNamara and the Independent Group for proposing this motion on the NDLS. It is a really important service. Various issues with the issuing and renewing of permits and driving licences have had a severe impact on the lives of workers and their families over the past two years. We heard from numerous front-line workers about the difficulties they faced in renewing their...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (1 Mar 2022)

Chris Andrews: Given that ongoing street violence is keeping residents in City Quay hostage most evenings and a 13-year-old was stabbed on Saturday night, there is an urgent need to increase resources in the south inner city in the same way the north inner city was resourced on the back of the Mulvey report. We need increased Garda resources and youth and community resources. The Talk about Youth project...

Security Situation in Europe: Statements (23 Feb 2022)

Chris Andrews: I acknowledge the presence of the ambassador and I welcome her. For weeks we have seen the geopolitical battle between NATO and Russia being played out and the ordinary people of Ukraine getting caught in the middle. It has received prime coverage from almost all Irish media. On Monday night came the news from the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, that Russia had formally announced...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Data (23 Feb 2022)

Chris Andrews: 146. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children in secondary level education in Dublin 1, 2, 4, 6 and Dublin 6W in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10202/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (22 Feb 2022)

Chris Andrews: 425. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the person in her Department managing the delivery of the final permanent school building for a school (details supplied); and the contact details of the person. [9160/22]

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