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Regulation of Providers of Building Works Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (26 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: This Bill is welcome. It is long overdue. I understand it was proposed back in the 1970s. It is particularly welcome now. The Construction Federation of Ireland, CIF, has a voluntary register known as CIRI. Credit to the federation for setting up the register in the absence of action by Government. However, when you see the extensive list of building defects around the country, you...

Youth Mental Health: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: This is an opportunity to speak about mental health, which is important to us all. We were in a mental health crisis pre-Covid and now this crisis has evolved into a mental health emergency. Jigsaw, an organisation which we all agree carries out amazing work on mental health among young people, has seen the realities of this at first hand. It has experienced a 42% increase in demand for...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: It is hard to know where to begin, because the plight of Palestinians grows bleaker each week. Ireland has been a leader in the pursuit of justice and fairness around the globe, and we have long recognised the importance of Palestinian civil society in pursuing justice and peace. Ireland's lack of action following the recent attacks on Palestinian NGOs is concerning. Last year saw...

National Maternity Hospital: Motion [Private Members] (20 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: I commend the Independent Group on tabling this motion. The ownership and governance of the new national maternity hospital are issues of national importance. They are also of great local interest to the community in Dublin Bay South. For decades the National Maternity Hospital has been based in Holles Street, in the heart of inner city Dublin. The local community has an enormous sense of...

Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (20 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Deputy Roderic O'Gorman, to the House, and I welcome the opportunity to speak on this important Bill. I recognise and acknowledge the hard work done by my colleague Deputy Kathleen Funchion in ensuring that the Bill and the process has been thorough, efficient and the best it can be. Since the formation of...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (20 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: Figures secured by Involve Autism show that up to November 2020 a staggering €63,579 per day was spent on taxis and buses to take children with autism to school in south Dublin. Up to November 2021, that figure increased to €72,704 per day. That is an increase of 14.4% in the cost, so every journey is costing more as the children travel further. That is €72,704 being...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Regeneration Projects (19 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: 579. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the regeneration of a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2030/22]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East (19 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: 621. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he engaged with other European Union member states to issue a collective statement denouncing the designation of the six Palestinian NGOs as terror originations and to call on the Israeli Minister of Defence to rescind the designation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [63110/21]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East (19 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: 622. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the measures that are being carried out to protect the European Union funding of the six Palestinian human rights NGOs that were recently designated as terror groups by Israel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [63111/21]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East (19 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: 623. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps the Government is taking to protect the funding of Palestinian human rights organisations from European Commission precautionary measures and to revoke the measures put in place by Israel on the three NGOs (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [63112/21]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East (19 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: 628. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if concerns have been raised, in view of the fact that Ireland has invested in human rights groups in Palestine regarding the suspension of funding to groups (details supplied) on the basis of a 74 page document of evidence from May 2021 which was widely condemned by European Union member states as not being substantiated; and if he will...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East (19 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: 629. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the measures Ireland is carrying out to ensure the European Commission pushes back against precautionary measures towards the funding of Palestinian human rights groups; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [63241/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: State Examinations (19 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: 734. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her plans for the junior certificate in 2022; if it will go ahead; if so, if there will be an option for students to opt in for predicted grades; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [63418/21]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Deportation Orders (19 Jan 2022)

Chris Andrews: 1183. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if transfer orders will be enforced during the Covid-19 pandemic other than in circumstances in which there are national security or serious public policy concerns in line with the stance taken with deportation orders in view of the growing concerns over Covid-19 and travel restrictions. [62997/21]

Covid-19: Statements (Resumed) (16 Dec 2021)

Chris Andrews: There is no part of Irish society that has not been impacted by this pandemic. Unfortunately, the response to the different sectors has been far from fair and equal, particularly in the sporting community. The rules and regulations on a return to sport during this pandemic have seldom been seen to treat all sports equally. We saw it last month with the sudden decision to allow only...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (16 Dec 2021)

Chris Andrews: 433. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason for the delay in processing the not discharged and overdue payments in the case of a person (details supplied); and if these payments will be processed and awarded without further delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [62426/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (15 Dec 2021)

Chris Andrews: 114. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the person in her Department who is managing the delivery of the final permanent school building for a school (details supplied); if their contact details will be provided; the current status of the project; when the building will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; and if a clearly defined budget has been agreed and made...

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media: Challenges facing Women in Sport: Discussion (15 Dec 2021)

Chris Andrews: This is more an observation than a question. When you look at it, even as I was reflecting on the previous occasion when the referees were in discussing the issues facing them, they were from three male-dominated sports, we did not have anybody from smaller sports which have more female participation and there was no female voice at that committee. From the committee's point of view, it...

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media: Challenges facing Women in Sport: Discussion (15 Dec 2021)

Chris Andrews: The Minister of State mentioned indoor sports. Indoor sports generally have a higher than average level of female participation yet the funding they get is low in comparison to the big three sports, which are probably the worst offenders when it comes to gender balance.

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media: Challenges facing Women in Sport: Discussion (15 Dec 2021)

Chris Andrews: I thank all the witnesses for their presentations. It is great to see Ms Nora Stapleton there because both of my daughters idolised her when she was working with Ballinteer St. Johns GAA. Ms Stapleton is probably still greatly responsible for the fact that they still play football and camogie. I know, at first hand, how lucky Sport Ireland is to have her in that role. In the view of our...

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