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Summer Economic Statement: Statements (14 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: The soaring cost of living and the rising inflation rate are showing no let-up, pushing ordinary working families to the pin of their collar. The impact is far-reaching, and it is not just in regard to food and household bills that families are feeling the pressure. The cost-of-living crisis is having an impact on the health and well-being of children throughout the State. I have never had...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Cycling Policy (14 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: 239. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the supports that his Department will give to a possible expansion of the Dublin Bikes bike-sharing scheme. [39121/22]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport (14 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: 240. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department will support the expansion of the Luas Green Line from Bride’s Glen to Bray and of the Luas Red Line from the Point to Ringsend and Poolbeg. [39122/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Home Help Service (14 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: 692. To ask the Minister for Health if home help care will be provided to a person (details supplied). [38853/22]

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (13 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this issue. Last month, on statements in advance of the European Council meeting, I raised my deep concerns in respect of the recent trip of Ursula von der Leyen to Israel and her praise of the apartheid system that openly operates there. The message the President of the European Commission delivered was clear for all to see. For increased energy...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (13 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: Next week marks 18 years since Mary McAleese, in her first term in office as President, signed the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act, EPSEN, into law in this country. That was on 19 July 2004. It was brought into law because the Government at the time acknowledged the failings in supporting our most vulnerable children. Successive Governments have failed to commence...

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media: Governance and Related Issues in Cycling Ireland: Discussion (13 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: I wish Dr. May every success in her role. It is a big job and I have no doubt she will be top-class in it. Credit is due to Cycling Ireland for the gender balance on the new board, which is really important. The accredited marshal scheme is in place in the Six Counties. Will the witnesses flesh out where they are at on the introduction of the same scheme in the Twenty-six Counties? The...

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media: Governance and Related Issues in Cycling Ireland: Discussion (13 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: Its constitution does not exclude it from doing that.

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media: Governance and Related Issues in Cycling Ireland: Discussion (13 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: Can Dr. May give us an idea of how it will transform cycling and the huge positive impact that it will have on cycling?

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media: Governance and Related Issues in Cycling Ireland: Discussion (13 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: That is great.

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Foreign Conflicts (12 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: 467. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his response to the recent violence in Melilla, the European Union’s land border with Morocco which resulted in dozens of deaths. [37031/22]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Citizenship Applications (12 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: 757. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps that are being taken to reduce the processing time for an Irish citizenship application from the current 23-month timeframe to the 6 to 9 months which his Department previously stated was its objective. [38054/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (12 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: 927. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) will be given a date for a medical operation at Beaumont Hospital given that the person was informed that his or her local hospital, St. James’s Hospital, cannot cover trapped nerves. [37552/22]

Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Bill 2022 [Seanad]: Second Stage (7 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak on the Bill. Like many others, I spent several years working in the hospitality sector. I understand how poorly paid are those working in the sector, how challenging a job it is and how important tips are to staff right across the hospitality sector. My party and I support the Bill. It is important. There has been a long campaign on this...

Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (7 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak on the Bill. I agree with some of the points Deputy Matthews made in relation to An Taisce. The organisation has played a really important role in protecting Irish culture and heritage. It has held people to account who need to held to account. The organisation has done the State a good service. I wish to acknowledge that. Planning and...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: DEBRA Ireland, an advocacy group for epidermolysis bullosa, EB, or butterfly skin, made its pre-budget submission in Buswells Hotel last week on behalf of the families of those who are living with EB. Emma Fogarty and Liz Collins made a powerful presentation on the difficulties and challenges that they face day in and day out. They have three asks in respect of the budget. The first is to...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Work Permits (5 Jul 2022)

Chris Andrews: 89. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if a critical skills employment applicant (details supplied) will be provided with a reference letter to assist their Irish residence permit application. [35532/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Curriculum (30 Jun 2022)

Chris Andrews: 9. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her Department issues guidelines with regard to the teaching of history to ensure it is presented in an impartial way; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25840/22]

Autism Bill 2022: Second Stage [Private Members] (29 Jun 2022)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the Labour Party Bill. It is so important because it speaks to who we are as a society. Groups such as Involve Autism, which is represented in the Gallery, do such powerful work in advocacy but also in supporting families in communities who are struggling day in, day out. There is also Neurodiversity Irishtown, Ringsend and Pearse Street, which does amazing work for families that...

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media: Social Outcome Contracts in Irish Sport: Discussion (29 Jun 2022)

Chris Andrews: I thank the witnesses for the presentation. Like Deputy Dillon, this initiative is new to me and it certainly seems interesting. On the companies aspect, and Deputy Mythen referred to this point, and concerning those involved in the drinks or gambling industries, will they invest? Would that not be a conflict of interest? Would there be concern regarding the role of such companies in...

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