Results 1–20 of 711 for speaker:Martina Anderson

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Lisburn to Antrim Railway Line (6 Jul 2021)

Martina Anderson: Minister, as you know, I have been vocal — maybe too vocal sometimes — about rail connectivity, particularly in the north-west. It was welcome that my Adjournment debate received cross-party support a few short months ago. In light of that, will you provide an update on the feasibility study to improve the Derry line, such as the phase 3 works and the consideration of the half-hourly...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Taxi Sector Support (6 Jul 2021)

Martina Anderson: Will the Minister give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Taxi Sector Support (6 Jul 2021)

Martina Anderson: Thank you, Minister. As Members, we were acutely aware that you did not have the vires, but we were also acutely aware that there was the Financial Assistance Act 2009 to help you get the assistance. We were delighted that, when you put in for it on the Friday, we were notified on the Saturday that you had received it. Financial assistance was available and accessible, and, thankfully, you...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Taxi Sector Support (6 Jul 2021)

Martina Anderson: Ba mhaith liom labhairt i bhfabhar an rúin. To fully comprehend the falling numbers of taxi drivers in the industry, as the motion notes, it is important to mention what the industry has gone through over the last year. As we went into lockdown, and as the Executive advised people to stay at home, the demand for taxis was almost upended overnight. Over the following months, drivers felt that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Taxi Sector Support (6 Jul 2021)

Martina Anderson: Fares across the city of Derry are consistently low. Many drivers who work very long hours do not feel that they are getting a fair wage. That is why a review of fare structures is needed, and that is what I am calling for. It is no surprise that more and more drivers are leaving taxiing to get better wages working with, for example, local delivery services. Sensible, practical, bespoke...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: British-Irish Council Summit (6 Jul 2021)

Martina Anderson: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as ucht a ráitis. I thank the Minister for her statement. Minister, even Minister Michael Gove has said that the challenges that are in front of us because of the protocol can be resolved. Do you agree that the focus now needs to shift to maximise the opportunities and minimise the challenges for our businesses so that they can enjoy the access that we now have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Historical Institutional Abuse: Redress for Victims (5 Jul 2021)

Martina Anderson: Ba mhaith liom labhairt i bhfabhar an rúin seo. I wish to speak in favour of the motion. The Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board has been in operation for over 15 months. While many applicants have been content with their outcome, some found the process daunting and deeply traumatic. I was one of the junior Ministers involved in researching and establishing the Historical...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Question for Urgent Oral Answer — Justice (5 Jul 2021)

Martina Anderson: Minister, despite a British Prime Minister eventually acknowledging to the Bloody Sunday families that what happened on the streets of Derry in 1972 was "unjustified and unjustifiable", do you understand that, for the Bloody Sunday families, for Daniel Hegarty's family and for the people of Derry and beyond, the news that they received on Friday was a bad day for justice? Do you understand...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Question for Urgent Oral Answer — Justice (5 Jul 2021)

Martina Anderson: — as a result of the news received on Friday.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Inland Waterways (22 Jun 2021)

Martina Anderson: I am glad that the Chair of the Infrastructure Committee asked you a question this time. I want to ask about Waterways Ireland. It presented to the Executive Office Committee, and I understand that it is one of the first organisations to have been successfully allocated funding from the shared Ireland fund. That being the case, how will your Department take full advantage of these potential...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Illegal Waste Dumping (21 Jun 2021)

Martina Anderson: As the Minister knows, it took nine warning letters, 17 notices and 42 inspections before the entire Mobuoy site was forcibly closed. That was after two million tons of illegal waste was dumped there. Given that the site is adjacent to the River Faughan, which, as the Minister knows, is a major source of drinking water for Derry, and that the Assembly called, seven years ago, for a public...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Illegal Waste Dumping (21 Jun 2021)

Martina Anderson: 3. Ms Anderson asked the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what measures his Department has put in place to prevent illegal waste dumping, similar to that discovered in Mobuoy. (AQO 2255/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Cross-border Health Services (14 Jun 2021)

Martina Anderson: 3. Ms Anderson asked the Minister of Health, in light of Brexit, how he is protecting access to cross-border health services across the island of Ireland. (AQO 2202/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Cross-border Health Services (14 Jun 2021)

Martina Anderson: I, too, express my solidarity with the Health Minister after the unacceptable comments that we heard over the weekend. Minister, I will ask you about the dire situation that we are in with regard to waiting lists. I am conscious of what you say, but my understanding, from dealing with constituents in Derry who have tried to avail of the EU cross-border reimbursement scheme for hip...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Unadopted Roads (1 Jun 2021)

Martina Anderson: Ba mhaith liom labhairt i bhfabhar an rúin seo. I would like to speak in favour of the motion. As you have heard today, unadopted roads have plagued every one of our constituencies for decades because, as the motion notes, there has been systematic failure in the current process for adopting roads. I know that the Minister has inherited that situation. None of us is a stranger to horror...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: COVID-19 Task Force: Update (1 Jun 2021)

Martina Anderson: I thank the Minister for that update on the COVID task force. Minister, can you give us an update on the roll-out of the vaccine, specifically its efficacy against new variants?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021 (1 Jun 2021)

Martina Anderson: As the Minister said, the Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order covers three areas, some of which have already been touched on: the gender pay gap's being transferred from the Executive Office to the Department for Communities; the transfer of regulations for certain reservoirs from DAERA to the Department for Infrastructure — it is that to which I will speak; and the transfer of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Transport (25 May 2021)

Martina Anderson: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday, when the Justice Minister was in the Chamber, I had my name down for a question. I was actually on StarLeaf, in the audience, waiting to be brought into the spotlight. There was obviously some kind of technical fault that resulted in my not being able to ask a question to the Justice Minister. It was about a crucial issue. In the summer, two of my...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Transport (25 May 2021)

Martina Anderson: Minister, you mentioned air connectivity and sustainable travel in the statement, and TDs Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Darren O'Rourke and I recently met the City of Derry Airport board. As you know, Derry's airport services the entire north-west and further afield, and 40% of the passengers who use it come from Donegal, yet the operational cost of the airport is left to the ratepayers of Derry,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Climate Change Bill: Second Stage (10 May 2021)

Martina Anderson: Sinn Féin has been consistent on the need for climate justice and for a climate change Act in the North because we are living in the middle of a climate emergency. In Derry and the north-west, we have already seen the impact of severe weather, with flash flooding and, at times, scorching heatwaves and storms that have been battering more relentlessly over the last decade. In August 2017, 70...


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