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Wallace, Mick

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Budget Statement 2018 (Continued)

The budget was a serious damp squib and particularly disappointing in view of it being the first budget of the new Minister for Finance, Deputy Donohoe, and the first during the Taoiseach's time in...More Button

You could not make it up. Why are people talking about this as if it were a tax on landbanking? It is not. We need a tax on landbanking. The average price of a new house in Dublin has risen to ...More Button

It has no experience in the property game or in housing. There is no one on the board with any experience in this area. Between late 2016 and the first five months of 2017, 91 of NAMA's staff hav...More Button

I will outline part of the problem. Tallaght Cross West went sale agreed in January 2016. NAMA sold the 442 apartments of the development to I-RES REIT. They worked out at about €100,000 each,...More Button

The Minister, Deputy Coveney, established last year that we can build a three-bed house in Dublin for just over €200,000 because we have our own land, we can supply the house and, obviously, we c...More Button

In September 2016, the Minister, Deputy Coveney, announced a local infrastructure housing activation fund, with the intention of addressing affordability. It was abandoned in March 2017. A tota...More Button

To go back to NAMA for a minute, there is so much conflict of interest in how it operates. There are four-bed units in the development in Dún Laoghaire to which I referred. They are selling for...More Button

Connor Owens was hired by NAMA in June 2012 and became deputy head of asset recovery in October 2014. Prior to his appointment, NAMA's Conor Owens was a founding director in May 2010 of a proper...More Button

It is going against the whole notion of what capitalism was. Let us pretend that we like it. It is actually breaking the rules of capitalism given what is going on and how we are allowing NAMA ...More Button

When NAMA was selling Project Abbey, which belonged to the developer Harcourt, NAMA representatives boasted at the housing committee last year that they had taken that 72-acre portfolio and that ...More Button

The reason NAMA gets developers to build out projects and lets the developer make a huge profit of €50,000-plus a unit is because it does not have the expertise itself, so it is paying through th...More Button

NAMA Reports

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will publish the seven yearly reports regarding NAMA's use of post acquisition powers submitted to the European Commission and Irish competition authorities in each of the years 2010 to 2016;...More Button

Teachers' Professional Development

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans to restore subsidies for student teachers' attendance at mandatory Gaeltacht courses which would help to alleviate the burden of these expenses on students. More Button

Greyhound Industry

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of doping tests undertaken out of competition at kennels since the introduction of such testing; the number of disqualification orders issued for greyhounds involved in anti-doping breac...More Button

Building Energy Rating Administration

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of BER certificates issued to date in 2017; the type of dwelling related to each BER issued, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button