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O'Sullivan, Jan

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Confidence in the Government: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

It is ironic to hear Fianna Fáil speak about betrayals.More Button

Take all the measures into account.More Button

That is exactly what we are doing.More Button

That is not true.More Button

Fianna Fáil cut the social welfare rates by 8% in its last budget.More Button

It was not quite like that.More Button

Fianna Fáil lost the vote.More Button

We got it changed.More Button

We restored the minimum wage.More Button

We have taken €500 million from the rich.More Button

We are not the ones who put it on the people. We voted against the guarantee.More Button

Deputy Kelleher has some neck after what he did to the country.More Button

I heard somebody mention the 1977 general election.More Button

Mortgage to Rent Scheme Funding

On foot of the recommendations of the Keane Report on mortgage arrears, the Government launched a mortgage to rent scheme on a pilot basis in February 2012. This scheme was extended nationally in J...More Button

Local Authority Housing Rents

I propose to take Questions Nos. 298 and 315 together.

  I refer to the reply to Question No. 108 of 4 December 2012. The County and City Managers Association (CCMA), who are ...More Button

Unfinished Housing Developments

I am chairing the National Co-ordination Committee (NCC) on Unfinished Housing Developments to oversee implementation of the Report of the Advisory Group on Unfinished Housing Developments, togethe...More Button

Anti-Social Behaviour

My Department is currently developing Heads for a new Housing Bill that will, among other things, provide for a revised procedure to replace section 62 of the Housing Act, 1966, thus enabling housi...More Button

EU Directives

Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive), as amended by Directives 97/11/EC,...More Button

In March 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union found against Ireland in Case C-50/09 to the effect that Ireland had not fully or correctly transposed elements of the EIA Directive, as ...More Button

Furthermore, acknowledging the wider applicability of Article 3 to the entirety of operative consent systems provided for in Irish law, amending regulations pursuant to the European Communities Act...More Button

Accordingly, I am satisfied that the EIA Directive, as amended, has now been fully and properly transposed into Irish legislation. More Button

  Question No. 307 answered with Question No. 287.More Button

Local Authority Housing Provision

In July 2012 my Department approved the purchase by South Dublin County Council of seven apartments in a 45-unit development at Cookstown Road, Tallaght. The Council subsequently advised that it w...More Button

Property Taxation Application

As part of the process of preparing the National Housing Development Survey 2011, published by my Department in October 2011, local authorities provided details of all unfinished housing developmen...More Button

Property Management Company Issues

My Department is not aware of any such conflict. The Multi-Unit Developments Act, 2011 falls under the remit of my colleague the Minister for Justice and Equality.More Button

Homelessness Strategy

The Programme for Government committed to reviewing the homeless strategy, The Way Home: A Strategy to Address Adult Homelessness in Ireland 2008-2013 and to implementing a housing led approach to ...More Button