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Ellis, Dessie

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Order of Business (Continued)

We have all received complaints regarding unruly and noisy residents and the lack of power the Garda and other enforcement agencies have to tackle this. The noise nuisance Bill that is due to be p...More Button

Also, will the Taxi Regulation Bill be back before the House before the summer recess?More Button

What about the noise nuisance Bill?More Button

Housing (Amendment) Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages

I support Deputy Boyd Barrett's amendments. The setting of rents across local authorities is very important and there must be consistency. One of the main problems is that different local authori...More Button

In the context of the LPT, we have already had indications from Cork County Council and others that they intend to add the LPT onto the rents. Will there be variations in this across local autho...More Button

Housing (Amendment) Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

There has to be consistency. That is the only problem I have. In general, what the Minister of State has laid out is okay. These amendments would give us the consistency that is needed across lo...More Button

I acknowledge the Minister of State's intention in this legislation of moving towards a fairer system with more consistency across the board in terms of rents. Action must be taken as a matter of ...More Button

How is it proposed that the rent supplement scheme will be administered when it is taken over by the local authorities? How, for instance, will we deal with situations in which a property is put...More Button

I know.More Button

Rental Accommodation Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if his attention has been drawn to the problem that many tenants are having finding suitable accommodation under the rental accommodation scheme following the completion of their original RAS contr...More Button

The first thing we must do is recognise that there is a major problem with the rental accommodation scheme. Many landlords are now saying they must sell the houses which have been available for re...More Button

Rental Accommodation Scheme Administration (Continued)

In several instances across the country they have not done so. In an incident in Bray, tenants barricaded themselves into the local council because they had to go into homeless accommodation due t...More Button

It is unacceptable that some contracts are for three and four years but landlords are saying properties must be sold six months into the contracts because the banks are forcing them to do so. Unde...More Button

In one case, ten people are in a hotel because they cannot receive rent supplement. It is totally unacceptable. It is difficult to get rent supplement for ten people but setting a level of €950...More Button

Dormant Accounts Fund Administration

The Dormant Accounts Fund has been very good to many areas of the country, including my own. The Minister made reference to the fact that the Dormant Accounts Fund comprises a number of different ...More Button

Pyrite Remediation Programme Issues (Continued)

I am not sure how matters are generally arranged in the sequencing of questions, but I had assumed I would have a chance to speak before colleagues were allowed to ask supplementary questions.More Button

Thank you, Leas-Cheann Comhairle. More Button

In regard to HomeBond, that company refused even to meet the committee or engage in any way in its deliberations, which was disappointing. There was a certain arrogance in its position. I have ...More Button

The major issues with the proposed scheme are how it will be funded and how quickly it can deliver results. I recall that either the Minister or one of his spokespersons indicated some time ago ...More Button

Will the banks be contributing an upfront sum, as the Minister initially indicated?More Button

Homeless Persons Supports

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if his attention has been drawn to the recent report from Dublin Region Homeless Agency on the number of persons sleeping rough in the city; his plans to address the growth in these numbers and to ...More Button