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Stanley, Brian

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


NAMA Social Housing Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he has explored the possibility of lease agreements with the National Asset Management Agency housing, which would result in properties over time coming under the ownership of local authorities ...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for her reply. I acknowledge some good work has been done in respect of NAMA houses and houses in unfinished estates with the money used for safety purposes. However...More Button

I will get to the question shortly but must first set the context. A total of 16,881 units remain empty in the unfinished estates even as 100,000 family units await housing within the State. A to...More Button

The question is-----More Button

I must ask the question and will be brief.More Button

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NAMA Social Housing Provision (Continued)

Everything, including bank debts, can become complex when we try to do something but we must try to make this simple. There are almost 17,000 vacant houses in unfinished estates but 100,000 people...More Button

Will the Minister of State reply to me on the idea of a rent to buy scheme? There are conditions for planning in some of these estates that relate to social housing but there could be a scheme w...More Button

There are local authority estates that have not been completed because of inadequate funds. If a local authority has to spend €100,000 finishing an estate, should it get some units in lieu of th...More Button

Household Charge Cost (Continued)

Deputy Cowen did not ask the Minister of State how much the figure will be next year. Will people be charged the household charge until 1 July?More Button

We have not received an answer to that and I do not know why because it is not a budgetary matter.More Button

How will local authorities budget for this when there is such uncertainty? How will local authorities fill the gaps? I suggest to the Minister of State to merge the post of directors of service...More Button

Water Meters Installation

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the cost of installing domestic water meters and the total cost for installation of the boxes for water meters.More Button

Local Government Reform

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: as part of local government reform, if he will introduce the D'Hondt method of appointing councillors to chairs and to local authority committees. More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: in order to facilitate smaller parties, if he will consider increasing the number of councillors representing each local authority on regional authorities.More Button

Nuclear Safety

Asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government: the cost in producing the report Risks to Ireland from Incidents at the Sellafield Site; and if the British Government covered any of this cost.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government: the terms of reference for those who drafted the report Risks to Ireland from Incidents at the Sellafield Site.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government: if he remains opposed to the Sellafield plant and other installations in the UK which pose a risk to our people More Button

Water Charges Introduction

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: in the event of a household not paying the forthcoming water charge if he intends to deduct this charge for their source of income.More Button

Legislative Programme

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the pieces of legislation needed to action Putting People First; and the timeframe for this legislation.. More Button

Unfinished Housing Developments

Asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government: if he will issue specific instructions to local authorities to intervene on public health grounds to maintain treatment plants in unfinished housing estates in circumstances in which developers ref...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government: if he will make local authorities put in place speed ramps and other traffic calming measures when requested to do so by residents associations in unfinished estates to deal with road safety issues.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government: the legislative measures or regulations he will introduce to deal with ghost estates and unfinished estates in order to bring some certainty and closure to residents of all such estates.More Button

Water Fluoridation

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide a breakdown in tabular form of the annual cost of water fluoridation and the quantities used since 2000.More Button