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Howlin, Brendan

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

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The Government has extended its rent pressure zones to another 19 areas in 11 counties. However, the policy is not working because the Government's limit of a 4% annual rise in rent is far too high.More Button

I said that when this was first introduced and it is still the case. The Government is engaged in Celtic tiger economics. It is totally removed from the reality facing most working people in this...More Button

The economy would have to see a year-on-year decline or marginal growth of most other costs to average out to the 2% that we are bound to have under the set eurozone monetary policy. Does the Go...More Button

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Of course supply is the issue and we need more houses. In the meantime, we cannot throw people out of the rented accommodation sector by virtue of unaffordable rents, which is what the Government ...More Button

The Government is giving landlords twice the rate that the ECB considers appropriate.More Button

Is the idea that landlords will keep jacking up rents?More Button

We must attract more landlords.More Button

The Government is pushing people into homelessness.More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

On the same issue, I am not satisfied to simply have statements on this matter because Members come in, make a statement and that is that. This is an important issue. Deputy Micheál Martin referr...More Button

Is there any possibility of the Government issuing a motion on the matter rather than having statements?More Button

That is a new proposal.More Button

I am concerned that we are going to run out of time to have any meaningful discussion in this House on a matter of real concern, namely, the demoralisation in our Defence Forces. Members of the De...More Button

As the Minister knows, the Defence Forces were not represented at those negotiations.More Button

Why are we waiting so long for the report?More Button

Departmental Meetings

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when a meeting will be arranged with a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button