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 Header Item Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)
 Header Item Residential Tenancies (Prevention of Family Homelessness) Bill 2018: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members]

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 981 No. 5

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[Deputy Mary Butler: Information on Mary Butler Zoom on Mary Butler] Is there any update on the approval of this request? The airport has the potential to bring a much-needed economic boost to the region through tourism, business and cargo flights.

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Brendan Griffin): Information on Brendan Griffin Zoom on Brendan Griffin This issue is currently with the Department. I will ask the office of the Minister, Deputy Ross, to respond immediately to the Deputy with an update on the matter.

Deputy Jan O'Sullivan: Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan The Central Bank has indicated that it does not have any difficulty with the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme. Will the Government now allocate funding to allow local authorities to reactivate and process applications under the scheme? Will the same interest rate as applied previously continue to apply?

The Tánaiste: Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney My understanding is that three Departments are to meet the Central Bank tomorrow on this issue such that we have a basis for making a decision. People can still apply for the home loan scheme.

Deputy Brendan Howlin: Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin The applications are not being processed.

The Tánaiste: Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney The Government is anxious to quickly provide clarity on the funding of the scheme. As stated, an important meeting on this issue will take place tomorrow between three Departments, including the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, obviously, and the Central Bank.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl That concludes questions on promised legislation. The four Deputies who have not been reached will be given priority on Tuesday.

Residential Tenancies (Prevention of Family Homelessness) Bill 2018: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members]

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl We must now deal with a postponed division relating to the Residential Tenancies (Prevention of Family Homelessness) Bill 2018, taken on Thursday, 28 March 2019. On the question, "That the Bill be now read a Second Time", a division was claimed and, in accordance with Standing Order 70(2), that division must be taken now.


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