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Smith, Brendan

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Local Authority Housing

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if it will be ensured that substantial financial provision is made for the voids programme in 2021 due to the valuable and important work being undertaken under the programme in 2020 and the need t...More Button

It is disheartening to see council housing stock that is vacant, boarded up or both, when many people remain on our local authority housing lists. I compliment the Minister on making two substanti...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply. This was the first issue about which I spoke to the Minister when he was appointed. I and Fianna Fáil councillors in Cavan and Monaghan are constantly in touch...More Button

Each of us in this House and everybody in society wants to see more public housing becoming available. There is a quick turnaround in upgrading voids because, by and large, those houses are in a...More Button

There can be a quick turnaround in returning these houses to habitable use. It also is important that tenants who are frustrated at living alongside dilapidated houses for some time are given cons...More Button

Local Authority Housing (Continued)

I thank the Minister. I work closely with all of the councillors in counties Cavan and Monaghan, my Oireachtas colleagues and the officials in the housing divisions in both councils. I know they ...More Button

Tenant Purchase Scheme

I wholeheartedly endorse every comment my colleague, Deputy Ó Cuív, has made. I recently wrote to the Minister, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, about two cases. I was involved, as a public representative...More Button

Tenant Purchase Scheme (Continued)

If I may make one point, please. The Minister of State seemed to cast some doubt in suggesting we need to watch out for a person with cash to buy a house. I was talking about the case of honourab...More Button

Social and Affordable Housing

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: when the review of income eligibility limits for social housing will be finalised; if it will be ensured that limits for areas such as counties Cavan and Monaghan will be improved as a matter of ur...More Button

Undocumented Irish in the USA

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: if he had discussions during his recent visit to the United States on the difficulties facing the undocumented Irish; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Dublin-Monaghan Bombings

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: the outcome of recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the UK Foreign Secretary on the Dublin-Monaghan bombings of 1974 and the need for a full investigat...More Button

Post Office Network

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: if he will give consideration to the recommendations in the report prepared for an organisation (details supplied) in relation to the need to provide an annual public service obligation for the pos...More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the supports that will be provided to assist persons that have to take time off work to self-isolate in cases in which a family member living in the same household awaits a Covid-19 test result; if...More Button

Jobseeker's Benefit

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Question No. 547 of 22 September 2020, if this jobseeker’s benefit application will be approved with effect from 30 March 2020, in view of the fact the application meets th...More Button