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Broughan, Thomas P.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Transport Policy

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the steps he will take in 2019 to increase the uptake of climate friendly travel, including cycling and public transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I heard the Minister's earlier reply on the climate change performance index. Of course, Ireland performed badly. We were 48th out of 56 countries. A third of our emissions are from transport.More Button

Transport Policy (Continued)

The amount the Minister has provided in the national development plan for green transport or environmentally friendly transport is €8.6 million. We were supposed to have an all-of-government plan ...More Button

The Minister has dodged the hard decisions on having environmentally friendly transport. For example, there is a major shortage of rolling stock, which the Minister knows is one of the major reaso...More Button

I do.More Button

The Minister has responsibility for developing environmentally friendly transport links. Unfortunately, he has failed in this. We now face fines ranging from €65 million to €130 million for each ...More Button

Anti-Evictions Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I am delighted to briefly support Solidarity-PBP's Bill. On 18 January last year, a similar Bill was almost passed by the House, when sadly and unfortunately, the Fianna Fáil Party abstained from ...More Button

This Bill will provide much greater security of tenure. It will significantly extend notice periods and force landlords to pay compensation to tenants who have been evicted because family member...More Button

All the important agencies in the housing area working on the ground with individuals and families confirm that a stream of people, week in week out, are entering homelessness because of eviction...More Button

I welcome many sections of the Bill, particularly section 5, which provides for the abolition of the sale of property as grounds for terminating rental of a property by amending sections 34 and 3...More Button

We are a few days from Christmas and almost 4,000 of our children are still in desperate, homeless accommodation, in family hubs or hotels or they are the hidden homeless in grossly overcrowded h...More Button

I note that the excellent Mick Caul and the #mynameis campaign will bring their hashtag-Twitter tree to the Dáil on 19 December. We will be able to read the tweets regarding what the public thin...More Button

-----to carry on with the failures in which it is deeply involved with Fine Gael on housing.More Button

The party is going on with it and not serving this country. We need to give people a chance to make a decision about the housing and rental policies of this Government, a large component of which ...More Button

Driver Licences

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on whether a greater emphasis should be placed on disqualified drivers surrendering their licences and the enforcement of same by the Road Safety Authority; the reason there are so many d...More Button

Mortgage Lending

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on the recent Central Bank loan-to-income and loan-to-value mortgage rules review by the Governor of the bank; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Licensed Moneylenders

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he has contacted the Governor of the Central Bank regarding its policy on the granting of moneylending licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Economic and Monetary Union

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on the recent comments on fiscal and monetary integration of the EU by the finance Minister of Germany; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council Reports

Asked the Minister for Finance: his plans to meet with the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council following its recent critical fiscal assessment of budget 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tax Agreements

Asked the Minister for Finance: when he expects the so-called single malt tax avoidance loophole to be completely closed off by Ireland and Malta; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Health: when he plans to publish the health and social care professionals (amendment) Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Products

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will order a review of the regulation of the medical devices sector following the recent international investigation by journalists; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Climate Change Adaptation Plans

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if he will report on the planned industrial terminal on the Shannon Estuary; the way in which this planning fits with the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act 2018 recently passed by both Houses of the Oirea...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if he will report on the planned industrial terminal on the Shannon Estuary; the way in which this planning fits with the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act 2018 recently passed by both Houses of the Oirea...More Button

Residential Tenancies Board Administration

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: when he expects the proposed register of landlords to be initiated and available for public inspection; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button