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O'Sullivan, Jan

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Affordable Housing: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I welcome the motion, which we support. I thank Deputy Ó Broin for indicating that Sinn Féin will accept our amendment, which seeks to implement the recommendations of the Kenny report that were d...More Button

Specific issues need to be addressed, particularly public sector construction of social and affordable housing, and the use of vacant properties. We are still awaiting the Government strategy in...More Button

I am surprised at Fianna Fáil's sensitivity to the wording of the motion.More Button

I am not sure why the party is so sensitive given how I could respond to what was said about the standing down of the affordable housing scheme in 2012. The reason for that was that few houses wer...More Button

I agree with a number of Deputy Brassil's comments regarding the time it is taking to build on public land, in particular. As he said, schemes are moving at a snail's pace in his area and around...More Button

My difficulty is that these sites are available to be used and there is an opportunity to build social and affordable housing if it is led properly by Government. My fear is that the toing and f...More Button

I know the Minister, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, has said that he would like to see that model expanded, but it is on a very small scale at the moment. More Button

I have one question for Sinn Féin. Why has Limerick been left out when the motion calls on the Government to "identify public sites in Cork, Waterford and Galway" for developments? Perhaps Sinn...More Button

Flood Relief Schemes

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the areas that will be included in flood defences in a location (details supplied) in County Limerick; the indicative timeframe for the completion of defences in this area; and if he will make a st...More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the introduction of free Wi-Fi for the use of patients will be made available to inpatients and outpatients at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda; the estimated cost of such a project; and if h...More Button

Road Tolls

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans to arrange with Transport Infrastructure Ireland and a company (details supplied) for the temporary lifting of the secondary road tolls on the M1 at Drogheda for the duration of the Flead...More Button

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: to outline her plans to make the back to school clothing and footwear allowance available to families of children that qualify for ECCE (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the m...More Button