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Crowe, Seán

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Housing (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed)

I welcome this Bill, which allows elected representatives to take part in setting rent rates in local authorities. This already happens in some local authority areas, but for the most part one rel...More Button

However, the Bill will not resolve or solve the housing crisis facing people in the State. We have a severe housing shortage, with 97,000 people on the housing waiting list, 94,000 on rent suppl...More Button

A recent parliamentary question submitted by Sinn Féin to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government revealed that in the more than three years of NAMA, only 263 of a promi...More Button

The Minister of State said previously that she would address and speed up this process, but units are not being delivered at the speed people expect.More Button

Housing (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I heard the Minister of State speaking in this House previously about speeding up and addressing this process. The units are not being delivered at the speed that people expect. Unfortunately, th...More Button

It is one of these quirky cases. The council might want to move people on, but it does not make sense in a case like this, especially given that so many people are on the housing list. The man in...More Button

I look forward to hearing further discussion on the Bill which has a great deal of positive merit.More Button

Defence Forces Deployment

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he foresees more Irish troops being deployed to Lebanon as a result of the current conflict in the region.More Button

Overseas Missions

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will provide an update in the current situation for Irish personnel serving with UNTSO, the UN Troop Supervision and UNDOF, the UN Observer Force on the Golan Heights after meeting with them ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: if his attention has been drawn to the four day kidnap of 21 UN Peacekeepers by Syrian rebels; and if there is any serious threat to the Irish personnel serving with the UN Troop Supervision Organi...More Button