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Murphy, Catherine

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (Continued)

I offer my sincere sympathy to the Power family. I know some of the family members well because I served with Paddy Power and his sons Seán and J. J. on Kildare County Council at various times sin...More Button

Paddy was a very proud Kildare man and those of us who were blow-ins to the county got to know this quite quickly. As others noted, he was a devoted family man and we got to know not only him bu...More Button

It is often said politicians cut their political teeth at local level. Paddy was the one who ensured we cut our teeth as Opposition members. I was elected to the council after being involved in...More Button

The last time I met him was in Punchestown a few years ago. We had a great chat and it was nice to meet him as a friend. Again, I sympathise with his large family. I know he was proud of them ...More Button

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Overseas Development Aid Provision

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the amount of funding provided for youth programmes through Irish Aid in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Foreign Direct Investment

Asked the Minister for Finance: if, given the levels of capital which foreign multinationals retain here and do not repatriate, he has proposed a Government-secured investment facility to direct much-needed capital from this stoc...More Button

Haddington Road Agreement Implementation

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the way persons working in a particular sector, who are not members of a trade union, may still be bound by the terms of collective bargaining agreements such as the Haddington Road agreement enter...More Button

National Minimum Wage

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if his attention has been drawn to instances where payment in lieu is being offered to minimum wage earners, particularly in the hospitality sector, where boarding in hotel rooms and meals are offe...More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when she expects to review the caps for rent supplement in view of the increase in market rental prices which has become evident in the State, particularly in the Dublin area and surrounding commut...More Button

Youth Guarantee

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the amount of funding provided for youth programmes in 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Archives

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the full extent of the backlog of uncatalogued records of all types at the National Archives; the way it is proposed to properly catalogue and itemise these records; when this will occur; the fundi...More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: how the lottery funding for social housing will be distributed around the country; the specific factors that will be taken into consideration in respect of same; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the planned projects that will now not go ahead considering that capital funding for social housing has been reduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Water Charges Introduction

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if money for the first fix free policy on behalf of Irish Water in respect of water leaks was included in the recent budget allocation for Irish Water; if so, the amount; if this facility will be i...More Button

Water Services Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if, in respect of the recent incident at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant, the notice he received regarding the shortages; the engagement he made with the authorities at the plant; the a...More Button

Housing Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will list the total number of tier three housing associations here; the number of which that are allowed to raise finance themselves; the number which must get approval to bid for external so...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: when he will reform the rules governing access to external funding by tier three housing associations to allow greater funds be leveraged; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if a new regulatory framework is being prepared for the operation of tier three housing associations; if he has looked to the Welsh model as a model of best practice; if any other countries are bei...More Button

Local Authority Housing Eligibility

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if his attention has been drawn to instances where individuals may not be permitted entry onto a local authority housing waiting list due to the failure by their existing landlord to register with ...More Button

Irish Water Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the total amounts to be retained from property tax receipts in 2013 and 2014 for the express purpose of funding the establishment and operation of Irish Water; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the level of investment which will be required in Irish Water in order to fully comply with the EU water framework directive; the way the present funding arrangements for local government can be ex...More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he has had any contact with the Department of Justice and Equality regarding interpretive difficulties arising from the language used in section 1 of the Multi-Unit Developments Act 2011; in par...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: which local authorities, if any, will not consider the taking in charge of a housing estate where a management company exists and further requires the management company to be removed or dissolved ...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if Departmental Circular PD 1/06 which provides that the existence of a management company to maintain elements of common buildings, carry out landscaping and so on must not impact upon the decisio...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if local authorities have statutory immunity in situations where development bonds have been allowed to lapse; if he will specify in what circumstances that immunity applies; in the absence of immu...More Button

Mortgage Arrears Issues

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the new arrangements that are planned to facilitate faster repossession by financial institutions of commercial properties and buy-to-let homes where the mortgage holder has fallen into significant...More Button

Garda Retirements

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of gardaí who have applied under each early retirement scheme introduced in the past five years by location and grade; the number of gardaí who have voluntarily retired by location and g...More Button

Garda Transport Data

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will provide detailed up to date information on the current Garda vehicle fleet, including the manufacturer, model and current distribution of vehicles by district and division; the number of...More Button

Garda Deployment

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the numbers of gardaí available in each region who have been trained to conduct specialist child interviews as part of the joint protocol with the Health Service Executive; and if he will make a st...More Button

Court Orders

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if, under section 24(5)(g) of the Multi-Unit Development Act 2011, an order amending the covenants contained in an agreement, including a lease between the developer, owners' management company and...More Button

Youth Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the distribution of funding provided to the youth service grant scheme, the special projects for youth scheme, the young people’s facilities and services fund rounds 1 and 2, the local drug task fo...More Button

Local Drugs Task Forces

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount of funding provided for youth programmes and for local drugs task forces to date in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button