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McGrath, Michael

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Home Loan Scheme

My Topical Issue matter relates to the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme. This is an effort to get to the bottom of where exactly in the process stands the proposed increase in the fund. As the...More Button

Roughly since January this year, it has been evident that more money is going to be needed. We have been hearing since from the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Deputy Eoghan...More Button

The Minister of State will no doubt reply by stating the scheme is operating as normal and that all applications are being considered and approved and that funding is being drawn down, but that h...More Button

I turn to my real purpose. When are we going to have clarity on whether the extra funding of €600 million will be approved? We know that the Central Bank does not have an objection to it. We a...More Button

Will the Minister of State tell us what the word "very" means in the context of his reply? Perhaps he has some inside knowledge, but he is not in a position to share it with the House. Looking at...More Button

Home Loan Scheme (Continued)

Perhaps the Minister of State could provide clarity.More Button

So is it days?More Button

Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: the tax schemes, incentives, exemptions and other forms of tax measures that have sunset clauses; the annual cost of the measures based on the latest data; the dates on which the measures are set t...More Button

Fiscal Data

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the indicative nominal budgetary package figure for 2020 of €2.8 billion is after the transfer of €500 million to the rainy day fund; if the €500 million must not come out of the unallocated fig...More Button

Tax Credits

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 42 of 27 June 2019, if the restriction referred to in subsection (8) (details supplied) applies even in circumstances in which the home carer has no income oth...More Button

Schools Grievance Procedures

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the further steps open to parents that are dissatisfied with the manner in which a particular issue such as the alleged bullying of their child has been dealt with by a school,including by the boar...More Button

Third Level Fees

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if universities are free to set out their own level of non-refundable capitation fee for students; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Working Holiday Programmes

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will address a matter raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: if she will address a matter raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

HSE Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will reconcile the statement by the new CEO of the HSE to the Oireachtas Committee of Public Accounts on 27 June 2019 that the HSE had an overrun of €103 million in the first three months of ...More Button

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: when a wheelchair will be provided to a child (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when necessary orthotics will be provided to a child (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Forestry Sector

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on correspondence from an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Schemes Data

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the social protection schemes or measures that have sunset clauses; the annual cost of these measures; the dates in which these measures are set to expire; and if she will make a statement on the m...More Button

Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: her plans to protect workers who are members of defined benefit schemes in which the scheme is solvent and the company is highly profitable; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Rent Pressure Zones

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that further to the announcement of additional rent pressure zone areas on 2 July 2019, the part of Carrigaline, County Cork not in the former Ballincoll...More Button