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Byrne, Catherine

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Social and Affordable Housing (Continued)

I will be taking this matter on behalf of the Minister, Deputy Simon Coveney.More Button

A range of measures is being taken under the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness to increase housing supply overall, with the aim of creating a functioning and sustainable...More Button

While there are no plans at present to reintroduce an affordable housing purchase scheme, pillar 4 of Rebuilding Ireland, entitled "improve the rental sector", provides for the introduction of an...More Button

As set out in the strategy for the rental sector published in December 2016, the commitment to introduce affordable rental units is now to be progressed through kick-starting supply in rent press...More Button

The local authorities concerned will identify a number of sites with potential and will move forward as soon as possible to issue calls for proposals from parties interested in developing project...More Button

This programme is being co-ordinated with the dedicated measures in Rebuilding Ireland to accelerate housing output from the major urban housing delivery sites, including support from the local i...More Button

I thank the Deputy for his contribution and appreciate his concerns. I had a huge interest in the matter as a member of a local authority during the time that affordable housing was being issued. ...More Button

These issues are included in the policy of the €5.3 billion that has been allocated by the Government to build houses. It is important to remember that we are at the beginning of a different kin...More Button

I take on board what the Deputy has said; he speaks with great knowledge of the issue. I will relay his message back to the Minister, Deputy Coveney. The Deputy will speak to the Minister himse...More Button

Medicinal Products Data

I propose to take Questions Nos. 508 and 509 together. More Button

I think it is very important to monitor trends in the prescription of psychotropic drugs in Ireland including to children and young adults. It is also important to ensure that prescribing polici...More Button

The Deputy will be aware that all medicines have side effects. However before being made available to the public a medicine undergoes an authorisation process where the medicine’s safety, qualit...More Button

Once available a medicine is then subject to ongoing monitoring and evaluation through a process of pharmacocovigilance which operates at EU wide level to monitor the use of the medicines in larg...More Button

European reviews of certain antipsychotics, antidepressants, stimulants and opioids have resulted in updates to product information in order to support better informed prescribing and use of thes...More Button

In Ireland there are a number of sources of prescribing guidelines. More recent guidelines include a Consensus Statement issued by the College of Psychiatry on the use of benzodiazepines in spec...More Button

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has also been actively involved in ensuring appropriate prescribing of psychotropic drugs. Reports are sent to GPs on a regular basis setting out the number of...More Button

The Misuse of Drugs legislation imposes tight controls on all controlled drugs. A number of changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations are due to be implemented shortly. One of the most signif...More Button

Primary Care Services Provision

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. More Button