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McGrath, Mattie

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Order of Business (Continued)

The programme for Government is strong in its commitment to protect citizens in their homes. Electronic tagging should be a condition of bail for repeat offenders. In 2016, 13% of offenders were ...More Button

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Affordable Housing: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I too want to compliment Sinn Féin on putting down this motion. We can have motions and potions and everything else but we cannot build houses. I wish the Minister of State well. He is a saner a...More Button

Tá sé imithe. He has gone to greener pastures now on a big pension and wage. He destroyed the local authorities and many other things. He forced Irish Water on us.More Button

Building houses is not rocket science. We could build them in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s, noughties and then everything crashed. I have to ask why that happened. Deputy Ó Broin works very ...More Button

The motion refers to affordable housing and affordable housing schemes have been brilliant. I am a proud member of Caislean Nua voluntary housing association. We delivered 17 units. It may not...More Button

A company in Cahir is exporting 2,500 houses a year to England. I spoke the Minister of State about it last week and he referred me to the Minister of State, Deputy English, and I will speak to ...More Button

There are vacant houses. I saw a documentary on Northern Ireland, which is the next place a committee delegation should go, something I have asked for and perhaps Deputy Ó Broin will do the same...More Button

I pursued the issue of vacant shops in town for years in the context of the county development plan and the council in order to allow people to convert shops which have been vacant for ten years ...More Button

As I said, voluntary housing associations are the same. They have the ability to deliver housing but there is too much red tape and we cannot have them embarrassing the public sector because cou...More Button

Tracker Mortgage Examination

Asked the Minister for Finance: the measures he is taking to address the ongoing tracker mortgage controversy; the number of mortgage holders affected; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medicinal Products Licensing

Asked the Minister for Health: if the hormone-based treatment drug Primodos was ever licensed or dispensed here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Road Safety

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will address concerns relating to poor surface traction on the County Tipperary portion of the N7 Limerick to Dublin road; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button