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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Homeless Persons Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if he has read the recent report on the effect of homelessness on the development of children; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

There are many unacceptable manifestations of the housing and homelessness emergency, which the Minister's policies have generated, but the most upsetting is the plight of children in emergency acc...More Button

People are fed up of hearing the Minister reel off statistics and claim achievements when it is blatantly obvious to everybody that the housing and homelessness emergency is worse than it has ever ...More Button

-----difficulties in relationships between parents and their children, and children born into homelessness unable to swallow, unable to learn how to crawl. Does the Minister think that is acceptab...More Button

This report is from the Royal College of Physicians. I think it knows a thing or two about the development of children and this is what it is saying is the children who spent time in homelessness ...More Button

Homeless Persons Data (Continued)

Not in Dún Laoghaire.More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The bitter and lasting fruits of the savage austerity that was imposed on working people first by Fianna Fáil and the Green Party and then by Fine Gael and Labour are very plain to see with the bru...More Button

In this country, we are in a far worse position. In March 2010, the Fianna Fáil-Green Party Government made a decision to commence three phases of attacks on pension entitlements. They loaded t...More Button

This was all justified in the name of austerity. Austerity is over. We are now one of the richest countries in the world with the fastest growing economy in western Europe. Does the Taoiseach ...More Button

The Taoiseach should tell pensioners who have to struggle with high rents, property taxes and a high cost of living that their pension is wonderful. It is a fact that the countries with the highes...More Button

I am glad the Taoiseach mentioned employer's PRSI because the reason is that employers do not pay their fair share of PRSI in Ireland If they did, we would not be forcing people to wait until the ...More Button

Workers in this country pay the same average amount of PRSI as their European counterparts but employers pay about half of that and that is the problem. Instead of forcing people to wait until t...More Button

Why does the Government not reverse that unjust attack on people's pension rights?More Button

They are trying to, but they might be stopped.More Button

In that case, people should be allowed to retire for longer.More Button

Workers pay for it.More Button

Land Development Agency

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if the land and homes on a site (details supplied) will remain in public ownership into the future in view of the possible transfer of a site to the Land Development Agency; and if he will make a s...More Button

Local Authority Housing Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans to ensure that income eligibility for public housing is raised to ensure that those on middle incomes have access to safe and secure housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

An Bord Pleanála

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his views on the fact that the quorum in An Bord Pleanála is only three members, which means that two members of the board are making decisions on major planning applications; and if he will make a...More Button

Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans to ensure the figures of those on the RAS and HAP transfer lists are included on the list of those awaiting social housing by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button