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Daly, Clare

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Housing (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I wish to make some brief points from a couple of standpoints. It is necessary to consider the interest of the tenant and of the local authority and also the overall situation in the real-world re...More Button

Other Deputies are correct in highlighting the current situation. I refer to the recent report in the media about the rise in private rents which has vindicated what all of us knew and have been...More Button

What is happening in the private rented sector feeds into the Minister's overall housing policy. Clearly this Bill is a step in that process of handing over the management of rent supplement to ...More Button

If councils are to have the power to set rents at these levels and to impose increases then this must be considered in the context of the overall management of housing stock and the anomalies tha...More Button

We need joined-up policies. Last Friday, the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Deputy Rabbitte, launched something - I am not sure what he was launching because he seems...More Button

These things feed into the overall change proposed to local authority powers to set and streamline rents. There are very big differences. For example, in relation to local authority dwellings tha...More Button

There is nothing hugely wrong with the Bill. I have some questions about the move to an over-reliance on support as opposed to direct provision, which has stood the test of time and been a desir...More Button

Diplomatic Contacts

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he will organise for the Irish Embassy in Oslo, Norway, to make contact with a person (details supplied) an Irish citizen in order to establish information regarding their well-being. More Button

Personal Public Service Numbers

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason the delays in the issuing of PPS numbers, which is now taking between ten and 12 weeks, causing enormous problems for staff in new employment who are paying emergency tax forcing them in...More Button

State Pension Reform

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she has any plans to compel employers to maintain the employment of citizens beyond the age of 65, should they choose to do so, in view of the fact that pension entitlements to this group have b...More Button

Wildlife Protection

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: in view of the post-mortem investigations into dolphins found dead off the Mayo coast; if he will now investigate the spate of dead seals as revealed by the Irish Seal Sanctuary.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Dublin is waiting more than two years for a hernia operation at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin; and the action he will take regarding same.More Button

Thalidomide Victims Compensation

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason the recommendations of the Heldelbery study into the survivors of thalidomide have not been implemented here; and his proposals for sameMore Button