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McLellan, Sandra

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

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

Sinn Féin supports this Bill, but with some reservations. Housing is a hugely important issue for people and for the State. As we know only too well, it was housing or an obsession with property ...More Button

How does the Government respond to this crisis? It responds by introducing legislation that makes it easier for banks to repossess family homes. This type of policy decision and other initiativ...More Button

On the question of rent supplement, the picture is also bleak. Some 94,000 people are now dependent on rent supplement to keep a roof over their heads. This is taxpayers' money. In other words...More Button

Nowhere is the human impact of fall-out from the State's indifference and ineptitude more glaring than in the numbers of homeless young people, who must either sleep on the streets or take their ...More Button

A recent investigation by Dublin City Council of just under 1,500 flats found that 1,400 did not meet the minimum legal standards for private rented accommodation. The council found that flats h...More Button

I mentioned on a previous occasion that foster care allowance should not be included as reckonable means. It is not reckoned when calculating social welfare payments. Also, the fact people on s...More Button

The issue of transfers from one local authority to another is huge. This problem arises in particular where there is a marriage break-up and the person from another part of the country cannot tr...More Button

It is very important local authorities keep a database of the people who have applied to local authorities and have failed to be approved for housing. On a number of occasions I have been aware ...More Button

Property Taxation Administration

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will review the online system for the local property tax for properties in joint ownership to recognise both PPS numbers to ensure that the Revenue Commissioners know that the tax has been pa...More Button

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will approve and expedite an invalidity pension appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Issues

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason a consultant will not sign a person (details supplied) in County Cork fit for work; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Driving Licence Renewals

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the current processing times for driver licence renewals nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button