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Pringle, Thomas

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Order of Business

Tuesday's business shall be No. 13, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Employment Equality Act 1998 (section 12) (Reservation of vocational training places) Order 2018, referral to ...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

In relation to Wednesday's business, it is proposed that the Dáil shall sit later than 10.15 p.m. and shall adjourn not later than 11.30 p.m.; and No. 32 shall commence immediately after Taoiseac...More Button

In relation to Thursday's business, it is proposed that the Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 p.m. and shall adjourn not later than 10.50 p.m.; no Private Members' Bill shall be taken under Standing...More Button

Establishment of Special Joint Committee on Climate Action: Motion (Continued)

I welcome the setting up of the special committee on climate change. I acknowledge the efforts of the Citizens' Assembly in its discussions on how to make Ireland not just compliant in respect of ...More Button

As Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan indicated, Report Stage of my Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill will be taken in the Dáil next week. The Bill proposes to compel the Government to divest public money in t...More Button

Let us not forget that it is vulnerable populations around the world that will pay the price. People are already dying from climate change. It is our responsibility in the West to do what is in...More Button

As a member of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, I am aware that the agriculture sector has a lot of catching up to do and that there are many camps on the issue...More Button

Urban Regeneration and Housing (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I welcome the debate on this important Bill and its intent to target the large-scale developers who have been hoarding land yet pay nothing for the privilege. The Bill will increase the vacant sit...More Button

Deputy Wallace is right. We need to stop developers sitting on land. That has led to land becoming overvalued, creating a housing supply which does not meet the needs of the population and whic...More Button

The Minister of State, Deputy English, stated he felt that a 7% site levy was adequate. From whom did he get that sense? Where did it come from? How was it arrived at? That is what we have to...More Button

What has frustrated me the most throughout the housing crisis is that this Government and successive Governments, of which Fianna Fáil was a part, have made it their central policy to financialis...More Button

This profit-driven model has been in existence for half a century but was accelerated dramatically when Fine Gael came into power. Little or no social housing has been built, which fits into its...More Button

While the Government has claimed time and again that measures being introduced as part of Rebuilding Ireland would unlock more construction sites to deliver more housing units, this has not been ...More Button

Housing is a fundamental right. People cannot live full lives without it and other rights fail to be realised without housing. That is the reason I have twice introduced the Thirty-fifth Amendm...More Button

It is time for the Government to rights-proof decision making and bring the rights of the individual to the core of policy making. It must build social houses, increase tenant rights, control re...More Button

If we make housing a right, which the State then defends, we can prevent the same situation from occurring over and over again by having developers dominate our decision making process and finall...More Button