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Barry, Mick

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Rental Sector

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the steps he will take to counter price setting by institutional landlords (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

An interesting and in some ways extraordinary report from the economics division of the Department of Finance was published in The Irish Times last week. Its authors perceived a threat that...More Button

Rental Sector (Continued)

The Minister stated 70% of landlords own one or two properties. We know all that but the report refers to a new trend, namely, corporate landlords in urban areas - city-centre areas - becoming a r...More Button

The Department of Finance has issued a warning, and it has done so in stark terms. It has raised the risk of the investors developing monopolistic or oligopolistic pricing power in rent setting. ...More Button

We are talking about Kennedy Wilson taking over Elysian Tower in Cork, vulture funds taking over Leeside Apartments in Cork, the increasing power of Irish Residential Properties REIT in the Dubli...More Button

Answer the question.More Button

What is he going to do about it?More Button

Confidence in Minister for Health: Motion (Resumed) (Continued)

"Bring it on. Walking away is not in my DNA." These are like cheesy lines from a bad Clint Eastwood movie. I wonder what a woman who has been caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal would think o...More Button

While Deputy Harris is the second Minister for Health to provoke a nurses strike, he is the first in the history of the State to have a national ambulance strike take place on his watch. Paramed...More Button

The costs at the national children's hospital skyrocketed on the Minister's watch. The tender for electrical systems was €98 million. It rose to €157 million. The tender for mechanical systems...More Button

Local Authority Housing

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if he is satisfied that the supply of new local authority housing is meeting demand.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if he is satisfied that none of the renovated voids completed in 2018 were leased to tenants prior to renovation.More Button

Rent Controls

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the actions he will take to reduce rents to affordable levels in view of the fact that rent increases in most of the country in 2018 were multiples of the rent pressure zone limits.More Button

Emergency Accommodation Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of adults and children, respectively, that accessed local authority managed emergency accommodation in January 2019. More Button