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Kenny, Seán

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

I would like to share time with Deputy Robert Dowds.More Button

The Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 which amended and extended the Housing Acts 1966 to 2004 provided local authorities with a framework for a more strategic approach to the delivery an...More Button

One cannot discuss homelessness without referring to the recent case of a homeless man, Josef Pavelka. His plight received national attention when it emerged that he was living in a public toile...More Button

The legislative framework also provides a more developed legislative basis for the provision of rented social housing by means of leasing or contract arrangements with private accommodation provi...More Button

It has come to my attention that some of the RAS housing units do not meet the mandatory standards for rented accommodation and the same problem applies to some housing in the private rented sector...More Button

I raise the matter of the review of the housing lists carried out by the local authorities during which applicants are asked to return a form stating they are in need of housing and wish to remai...More Button

The differential rents charged to social housing tenants by Fingal County Council in my constituency compare well with those charged by other urban county councils, according to that local author...More Button

The different schemes reviewed also show variances with regard to commencement dates, with a commencement date of March in other Dublin local authorities. Others had a commencement date ranging ...More Button

The rent scheme details the manner in which the local authority will determine rent and other charges. Local authority rents are set in accordance with the rent scheme adopted by each housing au...More Button

I commend the Minister of State with responsibility for housing and planning, Deputy Jan O'Sullivan, for the work she has put into this area. I look forward to working further with her on the ho...More Button

EU Summits

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he attended the recent EU-Japan trade agreement.More Button

International Education Strategy

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the steps being taken in the US to attract third level students to come here to study.More Button

Departmental Agencies Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if Tourism Ireland pays rent on any of their offices outside Ireland; if so the amount paid per year; and the length of time remaining on the lease in each of the offices. More Button

Dublin Bus Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: when Dublin Bus will receive their 80 extra buses that funding has been agreed for in 2013.More Button

Rail Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will request the Chief Executive Officer of Iarnrod Éireann to carry out the following works at (details supplied) in County Dublin at the earliest opportunity.More Button