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McManus, Liz

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 Nbr. 6


Ceisteanna – Questions. - EU Summits.

Did the Taoiseach have an opportunity to meet the British Prime Minister on the margins of the summit to discuss Northern Ireland issues, including the possibility of holding elections in May? What...More Button

I thank the Taoiseach for his reply on Northern Ireland. Will he clarify what will happen on Friday? Will there be a joint statement from the two Governments on an agreed negotiating position? Also...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Housing Policy: Motion.

I propose to share my time with Deputies Wall, Penrose, Sean Ryan and Durkan.More Button

I welcome Deputy Gilmore's initiative in highlighting the disgraceful record of Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats on the housing crisis and their total failure to deal with the probl...More Button

The message is now going out that when the builders bark, the Government comes to heel. We are now seeing a turning of the screw for young people in particular when they are trying to put a roof ov...More Button

I received an e-mail from the mayor of Greystones in which he points out that a local developer, Zapi Properties, received planning permission from An Bord Pleanála for 1,040 houses in Greys...More Button

He goes on:More Button

The application was submitted shortly before Wicklow County Council adopted a policy of 20% social housing. Permissions granted without social housing have a two year life and lapse then. Developer...More Button

That is devastating in terms of the imbalance now being created in favour of speculators, developers and builders and against those desperately trying to make homes for themselves. The latter look ...More Button

The Minister should also address the position of the Simon Community. We are very fortunate to have voluntary housing organisations which assist in meeting the needs of those who may be homeless or...More Button

Written Answers. - Institutes of Technology.

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: if his attention has been drawn to the concerns expressed by the Council of Directors of Institutes of Technology that higher education faces a crisis in funding in 2003 which will see a cutback in...More Button

Written Answers. - Fund-Raising Activities.

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: the average amount raised by primary schools and second level schools through voluntary contributions at the latest year for which figures are available; if parents will be asked to make an increas...More Button

Written Answers. - Mental Handicap Services.

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: if his attention has been drawn to the findings of the service review carried out by the health board on the Gheel Centre for the mentally handicapped in Fairview, Dublin; if the recommendations wi...More Button