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Brennan, Patrick

Tuesday, 7 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 Nbr. 1

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Retiring Age of Local Authority Officials.

A change in the present age limit for officers in relation to whom I am the appropriate Minister is not contemplated.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Corporation Housing List.

I understand that, on 15th April, 1966, the date of the most recent review of the Dublin Corporation approved housing list, there were 694 families of six persons and over, 1,072 families of five p...More Button

All of them?More Button

Yes, I would say so.More Button

I do not agree at all.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Artane (Dublin) Housing Development.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 together.More Button

I am informed by the Dublin Corporation that plans for the development of Maryfield Estate were first lodged with them in 1953 and by order dated 17th June, 1953, general planning permission for t...More Button

Development work commenced on the Estate in 1954 and subsequently, house plans and layout designs for various sections of the Estate were lodged with the Corporation. The last permission in respec...More Button

On 8th September, 1965, application was made to the Corporation for permission to erect 30 houses on a site which was designated as playing fields and open space on the plans previously approved. ...More Button

I understand that no work on the development of the open space, apart perhaps from some levelling of the site, has been undertaken by the developers. I am not aware of what assurances or guarantee...More Button

In considering the appeal I shall take all relevant factors into account, including the objections received by me from local residents. At this stage I could not say what the decision on the appea...More Button

The plan is before the Department on appeal at the moment.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Sales of Vested Houses.

It is presumed that the Deputy's question relates to a circular letter which was sent to all county councils on the 24th February, 1966, explaining the provisions of the Labourers Act, 1965, and gi...More Button

I am not aware of any general delay in the giving of consent by county councils to sales of vested cottages.More Button

Not to my knowledge.More Button

It depends entirely on the length of time the cottage is vested in the applicant.More Button

Not to my knowledge.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Waterford Housing.

I am not so aware. I understand that the Waterford County Council expect to complete about 98 cottages in all in the current financial year, as compared with 42 last year.More Button

The allocation in respect of new works was related to the number of tender proposals before the Department at the time of the making of the allocation. There are proposals to accept tenders for 21...More Button

In so far as approval to further tenders is concerned, the housing authority have been informed that the position will be the subject of review in the light of the capital situation later in the y...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Tipperary Housing Loan.

An application was received last October for sanction to a loan of £1,000 for the payment of supplementary grants. A decision was deferred pending notification of the housing capital allocat...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Limerick Housing.

Loan and tender proposals for a scheme of 30 houses at Castleconnell have already been approved by me.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to have it circulated with the Official Report.More Button

Following is the statement:—More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Finances.

I would refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 146 of 27th April in which I set out particulars of the housing capital allocated to each housing authority for the current financial year. No ...More Button

Following is the statement:—More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Local Authority Projects.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 30 and 32 together.More Button

As regards local authority housing schemes and sanitary services works, I would refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 19 of the 28th April last. Since then seven housing schemes involving t...More Button

As regards the other information requested by the Deputy, its compilation would involve detailed examination of a large number of applications for both loan and overdraft accommodation which would ...More Button

On the general questions of expediting house building and financing operations, I would refer the Deputy to my reply on the Adjournment Debate on 18th May, 1966.More Button

It is on.More Button

It is on.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Overdraft Accommodation for Local Authorities.

I am not aware that the position is as stated by the Deputy. While the credit policy of the banks may have affected a limited number of projects which some local authorities had intended to undert...More Button

They are not so aware.More Button

No.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Westmeath County Council Projects.

In so far as local authority housing projects are concerned, there are no proposals for the acceptance of tenders by the Westmeath County Council before my Department at present. Loan applications...More Button

I am not in a position at present anyway.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rates Increase.

I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to take Questions Nos. 34 and 35 together.More Button

I would refer the Deputy to the statement which I made on 2nd March, 1966, in reply to a Question by Deputy Coughlan. I have nothing to add to that statement at this stage.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Employment Allowances.

It is not proposed to alter the existing system for the relief of rates on agricultural land in the present financial year.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Access to County Cork Beach.

Planning authorities have wide powers under the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963, to provide or preserve rights of access. Such an authority may include as an objective in the...More Button

A planning authority may also enter into an agreement for the creation of a public right of way over land, or may create one by order subject to a right of appeal to the Minister, and payment of co...More Button

In this particular case I am having inquiries made and I shall communicate further with the Deputy when the position has been clarified.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rosses Point (Sligo) Pier.

Sligo County Council were notified in January, 1965, that the proposed pier scheme was approved in principle for execution under the Department's amenity grants scheme. Revised design details subm...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Sligo Swimming Pool.

I am aware of the urgent need for swimming pools generally and of the proposal to provide a swimming pool at Strandhill. This proposal is at present under consideration in my Department in conjunct...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Artane (Dublin) Housing Development.

It does not matter when the last houses were completed. There were certain conditions laid down and Dublin Corporation did nothing about them. The developer is still in possession of it.More Button

Who was still in possession?More Button

And when did he finish the last houses?More Button

What did the Deputy do within the past 12 months?More Button

He did nothing whatever about it. As I say, the matter is on appeal to the Department. There is nothing more we can add to what was said in the reply today. As far as the Department of Local Go...More Button

The Dáil adjourned at 10.55 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 8th June, 1966.More Button