Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Committee on Housing and Homelessness

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government

10:30 am

Photo of Mary ButlerMary Butler (Waterford, Fianna Fail)
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The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund. There is €3 billion in the fund, with €750 million allocated for a range of projects. I hope we will get a chance to ask questions of the Minister for Finance, Deputy Noonan, on this. He decided against putting any of that money into social housing. I welcome the suggestions made by the Minister, Deputy Kelly, at the end. He has been in the position for the past two years and understands how it works.

I agree with what Deputy Wallace said. To bring matters back to the parish pump, I live in Portlaw where eight or ten new houses are to be built. I know ex-Deputy Coffey-----