Tuesday, 14 May 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Catherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
I raise an issue in respect of the local government funding baseline review commenced last year. My understanding is this review has reported but the report has not been published. Will the Taoiseach confirm if this report has been received and say when it will be published? Areas have been frozen in time for the last 20 years in respect of population. No account whatsoever has been taken of increased population over the last 20 years in terms of the funding of local authorities. It is urgent that this report is published and that we the make a change to that. Essentially, parts of the country are trying to function with their hands tied behind their backs.