Dáil debates

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


1:15 pm

Photo of Peter FitzpatrickPeter Fitzpatrick (Louth, Independent) | Oireachtas source

Two weeks ago, I raised the issue of a proposed housing development in Sienna Valley in Drogheda with full planning permission for 4,000 homes, zoning for several thousand more and the DART link scheduled for 2022. Not a single house has been built because the Department is refusing to jointly fund the northern cross route road which runs through the housing development. For the past two weeks, on the advice of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, I have been trying to raise the matter as a Topical Issue. There is a housing crisis and we have a solution here. This is a no-brainer. Thousands of families will get an opportunity to own their own homes, not only in Louth but also in the Taoiseach's constituency in Dublin. Hundreds of thousands of euro can be gained through levies. It is a no-brainer. I invite the Taoiseach along with the Fine Gael Deputies and councillors to come to Drogheda to visit this site and see it at first hand. I ask the Taoiseach to ensure that the Department provides its half of the funding for the development.


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