Dáil debates

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation


12:27 pm

Photo of Ivana BacikIvana Bacik (Dublin Bay South, Labour) | Oireachtas source

When does the Taoiseach propose to bring in Deputy Brendan Howlin's public sector standards Bill to ensure that the necessary reforms to SIPO will be enacted? In that context, last week I raised with the Taoiseach the issue pertaining to Deputy Damien English, the Taoiseach's party colleague, who resigned from his ministerial post due to the revelations that he had submitted incorrect information on a planning application to Meath County Council in 2008. During Leaders' Questions last week I asked the Taoiseach if the Government and his party tolerated behaviour, because we know that false information resulted in him being granted planning permission for a once-off dwelling, to which he was not entitled. I want to follow up with the Taoiseach. What further action does the Taoiseach propose to take, and particularly at a time when thousands of couples and families have been refused planning permission to build homes across rural Ireland and at a time when 40% of people under the age of 35 continue to live with their parents because they cannot find homes due to the housing crisis? What further action does the Taoiseach propose to take-----


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