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Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Damien English: I look forward to working with colleagues on this in the months ahead, as will the Minister, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, and bringing forward the legislation. I thank colleagues for their views on the proposed Bill and their comments on the issues raised. We all acknowledge that there is overcrowding. There are different statistics for different situations but as we knock on doors and meet...

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Pat Casey: I thank the Minister of State and Deputy Ó Broin for their contributions. Deputy Ó Broin referred to the likes of three and four generations living in one house. It illustrates the fact that we do not fully know the depth of the housing crisis, given that people are couch surfing and three or more generations are living in a house. The crisis is a lot bigger than is portrayed to...

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Amendment agreed to.

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Bernard Durkan: It is proposed to read the Bill a Second Time three months from this day. We will have to see how that date works out.

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Pat Casey: We will put it into our diaries.

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Bernard Durkan: Absolutely. It can mature over the winter.

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

The Dáil adjourned at at 6.24 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 November 2019.

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Eoin Ó Broin: I thank Deputy Casey for introducing the Bill. I also thank the Minister of State, Deputy English. I accept that his commitment to introduce amendments to deal with this issue is genuine. The issue of overcrowding in our housing stock is very significant. It is important to acknowledge that it is now two years since the documentary "RTÉ Investigates - Nightmare to Let" showed some of...

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Damien English: I move amendment No. 1: To delete all words after "That" and substitute the following: "Dáil Éireann, while acknowledging the relevance of the Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018, in the context of serious cases of overcrowding that have occurred in the rented sector, resolves that the Bill be deemed to be read a second time this day three months, to allow for further consideration of...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Traveller Community (14 Nov 2019)

Finian McGrath: I accept the point on Traveller accommodation and health and mortality issues. Nobody is disputing those points and I accept that we must respond to them. In my response on behalf of the Minister, I stated the exceptional needs payments and the option of contacting the local Intreo office could deal with heating cost issues. I will bring the local authority planning permission matter to...

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2019)

Pat Casey: I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." This Bill forms a small part of Fianna Fáil's practical and evidence-based suite of measures designed to produce an emergency-level response to the ongoing crisis in housing. A generation face being left scarred from the Government still not admitting the scale of the crisis or making the necessary decisions. The unprecedented costs...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Traveller Community (14 Nov 2019)

Finian McGrath: I am taking this question on behalf of the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Deputy Regina Doherty. In July, MABS Travellers published a report addressing energy poverty among Travellers living in mobile homes and trailers. This report, which was based on analysis of 65 households last autumn, found that 77% of Travellers who live in mobile homes are in energy...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Traveller Community (14 Nov 2019)

Éamon Ó Cuív: Mair a chapaill agus gheobhair féar. The Minister of State is telling us to wait for this great new scheme the Government will introduce whereby everybody will have an absolutely fantastic mobile home, trailer or caravan but that, in the meantime, people should freeze. I do not know if any Minister has ever stayed in a mobile home in the winter. It might be fine for someone in...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Job Losses (14 Nov 2019)

Damien English: I am replying on behalf of the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Deputy Humphreys, who cannot attend, for which she apologises. Naturally, she is very much aware of the regrettable ongoing issue at SK Biotek in Swords. I acknowledge that workplace disputes are never welcome news for workers, employers and the economy. That is why we hope this issue can be resolved as soon...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Job Losses (14 Nov 2019)

Thomas Pringle: I thank the Minister of State for his response and appreciate that the Minister, Deputy Humphreys, cannot be present, which is fair enough. However, it is vital that the Government take a proactive role in dealing with this dispute. None of us wants to see the jobs lost or workers out on strike. However, the company has taken a very negative position, of which we have proof. It appears...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Job Losses (14 Nov 2019)

Joan Collins: I echo what Deputy Pringle said. Some of the workers have been working at the plant for over 30 years. They have invested their lives in the companies that have operated at it. SK Biotek commenced operations at the plant in December 2017 and gave a commitment to bring forward a contract of five years under the transfer of undertakings legislation. That is important legislation in...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Job Losses (14 Nov 2019)

Damien English: I thank both Deputies for their intervention by raising this issue. With reference to the TUPE regulation and the obligations in that regard, it is not for me to adjudicate on how the dispute should be resolved. We have apparatus in place to do just that. To be clear, regulations are in place and they are the same for all employers, be they multinational companies or otherwise. We do not...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Traveller Community (14 Nov 2019)

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