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Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Question put and agreed to.

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

The Dáil adjourned at at 6.25 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 May 2018.

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Maria Bailey: I will share time with Deputy Ó Broin. I thank all of the contributors for the ways in which they put forward their ideas and solutions for us to compile this report. We as a cross-party Oireachtas joint committee have regular engagement with a wide range of stakeholders. I refer to chartered surveyors, the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, the Construction Industry...

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Eoin Ó Broin: I thank the Chair of the committee for sharing time. We tried at the committee right throughout this debate to keep it non-partisan and non-political. That is one of the reasons the report has such strength. The speech from the Minister, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, however, was very disappointing. It was also disappointing that an almost identical speech was read by the Minister of State,...

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Helen McEntee: I thank the Deputies for the report tabled this evening which addresses an area of fundamental concern that has a direct impact on the daily lives of many people living in the State. I reiterate the sentiments of the Minister for Housing Planning and Local Government, Deputy Eoghan Murphy. Stronger compliance with building standards has been a key priority for Government and has manifested...

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Darragh O'Brien: I thank Deputy Casey for sharing time. I have read the report and the appendices, although I was not a part of the committee at the time. I commend Deputy Ó Broin and the Chairman, Deputy Bailey, on the work they have done. In the few minutes available to me, I will focus on a couple of issues. There are some very practical recommendations. What I thought telling from all the...

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Catherine Martin: I welcome this report from the Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government. Many of the issues it covers and many of the actions it suggests were also included in a motion on building standards and homeowner protection tabled by the Green Party that was passed by the Dáil last June. I commend all the members of the committee on their work on this report, as well as all the...

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Mick Wallace: I had not planned on speaking on this debate but I rambled in and decided to listen. The Minister said:The Government’s focus has primarily been on ensuring strong and effective regulation in the building control system and the construction industry and on improving compliance in the building regulations... I believe that the building-control reform agenda and other initiatives under...

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Pat Casey: The report we are discussing this evening represents the committee's genuine efforts to work constructively on housing matters and to provide solutions that will work and are realistic. It is essential that we learn the lessons from the previous housing bubble and the resulting financial crash. It is essential to ensure that the increased supply of housing which is so badly needed and the...

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Clare Daly: There is a certain irony that we are discussing this report during the week in which the Grenfell Tower inquiry opened. There was horrific loss of life in that appalling fire. I do not think it is any exaggeration to say that we are incredibly lucky that something similar has not happened here because all of the same features exist. In Holywell in Swords in 2007, fire spread rapidly...

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Eoghan Murphy: I thank Deputies for the report which addresses a fundamental concern that has a direct impact on the daily life of many living in the State. Stronger compliance with building standards has been to the forefront of our building control reform agenda which was initiated in 2011 when a high level working group reviewed the existing building control regulatory framework. The key deficits...

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Eoin Ó Broin: I acknowledge the work and support of the Chairman of the committee, Deputy Maria Bailey, during the committee's proceedings and the production of the report. The origins of the report lie in the experience of many of us in working with residents who live in buildings with latent defects that were built during the Celtic tiger period. From my experience in Clondalkin and Lucan, I understand...

Topical Issue Debates: Anti-Social Behaviour (24 May 2018)

Róisín Shortall: I thank the Minister for his reply. I very much welcome the establishment of the multi-agency group to look at this issue but progress is painfully slow. To a large extent the genie is now out of the bottle. It has become standard practice in some communities for youngsters to have these vehicles. Obviously the law has to be enforced in respect of those over 16 years of age. There has to...

Topical Issue Debates: Anti-Social Behaviour (24 May 2018)

Charles Flanagan: I do not take issue with any of the points raised by Deputy Shortall. I acknowledge her interest in this matter. My Department will take ownership of this issue by convening the local agencies and stakeholders concerned. The problem has been that this issue has been passed around the various agencies and authorities. My Department has taken responsibility and leadership by convening a...

Topical Issue Debates: Anti-Social Behaviour (24 May 2018)

Róisín Shortall: I have suggested what the Minister should be doing.

Topical Issue Debates: Anti-Social Behaviour (24 May 2018)

Charles Flanagan: I would welcome her proposals. I ask her to share in the resolution of this issue. I guarantee the Deputy and the House that I will continue to monitor closely the cross-agency engagement put in place by my Department. I acknowledge the experience of the Deputy in this regard.

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection: Motion (24 May 2018)

Maria Bailey: I move:That Dáil Éireann shall consider the Report of the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government entitled ‘Safe as Houses? A Report on Building Standards, Building Controls and Consumer Protection (December 2017)’, copies of which were laid before Dáil Éireann on 24th January, 2018. My apologies for being late. I think we are running a...

Topical Issue Debates: Local Authority Funding (24 May 2018)

Damien English: As Deputy Thomas Byrne said, the solution is the review that is under way. It is holding its first meeting today, and I will return to that in a moment. We are all concerned with the whole of County Meath. Deputy Byrne has mentioned some towns and I will go through the rest - places like Navan, Trim, Enfield, Oldcastle or Athboy - and match them all up so that they all get the proper...

Topical Issue Debates: Anti-Social Behaviour (24 May 2018)

Anti-Social Behaviour

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