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Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Richard Boyd Barrett: I will be share time with Deputy Mick Barry. I will take five minutes and he will take four. The eviction of people into homelessness was utterly unacceptable before the pandemic. Solidarity-People Before Profit put forward an anti-evictions Bill that was passed with a majority in the previous Dáil. If I am correct, Fianna Fáil voted for that Bill and, ultimately, that is the...

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Mick Barry: The evictions moratorium expired two and a half weeks ago in New York city. The backlog in eviction cases for a three-month period in that city would normally be expected to be somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000 cases but, given the rent arrears that have built up from people who lost their jobs during the pandemic, it is expected that more than 100,000 evictions could be in the pipeline in...

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Matt Carthy: I also welcome the Labour Party motion on housing and homelessness. I wish that party had had the same interest in tackling those issues when it was in government and it adopted the very policies that created the crisis in housing that we now face. The current Labour Party leader and then Minister with responsibility for housing was one of a sorry line of disastrous Ministers in that post....

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Cian O'Callaghan: I welcome the Labour Party motion; the Social Democrats will be supporting it. I also welcome the comments from the Minister that he will listen constructively to any proposals from the Opposition and others throughout the House. There is little awareness of the emergency rent supplement. There has been some uptake, but I and others have been dealing with many people who are not aware...

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Eoin Ó Broin: I thank the Labour Party for introducing this important motion. Sinn Féin will support it and I will speak to the rental section in a moment. I want to take this opportunity to correct one of the things that the Minister, Deputy O'Brien, said about the Rebuilding Ireland home loan. He said there is no blanket ban on draw-downs. He is not correct. Today, I received an answer to a...

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Darragh O'Brien: The Deputy is misleading the House.

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Eoin Ó Broin: With respect to the matter in front of us, we know that significant numbers of renters are affected by temporary lay-offs. To try to establish some sense of it ourselves, Sinn Féin launched an online survey for renters over a month ago. About 1,000 renters across the State responded. While it is not a scientifically representative sample and we do not claim that it is, it had a good...

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Pearse Doherty: I want to raise the issue of mortgages and payment breaks. While we support the Labour Party motion, I know that it does not deal with the issue of payment breaks. It talks instead about penalties as opposed to interest and about mortgage arrears as opposed to payment breaks. In payment breaks, one does not accrue mortgage arrears. I think its spirit is in that line, given what Deputy...

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Mairead Farrell: Tá sé thar am dúinn déileáil leis seo. We absolutely support the call for a system to deal with rent arrears. The Government inaction on this will just leave more children in homeless accommodation. We in Sinn Féin have been calling for this issue to be tackled for some time. We know from data published by the ESRI that young people and those renting are more...

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Gerald Nash: I welcome the Minister and wish him well on his appointment. We hope he will accept the sentiments contained in this motion. One of our key aims is that action be taken to protect mortgage holders who accrue interest and penalties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. I have read the Government amendment and it does nothing to alleviate the situation being experienced by tens of thousands...

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Darragh O'Brien: I move amendment No. 1: To delete all words after "Dáil Éireann" and substitute the following: "recognises that the Programme for Government – Our Shared Future acknowledges that Covid-19 has presented the global community with a terrible set of challenges to add to the ongoing climate and biodiversity emergency; acknowledges the extensive range of measures included in...

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Rent and Mortgage Arrears: Motion [Private Members] (8 Jul 2020)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I move: That Dáil Éireann: recognises: — the exceptional circumstances of Covid-19; — the necessity of shutting down non-essential economic activity to prevent the spread of viral infection and to save thousands of lives; — the loss of income suffered by many households, through no fault of their own, notwithstanding extraordinary measures taken to...

Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (8 Jul 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: I hear what the Minister of State is saying. I may not necessarily agree with him but I do not have access to the advice of the Attorney General and, going on previous form, it will not be shared directly with us. I believe the Minister of State understands what I am saying. I was not the one who referred to risky businesses, high interest rates or start-ups. That was the Minister of...

Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (8 Jul 2020)

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (8 Jul 2020)

Section 7 agreed to.

Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (8 Jul 2020)

Sections 8 and 9 agreed to.

Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (8 Jul 2020)

Title agreed to.

Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (8 Jul 2020)

Bill reported without amendment and received for final consideration.

Microenterprise Loan Fund (Amendment) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (8 Jul 2020)

Question proposed: "That the Bill do now pass."

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