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Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputy Pringle is bringing back memories for me now.

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Malcolm Noonan: My mother, as a proud Kildare woman, would probably concur with the comments of Deputy Pringle too. I thank all of the Deputies for their contributions. I will respond to some of their comments before making my closing remarks. Quite a number of Deputies have raised the issue of apprentices and direct maintenance within local authorities. I raised this with officials during the...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Michael Healy-Rae: I thank Deputy O'Donoghue for sharing his time and Sinn Féin for bringing the motion before the Dáil. I would like to deal with some quick practicalities. I thank the housing staff, clerk of works and people I deal with on a daily basis in our local authority, Kerry County Council, who are engaged in spending the money they get from central government to do the works that are...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Thomas Pringle: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for the opportunity to speak on this motion regarding the maintenance and repair of local authority housing. I support the motion and its call to significantly increase funding for a social housing retrofitting programme to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy poverty. However, I note the motion lacks a rural aspect, which is disappointing. Although there...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I thank Deputy Canney for his words of wisdom.

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Richard O'Donoghue: I have been in the construction business all my life. Is the Government facilitating a one-stop shop cartel? Will the Minister of State clarify why the registered independent BER assessors are not permitted to provide the home energy assessment required to apply for a loan under the home energy upgrade loan scheme as the energy assessment can only be conducted by an SEAI-registered one-stop...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Seán Canney: I thank Sinn Féin for bringing forward the motion. I have been involved in politics for 20 years, having previously been at council level since 2004, and one of the big issues I have seen with housing, even when we were building houses at the volume that was required, related to how to manage the housing stock we had. I recall, when I was involved in building houses, going back three...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Richard Boyd Barrett: All of us will be very familiar with people coming into our constituency office to show us photographs, as Deputy Gould did earlier. I thank him and Sinn Féin for this important motion. There is damp rolling down the walls and the windows. There is black mould in the bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms. Clothes and bedclothes are made damp as a result. There is a prevalence of...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Debate adjourned.

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (28 May 2024)

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (28 May 2024)

Catherine Connolly: I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 37 and the name of the Member in each case: Deputy Mairéad Farrell - To discuss the provision of a special language class at Scoil Chaitríona, Renmore, Galway. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - To discuss the closing of the pollack fishery and the collapse in...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Debate resumed on the following motion:

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Cian O'Callaghan: I thank Sinn Féin and Deputy Gould for tabling this motion. Before I turn to some of the particulars, at the heart of this is a discussion of what happened to public housing and how it has been allowed to be run down over the years. I will talk about the individual impacts that has on people who rent but part of that running down of public housing and the stock, not investing in,...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Catherine Connolly: You do not have to take it.

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Cian O'Callaghan: The Minister spoke about legal obligations on local authorities in this regard. That is relevant but if the funding model for social housing and maintenance is not fixed, we will continue to have this problem. It is scandalous that local authorities which own public housing do not meet the basic standards and legal requirements that any landlord has to meet. Local authorities enforce those...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Seán Crowe: As previous speakers said, ending the housing crisis is about not just building new homes but also maintaining the housing stock we have. Every Deputy will give examples of what is happening in his or her constituency. We heard about black mould, which is common enough. We tried to get our local authority to use the county architect scheme to get people to come together and bring in their...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Johnny Mythen: We all know and agree there is not enough affordable and social housing available for councils to allocate. However, we also know there are councils across the entire country that are years behind on the maintenance and upkeep of their housing stock. The day-to-day maintenance of social housing is primarily funded by the rents paid by tenants. However, when it comes to county council...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Brendan Howlin: I thank Sinn Féin for tabling this motion. The Labour Party welcomes it. There is not a word in it that we would have any reservations about supporting. All the asks set out are reasonable and sensible and I see no reason the Government would not accept and implement it. Housing, as Deputy Bacik has said repeatedly, is the civil rights issue of our time. It affects every family...

Local Authority Housing Maintenance and Repair: Motion [Private Members] (28 May 2024)

Catherine Connolly: Members would appreciate receiving copies of the Minister of State's speech.

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