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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Nitrates Action Programme: Discussion (14 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I thank the Chairman for organising this meeting on this particular topic. We need to stay and concentrate on what we are talking about, which is the nitrates review. That is our primary function and primary focus today. First, I want to say that all the farm organisations have really pitched well and made a very good case. It goes back to what Mr. Enright said earlier; it is about the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (LSRD) Bill 2021: Discussion (Resumed) (9 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I welcome all the guests. We have had a good meeting. I cannot let the opportunity go without wishing Kevin Kelly well in his new job. More importantly, with that emblem of Mayo at the back of him, I wish him every success for the weekend. I look forward to that and I think everybody will be looking forward to that bit of light relief in sport. I would also like to particularly welcome...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (LSRD) Bill 2021: Discussion (Resumed) (9 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: Can I hear from the Construction Industry Federation?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (LSRD) Bill 2021: Discussion (Resumed) (9 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I want to focus on just one question directed to the members of the CCMA. The AILG has been in touch with us and has written to the Minister. It has made an exceptionally strong case for mandatory consultation channels for elected members similar to those provided for in the current sections 8(4) and 8(5). It has worked well. Everybody has said it has. We talk about subsidiarity in...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (LSRD) Bill 2021: Discussion (Resumed) (9 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: Do the representatives of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council or Dublin City Council have a view?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (LSRD) Bill 2021: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (7 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I thank Mr. Hogan and his team for attending. I took the time this morning to look back at the discussions we have had on these issues at previous meetings. I draw the witnesses' attention to the meeting of Tuesday, 10 November 2020, which was attended by Mr. Hogan and his colleague, Mr. Terry Sheridan, and witnesses from An Bord Pleanála. All along, there has been a consistency from...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (LSRD) Bill 2021: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (7 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: When there was initial talk about the fast-track planning, the then Minister, Deputy Coveney, suggested a threshold of 200, not 100. We know this was the subject of much debate. I think there were a number of freedom of information, FOI, requests and this information entered the public domain. Is the Department looking at the possibility of increasing the threshold from 100 to 200 units,...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (LSRD) Bill 2021: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (7 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: It is an opportunity.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (LSRD) Bill 2021: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (7 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: Mr. Hogan said the tools will be there. Could be elaborate on the tools he has in mind and that can apply?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (LSRD) Bill 2021: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (7 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I thank Mr. Hogan.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (LSRD) Bill 2021: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (7 Sep 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I will be brief. I thank the officials for being here. What is clear, and I have not seen this in a long time in this committee, is the cross-party support for continuing to support the consultation channels that have been established for city and county councils. It is coming over strongly and I expect to see that reflected by the officials when the Ministers are engaged on this issue....

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Impact of Peat Shortages on the Horticultural Industry: Discussion (20 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I welcome our guests here today. We have had a lot of debate and discussion on the production of milled peat at this stage. We need to talk about solutions. As someone who has studied horticulture and who has worked in the horticultural sector most of my working life, I acknowledge that soft fruit production, forestry propagation and even nursery stock can manage without the same amount of...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Impact of Peat Shortages on the Horticultural Industry: Discussion (20 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: In terms of the other witnesses' engagement in these past two weeks, what is the level of engagement with the big mushroom producers? What is the current level of engagement that is going on? The witnesses might share that with the committee.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (16 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I thank the Cathaoirleach for the way he has conducted his business over the past year. This is our last day of this term. I thank the Leader and, particularly, her staff and Ms Orla Murray, who are responsible for the Order of Business and our agendas every day. I thank Mr. Martin Groves, our clerk, and his staff for the way they keep us on track. Without them, I do not know where any of...

Seanad: Land Development Agency Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (15 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I move amendment No. 2: In page 9, to delete lines 18 to 21 and substitute the following: “order to achieve the purposes specified in this section, (s) to achieve the best possible social and economic return, consistent with the purposes of this Act, from the use of relevant public land under and in accordance with this Act, and (t) to continue the essential involvement of...

Seanad: Land Development Agency Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (15 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I again welcome the Minister to the House. While I did not think it would happen this way, I am particularly pleased that these two amendments are being taken right at the beginning of the debate. For many years I was a councillor on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. I know the Minister used to be a councillor, as have many Members of this House. I took a lot of trouble to look...

Seanad: Land Development Agency Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (15 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I will be brief. I thank the Minister for engaging with us. I also thank the Senators who have engaged in this debate. It has been a good debate. People are passionate about housing but they are also passionate about local government. As I said at the outset, the powers and functions of our elected councillors are important. I am not going to dwell much longer on the issue because I...

Seanad: Land Development Agency Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (15 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I second the amendment.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Independent Mink Farms: Discussion (15 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: I thank the witnesses for coming in today. I will focus my question on two or three aspects. First, for once and for all, we need a straight answer in terms of the three farms they are representing here today. How many mink are on these farms? I refer to the exact numbers of mink that are currently on these farms. I read a number of newspaper clippings on mink, which I downloaded...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Independent Mink Farms: Discussion (15 Jul 2021)

Victor Boyhan: Is Mr. Curran familiar with the others? Has Mr. Curran used any other methods?

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