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Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Question put

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: In accordance with Standing Order 80(2), the division is postponed until the weekly division time on Wednesday, 23 September 2020.

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

The Dáil adjourned at at 10.30 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Peter Burke: I thank all the Deputies for their contributions. We all meet people in our clinics with genuine concerns and the most vulnerable people we see are those affected by the issues raised here tonight. It is important that we respond in the most genuine fashion in trying to ensure we protect the most vulnerable. We all know that rents are unaffordable, that we need a sustainable rental market...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I thank the Minister of State. To conclude this important debate, I call Deputy Ó Broin.

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Eoin Ó Broin: It is regrettable that the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, did not stay to listen to the contributions of other Deputies and to the conclusion of the debate. I mean no disrespect to the Minister of State. It gives the House the impression that the Minister is not interested in a genuine debate, where we thrash out differing opinions to try to...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Paul Donnelly: I will use as little time as I can to allow my colleagues to come in. I thank the previous Deputies who cut their time short. I strongly welcome the Bill that has been brought forward by my colleague, Deputy Ó Broin. This is something I have always strongly supported and I believe all of those in our communities who believe in fairness and justice will also support it. Only the...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I call Deputy Ó Murchú, who has seven minutes.

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: Gabhaim buíochas. It will be a first if I do not go over time. I thank my colleague, Deputy Ó Broin, for bringing this forward. Everyone accepts we are dealing with a nightmare scenario as regards rentals. We have a situation that has been created by the fact that the State has failed to build houses. There was an acceptance that the private sector would sort things out and the...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I advise Members that while they have ten minutes each theoretically, if all the Members who are now indicating use their ten minutes, we will not get through everyone because I must retain five minutes for the Minister of State to respond and ten minutes for the proposer of the Bill to make his final contribution. That is 15 minutes out of 39 minutes. Members can work it out for...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I might cut my contribution to five minutes or thereabouts to facilitate other Members who wish to make contributions and who have been here all day. It is only fair we share the time. While everybody wants to support the Bill tabled by Sinn Féin, and the Labour Party also appreciates the opportunity to speak on the issue of housing, I am disappointed the Minister is no longer in the...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Cian O'Callaghan: I will not use my full ten minutes. I wish to make just a few points. First, I wish to address the issue of supply of rental units. There is something of a narrative that if rental income levels are not increased, that will hit supply. The one thing we can say with certainty about this is that rental incomes have gone up considerably in recent years, particularly during the period before...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Cormac Devlin: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill. I concur with the Minister on what is proposed in the Bill. As he said, the Government recently passed the Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020 which puts protections in place for tenants, particularly in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It makes it unlawful to evict people who are impacted by the pandemic until 11 January 2021, a...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Paul McAuliffe: I always welcome the opportunity to speak about the unforgivable shortage of housing in this city and the rest of the country, and in turn, the unenviable and unacceptable position of renters. I welcome the opportunity provided by the Opposition to highlight again the real experience of renters, the lack of security of tenure, the uncertainty, the disproportionate percentage of rental cost...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Gino Kenny: People Before Profit will support this Bill. I want to cut to the chase. There have been many debates on renters and housing in this Chamber. Renters are being ripped off in the State. A small cohort of landlords are doing extremely well out of this. They are doing so well that they have commodified the basic human right to shelter. Does the Minister know how that has happened? It has...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Before calling Deputy Funchion, I remind Deputies that for the Thursday evening Private Members’ business, Members submit their names in advance to the Clerk, indicating that they wish to participate. Members are called in the order in which they submit their names. We have 75 minutes for the debate with 43 minutes remaining.

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Kathleen Funchion: I commend my colleague, Deputy Ó Broin, not only on this Bill but on all the work he has done on housing. I do not think anyone in this Chamber could disagree with the statement that rents need to be reduced. Between my time in the Dáil and previously on a local authority, I have been elected for 11 years and housing has consistently been the number one issue I have dealt with...

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Minister is sharing time with Deputies McAuliffe and Devlin.

Ban on Rent Increases Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Sep 2020)

Darragh O'Brien: I am indeed. I will have nine minutes and they will each have three. I will look into the matter Deputy Ó Broin mentioned. Where I was today in Adamstown, I saw fantastic work that has taken place and continues to take place. This is also the case in other parts of south Dublin like Killinarden where the Deputy's own party opposed 100 social homes and 300 affordable homes as part of...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Road Projects (17 Sep 2020)

Neale Richmond: I thank the Minister for his comprehensive reply. I will not pretend that I am not a little disappointed with the lack of progress. As the Minister well knows, people in this area have been waiting more than 25 years for improvements to a road that is not fit for purpose. In the time since the need for an upgrade was identified, 7,000 new homes have been built in the area and there has...

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