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Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (26 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual. The National...

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Tiglin Challenge (19 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: I apologise that I was a bit late at the beginning. I congratulate the three witnesses. I went to visit Tiglin a long time ago. The one thing that struck me about it was the 12 steps type model. It was not a religious kind of thing. It was the 12 steps and was about people, their well-being and the reality of life and everything else. I thought it was a wonderful model. I thank Mr....

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Tiglin Challenge (19 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: How are clients referred to Tiglin?

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Tiglin Challenge (19 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: Is there an age limit?

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Tyrrelstown Residents (19 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: I apologise to the witnesses as I had to leave. Something happened over which I had no control. I heard a little of the presentation outside as well. This is very complex. Deputy Coppinger stated a survey was done and two thirds of those surveyed were working, with one third on rent supplement. How many units were surveyed? Was it 40, 100 or 200?

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Tyrrelstown Residents (19 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: Okay. There is no simple solution to this and the witnesses have already heard different views. It is beholden on this committee to explore whatever options there can be. We do not have the answers, or I certainly do not. Other people are involved who may be able to guide us on the options and we must look at all of them. We must try to facilitate people who, like the witnesses, live in...

Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (Resumed) (18 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: I congratulate Deputy Katherine Zappone on her appointment as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. I listened with great interest to her opening remarks and welcome the opportunity to speak to the Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016. The Bill is extremely complex and sensitive but for many adoptive parents and children who are adopted, it provides clarity on their legal rights. Every one of...

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (17 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: I support what Deputy Durkan said. I believe it is wrong for anybody to come to the committee and make accusations about an individual, a Minister or a Deputy. In the Chairman's opening statement at all committees it is clearly indicated that when people are not here to defend themselves, their names should not be used. I am disappointed that Mr. Hall has decided to use this opportunity -...

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Residential Tenancies Board (17 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: I thank the witnesses and have read their document. I concur with Deputy O'Sullivan's remarks on the standard of accommodation. Some of what I have seen is appalling and I am delighted to hear they are inspected. When properties are inspected and the landlord is asked to do certain things, is there another inspection to make sure it has been done? Regarding rent certainty, people have...

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Free Legal Advice Centres (17 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: My question might have been asked. I have read the presentation by FLAC. When people go to FLAC for legal advice, for example, in the context of court cases, how long does it take before they get help?

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Free Legal Advice Centres (17 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: I thank Mr. Joyce.

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Free Legal Advice Centres (17 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: On a previous occasion we got a small pamphlet from FLAC. Would it be possible to get more of those because it was useful to give them to people who came to our clinics?

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Free Legal Advice Centres (17 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: I know that. I thank Mr. Joyce.

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: National Asset Management Agency (12 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: I thank Mr. Daly, Mr. McDonagh and Mr. Whelan for their informative and excellent presentation. Two questions I wanted to ask were asked earlier, including one by Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan. I have two further questions. I agree with the NAMA representatives that there is no easy answer to the housing crisis. We must build, but it is a complex issue and the sooner we come to terms with...

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: National Asset Management Agency (12 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: That is fine.

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: National Asset Management Agency (12 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: Most of us would know our own area and we would know what lands are involved.

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: National Asset Management Agency (12 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: That is grand.

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: National Asset Management Agency (12 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: I was only asking, so that has been clarified a bit more. I will be able to look at that.

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: National Asset Management Agency (12 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: The cost of building a house is an issue that has arisen all the time. I thank Mr. McDonagh for his outline. Is the cost of building apartments different? If so, is there any chance of getting that information? Yesterday, we went to see modular housing in Ballymun and I have to say that I was impressed. Cherry Orchard, which is in my constituency, is one of a number of sites designated...

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Dublin Homeless Network, Limerick and Clare Homeless Alliance, Cork Social Housing Forum (12 May 2016)

Catherine Byrne: The Chairman makes general comments.

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