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Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Darragh O'Brien: That is okay. All of us earnestly hope that a second wave does not present itself. If that does happen, we will consider the public health measures that would be required. The ESRI research is independent, rather than a survey on a party's website that asks people to click on a link. It has signalled the issue of potential and actual rent arrears. That is why the Bill focuses directly...

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I am conscious that we have limited time and quite a number of amendments to deal with. How stands amendment No. 2?

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Eoin Ó Broin: I will press the amendment.

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Amendment put and declared lost.

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Eoin Ó Broin: I move amendment No. 3: In page 5, line 10, to delete “significant”.

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Amendment No. 3 was already discussed with amendment No. 2. How stands amendment No. 3?

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Eoin Ó Broin: I will press the amendment.

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Amendment put and declared lost.

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Amendments Nos. 4 and 5 are related and may be discussed together. Amendment No. 5 is a physical alternative to amendment No. 4.

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I move amendment No. 4: In page 5, to delete lines 14 and 15. I wish to correct the Minister. Section 4(1)(b), as drafted, does not allow for a declaration by a tenant after the event. I want the Minister to correct his assertion. Unless something is in law and written down in black and white, the Minister's comments on the floor of the House only travel so far. Many of us are...

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: How stands amendment No. 2?

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Eoin Ó Broin: I would like to respond briefly to the Minister. I had not intended to respond but since the Minister repeated some of the factually inaccurate information he provided on Second Stage, I thought I should do so. I know the Minister does not pay much attention to the powers and functions of the Northern Assembly but if he did, he would know that the assembly does not have the legal authority...

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Is the amendment being pressed? Deputy Boyd Barrett would like to speak. How did he get up there? We do not normally see him in that location.

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Richard Boyd Barrett: I have a better view from here to prevent skullduggery. I also want to respond to the Minister because, to be honest, I do not know what he is talking about when he suggests that this is a comprehensive Bill to protect tenants. This Bill dismantles the protections that were put in place to deal with the emergency and maintains protections for only a small cohort of tenants who have fallen...

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Section 3 agreed to.

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

SECTION 4

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Amendments Nos. 2, 3, 14 and 17 are related and will be discussed together.

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Eoin Ó Broin: I move amendment No. 2: In page 5, lines 6 to 8, to delete all words from and including “serves” in line 6 down to and including line 8 and substitute “in the opinion of the Board—”. Section 4 of the Bill is the section that seeks to substantially narrow the scope of protections for tenants from the existing emergency provisions to those who have had...

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I will be quick. Regarding the issues outlined by Deputy Ó Broin, we in the Labour Party will support this amendment. I also want to record my gratitude and that of my party to the Minister, Deputy Harris, for recognising the literacy issues in this State. Some 17.9% of Irish adults are functionally illiterate, and these are the people who we are asking to navigate the housing schemes...

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Jul 2020)

Thomas Gould: I support the amendment as well. The protections we have put in place during the Covid-19 crisis have led to a reduction in the homeless figures. In Cork and the south-west, we have seen those figures reduce from 111 people in January to 84 people last month. That shows that the protections we put in place worked. Why would we row back on them now? That is why this amendment is so...

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