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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Irish Water (5 May 2021)

Malcolm Noonan: I assure the Deputy that the Minister, Deputy O'Brien, the Minister of State, Deputy Burke and I are committed to working with Irish Water over the lifetime of this Government to deliver this project. As I stated already, the removal of projects from the EPA remedial action list is a key priority of Irish Water. We are happy to take up the Deputy's request to meet with Irish Water on...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Issues (5 May 2021)

Housing Issues

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Issues (5 May 2021)

James O'Connor: 34. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the acceleration of housing in eastern areas of County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23015/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Issues (5 May 2021)

James O'Connor: I raise the exceptionally important problem of a waste water treatment plant in the Mitchelstown area and Irish Water. It is holding up two housing developments that are ready to go in the area which means local people from the town and the wider community are unable to get homes there. It is completely unacceptable. I have been working alongside the local Fianna Fáil councillors there...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Issues (5 May 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: Tá an cheist seo faoi thithíocht. On the Deputy's specific question, I can take that up. To follow on from previous Deputies and our colleagues have said, there is work to be done by Irish Water. They have more funding this year than they have had in many years. The national development plan review includes some requests about provision of waste water treatment and increasing...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Issues (5 May 2021)

James O'Connor: I thank the Minister for his comprehensive answer. I will certainly work alongside him to continue to tackle these issues. However, the reality with Irish Water and its treatment of my constituents in Cork East is that Mitchelstown is listed on the capital plan from 2020 to 2024 but funding has not been provided. I want to tell the Minister in the strongest terms that this is completely...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Social and Affordable Housing (5 May 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: It is hard to know where it begins and ends with Deputy Barry. I will say it again. There was 1% house price inflation over that period. There has been house price inflation. That is what we are talking about. This scheme is focused on those who need it most. I heard Deputy Barry and Deputy Boyd Barrett, in particular, talk about price caps. They are caps, not targets. In every...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Housing Policy (5 May 2021)

Housing Policy

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Housing Policy (5 May 2021)

Thomas Pringle: 32. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider raising the financial threshold for an applicant to qualify for entry on to the housing list given that it is currently €25,000 for a single applicant or couple in County Donegal which is too low to allow a person to purchase a house; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22676/21]

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Housing Policy (5 May 2021)

Thomas Pringle: The financial threshold to qualify for entry onto the Donegal County Council housing list is €25,000. That threshold is for a single applicant or couple and, as the Minister knows, there is a small increase for children. It is simply far too low. What can be done as a matter of urgency to raise this threshold, especially given that Donegal County Council has finally received an...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Housing Policy (5 May 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: It is a fair question, and one that I have asked. Deputy Pringle will respond to my reply. Applications for social housing support are assessed by the relevant local authority, in accordance with the eligibility conditions set down under the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 and the associated social housing assessment regulations 2011, as amended. The regulations prescribe net...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Housing Policy (5 May 2021)

Thomas Pringle: It is to be hoped the situation will be reviewed. I would not have much faith in the review and I do not think it will deliver anything further. Last week I had to tell a mother with three children that she could not get on the housing list because her income was far too high, at €26,000 a year. It is ridiculous. This affects people right across the board. This is a cynical way...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Housing Policy (5 May 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: Deputy Pringle has asked a question and I have answered it straight. The review is under way. The Deputy need not try to make something out of it that it is not. I have said it on the record of the Dáil. I mean it. The review needs to happen, and it is happening. It has to take into account the new measures on affordability we are introducing. I am bringing changes forward for...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Housing Policy (5 May 2021)

Thomas Pringle: The reality is that there were 30 houses delivered in Donegal. I was there on the day the Minister launched the estate. There are 1,600 people on the housing list in Donegal town but only 30 houses. That is shocking. The list is not accurate because it does not take into account the people who are just over the income level to get on the housing list and cannot provide housing for...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Housing Policy (5 May 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: I expect to have a full and wide-ranging debate in the autumn when we bring forward some of the changes. A fair bit of work is required. We have not had a review in this regard for well over ten years. It is long overdue. We face a major challenge in regard to social housing delivery. We have to be ambitious in terms of delivering them, but we also have to be realistic. I think we...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions (5 May 2021)

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Irish Water (5 May 2021)

Irish Water

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Irish Water (5 May 2021)

David Stanton: 33. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to parliamentary question No. 760 of 21 April 2021, the amount of Departmental funding drawn down by Irish Water to date in 2021; his expectations for the drawing down of further funding by Irish Water; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22861/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Irish Water (5 May 2021)

David Stanton: I asked the Minister a question last month about the amount of funding that Irish Water has received and he told me it received €1.4 billion. I am interested to know the amount of this funding that has been drawn down to date this year by Irish Water, his expectations for the drawing down of further funding by Irish Water and a breakdown of same, and to give us an idea of where the...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: House Prices (5 May 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: I am pleased the Deputy mentioned that. There are a few initiatives. One very significant one was the creation of the Land Development Agency, which ensures that State-owned land is used productively. We bring land that has not been previously identified or used for housing into public use, and if we bring more land like that at a greatly reduced cost in many instances, effectively a zero...

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